Housing – Teleporters

portersPlacing Teleporters At Home

Porters are a great item to have on your island home. Especially if you have one of the bigger islands. You can place a porter near your dock, and link its travel location near your front door. When you arrive with a new item to place in your house, you can run into the porter and you’ll automatically be ported to your house. It’s a great idea!

So here’s how it works. Firstly you should know that teleporters are one way travel gateways. You’ll be able to run into the porter wheel and teleport to another location. But you won’t be able to go back as there won’t be another porter wheel to enter.

Additionally placing the porter is a two step to this process. You will need to place the porter and then go to where you want it to send you to and mark that spot. Continue reading


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

Playing Pirate101

Hints, Overview & Oddities

If you’re new to KingsIsle games (Wizard101 and Pirate101) you’re in for some great fun. These games are wonderful for all ages and for every member of the family. Players of the original KI game Wizard101 are familiar with the little extras in these games. But if you’re new, there maybe some things you don’t know that can enhance your game play.

For instance, did you know you can take a picture of your Wizard or Character from a frontal view and using the F12 key? Or that there are hidden treasure chests all over the Spiral to find some goodies in? Continue reading

The Pirate Spiral’s Backstory

The History Of The Spiral

It is a wondrous time of exploration and adventure, when tall ships fly the endless skies and brave the Stormgates of the Spiral. Not long ago, a generation of explorers led by the great Marco Pollo opened and mapped dozens of connections between the various realms. 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. ~ From The Pirate101 History


History is a very important thing. It helps us know where we came from and where we’re going. It helps us understand why some things are designed the way they are, or how other things evolved into the common practice or standards of today. The history of the Spiral is no different. It really helps to know how the Spiral became what it is and get a glimpse into the Armada and the varying lands that exist there. Continue reading