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Aquila and Marleybone Enter The Spiral!

marleyboneDowntime Notice: Live Realm Updates!

We have exciting news for Pirate101 fans!

Marleybone and Aquila enter the spiral Thursday Morning! Yeah!!!!!

One-Eyed Jack sent out a notice this evening to let us know that the game will have some downtime while the updates are applied to the live realm.

The Pirate101 game and website will be offline early Thursday morning (05/23/2013) for approximately two hours from 3:00 – 5:00 am US Central as we bring Marleybone, Aquila, and several game enhancements to The Spiral!

For more information, please see the Game Update Notes page.

The Test Realm will also be making its departure at the same time until the next major update is applied to the game. 

For sure want to check those final update notes tomorrow morning for a short list of new Crown Shop items being released with this update. (There are a couple really cool mounts that I think everyone is going to love!)

Sincerely,
One-Eyed Jack

And make sure you come by next week for another visit to the Portal as we hold another give-a-way to celebrate the expansion of the Pirate Spiral!!!

© Springwolfs Hanko

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

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Set Sail For Two New Worlds

scr-puzzle1Pirate101 News Release!

Just released today at MMORPG!

Adventures await you in the highly anticipated Books 13 and 14 of Pirate101!  With the introduction of both the war-torn skyway of Marleybone and the legendary beauty and danger found throughout Aquila, high-level Pirates can now continue their journey against the evil Armada! These worlds and much more are coming to the Members Only Test Realm, and will available to the Live Game soon. It’s the largest expansion yet!

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AARP Highlights Wizard101!

winterbreeze-lvl65Beneficial Games For The 50+ Crowd

AARP highlights Wizard101 in a new article concerning the Benefits of Multiplayer Games for adults. What we players know as MMOs.

Being one of those in the 50+ set I can relate to the article of course.

Two associate professors in the Department of Communication at Trinity University in San Antonio, Aaron Delwiche and  Jennifer Jacobs Henderson, who is also the department chair, recently completed a study where they obtained information from over 32,000 users of the free online multiplayer game Wizard101.  The users ranged in age from 5 to 95 years old.  As far as studies go, that makes it one of the largest gaming studies ever.

The article also mentions Pirate101 as having an appeal across generation, there are also games available for younger and older audiences.

These MMO and MMORPG games provide specialization and activity for all players. But it’s most beneficial for those living alone looking for ways to socialize with others. It provides caregivers, both parents and grand-parents with a tool that can unite adults and kids with a common interest.

We love both these games. My son and I have been playing Wizard101 together for years. And with the release of Pirate101, we play as a family with Dad as well. It’s great to see AARP recommending our favorite game too.

© Springwolfs Hanko

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

News From The Portal

We’ve Been Battling

We haven’t had too many game updates here lately. Why? Well some of the reason is a busy life recently in the real world, but some has been because we’ve been working on leveling up our secondary pirates.

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Our main or favorite pirates have been resting on the beach or making repairs to their ships. While our other pirates have been doing battle around the spiral. I’ve made a few tweaks to the game guides based on experiences of the different pirate classes. But those changes have been minimal.

In the meantime, we hope you’ve been able to catch up on the news from One-Eyed Jack that we’ve shared. Did you get your free gifts? Were you able to acquire one of the Spring Pets? I hope so!

Stay tuned, we’re still adding new info here and there. When we add something significant, we’ll post it right up front for all to see.

© Springwolfs Hanko

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

News – Stitching Has Arrived!

Ms. Eloise Has Arrived In The Pirate Spiral!

eloiseNow you can stitch your favorite gear stats onto other stylish gear choices. Eloise Merryweather has made her way to all the worlds of Pirate101.

If you enjoy a good crafting project, Ms. Merryweather has the items for you. Look for her throughout the Pirate Spiral anywhere you find Prospector Zeke.

Or next time you go to Skull Island to visit your class teacher, look for her just outside the Kraken Tavern!

© Springwolfs Hanko

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

 

Our New Special Friends

Springtime Limited Pets

Today in the Crown shop you’ll find some new Cool Ranch Pets. We couldn’t wait to pick up our new friends and share them with you!

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Captain Aedan Hawkins and Abbey

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