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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 6:15PM nimzy said

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11. Private Server Operators
...I believe the phenomenon first started with Ragnarok Online. As I recall there was some subterfuge involved--something about impersonating the Navy?

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 6:32PM alphaman00 said

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@nimzy Haha....
"pirate" not private
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 6:32PM alphaman00 said

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@alphaman00 Though a lot of those RO servers would have you going "YARRR" and asking for some rum
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 6:21PM Faction 3 said

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No Puzzle Pirates?!

Justin....I am Dissapoint.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 7:25PM StClair said

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@Faction 3
Me too, greatly.
It's an entire game ABOUT pirates, and it doesn't even get a mention?
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 9:02PM (Unverified) said

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@Faction 3

Yeah, it was on my original list, but there were far more than 10 items to choose from here (more like 20!), so PP had to go.
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 6:32PM myr said

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Where's FFXI's multiple brands of pirates?

First you've got the ninja-pirates of Norg (what's not to like about ninja-pirates) that attack the Selbina-Mhaura ferry every so often with summoned undead minions.

Then you've got the gambling Corsairs, of which you can actually be one once you do that job quest.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 6:52PM (Unverified) said

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Picaroon should be mentioned here! It's a great pirate game.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 7:26PM Space Cobra said

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I've been tempted to play Pirates of the Caribbean...but I also read those middling reviews (and I may have asked someone who played it...or maybe it was one of those middling reviews and I am mis-remembering?)

It seems like it'd be good for a week or so. Heard you can draw it out, but the controls/gameplay is a bit simplistic.

Still, one day I'll try it...just not now...or next week....and you can probably mark off the next month, too...









....and the next year or 3, but who knows? ;p

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 7:26PM Brianna Royce said

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I think Justin had way more than he could possibly have ever fit into a top 10 column!

There's UO too, which has an island of pirates and a mini-expansion designed around the high seas!

Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 6:30AM pcgneurotic said

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@Brianna Royce

Don't forget EQ's The Buried Sea from 2007!
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Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 12:30AM Janitor said

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A scooby-doo MMO would be the shit!

Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 10:35AM Ardra Diva said

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Pirates of the Caribbean Online is a fun game, because it does the things the other games do not do.

You can all crew together on one sailing ship. One is the pilot, others man their cannons when you go into battle.

You can travel together on one sailing ship.

You can disembark and adventure on islands together.

You can hop back on your ship and sail away again, as a group.

It's how ship combat in an MMO was supposed to be - you know - actual groups fighting together and sailing together and adventuring together. A true MMO in every sense.

Not on rails. Not "each man in his own ship". Not fleets. You and your buddies in your group stick together, adventure together, fight together, man your stations on the ship...

It's how it was meant to be.

Pirates of the Burning sea can't do this. Star Trek Online can't do this. The Old Republic can't do this.

Posted: Sep 23rd 2011 5:37PM (Unverified) said

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@Ardra Diva So...like Puzzle Pirates, only not a very good game?
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