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We Made Some Updates

A Pirate's Portal

What’s New & Improved
Summer 2018 Updates for A Pirate’s Portal

After 4 years of rarely posting on our Pirate Blog, we’ve made some new posts and updated some old articles as we return to the Pirating world. Last time we made any significant game updates, Marleybone, Aquila and Florenza hadn’t even been added to the spiral yet! So we not only needed to make some updates, we also wanted to share some new information too. Here’s what we’d like to highlight.

We’ve added a couple of Quest Journals for epic battles:

We’ve also included some new tips and hints for making the most of your Pirate gear:

And we’ve updated some old posts to add new information that extends to Level 70 Pirates:

  • Worlds In The Stormgate – Windstones & Skyways
    You might find some new worlds floating out there in the Stormgates.
  • Prospector Zeke Quests – Finding Lost Things
    We’ve completed Mooshu and added Marleybone and Aquila
  • Pirate Spiral Tavern Locations.
    We’ve updated the Taverns for all current locations.
  • World of Dreams
    We cover the new area in Scrimshaw, behind the Obsidian Door. Learn about the Skeleton Key Bosses and where you can pick up extra keys when you need them most!

And we’ve updated a couple of our most popular posts too:

  • Companion Guide – A simple list by Pirate Class
    We’ve updated the Companion lists to Level 70
  • Epic Promotions For Companions – Quest Guides   Updated 09/2018
    We made a lot of changes here. This post hasn’t been updated since it was originally posted. It needed a lot of help.
  • Companion Promotion – Old Scratch – Level 70 Promotion
    Do you need help defeating the Dark Reflection Scratch? We have a few hints.

Finally we’ve also added some game hints for how to manage the loot your Captains pick up during their travels through the spiral:

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2018 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

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The Pirate101 Test Realm is Offline

Pirate101 Test RealmWe’re Closed … For the Weekend
September 7, 2018

I was having a good time in the Test Realm today. And I was looking forward to sailing to each world and finding the new quests that have been added this evening and through the weekend.

But alas, the Scurvy Dogs who cater to the Royals in KingsIsle have been chained to their grindstones and put back to work again.

We’ll see you next week. In the mean time you might want to check out what we’ve seen and learned so far.  Visit our Test Realm Observations, we’ve made some updates today.

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2018 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

P101 Test Realm – Is Back OPEN!

Pirate101 Test RealmPirate Updates In The Test Realm
September 4, 2018

As promised by the Royals at KingsIsle, the Pirate 101 Test Realm is back open for players who would like to see and test the new updates to the spiral.

More information concerning this round updates can be found on the Pirate 101 Forum.

How Does It Work
If you’ve been to the test realm before, login as usual and the updates will be applied, just like when you log into the live game. Be patient while the new updates are added! Continue reading

The Pirate101 Test Realm is Offline

Pirate101 Test RealmI Think We Broke It
September 1, 2018

If you logged in to the Test Realm this morning, you received this message:

The Test Realm is currently offline for the weekend and will be back up sometime on Tuesday. Thank you for testing the game, Pirates, and see you when the Test Realm comes back online!

For those of you new to the Test Realm, the whole purpose is for players to help KI put the new updates through their paces and find the issues BEFORE they are released in the Live Realm. We as players do something for KI and in return we get the chance to see what’s coming before the release. That’s the fun part!

But that also means we Pirates can stress the system so much, the Royals at KI may need to take the test realm offline to make corrections. It’s thankless job, but I’m sure the programmers will make their tweaks as quickly as possible and get us back online soon.

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2018 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

The Pirate101 Test Realm Observations

Pirate101 Test RealmGetting Started In The Test Realm
August 31, 2018 – Updated September 7, 2018

Entering the test realm, you’ll notice that your entire crew will need to be trained. One thing that doesn’t transfer between the Live realm and the Test Realm are the talent settings for your crew. So be for warned. The first thing you’ll need to do once you enter, is to set the talents for your Crew members.

If you’re a level 70 Captain, that’s a lot of crew folks. You might want to simply set your first two or three rows, on your first crew page and leave it at that. But one member you’ll need to set for sure, is Old Scratch. Continue reading

P101 Test Realm – OPEN!

Pirate101 Test RealmPirate Updates In The Test Realm

Yesterday, August 30, 2018, KingsIsle announced the Pirate 101 Test Realm is open for players who would like to see and test out over 1,000 updates to the game. Join players in testing a new promotion quest, quest finder feature, new skeleton key bosses, more inventory room, new pet names and many more updates. More information concerning the updates can be found on the Pirate 101 Forum.

How Does It Work
If you’ve been to the test realm before, login as usual and the updates will be applied, just like when you log into the live game. Be patient while the new updates are added! Continue reading