I found Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Online in 2008. I played it on and off for a few years, until one day recently I came back to play again only to find it had shut down permanently. After trying a few single-player pirate games I realized what I liked most was customizing my pirate and making friends. I downloaded Pirates of the Burning Sea since it seems to be the best pirate MMO still open. I'd heard of POTBS before POTCO but didn't try it because of the monthly fee, but now it's free so there's no reason not to give it a go!