Can anyone tell me how careers work in this game? I've heard Pirate, Adventurer, and Navy so far. It sounds like Adventurers will be like free traders without specific ties to any nation, and Navy characters will be closely linked to a specific nation. Are these the three careers, or just broad classes? I'd heard you can have more than one career, is this true?
I'm also confused about the skills. Since the game is more skill based, will skills do things like provide bonuses to stuff you do (like maybe letting you reload your guns faster, or sail faster, etc)?
Finally, if you're in the French Navy, can you switch to the Spanish Navy through a mission, or are you stuck with your choice?