Posts Tagged ‘ Pirates Ahoy

Pirates Ahoy Launches Battle Arena

Pirates Ahoy from Playfish launched a major new feature this week, to further evolve the game beyond its treasure digging roots. Players can now challenge their friends in ship vs. ship combat! Besides earning plenty of glory, players can also win coins, gems, and other rewards.

Players begin with three challenges per day, and can get more in daily neighbor visits, by digging, or by purchasing them with Playfish cash. Right now, players can only challenge their fellow Pirates Ahoy neighbors. After challenging a friend to a fight, players then pick what attacks they want to perform.

There are three battle moves to choose from – Ram, Shoot, and Shield. Every fight has five attack rounds, and players choose which move to perform each round. Victory is decided in a rock, paper, scissors manor – shoot beats shield, shield beats ram, and ram beats shoot.

After challenging your opponent, they will then need to log in and select their own attack moves. Then you can see which ship came out on top! The more players battle, the higher their battle rank becomes. Thicker shields, more devastiting cannons, and other upgrades can then be purchased. Players can also spend some Playfish Cash to give themselves an even bigger edge.

Pirates Ahoy Revises Friend Visit Bonus

Pirates Ahoy developer Playfish has given the game’s friend visit bonus a much-needed revision, this week. Now, when a player visits a neighbor for the first time, they are awarded a random prize – either gold, food, or even metals.

In fact, visiting neighbors is now the ONLY way to receive the metals needed to restore found treasures. Gems can still be dug up at random.

In our testing gold and energy were much more common prizes than metals, but we still received plenty after making our way through our entire Pirates Ahoy friends list. It seems likely that players will build up a large stockpile of metals thanks to this new system if they consistently check in and stay social with their fellow Pirates Ahoy players.

Pirates Ahoy Adds New Decorations

A handful of new home island decorations have been added to Playfish’s treasure digging title Pirates Ahoy, giving players a few more options for customizing their pirate HQ.

The new items are: Lava Statue, Hay Roll, Scarecrow, Wooden Crane, Pirate Wagon, and Fish Pond. All of these new items are available for coins besides the special lava statue. It is for sale for 13 PF Cash, and when purchased it turns the ocean water around your home island into red lava!

A new sailing perk has also been released – the game’s 2nd. As its name implies, the new Invincible perk allows players to win every monster battle for seven days, at a cost of 20 PF Cash.

Pirates Ahoy Releases Farming Decorations

Pirates Ahoy developer Playfish released another batch of new decorations today. Most of the new items follow a farming theme, but a few of the new additions strike us as being more pirate-like. There are also a few new high-end premium additions.

The new decorations are: Barn, Pirate Sign, Skull Cave, Carrot, and a Cow. Playfish also released two new packages for players looking for more gems and precious metals to help restore collected treasures. A Small Gem Mine and a Small Metal Mine are both for sale for seven PF Cash. They both provide players with a total of ten gems or metals, one every 24 hours.

Lastly, the new premium Beehive decoration is quite expensive at 75 Playfish Cash, but it provides a hefty bonus, as well. Players that purchase the Beehive will receive a 10% energy boost honeycomb per day, forever!

Pirates Ahoy Introduces Storage Collection

Pirates Ahoy developer Playfish introduced a new Storage treasure collection, today. The prize for completing the collection is a storage shed, which gives players +10 storage space for their home island treasure chest. Unlike other treasure collections, players can repeatedly complete this Storage collection, providing them with more and more storage space.

The collection is made up of six treasures, which must be dug up and restored in the same manner as other Pirates Ahoy treasures. Storage treasures can be found at random in any of the Pirates Ahoy locations.

Pirates Ahoy Adds Ship Perks & More Decorations

Pirates Ahoy developer Playfish added even more country themed decorations this week, and also introduced a new category of ship improvements, called Perks.

First up, the decorations. Another batch of country-themed decorations were released, for those pirates considering settling down and living a quiet life on their home island. At least, that’s how it seems to us. What other pirate would want a white picket fence? In any case, players can now purchase a piglet, an apple tree, a country home with porch, picket fence gates, and more.

It is a little hard to find, but players can also improve their ship with new “Perks.” These perks provide practical benefits, and can be found under the “Crew” menu. Right now the only perk is Wind Support. It costs 20 Playfish Cash, but makes your ship travel 50% faster for 7 days.

Pirates Ahoy Releases Constructible Pirate King Statue

Pirates Ahoy developer Playfish gave treasure seekers a new project to work on besides just filling their coffers with coins and treasures, this week. Players can now construct a Giant Pirate King Statue on their home islands. Besides just looking cool & intimidating, when construction is completed players also get +10 to their maximum energy.

To complete construction, players will need to collect a variety of statue parts. The Hook Part and Parrot Part can be found at random when digging. The others must be collected from friends as free gifts, or purchased with Playfish Cash. In total players will need to dig up 3 Parrot Parts and 20 Hook Parts, and collect 10 each of: Head Part, Jug Part, Leg Part, and Sword Part. That’s 63 parts total!

For players that don’t want to go through the hassle, the entire construction can be completed automatically for 101 PF Cash.

Pirates Ahoy Adds Country Items

Pirates Ahoy developer Playfish added another handful of decoration items today, for all those creative pirates out there that want to spice up their pirate HQ. New badges and other small improvements were also introduced.

New items include a country cottage, country tool shed, white picket fence, a pirate sheep, trimmed hedges, and more. The highlight of the budge is probably the Goodoo Statue. This statue is a little pricy at 8,000 coins, but when purchased and placed on a player’s island, it turns their ocean water into green goo!

Among the new ship badges is a loyalty badge, earned for playing Pirates Ahoy for several days in a row.

Pirates Ahoy Releases Tiki Decorations

Playfish’s treasure digging title Pirates Ahoy (we refuse to type out the exclamation point every time) has truly hit the ground running. Despite being a brand new game, last week a collection of French themed Bastille Day decorations were released, and this week a collection of Tiki items have hit the shop.

New HQ decorations include: tiki hut, tiki bar, tiki lantern, happy tiki head, angry tiki head, summer gazebo, summer palm tree, and more. A few of the items are available for just the next seven days, but the bulk of the Polynesian goodies are permanent additions to the Pirates Ahoy store.

Now if we could just save enough coins to purchase them… we be poor pirates, as it is!

Pirates Ahoy Celebrates Bastille Day

Playfish’s treasure digging game Pirates Ahoy may be under a week old, but that hasn’t stopped Playfish from releasing new goodies! The company has released a large set of French themed decorations in honor of Bastille Day.

The new decoration items include: Parisian homes and shops, a guillotine, a bottle of champagne, an Arc de Triomphe replica, several varieties of French flags, and a large french castle, surrounded by a mote.

Some of the items are limited editions, and will only be available for 7 more days. Others are permanent additions. All are for sale for coins besides the Arc, which costs 12 PF Cash.