PirateFleet 4 Friends FAQ

PirateFleet 4 Friends FAQ
3.44 (68.85%) 61 votes

Why do I see ads again?


I do understand that a lot of you will be upset that I have added ads after the game moves. The reason is that the server costs are not covered by the revenue from the app. Unfortunately specially the premium players are the main reason for that. You paid a small fee once, but I have to pay for the servers all the time.

I wanted to shut down the game. But several players contacted me and wanted to keep the game. They proposed to add ads to the premium version.
We are still in discussion. So if you have a better alternative, please let me know.
Join us here:
http://ut.vc/savepiratefleet

Can I delete running games?


Sure, after a period of 24 hours ye can resign from a game. Just swipe over th’ games. Start yer swipe within the cell of the game ye want te delete.

Can I delete 'Pending Invitations' from the list?


O’ course, ye can swipe over th’ games ye want te delete! Start yer swipe within the cell of the game ye want te delete.

How can I get the Premium Version?


Just click on “Premium Version” in th’ main menu. Ye will be forwarded to the AppStore. After installing, use the same email address as you used in the free version.

Can I restore the Premium Version?


Sure, go to options and click on “Restore Premium Version”. You will not be charged again. This is only for users, who had bought the premium version within the free version before.

What does the bottle in front of a pirates name mean?


It indicates that you have got a new chat message. Open the game field and click chat.

Why do I need to register with an email address?


Yer friends can invite ye te games usin’ yer email address. Don’t worry, we not be sharin’ yer email with nobody; we keep our closer than our eyepatches! Arr!

Can I rotate a ship?


O’ course, ye can tap on a ship!

How is the high score calculated?


Well, y’see, with every hit on a ship ye get 15 points, but if’n ye hit water ye lose 5 points. Ye get points for every ship ye sink dependin’ on its size:
patrol boat (2 fields): 10 points
cruiser (3 fields): 15 points
battleship (4 fields): 20 points
troop carrier (5 fields): 25 points
Ye also get points for reactin’ all fast-like after yer opponent fires on ye:
Within one our => 10 points
up to 6 hours => 5 points
up to 12 hours => 3 points
up to 18 hours => 2 points
up to 24 hours => 1 points

The winner of a battle gets 50 points on top.


What are the rules?


Arr! Ye not be knowin’ th’ rules te battleship? Oh, ye landlubbers kill me…
Before th’ game begins, each o’ th’ captains arranges all his ships in a grid, an’ each o’ those ships take up squares on th’ grid. Don’t be tryin’ te be sneaky either- the ships can’t overlap each other! After all th’ ships have been put inte their proper place, each player starts with five boms te fire on th’ other opponent’s board. When all o’ th’ squares o’ a ship have been hit, it’s sunk! Ye loose a bomb with every two ships ye loose on yer side o’ th’ board. Once all o’ th’ ships on one side o’ th’ board have gone te Davy Jones’ locker, th’ game’s over and th’ player with his ships left wins!

Can I delete games from the 'Game Over' list?


O’ course, ye can swipe over th’ games ye want te delete! Start yer swipe within the cell of the game ye want te delete.

What language are you talking?


Arrr! We speak like pirates. If ye like to know more, go to the official talk like a pirate site: www.talklikeapirate.com. Ye will find a lot of background informations and ye will learn why to celebrate September 19th!

What do I do when I can not find an answer here?


Get in contact with us. Just post your question to our Facebook page. Any questions regarding personal informations can be sent as an email to support@unitedtoy.com. We are happy, when you are happy.

  • Xxpresso0

    Just half a year ago, Ralph, u told us Piratefleet made enough money to cover its server cost. Were u lying to us then, or lying to us now⁉️ Showing ads to customers and then asking them to pay for premium AND STILL SHOW ADS ON PREMIUM is fraudulent. You are cheating us out of our money money. I should have known when u cheated us out our money in Piratron. Congratulations; u have lost a loyal long-time customer of 5+ years. I will spread the word of your deceit, and it will literally spread around the world like wild fire. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e2512e5a68ae9b0736b5986bfa5e98ab7eb81e5adbbaac6d20501213dc59340e.jpg

    • Ralph Hesse

      Yes that was correct 6 months ago. But meanwhile the situation changed. Players are ignoring the ads and not clicking. It got worst in the last 6 month. And on the other hand premium players are paying just once to get rid of the ads, but using resources all the time.

    • Xxpresso0

      Well, my situation has changed as well. I need my money back for paying Piratefleet AND Piratron Premium. Not to mention all those extra “seats” I had to buy in Piratron. Of course players would ignore the ads and not click on them; why did u even offer a “premium,” edition; because obviously nobody likes ads. Ralph, I want my $100 back. All of it.

    • Ralph Hesse

      Please get in touch with Apple. I can not do any refunds myself.

    • Xxpresso0

      You know you have the ability by other means, and I demand you make an effort and find the resolution to solve my case as soon as possible.

  • PirateIrate

    If I have piratefleet+ why the hell am I seeing ads.

    • Ralph Hesse

      I do understand that a lot of you will be upset that I have added ads after the game moves. The reason is that the server costs are not covered by the revenue from the app. Unfortunately specially the premium players are the main reason for that. You paid a small fee once, but I have to pay for the servers all the time.

      I wanted to shut down the game. But several players contacted me and wanted to keep the game. They proposed to add ads to the premium version.
      We are still in discussion. So if you have a better alternative, please let me know.
      Join us here:
      http://ut.vc/savepiratefleet

      Sincerely
      Ralph

    • PirateIrate

      That makes sense I guess. Better something than nothing.

    • Teresa

      Ralph you said the premium players paid a fee only once?? Well news flash in every game I’ve ever played that’s the option, pay once, every single game!!!!

    • Teresa

      What good is that damn Facebook forum if you refuse to answer questions?? Or simply ignore them?? Tell me

  • disqus_q2HnyNLYcY

    When will push notifications work again? I updated the app.

    • Ralph Hesse

      Was only an issue for PirateFleet+. Found it and fixed it.

    • disqus_q2HnyNLYcY

      Ok thanks. Will the old push notification sound be back?

    • Ralph Hesse

      What was it before, I do not noticed that it changed.

    • disqus_q2HnyNLYcY

      It was the seagull for push notifications, Not anymore. Can we get the seagull back ?

    • Ralph Hesse

      found the issue, will fix it with an app update.

  • Hollyomit

    I have the premium version and get advertising on once again!!

    • Ralph Hesse

      Yes that is correct. We supplied an update with a few ads. The server costs are not covered by the revenue. We are discussing possibilities to keep the game live in this Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/299576657166824

    • Teresa

      A few ads😳are you freaking kidding me😳

    • Teresa

      This update was a complete disaster!

  • Jroman7

    Is here any chance the app is going to get an update, even just enough to stop getting the warning about this app not being updated and not working on the next IOS release?

    • Ralph Hesse

      No I am sorry, that is not very likely to happen. We will shut it down with the next iOS release.

    • Teresa

      So Ralph what your saying is that this game will also be deleted in the fall?

    • Teresa

      So Ralph why won’t you answer my question??

    • Ralph Hesse

      I am thinking about a monthly fee for the game. Maybe that way I can pay for the server costs and hire a developer to update the game for the latest iOS version.

    • Teresa

      This game is one of the most popular ones and has been around for years, most of us already paid for the no ad version, if other apps can do updates why can’t you?😳

    • Ralph Hesse

      Other games might not need a server for the game play. This one needs a server for all the rounds you are playing. I calculated higher incomes from the ads and in app purchases. But they are lower than expected and do not cover for server costs. And developers want to get paid…

    • Teresa

      Well I for one would be willing to pay but I’m not sure everyone will

    • Ralph Hesse

      I have created a Facebook group to discuss how we can keep the games alive. Please join and invite your game friends: https://www.facebook.com/groups/299576657166824/

    • Teresa

      So how can games like Yahtzee and words with friends afford to operate?

    • Ralph Hesse

      Tell me

    • Teresa

      Well. I’m not sure, one thing is for certain..they continue

    • Ralph Hesse

      I have created a facebook group to find ways to keep the games up. Please invite your game friends and join the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/299576657166824/

  • Xxpresso0

    4 those on the android platform still l👀kin’ 4 a p’tron-esqué app/game, this is sort of hope yet. “Sixation” is the name, available 4 both android & iOS.

    Kinda different, kinda same. Unfortunately, players cannot chat in there. I prefer “SUGU” exclusively on iOS.

  • Xxpresso0

    Question……
    Why is Piratron being shut down, and not this app/game❓
    Not that I want Piratefleet to shut down, but aren’t yall from the same company❓
    Sniff* sniff*…… Something smells fishy…… I know it’s not me, ’cause I took a bath within the last 48 hours. 😜👍

    Man0war

    • Ralph Hesse

      The difference is that piratefleet makes enough money to pay for its server costs.

    • Xxpresso0

      Thank q 4 your reply. ✌️

  • Xxpresso0

    🎩👌
    👀
    👃
    👅AhoOooy dere, me hearties, any1 up for some fast play p’fleettin’, hit me up @ Xxpresso0‼️ 🍴😜👍

  • Xxpresso0

    AhoOooy dere, me hearties, any1 up for some fast play p’fleettin’, hit me up @ Xxpresso0. 🍴😜👍

  • Xxpresso0

    A female p’fleet player ju$t called me a “kleiner ficker,” is that bad⁉️🤔

  • Tina Moleta

    Seems my Facebook connection maybe needing a fix. I start the game, tap login with Facebook, crash. Un/reinstalled, even full restore but the same issue. I noticed others mentioned this similar issue and you guys mentioned removing some connected piece. Thanks for your support.

    Edit
    Interestingly enough it works fine on my iPhone. This is a new iPad Pro and I restored from an iCloud backup. If that helps or not I’m not sure.

  • DoctorAndGamble

    The FAQ page says that scores are resetting March 31st. This happened last year. Is it going to happen again on March 31, 2016?

    • Teresa

      If that’s true everyone needs to quit playing all there games and tell the company to stick them a
      Up there ass! It’s a bunch of crap if it’s true again this year

    • Ralph Hesse

      No, this was a one time migration. I will remove it from the FAQ.

    • DoctorAndGamble

      Glad that this was a false alarm. Teresa, you may both this game’s biggest fan as well as its biggest critic. Keep them honest Teresa! What handle can we challenge you at in Pirate Fleet 4 Friends? You would probably be a formidable opponent.

    • Teresa

      It was extremely irritating last year when they deleted all our scores, it’s Tolly

  • Teresa

    Got the newest iPad pro, pirate fleet does not fit on the entire screen 😳what’s up with that?? Piratron does, will this be fixed??

    • Teresa

      Moderator…no answer??

  • Teresa

    Ok now my game keeps freezing! WTH! What’s up with all these PF problems??

  • Jon Pollman

    I was able to send my girlfriend text messages through the game app on my iPhone, but now out of the blue my text messages won’t go through to her, it won’t let me send her text messages anymore, what would cause this problem, need a answer right away please, is it possible she can block me somehow from sending her text messages through the game, please respond quickly, thank you

    • Ute Schoppmann-Amadeo

      Hi, are you referring to the in game chat function? You are not able to block users.

  • MissDutch

    I bought the premium version and want to change my avatar in a special one .
    Why do I see just the usual avatars ??

    • Ute Schoppmann-Amadeo

      You have to purchase special Avatars.

    • MissDutch

      Where can I find them ?

    • Ute Schoppmann-Amadeo

      In the store in the app. 🙂

    • MissDutch

      Store in the app ? Where ?
      Can’t find it in the app.

    • Teresa

      They are in the same group as the free ones, should be toward the bottom, they are not in the App Store