April showers bring May flowers! This is certainly true in Texas right now with our beautiful Bluebonnets sprouting up across the state. Just as pretty, and perhaps more so, was the new Spring Flower Mount that we added in the game in March:
Last month we had a blast celebrating St. Patricks Day. Who’s got the Musketeer Crystal Unicorn Mount, Crokagator Pet, or the Haunted Grotto House (Bat Masterson’s favorite items of the month)? Have a look below at what all happened, and also be sure to read the Community News section at the end for more new from the community!
A quick look back at March's activities and items:
New Luck of the Green Turtle Pet
Celebrating International Women’s Day (Mar. 8)
Pillow Fight event!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Puppet Pirates #77 – Scrimshaw!
New Spring Flower Mount and return of past Spring items
Let us know what you have planned in the community for the month ahead. As always, keep updated daily on the latest news for next month on Twitter and Facebook!
Spring Decorating Contest Winners!
Congrats to the winners of the Spring Decorating Contest! We had so many amazing entries, it was once again another tough call on which homes were recognized. Here is the top winner of the Video category:
With our previous newsletters we talked a lot about the diverse characters in the game. Now we want to explore the zones you all know and love!
We started this new spotlight with covering the ever-popular central hub of Skull Island, and now this month we're journeying forth onward to Flotsam! This area happens to be where our community manager, Bat Masterson, left off on his questing journeys last month. He’ll have another Pirate101 stream soon to pick up from this location!
Flotsam dominates Flotsam skyway, in the world of Skull Island.
One of the most breathtaking sights in Skull Island, Flotsam is a massive artificial island made from the hulls of countless ships lashed and bolted together, creating a city of gangways, decks, and masts. The city has no recognized ruler: Flotsam is neutral ground, a trading port where pirates and travelers from all over can meet and trade on neutral ground.
It’s said that some unknown figure secretly rules Flotsam from the shadows. Not even One-Eyed Jack can make a good guess - he certainly denies it’s him...
Don’t Miss This Side Quest!!
A Chill Wind, given by Charlie Kennit in the Black Spot, starts an entire chain of quests.
Who’s That Boss?
Ratfink, a particularly smarmy Wharf Rat, makes his lair in Flotsam. You can meet him in Humbug! Ratbeard’s third promotion quest.
Behind the Dev Process:
Very early in the visualization of Skull Island there had been the idea of a Sargasso-sea area, a floating mass of vines that had ensnared several ships. As the idea grew, so did the number of ships – eventually the need for the weeds fell away, and Flotsam became a huge mass of wrecked ships.
Last month you voted on a funny or witty new Puppet Pirates quote. Congrats to Noble Kevin Sharp for his quote being chosen for Puppet Pirate #77 this month!
Boochbeard: "It's a small world after all Gandry!" ~ Noble Kevin Sharp
Get in on the fun by watching Twitter and Facebook for this next month's Puppet Pirate reveal!
Fan Screenshot of the Month
This month’s screenshot spotlight goes to Reliable Chris Young, seen here preparing to sail over to Golden Fin Tavern in Jonah Town (Skull Island):
Fan Art Spotlight
We have some truly amazing talent in the community, wow! Here is a drawing of Alex Moon’s friend, Ryan Battlesword, seen here holding up how many ships he has sailing the skyways. They have both been Pirates for 7 years!
Thanks for sending in your screenshots and artwork! We want to see even more great works from the game's fans for next month’s newsletter.
Do you have something to share? Send it to us in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always interested in showing off more fan art, gameplay guides, and other content.
Ger ready for another fun-filled Community Fan Festival this coming April 13-14! There will be a range of activities for all members of the community to get involved in, so make sure you save the date!
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