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!

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    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!

Monday, October 13, 2014

KI Live Chat #2

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    How are all ye scallywags doing this fine night? Tomorrow our awesome Community Managers, Tom and Leala will be hosting Kingsisle Live Chat #2! If you didn't see the first one which was Wizard101 based, you can head over here to watch it! This time they will be celebrating Pirate101's 2nd birthday!
 
    If you are interested in joining this live event, make sure to tune in tomorrow (October, 14th 2014 at 4:00 PM central) at the link here. Tom and Leala will be showing off some new exclusive items coming to the game, give away some prizes, and embark on the recent challenge of the Nefarious Tower! Will they be able to defeat Moo Manchu?
 
    I hope to see you all tomorrow! It should be a very fun time, they did a great job with the first one! Big thanks to Kingsisle, Tom, and Leala for running these. Its very fun to watch and we are thankful for you being so interactive with the community. :)


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Talk like a Pirate Winners!

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    Hello thar pirates! The time has finally come to announce the winners of the talk like a pirate day contest! Below will be the lucky winners talking like pirates! If you see yours below, go check your email because ye got some treasure in thar waiting for ye! Congratulations to the winners! Thanks for entering everyone!
 
1. Fearless Matthew Ironside
Yarr! Wishin' ye all the best as ye navigate the skyways with ye maps 'n charts 'n whatnot on this here Talk Like A Pirate Day! Batten down the hatches and shiver me timbers, the taverns are busy with celebratin', me hearties! Our Skull Island Galleon has been from Monquista to Mooshu and Marleybone and every place between, but there's no place like the Kraken Skulls for us Pirates of the Spiral.
 
2. Jayla
Yar! The bilge of the ship has a hole! Arrg! How is this happened? Cannonball? CANNONBALLS! Lads, move! Release the prisoners in the brig! Take ye goods from the bay! Get off ye hides and get the ladies out of the cabin! Abandon ship! As captain, I shall go down with the ship. Seems we never made it to Cool Ranch after all.
 
3. Nicm
'tis be full 'o awe! I put grub in me gullet (avast, thar frogfather what be ye doin' in thar ;) ), slumber 'n breathe everythin' to do wit' band 'o pirates ever since I was a wee lass. 'n it reminds me 'o Halloween, me favorite the hour 'n season 'o th' year! It be truly a band 'o pirates life fer me. harrharr care fer a bottle 'o yum all ye pirates?
 
4. Tommy S
Avast, thar me moniker be tommy i really like scurvy pirate 101 i like how it be make but i have some though 'n how ye could make it even batter like make pet clothes 'n more pet battle like teamin' up 'n fightin' one another 'n ye could make a level whar th' cut trouts attacks skull island to free fin 'n teamin' up wit' th' sea monster 'n one 'o th' cut trout gunna help us defeatin' his kind
 
5. LB
Ahoy there, Smart Steven Ovingham here talking about Pirate101, Ye crew needs to be a mix of pirates, mostly including Bucks, Muskets, and Swashbucklers. The Bull himself is the Swashbuckler I use, he is the strongest crew mate a buccaneer can have. The buck I use is normally Peter Quint with his powerful streaks of slashing and smashing with his mighty axe. Bonnie Anne is the best musket you can ever have, unless if you have met the Centaur Queen herself Nausica, but this unlucky buck doesn't have her. Bonnie Anne is the "Gal With the Golden Gun" the best shooting Marleybonian you can ever get. So there is thee best crew tips this old buck can give. Maybe we will meet again, when I kick your butt in the Brawlin' Hall, farewell ye scallywags of the spiral
 
6. Loyal Sean
My favorite part o' th' new update t' Pirate101 be the new Tower o' Moo Manchu! It be a sure-fire way t' team up with other hearties an' make that scurvy scallywag Moo Manchu walk th' plank! Arrr!!!
 
7. Jack
Yo ho ho! Me name be Jack and may all ye mateys listen to this word about pirate101. Pirate101 has made me relationship wit' me chums much closer 'n be one th' best games I have played in me life.
 
8. Justin S.
Yar Commodore Johnny, I be just here leavin' a comment to enter ye contest fer some great prizes. woefully I win so I can buy many packs 'o bears. woefully I get Baar or his epic hairstyle. If I do, I ain't wait to take him around 'n 'bout in Grizzleheim win it comes out! lust th' battle! woe I win!
 
9. Robert
I lust Pirate101 so extra much. But I'd have to shout me favorite part be th' pets we be findin' everywhere. 'o course, th' best part 'o th' pets be th' hybrids we keep on findin'. I wonder what we can get wit' th' Heck Kitty?
 
10. Aby
Th' treasure 'o th' kracken be buried whar th' lone palm stands against th' wreck 'o an barnacle-covered ship. If ye be clever 'n quick wit' a sword, ye might have a chance 'o survivin' th' long 'n perilous journey to Shell Island. Th' best 'o luck to ye.
 
11. Brandon
Oh, ahoy thar! I didn't spy wit' ye eye ye! ye have come to interview me 'bout Pirate101, eh? Well get to th' questions already, I be gettin' keal hauled! What is your favorite part about the game? Th' fights, 'o course! All that slashin' 'n dashin' makes me want to keep fightin' some more! And, last but not least, who is your favorite character? Ah, it would have to be my friend Ratbeard! He's one cool rat if I've ever seen one!
 
12. Belle Morgan
I always check ye site to spy wit' ye eye what contest ye have, because they be th' best around. I woe ye pick me as one o' th' winners. Thank ye kindly, Bloody Belle Morgan
 
13. DJ
Ahoy mateys! I savvy the Musketeer class as I lurk t' brawlin' hall fer worthy opponents.
 
14. Brooke Hawkins
Gettin' rat beard his second promotion, wonder what it gunna be. I woe thar's a lot 'o battles.
 
15. Jamir
Ahoy thar maties, we have to keep lookin' fer th' other pieces to th' map 'o el dorado, 'n get th' rest from kane 'n th' armada. set sail fer th' best quest fer gold since cap'n gunn's gold!



Friday, September 19, 2014

Talk like a Pirate Day Contest!

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    Hello there ye landlubbers! Today is Talk like a Pirate Day! In Celebration, Pirate101 has given us some cool prizes to give out for the occasion. Entering is simple! To enter, all you have to do is leave a blog comment below. The Twist is, that it must be written in Pirate Talk and have something to do with Pirate101! On the 24th, I will pick 15 random entries as the winners! *Please leave your email on the comment also so I can reach you if you are a lucky winner with your code!* (Don't worry, no one else will be seeing your email) Good luck Pirates!
 
    If you need help changing your words to Pirate, use this nifty generator. Talk Like a Pirate
After you have translated it, copy and paste it into a comment below. The start date for this is today, September 19th, and it will run to September 24th at Midnight Eastern Time! Your wondering about the Prizes eh?
 
[Large Gold Pile, Pirate Hairstyle, and 10,000 Crowns!]
[Pirate Hairstyle, and 5,000 Crowns!]
[2,000 Crowns!]
 
    If ye have any other questions be sure to ask em! I'll get back to ya as soon as possible! Safe sailin' pirates!
 
Johnny

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Test hits Live!

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    Hello there Pirates! Kingsisle has released Test realm updates to the Live realm. Yes that means the new Moo Manchu Tower is Live! All of the awesome gear and more is now available for your Pirates if you're brave enough to venture to the top of the Tower.


    Lots of new things in the Crown Shop as well! They sure kept a lot of surprises for Live release! The first batch is a bunch of accessories for us to use like glasses, and even paint on our faces. Which one is your favorite?? Need more? Well look no further! The Grizzly Bear Booster Pack is now available in the Crowns shop for 399 crowns each!
    You have a chance to receive up to 6 bear companions from this pack! There is a specific one for each school, and then there is the main top tier companion (who is shown on the pack itself) named Baar. Also inside of it are a few pets, like the Hecky Kitty, Hedgehog, and more! Pet furniture and gear galore.




    To read all about the new updates, please click here to visit Pirate101.com! Their is so much that I cannot blog all about it. From Doubloon trading, to Changing your Flag Design and colors which in turn changes your companions colors! Go check it out and have fun. :)