Pirates of the Burning Sea is going F2P on the 22nd of November, I'd recommend anybody who was a fan of Sid Meiers Pirates! - and lets face facts, weren't we all ? - give it a try. It has the best PvP/RvR combat system I've ever experienced in ship combat, avatar combat needs work, but hopefully it gets there. There's just been an expansion released that introduces such impovements as port governence, allowing you to become the governor of your own town.
Choose to be a Naval Officer, Privateer, Freetrader, Buccaneer or Cutthroat.
Battle other players to control more than 80 conquerable ports in the Caribbean.
Become an elected Port Governor and influence economy and defenses.
Engage in tactical ship combat, firing broadsides and boarding the enemy using one of over 150 historical ships.
Specialize in one of four different styles of land combat — formal Fencing, dual-wielding Florentine, treacherous Dirty Fighting or brutal Brawling.
Explore the world and make a name for yourself in more than 1000 missions.
Vie for power and wealth with the fully player-driven economy.
Design your own personal flags and customized sail patterns.http://www.potbs.com/play