Game Update Notes

 

Welcome to the Test Realm

The Test Realm is an area where players can help test and preview new changes coming to Pirate101. It is only open to Members with an active Membership and Crowns players who have made a purchase of $6 or more in the last 30 days. We thank you for your help in testing Pirate101!

 
Monquista King
 

Return to Valencia

P.1.080 – Spiral Date 587218

Yarr! Adventures await ye in the highly anticipated release of Valencia Part 2 in Pirate101! The story of the battle against the Armada continues within the grand city of Florenza in the Calabria Skyway. Face off against the Armada’s evil leader, Kane, and put an end to his tyranny. Pirates who have completed the quest “A Call for Help” in Aquila should visit Captain Avery to take on the quest “Return to Valencia.” You’ll know you have completed the required quest if you have the badge Aquila Legend.

With this storyline extension, players will be able to level their characters from 65 to 70 (both Character and Nautical Level). Upgraded powers, new weapons, gear and ships are available to your Pirate in Valencia. In addition, the available gold cap has been increased to 250,000 gold. Several new badges have also been added to commemorate your completion of quests and exploration in Valencia.

For Crowns players, there are 2 new Chapters priced at 2,499 Crowns each.

Level 70 Henchmen have also been added to the Crown Shop to assist you in battle.

Please note, the final battle of Valencia Part 2 will not be available to play on Test Realm. Thanks for your patience as we continue to work on the finishing touches of this epic fight!

 

Companions

Pirates who complete the quest “Subterranean Subterfuge” will recruit the Valencia resistance fighter, Contessa Argento to their crew. Contessa’s Swashbuckler skills will be an asset to every Pirate in the fight against the Armada!

Contessa Argento is a darling of the Royal Court, dancing and dodging her way through webs of scheme and scandal as deftly as she dances with her sword. Intrigue is as natural to her as breathing, but now she finds that she can't play the game with a clear conscience anymore. She's noticed where Kane is taking Valencia, and refuses to stand idly by. The Contessa started some schemes of her own, and found her way to the Resistance. It's time for her to take a stand.

The following companions have received a new promotion quest at Level 70. This exciting mission will lead you on the trails of the notorious Captain Hande and teach you more about a very important (and famous) pirate!

  • Birgus Latro
  • Dead Mike
  • Gaspard De Vole
  • Lucky Jack Russell
  • Milo Graytail

The following companions have received a new promotion tier available for gold at Level 70.

  • Malik
  • Sergeant Shepherd
  • S.M. Arson
  • Giordano Bravo
  • Caracticus
 

Talents and Powers

New Talents and Powers are available to train! Visit your class trainers in Skull Island at Level 65 and Level 70 to improve your skills. The Clandestine Trainers also have new ranks of talents to teach you for training points. Some new powers are also available on equipment for those lucky enough to find these exciting rewards!

Privateers will learn Repel Boarders 2 and Blast of Discord, a new power that has the chance to make the enemy team randomly attack their allies.

Buccaneers will learn Turn the Tide 3 and The Reaper, a new power that will attack all adjacent enemies and then knock them back by 1 square.

Musketeers will learn Quick Draw 3 and Double Tap 3.

Swashbucklers will learn Riposte 3 and Trap Sense 2.

Witchdoctors will learn Mojo Echo 2 and Mojo Burn, a new power that will deal damage and add a damage-over-time effect to the target.

 

Puppet Shows

Learn more about the story of the Spiral in three new Puppet Shows! Hear the tale of the Resistance movement against the Armada, learn more about the creator of Kane and get another glimpse of El Dorado. Please note, these will not be able to be viewed on Test Realm but will be available to see when the update goes to the live game.

 

Pets, Mounts and More

New pets and mounts will be added to the Scrip vendor, Honest Thomas Purdue, in the Brawlin’ Hall for the upcoming PVP Seasons. Level 70 Champion weapon rewards have been added.

Pets can now reach Level 70 and receive a new Talent for all of their hard work!

Giorgio Lamborghini at the Florenza Docks has many upgraded ships for Pirates of Nautical Level 65 or higher to purchase. These ships come in various origins and styles including: Bison, Royal Navy, Samoorai, Pirate and Eagle. His friend Letizia Motoguzzi has lots of new ship equipment to go with your new ship of choice!

 

Upkeep and Maintenance – Spiral Date 606370

Gear
Updated some items to give them more unique looks.

Combat
Modified Contessa’s powers, epics, and statistics. She’s faster now!
Made Trap Sense able to be trained.
Added the new level appropriate talents and powers to the Level 70 henchmen.
Adjusted the difficulty of several enemies (especially the swashbucklers).
Changed First Mate’s Boon as follows – First Mate’s Boon now targets a single companion and grants +100% damage for 3 turns (with the additional effect that the caster’s damage is reduced by 50% for 3 turns as well).
Changed Blast of Discord as follows – Blast of Discord will now only have a 50% chance of working on opponent targets. Having a higher Will than the target increases this chance as does using it on an injured opponent.

Quests
Fixed some general quest helper issues.
Fixed a bug where players who were defeated before defeating Beniccio Amati were blocked from battling Beniccio Amati again.
Fixed the Rigatoni Caves so it correctly creates new instances for new players.
PVP
Improved server stability for Pet PVP.
Fixed a bug causing higher PVP-ranked players to not be able to purchase the PVP mounts.

Florenza General
Added missing vendor labels to the Florenza maps.
Added items to Florenza vendors who weren’t selling much.
Add more ambient characters to Florenza to make it feel a bit more alive and bustling with citizens.
Down with walls you can run through! You’ll be correctly bumping into more things around Valencia now.
Added a transportaler to the Florenza dock.
Made it so Belluga orgin ships can now dock at Florenza without issue.

General
Updated several voice over and text mismatches.
Reduced teleport cooldowns to 30 seconds.
Fixed a bug making it so items couldn’t be trashed from the shared bank correctly.
Added a life fountain to the Clockworks Dock.
Made several other smaller general fixes and improvements.
The final battle will be coming soon . . . just not yet with this Test Realm Update . . .