New Site Design!
The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has undergone a New Year's makeover. You'll want to head over and see the changes. While you're there, be sure to read the new dev log that's been posted as well.
In September at the Austin Game Conference I attended a lecture on MMO metric collection using the Emergent Metrics Element. This was a similar talk to the one that Larry Mellon gave at Game Developer's Conference 2004 on metric collection in The Sims Online. After that talk we implemented something similar to the system he described. It was able to capture sample data points on as many probes as we wanted and logged a few things about the actors involved whenever those things happened.