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Dear Customers,

We're writing to inform you that we've entirely given up on retaining new players, thereby ensuring that the player base goes nowhere but down. By now you've probably noticed that we've ceased basically all efforts at marketing Y!PP to the online gaming community. And with our latest release, we've created a nearly insurmountable barrier to entry into Y!PP by doubling dub prices.

We'd also like to tell you that in an effort to squeeze every last penny that we can out of Y!PP before it dies, we'll be departing from the "Piracy" theme. As you're probably aware, unicorns and dragons have about as much to do with Piracy as spaceships and laser cannons. Which brings us to our next release: a spaceship with a laser cannon, which cannot be shot and maxes any and all opposing ships with a single shot. You will be able to purchase said ship for 400 dubs.

Sincerely,

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Disclaimer: I am not now, nor have I ever been, employed by OOO. This post was not written by, nor can I prove that it represents the views of, any specific person employed by OOO. Do not eat this post. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after drinking this post. Seek medical attention if it takes you longer than 6 hours to read this post.
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baha
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Oh look, an idiot.

An attempt at satire should be funny, at least.
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I'm on a sub ocean, how do I get this space ship?

Also judging from the fact I've seen 3? posts by a developer in the past week I'd say sega may be pushing OOO's to make his game more profitable and I wouldn't be surprised either way if they did do a bit more advertising.

just my opinion.

and If all they released wa spiracy themed things then they'd soo run out

granted I hate the new hairstyles for men, and hate pets in general and a unicorn makes me wnat to facepalm the dragon fam is alright imo though. kinda cool.
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Accusations of idiocy are overstated; there are degrees of truth in what was stated, even if not presented correctly (or factually). Accusations of poor satire, though, pretty spot on.
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Amusingly I saw an ad for YPP on the wiki of another game this week. I don't think they've stopped advertising at all.
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Amusingly I saw an ad for YPP on the wiki of another game this week. I don't think they've stopped advertising at all.

This
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Just because you don't think it's funny or don't agree doesn't mean you should resort to name calling.
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we'll be departing from the "Piracy" theme. As you're probably aware, unicorns and dragons have about as much to do with Piracy as spaceships and laser cannons.

I've always been confused as to why people point to the dragons and unicorns as the big "this isn't piraty at all" thing. Puzzle Pirates, from the beginning, has stood by making their own definition of pirate. You could claim they departed from the Piracy theme when they said there'd be no guns, or a million other things that aren't spot-on with some other person's definition of pirate mythos. Ghosts, skeleton monkies, octopi that can sit on your shoulder, etc.
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It is a business in which they are trying to make money. And srsly I am part of the group that has been saying the game has been dying since poker/Atlantis came out and I think three years ago I said the game would be dead in a year. To my amazement, it is still going so I wouldn't be coming out and saying this is it.

 
Just because you don't think it's funny or don't agree doesn't mean you should resort to name calling.


Pfft who says I shouldn't call names. If your telling me what I can and cannot say, your a communist.


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octopi that can sit on your shoulder, etc.


you wonder how they stay there too right? (I think its an arm wrap technique)
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Amusingly I saw an ad for YPP on the wiki of another game this week. I don't think they've stopped advertising at all.

This


Since when do they do that 7 years of playing never seen 1 advertisement for Ypp
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No, really though, it's not nice.
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I've always been confused as to why people point to the dragons and unicorns as the big "this isn't piraty at all" thing.

I sort of gave up after vampires and werewolves. It's a fairy-tale pirate band that we are, after all, cuddly and whatnot-- totally unlike the guys in Somalia, or essentially any other real-life pirate through the ages. But nonetheless, it's obvious that there are a few things that can't be explained any other way than OOO doing some stuff simply to crassly cash in on fads, at the cost of artistic integrity, or even good taste. I mean, how else to you explain Bieber Hair?
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Chiptharip wrote: 
Accusations of idiocy are overstated; there are degrees of truth in what was stated, even if not presented correctly (or factually). Accusations of poor satire, though, pretty spot on.


i thought it was pretty amusing.
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Amusingly I saw an ad for YPP on the wiki of another game this week. I don't think they've stopped advertising at all.

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Since when do they do that 7 years of playing never seen 1 advertisement for Ypp


Then apparently you aren't looking at all. Check steam.
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I have a piggy bank with an eyepatch. How is the new release not piratey?! :P
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Amusingly I saw an ad for YPP on the wiki of another game this week. I don't think they've stopped advertising at all.

This


Since when do they do that 7 years of playing never seen 1 advertisement for Ypp


Then apparently you aren't looking at all. Check steam.


Never seen one there either. and if they do advertise there, Ohhhh boy one web site big spenders there man



 
i thought it was pretty amusing.


Me to
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Amusingly I saw an ad for YPP on the wiki of another game this week. I don't think they've stopped advertising at all.

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Since when do they do that 7 years of playing never seen 1 advertisement for Ypp


Then apparently you aren't looking at all. Check steam.


Never seen one there either. and if they do advertise there, Ohhhh boy one web site big spenders there man



 
i thought it was pretty amusing.


Me to


Check Minclip? A lot of people will tell you that is how they got their start.
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Wikia is some expensive advertising. You should reserve your sardonic tone for something you actually have knowledge about.
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Check Minclip? A lot of people will tell you that is how they got their start.

This is true. Miniclip... Good times...
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So I just checked,

Steam almost instantly advertised Spiral Knights and Y!PP to me, Miniclip and other websites aswell, just because OOO doesn't have the resources to advertise on major websites, doesn't mean they're not "trying" to get new players.
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Check Minclip? A lot of people will tell you that is how they got their start.

I remember seeing PP on miniclip XD I was like da hell is this, and never looked at it ever again until my friend said he played it and wanted me to play too. Club Penguin somehow managed to get me from miniclip though xD probobly because they were #1 on their 1-10 scale thing for the longest time, I was thinking WOAH, did they paid for it or something Dx
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We'd also like to tell you that in an effort to squeeze every last penny that we can out of Y!PP before it dies, we'll be departing from the "Piracy" theme. As you're probably aware, unicorns and dragons have about as much to do with Piracy as spaceships and laser cannons


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I'll have you know I got here from newgrounds

I've not seen pp advertised on there in a while,m but advertisments are way down the bottom these days.
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I really enjoin this new SMH about the Brynhild theme in Icy Lands, where rumours about Dragons and other unknown species live. Rich treasure of gold and other stuff are there. I used to be an adventurer over there, but then i took an arrow in the knee.....
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octopi that can sit on your shoulder, etc.


you wonder how they stay there too right? (I think its an arm wrap technique)
Suction cups?
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^ oh right.
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I really enjoin this new SMH about the Brynhild theme in Icy Lands, where rumours about Dragons and other unknown species live. Rich treasure of gold and other stuff are there. I used to be an adventurer over there, but then i took an arrow in the knee.....

Bahahahahahahahahaha
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I am neither agreeing nor disagreeing with the OP, but I would like to add that their customer service has become BARNACLE.

I know 3 people, myself included, who have sent notes to support to address an issue. For me, it's been 2 months with NO reply. Other mates have been waiting over 3 months. I have verified that the note was received, per an OM.

Now I realize their staff has been cut, but still, I don't find this the least bit acceptable. If you can't answer my question, then tell me. If you need more time, then tell me. Communicate, dammit! /end rant

/me jumps off her soapbox before her blood pressure goes any higher.

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