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Treasure Fleet Formation

Expedition Fleets were a type of Treasure Fleets that occurred in March of 2010. The feature was only in the commandeering of the East India Trading Company.

Back Story

Expedition
With Jolly Roger invading Padres del Fuego, and sending the Casa de Muertos to find all resources to obtain the Lost Weapons of El Patron, Lord Cutler Beckett also put in his might to find the weapons. So, he sent expeditions of warships to retrieve the weapons.

The expeditions are lead by massive Ships of the Line warships, and escorted by heavy war frigates.

When one of these expeditions are spotted, word quickly goes out to all friendly pirates to make every effort to stop these fleets from reaching their goal - the mysterious Raven's Cove, the resting place of the cache of hidden weapons.

However, since the weapons have been currently found after the battle between Jolly and Beckett's armies at the Cove, the expeditions to Raven Cove have stopped.

Instead, the EITC and Navy carry out Treasure Fleets from the Cove, to get away with some of the powerful weapons.

Game Play

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Unlike an Invasion, there was no countdown that tells when the Expedition Fleet is about to launch. There is a message that tells that the Treasure Fleets have launched however.

Pirates could locate the fleet and its course on the Map ('M' on the Keyboard, the Boss ship is highlighted as a Royal Chest on the Map).

Even if pirates sink the Ship of the Line Boss and there are still escort ships left, one of the escort ships becomes the boss ship and will have a royal chest symbol over that ship.

The ships that comprise these fleets are some of the largest and most dangerous to ever sail these waters. They will NOT open fire on passing vessels, but once a pirate ship opens fire on them - ALL vessels break their formation, return fire and immediately pursue until sunk.

Ships of the Expedition

EITC Boss Ships

These vessels are of the Ship of the Line class and have been spotted at Level 79-85.

EITC Escort Ships

These vessels are of the War Frigate class. They surround the main vessel make efforts to hinder any assault and have been spotted at Level 69-75!

Game Notes

  • Expedition Fleets first appeared on March 11th-15th, 2010. It's designed to be a regular game feature, and will play an important part in forthcoming stories. Since the feature is now no longer an Expedition, they are just called Treasure Fleets.
  • Pirates recommend keeping your distance and try to work as a unit against them.
    Expidition
  • Some pirates say take out the escorts first. And focus on one ship at a time to maximize damage.
  • If the route starts near the two privateer islands, it is recommended to launch from there because if you sink, you will immediately reappear at the home port and can go back to battle immediately. Even if its not close, it is still a good idea if you don't want to lose your ship. Though you will not get any loot from the fleet.
  • At about 10:30 AM, on November 27, 2010, an expedition fleet occurred, although it was a navy fleet and was NOT a treasure fleet. It is unknown if it was a glitch or not.

See also

Treasure Fleets

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