The spawning mechanics in the game were one of the most frustrating to deal with in any recent MMO game. You could sink their ship, kill all of their crew, and grab their booty. Instead of spawning on their brand new ship at a nearby outpost, they would continue to spawn around you and fight. They could just get lucky with a single fight then pick you off as you spawn, crash your ship, and result in two sunk ships with all the loot just floating in the ocean. PvP would always be not worth it as most often it would result in your ship being sunk even if you dominate the other crew.