So here's how the pirates are going to work:
- The pirates attack a ship.
- They steal the ship's cargo (if the ship is empty, they look around for 2 seconds to see that there's no cargo).
- Then they SINK the ship, which ends the game.
So you need to sink the pirates BEFORE they sink one of your ships. You do this by firing your cannon at them. It takes two shots to sink the pirate ship. And those cannon shots are oh so satisfying.
Here's hoping for quick approval!