Welcome to 2018! A new year is upon us, and we hope you enjoyed 2017 in Pirate101. If you’re looking to catch up, please review Professor Falmea’s Producer’s Letter, which talks about how Pirate101 has grown wider. As for the future, Professor Falmea says, “We’re already talking about our plans for 2018. While it’s much too early to confirm anything specific, we’re really excited to continue to add fun to the Spiral next year!
December was a month full of presents and prizes in Pirate101, and it was our most festive season yet thanks to all the holiday updates mentioned in Falmea’s Producer’s Letter. Did you find all the hidden snowmen in the Spiral? Did you find a hidden spot you think would be perfect for another Snowman? Let us know on the Message Boards!
Read on for more great information and regular articles about Pirate101.
Rogue’s Gallery: Tyson
We had a request early in the month to show off Tyson’s backstory and agreed that he’d make a good jumping point from the Magnificent Seven. Tyson doesn’t say much, but the moments you spend with him (and the interesting figures in the crowd) in the Medicine Show Fighting Ring are quality moments you won’t soon forget. If you’re a Musketeer, he’ll aid your cause freely...if you’re another class, he’ll be convinced to come along for a few Crowns. Enjoy!
Home: Cool Ranch
Weapon of choice: His mighty fists!
The youngest of ten brothers, Tyson had to learn to hold his own at a very young age. After leaving home he happened upon Erasmus T. Morganstern, an eccentric doctor from Back East peddling a medicine to boost strength and health. The foul-smelling oil made all of his customers violently ill... except for Tyson, who grew into a truly massive chicken, with strength to match.
Morgenstern paid Tyson handsomely to travel from town to town, giving testimonials for the elixir and performing feats of strength. Tyson was the only chicken the formula seemed to work for, however – angry customers drove Morganstern out of Cool Ranch altogether, but were so intimidated by Tyson that they left the huge chicken alone.
Tyson continued to roam cool ranch, earning an income by making bets he could perform seemingly impossible feats of strength. And that was how he met Buffalo Bill, who offered Tyson a new way to show off his extraordinary strength. Tyson found himself boxing for Bill’s travelling show, and the skills he’d learned brawling with his brothers made him a fearsome opponent indeed...
Scrooge: "Are you the spirit whose coming was foretold to me?!"
Boochbeard: "Uh... no. We be yer laundry service. There's been a slight problem with yer sheets."
~ Noble Blaine Bellamy
Thank you for sending us your screenshots every month...what’s that? You don’t send us your screenshots every month?! FOR SHAME! It’s easy to do. Just press Control+G and then press Print Screen. Send your best three screenshots in an email to email@example.com. We’d love to see more of our world through your eyes here at KingsIsle.
Silver Dino Hawkins sent us this great picture this month of him and his twin elf buddy, Alex. In his own words, this screenshot “…captures the magic of friendship and fun, both which are some of the best gifts one can ask for this Christmas.” We couldn’t agree more! Thanks for sending us this screenshot, Dino!
For more tips, check out this blog post with helpful screen shot hints. Don’t forget to press Control+G before you snap your picture!
Fan Art Spotlight
We’ve been getting a lot of great fan art the past few months, but it’s never enough for us. We need more! If you’re artist that likes to draw fan art of Pirate101, we’d love to see your stuff. Sure, go ahead and post it on Tumblr to your friends, but don’t forget to also send it our way in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Our Fan Art Spotlight this month goes to a player named Bloody Scarlet. Scarlet sent us this fan art along with a touching story about her friend Dead-eye Omar Devereaux, who she hadn’t seen in years. I guess you could call this a wanted poster! If you’re out there Omar, Bloody Scarlet misses you!
Bloody Scarlet also added a few thoughts for our readers: “I'd just like to say that ever since I played Wizard101 in 2009 and Pirate101 in 2013, I've met some of the most amazing people that have changed me and made me who I am today. Moments on both Wizard101 and Pirate101 were some of the best ones in my entire life. Although questing and all the fun activities you can do were a blast, it was the people that made these games memorable and it was an honor to draw one of those people!”
Cookie Crunching and Yulecore Yammering Aplenty!
Our Pirate101 Message Boards are a great place to meet up with friends and talk about your favorite game. Here are a few posts that caught our "one good eye" this month:
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