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Panamah
01-28-2004, 09:07 PM
One of my all time favorite games years ago on a Commodore 64 was a game called Pirates where you get to terrorize the Carribean. Now there appears to be a new MMORPG currently in alpha with just that theme! And boy, am I excited!


Pirates of the Burning Sea (http://www.flyinglab.com/pirates/about.php).

You pick the country you serve, French, Spanish or British, they all have various advantages. It is a skill based system rather than class based. You can work for a trading company, be a free trader, a merchant or work your way up in the Navy or you can be a pirate!

There is no leveling treadmill, at least not with levels, but rather with skills.

And apparently they're working on a legal system to deal with griefers.

Hardened criminal or occasional scoundrel? Griefers beware: our legal system tracks crimes and witnesses, then applies penalties based on the severity of the crime and who saw you commit it. So take down a ship with no one around and you may get away with it — but attack the gold fleet in San Juan harbor and all the forces of the law will be turned loose on you.

http://www.flyinglab.com/pirates/images/ul_top.gif

This is currently slated for Q4 2004. So keep your flintlock ready!