Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter


 
 
 

It’s February! Who ye’ be cheerin’ for, Pirate?

While February may be the shortest month in the year, it’s packed with great highlights. What other months are you going to find holidays like Valentine’s Day and Groundhog’s Day? And what about Super Bowl Sunday? Sure, it isn’t a holiday, but it might as well be! Who ye’ be cheerin’ for, Pirate? The Patriots or the MooShu Falcon? (Oh wait, that’s a quest from Billy Haze on Skull Island not a football team . . . oh well, a pirate can get confused sometimes ~One-Eyed Jack) .

If you like cheering on teams, then the Spar Chamber is definitely where it’s at in Pirate101. While Ranked PvP features 1v1 and the Battle Royal, the Spar Chamber is still a great spot to try your hand at a larger bit of team-based competitive sport. Grab your friends and give it a go!

Speaking of PvP, the Winter Season is half-way through and no matter if the Groundhog sees its shadow or not, the Spring Season is coming around March 20th. Make sure to earn your Winter Hoggle Pet while you can--don’t let these little cute guys flap away!

Of special note this month, the season of friendship and Valentine’s Day will bring a couple of new offerings to the Pirate101 Crown Shop that we hope you enjoy. The theme . . . pink, of course! It’s always pink!

Thank you so much for playing Pirate101 and showing your favorite game to your friends! Read on for more of our regular articles and information.

 

Rogue's Gallery: Kan Po

Our third Rogue’s Gallery spotlight on the Mooshu Five centers around the Witchdoctor’s first friend, the humble yet dangerous monk known as Kan Po. Through his promotion quests you help Kan Po rise from a mere student to a master. Many Witchdoctors know his amazing capabilities on the Battleboard, but how much do we know of his humble beginnings?

Subject: Kan Po
Home: MooShu
Weapon of Choice: Staff
Occupation: Wandering Monk

Kan Po has never had a home. The Golden Horde destroyed his home village in his early youth, and the goat has made his own way in the world ever since, following whatever adventures came his way.

For a time he was the servant of a great scholar and read his master’s entire library of ancient philosophy and poetry. After filling his mind with ancient proverbs, Kan Po tried to make his way as a poet himself – he ended up writing short, profound messages to hide inside crunchy confections. But nothing ever worked out, and the penniless goat found himself starving and alone.

A Moodhist monk found Kan Po sitting under a Yum-Yum tree, and was taken with his mastery of ancient lore. He challenged the goat to turn his back on material wealth, to fill his spirit as he had filled his mind. Kan Po took up the challenge, and became a humble monk. He walked the Spiral helping the unfortunate, dispensing ancient wisdom to any who would listen.

Arrested by the Armada for sedition, he would escape thanks to the help of a fellow prisoner, a pirate who would help the monk achieve his destiny...

 























 

Screenshot of the Month!

This month’s screenshot comes from Tireless Jack Jones, a level 65 Swashbuckler in Pirate101 who shared with us a picture of his beautifully decorated ship cabin, where it snows on the inside!

Great shot, Jack! As a reminder, we’re always on the lookout for great new screenshots. As a reminder, please only send us your best three screenshots every month to community@pirate101.com if you’d like to participate. For more tips, check out this blog post with helpful screen shot hints.

 

Fan Art Spotlight!

This month’s fan art spotlight comes from Ariana Gonzalez who shared with us a picture of Roslyn De Bouff (or “Rose” for short), her level 65 Privateer.

Thanks for sharing your talent with us, Ariana!

Want to see your fan art featured here in our Newsletter, we’d love to see what you have to offer. Send your fan art to the community@pirate101.com email and thank you in advance.

 

Puppet Pirates!

Boochbeard: “Are ye SURE this will give me the strength of them Sea-Dogs?”
Gandry: “Aye, Capitan! (Or at least smell like them).”
by Harry Halyard

Who will caption the next Puppet Pirates? Stay tuned to our Facebook page to enter your caption on the next Puppet Pirates.

 

Hybrid Hunters

Decius Duelmaster joined us once again on KI Live and gave a strange hybrid hunter clue: “One of the friendship pets from 2016 plus a pet you can find around Bestia.” The Pirate101 hybrid hunters were instantly on the case, but struggled this time with finding a hybrid. In fact, an accidental hybrid was first discovered before the hybrid from the clue! Clever Brianna Everret posted on the Message boards that a Huggle-Hoggle crossed with a Bunnicorn made a Hunny Bunny, but that wasn’t the hybrid Decius had hinted to.

Fortunately, just before the month was to end, Stormy Jen Silver let us know that the Snuggle Bunny hybrid had been discovered. Good Job, hybrid hunters!

 
 

From Giant Skulls to Fansite Festivals!

The Official Pirate101 Message boards are always hopping with great discussions and helpful tips. It’s also a fully moderated environment that provides a platform for both young and old alike. Here are a few discussion threads from last month that caught our eye:

Outside of these links, the unaffiliated “Community Newsletter” also had a great selection of Pirate101 links from around the web. NOTE: Be sure to visit and follow their Twitter page for more information. To subscribe to their newsletter, send a Direct Message to them over Twitter inquiring to be added or email them at community.newsletter.101@gmail.com. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending them an email with the phrase “UNSUB”

Secrets of the Spiral gave the top 5 favorite additions to Pirate101 in 2016.

Sophia Lifecaster created a recap of all the exciting events and updates that took place in KingsIsle games in 2016!

The annual Fansite Festival announced the date where the fun events begin!

Duelist101 shared the small factors that can help you succeed as a pirate.

Share your thoughts on your favorite things about Pirate101!

See the morphing combination for the latest hybrid, the Snuggle Bunny!

Vanessa Mythdust caught everyone up on what she has been up to in the skyways.

Duelist101 provided tips to competing in PvP as a Musketeer.

Secrets of the Spiral shared the progress made in a Pirate101 Challenge.

Duelist101 created a useful guide on how to manage your Power setup.