This trophy was my worry too but I got it today as I plundered a ship and got a few recruits added to my crew. You should get this in time; 500 crew is quite a lot and takes some time. I wish there was a way to keep track of the number so you have some piece of mind. It worked for me, it shouldn't be glitched, just time consuming s'all.
As for the Destroyer trophy, I don't understand why the servers would have anything to do with it. Are you playing a digital copy or do you have the physical game?
For the Destroyer trophy I'm worried because I can't access the fleet missions. Since I can't do them I won't get the Elite Fire Barrel Storage plan, and thus can't get all the upgrades.
I didn't found any yet and I found in other forums that some people have the same problem
I'm playing on the PS4 and didn't have any trouble with getting this one. I did notice the server was kind of hit or miss and some days I wouldn't be able to see the fleets however. Hopefully it won't be a constant issue
I'm playing on PS4 and saw some upgrades that require completing community challenges. These aren't the white whale, royal fleet and chest locations, correct? I thought it was for doing stuff on acinitiates.com and I've done the first community event on there, but haven't gotten the first upgrade for doing it.
EDIT: Just found that they have it under the leaderboards section of the pause menu (why in the hell do they put it there?) and there aren't any community challenges going on right now.
i have never played a game with so many glitched trophies in my life,This game is a trophy hunters nightmare,fully upgrade my house,no trophy,explore every location,no trophy,explore all diving locations,no trophy,complete chapter 7,you guessed it,no %#CKING TROPHY,F^CK THIS GOD D@^^NED MOTHER F#CK*NG GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!