Welcome to March 2018 in Pirate101! We hope you are ready to “spring” into a new season of PvP as the first day of spring happens on March 20th! This month will bring us some great seasonal sales and even a couple of new surprises! Ahh, spring! What a great time of year.
February was a great month too with plenty of Valentine’s Day Items, including the new Care Hare! We also had a small update to fix a few troublesome bugs in game. We hope you enjoy being able now to redeem items from your giftbox on-the-fly instead of just when you first log in.
Read on for more great information and regular articles about Pirate101.
Rogue’s Gallery: Hoodoo Cornelius
Last month we revealed the mysteries of Nausica, a great companion who had little to no backstory. This month we’re continuing on with that theme and revealing a bit more about Hoodoo Cornelius from the Hoodoo Bundle! We hope you “go bananas” over this new tantalizing tid bit about his past.
Name: Hoodoo Cornelius
Profession: Voodoo Master
Home: Skull Island
Weapon of Choice: Mojo Staff
Cornelius Javier de Escarcega was once a humble monk of the Holy Church, an acolyte who had strong skills as a calligrapher, but who chafed under the strict monastic rules of his order. Sent to Skull Island to serve the Bishop in Puerto Mico, Cornelius took ship from Monquista City, excited to see this lush new world he had heard so many stories of.
While Cornelius did arrive in Skull Island, he never reached Puerto Mico. His ship was attacked by Cutthroat Pirates, who kidnapped the young scholar and bore him away to Cutthroat Cave. Cornelius was terrified that he’d be eaten, but the Sharks had a darker fate in mind for him.
The Cutthroats were locked in an ongoing war with the Monquistan navy – as Monquistan colonization continued, the Sharks were growing weaker as the Monkeys grew ever stronger. But Bert Finney had a cunning plan: he sought to make an alliance with Papa Legbones, a bokor of great and terrible mojo, hoping that the bokor’s magic would turn the tide.
The Sharks gave Cornelius to Legbones as an offering, a Monkey Legbones could work mighty spells on that would curse all Monkeys. But Papa Legbones had other ideas. He gave no help to the Cutthroats, and kept Cornelius for himself. Legbones taught Cornelius dark secrets that fired his imagination: as far as the monkey was concerned, Legbones had set him free. The Monkey became a powerful Witchdoctor, and many years later emerged from the shadows as a bokor to be feared.
“And I will hug him and squeeze him and cuddle him and name him George.”
~ Sam Underhill
KingsIsle Headed Back to SXSW Gaming!
It’s been two years since our last appearance at the SXSW Gaming Convention, and we’ve decided to head back for 2018! Read about all the fun we had back in 2016 from our KingsIsle Blog Post about attending the event. This also means we’ll be doing a KI *not* Live this month from the SXSW event. If you happen to be in the Austin area during 15-18 March, we’ll be in Booth 2101 (See convention map here). Please stop by, say hello, and enter to win 60,000 Crowns at the booth! SXSW Gaming wristbands are $20 a day or $39 for all three days.
We hope to see you there!
Screenshot of the Month!
We love to see your screenshots each month, so don’t forget to pack up your best three into an email and shoot it directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to see the great stuff you create inside our game. Thanks!
This month’s screenshot comes from Merciful Maria Morgan. Maria sent us this great shot of her and her friends Eager Emmaline Evans and Dashing Scott Jones having a great time on their Bunny mounts!
For more tips, check out this blog post with helpful screen shot hints. Don’t forget to press Control+G before you snap your picture!
Fan Art Spotlight
We’re on the hunt for more Pirate101 Fan Art! No matter your skill level, we’d like to see the things you can create. Submit your fan art to us at email@example.com. SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT! Thanks!
This month our Fan Art spotlight goes to a pirate known as “Nano” (also known as “Dreaming Alexis” in game).
Nano let us know why Bishop was their subject of choice, “Bishop is just...a lovely war strategist in the game. He's my favorite out of the Armada Court!” We agree! He’s an ominous character that’s one of our most memorable villains. Thanks for sending us your art!
100 Yars, 1,000 Posts, and Postcards from the Spiral!
If you’re looking for new friends in Pirate101, then please visit our official message boards! There’s always a good discussion or two going around, and we’d love to hear from more of our fans. Thanks for visiting our Message Boards and making them a welcoming place for all. In case you missed these great threads, please take a moment to check them out:
That’s right, the Pillow Fight is returning in March! We’ll give more details soon.
Also, the unaffiliated-with-KingsIsle “Community Newsletter” had a great selection of Pirate101-related links this month 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”