<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!
[imgleft]http://lh5.ggpht.com/_cQOyQjTP3GY/Sz1Ap0MgirI/AAAAAAAAAM0/uTZsy5KUcNA/s128/patrician-3.jpg[/imgleft]Well it looks like something is warming up. The domain www.patrician4.com has been taken by Kalypso, this happened on the 24 of September.
I must say having the old team on board makes this title stick out for me. I hope the US taketo it better this time as it's a great game.
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