Category Archives: Pirates of the Burning Sea

Holding Pattern.

Dear snow, thanks for that four hour drive yesterday. Nothing like leaving work early, at 2pm, and finally getting home at 6pm. That was awesome… On to a happy topic, gaming, I find myself in somewhat of a standstill. Currently … Continue reading

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Sifting through the junk.

Try as I might, I just can’t get into Pirates of the Burning Sea. Having taken a break since the close of beta, I logged in this weekend to find my old character wiped, and had to start from scratch. … Continue reading

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When less is more, a lesson learned.

The upcoming release of Pirates of the Burning Seas has highlighted some interesting discussion points about MMOs and the importance of certain features. As is often the case, it is not until we see both sides that we realize how … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Instanced Sea, mini-game madness.

Now that the PotBS NDA is officially down (oops…) plenty of opinions are popping up around the blogosphere, most along the lines of ‘fun game, but not the usual addiction you get from a new MMO’, and I completely agree … Continue reading

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More PotBS talk. The game is FUN!

Seems the PotBS stress test to beta access is indeed true. I was able to log on last night and play on the beta server, which was a nice surprise. After a little more time with the game, this time … Continue reading

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6 hours of PotBS.

PotBS had its second stress test this weekend, and I was actually able to get in this time and give the game a shot, and it only took 12 hours of patching, thanks SOE… Download issue aside, and I don’t … Continue reading

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PoTBS stress test, let me in!

Just a quick note today; Pirates has another stress test open, but currently it’s only available to Fileplanet subscribers, which does not include me. Hopefully that changes soon, as PoTBS is a game I would like to try, but it’s … Continue reading

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