There have been a significant amount of changes to Pirates of the Burning Sea since it was shown last year at Gen Con. There is now more dueling, new graphics and cities, more pillaging, and even more “piratical pets.” I like parrots, to be honest, but I’ve always been afraid of how long they live. Could you imagine having to chill with a bird for your entire life, nonethless one that takes dumps on your shoulder for decades?
What’s new in Pirates of the Burning Sea since Release?
§ New Pirate Careers: Buccaneer and Cutthroat!
o Buccaneer - Buccaneers are pirates too, but a bit subtler than their burning-bearded brethren. They steal and loot, but also manipulate the black markets. Some would call them gentleman adventurers, though few are true blue bloods. Buccaneers do not have the raw power of cutthroats, but they work well in groups and can help friends and cripple enemies. Buccaneers are more challenging to play than cutthroats, so are recommended for players with Pirates of the Burning Sea experience.
o Cutthroat - Cutthroats represent the brutal side of the Brethren of the Coast. They lead short and violent lives and their answers to problems are short and to the (sword) point. They don't make ships; they steal them. Cutthroats take what they want and demolish anyone foolish enough to get in their way. Blackbeard is the classic cutthroat archetype.
§ No-risk Player-versus-Player Duels on land and at sea!
§ New cities and stunning new graphics for Capitol Ports
§ New Epic Missions and supernatural spookiness!
§ Pirate Pillaging!
§ An improved new user experience, including a revamped tutorial
§ An enhanced user interface layout and style!
§ 22 new, customizable, and historically inspired ships!
§ Thousands of original flags and sails created by talented players
§ Even more options at character creation!
§ Even more piratical pets!
§ …and many improvements to skills, PvP, PvE, the user content system, and much more!
What’s new in Milestone 7?
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Camera Behavior Changes
Increase Mission XP
New Luxury Clothing
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