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Box o’ Chocolates

Chocolate!

This year we’ve asked our chocolate artisans to put together a box with the highest quality cocoa confections. Like all boxes of chocolate, this one has a variety of surprises waiting fer ye.

Indulge in chocolate delights like Cocoa Toucans, hat wearin’ Chocolate Monkies, Pandas, Tortoises, ships, furniture, clothing, chromas, 'n more!

We won’t sugarcoat it, chocolate is vulnerable at this time of year. Don’t ye worry mates, we’ve made sure to keep them cool so the treats don’t melt.

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on September 24, 2018 you'll receive a free Chocolate Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time you purchase!

Fer more information about the full contents of the 2018 Chocolate Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. The Chocolate Mystery Boxes are only available for a limited time, so dip into one today!

Chompin’ At The Bit

Fall is approaching and pirates are chompin at the bit to get prepared for winter. Own a subscription that runs through September, or make a purchase of $9.99 or more this month to receive a Gator Plushie to take a bite out of anyone who will distract ye.

We’re gettin’ crafty! Earn the September Seal o'Piracy by participatin’ in 4 different crafting sessions. This should help prepare ye, winter is coming.

Haul In The Plunder

Plumder!

The Department o' Treasury has created a Gold Box that’s ripe fer the pickin’. This box is jam-packed and filled with fruity plumder like Plum Octopuses, Double-plum Spiders, Plum Sea Otters, and Plum Sea Turtles!

If ye missed yer chance to pick some plum in July, ye have a second chance now. If yer lookin’ fer something with a little more shine, ye can also collect gold trinkets, furniture, pets, and gold chromas!

Find Gold Boxes at yer island bank until August 13 at 3 PM PDT. Get the full list o' goods right here.

Claw Yer Way To Victory

We get it, it’s hot. Ye can complain about it and hide below deck, or ye can have a feast! Own a subscription that runs through August, or make a purchase of $9.99 or more this month to receive a Lobster Statue to snack on. Sure it’s probably rude, but it’s also tasty.

After yer feast, escape the heat and head to the inn. Ye should have no problem findin’ rum and a scallywag to play a hand with. Complete 10 parlor games to earn the August Seal o'Piracy!

A Plum Opportunity

Plum!

Ye pirates may partake in a pretty prosperous presentation of plunder. Peculiarly the prize box pickings are packed with’ plummy palatable goodness. We tried providing it to Clotho’s pet puppies, but predictably, it provoked pandemonium upon the poop deck. We're proudly proffering these pretties for ye pirates to pilfer.

Plumge into this month’s box that’s plumb full of fruity goodness. The plum-der includes plum dragons, parrots, tigers, dogs, and cats. It’s even possible to procure perfectly preserved plum painted ships and furniture.

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on July 23, 2018 you'll receive a free Plum Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time you purchase!

For more information about the full contents of the 2018 Plum Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. Get'm quick before they begin to prune!

Full Sails Ahead

Dark Seas Full Launch

The Dread Ringer crew is happy to announce that today we’re launching the Dark Seas ship! We’ve battened down the hatches and are sailin’ out of Early Access on Steam. This doesn't mean we're done developin’ the ocean or makin’ improvements, far from it. It just means that we're ready to welcome new mates aboard. Join us by takin’ a station and puzzlin’ yer way to glory. Ye can find the game on Steam here.

One of our largest projects during Early Access was moving our servers (including the standard oceans) to something newer and more stable. This process was quite extensive, but is now complete. Huzzah!

We’ve also made a large number of changes over these past months which including the new War Galleon ship type, higher swabbie counts for pillaging, changes to island ownership, and rewards for PvP. You can review the full list here. Many of these changes were a direct result of your helpful feedback.

Parrrrty Like a Pirate

In celebration of our Full Release Launch we’re going to have a series of blue grey tournaments and competitions. The festivities will culminate in the opening the first large island for blockade on July 14th. We suggest ye start recruitin' mates and makin' plans in Parley.

New DLC - Shadow Raider Pack

We’re introducing a new DLC package to help celebrate our launch. With the Shadow Raider Pack, ye’ll pillage exclusive items to help gain a nocturnal advantage while explorin’ the Dark Seas. This special pack contains exclusive items suitable for any pirate lookin’ fer a fightin’ edge.

This pack ye will obtain the following items:

- Shadow War Galleon. A special limited edition War Galleon ship with a Shadow theme.
- Permanent Shovel bludgeon. This bludgeon comes in random colors and is exclusive to this DLC. It will never dust.
- Permanent Rogue Hat. This black hat is exclusive to this DLC and will never dust. The bandana will be selected at random between gold, red, maroon, white, or blue.
- Black Vampire Raiment coat. The secondary color will match the color of the bandana on the Rogue Hat.
- 30 day Parlor Badge. Play cards and carousing puzzles at yer local inn.
- 10 Rogue Marks. Rename yer ship using Rogue Marks.
- 3 Shadow Chromas and 3 Crimson Chromas. These allow you to dye one of the colors on a piece of clothing.
- 1 sanguine amulet. Temporarily turn your pirate into a vampire!

As with all DLC, items can only be accepted by one Pirate on the account, so choose wisely matey. Permanent hats and Shovel Bludgeons will bind to the pirate that accepts the items.

A hearty thanks for everyone who has sailed the Early Access seas and provided feedback. We’ve made a lot of changes based off of that feedback and hope to continue to do so in the future. So today we raise a mug o' rum to all ye fine mates who've stuck with us through the years!

Sea Pupper

Yer spending some extra time at sea this month. If ye find yer feelin a bit lonely, we have a solution!

Own a subscription that runs through July, or make a purchase of $9.99 or more this month to receive a Sea Otter Plushie. Just think of him as a puppy, who likes to swim a lot.

Summer is the best time of year to sail the dangerous seas. Thankfully, thar be plenty o’ ships to plunder while yer ship is underway. Earn the July Seal o'Piracy by completin’ 2 actions that increase yer pirate Conqueror Reputation.

Golden Summer

Golden Banana!

The dog days of summer are here. We can can peel it in our bones. What better way to enjoy the heat of summer than with some banana cream plunder?

The Department o' Treasury has covered this month's Gold Box with an apeeling banana cream flavor. This month ye can savor Banana Cream Parrots, Chameleons, Sasquatches, and Tigers. Look carefully and ye may even find one of the new fairy statues.

Find Gold Boxes at yer island bank until June 11 at 3 PM PDT. Get the full list o' goods right here.

Act fast, before they split.

A Slippery Patron

This is the month for squirmy pirates.

Own a subscription that runs through June, or make a purchase of $9.99 or more this month to receive a Krackling Statue to scurry along the deck. If ye see a crewmate with a bucket of cocktail sauce, ye best keep yer eye on him.

It’s time to stop hiding on yer ship and show other pirates how to have a little fun. Earn the June Seal o'Piracy by performin’ 1 action that earns your pirate Patron Reputation. This includes hostin' a tournament or event blockade, or participate in a tournament or puzzle competition. There must be more than 10 participants in order to qualify for the seal.

It’s Appeeling!

Banana!

Get ready to go bananas with this appeelin' Banana Mystery Box! Split open these boxes to find banana monkeys, parrots, clothing, trinkets, ships, chromas, or tan familiars frolickin’ about. Dive in and ye may also capture banana sea turtles and seals swimmin’ around in the leftover peels. Don’t slip-up and forget to partake in the side-splitting banana fun.

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on May 21, 2018 you'll receive a free Banana Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time you purchase!

Fer more information about the full contents of the 2018 Banana Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. The Banana Mystery Boxes are only available fer a limited time, so grab 'em before they split!

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