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 and 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:

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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!


 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 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.


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!

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!

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!

The 12 Days of The Spiral!


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!
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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!
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