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NGames, a leading online games
publisher, has today revealed the first details of 'Chapter 7' - a
massive new update coming soon to the shores of award-winning
free-to-play One Piece MMO, Pockie Pirates.
Pockie Pirates is a licensed One Piece MMO that faithfully
recreates the One Piece anime series. Players take on the role of a
sea-faring captain sailing the famous Grand Line trail with their
friends, seeking epic adventure and treasures as they quest to
become the King of Pirates.
Revealed today, Chapter 7 introduces a huge list of updates and
new features to the Pockie Pirates gameplay experience.
With Chapter 7, players will be able to dive for new Underwater
Treasure, learn useful new cooking techniques to give crew members
powerful buffs, and enjoy a much-anticipated optimised full-screen
interface, which promises to immerse players in the Pockie Pirates
experience like never before. The Pirate Info interface is being
given a makeover, making it easier for players to adjust the attack
and defence positions of warship crew members – a vital
time-saver for the more tactically savvy captain.
High-ranking players visiting the All Blue Bar 2 will be able to
recruit members from two new crews: Drake and Hawkins. Both sets of
pirates pack a powerful punch; especially their admirals, Kizaru
and Akainu (respectively) – two formidable One Piece
characters that are sure to make waves across the Grand Line.
Major changes are also being implemented to the way payers
interact with the Grand Line map, ushering in a new age of more
efficient traversal across Pockie Pirates' in-game world.
The Grand Line's burgeoning trade activity will benefit from
shorter travel times, as well as new and improved gameplay
mechanics introduced in Chapter 7. The affiliation of every Harbour
across the Grand Line will be clearly marked on the mini-map, and
players can take advantage of a new Bargain feature that allows
pirates with high enough
Friendliness ratings to choose from 3 bargaining methods
to score greater trade deals.
Meanwhile, revenue is being tweaked to offer 3 times the
previous income rate, making it easier for players to secure key
items and enjoy a smoother path of progress through Pockie Pirates'
many exciting quests and storylines. Real-world money will also be
stretched further when Chapter 7 is introduced, with new special
time-limited benefits on offer to everybody upgrading their account
to Vip status, unlocking a whole week of new gameplay
Chapter 7 is coming to Pockie Pirates in late March, 2013.
Pockie Pirates recreates the popular One Piece anime experience
by letting players recruit their favourite characters as they
adventure across on the Grand Line. Interested players can join the
race to become the King of the Pirates for free today by joining
Pockie Pirates on Game321:
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About Pockie Pirates:
Pockie Pirates is the first horizontal version of RPG webgame
released by Game321. Based on the theme of dream, passion, youth
and friendship, players take on the role of a young pirate
determined to find legendary treasures and become the King of
Pirates. In the game, players will be confronted with various
difficulties and need to root out enemies before they make their
dream come true.
Pockie Pirates blends strategy and tactics with an entertaining
game plot. It features cute characters and quality-designed
backgrounds, combined with dazzling skills to present gamers a
thrilling and exciting adventure around the sea.
What could be more appealing than having a number of trustworthy
buddies, a dream pirate ship, and an island of your own? Seek the
legendary treasure and to become the king of the Pirates on Game321