I hope I am not repeating something but I could not find this in the message boards so I thought I should add it. I had 3 pirates on my account, 2 of them max, then i went 3 or so months without playing. When I tried to get back in through my account it said I had no pirates, it started me over. I had to start from scratch. I am not sure if it was because of all the changes or what but I just want to know if it had happened to someone else or if it was suppose to happen. Also, one of my friends that plays this game also lost his progress just like me. If anyone has had this happen to them or if anyone knows why it happened please send a reply.