Flying Lab Software has chosen to dissolve their relationship with the Australian partners currently running the game in Australia, and will instead open their own server for players on the "Invincible" server. We've included a snippet of this announcement below, but to read it in its entirety, head over to the Australian Update and More article by Flying Lab CEO Russell Williams.
Quote from: Russell Williams (Source)
Our strategy overseas is to work with enthusiastic partners who are knowledgeable about their market and committed to the game and its community. However, launching and supporting an MMO is a very different beast than a single player game, and some companies underestimate the kind of engagement they have to have with the players. Regardless, we want to make sure that everyone who plays Pirates has a great experience, and will do whatever it takes to deliver that.
Today I sent out notice to Bigpond that we will not be renewing our partnership with them. I enjoyed meeting and working with the people of Bigpond, and I wish them and the company well in all its future endeavors.
So what does that mean for the players of Invincible? We will continue to deliver new builds to Bigpond for deployment to Invincible until the beginning of January. At that point, Invincible will be turned off. In the meantime, we will shortly be providing transfers for all players who choose to move over to any of our other servers.