Saturday, July 26
Bad news this weekend. Due to ongoing lag issues--caused not by the testing of the Kraken SMH, as some surmised when Ice got laggy, but rather by problems with their ISP, with whom the developers are actively working--all...
Wednesday, July 23
Recently, Three Rings announced sunset over the iPad game client. The app has been retired from the Apple App Store. If you're an iPad user, you have my sympathies. Still, having helped alpha test PPX, I can'...
July 19, 2014
Saturdays get started early on the Opal Ocean. Ilha de Aguia now belongs to Die Erleuchteten (The Enlightened), which means taxes are way up and lucidity is way down on that island. If you don't like it loopy...
July 12, 2014
Ahoy! It's Saturday. Have a blockade schedule! Dies Irae are taking it upon themselves to bring PvP blockades back to the Cerulean Ocean, which is good news for everyone. And Admiral is under attack over on the Emerald...
July 2, 2014
Another month brings another Seal o' Piracy for you to pad your trophy page with. And July's limited edition trophy is very simple to obtain--if, perhaps, a little time-consuming. It's back to basics...
June 28, 2014
It's Saturday. Here be yer blockades schedule. Your Examiner, being pressed for time (she will be busy all weekend and will not get to play in any blockades, drat the luck), doesn't have much to say...
June 21, 2014
The Emerald Ocean has had enough of Brigand King tyranny! No more, say the kings and queens of Delirium, Scupper, Fresh Tarts, Fresh Kebab, Illuminatti, and probably several other flags not mentioned here! No more, say the captains of their...
June 14, 2014
This weekend, Black Flag would like everyone to be aware that they are scuttling away Caravanserai Island not as a blockade shield but as a pure giveaway. Real life circumstances, they say, are temporarily preventing their blockading team from...
June 10, 2014
Familiars! Don't you want one of your very own? Everyone does. They may be mere cosmetic attributes, but then, so are your pirate's clothes and furniture--what of it? They look cool. Which is, after all...
June 7, 2014
Hey, everybody, it's Hamilton's birthday! Who's Hamilton and why should you care? Well, to answer your first question, Hamilton would appear to be royalty in the flag Legendary Booties. To answer your second... maybe...
June 6, 2014
And lest we forget, there's a new limited edition sloop available in yonder shipyard. Announced May 20 and available through June 23, it's the Crimson Class Sloop, and it's got everything but the kitchen...
June 3, 2014
So did you get your three Brigand King melees in for May? Did the Explorers' Hall have enough stock to keep you happily hunting? You may find yourself visiting them again in June, this time for more than just...
May 31, 2014
Was it the Spyglass announcement of the Blockade Questionnaire that did the trick? The blockade seen is hoppin' this weekend.On Cerulean, Namath will be up for grabs tomorrow as its current owner, Nova Scorpius, fends off Dies Irae...
May 27, 2014
If you've been checking in with this blog for the weekend blockade reports, and maybe following the links back to the Puzzle Pirates Forum, you might have noticed a trend. Almost every Ocean's "Parley"...
May 24, 2014
Ahoy Cerulean! Do not let the nefarious Madam Yu Jian turn the resources of Dendrite Island to her dastardly schemes! Faded Legend seeks your help in driving her fleet away from those pleasant shores. They're proposing to pay...
May 20, 2014
It may seem late for this post, what with the month two-thirds gone already, but rest assured, mateys, the May 2014 Seal o' Piracy is easy to snag. All it takes to get one of these limited edition...
May 17, 2014
This Saturday, the big news on Cerulean (for some values of "big") is that Dies Irae is back in the blockade scene. They will be attacking Diastrophe at noon today, attempting to wrest control back from the dastardly...
May 10, 2014
Ahoy, mateys! It's Saturday, and you know what that means: Blockades! Player flag versus player flag in multi-ship battle with the ownership of island governance at stake. Among those islands in contention are Fintan (Meridian Ocean) and...
May 8, 2014
Remember that solo sloop race contest on the Jade Ocean the other weekend? Well. Your Examiner deeply regrets her error, but she led you astray. The rules of the race as reported here were sadly incorrect! How do we know...
May 3, 2014
The blockade show this weekend belongs almost entirely to the Meridian and Emerald Oceans. (The "almost" in the sentence refers to a single blockade this morning on Opal, over and done with by the time your chronicler even...
April 30, 2014
Ahoy, puzzling pirates everywhere! Have you acquired your Seal o' Piracy for April 2014 yet? If not, you've got just one more day to snag it. Take a trip with the navy or your favorite pillaging crew...
April 26, 2014
Well, that's more like it. This weekend's blockade schedule has a lot more going on than last week, and on every ocean, too. On Jade, flags Tsunami and Warriors of Heaven are both campaigning to retake...
April 23, 2014
Hola, mateys! Does the low login-count on the Jade Ocean get you down? Do you miss the days when El OcÃ©ano en EspaÃ±ol enjoyed plenty of activity and interesting events? Are you skeptical that such days ever...
April 17, 2014
The current limited edition sloop was announced on The Spyglass just the other day. It's the Jungle Class Sloop, at it features the ideas and art of contest winner Coconaut (Cerulean). Take a tour of its tangled topiary...
April 12, 2014
OK, real quick: Blockades. We got some. Oddly, more of 'em on Opal than anywhere else. But there's a little bit going on everywhere. Here's a quick overview:On the Cerulean Ocean, Universe A have...
March 25, 2014
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March 13, 2014
Every month or so, the Oceanmasters announce an event incentivizing a particular facet of game play by increasing the awards associated with that activity. We're in the middle of just such an event now. It's called...
March 8, 2014
The majority of the blockade action this weekend is happening on the Emerald Ocean. Everywhere else--well. One might begin to doubt your commitment to island motion, if one couldn't see the three big Brigand King attacks coming...
March 6, 2014
Over at The Spyglass blog, Aphrodite has announced the latest unique limited edition ship available for purchase. It's the magical, mystical Dream class sloop, and you've got until April 3 to order one of your own...
March 4, 2014
March has arrived, bringing with it a long-awaited spring thaw, a brand new Seal o' Piracy, and a certain spirit of competition. In order to receive your limited edition monthly trophy, you are required to come ashore, put...
March 1, 2014
The Opal Ocean, as usual, got underway early with a multi-flag contest on McGuffins Insel since 9:12 this morning. Everything else kicks off at noon: a single blockade on Cerulean, a handful on Meridian, and a veritable smorgasbord...
February 22, 2014
This blockade schedule is coming to you just a tad late, but the action's only just getting started, so you haven't missed much. There is in fact quite a lot of action - the noon blockades on...
February 8, 2014
Blockades are on this weekend's agenda for every ocean except Jade. Highlights follow:On Cerulean, For Glory or Honour's multidrop against Panic is probably the biggest event going--but don't overlook the Brigand King...
February 5, 2014
Have logged in yet this month and the News tab? There's a really cute Valentine's Day pun concerning the February 2014 Seal o' Piracy, where they represent this month's goals a motto on...
January 30, 2014
If you still haven't purchased your very own Blizzard Class Sloop, there is no need to panic! You've still got about two weeks to decide if you want one. So let's take a look...
January 23, 2014
Only a week or so remains to score yourself the January 2014 Seal o' Piracy. Don't let that worry you, though. All you need to do to earn it is...Participate in 3 sea battles involving a...
January 4, 2014
It's the first weekend of the year and blockades are back! And the flags of the Emerald Ocean are losing no time about it. The schedule there is frantic and -- so far -- high paying: Shadows of Sage, Black...
December 28, 2013
To ensure a merry Festivus for the rest of us, the Oceanmasters have announced that all islands are closed for blockading this weekend. In fact, both this weekend and the previous one, the weekends of Dec 21 and 28, have...
December 14, 2013
Right, so. It's Saturday. We've got blockades this weekend.Probably the biggest event is Barnabas the Pale's attack on the strategically important Aimuari Island on the Emerald Ocean. Chthonic Horde is bringing a 10...
November 23, 2013
A very noticeable feature of this weekend's blockade schedule is the apparent grudge-match between Proud to Love and Illusion on the Emerald Ocean. It's actually more like Proud to Love decided that, really, they ought...
November 12, 2013
October is over, the Day of the Dead has passed us by, and, at long last, the limited edition Skellie Class War Brig is gone from shipyards forever. Those of you who missed out, perhaps because you mistakenly thought the...
November 5, 2013
November brings not just the international community writing challenge that your Examiner is of necessity obsessed with, but also, being a brand new month, a brand new Puzzle Pirates Seal o' Piracy challenge.And this month it's...
November 2, 2013
You're not interested in jobbing in blockades today. You are a virtuous NaNoWriMo participant, and you are working hard on your novel!...Who are we kidding, right? Temptation beckons. It beckons from all five oceans. It beckons like...