''Pirates of the Burning Sea: Power & Prestige'' is a {{Pirate}}-themed MMORPG set in 1700s [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]] and UsefulNotes/{{Florida}}. Gameplay consists of both on foot swashbuckling and ship battles on the high seas as one of four factions: Britain, France, Spain, or the Brethren of the Coast (i.e. pirates). As of Novenber 2010 it is FreeToPlay. Originally published by Creator/SonyOnlineEntertainment, it was dropped from their service in late 2012, and as of February 2013 it is now published by Portalus Games.

!!This game provides examples of:

* AllegedlyFreeGame: While the game's cash shop does provide a few opportunities to [[BribingYourWayToVictory bribe your way to victory]], the majority of the items for sale are cosmetic.
* BoardingParty: An option during sea combat, which allows you to capture the enemy ship rather than sinking it.
* BoozeBasedBuff: Giving rum to your crew will speed their recovery rate in battle. There's also that "medicinal" gin.
* CombatPragmatist: The Dirty Fighting combat school is all about this.
* CoolShip: A large part of the game is about acquiring various cool ships and upgrading them to make them even cooler.
* DualWielding: The Florentine fighting style utilizes a rapier and dagger in tandem.
* EmoteAnimation: Some of which are necessary to progress in quests.
* EyepatchOfPower: It wouldn't be a pirate game without them. Some are only available as [[AndYourRewardIsClothes quest rewards]].
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: A variety of monkeys are availabe as vanity pets.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Zombie Pirates]].
* GayOption: At a certain point in the main questline the player is required to choose a LoveInterest from a selection of {{NPC}}s, with no gender restrictions in place.
* GhostPirate: The Boogeyman may be one. He's clearly some sort of [[TheUndead undead]], at least.
* GunsAkimbo: A technique available in the Black Powder skill tree.
* IntrepidMerchant: The Freetrader career.
* ItemCrafting: Players can build crafting structures at appropriate ports in order to craft everything from weapons to commodities to new ships. The game is intentionally set up to be nearly impossible for a single player to acquire all the needed crafting matierials on their own, though, forcing crafters to utilize the PlayerGeneratedEconomy.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: William Kidd appears as the leader of the Brethren of the Coast and crimelord of Tortuga, a full 19 years after his supposed execution. Charles Vane also gets name-dropped multiple times.
* [[MassMonsterSlaughterSidequest Mass Pirate Slaughter Sidequest]]: There are multiple repeatable quests in which you must defeat a number of ships belonging to certain hostile pirate clans.
* NotSoSafeHarbor: The game is full of these.
* PirateParrot: Available as a vanity pet.
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: You'll see just as many female Naval Officers and Merchant Sailors as males.
* PowerFist: The Brawling combat school eschews swords in favor of handwraps for engaging in GoodOldFisticuffs.
* PirateGirl: Various {{NPC}}s, plus the player if you so choose.
* {{Privateer}}: One of the three careers available to non-pirate players.
* ShoutOut: Far, far too many to list here. Thankfully, most of them are already compiled [[http://potbs.wikia.com/wiki/Fun_facts here]].
* SwordAndGun: The default combat style for swashbuckling.
* TalkLikeAPirate: It crops up here and there, including in special holiday quests on TalkLikeAPirateDay.
* [[TalkToTheFist Talk to the Pistol]]: An early quest has a few pirates accost the player, attempting to intimidate him/her. While none of your [[DialogueTree dialogue options]] will avoid a fight, you can elect to preemptively pull your gun and "shoot the one in the middle."
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: Players can unlock the ability to throw hand grenades in the Black Powder skill tree.
* TreasureMap: The main quest line involves the player character acquiring one.
* VoodooZombie: They mostly appear as enemies during seasonal events.
* WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon: The game's primary setting.
* YouAllMeetInACell: Pirate characters start off this way.
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