Company: Three Rings, San Francisco, CA USA
Launch Date: December 2003
Cost: This world has two pricing options: free access and pay as you go for "Doubloon" servers or 7-day free trial then $9.95/month for "Subscription" servers.
System Requirements: At minimum 300mhz Pentium II with 128mb of memory and Java 1.4. Click here for more details
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Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates is a themed world chock-full of puzzles and games. This virtual world is an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game) which means participants are encouraged to play "in character" rather than engaging in off topic chatter about real-world topics. While some might find this restrictive, the pirate theme offers a surprisingly robust array of activities and gives a unique focus to the world with a lot of room for ingenuity and creativity within the bounds of the pirate theme. One of the fun things about Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates is seeing how standard virtual world features are translated into the pirate-speak, for example "buddies" are called "hearties" and "inventory" is called "booty." Indeed, the folks at Three Rings seem to be able to turn anything and everything into a clever pirate metaphor.
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