Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter


 
 
 

September 2021



THE ULTIMUTT COWORKERS


Every dog has its day! Back for a second time, we wanted to share some of KingsIsle’s fluffiest (and underappreciated) employees for National Dog Day. Trust us, you’re in for a treat!


“Shadow is an 8 year old German Shepherd/Akita mix. Don’t let her floppy ear fool you, she’ll hear you coming a mile away and come running for pets! Rev is a 9 year old Havanese mix that thinks he’s more human than dog. He’s not the biggest fan of other animals, but you couldn’t ask for a better snuggle buddy!” – Kimberly

See what other developer dogs made it in the post!

USING THE REPORTING SYSTEM



There are several ways to contact our team when a community concern needs to be addressed. Whether that concern originates from in-game to somewhere on our social channels, we are working every day to ensure your safety in the Spiral.

Here is an important message from Professor Falmea on player safety and how to best make use of the reporting system to help us out. Please read it carefully and in full!

“First, know that our Customer Support and Community teams keep watch of any concerns that appear both in the game and elsewhere in the community. All reports are reviewed to determine an appropriate action. We are as vigilant as possible in preventing player abuse and related concerns, but we still need the community’s help to ensure all concerns are seen and reported properly.” - Leah Ruben, Game Director

Read the complete Reporting System Dev Diary.

KI LIVE: HAPPY 13TH BIRTHDAY WIZARD101


Happy 13th birthday Wizard101! We celebrated in Wizard101 with an army of 1-day party balloon mounts and in chat with all of you who attended the show. Special guest, TheArtOfWarlord - KingsIsle QA Tester, was on to talk about her work in QA! Throughout the show we also answered your questions, gave away in-game items (see below!), and much more.


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.

Stay tuned next month for Pirate101’s 9th birthday!

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 (KILIVEPACKPARTY2021) 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 want to make the most of your Companion Training Point(s), Hold off on leveling them up until you're 5 levels above them. 1 single Training Point would then grant 2 levels for your companions. You'll have a lot saved by endgame.” - David C.

PUPPET PIRATES COMMUNITY CHOICE


Congrats Galen Radcliffe, your quote was chosen for Puppet Pirates #105!


Boochbeard: "Gandry I see a sky squid on the horizon! What say ye' we battle for some dinner?”

Gandry: "I swear I will push him into the clouds if he can't leave the deck swabbed for five minutes."

~ Galen Radcliffe


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

MAIN QUEST LINE GUIDE – SKULL ISLAND


Are you new to Pirate101 or would you just like a refresher on what type of event to expect at each step along the mainline for Skull Island? Final Bastion has you covered with their new guide!


“After years of user requests, we are finally adding a new series of Pirate101 main quest line guides! This article is intended to help you track your progress through Skull Island. This also marks my first Pirate101 article, as I recently started playing Pirate101, and I understood the pain of the players, since I was desperately searching for a main quest line.”

Learn more about Skull Island’s mainline quests at Final Bastion!

BOSS SHIPS WALKTHROUGH WITH LINDSEY LEWIS




From Adventures of the Spiral, follow Loveable Lindsey Lewis as she hunts boss ships! This is a continuation of her last adventure, “Sailing the Smaller Skyways For Ship Captains.”

“The Battle with The Hart of Gold was a longer banter from what Lindsey had seen so far on her adventure. She knew that The last two areas, Aquila and Bigger Valencia were going to be tougher ship fights but Lindsey said, “Bring it on!” Checking ship gear then she sailed off to Aquila via storm gates Mooshu to Port Regal to Tradewinds to Monquista to Aquila. It was a beautiful trip but you can always take the transportalator to Nova Aquila (Wink). When reaching Achaean Way Skyway, Loveable Lindsey Lewis went to Nova Aquila to check her bags and ship equipment. Once she was ready to go, she headed out counterclockwise down the blue windlane. Drifting toward Laestrygon, watching all the ships to the southwest first. Captain Spartacos was east of the stormgate to Valencia. It was a battle! Great fight with just her suggesting next time to bring a couple of friends with her.” - Adventures of the Spiral

Follow more Humble Misty Morgan’s adventures over at AdventuresoftheSpiral.com!

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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