Halloween has passed and now our thoughts are turning from “spooky fun” to “thanks a ton” as November and Thanksgiving arrive in the Spiral. We’ll be throwing a few great sales this month and bringing back your favorite Harvest items in November. Also in November is Veteran’s Day—a holiday that is near and dear to our hearts at KingsIsle.
October was a great month for Pirate101 as we celebrated our 5th birthday and Halloween. There were special presents, new mounts and pets, and even a new party room doorway for your house. We hope you’re enjoying the recent update and all that came along with it. Hopefully you’re having fun earning your new Team up Ledger Badges and Practice Ship PvP badges as well!
Read on for more great information and regular articles about Pirate101.
Rogue's Gallery: Bat Masterson
Continuing on with our recent fascination with the magnificent seven, this month’s spotlight (or maybe . . . moonlight?) falls upon Bat Masterson. Witchdoctors will know Bat Masterson well as he joins their crew during Cool Ranch. Just like all Magnificent Seven companions, Bat also unlocks in the Crown Shop for purchase for all other classes. Read on for more information about this interesting immigrant from Darkmoor!
Subject: Bat Masterson
Home: Cool Ranch (by way of Darkmoor)
Weapon of choice: Vampiric Fangs and Dark Magic
The vampire that would come to be known as Bat Masterson was born Barklementizov Masterson in distant Darkmoor. He came from a vampire clan who had spent centuries serving a powerful elder vampire (they were quite literally the "Master's Sons"). A junior member of the clan, young Barklementizov's life was one of service and drudgery. All that changed when The Master started a feud with the dreaded Shane von Shane – The Master lost the battle, and his servants scattered to the four winds.
Barklementizov made his way Back East, where the locals had no patience for his tongue-twisting name and simply called him "Bat." His Darkmoor origins left Bat shunned and even persecuted by the local fowl, so Bat made his way to Cool Ranch to try and build a new life in solitude.
He tried his hand at Buffaloon hunting, and found his magical talents and fearsome nature made him an ideal bounty hunter. But he gave up that career when he met legendary lawman Wyatt Chirp, who was the first bird who happily called bat by his proper name (a “five dollar name,” as Wyatt put it). Wyatt recruited Bat in the Magnificent Seven, where he made quite a name for himself. By the time the Seven broke up, Bat tried his hand as a businessman – a career he quickly abandoned when he met a young pirate...
Gandry: “He isn’t over here here captain....”
Boochbeard: “hmmm.... I have a feline he’s nearby.”
Gandry: “This is a real head scratcher!”
~ Clever Klaus
We’re on the hunt for more screenshots! We love to see your great moments in game, so please don’t forget to send them our way. A great moment is just a PrtScn button away.
This month’s screenshot of the month was a spooky offering from Loud Lawrence Lanyard. A haunted ship, spooky pet, nefarious eyes, and creepy night-time setting . . . *INSERT CHILLS HERE*!
Thanks for the great screenshot, Loud Lawrence! As a reminder, please only send us your best three screenshots every month to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to participate. 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!
Our Pirate101 fans never cease to amaze us with how creative and fun they are. We have some of the best artists, illustrators, and passionate painters around. Thank you for using our games to fuel your creativity!
This month’s fan art spotlight comes from Mia, aka Dearly Doodles from Twitter! Mia is a stalwart fan of KingsIsle’s games: “I've been playing Wizard101 ever since 2009, and I always look forward to new updates, and new characters added to the game. The artwork and animations for Wizard101, as well as Pirate101, are very inspiring to me, giving myself more motivation to finish more paintings.”
This picture is stunning . . . and a bit frightening as well! Mia really captured the creepiness of the souless armada preparing for battle.
Five Years Strong As the Community Forges On
We’re always happy to hear from our fans and friends on the official Pirate101 Message Boards. Thanks for entertaining us and sharing your thoughts. Here are a few threads that caught our “one good eye” last month:
If you have your badges from using the Team Up Ledger, this thread might be a good place to brag about it (and spread a bit of good information).
Also, the unaffiliated-with-KingsIsle “Community Newsletter” had a great selection of Pirate101-related links this month from around the web. NOTE: Be sure to visit and follow their Twitter page for more information. To subscribe to their newsletter, send a Direct Message to them over Twitter inquiring to be added or email them at email@example.com. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending them an email with the phrase “UNSUB”