[imgleft]http://lh3.ggpht.com/_cQOyQjTP3GY/SzdzjT8-9qI/AAAAAAAAAIw/UJBFa27Du4w/s128/wiki.gif[/imgleft]Well on this day back in 1600 the British East India Company was chartered. Really it was the first mega corporation that could influence governments, it also started and fought wars with entire nations! Through the British government the company enjoyed a extremely privileged position which caused much resentment among other competitors and held a powerful position in India for more than 200 years!
[imgleft]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_cQOyQjTP3GY/SzdzZcJpthI/AAAAAAAAAIU/lTv6nE8qBxo/s128/pa-logo.gif[/imgleft]Big...no, BIG sale on over at Steam at the moment with a number of pirate games available with up to 80% off!
[imgleft]http://lh4.ggpht.com/_cQOyQjTP3GY/SzdzfGWk3nI/AAAAAAAAAIg/CePEMJs6IBk/real-pirates.gif[/imgleft]I'm a bit late with this one this week, I have been a bit busy with all the forum changes that have been going on( Looks awesome Keith! ) and my work on the upcoming manual for "New Horizons". I am still debating on whether or not I am going to start posting my pirate news as a blog or keep it as a forum thread, until i decide for sure, you can always find the latest news HERE! It's been quite an active week on the real pirates front. There have been a couple of vessels released after the pirates received ransoms, and a couple of new hijackings as well. This is the first post with the new style so things may look a bit wonky until i get it all figured out. Anyway, here is the ICC's live piracy report for this past week :
[imgleft]http://lh4.ggpht.com/_cQOyQjTP3GY/SzdzSVtr3LI/AAAAAAAAAIA/hsoRWlFn4Po/s128/aop2-coas.jpg[/imgleft] Well, I hope this is not the last nail in the coffin for City of Abandoned Ships. I emailed Gamers Gate regarding the availability of COAS as it was supposed to be released on the 26th and the bad news is as follows. I can't see why they don't know, they must be waiting for a Playlogic approval or something but if that's the case they could be waiting a while as Playlogic have been less than useful for both the Age of Pirate titles.
[imgleft]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_cQOyQjTP3GY/SzdzZcJpthI/AAAAAAAAAIU/lTv6nE8qBxo/s128/pa-logo.gif[/imgleft]I don't really keep up with the POTBS news, really they don't come out with anything earth shattering but they do, frequently, keeep everyone up to date with the goings on in the community as well as patches and updates. At the moment there is a post about a test & patch coming out and has details about how you can help!
Over at ForbiddenCove They are holding a Lego pirate ship building contest! At least I assume that's what they want, as the rules never really specify just what your supposed to build! Anyway, the contest runs from January 1, 2010 through March 15'th, 2010. According to their contest rules, all submissions must be built specifically for there Jolly Roger contest, and can't be already in progress builds. The booty consists of various pirate Lego sets and various other assorted trinkets! Head on over and have a look at the official rules HERE!