Monday, December 24, 2012

Drawing/Graphics Contest Winners!

Ahoy there!

It be time to announce the Drawing/Graphics Contest winners! You all have a lot of artistic talent and it was super hard to decide the winners. I got some people to help me judge the entries, and after a few hours of discussing which artwork should be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th, we got our winners! We received 19 entries, and they were all amazing! Now to the winners:

1st Place: Puffles

2nd Place: Dusty Dustin

3rd Place: James DC

4th Place: Wicked Esmerelda Nightingale

5th Place: D.S. Devereaux

Big thank you to all who entered! I wish I could give you all a prize. All prizes have been sent via email. 

Cya in the Stormgates!
~Alexander da Coolest


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Rafflecopter Winners!

Ahoy there!

First of all, I'd like to apologize for the announcing the winners on the Rafflecopter itself. I was having some problems, and it wouldn't let me announce the winners. So I decided to name the winners in this blog post instead! So without any more talking from me, here are your winners:

-Fog Staff (Wizard101): Julia F.
-War Axe (Wizard101): Johnny S.
-War Axe (Wizard101): Brandy
-Wild Ranger Outfit (Wizard101): Brian S.
-Wild Ranger Outfit (Wizard101): Scott S.
-Ninja Pig Companion: Adam M.
-Scare-o-Dactyl Mount (Wizard101): Andrew S.
-Full Prehistoric Bundle (Wizard101): Timothy S.
-Random Item From The Prehistoric Bundle (Possibly a full one): Joseph P.

Anyone else notice there are a lot of Wizard101/Pirate101 last names that end in 'S'? Also, I am shocked that we received an amazing 22,325 entries! Thank you all so much for entering our Rafflecopter! To thank you all, I pulled out a few more names from the Rafflecopter and decided to give them a prize too! Here are some winners:

-Viridian Scepter (Wizard101): Trevor W.
-Dragonclaw Blade (Wizard101): Julia S.
-Dragonclaw Blade (Wizard101): Alura R.
-Staff of the Imperator (Wizaed101): Jordan S.

All prizes were sent via email or direct message on Twitter.

Thanks for entering our Rafflecopter! Also, don't forget to enter the Drawing/Graphics contest on the 'Contests' tab above! 1st place is a $10 Wizard101 Prepaid Card!

Cya in the Stormgates!
~Alexander da Coolest

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The 12 Days of the Spiral - Day 12!

Ahoy there!

I know it sounds like the end of the 12 Days of the Spiral, but it isn't. Tomorrow is the last day! Today Kingsisle is giving us 1 free Pirate101 Companion Training Point! You don't have that much time to redeem it though, so better hurry. Redeem the code 'TRAIN' before December 19th, 11:59PM Central to get your free companion training point! 


Great time to level up that one companion of yours! You can redeem it once per account. Enjoy your companion training point!

Cya in the Stormgates!
~Alexander da Coolest

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The 12 Days of the Spiral - Day 10!

Ahoy there!

Today is the 10th day of The 12 Days of the Spiral! Kingsisle is giving us, pirates, some pirate gold today! They're giving away up to 5,000 gold! It's a great time to get some gold and buy some holiday items in the Crown Shop. 



So if you want some gold for your pirate, redeem the code 'COINS'. You can redeem the code HERE. You have until December 19th at 11:59PM Central Time, and you can redeem the code once per account. 

Have fun with your Pirate gold! What will you spend it on? Comment below, and we'd love to hear!

Cya in the Stormgates!
~Alexander da Coolest 

The 12 Days of the Spiral - Day 9!

Ahoy there!

Today Kingsisle is giving us a coupon from 10%-50% any purchase before tax! This is a great opportunity to get some crowns, or a membership to buy some areas in Pirate101! All coupons will be sent via email and  must be used before December 26th, 2012 at 11:59pm US Central Time. 


You should also add Wizard101@kingsislemail.com and Pirate101@kingsislemail.com to your e-mail's Address Book or Safe Sender list, to make sure your important special offers are getting to your inbox.
Mystery Coupon emails started sending today, December 25th, and may take a few days to get to you. So don't worry if it's taking a little too long! But if it's been too long, then head on over to your "My Accounts" and make sure the "Receive Wizard101 Email" and "Receive Pirate101 Email" check boxes are checked. 

Make sure to take advantage of this special coupon offer, it could save you some money! 

How much percent off did your coupon give? Mine gave 30% off! Leave a comment below, and we'd love to hear!

Cya in the Stormgates!
~Alexander da Coolest


Friday, December 14, 2012

12 Days of the Spiral - Day 8!

Ahoy there!

Today is the 8th day of The 12 Days of the Spiral! And for today, Kingsisle added a new Pirate101 companion! It's called the Yule Trogg, and is available in the Crown Shop for 3,995 crowns! He's come all the way from Santa Claus to help you with your battles, since you made it on the Nice list!


But be careful! He likes to wander off sometimes! I recommend you get him quickly before he leaves for good! This companion is available for a limited time only. Here's the stats he has at level 50:

Media preview

He also comes with the talent 'Vengeance' right when you buy it! As you can see, he's a pretty good companion to have! If you're in need of crowns, check out the 'Contests' tab above, lots of prizes! 

What do YOU think about this companion? Would you buy it? Or did you already? Leave a comment below, and we'd love to hear!

Cya in the Stormgates!
~Alexander da Coolest


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Vote for Pirate101!

Ahoy!

 Congratulations t' Pirate101 for bein' nominated for two of MMORPG's 2012 Player's Choice Awards! They've been nominated for Game of the Year, and Most Innovative Game of 2012! If you're readin' this, you probably will want t' vote for Pirate101! Vote HERE, and show everyone how awesome Pirate101 is! Every vote counts!

To celebrate Pirate101's big achievement, and, since it's December, and we love to give away lots of stuff during this month, we'd like to host a contest for you! Shoot an email over to alexanderdacoolest@gmail.com with anything you drew from Pirate101. Please get your parents permission to send an email to us if you are under the age of 14. Whatever you are making from Pirate101, it MUST be created by YOU. You will be banned from entering contests on That Swashbuckler if you plagiarize other people's artwork. You can draw it in real life, or you can use a graphics program to make one.  You must put your Pirate name, or a commonly known community name on your artwork. Judging will be based on creativity. So don't worry if you're not good at drawing, but try your best! If you choose to display your artwork, we will gladly display it on a different blog post. You have until December 23rd 11:59pm EST. Good luck!

If you have any questions, please comment below.

Prizes:

1st Place: 5,000 Crowns
2nd Place: 1,000 Crowns 
3rd Place: 2 Goldenbeaks (Wizard101)
4th Place: 1 Goldenbeak (Wizard101)
5th Place: 1 Fog Staff (Wizard101)

Good luck everyone, and congratulations Pirate101!

Cya in the Stormgates!
~Alexander da Coolest

Monday, December 10, 2012

Winners of the That Swashbuckler Riddle Contest!

Ahoy there!

In the last post, here on That Swashbuckler, there was a little riddle contest for 1,000 crowns and a Dragonclaw Blade (Wizard101)! The correct answer was... 'none'! That's why they call it a hole! Out of 12 correct entries, the person who won 1,000 crowns is... Pirate101 Jack! The winner of the Dragonclaw Blade for Wizard101 is... Sarah GriffonSong!
Good job everyone, I am really impressed at how good you all are at riddles! Come back here on December 24th for a huge contest! Also, the December Rafflecopter ends in 10 days, so make sure to enter HERE before it's too late! 

Cya in the Stormgates!
~Alex


12 Days of the Spiral - 50% OFF Select Crown Shop Items!

Ahoy there!

Today is the 4th day of the 12 Days of the Spiral! Today you can save 50% on select items in the Crown Shop!

Pirate101 Items on Sale in the Crowns Shop:


 ·    5,000 Gold
                    ·    Thunderous Kirin Mount
             ·    Silver Buffaloon Pet
   ·    Livsey's Ring
  ·   Mojo Potion



Make sure to  purchase some crowns today since this sale ends tonight December 10th at 11:59pm US Central Time! Don't have any money right now? That's okay. I tweeted a little tweet about this post, but I did not say that there was going to be a contest. So to thank you for being a That Swashbucker reader, here's a little contest for you to get you toward a Pirate101 item! This contest will be a riddle, and will last until tonight at 9:00pm US Central Time! Comment below with your answer, your comment will not be visible to anyone else to prevent them from copying you. All correct answers will be put into a raffle. One lucky entry will receive 1,000 crowns, and another lucky entry will receive a Dragonclaw Blade (Wizard101)! 

Here's the riddle:

A pirate went lookin' for Captain Gunn's treasure. After a long time of searchin', he found an 'X'! He quickly started digging. He ended up digging a hole that's 6 feet deep, and 6 feet wide. He was hoping to find Captain Gunn's treasure, but found nothin'. He guesses he must've done somethin' wrong. How much dirt was in the hole?

Good luck everyone! 

Cya in the Stormgates!
~Alex




Saturday, December 8, 2012

Legends of the Spiral Wizard101 Community Assistance Association!

Ahoy there!

 Need a few codes to give away on your Twitter Page, Blog, or Fansite? Legends of the Spiral can help! Legends of the Spiral has created a cool new program called the Wizard101 Community Assistance Association (WCAA for short)! First you fill out an application, then if you're accepted you get a few codes to give away! So if you're one of those generous people, head on over to Legends of the Spiral!

Please Note: If you get accepted, please only use the codes to give away, if you redeem the codes for yourself, you will get banned on Legends of the Spiral. Legends of the Spiral has been generous enough to host this wonderful program, so please follow their rules for the WCAA. They're trusting you! To read more about the WCAA, click HERE!

Cya in the Stormgates!
~Alex

The 12 Days of The Spiral!

Ahoy!

Wizard101 and Pirate101 be havin' their 12 Days of the Spiral! Or is it 13 days? No matter! They're still giving us amazing new things! So far they've had a new charity mount called the Fa-La-La-La-Llama, and a Gingerbread House Decoratin' Contest for many winners of 60,000 crowns! From now until December 19th, check the 12 Days of the Spiral Page  every mornin' for more awesome items, contests, promotions, and other cool stuff! 

Can you guess what they're gonna add for The 12 Days of the Spiral? Leave a comment with your best guess and we'd love t' hear! 


Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy December!

Happy December Everyone!


November went by fast, didn't it? But that's okay, December is here! Since December is the month of giving.    And that's exactly what official fan sites, and very generous wizards are doing. Make sure to thank everybody who's been generous enough to give someone a code. Even a little thing such as a Wizard101 Treasure Card! Lots of official fan sites are holding lots of fun contests for literally thousands of codes! Go check out the Official Wizard101 Fansites List now at the Wizard101 Website, you're bound to win something! They're giving away a large variety of bundles, lots of crowns, and some rare wands, that you can only obtain from them!


But they're not the only ones having contests! That Swashbuckler would also like to give away stuff this month too! We'll be holding two HUGE contests for all our readers this month! The first one starts... NOW! You can enter the Rafflecopter below, to win lots of great prizes! Also check back here on December 24th for the next contest!

Happy December everyone! What will you be doing this month? Leave a comment below, and we'd love to hear!

Cya in the Stormgates!
~Alex
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Pirate101 Test Realm Status: ONLINE

Ahoy there!

The Pirate101 Test Realm be online right now!



 This time, Pirate101's Test Realm's main update is that they're bringing PvP!  Unfortunately for some, Ship-to-Ship combat has not been added, but I'm sure they'll add it soon! But PvP is not all that's on the Pirate101 Test Realm, more updates include:

  • Over 1,500 Bug Fixes
  • Several Performance Improvements
  • Many Minor Art Fixes
  • Music Added to Several Zones
  • NPC's Now Have Audi Accompanying Quest Text
  • Lots of Minor Quest Text Issues Fixes
  • Both a Ship Vendor and a Parts Vendor Have Been Added to St. Bonobos Abbey, Monsquista
  • Rubber Duck Symbol Representing an Unsinkable Ship
  • 200 Housing Items Can Now be Placed 
  • Change of Background in Some Talent Cards
  • More Wisps in Zones That Were Lacking Them
  • Several Fixes to the Chat System
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Some Shrunken Companions Were Made Bigger
  • And much more!
To read more about the Pirate101 Test Real updates, go to the Pirate101 Website!

Also make sure to check out all the new Pirate101 Prepaid Cards! Each card comes with an awesome pet and crowns or a membership! Most of the Prepaid Cards are available at popular places such as Walmart, Toys R Us, Target, etc. If you wanna learn more about the Prepaid Cards, visit the Pirate101 Website!

Also make sure to check out J Todd Coleman's Letter about the new Pirate101 PvP System! 

Cya in the Stormgates!
~Alex

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Caption Contest

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

To celebrate, we're having a little Caption This contest!
One lucky entry will receive a code for 1,000 crowns, and another will win a code for a Ninja Pig Companion in Pirate101!

All you have to do is comment below with a caption for the following image:

BE SURE TO INCLUDE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS (One that does not include your real name) IN YOUR COMMENT (So we can contact you if you win).
Comments will NOT be publicly displayed.

Please use your own caption, do not copy others or your comment will be ignored.

Winners and their Captions:

Random draw: 1,000 crowns- Richard: "Since it's thanksgiving, I think we should be grateful for gobblers. Without them who would steal our food?"
Best Entry (Judged): Ninja Pig Companion Code- Lloyd P.: "Gobbler 1 : Its alright fellow gobblers we will some how get around this sign. Any ideas? Gobbler 2 : Lets eat it! Gobbler 1 : No that's not a good idea then we will get less hungry! Gobbler 3 : Should we move it? Gobbler 1 : No then it will make one of us too hungry and they will eat more than everyone else. Gobbler 1 : Lets just give up. Gobbler 4 : Oh i got a good one! Gobbler 1 : What is it? Gobbler 4 : Lets just ignore it! Gobbler 1 : Yes! *All Gobblers Cheer* Gobbler 1 : But... Thats not the spirit of thanksgiving. *All Gobblers get quiet*"

Happy Sailing, young pirates!
~Chris.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

100 Mateys Contest Winner!

Ahoy there! Just a short post for you all!

It's time to announce the winner of the 100 Mateys Contest! I put everyone's names into a random generator and got a winner! The winner of the 5,000 crowns is... Wizard101 Spiral Protectors! Your code was sent via email, I hope you enjoy it! I would like to thank all our members on That Swashbuckler, you guys are awesome!

Also just to let you guys know, that the Monquista Zeke Quest Guide will be posted later after the week of Thanksgiving. The staff will be very busy during the Thanksgiving week, so the guide will have to wait. The guide will be written the same way the first Zeke Guide was written.  If you haven't already, check out the "Guides" tab above for the Skull Island Funky Bunch guide!   

Keep an eye here on That Swashbuckler for more contests and guides coming soon!

Is there something you need help with? Want us to make a guide for something you're stuck on? Leave us a comment with your problem, and we'll help you, or even make a guide for others to see!

Cya in the Stormgates! 

~Alex

Friday, November 16, 2012

Interview with Johnny from Pirates of the Spiral

Ahoy there mateys!
This week, I've had the honor of interviewing Johnny, the owner of Pirates of the Spiral, and better known as a moderator on Wizard101 Central, and from his community Twitter profile.
Here it goes,hope you all enjoy!
My questions are in PEACH, and Johnny's responses are in WHITE, right below the questions.

-Hey Johnny! Let's get to know you a bit first. How did you first hear about Wizard101, and what inspired ou to join the community?
A little after the beta ended, I was home one night watching tv not aware of the game called Wizard101 until the first commercial aired which I happen to see! My first thought was wow it reminds me alot of Harry Potter! The whole ravenwood school and learning magic reminded me alot of hogwarts and I went to the computer and started downloading right away! I fell in love with the game and I'm still playing 5+ years later! A little after I signed up for the game, I began searching for guides and tips and found the site Wizard101central.com ! The site became very helfpul since I was a beginner and a lot of people their were in the beta. It was a great experience to be apart of a forum where everyone loved Wizard101. Along the years, Ive been sharing my knowledge and help and became a moderator for the site. It was an honor to be asked. The Wizard101 community is like no other at all! Its one of the best fan communitys I have been apart of! We are like a big family.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lest We Forget- Veteran's Day 2012

Happy Veteran's Day 2012

Today we remember those who fought, served, those who died for their country.
We look back in history, and remember the veterans whose selfless sacrifice set the path for our complete freedom.
No one is better than a patriot, and no sacrifice is too small for recognition.

"Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes." -Napoleon Bonaparte.

To celebrate Veteran's Day, Kingsisle has introduced a new item in both Pirate101 and Wizard101, both obtainable by redeeming the promotional code 'Remember'. This is how the Medal Display Case looks:

Do you have any family or friends who are/were veterans? Let us know in the comments.

Happy Sailing, young pirates!
~Chris.



New Guides Tab!

Ahoy there!

That Swashbuckler has added a "Guides" tab t' help you with your adventure in Pirate101! Our first guides will be on Zeke Quests. So far the Skull Island Funky Bunch has been posted and you can check it out now! 

Let's get to know Zeke a little better.

Well first of all, what do ye know?!? Prospector Zeke has traveled to Pirate101! Prospector Zeke is an explorer who travels to all worlds in both Wizard101, and Pirate101. Every time you meet him in a new world, he has a quest for you! All his quests require you to find a specific thing throughout that world you're in. He usually has 10 things for you to find, all the same thing, except in different areas of that world. For example, if I find a banana pile in Blood Shoals, I would have to find that same banana pile, except in Puerto Mico, or any other area in Skull Island. However not ALL areas have banana piles. You can check which area has bananas or not by looking in your book. For finishing his quest you receive 1 practice point. In case you didn't know what a practice point is, I'll tell you a little more about it. A practice point is used to gain new attacks from other teachers in Avery's Court, not just your main teacher.

Friday, November 9, 2012

ANOTHER Contest!

Ahoy there!

We've been feeling very "contest-ty" this month! We be having ANOTHER contest this month! And it's also for 5,000 crowns! For this contest, if  That Swashbuckler reaches 100 Mateys by the end of the month, one lucky member from our crew will win 5,000 crowns! You can join our crew by clicking "Join this Site" at the right side of our website. This contest will end on December 1st at midnight, if we don get them hundred mateys, the 5,000 crowns will have to go! Long wait, eh? Well if we get 100 mateys earlier than the deadline, we'll give away the 5,000 crowns away that same day!  

Good luck!

Also, what do you think about our contests? Are they fun? Do you like the prizes? Got any contest ideas?

Comment below with your answers and anything else you'd like to add!

Cya in the Stormgates!
~Alex

Pirate101 Interview with Edward LifeGem!

Ahoy there maties!

I've gotten the honor of interviewing Edward LifeGem, the owner of Around the Spiral with Edward LifeGem

Edward LifeGem's Pirate101 character name is Edward.

I hope you all enjoy the interview!


Ahoy, Edward!
First of all, I'd like to thank you for this awesome interview.
Below are a few questions for you about Pirate101.


-Could you tell us about your Pirate101 character, Edward?

Edward --
I created my character, Edward, on October 8th during the beginning of the one-week headstart. I didn't know what class to choose because all of the classes on Pirate101 are really great classes. I noticed Friendly was a witchdoctor, and he said a lot of great things about that school, so I created one! I love this school so much, its very easy to quest if you use the right hits on enemies. Witchdoctor might be my favorite school now! Recently I made a blog post about defeating Deacon in Cool Ranch, wow he's a very hard person to defeat. I died two times trying to defeat him. Third time is a charm though for some reason. After that I finally made it to the last world, Mooshu, Its a very beautiful world and I'm sure everyone will like it. I'm level 39 so far, just about 40! I'm Hoping to quest through Pirate101 a lot more this weekend and next week to complete Mooshu.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Final Days of Life- The Boochbeard Bundle

Ahoy there mateys,
It's Chris, back here on the blog!

Fellow pirates, it appears we have a very concerning situation.. Th' Boochbeard Bundle be leaving!
Apparently Capt'n Boochbeard was found guilty for stealing barrels of yum and was sentenced to be eaten by a Sky Squid.
Captain Avery does not want ol' Boochbeard to be remembered, so he has ordered for th' Boochbeard bundle to be retired on November 11th.
If you have not, I strongly recommend purchasing this $89 bundle, which is probably the best offer that Kingsisle has ever made.

Here's an explanation of why one may find it reasonable to buy this epic bundle:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monthly Giveaway!

Yarrr!

That Swashbuckler's Monthly Giveaway!

I decided to have a monthly giveaway for lots of great prizes! So here's how it works. Every month during the 1st-7th, I will hold a contest, here on That Swashbuckler. Each month the winner(s) will be announced on the 15th of the month. The prizes could be Pirate101 items, codes, and maybe some crowns! For this month's giveaway, I've decided to hold a Rafflecopter for 5,000 crowns! You can enter below. Good luck maties! 

Cya in the Stormgates!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pirate101 Test Realm!



Yarrr! Before I begin, I'd just like t' say, that from now on, I'm gonna be a head blogger here on That Swashbuckler along with Chris! Now t' Pirate101. Pirate101 be havin' their first ever, Test Realm! Wanna check it out?

Here's How it Works:

  • This Test Realm be available t' Members with an Active Membership.
  •   This Test Realm be also available t' Crowns Players who have made a purchase o' $6 or more in t' last 30 days.
  • This Test Realm be NOT available t' Free t' Play Players.
So if your eligible, make sure to check it out! Oh, you don't know how?

Instructions and Conditions:

  • T' same Username and Password you use on t' Live Realm be required t' log into t' Test Realm.
  • You will have t' same characters that you had on t' Live Realm, however you might notice your level a little lower than it be on t' Live Realm. Your stats might also be different. Newer items you have on t' Live Realm may not appear in t' Test Realm.
  • What you do on t' Test Realm does NOT affect your pirates on t' Live Realm.
  •  Any progress, items, or anythin' else you receive on t' Test Realm, will not carry over t' the Live Realm.
  • Pirate101 may reset your characters on t' Test Realm to a previous date without warnin'.
  • T' Crowns you have in the Test Realm be fake, you have not been charged for them, and they will not carry over t' the Live Realm.
  • Once again, anythin' you do on t' Test Realm, does NOT affect your pirate on t' Live Realm.
So now that your ready t' get started, begin downloading the Test Realm now, at the Pirate101 website!

P.S In case you didn't know who I am, I am Brave Alex Richmond on Pirate101. You will see me a lot on Twitter. 

Cya in the Stormgates!



Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pirate101 12 Month Membership Sale!


Ahoy me maties! Haven't gotten t' do much in Pirate101 because o' no crowns or membership? Well guess what?! Pirate101 12 month membership be on sale for a limited time! Gettin' a 12 month membership in Pirate101 will definitely be enough t' finish Pirate101! 
 As a Pirate101 Game Member, you get:
  • Access t' ALL Game Worlds
  • 50% Larger Backpack Inventory
  • 20% Larger Friends List
  •  Ability t' Post on Pirate101 Message Boards
  • More Chat Options


So what be you waitin' for? And even better, for a limited time only, t' membership be on sale for $59.95! So you better hurry and get that membership before it goes back up t' $80! 
Cya in t' Stormgates!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pirate101 Launch!

Ahoy me maties! 

Today Pirate101 is available for everyone to play! I know it's been a long wait, especially if you weren't in Beta, but now it's finally here! So what are you waiting for? Download Pirate101 right now at the Pirate101 website! 

I hope you have a great time!

Cya in the Stormgates!
-Alexander da Coolest



Sunday, October 7, 2012

End of Beta!

Ahoy me maties! Yesterday was the last day of Pirate101 Beta! There was a great party hosted by Paige MoonShade aka Perilous Paige, that everyone enjoyed. There were a lot of sad faces to see it end, but Pirate101 will be back! Starting Monday, October 8th, the one week Head Start begins. I hope to see you all in the Skyways!

Monday, September 17, 2012

It's Almost Here!

Ahoy me maties! It's finally here! What we've all been waitin' for! Today, Kingsisle announced that Pirate101 will officially launch in early October! What good timin' for some bundles! Kingsisle also announced two new bundles, which will be released on September 19th! However, these bundles can not be redeemed until t' one week Head Start or when Pirate101 officially launches. Read more about t' bundles at the Pirate101 website!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sept-a-Palooza

Yarr! It's September 2012, and we present to you our first ever monthly Palooza!
We have quite some interesting tiddly-bits for our readers!
Hope you all enjoy!

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Song of the Month: 
Movie of the Month:
ParaNorman
ParaNorman tells the tale of a misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Genre: Animated
Rating: All Ages
Book of the Month:
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister
 by Jenny Nimmo.
On the coldest night in memory, Henry Yewbeam's cousin Zeke tricks him into using the Time Twister, a beautiful marble full of shining colours that draws him into the future. In January 2002, Charlie meets Henry reappearing at Bloor's in the twenty-first century, and realises Henry's cousin is none other than old Ezekiel Bloor. Charlie and Fidelio are joined by Cook and the Flames in their attempts to hide Henry from Ezekiel's spies. But Manfred captures Henry, and although Mrs Bloor tried to save him, she vanishes with the Time Twister. With the help of the endowed, Charlie must enter the portrait of Skarpo the sorceror and retrieve the wand of a Welsh wizard.
Birthdays in the Month of September:
IcyWiz- Sunday 2nd.
Wizard101- Sunday 2nd.
Sophia WaterHeart- Sunday 16th.
Pirate101 Screenshots (Of the Month?):
Sarah Steele's Awesome Moves!
Swashbuckler Spell Animation- Yeah Baby!
Paige Moonshade, Bailey SkyStaff, and I.
Random Combat.
One-Eyed Jack, AKA The Friendly Necromancer, and I.
Before I close up, one question for all of you pirates:
What plans do ye have for this month?
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Happy Sailing, young pirates! ~Chris.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pirate101 Interview with Paige Moonshade!

Ahoy there mateys!

I have had the honor of interviewing Miss Paige Moonshade, the genius behind Paige's Page, about Pirate101.
Her character's name in Pirate101 is Perilous Paige Nightingale.

Hope you all enjoy the interview, which starts below:


Ahoy, Perilous Paige!
Thank ye for agreeing t' do this interview with me!
Below are a few questions for you. ;)

-What do you think about Pirate101 so far in general?

 Perilous Paige --
Aye, A Pirates life is for me. ;) In All Pirate101 is an fanstatic voyage, from breaking out of a jail cell( Armada does not like us Pirates) where you start the game to learning to sail your ship.  Pirates get to find companions to help you along the way is a great added touch, Bonnie Anne is still my all time favorite. Oh my word Ship to ship is so much fun! I see so many Wizards, eh? Um Pirates having countless of hours playing Pirates101.

-How much do you like the furniture in Pirate101? Do you think it's a step up from the Wizard101 furtinure?

Perilous Paige --
The houses are simply amazing looking I really love the Buccaneer's Den it is multi- level rooms This means that one single Big room with the floors and different levels. Much like the big room in the Wizard101 myth school house. Furniture is perfect for Pirates and I can only see it growing from there. MY favorite piece is this Kitchen sink! Now if I can only talk Kingsisle into adding it to Wizard 101 too . ;)

 -Which world is your pirate currently battling the evil pirates in? What do you think about that world, and the others you have already saved?

Perilous Paige --
I am in Mooshu. Mooshu is so beautiful so many islands each one different from the other yet they all tie in together. Did that make since? I guess I mean the story line connect each one.  Skull island where all Pirates start has one of my favorite views. My all time favorite world is Cool Ranch. I love this instance called Miranda in the haunted sky way, very funny story to it.

 -I enjoy seeing pictures from the Wizard101 housing showcase segments on your blog. How do ye feel about a Ship or a Cabin showcase in the future?

Perilous Paige -- 
This is a interesting question- At this time your ship is not able to be decorated I would sure love to be able to go inside and decorate the cabin. We do have a Dorm style Bunk House.  I cannot wait to start showcasing Pirate housing. My ideals are already running for decorating contests in the future. ;) 

-What type of ship does your pirate commandeer at the moment, and which ship that you have used in the past is your favorite?

Perilous Paige -- 
Aye she be a purty ship too. I have the Marleybone Galleon. I thought the bison ship was a fun ship my sails looked like Bullseyes. Big red and black bullseyes. :D

-What are some of your hobbies in Pirate101, beside the obvious of housing?

Perilous Paige --
Man yer cannons! I am all over ship to ship combat. :) My favorite thing to do is Nautical Level.

-What class do you hope to make your pirate be, when Pirate101 launches out of Beta?

Perilous Paige --  
I am a swashbuckler . Will be a swashbuckler when Pirate101 launches. I also like the musketeer and Buccaneer classes.

-Is there anything special that you'd like to share with the readers?

Perilous Paige – 






Pirate101 will be so much fun for everyone! I can see countless of family fun time coming.  Hope to see ye Pirates sailing the skyways.

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Huge thanks to Paige for the arrsome interview!
Also, there will be no Blog of the Week segment this week due to a packed schedule.

Happy Sailing, young pirates!
~Chris.





Friday, September 7, 2012

Back to School Crown Giveaway

That Swashbuckler is having a daily crown raffle to celebrate the young wizards/pirates heading back-to-school!
We are giving away 5,000 crowns in total!

You have the chance to win 1,000 crowns daily, for four days, as well as a mystery prize!

How do you enter for the daily drawings?
It's simple- All you have to do is send an e-mail to contest-thatswashbuckler@live.com with your wizard's name!
One e-mail will have you entered for all days.
If you do not include your wizard's name, you will be excluded from the draw.

Every day, one participant will be randomly drawn and they will receive a response from the e-mail with their code if won.

Is there anything but the daily drawings?
Of course! All you have to do is comment below with your e-mail address(not personal e-mail please).
Any comments excluding an e-mail address for contact will be left out.

On the very last day of the e-mail drawings, we will raffle-off all the people who comment and one lucky person will win 1,000 crowns, as well as a mystery prize, which may be anything from a hoard, to a Jaguar Mount in Wizard101!

Rules:
-Be fair, one entry per account and location.
If any two or more e-mails come from the same account, only one entry will be counted.
If two or more e-mail addresses that have entered use the same IP address, you will be disqualified from this, and all future e-mail contests.
-You cannot win more than once.
-Each day, a winner will be drawn between 5pm-8pm EDT time.
-All codes won can be redeemed at wizard101.com/promo
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WINNERS:
Saturday 8th September- Brynn WyrmHeart
Sunday 9th September- Alexandra WillowShade
Monday 10th September- Fiona MoonDreamer
Tuesday 11th September- Vanessa

Comment Winner- TBA
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Good luck, and have fun!

Happy Sailing, young pirates!
~Chris.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Blog of the Week- 2/9/12

Ahoy there mateys!

This is the second episode of BotW. 
Before I get started, however, I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to the Wintress of the Wizard101 Community, IcyWiz! 
Hope you have an amazing, and lovely birthday, Christie. :)

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This week, I've decided to look at a website, instead of a blog.
This week's Blog(well, site) of the Week is...


Several reasons why I chose this site are:
-This site has two sections: Wizard101 Gamma & Pirate101 Skyways, each of which contain guides about almost anything you want to know about the games.
-There is a 'Contests' section in which there are often contests for great prizes.
-There is a 'Book of the Month' segment, similar to Harold Argleston's.

And much more!

This site focuses on both Pirate101 and Wizard101, and is updated every other day.
First-time viewers will be speechless, after seeing how much time was put in to making this site, and the dedication that the owner has towards improving the betterment of the site.
The grammatical elements on the site are mostly perfect.
The intended audience for the site are Wizard101 or Pirate101 players who need information, or who just want to have fun.
Stars of the Spiral is run by the community's very own Kelsey FireHeart.
You can contact her at @KelseyFireHeart on Twitter, or starsofthespiral@yahoo.com.

So, now for the big question-
What do YOU think about Stars of the Spiral?
Give your honest opinions, constructive criticism is needed!

Click the image below, or visit www.starsofthespiral.com today!

Happy Sailing, young pirates!
~Chris.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Blog of the Week- 26/8/12

Ahoy there mateys.

Every week, I've decided to do a little write up about a certain W101/P101 blog owned by a member of the Kingsisle community.
This is the first episode of BotW, so I hope you enjoy it!

This week's Blog of the Week is...


Several reasons why I chose this blog are:
-This blog contains both Pirate101 and Wizard101 US & UK posts.
-There are lots of guides about both games HERE.
-This blog has an 'Entertainment' sections consisting of several activities such as minigames, and videos.
-This blog has a 'Community' page which lists official fan sites, as well as player-submitted fan sites. This is very efficient for those who wish to get their fan site known about the community.
-There is a 'Tools' page on the blog which consists of amazing wallpapers, icons, and a list of helpful sites and tools for any wizard or pirate.


This blog focuses on two MMO games, Wizard101 & Pirate101, is updated a few times weekly, and is completed kid-friendly. 
Anyone who views the site for the first time will be amazed by the awe-inspiring graphics and designs, as this site is basically a flawless work of art, which is also very convenient to use. 
This site uses proper grammatical elements, as the probability of finding any error is one in every thousand words.
The intended audience for the site is any player who enjoys Wizard101 or Pirate101. All posts on the site are effective in sending out a message to the readers.
Swordroll's Blog is run by a member in the community known as either @Swordroll, or Jason GoldRiver, who can be contacted at swordroll@gmail.com.

What do you think of Swordroll's Blog?
Do you agree/disagree with anything in the write-up?
Don't be afraid, give your honest opinions!

Click the image below, or visit www.swordroll.com today!


Happy Sailing, young pirates!
~Chris.

Friday, August 17, 2012

P101 Beta Key & W101 Gift Card Giveaway!

Ahoy mateys!
First of all, let me apologize for not being able to post as much for the past three weeks. Thankfully, however, I was able to recruit Alex Riley from the Twitter community to post a bit for me!
My family and I are on vacation in the Sunny state, leaving me with no computer access until now.
Our flight back home is 6pm eastern tomorrow evening, and I can't wait to see the folks again!
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Second of all, I forgot to tell you guys that I was accepted into the Pirate101 Beta for my work in the community.
Sadly, playing Pirate101 is a big no-no until I get home on my bab.. I mean laptop..
From what I've seen, a bunch of my friends have also gotten in, thus I can't wait to meet up with them in the skyways!
I suggest you all read THIS post by Cassandra GriffinDreamer (WitchWarrior101) before commenting about me getting into the Beta.
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**CONTEST TIME**
To make a come-back from being absent for three weeks, I'm having a little raffle for a Pirate101 BETA key and a Wizard101 Gift Card from Gamestop, which comes with either 5,000 crowns, or 1-month of membership.
If you win the Beta key/ Gift Card, you will receive an e-mail from me with the code, or a message if I know your community profile, and the instructions as to how to redeem the key/ gift card!
The raffle is posted below.. May the odds be ever in your favor!

**UPDATE**
The contest is over. Congratulations to both winners.
May entries where not true thus had to be deleted. Some people entered under multiple profiles (same IP), thus all their entries were deleted.

Both winners have been contacted with their codes.
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If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments!
Happy Sailing, young pirates!
~Chris.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pirate101 Closed Beta & AMD Gaming Giveaway!

Have ye all been checking yer emails?

Pirate101 has been sending them emails to lucky pirates for Pirate101 Closed Beta Testing!
If you've already been sent an email, congratulations! If not, don't worry, Pirate101 will still be sending emails over the next couple of weeks!

If you think ye won't be lucky enough to receive arrr Beta code, there are several giveaways which will be happening on Pirate101's Facebook page, and on AMD's Blog, and Facebook page!

Good luck t' all o' ye landlubbers!

Read more at the Pirate101 website!
Closed Beta is Here

[UPDATE] If ye didn't get a BETA key yet, here's yer chance! AMD Gaming is hosting a raffle for a chance to win 1 of 200 BETA keys! Enter the raffle at the AMD Gaming Facebook Page!

[UPDATE] AMD's giveaway is over. Sorry to those who didn't get a key!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Winners of the 5,000 Crown Creation Contests

Ahoy there mateys!

After an hour of judging, Kelsey and I finally came up with winners for the 5,000 crown Short Story and Art contests in the previous post!


We had so many amazing entries, thus decided to have a 3rd place winner for each contest, who will each receive their choice of either 6 Energy Elixirs, or 4 hoard packs!

Thus, here are the winners!

Art Contest winners:

1st Place: 5000 crowns- Amy Nguyen

2nd Place: Mega Snack Pack- Becky Bridges



3rd Place: 4 Hoards OR 6 Energy Elixirs- Thashni Fernando


Short Story Contest winners:

1st Place: 5000 crowns- Elaina Littlejohn

2nd Place: Mega Snack Pack- Valdus FireFlame

3rd Place: 4 Hoards OR 6 Energy Elixirs- HsLite

The entries were very long, thus could not be posted. I apologize if you were looking forward to reading the entries!

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All codes will be sent, but the prizes that have to be gifted will have to wait until mid-August due to our family vacation. 

Sorry, but congratulations to all the winners! 
Good job, and enjoy the rest of your vacations!

Happy Sailing, young pirates!
~Chris.
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