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Read about my adventures questing through Pirate101 with my daughter!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Armada Has Come to Skull Island in Pirate101 Test Realm!


I know it has been awhile since I've made a post, and I apologize for that.  I have been so busy with homeschooling my son, driving both my kids to their various activities, and just life in general.  However, now that I am settling into our new schedule, I plan on trying to post once or twice a week from now on.

My first post back is an exciting one, because Pirate101 randomly opened the test realm today with no warning at all!  There are a couple new things added and some bugs were fixed, all of which you can read about in the Update Notes.  The thing I am most excited about is the new turret boss/Dreadnaught that can be found in Skull Island Skyway.

This is awesome because it is a 2 part battle.  First you need to do some nautical fighting in the skyway, trying to damage the level 70 turret.  This is pretty difficult since there are numerous Armada ships (also level 70) around attacking at the same time.  Once the turret's health bar drops to zero, it opens up and you can dock your ship.

The next part is actually not a bad fight at all.  You go into the Dreadnaught and fight some Armada guys.  I went in with Alexandra Davenport and Thrifty Rodrigo Bellamy.  We finished fairly quickly, although I did lose a couple of my companions.  These enemies drop some cool weapons and lots of new Dragonspyre themed housing items.

I am so excited to see that Kingsisle is still working on Pirate101 and adding new content.  I think this update will be awesome for NXP parties.  The 2 part battle will make for more interesting events.  Another thing that is cool is that this is a high level battle in a free to play area!  That means that more people can join in!
Anyway, be sure to read the update notes in the link above and check out the test realm if you have an active membership or have made a crowns purchase recently, then comment below and let me know what you think!  Have fun and see you soon!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Arrrgust 2016 Caption Contest Winners


I hope you are all having a great Arrrgust!  I had a blast with all the contests and giveaways I held, especially with the ones on my Twitter account!  I tried to have a variety of different ways to win and I hope you all enjoyed them.  Be sure to thank Kingsisle and our community manager, One-Eyed Jack, for the awesome codes!

I received a lot of great entries for this contest and decided to let my kids help choose the winners.  If you didn't win this time, be sure to watch for future contests.  Also check out the other fansite contests too.  I believe some are still active.

As a reminder, here is the image that people needed to caption:

First Place
Permanent Pygmy Whale Mount & 10k Crowns
Sarcastic Danielle Verger
"Something smells fishy here and it's not the whale."

Second Place
Permanent Pygmy Whale Mount
Fair Christina Nightingale
"Could be just a fluke, but my guess is that there is not a china shop behind those doors."

Third Place
7 Day Pygmy Whale Mount Rental & 2.5k Crowns
Shy Sarah Silver
"You know my whale's name is Battering Ram for a reason, right?"

The entries were judged on humor, creativity/originality and whether they follow the contest rules.  There were really a lot of great entries and it was hard to choose just three.  Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who entered!


Hey everyone!

Kingsisle announced yesterday that they are having Bundle-A-Palooza in both games through September 7th!  This is awesome because it gives you a chance to get any bundles you don't have at a discounted price, including some retired bundles!

50% off
Admiral's Bundle
Cutthroat Bundle

25% off
Empire Bundle
Hoodoo Bundle

50% off
and so many more!

25% off
and many more!

As I stated above, this sale ends on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, so be sure to visit the websites in the links above and check out the amazing pricing on these bundles!  Even if you have all the bundles, it would be a great time to get one for someone else as a gift or for yourself on a second (or third) character.  You really can't beat these prices. Have fun and see you soon!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Arrrrgust 2016 Contest: 3 Ways to Win!

Happy Arrrgust Mateys!

To celebrate, our awesome community manager, Tom, has given me some awesome codes to give away to you all!  I have decided to split the codes and give you guys (and gals) 3 different ways to win.  Keep reading and find out how to enter.  Please note that each section below is a different contest.  You do not need to enter all three to qualify for a prize.

1.  Find your way through the pod of whales!

**Note** The blog will be going down at approximately 1:45pm EST so I can activate the maze. It will be back up at 2:00pm EST when the maze starts. Be sure to refresh or reopen this page at that time. You can also watch @SecretsOTSpiral on Twitter for updates and the official announcement. Thanks!

On Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 2:00pm EST  the image above will turn into a link.  Follow the links through the maze of whales.  There will be three different codes hidden at the ends of three different paths.  Be the first to redeem one of the codes to win a whale mount and a random amount of crowns!  Remember that this contest is not yet active.  Be sure to check back at the time above to enter the whale pod maze.

2.  Caption this photo!

Think of a creative or funny caption for the photo above and email it to secretsofthespiral@hotmail.com before Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 5:00pm EST.  Please be sure to include your pirate's name and the subject "Caption Contest" in the email.  Please do not send any personal information.  There will be three winners as follows:

  • First Prize - Pygmy Whale Mount & 10k crowns
  • Second Prize - Pygmy Whale Mount
  • Third Prize - 7-Day Pygmy Whale Mount Rental & 2.5k crowns

3.  Watch my twitter!
Throughout this week, I will be giving away random codes on my twitter account, @SecretsOTSpiral.  These may be given away through retweet contests, trivia, or me just randomly posting a code.......Whatever my mood is at the time.  I will not be announcing specific times for these tweets ahead of time, so be sure to keep an eye out for them!

So those are the three ways you can win.  Be sure to check out the other Pirate101 fansites for more chances to win too!  Good luck everyone! :)

Monday, August 8, 2016

International Cat Day Events!

Hey everyone!

This morning I found out it was International Cat Day when Edward Lifegem announced that he was going to have an event to celebrate in Wizard101.  I talked to him and he said he thought it would be cool if I had an event in Pirate101 as well, after his ended.  I thought this was a great idea, even though it was last minute.

First I went to Edward's event.  A bunch of us got together on our various cat/panther/tiger mounts and ended up having a mini "Cat Run" around the commons.  Unfortunately I was having a really bad issue with lag, so I didn't get to run, but I did get to meet some new people, which is always fun!

After that a few of us jumped into Pirate101 and had a dance party to celebrate.  Of course we gathered in Catbeard realm, since it was a Cat Day celebration.  Everyone had cat pets, companions (Catbeard FTW!), or mounts equipped.  It was a smaller gathering than the event in Wizard101, but still fun!

Thanks to everyone who came to my event.  We need to get together in Pirate101 more often and show the game some love! It seems like so many events now are in Wizard101, so I am going to make it a goal to have more Pirate101 events for everyone!  Be sure to keep an eye out for more event announcements on here and on my Twitter page!  Thanks for reading and see you next time! :)