Archive for 2012

A "Majestic" Raffle!

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Woosh! It's another New Years Contest! This time, it will be hosted via Rafflecopter. Don't know about the Majestic Bundle! Click here!

Description of the Majestic Bundle:

New Years Contest!

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New Years is almost here, and I think it is time to celebrate! This is a Caption Contest, and the Grand Prize is a Tropical Sky Snake for Pirate101! Now, all you have to do is send an email to pirateskyrider (at) pirate101skyrider.com explaining a caption for the picture above. You may choose to caption the following picture, it will add more points to your score. :)

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Merry Christmas from Pirate101 Skyrider! Ho ho ho!
Another 365 days have passed, and it is the ending of Christmas Day in the Spiral! From my family to yours, I wish you Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year!

The Last Day of the Spiral!

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On the 12th Day of the Spiral, Kingsisle gave to us...

12 Days of the Spiral Update: Day 8 & 9!

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Yesterday was the 8th Day of the Spiral, and for an exclusive time, you can get the all new Pirate101 Yuletide Trogg Companion! This big fellow costs 3,995 Crowns in the Pirate101 Crown Shop, and is a very cool Companion! I must say, purchasing him for my main Privateer was an excellent choice, and I highly reeccomened snatching him from the Crown Shop before he is gone!

Santa Run!

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Welcome to the 2012 Santa Run!

The holidays are here, and to celebrate the kickoff for the Christmas Season, Edward and I thought of something fun to do last minute to have some fun with wizards. A Santa Run! We were thinking we could do it for Kingsisle to show them how much we appreciate them and  love the game. Also, it's a time to thank them for their Christmas spirit not only Pirate101, but Wizard101 also.

Contest Reminder

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Just to let you guys know, there is a MAJOR raffle going on, and I encourage you to enter. There are some awesome prizes for just not Pirate101, but Wizard101 Also! There are two ways to find the raffle:

December Goodies!

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Wow, December's here already!?! This marks my 6-month blogger-versary of running Pirate101 Skyrider! I must say, I am very impressed by how much everything is coming together near Christmastime in Pirate101! Not only do I have some important news for you guys, but there are some CONTESTS I'll be throwing out here and then at random times!!

Pre-Thanksgiving Recap!

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Hey guys! Sorry about the absence from posting, I have been SO busy trying to get the design, series, and school work to do all at the same time. However, let's set aside all of my problems, it's almost Thanksgiving!

Lest We Forget...

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“Lest we forget… To honor all those who have served their countries, we’re giving away a memorial Medal Display housing decoration in both Wizard101 and Pirate101. From now until midnight US Central Time on Nov 11th you can click the link and log in to get your Veteran’s Day memorial housing item.” 

Another Official Fansite! Yarr!

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According to the Pirate101 Site, "A Pirate's Portal", is the new OFFICIAL Pirate101 Fansite! I'm giving bottles of yum to Victoria (the owner) she is an amazing person and totally deserves this honor!

Pirate101 Test Realm and Weekly Update!

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Ahoy, pirates! Almost one month into the game known as Pirate101, and it is already time for a Test Realm Yarr!

Getting Started on Housing

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So, you want to learn about housing? Well, in Pirate101, there are many ways to decorate your house! In this guide, I will be use the "Volcano Island" house, that came with the BoochBeard Bundle, If you don't have the house, do not fret! I will make more posts on houses that you can buy with gold! Anyways, lets get started! 

Horrific Halloween Contests!

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Welcome, young pirate. It is I, Madame Vadima, and it is one of the most....spiritual times of the year. Halloween!

Troggy Madness!

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Uh oh, the Troggies have invaded Pirate101 Skyrider!

The Monquista Life

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I have been in Pirate101 for almost a week and a half (1 1/2) and I must say, it is awesome! I just reached Monquista, and I would like to share some stuff there!

Twitter Announcement!

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I have great news for ye! Read on to find out! (It involves free stuff!)

Monster Mash Extravaganza!

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Good Evening, and welcome to "Pirate101 Skyrider".

The Pirate101 Headstart has begun!

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Avast, all ye landlubbers, Pirate101 has set sail into the live realm! If ye have not known, Pirate101 has been released to the people who bought the BoochBeard Bundle, Gandry Bundle, one of the other giftcards, or a subscription! Also, if you participated in Closed Beta, you got free access into the game. :)


The Pioneer Eyepatch!

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For all of you people who have participated in Closd Beta, you get a free gift! Read more to find out. :)

Happy Birthday, Anthony!

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To my dearest friend Anthony,

October Bombardment!

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Wow, October has come so fast!
I have been caught up in so many things, and now October is here! Hooray! Also, there is a lot more information to be revealed, that you might wand to stick around and read. ;)

Treasures of the Boochbeard Bundle!

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Ahoy! Kingsisle released a new video, which holds the treasures within th' BoochBeard Bundle! Check it out below! :)

An interview with Alex StormRider!

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Ahoy, fellow pirates!
I sat down t'day to talk to a very dedicated member to P101 and W101 community, to find out what he could say. :)

Video guide to getting started!

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Have you not gotten that lucky beta code to access the wonderful world of Pirate101? Have you just not had any time to play Pirate101 yet? Well, here's a guide to getting started! It is basically a guide to the tutorial, but it still helps a lot!

Yarrrr(:

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Look at this Pirate101 Slideshow I created!
(NOTE) You must be using Google Chrome to view the Slideshow. It has been tested and only works on Chrome. Sorry! (Read more for the Slideshow)

Shiver me timbers!

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Shiver me timbers!
Everyone get yer bottles of  yum and th' party favors, because Kingsisle has released Pirate101's Live Realm Launch!

Halloween Contests and Weekly Update!

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Hey everyone, sorry I couldn't do the Weekly Update this week, I have been SUPER busy adding new features and contests for y'all!

Site of the Week!

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Congratulations, Pirate101 Central!
Ye have made it to Site of th' Week!
I have some wonderful things to talk about, and some of the contests going in!


The Weekly Update!

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Welcome t' the Weekly Update!

This wonderful Labor Day post will be filled with magic. ;)

Congrat'lations t' th' winnars!

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Congratulations to Blaze Dragonhorn for winning the permanent Shark Mount!

Also, congratulations to Silver Shamrock for winning 2 hoard packs of choice!

I hope to see ye enter some more contests over time! Yarr!


Ye have 1 week to contact me via parrot mail to get yer prize.
If not responded in 1 week, the prize will be used for other contests.
Email: pirateskyrider@gmail.com

Keep on Sailin'!
-Pirate Skyrider (Cody)

The hints of Darkmoor!

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Hello, pirate! It is I, Madame Vadima, and I am here to teach you about the world of Darkmoor.

Shark Week!

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It's Shark Week, for Pirate101 Skyrider!
This week, a lot of pictures from Pirate101 will be posted, plus some contests for some AWESOME prizes! (Yes, they will be Shark related.)

Stay tuned for some contests and pictures! (Hint hint, check the contest page)

Keep on Sailing,
Cody

Blog Update Notes

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August 24th:

Lots of things have changed about the blog! Here are a couple of things:


  • Background (with the "fansite" added onto it)
  • Color theme
  • Head banner
  • Navbar
  • Pictures
  • Font
  • Text
  • Sidebar
And many other things that ye will have t' find for yerself! *cough* check some links in the nav bar *cough*

I will attach a poll to the sidebar for ye to vote whether ye like this design better or not.

Keep on Sailing!
-Cody

Guides galore!

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This is a guide that holds all you need to know about Windlanes and Stormgates!


First off, this is a windlane:


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The long, sparkly, and wide string, is called a Windlane!


It will help you adventure across th' spiral without running into monsters!


When ye pilot yer ship onto the windlane, it will basically put yer ship into autodrive.


Windlanes can even travel ye into different areas of th' spiral!


If ye ever want to get off of a windlane 
and dock in a place, simply steer yer ship left or right, using either keys "->/<-" or "A/D"


A windlane can only go one way. If yer on a windlane and see that the sparkles are goin' a different way, then ye have been drivin' your ship in th' wrong direction!


Every area ye go to, there are around 2-4 windlanes.

When you steer onto a windlane, no monsters can attack you (or enemy ships), and windlanes can also heal you!




Now, onto stormgates!


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A stormgate looks like a giant whirlpool, that has lines spinning around it. (usually you can see the lines spinning before the actual stormgate)


When ye step into a stormgate, ye will go into the whirlpool, and find yerself in a magical place with 2 windlanes.


When yer in a stormgate, this is when ye can travel from world to world! Ye will know where the world is, because a giant picture of the world will pop up.

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Just to make sure, stay on the windlane when in a stormgate. There are monsters in the stormgate, and ye don't want to get caught!


Note: A stormgate is a whirlpool, not a hurricane! (Yes, ye can find hurricanes in the spiral.)


Just to recap:

-Windlanes are very good for ye and yer ship!
-Windlanes are strips that can take you to various parts of the spiral.
-Stormgates are giant whirlpools that can take you to various worlds of the spiral!
-Both are really fun to sail on/in!

Aye, Closed Beta is here!

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Avast me hardies!

Looks like Pirate101 is now open in Closed Beta! 
Just a couple minutes ago, Captain Avery posted on twitter that he is already excited and ready for Pirate101 Closed Beta!

Quote: "Welcome to the Pirate101 Beta! Read the Press Release and see where you can go to get a chance at early Beta access!"

All of ye Pirates out there now have a chance to get into closed beta! Just click this link for more information:  https://www.pirate101.com/free_game/closed_beta_keys

Keep on sailing!
-Pirate Skyrider

Yarr!

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Yarrr! 'Tis Pirate Skyrider here, and I am going to be sending' ye on a Pirate Treasure Hunt! I will make a list of things for ye to find in Wizard101, and ye shall parrot-mail me th' answers! In th' end, there can only be 1 winnarrrr, so I wish ye the best of luck!

The items you will need to find will be posted at 10:00 Am Eastern Time, tomorrow morning! (July 28th, 2012.)


Ok! There are 10 things you need 't find in Wizard101 and parrot-mail me the pictures of you standing next to him/her/the object. You can parrot-mail me at: pirateskyrider@gmail.com



  • Th' man who teaches the school of Spirit, he can open "Droors" to young pigglets. ;)
  • Th' belly-button of an ancient statue.
  • That ship that no one notices in Wizard City, har har har. 
  • "That owl-woman gets a tree house!?!? No fair!"
  • I'm just standing in The Bascila to make you scrawny wizard run my errands for me.
  • "Whoa! Look at that whirpool!"
  • "I'm going to "Winthrop" all over you."
  • I may be a ghost, but I drop a mighty fine amulet!
  • Thank ye for makin' me these two, beautiful drums!
  • "Those Silverfists are no match for me!"
(By the way, I made those out of the top of my head, so I hope ye think they are pretty challenging!)
(Parrot-Mail means E-mail)


The first person that has all of the right pictures, wins 5,000 crowns!!

I wish everyone th' best of luck, and may the best scavenger win! ;)

-Pirate Skyrider

New Poll! Yarrrrr!

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Ahoy, there be a new pole on th' ol' blog! Which type of contest would ye like? Graphics, Drawing, Video, or somethin' else? If ye want something else, please comment on this here post. ---->

The prize for the contest will be 5,000 Crowns!

Not a big post for today, but be suspectin' some new posts on Concept Arrrrrt and interviews soon! ;)

Keep on Sailing!
-Pirate Skyrider

Concept Arrrt Mania! (Part 2)

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Ahoy, 'tis Pirate Skyrider here, and I'm going 't show ye some more pictures of Pirate101!

This next picture shows a character Statistics screen, with Todd's character on it.


If you click on the picture there are many things to spot out. First off, I would like to draw ye'r attention to the name off J Todd Coleman's character. Diligent Flint Spencer. Hmm, sounds very interestin' if I must say so myself. Also, look at the quest helper. The quest says "Talk to Skinny Pete in The Kraken Skulls Tavern. Hmm, when I get to that quest, I'll be sure to bring lots of food for 'ol Pete!

If you take a close look at the character, you can also find many interestin' things. Ye know how Mooshu is in Pirate101 as well as Wizard101? Well, har har, it looks like th' vendors brought the same gear, also! His hat is exactly like the one you can obtain from a variety of places in Wizard101. 

Also, on the screen, you can find:

  • Gold
  • Health
  • "Go to House" Option, near the health.
  • The Class and Level of the Pirate.
  • Crowns 
  • Training Points
  • "Backpack" Option


That's all for now! (There are around 2 more parts to this series, so be prepared for th' next two!)

Picture is credited to Lorax (A Pirate101 Central Member, and One Eyed Jack.) 
Picture source: http://pirate101.centralforums.com/forums/showthread.php?2262-Cool-Look-at-the-game!-PICTURE!

Keep on Sailing,
-Pirate SkyRider


Concept Arrrt Mania!

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Ahoy!

T'day, I have a special suprise for all of ye pirates!
I will be posting an interview on the "Interview101" section. (Can be found on the Navigation Bar)
Also, I will show ye LOADS and LOADS of pictures!

First off we have th' most recent picture, posted by J Todd Coleman on his facebook page.


This concept art is simply booty-ful! I like how if you look closely, you can see little bridges connecting Skull Island and the other part of what it seems like together. Down near the bottom, you can see a little Oasis. I am really hoping that we can walk through that, it would be a neat effect!

If you can direct your eyes towards the top of the picture, you can see a world behind Skull Island. In my opinion, it looks more like Monquista, because of the desert feel to it. If you think otherwise, be sure to leave a comment!

Ok, next Concept Art time!

This next picture is a part of the character selection screen. I love how Boochbeard says "Your standing on my blind side" Hahahahahha


In this picture, I couldn't help but notice how they added a skeleton i nthe background. I thought this was a nice little touch, because you're in a prison cell. :) Also, if you look towards the "Boy" and "Girl" buttons, you can see the pictures of what the symbol looks like for which class you chose. For a second, I thought Kingsisle had made a mistake and  put the same symbol, but then I realized my eyes were failing on me. 


More pictures will be posted tomorrow!

Keep on Sailing!
-Pirate Skyrider




Comic Con 2012 and Pirate101 Alpha

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Ahoy, me hardies!

Pirate SkyRider here, and I've got some very excitin' news for ye! On July 12th and the 13th, Kingsisle set up a Pirate101 booth at the 2012 Comic Con!

A good friend of mine, otherwise known as Anthony DeathBane, traveled to San Diego to check th' place out! He even got to talk to some employees at Kingsisle!! Anthony told me he sat down, and got to play in Pirate101 Alpha! He chose a Swashbuckler, which is his favorite class of all time. :) At the end of the day, there were around 10-11 people at the booth, and they entered their email and they are getting a chance of snagging a Closed Beta code!

I wish I could've been there, but I've been uber busy over here at Skyriders Hq.

Today, I got a chance to sit down with Anthony, and interview him about his experience at Comic Con, and I was prepared to ambush him with some questions. ;)

Question 1:
Overall, how was your experience at the Pirate101 booth?
It was awesome! I expected it to be good, but I didn't expect it to be THAT good! Kingsisle always surprises us. This game is definitely a winner. I can't wait to play in beta.

Question 2:
Overall, how was Pirate101 Alpha, and how would you say it is coming along?
It is amazing and is coming along great! However, I'm not allowed to tell you any specifics about the game, but it is definitely an amazing game! :)
Question 3:
Are there any exciting things or secrets that will be thrown at us in Pirate101?
I'm not saying anything, I guess you and your viewers will have to find out secrets when Beta comes out!


Question 4:
Did you try out the new combat? If so, how different was it from the combat Wizard101 has?
Yes, I did try out the new combat, and it is very different from Wizard101. In my opinion, it is very startegic.


Thanks Anthony for the great interview!

That's all for tonight.

Keep on Sailing!
-Pirate Skyrider



Aye! A new Concept Arrrrt!

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Avast me hardies!
On this rainy, yucky day, a new Concept Art for Wizard101 was released! It was Concept Art for the famous world, known as Avalon. I must say, it is very, very beautiful! (Ye don't see many pirates say beautiful, know don't ye?)
I simply love this, and I love how they did the tower. I adore the tips! Also, they made the arrrt as realistic as could be! The shadows in the left corner look like the Crystal Caves making a shadow, and I like that effect!

If you look more towards the right, you will see the crack that you go over (via a bridge) to get to the other side. However, it looks like they did not include the bridge. That made me wonder why they didn't include that, but I was probably the only person who would notice that, haha.

Well, that's all for now. :)

Keep on Sailing!
-Pirate SkyRider



New feature!

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Pirate SkyRider here, with a daily update from Skyriders HQ. (My code name for me house, har har har.)


There is a new feature a brewin' on me blog! Would you like to see your hand made original art here on me blog? Well, if so, this is yer chance! I will put up a section on the Navigator bar that links to a Page full of weekly Pictures and Videos!

Now, I will update the pictures/videos every week, so if ye picture isn't chosen the week you send it in, it will probably be featured next week!

Here is the e-mail you need to submit your picture to: pirate101skyrider@gmail.com
[NOTE] If you are under the age of 14, please have a parent or guardian approve and help you! 

Keep on sailin', 
-Pirate SkyRider

Famous Pirate Quotes!

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I was scavengerin' over the Pirate101 Website, and I found some famous Pirate quotes! I bet all of ye have at least heard one of the following, but there were a few quotes that I had never heard of before. 
Here y'arr!     


"But why is the Yum gone?!" - A Pirate in the Spiral

"The average man will bristle if you say his father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if he discovers that his great-grandfather was a Pirate." — Bern Williams

"Where there is a sea there are Pirates" – Greek Proverb

"Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of Yum!" - Boochbeard's Pirate Crew 

"Let's jump on board, and cut them to pieces." – Blackbeard

"Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a Pirate, after all." – Johnny Depp

“It is when Pirates count their booty that they become mere thieves.” – William Bolitho


"Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be Pirates." - Mark Twain


Those are the ones from the Pirate101 website, but I did some more research and found these:


"Let's jump on board, and cut them to pieces." - Blackbeard (Johnson 81)


"Even pirates, before they attack another ship, hoist a black flag.” - Bela Kiraly


"Touch my loot, feel my boot." - Unknown Author


"Shiver me Timbers!" - Unknown Author


"A friend can betray you, but an enemy will always stay the same." - Unknown Author




Keep on sailing!
-Pirate SkyRider






Swashbucklers be makin' a Fashion Statement!

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Ahoy, maties!
This week, we will be talkin' about Swashbucklers!
We will be discoverin' about Swashbuckler's:

  • Fashion!!
  • Combat Ways
  • Companions
  • and many more!
Today, we will be learnin' about their fashions.
J Todd Coleman posted a picture of the clothes that th' Swashbucklers can wear!

I don't want to keep ye waitin', so here it is!

I love how they have large hats, with the poof at the top. :) If you look, there are 3 different designs for the Swashbucklers. (There are probably more) I will be putting up a poll to see which outfit ye like best. Personally, I like the 1st Design for the Male, and the 3rd Design for the Female.
Well, I say the Swashbucklers will be makin' a pretty fine fashion statement! 

Well, that's all the fashion I can take for today!

Keep on Sailing, 
-Pirate SkyRider

So, ye be wanting to know about Companions?

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Avast, me hardies.
Have ye wanted to know about Companions?
No? Well, har har, I'll tell ye anyways. :)

Companions are animals/creatures of many kinds that be followin'  you around the Spiral!
Each type of class gets their own special type of Companion.

If ye has played Wizard101 before, you can train ye Companion, just like ye pet.
The Attributes in Pirate101 are very, very similar to the Attributes in Wizard101.

The Attributes affect the stats for both ye Pirate and ye Companion!
Here are the attributes ye and your wizard can get.

There is:

  • Strength 
  • Agility 
  • Will
  • Accuracy
  • Dodge
  • Armor
  • Resistance
  • Range
The difference from Wizard101 and Pirate101 is that there are less attributes to train in Wizard101. Pirate101 has 3 more attributes. 

Oh, Blimey! I haven't told the fun part about Companions. Your companion is a great help in battles. It can attack, with it's own special move/attack! 

Some of the known Companions are:
  • Monkeys
  • Horses
  • Birds
  • Goat Monk
  • That Tupa-Tupa guy from Wizard101! (Can't remember the creature name)
Have fun with your new companion in Pirate101!

Keep on Sailing,
-Pirate SkyRider

Intercepted Letter from th' Armada!

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Avast me hardies, I was rummaging through me office, and found an intercepted letter from the Armada!
Now, enough

Looks like it was adressed to "Supreme Commander Kane" , and was signed by someone named "Deacon".
I could keep but noticin' that it included the Spiral and Marleybone. That means Wizard101 will most certainly be mentioned and connected in many ways.

If you direct ye eyes towards the bottom of th' letter, ye can see Boochbeard signed it himself. It looks like the crazy landlubber want's that ship sabotaged. I can't wait to see if we be seein' this particular information in Pirate101.

This is all of me opinion, however.
What do ye think this letter can also be about?
Be sure to leave ye comments in th' comment box.

Keep on Sailing, 
-Pirate SkyRider

Welcome 't Cool Ranch!

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Welcome to Cool Ranch!

Here in Cool Ranch, this isn't your ordinary Western Style world. There are many secrets about this here place! 

Here you will be following/guiding/battling:

  • Chicken Rangers
  • Bulls & Horses
  • Many other creatures to the unknown...
The terrible monsters that rule this place have a strict rival against the people of Marleybone..hmmm...what could that mean? Maybe some war between them? I would love to see some dogs and chickens going 1v1. :)

Cool Ranch is designed and played through as more of a Western Cowboy style world. In one picture on the Pirate101 Website, there is a picture of a Saloon. I would love to see that as a shop for vendors, or like a bazaar!


Also, when I was skimming across the Pirate101 section for Cool Ranch, I found this picture:

Buffalo Wings! I just about died of laughter once I saw this. The main Buffalo looks scared out of his mind, like someone is about to make him food for some hungry customers. :(

Everything about Cool Ranch is just outstanding. The scenery, the NPCs/MOBs/Bosses, and I'm 100% sure that that gameplay is going to be amazing! I can't wait to test out the new way to battle.

Keep On Sailing!
-Pirate SkyRider

Arrr, new Bundle ho!

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Ahoy me maties,
Pirate SkyRider here.

Looks like the Wizards over at Wizard101 decided to conjure up a new Bundle!
They named it: "The Pagoda Gauntlet Bundle"


It comes with:

  • Midnight Sun Pagoda
  • Sohei Gear and Hankyu Bow
  • Shaolin Monkey Pet
  • Run Run Rikshaw Mount
  • 1 Month of Sub or 5000 Crowns
When I get allowed into someone who has the new stuff, I will be sure to post pictures!
I can't wait to see the Bow, and the mount is pretty cool!
(For those who don't already know, you sit in a 1-Person Carriage and a Sheep pulls you around.)

Well, that's all for now!
Stay tuned in for some new pictures!

Keep on Sailing,
Pirate SkyRider

Poll Over!

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Avast, me hardies.
Looks like the poll has been closed!

With 6 Votes, most people want to be a Privateer!
With 4 Votes, Swashbuckler!
With 3 Votes, Witchdoctor!
With 1 Vote, Bucaneer!
And with no votes, Musketeer.

Hmm..very interestin'

Keep on sailin',
-Pirate SkyRider

New Wizard101 Commercial!

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Avast me hardies!
Seems like the Head Wizards over at Kingsisle decided to release a new commercial!
It is pretty epic, and I hope the Pirate101 will be just as good! *wink wink*
Well, I don't want to keep ye' waitin' any longer, so here ya go!

3 Letters. W.O.W!
That blew me, and (apparently Malistaire) away!

-Pirate Skyrider

New Contest!

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Come one come all!
I just won a Hollow Knight pet over at Wizard101 Central, and I decided to raffle it off!
You can find the contest by clicking on the "Contests" link at the top of the page.

Keep on Sailing, and Good Luck to all!
-Pirate SkyRider

Flags for your Ship!

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On Twitter today, @Captain_Avery tweeted about designs for flags and the Jolly Roger. He asked his fellow maties: "Which flag appoints to you?" Here are some flags that were posted on the Pirate101 website.

Personally, I like the blue one, what about you?

-Pirate SkyRider

Minigames!

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Ahoy me hardies!
Pirate Skyrider here, with some steamin' news!
Minigames!
Kingsisle released the info on Minigames a couple weeks ago, and I decided to share it with y'all.

Here yar!


Coin Drop- This minigame is sort of like Tetris, except there’s no shape other than coin. The different colors/symbols on coins must be matched in pairs of 3. In the top-left of the screen, there is an area which shows what coin you will be placing next. I’m not sure if the pairs disappear when you make the matches. When the coins reach the Foul Line, the game ends. I think a trick for this game would be to think ahead and organize your coins. Screenshots on Pirate101.com are included.
Pirate’s Pub- In this minigame you are a waiter serving Yum to pirates. Good thing: you get lots of money. Bad thing: the pirates are impatient. You race around the bar to serve up Yum before the pirates leave. They will pay you a tip if you don’t take a long time. This is sort of like a game on Webkinz- Pizza Palace (hehe). Be sure to give them the right thing and not break any glasses. There is a set amount of time you have to do this in.
Powder Keg- Powder Keg is not really complicated. It’s just a simple tower defense. There’s a couple of screenshots on the website if you want to see more. I’ll show an example to you though.
Rat Attack- Rat Attack is a faster-paced tower defense. The rats will attack you from above. There’s a lot of obstacles that will come down from the top along with the rats. You’ll man a cannon to blast the rats away. I probably won’t be good at this game because I’ll be too unfocused by the other obstacles. There’s not too much information on Pirate101.com about this one, we’ll see exactly how it works when Beta comes out. There’s a couple screenshots too.
Rouge’s Range- This is a cooled-down version of a modern first-person-shooter game. Not saying that the setting is modern. You’re still a pirate, and you are shooting down pirate paper cut outs. You’ll need to have quick reflexes because you might accidentally shoot an ally! Also, occasionally a gem will appear. When this happens, you can shoot it to get extra points.
Windjammer- I think Windjammer is one of the coolest new minigames. You fly your ship and use cannons to destroy enemy ships and obstacles. It might look like you’re “driving” your ship, but you’re actually on the Skyway. The next best way to describe this is to show you one of the pictures on the Pirate101 website.
In Wizard101, minigames refilled mana needed to cast spells. You can comment with your ideas of what Pirate101 minigames might refill. My ideas are energy  (needed to attack on land) and/or fuel (needed to fly ships). What do you think?

Keep on sailing!
-Pirate Skyrider