Things are in the process of changing a bit here at PA, so if ya notice any weirdness, I blame it on that ...and not cause I have had to much grog! This week has seen some interesting developments piratically speaking! Two Egyptian fishing boat crews managed to overpower the Somali pirates that had been holding them hostage and escaped. From all the information I have been able to gather, the fisherman killed at least two pirates during their escape, and another 7 seven shortly thereafter. The fisherman also now hold at least some of the Somali pirates captive on their two fishing boats, which are currently on there way back to Egypt. The Egyptian fisherman had been held since April.
In other news, and this one is a bit strange, the Maltese-flagged merchant vessel Arctic Sea was on her way to deliver a cargo of lumber to Algeria when she was apparently boarded by pirates in the Baltic Sea. The ship apparently passed through the English Channel and made last made routine radio...
File Name: East India Company Patch 3 File Submitter: Keith File Submitted: 15 Aug 2009 File Category: East India Company
FOR STEAM AND IMPULSE USERS:
DO NOT INSTALL this patch. You will get your version straight from Steam and Impulse!
Here's the patch notes:
Version 1.06 (August 12th 2009)
- The winners of the Commander competition have been added to commander faces
- Ship starting spots have been changed in battles. Ships now start further apart.
- Check for update now informs if a patch is not available
- Ship movement has been improved
- Ships now always surrender with zero morale
- Ship masts will fall only when mast hitpoints go under 10 %
- Crew morale will go down when masts fall
- Ships with masts down won't try to flee anymore
- Cannons will get destroyed more easily
<p><img src="http://www.piratesahoy.net/images/stories/real-pirates.gif" border="0" align="right" />Somali pirates have released the Italian tug boat Buccaneer after receiving a $4 milliion dollar ransom. The Buccaneer was hijacked on April 11 and has a crew of 16 sailors, all of which are reported in good shape after the ordeal. There were also reports over the weekend of some fighting between a couple of Somali pirate factions on land. Maybe the weather and the naval forces haven't been the only thing keeping them off the sea. The weather should be breaking in the next couple of weeks, and unfortunately, that will mean a rise in piracy in the region. </p><hr id="system-readmore" /><h1>Live Piracy Report</h1> <p>The IMB Live Piracy Report displays all Piracy and Armed Robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre in the last ten days. Click on the map for more details.</p> <br /> <table border="0" class="fabrikTable" id="table_70"><thead> <tr...
[imgleft]http://lh4.ggpht.com/_cQOyQjTP3GY/SzxZ6e06xpI/AAAAAAAAAMQ/IcsTb9OaZF4/s128/east-india.gif[/imgleft]As many of you who visit Pirates Ahoy! are aware, many moons ago we had our first Q&A with Kim shortly after East India Company was announced. At the time EIC impressed us with it's immense scope of trading around the globe and gameplay mechanics similar to Patrician. It was also exciting to think that finally there would be a game that could suit all players, a part for the traders and the non-confrontational to ply their trade from Riga to Kerala and build their company empire along the way and for others to fight their way through and plunder to their hearts content not abiding by the rules of trade, or fair play.
The sun is now setting on the development of EIC and we can now get a more definitive look at what is available as far as...
[imgleft]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_cQOyQjTP3GY/SzdzZcJpthI/AAAAAAAAAIU/lTv6nE8qBxo/s128/pa-logo.gif[/imgleft]There is a thread in the forum where I start talking about changing the engine of New Horizons over to a something else. One of the ideas was Tales Worlds sandbox game Mount & Blade, I won't go into the reasons for that here, if your interested the thread in the forum is HERE.
What I would like to inform everyone is a mod I found while trolling the M&B forum called Sea Dogs. This is a pirate theme mod that will focus on the realistic and high quality naval combats with some others features. It's oriented in the Caribbean seas, which it will also have palm tress, new scene props, pirates, 18th century clothing,etc.
I think it's stalled at the moment while everyone wait for the new Warband expansion to be released, there is also the possibility...
[imgleft]http://lh5.ggpht.com/_cQOyQjTP3GY/Sz1Ap0MgirI/AAAAAAAAAM0/uTZsy5KUcNA/s128/patrician-3.jpg[/imgleft]While playing EIC I had a touch of nostalgia and decided to buy Patrician 3...again. Then I was wondering if there was ever going to be a Patrician now that Ascaron has sold of their assets. Well I went to the mighty google and had a look and it turns out it's in production now!