It’s International Awesomeness Day!

autumnThat’s Awesome!

The International Day of Awesomeness is a celebration of awesomeness. People are awesome every day, frequently don’t realize it, and their feats of awesomeness are rarely recognized. International Awesomeness day aims to fix that, with a special day to both perform and celebrate all sorts of feats of awesomeness!

Back in 2013 and 2014, Dworgyn (aka the Friendly Necromancer), listed a bunch of the awesome things about Wizard101 on The Necromancer’s blog. It’s a list of 46 items that you might agree with. Check out the story today on the KingsIsle Blog!

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 66,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Taking A Sabbatical

We’re Taking Some Time Off

A Pirate’s Portal was one of the first Fan Sites for Pirate101. We were so excited and couldn’t wait to share our views on KingsIsle’s new game.

But we’re taking a sabbatical for a little bit and we’ve sent a message to One-Eyed Jack to let him know what we’re up to. We’ll be part of the Archived Fan Sites. He also extended an invitation to return when we’re back. That was a very touching gesture and goes to show it’s not only the game we love; but the people behind the scenes too.

For now we want to say Thank You to everyone for visits, your kind comments and your participation in our contests. We wish you all blessings and wonderful travels through the Pirate101 Spiral.

Our Pirate Family Captain Aidean, Garrett and Victoria

Our Pirate Family
Captains Aidean, Garrett and Victoria

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Grand Prize Arrgust 2014 – Contest Winners!

pirate-gold/crownsCongratulations To Our Prize Winners!

It’s that time! Time to announce our round of Game Code Prize Winners for the 2014 Arrgust in the Spiral Celebrations!

Tonight’s Grand Prize contest received a game code good for:   10,000 Crowns.

Selecting tonight’s winner took a little more time than usual. But we made our selection and we’re happy to announce our winner!

Our Round 2 – Trivia Question!

In Mooshu you run into a whole lot of folks who claim
to be part of the Yakoozai. A band of thieves and generally
bad critters. But who claim to be nice, and act as peace keepers.
The head of their “family” is Oyabun Shingen who
is based on a comic book character.

Name the comic book character,
the comic book and what’s #1 difference between
the Pirate Oyabun Shingen and the Comic Book Character.

You must provide all 3 answers to be entered in the Grand Prize.
This isn’t meant to be easy. But if you pay attention to the clues; you can find the answers online.

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Grand Prize Arrrgust Giveaway For 2014

Day 2

The Grand Prize!

Ahoy, Mateys It’s The Grand Prize Giveaway!

We’re celebrating Arrgust in the Spiral with Pirate101!

One-Eyed Jack has sent us a few Crowns to give away. So We hope you’re ready for another round of Pirate Trivia! How well do you think you know Pirate101, Characters of the Spiral and what’s behind their creation!

Plus, our fellow Pirate101 awesome fan sites are holding their own contests with great giveaways too. Don’t miss your chance to visit Spiral homes and multiply your chances to win some more crowns!

Our Grand Prize Contest day will provide a game code for 10,000 crowns!

  1. Maximum number of redemptions per code: 1
  2. Maximum number of unique codes that can be redeemed per account from this promotion: 3
  3. These codes expire on 01 Jan 2015.

If you encounter a problem redeeming your game code, please send an email to community@kingsisle.com and include your code and Pirate101 account name, but never the password!

See the Pirate101 Arrrgust Celebration »

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Round 2 Arrgust 2014 – Contest Winners!

pirate-gold/crownsCongratulations To Our Prize Winners!

It’s that time! Time to announce our round of Game Code Prize Winners for the 2014 Arrgust in the Spiral Celebrations!

Winners received a game code good for:   5,000 Crowns

We tried to make our question easy, so what was the answer?

Round 2 – Trivia Question!

This one is a little harder…
There’s a lot of inter-connecting relationships in Port Regal.
The G&S Savoy has a relationship with Captain Corcoran over in the Port Regal Tavern.
Let’s see if you can find out who or what inspired Captain Corcoran.

Answer me this…it’s a 2 part question and you’ll have to provide 2 answers:

Who is Captain Corcoran AND how does he related to the proprietors of the Savoy?

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