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Old 01-17-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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Destroying ships with powderstores

Hi guys, what's the best method for destroying ships and hitting their weak spot, last privateer mission u have to do all 3 ships like this in a storm and it's proving pretty hard
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:43 AM   #2
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http://youtu.be/wHu1UCEAiXE

Ok well I'm dumb and have no idea how to embed videos but whatever

I actually just finished this ridiculous mission with help from this video....hope it helps you too

Oh yeah and using those chain shot things and then ramming the boats does work well

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:14 AM   #3
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Yeah this one is a proving to be a real pain in my ass.. Every time I ram them I destroy them..
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #4
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Take a look at the last post in this thread http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...d.php?t=397530 I quoted someone that posted a great way to do this. It worked for me on my second try. Hopefully the link works, I'm on my new phone and I'm still getting used to it. If the link doesn't work, search for The Giant and The Storm, I believe that is the name of the mission.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:47 PM   #5
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This took me awhile. I had a a fully upgraded ship which might have worked against me. This mission is flaky to say the least. After destroying the first 5 ships, I set Full Sail straight at the Man-o-war.

If I rammed it and got the powder store, I noticed the other two frigates would die easily when ramming half sail (with or without using chain shots). I used chain shots on the frigates, go in half sail; and then hit stop just before ramming them.

If I rammed the Man-o-war and the powder store did NOT shop up, I could use chain shots on all ships; and then ram with half sail without them exploding.

Doesn't make sense, does it? But then again, I spent way too much time on this (watched many youtube videos that didn't work for me), but the above worked for me every time since.

Not saying this is easy but hopes it helps someone from being as frustrated as I was...

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Old 01-17-2013, 03:42 PM   #6
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Shoot the front of the ship with normal shots from the side or in front. If you shoot the middle or the rear of the ship it will be destroyed. Shooting at the front reveals the powder stores.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:47 AM   #7
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shoot down their sails. makes it alot easier. then ram the ships from the front u will get it
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