Can I get yer interest in a heap of never-before-opened Imperial navy prize purses? They fell off the back of a merchant vessel bearing Imperial flags. Of course, lot's of things fall off the back of a vessel when you blast the rest of it to Davy Jones...
Starting at 4:00 PM on August 21st, you will receive one FREE red Prize Purse for every $2.50 spent on doubloons or any purchase of subscription time! Prize Purses are loaded with Pieces of Eight, a mysterious and powerful force of motivation and delight for all pirates! See here for official Prize Purse details.
So treat yerself, cross a mate's palm with a bit o' silver, or just pose with yer loot in a new portrait! Prize Purses will be available with purchases until 4:00 PM PDT on August 26th.
During the 5-day period of August 22nd to August 26th, we will be running a limited familiar giveaway!
All players logging on between 12:00 AM PDT on August 22nd and 11:59 PM PDT on August 26th will be eligible to win a familiar in a daily draw. During each event day, we will have three separate draws: one for an octopus, one for a parrot, and one for a monkey familiar.
Below is a complete list of prize familiars for each day of the event.
Simply logging in during each daily period is all that is required to register your account for the familiar drawing taking place during that 24-hour period. You are encouraged to say "Yarr!" but it is not absolutely required, nor will it help your odds.
Players are invited to participate on every day of the event.
Daily drawings will be pulled at random based on player logs from that 24-hour period. No additional registration is required, just log in to enter your account into that day's drawing!
Accounts selected to receive a prize familiar will find their friendly critter safely tucked away in the inventory of the last pirate to be used on that account. A congratulatory message will also be left for the pirate, indicating that they have won.
Familiar winners will be announced on the business day following each draw period (the 24-hour window). This means nine weekend winners will be announced on Monday, August 26th.
Appropriate steps will be taken to exclude new accounts created exclusively for the purpose of participating in this event.
Have fun puzzling!
Update: WINNERS ARE BEING POSTED HERE.
If ye like to pillage, then put on yer sea legs: we're running another Brigand Frenzy!
There's a bounty of bonus loot to be had this weekend! Pillaging rewards have been increased, expeditions and rare maps are easier to come by, and those pesky pirate primates are out and about in greater numbers!
This Brigand Frenzy event will be active from August 16th at 11 AM PDT until August 19th at 1 PM PDT. Whether you seek them out or simply encounter them as an obstacle on your way to greater fortunes, there will be a little something extra in it for you this weekend! Discussion for weekend event can be had right over here.
Haul in yer hoards of exotic fruits and scintillating gemstones for extra profit this weekend! A convergence of clerical errors and convenient coincidences presents traders, or opportunistic pirates, with the perfect weekend to make a tidy profit. Island markets are buying fruit at increased prices, gemstone thieves are less active, and merchant brigands are taking extended voyages with extra fruit! The eye-watering aroma of durian wafts across the seas.
The Open Markets event will be active from August 9th at 11 AM PDT until August 12th at 10 AM PDT. Island markets will continue to buy fruit at increased prices from August 9th at 4 AM PDT until August 13th at 4 AM PDT. The markets are run by a dedicated and stubborn lot.
No holds are barred in this weekend event, so post some generous jobbing offers and stuff your hold with precious perishables. Pirates with rummaging-related allergies may elect to take the indirect approach, but they should be cautious of those plundering primates. If you have any feedback on this event, feel free to offer it up on our forums.
Good fortunes, mateys!
Prepare to embark on a campaign against unwelcome Imperials outposts and uncouth Viking raiding parties! During this weekend event, all expeditions will yield extra shares of loot for victorious pirates. A silent, shadowy emissary from the Smuggler's Guild has has delivered a parchment with details:
To support these excursions, Explorers' Halls across the seas have their cartographers and scouts working day and night to produce additional Viking raid and Imperial outpost maps for sale. Visit your nearest Explorers' Hall
There are rare trinkets to be won at both the Imperial outposts and Viking raids, but only for those who own a subscription on Cerulean or those who possess a rank badge on doubloon oceans. The Expedition Rally event will be active from August 2nd at 3 PM PDT until August 5th at 3 PM PDT. That should be plenty of time to give them a good wallop!
Coming later in August: a weekend event during the 8/9 - 8/12 period promoting foraging and trade, and a weekend event during the 8/23 - 8/26 period where sea monster lairs become both more deadly and more profitable! We will share details as those dates approach.
Fair winds and good hunting!
Just in time for the waning rays of summer shine, the Gold Box is back in stock at your local banks!
Lay down your shovels, fold up your maps, and take it easy as this bountiful box of treasure lines your pockets with riches that can't be found in any buried boxes. This new shipment of Gold Boxes offers the chance to win Toucan familiars with new colors (Orange/Red, Light Blue/Violet, Plum/Lime), an emerald Sea Turtle, and a trove of gilded loot ranging from furniture to trinkets.
Gold Box supplies will only last until August 12th, so get them while they last and enjoy the end of summer! For a full list of available prizes, the official rules can be found right here.
Weigh anchor, grab a belaying pin or yer favorite blade, and give chase to those tyrants and ruffians o' the high seas! During this weekend event, brigands and barbarians will have deeper pockets, merchant ships will carry more booty, and the nefarious Brigand Kings will be more active on the trade lanes, likely offering trinkets as ransom for their release! Those mysterious marauding monkeys may also be a tad more inclined to show their fruit-craving mugs, too...
If ye be needin' a new rank badge, good news: for the duration of the event, we'll be running a 15% bonus on all doubloon packages priced at $9.99 and up. With the Plum Mystery Box also available, we've little doubt ye'll want to be sinkin' yer hooks into these abundant treasures! Cerulean pirates, sailing on doubloon-free waters, can expect an even bigger bonus from brigand and barbarian payouts.
The Brigand Frenzy Event and the 15% doubloon bonus will both run from July 19th at 3 PM PDT through July 22nd at 3 PM PDT. So fill yer hold with rum and shot, cram yer gob with ship's biscuit, and deliver a measure of ruckus to those scallywags who sully the names of gentlemen and lady corsairs across the seas!
If ye be a landlubber, or just happen to be servin' out an inconvenient sentence in an Imperial jail cell, we'll be running more weekend events in the coming weeks. Keep yer eyes on the Spyglass for more announcements and feel free to offer up feedback on the forums.
Fair winds and good hunting!
Compelled by the abstract and the surreal, a gathering of loony shipwrights has resulted in the Alice Class Sloop -- a preposterous crossing of seaworthiness, non-Euclidean geometry, and a few drops of sheer madness! Life is but a dream, so why not navigate through it in dreamlike fashion?
Flanked by gilded amphibious footmen, captains of every Alice Class sloop will command the respect of kings and queens of all suits! Bold bucklers of swash may step into the looking-glass to hold their very own riddle-riddled tea parties!
To the front of the ship lives a fearsome Jabberwocky figurehead, sure to strike fear and confusion in friends and foes alike. Venture down the rabbit hole to find much more than a dreary hold...
Fancy a game of croquet with flamingos and hedgehogs? Of course you do! Pay no attention to the white roses, the Queen of Hearts already has her scornful eyes on them!
A handsome painting of Tweedledum and Tweedledee dominate this space meant for quiet contemplation and calculated maneuvers. Yes, that certainly is a "DRINK ME" label on the bottle. Yes, you should absolutely follow that wildly questionable directive.
Using arcane tinctures and unorthodox mathematics, ye can shrink down and step onto the chessboard itself, entering a magical sub-world which exists simultaneously within and without the boundaries of the ship!
Shipyards will only carry the Alice Class sloop through August 31st, so don't be late! Why not get your order in before this opportunity fades away like a Cheshire Cat?
The Plum Mystery Box is back in season! These bountiful prize boxes are packed with sweet surprises to keep your worldly appetites satiated through the summer months. New to this year's Plum Mystery Box is an adorable Plum seal, exotic Plum elephant statues, sinister Plum snake medallions, a smorgasbord of Plum trinkets that can be held in portraits, and stylish Plum octopi with sleeping hats! Opening just one Plum Mystery Box will also award you with a brand new Plum Rum trophy!
From now until 3:00 PM PDT on July 22nd, pluck a free Plum Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons or every month of subscription time you purchase! That's 5 Plum Boxes for purchasing a $49.99 package, 12 Plum Boxes for purchasing an annual subscription, or even more!
Good luck, and have a great July!
WINNERS have now been announced! Thanks to all who participated!
To celebrate the imminent arrival of our tablet-friendly version, we're giving away one free iPad daily to eligible* players from June 10th through June 19th. That's a total of 10 iPads that will be given away to our swashbuckling community! We will select one winner per day based on a random drawing, after which the entry list will be reset and you may enter again. In order to enter yourself into each daily drawing, simply log in and follow the instructions posted on the notice board.
Please note that we will be resetting entries daily after each drawing. You may view the official rules for this giveaway here.
Good luck, mateys!
*Eligibility for physical prizes is limited to US and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). As much as we would love include all of our international players, the giveaway rules are bound by arcane wizardry that cannot be undone.