Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winners!

Yarrrrrrrrrr!
 
    How all ye landlubbers doin this fine evening?! Santa Baar is ready to head back into Skull Island to continue celebrating yuletide! Before he leaves he has looked over all of your entries for the Holiday Companion contest and has picked the winners! We want to thank everyone for entering and wish we could give everyone a prize. Without further ado......
 
1st Place:
Crazy Ryan Upham
Companion Name: Big Red Nosed Moodolph
Info: The Big Red-Nosed Moodolph companion is a Musketeer. He uses his canon to shoot ornaments at the enemies. His ornament supplies are on his pants for quick access (It never runs out lol). Something special about him is that each color ornaments does different things too not just damage the enemies.
 
Red Ornament- Decreases enemies attack
Green Ornament- Steals enemies health
Blue Ornament- Decreases enemies defense
Yellow Ornament- Increase teammates' defense, attack, etc.  within range
 
One of his special talent is the "Skate Kick". Which can only be used at enemies within range. Does high damage. (Secretly a swashbuckler too)
 
Second Place:
Calamity Pixieshade
Companion Name: Sugar Yum Fairy
Info: The Sugar Yum Fairy is a Privateer Class companion and has a permanent ongoing ability "Yum, Yum, Yum"- (not one you have to select) - any allies ending their turn in the adjacent 8 squares next to the Sugar Yum Fairy will recover 10% of their health at the end of round.  (Unless defeated - sorry she can't bring people back from the dead.)
In addition to Mighty Charge  the Sugar Yum fairy has one additional epic ability called - Mischievous Pixie - The sugar yum fairy can target one opponent and move them to any square of her choosing.  (Bosses like Moo could be immune, but eh, I like this plan)
 
Third Place:
Loveable Flora
Companion Name: Morgan Snowfitte
Info:
Class: Swashbuckler
Some cool talents:
Frenzied Flurry
Bonus attack if you hit (60% chance), up to 5X per round
Infallible Master
+30 accuracy
Rebound
+15 armor when attacked (50% chance), up to 3X for whole duel
 
Fourth Place:
Clever Jasmine
Companion Name: Snowball
Info:
Class: Privateer
Looks like the snowball pet from wizard101 but is bigger and is on your crew! Some of his special moves is to "snowball strike" into the enemies and it even has snow fall around it like the pet version. Another exclusive move this companion would have is "build a snowman" which summons 3 snowman minions in 3 spots on the board to help you fight.
 
Thank you everyone who entered! Big thanks to Kingsisle for letting us hold a contest this holiday season! Hope you all get what you want for Christmas. Stay safe and see you in the Spiral!
 
-Johnny

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Santa Baar is coming to town!

Yarrrrrrrr!
 
    How are all ye landlubbers doing this chilly day in the Spiral? Santa Baar has finally came to town! What surprises and goodies did he bring with him? You will just have to wait and find out! Are you all excited for the black market and scrip hitting live? I know I am! Saving up for all of the cool items there. Anyways back to Santa Baar...
 
    He has brought his army of Elves to help him with giving gifts to children all around the spiral in a timely fashion. He made a list and he has checked it twice, have you been naughty or nice this year? He has some cool prizes to give away for this Holiday Season and has asked me to come up with some ways to give them away. Check below on how to enter the contests!
    Santa Baar needs your help! He is getting more toys each year for the little kiddies around the Spiral and needs more help delivering the presents. His elves do the best they can but he wants more. It's your job to come up with some cool new Yuletide themed Companions! So far in the Spiral we have the Nutcracker Soldier, and the Mistle Toad!
 
To enter all ye have to do is name your companion, give it some cool new talents, what class it is, and even draw a picture of it if you want! You have a week to do this so I hope to see some really cool entries! Once your finished send your entry to Johnnycentral1@cox.net (If you are under the age of 13 please ask your parent/guardian for permission first!)
 
There will be 4 lucky winners! You want to hear the prizes?
1st Place: Empire Bundle
2nd Place: Hoodoo Bundle
3rd Place: 5000 Crowns
4th Place: 2500 Crowns
 
    I wish you all the best of luck in this contest! You have starting now till Wednesday, December 17th at midnight est time to enter. Winners will be picked sometime on Thursday, December 18th. If you are looking for another way to earn a prize keep reading!
Santa Baar has a few friends that want to go out on adventures with pirates like ye all! You need a twitter account to enter this contest. To enter, all you have to do is first, follow me @Jcentral1 then tweet what your favorite thing about Christmas is using the hashtag #SantaBaarP101.
 
For the next 4 days, tweet the hashtag and I will select someone at random and send them the prize! We have 4 Random Beastmaster Companions to let ye scallywags recruit. I wish you the best of luck and to see all your responses. Also if you are the lucky winner be sure to tweet out which companion you got to add to your team!
 
Big thanks to Leala, Tom, and Kingsisle for letting us host these contests!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Congratulations Kingsisle!

https://www.pirate101.com/promo/spiral50m
Yarrrrrrrrrr!
 
    Earlier today, Kingsisle announced that they have surpassed 50 million players in the Spiral! (Wizard101 and Pirate101 combined) For reaching a very big milestone, they are giving away a free neat housing item for both games using one simple code. If you want one of these click it above! To learn more about it visit the main site here.
 


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day!

Yarrrrrrrrr!
 
    In honor of Veterans Day, Kingsisle has released a brand new housing item in recognition of all of the people who have served our country, in the past, present, and future! You may remember that in the past years they released other kinds, but this is a brand new one. To add it to your collection, simply redeem the code here.
 
    Get yer blades and pistols at the ready, I have a feeling something big is coming to Pirate101 soon enough ye landlubbers! Me Witchdoctor and Swashbuckler are ready to start some new adventures. Cleaned out their quest books and have been working on some neat pets for them. Until then!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Spooktacular Contest Winners!

Yarrrrrrrrrrrr!
 
    Woot, it is now time to reveal the lucky pirates who won this years October Contest! We received lots of cool entries, and I wish I could send prizes to ye all, but only 5 spooktacular ones will be awarded! (Or Ratbeard will make me walk t' plank!) The 5 raffle copter winners will also be chosen during this post. Below will be the entries of the lucky winners, thank you all again for entering, and I hope you have a very Safe and Happy Halloween!
 
Winners:
 
1. Logan Mistspear

Next year, I think we should get Some Spooky Bats everywhere in Avery's Court, With a dark effects through the skyways, Like a night darkmoor, Also with 2 Halloween Vendors, One in the Docks selling Pets, Masks, Mounts, Companions and Gears and Weapons Inside his Very darkmoor own Galleon! While the other should be in Skull Island Shopping District selling Halloween Decroation Items! Not that only, There should a Quest we're getting from Town Crier, Opens a gate leads to a simple area of Darkmoor, Full of Dungeons and bosses, Where they lead to epic prizes and amazing loot! I'd like to see a brand Birth-O-Ween Nightmare Pack, With weird Companions never seen in The Spiral and Mysterious Scary Pets!
 
2. Ambitious Christina
I hope to see an event called the 'Stolen Pumpkins Recovery', whereby during the event timeframe, players who have reached at least level 5 and above can find Captain Avery for a new quest which is repeatable everyday. Pirates will have to search for specific Troggies with clues from Captain Avery to gain a chance of retrieving the stolen pumpkins. Return the stolen pumpkins back and you will be handsomely rewarded with rare weapons. The Troggies will randomly appear in scenes of Skull Island. They will keep moving to avoid being caught. Only one of them will offer players the robbed pumpkins after they are defeated successfully, so players must depend on their luck. If they are tired of multiple fights, they can just find any Troggy and spend some crowns to gain the robbed pumpkins instantly.
 
There will also be a Great Bonfire Party at Avery's Court. Pirates can take part in the nighttime Bonfire Gala. Starting at every evening, say, 8p.m., all event related items including a bonfire and a large feast (with chicken drumsticks, cakes, etc) will spawn. All event related items will disappear an hour or so later. The bonfire can be used to get random accessories for your pirate; and the feast will provide you some snacks which you can feed to your pets!
 
3. Clumsy Calamity
I was recently inspired by the Dr. Who event (The B.O.X.E.S.)  and I think for Halloween it would be fun to introduce a new event.  "The Spooky Door"  (Yes Twilight Zone rip off)

This would be a door that once entered would have a common area similar to the boxes and quests.  In the first door we would be greated by an NPC for training(can be skipped in the future), because in this box we don't fight like pirates...but wait for it, like Wizards.  We would have prebuilt decks that we would use to battle the enemies (Similar to the Chambers of the Mind in Radiance Reborn).

and the best part about this is we could do the same event in Wizard101 too and have them fight like Pirates.  I think it would be a fun way to introduce the game to some wizards and see if we can convert a few more.
 
4. Blainy Kid
For next year's Halloween, I for one would love to see an amazing quest line that might hint at something bigger than the Armada and El Dorado. I mean at some point, we gotta get over the fact that the Armada are not invincible and some day we will defeat them as we are indeed invincible being human gamers and all :P -and as it is our job as mighty plundering pirates we shall plunder the Avery out of El Dorado- and so, a hint must be dropped upon us like a shrimpy piratical (copyrighted) bomb, and frankly I couldn't think of a better way to hit us with the teasers other than Halloween? Especial if it's something Darkmoore related!
 
5. Daniel
My idea is to have a new Halloween quest that would open up a new skyway. It would be a totally separate skyway that branches off from the Haunted Skyway and would only be available during the month of October. In the skyway it would sort of be like trick or treating. There would be a variety of enemy ships you can defeat to try to win some Halloween drops. The drops could include pets, mount rentals, the new masks and etc.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Spooky Bob has arrived!

Yarrrrr!
 
    Hello there me hearties! Earlier today Spooky Bob arrived at Pirates of the Spiral just in time for the Halloween and Pirate101 Birthday Celebration! He has some goodies with him that you will sure love! Last year, Captain Blood took over and asked you all to create a Halloween Companion you would like to see in the game. You guys came up with some pretty cool ideas!
 
    This year we are going to ask you all to bring new Ideas for Pirate101 to use during the Halloween Celebration! This year they have added some cool new Masks, facial paint, and even added in some pumpkins around Skull Island! It's now your chance to share what you hope to see next year! Your entry can be visual or can be written/typed. Whichever you choose is fine. (If you are under the age of 13, please get your parents/guardians permission before sending an email) Send to: Johnnycentral1@cox.net
    Above you can see my example of what I would like to see in the future! I think it would be really fun to experience nighttime on Skull Island during the Halloween Celebration! Maybe even have a Holiday Vendor show up on their ship docked on the docks for pirates to come visit them on board. They would sell their holiday goodies like they do on Wizards in Wizard City. Perhaps even sell special Holiday Companions etc.
    After hearing my example, are you ready to enter yet? Have an idea you want Kingsisle to see? Now is the time to share your ideas! :) Spookybob will be choosing 5 lucky winners which will receive a Rainbow Friendship Mask, and 2000 Crowns! With those 2000 crowns, ya could buy the new Black Tiger pet, or even some of the cool new accessories that Tom and Leala showed off the other day!
    There is also another way to enter to win the prize above! Below will be a Rafflecopter, where you can try your luck and see if you have the magic touch. I hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating Pirate101's 2nd Birthday and Halloween time! Both of these contests will start right now, and end on October 23rd! Winners will be posted sometime on October 24th. Goodluck Pirates! See you in the Spiral. :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

KI Live Chat #2

Yarrrrrrrrrr!
 
    Earlier today, Tom and Leala hosted the second KI Live Chat! This time they celebrated Pirate101's 2nd birthday, by showing us some cool new things coming to the game on the internal servers! To top it all off, they gave away 10 hoodoo bundles to the lucky viewers questions that were asked on twitter and the stream.
    Above are some screenshots I took while watching the stream. Tom and Leala showed off a bunch of things that were coming before challenging Moo Manchu. :) From the Black Tiger Pet, to some cool face paints for Halloween, and even some cool new accessories! (Who could resist that horse mask?) Not sure if it was intentional or not, but also saw a picture of Mustang Sally's new promotion while Leala was choosing her companions for the battle.
    After defeating Moo Manchu, they wrapped things up by giving away a cool code that we could redeem on Pirate101.com for a doubloon that summons a black tiger, just like the pet they showed off that will soon be available in the crown shop! They also mentioned before ending the show that soon avery's court will be decorated for the celebration! So stay tuned for a cool renovation! You can watch KI Live 2 here if you missed it!
 
If you guys have any suggestions for Tom and Leala for the next KI Live, shoot them over a email to Community@Kingsisle.com! Until then, see you in the Spiral!