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Friday, October 9, 2015

Adventures in Moo Manchu Land

Hi Peoples!

A few days ago I decided to finally try out the Tower of Moo Manchu.  I have had the quest for awhile, but never actually got around to doing it.......'cause school stuff. But guess what......School is now DONE! Yay! :)

Anyway, since this was kind of a spur of the moment decision, I decided to try it out solo.  How did it go? Well......Better than I thought to be honest.  Keep reading to find out what happened!

The first floor wasn't too bad.  There was only a 5 different pig enemies so El Toro, Bonnie Anne, and I managed no problem.  I think we were done in 3 rounds; one round to power up and two rounds of attack.  El Toro and Bonnie are awesome!

The second floor was more of the same, except this time it was 3 vs 6.  There was also three rows of spikes across the floor.  I wasn't sure how much damage they would do, so for the most part I stayed back and let the enemies come to us.  This made the fight take a little longer than the first one, but it still wasn't too bad and we made it through okay.  Have I mentioned that El Toro and Bonnie Anne are awesome? :)

The third floor: Ah yes, the floor with the innocent looking statues.   So this battle started out similar to the first couple battles; me and my 2 trusty companions vs 6 pigs......At least that's how it started.  Then me being me, I decided to blow up one of those innocent looking statues I mentioned before.  *Note to self* DO NOT BREAK THE STATUES!  Yeah, they turn into these evil little Foo Dog impostors with glowing red eyes.  Not nice!  Luckily I only broke one statue, but I have a feeling the other statues would turn into evil Foo Dogs too.  I still made it through this floor with Bonnie and El Toro by my side.  Go Me! :)

By the fourth floor, I was feeling like I was on fire!  Just......I didn't know the game would take this so literally.  I am pretty sure this battle starts out as 3 vs 6, just like the others.  Easy, right? Well, no.  See, there's a fire in each corner of the room at the beginning and after each battle, it spreads.  This was where Bonnie and El Toro finally succumbed.....to the flames.  RIP guys.  You will be missed.  But I sweated it out and managed to finish the battle by myself.  It was a really close one though!

After the fourth floor there was a nice surprise waiting for me.  Actually, two nice surprises.  The first was a group plunder chest, which I couldn't open since I'm not a group.  :P  Oh well, next time!  The second was.......The whole fifth floor was empty, except for yum yum fruits! Yay!  This was a nice break!

The sixth floor was really hard.  I actually almost died and bought a henchman to help me out at the end.  This one starts off as 3 vs 9!  Crazy!  There also wasn't any more pigs.  Instead there was those evil Foo Dog things as well as dragons and Ki-Rens.  And like I said, it was HARD!  I was using Nausica and Kan Po for this level, since my other two companions died.  Maybe that wasn't a good choice, but hey, live and learn, right?  Anyway, I did make it through, but just barely.  Like I said, I had to hire a henchman and everything.  But if I knew how the next fight would go.......I would have saved my crowns. :P

The seventh floor.  What can I say about it?  Well......not much.  This is where I died.  There were a lot of guys to fight on this level as well, 9 again I think.  This time they were Ronins.  And they did not like me.  Not even a little.  It was like a slaughter.  I bet this is where having a group would be useful.  I can only imagine what the floors above are like.

Don't get me wrong, this tower was A LOT of fun.  I love challenges like this.  And like I said at the beginning, I made it much further than I thought I would soloing for my first time.  When I go in again (hopefully with a group)  I will make another post.  Anyway, thanks for reading! See you soon! :)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pirate101 2015 Halloween Contest


Guess what!!!!! To celebrate Halloween and Pirate101's 3rd birthday, the awesome community managers gave me a bunch of codes to give you guys!  Thank you Tom and Leala!

If most of your pets are anything like mine, they get kind of bored just hanging out in my house waiting for me to bring them into battle.  So I thought why not throw them a Halloween party?  What type of decorations do you think would be good for this?  It's up to you to decide!  Give it a try and you could win some great prizes!

Contest Rules

If you want to enter, here's what you have to do:

1.  Decorate your bunkhouse as a Halloween hideout for your pet.  Would your pet hang out in a haunted house? A haunted forest?  A pumpkin patch? A haunted maze?  Be as creative as possible. 

2.  Your design must include at least 3 Halloween items from the Crown Shop (these can be purchased with gold) and one pet.  The Halloween items can be 3 of the same thing or all different. It's up to you!

3.  Once you complete your bunkhouse design, take up to 3 screenshots.  The Halloween items and your pet must be visible.

4.   Email your pictures with your pirate's name and a short paragraph describing your design to secretsofthespiral@hotmail.com.  Please put "Halloween Contest" in the subject line.

5.  This contest will end in 2 weeks, on October 22, 2015 at 12pm EST (noon).

1st Prize
Smuggler's Cove House & House Space Elixer
Octoberpus Pet
5,000 Crowns

2nd Prize
Smuggler's Cover House & House Space Elixer
5,000 Crowns

3rd Prize
Octoberpus Pet
5,000 Crowns

2 randomly chosen runners up
5,000 Crowns

If you enter, please be sure to read all the rules and requirements carefully.  People who do not follow the rules will be disqualified.  Also, please use your own original ideas.  And most of all, HAVE FUN!

One last note:  Keep an eye on my Twitter feed throughout the month for more random code giveaways! I will be posting 2 random codes per week until Halloween.  Good luck everyone!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Pirate101 Challenge #2: No Extra NXP

Ahoy Pirates!

It's time for another post about the next item on my "10 Ways to Make Pirate101 More Challenging" list.

The object of this challenge is to make it through the entire game without doing anything to get extra nautical experience.  This will greatly reduce your ability to get better ship equipment, making those ship battles more challenging.  But that's the whole point of these posts, right?  So let's get to it!


1.  You may only fight ships that are required for the main quest line. As soon as you have completed the portion of a main quest that requires ship battles, you may not fight anymore ships.

2.  Do not complete any side quests that require you to fight ships or that award nautical experience (see image below).
The icon circled in red indicates that a quest will award nautical experience
upon its completion.

3.  Do not give any of your companions orders to gain NXP for you.

Tips and Tricks

1.  Since you won't be able to upgrade your ship equipment as much, buy the best ship you can.  Also, save up your gold so you can buy the best ship equipment as possible for your nautical level.

2.  If you're having trouble defeating ships, remember that you can always enter into broadside combat.

3.  Try farming for better nautical gear for your pirate's nautical level.


The only exception to this is with companion promotions.  You may battle ships if a companion's promotion requires it.  However, treat the promotion quest the same as a main quest and stop defeating ships as soon as you have defeated the amount the quest requires.

I couldn't really think of any variations to this challenge.  However, if you can think of any, feel free to comment below and let everyone know!  I would also love to hear any experiences you may have had with any other self imposed self imposed challenges.

Thanks for reading. See you next time.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Guide to Treasure Chest Locations: Westminster Skyway

Hey everyone!

Many (not all) of the areas in Westminster Skyway have treasure chests.  Each area has several locations where the treasure chests spawn.  You can see all the treasure chest locations for each area marked on the map below that area's name, with corresponding (by letter) descriptions and images further down the page.  Click a link below to jump directly to the area you want to view.
*Note* For more information about my treasure chest guides, as well as links to the guides for other skyways, please click the following link:  Guide to Treasure Chest Locations Main Page.

Airedale Pier

A)  When you enter from the docks, there is a chest to the right of the stairs.

B)  Against the left side of Walkie's Hotel.

C)  Go in Walkie's Hotel and there is a chest all the way at the end of the upstairs hall on the right.

D)  Enter Underworld Stronghold and when you get to the last fight (against Guy Fox), go into the room on the right and there is a chest in there.

E)  Go to the end of the pier and there is a chest off to the left.

F)  Go down to the beach and underneath the pier.  There is a treasure chest there.

G)  To the right of the lighthouse, there is a treasure chest hidden behind the rocks.

H)  Inside the lighthouse, there is a treasure chest on the first floor under the stairs.

I)  Inside the lighthouse, there is a chest on the third floor behind the ladder.

Barkeley Square

A)  There is a treasure chest to the right of the bridge, next to the back of a building.

B)  Right before the path that leads to The Glass House, there is an alcove next to the white building. The chest is in there.

C)  Run past the path the leads to The Glass House and the treasure chest is in an alcove next to the red brick building, behind the fox that is sweeping.

D)  Go into Admiralty Foyer and to the right. The chest is behind the couch.

E)  In Admiralty Foyer, go to the right and the chest is between the wall and stairs.

F)  In Admiralty Foyer, go to the left and the treasure chest is between the wall and the stairs.

G)  Go into the War Room and go down the stairs to the tunnel that goes around the room. There is a treasure chest inside the tunnel. (This chest can spawn in a few different places in the tunnel, so just run around the circle till you find it.)

H)  Run behind the right side of Dr. Glendon's House and the chest is back there.

Beachhead Docks

Go all the way to the top left corner of the docks and the treasure chest is in the alcove.
Beachhead: Main Battery

After the second battle (fighting Bishop) go behind the big pulley and gears thing and the chest is back there.

The Isle of Dogs

A)  When you enter Isle of Dogs, go to the left and there is a chest behind the wagon.

B)  Enter the Squalid Hovel and stay to the right. The chest is in the last "room" on the far side of the bed.

C)  Go into Mrs. Chadwick's House and go up the stairs and into the bedroom on the left.  There is a chest in the back corner.

D)  Go into the Cannery. Run to the right and around the corner and there is a chest between the first two shelves.

E)  There is a treasure chest near the weapon vendor, between the carts and barrels.

F)  Go into Mann's Office and go to the back left corner.  The chest is hidden behind the crates.

G)  Go into Scrooge's house and upstairs into his bedroom.  The treasure chest is on the other side of the bed beside the wardrobe.
The Isle of Dogs Docks

When you enter the Testing Range, go to the left and there is a chest against the wall next to the shelf.

The Isle of Dogs Sewers

A)  To down the tunnel where the Basement Hideout is and you will see the chest to the right of the entrance.

B)  Go into the Crokogarten and after the battle, go up the stairs, across the back and then down the other stairs. The chest is down by the end of the tube.

C)  There is a treasure chest to the left of the door to Snail and Newt Tavern.

D)  In LaFitte's Lair, go to the room where you fight LaFitte and go into the room on the right.  There is a treasure chest hidden behind the table.

E)  In Red Fox's Lair, go left and then all the way to the end. The treasure chest is at the end.

F)  In Red Fox's Lair, there is also a chest in one of the rooms where you fight the Red Fox.

G)  In the circular area, there is a treasure chest behind the metal door the leads to the tunnel on the right side of the map.

H) There is a chest next to the door that leads to the lower circular area.

The Isle of Fetch

A)  Go under the bridge and there is a treasure chest under there.

B)  There is a chest behind the first building on the right.

C)  Go into the Armada Landing Craft instance and after the first fight, go around the outside edge of the stone wall on the right. The treasure chest is next to the house.
Those are all the treasure chests I could find.  As always, if you know of any i missed, please let me know!  Thanks for reading and happy treasure hunting! :)