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The Guild 2: Pirates of The European Seas

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Jowood
Developer: 4HEAD Studios

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'The Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas' - v2.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2008 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT

In addition to the new main features seatrade and seabattle, The Guild 2: Pirates of The European Seas also comes with three new maps, a thrilling campaign including more than 10 hours of gameplay and of course ships, new buildings and professions. And the new gameplay at sea opens also the gate to some very special aspect of intrigues and sabotage...

Get The Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas/Gold Edition v2.1 Patch off WP (58mb)

New Features:

Group Management

Use this measure to add a family member to a group, or to remove one from the group.

Wearing Accessories

From now on you can wear jewellery and garments in order to improve favour with other characters, analgous to 'Perfume'. If a piece of jewellery or clothing is in a character's inventory, it also appears in the character's measures list and can be worn simply by clicking with the mouse.

Building: Wedding Chapel

Anyone who wants to get married can still do so quite publicly on the street. But those for whom that is too public can choose a ceremony in the wedding chapel. This takes longer and costs money, but it is an unforgettable moment for the happy couple and provides both with a wealth of experience.
In addition, an engagement ring to offer one's intended in a courtship can be purchased from an orphan in the wedding chapel. The engagement ring then produces great progress in the courting process.
You can also adopt orphans here, if you are already married. For the latter measures, bear in mind that the orphans can only be encountered during the day.

Building: Guild House

In the guild house, you can fulfill contracts for the guild, which earns fame. The guild will either want to purchase special items - for which you can purchase construction plans - or offer a travelling job, during which a character spends some time on a journey. For both types of contract, there is money and a variable amount of fame to be earned. You can also purchase an alderman's chain which works like high-quality jewellery for its wearer. The favour bonus is further influenced by the guild fame of the wearer, if a guild master or even alderman.

Guild Master

Every guild house names a guildmaster for each of the four character classes: Patron, Tradesman, Scholar, and Rogue. The election takes place between 5 and 6 AM starting in the second round. You are automatically enroled for the election, if you own a business in your character class. The selection criteria for a guild master position are the number and level of all of your businesses in the class, and the fame of the character in the guild. Before a new selection takes place in the subsequent round, every guild master receives one fame point.
Guild masters can purchase deliveries of raw materials from cities which are not on the map. Guild masters pay a lower price for alderman's chains and manufacturing instructions.


The alderman is the highest representative of the Hanseatic League in a region. Thus, there can be only one alderman for each map. All guild masters on the map who are at least noted (level 2) and whose family is at least known (level 1) are eleigible. The selection takes place between 12 noon and 1 PM starting in the third round.
Aldermen can use all of the measures of the guild master, has more luck with deliveries of raw materials, and must pay far less money for them. In addition, alderman's chins and manufacturinginstructions cost them very little money.

View guild reputation

With this, you can view the fame of a character in the local guild and the fame of the family in the Hanseatic League. In addition, this is where you can learn if the character is guild master or alderman.

Fame Character Family

unknown Level 0 0 0
known Level 1 1-5 1-20
noted Level 2 6-10 21-50
respected Level 3 11-15 51-100
sought-after Level 4 16-20 101-200
famous Level 5 21-? 201-?

When a married couple conceive a child - that is, not adopt - 1/4 of the parents' guild fame is passed on to the child.

Illnesses in the city

With this, you can view the illnesses in the city. The measure appears in a hospital which you own, and lists the medicines in the building's warehouse in addition to the cases of illness in the city.

The New Maps:

- Duchy of Calenberg
- Hanover
- Shadows over Rabenstein (Duel map)

II.c) The Duel Map (Shadows over Rabenstein):

Here, two players can play against each other. The following can be set with the difficulty level:
- Experience points at the start of the game
- Title at the start of the game
- Level of the residence at the start of the game
- Wealth at the start of the game

III. Fixed Bugs

- An error in group administration which could crash the game in the network when a character was kidnapped has been fixed
- A variety of raw materials which are important for the products of individual businesses are now generated in the marketplace at the beginning of the game and during the game. As a result, initial bottlenecks in the raw material supply should be minimised
- The selection of the difficulty level at the beginning of the game now has more influence on the behaviour of the AI and the course of the game
- In duels, there was a particle effect error which could end the duel scene early under certain circumstances
- The wrong text appeared when a poisoned well was purified with 'Holy Water'
- The 'Notice Board' now distracts characters from their activities less often
- It is no longer possible to interrupt important actions with the measure 'Give cake'
- Characters listening to a fiery speech received the wrong tooltip for the current measure
- The folder 'Shots' was not automatically created during installation of the game, preventing screen shots from being taken from the running game (Print key)
- The ability 'Peacemaker' has been integrated for Catholic churches
- The message 'You notice a lovely fragrance' no longer appears when a character smells perfume and is influenced by it
- 'Perfume' only worked once on a character
- Building improvements which provide talent bonuseswere not affecting employees who were hired after the improvement was added
- The measure 'Hold a feast' did not end correctly
- Not enough storage slots were available in levels 2 and 3 of the hospital
- There were not enough storage slots in the higher alchemist levels
- In the tutorial, the wrong text was entered in the mission book during repair
- If you wanted to threaten someone during a council meeting, the wrong text could be displayed
- If the city increased a town level during a council meeting, the town hall and everyone present could be blocked
- Robbers could extort protection money from watchtowers
- If a demand for protection money was rejected, buildings could not be extorted for protection money again
- The measure 'Gain believers' had an error when handled by the AI
- You could no longer directly hire employees
- Pathfinding and collision problems in the following maps have been fixed: Newark_small, Lyon, Lyon_3s, Hanse, and Northsea

IV. Known Bugs

- No driver is displayed on some carts
- Some background noises on the maps are incorrect or do not play at all
- Some characters sit next to chairs and benches
- Characters and carts merge with buildings and are thus difficult or impossible to click with the mouse
- The wedding chapel does not have a symbol on the overview map
- The new maps do not have wild animals

Notes for Windows Vista Users

To run The Guild 2 v2.1, your computer should have 2 GB of RAM. We recommend 3 GB of RAM.

Tests have shown that deactivating the Windows Vista user account management can contribute to increased stability of The Guild 2 under Vista.
To do this, deactivate the user account management under Control PanelsUser AccountsUser Accounts before installing The Guild 2.

!!! This modification should only be performed by experienced users. !!!

Deactivating the User Account Control can make your computer more susceptible to harmful software. JoWooD assumes no responsibility or liability for problems or damages resulting from this.

Hints for Notebook Users

Please note that a fully DX9 graphics card with at least 128 MB of video RAM is needed to run The Guild 2. Please bear in mind that mobile solutions often do not offer the same performance as their desktop versions. Because of the associated reduction of RAM and the lower speed, shared memory systems are not suited for playing The Guild 2.

Hints for multiplayer games

The version number of your copy of The Guild 2 will not change after the installation of the patch. Therefore, before a multi-player game, make sure that all players have installed the patch, otherwise the game may suddenly crash. The same is true for mods – only absolutely identical versions are suitable for
multi-player games.

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