Icy Demise Competition Dec. 24th – 27th Main Server

Icy Demise

It is time for the monthly Major Competition on the Main Server!  The competition is scheduled to begin December 24th at 11 p.m. EST and last until the 27th at 11 p.m. EST.  

Taru’el and Ash’erah have slipped through your clutches for the last time! You find them back aboard ship, trying to escape. It’s time to bring everything you have to bear against them and wipe them out! But you see that your crimes at the Antarctic Casino have not gone unnoticed. After ridding the world of the ice wielders, you’ll have to high-tail it out of there, fending off your pursuers, until you can reach safe harbor.

Points will be given for your Training in Strength, Defense, Speed, and Seamanship, as well as Naval Attacks against your enemies. Your Naval Attacks will be increased in value based on the number of modifiers held, each with it’s own chance of boosting your score: Saba Gecko Blood and Antilles Frog Eggs have a 75% Chance of adding to your sink scores, and Bloody Hearts have a 90% Chance.

NOTICE: Saba Gecko Blood, Antilles Frog Eggs, and Bloody Hearts in players’ inventories will be cleared immediately before this competition.

The Icy Demise Competition will be challenging, but the rewards will be great!  The Overall Leaderboard Prize will be a Platinum Treasure Chest C and the new Shiny Teton Deed.  Leaderboard Prizes for First Place will include Gold Treasure Chest AGold Treasure Chest BHenna’s Mystery ChestHibonite, and the Newly Created Casino Skirt and Frozen Foremast!  The Second and Third Place Leaderboard Prizes can be found in the link below, and the Participation Prizes will be doubled for each point increment (For Example: The Participation Prize awarded at 1,000 points will be Treasure Chest: P1 AND Treasure Chest: P2 and so forth and so on).  Tighten your Foremast Jibs and batten down the hatches! See ye’ on the Seas!

Competitions Leaderboard

Company Update 12/19/2015

You Asked For It!

Ask & Ye Shall Receive

Ask & Ye Shall Receive

(Note: The sale should go live sometime today) So after begging, pleading and generally screaming with servers we have the Ask & Ye Shall Receive (within reason) Sale finally setup (had to do enter in every syphilitic puppy killin’ slimey bastitch item manually).  So rejoice and know that almost every request made the cut, though there were some items that we just couldn’t offer at the low prices you saw during the Black Friday Sale, many are still listed. Giving those extremely low prices would simply make it so that paying players would overwhelmingly dominate the game, and destroy the game balance we have been working so hard on for the past few months.  But rejoice, you can get your Frost Wands, Itineraries, Shiny Deeds, Delight, Twigs and more today!  Seriously, there is no waiting for the stuff you asked us to put up, so get into the shop (the arena shop here) and get what you wanted!  Show us your mother taught ya some manners, and give thanks as a comment on Facebook.

Main Comp – Icy Demise

Icy DemiseTaru’el and Ash’erah have slipped through your clutches for the last time! You find them back aboard ship, trying to escape. It’s time to bring everything you have to bear against them and wipe them out! But you see that your crimes at the Antarctic Casino have not gone unnoticed. After ridding the world of the ice wielders, you’ll have to high-tail it out of there, fending off your pursuers, until you can reach safe harbor.

Also, Saba Gecko Blood, Antilles Frog Eggs, and Bloody Hearts in players’ inventories will be cleared immediately before this competition.

Testing, Testing, Testing

home_bg.jpgThe past few weeks have been focused on testing the new content management system (Joomla) to help fix multiple bugs, and get many of our current features updated (Forums, Tavern, Private Chat, Gang Forums, etc…)  Planning stages of mobile devices are also going the rounds. While the new update isn’t mobile optimized yet, I find that I personally haven’t had any issues other than needing to zoom in on my android device.

Ye Asked TOO Much!

As always our post asking for a specific set of requests turned out the dogs begging for table scraps, though this did get us thinking and we are testing many of your requests.  Things like “Increasing Active Quest Logs”, possibly getting an inventory you can sort, or wanting to know, “LIKE WHY THESE HUGE trophy’s cost heaps and what they are for .”  Dath made it clear to me, “We shall NOT be revealing that information for christmas: It’s classified.”  Keep collecting and be ready for what comes of it.  

Some things just aren’t happening, such as shipping body parts or even a blown up version.  Islands are very costly (as seen here), but if you know Bill Gates and wanted to give us an introduction, I am sure we could work something out.

Merry Christmas, and if we didn’t mention you holiday please let us know with a good flogging in the comments so we can be more cultured during this time of the year!

A Time to Slay, and a Time to Get Away Arena Competition Dec. 21st – 24th

It is time for the monthly Major Competition on the Arena Server!  The competition is scheduled to begin December 21st at 11 p.m. EST and last until the 24th at 11 p.m. EST.  

Taru’el and Ash’erah have slipped through your clutches for the last time! You find them back aboard ship, trying to escape. It’s time to bring everything you have to bear against them and wipe them out! But you see that your crimes at the Antarctic Casino have not gone unnoticed. After ridding the world of the ice wielders, you’ll have to high-tail it out of there, fending off your pursuers, until you can reach safe harbor.

Points will be given for your Training in Strength, Defense, Speed, and Seamanshipas well as Naval Attacks against your enemies. Your Naval Attacks will be increased in value based on the number of modifiers held, each with it’s own chance of boosting your score: Saba Gecko Blood and Antilles Frog Eggs have a 75% Chance of adding to your sink scores, and Bloody Hearts have a 90% Chance.

NOTICESaba Gecko Blood, Antilles Frog Eggs, and Bloody Hearts in players’ inventories will be cleared immediately before this competition.

A Time to Slay, and a Time to Get Away Competition will be challenging, but the rewards will be great!  The Overall Leaderboard Prize will be a Platinum Treasure Chest C and the new Shiny Teton Deed.  Leaderboard Prizes for First Place will include Gold Treasure Chest AGold Treasure Chest BHenna’s Mystery ChestHibonite, and the Newly Created Casino Skirt and Frozen Foremast!  The Second and Third Place Leaderboard Prizes can be found in the link below, and the Participation Prizes will be doubled for each point increment (For Example: The Participation Prize awarded at 1,000 points will be Treasure Chest: P1 AND Treasure Chest: P2 and so forth and so on).  Tighten your Foremast Jibs and batten down the hatches! See ye’ on the Seas!

Competitions Leaderboard

Company Bloodsports Competition – Main Server

Company Bloodsports

Ahoy ye’ dastardly Pirates!  As requested, it is time for some good ole’ fashioned Gang Competitions, and we need you to help your Gang Mates!  Starting December 17th at 5 p.m. EST in Main and lasting until 5 p.m. on the 19th, will be the Company Bloodsports Competiton.”  Much like past Gang Competitions,  Rewards will go into the gang vault, and be divvied up at the discretion of the gang leader. Also, you are not able to join a gang during a gang competition. So if you leave your gang (or are kicked), you will have to wait until this competition ends to join again. You are also unable to create or delete a gang during a gang competition.

 While Taru’el and Ash’erah are in hiding, join ranks with your Gang Members, and slaughter all those who have defied you!  Train yourselves, and destroy your enemies without hesitation, for you are ruthless, bloodthirsty pirates, loyal only to your Gang.  Let the ports run with the blood of those who have opposed your gang in the past, and prove that your gang is THE ONLY TRUE GANG!

Points will be accrued through training in all categories as well as killing other pirates that have betrayed your gang.  The stakes will be high, but the prizes immense!  A plethora of Bronze Treasure Chest A‘s, Bronze Treasure Chest B‘s, Silver Treasure Chest A‘s, Silver Treasure Chest B‘s, Gold Treasure Chest A‘s, Gold Treasure Chest B‘s, Henna’s Mystery Chests, and our NEW Hamper of Drugs will be issued as Leaderboard Awards, and Participation Prizes of Treasure Chest: P1Treasure Chest: P2Treasure Chest: P3Treasure Chest: P4Treasure Chest: P5 times 30.  The Overall Leaderboard Prize will be our newest Titanium Trunk!

For more information click the link below to see exactly how the prizes will be distributed.

Competitions Leaderboard

Company Update 12/11/2015

This week we asked what you wanted, and have begun to compile the list of sale items we are bringing back for you. Reviewing your requests I must have mistakenly been thinking about what Rapp asked for, since I ended up sending a link to our entire company via company chat regarding a project I thought we might utilize for cross marketing after glancing at the cover (looked like a pirate comic book).  I was asked to step away from my desk for a few minutes immediately after posting that link and when I got back it was made clear that I should fully read these types of things before sending them company wide… While the whole team received extra ocular treasure this holiday season I am certain to get a lump of coal, and my wife must never find out why.

Ask & Ye Shall Receive

Ask & Ye Shall Receive

Dath’s guys have been focused on getting the new email verification system to work correctly, as well we have been testing the new and improved forum with Sub-Forums, movable posts, blockable signatures, and many other modern forum features that have been needed for a long time. Disallowing donating equipped items to a gang, come on you know it makes sense. Testing the Eternal Lantern, any guesses what this will do?  Enabling an NPC to randomly appear in different ports, as well as some new player features to make sure the transition is smooth when we are ready to launch the updated interface to the main server.

Blog or Not to BlogCaptain Vane has asked some questions about the blog efficacy in a few posts and we will be reviewing what you have offered to see if it can help us in the future, our goal with most of our “How to Play” blog posts is to make sure new players can easily find useful information on how to play the game correctly.

 

I Prefer My Killin’ After a Nice Run Competition – Arena

Pirate Killing Image

Ahoy ye’ dastardly Pirates!  As requested, it is time for some good ole’ fashioned Gang Competitions, and we need you to help your Gang Mates!  Starting December 15th at 9 a.m. EST in Arena and lasting until 9 a.m. on the 17th, will be the I Prefer My Killin’ After a Nice Run Competition.”  Much like past Gang Competitions,  Rewards will go into the gang vault, and be divvied up at the discretion of the gang leader. Also, you are not able to join a gang during a gang competition. So if you leave your gang (or are kicked), you will have to wait until this competition ends to join again. You are also unable to create or delete a gang during a gang competition.

 While Taru’el and Ash’erah are in hiding, join ranks with your Gang Members, and slaughter all those who have defied you!  Train yourselves, and destroy your enemies without hesitation, for you are ruthless, bloodthirsty pirates, loyal only to your Gang.  Let the ports run with the blood of those who have opposed your gang in the past, and prove that your gang is THE ONLY TRUE GANG!

Points will be accrued through training in all categories as well as killing other pirates that have betrayed your gang.  The stakes will be high, but the prizes immense!  A plethora of Bronze Treasure Chest A‘s, Bronze Treasure Chest B‘s, Silver Treasure Chest A‘s, Silver Treasure Chest B‘s, Gold Treasure Chest A‘s, Gold Treasure Chest B‘s, Henna’s Mystery Chests, and our NEW Hamper of Drugs will be issued as Leaderboard Awards, and Participation Prizes of Treasure Chest: P1Treasure Chest: P2Treasure Chest: P3Treasure Chest: P4Treasure Chest: P5 times 30.  The Overall Leaderboard Prize will be our newest Titanium Trunk!

For more information click the link below to see exactly how the prizes will be distributed!

Competitions Leaderboard

No Guts, No Glory – Main Competition

Waves and Warfare

Beginning on December 10th at 10 p.m. EST and lasting until December 12th at 10 p.m. ESTMain Players will be competing in the No Guts, No Glory Competition!  The competition will be a Train to Sink event, where you will earn points for Training in StrengthDefenseSpeed, and Seamanship, as well as, Naval Attacks.  This competition will also include modifiers that will allow you to utilize Saba Gecko BloodAntilles Frog Eggs , and Bloody Hearts that you collect after the competition has begun, to increase point accumulation.  The Saba Gecko Blood and Antilles Frog Eggs have a 75% chance of adding to your sink scores, and the Bloody Hearts will have a 90% chance of adding to your scores.  However, because the modifying items will have the potential to add to your score in the competition, those items will be cleared from your inventory before this competition begins; so make sure to use any existing Saba Gecko Blood, Antilles Frog Eggs, and Bloody Hearts BEFORE December 10th when the competition commences.

This may seem like quite an ordeal, but it is because the rewards a great and powerful!  The Overall Competition Winner will receive 1,000 Favor and the Glacialis Deed for starters and the First Place Leaderboard Winners will be awarded our New Hibonite Gem along with both Gold Treasure Chest A, and Gold Treasure Chest B!  Even the Participation Prizes are worth competing in No Guts, No Glory!

For any more information regarding the upcoming competition, please follow the below listed link to see exactly what you have the chance to win from No Guts, No Glory!  See you on the Seas!

Competitions Leaderboard

Waves and Warfare Arena Competition

Waves and Warfare

Beginning on December 8th at 2 p.m. EST and lasting until December 10th at 2 p.m. EST, Arena Players will be competing in the Waves and Warfare Competition!  The competition will be a Train to Sink event, where you will earn points for Training in Strength, Defense, Speed, and Seamanship, as well as, Naval Attacks.  This competition will also include modifiers that will allow you to utilize Saba Gecko BloodAntilles Frog Eggs, and Bloody Hearts  that you collect after the competition has begun, to increase point accumulation.  The Saba Gecko Blood and Antilles Frog Eggs have a 75% chance of adding to your sink scores, and the Bloody Hearts will have a 90% chance of adding to your scores.  However, because the modifying items will have the potential to add to your score in the competition, those items will be cleared from your inventory before this competition begins; so make sure to use any existing Saba Gecko Blood, Antilles Frog Eggs, and Bloody Hearts BEFORE December 8th when the competition commences.

This may seem like quite an ordeal, but it is because the rewards a great and powerful!  The Overall Competition Winner will receive 1,000 Favor and the Glacialis Deed for starters and the First Place Leaderboard Winners will be awarded our New Hibonite Gem along with both Gold Treasure Chest A, and Gold Treasure Chest B!  Even the Participation Prizes are worth competing in Waves and Warfare!

For any more information regarding the upcoming competition, please follow the below listed link to see exactly what you have the chance to win from Waves and Warfare!  See you on the Seas!

Competitions Leaderboard

Company Update 12-6-2015

Company Update

Ahoy Pirates!  We have been working hard this week to keep the game fresh and continuing what you want!  Many of you have told us that you enjoyed the increase in competitions, but that doing one every weekend was just too much.  We have listened and  we will now have only 3 comps spread throughout the month.  In a couple of months we will send out a survey to see if you guys like only 3, or if you really want to go back to a weekly comp.

Draco Island

Draco Island

 

The final quests are being completed to enable access to Draco Island, so keep your eyes out for all types of werewolves.  Half-wolves, Loup-garou, and Darkwolves will be gathering in packs.  This can be accessed through the Queen Camel quests (in the Finding Avalon) quest chain.  Also as of 12/5 you have access to your choice of a Black Jack Item through the Old Ironbeard quest chain in Chile.

Have you noticed that we have a Booze Box? Two more drinks are available, Sex on the Beach (giving you +165 Def), and Hurricane (giving you +165 Spd). Go forth and quench your thirst!

And we know you can’t enjoy Booze without viewing some new Painting Trophies, which include Starry Night, The Lady of Shallot, & The Creation of Adam… just to name a few.

Besides launching the Titanium Trunk and Platinum Chest C for Black Friday, we also have a Jewel-Encrusted Chest with a new Limited Time Offer Hibonite Gem. Which also has encouraged us to make sure we resolved the current equipment balance (you know the Strength vs Defense thing).

There was an issue with the Prison Time in our Major comp before launch, you can all thank Dath for getting that fixed quickly.  Send him your first born barnacles to: Admiral Dath in the Everlasting Hills by the Salty Pond, having just moved here he would appreciate those critters to brighten up his place.

Drug Enhancing Spiky Troll Armor

Drug Enhancing Spiky Troll Armor

The next Legendary LTO will be the Troll Battle Armor, which you might want to get before the next pre-major comp, below are the times:
* Arena- 2p EST 12/8-12/10
* Main- 10p ESP 12/10-12/12
Players will receive points for Training ALL Attributes, but twice as many for seamanship. Also you will get points for sinking, which will be magnified by your accrual of Saba Gecko Blood, Antilles Frog Eggs, and Bloody Hearts.  Each item held has a probability of applying to the naval attack score: 90% for Bloody Heart, 75% for the others.  The story is that players are trying to kill Taru’el and Ash’erah and escape from Antarctica while being hunted by enemy ships.

We decided that since it is a holiday season, you should be able to sit on Master Solem-claus’ lap and ask for what you want.  So look for the message today pointing you towards the forum post about what you want to see on sale and what price you think is fair.  We have already had a request for the Frost wand, and it will be in the sack of goodies.

Fire Crafting now works in the new inventory, we are hoping to make the old inventory obsolete soon.  If you didn’t already hear this, we also have created a daily quest to earn gold… yes this is important enough to tell you twice!

Maybe it was frustrating to create an epic PNG file with incredible detail at a Full 4K resolution, only to see we restricted the size limits you could use on it.  Well now that will automatically resize to the restricted limits, if you don’t know about pixilation be sure to read up on it to prevent wailing and gnashing of teeth/keyboards when it resizes more than you would like.