We hope you were able to spend some quality time in Pirate101 this summer because the time is drawing near when a lot of our younger pirates will be headed back to school. Make sure to get in those Summer PvP matches while you can!
If you haven’t been able to watch our latest KI (not) Live, you’ll want to check it out! Professor Falmea gave an interesting hint about what’s to come in Pirate101. In the meantime, we hope you enjoyed the new rollerblades mount that came to Pirate101, our Patriotic item sale, and of course . . . Christmas in July!
Thanks for playing and read on for more fun and fan information for Pirate101.
Rogue’s Gallery: Wild Bill Peacock
Way back in 2014 we featured Calamity Jane for a Rogue’s Gallery . . . we figure it’s about time we went back and reviewed all of the Magnificent Seven. This month we’re looking at Wild Bill Peacock. Privateers gain both Jane Canary and this Peacock Lawman while completing the Quest “payback.” We learn a lot about Wild Bill during those quests leading up to Payback, but how much do we know of his history? Read on for a few more interesting insights.
Subject: "Wild Bill" Peacock
Home: Cooper's Roost, Cool Ranch
Weapon of Choice: Rifle
Occupation: Adventurer, Lawman (retired)
It's difficult to summarize Wild Bill's life – the tall tales he's told about himself blend together with the real history until it's hard to know what's true and what isn't. For example, few beyond Calamity Jane know that his birth name was James.
Bill's parents journeyed to Cool Ranch from Back East long before most other settlers: Bill spent most of his life in a frontier that was emptier and even wilder than Cool Ranch is today. To hear him tell the stories, Bill has been everything from a stagecoach driver to a buffaloon hunter to a bank robber: he earned the nickname "Wild Bill" in his younger, more lawless days.
But all that changed when he met Jane Canary – from that day on he walked the straight and narrow. Jane and Bill had many rollicking adventures across Cool Ranch, but they took up a higher cause when they met the legendary lawman Wyatt Chirp. He was happy to join Wyatt Chirp's gang of lawmen, the Magnificent Seven, and spent years bringing peace and justice to the skyways.
After Wyatt's untimely death Bill and Jane settled down in Cool Ranch, where they ran the town saloon. Bill was sure his daredevil days were over, until one fateful day he met a pirate who would lead him on his greatest adventure of all...
Gandry: “You really can see more fireworks from up here.”
Boochbeard: “Yeah isn’t it a blast!”
This month’s screenshot of the Month comes from none other than Pirate Overlord, Chrissy the Blesser from the Pirate101 official message boards. Chrissy sent us this and several other great screenshots from a party hosted by CDEWinter. You can see how the events rolled out in this thread from the Message Boards.
It’s great to see all the self-proclaimed “Message Board Marauders” lined up in a row for a group shot. Thanks for playing Pirate101 and for helping us show our community pride!
As a reminder, we’re always on the lookout for great new screenshots. Please only send us your best three screenshots every month to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to participate. For more tips, check out this blog post with helpful screen shot hints.
Fan Art Spotlight!
Ever since 2014, a faithful pirate101 player known as “Crispy Wyvern” on Deviantart has been sending us fun fan art pictures of companions and characters. This month, Crispy sends us a finished picture of Stormy Seth Evans.
There’s nothing quite like a plume in your hat and a giant sword by your side. Thanks for the picture!
Remember, if you see a friend share a cool piece of fan artwork over Twitter, Tumblr, or your favorite social media site, please encourage them to also send it to email@example.com email and thank you in advance!
Short Stop, the Jones, and Easter Eggs Galore
There were some excellent posts on our Message Boards this month, and we thought we’d share a few so you can add your two coppers. Thanks!
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”