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Pirates of the Burning Sea: Game Recap

StraddenStradden Managing EditorHalifax, NSPosts: 6,696Member Pirates of the Burning Sea Correspondent Ernest Ross writes this report on the state of the game as of the end of March, 2009.

Pirates of the Burning Sea

We're three months in on a new year and positive changes seem to be coming more frequently for Pirates of the Burning Sea. Despite a dip in the active population as players pause to enjoy recent releases Empire: Total War and Darkfall, the Nation vs. Nation action continues largely unabated. Forum dramas unfold as one nation's societies make shady, backroom deals with another nation's societies in an effort to find every possible edge. Renegades and loose cannons continue to ignore the efforts of their virtual countrymen's video game politicking in favor of a more simplistic desire to visit electronic violence upon their enemies' internet sailboats.

Among the positive changes are a number of minor tweaks generally regarded as unimportant to the progress of the game, but which should help provide just a little extra polish - by polish, I mean that not-quite-tangible quality of wholeness that good, finished games have (and which on some levels PotBS has been conspicuously missing). But beyond the small, cosmetic fixes are changes of much greater impact: Population Incentives, the Economy Revamp and the implementation of the long-awaited Skirmish system which may have been accused of being vaporware almost as often than some other games have recently been.

Read the Game Recap

Jon Wood
Managing Editor


  • olddaddyolddaddy Brighton, MIPosts: 3,356Member

    Hey, wow, I'm the first reply......oh goody......I've never been the first reply before.

    Wait, this News Discussion item was posted two days ago, on April 3rd. Today is April 5th.

    It went two whole days without anyone posting a comment?

    Gee, I wonder if that means that nobody is left to care?

    Maybe that explains why I finally get to post the first response to a News Discussion?

    Rats, foiled again :(



  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,911Member Uncommon

    No crying in the red circle... basically because there is no one LEFT in the red circle to cry.

    People don't ask questions to get answers - they ask questions to show how smart they are. - Dogbert

  • ericbelserericbelser buffalo, NYPosts: 783Member

    Nothing quite like commenting on the fine new curtains that empty store put up..right before the closing sign...

    PotBS is on life support...die hards and the station pass are all that are keeping it going. They will have to "fix", redesign and redo a lot more, not to mention have more than a few "free come back" offers, free trials and probably a relaunch before/if they can recover enough. Or just quietly coast along in they have been.

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