Professor Falmea had a big State of the Games announcement for Pirates on December's KI Live show! She talked about what was coming together for 2021, so you'll want to check out the dev diary. Here's a snippet:
"Happy holidays KI community!
Before we all take a long winter’s nap, I wanted to reflect on this past year and all that we’ve accomplished. Each year we set goals for the game, which are our “North Stars” to guide us for the year of development.
So, I’d like to peel back the curtain a bit to give you some insight into WHY we chose what we chose to tackle in 2021, and some light analysis on how we thought it went!"
The kick off of the 12 Days of the Spiral week included a holiday charity livestream! It was an amazing five hours of supporting both the AbleGamers and the Creative Action charities with special guest interviews from each charity team. Congrats to the community for raising over $3,700 total for these two charities!
We had a festive and 'Superfan' KI Live that wrapped up our 2021 shows in what has been an amazing year for the community!
We announced some exciting developments for Pirate101 that you don't want to miss, talked all about our excitement of Lemuria's launch (the new world for Wizard101!), hung out with the community in-game, and gave away some cool prizes (keep watch in January 2022 for Superfan Outfits for Pirates!).
Missed the show? No worries! You can watch the recording of KI Live now on YouTube:
It's always a blast hanging out with the community, so let us know what you most like about KI Lives so we can continue to make them even more fun to watch.
Secret Reader Bonus - The giveaway code was also changed up a bit with an exclusive Pirate101 code provided this time. As of this newsletter's announcement, for those who didn't get a chance to redeem the KI Live giveaway code yet, we opened it up again (KILIVESUPERBOOTS) for another 500 redemptions!
A great gameplay tip submitted to KI Live comes from Caladboig:
“Humble Misty has a tip for Pirate101. When in a dungeon don't forget to look around for shinnies (chests). They are usually hidden away from where you do battle.” - Esther Foley
PUPPET PIRATES COMMUNITY CHOICE
We have a double whammy Puppet Pirates with November AND December. December’s is still ongoing, so vote now for your favorite caption!!
“Loveable Melody wanted some extra goodies to buy Humble Misty a surprise gift for Christmas, so she decided to go treasure hunting. Not having a lot of the map open yet, Melody sailed to Corsair’s Cove to see what she could find on the island. This Captain had to go there anyway to locate Gunn’s Refuge (Treasure Hunt). Right outside the cabin, there was her first chest to open! That sure didn’t take long.” - Humble Misty
For this month’s art spotlight, we are showcasing a drawing of Mean Mocha Latte’s new Armada OC – Swan!
“Presenting my new Armada OC - Swan! Like many pirates, I was always enchanted by Kane’s court. Swan is a mid-ranking clockwork who serves the Valencia aristocracy while controlling them through manipulation tactics.
This is an illustration of this artist's player character. His name is Finnegan Finch, a Witchdoctor who previously hailed from Marelybone, but felt his heart belonged to the pirate life out on the skyways.
Do you have a drawing or other art piece to share? Let us know and it may make an appearance in a future newsletter!
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 and other community leaders for their contributions this month!
A highlight of this past month for the competitive scene was RZ's Rumble Tournament! RZ kicked off the event right after our July KI Live with a dungeon run, immediately followed by the opening match of RZ's Rumble. You can watch the coverage of the entire event on rrrrzzzz's Twitch channel.
TUB (TOURNAMENT) EVENTS
Weekend Pet Morph Giveaways by TheFearsomeRubberDucky
"A Pet Morph GiveAway is a stream where we morph out pets for every class. Streams from 3 - 4 pm CT Fridays!"
PvP with Viewers
"PvP with Viewers is a light foot in the door to competitive play. Want to PvP with little to no trouble, we'll give you the experience of teaming with some of the games top PvP players. Streams Saturdays from 3 - 4 pm CT on Twitch."
Many tournaments are also hosted on Battlefy. Search for Pirate101 to see when the next one is open for participation!
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