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Monday, October 22, 2012

Pirate Booty! (contest)

Hey everyone! I have decided that since Pirate101 has been released and so many people have had a chance to check it out, maybe it's time for a contest.  This contest is open to everyone, and there will be one winner who will receive a $10.00 Pirate101 gift card.

So here are the details.  I noticed that in the Pirate101 Crown Shop there is an empty category for "Packs."  So my question is what type of booty would you like to see included in a pack?  You can make up your own ideas, or include things that already exist. Include companions, pets, weapons, gear, ships and ship parts, housing, and anything else you can think of! Try to make a theme, like the Wizard101 packs, and don't forget to name it! Be as creative as possible, and you could be the winner of the gift card!

This contest will end on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at midnight, and the winner will be announced sometime on Monday the 29th.  Please submit your entry to and put "Pirate101 Pack Contest" in the subject line.  Please include your Pirate101 and/or Wizard101 name, but no personal information. Be sure to check with your parents before entering, if you are under 13!

Like I said, this contest is open to everyone, so be sure to let your friends know. Good luck!

Friday, October 19, 2012

PvP = Pirate vs. Pirate?

Ahoy mateys!

Okay, now that I have exhausted my Pirate vocabulary, I would like to talk a little bit about something that I don't know very much about....PvP.  This should be fun :)

As of right now, Pirate101 does not have any type of PvP system in place.  But as the Pirate101 Community Manager (aka The Friendly Necromancer) stated in this interview, many of the same features that are found in Wizard101 will be added to Pirate101 at a later date.  He specifically mentioned the Bazaar, but I am wondering if they will be adding PvP as well.

Now I'm not a huge fan of PvP in Wizard101, but I have to admit, Pirate PvP sounds so much cooler! It would be interesting to see how companions would factor in to a Pirate PvP match. Not to mention that guns and swords would be included, instead of just throwing a bunch of spells around. Here are some things to think about that would make Pirate PvP different than Wizard PvP:

  • How would companions be selected, if they are able to be used at all?
  • Would multi-player combat be allowed, or just 1v1?
  • Would pets always be included in a fight, or would the pet-joining still be by chance? Would this give one side an unfair advantage?
  • Strategy: P101 combat does have more strategy than luck. I wonder if the strategy would change much between PvP and PvE play.
This brings me to my final point on Pirate PvP.  I would love to see ship PvP (SvS?).  I think that this would add a whole new aspect to PvP that may attract people who haven't been too fond of it in the past. Ship are a huge part of Pirate101, and it would be a fun way to integrate them even more.  Image the possibilities? Outfitting your ship and your character for PvP matches. Switching from a ship match to being boarded by the other player and having to switch to your hand to hand combat strategy. 

If this is ever added in the future, I may have to consider giving PvP a second chance!  What do you think? Would you prefer Pirate101 PvP to Wizard101? What are your thoughts on Ship Pvp?  Comment below and let me know!

And now that I have possibly used "PvP" more times than anyone else in one blog post (is there an award for that?), I think I will end it here.  Thanks for reading and have fun questing!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hey Hey It's the Monkeys

Hey everyone!

When you meet Prospector Zeke in Baobab Crown, Zafaria, you find out he is looking for some monkeys....Sock monkeys to be exact.  There are seven of them scattered throughout the different areas of this world.  Here are their locations:

Baobab Market - Go over toward the boat that takes you to Stone Town, and go to the back of the building on the right.  The sock monkey is there behind a box.

Savannah - The sock monkey is behind a tent to the right of Nemean Rock.

Zamunda Outskirts - This monkey is behind a tent, next to the river where the water tower is.

Zamunda - If you go inside the Magician's house (I believe you will have to fight him) The sock monkey is sitting on a table.

Stone Town - The sock monkey is off to the left of Darajani Palace

Waterfront - Go inside the restaurant in the Sook and go up there stairs, where you talk to the giraffe. The sock monkey is sitting on the floor against the wall.

Elephant Graveyard - Right when you enter this area, follow the path all the way around to the left.  You will see a gravestone. The monkey is hidden behind there.

So that is the locations of all these monkeys.  I hope this guide was helpful to you!  Happy questing and thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lots and Lots of News-Type stuff

Hey fellow wizards!

As you all probably heard yesterday, the official launch date for Pirate101 has been announced, along with the date of the one-week head start. The people who bought either of the bundles found here and those lucky enough to be included in beta will be allowed to start playing on October 8th.  The game will go live for everyone else one week later on October 15.  All I have to say about it is this:  I CAN'T WAIT!  Pirate101 is definitely a very, extremely, super fantabulous game.  Yes, I really like it, can you tell? :P

In other news, I have been busy busy busy in real life, and haven't had much time for leveling or posting. Sorry about that. But I really do want to get some work done on the blog, so this is what I have decided. I am going to be working on some guides and posting them, starting hopefully tonight or tomorrow morning.  I have pictures for the rest of the Zeke quests and some of the book quests already, as well as some other miscellaneous things.

This should allow me to keep up with my posting while I am busy. I hope you don't mind seeing so many guide type posts all at once, but it is something I have been meaning to do anyway.  And I am sure there are some people out there who they will be helpful to.

One other note......Jack has come back to the Spiral, along with the Halloween towers for the month of October.  There is also lots going on in the community, so make sure you check out all the official sites for many chances to win some great prizes!

Have a great time questing, and getting ready for the launch of Pirate101. I will see you soon, and thanks for reading!