Pirates of the Burning Sea isn’t World of Warcraft with swashbuckling. In fact, if we were forced to draw comparisons between Flying Lab Software’s massively multiplayer role-playing game and another title, it would be EVE Online. Like EVE, Pirates is a complex game featuring an intricate supply-line economy–and like its galactic counterpart, its rewards aren’t always immediate or obvious. No, it takes a while for the game to wriggle into your psyche. This isn’t because the early hours aren’t fun–they are–but because there’s a bit of a learning curve to conquer before the pieces all fall into place.