Thanks to all the great post and knowledge both here and YouTube, I've caught up a bit after a long hiatus (3 years)
Around 14/10/18, logged into my base, overwhelmed by all the changes, big crash down to earth when I tried my old top class skull ranked FM fleet and got obliterated in an 89 at the entrance..
Was ready to log off forever then but hey what the hell, popped a ticket over to Kix about my outdated and some missing hulls and to my surprise they sent me an Inferno Dragon Blueprint, Twinfire Rockets, gold and 70 day build tokens - obviously to get me addicted again lol)
So I looked up on all the targets and rightly or wrongly learnt the new targets and changes and even if I had build tokens determined not to blow it all before I looked up on all the specs and specials folks used (the game rewards patience, lots and lots or you have to coin) so grind like mad in the FM to get the specials that good pirates used for 120s ..that was my aim.. go from 40 and work my way up. The first million points was pure grinding 40s with my old fleets, it was easier using the BP phone app though, please give it a go..you can launch and attack Drac targets from the app and it's a lot more comfy for grinding.
Now 2 weeks of further working out, I have a semi finished 3 x dragons, 1 x Tideseeker and truck loads of tokens to build and rank a Punisher fleet
So priority is to finish the Dragon Fleet (shame Greta isn't available) , get that Tideseeker fleet out with tokens to get U (I'm out and need Dock 13) and quick token build the Punisher fleet for Base parts...great that I may be able to use my old Flagship again, especially for the useless Avenger lol (it has concussive defense and may be useful initially since my Tides isn't well ranked and likely take a lot of damage...
The Highlander Flag I'm hoping to add radioactive protection to the fleet?
This week I'm hoping to gather more of the missing specials to add to those ships.
So folks who come back, don't give up..there has been a lot of changes but ask Kix nicely (you don't ask you don't get) and they have been reasonable to me and helped out greatly..may offer you a fleet to catch up.
Any Pirates, happy sailing!