Tuesday, February 25, 2014

3D Mode!

Ahoy there!

Now you can browse our site in 3D mode! There's nothing that.. "useful" about this feature but I thought it was pretty cool exploring That Swashbuckler in 3D mode. 

Note: You can click on most links while in 3D mode, but some images seem to not be working. You can  enter our Hoodoo Bundle Raffle while in 3D mode though! But be sure to click on the image below, then enable 3D mode. 

The 3D Mode button is located in the row of pages above. When you're done with 3D mode, refresh the page and you will be brought back to 2D mode. This feature is not permanent, and will only stay until March 1st, 11:59 pm EST. So try it out while you can!

Update: If you would like to make this a permanent feature, comment below! We will need 10 positive comments about the feature before March 2nd. 

On a side note, don't forget to enter our Hoodoo Bundle Raffle. There's only two days left to enter!

Click The Hoodoo Bundle To Lead You To The Raffle!

Happy Sailing, young pirates!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Zeke Quest Guide - Shonen Knives

Mooshu Zeke Quest: Shonen Knives

Below are maps of the Shonen Knives' locations to help you reach them. They are not in any specific order. The Shonen Knives will be located where the red X is on the map. X marks the spot!

Finding the Shonen Knives

1. Hamamitsu Garden

2. Khotan

3. Rokugara Island

4. Yama Kai

5. Sujimura Village

6. Moomori Compound

7. Yakooza Cave

8. Yagizawa Village

9. Temple of The South Wind

10. Raven Island

11. Temple of The West Wind

12. The Pats of Penace

13. Lake of The Rising Sun

14. Subata Temple

15. Ashen Roads

16. Temple of The North Wind

17. Corrupted Shrine

18. Temple of The East Wind

19. Sacred Mountain

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. We'll get back to you within 12 - 48 hours!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

100th Post Giveaway!

Ahoy there!

We have some exciting news for ye. This is our 100th post on That Swashbuckler! We're celebrating with bottles of yum, buffaloon wings, and a Pirate101 Hoodoo Bundle Card! So when you're done with your bottle of yum, and your buffaloon wings, don't forget to enter the rafflecopter below for a $29 Hoodoo Bundle Card! Thanks for being a reader, and we hope you enjoy this giveaway. It's the least we can do. :)

For those who don't know what the Hoodoo Bundle is, it's a $29 Pirate101 Witchdoctor-themed bundle that was just released today!

Update: You can no longer vote on the poll anymore, as it has ended. Feel free to enter anyway for free points! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Eight Pirate101 Sneak Peeks!

Ahoy there! 

You've probably already seen or heard of the new Vine that Pirate101 posted today about the new 'Witchdoctor Lab'. But if you haven't, that's okay! We'll be talking about all eight sneak peeks that Pirate101 has given us so far. All in one post, to refresh your mind. So don't forget to read the whole post! This also includes the Witchdoctor Lab that was posted this morning!. Ever since November 1st, 2013, Kingsisle has been giving us a lot of spoilers to what seems to be our next new major update(s). It's been over three months now, and we're getting closer and closer to finally finding out what these sneak peeks are about. These sneak peaks also tend to be very different from one another, and it's getting really hard to make a final guess on what's to come. However, one thing that almost all the sneak peeks have in common is that almost all of them appear to be in Skull Island. Let's go back in time for a bit.

Sneak Peek #1

Bonnie Anne: “The Ancient Ones aren’t the only ones who’ve gone. He’s gone . . . gone completely barmy, Captain!”
Released on 11/1/2013

An old man who's appeared to have lost his mind? I'm sure it's nothing important, but I wonder what that book he's holding could be about? You never know (until KI releases the content that goes with this pic). My guess on where this screenshot was taken would have to be somewhere in Skull Island. Maybe a cave? A cave somewhere near the area Brataq Bey stands? He's the Skul lsland Transportaler for those who didn't pay attention to his name.

Sneak Peek #2

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"Hmm . . . What could bring such a grand occasion?" - Pirate101 
Released on 11/5/2013

My strongest idea on what this could be is a little quest where we are an important person, and we need to go on a little boat ride to that little Colosseum on that giant eagle's head to help a friend out? An Aquilan friend? Or maybe someone's coming to Skull Island from that Colosseum? Well those questions remain without an answer, but one thing that I am a 99% sure on, is the location of where this screenshot (taken by Kingsisle) was taken. In Skull Island, somewhere around the entrance to the Musketeer's Roost. 

You can also tell by those three little ledges hanging from the mountain. 

Sneak Peek #3

"Hola, tiny Captain! I seek passage with you!" - Carcarius Grimtooth 
Released on 11/8/2013

Notice how he is standing in the Witchdoctor's Sanctum?

This looks like a pretty good guess to where exactly he's standing.

 I know we haven't talked about the Witchdoctor Lab yet, but could this be related to it? Or is it just a coincidence that he is standing in another Witchdoctor-themed area? He also seems to be asking to become your companion? I hope so!

Sneak Peek #4

"What could this strange chest be? It looks completely barmy! What treasure could be inside? You'll soon find out!" - Pirate101
Released on 1/6/2014

What in the Spiral could this be? Maybe a quest where you need to collect two keys and unlock this treasure chest? Notice how one lock is open above the treasure chest, maybe one key has already been collected in the quest? I'm not sure. The location of this sneak peek appears to be right outside of the Skull Cave, in Skull Island.

Sneak Peek #5

"Aha! Looks like Ol' Fish Eye isn't so lonely anymore?" - Pirate101
Released on 1/14/2014

So Ol' Fish Eye finally has some company? Who could she(?) be though? Looks like a pink flamingo musketeer to me. Ol' Fish Eyes's most advanced student? An old student from a while ago? Or maybe a newcomer seeking to learn more of the Musketeer class? I'm not sure. As most of us know, the Musketeer's Roost is located in Skull Island, near the location of Sneak Peek #2's location actually.. could that mean something? Probably not, but you never know.

Sneak Peek #6

""What a surprising development!" exclaimed Zeke! Meanwhile, we wonder what Marquis Mark could be recalling . . . (Hope you enjoy this latest Sneak Peek from our internal servers here at KingsIsle!)" - Kingsisle

Well I'm sure a lot of you will find this familiar if you play Wizard101. It looks like the "mark location" feature in Wizard101 that allows you to mark a spot in most areas of the spiral, and return to it whenever you like. 

I know Pirate101 doesn't have this feature, and I really hope the sneak peek is hinting towards a Pirate101 version of the "mark your location" feature in Wizard101. I know Pirate101 allows you to go back to your location when you teleport to Skull Island, but go a tiny bit further than there, and you'll have to sail all the way back to your "marked" location again, which can get quite frustrating at times! I wonder what Zeke and Marquis Mark have to do with this though.. and of course, Marquis Mark & Prospector Zeke can be found in the Kraken Skulls Tavern, in Skull Island

Sneak Peek #7

Released on 2/3/2014

I wonder how this will fit though. Looks like a pretty large staircase to me. Mickey Dugan might get squished! Also, what is that bird flying in the sky? Could it be Aquila-related? And why is the staircase leading to Captain Avery's office? A special visitor?

This screenshot above (taken by me) was located in Avery's Court, Skull Island, the same location the giant staircase appears to be! This also seems quite fancy, kind of like Sneak Peek #2! 

Sneak Peek #8

UPDATE: This can now be confirmed that the Witchdoctor's Lab below is now part of the Hoodoo Bundle, to learn more about the Hoodoo Bundle, click HERE.

And for the last sneak peek that Pirate101 has given to us! The most exciting one, in my opinion. This one was just released this morning. Not in a picture, but in a Vine. If you don't know what a Vine is, it's pretty much a short clip that replays over and over again (however you can stop the loop). You can also find Pirate101's official Vine Page and give them a follow at the 'The Pirate Directory' page located underneath our website's header!

(Click the image to get the Vine going if it doesn't start for you, sound should also be involved)
"What kind of Hoodoo is being cooked up by Pirate101 in the Labs of Kingsisle?" - Kingsisle
Released on 2/7/2014

Hmm . . ., now what could this be? Maybe some sort of cooking/crafting? An expansion to Madame Vadima's Witchdoctor's Sanctum? This is located in a Witchdoctor-related area, like Sneak Peek #3!


Well, I definitely smell a Pirate101 Test Realm coming soon! One thing that also made me think is that there is content from the Musketeer's Roost & Witchdoctor's Sanctum. Maybe the rest of the content has to do with class-specific content? My guess at the moment is class-specific quests, or maybe side-quests in Skull Island that give you special prizes as rewards. What is yours? Leave your ideas below, we'd love to hear them!

Happy Sailing, young pirates! 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Buffaloon Wings for Dinner, Anyone?

Ahoy thar' mateys!
I've recently reclaimed my title and interest as a pirate and have been swashbucklin' tirelessly since.
Seeing as I'm once again sailing the skyways, I thought I'd start back blogging about it here!

My pirate, Chris Devereaux, is now level 24 and questing in the world of Cool Ranch. He's also using his level 10 gear from the Boochbeard bundle still because I couldn't find any better gear for level 20+.

Cool Ranch has actually been pretty interesting. From the moment I laid eyes on the 'commons' area, I couldn't wait to see what was in store.

I'm currently questing to defeat some Striped Bumbaloons to call forth Brother Wolf for the Bison tribe.

I came across this creature a few quests back- His eyes always glow in the game (not in any of my screenshots though) and can be quite frightening to us 'scaredy-cats'.

All my other screenshots are stored on my laptop which is currently uh..dead, so all I have right now are of me fighting Buffaloons unintentionally. That's because although my quest requires I defeat Striped Bumbaloons, only one monster in each battle turns out to be the right type.

I got the moves like Jagger -sings-

How does my poor monkey even survive with all that weight on him?

All of Nurse Quinn's attacks turn out like this for me. I wouldn't wanna go by her for a shot!

Lastly, here's a picture of Nausica saving my booty (pun-intended) after I was taken down by the first Bumbaloon I fought:

Hope you guys enjoyed the post.
Sorry it couldn't be longer, but it's a weekday, so this pirate has some homework t' do!
By th' way, how are you guys doing in your adventures? What level and world are ye currently in?

Happy Sailing, young pirates!

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