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  • Interview with Kevin Maginn

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea points us to for the latest interview!

    Pirates of the Burning Sea Lead Designer, Kevin 'Isildur' Maginn had a chance to sit down with our friends at and discuss many different aspects of the development process here at Flying Lab Software!

    Get clicking to read the interview.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jan 23, 2007
  • The PotBS 2D NPC Flag and Sail Design Contest!

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has been updated with a call for sail and flag designs.

    The Pirates of the Burning Sea Mission Designers are working their fingers to the bone creating missions filled with adventure, intrigue and excitement. Nothing brings a story to life more than well thought out characters, and our stories are no exception.

    Whether it is the relentless reprobates of The Bloody Arms pirates, the mutinous marines of The Dead Redcoats, the mysterious Sons of Cortez, or the macabre voodoo villainy of Les Samediens, you can rest assured there will be a host of cunning cutthroats pushing their agendas from shore to shore throughout the Burning Sea.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the details.

    Wed, Jan 17, 2007
  • 12 New Screenshots

    Yup you heard right! The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has just updated their screenshot gallery with 12 brand new shots. Head over and check them out for yourself.

    Images, Media
    Fri, Jan 12, 2007
  • 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.

    Thu, Jan 11, 2007
  • Life with Beta has another in the series of developer logs written by John Scott Tynes.

    Operating an MMO beta is fantastic. You get all the fun of interacting with real players who are really playing your game, but you're still below the radar enough that the pressure isn't overwhelming. It's a great opportunity to learn what it's going to be like to run a live service.

    We started our beta program a year ago, in late 2005. Players who tried the game back then and then tried it again more recently are amazed at how much has changed. But that's what a year of development gets you! The game has come a long, long way in that year and is much better than ever before.

    Get clicking to learn more.

    Wed, Jan 10, 2007
  • Pirates of the Burning Sea Beta Slots

    How much of a Pirate are you? Show off your knowledge and win a Pirates of the Burning Sea beta key!

    Ten Ton Hammer and Flying Lab Software are joining together to bring you the Pirate Wiki contest. The rules are simple, put your knowledge of Pirates of the Burning Sea into the Ten Ton Wiki and you will have a chance to win one of fifteen beta keys for this highly anticipated June 2007 release.

    The first step is to create a TenTonWiki login if you haven't already done so.

    The second step is to move over to the Ten Ton Wiki Pirates of the Burning Sea page.

    From there, create discussions, articles, link to screenshots and fill in the tiny little tidbits that many may not know about the game.

    Tue, Jan 09, 2007
  • Beta Silliness

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has a note pointing us to a new entry in Misha's Developers Log. In this entry you'll get a glimpse of some of the silly things that have happened in beta.

    Besides being terrific at finding and reporting bugs and giving general feedback about the pros and cons of the current state of the game, our Beta testers keep us in good humor through all the stress of trying to get this game out the door. Here are a couple samples. Warning: Do not read further while drinking near your keyboard. ;)

    Set your drink down and get clicking!

    Thu, Jan 04, 2007
  • Presenting Two New User Created Ships!

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has been updated with a news item that announces two new player created ships.

    With the help of our User Content Steering Committee Flying Lab Software Technical Artist Joram Hughes has introduced two new user-created ships to the Captain's Ship Guide!

    You can view screenshots and historical information for Michael O'Dwyer's Capricieux and Eilelwen's Strasland by visiting the User Ships section of the Captain's Ship Guide!

    Once there, click on any of the ships at the top of the page for more detailed information.

    Want to learn more about our User Content program? Then you will want to visit the Pirates of the Burning Sea User Content Shipwright Forum!

    Many thanks to Michael O'Dwyer and Eilelwen for all their hard work!

    Wed, Dec 27, 2006
  • Four New Screens

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has been updated with four new screenshots. Head over and check them out then let us know what you think of them in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums!

    Images, Media
    Wed, Dec 20, 2006
  • Russell Williams Chats About Pirates of the Burning Sea

    The Game Musketeers has posted an interview that they were able to do recently with Russell Williams.

    How are players enjoying the exploration aspects of PotBS?

    Our beta testers have really enjoyed exploring the Pirates of the Burning Sea world. Our beta testers share regular screenshots from their favorite moments in game -- shots so amazing that we've actually begun to share them on our site. I've included two of those screenshots with this Q&A. You are welcome to check out the previous submissions by visiting the official Pirates of the Burning Sea screenshot gallery, located here.

    Read the rest of the interview with just a click.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Dec 20, 2006
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