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Pirates Of The Caribbean Online Sets Sail for Mac
7:26 AM | Cord Kruse | 10 comments

Disney Online has announced new details about the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean Online. Based on the engine for Toontown Online, Pirates will offer would-be sea rogues the chance to engage in ship to ship battles, cross blades with enemies, and enter into a variety of other pirate themed activities. The PC version is scheduled to become available in Spring 2007, with a Mac version coming sometime after that.

Joystiq recently posted a hands-on preview of the game, giving a taste of what gamers can expect:

The Toontown engine's recent Mac conversion will also benefit Apple's gamers; Pirates Online will be released for OS X. The developers were excited about Mac prospects and hope to get the game out at the same time as the PC launch in the Spring, but Disney Interactive's official stance is that a Mac game is coming, but without any timeline.

I had fun exploring Pirates of the Caribbean Online, taking the helm of ships, shouting arcane seafaring phrases, and swashbuckling. Keep reading to learn about pirate garb, fluid fighting, and massive ship battles.

To begin the pirate life, players design their character, much like any other MMO. I could choose from broken noses and other warped characteristics, but the developers were uncertain about pirate mainstays like eye-patches, peg-legs, hooks, tattoos, shoulder-parrots, and helper-monkeys. (Such things may be in the final game, but the representatives from developer VR Studio seemed non-committal.)

With a piraty character -- or as close as I could get -- I explored the landscape, beach, and fought hordes of skeleton monsters. The combat felt responsive and fresh; unlike other MMOs, I swung my sword every time I clicked the mouse, unless I clicked too quickly. If I timed it right, I could attack at the end of each motion and string together more powerful flourishes. Players will also be able to fight other players -- with their consent -- if the monsters get too repetitive.
Upon release Pirates of the Caribbean Online will be available in two forms: A Basic Access free ad supported version which will offer roughly a third of the full game's areas and quests, and an Unlimited Access version with the full range of customization and gameplay options for a monthly subcription fee of $9.95. Players from both plans will be able to interact with one another.

Click the links below for more information.

Joystiq: Pirates of the Caribbean Online Preview
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