1) bribery - when do i have to bribe people in the bath house to get myself aquitted of the piracy indictments? i've managed to bribe two judges between getting the indictment letter and the verdict (both with 'this is an enticing sum, you have my loyalty' or whatever the actual words are), and it was STILL guilty, what am i doing wrong? do i need to bribe them before i even get the indictment letter? do i need to find and bribe more judges?
2)arbitage - can someone explain this system for me step by step? from what i've managed to get by using google translate on the german forums (hard to understand still as google translate isn't that good, hence why i'm asking here), and the few things i got from searches of what hasn't been deleted yet, this is what i've managed to understand so far:
i wasn't sure if you were meant to do it in a town that produces the arbitage good or not, so i tried it in both one that does and one that doesn't.
get a ship with a captain who has level 5 in trading and put him in a town. (using iron goods in stockholm/ rostock as an example, these are what i tried) pick a good and set auto trade to:
a)sell max iron goods upto a value of 400 gold
b)buy max iron goods upto a value of 220 gold
in both stockholm and rostock where i tried this (i sold ~100 IG in rostock from my warehouse first so there were goods here to start it off) i managed to get around 1000 gold profit per iteration (so around 2000-4000 a day, not sure if my captain does this twice or 4 times a day). am i missing something here?
is it just that the volume of goods is too small? is there another step that i need to do? people are talking about getting hundreds of thousands of gold a day from this method. thanks to anyone who helps. (also wasn't sure if this second one should go in this sub-forum or the tips and tricks one)