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Pirates of the Caribbean Online is an MMORPG based on the [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean series of the same name]]. It was published by Creator/{{Disney}} and developed by Jesse Schell.[[note]]A former Imagineer at Disney Parks, who designed the Toy Story Midway Mania ride, in addition to developing other Disney [=MMOs=] like VideoGame/ToontownOnline[[/note]] Released in 2007, it allowed users to play the role of a pirate in the Caribbean.

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Pirates ''Pirates of the Caribbean Online Online'' is an MMORPG based on the [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean series of the same name]]. It was published by Creator/{{Disney}} and developed by Jesse Schell.[[note]]A former Imagineer at Disney Parks, who designed the Toy Story Midway Mania ride, in addition to developing other Disney [=MMOs=] like VideoGame/ToontownOnline[[/note]] Released in 2007, it allowed users to play the role of a pirate in the Caribbean.



Pirates of the Caribbean Online was [[{{Cancellation}} shut down]] in September of 2013. However, a group of dedicated fans have completely remade the game. This recreation is titled "The Legend of Pirates Online", includes specifically fan-made expansions and patches, and can be played for free [[https://tlopo.com/ here]].

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Pirates ''Pirates of the Caribbean Online Online'' was [[{{Cancellation}} shut down]] in September of 2013. However, a group of dedicated fans have completely remade the game. This recreation is titled "The ''The Legend of Pirates Online", Online'', includes specifically fan-made expansions and patches, and can be played for free [[https://tlopo.com/ here]].


Pirates of the Caribbean Online was [[{{Cancellation}} shut down]] in September of 2013. However, a group of dedicated fans have completely remade the game. This recreation is titled "The Legend of Pirates Online", including specifically fan made expansions and patches, and can be played for free [[https://tlopo.com/ here]].

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Pirates of the Caribbean Online was [[{{Cancellation}} shut down]] in September of 2013. However, a group of dedicated fans have completely remade the game. This recreation is titled "The Legend of Pirates Online", including includes specifically fan made fan-made expansions and patches, and can be played for free [[https://tlopo.com/ here]].


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* CaptureTheFlag: A "Capture The Chest" [[PlayerVersusPlayer PvP]] gamemode is planned for addition in Fall 2019 for ''The Legend of Pirates Online'', and is the creator's take on Capture the Flag.


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* CooldownManipulation: The "Leadership" skill is a temporary buff that reduces the cooldown on yours and your shipmate's other skills, including cannon reload times. Those under the effects of it receive a glowing effect on their skill bar, alerting them that they can open fire to their hearts content for the next few seconds.


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* CrateExpectations: Crates and barrels are located all around the main islands, and several quests require you to look inside of them to find quest objects.


Pirates of the Caribbean Online was [[{{Cancellation}} shut down]] in September of 2013. However, a group of dedicated fans have completely remade the game. This recreation is titled "The Legend of Pirates Online", and can be played for free [[https://tlopo.com/ here]].

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Pirates of the Caribbean Online was [[{{Cancellation}} shut down]] in September of 2013. However, a group of dedicated fans have completely remade the game. This recreation is titled "The Legend of Pirates Online", including specifically fan made expansions and patches, and can be played for free [[https://tlopo.com/ here]].

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* BonusDungeon: The Cave of Lost Souls on Raven's Cove. It's totally optional, there's no quests that require visiting it, but it contains the toughest [[GhostPirate Ghost enemies]] in the game, including [[BonusBoss Foulberto Smasho]].
** The remake, ''The Legend of Pirates Online'', introduces Forsaken Shallows. It's below Isla Tormenta's Cursed Caverns, has five new bosses lying in wait, and holds the highest-level enemies in the game. It's also the only place where you can get [[InfinityPlusOneSword certain Legendary Cursed Blades]]. However, any quests that require fighting Davy Jones' minions can also be attained in the aforementioned (and slightly easier) Cursed Caverns, meaning you never have to step inside here unless you're looking for the strongest swords in the game.


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* ConvectionSchmonvection: The player can stand right next to flowing lava on the island of [[LethalLavaLand Padres Del Fuego]] and they won't express any discomfort at all.


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* HornetHole: The Queen's Nest on Isla Perdida.


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* LethalLavaLand: The island of Padres Del Fuego is a giant volcano, which will occasionally shake and erupt. There's even a cave inside the volcano itself, the Lava Gorge.
* LimitBreak: Certain weapons have powerful Break Attacks, which charge upon taking damage or successfully performing {{Combos}}.


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* NewSkillAsReward: Completing the Black Pearl Story Quest will give you the Leadership skill, which will increase the recharge rate of your other skills and your crew's cannon fire for a short time when activated.
* NiceDayDeadlyNight: At day, [[BigBoosHaunt Raven's Cove]] has nothing more than a few ravens, a couple of Fire Bats, and [[CloudCuckooLander Crazy Ned]]. At night, the [[OneHitKill Rage Ghosts]] appear.


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* PortTown: Port Royal.


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* ReduceAggro: The "Not in the Face!" skill on some weapons will give the user a chance to break combat with an enemy in case they need to make a quick escape.


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* SpinAttack: The "Sweep" skill found on all sword weapons. Also, the "Roundhouse", "Spin Cut", and "Reverse Spin Cut" moves on the Broadsword's {{Combo}} tree.

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* NoExperiencePointsForMedic: '''{{Averted}}''' - attuning allies with your VoodooDoll and healing them with your abilities will give you just as much experience, if not more, than the actual combatant. Even [[CombatResuscitation reviving a downed ally]] will grant you some experience points for your trouble.


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* SkillPointReset: Talking to a trainer at any blacksmith shop will allow you, for a fee, to refund all of your earned skill points so that you can re-optimize them to whatever you like.


* BalancePowerSkillGimmick:
** The four ship types can be classified as this. There's the Brig taking on the [[JackOfAllStats Balance]] role, the Frigate is the [[MightyGlacier Power]], the Sloop is the [[FragileSpeedster Skill]], and the Galleon is the Gimmick, being a ship focused on carrying a lot of treasure and players rather than firepower or speed.
** The four different types of swords - the basic Cutlass is the Balance (simple combos, moderate damage), the Broadsword is the Power (slower combo attacks, but generally higher damage and can hit multiple targets), and the Sabre is the Skill (low damage for each hit, but their combo tree utilizes fast attacks). Cursed Blades are an interesting variation of the Gimmick, since a Cursed Blade will technically be a subset of one of the three primary Sword types, but they'll have special elemental or spectral attacks and abilities.



* BeeAfraid: Giant Killer Bees are somewhat uncommon enemies. You'll have to go through a massive nest of them in order to convince "Scary" Mary Lash to join the Black Pearl's crew.



* BigBoosHaunt: Raven's Cove - an island desolate of all life except for some ravens and [[CloudCuckooLander one crazy person]]. However, the enemies you fight here aren't necessarily alive...
* CastFromHitPoints: The Desolation attack for the Voodoo Staff. It causes a massive amount of damage... although it injures the user to the point where a couple of attacks can easily pick them off.
* CloudCuckooLander: Crazy Ned. He was the only survivor of the attack on Raven's Cove by Jolly Roger, and has gone insane as a result.
* CombatResuscitation: Upon running out of HP in land combat, a player will enter "Knock Out", where they are unable to move or take action, but are still able to talk. If there's another player nearby and they have an extra Tonic, they can be revived and be immediately brought back into the action. Otherwise, the player will be sent to jail and be temporarily given the [[MaximumHPReduction Groggy]] status effect.



* BalancePowerSkillGimmick:
** The four ship types can be classified as this. There's the Brig taking on the [[JackOfAllStats Balance]] role, the Frigate is the [[MightyGlacier Power]], the Sloop is the [[FragileSpeedster Skill]], and the Galleon is the Gimmick, being a ship focused on carrying a lot of treasure and players rather than firepower or speed.
** The four different types of swords - the basic Cutlass is the Balance (simple combos, moderate damage), the Broadsword is the Power (slower combo attacks, but generally higher damage and can hit multiple targets), and the Sabre is the Skill (low damage for each hit, but their combo tree utilizes fast attacks). Cursed Blades are an interesting variation of the Gimmick, since a Cursed Blade will technically be a subset of one of the three primary Sword types, but they'll have special elemental or spectral attacks and abilities.
* BeeAfraid: Giant Killer Bees are somewhat uncommon enemies. You'll have to go through a massive nest of them in order to convince "Scary" Mary Lash to join the Black Pearl's crew.
* BigBoosHaunt: Raven's Cove - an island desolate of all life except for some ravens and [[CloudCuckooLander one crazy person]]. However, the enemies you fight here aren't necessarily alive...
* CastFromHitPoints: The Desolation attack for the Voodoo Staff. It causes a massive amount of damage... although it injures the user to the point where a couple of attacks can easily pick them off.
* CloudCuckooLander: Crazy Ned. He was the only survivor of the attack on Raven's Cove by Jolly Roger, and has gone insane as a result.


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* FishingMinigame: Fishing can get you some good amounts of money in a short period of time. You can also pay for a fishing boat and seek out Legendary Fish in deeper water.


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* InUniverseGameClock: The game cycles through day and night, with each day cycle lasting about an hour in real time. This is purely aesthetic for most of the game, although the day/night cycle does affect whether or not Rage Ghosts spawn on Ravens Cove.


* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: Undead Poker, played as part of the Raven's Cove story quest. Winning games will gain you a lot of money, as well as bringing you one step closer to the mines. Losing them, however, will reduce your health. HP regeneration is also disabled while in the area, so you can't cheat your way out of it by taking a breather.



* JokeWeapon: The Tree Branch, an [[AprilFoolsDay April Fools]] event Broadsword with an attack value of 0[[note]]It still does damage, just very, very little.[[/note]] and no extra abilities. It was passed off as a free distribution of the Lost Sword of El Patron, which is... [[InfinityMinusOneSword considerably better]].
* LegendaryWeapon: A class of weapons in the game, the strongest and the rarest. All of them have some sort of lore around them, usually regarding whatever enemy can drop them.



* OneBulletClips: All guns, with the exception of Repeater Pistols, can only fire one shot before reloading.



* PillarOfLight: Whenever you're doing a quest, you can create a ray of light that will guide you either to your destination or to the closest object that would help you complete your quest.



* StormingTheBeaches: A villainous example - when an invasion is going on, Jolly Roger's ship will appear near the coast of the assaulted island, and the undead army will begin walking out of the water onto the shore.



* TrainingDummy: Jack the Monkey on Devil's Anvil is used for target practice upon getting your first pistol. You can head back there at any time to attack him whenever you want, too, although there's really no point.



* WelcomeToCorneria: NPCs that don't need to be talked to at the moment, such as those who aren't part of a quest, will respond with generic dialogue about rumors of Cursed Blades, Raven's Cove, and Bounty Hunters.

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* WelcomeToCorneria: NPCs [=NPCs=] that don't need to be talked to at the moment, such as those who aren't part of a quest, will respond with generic dialogue about rumors of Cursed Blades, Raven's Cove, and Bounty Hunters.

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* BatOutOfHell: Bats can be found in some caves and forests. Most of them aren't really a threat, but one variety - the Fire Bat - [[DefeatEqualsExplosion will explode upon death]], causing moderate damage even to a high-level player.


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* CriticalHit: Any weapon with the "Critical Strike" passive skill will deal more damage on occasion.
* DamageSpongeBoss: A majority of land bosses (as in, all but about nine) are merely tougher reskins of pre-existing enemies. They have exponentially higher health and tend to deal more damage than the enemies they're based on, and the only change to any strategy you would normally have is "attack them even more".


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* FishPeople: Davy Jones' crew appear as the strongest enemies in the game on Isla Tormenta.


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* FragileSpeedster: All Sloop-class ships. They're faster than anything else, but also have the lowest health and hull defense of all player-controlled ships.


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* ImpossibleItemDrop: Anything you defeat has a chance of dropping a Loot Pouch or Chest, which can contain gold, swords, guns, playing cards, and even cannonballs. ''Anything'' you defeat. Even bats, which are smaller than the pouches they drop.


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* WelcomeToCorneria: NPCs that don't need to be talked to at the moment, such as those who aren't part of a quest, will respond with generic dialogue about rumors of Cursed Blades, Raven's Cove, and Bounty Hunters.


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->''"Now I remember! You're that scrap of flotsam from the jail. Come to square up with me for that free trip to Port Royal, eh?''

->''[[CallToAdventure We're going after the Black Pearl, mate. Savvy?]]"''
-->'''[[InsistentTerminology Captain]] Jack Sparrow'''

Pirates of the Caribbean Online is an MMORPG based on the [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean series of the same name]]. It was published by Creator/{{Disney}} and developed by Jesse Schell.[[note]]A former Imagineer at Disney Parks, who designed the Toy Story Midway Mania ride, in addition to developing other Disney [=MMOs=] like VideoGame/ToontownOnline[[/note]] Released in 2007, it allowed users to play the role of a pirate in the Caribbean.

Taking place some time after the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first movie]], the player character is rescued by the infamous [[InsistentTerminology Captain]] Jack Sparrow from a remote prison island. However, he didn't rescue you for nothing - he's in need of a favor, and that favor is helping him rescue his ship, the [[CoolBoat Black Pearl]], from the clutches of the British Royal Navy. In order to do this, you have to gather the Pearl's crew and convince them to join you and Sparrow in retrieving the ship. Along the way, you'll have to battle the British Navy, [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Cutler Beckett's]] East India Trading Company [[EvilWearsBlack Black Guard mercenaries]], and the [[DemBones cursed creations]] of Jolly Roger, an undead pirate who has a [[IncrediblyLamePun bone]] to pick with Sparrow.

The gameplay is pretty straightforward for an MMORPG - pull out your weapon, engage an enemy, click your mouse to attack, occasionally press number buttons to use special techniques, defeat the enemy, rinse and repeat until your quest is done. The game also has an emphasis on sailing and sea combat, with several boats and boat customizations at your disposal.

Pirates of the Caribbean Online was [[{{Cancellation}} shut down]] in September of 2013. However, a group of dedicated fans have completely remade the game. This recreation is titled "The Legend of Pirates Online", and can be played for free [[https://tlopo.com/ here]].

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!!''Pirates of The Caribbean Online'' provides examples of...

* AbandonedMine: El Patron's Mine on Raven's Cove. Complete with high-level [[GhostPirate Ghost Pirates]].
* AntiFrustrationFeatures:
** When sailing your ship, your broadside cannons will automatically aim at the nearest enemy if there is one nearby, which is very useful considering that your cannons would otherwise just shoot in a random spread.
** Any player below level 10 will not become Groggy when knocked out, meaning they can get right back into the action after escaping from jail.
* BigBadEnsemble: Jolly Roger's undead army and Cutler Beckett's East India Trading Company are the two main villainous groups you'll be up against.
* CoolBoat:
** The player's own ship can become this, with enough materials and upgrades. Sufficient investment can result in your ship being able to tank broadside after broadside while being able to retaliate with cannonballs [[StuffBlowingUp made of explosive material]] or even just flat-out [[ShockAndAwe shooting lightning at the enemy.]]
** The ''Goliath'' is the FinalBoss of the main story quest. It's a Ship-of-the-Line with eighteen broadside cannons, with the ability to fire [[PlayingWithFire Firebrand cannonballs]], and after the grueling gauntlet against the bridges, it will be ready to stop the player from escaping with the ''Black Pearl''.
* BalancePowerSkillGimmick:
** The four ship types can be classified as this. There's the Brig taking on the [[JackOfAllStats Balance]] role, the Frigate is the [[MightyGlacier Power]], the Sloop is the [[FragileSpeedster Skill]], and the Galleon is the Gimmick, being a ship focused on carrying a lot of treasure and players rather than firepower or speed.
** The four different types of swords - the basic Cutlass is the Balance (simple combos, moderate damage), the Broadsword is the Power (slower combo attacks, but generally higher damage and can hit multiple targets), and the Sabre is the Skill (low damage for each hit, but their combo tree utilizes fast attacks). Cursed Blades are an interesting variation of the Gimmick, since a Cursed Blade will technically be a subset of one of the three primary Sword types, but they'll have special elemental or spectral attacks and abilities.
* BeeAfraid: Giant Killer Bees are somewhat uncommon enemies. You'll have to go through a massive nest of them in order to convince "Scary" Mary Lash to join the Black Pearl's crew.
* BigBoosHaunt: Raven's Cove - an island desolate of all life except for some ravens and [[CloudCuckooLander one crazy person]]. However, the enemies you fight here aren't necessarily alive...
* CastFromHitPoints: The Desolation attack for the Voodoo Staff. It causes a massive amount of damage... although it injures the user to the point where a couple of attacks can easily pick them off.
* CloudCuckooLander: Crazy Ned. He was the only survivor of the attack on Raven's Cove by Jolly Roger, and has gone insane as a result.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Being knocked out and sent to jail in combat results in the player gaining the "Groggy" status, which reduces your maximum health and voodoo to about 80% for about 10 minutes, and... that's it. No gold penalty, no loss of weapons. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], however, if your ship sinks in the middle of the ocean - in that case, in addition to being Groggy, you'll lose all your loot from that run and you'll have to pay a fee to restore your ship.
* DesertedIsland: Several wild islands are scattered across the Caribbean. These islands have few, if any, human inhabitants on them, and are mostly used as either weapon training grounds for new pirates or as a hotspot for certain quests.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: The "Evil Curse of Doom" emote attained after completing the Raven's Cove Story Quest.
* FlamingSkulls: A Voodoo Staff attack called "Flaming Skull" [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin shoots a flaming skull in a straight line, igniting any enemies it hits]].
* GhostPirate:
** The ghosts on Raven's Cove are all either the souls of pirates who once crewed with the infamous El Patron or the former citizens of the island who were caught in their rampage.
** The "Dark Curse" Break Attack and "Ghost Form" Weapon Skill allow the player to temporarily transform themselves into a ghost, halving melee and ranged damage for a period of time.
* GhostTown: Raven's Cove. Only one person lives there, and he's... [[CloudCuckooLander not quite right in the head.]]
* MagicStaff: The Voodoo Staff is the final weapon a player will unlock in a playthrough. Unlike its other magic counterpart, the VoodooDoll, it cannot heal allies, and instead focuses purely on offensive play with powerful voodoo hexes.
* NoIndoorVoice: Gunner. He's gone nearly deaf from his antics with explosives, so he can't tell what's wrong with his volume.
* OneHitKill: Rage Ghosts on Raven's Cove attack using Somber Demise, which deals a minimum of 8,000 damage. Considering that a player's maximum health only goes up to about 2,500...
* PirateBooty: Would it really be a game about pirates without it?
* ProtectionMission: Cannon Defense requires you to take control of a Navy cannon and defend the island's treasure from raiders.
* SequelHook: [[spoiler: After defeating the ghost of El Patron and taking hold of one of his Cursed Blades, you look at your hand and notice an Evil Curse of Doom...]]
* SilverBullet: Silver Shot is an ammo type, and does increased damage against undead enemies. Unfortunately, it's not very strong against living creatures...
* StuffBlowingUp: Grenades are one of the six different primary weapons. Ship cannons can also fire powerful Explosive cannonballs.
* VoodooDoll: These can be unlocked and used once your pirate reaches level 5. By attuning it to an enemy, you can cast strong voodoo hexes, ranging from simple pokes to [[LifeDrain stealing the foe's life energy]]. [[CombatMedic You can also attune allies with it, allowing you to heal them in the middle of combat.]]
* WarpWhistle: By completing special "Teleport Totem" quests, players can teleport to the five main islands (Port Royal, Tortuga, Cuba, Padres Del Fuego, and Ravens Cove) at will.
* WhenTreesAttack: Cursed Stumps are rare but powerful enemies that can only be found in the deepest forests or the most deserted islands of the Caribbean.
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