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Pirates of the Burning Sea

"Power & Prestige" expansion to go live in early August.

For Immediate Release

06/21/2010, Seattle WA: Flying Lab Software is proud to announce that its anticipated expansion – Power & Prestige – will go live at the beginning of August, 2010. Power & Prestige is the first major expansion for the company’s critically acclaimed MMORPG title Pirates of the Burning Sea TM . This expansion includes more than 60 new missions, 4 new factions, Port Governance and a new “brawling” combat school.

“With nearly 2 million ships sunk on the Burning Sea over the last 2.5 years, our players have been busy,” said Russell Williams, CEO of Flying Lab software. “We have been listening to our players and incorporating their input as much as possible into this new expansion. We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved, as this expansion allows players to reach new levels of power and prestige!”

Pirates of the Burning Sea is an MMORPG featuring high-seas action and adventure in a bold world of pirates and plunder. Set against the backdrop of the New World of the 18th century, players can choose one of three nations — England, France or Spain — or choose the role of a Pirate to battle it out for glory and power.

Power & Prestige expands upon the game’s already stalwart real-time Conquest system, allowing players to not only capture ports on behalf of their parent nations, but to also become a Port Governor with great economic and strategic influence.

Players can apply to take part in Flying Lab Software’s Power & Prestige TM beta program by visiting New players will be able to apply once they pay for their first month of play, as an active subscription is required in order to access the beta server.

Power & Prestige TM Feature List

Port Governance : Become the Governor of a port! In Power & Prestige TM , you and your societies can spend influence to elect Governors in ports throughout the Burning Sea. Once elected Governor, you can: o Display your name under the port’s name in the Open Sea, or choose to share the glory with their whole society. You can also set a message that greets anyone who enters the port.

o Take important economic and military actions such as setting the tax rate of the port, improving the port’s infrastructure, reducing the port’s unrest, and boosting the port’s defenses.

o Draw a salary from the port’s coffers.

o Display a special title while you are governor, and access an exclusive shop to purchase special governor-only items.

Content: We have added more than 60 new missions to the game, using new techniques to produce content that is even more exciting and challenging. o Added new content to ensure that you can reach Celebrated reputation with your favorite player-friendly factions and be rewarded for it!

o Introduced four new “Pirate Hunter” factions: the Board of Marque, the Men of War, the Salon d’Aventure and the Corsarios del Rey. Each of these new privateering factions has unique storyline missions available to all nations!

o Factions have shops that offer outfitting, customizable clothing and sails to players who have earned sufficient respect.

o Added new repeatable missions as part of Port Governance: Governor’s Requests! Complete the bonus objectives to infuse your favorite port’s treasury.

Avatar skill revision: Avatar Combat skills have been overhauled, and Brawling is now its own distinct fighting school. Ship Combat Tuning: Every ship in the game has had a significant revision, and we’ve added new features to help combat troublesome outfitting stacking! Career Improvements: Each of our five careers has been given a complete revision, which includes the addition of new skills allowing for more tactical gameplay. Character Lighting Improvements: Character lighting in towns and other environments has been overhauled to look more realistic.

About Pirates of the Burning Sea TM

Pirates of the Burning Sea TM is developed by Flying Lab Software and published under SOE’s Platform Publishing Label. More information, download instructions and a 14-day trial for new players are available through the Pirates of the Burning Sea website  .

About Flying Lab Software

Flying Lab Software, a Seattle, Washington, based game development company established in 1997, is the maker of the critically acclaimed Rails Across America. Flying Lab Software is currently working on expanding Pirates of the Burning Sea and several new games for its Casual division. For more information about Flying Lab Software, please visit <>

To arrange an interview with a member of our team about Power & Prestige, please contact Tom Atkinson-Edwards at <file:///C:\Users\mishaw\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary%20Internet%20Files\Content.Outlook\X132ALT4\>

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