PotBS CEO Charles Ellis was recently interviewed by Massively's crew about the direction of the game:
Pirates of the Burning Sea CEO on the economic revamp and a player-driven world
With the latest patch 2.14.21 going live we need ranges edited for all cannons. Max cannon range is now 750 yards for all cannons, swivel guns range is 125 yards. With the new accuracy curves we need the 200/400 accuracy figures adjusted.
How to update your game after a patch
To update your game you will need to run the INSTALLERagain and once the new files have been downloaded to you computer you will be able to access the game as you normally do. Until you do this, when you open the game, you wont see any servers.