Contest Update & Pirate101 Test Realm!

November 05, 2012 Blaze Shadowhorn 32 Comments

Earlier today, KingsIsle tweeted that the Pirate101 Test Realm was now live! Many new changes to the combat, questing, and game as a whole have taken place and you are now able to test it out but we will get to that later. First off, I want to talk to you about the Ninja Pig Companion Giveaway I am holding and some new prizes I am adding to it *cough cough* crowns ;)

You may know that I was originally giving away only 1 Ninja Pig companion code but I am pleased to announce that now I am giving out 2 Ninja Pig companion codes as well as a $10 Crowns gift card!

Alas, there is a catch! I was originally giving away 1 Ninja Pig code and the second once I hit 185 followers which I have done so now there are two guaranteed Ninja Pig codes. As for the crowns, once I hit 200 followers, I will be throwing a $10 Pirate101 Gift Card into the prize bin for you all. I might also throw in a $20 Pirate101 Gift Card to celebrate 200 followers to stay tuned for that ;)

Also, I will be adding an extra way to get entries later this week which will count for 4 entries! That will be the entry worth the most amount of points so you will for sure want to watch out for that. If you missed it the first time, here is the Rafflecopter giveaway.

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

As we progress through this post, I wanted to give you a little insight on the new P101 Test Realm updates.

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The amazing staff at KingsIsle has brought many new updates to the Spiral such as adjusting the hp of both monsters and companions in the higher levels, fixed a few buff spells that increase your critical hit ratio, and a few other combat updates. In addition to that, they updated a few of the quests such as the quest "If I was a Rich Rooster" where now the Baffaloons correctly drop their hides and that Captain Raleigh will properly spawn for the quest "The Fourth Card".


With that said and done, they also set the pet renaming cost to 500 gold, changed the Goronado companion so he will promote properly, created a new gift icon which will appear next to the health globe when a player has a gift awaiting redemption and finally, the number of players that can visit a house at one time has been raised.

If you would like to find out more about the new Test Realm updates, you can do so by clicking here. To download the Test Realm for Pirate101, you must first go here and agree to the terms of use and then you can download it.

Anyways, make sure to check back daily so you can enter the Ninja Pig Companion Giveaway as many times as possible.

See you in the Spiral!
-Blaze

32 comments:

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    1. Pirates FTW! :D

      Always reminds me of the House of Pirates from the movie Step Up 3 which is one of my favorite movies of all time xD

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  2. I enjoyed the storyline! it is so unique and original and exciting! it features lots of nautical history and kingsisles unique spin on the storyline making it exciting and very enjoyable!I also love the puppet shows which make things more exciting!

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    1. I couldn't agree more Mason. The story line is top of the line quality. KingsIsle added their unique touch to the story line and based many of the characters off of real people (Marco Pollo, Anne Bonnie, etc.) I agree that the puppet shows make everything more enjoyable because that is what makes it stand out from Wizard101. It gives you many different short-film clips in areas while in W101 we only had about 4. I agree that the puppet shows make P101 more enjoyable as well xD

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  3. Hmm I really like the new combat system and how you control multiple units but the storyline is great too, I think that I've yet to find something that I didn't like about Pirate101

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    1. I enjoy that as well. I like how it is unique compared to other MMO's. I believe that P101 Combat is like Wizards Chess from Harry Potter. You can actually interact with it while moving your characters to certain positions while alternating moves with your opponent.

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  4. I enjoy a lot the storyline, and how it takes place in the same universe as Wizard101, so it is easy to do crossovers.

    -Agente Fuego

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    1. The story line is very unique and very well thought out as it has many unique twist and turns while capturing everything in a picture perfect way. The crossovers are very nice as well (Mooshu, Dragonspyre, etc.) as it makes the W101 players feel more comfortable with it.

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    1. Nice! Me too! I love how you can choose between various attacks for both you and your companions.

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  6. Love the game cause I now have more things to do since finishing wizards :)) lol

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    1. Nice! But don't forget Azteca is being released soon so you can totally play that :)

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  7. well to say, i love ships and ofcourse, weapons! :D

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    1. The weapons are very unique and I like how you can have like daggers now and muskets and it's all very nice :)

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    2. yes ofcourse. i go and buy weapons in each world i quest im lol

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  8. Thanks for the contest! Good luck to all!

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    1. Sorry, didn't see that second part xD What I enjoy most about P101 is the amount of customization and how unique your pirate can be.

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    2. Haha it's all good. I agree with you there. The extra customization abilities make it stand out much more from W101 and it gives you a "sense of freedom" to customize as you wish.

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  9. I'm loving Pirate101, I just like everything in the game!
    Just a question, could you add my blog to your Pirate101 Blogroll? I will add yours, it's just because my blog is new and I need more "partners" to promote it.
    Hope you don't mind and thanks for reading and having a wonderful blog!
    Oh, and if you want to know, my blog is http://pirate101mania.blogspot.com/

    TugaPirate

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    1. Nice! I added you to my blog list and I think your off to a great start so far! Keep up the great work!
      -Blaze

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  10. I really like the battle system. At first it's so complex but it really starts to grow on you!

    Blaze

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    1. When the first photos were released I was shocked by it's "complexity" but when I got into beta, played it, it was very easy to pick up! I love the new battle system :)

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    1. I agree. It is very unique and cool how they made the ship battles.

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  12. Ahoy mateys! I be enjoyin' everythin! PIRATE101 AWAY!!!!

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  13. I love the companions and how they fight with you.
    I love how you can fly/sail in ships in the different skyways.
    There are many storyline quests and ton of awesome gear and weapons.
    The enemies are fun to fight, and they all look epic.
    The new talents are very cool.
    I also like the designs of every world, and I am glad that they included mooshu from wizard101.

    -Aaron/ Daring Aaron Davis

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    1. Nice! Yea I was uber excited when I heard Mooshu was in P101 because that was my favorite W101 world xD

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  14. I love the new worlds, the ships and companions its all new, and on wizard101 they don't have anything except mounts to ride on, and the only thing closest to companions are henchmen which are not permanent o;

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    1. Haha yea. P101 offers a huge variety of new stuff which makes it a lot more unique from W101

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  15. I am pretty sure Dragonspyre is also a world there from wizard101

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    1. Yea, it is. But Dragonspyre isn't a full world in P101. Just a small area where you can get off your ship and battle monsters xD

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Best regards,
Shadowhorn