TIP: Why you should have multiple pirates on your account
(I was going to post this in the Tips thread for the KI Live, but that thread wouldn't allow replies?)
TIP: Even if you have a favorite Pirate class you're questing through the game, it's a good idea to have several other pirates on the same account leveled up enough to use Companion Tasks. Giving these alternate crew mates Orders to acquire pet snacks, gear to sell, or Gold can really help out when your questing Pirate needs a bit more help to upgrade ships or buy Training Tomes.
Also, when your main Pirate has to take a break for whatever reason, you have another Pirate that can be adventuring in a different place.