Reviews and Problems with Pirates of the Burning Sea
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Similar to "Pirates!" but online...
Abdullah Bolat "Shopaholic", Amazon
25 April 2011
Summary: I found this game to be similar to Sid Meir's Pirates!, but without the dancing and as a multiplayer game. In fact, as I was playing Pirates!, I had hoped to find a title that had multi-player game play as well as single player game play. Although Pirates of the Burning Sea (PotBS) does not have single-player mode (and thus you are required to have an internet connection to play it online), it makes up for its lack of single-play mode through an extensive and very...
Summary: Purchased for my son ...did not know that we would have to purchase additional monthly on-line package to play the game as it is for on-line only. He has played this game everyday for a month so far... So it was a good buy even if I had to buy on-line package.
Summary: PotBS is a poorly implemented PvP/RvR MMO game that has great ship-to-ship combat but lacks in all other aspects. Game balance has been off since day one and harassment of beginning players has always been a major issue. Realm vs Realm play is presently falling below critical mass for each nation to even be able to field a complete fleet for port battles. Player ganking is so rampant that new players have almost no chance to ever join the end-game RvR ranks.
Summary: But then I realized that there are only 2 land maps that get used over and over for all the quests and that virtually all of the quests are, in fact, repetitions of the same 'go here and kill x number of y' quest that developers have been using as filler since before everquest. I played for about 3 weeks and then uninstalled it and threw away my discs. Don't waste your money.
Summary: UPDATE: 1/13/10 FLS (the developers) announced that effective in February they will be reducing the 5 current servers to just 2, in order to "attain the population density needed to sustain adequate gameplay". Since they started with 11 servers in January of 2008, reduced them to the current 5 about six months later, and have been furiously changing the game almost every month since then, need I say more?
Summary: I was Flying Lab Software (the game maker) subscribed customer for 7 months and you'd think they'd care about customer loyalty, right? Their customer support has no understanding of such basic things as "customer appreciation" or "customer satisfaction". They don't even have a phone to call in, all communication is done over e-mail. Too bad such a promising game must suffer from incompetent customer support.
Summary: This game is truly addicting. I've played it since beta, and it is now a year and a half later. I've gotten bored with it and tried to quit to play other games, and it always sucks me back in. It can be difficult to get pvp sometimes, but when you get a big 6v6 ship battle, or especially a massive 24v24 pvp port battle to take an enemy town, it's a huge rush. It's got everything.
Great and addictive games which suffers from the horrible customer support
13 October 2009
Summary: I was Flying Lab Software (the game maker) subscribed customer for 7 months and you'd think they'd care about customer loyalty, right? Wrong! Their customer support has no understanding of such basic things as "customer appreciation" or "customer satisfaction". They don't even have a phone to call in, all communication is done over e-mail.
Summary: While I enjoyed this game initially with all the different kinds of ships and all the personalization capabilities the game's ugly side reveals itself towards the end. As players will find themselves running a gauntlet of endless grinding, game bugs, unbalanced PvP, as well as economic baggage that seem to be intentionally designed to make it impossible for solo players or players wh o can't find a good guild to join to obtain decent ships.
Summary: I got this game because I had a lot of friends playing on it. It was a nightmare trying to get it to work. I was in contact with technical support for a couple of weeks trying to get it so it would not freeze up. Nothing they told me to do worked. I finally uninstalled the game turned off all of my firewalls, ran a registry cleaner reinstalled the program and it finally worked.