Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter


 
 
 

Holidays 2019

HAPPY HOLIDAYS COMMUNITY!



Ahoy! Thanks to all Pirates across the skyways for celebrating the holidays with us! Skull Island and its festive trees and lights have been regular gathering spots for events and contests of all sorts. Our team made several appearances in recent community events, and Professor Falmea also took the time to update you all in her latest Producer’s Letter (see below). And the year is not over yet!

A reminder to be safe out there! Help each other out so that no Pirate is left without proper ship defenses as they sail the skyways this holiday season.

Let’s take a quick look back on recent activities that occurred across the skyways:

  • NOV 11: We honored Veterans Day with a free Patriotic Phonograph
  • NOV 19: New Midnight Owl Mount
  • DEC 09: The 12 Days of the Spiral begins
  • DEC 09: New Santa Jaws Charity Mount
  • DEC 10: New Producer’s Letter (see below!)
  • DEC 12: Puppet Pirates #86 quote
  • DEC 15: New Sea Turtle Mount
  • JAN 16: Join us at PAX South this coming January
Keep updated daily on the latest news to hit the skyways for next month on Twitter and Facebook. Read on for more fun with our community and their Spiral activities!

PRODUCER’S LETTER - PROFESSOR FALMEA



My Pirate Friends,

As the winds turn cold in the North, I know I can always count on Skull Island to have a tropical breeze, so I’m very happy to visit once more and share some holiday greetings with everyone! While I’m a fan of warmer climes, I am also a big fan of the holiday season.

12 Days of the Spiral, for instance, is one of the best times of the year. It’s one of our very favorite celebrations, and this year is no exception. We kicked it off the first day with the new Santa Jaws mount. If you’ve ever dreamed of traversing the Spiral on a fearsome Holiday-themed land shark, this mount is for you!

Most importantly, the mount benefits Creative Action in Austin and the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, which both are extremely worthy and important charities. We’ve got lots of other free gifts, contests, sales, and giveaways in store as the month goes along. As always, we also have holiday decorations brightening many of the towns out there. It’s a tradition we know and love!

~ Professor Falmea

Read more in Professor Falmea’s December 2019 Producer’s Letter!

12 DAYS OF THE SPIRAL AND SPECIAL CHARITY MOUNTS



Through December 20th KingsIsle celebrated the 12 Days of the Spiral. Each day we had a different surprise in store for your Wizards. Some days we gave away items like mounts and pets, while other days had discount offers. We even introduced a few new mounts and other items along the way!

The fun hasn’t stopped, as you still have a chance to participate in the giveaways. Two additional special events are also still ongoing for the next several days, the Winter Wonderland Decorating Contest and the Charity Mount Offers!

Winter Wonderland Decorating Contest
 
Charity Mounts!
 

KI LIVE WITH SPARCK & PROFESSOR FALMEA


Our last KI Live of the year was super frosty fun! Watch the video below:


For more videos and livestreams, be sure to subscribe to KingsIsle's YouTube channel.

A great Pirate101 tip from KI Live comes from community member Willowydream:

“Witch Hunter is an Epic Talent that may activate against magic users, but the damage reduction that the Epic Talent states to occur doesn't always happen. It only happens when the unit with Witch Hunter is next to the offending user.” - Willowydream

JOIN US AT PAX SOUTH 2020 IN JANUARY



Deep in the Heart of Texas, in Historic San Antonio, DuelCircle is proud to announce their return to PAX South this upcoming January, and KingsIsle will be there with them!

DuelCircle’s 5th Anniversary Fiesta Party will be held on Thursday, January 16th from 6-10pm at Dave & Busters located within Rivercenter Mall, just steps away from the historic Alamo and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. This event is free of charge for the community! RSVP here.

As the countdown to PAX South continues, be sure to visit the DuelCircle PAX South Website for updates.

macOS UPDATE WARNING – ACCESS TO WIZARD101


Apple has released its macOS Catalina update. If you upgrade right away to Catalina, you will not be able to play Wizard101 or Pirate101!

We are continuing to work with our partners on making both games Catalina compatible. To ensure your game access is not interrupted, please wait to install Catalina until we announce full support for the OS.

Thanks for your patience as we work on this functionality. We will notify you as soon as support for Catalina becomes available!

PUPPET PIRATES


Congrats to Alia! The community chose her quote for Puppet Pirates #86!


Boochbeard: “I didn't think we would make it alive with all of this loot.”
Gandry: “Not for long on this sinking ship Boochbeard!”
~ Alia

Join in on the fun by watching Twitter and Facebook for the next Puppet Pirate reveal!

COMMUNITY VIDEO SPOTLIGHT


From Smart Logan West, a wrap of Pirate101 content and 2019 community activities:


FAN ART SPOTLIGHT


For this month’s fan art spotlight, we are showcasing a neat drawing from Bloody Scarlet and her best friend Scurvy Adam Walker. These two Pirates have been friends in the game for over six years now!



Capture an amazing screenshot like a magnificent sunset or a monster about to eat your ship and send it to us at community@pirate101.com. We’re always interested in showing off more art, gameplay guides, and other content!

Thanks, Pirates!

COMMUNITY NEWS



Keep updated on what’s happening in the community right here in our Community News section! For every newsletter we receive direct from the community links to new gameplay guides, exciting upcoming contests, and much more. Thanks to the following fansites for their contributions this month!

Adventures of the Spiral:
Final Bastion:
  • We just started our holiday PvP tournament and have over 30 Pirates competing for a 25,000 Crowns prize. If you're interested in competing in other tournaments, keep your eyes peeled!
  • Any Pirate101 morphing enthusiast has heard the saying that "perfect pets don't exist." This article takes a mathematical look into why this is the case.
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