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Eggcellent!

Congratulations to all the talented players whose egg designs were selected to be added to the game this year! Beginning today, egg furniture will be available in the palace shoppe, and as prizes in tournaments and competitions! Now is the perfect time to decorate your home, ships, shop or hall for spring.

BREAKING NEWS NOW - Eggpocalypse 2014!

The Department o' HWFO is gathering reports from around the oceans that eggs have been found broken or cracked! There are unconfirmed reports that strange creatures have been sighted on colonized islands. Frantic Ray yells, 'They've hatched velociraptARRRs!", but Panicked Jane swears the're small and fast.

Frantic pirates were seen running from their homes earlier today, clutching broken egg shells. One shocked pirate was mumbling, ‘I thought it was chocolate inside...’

When we hit the docks looking for information, there were only a handful of pirates to be seen. When asked about the egg hatching theory, Smug Callum declared "When ye originally decorated yer home with giant, unidentified waist-high eggs, ye thought to yerself, 'That looks lovely. What could ever possibly go wrong?' Well, now ye know!" Paranoid Sam's voice whispered, ‘They spy on you for the OMs, you know! The eggs, the pets, even the familiars!’ Only the glint of the sun off his foil hat was visible as he ran into the forest.

Are eggs safe? We'll have all the facts for you tomorrow!

Bluebeard's Dog!

Billions of blue blistering barnacles!

More than just green is springing up around the oceans this month! Hedgehogs in umber, almond, grey, chestnut and brown are now in the palace shoppe. These spiny little pets purr contentedly in the warm weather.

Also appearing in the palace shoppe, a new blue dog! The Department o' the Treasury was sure the color would be temporary after these dogs were found rolling in a spilled barrel of Bottled Bluebeard. Alas, the blue just won’t come off, so they're introducing a new pet to ye pirates: Blue Hound! These small dogs will be available in the palace shoppe through April 3rd!

Deadly Lairs: Brave the Graveyard!

Many a sailor searching for treasure and riches has charted a course for the Haunted Seas ruled by Barnabas the Pale. Some return to port with chests of haunted items dredged up from the bottom of the sea, frightful trinkets in night blue, or strange spectral pets. Others wash ashore, barely alive, with ghastly tales of phantasms yielding spectral swords, and unearthly ships.

Hushed whispers can be heard that the profits from such voyages have suddenly increased. Ye hear that graveyards appear more frequently, and there is an increase in pieces of eight awarded from defeated haunted ships and graveyards. If ye find yerself on a sinking ship, ye have an increased chance of an injury.

Deadly Lairs: Brave the Graveyard will be active until March 19th at noon PDT. If yer on a Doubloon Ocean, ye will need a bravery badge. Pirates on Cerulean will need a subscription to participate.

Be brave, me hearties!

Pirate Census 2014!

Census 2014!

It's time again for the Pirate Census!

Every so often, we put together a survey to gather information about the interests and preferences of the Puzzle Pirates community. The results of the survey remain anonymous. We use the information to get a better idea of who is spending their time sailing our seas and to help us decide what kinds of future projects will be of interest to the community.

The survey will be available through Monday, March 24th, so please take a few minutes to help us build a better Puzzle Pirates by filling out the survey right now!

Suddenly It's Spring Green!

It's a great day for the shamrock!

Spring Green Mystery Boxes arrive as a sign that winter is over! Celebrate the thaw and get ready to show off yer green thumb! No green thumb for ye? Then get yer hands on a four-leaf clover, a spring sprout or other Spring Green trinkets.

Do ye have the luck of the Irish? This box has new Spectral Sheep pets, and three colored familiars: a new Emerald Raven, a Green Monkey with tricorne hat, and a Spring Green Octopus! Ye'll be proud to show yer green with Spring Green painted ships, limited edition furniture, chroma and clothing. Grab yer hearties, raise a mug, and join the shanty to celebrate the season!

For more information about the full contents of the 2014 Spring Green Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. The Spring Green Mystery Boxes are only available for a limited time, so grab a little green today!

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on March 17th , 2014 you'll earn a free Spring Green Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time you purchase!

Monthly Reward and March Madness!

Model Sloop!!

Own a subscription or make a purchase of $9.99 or more in March to receive a desktop model sloop!

The snow has melted, Jack Frost is in retreat, and pirates everywhere wonder why they still can't feel their noses. It's just the sort of distraction you can use to yer advantage as you earn the March Seal o'Piracy by participating in 4 tournaments!

Expedition Rally!

It seems while ye pirates were busy making a love connection with Pinkfoot, the Empire’s outposts were stocked, and Vikings were more daring with their raids! Load a crew on yer ship, and grab something pointy to prepare for an expedition rally! During this event expeditions will be easier to find, and they will have greater treasures to win.

  • Quite a bit o’ treasure has built up on the Imperial Outposts and Viking raider ships, resulting in more for ye pirates to plunder.
  • Sinking Imperial Outposts increased rum and shot on their ships, which ye pirates are happy to take off their hands.
  • The chance of finding expeditions while pillaging is increased.
  • For ye pirates who prefer exploration over battle, buried treasure expeditions are yielding more pieces of eight.

Be sure to visit the Explorers’ Hall for the latest rumors and locations for Empire strongholds and Viking activity. Charts for Viking Raids and Imperial Outposts will appear more frequently. Expedition maps may also be found inside some Black Boxes.

Viking and Imperial trinkets are awarded to victorious pirates who own a subscription on Cerulean or those who possess a rank badge on doubloon oceans. Trinkets can be exchanged for special items at the Trading Post.

This Expedition Rally will be active from February 24th at noon PST until March 3rd at noon PST.

Happy hunting, mates!

Sea of Dreams!

The team has been dreaming of this sloop for a long time and now, it is ready! This new sloop has a cabin, and for those extended voyages out to sea, bedrolls for a quick nap on deck.

Just click the bedroll and count some sheep while you drift off to sleep, clutching yer rum jug.

The limited edition Dream Class Sloop will transport yer crew to the land of dreams. Fluffy clouds and numbered sheep will ensure a restful visit to dreamland, so ye can return to the seas refreshed and...wait, do those cannons have arms and legs?

Suddenly this dream is feeling a bit unsettled. What is with that giant flower? Is that sheep following me? Fall through the vortex hatch and enter the surreal hold of the dream ship. Find a giant sleeping turtle and a walking, talking rumjug. While he may not be able to find his hat, only the most skilled pirates will be able to best him in drinking.

Below the hold enter a maze of endless stairways and doors. Don’t let panic set it while ye seek yer way out of this disturbing tangle.

Exhausted from running in the endless stairways, and relieved to have escaped the red room, will ye find a safe haven in the cabin? This nightmare space will not give ye respite from the terror, and ye might wake up in a cold sweat.

Will the sandman bring ye fair dreams or horrifying nightmares? Visit yer local shipyard today, because the Dream Class Sloop will fade away from shoppes on April 3rd.

Palace Shoppe Pets!

Smooooth!

Visit the Palace Shoppe, and pick up a new Red Velvet Leopard. These big cats are plush and are guaranteed not to scratch. The leopard is only available until March 3rd, so be sure to go to the Palace Shoppe and get some velvety softness today.

The end of winter is coming (really, it is)! Penguins and seals don’t enjoy the thawing of the oceans, and the coming of the summer breezes, so they will be leaving the palace shoppe March 3rd. Be sure to stop by and pick up a frosty friend today before they migrate to colder climates!



Portrait Ships!

Smile!!

Have a portrait made on a special ship this Valentine's Day weekend! These are NOT free portraits - it's just an opportunity for you to get a portrait with a special ship name. Whisks to these ships are currently on the events tab of the notice board!

    February 14th-17th
  • Lovestruck Leviathan
  • Lost Love (Cerulean and Meridian)
  • Love Lost (Emerald)
  • Harmonious Sole
  • Boxed Chocolate

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