Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter


 
 
 

Arrrgust to Septembarrr

Arrrgust was a great success! It all started off with a free Shark mount for Shark Week. Soon afterwards, the pirates of Pirate101 enjoyed fan site contests, a free hook for a hand on Left-Hander’s day, and even had a few Crown Shop surprises with MooShu furniture, the Mini-Minotaur, and the Gryphon mount. To finish it all off, Arrrgust also saw the introduction of powerful Henchmen and other updates to the game! What a great month!

We hope everyone enjoys September as a lot of us head back to school and into the autumn season. Not to worry, Pirate101 will be keeping the skyways sunny and full of fun all year long.

 

Vadima's Visions

What's in a name?

Hello my friends! I see you are the type of pirate who is on quest . . . perhaps a quest for information! Let me gaze into my crystal ball and see if I can give you a little something extra to help your curiosity.

I see you’re interested in names. Yes, the names of Pirate101 are many and varied. It’s a little known fact that there are over 10,500,000 unique name possibilities in Pirate101, and our very clever castaways have chosen over 3 million unique name combinations so far!

I also see that certain rebellious pirates are definitely not “following the pack” – in fact, the most popular name “Wolf” still has only been picked by 9,000 boys -- the girls are even more varied in their choices, with the name “Bloody Mary” being the most chosen girl’s name only 1,900 times.

Aha! I see you enjoy using descriptive words in your name as well! If you’re looking for something more unique in Pirate101, I’d steer clear of the words “Silver” and “Strong,” which are both nicknames as well as last names. “Bloody,” “Dead-eye” and “Fearless” are also in the running for most popular nickname.

If you are trying to pick a name that will be unique, try “Anneke,” “Fabienne” and “Llewella” for girl pirates and “Layne,” “Caley” and “Carlyle” for boy pirates. “Ushawe” and “Unreeve” are very uncommon last names and not surprisingly, almost none of our rebel castaways are nicknamed “Cowardly” or “Weak.”

And what is this? Astonishing! I see 1 nickname and 1 last name that have never been used as of this viewing session into the powerful, omnipotent Crystal Ball.

Come back next month, pirate, and we will gaze more into my crystal ball.

 

Madame Vadima

 

Rogue's Gallery: Sarah Steele

Here’s the eighth video in our Rogue’s Gallery video series with an expose’ on the famed Sarah Steele Companion from Scrimshaw.

“Welcome to the Pirate101 Rogue’s Gallery. Subject, Sarah Steele.

Sarah Steele, famed mouse fencer of Scrimshaw, is as dangerous as she is beautiful and graceful. Raised in the Wharf Rat warrens of Scrimshaw, Sarah spent her youth with the gangs of pirates, criminals, and brigands that dominate that infamous isle. Swashbuckling, dueling, and Pirating have always been second nature to her. As is common with the rats and mice of Scrimshaw, Sarah’s past affiliation with crews of villains has had a way of blurring her moral compass of right and wrong . . . but some just say that’s piratin’ for you! Her uncle helped her find a better way, and after cutting ties with her old friends, Sarah made her way to Skull Island and was trained in the art of fencing by Morgan LaFitte herself.

But Sarah’s escape from Scrimshaw came with a heavy price: the Scrimshaw Bilge Rats took her departure as a betrayal, and their leader Mick Dagger has vowed revenge. In fact, the very name of Sarah Steele, the so called “Queen of the Underground” in Scrimshaw, has turned into a curse for Bilge Rats. Sadly, an unfortunate turn of events involving a Golden Spyglass led to a falling out between Sarah and her beloved Uncle Nicodemus. Sarah was left without any safe place to call home. Sarah’s on a quest to clear her name and needs the help of a good captain to steer her in the right direction.

These pirates and more await you when you play for free at Pirate101.com.”

 

Puppet Pirates

Boochbeard: "You weren't supposed to take ‘Blow The Man Down’ literally, It’s a pirate song!" - Fair Christina Nightingale

Who will caption the next Puppet Pirates? Stay tuned to our Facebook page to enter your caption on the next Puppet Pirates.

 

Fan Sites Keep It Hot in Arrrgust

You know ‘em and you love ‘em! Pirate101 has fantastic fan sites who keep the fun in Pirate101 all the time! Here’s our list of a few threads that caught our eye this month:

  • On both the Pirate101.com forums and on Central, our fans were busy asking some thought provoking questions:
  • The Pirate fans on Central keep entertaining us with their unique creativity:
  • We also saw a lot of helpful information in the Month of August:
  • If you were looking for some fun, we certainly hope you took a few of our fan sites up on their party invitations! Here’s a few that caught our eye:
  • This month we welcomed a brand new fan site to the fold: Petnome Pirates! They were off to a great start this month as well, adding the Mini-Minotaur pet to their excellent database.
  • And last but not least, Ambrose2Zeke is starting a nice webpage devoted to player housing.
 


































 

Books for the Cultured Pirate

Pirate friends! You return to Valencia seeking more knowledge from Librarian Adelmo!

I know you love Swashbuckling, and I know you love tales of the terrible -- a good captain always reads up on the dangers awaiting him in the skyways, and what better way to entertain yourselves than with tales of fantastic beasts and adventure in a good book, yes? Well, I’ve got just the thing for you!

This month’s book is called “How to Be a Pirate,” by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, translated from the Old Norse by Cressida Cowell. If you remember Hiccup and his dragon Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon, you’ll want to check out Hiccup’s further adventures – in piracy! Hiccup is forced to enroll in the Hooligans’ Pirate Training Program and learn Swordfighting at Sea – despite not being any better at sword fighting than he is at anything else the Hooligans do. But when the whole tribe goes in search of the lost treasure of Grimbeard the Ghastly, the greatest pirate of the Inner Isles, Hiccup has to worry about terrifying ten-foot-tall dragons, cannibals, shipwrecks, and Grimbeard’s plans for his True Heir.

 
 

Ten-Ton Hammer Spotlights

Ten-Ton Hammer is a gaming portal website that reports news on MMOs of all kinds (Note: Some content on these sites may not always be appropriate for our younger players). Two of our Pirate101 Team members were recently spotlighted on their site for some of their past work as well as their current work for Pirate101: Sara Jensen and Mike Stone. Check it out!