Use the following trick when on a quest to find an item, either in a crate or as buried treasure. For buried treasure, find a safe spot to dig treasure. After you stig, stay in the same location and the treasure will respawn. Keep doing this until you get a message stating "Nothing of interest found". At this point, you can no longer dig. For crates, do the same thing, but you may have to go back and forth between two crates for it to work.
-Go to Port Royal and to Fort Charles, then go to the hanging station. Attack the level 14 to 18 grunt and we will not retaliate, as long as you are on the platform. If you step off the platform, he will start to attack and get veterans to help.
-Go to a house or building where there are guards. After you kill the person, stand in a corner off to the side and wait for them to respawn. When they respawn and if they do not attack immediately, you can remain still, heal yourself, and voodoo.
-Out in the open with several enemies, find a location with enemies at a level you are comfortable fighting against. Continue killing them as they respawn to get experience and items from that type of character. Note: This does not work very well on water.
To kill a hired gun quickly while a member, use a dagger then Viper's Nest. Note: You can also use a Venom Dagger instead. Then use your cutlass attack blade storm. You must have a high level cutlass to do this.
Gather a full crew that are at least level 25. Try getting a man who has "Take Cover". It is best to have a crew of twelve, including yourself. When you are on the actual Black Pearl, you will have to face officers (level 28 and higher). It is best for someone to use their staff if they have one. After the officers, have your "Take Cover" man take the wheel. After that, Light Frigates will appear. Do not waste your best ammo, but at the same time kill them fast. Allow your steering man to go. He should allow enough space to shoot the towers guarding the drawbridges. After that is done, go as fast as possible and shoot the last drawbridges as quickly as possible. If you actually made it here then you are in luck. Once the drawbridges, have everyone to to the left cannons. The Goliath will appear on the left. Shoot it with all you have. Try to hit it long enough so that your steering man can exit fast.
Note: You should be a high level pirate. When in Padres del Fuego find a cave named "Beckett's Quarry" by looking for the white triangle on your compass. Go through it until you reach the exit. You can now be in El Suduron. Go through to reach the other side of Padres del Fuego. Note: Once you get in there is a sergeant battling a brigand, an officer battling a raider, Undead Timothy Dartan (gypsy Boss) and a Dread Scorpion.
For free trial players, you can only get two upgrades per ability unlocked. For subscribers, each weapon can only get a total of 25 skill points. Use them caerfully. Weapons/abilities/definitions/attack points will be posted as the research for it is complete.