Bounty Bay Online is a free 2 play MMORPG that takes place in the world of pirates. The game when first appeared on market in 2007 was the first ever MMO that takes place on seas and where you could play as a pirate, or just a simple fisherman. The fact that you actually own a boat, and with that you can explore and visit up to 60 harbour cities in America, Australia, Africa, Asia and Europe is the most fascinating feature for me when it came to Bounty Bay Online. The seabattles of epic proportions, sunken treasures, conquering towns and discovering long forgotten locations are only a few of the things waiting for you in Bounty Bay Online. The game lets the player choose their path to fame and fortune, you can act as a blood thirsty pirate, or as a peaceful fisherman. And even if you don´t like the water, you could become a farmer, a blacksmith or a lumberjack.
Bounty Bay Online Features
- More than 60 historically correct towns and harbours.
- More than 1500 discoveries
- Control your own ship and choose between over thirty different ship models
- Choose your profession: become a strong warrior, a heartless pirate, a cunning merchant, a fearless explorer… the possibilities are endless
- Conquer with your guild cities to become a powerful force on your server
The ships in Bounty Bay Online are similar to the real ships from the 14th to 16th century. The ships vary in class and size and nationality.
All ships differ visually and are set apart by characteristics such as loading capacity, maneuverability, crew size, or amount of cannons. For example, Royal Military Officers can brave the dangers of the high seas with a robust, cannon-laden ship, whereas Treasure Hunters can quickly cross the Seven Seas with a nimble and agile ship.
Every player starts with a small explorer type ship and during the course of the game he can buy new ships or upgrade his existing ships. How many ship a player owns is totally up to him/her, but they can command only one ship at any given time.
The Pet System
The pet system in Bounty Bay Online has been expanded with ‘Beyond the Horizon’ with all kinds of new functions as well as four new pets. Hell Wolves, Ice Fairies, Shadow Reapers, and Wild Bulls can be your loyal companions in this extensive expansion. Aside from the conventional functions and values such as loyalty, health, experience or pet level these new pets also possess so-called ‘secondary attributes’ such as Damage Bonus and Critical Strike. Using slots in the interface the four newcomers can create armor for you or teach you exclusive skills. Here they are:
Basically a player is PvP enabled as soon as he leaves the safe waters of his harbour (depending on his/her skill levels). You always have to suspect pirates to attack you on the open sea. Additionally there are undiscovered territories on land where you can be attacked and ambushed by others at all times. As a player you also have to take the political situation in account, because there will be buccaneers with their letters of marque trying to raise their fame glory by attacking enemy nations and sinking enemy ships. The last PvP option will be guild wars, where different guilds fight over the control of vital towns or goods.
Operating System: Windows 98 | ME | 2000 | XP
CPU: 1.2 GHz
Graphics device: 3D-hardware accelerator graphics device with 64 MB RAM
DirectX: 9.0c or higher
RAM: 128MB RAM
Harddisk space: 2.5 GB
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