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Pirates of the Burning Sea: Dev Journal: Halloween Event

DanaDana Halifax, NSPosts: 2,415Member

Producer John Scott Tynes gives us a brief look at what the team did in their beta for Halloween and shows off four screenshots of the event itself.




image Our closed beta test has been underway since December of 2005. By the time we launch our beta will have been going for a year and a half, which means we are getting lots of terrific real-world feedback and solving lots of problems. Betas are a lot of work for players and developers alike.

But betas are also fun. Since it was Halloween, we decided to do something a little bit special and celebrate the holiday in style!

Our content lead, Jess Lebow, led the charge. He recruited artists and mission designers to work up some neat stuff and in just two days, we were ready to go. I'll run down the list of nifty things we did in the four new-player towns of Marsh Harbour (pirate), Jenny Bay (British), Barilla (Spanish), and Tampa (French).

The whole journal is here.

Dana Massey
Formerly of MMORPG.com
Currently Lead Designer for Bit Trap Studios

Comments

  • madjakemadjake San Francisco, CAPosts: 233Member

    Neat little touch there.. as always, the screenshots look great!

    This and FallenEarth are the two pups I am rooting for!!! ::::20::

  • 0over00over0 New York, NYPosts: 488Member

    On New Year's Eve, I wonder if all the cannons are going to shoot fireworks instead ;)

    Very much looking forward to this game!

    Apply lemon juice and candle flame here to reveal secret message.

  • DurthuDurthu victoria, BCPosts: 29Member

    This is great to see. I feel that Holiday Events help create a better community and the rewards are almost always fun.  I also enjoy the art and graphics that have been released.  Being a retiree of EQ2, I am looking forward to my next MMOG.  I love the concept of the game and I hope it is very challenging (like EQ1). 

    Cheers,

     

    Durth 

  • DemonOvrlordDemonOvrlord San Antonio, TXPosts: 69Member

     

    Keep this content in place for the retail release!

    Okay, so it's not 'authentic' to the timeline but a game should be fun most of all, shouldn't it? 

    And will the retail game have lore dealing in the supernatural?  That would be great because back then sailors truly *Believed* in sea monsters and myths.  

    Nowadays our 21st viewpoint prevents us from having the sense of mystery and fear that the deep oceans once had, I think the game would be much improved by putting some of that mystery and legend back into the setting.

  • ZorvanZorvan nowhere, CAPosts: 8,912Member


    Originally posted by DemonOvrlord
     
    Keep this content in place for the retail release!
    Okay, so it's not 'authentic' to the timeline but a game should be fun most of all, shouldn't it? 
    And will the retail game have lore dealing in the supernatural?  That would be great because back then sailors truly *Believed* in sea monsters and myths.  
    Nowadays our 21st viewpoint prevents us from having the sense of mystery and fear that the deep oceans once had, I think the game would be much improved by putting some of that mystery and legend back into the setting.

    Yep, your starter map should just be the island you start on. Everything else should be labeled "Here there be monsters!"::::02::

  • chaintmchaintm Chicago, ILPosts: 972Member

    cool stuff, to bad that the release date keeps being pushed back year after year, sure you can make pretty graphics, do you actually have coders there? Eh, I am on the sceptic boat on this title. GL with it all, maybe I will try it out in 2010 when it is released. :P

    "The monster created isn't by the company that makes the game, it's by the fans that make it something it never was"

  • 0over00over0 New York, NYPosts: 488Member



    Originally posted by chaintm

    cool stuff, to bad that the release date keeps being pushed back year after year, sure you can make pretty graphics, do you actually have coders there? Eh, I am on the sceptic boat on this title. GL with it all, maybe I will try it out in 2010 when it is released. :P



    If you're going to bother to post, you should bother to check your facts.

    Apply lemon juice and candle flame here to reveal secret message.

  • mp3man4mp3man4 Milwaukee, WIPosts: 27Member
    Yeah.  Definate release date of June of 2007


  • chaintmchaintm Chicago, ILPosts: 972Member
    yea, definitly release in 2005, 2006 now 2007, yup.. my facts are just fine thnx :)

    "The monster created isn't by the company that makes the game, it's by the fans that make it something it never was"

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