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Old 08-21-2013, 08:55 PM
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I doubt the forums will close, but I hope the closing of the game will give us players something to hope for. Perhaps Disney will open a new POTCO, buy all the same, all my time spent on my pirate will be gone. I'm hoping to master him before they close the game. So I will try to play as much as possible, but they decided to close right as school started. So I can't be on as much.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:07 PM
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what is going to happen to the forums? Will they shut down as well?
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:58 PM
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I doubt the forums will close, but I hope the closing of the game will give us players something to hope for. Perhaps Disney will open a new POTCO, buy all the same, all my time spent on my pirate will be gone. I'm hoping to master him before they close the game. So I will try to play as much as possible, but they decided to close right as school started. So I can't be on as much.
It would be nice to think that they would at least keep our Pirate Accounts stored for a better version of the game. By that I mean, the pirates we created are simply stored some place safe. All that information remains intact. When the time comes, they will determine if that info remains 'as is' or simply reset our pirates to Notoriety 1 so we can start over on their new version with the same body types [or close to it]. Kinda how they let us keep our old body types when they created the new ones. The new version of the game will have newer bodies fit for that game. I'm sure the graphics will be awesome. Better stuff all around.

You would think, if they have a heart, they did consider and intend to do something along those lines. Then imagine the big surprise we would receive in our emails to come back to a brand new Caribbean. If you were a tester, you obviously would be the first to get wind of this. These forums would light up fast as news would spread forth far and wide. I know I would be among those knowing I'll have my pirates back who would be willing to subscribe once again. Those who never cared of course, same ones who are clueless that this game is shutting down now, their pirate files will be deleted at that point in time. Perhaps 90 days after the new game debuts on October 31st.

Clever marketing to be sure. The kind of Disney I'd like to believe it to be. They had to and they're banking on us that we will return with a greater appreciation for what they had given us originally. If that were so, I would estimate that it would happen between the 5th and 6th sequels of Pirates of the Caribbean. 2015/2016 isn't that far away when you think about it.

And even if that cutthroat boss of theirs has no intention of doing that, at least there would be some bit of mutiny among his crew. Someone would save those files believing that they will develop a better Caribbean someday. Shouldn't take that much space on a flash drive to liberate in broad daylight if not in the [Un]dead of night, right?

A nice thought or two I raise here for you, me Hearties.
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It would be indeed nice to know that the pirates that we all worked hard leveling/questing throughout the years would be saved somewhere instead of being trashed or forever deleted. I would love the idea that we can resurrect them down the road like Platinum stated. This game has soo much more potential if only they'd listen to us and our pirate community rallied together as one.

We are pirates indeed However, our swords won't be any use in this instance. The pen is mightier than the sword.

But Cy, couldn't we just send them emails?

Flooding an e-mailbox would be useless specially when someone can just trash those too. Send them actual letters. Take at least 5 minutes of your time and drop a note to Corporate Disney. Let them know how POTCO is truly one of the best pirates game for the family for all ages. Tell them how much you've enjoyed your pirating experience and ask them to please bring it back so others can enjoy it.


The Walt Disney Company
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We've all spent a lot of our $ to play this game. What's another $.46 for postage specially if it means getting the attention of Disney executives and perhaps new life for POTCO?
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Alas, I'm sure letters written on paper are all just the same to them. Trash, in their eyes.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:12 AM
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You never know what one action can do. Nothing venture nothing gained.
What I offer is just another option for our fellow pirate community to act NOW! Time is precious.

Where ever ye are, just think where Corporate Disney is located.
I'm all the way in the East Coast. It would take my letter 5 days to get there and probably another week to get to their desk. Making it a total of 10-12 days depending when you mailed it.


There are three types of people in this world:

1). those who make things happen,
2). those who watch things happen, and
3). those who wonder what happened.

What type of person or pirate would you be?


Take 5 minutes to write that note and send yer letter.

The Walt Disney Company
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Burbank, CA 91521-769

At least you know, ye did something about it instead of just wondering what if...?

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Old 08-24-2013, 02:53 PM
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After playing the game with my family and friends for the last few years, this is extremely disappointing. We feel like it was a waste of time now. We worked hard to be on the leader boards and searched countless hours for famed, legendary loot upgraded ships to Level 6 Skull and bones, Etc... To see it all just go away is very sad. Try to explain to my kids that all they worked for is just gone with nothing to show for it. I won’t let them fall for the next Disney online game. No chance I will shell out any cash for a membership that can just be pulled away. Fool me once… I expected more from Disney. They should be ashamed.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:07 PM
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Very sad news. It looks like I have to find a new game to play :/
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:47 AM
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Still can't believe this is really happening! Didn't play very much nor did I spend much time on these forums and deeply regret it. Hopefully one day this game can come back in some sort of way.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:06 PM
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After playing the game with my family and friends for the last few years, this is extremely disappointing. We feel like it was a waste of time now. We worked hard to be on the leader boards and searched countless hours for famed, legendary loot upgraded ships to Level 6 Skull and bones, Etc... To see it all just go away is very sad. Try to explain to my kids that all they worked for is just gone with nothing to show for it. I won’t let them fall for the next Disney online game. No chance I will shell out any cash for a membership that can just be pulled away. Fool me once… I expected more from Disney. They should be ashamed.
Take screenshots! A lot of people, especially kids, took the news of this hard. A lot of tears were shed. You're not the only parent trying yer best to explain why Disney is a meanie for doing this to them. Those screenshots are a reminder of the fun times you had while accomplishing those very things together.

And try snail mail, as suggested by CYblade, and let them know it! Let those bigwigs know how cruel they were to pull a fast one on yer kids like that. They are suppose to be pro-kids! That act sure wasn't.

This was my first online game, and yes, it will be my last. I expected Disney to be better compared to the rest of those other game companies. I know its so much easier to dump on Disney and all that, but in fairness, the gaming industry as a whole is changing. Mobile apps are being favored over online gaming. I see a ripple effect in other words and do not care to invest anything of myself into something I can't own, nor will always be around for me to enjoy when I can.

Make no bones about it, this pirate is going down with his ship on September 19th, 2013. Perhaps, some day, there will be a Green Flash and this pirate will return to sail the waters of a whole new Caribbean world.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:11 PM
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I just got of the phone to Disney about POTCO and they accidently let slip that they may have a private investor or another company buying the game. This sounds like it could be good news
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I just got of the phone to Disney about POTCO and they accidently let slip that they may have a private investor or another company buying the game. This sounds like it could be good news
We can only hope that such a slip of the tongue was not from a false tongue.
Regardless, this news warms my heart to the thought that the game may yet survive and thrive in the hands of another company.

If this is true, then I have faith that this new company or private investor will do well in keeping the game going and true to the original.
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I just got of the phone to Disney about POTCO and they accidently let slip that they may have a private investor or another company buying the game. This sounds like it could be good news
:O If this is true this is amazing. However I'd rather be surprised happily, than to be let down. Staying cautious on this one.
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I haven't visited POF or POTCO in quite some time. Alas me fellow pirates, I had to move on. I was quite surprised that the game hadn't seemed that much progression over the years i'd been gone. Still I enjoyed visiting my pirates once again, and was surprised to encounter a few guildmates I hadn't seen in ages. I have moved on to other games, but still love and admire how POTCO did ship battles, wish my current interests had similar action.

Too bad this game was not nurtured by Disney, it could have been so much better.

Anyhow, my condolences to all ye pirates out there.
Its sad that the sun now sets... on POTCO.

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Well this is not something I expected to see in one of my rare forum visits…

Gonna let it sit for a while.
 

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