Welcome to another edition of the Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter! February is sure to be a great month, and January was definitely exciting. Many smaller updates were made to the game to help every pirate’s quality of life! Of special note last month was our improvements made to the “Go Go Stormzilla” encounter, adjustments to a number of quests, and the release of our first ever Card Pack in Pirate101.
Keep reading for more information and other fun stuff!
We’ve got a new commercial that’s you’ve gotta’ check out!
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Rogue’s Gallery: Captain Avery
Introducing our new Rogue's Gallery video series, with our first look at Captain Avery!
“Captain Avery is the most successful pirate who ever lived! He made his fortune in the Polarian Wars where he got so rich, he bought an entire skyway--a haven and republic for pirates. He collects antiquities from all around The Spiral, and he's accompanied by his pet cockatoo, who contrariwise to popular opinion is quite jovial in nature. These pirates and more await you when you play for free at Pirate101.com.”
Hints from One-Eyed Jack
Hey there, Pirates! We added a new fan site to our list this month called Duelist101. The Duelist101 site is definitely more than just a PvP site, but they do have a lot of great PvP information there that I’m sure you’ll love reading about. The fine folks at Duelist101 asked me a lot of great questions about the new Practice PvP system in Pirate101--Here’s a small snippet from the interview that you might find interesting:
Duelist101: “Do you have any favorite Epics that you’d choose for a companion in PvP?”
One-Eyed Jack: “Personally when it comes to PvP I’m a big fan of a defensive play style. Outlasting my opponent means I’d be investing in armor/hitpoints/resistance/dodge, and like epics that pair well with what skills I’ve chosen, e.g., raising a companion’s Dodge works great with training the Riposte epic.
At the same time, doing that can come with a cost to Agility, Accuracy, and Damage, which are also needed to keep up with players strategically—striking a balance and choosing the best companions that pair well with my class is key. But to be honest, there’s nothing quite like having a trick power literally up your sleeve on a piece of gear! The eventual inclusion of a Bazaar in Pirate101 will further balance the playing field here.”
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new ringtones, be sure to visit the free downloads page! We’re showcasing music from all across the Pirate101 Skyways. If you have trouble downloading and installing these on your phone, be sure to get your parent’s help (kids . . . you may need to help out mom dad too!!) Please see your phone's instruction manual for how to install ringtones.
Tribal Crew Pack
From the depths of the Aztecosaur ruins come the Companions, Mounts and more from the Tribal Crew Pack! The first game card pack to hit Pirate101 is loaded with tons of goodies, and your Pirate has a chance to gain cool new items. See Tribal Crew Pack »
Books for the Cultured Pirate
Yohoho and a hearty hello from Valencia! It is I, Librarian Adelmo, and I’m here to give you another fantastic book recommendation. I heard you recently discovered some Aztecosaur friends in the Tribal Crew Pack, and it made me think of a wonderful book.
The book for this month is titled “Dinosaur Discovery: Everything You Need to Be a Paleontologist” by Chris McGowan and illustrated by Erica Lyn Schmidt. This book has plenty of dinosaur facts, but the really cool thing about it is the experiments you can do yourself. You can try making your own (fake) sedimentary rock, feather fossils, and tooth impressions, and do experiments to see how feathers could have kept dinosaurs warm and how a tail might help them balance. You can do all these experiments with simple things like aluminum pie plates, paper towel tubes, clay, straws... and a friendly cat, an ear of corn, and a couple of potatoes. Sound intriguing? Check it out!