IGN - Firing cannons and blasting an enemy ship can be rewarding in Port Royale 3, but it's far more enjoyable to take on your foes through subversion. Sure, you could attack their ships as they leave port, either illegally as an unaligned pirate, or by getting permission to do some privateering in the name of a King you don't care about, but you could also sabotage their production. Then you just watch the colony as it withers, offering their beleaguered citizens jobs on your ships or in colonies you like or control. Meanwhile, why not sell them resources they're in dire need of at an inflated price? Rinse, repeat and profit till your coffers are full.