Pieces of Eight
There are many ways for pirates to earn PoE. These include working on voyages, working at and running shoppes, wagering on the outcomes of multiplayer puzzles, and trading goods. Equally, there are many ways to expend PoE, such as wagers on multiplayer puzzle games, purchasing new clothes and other items, or even funding a blockade in a bid to control an island.
On Doubloon Oceans, pirates can use PoE to buy doubloons, a secondary form of currency, at the doubloon exchange. While nearly all items can be bought with PoE, most goods charge an additional delivery fee which must be paid with doubloons. Furthermore some items, such as the limited edition Gold boxes, can only be purchased with doubloons.
Proper grammatical usage
Only the "pieces" part of the grammatical construction changes in the plural; a pirate may have one Piece of Eight, or many Pieces of Eight. "PoE" is an acceptable abbreviation in either instance, although the form "PoEs" is incorrect.
However, the term "poe" is more commonly seen than "PoE".
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