So here we are in December already, most will be thinking about Christmas and all that it brings, and for those who follow a different path and/or faith then may I take this opportunity to wish you all Happy Holidays all the same. I sincerely hope you all have a wonderful time with your family & friends at this special time of year. And for our North American friends I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving day recently and you had a great time with all your family.

Snow On Site:

If you haven''t noticed, in the holiday spirit, we have added a snow animation to the site! Hopefully your enjoying this, and not finding it bothersome. If for whatever reason your not a fan of the snow, it''s easily disable in your Profile page here. There is also a Christmas theme if you wish to use it you will find this on your profile page

December And January Double Donations Reward:

December is a special month and we thought why not double the rewards for donations? As an added bonus this year we are going to carry this on till the end of January. So, if you have donated this month and the next, just post in the thread (amount, in case you wish to brag about it) and get double the standard reward for donations!


Also, you may have noticed the present icon at the top of the homepage. We just want to let you know that we have some fabulous gifts for you all this Christmas. For those of you who are new here and the old, we promise that you''ll love them. So look forward to that!


And since it's that special month of the year when everyone is giving presents, going on vacation and generally having fun for the next few weeks, until 31st December (including 31st), we're going to have some nice and fun competitions.

* Best Christmas Designed User Page - Until 31st December
Starting today, we will be running a contest to look for the best Christmas member profile on PTN. Beg, borrow or steal ideas and make your profile truly stand out. The Top 3 entries stand a chance of win Corsair status, Invites and a lot of gold. So start getting into the Christmas spirit and show off ingenuity.

* Best Christmas Avatar Competition - Until December 31st
Well it's the festive season once again, everyone's favorite time of year for celebrating, partying and of course receiving presents. And here at PTN, Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a Best Avatar competition. So dust off them gfx skills, get creating and win some great prizes.

* PTN Logo in Snow / Christmas Snowman Competition - Until December 31st
Christmas time has come round again and for those of you that are lucky enough to get some snow there's a great chance to win some festive prizes here at PTN. All you have to do is either make a PTN logo in the snow or if you're feeling really creative make an awesome snowman.

* Best Christmas Tree Competition - Until December 31st
Its nice easy competition for you chaps all you need to do is send us a picture of your Christmas tree at home including your user name and date on a piece of paper.

So till the next time, happy pirating everybody and have a very Merry Christmas from all the staff here at PTN. You can discuss anything about the news in the related forum section.