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AARP Highlights Wizard101!

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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.

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© 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.

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

Captain Scarlett Hawkins – Ships Log 416603.31

Questing News From The Spiral

captnlog-sh-dsThe journey through Monquista is finally complete. I’m so glad too. There’s something about those monkey folk that the crew and I simply do not like at all. Most of them can’t be trusted and the rest, well..let’s say a bath would be a major improvement!

Along the way we picked up a few new exciting things. We received a package from KingsIsle. Seems the crown was handing out resents to folk of the realm and received a lovely jug of yum! That stuff is amazingly wonderful stuff.

And we found the cutest little yellow Marshadillow. Her name is Princess Hunter and she sure has been great in a fight. That hard shell of hers can surely pack a powerful punch! Continue reading

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!

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 © 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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Springtime Pets in Pirate101!

Cute Little Cool Ranch Pets!!

The Equinox has past, the northern hemisphere is tilting toward the sun and that means springtime is near for us. To celebrate KingsIsle is offering some special critters to accompany your pirate through the Pirate101 spiral!

Want one of these fun spring time pets for your Pirate? Head on over to the Crown Shop and pick out your favorite Cool Ranch critter! Don’t wait though, these spring time pets are only available for a limited time.

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Our family has a special connection with Jackalopes, so I’m already looking forward to the Pink Chocolope! Which one will be your favorite?

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A New Game Code Contest!!!
And stay tuned to A Pirate’s Portal for your chance to win a game code worth 5k crowns plus a chance to win one of these loveable springtime pets at random!!

Don’t despair if you win a code but not a pet. The 5k crowns is more than enough to pick out one or two of your favorites!

We’ll be starting our contest tomorrow, Thursday March 21st, 2013 at 6:30pm eastern. Get ready for another round of Pirate101 Trivia for your chance to win.

Don’t worry for those of you in different time zones. We’ll give you a chance to enter and win over the weekend! We had several pirates from lands far and wide who won in our last contest. I hope we can achieve that again for these special little critters too!

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© Springwolfs Hanko

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