Pirates of The Burning Sea
Before Free 2 Play
Pirates of the Burning Sea had become a dream come true for me, EVE online mixed with piracy mixed with kicking major ***.. The sound of this had practically blown my mind until it was no more. The game during beta has had many flaws and imbalances which made the game completely enjoyable since you would actually have to work harder to get stuff done and going to PVP areas actually made you **** your pants because a massive ship coming your way A.K.A a "Invincible" one of the biggest and meanest ships in the game, I'm talking 112 cannons of absolute iron fury and running the economy with one of those chasing you had been an absolute scary thing to do as you could lose your ship with even the slightest of mistakes. For those whom are not familiar with the game there is four main nationalities France, Spain, Pirate, and Britain.. You might be thinking to yourself "How in god's name is pirate a nation" well hahaha my fine friend it is based of the Brethren of the Coast which was a loose democracy. Now to explain the careers there are three different careers for the nationalities and two for the pirates i will explain those below:
Freetraders are independent traders, unaffiliated with the larger trading cartels. They specialize in trading and sailing. They have several buffs to reload which makes them a very formidable fighting Captain and they can grant group buffs that enhance their value to fleets.
Navy Officers are commissioned officers of their nation's navy. They are the heavy hitters of the seas, equipped with a wide range of combat abilities, and with access to powerful ships of the line.
Privateers are essentially pirates that are sanctioned by their nation. They tend to use faster ships that still pack a punch, capable of running down and boarding a cargo tub, but unable to withstand the overwhelming firepower of a ship of the line.
Buccaneers are pirates more concerned about gold than glory. They have more economy oriented talents, and can scavenge at an earlier level, but lose the ability to take command of ships.
Cutthroats are ruthless plunderers of the seas. They have a variety of combat and maneuvering talents, but their highlight is their ability to take command of ships they have defeated.
While the nationalities had the strongest, biggest, and meanest ships, the pirates had the fastest, most annoying ships that could ever be placed in the game, the pirates were meant to be harrassers and rageboarders(Rageboarding: Boarding with no care of any damage caused to your ship, you do everything possible to board your opponent)
Fighting Styles, there are several different types of fighting styles that i will explain below
Fencing: Players use a rapier to sword fight with.
Dirty Fighting: Players use a cutlass to sword fight with.
Florentine: A 2-handed fighting technique that utilizes a small sword and a dagger.
Brawling: Punching and kicking, players use hand wraps to increase damage.
After going Free 2 Play
The removal of the invincible and the trinity(the two most powerful ships in the game). The balancing of the nations, the weakening of the pirates and carebear group strength added to prevent ganking(Ganking: attacking a single player with two or more players). The game has continued to improve its quality of the game and the playability of it along with options to choose, they have done well with the microtransactions mall to make it so it is not pay to win...
The game is definatly worth trying for all you pirate fans out there as well as all you EVE fans out there, the ship combat alongside the avatar combat has kept many people interested in the game for a while as well as the player driven economy and the massive map along with port conquering and port governing