If you're the type of player that likes to know how the sausage is made, then strap on a peg leg and wobble over to a pair
of dev diaries
explaining the making of Pirate101's
"One of the systems that reviewers feel stands out the most in Pirate101
is the combat. Combat in Pirate101
has been described as 'deceptively simple' and 'really fun,' but it took years of iteration and changes to finally arrive at the experience that players have today," the devs wrote.
The diaries go through the early prototype of the system, how the team figured out combat sequencing, and the difficulties of getting the camera placement just right. The devs said that once the basic system was in place, adding the extra elements such as reflex talents and bullet time was a blast to do.