Old Ironbeard Major Competition Series Finale – February

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The Major Competition for February is just around the corner and it is going to be epic!  The Competition will be the finale to the Old Ironbeard Competition Series and will require a Mysterious Coin and Old Ironbeard’s Compass to enter the Competition.  Both the Coin and the Compass can be acquired in the Competitions leading up to the Major in February, and can also be purchased in the Spice Shop, if you miss one of the needed comps.  The Major Competition will begin on the Arena Server on February 20th-24th and on the Main Server on February 25th-29th.

The Competition will be challenging but the rewards will be spectacular!  The Overall Leaderboard Winner will get a truly special item: he or she will win an Unnamed Blade!  This blade will be given the Name of the Winner and its stats will be decided by the winner (in conjunction with The Master of the Sea’s allowances)!  Also new chests are being developed in the Master of the Sea’s Watery Dungeon and will be awarded to all Leaderboard Winners.  If that was not motivation enough, Leaderboard Winners will also win as follows: 1st – Old Ironbeard’s Falchion; 2nd – Coral Spear; and 3rd – Stalactar! And to top all of that off, the Top 3 Winners will be awarded an Eternal Lantern and the new Caleuche!  If you don’t know what the Caleuche is, check out the Shipyard and see for yourself!  See you on the Seas!

Smoke on the Water – Arena Major Competition

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The Major Competition for this month is upon us!  Beginning January 27th at 12 a.m. EST and lasting until the 30th at 12 a.m.  This competition is the 2nd to last in the Old Ironbeard series. Players will receive major points for killing and sinking based on the the strength of the defeated player relative to the victorious player, and also based on number of Greek Fires they have accumulated. Greek Fire is obtained by doing quests in Guaitecas Archipelego. Minor points are received for NPC kills.  This competition will also yield the Mysterious Coin, which will be a required item in the Old Ironbeard Finale Major in February. If you fail to earn it, or don’t already have one, you can purchase it in the spice shop.

The pirate captains have located a holding place for Old Ironbeard’s Treasure on the coast of Chile. But to get it, you’ll have to break into the Fortress of Inciendas! As the surviving brother of Tinieblas, the warlock who cursed Old Ironbeard when he was killed by him, Inciendas has no love for any kind of buccaneer. His cliff-side cannons and ships stand ready to lay waste to you the moment you come into view! And his men line the shore, armed to the teeth. To best them, you’ll need to produce the legendary substance, Greek Fire. With it, you may just be able to wreak some revenge for Old Ironbeard AND yourself, and burn your enemies to cinders! And if you can survive this encounter, you may just sail away with some serious booty!

The competition will be tough but the rewards will be great!  Overall Leaderboard First Place will win a Locker of Fame, and a Personal LTO Token; and Second Place will win a hearty Pat on the Back, along with a Locker of Fame.  First Place Leaderboard Prize Winner will receive Loki’s CoinBane’s Bloody ChestCaptain Flint’s TreasureJewel-Encrusted Chest, and the Fiery Boots of Inciendas!  For more information about the prizes you can win, even for just participating, check out the Competitions Leaderboard link below!  See you on the Seas!

Competitions Leaderboard

Fortress of Inciendas – Main Major Competition

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The Major Competition for this month is upon us!  Beginning January 31st at 12 a.m. EST and lasting until February 2nd at 12 a.m. this competition is the 2nd to last in the Old Ironbeard series. Players will receive major points for killing and sinking based on the the strength of the defeated player relative to the victorious player, and also based on number of Greek Fires they have accumulated. Greek Fire is obtained by doing quests in Guaitecas Archipelego. Minor points are received for NPC kills.  This competition will also yield the Mysterious Coin, which will be a required item in the Old Ironbeard Finale Major in February. If you fail to earn it, or don’t already have one, you can purchase it in the spice shop.

The pirate captains have located a holding place for Old Ironbeard’s Treasure on the coast of Chile. But to get it, you’ll have to break into the Fortress of Inciendas! As the surviving brother of Tinieblas, the warlock who cursed Old Ironbeard when he was killed by him, Inciendas has no love for any kind of buccaneer. His cliff-side cannons and ships stand ready to lay waste to you the moment you come into view! And his men line the shore, armed to the teeth. To best them, you’ll need to produce the legendary substance, Greek Fire. With it, you may just be able to wreak some revenge for Old Ironbeard AND yourself, and burn your enemies to cinders! And if you can survive this encounter, you may just sail away with some serious booty!

The competition will be tough but the rewards will be great!  Overall Leaderboard First Place will win a Locker of Fame, and a Personal LTO Token; and Second Place will win a hearty Pat on the Back, along with a Locker of Fame.  First Place Leaderboard Prize Winner will receive Loki’s CoinBane’s Bloody ChestCaptain Flint’s TreasureJewel-Encrusted Chest, and the Fiery Boots of Inciendas!  For more information about the prizes you can win, even for just participating, check out the Competitions Leaderboard link below!  See you on the Seas!

Competitions Leaderboard

Long Overdue Update 1/18/2016

Ahoy you citric acid deficient pirates!  I guess “scurvy” would have worked instead 😉  It has been far too long since I have taken time to get this update out, and I wanted to go over some things that we have done and what we intend to do to keep these seas worth sailing.

You Might Have Missed

  • WhistlepigRandom NPC Port Spawns are now active, the Whistlepig and Troll Raiding Parties. Get searching in random ports and bring them down!
  • New incenseDark Fury Incense is ready for use and doubles attack to all gang members for 24 hours.
  • Have you tried the Haiti Quests yet? Beating Behemoths and Tree Hugging never felt so good!
  • Personal LTO Token

    Some new Player Inspired LTO’s that will be made available soon:

    • Professor Kyo’s Lab Coat
      Whether you’re working late-night in the lab, or spending the night out on the town, never leave home without protection.
    • Cdr. West’s Godsbane
      An almighty, divine blade made for Cdr. West. The bane of dark forces everywhere, Cdr. West is a pirate of honor. His legendary power has saved many a good seaman from an untimely meeting with Davy Jones!
    • Kagutsuchi’s Blood Staff
      In the Chronicles of the High Priest of Ziribain, the Fire God, it reads: “Bluntz’s Blood Staff is without a doubt the strongest weapon in the history of any universe. It’s power far surpasses that of all the gods. It’s power is used to destroy planets, although it is strong enough to destroy entire solar systems with ease.”
      Vaunted much? You’ll have to try it and find out!
    • Mr. Blues Pet Boulder
      The Rock had a jaded childhood and finally grew up. It’s not so nice anymore!
    • Chilly Cheek’s Frosty Mug
      A frosty mug fit for a queen! Sure to deal frostbite to whoever is foolish enough to stand within range!

What We Have Planned

A New Server for Breaking!Arena Upgrade & Downtime– Scheduled server update will launch on Arena, with Downtime Wed 1/20 at 3 am server time and they should last 2 hours.
Eventually these updates will speed up the servers quite a bit, but this is only step 2 of 5.

As well I know there are many players who would like to understand the minds of game makers.  We will be offering a series of posts soon to give you some insight on how those minds think and what we base some of our decisions on depending on the interest.

 

Fortress of Inciendas

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Glacialis

The pirates have finally caught up with Glacialis, but some of the pursuing vessels have also caught up with them! And as if that’s not enough to contend with, Ash’erah has summoned her fiercest creatures to defend her. Golden Eye chops off the tentacles of a giant squid that latches onto his ship, while Mayhem boots a boarding warrior in the face. SMOrc skewers an angry leopard seal while Bigbewbs body-slams a fallen opponent. Chaos has broken out on every ship, and the firing of cannons and guns fills the air with the smell of gun powder. “Ready your aim,” comes the voice of Taru’el. “Incieglos taru! Fire!” Arrows are unleashed from the archers on Glacialis. One strikes a pirate in the stomach and ice coats his chest as he tumbles to the deck, freezing in place. Another arrow hits the main sail, and a portion of the cloth freezes solid, impeding the ship.

Meanwhile, the rest of the crew of Glacialis cuts boarding lines and does combat with the few pirates to make it on board. Bearfuzz is one of them, and he dodges past his assailants and rushes the ice mistress. Ash’erah flings herself to the side as a spear nearly hits her. She tears the spear from his hands and her icy nails rake bearfuzz’s face. He strikes with his Kraken’s Spine and she dodges, left and right, then she sinks her nails into his chest and hurls him from the ship, cackling madly. “Is this the best you can do, fools!? You shall all become meals for my beasts!”

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Greek Fire

While the attention of the enemy crew is occupied elsewhere, lightchest wraps his Crystalline Cloak tightly about him. He drops into the water and swims below the surface. Those lessons in survivalism help him ignore the freezing cold water as it envelopes him. He makes his way to the front of Glacialis, where none watch, and he uses his Leopard Seal Gloves to scale the hull of the ship. He locates Taru’el and Ash’erah commanding their minions—Taru’el directs the men while Ash’erah directs the beasts.  Suddenly, Sevens uses Taru’el’s own wand against him. The sorcerer deflects the first blast, and an archer is frozen. The second freezes him in place, and Taru’el must focus to free himself.  Ash’erah shouts a command, and an ice bat latches onto Sevens and drags him over the water, dropping him while she laughs.

With the Crystalline Cloak on, lightchest blends in with the ship, and has not yet been noticed as he makes his way toward his mark. He sees his chance, and with a bound he lands beside the struggling Taru’el. The ice master looks at him in dread and cries, “NOOO!” as lightchest swings Stalactar at his neck. The blade passes clean through, beheading the sorcerer.

Meanwhile, Bane has used his mastery of the elements to walk across the water between ships, striking down a deadly sea snake in his path, and boarded Glacialis. He wields Cdr. West’s Godsbane, and Ash’erah sees her doom even as she laughs. Her smile fades and her laughter turns to a shriek of rage and anger as the holy avenger cleaves through her skull.

After that, Glacialis is quickly taken and the pirates turn their attention to their other attackers. The battle goes on for some time as the ships maneuver and seek advantage over one another. Finally, after the last ship has fled or been sunk, the pirate lords hold conference.

 

Inciendas Fortress

Fortress of Inciendas, coast of southern Chile

Red Beard says, “Accordin’ to a prisoner we interrogated, the ice masters were heading for the Fortress of Inciendas in Chile. The skull of Ignaas confirms that that is where we should strike next.”

The Pope warns, “Alas, the prisoner also revealed a mustering of the forces of the Mad Sea King. If we delay, they shall find us and smite us in his wrath!”

Groany says, “If his weapons are any indication of his might, I’d say his wrath is pretty bad.”

Henna smiles and says, “But not as bad as your breath!”

D233 says, “Well, what do we know about the commander of this fortress?”

Bubbles says, “Well, let’s just say after what we’ve been through, he’ll be a whole lot of sunshine on a cold day!”

“That’s a nice way of putting it,” says lightchest. “I’ve heard that Inciendas is the brother of Tinieblas, whom Old Ironbeard used to gain the Caleuche and then killed him.”

Golden Eye says, “He’s a Pyromancer. So we’ll have to find some way of surviving against his spells.”

“Yeah, it’s not like our ships will be vulnerable or nuthin’!” warns Mayhem.

Bigbewbs says, “I might know someone who can help! I have an intimate friend who was working on Greek Fire in that area.”

SMOrc grunts. “Well,” he says. “I guess we’ll have to fight fire with fire…”


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Stop the Spanish Armada Main Competition

Spanish Armada

There is a New Competition brewing in Main for Gangs Only!  The Competition will begin 12 p.m. EST January 21st and last until 12 p.m. on the 23rd. Gangs will receive points for training in all attributes, and for killing NPCs (in proportion to their overall strength). A new NPC, the Spanish Armada, will become available during the competition, and will appear randomly at the mentioned ports below.  Please Note : 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.

We have intercepted a message from the Spanish King Phillip IV ordering his Armada of Galleons to attack the heart of the Pirate World!  They are headed to our main trade ports and MUST be stopped!  Team up with your Gang Members and head to Nassau, Port Royal, Port of Monaco, and Port of Tortuga to try and stop this impending force of doom to life as we know it!  The enemy is keen, powerful, ruthless, and their ships are state of the art.  The Spaniards are trying to wipe Pirate Trade off the face of the Map in one fell swoop and it will take quite a gang to stop them.  Only YOUR gang can save our world!

The enemy will be fierce but the rewards great!  Overall Leaderboard Prizes will be Nirvana IncenseMariners Incense, and our brand new Dark Fury Incense!  The First Place Leaderboard Prizes will consist of a slew of Bronze Treasure Chest ABronze Treasure Chest BSilver Treasure Chest ASilver Treasure Chest BGold Treasure Chest AGold Treasure Chest BHenna’s Mystery Chest, and Dark Fury Incense!  For more information about the Competition please check out the Competitions Leaderboard link below, and remember this is a gang competition. Rewards will go into the gang vault, and be divvied up at the discretion of the gang leader.

Competitions Leaderboard

Stop the Spanish Armada – Gang Comp Arena

Spanish Armada

There is a New Competition brewing in Arena for Gangs Only!  The Competition will begin 11 a.m. EST January 19th and last until 11 a.m. on the 21st. Gangs will receive points for training in all attributes, and for killing NPCs (in proportion to their overall strength). A new NPC, the Spanish Armada, will become available during the competition, and will appear randomly at the mentioned ports below.  Please NoteYou 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.

We have intercepted a message from the Spanish King Phillip IV ordering his Armada of Galleons to attack the heart of the Pirate World!  They are headed to our main trade ports and MUST be stopped!  Team up with your Gang Members and head to Nassau, Port Royal, Port of Monaco, and Port of Tortuga to try and stop this impending force of doom to life as we know it!  The enemy is keen, powerful, ruthless, and their ships are state of the art.  The Spaniards are trying to wipe Pirate Trade off the face of the Map in one fell swoop and it will take quite a gang to stop them.  Only YOUR gang can save our world!

The enemy will be fierce but the rewards great!  Overall Leaderboard Prizes will be Nirvana IncenseMariners Incense, and our brand new Dark Fury Incense!  The First Place Leaderboard Prizes will consist of a slew of Bronze Treasure Chest ABronze Treasure Chest BSilver Treasure Chest ASilver Treasure Chest BGold Treasure Chest AGold Treasure Chest BHenna’s Mystery Chest, and Dark Fury Incense!  For more information about the Competition please check out the Competitions Leaderboard link below, and remember this is a gang competition. Rewards will go into the gang vault, and be divvied up at the discretion of the gang leader.

Competitions Leaderboard