I just bought the new pirates game. I am loving it. I have started out as a Dutch many times. I have never played more then 4 hours straight without restarting--it is a quirck of mine. My brother and I used to play D&D all the time, but he had a thing for killing us after level 8, rolling up chartacters was the best part for us. Anyways, I am thinking of actually playing till retirement. ANyone else a fan? What kind of fleet do you try and have. I usually have just a sloop and a trade gallon. I want to convert as many french and Spanish cities to Dutch. That is my role playing objective.