Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take the time today to wish you all a very merry Christmas, and to enjoy today with your family + friends! I will be putting up a rafflecopter to give away 3 ingame crown items for Pirate101. Goodluck to all who enter, and have a great day!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Design a Yuletide Companion Winners!

 
Yarrrrrrrrrr!
 
    Winners are announced for the Design a Yuletide Companion contest! Congratulations winners and your codes have been sent out! Thank you for entering everyone! All of your ideas were awesome! Some were very funny and creative.
 
Winners:
1st Place:
hello johnny, my pirate's name is bold maya newton .
Companion: -grinch
- green body, with a santa hat and robe (which wont be colored accodring to the flag colors.)
- we get it from avery after doing a quest in which avery points that grinch was stealing the christmas. he defeat the grinch and get him (he says he has changed and wanted tomake it up to me)
-its epic is, he steals any protective aura rounds. ( like the reduce damage over time), he also destroys any enhance power over rounds spell. however, he must be very close tothe caster to do it.-and again the cowards bane. he is witch doctor.
2nd Place:
My name is Crazy Ryan Upham
I call this masterpiece uh the piratecracker!
This companion made completely out of wood. The picture show what it sort of look like.
You get it in Cool Ranch.
It special ability is using it mighty wood sword called the woody sword. Also, during battle, it can quickly move to places by throwing it body parts to the area you want it to go. An epic it has is being able to create multiple nutcracker. These nutcrackers are like illusions so that the enemies won't hit the "true" piratecracker. I think it will be a great Yuletide companion. Just make sure you don't make it battle in water ;)
3rd Place:
Julia Dreamcaster
Captain Gingy
What it looks like: (picture)
Where to get it: crown shop- 2,500 crowns
Class: Swashbuckler
Strength: 20
Agility: 36
Will: 15
Accuracy: 30
Dodge: 9
Armor: 4
Resistance: 18
Damage: 16-31
Health: 325
Abilities: (all made up)
-Burnt
-Crispy
-Iced
Epic:
-Decorative (bonus attack when hit)
4th Place:
Mariah Iceslinger
Companion: Nutcracker Pirate
Where to get it: When someone has stolen presents from Skull Island, Avery has you venture off to Scrimshaw to fight off the rats who took all of them. One of them is a magical moving nutcracker dressed up lke a pirate who joins you after saving all of the presents and christmas cheer for Skull Island!
Class: Buccaneer
Epics: Nutcracker- snaps a nutcracker in its mouth then throws it in the air and smacks his sword against it flinging it at the enemy
SnowTime!- Snow covers the battlefield and gives 20% boost to all yuletide companions
5th Place:
Isacc Lifecrusher
Companion: Santa Clause
Where to get it: When some ruffians corner a jolly santa clause in a skull island home on christmas night, you have to go save him and he repays you by joining you for your christmas spirit.
Class: Buccaneer
Epics: Presents- He throws presents everywhere across the battlefield. You can attack them to open them and see what surprises are inside, could be good or bad.
Rudolph the red nose pirate- Rudolph and all the other reindeer fly into the enemy.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December Contests!

 
You have to create a Yuletide Companion! It doesn't have to be drawn or shown, but please create a name for it and describe it the best you can. [I know some do not like to draw, but its an option if you want to!] Requirements:
-Companion Name
-Describe what it looks like
-Where do you get it?
-What abilities and epics does it have? [Be creative! Create a new epic!]
-Your entries will be judged by uniqueness!
 
Prizes:
1st Place: 5,000 crowns
2nd Place: 4,000 crowns
3rd Place: 3,000 crowns
4th Place: 2,000 crowns
5th Place: 1,000 crowns
 
Winners:
1st Place:
hello johnny, my pirate's name is bold maya newton .
Companion: -grinch
- green body, with a santa hat and robe (which wont be colored accodring to the flag colors.)
- we get it from avery after doing a quest in which avery points that grinch was stealing the christmas. he defeat the grinch and get him (he says he has changed and wanted tomake it up to me)
-its epic is, he steals any protective aura rounds. ( like the reduce damage over time), he also destroys any enhance power over rounds spell. however, he must be very close tothe caster to do it.-and again the cowards bane. he is witch doctor.
 2nd Place:
My name is Crazy Ryan Upham
 I call this masterpiece uh the piratecracker!
This companion made completely out of wood. The picture show what it sort of look like.
You get it in Cool Ranch.
 It special ability is using it mighty wood sword called the woody sword. Also, during battle, it can quickly move to places by throwing it body parts to the area you want it to go. An epic it has is being able to create multiple nutcracker. These nutcrackers are like illusions so that the enemies won't hit the "true" piratecracker. I think it will be a great Yuletide companion. Just make sure you don't make it battle in water ;)
3rd Place:
 Julia Dreamcaster
Captain Gingy
What it looks like: (picture)
Where to get it: crown shop- 2,500 crowns
Class: Swashbuckler
Strength: 20
Agility: 36
Will: 15
Accuracy: 30
Dodge: 9
Armor: 4
Resistance: 18
Damage: 16-31
Health: 325
Abilities: (all made up)
-Burnt
-Crispy
-Iced
Epic:
-Decorative (bonus attack when hit)
4th Place:
Mariah Iceslinger
Companion: Nutcracker Pirate
Where to get it: When someone has stolen presents from Skull Island, Avery has you venture off to Scrimshaw to fight off the rats who took all of them. One of them is a magical moving nutcracker dressed up lke a pirate who joins you after saving all of the presents and christmas cheer for Skull Island!
Class: Buccaneer
Epics: Nutcracker- snaps a nutcracker in its mouth then throws it in the air and smacks his sword against it flinging it at the enemy
SnowTime!- Snow covers the battlefield and gives 20% boost to all yuletide companions
5th Place:
Isacc Lifecrusher
Companion: Santa Clause
Where to get it: When some ruffians corner a jolly santa clause in a skull island home on christmas night, you have to go save him and he repays you by joining you for your christmas spirit.
Class: Buccaneer
Epics: Presents- He throws presents everywhere across the battlefield. You can attack them to open them and see what surprises are inside, could be good or bad.
Rudolph the red nose pirate- Rudolph and all the other reindeer fly into the enemy.

Please send your entries to johnnycentral1@cox.net ! Please get your parents permission first to send it in if you are 13 years of age or younger! :) Thank you for entering and goodluck!
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Yarrrrrrr!
 
    The Dragon Prince has arrived at Pirates-of-the-spiral with a special message!
If you see one of the following that could be anywhere on Pirates of the Spiral, click on it and it will bring you to another page with a special code. Use this like you would redeem anything else for Pirate101/Wizard101. Act quickly because someone may be looking also! The twist is they could appear at any time so you have to just check back and if you are lucky enough to see one get it! If you find out, quickly use it then please leave a comment on the blog post/page you found it on so I know it has been found.
 
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    Randomly on Twitter, I will be doing some Pirate101 trivia questions. If you get the answer correct first, you will recieve a DM from me with the code. The questions will only be about Pirate101, so study up! :)
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I want to give a Big thanks to Pirate101's awesome Community Manager, Tom aka Friendly Necromancer & Kingsisle for the opportunity to give away these awesome prizes!




Congratulations Kingsisle!

 
Yarrrrrrrrrrrr!
 
    Pirates, incoming news from Skull Island! Pirate101 has been nominated for Game of the Year and Most Innovative Game of 2012 from MMORPG.com! Wowza! Congratulations Kingsisle! If you are a true pirate you will head over to MMORPG and vote for Pirate101!
 
    Tell all your friends and family to vote! We can get Pirate101 these awards! They are great to the community and we should give back! Shunzang the Wise has already voted and approves this message!
 
YO HO HO AND A BOTTLE OF YUM!
 
Johnny

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Shadow Fortress!

 
Yarrrrrr!
 
    After our Stormzilla encounter with our totally epic transformer, we collected the precious jade egg that the Dragon king wanted so he would give us Monkey kings Golden Staff. Once we had the Staff, we brought it back to the caged monkey king, and he broke out of it. He was suppose to give us his turtle ball [you need all 5 to summon the flying turtle in mooshu] and told us to meet him in the cave nearby. When you enter you will see he was lying and he creates clones to battle you! Bad Monkey!
 
 
    Once we finished the battle, we ran back to hamimitsu to get advice from the sage on the top of the hill, he tells us to travel to the shadow fortress, [Where monkey kings gear has been since he has been locked up]. We have to go there before Monkey king does so we can place the Crown of control in the helmet so we will beable to control Monkey king to give us the turtle ball we need.
   
    When we arrive.............
 

 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Johnny

Friday, December 7, 2012

Optimus Prime? Nope Stupendor-X!

 
 Yarrrrrrr!
 
    Just when I thought this game couldn't surpass epic status, they throw in pirates turning into a Ancient Mooshu Transformer to take down a raging Stormzilla Titan. We are here by the way to retrieve a special jade egg that belongs to the Dragon King in the Subata realm of Mooshu. I'm guessing this is reference to Godzilla?
 
    This has got to be one of my favorite battles in the game, I really wish they would let us keep repeating it after you finish the quest. You need to use alot of strategy for this one since you only have limited attacks and the Stormzilla has lots of health. So check it out! Pirate101 Transformer Style! Supendor-X! Roarrrr!
 
 

Mmm Some Tso Chicken please!

 
Yarrrrrrrr!
 
    Yes you read the title correctly Tso chicken in Pirate101......err you have to watch the video to understand! ;)
 

    We head to General Tso's fortress to get some answers and to confront him. Once we arrive, the grounds are loaded with guards. After the first battle, you will try to enter the main gate but see that it is locked!
 
    You then will glance over and see that the armory with all of the armada's weapons is close by, lets go blow it up! First you will have to take care of the guards out front of the armory. Once inside you again have to battle some more and then its time to set up the explosion! Once you are back outside your camera will pan back to the armory and you will see a huge explosion! Woot what pirate doesn't like explosions!
 
    After we have caught the palace's attention, the gates open! Enter and you will fight some of the guards to look for the key to the palace. After collecting the key, head inside and guess who you meet up with? General Tso with a magical immune bubble (Brings back memories from the Duck on boothill) and his brother Takeda Moomori. Yes you remember him right? We crashed his wedding back on this post. :D He is still angry and wants revenge!
 
    Tso runs off into another room in the Palace and you must engage in battle with Takeda and his guards. Once you defeat them off, head into the back room where Tso went. Here you will meet one of the Armada leaders named Rooke. He has heard about you and starts his big talk of "I could destory you, but I have more things to do" and yes he now has the part of el dorado's map we were looking for. He traded some armada weapons for the map piece with Tso. He says he is off to Marleybone and tells Tso to finish us off, if he can.
 
    You will get to pick 2 companions to join you in this battle. This isn't any ordinary battle either, it has a goal which will be located at the top of the screen! Your goal is to threaten [be 1 board square away] from General Tso's chicken pet located in the back room. This battle can be tricky if you do not bring in the right companions or have the right strategy. My first time I did this, I failed. I went back into the dungeon with a gameplan after asking fellow pirates on twitter.
 
    I chose to bring in Bonnie anne and Sarah Steele. I left bonnie anne in the first room to distract Immune Tso, and some guards. While they were with Bonnie, me and sarah snuck into the back room and targeted the guard right infront of the chicken. We both tag-teamed him. Sadly Sarah didn't make it out alive, but I finally managed to kill the guard. I took a huge breath and saw my opportunity to win was one turn away just had to go into that space! BAM! Enemy phase turn happens and another guard moves into the spot I needed to be in! -.-'
 
    I frantically thought what should I do, my health was dwindling away so I thought lets try to lure him out of the spot. So I had my pirate go to the top of the room and magically the guard followed me to the top! :) Phew! Next turn I moved into the spot near the chicken and General Tso raised his flag!
"Hi this is General Tso's Mooshu restaurant, would you like to order?" "Yes I would like some Tso Chicken please!" :D
 
Thank you for watching and reading!
 
Johnny


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Wedding Crashing Pirate Style!

 
Yarrrrrrr!
 
    How are all you land lubbers doing? Today my swashbuckler crashed a wedding! Yes you heard correctly! Pirates new thing to do is crash weddings yo! Especially to sabotage the evil general tso! Check out the video to see all the crazy antics me and my crew did to the bachelor party location. Boy he doesn't look to happy ^ haha.
 
 
 
    So you ask if crashing the wedding was fun? Yes!!! So many weddings being crashed in Pirate101 lol! First we crash El Toro and Mustang Sally's wedding and now this. What is next!! Thank you all for reading and watching! Have a wonderful night.
 
Johnny

Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy Holidays!

 
Yarrrrrrrrr!
 
    Its time for the Yuletide holiday in the Spiral! The December Tradewinds Tribune has been released which you can read here. They also said there would be some yuletide surprises coming to Pirate101! :) There was a picture of the candycane above and the candle on the main site. The Candycanes file name was Cane Sword. Will we see some of these holiday weapons in Pirate101 like we have them in Wizard101?
 
    All around the Spiral fansites, there are many contests with tons of prizes! If you play Wizard101 you can view all of the sites who are holding contests here. Who knows maybe we will be having some festive contests soon! ;)
 
    Over at Wizard101 Central, I am holding a Graphics contest which you can find here. Other Moderators are holding different types of contests, from word searchs, crossword puzzles, caption contests and so much more! Tonight at 8:30 PM eastern time, my wizard will be hiding and whoever finds me first gets the exclusive W101C danger hound pet, an exclusive umbra blade, and 1,000 crowns! You can find more details about that here! Others will be hiding on different dates so keep checking back!
 
    Holiday spirit in the Spiral is starting to arise, I wish you all happy holidays and stay tuned for what Pirates of the Spiral has coming!
 
Johnny

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Motherload Mine! Oh my!

 
Yarrrrrrrrrrrr!
 
    After leaving the Ghost town of Miranda, We ended up learning that the treasure was located in the Motherload Mines nearby! What waits for us in the mine? You will just have to find out!

Pirate101 Test Realm is open!

 
Yarrrrrrrr!
 
    Pirates Test realm is open! There are over a thousand updates and seem to have polished some features. The big update is that they added a PvP system to the game! :) Sweet! To play in the Test Realm you have to have an active Membership and or a Crown player who has made a purchase of $6 or more in the last 30 days. Just log into your account on Pirate101.com and you will see the Sneak Peek banner if you are eligible to download and test!

    There are 2 4v4 areas in Skull Island that you can play pvp. The "Brawlin Hall and the Spar chamber" They are each located behind and to the side of Kraken Skulls tavern. If you had bought a Boochbeard bundle or won one in a contest, they have also added a 1v1 totem post *see pic above* (volcano area)
    They have also added a 1v1 totem post to the Castaway's cove from the Cutthroat Bundle which is available for purchase at Gamestop.
    Some of the special rules:
  1. Fleeing is allowed.
  2. The Pirate Talent will be activated since you are being a pirate! ;)
  3. Players avatars cannot be charmed or targeted, but companions can.
  4. Players cannot eject someone from their house during PvP battle.
  5. The crown shop is available during PvP combat.
    The KI team is also trying to fix some bugs like, the opposing team can see your traps, and also see swashbucklers who use their stealth abilitys.
 
This is just a touch on the new updates! To see all of them check out the Main site! Click here to view them! This is one of the biggest updates as you can see in the update notes! Pirate101 will finally have pirate vs pirate battles woot! :D
 
Have a wonderful day Pirates!
 
Johnny