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.
We're saluting the launch of Puzzle Pirates on tablets with a volley of discounted doubloons and free trinkets!
From now until Monday, June 24th at 10 AM PDT, all doubloon purchases of $9.99 or more will come with an additional bonus of 15% more doubloons! If you were waiting for the right time to buy some doubloons, it's now!
In addition, we're also giving away two free trinkets to collect! Logging in on the desktop client will award your account with a Red Apple, while logging in on the iPad will award your account with a Silver Apple. Both trinkets can be collected on the same account, and both trinkets can be held in portraits!
The doubloon discount and apple trinkets are only here for a limited time, so don't dawdle! Both offers will be available until June 24th at 10 AM PDT.
Hear ye, hear ye! Gold Boxes are back in supply around the seven seas! To those of you living in the eighth, ninth, and tenth seas: the Department o' the Treasure is still busily playing the Distribution Rights puzzle for those areas.
June's Gold Box features a new assortment of colors for the Toucan familiar and a brilliant ruby Sea Turtle pet, in addition to the traditional lineup of golden goodies. Remember that Gold Box trinkets can be traded in at your local Trading Post for further prizes!
From now until 3:00 PM PDT on June 17th, 2013, Gold Boxes will be available from your local bank! For a full list of available prizes, the official rules can be found right here. Good luck!
WINNERS for this event have been announced. A hearty "Thank Ye" to everyone who participated!
Please note: the event location has changed from Emerald to Meridian.
In preparation for the tablet release of Puzzle Pirates, we're looking to our dedicated community of buccaneers, scallywags, and ne'er–do–wells in order to conduct a performance test of our recently upgraded server hardware. This test needs live pirates gathered on a single ocean, so please board Meridian on Friday, May 24th from noon to 3 PM PDT, and see if you can bring the server to its knees! We know that it can be hard to motivate a pirate without the promise of loot, so we will be giving away an iPad for every milestone of 1,000 pirates logged in concurrently on Meridian!* This means one iPad will be given away if we first reach 1,000 players logged in on Meridian at the same time during the event, a second iPad will be given out if we reach 2,000 logged in on Meridian at the same time during the event, and so on. As an additional bonus, we will also be increasing base pillaging and treasure chest payouts and increasing injury chances for the duration of the event.
Please see the OFFICIAL RULES for full details.
Surrounding the event on Meridian, we will also increase payouts and chances of injury on each of other oceans according to the following schedule:
*Eligibility for physical prizes is limited to US and Canadian residents. We love our international players, but a pack of Atlantean
lawyers saboteurs struck before we could maneuver through the hoops to expand eligibility. We hope you understand and will still join us during the event!
From now until 3:00 PM PDT on May 20th, 2013, you'll earn a FREE Banana Box for every $9.95 you spend on doubloons or every month of subscription time you purchase! That's 5 Banana Boxes for purchasing a $49.95 package, 12 Banana Boxes for purchasing an annual subscription, or even more!
Each Banana Box features a prize in the seasonal color of Banana, including a new Banana Octopus with Hat familiar, a Banana Snake Familiar, and a slew of Banana furniture and ships. If you live to collect trinkets, there's also an array of 12 old and new Banana trinkets. I promise the old ones don't have brown spots.
Good luck and don't slip on your way to the login screen! For a full list of available prizes and other more detailed info, the official rules can be found right here.
Operating under a shroud of deception and feints, fleets of smuggling ships have silently filled the ocean's Black Markets with brand new Series 4 Black Boxes! These new boxes reportedly contain a bizarre bundle of Smuggler and Vampire furniture along with a number of varied and shadowy Sea Turtle pets.
Rumors are spreading that some of these boxes containing deadly Booby Traps! There's a chance you could lose an eye, a hand, or a leg when opening one of these new Black Boxes, so be warned!
But perhaps that's right up your alley? In any case, creep on over to your local Black Market to engage in some dubious dealings! If you've simply got to know what's inside, you can take a look at the full list of contents right here.
Shadowy agents of the Black Market want everyone to know that it has become prohibitively difficult for them to stock the Series 3 Black Box with black and shadow unicorns. The following is copied from a note that I found pinned above my bed with a bloody dagger:
Series 3 Black Box supplies to expire on May 1st.
Last chance to buy remaining black and shadow unicorns.
Blood is fake.
There I go rambling.
Maybe why they took my tongue.
Let me know if you find it in a box sometime.
Loose-lipped Lawrence, formerly Chatty Lawrence