PotBS - Preview @ MPOGD
Multiplayer Online Games Directory previews Pirates of the Burning Sea.
The most fascinating component of combat was definitely the ship to ship fighting. The battles that I saw took place in open water, where wind and the elements play factors in determining an appropriate strategy for winning the fights. Your ship is equipped with cannons, which can be loaded with various types of shot, depending on what kind or scope of damage you want to impart on your enemy's vessel. Fights play out exactly as you might expect - using the wind to your advantage to slowly circle your enemy in an attempt to get a shot at him with your cannons, in such a manner that he is unable to return fire. Or at least not as often as you can, since naval fights of this type are one of attrition - the ship that manages to not sink is the winner.