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June Update

The Puzzle Pirates June update is awash with treasures from the Eastern Seas! First and foremost, there's a new vessel type: the Junk!

The Junk comes complete with 12 large dragon cannons, a reinforced hull and room for you and 17 of your best mates. It's available now from your local Shipyard, so head on over and place your order!

While you're wandering around doing some shopping, you might be interested in the wide variety of new furniture items available...

There's lanterns, wall hangings, lacquered chests and tables, folding screens... Everything you need to bring a little piece of the Eastern Mainland to your private pirate hideaway or ship!

Rounding out this Eastern bounty are two new swords!

That's the dadao on the left, and the katana on the right. Both are now available for production from any Ironmonger. We look forward to seeing them in the hands of pirates everywhere!

The Best of the Rest

We managed to sneak a few more goodies in along with the June release. Some of the more major additions are...

  • Gunning swabbies! Swabbies can now be ordered to gun, and will gladly man your ship's cannons for you with aplomb and derring-do.
  • The scale for Battle Navigation standing has been adjusted! Have you and countless others been stuck at Legendary, with nary an Ultimate in sight? No longer! For additional info on this change, check out this thread on our forums!
  • A longstanding swabbie labor dispute has finally been resolved, and Cutters now get four swabbies instead of just three! They're still free, though: their union isn't nearly as good as they think it is.

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

Comments:

Posted by Nathen

Wheres the increased sloop cut off D':
Oh well, still nice to see new culture themed stuff coming out, and more swords to choose from, the katana looks like a good strike sword. First comment, yay

June 29, 2010 at 02:11 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by godofal

the dadao looks really broken though :D

anyway, nice update, i especially like the gunning swabbies, it sucked 2 c ur gunner DC or just leave in the middle of a batlle >.<

June 29, 2010 at 02:17 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Herowena

The new ship is beautiful, and kudos to the arrtists! However, I think the best part of this announcement is Quicksilver styled as Yul Brenner's King of Siam.

June 29, 2010 at 02:27 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Aaronmann

I am so happy there are active developers who continue to improve this game! xD

June 29, 2010 at 05:23 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Jonck

lol is it a sloop?

June 29, 2010 at 09:25 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by 121.220.28.4

although it may look good not a particualy good name.. junk

June 29, 2010 at 09:57 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by gobaktosleep

hmmm.... an asian ship called Junk... seems kinda racist don't ya think?

P.s. every1 was thinking it I was just saying it so dont take MY credit.

June 30, 2010 at 06:28 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Sunari

True, I guess that is kinda racist. Maybe rename it? Oh well heh! Good update, keep up the good work, mateys!

June 30, 2010 at 07:57 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Hoboman

The ship "Junk" is a real asian ship lol, if they named it themselves then it cant be racist?? :P

I love Herowena's comment haha, good to see quicksilver embarce the new theme. The furniture is cool and i cant wait to get some Junk :P N1 artists for some great designs

June 30, 2010 at 12:32 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by lukas

well to me junk is a real JUNK! its cool that only has 18 ppl aboard and shoots large cbalz but 1 per turn come on then even baglah has more fire power than this junk.

July 01, 2010 at 06:27 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by feix

These are PIRATE ships not imperial ships. What cannon to upgrade to when they are already gilded. Ye have rob us the opportunity to upgrade.

July 01, 2010 at 10:35 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by 75.20.212.121

awesome

July 02, 2010 at 01:12 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Louisho

Wait a minute.
DaDao.
Seriously, thats really cheesy. Directly translated into Chinese, it means Big Knife/Sword.
XD
Either way, love the update, I'm gonna get me one of those Junks.
Though buying one is going to be weird. Shouting, Buying Junks isn't really catchy is it?

July 02, 2010 at 08:41 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Rumbustifer

Louisho, there really is a type of Chinese sword called a "dadao". It's not the developers' fault it's called that.

July 03, 2010 at 06:25 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Eggyduude

At last! Far East Themed stuff!!!! Too bat that there are new clothes.... Oh, Hear my plea, almighty OOO developers! Give us Kimonos and other asian garments!!!!!!!
I especially want a samurai armor, and a nice kabuto (helmet) to go with it.......

July 03, 2010 at 01:29 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Carlosthepir

Great new updates, now if only they'd make pillaging more appealing...or a market where i can trade my junk for poes even if i get little poes back.

July 04, 2010 at 07:52 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Shaytun

Oh, goodie! Now I don't have to gun AND Bnav at the same time!

July 05, 2010 at 01:53 PM PDT | permalink

Posted by Mia

THE JUNK is a real ship it was used against the brittish in the opium war, so no its not racist, gezz why is evryone so sensitive? there is a thing called GOOGLE.

July 09, 2010 at 08:00 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by Sandydune

Great ship! Great additions! Now how about some Chinese Clothes for us lady pirates?

July 09, 2010 at 10:48 AM PDT | permalink

Posted by PSP

is it just me or does this uptade contain more azness then usuall. not saying it bad in fact i quite like it. the name junk is said to be from malaysian gnong wich mean ship.

July 18, 2010 at 01:51 PM PDT | permalink

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