Pirates of the Burning Sea Beta

So the Pirates of the Burning Sea NDA has been dropped, and I can reveal that I was not in the closed beta.

I have, however, got an email telling me I can participate in the open beta, so my PC is currently crunching through the necessary downloads. Obviously, there's not much to tell you about yet, but you can expect a fully detailed account of how things go in the next few days.

My current intention is to play a Spanish Freetrader. I don't want to play a pirate, because I suspect that the pirates will be much the same as the Alliance was in WoW, overly popular, and therefore with more idiots than the other factions. Being Irish, I can't possibly take the British side, it wouldn't be croquet. So it's the French or the Spanish. And really, musketeers and all aside, when you think of swashbuckling, you think of Zorro and Inigo Montoya. So Spanish it will be. The class option is much simpler - since I normally end up dabbling in the economic aspects of a game far more than anything else, I'd be silly to ignore the class that's specialised for it.

Anyway, tune in later for a full account of how my beta trialling goes.

Posted by Drew Shiel at December 5, 2007 8:01 AM

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