Exciting New Pirate101 Updates!

Pirate101 has added some awesome new updates to the game, including a new pack! Click the image above for more details!

Lots o' Pirate101 Swag!

Click to check out all the new items in the Pirate101 Zazzle store! And keep an eye out for more new items in the future as well!

Pirate101 guides are now available!

Get information about secret pets, Spiral maps, clues to Zeke quests and more!

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Year of the Horse Sale

Ahoy again Pirates!

This is the Year of the Horse, and to celebrate the Chinese New Year, Pirate101 is having a huge sale in the Crowns Shop! Now through Sunday, February 2nd, 2014, you can get up to 50% off select horse mounts and companions! Log in and check out the Crowns Shop to see these amazing deals and/or visit the following link for more details: Year of the Horse sale.

Dueling Diego Codes!

Ahoy Pirates!

Kingsisle announced a few days ago that the KI Free Games mini game, Dueling Diego, now gives out codes for Pirate101!  This is an awesome way to get gold and other prizes in Pirate101!  To play Dueling Diego, you can visit the following link: Dueling Diego Game

One Eyed Jack was also awesome enough to give me some top-tier codes to give away to you guys!  Each one can be redeemed for 5,000 gold and one random Pirate101 item!  I have 10 of these codes to give out.  All you have to do is watch the Secrets of the Spiral Twitter next week, Monday, February 3rd-Friday, February 7th.  I will be posting 2 codes on there each day, one at 8am and one at 8pm (Eastern).  The first person to redeem the code will be the lucky winner!

Good luck to everyone!  And be sure to go check out Dueling Diego at the link above to try to win your own codes too!  See you in the spiral!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Not A Spoiler Post

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to talk about something that has been going on in the community. Something that concerns both Wizard101 and Pirate101.  The topic I am talking about is......spoilers.

It seems like every time new content is getting close to being released (especially for Wizard101), there is an influx of spoilers floating around.  This seems to cause much debate between community members.  Some like and seek out the spoilers. Others don't like having the new content "spoiled" before they can explore it for themselves.  I can see both sides to that, but I am here to talk about something different that often seems to get overlooked.

Has anyone stopped to wonder where this information is coming from?  Does anyone think it's weird that this spoiler content isn't available anywhere on any of Kingsisle's official pages or websites?  That leads me to believe that the person releasing this information is getting it through means that go against the Terms of Service, which is not okay.  Kingsisle works hard  to bring us new content, and it should be released to the players on Kingsisle's terms, not on someone else's terms.

So how can you tell if information you see online has been released by Kingsisle or not? Well, it's pretty simple. You can check any one of their official sites.  Below are the links to both the Pirate101 and Wizard101 websites, Twitters, and Facebook pages.  I highly recommend following all these sites, if you can, to stay updated with all the official releases, updates, hints and news.
If you're one of the people who doesn't enjoy seeing spoiler information, remember you can always take steps to limit how much you see.  When you're on social network sites, don't open links.  You can also scroll past images without examining them or clicking on them to enlarge them.  If it gets too bad, remember you always have the option of unfollowing or unfriending people who post the spoiler content.  While you may not avoid all spoilers this way, you can certainly avoid many of them by following those simple steps.

And to the people who post information/spoilers they come across online?  Please stop.  This is coming from someone who doesn't mind spoilers. I can honestly say I don't like surprises, but even though I feel that way, I still think the Kingsisle team deserves some respect.  Let them release hints and new content when they're ready.  And if you come across spoilers online, don't repost them where everyone can see. Just because someone else did it first, it doesn't make it okay.

Anyway, on a happier note.........I am thinking there will be new content in both games soon! Yay! I can't wait to see what they have in store for us!  Feel free to post your comments below (either about your opinion on spoilers or about new content) and thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pirate101 Timeline....And More!

Ahoy!

Today Pirate101 announced that they had released an updated version of their timeline.  Not sure what the timeline is? Well, it's an interactive listing of all the Pirate101 accomplishments and events since the game was announced.  It is actually a really cool feature! You can check it out in the link above.

One of the coolest parts of this timeline update is the very last entry! It's another sneak peek at the upcoming new content!  Here is the picture and caption they provided us with.
Aha! Looks like Ol' Fish Eye isn't so lonely anymore?
Notice the new character has a quest for us! I am wondering if this update will have new class specific quests, maybe for a class weapon or a new companion.  Or are all these sneak peeks for different things that will all be released at one time?  Whatever Kingsisle has planned for us, it is sure to be EPIC! I am so excited!

What do you think the update will contain?  Leave me a comment below with your ideas! Thanks for reading!

Monday, January 13, 2014

NXP Party Recap

Ahoy!

Thanks to everyone who came to my NXP Event this past Saturday!  A ton of people showed up at the beginning and a bunch more ported throughout the event. It was great to see so many familiar people!

The party was in Achaean Way in Aquila.  We spent the night (3 1/2+ hours!) fighting Spartacos and the surrounding ships.  Some people were able to level up 20 or more levels, so congrats to them! I am already max level (and also at my gold cap) so I didn't get the benefit of either of those things. However, I did get to enjoy receiving some awesome high level drops! We got highest level anchor, wheel, and rudder (I think) as well as some great lower level drops.

People also got to listen to my randomness and Yohoho-ing! If you were there, I hope you enjoyed it.  And if you weren't? Well.....You missed a great time, but don't worry! I am planning another event soon! So be sure to watch for an announcement!

As always, thanks for reading and have fun Spiraling! :)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A New Year of NXP!

Ahoy!

You have all been asking, so here it is! Secrets of the Spiral's first NXP event of 2014!  Let's start the new year with a bang and sink some ships!  There will be lots of NXP to be had, as well as gold, great ship equipment drops (hopefully) and lots of fun!

Here are the details:
When: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Time: 6:30pm Eastern
Where: Meet in Avery's Court and add Autumn Walker, level 2 witchdoctor. Then we will port to Achaean Way (Aquila) to fight the ships.
Realm: One Eyed Jack, area 1

Everyone is welcome, regardless of level.  Just make sure you have a membership, or crowns to purchase the area!  I hope to see you there! :)

The First Newsletter of the Year!

Ahoy!

Yesterday Pirate101 released a brand new newsletter, the first one of 2014!  As always, there is lots of cool stuff in the newsletter, But one thing in particular I am totally excited about.  But I'll get to that in a minute.  First, here are a few of the other things you can read about if you click the link above:

  • A new Rogue's Gallery featuring Old Scratch
  • Loots and lots of links from the fan sites and other fans.
  • Tips from One Eyed jack about how the battle boards are set up.
  • And more!
So yeah, so pretty cool information in there.  But now for what I am so excited about.......Are you ready!?!?!  There was another "Completely Barmy" sneak peek included as well!  Here it is:
A treasure chest of some sort.  It looks like it is in Skull Island, near Skull Cave.  And what is with the lock/unlock symbol?  I can't wait to find out! The newsletter says that we will find out "soon" and it also says January will kick the new year off "with a bang."  I'm hoping this means we will find out more information about all these sneak peeks this month! Who else is excited?  Be sure to check out the whole newsletter for more information! See you soon!