Sunday, June 1, 2014

June 2014 Newsletter!

Ahoy there!

Today is June 1st, the first day of June, and that means that there is a new Pirate101 monthly newsletter! Read on for more information on the month of June for Pirate101!

Rogue's Gallery: Gortez

This month's Rogue's Gallery is on the great and mighty, Gortez! Watch the video below to learn more about ths . You might learn a thing or two about him that you didn't know before.  

"Welcome to the Pirate101 Rogue’s Gallery. Subject, Gortez Born in a poor, backward corner of Monquista, Gortez was born to commoners, the son of a stonemason. Gortez ran away from home at an early age, drawn by the call of adventure and destiny. Extraordinarily cunning and strong (even for a Gorilla), Gortez won his first fame as a mercenary. Over several years, his merit earned him a place among the nobility as a Monquistador, a hero about whom songs were sung all over Monquista. 
Gortez’s humble beginnings left him with little patience for the pleasantries and intrigues of Monquistan society: chafing under the immense weight of expectation and etiquette, Gortez spent most of his time in the field, conquering new lands for the glory of Monquista. In recent months, Gortez turned his sights on the darkest corner of Skull Island; the Isle of Doom. The gorilla marches into the deepest jungle at the head of his elite, hand-picked legion of Monquistadors. He has yet to return... These pirates and more await you when you play for free at"

Puppet Pirates

Congrats to Fair Christina Nightingale for winning this month's honor of captioning the latest Puppet Pirates!

“Um. I know Yum can heal most anything, but I think your buddy there is beyond help.“

 - By Fair Christina Nightingale

Books for the Culture Pirate

Love to read? I know I do. Check this book out, it seems really interesting!

"Shhh, Pirates, do you like hidden treasures? Valencia is rich in them, and I, Librarian Aldelmo, love tales involving hidden treasure of all types. Although this month’s book isn’t directly about “pirates,” it does have a tale of a secret treasure map! The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man’s Canyon, by S. S. Taylor, is a tale of Kit, Zander, and M. K., who are left a secret treasure map by their famous explorer father. When the authorities (who say their father was a traitor) try to take the map away, the kids decide to follow the map themselves (with their talking parrot). Hmmm, maybe they’re called Expeditioners instead of Pirates, but M.K., Kit, and Zander sound like Pirates to me!"

Hints From One Eyed Jack: Who Needs Bed Rest?

"I’ve seen a few messages from players who are frustrated about how companions are wounded and “unusable” for several hours (if you’re higher level). Just to be sure you know, these companions definitely still have a use! Let’s break down your options when a companion goes into Bed Rest: 1- You may choose to wait for the Bed Rest timer to expire. (This is not really putting your companions to good use other than bringing them faster healing, which may or may not be the best option.) 2- You may choose to make a visit to Miracle Mitch in Avery’s Court. Miracle Mitch is a new NPC who occupies a brand new building beside the Swashbuckler Trainer’s house. Miracle Mitch can remove your Companion's wounds, but his cures require expensive ingredients - Mitch passes the cost on to you, demanding gold in exchange for his services. If you really need a miracle, Miracle Mitch is there for you! 3- You may choose to wake your Companions from Bed Rest early by cancelling their Bed Rest orders, but they will suffer penalties in combat. (The more times they've been wounded without recovering, the worse the penalties become, but a Companion can only ever have three wounds.) 4 (and perhaps the most interesting to me)- You may alternatively choose to wake your wounded companion from Bed Rest, send your wounded companion on a job to collect experience while they heal, and delve a bit deeper into your pool of companions to find another companion for your fighting crew! That’s right, companions can have a wound timer expiring while completing a job order! Advanced companions have really changed some basic strategy concepts in Pirate101 and it’s important to not overlook all you can do with them. If a companion is wounded, it might just be an opportunity for them to grow stronger! There's an informative thread about wounding on the message boards that you might like to participate in." - One Eyed Jack (Pirate101 Community Manager)

That's all for now! You can read the full June newsletter by clicking the image below.

Happy Sailing, Young Pirates! 

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