I'm often asked what my favorite past-time is in Puzzle Pirates. Until recently, I would have said it was sailing. Sailing is something I do reasonably well which I think adds to its appeal. I'm a competitive sailor; I like nothing better than getting on a ship manned with excellent sailors and endeavor to best them. Sometimes I can, more often I can't. That doesn’t matter, though. The anticipation of topping the duty report is enough to keep me happy even when it doesn't actually happen.
More recently, however, another past-time has been more enjoyable. Something that strikes fear into the hearts of more sensible pirates! Decorating! When I became an Oceanmaster one of the first things I did was get a ship on each ocean. I then littered its deck with all sorts of odds and ends that I created when experimenting with my new OM powers. Every time I logged on and went to my vessel I'd find myself hidden behind thrones, wardrobes and statues.
With the weather here in New Zealand beginning to warm up slightly, I decided to do a spot of spring cleaning and decorating. (Yes, Kiwis and Aussies, I know it is still winter but the bulbs are all sprouting in the garden and it seriously is beginning to feel like spring!). Spring cleaning on Puzzle Pirates is a lot easier than spring cleaning in real life; far less messy and much more fun.
I only own one vessel per ocean and most of them are Xebecs. They were originally all named the 'Sacred Peacock' (the peacock was a bird sacred to Hera in Greek Mythology), but they have all now been renamed to 'Watching You'. Goodness knows what I'll rename them all to next month! All of them are painted blue and purple, and most of the furniture I have on board also follows that scheme. The one I’m currently tidying up is on Midnight Ocean and is ported off the beautiful island of Midsummer up in the Ruby Archipelago (although that location is subject to change). I discovered when sorting it's deck out that it was the ideal length for a bowling lane. OM eggs make great bowling pins!
My vessels on other oceans are yet to be de-cluttered, and I'm always receptive to decorating suggestions. So, if you have any ideas feel free to send me a /tell in game or leave a message here!