Set between the 15th and 17th centuries, every player will have the chance to conquer the hundreds of neutral cities to ensure that their chosen nation becomes the world's leading power to influence all others. Players will be able to buy or build their ships giving them the opportunity to completely customise their look and feel. Uncharted Waters Online houses a very sophisticated economy system very similar to real-life trading of goods. Investments and relationships all have an effect on the economy that surrounds the player. Tax and customs will also be applied within the game making it essential for players to conquer cities in order to reduce their taxes.