Test Realm Down for Update (4/24/2014)

The Test Realm will be going offline for a few hours at 11:25 am US Central to apply an update and to refresh our databases (estimated to return sometime around 3:00pm US Central). Please see the Test Realm's Update Notes Page for a complete list of updates. Scroll to the bottom: Upkeep and Maintenance—Spiral Date 518677 (4/24/2014).

These updates are listed below for your convenience:

Bug fixes
The following Advanced Pets bugs were fixed:
  • Disconnecting and reconnecting during a Pet Sparring Match will no longer cause you to lose your cheer buttons.
  • Fixed a bug that was deselecting a stack of Pet Snacks after selling one snack in the Bazaar.
  • The Ice Scarab pet can now be placed in your house.
  • The Mini-Minotaur, Lil' Labor Golem, and Crokagator can now be sold to vendors.
  • Fixed the Scrimshaw Drake’s broken paw look.
  • The Merciless 2 talent now correctly displays as giving +2 ranks of Merciless.

The following Advanced Companions bugs were fixed:
  • Peter Quint now shows his proper animation during his Brutal Charge Power move.
  • Losing connection while promoting a Companion will no longer leave them wounded.

The following Skull Island Expansion bugs were fixed:
  • Perdition's Cauldron and Fire Ship no longer contain references to Rapa Nui in the My Quests interface.

Other bug fixes are as follows:
  • Fixed a bug that wasn’t allowing players to zone into Port Regal when using the purple windlane.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing incorrect weapon power calculations to display.
  • Removed the invisible wall blocking the Bridge on the Isle of Fetch.
  • Fixed many spelling errors and added missing voice over.
  • Soul Reaver, Ghost Wail, and Mournsong no longer cause flying creatures to become partly transparent.
  • Fixed bug resulting in always displaying a range of 3, instead of weapon range.
  • Passengers are no longer able to activate a ship going through a Stormgate or blockade without the captain of the ship first having the Windstone or permission to pass the blockade.
  • Removed the duplicate Monterey Jack companion from the Crown Shop.
  • Sarah Steele no longer will be present instead of Ensign Emmett during Privateer Dialog during the Tomb of Kow Cheng dungeon.
  • Theseus no longer switches appearance during the encounter, A Rat in a Maze.
  • Optimus Viridis will show his correct name when talking to him after his defeat.
  • Removed the “-1” priced items from the Crown Shop.
  • The Water Mole Slingman will now show his missing critical attack, and the wild animations on the Waponi Spearmen have been tamed!

Changes and Improvements
The following Advanced Pets changes were made:
  • Added the Slippery Talent to the Monsoon Turtle.
  • Adjusted the appearance of the Practice Pet Sparring button.

The following Advanced Companions changes were made:
  • Added a new Advanced Gameplay Option that allows players to choose how companions are selected in Combat. (Note: By default, this option is set to IN ORDER. If you like randomization, you'll need to go to the Options menu and enable it.)
    • IN ORDER-- Your companions will appear in the order they appear in your roster.
    • FIRST MATE-- Your first mate will always appear, and the rest of your roster will be filled out randomly from among all combat ready companions (i.e., not on bed rest or any other task). Note that, unlike it was in the past, this randomization is not weighted but is a purely random draw of companions.
    • RANDOM-- Your roster will be filled randomly from all combat ready companions. This is a purely random draw with no weighting.
  • Free Reset points! Because of the extent of companion and skill changes each companion will be granted 1 free Reset. Once you use the free reset for a companion, the reset button will again return to a standard “reset” button, and you’ll have to pay for them once again.

Other additions and improvements are as follows:
  • Added new Quick Chat options for Battle Board Commands!
  • Added a “My Location” button under the top Chalice menu for opening the zone map.
  • Added several missing words that were missing from text chat.
  • The Bric-a-Brac Elixir will now display in the Crown Shop even if you don’t have a house equipped.
  • The “Treasure Tip” Notification will no longer play after winning pet snacks in the Sparing Arena.
  • Lava Fish now spit fire instead of water.
  • Added battle music for fighting Dinolizards in the Scaly Warren.
  • Ike Bronco appears a bit earlier during the Old Chirp Place Encounter.

NOTE: Unfortunately we’re going to need to update our databases along with these changes, and this will cause you to lose any progress you may have made earlier on the Test Realm. Sorry and thanks for your patience.

*One-Eyed Jack, Your Pirate101 Community Manager*
. . . and we're back online!

Please hop on the Test Realm and let us know how it goes.


*One-Eyed Jack, Your Pirate101 Community Manager*
NOTE: We have temporarily removed the following line item from the Update Notes: "We’ll also be giving you a free training point reset for your Pirate. The free reset will only be used if you have spent more than 3 training points.” . . . since that functionality did not make it into this Update.

More information forthcoming when available.

*One-Eyed Jack, Your Pirate101 Community Manager*