Windward – Catching up on my pirate activities. Sinking ships and looting booty

So it’s time to catch up with my adventures in Windward. I’ve been playing this game pretty regularly since I bought it a month or so ago. I don’t get to play as long as I like in one sitting, but I’ve conquered many of the lands and am looking at land expansion versus ship expansion.

winward-banner Up until recently, I’ve been focused on building up trade between the different towns in each area. I’ve traded a lot of goods, taken on a lot of quests, ferried a lot of passengers, captured a lot of enemy vessels and sunk many different kinds of pirate ships. And during this time I’ve built up a pretty handsome fortune. I’ve worked my way through several ships and currently have the Royal Brigantine. I’ve also got a nice selection of skills from the skill tree including throwing fire barrels, poison and unleashing the fog of war to make myself invisible. My crew is also able to make repairs on the fly, is better at sabotaging other ships and can pile junk all over the deck to use as a defense.

Since I’ve got quite a few coins to my name and a ship that can unleash a serious volley of cannonballs, I’ve decided to work my back up the map with the intent of claiming all the early regions as mine. I’m not going to spend any real time working on trade or quests for these portions. I just want to control the land. Or reach an accord with the current land holder wherein I won’t run them out of town if they accept me as their sovereign leader. Sounds perfectly fair.

I have a bigger ship than the areas I’m going into, however, my "comrades" scale back down to have ships that are on par with the enemy. Well that’s no fun. How can I exercise extreme and overpowering dominance if we’re equally matched?

But even with that, the pirates are a wily damn  bunch that sneak behind my back and reclaim the towns I have already liberated. In order to claim a new area, I leave the town vulnerable and in they come like vultures. So even when I have an advantage, they still undermine me.

With that, I have to say Windward is still a pretty damn entertaining game. It has been absolutely worth the $12 I paid during the Steam sale. There is plenty of fun to be had in conquering territories, completing quests, building up wealth through trade, going for ever bigger ships and gaining XP so you can fill out the skill tree. This really is the game I was looking for when I played (yet didn’t like) Pirates.

I would say I’m maybe halfway through and once I seize control of the easier parts of the map, I’m going all-in against the much harder areas and will return to taking over the area, rebuilding my wealth and growing the town size before moving onto the next.

There is a lot of variety in Windward which makes it a game you can sit down and play for 20-30 minutes to accomplish some goals or you can spend several hours taking control of multiple areas or building up the towns so you can buy bigger ships, gain more XP and get even bigger rewards.

It’s a fun game that works really well. Go check it out in the Steam Store.

Other articles of interest:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Comments
  • How To Disable the Quicken Registration Prompt (10)
    • Jack Woltz: Worked great but now I get update nag which is worse
  • How To Download Movies From Hulu Using Freemake Video Downloader (1)
    • Doomups: I often use allavsoft to download Videos from Hulu on Mac and Windows. And it also can batch and Direclty Download Hulu Videos to MP4, WMV, MOV, AVI, FLV, etc.
  • Why is Daemon Tools Lite triggering Norton Internet Security Anti-Virus? (1)
    • Jaguar: What’s an alternative to using daemon tools? That would be useful to know.
  • Loot Drops for the last few hours of Season Surprise Event – Crime City (1)
  • Topping out with a Trillion Dollars in Crime City (13)
    • Don Pedro: So, just to show how ridiculous things have become, a few weeks ago, I crossed over the 3 Trillion mark in cash. My income has moved to 525.7M IPH. I have both Luggage Lugger buildings upgrading and am working to upgrade the...
    • Tom Offski: Thank you
    • Don Pedro: My income is all from buildings. I have just about every LTB they’ve introduced. I skipped one or two based on their enormous size and terrible income/upgrade costs. Almost all of those buildings are now level 10s. The...
    • Tom Offski: Hey, I’ve been playing sonce 2013, but stopped for a year and a half mid-way. My IPH is 1.05m, and my main source of income is a certain job which gives you 2-7mil for 178 energy… how do you make so much money? Is...
    • Don Pedro: I am very familiar with the time of which you speak. That is when I first came on board as well. There were some good prizes back then such as the decrease in deposit fee. Some of those old buildings are somewhat laughable...
    • Duane Stovall: Yeah 3 of the 5 building upgrades are working on the older regular buildings now. I’ve got all the LTB’s up to level 10. Started playing when FUNZIO owned CC…so was able to purchase every LTB that came...
    • Don Pedro: Upgrading 5 buildings at a time? Damn son! And your IPH is a lot higher than mine. I’ve only got 485 with 3 upgrades at a time, of which I’ve only been using 2. I’ve thought about getting another upgrade...
    • Duane Stovall: I’m up to 517mil iph…just hit my first trillion in the bank. Would have hit a while back…but started a baby syn for my two smaller accounts and maxed out most of the bonuses with the help of one other...
    • Up!: Wow, and here I come with 2m iPH trying to build up a syn.. How long have you been playing? I do think that for normal accounts (without the reduction) its cheaper to leave the money out, being robbed 10% .. would mean in my case 5m...
  • Put another trillion on the fire – Crime City (1)
    • Paul: Im right behind u Scabby at 425 mil iph!! Wish there were better 12 hour buildings coming out
  • New version of Freemake Video Downloader brings back YouTube Playlist downloads (1)
    • ALI: Hi there, I have been trying to download a playlist contains more than 300 episodes but when I copy and paste the link into freemake video downloader app, I can only download max of 100 videos only. Is there anyway to download all...