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Some of you may remember the rather titillating interview that had certain communities buzzing about Tales of Pirates. If you don’t remember the interview or need a mind-refresher, feel free to check it out here. Well, it was time to go in for round 2 with Tales of Pirates Project Manager, Neil Chan…and this time a few more juicy bits about the pirate-based MMORPG were revealed.
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Blend Games: The last interview generated some buzz because of comments made about the same-sex marriage issue in the game. After it was made public, have ToP players voiced whether this feature should or should not make it into the game at some point?
Neil Chan: Definitely. We’re now working on a completely new map specifically for players who live and breathe PVP. This new arena will also include features besides fighting, including monster hunting and chasing, teamwork and tactics.
Blend Games: A lot of developers seem to complain about the restrictions sometimes put upon them to complete a game within a timeframe or output a certain amount of content and a certain kind of content. Are there certain limitations or restrictions associated with adding new content or developing new ways to play?
Neil Chan: Absolutely not. Understandably, some groups may see the word FREE and think we’re a non-profit company or something. We’re not, and the fact that we give away our content to players free is no limitation at all. Over the past two years we have worked hard to bring players a ton of new content, features and game systems that make TOP one of the best MMORPGs available. A good example of this is the Master & Apprentice system that encourages players to help each other out more, as well as earning them a pile of credits. So keep any eye on TOP as we continue to bring the best FREE gaming on the web!
Blend Games: Are there any plans to possibly add a new class or more skills to the game, and if so what would they be?
Neil Chan: Hmm… this is a good question, but also a tough one. As you can see, introducing a new class is never an easy task; the biggest concern is not the technology but the influence. A new class means new distribution of power, so it requires us to be extremely careful when making such decisions. With this in mind, we have worked tirelessly to prepare the female Crusader for release in Q4. Skills can be just as difficult to prepare and is the main sticking point now. As we work through it, enjoy the new Seal Master skill that will be added in September!
Blend Games: Is there anything you would want readers to know about the upcoming update that some news posts may not properly cover?
Neil Chan: All I want to add is that a completely new Tales of Pirates will be released in November. This will include a new class and new skills, so it should be lots of fun! Keep in mind, this is no mere expansion but a whole new redesign, complete with new UI, graphics, and systems. We can’t wait to see it and we hope you can’t either.
Blend Games: Thanks again for answering our questions.
Neil Chan: Thanks a lot for offering us the opportunity.
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