Started a new game with the most latest edition 12.2 I think it is and so far have seen nor heard any contact with the pirates , was wondering if I haven’t seen them should they show up in my diplomacy screen ?
Probably depends a bit on what level you are playing at, with the hardest getting them earlier.
Actually, most people complain about getting them too early
They will turn up in the Diplomacy window once they have made contact (demands).
I’m on medium difficulty , cool was hoping wasn’t a bug and needed a restart
It depends on how far you are in the game and how powerful you are. If you miss pirates, start amassing riches and expensive furniture - will make you a bigger target