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Monday, March 3, 2014

Goodbye

Hey Everyone.

As many of you may have noticed over the weekend, I deactivated my Twitter and Facebook accounts.  I apologize for doing this without giving any notice, but due to real life circumstances, I am no longer able to be a member of the Pirate101/Wizard101 community.  Unfortunately, this also means the end of Secrets of the Spiral.  I won't be taking the site down, but I will no longer be able to update the site or make new posts.

I want you all to know that this community has meant a lot to me over the last few years.  I have met so many amazing people and made so many great memories. None of you will be forgotten.  Thank you to everyone who has supported me and my blog. Even if you only visited one time, your support means a lot! Thank you to Tom, the Pirate101 community manager, for seeing potential in my site.  You're the most amazing community manager ever!   And to "The Enclave"/"The Other Side" if you read this, you guys are the best and I love you all! Thanks for always being there for me.

I feel like this journey was only just beginning, and I am sad that it must end so soon.  It isn't something I want to do, but like I said, it's something that has become necessary.  I truly hope you all understand.  I will miss each and every one of you!  Stay safe, have fun, and happy questing! *HUGS*

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Character Update

Ahoy!

I have actually had quite a bit of time to level through Pirate101 lately.  It felt so good to get back in game and spend some real time there.  Other than NXP parties, I have been up to all kinds of things.  Here's an update of where all my pirates currently are.

As most of you know, my witchdoctor has been finished with the game for quite some time.  She's done all main and side quests, as well as getting her companions and nautical level maxed out.  There was one last thing I have been wanting to do though, and I am happy to say I finally accomplished it last week! I got a Tawny Sky Turtle pet! This was the only dropped pet I did not have yet.  So I spent a few days switching between Friar Sand and Shan Hong.  After about 50ish battles, Friar Sand was nice enough to drop one. :)

Other than farming, I have been using this character to help my son level through Mooshu.  He has actually suggested that once one of my other characters catches up to him, we quest together again, so you may be seeing a lot more posts featuring him in the future! :)

The last time I posted one of these update posts, I believe I had 3 characters all starting Haunted Skyway.  Well, I am extremely happy to let you know that all three of those characters are now out of Cool Ranch and at various parts of Mooshu!
My Privateer getting ready to get the first quest in Mooshu
























My Privateer has made it to Mooshu, but I haven't started any questing on her yet.  I am planning on starting up with my update posts again, so be sure to watch for those!

Edward Hawkins and I have also made it to Mooshu, although we haven't done much there other than talk to some people.  I believe we are getting ready to fight some ships.  The last battle of Cool Ranch (Motherlode Mine) was a lot of fun with him, and not too much trouble either......Probably because we hired a henchman to help us out. :D  Here are a few pictures from that battle.

































And last, but not least, my Buccaneer is pretty far into Mooshu.  I just defeated Dr. Noh and am getting ready to face off with General Tso in Khotan.  I decided to take a break from questing yesterday and did a bunch of companion promotions on her.  I had 7 total that needed to be done and it took me several hours.  Now that they have been completed, I am ready to get back to questing on there.  I cannot wait to make it to Marleybone! I think that's my favorite Pirate101 world so far! :)
























The only character I haven't been working on much is my swashbuckler.  I will have a post the beginning of next week about that though.  It feels really good to be making so much progress in the game though! And as much as I like Cool Ranch, having 3 characters stuck there at the same time got kinda......redundant. lol  I am not too sad to say goodbye to that world for now.

Before I go, just one more thing.  I have recently updated the "My Pirates" page on this blog.  I am planning to keep that page updated on a weekly basis.  All of my characters are listed there, along with their current levels and up-to-date pictures.  If you see anyone named Autumn Walker in the spiral that doesn't match up with one of those characters, it is NOT me. If you do see one of those characters, feel free to say hi! :) I am usually questing in One Eyed Jack realm.

Anyway, I will see you all soon! Have fun questing!

Monday, February 24, 2014

LAG-BUSTERS!

Ahoy!

Saturday was part 2 of the Secrets of the Spiral NXP Extravaganza!  It was a lot of fun, although many people there were complaining that they were experiencing lag.  This was because a lot of people showed up.  And many people/ships in one area equals lag.  Actually, at one point I even made up a mini song about it, which went something like this:
If things get slow
In the skyways
Who you gonna call?
LAG-BUSTERS!

*cough*  Okay....um....anyway.....Even though the game was running kinda slow at first, I still had a great time.  I hope everyone else who came did as well.  I definitely know everyone was getting lots of NXP and gold.  I was also happy to see a few people from my list port who are already at max nautical level. They ported just to chat and have a good time socializing.
Just a few of the people waiting in Avery's Court
before the party started!
There were even a few good friends hanging out on my ship collecting NXP and leveling up while I was fighting the ships.  They didn't get as much NXP as they would have if they were on their own ships, but it was still pretty cool! And it helped me out when they were clearing tokens from my deck.  And apparently at one point I became a GHOST!  It must have been the ghost ship I was using. :P
Autumn the Ghost is driving! :)
Picture courtesy of Edward at ATSWEL
If you have never been to one of my NXP parties and would like to see what they are like, you can view the video below.  It was made by Johnny at Pirates of the Spiral and covers the first 25ish minutes of the event.



I am planning on having at least one NXP event per month, maybe 2 if I have time, so be sure to watch for future announcements!  Thanks for reading and happy sailing! :)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Night Time in Subata

Ahoy!

Yesterday, I was farming for a Tawny Sky Turtle pet in Mooshu.  I started off farming Friar Sand, but didn't have any luck.  So I decided to head over to Subata to farm the guy in Abe Pagoda.   Well, when I got to my ship, I realized that I must have been farming for a lot longer than I had thought, because it was night time!

Okay, not really, but I did have a cool glitch that made the whole sky black, so it looked like it was night.  It was epic looking, with the beautiful Mooshu scenery against the all-black sky.  I had a couple people port to me, but no one else could see it.  Anyway, I did manage to get a bunch of screenshots. So I figured I would share them with all of you.
I logged back on today (still no turtle pet) and it was back to regular old daytime again.  I love getting glitches like this though. It makes for some awesome screenshots!  What types of glitches have you all seen in game? Let me know in the comments!  Thanks for reading and see you next time! :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hoodoo Bundle Raffle

Ahoy!

Yesterday Pirate101 officially announced the arrival of the new Hoodoo bundle!  This bundle is EPIC!  Here's what is comes with:
  • Ghostly Galleon
  • Mojo Monkey Companion
  • Conqueroo's Outfit
  • Witchdoctor's Lab Housing Add-On
  • Baron Samedi's Battle Standard
  • 1 Month Membership or 5,000 Crowns

Every single one of these items is awesome, but my favorites are the companion and the ship.  One Eyed Jack was awesome enough to give the fan sites codes to give away.  I decided to make this easy and give everyone an equal chance by having a raffle.  All you have to do to enter is follow this blog. Then comment on the post telling me which item in the Hoodoo Bundle is your favorite.  Everyone who enters will be entered into a drawing.

The raffle will end February 27, 2014 at 12:00am EST. The winner will be announced later that day, and the code will be emailed to the email address that was used to enter the contest. Good luck! :) 

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