Pirates of the Burning Sea: Hands-On Preview

Updated Wed, Aug 29, 2007 by Shayalyn

All Hands on Deck!

Pirates are to games as sprinkles are to ice cream. Let's face it—it's just plain fun to be a pirate. You get to swagger around saying things like "arrr" and "me hearties", drink rum, loot plunder, and sail the high seas. In Flying Lab Software's upcoming pirate-themed MMOG Pirates of the Burning Sea you get to live a nautical pirate-themed experience, and whether you're fighting them or you are them, the end result boils down to a great, piratey time. Ten Ton Hammer was given the opportunity at PAX 2007 to have a full hands-on with the tutorial to the game.

The first thing I noticed was the huge range of options available to me. You can manipulate virtually everything about your character, even down to individual accessories and clothing pieces, and each of the four nationality choices (English, French, Spanish, or Pirate) have a unique visual look to their garb. When I asked about the robust system, Donna explained that it was a heavily modified version of the same system used by City of Heroes/City of Villains—pretty exciting for people who really want to make a unique avatar!

Check out the hands-on preview here!

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