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Title: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: rattran on September 16, 2010, 10:35:44 AM
Here (http://www.burningsea.com/page/news/article&article_id=271036)

Skinny on details, but it looks like subs are going away, playtime purchases perhaps? Or just the ingame ads they talk about? We'll see.


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: Draegan on September 16, 2010, 01:33:26 PM
I could make a really fun game out of the ship combat they had.  Everything else was terrible.  But it being F2P will get me to download and try it again.


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: Slyfeind on September 16, 2010, 01:52:59 PM
Yup, me too. Loved the game overall, not enough to keep me paying a monthly fee, but I would throw a few bucks for thingies once in a while.


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: Sjofn on September 16, 2010, 11:46:46 PM
Woo hoo!


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: Nevermore on September 17, 2010, 01:08:23 AM
I might give it a try for free, depending on what they let you do for free.  Always liked the actual ship stuff when I was in the beta; it was the horrible land missions, economy and the whole stupid level system they had that all sucked.


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: FatuousTwat on September 17, 2010, 02:39:41 AM
Yeah, after pretty much every single person who played the game said the same thing everyone in this thread is saying (ships good, avatar combat BAD), you would think that they would tone down the avatar stuff.

I'll give it a go in a few days when Minecraft and Vindictus get boring.


Edit: Anyone have any preferences on a server?


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: taolurker on September 17, 2010, 07:23:03 AM
Yeah, after pretty much every single person who played the game said the same thing everyone in this thread is saying (ships good, avatar combat BAD), you would think that they would tone down the avatar stuff.

I'll give it a go in a few days when Minecraft and Vindictus get boring.


Edit: Anyone have any preferences on a server?
Considering there are only two servers (and neither was the one our society was on), I would wager most people's server choice would be Roberts (the US server). Antigua is the "EU server" but honestly both servers are at SOE headquarters anyway, so it wouldn't even be better for EU people. Back in Jan/Feb when they closed all the servers and had the free play month (which I wrote about in the third thread down from here) I moved my characters to Roberts.

The ship combat is definitely where the fun is in this game, but I honestly want to see what type of F2P model this ends up with and how exactly they intend to screw it up with an FLS store.

The free expansion is supposed to be live now, but since it didn't accomplish anything that was worth returning for, I might not have even thought about this game again until this F2P announcement.


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: Lantyssa on September 17, 2010, 03:29:39 PM
Antigua is a better name.  I'll probably go Spanish there.


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: Modern Angel on September 17, 2010, 04:10:34 PM
When is it going F2P?


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: Nevermore on September 17, 2010, 04:15:08 PM
Antigua is a better name.  I'll probably go Spanish there.

How dare you besmirch the name of the Dread Pirate Roberts!  :angryfist:


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: CaptainNapkin on October 22, 2010, 07:21:09 PM
Looks like F2P on the 22nd. I got this email a little while ago...



Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: FatuousTwat on November 19, 2010, 09:37:42 PM
So, any new updates on this? It's just a few days away and no new word.


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: Draegan on November 29, 2010, 10:18:37 AM
http://www.burningsea.com/page/news/article&article_id=271055

Quote
We plan to publish build 2.1 to our live servers on Monday, November 29th. Antigua and Roberts should be down between midnight and 9am PST*. This patch will take Pirates of the Burning Sea Free to Play!

The exact release time may change based on conversations we have with SOE later this week, and we plan to keep you up to date with any changes.

We invite you to hang out in the official Pirates of the Burning Sea chat channel while the servers are down.

Someone tell me if it's worth the download.


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: FatuousTwat on December 01, 2010, 12:09:08 AM
Eh, it's pretty fun. 7.1gb though.


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: DLRiley on December 01, 2010, 05:59:28 AM
A long time ago i shrilled for this game. Anyway may pick this up again.


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: WayAbvPar on September 11, 2011, 05:07:19 PM
Waiting to hear if I can transfer my characters. Downloaded last night, but fuck me if I am grinding up more characters. Is this totally free, or is there some sort of store/subscription? I had a lifetime sub originally, so I am curious how it might work (sent an email to support last night). Anyone still playing Spanish?


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: Soln on September 12, 2011, 02:07:57 PM
someone post where the BC flotilla will be.  Would like to try it out.


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: Chinchilla on September 13, 2011, 03:15:16 AM
I'm gonna give this a try.  Was always kinda curious, but didn't want to pay $ since I have a feeling I may not like it.  Never know though so with F2P I'm willing to give it a shot.


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: WayAbvPar on September 13, 2011, 10:46:48 AM
I am playing on Antigua as Spanish- my Naval Officer and Freetrader were transferred here, but my pirate was on a server that died and was thus unrecoverable. Still trying to remember how the hell to play.


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: HaemishM on September 13, 2011, 01:16:11 PM
How has it improved since beta? Is the on-foot mission stuff still refried monkey ass?


Title: Re: PotBS goes to a F2P model this fall
Post by: WayAbvPar on September 13, 2011, 05:00:45 PM
I haven't been able to bring myself to try the av-com yet. It was so bad before I am not sure they could really salvage it.