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MMO Terminology

What Does That Mean

You might be surprised to know that online gaming isn’t just for kids or young adults. The large variety of games can attract people of all ages to spend their weekends, or evenings letting go of stress and frustrations by blowing up buildings, killing monsters or just letting out some steam.

Pirate101 is one of these games. Back in 2013 AARP Highlighted both Wizard101 and Pirate101 as beneficial games for older adults.

If you’re a gamer you already know all of these gaming terms. But if your new to online gaming, or you’re an older adult just getting into gaming you may have seen these acronyms in the news, or heard your kids or grandkids talking, or perhaps you read them on a game blog like this one and wondered what they stand for or what these gaming folks are talking about.

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Dressing Your Pirate – Stitching

Stitching and Unstitching Gear

While creating your pirate captain, you have the opportunity to pick their style and dress them the way you’d like to look. this is the first Gear you receive for your pirate. But that pirate gear eventually gets replaced as you pick up new items through battles and purchase. You’re able to buy new gear with gold, which you collect as a reward for winning a battle. But you can also purchase gear through the Crown Shop. But that Crown gear will cost you real money. You can also collect gear through the Pirate 101 booster packs: the Prepaid Game Cards.

Our pirates have gone through a wide range of looks.

The Captains of A Pirates Portal
(Left to Right: Aedan Hawkins, Garrett Hawkins, Scarlett Hawkins, Sabrina Moone, Victoria Hobbes, Garrett Hobbes, Victoria Bristol, Victoria Stuart, Garrett Hornigold

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Zeke’s Quest: Find The Aquila Eagles

Prospector Zeke Quest – Aquila

Welcome to Aquila and the Achaean Way. The home of heroes and mythological beasts. Your first quest into this new world will send you to Nova Aquila. It’s a beautiful place with a vast array of art and music. Don’t you just love the big statues hovering over the dock and village?

Like most of the worlds, you’ll find Zeke has traveled here on another business venture. From the dock, run through the dock door (it doesn’t matter which one) and up the hill to the village. In the center of the isle, you’ll see a large pool outside the stone arches. Run around the pool and you’ll find Zeke standing near the cliff edge

He’ll tell you about his business deal with Dueling Dalton, who wants to establish the Hotel Aquila in Cool Ranch. Mr. Dalton would like some authentic decor for his hotel and he’s sent Zeke to find the Aquilan Eagles.

As with most Zeke Quests, you must complete certain tasks in some areas in order to be given a quest to enter another area where you can hunt down the next eagle. So don’t think you can get the quest from Zeke and then just set off to find them. And you don’t want to have to repeat a dungeon, just to get to the stone.

X Marks The SpotBelow are the locations of the kings and a map for the area they’re in. Look for the X on the map. Well of course it’s an X, how else would you Mark The Spot for treasure in a Pirate world?
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Zeke’s Quest: Find The Rolling Stones

Prospector Zeke Quest – Marleybone

Welcome to the Westminster Skyway, the land of Dogs…and a few cats, oh and the Foxes too. Marleybone is at war with the Armada and you will enter this skyway at night. It’s a dark and gloomy place as you’d expect a war torn place to be. But not to worry, you’ll have a lot to do here, so you won’t have time to take in the scenery.

When you first enter Westminster, you’ll be sent to the Isle of Dogs. As with other worlds, you’ll find another set of Zeke Quest items to discover.  Your initial quest should be sending you to the local Tavern. And that’s where you’ll find Zeke, sitting at a table. So talk to him before you run off.

Zeke will tell you why he came to Marleybone and that he’d appreciate your help in finding some Rolling Stones for his friend Jack Flash. ..yeah it’s cute. Wonder if Mick and the band know they’ve been immortalized in the Pirate Spiral.

As with most Zeke Quests, you must complete certain tasks in some areas in order to be given a quest to enter another area where you can hunt down the next king. So don’t think you can get the quest from Zeke and then set off to find the stones. You don’t want to have to repeat a dungeon, just to get to the stone.

X Marks The SpotBelow are the locations of the kings and a map for the area they’re in. Look for the X on the map. Well of course it’s an X, how else would you Mark The Spot for treasure in a Pirate world?

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Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter – July

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

It’s that time again, the Pirate Monthly Newsletter has been released on Pirate101! This month you’ll find the familiar news from the Frog Father, the Puppet Pirates and more. Including news about Pirate101’s great Fan Sites!

This month you’ll also find:
The sixth video in our Rogue’s Gallery video series. This time we get a closer look at Morgan LaFitte, the Swashbuckler trainer!

The Choose your pirate! Pirate101 Commercial. Have you seen it yet? Well if not, you can watch it on the Newletter page!

Did you know that the FrogFather asks a question on message boards each month? Last week, he asked players “… If you could change one thing in each of Marleybone and Aquila, what would it be?”

And check out the Talkin’ the Plank PodCast. Yeah, podcast. You didn’t know?

All this and more can be found in the July Newsletter. So what are you waiting for? Click the link or the sign and pick up some tid-bits, news and more at Pirate101!

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

Pirate101 Voted 2012 Player’s Choice!

mmorpg-playerschoiceMMORPG Awards For 2012!

Fans and players of Pirate101 united! In a close race to the finish Pirate101 wins the Player’s Choice Award for 2012 @ MMORPG narrowly beating out Guild Wars 2 by .05% of the vote! That’s close folks!

Pirate101 received 27.8% of the votes cast in this years awards by fans of the game. Where Guild Wars 2 received an impressive 27.3% of the votes.

Other games in the running: Planetside 2 7.8%, The Secret World 14.8%, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria 7.3%, Star Wars: The Old Republic 6.2%, Storm Legion 4.1%, Rift:   TERA 2.7%,  and Raiderz 1.9%.

Don’t feel too sorry for Guild Wars 2 however. Pirate101 was up against them for the 2012 Most Innovative Award. Guild won that category with 31.2% to runner up Pirate101’s 30.6%.

Here at the Portal we’re very excited for everyone at KingsIsle! It’s a great achievement for a game they’ve worked so hard at developing. And it’s pretty impressive to garner such a prestigious award in only their 2nd month of being live. Pirate101 rolled out on October 8th for their Head Start Week. Rolling out globally the following week.

So here’s a hardy and well deserved Congratulations to KI and the Pirate101 Team!! Way to go!!

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 © 2012 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.