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August Update!

Haunted Seas!
Barnabas and the Haunted Seas await!

First, there were riddles. Then, a trip to the Ice Ocean. Now, it's finally here: the Haunted Seas have arrived in Puzzle Pirates' August Update!

The newest Sea Monster Lair to make its appearance in Puzzle Pirates, the Haunted Seas are the dire domain of the much-feared Brigand King Barnabas the Pale. Featuring ghostly opponents, a new twist on the Swordfighting puzzle and plenty of opportunities to Treasure Haul, the Haunted Seas hold all kinds of excitement and treasure for an adventurous pirate: if you can best Barnabas's minions, that is!

The rewards, however, are certainly worth the trouble. If your vessel can survive the onslaught of ghostly ships long enough to reach and defeat the protectors of one of the Haunted Seas' eerie ship graveyards, a number of juicy shipwrecks filled with haunted chests will be yours for the taking!

For more information, you can take a look at the official documentation about the Haunted Seas, but we really recommend just heading in-game, stealing a Haunted Seas map from some brigands and checking it out first hand!

The Best of the Rest

In addition to consuming vast quantities of rum, we at Puzzle Pirates HQ enjoy sneaking little changes and additions into the game with every major release. Some of the major such additions this patch include...

  • Renamed treasure chests in Atlantis! The development team will now be able to sleep at night, as the names for the Atlantean chests will now match up with those of the rest of the game (box, locker, chest).
  • Changes to the Dadao and Blackjack drop patterns! A picture is worth a thousand words.*
  • A new, darkened background on some of the areas on the swordfighting and rumble screens! This is intended to improve visibility of things like # of pirates left in the fray. Remember what I just said about pictures?
  • A change to the ordering of the Voyages table! Now, when you sort job offers by jobber cut, it'll take into account both the distribution (Jobber's Delight v. Even) AND the jobber cut so that Jobber's Delight no longer always gets sorted to the top! Huzzah!

The full release notes can be found over here. We'll see you on the high seas!

* Especially if some of those words are "the piece in the bottom row, second from the left, is a different color now... yeah, it's... no, your other left... no... yeah, the bottom row, that one".

Comments:

Posted by Bonifacio

Love it!

August 24, 2010 at 04:47 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Ellenmaria

I hate the new darkened background! Either darken the whole outside area or darken none of it, don't darken part. It hurts my eyes not helps!

August 24, 2010 at 05:54 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by zackary

nice cool

August 24, 2010 at 06:55 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by 72.94.31.145

hurts my eyes makes me dizzy when i play i cant sf the same anymore

August 24, 2010 at 07:17 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by 71.118.254.47

This Is SO Awsome I NEED A SMH BADGE!

August 24, 2010 at 07:50 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Rome

Looks great. I feel like the darkened background is a good comprimise between the new graphics and the ability to see where your dots are. Haunted seas looks cool too, I hope I can find a map soon.

August 24, 2010 at 08:35 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Valderino

This is pretty darn spankin' awesome :D

August 24, 2010 at 08:41 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Kelchie

Where is the audition?

August 24, 2010 at 09:23 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Bekkyjo

I agree with Ellenmaria. It doesn't help my eyes. :\ + My blackjack is bad now :(
But cool new things from Barny fun. (:

August 24, 2010 at 11:39 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Seablue

OOoo This is different I like the look of this. Great Idea! :) I wonder if they do the same with the other Brigand Kings/Queens? :D

August 25, 2010 at 02:53 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by 173.183.191.140

Its amazing! its way better than CI's at least this time it has like the backround new objects, swords, trophies, creatures to collect! Everything so far ive only been on one that sunk but it was fun the first half hour of it!

August 25, 2010 at 09:19 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by 99.199.5.121

whoot

August 25, 2010 at 12:04 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Killmee

Whoot

August 25, 2010 at 02:25 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by ssnoopys

W007
i was lookin farwer ta sum action...

August 25, 2010 at 09:28 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by ivinot

ben on 3 off em and got lots off trophies=)

August 26, 2010 at 01:18 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Jimbylee

its good. however the background is awful!! it kills the theme!! it actually hurts to look at.

August 26, 2010 at 06:13 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Merrkat

Instead of a part-darkened background, just add a thick black border at the numbers and words, that's much nicer.

August 26, 2010 at 07:24 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Chupsmypics on Viridian ocean

hated that darkening thing. the rest kicks booty!

August 26, 2010 at 03:46 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Whoamiwai

How about we change the layout of darkened background further, so the outline of the targeted opponent stands out more, instead of a 2-pixel wide line.

August 27, 2010 at 05:40 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by 124.169.62.193

Awesome

August 27, 2010 at 07:37 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by 188.36.5.23

i can'tget it

August 29, 2010 at 07:08 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by NICK

THAT'S COOL STUFF!

August 29, 2010 at 04:03 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Feix

"A change to the ordering of the Voyages table! Now, when you sort job offers by jobber cut, it'll take into account both the distribution (Jobber's Delight v. Even) AND the jobber cut so that Jobber's Delight no longer always gets sorted to the top!"

It is still the same.

August 30, 2010 at 12:28 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by tanisha

kan i play it plees

September 03, 2010 at 02:23 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by plasmas

arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

September 13, 2010 at 09:17 AM PDT | permalink

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