Archive | January 2013

Extra Tribal Pack Winners!!

Captian Victoria Stuart and her Hunting Puma

Captain Victoria Stuart
and her Hunting Puma

We Had Extra Codes!

We had a little issue with one of our original game codes and contacted One-Eyed Jack to resolve the issue. Not only did Jack help us with the problem; he scavenged a couple of extra codes for us, in case it happened again! He’s so awesome!

We want to send out a BIG Thank You Jack! For your help and especially for your generosity! There’s a lot of our “A Pirate’s Portal”  fans who really appreciate it! Not to mention we LOVE these contests. This is only our 2nd give away; but it is so much fun for our entire family to be able to give away prizes to our visitors and other fans of Pirate101!!

We wanted to surprise some of our contestants who entered our Tribal Pack contest throughout the week by giving them one of these extra left over codes. We picked them at random, except one.

We decided to use one of those codes for a Day 4 entry we mentioned on our winners announcement. Our question that day was:
When you first enter the game and create your pirate character, What is the 1st thing Boochbeard says?

We posted an honorable mention to Captain James Derevaux; who gave us the most complete answer:
“Get down, she’s gonna blow. *BOOM* *cough cough* it’s one of these prisoners *cough* check the ones down there monkey.” 

We wanted to acknowledge the extra effort and awarded the first of the extra codes to him. Captain James received some great gifts from his Tribal pack: A Hunting Puma mount, a Scrimshaw Drake pet (named Coco), 3 companion training tombs and some cool stuff for his dorm room.

Captain James Derevaux

Captain James Derevaux and his Hunting Puma Mount
that he’s named Kitty!

Our next Extra Tribal Pack Crew Winner from the week is….
Lainey – aka Reckless Scarlet Moone

And our last Tribal Pack Crew Winner Is…
Sam – aka  Silent Diego Everhart – (Another overseas winner! He’s from Australia!)

Captain

Captain Silent Diego Everhart


Congratulations to all our Tribal Pack Winners this week! We hope everyone had fun. Come back and visit us next time One-Eyed Jack scrounges up some new game codes for us to give away!

© Springwolfs Hanko

 © 2013 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

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Our Sunday Special Tribal Pack Winners Are…

Supreme Commander KaneOur Sunday Day Tribal Crew Pack Contest Winners Are…..

Our special Tribal Crew Pack game code gives our winner 5 (five) Tribal packs for 1 account. That’s 5 packs that you can use for 1 or all of your pirate captains. It’s 5 chances to win exciting and wonderful prizes from the packs! With a special code like that; we had to make the contest question a little special.

Answer me this:
Do you know your Pirate101 History? If you do, you can answer this question with ease.
Who is the leader of the Clockworks?

The Golden Age Of Piracy
Have you read about the State of Piracy in the Spiral? The tale contains the history of pirating upon the skyways. It is a wondrous time of exploration and adventure, when tall ships fly the endless skies and brave the Stormgates of the Spiral. Trade and commerce sprang up all over the Spiral, and many nations learned that the size and strength of their fleets were the key to their destiny. Marleybone, Valencia, Monquista, and Polaris emerged as the dominant powers of the era, forming colonies and forging trade routes that made them wealthy and powerful. Grizzleheim and many other realms, tried to stay neutral, trading with all and claiming no empire.

Competing colonial interests led to tension between the great powers, and then to war. Polaris, led by Emperor Napoleguin, launched a great war against Marleybone, Valencia, and Monquista. Napoleguin’s military genius and strong navy brought the Spiral to its knees – his victory seemed assured, but Marleybone’s staunch resolve and Valencia’s new clockwork Armada finally defeated him.

In the aftermath, Pirates flourished in the outer reaches of the Spiral, where the colonial powers spread their forces thinner and thinner. In Skull Island, gangs of Pirates took control of entire Skyways, building their own ports and cities and launching daring raids in every corner of the Spiral.

The Armada continues to rise. The Clockworks are supposed to be the military of the Valencian monarchy, but many are beginning to wonder if the Clockworks and their leader, Kane, don’t have an agenda of their own.

Read the whole historical tale State of Piracy in the Spiral and full back story of its evolution on Pirate101!

We had a lot of responses for this one. But Tonight’s code winners are:

Emily
aka
Captain Nimble Nikita Aldridge

Captain Nimble Nikita Aldridgeand her Spiny Serpent pet named King Scrapper

Captain Nimble Nikita Aldridge
and her Spiny Serpent pet
named King Scrapper

 

Mark
aka
Captain Joseph Eastwick

Congratulations Captains!
We’ve sent you an email with your game code and instructions for how to redeem the code online. If you don’t receive the email or have problems, please let us know.

Enjoy your Tribal Pack
We hope you win something great!

Send us a picture of your pirate and your favorite item and we’ll post your picture here to help you celebrate! If it’s a pet, or companion don’t forget to tell us their name and what they are.

That ends our official contest. But stay tuned, thanks to One-Eyed Jack..we have a couple extra single pack codes to give away. We’ll randomly pick from all the entries of the week! Stay tuned.

© Springwolfs Hanko

 © 2013 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

Taking A Picture Of Your Pirate

Captain Aedan HawkinsIn his Tribal Crew Outfit

Captain Aedan Hawkins
In his Tribal Crew Outfit

How Do You Take A Picture?

During our Tribal Pack Give Away Contest, we received some questions about how to take a picture of your Pirate in Pirate101.

It’s actually pretty easy to do. But there are many ways to manipulate the image so you can take the picture you want.

We of course use our pictures here on A Pirate’s Portal, and our sister blog Fireheart’s Keep. But we also use these pictures in our PC screen saves as keepsakes of our animated family and adventures. You can share your pictures with friends, put them on your cellphone, or set them as your desktop image. Whatever you’d like to do; it’s fun to keep track of your favorite Pirates, pets, mounts, companions and more!

Here’s a few tips we’ve learned over the years with Wizard101 that have been included in the Pirate Spiral as well.

1. Taking A Picture:
The first thing to know is how do you take a screen shot image? Simply hit PF12 and you’ll take a picture of whatever is on your screen at that moment. Continue reading

News – Special Tribal Pack Give Away #2!!

SI_Ptero Shaman CompanionWin A 5 Tribal Pack Code!

That’s right! We have 4 Tribal Crew Pack left to give away! But these are extra special!!!

Each of these codes will give 1 account, 5 tribal packs!
That’s right, you’ll have 5 chances to acquire special Azteca items with 1 code!!

We’ll be giving away 2 codes today and that’s it for our special Tribal Pack Give Away! We’ll randomly pick 2 winners from the correct answers.

Sunday Tribal Contest!
Answer Me This:
Do you know your Pirate101 History?
If you do, you can answer this question with ease.
Who is the leader of the Clockworks?

  1. Send us an email to: APiratesPortal@springwolf.com
  2. If you copy/paste our email, include in the subject line: TribalPack.Sunday
  3. Include your name (First name only)
  4. Your in game pirate name. Ie: Captain Victoria Bristol
  5. And the answer to our question!

If you are under the age of 13, remember to get your parents/guardians permission.

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2013 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

Our Saturday Special Tribal Pack Winners Are…

Captain EveryOur Saturday Day Tribal Crew Pack Contest Winners Are…..

Our special Tribal Crew Pack game code gives our winner 5 (five) Tribal packs for 1 account. That’s 5 packs that you can use for 1 or all of your pirate captains. It’s 5 chances to win exciting and wonderful prizes from the packs! With a special code like that; we had to make the contest question a little special.

Answer Me This:
Captain Avery is based on a real life Captain, who pirated the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. What was his “real” name?

Henry Every
Also known as Evory or Avery and sometimes erroneously known as John Avery. He was an English pirate who operated in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in the mid-1690s. He likely used several aliases throughout his career, including Henry Bridgeman, and was known as Long Ben to his crewmen and associates.

Dubbed “The Arch Pirate” and “The King of Pirates” by contemporaries, Every was the most notorious pirate of his time; he earned his infamy by becoming one of the few major pirate captains to retire with his loot without being arrested or killed in battle, and also for being the perpetrator of what has been called the most profitable pirate raid in history.

You can learn a lot more about the inspiration for Pirate101’s Captain Avery. Reading a little about the real man, gives some good “behind the story” insight of our Captain Avery on Skull Island. You can read more about Captain Henry Every on Wikipedia!

We had a lot of responses for this one. But Tonight’s code winners are:

Seamus
aka
Captain Bold Seamus Percy

Captain Percey

Captain Bold Seamus Percy
and his Citrine Ankylosaur Mount!

 

Excited we have another overseas winner!
Lucy from the UK!

aka
Captain William Blake

Congratulations Captains!
We’ve sent you an email with your game code and instructions for how to redeem the code online. If you don’t receive the email or have problems, please let us know.

Enjoy your Tribal Pack
We hope you win something great!

Send us a picture of your pirate and your favorite item and we’ll post your picture here to help you celebrate! If it’s a pet, or companion don’t forget to tell us their name and what they are.

If you didn’t win today, you’ll have one more chance for a Tribal Crew pack. It’s the last of our special drawings for the weekend. We’ll be giving away 2 more special codes! Sunday’s Giveaway will begin tonight at 6:30!! Stay tuned for our contest announcement!!

Our next contest begins at 6:30pm tonight and will run until 6pm tomorrow night! Good luck everyone.

© Springwolfs Hanko

 © 2013 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

News – Special Tribal Pack Give Away!!

Ankylosaurus Mount

Ankylosaurus Mount

Win A 5 Tribal Pack Code!

That’s right! We have 4 Tribal Crew Pack codes left to give away! But these are extra special!!!

Each of these codes will give 1 account, 5 tribal packs!
That’s right, you’ll have 5 chances to acquire special Azteca items with 1 code!!

We’ll be giving away 2 codes today and 2 tomorrow!

We’ll randomly pick 2 winners from the correct answers.

Saturday Tribal Contest!
Answer Me This:
Captain Avery is based on a real life Captain, who pirated the
Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
What was his “real” name?

  1. Send us an email to: APiratesPortal@springwolf.com
  2. If you copy/paste our email, include in the subject line: TribalPack.Saturday
  3. Include your name (First name only)
  4. Your in game pirate name. Ie: Captain Victoria Bristol
  5. And the answer to our question!

If you are under the age of 13, remember to get your parents/guardians permission.

We’ll give away 2 more codes tomorrow, Sunday January 27th! So Stay Tuned For Your Chance To Win!

The Contest Day will begin each day at 6:30pm eastern (tonight) – and will close at 6pm tomorrow evening!

If you know your Pirate legend and lore; you’ll be able to answer all our contest questions. We’ll email the winners by 9pm each day. We’ll also post the day’s winner (first name only)!

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2013 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.