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    Yarr!! A guide on how to look like a bombastic Pirate in World of Warcraft


    Arr, me hearty! So you be interested in lookin' like a bloody buccaneer? Shall not fear, as this is what this guide is here for!

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    =CHARACTER RACE=

    First off, you be needing to select a character race, of course! Let's go through all the options we be havin':

    Alliance side:
    - Humans: Arr! The first real choice for a real buccaneer! Be it a matey or a lass, this shall be a good choice!
    - Night Elves: Yo-ho, those be a fine choice too! Livin' in a island like theirs is a jolly good reason to set sail around Azeroth!
    - Dwarves: Grog! Grog everywhere! Yo-ho-ho! Fine mateys, dwarves be!
    - Gnomes: Those sneaky little scallywags! Fine they be, for the plunderin' of booty!
    - Draenei: Those sure have nice wenches, so it's always nice to be havin' them around your furner.
    - Worgen: Those be fine like them humans, except for the little more aggressive side, not good for the lily-livered.

    Horde side:
    - Orcs: Them green-skinned be very strong-hearted, they be making great swashbucklers!
    - Trolls: "Stay away from da voodoo", as they be sayin'! They be great mateys, when they be not turnin' our partners in frogs or somethin'...
    - Tauren: Grand big mateys, bloody perfect for the sweet trade!
    - Forsaken: I don't like how they be smelling, but I do like their attitude!
    - Blood Elves: Not sure if their males be ladies or mateys, but their female sure be fine to have aboard!
    - Goblins: Squiffy little buggers, those be wantin' all the booty in the world! Be one, or be afraid of one!


    Note on the character class
    If you are creating a new character just to roleplay a pirate, the Warrior class is the best you can get, for the variety of weapons and equipment it can wear.

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    =CHARACTER NAME=

    Yarr, so now you chose your character, did ya? Now you be needing a real pirate name! Of course you can be very creative on your own, but if not, you can find something good on this website:
    Pirate Name Generator @ piratename.net
    or this one:
    The Pirate Name Generator @ gangstaname

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    =CHARACTER EQUIPMENT=

    Now I think you be happy with your choice, right matey? Now you be needing some gear! This world of Azeroth brings lots of booty to gear you like a sprog or like a corsair! Let's be havin' a look at our choices:

    - Head:
    -- Hats:
    Admiral's Hat: This one sure is pretty! Fine like a privateer, you be getting this from a tailor who may know how to be crafting this fine piece of headgear. Such pattern can be obtained in the beaches of Stranglethorn Vale, by that Cowardly Crosby.



    First Mate hat: YO-HO-HO, so you want to look like a real pirate, jolly roger and everything? You shall be lookin' for this. It's known that very few members of the Bloodsail have the honors to carry one of this fine hats, so they can be bloody stinkin' rare. G'luck gettin' one of these, but if you do, enjoy!




    --Eyepatches:
    Malefactor's Eyepatch: This mail-crafted eyepatch is obtained from the quest Showdown, in the far reaches of the Blade's Edge Mountains, in Outland.



    Ragefury Eyepatch: This eyepatch is carried by that drunk landlubber, Hurley Blackbreath, inside the Blackrock Depths.



    There be many other assorted eyepatches in the World of Warcraft, mateys, you can find some of them here. Be warned that some of them may have been washed down by the Cataclysm!

    - Shirt:

    Black/Red/White Swashbuckler's Shirt: Those be yar best choices! All of them be crafted by a skilled tailor, and they sure like fine on a matey, and FINE on a lass.



    - Legs:

    Buccaneer's Pants: Good ol' leggings of a now lost matey, they now found their way lost in the World of Azeroth. You be findin' this anywhere in a 20-24 level range.



    Crimson Silk Pantaloons: Fine pieces of cloth sewed together by a tailor.



    - Feet

    Buccaneer's Boots: Comfortable! Those fine boots can be found randomly around the world, because some squiffy lost them at areas of 17-22 level range. Or you can be usin' your booty to get one of those from the Auction House.



    - Weapon

    Cutlass: Good ol' trusty Cutlass can be found in many weapon shops all around Azeroth, get yours while they're hot! Or any other weapon that looks like it.



    Speedsteel Rapier: This great swashbucklin' device be found randomly at chests or areas of level range 40-43, or purchased from the Auction House. Or you can be finding some similar weapons around!



    Tankard O' Terror: A jolly fine matey always drink and fight, fight and drink, why not be doin' both at the same time? This is found during the Brewfest. Alternatively you could kick down that son of a biscuit eater Hurley Blackbreath again and get his tankard.



    Solid Blunderbuss: Yarr! You cannot be leavin' your shit without one of these! A good buccaneer is that one prepared to blast a scurvy dog head off with his trusty blunderbuss. This is sold by many vendors all around Azeroth!



    - Trinkets

    Piccolo of the Flaming Fire: Drink! Dance! Drink! Dance! This object will force anyone in a radius around you to party! Obtained from Hearthsinger Forresten inside Stratholme. That place shiver me timbers!

    Cannonball Runner: Bring yar trusty ol' cannon with you, and blast those landlubbers off the way! This trinket is dropped by the old cannoneer of Stratholme, Willey Hopebreaker.


    For the belt, hand and bracers, you can try many options, or wearing none at all. It's all your choice!

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    =SPECIAL: THE BLOODSAIL BUCCANEERS=

    Yo-ho-ho! So you want to become a Bloodsail Buccaneer, do you? For this you must be strong! Get rid of that scurvy dog named Revilgaz and the rest of his bloody damned town of Booty Bay, and in no-time the Bloodsail Buccaneers shall give you all of their equipment, to look just like them! But be careful, as the goblins of the Steamwheedle Cartel will be hating you for this!
    A great guide on getting this reputation would be this one, hosted at warcraftpets.com.


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    =MINIPETS=

    A pirate needs company all times, be it of a lass or of a friendly animal! The best choice for a minipet, of course, shall be the parrots. There be many varieties, which you may find both as a item from a vendor, or from a very, very rare drop from those damned Bloodsail Pirates.



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    =PIRATE COSTUMES=


    Oh, so you just want to be a pirate for a while? We have a solution for ya as well! The magic of the World of Warcraft allows you to be transformed in a pirate in many ways:

    Savory Deviate Delight: This tasty meal is cooked from a fish that can be... fished, right outside the Wailing Caverns in the Northern Barrens. But be careful, eatin' this can either make you a fine human buccaneer or a son of a biscuit eater ninja, and you shall walk the plank!



    Hallowed Wand - Pirate: This magical device transforms your target into a pirate! So if you want to transform yourself, you'll be needin' a friend with it! This item is obtained from the Hallow's End event in Azeroth every year. Unlike the Savory Deviate Delight, it transforms you into a pirate of a random race instead of only human.



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    =ROLEPLAY TIPS=

    So you be interested in roleplayin' a pirate while dressin' as one, ya? Then here be some stuff to watch while behavin' like one:

    - TALK like a pirate, of course! You can find a great guide on that on this website:
    How to Talk Like a Pirate.

    - Pirates always carry booze and are drunk all the time, so abuse the drinks in World of Warcraft.

    - Invade a existant pirate ship, kill it's occupants, loot their corpses and call it home. The Cape of Stranglethorn and Tanaris have a few, for example. Plundering for life!

    - Go on treasure hunts, set yourself a target and go for it. Should it be an item, or a kill, or maybe an achievement, do it on the most pirate of ways.

    - After the Cataclysm, you can get a boat "mount" in Thousand Needles, so make good use of it on your roleplay.

    - This is a very generic roleplay tip but: be creative! Make a cool background for your character, tell everyone your plunderin' and swashbucklin' stories at a pub while drunk, and have fun with it. Do what you want because a pirate is free!

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    =CONCLUSION=

    So now you be a fine pirate, matey! I hope you found this guide useful, and have fun playing World of Warcraft!

    As an example, this is my bank alt, that I dress as a pirate: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/korgath/serene/

    Any other questions, feel free to send me PM's!

    Many images used in this guide were taken from user-submitted screenshots on WoWHead so credits to them!
    Last edited by Kalx; 2010-12-28 at 01:06 PM. Reason: changing wowhead links to db.mmo-champion to have working tooltips

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    just bumping to thank boub for the opportunity to share my guide with the community

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    Ahoy, cool add-on. Can't wait t' piratey dressed on my awesome pirate costume. Aye.

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    How can you have an entire pirate guide without mentioning rum?! That's probably what cost you the win.

    In other words, why is the rum gone?!

    OT, nice guide
    This is my signature. You will now remember me.

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    X-52 Pilot's Leggings
    Black Swashbuckler Shirt
    Bloodsail Boots
    Bloodsail Sash
    First Mate Hat

    This combination will give you the exact same look as you would if you were using Savory Deviate Delight, only that this one lasts indefinitely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Throrion View Post
    How can you have an entire pirate guide without mentioning rum?! That's probably what cost you the win.

    In other words, why is the rum gone?!

    OT, nice guide
    you just remembered me of something I planned for the guide and forgot on the run while writing it lol


    Quote Originally Posted by A Forum Troll View Post
    X-52 Pilot's Leggings
    Black Swashbuckler Shirt
    Bloodsail Boots
    Bloodsail Sash
    First Mate Hat

    This combination will give you the exact same look as you would if you were using Savory Deviate Delight, only that this one lasts indefinitely
    nice tips!

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    rare spawn - http://www.wowhead.com/npc=50052

    drops a hat that transformes you into a gnome ghost pirate, should be added to guide =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallaSM View Post
    rare spawn - http://www.wowhead.com/npc=50052

    drops a hat that transformes you into a gnome ghost pirate, should be added to guide =)
    I'll be honest and say that I did not know that! thanks a lot for the info, I'll farm that guy asap lol

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    Those swashbuckler's shirts are nice, the best is Captain Sanders' Shirt.
    You get his by killing murlocs on the northern shore of Westfall until one of them drops a treasure map:
    (wowhead) item=1357
    This leads you on a scavenger hunt all over Westfall in a 4-quest chain.
    Eventually you'll get to the locked chest on a tiny island.
    And inside you'll find this famous shirt.
    (wowhead) item=3342

    Note that this shirt isn't that great on female models (stick with the Swashbuckler!).

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    Made my day lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalx View Post
    I'll be honest and say that I did not know that! thanks a lot for the info, I'll farm that guy asap lol
    Neither did I. Just farmed him for a few hours and just got the hat.
    awesome.

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