The folks at Flying Lab Software made another announcement yesterday about their upcoming game, Pirates of the Burning Sea. It's called the "Boarding Party" and it's something that very well could be monumental if it comes together as well as Aether and crew are hoping.
The idea, as far as I can tell, is to gather the most enthusiastic and dedicated fans of PotBS and get them directly involved in nurturing the community of the game, both inside the client, and in the "RL", with the goal being to foster one of the most active gaming groups of any MMORPG.
I mean, player-run events, both in-game and out are commonplace today as it is... but imagine how much more in synch with the game they could be if the developers are backing your efforts? Not to mention, members of the Boarding Party may end up helping to shape the design of future expansions onto the main game. It's an enthusiast's dream come true.
So then, did I sign up? You bet your booty (pun intended) I did. One of the things they asked specifically about in the application was your writing and for a sample. So I'm hoping the Boarding Party, should I get in, gives me more and more chances to exercise my writing.