Archive for July 2012

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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