Tag Archive | Valencia

Worlds In The Stormgate

Captain Victoria Bristol
My *Pioneer Buccaneer

Traveling Between Worlds

While you’re sailing through the spiral, you will come across different skyways within a single world. For instance, in Skull Island you’ll travel through the Skull Island skyway, but you’ll also visit the Tradewinds Skyway, Flotsom Skyway and the Port Regal Skyway. These skyways are all within the world of Skull Island.

During your travels you will come across Windstones that provide you with a key to activate Stormgates. Windstones were first discovered by the people of Valencia, who used them to travel through the otherwise impassable Stormgates.  They are powerful crystals that come in a variety of colors. And they are required to enter the Stormgates.

Stormgates are openings between worlds. These areas also have windlanes that take you from the gate of one world to another. And you’ll find beasties and enemy ships, along with a few treasures in these areas as well.

You’ll also notice a few world bubbles floating around in the sky of these stargates. Some you are probably familiar with. But some you spy, might be new worlds that have not yet been released by the Royals at KingsIsle.

As you’re traveling around the Stargates, don’t forget to look around. You might see something that gives you hint of what might be coming soon in the Spiral. Here’s a chart for the worlds I’ve seen floating in the stargates. Some I know and some I haven’t the faintest clue. Maybe you’ve seen these too. Continue reading

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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.

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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Captain Scarlett Hawkins – Ships Log 416604.20

captnlog-sh-fcQuesting News From The Spiral

It’s been a tough journey for the crew and I. We’re beat up, banged up and immensely glad to be back in Skull Island for some much needed rest and relaxation before we had off to Cool Ranch!

After we acquired the Monkey’s Paw we returned to Puerto Mico and finished our business with the trading treaty for Captain Avery.  Little did we know that during our absence someone had been spreading rumors about the crew and I while we were in Monquista. Now we seem to be in some kind of extra danger we didn’t need!

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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.