[imgleft]http://lh4.ggpht.com/_cQOyQjTP3GY/SzdzfGWk3nI/AAAAAAAAAIg/CePEMJs6IBk/real-pirates.gif[/imgleft]I am a bit late with this weeks report mates, it's been a busy one with the holiday's wrapping up and me heading back to work, not to mention all of the stuff that has been going on here lately. I was also waiting to see an update on the MV Ariana, at least I have one! Finally some good news for this beleaguered crew, according to Interfax they have safely returned to the Ukraine! There is not much in the way of details, but at least these people can finally get back to putting their lives back together after enduring this nightmare.
Officer Puppies HMS Victory inspired cabin
I was going to give up on this thing since the way the cabin uses the textures are screwy and it's still not perfect, but overall it's decent. The first two versions of this cabin looked nothing like this screen shot, and Luke could attest to that since he's seen two earlier pictures.
[imgleft]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_cQOyQjTP3GY/SzdzZcJpthI/AAAAAAAAAIU/lTv6nE8qBxo/s128/pa-logo.gif[/imgleft]On the 21st of January, I will be leaving for another 4 months at sea.
I want to release our current game version before that time as Build 14 Beta 1.
I have gotten to work on getting the files for the installer ready and the coming days,
I'll be trying to figure out how to make it as small as possible AND have it working on multiple language game versions.
If anybody has any content to submit for inclusion, please make it available before the end of next week.
It would also be appreciated if people could write some articles or make some videos and screenshots
that we can use to build anticipation for the imminent move to BETA stage.
[imgleft]http://lh3.ggpht.com/_cQOyQjTP3GY/SzdzjT8-9qI/AAAAAAAAAIw/UJBFa27Du4w/s128/wiki.gif[/imgleft] It's a slow news week with Christmas and New Year's holidays. With any luck most people will be going back to work soon and we can start getting the wheels to turn again.
However, history never stops and on this day back in 1779 one of the great American Captains, Stephen Decatur was born. Steve had an outstanding career in the American Navy and saw conflict again France, England and the Algerians. Ultimately he suffered from Tall Poppy Syndrome back home getting killed in a duel. Steve seemed to live his life for his country and had many admirable qualities, it's well worth a read if you are unaware of him. Do so HERE.
[imgleft]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_cQOyQjTP3GY/SzdzZcJpthI/AAAAAAAAAIU/lTv6nE8qBxo/pa-logo.gif[/imgleft]I just ran across this press release from 7thSpace Interactive, they have just released a new flash game called The Pirates Treasure. It doesn't really have a lot of depth, but it has some great piratey graphics!
[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!