The Pirate101 game and website will be offline for approximately one hour early tomorrow morning 1/17/2013 at 3am US Central to apply an update to the game. Please see the Upkeep and Maintenance Notes for Spiral Date 428178: https://www.pirate101.com/free_game/update_notes
Those changes are posted below for your convenience:
General Quest Adjustments
New pirates will find Manny, Moe, Jack, and Lasko's quests in the Bloodshoals are now linear and slightly less difficult.
Fewer Troggies will spawn during the Troggy Shrine encounter of the "Into Skull Cave" quest.
Fewer Waponi ships must be defeated for the "Fishy Business" quest.
Changed the Presidio encounter so it will be easier to avoid accidental combat, more wisps will be floating around, and the Monquistador Crossbowman are not as dangerous.
Added wisps to the city drains below Monquista and made the bandit fight during the Leverage encounter there a bit easier.
Made it easier to avoid a few fights in the Bronco Busting encounter.
Flight of the Penguin / Saving Mustang Sally Quest Changes
Players won’t be able to slip past the guards and attack Klegg first, which could cause the instance to be unable to be completed.
Optimus will now correctly engage the players in battle.
The Brass Monkey's dialogue will now be seen by all in the encounter.
Don Raphael and Tonka will remain visible during the Showdown at Boot Hill quest so players who log out during the quest will not become stuck.
Fixed a few issues that were causing players to crash during combat.
All docks will now have at least four sigils to dock with.