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Upon retiring from your career as a pirate, your exploits will be calculated together as a single Score. This score is then compared to the maximum score achievable in the particular version of Pirates! you are playing, and based on the result the game will determine which job or profession you will have in your post-pirating days, presumably for the rest of your life.

This chosen profession will be shown visually, as a picture of your character at his job. This picture appears at the very end of the retirement process (assuming you chose not to continue your adventure, if given the choice at all). It serves as a visual measurement, and a bragging-rights reward.

Icon Pirates1987.png Header Pirates1987.pngPirates! (1987)[]

In Pirates! (1987), the "maximum score" with which your exploits are compared is 100 Pirate Points. However, you can end up scoring less than 0 points, or more than 100 points, depending on your achievements.

Rank Profession Pirate Points Required Your Portrait
1 King's Advisor 95 and upwards 1987 Retired 1 Advisor.png
2 Governor 90 - 94 1987 Retired 2 Governor.png
3 Lt. Governor 85 - 89 1987 Retired 3 LtGovernor.png
4 Fleet Admiral 80 - 84 1987 Retired 4 FleetAdmiral.png
5 Rich Banker 75 - 79 1987 Retired 5 RichBanker.png
6 Plantation Owner 70 - 74 1987 Retired 6 PlantationOwner.png
7 Wealthy Merchant 65 - 69 1987 Retired 7 WealthyMerchant.png
8 General 60 - 64 1987 Retired 8 General.png
9 Sugar Planter 55 - 59 1987 Retired 9 SugarPlanter.png
10 Merchant Captain 50 - 54 1987 Retired 10 MerchantCaptain.png
11 Councilmember 45 - 49 1987 Retired 11 Councilmember.png
12 Colonel 40 - 44 1987 Retired 12 Colonel.png
13 Shop Owner 35 - 39 1987 Retired 13 ShopOwner.png
14 Major 30 - 34 1987 Retired 14 Major.png
15 Tavernkeeper 25 - 29 1987 Retired 15 Tavernkeeper.png
16 Sailing Master 20 - 24 1987 Retired 16 SailingMaster.png
17 Sergeant 15 - 19 1987 Retired 17 Sergeant.png
18 Bartender 10 - 14 1987 Retired 18 Bartender.png
19 Sailor 5 - 9 1987 Retired 19 Sailor.png
20 Farm Hand 0 - 4 1987 Retired 20 FarmHand.png
21 Rogue (-9) - (-1) 1987 Retired 21 Rogue.png
22 Scoundrel (-19) - (-10) 1987 Retired 22 Scoundrel.png
23 Pauper (-29) - (-20) 1987 Retired 23 Pauper.png
24 Beggar -30 or fewer 1987 Retired 24 Beggar.png


Icon Pirates2004.png Header Pirates2004.pngSid Meier's Pirates! (2004)[]

In Sid Meier's Pirates! (2004), your score at the end of the game is equal to the number of Fame points you've accumulated. It is always visible on your Personal Status page, where it is referred to as "Achievement Points".

The score in this game ranges from 0 to 129, and can never be outside this range. Your chosen post-retirement profession is based directly on the number of points you have when you decide to retire for good.

Rank Profession Fame Points Required Your Portrait
1 Governor 103 - 129 2004 Retire 1 Governor.png
2 Bishop 92 - 102 2004 Retire 2 Bishop.png
3 Mayor 80 - 91 2004 Retire 3 Mayor.png
4 Surgeon 70 - 79 2004 Retire 4 Surgeon.png
5 Magistrate 62 - 69 2004 Retire 5 Magistrate.png
6 Fencing Master 53 - 61 2004 Retire 6 FencingMaster.png
7 Shipwright 45 - 52 2004 Retire 7 Shipwright.png
8 Innkeeper 38 - 44 2004 Retire 8 Innkeeper.png
9 Merchant 31 - 37 2004 Retire 9 Merchant.png
10 Parson 25 - 30 2004 Retire 10 Parson.png
11 Farmer 20 - 24 2004 Retire 11 Farmer.png
12 Butler 15 - 19 2004 Retire 12 Butler.png
13 Constable 11 - 14 2004 Retire 13 Constable.png
14 Bartender 8 - 10 2004 Retire 14 Bartender.png
15 Mortician 5 - 7 2004 Retire 15 Mortician.png
16 Fisherman 3 - 4 2004 Retire 16 Fisherman.png
17 Clerk 2 2004 Retire 17 Clerk.png
18 Pauper 1 2004 Retire 18 Pauper.png
19 Pickpocket 0 2004 Retire 19 Pickpocket.png
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