Daniel James of Three Rings answers our questions about the status of Puzzle Pirates, the unique puzzle-based MMORPG with a distinctive pirate flavor. A preview is below:
|MMORPG.com:||Puzzle Pirates has been around for years, but just recently got published by UBISoft. Can you tell us a bit how this deal came to be and what it means for existing players? Also, what are the advantages to buying the box when you can still download it online for free?|
Aye. We had of course always wanted to ship out Puzzle Pirates to stores, as most MMORPGs have done very well by going that route. It took us a whiles to find a good partner in Ubisoft, who understand the game.
Theres really no change for existing players, although many of them have bought the box in order to get the included, unique hat or sword, along with the included month with the box.
|MMORPG.com:||For the completely new, run us through a basic newbie play experience?|
Puzzle Pirates is a very simple game to get started with; your introduced to the game when your pirate is rescued from a desert island, and shown one of the first and simplest Puzzles; the Bilge Pumps. After the introduction youre taken to an island and encouraged to do Missions for the Navy, which pay you some gold and show off the different ship Puzzles. You can also practice Swordfighting, or just head to the tavern to enjoy a game of Hearts.
The major graduation for new players (greenies, as we call em in the game, because their names be green) is when they take a job with a player crew out Pillaging. This is the fun at the heart of the game, working together with your mates to tackle other ships and bring in the Booty. Once a player finds a good crew they join up and then more aspects of the game open up.
You can read our full interview at this link.