I havent seen anything in the forums about this,
but if you havent checked it out you probably should.
The idea is simple. Game tasks are done by doing puzzles.
For example when you fight(either another pirate, a ship vs ship battle or npc's), you play super puzzle fighter against them.
Theres other puzzles for the other tasks(sailing - strange falling block puzzle, navigation-a tetris type game, bilging-bejeweled, they are soon to have crafting puzzles also).
You can own islands, shops, ships and all of that neat stuff.
It really is a refreshing take on the whole mmrpg genre, and I would recommend people to check it out while its in free beta.
Heres the official bullited list from their site since im sure im not doing it justice:
Yohoho! brings fun Puzzle games into a persistent world game.
A Thousand Pirates or more sail the Ocean. Are they with ye, or against ye?
A full new Pirate introduction to shake the landlubber out of yer.
Pirates. Everybody loves Pirates.
Intuitive, simple and eye-catching user interface.
Pirates can explore Ports, sail and battle at Sea, and engage in commerce.
Sailing a voyage is a team venture, each Pirate performs their Puzzle Duty and shares in the booty.
A host of nine fine Puzzles, with many more to come.
A vast and exhilarating Ocean world of islands and archipelagoes.
Join a Crew of fellow Pirates, or form your own and be Captain.
Join with other Crews beneath the same Flag so that ye may together perform greater deeds.
Easy communication between Pirates, Crews and Flags.
Colonize an untouched Island and develop it into a thriving Pirate mecca.
Trade, allowing Merchants to develop businesses and trade in Commodities.
Strong player vs. player gameplay with appropriate controls to ensure fun for all parties.
A good player experience with proper support, live in-game participation and gameplay creation by the live team.
Regular ongoing additions; new Puzzles, Adventure Islands, Houses and more.
Treasure: Gold, Jewels, Artifacts. Every Pirate loves Treasure. [/list:u:7d2a332203]