1. Notice: Medals, albums, and pirate profiles will be temporarily unavailable starting later this month. Read more

Pirate Facts ~

Discussion in 'Pirate 411' started by Shamus The Brute, May 2, 2014.

?

If born during the Golden Age of Piracy, what percentage best describes you in becoming a Pirate?

  1. 25%

    12.2%
  2. 50%

    30.6%
  3. 75%

    20.4%
  4. 100%

    36.7%
  1. Shamus The Brute

    Site Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,888
    Likes Received:
    9,465
    This thread here be self explanatory ~ :daggermouth:

    :xbones: :xbones:
    :flag1:

    :xbones: :xbones:

    ~ Best be postin' resources ye be havin' at yer disposal concernin' Pirates & piratical facts be known! :flag:
     
    #1
    Last edited: May 2, 2014
  2. Fortune

    Fortune Wanted Pirate

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2013
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    360
    Not srue I would be a Pirate but would certainly be on the Sea. :fish:
     
    #2
    Punkin Pie and Shamus The Brute like this.
  3. Dreamcatcher

    Dreamcatcher Honorable Pirate

    Joined:
    May 28, 2013
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    613
    I would be a bilge rat, and stealin' rum when the Captain ain't lookin'. And I would choose a Captain that don't look a lot.
     
    #3
    Punkin Pie and Shamus The Brute like this.
  4. Shamus The Brute

    Site Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,888
    Likes Received:
    9,465
    "Pirate" skirmishes of the Modern-era: SOMALIA :bang:


     
    #4
    Last edited: May 15, 2014
    Dreamcatcher and Punkin Pie like this.
  5. Punkin Pie

    Punkin Pie Pirate Lord

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,849
    Likes Received:
    16,474
    If I had to be a pirate, I would lay on the beach by day soaking up the sun and rum. :sun::drink: and write a book entitled "Pirate Etiquette:Taming the Inner-Beast" ;)

    That sounds fun! Can I be a pirate?
     
    #5
  6. Dreamcatcher

    Dreamcatcher Honorable Pirate

    Joined:
    May 28, 2013
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    613
    I only have two questions about the Somali's:

    1) Why don't ocean liners employ gunners to sink the rubber rafts that most of them sail?

    And 2) If Brittany Spears deters them, would Bieber kill them? I know he kills me............... :facepalm:
     
    #6
  7. Shamus The Brute

    Site Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,888
    Likes Received:
    9,465
    Aye. And both arrrr legitimate questions, lol. :banana split: *Well...if Bieber would be in charge, he definitely would have to find a way to learn the lyrics to this song (unless he had to seek help from his 'mama')!
     
    #7
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2014
    Punkin Pie and Dreamcatcher like this.
  8. Danny Rooney

    Danny Rooney Notorious Pirate

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    2,768
    I really cannot say for sure, it really depends on the situation somewhat. But for sure i have the sea legs! Ha ha.
     
    #8
    Shamus The Brute and Punkin Pie like this.
  9. Fortune

    Fortune Wanted Pirate

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2013
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    360
    Pirates are not just in Somalia. 128 pirate attacks / robberies in 2013 in the Malaysia area. Information from a news story 6/18/14 Business Insider:

    For centuries, pirates were the scourge of the Malacca Strait -- the strategic channel between Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore through which a third of global trade now passes. They were largely put out of business about five years ago by stepped-up patrols. But several tankers or cargo ships have been attacked in Southeast Asian waters since April, with pirates hijacking the vessels before siphoning off hundreds of tonnes of valuable fuel or oil.

    Small ships rather than big battle ships are used just like they were around North America. How would you balance a computer game to give those small ships the ability to take a much larger cargo ship?
     
    #9
  10. Shamus The Brute

    Site Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,888
    Likes Received:
    9,465
    Very interesting information you have provided there, @Fortune. "Thank you" for providing as I love to learn past and/or contemporary things associated with piracy. ;)
    That is an excellent question. :confused:

    On a non-gaming scale, the dilemma is shared by "all" acts of piracy...past, present, and future.

    h158A7DB8.jpg
     
    #10
    Dreamcatcher likes this.
  11. Dreamcatcher

    Dreamcatcher Honorable Pirate

    Joined:
    May 28, 2013
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    613
    Let us not forget the "Music Pirates". No ship, but a huge hard drive................ :vader:
     
    #11
    Shamus The Brute likes this.
  12. Kompeh

    Kompeh Sea Legs

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    4
    I would definitely fail at being a pirate.

    But, it would be nice to sleep in a hammock.
     
    #12
    Shamus The Brute likes this.
  13. Sparky Wonderwolf

    Site Founder

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2012
    Messages:
    1,267
    Likes Received:
    2,074
    This is an honest 50/50 for me. Assuming I have the skills I had now or at least half of them based off technology of the time then I may be useful and not die as a pirate.
     
    #13
    Punkin Pie and Shamus The Brute like this.
  14. Joan Blackheart

    Greeter

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2014
    Messages:
    540
    Likes Received:
    460
    Most of us would be dead if we had been a pirate during the Golden Age of Piracy. It was a hard life.
     
    #14
  15. Faerie

    Faerie Honorable Pirate

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2016
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    97
    I feel like I would be with Davy Jones very early! lol
     
    #15
    Shamus The Brute likes this.
  16. memelord1337iscool

    memelord1337iscool Honorable Pirate

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    64
    I'd trickshot some British scrubs, m8 lol
     
    #16
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2016
    Faerie and Shamus The Brute like this.
  17. Shamus The Brute

    Site Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,888
    Likes Received:
    9,465
    I'd mistaken a convent for a brothel and I'd shot myself in da foot (not necessarily in that order).
     
    #17
    Misha and Irene like this.
  18. Shamus The Brute

    Site Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,888
    Likes Received:
    9,465
  19. Eric Sailcutter

    Eric Sailcutter Pirate Lord

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,727
    Likes Received:
    1,600
    I would say zero but circumstances can change everything, just ask Will Turner...
     
    #19
  20. Elizabeth Goldfoote

    Greeter

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2017
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    81
    I don’t think any of us would have a chance because of how different and difficult the lifestyle would be. There would be no proper medicine, and no proper sanitary procedures or nutrition. If that didn’t kill you, you would most likely be killed by cannon fire or some other aspect of pirate life. So we just play the video game, and thank goodness for that!
     
    #20