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Release Notes

Here be a little summary of our recent releases; the complete archive of past releases can be viewed here. Our Alpha and Beta releases are available at Release (Alpha) and Release (Beta), respectively. If ye want to view what we have in public beta testing, please see the Ice Ocean changelog


Hop to it, Matey!

From the Release Notes:
  • Adding seasonal content for March.
  • The following types of items will now show color information in their mouse hover tooltips, if the specific item supports recoloring:
  • Potions with multiple swigs can now be split apart, and multiple potions of the same type can be combined, similar to stackable items like Rogue Marks.
    • There is a limit of 100 swigs on potions. If you try to combine more than this, a new potion bottle will be started.
  • Added a recipe for a larger Whisk potion.
  • While in the drinking puzzle, a player's stain count can be viewed by hovering over their picture.
  • Bugfixes:
    • The Snow Globe furniture item incorrectly melted with the snow. Players who received a snow globe from the December promotion will be automatically granted a replacement when the oceans reboot following this release.
    • The festive yeti will now appear in portraits.


Krak in the Ice

From the Release Notes:


Get Inked

From the Release Notes:
  • Added new Kraken Tattoo clothing item for both male and female pirates.
    • Requires a design from the trading post in exchange for 20 Kraken trinkets.
      • Note that tailors will need 5 Kraken ink for each tattoo kit they produce.
  • Trinkets are now divided into collapsible groups in the booty display. This is intended to help pirates who have huge trinket collections and sometimes have slowness or freezes when displaying their booty.
  • Halloween candy trinkets will no longer drop.
  • Applying database maintenance to fix data inconsistencies with pirates and vessels that have been renamed over the years. Players should not encounter any visible changes, but note that the servers may take a little longer to start up just this once.
  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause Patching to not record a score and display a message about a network connection issue.
    • Added missing image for the November Seal of Piracy.



From the Release Notes:
  • Added new furniture items to Kraken chests.
  • Allowing pirates to "Go Home" from the Kraken.
  • Added a slight cooldown period between leaving the Kraken and re-entering, so that no one gets left behind.
  • Requiring that all pirates aboard first leave any multi-player puzzles, such as Swordfighting, before entering a Kraken lair.
  • Adjusted booty share for bombing the Kraken head.
  • Adding seasonal content.
  • Bugfixes
    • Fixing cases where portions of Kraken boards could get cut off or placed partially out of bounds.
    • Don't allow defendacles spawn on top of powder kegs.
    • Prevent ink from spawning on top of treasure spawns.
    • Fixed issue where an "invisible" powder keg would get left on the board when a vessel turned through two kegs in one move.
    • Fixing bugged map after Viking Expeditions.
    • Hitting "Enter" while creating a new account will no longer lock a player out if they have not yet selected their age.


Release the Kraken!

From the Release Notes:

Adding the Kraken Sea Monster Hunt. Maps can be won while pillaging, as with other Sea Monster zones.

  • Upon reaching the Kraken, all players aboard the vessel will enter their own personal rowboat to perform Battle Navigation. There will be various treasure, and occasionally Kraken ink, located on the map. Rowboats can retrieve these items by moving over them, and then safely returning to the safezone.
    • If a rowboat sinks, any treasure on board is lost and the player is returned to the safe zone. There is no other penalty for sinking a rowboat.
  • The encounter lasts for 30 minutes, after which players are returned to the original vessel.
  • Requirements for engaging the Kraken:
    • On doubloon oceans, a Bravery badge is required, and on subscription oceans you must be subscribed.
    • The vessel owner will need to have one "Lifeboat" commodity for each pirate that is being brought into the Kraken zone (swabbies don't count as they will not enter the Kraken zone). These commodities are produced by shipyards and "consumed" when the vessel enters the Kraken zone.
  • "Rowboat kits" are a new item type that will be found in your pirate's booty under "Rowboats". If your pirate has a particular rowboat kit in their booty, then the corresponding boat type will be available for you to choose from while battling the Kraken.
    • For example, if you have the "Harpoon kit" in your inventory, then you will be able to select the Harpoon boat while visiting the Kraken lair. If you equip a rowboat kit, then that will be the first rowboat type you pilot when entering.
    • A pirate can proceed to sink as many rowboats as they like in the Kraken instance at no additional cost. If a pirate does not own any rowboat kits, the default "Rowboat" vessel option will still be available to all players and will not require a kit.
    • The following kits can be purchased at furnishers: Bumper, Speed, Chum, Harpoon, and Powder
  • The Kraken can only be approached by the following vessels:
    • Sloop, Cutter, Dhow, Fanchuan, Longship, Baghlah, and Junk
      • (Theories suggest that these vessels are small enough that the Kraken doesn't take notice; any larger, and the Kraken would immediately sink the entire vessel)


Eggs Marks the Spot

From the Release Notes:
  • Added eggcellent and foolish seasonal content for April.
  • The number of possible chests from Haunted Sea Ship Graveyards has been increased.
  • Added an Ahoy! notice when earning a new trophy
    • This notice will not auto-open the Ahoy! tab
  • Allowing players to relinquish their roommate privileges
    • This button is located at the bottom of the "Configure house" panel for the house in which you are a roommate
  • Allowing players to relinquish their manager privileges
    • This button is located at the bottom right of the "Manage labor" panel for the shoppe in which you are a manager
  • Adding an age confirmation check on the pirate creation page when creating a new account
  • Bug fixes
    • Fixed Pirate Page width.
      • Pirate pages linked from the puzzle standings lists will take 1 day to update.
    • Fixed bug that could allow two Blockades to be declared on the same island at the same time.
    • Fixed intro animation on the Main Deck for Shipwreck Expeditions.
    • When a pirate is deleted or purged, their sunken vessels will be removed from the crew's vessel list.


It's Not Easy Being Greenie

From the Release Notes:


Dream a Little Dream of Ye

From the Release Notes:
  • Adding seasonal content.
  • Added crystal ball furniture to Gold Boxes.
  • Reduced base rent for attractions: 5,000 PoE for Explorers' Halls, 3,000 for Trading Posts, and 3,000 for Black Markets.
  • The maximum numbers of pirates allowed in a portrait will now be shown in parentheses next to the background names in the portrait setup panel.
  • Added logging of paint usage to building and vessel records.
  • Bug fixes
    • Citadels were refusing to spawn if the first vessel to enter Atlantis remained in a safe zone. When multiple vessels are present, citadels will now spawn normally so long as at least one vessel is out of the safe zone.
    • Fixed internal error when replacing the prow or helm on a vessel multiple times before committing changes.
    • The coffer withdraw button on the vessel will no longer be shown if pirate doesn't have sufficient rank to make the withdrawal (rather than just giving an error message).
    • Made sure counts of "done" pirates are kept consistent between client and server to keep players from getting stuck in Buried Treasure expeditions, even when pirates log off. Moved "Return to Ship" button up to be more visible in Ahoy panel.
    • Allowing Steam accounts to make purchases when swapping their session between non-Steam and Steam clients.
    • Added trophy image for Seal o' Piracy: Winter 2014.
    • Haunted seas carpets will no longer recolor with seasonal changes like icy seas.


The Truth Be Out There

From the Release Notes:


Signs Point to Aye

From the Release Notes:
  • Added seasonal content.
  • Added "10th Order of the Jolly Roger" trophy.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed Valkyrie Statue recoloring.
    • Added icons and tooltips in the furnisher for functional skelly furniture.


Ghosts of Hedgehogs Past

From the Release Notes:
  • Added seasonal content.
  • Added Ghost hedgehogs to the possible pets found in Haunted Seas treasure chests.
  • Added persimmon as a possible color from the Gold Box.
  • Changed ordering of items available from the Trading Post.
  • Removed subscription requirement for wearing Vampire raiment.
  • Added Valkyrie Statue recipe and Hellenic Statue furniture to the trading post.
  • Added the Viking Bed and Valkyrie Statue to furnishers.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed potential bug when entering a graveyard while a fray is taking place.
    • Fixed colors for Skelly throne furniture.
    • Stolen imperial plans and Plunder bag trinkets will now show up correctly when held in portraits.
    • Made pirates face the same direction in the "Haunted Night" portrait background.
    • Fixed cuff of Vampire raiment when worn in portraits.


Swabbies Ahoy!

From the Release Notes:


Indecent Monkey Prevention Society

From the Release Notes:
  • Tutorial mission changes.
  • Adding new trophies for number of leagues sailed (not retroactive).
  • Adding new content for September.


This and That

From the Release Notes:
  • Adding content for August and September
  • Added two furniture items for construction at furnishers: Fancy Bookcase and Small Cannonball Stack
  • Added two furniture items to the trading post: Emperor Bust and Smuggler Wine Crates
  • Minor adjustments to some tutorial text
  • Improving the station pathfinding for NPPs on the Alice sloop
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix potential error when exporting more than 100 Steam trophies at a time
    • Updating the deed in a player's inventory immediately after a building upgrade/downgrade
    • Allow desktop furniture to be placed on top of short lumber stacks
    • Minor fix to the outlines for many of the items that can be held in a portrait, as well as outlines used for male hands
    • Removing invalid mission text when switching session from the Tablet client

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