This article is presented by Joycity.
Fan-favorite mobile game Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War is celebrating its 4th anniversary this year. Even more impressive than the milestone itself is the way Tides of War has continued to find new ways to keep its players engaged with one of the most thriving, social-friendly gaming communities on mobile devices.
The high seas of Tides of War are absolutely teeming with more action and adventure than ever before, with thousands of players and alliances contending for dominance as they hunt down abominable sea creatures, plunder hapless islands for treasures and resources, and rain cannon fire on their bitter rivals. And for the game’s 4th anniversary, the team at Joycity are rolling out a new update that includes a new ship, two new Tacticians, a new Portrait Frame customization option, and numerous events to partake in.
Whether you’re a fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies who wants to hang out with your favorite characters, or just a mobile gaming enthusiast, there’s something for you to do in Tides of War. It offers a plethora of activities and game loops for you to get lost in for hours on end. There’s always a steady stream of new content and items to collect too, not to mention a ton of other players to connect with.
Constructing and leveling your fortress and surrounding buildings scratches that classic city-building gameplay itch, or you can opt for the strategy game experience by venturing out in search of treasure and resources. It’s in those high seas where you’ll run into a frightful menagerie of sea creatures, not to mention the oppressive forces of the East India Trading Company. You’re going to want to build up your fleet and fortress to ensure you’re ready for anything.
In fact, building out your fleet to take on the dangers that await you is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the game, particularly when you start accumulating ships in large numbers. Each ship is upgradeable in several categories, which adds a lot of depth to the experience. Best of all, you can customize your ships to reflect you as a player, adding personality to your fleet with different flags and coordinated colors. You can also admire your ships via the game’s 360 degree view, an immersive way to interact with your fleet.
The “Hell Hound” is a powerful new Tier 19 ship making its debut for the game’s 4th anniversary. It’s as fearsome and formidable as any on the open sea. The game is already full of frightening characters and ships, including the tentacled Davy Jones and his Flying Dutchman, and the ghastly Salazar and his Silent Mary. But the Hell Hound is easily one of the coolest, darkest ships you can add to your fleet.
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Tacticians are unique captains that you can assign to ships in your fleet, giving them a variety of stat boosts. They are collected via tactician invitation letters, and you’ll want to find these tacticians to build out a dream team of pirates! They’re a lot of fun to collect, particularly if you’re lucky enough to land one of the iconic pirates from the movies, like Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann.
The fact that there will be two new tacticians added to the already deep roster is exciting to say the least. Each of the new tacticians also comes with their own skills and talismans, which allow you to match pirates with different ship types/features for optimal combinations. Not all tacticians are created equal—some come equipped with one skill, some come with three, and all tacticians and skills have level progressions. You’ll need a diverse mix of tacticians and ships with different strengths to be ready for any and all types of missions and battles, so balance is key.
But when you need a little extra help in battle, there’s also the game’s alliance system. Joining an alliance means you’ll have other players at your side to send you helpful items, work toward group goals, and complete PVE missions. There are also PVP encounters for those looking for the toughest challenges, and your Alliance Power level and Alliance Silver all depend on how much of a collective effort you put in alongside your mates. From alliance buildings, skills, research, and trades, there are plenty of ways for players to contribute. Alliances are also a great way to connect with like-minded fans and geek out over everything POTC.
Speaking of the movies, there are plenty of easter eggs and references to find throughout Tides of War. By entering Shansa’s mystical cave, you’ll be able to relive many of the franchise’s most iconic moments as well as take part in some of the classic sea battles from the films, which is one of the absolute highlights of the game if you’re looking for a new way to experience the POTC story.
I’ve been playing Tides of War for a few years now, and it’s always been a nice way to escape the doldrums of everyday life and get caught up in the world of POTC along with my alliance-mates. Like every good mobile game, Tides of War has deep but easy-to-understand gameplay mechanics that are bolstered by fun cooperative play. The game has been around for a while now, but it’s as fun to play as ever, and its community is always growing.
To top off all of the anniversary festivities, Joycity is holding a sweepstakes* event on the game’s Facebook page from May 11 to May 23. Players will have the chance to win a plethora of in-game prizes that will help them expand their influence as well as their alliance’s. Aside from the chance to win big, the game’s Facebook page is yet another great way to connect with other players and talk about all things POTC. And be sure to check into the game every day to collect valuable rewards…just for showing up!