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A Little Monkey Business

Rumbling monkeys

Monkeys seem to be the theme of this release!

In addition to the petulant piece rearranging monkey in the new Foraging Puzzle, we've also added something of a rogue element to the Seas. Henceforth, certain Pirate ships will find themselves facing off against vessels filled with hungry simians. I know! Crazy monkey on Pirate ship action! It's armageddon!

The Pirate community at large will be relieved to note that these voracious monkeys have so far limited themselves to flinging cannon shot. They have also shown a preference for vessels that have already shown themselves ready for heated battle, so they should not interfere with the pillaging activities of the average Pirate.

For those wondering why a ship full of monkey's might be warranted on the Ocean, the answer is fairly simple: From time to time, wily Pirates hit on ways to earn their loot without facing a challenge or two. Monkeying with the game in this way is, of course, an entirely Piratey thing to do. But we don't want those Pirates losing their edge! Rather than putting further limits on the comings and goings of this crew or that, we thought something a little more fun might do the trick. Who doesn't love the prospect of crossing swords with a band of angry monkeys?

Comments:

Posted by Hamman

Heheh Monkeyz

August 27, 2008 at 03:41 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Partius

........What?

August 27, 2008 at 03:56 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Skullfire

Wow Cool

August 27, 2008 at 04:03 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Robarrght

How do ye entice the wily bunch to find ye? Me mates and I wish to experience this!

August 27, 2008 at 04:13 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Aoiringo

Will there be 12 monkeys on board some of these ships?

August 27, 2008 at 04:15 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Robarrght

And, is this on ICE only? I just wasted a day's labor with NO puzzle. Arrrgh. ('Twas a waste b'cause I got no foraging puzzle and nothin' but fruit. haarrrgh)

August 27, 2008 at 04:15 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Krull

Hum... next will be parrots and octos? o.O

August 27, 2008 at 04:23 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Treasureme

That is kind of kool!

August 27, 2008 at 04:43 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Izzycool

Um i have a question!
How do people get monkeys on there shoulders

August 27, 2008 at 04:46 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Kimmie

Monkeys ^^

August 27, 2008 at 05:01 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by fluffybuffy

omg, what? i dont get it lol. so is it just monkeys roaming the seas and sometimes u will come across them? lol

August 27, 2008 at 05:07 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Alorna

-giggle-
I love it!
The Ringers have amazed me, yet again. =]

August 27, 2008 at 05:12 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by 121.44.51.14

um how do i fight em
i wanta own em

August 27, 2008 at 05:44 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Leora

If you beat the monkeys do you get a pet monkey?

August 27, 2008 at 06:51 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Leora

Monkeys Rule!

August 27, 2008 at 06:51 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by 58.170.185.80

Lol the 12 monkeys, its the end of the world

August 27, 2008 at 07:56 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Rexar

this gonna be populated
the island

August 27, 2008 at 09:15 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Foarl

I heard mention it had something to do with PvP pirates. If you pvp often enough, the monkey ship might make an appearance. Last I heard Ice was getting the silver cannon and now it's on viridian, so I assume this update will be spreading to the oceans soon.

August 27, 2008 at 09:19 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Toughpete

xD imagine that , a monkey navigating a Grand Frigate XDDDDDD

August 27, 2008 at 10:45 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by seaelldave

ha ha ha are you guys laughing ? cause this is funny stuff

August 27, 2008 at 11:16 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Morkaleb

Spanking monkeys? Hmmm...interesting.

August 27, 2008 at 11:20 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by WT

Okay, monkeys can fight now? That's cool. Very cool. But one thing - what about people with monkey familiars? If we're going to be attacked by monkeys, I want my monkey familiar to turn into a DEMON MONKEY whenever I'm in a fight.

To be fair, a parrot could peck people in the face, and an octopus could squirt ink in their eyes. I don't know what the seahorse could do, but I'm sure he'd have a great super-secret attack combo. Like that little ninja in the white suit in the Simpsons who pulls off a massive attack when no-one's looking. Let's make all the familiars useful!

What? What do you mean my familiar's just for show? You mean I can't train my monkey to kill a pirate with a skillfully launched coconut at their head?

Sigh.

Selling cute monkey.
Buying killer monkey.

(Aww, he's got such cute little eyes, I can't sell him. Still want to buy a killer monkey, though.)

August 27, 2008 at 11:28 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Vincent

Sea Monkeys.. Woot

August 27, 2008 at 11:29 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Blackgold

Me sings, "Hey Hey with the Monkeys..."

August 27, 2008 at 11:42 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by OOOMakesUsPayForPoorServersAndServices

Sounds like Monkey Island.. oh wait, what is that? Did you say you copied it from them? Ah, ok, as I thought.

August 28, 2008 at 12:08 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by jetter

first things first, monkeys only comes if you are on a ship full of foragables,

August 28, 2008 at 03:27 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by zzezo

please i wana be rich in the game and have a lot of familrs

August 28, 2008 at 05:06 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Yellowbob

I want monkey jobbers

August 28, 2008 at 06:27 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Zixlan

= = cool i thingh human be monkey - .-

August 28, 2008 at 06:36 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by SAMANTHA

i think the monkeys r keewl i love monkeys they r my most favourite animals they r sooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!
GOOD THINKING

August 28, 2008 at 08:08 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Pconpoo

Yay for monkies we will win the bananas

August 28, 2008 at 08:37 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Singstar

Sounds fun, should go have a look. So, you can recieve monkeys by having a ship fulled of foraged stuff? or am i wrong (which i usally am ;P )

August 28, 2008 at 09:10 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Hairspray / Stacey

In answer to you question, to get a Monkey on Yer Shoulder, You would need to spend about 2,000,000 PoE To get Ye Hand sonOne of these Fantastic Creaturs, Called Familiars.

You can Also Get,

-Octi
-Parrots
-Seahorses ( Only avalible to people who work hard in the forbidden waters of Atlantis )

Hope That Answers Your Quetsion!

Hairspray,

Working Hard to Keep The Wtaers Of Virdian Safe :)

August 28, 2008 at 09:12 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Deedeeiam

The evolutionary process has regressed!

August 28, 2008 at 09:28 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Chunkblower

Actually I think this is a step forward in the PP evolutionary chain...:P

August 28, 2008 at 09:57 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by shannon

HEY!!!! they are my evil trebles ? kl yay they look jst lyk me ^_^ woo fur munkeys

August 28, 2008 at 10:32 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Yarrie

That's so cool same with the foraging thingy and pets in portrait!!!

August 28, 2008 at 11:37 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by 72.228.65.168

lol MONKEYS

August 28, 2008 at 11:46 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Triv

Wow. Nice. ;)

August 28, 2008 at 11:54 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Singstar

Yeah it did, thx.. :P

August 28, 2008 at 12:36 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Skirvyman

lol !this monkey thing is pretty funny / stupid .i wonder how good monkeys aren at rumbles ?

August 28, 2008 at 02:12 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Capskullie

that's so funnyyy!

August 28, 2008 at 02:53 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by FROSTI

DO WE GET THE MONKEYS IF WE WIN!?!?!

August 28, 2008 at 06:19 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Deathsblade

No, you get a trophy that looks like a ring if you beat the monkey ship

August 28, 2008 at 06:45 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Aurore

Shouldn't I get a familiar out of this? >.> Or will I be murdering cute little monkeys just for PoE?

Not that I have a problem with that...

And does this mean they drive differently?

Glen wants to know if they will still fire shot... Or fruit, or uh you know... Other stuff... That monkeys like to fling...

August 28, 2008 at 09:03 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Minerva (Vir.)

Monkeys with the names of philosophers.
Now that's interesting :), nice way of thinking 3R XD

August 29, 2008 at 07:13 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by larklight

that seems soo awsome im goin to get my ship and crew and catch some monkeys

August 29, 2008 at 07:14 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by girlgeo

Looking forward to fighting monkeys, what puzzle do they play? sf or rumble?

Although, I hafta say...
I don't like the new foraging puzzle.... it was designed to mess with all the people who have been foraging, but us other merchants are really being hurt by all the lost labor, all my orders are stuck in queue with nobody working on them!

Why are you punishing us merchants who don't forage?

Maybe you could separate the labor hours and forage hours into two categories.

August 29, 2008 at 08:58 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Vanadis

I'm fairly sure I'm just nuking this out way too much, but the monkeys are trying to steal your fruit? I guess that makes sense. But what do you even do with the monkeys? Just beat them and keep your fruit? And what happens if you lose it? Monkeys eat it and you lose money? Or fruit? So what happens if you're pillaging and you happen to have fruit onboard? Will the monkeys come after you for a little, or does it have to be a significant sized load?
"They have also shown a preference for vessels that have already shown themselves ready for heated battle." Does that mean they'll come if you're picking on smaller ships than yours?
Arg, someone explain.

August 29, 2008 at 09:31 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by 300/MPH

yes thats 100% true. maybe 90%... and what do you think? see ya

August 29, 2008 at 11:40 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by luisa

ps a mi me parese muy bacana esta idea jejeje chau me enanta puzzle pirates!!!!!!!

August 29, 2008 at 12:31 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by bballers

i wish i was a monkey on here....... that would be cool....lol

August 29, 2008 at 07:26 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Thorn

Anyone been able to hunt the monkeys or have been attacked by them please send me a tell on how i can get them to engage in a battle with me.

August 29, 2008 at 09:22 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Thorn

I Found out!! Heads up !! To get the monkeys to attack you.. You have to be active in pvping I'm told by the OM's. Sounds like not only I like alittle fear on the seas! Lets hope they pay well for the non paying PVPers! Harrrr More Supplys!! I'll say sorry now to all you non allied flag and crew members on the seas but .... It's a pirates life for me!

August 29, 2008 at 09:53 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Roythompson

lol......monkeys

August 30, 2008 at 05:33 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by kingnathan

kool that is lol monkeys

August 30, 2008 at 11:18 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by trampler

sounds to me like they tryin to make monkeys out of pvpers

August 30, 2008 at 04:38 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by 24.1.35.202

monkeyz are awesome

August 31, 2008 at 05:48 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Ty

How do you get a monkey from People or do i murder one?

September 01, 2008 at 01:10 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by vbn

i want lizard pet fam to come out on game it would be so as well as monkeys

September 01, 2008 at 01:26 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by frank

awesome, man i wish there could be humans skellies

September 06, 2008 at 07:11 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by frank

Why is everything so damn exspensive to purchase on this game. it definatly obligates players to feel like they need to purchae doublins with credit card just to get a step up in the game. again the rich get rich and the poor get poorer. this game surely reminds me of the economy. Way to go PUZZLE PIRATES

September 06, 2008 at 10:35 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Eric

why can't anything be cheaper in the game?

September 06, 2008 at 11:27 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Goral

next will be Tiger :D

September 06, 2008 at 02:05 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Polly

I don't initate any pvps. I was transporting a load of wood on a cutter, alone, and was attacked by monkeys-- before i even read about them! As I recall the boat didn't have a 'tag' indicating a bot boat.
Yeah, not fun to sf (I think) a monkey boat 4 against 10 or 12. sigh.

September 06, 2008 at 03:03 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Dante

This is like that episode of Cowboy Bebop, i think the third one, when the Evils turn even their own sons in monkeys!

September 06, 2008 at 04:20 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Harissa

yeah monkeybuissnes,
but i can't find how to play it.
darn

greets
Harissa

September 07, 2008 at 05:15 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Robinzebec

This is in response to Frank and others concerned about the cost of things in game. Yes, the makers of Puzzle Pirates would like you to purchase doubloons with real money, since this is how they make money for their real life work. As much as they would like to spend all their time providing you with entertainment for free, they and their families must eat and have a roof over their heads just like you.

September 07, 2008 at 02:25 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Robinzebec

Having said the previous, Three Rings does actually allow you to play for absolutely nothing, and it is quite possible to do this. If you work at learning the puzzles, and at understanding the economy, you will be able to have everything you could want...all with out ever buying a doubloon. I have done it myself. Perhaps if you learn to understand the PP economy it will help you to understand the real world one, and make your life all the better for it. After all, if you won a hard earned monkey...would you like the makers of PP to tell you to sell it for 50k only? Or would you prefer to get as much for it as someone was willing to pay? I say, three cheers for Three Rings!!

September 07, 2008 at 02:26 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Pirateoegypt

sup partius! tell bry i say hi.

September 07, 2008 at 06:45 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Hischoolboy

Lol looks fun to me

September 07, 2008 at 11:36 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Avengerlachy

Puzzle Pirates have probably just run out of bots all the viridian have probably killed them all and every account deleted there familiar become on a bot ship

There should be Octoships and stuff too it would be cool....
This is how it should be
Monkey ship win fruit
Octoship win Enamels
Parrot ship win Store suplies
Seahorse wins you special stuff

Oh crap a maths question below if only i paid more attention in school

it this a good way to work it out?
(cv+gr)f=The sum?

September 08, 2008 at 12:11 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by 91.107.62.30

hello

September 10, 2008 at 09:13 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by 91.107.62.30

monkeys are so cool lol

September 10, 2008 at 09:14 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Eithneonora

Funny thing about the monkeys, they attacked one of our ships while we were having team races and battling contests between our own crew members. Seems the monkeys mistook our two ships running together as something much bigger, or not. Too bad it wasn't my ship I would've appreciated the experience. LOL

September 11, 2008 at 05:29 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Mykono

Woo! I wanna see the monkies!

September 11, 2008 at 10:31 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Tony Kucera

Banana Cannon!

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im not good at puctuation point drawing

September 11, 2008 at 11:50 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Tony Kucera

Banana Cannon! (new and improved!)
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Yeah, hitting a monkey with a fish. Thats what lifes about!

September 11, 2008 at 11:55 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Tony Kucera

Banana Cannon! (final version)

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September 11, 2008 at 11:58 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by 79.72.151.224

h

September 12, 2008 at 12:32 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Spudderoo

wht is there going to be monkeys on ships, like come on any pirate can beat a monkey

September 12, 2008 at 06:28 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Juan

ypoyh;

September 13, 2008 at 09:41 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by sasoy

monkey wow monkey hahahahahahhhahahehehhehehh monkey is like me

September 14, 2008 at 12:31 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by hellfire

IDONT wanna fight em i want one!!!
all i want in life is a familiar and noone has the decency to give me one :(

September 15, 2008 at 04:17 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Father Torque

Hohoho, grandpa pirate here ;)

Want some welther's originals?

September 17, 2008 at 01:31 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by nielsenzo

saw someone saying 'next are parrots and octos?'

well I haven't seen a parrot with a sword yet.

anyways this is cool ^^

October 23, 2008 at 07:14 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Bartholomew

Well first of all i have fought the monkey ship they are thugh little dudes they will ive you a run for yer money and hellfire no one is gonna give you one but they will sell the i have gotten and sold 3 crabs pianful lol

November 28, 2008 at 08:50 PM PST | permalink

Posted by huhghjkkl

BANANAS YUM IN MY TUM GIVE ME 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 POE THNX

December 30, 2009 at 07:29 PM PST | permalink

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