Please Welcome "Bat Masterson" to KingsIsle

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Yarr Pirates!

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce you to our newest Message Board Administrator and new Community Manager, “Bat Masterson!” Masterson will be magnificently leading here on the Pirate101.com Message Boards and assisting you with all your Community Management needs. Also, feel free to ask him questions in this post, and he may answer them on air during this month’s KI Live! He’ll be our special guest this coming Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 4pm US Central. https://www.pirate101.com/free_game/livestream_event

You’ll be seeing Masterson a lot more around our official Message Boards and also throughout all of KingsIsle’s official channels. He brings with him a lot of great experience from working with other videogame companies and has been busily leveling up a new wizard and experiencing all the Spiral has to offer.

As for me, don’t worry! I’m not leaving KingsIsle – in fact, KingsIsle has offered me an amazing opportunity to become a full-time Game Designer for our newest Mobile Game, Animal Cove! Ever since I was a “fledgling pirate,” I’ve been crafting puzzles and games for my friends, and now my passion gets to become my new reality. Even better, I still get to work at the company I’ve loved and appreciated for almost ten years! I certainly hope you enjoy all our upcoming Mobile games. I think you’re going to love them.

Please know that I’ll still be visiting the forums as One-Eyed Jack from time to time when needed (and obviously still playing my favorite MMOs, Pirate101 and Wizard101), but Masterson is taking the helm now, and I’m more than happy to help him as he learns more about our game and community.

You’ll be hearing more about this on KI Live, so let’s get on with the Introductions!

*One-Eyed Jack, Your Pirate101 Community Manager*
Administrator
Avast ye Pirates and Wizards!

As One-Eyed Jack kindly introduced, my newly minted pirate name is Bat Masterson. You may have heard of me before, but please do ask your questions if you want to know more about my presence in-game. I also am the proud and quite logical (but still very fun to hang around!) Sparck in Wizard101. Being part of and a leader of game communities for many years now, I'm super excited and proud to be the new community manager for all of KingsIsle’s games!

I am thrilled to see community members across The Spiral and beyond connect with the KingsIsle team through the forums, livestreams, and in-game events. We’re going to be continuing to interact with you in these areas by celebrating Wizard101’s 10th Anniversary with even more exciting content and activities. Let’s work together to make it a fun adventure for all!

When it comes to being part of a new community, I’m absolutely all in – watching your skilled gameplay videos, reading your rich stories, diving into the forums and in-game, and seeing the unique screenshots and fan art you develop. There’s always something to look forward to and amazing to look back on with a community that’s prospered and grown for 10 years. Think of me as a supporter of your adventures where I’ll be there to help build the kind of community you want to see, just like how Dworgyn’s been with you.

In the meantime, let me know what the community team can do to help ensure you have a safe and fun gameplay experience for your favorite KingsIsle game. I also want to hear from all of you what your stories are for the game’s you play, especially if it’s something we can share with the rest of the community. This is what I’m here for!

Please do ask your questions here about myself and future plans for our community. Also, once we announce the next KI Live, you'll get another chance to ask questions then too, which I will respond to on the livestream. I can't wait to get to know all of you!

See you out there in the community! Yar!!

Pirate Overlord
Mar 16, 2012
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Bat Masterson on Jul 20, 2018 wrote:
Avast ye Pirates and Wizards!

As One-Eyed Jack kindly introduced, my newly minted pirate name is Bat Masterson. You may have heard of me before, but please do ask your questions if you want to know more about my presence in-game. I also am the proud and quite logical (but still very fun to hang around!) Sparck in Wizard101. Being part of and a leader of game communities for many years now, I'm super excited and proud to be the new community manager for all of KingsIsle’s games!

I am thrilled to see community members across The Spiral and beyond connect with the KingsIsle team through the forums, livestreams, and in-game events. We’re going to be continuing to interact with you in these areas by celebrating Wizard101’s 10th Anniversary with even more exciting content and activities. Let’s work together to make it a fun adventure for all!

When it comes to being part of a new community, I’m absolutely all in – watching your skilled gameplay videos, reading your rich stories, diving into the forums and in-game, and seeing the unique screenshots and fan art you develop. There’s always something to look forward to and amazing to look back on with a community that’s prospered and grown for 10 years. Think of me as a supporter of your adventures where I’ll be there to help build the kind of community you want to see, just like how Dworgyn’s been with you.

In the meantime, let me know what the community team can do to help ensure you have a safe and fun gameplay experience for your favorite KingsIsle game. I also want to hear from all of you what your stories are for the game’s you play, especially if it’s something we can share with the rest of the community. This is what I’m here for!

Please do ask your questions here about myself and future plans for our community. Also, once we announce the next KI Live, you'll get another chance to ask questions then too, which I will respond to on the livestream. I can't wait to get to know all of you!

See you out there in the community! Yar!!
A H-arrrr-ty welcome to the message boards, Bat Masterson! It's very exciting news that our own Tom will now be in game development and we get a new head moderator to deal with all our woes and complaints ( hah! ) just letting you know it won't be all smooth sailin', mate!
I don't suppose you could give us a hint as to what's ahead for us pirates or would that be telling ( )? I hope you will have some very good news for us during the KI Live ( just one day after my birthday ) and what a present it would be if you could tell us something wonderful is coming!
See ye soon,
Esperanza Devereaux

Admiral
Oct 27, 2009
1294
Oh, Jack, we are going to miss your daily presence here on the boards. I'm sure we are all happy for you, for your promotion to KI game designer, even though it is for a new app, and not here on Pirate. I hope we still see you here, not just when needed, but because you still check in sometimes on what your pirate friends are saying and want to chime in.
Welcome to you Bat! One-eyed Jack leaves some big shoes to fill. I hope you are enjoying your new wizard play through. Do you already have a pirate? If not, remember that there are also cool things to see in the Spiral over here on Pirate, and a loyal corps of players here. If , or when, you play a new pirate (if you haven't already), we look forward to seeing you in the game.

Hide your pet's, I think Bat Masterson might be a vampire.

Welcome to the team!

Captain
Jun 10, 2013
642
One-Eyed Jack on Jul 20, 2018 wrote:
Yarr Pirates!

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce you to our newest Message Board Administrator and new Community Manager, “Bat Masterson!” Masterson will be magnificently leading here on the Pirate101.com Message Boards and assisting you with all your Community Management needs. Also, feel free to ask him questions in this post, and he may answer them on air during this month’s KI Live! He’ll be our special guest this coming Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 4pm US Central. https://www.pirate101.com/free_game/livestream_event

You’ll be seeing Masterson a lot more around our official Message Boards and also throughout all of KingsIsle’s official channels. He brings with him a lot of great experience from working with other videogame companies and has been busily leveling up a new wizard and experiencing all the Spiral has to offer.

As for me, don’t worry! I’m not leaving KingsIsle – in fact, KingsIsle has offered me an amazing opportunity to become a full-time Game Designer for our newest Mobile Game, Animal Cove! Ever since I was a “fledgling pirate,” I’ve been crafting puzzles and games for my friends, and now my passion gets to become my new reality. Even better, I still get to work at the company I’ve loved and appreciated for almost ten years! I certainly hope you enjoy all our upcoming Mobile games. I think you’re going to love them.

Please know that I’ll still be visiting the forums as One-Eyed Jack from time to time when needed (and obviously still playing my favorite MMOs, Pirate101 and Wizard101), but Masterson is taking the helm now, and I’m more than happy to help him as he learns more about our game and community.

You’ll be hearing more about this on KI Live, so let’s get on with the Introductions!
Congratulations on your well deserved promotion Tom! I will miss you as community manager but I will give Bat Masterson the chance to prove themself. Will you continue to co-host Kingsisle Live or is Bat Masterson taking that job as well?

Pirate Overlord
Mar 10, 2009
6211
I am happy you are happy with this Jack. You have been OUR One Eyed Jack for SO long. x Stomps foot x So sad to see you fade from our hug range but thrilled it is what you want. Bat has some HUGE shoes to fill (Granted, bats DO have MUCH smaller feet than bunnies do) but I welcome him with open Chrissy hugs and can't wait to get to know him.

Welcome Bat and I can't wait to see the shenanigans a flying leader will get us into.

Admiral
Nov 01, 2013
1294
Wow! Did not see this coming, haha! Epic congratulations to Tom for your promotion, and welcome to the forums, Bat! I am so excited that a new moderator is here. Hopefully our posts will be moderated a bit faster.

Gunner's Mate
May 02, 2009
250
Welcome. Hopefully with a new CM we'll get someone who is very active around the forums and some fansites such as the 101 centrals. I also hope that we can also get more information about future big (preferably storyline) updates for Pirate101 rather than constant silence like we've had for the past couple of years.

Petty Officer
Jan 27, 2015
53
Welcome to the Crew Bat!

As a returning player to Pirate, I'm more than interested in hearing your take on the spiral from the Pirate side.

Please keep us Pirates (also known as the poor orphans of the spiral ) in mind during any KI meeting time!

Pirate 101 is a great game that could really use some love and attention from KI! While a new world would be awesome (please oh please and soon and most looked forward to after 2 years ) , quality of life updates would be much appreciated as well (quest finders, backpack elixer, gardening, fishing, more housing items and houses in general).

Anywho, look forward to hearing from you and again welcome!

Captain
Jun 26, 2010
724
Bat Masterson on Jul 20, 2018 wrote:
Avast ye Pirates and Wizards!

As One-Eyed Jack kindly introduced, my newly minted pirate name is Bat Masterson. You may have heard of me before, but please do ask your questions if you want to know more about my presence in-game. I also am the proud and quite logical (but still very fun to hang around!) Sparck in Wizard101. Being part of and a leader of game communities for many years now, I'm super excited and proud to be the new community manager for all of KingsIsle’s games!

I am thrilled to see community members across The Spiral and beyond connect with the KingsIsle team through the forums, livestreams, and in-game events. We’re going to be continuing to interact with you in these areas by celebrating Wizard101’s 10th Anniversary with even more exciting content and activities. Let’s work together to make it a fun adventure for all!

When it comes to being part of a new community, I’m absolutely all in – watching your skilled gameplay videos, reading your rich stories, diving into the forums and in-game, and seeing the unique screenshots and fan art you develop. There’s always something to look forward to and amazing to look back on with a community that’s prospered and grown for 10 years. Think of me as a supporter of your adventures where I’ll be there to help build the kind of community you want to see, just like how Dworgyn’s been with you.

In the meantime, let me know what the community team can do to help ensure you have a safe and fun gameplay experience for your favorite KingsIsle game. I also want to hear from all of you what your stories are for the game’s you play, especially if it’s something we can share with the rest of the community. This is what I’m here for!

Please do ask your questions here about myself and future plans for our community. Also, once we announce the next KI Live, you'll get another chance to ask questions then too, which I will respond to on the livestream. I can't wait to get to know all of you!

See you out there in the community! Yar!!
Welcome Aboard Mr. Masterson, great to have a Living Legend join our Pirating Community 'tis be an Honor!

- Deadeye Jack Morgan
- Deadeye Edward Morgan
- Deadeye Tatiana Morgan

Admiral
May 27, 2009
1468
Ahoy and Welcome Aboard, Bat!

Once you get settled in a bit, maybe you could see about getting us a ship icon/smilie/emoji thingy over there on the left, for posting about nautical concerns, etc. Hopefully your new pirate is keeping his nautical level up as he travels the windlanes...

Just a thought.


Commodore
May 31, 2009
864
I'll miss seeing you around here as often, OEJ, but I wish you the best of luck and success on your new position!

Welcome to the community and to KI, Bat! We're happy to see you here and we can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

Petty Officer
Jul 10, 2011
88
Bat Masterson on Jul 20, 2018 wrote:
Avast ye Pirates and Wizards!

As One-Eyed Jack kindly introduced, my newly minted pirate name is Bat Masterson. You may have heard of me before, but please do ask your questions if you want to know more about my presence in-game. I also am the proud and quite logical (but still very fun to hang around!) Sparck in Wizard101. Being part of and a leader of game communities for many years now, I'm super excited and proud to be the new community manager for all of KingsIsle’s games!

I am thrilled to see community members across The Spiral and beyond connect with the KingsIsle team through the forums, livestreams, and in-game events. We’re going to be continuing to interact with you in these areas by celebrating Wizard101’s 10th Anniversary with even more exciting content and activities. Let’s work together to make it a fun adventure for all!

When it comes to being part of a new community, I’m absolutely all in – watching your skilled gameplay videos, reading your rich stories, diving into the forums and in-game, and seeing the unique screenshots and fan art you develop. There’s always something to look forward to and amazing to look back on with a community that’s prospered and grown for 10 years. Think of me as a supporter of your adventures where I’ll be there to help build the kind of community you want to see, just like how Dworgyn’s been with you.

In the meantime, let me know what the community team can do to help ensure you have a safe and fun gameplay experience for your favorite KingsIsle game. I also want to hear from all of you what your stories are for the game’s you play, especially if it’s something we can share with the rest of the community. This is what I’m here for!

Please do ask your questions here about myself and future plans for our community. Also, once we announce the next KI Live, you'll get another chance to ask questions then too, which I will respond to on the livestream. I can't wait to get to know all of you!

See you out there in the community! Yar!!
Welcome to the crew Bat Masterson!

It's sad to see you go @OneEyedJack, but I hope you will love your promotion...
@CalamityFinch I can say the same thing as you and am sure that everyone else here can too.

And Bat Masterson, I was just inspired with a great idea to create a fansite with tons of awesome features, but I am confused by the file you gave us for creating fansites. Could you help me out?

Captain
Jun 10, 2013
642
death master101 on Jul 22, 2018 wrote:
Welcome to the crew Bat Masterson!

It's sad to see you go @OneEyedJack, but I hope you will love your promotion...
@CalamityFinch I can say the same thing as you and am sure that everyone else here can too.

And Bat Masterson, I was just inspired with a great idea to create a fansite with tons of awesome features, but I am confused by the file you gave us for creating fansites. Could you help me out?
I might be open to helping you with that idea! Pirate 101 needs more fansites.

Pirate Overlord
Mar 16, 2012
8762
I have a question for Bat and hope you use it during KI Live: Why is Boochbeard named Boochbeard?

Administrator
"I don't suppose you could give us a hint as to what's ahead for us pirates or would that be telling?"

Great question! I still have to find this all out myself, as this is just my second week here :).

"Hide your pet's, I think Bat Masterson might be a vampire."

Possibly... possibly...

"Will you continue to co-host Kingsisle Live or is Bat Masterson taking that job as well?"

Watch this week's KI Live with Tom and Leah leading as usual. I'll be introduced at some point. For future livestreams, the main show hosts will be myself and Leah.

"Hopefully our posts will be moderated a bit faster."

I am trying :)

"Welcome. Hopefully with a new CM we'll get someone who is very active around the forums and some fansites such as the 101 centrals."

Thanks Flash33! Please help me know which fansites to visit, and what community news we should mention on our social pages, in the monthly newsletters, etc.

"As a returning player to Pirate, I'm more than interested in hearing your take on the spiral from the Pirate side."

I will be sure to tell some tales on KI Live's once I get more into the game! It's really fun so far.

"And Bat Masterson, I was just inspired with a great idea to create a fansite with tons of awesome features, but I am confused by the file you gave us for creating fansites. Could you help me out?"

Absolutely! Let me know in email what we can do here.

Petty Officer
Jul 10, 2011
88
RRRRZZZZ419 on Jul 23, 2018 wrote:
I might be open to helping you with that idea! Pirate 101 needs more fansites.
Yay! Thank you so much RRRRZZZZ419! :D

Petty Officer
Jul 10, 2011
88
Oops! I didn't mean to send that yet! And also thank you, Bat Masterson!

Petty Officer
Jul 10, 2011
88
@Bat Masterson... I'm sorry... How do I send you an email.. X.X

Gunner's Mate
May 02, 2009
250
Well like I said there are the 101 Centrals (Wizard101 Central and Pirate101 Central) but there's also the community newsletter, Duelist101 and blogs such as Around the Spiral w/ Edward Lifegem, The Friendly Necromancer (the first blog I ever visited) and A day in the life of Flash (#shamelessplug).

Ensign
Sep 14, 2008
24
I'm curious, are you folks at KingsIsle working on any new additions to the 101 games? I actually put up a thread recently talking about possible new games in the 101 series could explore, haven't gotten any responses on it yet. I adore the worlds of the 101 series, I like how the Spiral is this great multiverse full different worlds for players to explore to some extent. That said, there's a sense of it being pretty limited with just Wizards and Pirates being shown to be having adventures in the Spiral, and no crossover between Wizard and Pirate just adds to that feeling of there being a lack of diversity.

I hope your being involved in both Wizard and Pirate, and hopefully beyond, leads to many great things for the players in the future.

Moderator
death master101 on Jul 23, 2018 wrote:
@Bat Masterson... I'm sorry... How do I send you an email.. X.X
You can reach Bat Masterson by emailing community@pirate101.com


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Petty Officer
Jul 10, 2011
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Petty Officer
Jul 10, 2011
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Done! I also emailed links for a pet + unique pet power design I did, for the Falmea Friday post. Btw that's not edited, that's just how it was before photoshop. It's actually better.

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