According to the official news blog, Pirates of the Caribbean Online has received some new features and improvements, some of which make the game more accessible for new players. For example, early quests have been modified for better playability and more than 70 tutorial pop-up hints have been added to help get new players acquainted with the mechanics.
In addition, dockworker NPCs have been added to give pirates the transportation option of becoming a stowaway on a ship. The team has added 38 new, player-submitted ship names to the game, and enemy difficulties in areas throughout PotBS have been changed. You can read all of the updates after the jump.
Also, the following announcement was made in a separate post: "For security reasons, we have removed the ability to tab between Linked Accounts on the Pirate selection screen. Please sign in with each account's unique login and password for the account you want to play."