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Creature Sightings!

They do exist!

No one believed Sweet Desmond’s crazy ramblings about yetis. Until the day he staggered into the inn with a fresh portrait of himself and Doubtful Connor. The paint was a bit smudged, but astonished pirates could see the clear image of an abominable being! When pressed how he came upon this fierce looking creature, Sweet Desmond remembered prying a mysterious expedition chart from the hand of a defeated brigand.

Gather a crew and set yer voyage to pillage! Plunder 'Yeti Sighting' expeditions from brigands and barbarians! Each pirate will receive a free portrait with a Yeti, and Ice Chest Treasure boxes will be placed into the booty of the ship for everyone to share.

Frosty!

Visit the Palace Shoppe for festive hats, seasonal trinkets, and temporary snow furniture. Build a fort, or have a snowball fight with yer hearties!

The Department o' Lost Treasures is also stocking the Palace Shoppe with the gift of seasonal pets. Penguins return in standard colors black, grey, and tan. From the depths of winter past, the Candy-Striped Tiger reappears, and new this year, a Blue Penguin and Light Blue Seal!

These frosty friends will be in the Palace Shoppe through January 2nd!

Ye Heavens Aligned!

MESSAGE FROM YE HEAVENS: Yer daily horoscope reads: Jupiter and Saturn be aligned so.....expand yer time with supernatural craft. We reviewed the astral charts and concluded this could only mean one thing. The Celestial Class Sloop is extended through January 1st, 2014!


This month the stars aligned to produce a limited edition sloop of astronomical significance. Navigators can stow away the sextant while on the Celestial Class Sloop, as the heavens are now within reach. Featuring a star to guide ye and haunted wall lamps to enhance the mystic connection to heavenly beyond, ye should never lose yer way.

In the cabin there are adequate beds and hammocks to allow ye to sleep the day away as ye prepare for yer nocturnal examination of the celestial frontier.

The main deck features a larger-than-life telescope. This astral wonder has been modified to allow access for studious pirates in the hold. Consult charts, celestial globes and books from below deck without the hassle of ordering swabbies to haul them about the ship.

Also in the hold, find access to yer daily horoscope. This sage advice* is customized for each pirate individually and will change daily. Will it help yer pirate navigate difficult waters or find yer true talents? Identify yer zodiac and ponder this otherworldly counsel.

Each ship includes a planetarium below the hold. This space is perfect for yer officers in training - lock em below to learn their navigational points! Do they know where to find Polaris, and where the second star to starboard will lead? Or ye can use it for a party that is out of this world!

Don’t wait for the next planetary alignment, because the Celestial Class Sloop will only be available until December 16, 2013!

*We received notification from 'beyond' that the casks of fine rum offered for supernatural consultation were inadequate. Vargas the Mad provided his expertise in exchange for the rum.

Lustrous Boxes at the Bank!

Oooooh, shiny!

If your autumn is feeling lackluster, fear not, because the Gold Box is back with shiny offerings to brighten your day! This month, discerning pirates will appreciate the richness of Wine trinkets and Chroma. Try out living on the wild side with Scarlet Shampoo temporary hair dye. Add a nice touch of color to any dreary fall day with Toucan familiars and Amethyst Sea Turtle pets. Gilded furniture brightens any room and gold Rat, Cat, Elephant, Seal and Hedgehog pets chase away any doldrums.

There are five new trinkets to collect from this Gold Box - Gilded Cameo Box, Gilded Sailor’s Knot, Golden Sextant, Golden Hour Glass, and Golden Turtle Shell. If yer sparkling hoard is overwhelming yer space, visit the Trading Post and trade in Gold Box trinkets for unique golden items. Ye will want to put Golden Turtle Shell trinkets aside in a special display case. A new, gleaming item is coming soon to the Trading Post!

Find Gold Boxes at your island bank until December 16 at 3 PM PST. You can find the full list of prizes, right here.

Late Fall Haul!

Don’t let that stash of fruit rot in the hold of your ship! Old Salts around the ocean have been whispering about markets paying more for fruit and gem thieves being lazy varmints. They also report a parrot squakin’ about merchant and brigand ships sailin' with a mighty fine bit o' booty aboard.

Grab yer hearties and set out to sea to make yer own late fall haul!

  • Markets are paying up to 25% more for fruit.
  • Gem thieves are less active, so large quantities of gems are more likely to make it through a voyage.
  • Merchant brigands are operating at an increased rate and shipping their goods to distant destinations. Their attraction to trading posts is increased.
  • Compelled by an abundance of fruit, encounters with the mischievous Monkey Boat are more common.
  • Brigand and barbarian ships are more attracted to islands with a Black Market and are carrying more booty.


In addition to open markets, Crimson Jim is having an inventory reduction sale! He is including special items free when ye purchase doubloons or subscription time. Ye may find furniture, amulets, pets, chroma and more! Be sure the item icon shows up next to your chosen package on the subscription or doubloon billing page when you go to make your purchase. Some of these items will change daily, so check in frequently so you don’t miss out!


The Late Fall Haul event will be active until November 26th at 3:00 PM PST. Good fortunes, mateys!

Report for Duty - Testing on Ice Ocean!

Maties! Starting November 14th, we will be looking for your feedback on the game’s new user interface. Tablet users of Puzzle Pirates will recognize this UI. The developers have been working hard to bring the new UI to the desktop version of the game.

To access this alpha phase of testing, you will need to download and install a special Ice Ocean client to your computer. A link to the client download and further information about this testing can be found here. Please note that during this phase of testing, access is restricted to current subscribers or players who have purchased at least 24 doubloons in the last 30 days.

Please post feedback in the Ice Discussion section of the forums. Be sure to check the "Puzzle Pirates X" sticky at the top for feedback guidelines. This is an alpha test for the new UI, meaning it is still in early development and further changes will be made. The developers want to hear your feedback and observations of the new UI and its performance.

Once you've spent some time with the new UI, please fill out our feedback survey before November 21.

Critics are Raven about the Wine Mystery Box!

It has a lovely bouquet!

This year, the Puzzle Pirates Vineyard has produced a full-bodied vintage that you will find complements any type of sea voyage or activity ashore. This irresistible box starts with a crisp new Wine Raven and also includes delicate perfumes of elephant, octopus and behatted monkey. The discerning pirate palate will also find hints of Wine-painted War Frigates, Junks and Sloops. The 2013 vintage has been aged in the musty basement of the palace in order include well-rounded nuances of limited-edition Wine Furniture and medium-bodied Wine Trinkets. The finish for the Wine Box is described as smoky with an aftertaste of Wine Chroma.

For more information about the full contents of the 2013 Wine Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. This vintage has a very limited release, so don’t delay and pick up a case today!

From now until 3:00 PM PST on November 18th, 2013, you'll earn a free Wine Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons or every month of subscription time you purchase!

Sweet Punkin' Pails

SWEET!

Sweeten yer candy trinket stash with a Punkin’ Pail! For every $2.99 spent, receive one prize purse which contains Pieces of Eight as well as a Sugar tARRRRt trinket for this year's Trick ARRR Trinket event. Yer Punkin' Pail may contain between 400 to 4,000 PoE, with a chance of finding 100,000 PoE!

Unopened Punkin’ Pails can be held in portraits so restrain yerself before opening!

Don't fall into a sugar coma, because the Punkin' Pail is only available until 3:00 PM PST on November 4th! Click here for the official rules.

Trick ARRR Trinket!

Scary how cute they are!

This Halloween season be sure to plunder Sea Monster Lairs and waylay any Brigand Kings ye find. Lucky pirates may be awarded candy trinkets! Adventurous pirates who visit the Sea Monster Lairs may find more monsters, but may also find more treasure!

Once ye have a nice pile o’ sweets, head over to the Trading Post. Five trinkets can be exchanged for new monster dolls! Hold a goblin, vampire or Frankenstein’s monster doll in a portrait to immortalize yer holiday exploits. If ye have any stale candy tucked away from the event last year, the Trading Post won’t know the difference.

Once ye have yer fill of sweetened treats and expanded yer monster doll collection, use the sugar rush to beat back the hordes of skellies, zombies and werewolves that assail the land!

Don’t stumble like a skellie, because these haunted festivities will only be available until November 4th!

A Haunting Harvest!

Seasonal trinkets, clothing and furniture can be found in every corner of the ocean this autumn season. Visit the Palace Shoppe to find returning seasonal trinkets such as Pumpkin Pie and Pocket Cornucopia, along with new trinkets created by players. Candy Corn anyone? Trick or Treat with fellow pirates wearing masks, top hats and vampire raiment. Don’t forget to grab your very own limited edition Blood Tiger pet!

Furnishers have seasonal furniture available for sale. Decorate your ships with skelly chests, cannons, helms and figureheads. New this year from the limited edition Skelly Class War Brig, the Skelly sword rack and Skelly council chair are available for purchase. Stock up on decorative furniture including pumpkins, jack o’ lanterns, scarecrows, and bushels of apples.

Enjoy the season on land and by sea, but don’t delay! These items are only available until November 3rd!

These bones were made for Sailin'

A macabre construction of skull and bone, the Skelly Class War Brig is not a bare-bones ship. The vessel designers spared no ribs to make this fit for a skeleton king! Gilded armor and fancy chairs adorn this spooky ship, because even the undead enjoy style and comfort. The captain’s quarters feature a skeletal pipe organ, harpsichord and harp to create just the right tune for yer haunted voyage.

New Golden Skelly Armor stand guard throughout the ship. Skelly candelabra and sword racks are handily distributed to create just the right balance of ambiance and utility.

The quarterdeck features a set of chairs with easy access to the ship’s navigation wheel. Looks like this mate spent a bit too much time on the Roister Ship last month. He asks for whom the bell tolls? It tolls for thee, party pirate.

Below deck, a skelly throne allows you to chart your course and oversee the council table. Judging by these participants, this is not likely to be a lively discussion. Pirates will be able to access all parlor games through the council table in order to ease the wait while Ex-Walter decides his next move.

Unlike these guys, you don’t have all eternity to just sit around. Visit yer local shipyard today, because the Skelly Class War Brig is only available until November 11th!

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