It is almost time for the Equinox, and that means a new season of Spring PvP will be upon us in Pirate101! This also leaves us all wondering: What new pets will make an appearance? We can’t wait for you to see them during the last half of the month!
Besides the PvP pets, there’ll also be a new pet making its way to the Crown Shop this month. Will you be the first to take it for a walk around Bestia? Time to hit the morphing tent, pirates!
February was an interesting month, and we hope you enjoyed playing Pirate101 with us. We quested through a “lesser known love story” sidequest during KI Live, held a big Test Realm party, and introduced all of Pirate101 to a new “friendship” pet and mount for the Valentine’s Day season.
Thanks for reading and we hope March is a great month for you in Pirate101.
Rogue’s Gallery: Wing Chun
Our fourth Rogue’s Gallery spotlight on the Mooshu Five is all about the Musketeer’s FIRST firstmate, Wing Chun. Musketeers know him well, not only for being the pluckiest of the Mooshu five but also the coarsest. If you play Pirate101 to its extents, you’ll even get to help Wing Chun become a Crane Master! You know his capabilities on the Battleboard, but how in the world did he become a monk? Read on!
Subject: Wing Chun
Weapon of Choice: Crane Technique
Occupation: Errant Monk
The son of a noodle vendor in Hamamitsu, Wing was born under an extremely odd conjunction of astrological signs, a mix of opposing forces that manifested itself as an almost limitless contrarian nature. Gruff, abrasive and almost habitually insulting, Wing Chun managed to be disowned by his family and exiled from Hamamitsu by the time he was fourteen.
He wandered MooShu, eventually becoming a monk because only the Moodhist masters had the patience and serenity to tolerate his harsh demeanor. But even his monastic brethren breathed a sigh of relief when the time came for Wing to seek enlightenment and Master Hu sent him out into the Spiral.
Leaving MooShu behind, Wing Chun learned a measure of humility in the wider worlds of the Spiral, but still could not help but annoy a Valencian sky captain, who had Wing arrested by the Armada. In the hold of that prison ship Wing would have a seemingly random encounter that would drive his destiny...
Screenshot of the Month!
This month’s screenshot comes from FrostCaller, one of our official fan site owners. He took an amazing shot of his pirate swimming inside the Dragon King’s Hall. What a great shot!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to participate. For more tips, check out this blog post with helpful screen shot hints.
Fan Art Spotlight!
We only received one piece of “fan art” this past month, and, well, it really kind of defies description. All Payton Nightingale told us was that the following quote had to accompany this picture: "He's beauty, he's grace, he's going to destroy every race."
One thing is for sure . . . once it’s seen, it can never be unseen! Now that that’s out of the way . . . we’d love to see your fan art. Please send your fan art to the email@example.com email and thank you in advance.
Boochbeard: “While we were dangling, we felt like roasted chickens!” Gandry: “No offense.”
by Cedric Leech
We had a short yet sweet Test Realm run on February 23rd. There wasn’t anything to test in the Test Realm . . . except the Test Realm itself! While “Stress Testing” the server hardware that the Pirate101 Test Realm operates isn’t really a “fun” thing, we decided to own the occasion and make a party out of it! You can read the announcement here.
Here are a few great pictures from the event that our faithful band of Test Realm Pirates sent in to us after the party was finished.
If you attended, you had the opportunity to claim codes for two free random CCG packs and a free heroic anchor from the Crown Shop. Most of all, you got to tell the tales of surviving tons of turrets popping up in the Skull Island Skyway. There were also some great pet sparring matches to be had as well!
Thanks again for joining us for our party and helping us test.
Keeping up with the Davy Joneses!
February was a great month for the Pirate101 message boards and a lot of fun and great discussions were had. Remember, our message boards are a fully moderated environment that provides a platform for both young and old alike. We’d love to see you join in the discussion! Here are a few 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending them an email with the phrase “UNSUB”
Kelsey Fireheart discusses the wonderful friendships made in spirit of the Friendship Festival!
Vanessa Mythdust lists reasons why Bonnie Anne would be a great best friend!
Vanessa Mythdust shares her thoughts while questing through Mooshu.
Swordroll contributes what his favorite badges have been throughout his skyway journeys.