Greetings and salutations, I am a newbie to you all's board here, hoping to find a little help. I just recently downloaded AoP the free version, liked it so I bought the elite version. I was able to bring my free game over,(really appreciate that one), but I'm still trying to get the full jist of the game. My big question here is, while learning the game, I have managed to piss off every faction and enemy, is there a way to bring everything back to graces without having to start a new game.
P.S. love the game, excellent work. Don't normally find a game I actually do buy. I have also been reading all the AoP info on the board here and say the +1 thing, did it for both versions. Again great work you all and hope for some advise.
I moved this thread to the AOP tips and techniques board. Each Game has its own set of boards.
Depending on the difficulty you are playing on it may be possible to recover reputation with the various factions, however making friends with everyone is often very difficult if not impossible.
First you will want to keep a close eye on conflicts and rumors. You can find this information by going to details (blue hat with a plus sign) ->world ->conflicts or rumors.
You can increase your reputation with a faction by taking and completing commissions for them (missions), but these may anger another faction. Read closely when you are offered a commission it will tell you who it is working against.
Selling maps and journals to a faction can increase reputation.
Conflicts can provide an opportunity to gain a lot of reputation fast usually with one sometimes 2 factions. Other conflicts can make life hard and make it very easy to lose reputation. Like the dreaded trade embargo.
I don't play AOP much so I'm going to ask Cory Trese and fallen if they have any tips to help you?
krul - you aren't going to be able to be everyone's friend, so having some factions angry at you is pretty natural. Having every faction furious with you is going to be very difficult and hard to stay alive. It can be easy to get there by simply ignoring Reputation rules within the game, or attacking every ship you come upon in open water.
What reputation levels do you currently have? Can you share how bad it is?
I've found it best when starting a new game to pick one of the main three factions to ally yourself with, and the other to be a friend to. This gives you your own faction, plus one (or two if you're a pirate...) that you can use as a safe port. The other (always the filthy Kaihmer dogs for me and my captains) you make your sworn enemy. Every merchant and smuggler ship you find you can attack and loot, and will provide steady income, without alienating you from the other factions. Just make sure you let up in times of conflict, as your friendly factions won't take too kindly to your raiding of their own allies.
Play the same with the Trading Companies and you will have a similar experience.
In terms of salvaging your current game, not much can be done without following your conflicts (OBSESSIVELY) and NEVER doing anything to upset the one or two you are trying to improve relations with. Don't trade with anyone impacted by trade bans, don't raid people under the warring/spy conflicts, and just tip-toe around the tulips with deez jerks until you can bring back a few to the positive. Once they get up to favorable, you can begin to work on a few of your other factions, but make sure not to upset the ones you just made amends with.
Once you get things back on track, (which will take several years in-game-- seriously a long time) start hunting the Krakken. Each successful Krakken kill will net you dozens of reputation points with every faction currently positive. Once you get in the hundreds, or at least well over 75 +Rep, you can work on improving the remaining relations, and eventually you should be able to get everyone happy with you.
Good luck, and feel free to ask as many questions as you have-- There are tons of us at your disposal willing to help in any way
Thanks all,1,I appreciate the welcome,2,fallen, my stats were as follows, Ruesland: was @ over 1000 until I let the 1 character in and lost status to -350, Caldari: -400,Kalimar:-157, all trading co's also -100+. So since I have deleted that game cause I saw no way of surviving with no place to heal or buy/sell things. But that was my very first try on the game and that was tried on normal not basic. Kinda figured normal would be a good place to start being only 1 step ahead. And yes after playing a short time (couple days) I did realize that your not gonna be able to please everyone. I see something about kracken hunting? What & how does 1go about this?
krul, if it be the Krakken ye seek, fill yer hold with all the gold ye can get yer grimy hands upon. They're drawn to it like flies to a chamber pot.
They're not for those lacking the constitution for the job, however, and I've lost many a good friend to the depths, drawn asunder by a crushing tentacle, aye.
Sorry mate, anyway-- make sure yer ship is fully upgraded and bring along the saltiest crew ye can scrum up. Start raiding smugglers and hoarding their gold. Once ye have enough, take to your local taverns and listen to the passing travelers. Once ye find where the Krakken has struck last, set sail to meet your maker. Or your doom.
As to yer other inquiry, about turning yerself in... If ye value yer life, and mean to keep yer loot, then turning yourself in should be the last thing you do. If ye want to keep yerself in relatively good standing, then purchase pardons, and do it often. Once ye get past -10, you'll no longer be welcome, and any offer of a pardon will be gone.
krul-- The best answer I can give for events and rumors happening over land is that the seas of Laanbrakar are not the only events taking place in the world. Conflicts and events boil over into the sea, not the other way around