PotBS - Interview @ WarCry
WarCry chats to Jess Lebow, the Content Director for Pirates of the Burning Sea.
WarCry: Often, we're told that when history and fun collide, fun wins. While that makes perfect sense, talk about some of the areas where historical accuracy has endured.
Jess Lebow: I think the biggest thing is the sense of freedom and danger that were so prevalent in the Caribbean at that time. If you take a look at the map and you think about the political climate in 1720, you realize that the conditions were absolutely perfect for piracy. It's a huge area, dotted with islands-which means there were plenty of places to hide. The fastest form of travel is via sailing ship-which means that a pirate in a small ship is likely as well equipped as even the British navy and in many cases too fast to catch.