Strategy Informer has posted a new interview with PotBS developer Joe Ludwig. The interview covers a whole host of topics including this:
Mike Bowden: The player-generated content system promises to let players create their own ships and flags designs. What other options are available and how will the type of ship you create affect your game?
Joe Ludwig: Our player created ship program allows players to contribute historical ship models to the game. At launch 30 of the 58 ships in the game were created by players. These ships are available via the economy to all players in the game. And we continue to add new player ships going forward. Two new player ships will appear in our 1.2 patch (which is due to hit the live servers in March.)
Sail and flag customization is the second avenue for player created content. Any player can upload a flag or sail pattern to www.burningsea.com and have the community vote on it. Patterns that pass the vote are made available that player in the game. They can be traded with other players at that point, used as a guild flag, or whatever the owner of the pattern wants to do. You can find more information about our User Content program by visiting this link to our UC forums: http://www.burningsea.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16.