Ahoy, Pirates! Another month has passed, and we’re excited to showcase all the amazing work the community has done. Behind the scenes there are great things happening as well, but for now let’s take a look at some highlights from May.
CELEBRATING PRIDE MONTH
Happy Pride month! This June 11th at noon CT, KingsIsle will be livestreaming a variety show to raise funds for OutRight Action International! OutRight Action International is an LGBTQ+ human rights organization that works to ensure human rights for LGBTQ+ people all over the world. We’ll be playing the best two games on earth, talking with Outright Action International, getting a visit from a special guest, and raffling off lots of fun gifts!
This is where we'll be streaming!
PIRATE101 HAS AN OFFICIAL DISCORD NOW!
Discord is a communication app used by just about every gamer out there, and now Pirate101 has an official server! Hangout with other Pirates, share stories, and celebrate the great music of El Toro!
That’s right, Chris (Hawkules) and Kyle (IceWielder) will be going live with a new IslePlay every non-KI live week starting in June! Pirates that tuned into the May KI Live got a sneak preview of the kinds of fun and shenanigans that the new show will feature.
Missed KI Live Lite? No worries! You can watch the recording on YouTube:
It's always a blast hanging out with the community, so let us know what you most like about KI Lives so we can continue to make them even more fun to watch.
We changed this up for Puppet Pirates #114! This time we are awarding 5,000 Crowns to the most liked quote retweet of this on Twitter. Congratulations to Emily!
Boochbeard:"This is the day you will always remember as the day you almost caught Captain Boochbeard!"
Mr. Gandry:"OBJECTION HEARSAY!!!" ~ Emily
Join in on the fun by watching Twitter and Facebook for the next Puppet Pirates reveal and your chance to caption the image!
SPRING DECORATING CONTEST
Spring is nearly over! We hosted a decorating contest over the last month, and WOW, a lot of Pirates make their homes into art pieces. With 6 categories total over 2 games, we ended up giving out more than 800,000 Crowns worth of prizes!
A huge thank you to all the Pirates that entered the contest. We had a wonderful time looking through all the submissions and learned a fair few decorating tricks ourselves. You can look at the voting history on the Pirate101 Twitter feed. To see the list of winners, click this link:
PET MAKING THE EASY WAY
It’s no secret that making the perfect pet can be a difficult goal. What if we told you there’s a guide by TheFearsomeRubberDucky that tells you how to map out a pet pool super easily? Your journey to becoming the most powerful pirate will be a long one, but this will make it easier! Rubber Ducky makes fanTASTIC content, so make sure to check out the rest of his channel.
LOVEABLE MELODY FINDS GORTEZ
Captain Loveable Melodycontinues her journey with a quest to find a long lost explorer, Gortez! Here’s a taste of their wonderfully written trials:
“Entering the Ancient Ruins, Loveable Melody ordered the crew to wash up in the Life Fountain and organize their bags. They were going to adventure around a bit before talking to Hopper and starting the search for the Golden Monkey and Gortez. (Rumble in the Jungle: Talk to Hopper).”
Humble Misty is the pen name of @GmaFoley – she is the unofficial grandmother of the Pirate101 community! You can find her on Twitter or the official Pirate101 Discord server.
For more companion stories, visit Adventures of the Spiral!
FEATURED CONTENT CREATOR: CHESS
"Hello! You can call me Chess! I’m a hobbyist digital and traditional fan-artist for Pirate101. I’ve played since the game released in 2012, and the Armada have been my favorite villains in any media ever since. I love to draw them and many companions from the game! You can find me on Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter.”
Check out their art here!
Here is a piece by Chess! This was posted on the Fan Art channel of the official Pirate101 Discord server. There is an absurd amount of talent in that chat!
COMMUNITY ART SPOTLIGHT
For this month’s art spotlight, we are showcasing an outstanding couple of figurines designed in Hero Forge by @TigerKHAAAAN. They did an amazing job giving her a classic suspicious expression!
Do you have a drawing or other art piece to share? Let us know and it may make an appearance in a future newsletter!
Keep updated on what’s happening in the community right here in our community news section! For every newsletter, we receive direct from the community links to new gameplay guides, exciting upcoming contests, and much more. Thanks to the following fansites and other community leaders for their contributions this month!
Getting your companions set up for PvP can be tricky. TubPvP has your back!
TubPvP has your back!
Klara has us rolling on the floor laughing with this video: Pirate101 in Summary
Challenge-runners rejoice! Ryanlilman is on a quest to beat Pirate101 without taking any damage.
The Crescent Lounge will be hosting a game of Hide & Seek on the 19th! Get to know this Spiral community and potentially win big with an Empire Bundle as the grand prize.
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Question for our newsletter readers - is there a newsletter section we should add? Tweet your suggestion to @Pirate101 and we’ll select the top idea we can implement to win 5,000 Crowns!
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