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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

NXP Party: Amber Hoard Ships

Hey again everyone!

I just want to announce the results of the poll, as well as my next event.  First, the poll.  It looks like the overwhelming majority of you would like me to have events on a weekly basis.  So.....once a week it is :)  I am going to switch them to Friday evenings though.

Having said that, the next event will be this Friday, February 1.  I am going to make this party a little earlier, at 4:30pm EST.  And due to popular demand at my last NXP party, we will be fighting Amber Hoard Ships in Subata Skyway.  You can see the details below:

Date:  Friday, February 1
Time:  4:30pm EST
Where: Meet up in Avery's Court, One-Eyed Jack realm.  Then port to Subata Skyway in Mooshu
Who:  Look for Autumn Walker

I hope to see you there!

Gold Rush Event


Last night was the Gold Rush event aka farming Friar Sand for lots and lots of gold!  Quite a few people came and we had a good time.  Well....At least everyone seemed to have a good time :)

I started out with about 12k gold and ended the night maxed out.  I'm not sure what I will spend it on yet, but I am sure I will figure out something.  Maybe housing items or something!  I didn't get a chance to take pictures, but I did bet this one, of my maxed out gold.

I want to say thank you to everyone who came!  You guys are the reason I have these events.  And a special thanks to Dead-Eye Digby and Edward for adding some lower level people so that they could port into the area and join in!  It was really great of you guys!

I will be having more events in the future, so watch out for the posts announcing them! See you around the spiral! :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Imperial Lion Pet

Hey there fellow Pirates!

I have some news to share today.  Over the weekend, I got this super awesome pet on Pirate101, an Imperial Lion.  A friend of mine had one, and I decided to make it my goal to get one.

He looks kind of like the Wizard101 Foo Dog.

And here are his stats at level 50:

This pet is a reward for getting this badge:

Now I will be honest with you.....I don't really know how to get this badge.  Well, not completely anyway.  I tried to Google it, and came up with a couple side quests that you have to complete, but no one seemed to know all of them.  So, I will tell you what I do know, and when I level my Privateer, I will pay close attention and try to figure it out.  Then I can come back and give you an update.

So anyway, here is what I do know.  You get the badge by completing certain side quests in Mooshu.

  • A Time for Atonement - Given by Master Hei Yu (Wei No Shrine, Subata Skyway)
  • Ring Those Bells--->The Time is Wen--->A Side of Chao Mein - Given by Chao Mein (Corrupted Shrine, Verdant Dock, Subata Skyway)
  • Peace Crane - Given by Brother Tsuru (Hamaitsu Garden, Hamamitsu Skyway)
  • Howdy, Pilgrimage! - Given by Master Wai (Subata Temple, Subata Skyway)
As I said, this is the information I found through Google.  I am not sure if it is complete or correct, as I had already done most of the Mooshu side quests when I found out about this badge.  But I figured it would at least give you a starting place if you want to try to get this badge and pet.  I will provide an update as I get more information!

Good luck and have fun questing!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

All Grown Up!


I have finally gotten all of my companions to level 50 and higher!  This was a huge goal for me to accomplish.  When I started farming for gold to buy training tomes, I had only 6 or 7 companions at that level.  Now, all 28 are!  It took a lot of work, and a lot of gold, but here they are!

As you can see, some of them are higher than level 50. This is because I got them after I had already reached max level.  It isn't possible to promote a companion past your own current level, using training tomes.

Something I am going to do with my next pirate is this.  Instead of finishing side quests that have companions as rewards as I go along, I am going to wait until I am level 50.  Then I will complete those quests, since companions get recruited at the same level as you or higher.  This will allow me to save all those training points for my main companions and train them up faster.

Also, another tip is to finish side quests. I got countless training points as rewards from all the side quests I did. If I were to guess, I would say about half the side quests give anywhere from 1-3 companion training points.  That adds up quick!

My next goal is to get enough gold to get 10 more training tomes (the most you can purchase) so that I will be all set when the level cap is raised!

If you are planning on training up companions, good luck! :)  And if you need gold to help you out, remember about the gold farming event I am having tomorrow.  You can see the details here:  Gold Rush Event

Thanks for reading and see you next time!  Have fun!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Gold Rush Preview


Three days until the Gold Rush Event! If you haven't heard about it yet, you can see the post here: Gold Rush Event.

I have been farming Friar Sand (the guy we will farm at the event) for a few days now, trying to get gold to train up all my companions.  He is fairly easy to fight, and the battles go pretty quickly, because you only have to defeat him, not his minions.  I have gotten so much gold (around 600k total) as well as some other cool drops.
This is how much gold I got from one battle with 2 people.
You get even more in battle with 3 or 4 people!
My new medallion
New robe
A new pet ; Ebon Spectre
So yeah, I think I got some pretty cool things.  He also drops some housing items and lots of other gear.  A lot of the gear is class specific, but some of it isn't, like the medallion above.  And just for fun, here are a few other pictures of me and my companions during battle with him.
Attacking with Mournsong
Casting Walk in the Shadows
Kan Po's critical hit. There is a reason he is my favorite companion :)
My Ebon Spectre attacking a minion
Victory heal!
 So that's a little preview of what to expect if you come to the event on Monday. Of course, it will be more fun with everyone there!  Remember to check out the post in the link at the top for the details.  I hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

$10 Pirate101 Gift Card Raffle!

Ahoy me hearties!

I have decided it's time for a giveaway!  And I bet you guys won't disagree with me.  I am going to give away not one, but two...yes, TWO $10.00 Pirate101 giftcards!

I am doing something new though. Since I have recently set up a facebook page and a twitter account, I would like to spread the word about them. So I am doing a rafflecopter!  Just follow the instructions below to be entered!  The winners will be randomly chosen from all the entries.

Make sure to check back on February 1, 2013. That's when the winners will be announced.  Good luck everyone!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Gold Rush Event!

Ahoy me hearties!

D'ye need a new ship? Or d'ye be wantin' a place fer keepin' yer loot?  All these thin's be costin' lots o' gold!

Okay, that's the extent of my pirate talk for now.  What I am trying to say is that pirates need lots and lots of gold! And this event is the perfect opportunity to get some.  Even if you don't think you need gold right now, come on out anyway and have some fun and meet new people!

Here's the plan.  We will meet up in Avery's Court like last time, and then port to Friar Sand in Mooshu.  He drops some pretty great gear and the Ebon Spectre pet, not to mention TONS of gold!  I figure we can go farm in groups of 3 and 4.  Even lower levels shouldn't have a problem fighting this guy with the help of higher level pirates!

Here are the specific details:

Date & time:  Monday, January 28 @ 6:30pm EST
Where:  Avery's Court to add me, then port to Friar Sand
Realm:  One-Eyed Jack
Who: Autumn Walker, lvl 50 witchdoctor

So bring some friends, or come by yourself and look for me. I will add you all and we will go have some fun!  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I Cannot Tell a Lie....

....I did it with my hatchet.  Okay, well maybe my companions helped too.  And maybe we used swords instead of hatchets.  And you might be wondering what I am talking about right now.  Well, here's the thing.  Me and my companions did something bad.  We cut down a whole bunch of trees......Treants to be exact. 

I had a couple of side quests in Mooshu that required me to fight Treants.  I know I haven't been posting much about my questing, so that I don't spoil too much for you guys, but this really isn't much of a spoiler, trust me.  And I had also mentioned that I would show you my ninja cat companion, Shiruku Neko, in action when I got a chance.  So I thought this would be a good opportunity to do that.

For this one quest, I had to defeat 12 Treants.  I don't remember the specifics, as this was about a week and a half ago, but here are some pictures. First, some action shots of Shiruku neko:

Now I have to say that while she isn't exactly a bad companion, I was a little disappointed.  Her hits don't seem to be as strong as some of my other high level companions.  But I also don't groan when she joins one of my battles either.  She is one of those companions I am kind of neutral about.  She does look cool though! :)

Anyway, here are a few other random pictures from my Treant battles:
My Celestial Dragon in action :)
Kan Po's critical hit
And a pretty nice hit by me. Not my highest (1438) but still respectable!
So that's it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading.  And be sure to vote on the poll I have at the top of the blog. Your feedback is important to me!  Also, watch for a contest announcement later this week, and I am also planning another event that I will announce soon as well.  Have fun in the Spirals! :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Supa Dupa NXP Party!


Wow, the NXP party last night was great!  It lasted from 6:30 until......well I don't really know. I had to leave at 9:40 and there was still around 10 or so people there!  Thanks to everyone who came!  If you couldn't come, don't worry, because I am planning on having lots more events in the future!

My favorite part of the party was all the great pirates I got to add!  So many people showed up! I think at one point there was somewhere between 20 and 30 ships there. If you have never seen that many ships in one area......well all I have to say is that's a lot of ships!

At first, it was kind of crazy, but after a few minutes, we got organized and sank many, many Jade Fleet Ships. There was more than one person who got to nautical level 50, and even more who leveled up 10 or more levels!  I was mostly just trying to get gold, and I got quite a bit.  Anyway, here are some pictures from the party.
Watching the action from a distance
My ship getting set on fire from a dragon!
So many ships!!  You can't even see all of them in this picture!
Some of the cool spells that were being used :)
And this is what it looks like when 20ish ships are all attacking at the same time!
It was CRAZY!
The party wouldn't have  been such a success without everyone who showed up!  I just want to say thank you to all of you again.  And I also would like to mention the surprise appearance made by the Pirate101 Community Manager, Friendly Thomas, aka The Friendly Necromancer.  He showed up for awhile about halfway through the party, which was a nice surprise.  Here is a picture of him fighting ships.
Friendly's ship off to the right may ask why there are money signs above his ship? Well apparently he was there for the gold, because he has more than 2 pages of companions, which as he says "is a lot of mouths to feed!" :) Anyway, thanks for coming Tom!

I hope everyone had as much fun at the party as I did!  And watch the blog for more events coming up really soon!  I hope to see everyone there!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Packs and Contests


I know that I am a few days late with this post, but Kingsisle released a new pack called The Tribal Crew Pack.  I wont go into too much detail about it, because I know you have probably already heard all about it from other sources, but I will say it is a really great pack.  The drop rates for mounts, pets and gear are awesome!  However, it is much harder to get the new companions.  I had a chance to open 5 packs, and here is some of the things I received.

Spiny Serpent pet
Deathstalker Scorpion pet
Scrimshaw Drake Pet
Trident of the Quetzal
Garnet Ankylosaur Mount
Jade Ankylosaur Mount
So yeah, not too bad for only 5 packs! I also got some companion training tomes, furniture and some "treasure" items.  The treasure can be sold at vendors for gold. The 2 I got sold got 4000 and 1500 gold each!

One of the awesome things about the packs being released is that Kingsisle gave some codes to the official fan sites!  So there are lots of contests for chances to win codes for the packs!  Here are a few of them:

Around the Spiral with Edward Lifegem
Paige's Page
A Pirate's Portal

You can also visit all the fan sites by going to this link:  Pirate101 Fan Sites

Good luck to everyone who enters.  And try to get some packs if you can. They really are great! But be careful....opening the becomes addicting!   See you next time and as always, thanks for reading! :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Nautical XP Party Announcement


For the last few days, I had a poll up asking when the best day would be for an NXP party.  Most people said Monday, so that's when I will have it.  The details are below.

Date: Monday, January 21, 2013
Time: 6:30pm EST until whenever
Where: Meet in Avery's Court, One-eyed Jack realm

When you get to Avery's Court, look for Autumn Walker, and I can add you.  After everyone is there, we will port to Mooshu, Subata Skyway and fight some level 47-49 ships.  Everyone is welcome to join, even if you are low level.  The higher level people will be there to help out!

This is the first event I have ever hosted, and I hope you all can make it!  We are sure to have a great time!  So come on out and help us sink some ships!  And bring a friend or 2 with you! :)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Amazing Celestial Dragon!

I did it! I got my Celestial Dragon pet!  Thank you everyone who gave me advice. With your help, and help from the all powerful Google, I managed to figure it out!  If you haven't gotten yours yet, read on to find out how :)

Step 1: Promote your companion
To get the Celestial Dragon pet, you need to train your starting companion to level 46, and then complete its second promotion.  I had finished this part a couple weeks ago. Here is a picture of the newly promoted Kan Po:

Step 2: Get the Savior of Mooshu badge
This is where I got confused.  A lot of the information out there says you need to complete the quest "The Moo Manchurian Candidate."  However, to get the badge, you also have to complete 2 other quests in this story line as well.  These are the quests:

The Moo Manchurian Candidate ---> The Enemy Unmasked ---> Emperor Moo

Now after I completed "The Moo Manchurian Candidate" I got another quest from the guy, but my quest finder defaulted to a different quest, so that's why I got confused.   Anyway, you can get the first quest from Lord Chagatai in the Audience Chamber, Subata Temple.  And this quest will lead into the other 2 quests.  Then, once all three are complete you get this badge:

As you can see, the reward for this badge is the Celestial Dragon pet.  But like I said earlier, you won't receive it unless your starting companion is promoted.  It's worth it though, the pet is awesome!  Here I am with mine :)

So that's it! If you have any questions, or need any help, comment below and let me know!  Thanks for reading, and good luck with your adventures!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Two Steps Forward

Hey there fellow pirates! (and wizards too)

The other day I had listed a few goals for my witchdoctor. (You can see the list here.) Well I am here to say that I have met 2 of those goals!  Keep reading to find out which two :)

Cat Ninja Companion
I completed the quest "The Silk One" and at the end, I received my cat ninja companion. The coolest part is that since I was already level 50 when I got her, that makes her level 52......which makes her my highest level companion so far!  She has only joined me in battle one time so far, so I haven't really had a chance to form an opinion yet, but either way, she is a pretty cool looking companion!  

I will post pictures of her in battle once I get to use her more, but for now, here are a couple pictures of me receiving her.

Nautical Level 50!
Last night (and several days before that) I spent a lot of time nautical leveling. In just four days I went from nautical level 38 to nautical level 50!  This was the goal I thought might take the longest, so I am glad to have it completed!  Here are some pictures of my new nautical level and rank:

I also partially completed the goal for earning gold......I managed to get enough to upgrade my ship.  And THINK I completed the objectives to get my Celestial Dragon pet, but for some reason I didn't get him, so I still have to figure out what is going on with that.  If you have any tips or advice, please comment and let me know! 

I am hoping that over the weekend I will be able to finish up my list of goals and that next week I can start posting about my Privateer.  I will keep you updated.  Thanks for reading! See you soon :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Coming to Pirate101 (Maybe)

Ahoy Pirates!

Today I would like to talk a little bit about some features I would like Kingsisle to add to Pirate101. While this is a great game so far, it definitely has room to expand.  And I have no doubt that Kingsisle already has at least some of these ideas in the works already.  So anyway, here we go, in no particular order, a list of the top 10 things I would like to see added to Pirate101 this year!

  • A Bazaar-type area:  I don't know what the pirate equivalent of this would be, but some type of auction house would definitely be awesome!
  • Stitching:  I know I have found some awesome looking gear on Pirate101, but I had to switch it out with higher level stuff as I progressed. If there was a stitching feature, I would definitely be taking advantage of it!
  • Crafting:  I know I already mentioned this in a previous post (which can be found here) but I am adding it here as well, because it is definitely something that I would love to see added!
  • Gear for companions:  We can customize our pirates, ships and houses, so why not our companions too?  I think it would be cool to have gear specifically for companions, which would customize their looks and maybe even their stats.
  • Ranked PvP:  We already have practice PvP, and while I'm not a huge W101 PvP fan, I really like P101 PvP.  I hope they add ranked PvP soon!
  • Ship PvP:  I mentioned this briefly in this post, and I still think it would be awesome to battle other players' ships! 
  • Holidays:  I am very excited to see what direction Kingsisle heads with holidays on P101!  I just hope that they make it original, and don't just carry over the same things from W101. I would love for it to snow in game during the winter too!
  • Pirate themed furniture:  I haven't spent too much time looking at housing items on P101, but those I have seen seem to be carried over from W101.  I would love to see more pirate themed housing items!
  • Removing companions:  I'm sure that everyone has at least one companion that they really do not like to have join in their battles.  I hope that in the future there will be a way to choose maybe your least favorite 3-5 companions and deactivate them or something, so they won't join in.
  • A new world!!!  Of course I want Kingsisle to take their time and make the story line and worlds the best they can be, but I really hope to see a new world by the end of 2013.  I can't wait to see where the story is headed!
So those are my ideas.  What things would you love to see added in the future? Did I miss anything?  Comment below and tell me!

Thanks for reading and have fun adventuring in the Spirals! See you!

Monday, January 14, 2013

To Be Continued.....

Yeah, so you may remember Autumn Walker the Witchdoctor from a couple posts back. Well......she has completed the main story line on Pirate101!  Or at least, she has completed the part that has already been released.  I can't wait to see what happens next and what the new world will be whenever it is released!

Now, I'm not going to go into too much detail about what happens for now, mostly because I know many of my readers haven't completed the main story yet.  I will go into more detail once I start questing on my Privateer.  When will that be?  Soon. But first I have some things I am wanting to finish up with on my Witchdoctor.  Such as:

  • Make sure I didn't miss any side quests in the other worlds.
  • Nautical level to 50
  • Get enough gold to finish leveling my companions and upgrade my ship
  • Finish the Mooshu side quests, especially the one for the Cat Ninja companion and the one for the Celestial Dragon pet.
After I reach those goals, I will start on my new pirate.  I am hoping it will be soon, but don't worry.  I will still have new posts while you are waiting!

If you would like, comment below and tell me what your favorite part of Pirate101 is so far!

Thanks for reading and see you next time!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pirate101 Crafting

Ahoy Mateys!

One of my favorite things in Wizard101 is crafting.  I love the challenge of finding the right reagents to make something I can use in game.  Pirate101 doesn't have any type of crafting, but I hope they add it in the future. It would be really cool to be able to craft not just gear and weapons to help with game play, but also ships and ship parts.  And of course we can't forget about houses and housing items!

I have been thinking about it, and while any type of crafting would be cool, I have come up with some ideas that I would like to share with you all.  The ideas I have would make Pirate101 crafting look much different from Wizard101 crafting.  To try to make my explanations less confusing, I will break them up into categories, and explain my ideas that way. Ready? Here we go!

Reagents/Natural Resources
These would be found around the Spiral, either scattered on the ground in select areas or as drops from MOBs and bosses.  Examples could be cotton, wood, metal/ore, animal hides, sand, jewels, maybe some types of plants, etc.  Some things would only be available in certain areas (sand found in beach areas), and others would be strictly from battles (for example, animal hides).  There could also be items that could be bought, like the jewels.

Raw Materials
While some items may use resources in their natural form, most items will require for the natural resources to be turned into raw materials.  What I mean by this is wood turned into lumber, cotton into thread, metal into nails, animal hides to leather, sand into glass etc.  I think you get the idea.  Anyway this process will cost a certain amount of the natural resource (example: 5 cotton to make 1 thread). Also, some of these materials could be crafted further, such as the thread could be made into fabric.

Crafting Items
Once you have all your raw materials, then it would be time to craft the actual item you want to craft. This would look a lot like Wizard101 crafting.  You get a "recipe" and go to a crafting area and use your materials to craft that item.  Pretty straight forward.  The questions is, where would these items be crafted? on to find out!

Crafting Areas
I think it would be kind of cool to have community crafting areas for specific types of items. There could be a tailor for crafting thread, cloth and clothing, a blacksmith or armory for nails and weapons, a carpentry area for ships and housing, and I am sure there are others, but that is what I have thought of so far.  There could be one main spot in the Avery's Court area, or multiple places, one in each world.

Crafting Levels
This is another thing that would be different than Wizard101. Instead of having a specific quest that you need to complete to level, you could gain experience as you craft. Each item, even making natural resources into raw materials, will be counted for a specific amount of experience.  There could be an experience bar that shows how much experience you need to get to the next level.  More recipes and resources would be made available at different levels.  I like this idea, because it will help people stock up on the materials they need for crafting larger items.

Also, as you level, you would become more efficient at crafting, so that means the cost of making raw materials could decrease as your level increases.  For example, at level 1 it could cost 5 cotton to make 1 thread, but maybe at level 10 it would cost 1 cotton to make 1 thread.  I think this would be a great idea, since higher level recipes will use more resources and materials.

Craftable Items
As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, we could craft so many different things. Houses and furniture, clothing, and weapons could be crafted, just like in Wizard101.  But then there is also the possibility of crafting ship parts and maybe even ships.  The ships could be really hard to craft, like the craftable houses in Wizard101.  I think it would also be cool to have a selection of craftable gear for our companions.  It could help improve their stats, and maybe give them an extra ability.  Not to mention that it would make the companions look more unique. *Note* I don't know if "craftable" is actually a word, but I just made it one :P

*Edited* Reader Feedback
I have had some interesting ideas submitted to me about this post via twitter, and I wanted to share them with everyone.

@OwlScarlet says "These ideas are really interesting Autumn. Badges could change as we become better tailors/blacksmiths/carpenters."

And this is what @WizzyJess has to say about crafting companions: " I agree with you! We do need crafting, and (could be weird) maybe craft companions as well?.....Somebody, I can't remember who, mentioned a clockwork companion. That would be cool! Or maybe those armada musketeer things"

I think that these are great ideas, and they would fit nicely with the crafting style I outlined above. Thanks guys! :)

The awesome podcast Talkin' the Plank mentioned this post, and also had some great ideas about Pirate101 crafting, including crafting mini games!  You can listen in here: Talkin' the Plank episode 25

*End Edit*

Anyway, that is my vision of Pirate101 crafting.  I know it will probably look nothing like this when/if it is released, but I wanted to share my ideas anyway.  And who knows? Maybe someone from Kingsisle will see this and some of my ideas will show up in game!

If you have any ideas about crafting in Pirate101, please comment or contact me at @ADreamwalker on Twitter and I will add your ideas to this post! :)

Anyway, thanks for reading and have fun in the Spirals!  See you next time! :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Pirate101 Glitches

As much as I love Pirate101, it is still new, and a work in progress.  There have been many "bugs" and glitches reported since it was released to the public, and I have to say that Kingsisle is pretty quick about fixing them. They are definitely an amazing game team!

Sometimes these bugs and glitches can be annoying (not being able to pick up a quest, quest arrow not working right, etc) but sometimes they can be kinda cool, and make for interesting photos.

I have run across quite a few of these cooler types of glitches, mostly when I lose connection, or try to port to a different location.  I thought some of you may enjoy seeing these pictures, so here they are:
Oh no! Someone must have made me walk the plank!
In this one the ship is just gone. Maybe it's a ghost ship? 
I'm siiinnnkkkiiinnnggg........
This is what happens if you have too much Yum. LOL
Apparently I have a twin....or is there just 2 of me?
My llama thinks he can fly! :)
I know this is kind of a random post, but I hope you enjoyed it anyway.  If you want, comment and tell me if you have come across any cool glitches.  Or email me photos with descriptions at  and maybe I will make another post with all of your submissions.

Have fun and watch out for those disappearing ships! See you next time :)