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Here is a review from a newbie's (to this game) perspective.
General Discussion « World of Pirates
11/30/07 2:40:21 PM
Good review that sums up the finer points of WoP
I tried VCO, but I didn't much like the combat system, or the idea of getting out of my ship to chop wood and and smash crabs on the beach.
I haven't played Port Royale, I just looked at some screenshots and I'm not sure how close it is to World of Pirates. I think the best thing you can do is sign up for the 10 hour trial and see for yourself.
When I first started playing WoP, it appealed to me because I used to play Pirates! Gold on a Tandy back in the early 90's, and this was like an updated version of that but multiplayer.
Basically you have to do a little skilling to get your navigation skill up (to be able to sail more and bigger ships) then you can join a clan, do PvP, take cities and defend them, etc.
What I find great about WoP (compared to games like VCO, POTBS, etc) is the simple, arcade-like combat . Even players with low skill can hold their own vs high level players if they can shoot.
Try the 10 free hours and you will be hooked
Here is a link to a Wiki Strategy Guide if you want to skim through it to get an idea.