Here I Go: “Pirates Of The Burning Free”

I like the guy on the right.

Another day, another MMORPG goes free to play. This morning it’s 2008 game of naval combat, swashbuckling and trading Pirates of the Burning Sea. Kieron actually had a chat to the developers about the decision a couple of months ago, but now it’s finally happened. As of today the standard $14.99/month subscription simply gets you access to exclusive “Captain’s Club” content. Alternatively, you can buy little items and account upgrades piecemeal over at Treasure Aisle. Yes. Watch the latest and greatest trailer after the jump.

And here’s an enormous team battle set to what I believe is Rammstein. Ah, YouTube.


  1. P7uen says:

    I shall be giving this a go, now it’s free. Good job, chaps!

  2. Atic Atac says:

    Will it require Sony Station to install and use? If so then hell naw!

  3. DevilSShadoW says:

    ima call my ship kirby’s epic yarrrn

  4. frags says:

    Well…shiver me…Oh forget it! Downloading now!

  5. Chaz says:

    The music for that last video does seem rather at odds with the action. Why do people insist on using pumping electro metal for these things when a waltz or something like Ravel’s Boléro would be far more suited to the sedate pace of the action. I see the same thing in just about every other Eve video too; lots of angry thumping music whilst we watch some one flick through a few menus.

  6. Kits says:

    Haven’t played this since the beta. It was good fun, for a short while, but got repetitive too fast at the time.

  7. pissant says:

    Drowning Pool should provide the backing track to absolutely everything imo

    • UW says:

      Definitely, especially since anything good invariably has bodies hitting floors anyway. It just makes sense.

  8. lu says:

    Free seamen ?

  9. Clovis says:

    Arrrr, those eyes be staring at me ….

  10. Dominic White says:

    If you’re going to have a hard-and-heavy soundtrack to something piratical, you’re an embarrassment to all things metal if you don’t use Alestorm.

    link to – YARR!!!

    Very silly band. Saw em’ live once, and they didn’t take themselves the slightest bit seriously. Great stuff.

  11. Mac says:

    Is it actually any good – or should I just stick with Lord of the Rings?

  12. MXZ says:

    It’s pretty horrible outside of the ship combat.

    If you’re still playing Lord of the Rings though… ugh.

    • Mac says:

      Not sure what you mean – i’ve gone back to LOTRO sinse it went FTP and it’s great …

  13. Caecilius says:

    For anyone interested, if you search for “charlestown port battle” on youtube, the first result is an excellent video of a port battle – it gives you a much better impression of what the game is like.

  14. thesundaybest says:

    What sells it is the Shakespearian dialogue:


  15. Nurdbot says:

    Downloading is taking a while, guess they didn’t prepare for the thousands of people wanting to give it a go at once.

  16. pupsikaso says:

    Even the pirate in the picture is sighing =/

  17. Kabalyero Kidd says:

    Yup, I’ve played it a few hours today and it’s kinda fun. You get to ride ships and battle it out at sea. The graphics isn’t bad either. Obviously, I’m on a FREE account. LOL

  18. PC_Gamer says:

    I still beg you to make a roundup of 2010s free to play MMO games that are actually worth considering.
    I have completely lost any kind of overview.