Crews give you the ability to work together in a team, they offer groups of players an array of benefits for working together. You can get to the main menu and help in-game by using /crew
- Create a crew
- Crew types
- Crew chat
- Crew alliances and rivalries
- Kill / Death Ratio (KDR)
- Crew tags
- Crew home
- Crew Tax
- Crew Bulletin Board
- Custom crew ranks
- Inviting, kicking, trusting and promoting members
- Crew list, crew members and pirate leaderboard
- Crew stats
- Crew vitals and crew coordinates
- Crew profiles and player lookup
- Pirate kill list
- Leaving a crew or disbanding a crew
- Crew commands
- Crew wiki
Create a crew
You can start a crew by using /crew create TAG Full Name Of Crew this costs £20, a crew requires both a name and a tag. The tag will be used as the unique identifier for you crew, will be used in crew commands, and will represent your crew on lists and scores. A crew tag usually is an abbreviation of a crew name, Crew tags have to be between 2-5 characters that have not been used before.
There are two types of crews, verified and unverified. Unverified crews have a restricted command list, Verified crews are unrestricted. When you first create a crew it will be unverified, These crews have a reduced feature set, no coordinates, vitals, stats, etc, they will not show up on any crew listings, and are automatically deleted if none of its members log in for 90 days (to be greatly reduced in the near future). The purpose of unverified crews is to allow for teams to quickly team up without polluting PirateCraft with one off abandoned crews. This separates from verified crews that are active, verified have an inactivity timer of 365 days (To be greatly reduced at a later date). to verify your crew use /crew verify, this costs £250 in-game.
Crews have their own private chat you can talk in using /c [msg], you can also talk with your allied crews using /a [msg]. See below for how to create alliances.
Crew Alliances and Rivalries
Any crew leader can send an request to start an alliance with any other crew with /crew ally add. If the request is accepted by a leader of the second crew, the alliance is formed. The alliance can be broken by any leader of either crew at any time with /crew ally remove, no one needs to accept the removal of an alliance.
Crew rivalries can be started by any crew at any time, no request is needed, rivalries are automatically formed once a crew leader decides he wants one by using /crew rival add. If someone has pissed you off and you want them as rivals, their permission is not needed. To break a crew rivalry on the other hand, you need the acceptance of the other crew, you must use /crew rival remove to send the other crew a request, once one of their leaders accept the rivalry is broken.
You can view a list of all crews and their allies with the /crew alliances command, or their rivals with the /crew rivalries command.
Kill / Death Ratio (KDR)
Once a pirate is part of a verified crew, all their kills and deaths will be recorded. All kills are not equal, Killing a member of a rival crew, neutral crew and a civilian not attached to a crew carry different weights; Rival: 1.5, Neutral: 1, Civilian: 0.5.
Each pirate has a Kill/Death Ratio attributed to them based on their kills and your deaths (weighted kills divided by deaths). This is the metric that shows a pirates PVP level.
For example, If your weighted kills are 1000 points but you died twice as much, 2000 times, then your KDR will be low (.5), far lower than a pirate who killed 20 pirates but died only 1 time (KDR of 20). This metric determines PVP skill. The higher the KDR the more worth you are to your crew.
Top PVPers are shown on /crew leaderboard KDR is also shown on your /crew stats page.
Crew tags have the ability to use color in their tag, This is a Captain donator perk that allows the crew tag to be modified at any time, only the capitalization and color can be changed in the tag. As an example, Lets create a new crew called “Knights of the Cove” with a red and blue tag “KotC” to do this I would check /info colors to view color codes in game, or use This online color chart and use the following /crew create command:
/crew create &4K&1o&4t&1C Knights of the Cove
Its possible to modify the tag’s colors and capitalization at any point. Lets make this tag less tacky by changing it all to uppercase and just red “KOTC“. To do this we use the /crew modtag command:
/crew modtag &4KOTC
Verified crews can set a home-base for their crew locations with /crew home set, This costs £500 each time a /crew home set is issued by a leader, this may be changed in the future to only allow the home to be set once to avoid complications with abuse if it arises.
After the home is set, any crew member can /crew home to teleport to the crew location, this costs £15 to use the crew home (The same price as the NESW server warps), there is a 10 second warmup to use a crew home.
Crew leaders can set a tax for their crew members that will automatically deduct the payment every 24 hours into their crew bank.
Crew tax is limited to a maximum of £5 per person.
Crew leaders can set the crew fee with /crew set fee 5, then enable it with /crew toggle fee.
A Bulletin board message will be added when a fee is changed, be aware leaders can clear BB messages now (as they did previous with empty blank messages)
Inactive crew members are purged for being inactive for 365 days (I have requested a purge of banned players)
You can check your crews Tax status by using /crew fee check, this will list if its enabled and what the fee is.
If you cannot afford your fee, you will automatically be kicked out of the crew.
Crew fees are entirely optional to the crew, this will add a new dynamic to the economy and crews bank balances, pick your crew wisely!
Crew Bulletin Board
The activity of a crew logs the last few events and are displayed to each crew member when they log in to give them a quick overview of whats happened. The builtin board can be pulled up at any time using /crew bb view. Trusted members can add messages to the bulletin board using the /crew bb add [msg] command. Messages added to the bulletin board are also announced to any members that are currently online. Each individual pirate can toggle the display of the bulletin board on join with /crew toggle bb. The bulletin board can be cleared with /crew bb clear.
You can create custom ranks for people in your crew, this allows forms of role play, or organizational rules specific to your crew. Setting a custom rank for someone in your crew is as simple as /crew setrank [username] [rankname]
Inviting, kicking, trusting and promoting members
Founders of crews will become the first leader, they can invite other pirates to join their crew with /crew invite. These members are first added with the untrusted status. These members will not be able to view crew vitals, coordinates, or stats. This is to prevent players form joining crews just to spy on other crews by writing down coordinates of bases or viewing vitals during battles. Once a player has gained the crews trust they can be upgraded to trusted status with /crew trust. A player can be untrusted from a crew with /crew untrust [player].
A player can be kicked from a crew by a leader with /crew kick [player]
You can have multiple leaders for your crew, Pirates can be promoted using the /crew promote. To promote a leader all other leaders must be online and must accept the vote. A leader cannot be promoted unilaterally without the consent of all other leaders. Demotion using the /crew demote command works the same way.
Crew List, Crew Members and Pirate Leaderboard
List all verified crews using /crew list, the list is ordered by KDR, so you can see the most aggressive crews, this will give you an insight in how they play on PirateCraft.
To view your crew members use /crew members, this shows the members of you crew and their associated ranks and last seen. you can also view members of other crews using /crew members [tag].
The /crew leaderboard shows pirates from all crews KDR, this is a ranked leaderboard can show you who the top fighters are.
Look at your crew killing statistics with /crew stats, this shows you all of your crew members KDR, raw kills, and death stats. Leaders show on the top and members on the bottom. both are sorted by KDR.
Crew Vitals and Crew Coordinates
The /crew vitals command shows you the vitals of all online pirates of your crew. Here you can see their health, armor and weapons they are carrying as well as the material for the weapons, Vitals also shows health and food bars for each member.
Help find out where your crew members are with /crew coords. This is exceptionally handy with the distance indicator and coordinates of all online pirates of you crew, sorted by distance.
Crew profiles and Player lookup
You can look up the profile of any crew with /crew profile [tag] using just /crew profile will show you your crew profile. It shows you the crew leaders, how many members are currently online, the KDR, the sum of all kills and deaths of all members of the crew, allies, rivalries, the date founded, and how many days it has been inactive for.
You can view a pirates profile by looking up specific players, use /crew lookup [player] to find out their KDR, kills, deaths, what crew they belong to, date they joined the crew, status in a crew, when they were last seen online, a list of all past crews they have been part of, and how many days he has been inactive for. You can view this information for yourself by using /crew lookup.
Pirate Kill List
The pirate kill list, shows you the list of the latest victims from a pirate /crew kills [player], here kills are ordered by who is being dominated the most by this pirate, their death count for the victims is listed here.
Leaving a crew or disbanding a crew
You can leave a crew with /crew leave, or you can completely remove your crew with /crew disband.
/crew profile [tag]
/crew lookup [player]
/crew members [tag]
/crew kills [player]
/crew ally add/remove [tag]
/crew rival add/remove [tag] /crew home
/crew home set
/crew bb [msg] /crew modtag [tag] /crew toggle [bb/tag] /crew invite [player] /crew kick [player] /crew setrank [player] [rank] /crew trust [player] /crew untrust [player] /crew promote [member] /crew demote [leader] /crew disband
Wiki & List of Crews
If you wish to make amendments to this page, please do so on the Wiki, the Wiki allows for crews to list their wiki page.