Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter


 
 
 

October 2021




Happy 9th Birthday Pirates! We’re throwing a parrrty and you’re invited! Now through Sunday, October 31st, we’re celebrating the awesome occasion by bringing back your birthday favorites, running member benefits all-month long, transforming Skull Island with birthday decor, and of course... giving away some festive items!

What’s a celebration without some amazing goodies? Birthday items are back in the Crown Shop - check them out before they disappear again!

  • Birthday Balloons Mount
  • Painted Party Turtle Pet
  • Karm Paper Dragon Pet
  • Birthday Party Cake
  • Party Buffet Table
  • Party Chair Housing Item

KINGSISLE AND EXTRA LIFE 2021



We’re excited and proud to be supporting Extra Life again! The goal for this year’s charity effort is to raise $10,000 for the local Austin Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. With 170 hospitals across their network, each location treats thousands of kids annually, regardless of their illness, injury or family's ability to pay. Contribute to this very worthwhile cause by joining our efforts below.

As a thank you, we will be awarding direct team contributors that raise a sufficient amount for our team with the following items in Wizard101 and Pirate101:

$25+ Raised:
  • Giant Panda mount in both Wizard101 and Pirate101
  • 2 Pirate Nightmare Packs in both Wizard101 and Pirate101
  • 2 Wizard101 Sinbad Hoard Packs
  • 2 Pirate101 Grizzly Beast Packs
$50+ Raised:
  • 15,000 Crowns and all the above
$100+ Raised:
  • A new unannounced Bundle! And all the above
The community is also planning a livestream celebration on the weekend of Nov. 6-7th. Stay tuned to our social media channels as community activities are announced! If you plan to stream for extended periods of time, please read these Extra Life Streaming Guidelines.

After this Extra Life weekend concludes on Nov. 7th, please allow at least a full week for us to organize and send out rewards. We will be contacting you directly via email.

Thanks for your participation!

SPIRAL STITCH CONTEST BEGINS



Combining your favorite and most powerful gear into a new-you stitched look has never been more fun than it's about to get! Introducing the first Spiral Stitch Contest for both Pirate101 and Wizard101!

Come up with a unique or unexpected set of gear that normally would not go together, but when stitched together looks amazing! Unique stitch with no more than a single item per gear set will be rated higher than stitches that choose entire gear sets. Non-set items count just as highly as set items.

Bonus points for equipping a matching weapon!

Get an opportunity to win some great prizes, including up to 10,000 Crowns for either game, and the Hoodoo Bundle in Pirate101 or the Spooky Carnival Bundle for Wizard101!

KI LIVE: SPECIAL GUESTS AND SPECIAL PRIZES


We had a wild KI Live show for September! While there were the expected show highlights like answering your questions, we first introduced our special guests from the wider gamigo team, Mobi (Sr. Community Manager) and Kinsiel (Social & CM) for games like Trove and Fiesta.

Before KI Live began though, we were chatting with them on their own Twitch channel to introduce Wizard101 and Pirate101 to the wider gamigo community. If you are interested in checking out that "Pre-KI Live show", it will be on their YouTube channel soon.

Here is the recording of KI Live itself:


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.

Secret Reader Bonus - The giveaway code was also changed up a bit with an exclusive Pirate101 code provided this time. As of this newsletter's announcement, for those who didn't get a chance to redeem the KI Live giveaway code yet, we opened it up again (KISUPERHEADPHONES) for another 500 redemptions!

For more videos and livestreams, be sure to subscribe to KingsIsle's YouTube channel.

A great gameplay tip submitted to KI Live comes from David C.: “If you're looking for XP for your pirate outside of quests, the more foes there are in a board the more experience will be awarded at the end of a fight. To make the most of this, be on the lookout for fights that continuously spawn enemies.” - Blake Wright

PUPPET PIRATES COMMUNITY CHOICE


Congrats Ruthless Emily DeClark, your quote was chosen for Puppet Pirates #106!


Boochbeard: "Do ye think any of these patches will fit me well Gandry?”

Gandry: "Perhaps not with that thick skull of yours, Captain. These are in size extra small."

Boochbeard: *eyes Gandry suspiciously*

~ Ruthless Emily DeClark


Join in on the fun by watching Twitter and Facebook for the next Puppet Pirates reveal and your chance to caption the image!

MONQUISTA AND VALENCIA COMPANIONS



Last month we had a main quest line guide from Final Bastion, and now the community fansite is delivering another great guide, this time showcasing Monquista and Valencia Companions as written by Witty William Vaughn!

“While these companions are quantifiably less powerful than our “storyline” companions – both in terms of raw stats/Talents, and in the number of Epics and Powers they get access to – they can still prove very useful in the right scenarios: they can fulfill specialized roles in your team, act as understudies to your more powerful crewmates should they fall in battle, and offer an element of unpredictability and variety to your battles while questing.”

For more guides be sure to visit the official Community Guides page!

GAMEPLAY VIDEO OF THE MONTH


Kind Sir presented on his YouTube channel the opening episodes of a new Pirate101 Walkthrough video series! If you ever want to know the best way across the skyways, this is a great series to keep your ship afloat. Check it out:


Do you have a video to share? Let us know and it may make an appearance in a future newsletter!

COMMUNITY BULLETIN



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!


A highlight of this past month for the competitive scene was RZ's Rumble Tournament! RZ kicked off the event right after our July KI Live with a dungeon run, immediately followed by the opening match of RZ's Rumble. You can watch the coverage of the entire event on rrrrzzzz's Twitch channel.

TUB EVENTS

Weekend Pet Morph Giveaways by TheFearsomeRubberDucky

"A Pet Morph GiveAway is a stream where I morph out pets for every class on my 8 accounts. I'll be streaming it from 3 - 4 pm CT Fridays!"

PvP with Viewers

"PvP with Viewers is a light foot in the door to competitive play. Want to PvP with little to no trouble or sweat, we'll give you the experience of teaming with some of the games top PvP players. These streams take place Saturdays from 3 - 4 pm CT on Twitch."

Battlefy Tournaments

Many tournaments are also hosted on Battlefy. Search for Pirate101 on the service for see when the next one is open for participation!


Have an upcoming event, article or other news you wish to share with the community? Send it to community@pirate101.com. Include a link on social media if you have one and we may share it on social and here in future newsletters!

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 community.newsletter.101@gmail.com. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending them an email with the phrase “UNSUB”.



FOLLOW PIRATE101


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