Your Notoriety is the sum total of all your pirating skills, and appears as a number dial above the Vitals Key. It includes your mastery of the following:
Pirates gain Notoriety by using weapons to defeat enemies. If you fight with the Cutlass all the time you will earn Cutlass Notoriety, if you use the Pistol you will earn Pistol Notoriety, and if you sail often, you will earn Notoriety for being a canny captain. You can focus on perfecting one skill -- weapons, sailing, or Voodoo –– if you want your Pirate to excel at that.
When fighting enemies on land, Notoriety is awarded to the player whenever an enemy is defeated. The amount of Notoriety that player gains depends on how much fighting he did against the enemy. Each attack that hits the enemy increases the amount of Notoriety that player will receive when the enemy is defeated. This amount can also vary depending on that player's fighting style. If you join a battle against an enemy that is nearly defeated, you will only gain part of the Notoriety. Pirates that are using Healing from the Voodoo Doll also gain Notoriety when the enemy is defeated.
A captain's Sailing Notoriety is earned by using Broadsides to defeat enemy ships. Whenever a crewmate hits an enemy ships with a cannonball, the pirate steering the ship gains Sailing Notoriety as well.
You gain more Notoriety for defeating enemies that are equal or higher Level than you. Picking on weak enemies awards little Notoriety. Likewise, weaker foes will yield less booty. You can tell how much Notoriety you will get by the color of the enemies' Level in their name tag.
|Enemy Type||Notoriety Reward|
|Red||A very dangerous enemy -- normal Notoriety awarded|
|Yellow||An enemy well–matched to you –– normal Notoriety awarded|
|Green||An easy enemy –– less Notoriety than Reds or Yellows awarded|
|Gray||A pushover –– only a little Notoriety awarded|Game Tip: Each level of Notoriety increase will give you an additional 25 Health and 3 Voodoo points.
Notoriety determines your overall level in Pirates of the Caribbean Online.
Notoriety can also be known as your overall reputation earned. Any reputation from killing enemies, destroying ships or doing quests, gives notoriety as well as reputation for the certain weapon you used.
You can see your progress by looking at the meter at the top left hand conner of your screen. As you begin to gain levels on your notoriety meter, the amount of notoriety points needed to get to the next level gets higher and higher.