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A Pirate Celebration!


A Letter from the Captain

Ahoy Mates!

I am incredibly proud to celebrate five years of Puzzling Piracy with you, our loyal players. Over 250 million hours of Puzzling! 4 million Puzzle Pirate accounts! And, let’s not forget the one and a half million forum posts.

We’ve navigated from our home cove on Azure out on to the wide seven seas (Cobalt, Hunter, Malachite, Midnight, Opal, Sage, and Viridian). Along the way, we’ve seen innumerable additions to Puzzle Pirates; a few are listed here:

December 2003

  • Launch!


  • Blockades, Flags, and war!
  • Island colonization
  • Bazaars
  • The Alchemistry Puzzle
  • Spades


  • The Cobalt, Sage and Viridian Oceans
  • The Shipwrightery Puzzle
  • Missions
  • Portraits!
  • Hearts
  • Treasure Drop


  • The Hunter and Opal Oceans
  • Rumble!
  • Brigand Kings!
  • Piratey Pets


  • Brigand King Blockades
  • Atlantis!
  • Flotillas!
  • Treasure Haul
  • The Blacksmithing Puzzle


  • The Malachite Ocean
  • The Cursed Isles!
  • Puzzle Pirates Adventures
  • Puzzle Competitions
  • The Foraging Puzzle!

A big “Arrr!” to all the Pirates out there that have made Puzzle Pirates a continued success. A bountiful “Arr, Matey!” to the loyal crew from 2003 still playing (we know who you are, ye scallywags). And, finally, our thanks to the trusty Ocean Masters that have kept the peace these five long years.

We’re recognizing all the Old Pirates out there with a special trophy for their years of service -- please hop on board to claim yours, and we’ll look forward to seeing you in 2013!

thanks again and fair winds,

- Capn Cleaver, aka Daniel James, CEO Three Rings

The Ocean Masters are organizing celebratory events to commemorate the anniversary. You can look here for more information.


Posted by Piratewannabe

1st hurrdurr
Though I started playing this game near when it first opened, the account I'm currently playing on I only made 2 years ago, so 2 trophies =[

December 08, 2008 at 08:39 PM PST | permalink

Posted by

WTF im so bored math question is to hard...

December 08, 2008 at 10:01 PM PST | permalink

Posted by GuessWho

Aw, that makes me so sad! They deleted my account of three years a while ago and my new pirate is only 7 months old....

December 09, 2008 at 03:37 AM PST | permalink

Posted by Ilka

I think this trophy idea is not well organised. My account is over three years old, I deleted my pirate not so long ago because I had some personal problems and made myself a new one, but no trophy for me.
It's not our pirates who have been loyal, it's us players. I think you should have based the trophies on our accounts and not on our pirates. I'm disappointed...

December 09, 2008 at 02:05 PM PST | permalink

Posted by Wela From Hunter

can u make a new ocean called Herold and let us know 2 days be4 the ocean is made

December 09, 2008 at 04:03 PM PST | permalink

Posted by Wela From Hunter

i wud like it to be a dub ocean ty

December 09, 2008 at 04:04 PM PST | permalink

Posted by Rainfail

I agree with Ilka .. I saw the spyglass, got so excited by the prospect of getting 3 trophies, as I had been playing for 3 years, and I got nowt because this pirate is only 3-4 months old :(

I am gutted ...

But lovely idea Three Rings

December 09, 2008 at 07:55 PM PST | permalink

Posted by Pillager/Brigandeater

Eh, had a player 3 years back, got deleted=(

oh well. Only maybe 1 yr.

December 09, 2008 at 10:18 PM PST | permalink

Posted by Galimom from hunter

Dang. I made an acc pre-BK, it got deleted. Plus, I'm 100% sure I was playing on my current acc pre-Atlantis. Why don't I at least have the trophy for one year?

Hmm... 5+1. /e gets calculator

December 09, 2008 at 11:22 PM PST | permalink

Posted by Wela From Hunter

i am so dissapointed that you have not made a new server you have had over a day to make it , get to it

December 10, 2008 at 05:12 PM PST | permalink

Posted by Wela From Hunter


December 10, 2008 at 05:14 PM PST | permalink

Posted by Falmari

I agree with some of the comments. I believe that we should have gotten the trophies based on the account duration, not the pirate one. As a I have switched to playing the newest ocean and I have no purdy trophies (with I think look awesome) to display there since Malachite hasn't been open a year yet.

December 10, 2008 at 06:23 PM PST | permalink

Posted by 1mari1

i agree, im playing for one year now, and i used to have a pirate in hunter,then i moved to viridian, and guess what! no trophy!!lol
anyway, these trophies are lovely,
ty for the fun ooo!
great, i need to buy a new calculator -.-

December 10, 2008 at 11:37 PM PST | permalink

Posted by almighty malachai

ahhh gotta love the complainers

December 11, 2008 at 05:32 AM PST | permalink

Posted by Taiann Lar

Umm its pretty good.and why ask these stuipd maths?

December 11, 2008 at 08:42 AM PST | permalink

Posted by Noeyedblack

Considering my pirate was moved accounts about a year into playing, I am glad that the trophies were not based account wide. Just think about all the people who may have missed out in my situation should the trophies be account wide.

When there are winners there are losers, I am just thankful the Oceanmasters have kept this game running well for so long, thanks!

December 11, 2008 at 09:19 AM PST | permalink

Posted by Redarmy

XD deleted my account on middy after like 4 yrs then switched to sage =D so no trophies to prove my... lengthy YPP citizenship

December 13, 2008 at 05:00 PM PST | permalink

Posted by


Looks like no new oceans will be made, I can't be positive though. The Seven Seas being used in Piratey context all the time, and we have 7 right now.

December 14, 2008 at 06:25 AM PST | permalink

Posted by dx


December 14, 2008 at 03:16 PM PST | permalink

Posted by Alf

Congratulations, OOO, for surviving this long.

I feel rather uneasy with all the grind incentives you've added as of late, though. But it was inevitable, as with any MMO :/.

Still loving most of the core puzzles. Gogogogo distilling! :D.

December 15, 2008 at 11:21 AM PST | permalink

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December 16, 2008 at 03:36 PM PST | permalink

Posted by puzzle pirates fan..

I just love puzzle pirates! and thankyou for making it better! :)

I play it everyday! lol I know im crazy.. :)

just want to say this is the best and thankyou captain! ^^

December 17, 2008 at 08:11 PM PST | permalink

Posted by ashcrystal

well im a new player and i wonder what we get for being here a long time... i mean.. c'mon its trophies?? v.v

well can somebody tell me who's the richest on viridan??

December 19, 2008 at 01:08 PM PST | permalink

Posted by puzzle pirates fan..

OMG Puzzle pirates gone even more FUN! omg i just love puzzle pirates!

January 03, 2009 at 08:03 AM PST | permalink

Posted by Goldenbars

Who can I talk to about letting my paid for account for the whole year continue to have access since my little son of 13 screwed up one time and removed what he fealt was his poe from another player-thus without any notice whatsoever being removed from the game. I haven't played for over 2 weeks and I am going through withdrawal pain. I really am innocent and beg for someone to look into my account-I have several other pirates who will vouch for my creadability and swear that I would never in a million years steal anything. I had 36k, 2 stalls full of business, 2 vessals, 2 homes, and much more-why would I steal? I was set up by a 13 year old, can someone please help me out here?

January 08, 2009 at 10:06 PM PST | permalink

Posted by Ownedu

I disagree with new oceans because as someone pointed out it is the 7 Seas not 8 lol. But I don't like this trophy plain because my account was a 6 almost 7 I missed the first couple months of the game and they deleted my account that I paid good money for so I think other people would agree.So next time try to rethink this because I'm sad :(

March 09, 2009 at 03:58 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Ownedu

2253017066 call me to talk about puzzle pirates I'm 13 not a bad person :P

March 09, 2009 at 04:03 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Ownedu

They should delete my message LOL

March 09, 2009 at 04:04 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Khitan

ONE question...What's the duration of a PP acc? Might sound a bit newbish but I've been playing PP for two long periods, later on ended two months ago or something ~~ So...now when I eagerly wanted to play poker again (remembering good ol' days in PP) my character was once again found deleted :/...so WHAT'S the duration of a acc? :P

Bye! _'Z'_

May 20, 2009 at 06:17 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by

eww this was so long ago

April 19, 2010 at 03:10 PM PDT | permalink

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