Although it's been possible to purchase Pirates of the Burning Sea
online since its release, the official launch for Australia and New Zealand
means that the dedicated Oceanic server is up, and Bigpond's free game offer
is in effect. There is also still time to apply for an Ambassador position
to help new player's on the Oceanic server, and score a year's free playtime in return.
But there is one other very important thing to note about this launch -- any character made on the Australia/NZ server within its first month of opening will get a cockatoo to show off on their shoulder. This is certainly pretty neat, but don't expect to be the coolest cat in the Caribbean, because everyone
on the server will have one of these squawkers.