A special celebration is held each year in honor of the first pirates (Founders) who played the game from the very beginning (2007). During the several day event, a big bonfire is held on Tortuga beach, along with food and special musicians to celebrate their success.
Founders were beta-testers and/or players that started their account before December 2, 2007, as well as gaining Unlimited Access at the time (1 month after POTCO was released). Founders' accounts can be recognized by the gold name and "F" coin above their avatar's head or ships. Helping them stand out in a crowd.
Note: In 2010, the name of the feast was changed to the Gathering of the Guilds Feast so other pirates felt welcome to join in the fun too.