Monday, August 27, 2012

Pirate101 Review

Ahoy there readers!

Recently, i'v been off and on in Pirate101. I'v gotten to add many people like Edward Lifegem, Autumn Dreamwalker, Kelsey Fireheart, Destiny Soultammer, Jordan Sunflame and toms of other people. I must say, KI has gone above and beyond my expectations for P101. The log in screen alone is one of a kind and totally epic! Not to mention once you click the "Play" button the short film it shows after the Kingsisle logo xD In addition to all that, the combat is uber easy to figure out and it is amazing!!! I love the layout and everything and all the detail KI put into it.

I love how when your creating your character the different interactions you do when choosing your class and how you can customize your flag. I find it very neat and it gives every pirate the opportunity to be unique. How about the companions? Ships? Outfits? Keep reading to find out!


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Interviews Galore

Hello there Wizards and Pirates of the Spiral. It is I, Blaze Shadowhorn reporting to you live from my blog. Recently I helped Blaze Dragonhorn with his new blog Adventures of the Spiral and together we built it up from the scratch. It is an amazing blog where you can view tons of information and tales from Wizard101 and Pirate101. I highly suggest you check it out!

Blaze then made this amazing photo for me to use for my interviews page.


Isn't it epic? :D I love it a lot and I now display it on my Interviews page. If you haven't checked it out, you should! I have tons of amazing interviews with people like Diana Wildheart, Swordroll, Christina Icedreamer, Ditto, and Nelson Everheart. If you want to check out all my interviews, click here.

Thanks for reading!
-Blaze


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Introducing Brave Blaze Lawson & In-Game Photos

Avast ye mateys! Tis I, Blaze Shadowhorn or more recently known as Brave Blaze Lawson of the Buccaneer Class.


So I finally got Pirate101 to download thanks to the always friendly, Friendly Necromancer (aka Thomas Lionblood aka our P101 Community Head). I created a Buccaneer Pirate like I said I would and i'v loved everything so far. Here are some photos of me in-game and battling etc.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Everything you need to know about: Valencia


   Hello all ye pirates, today I will be tellin ye the tale the distant land called Valencia. Okay, no more pirate lingo for me let's get down to the real news. Valencia is the beautiful land that is full of rich art, science and music. Most of Valencia revolves around culture and how the people there flourished with these aspects. Many photo's of large Valencia Pieces have been taken though no one is sure what they do. The city is well built though I have a feeling that this will fall quickly do to the arrival of Kane and his armada. Kane is a robot also known as clockwork in Wizard101 and now Pirate101 (evidence: "The recent invention of Clockworks was a wonder, whose full impact has yet to be seen" (Pirate101.com/valencia). Kane seems to look much like, to me personally, the Phantom of the Opera. He really doesn't though I just think the mask looks similar. I think it might be kinda weird if the main villain in the Pirate101 story arch was singing man in a mask. Kane and his armada seem to have gotten minds of their own and are planning evil things behind the Valencian's backs. Speaking of Valencians I should describe what and who they are.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Everything You Need To Know About: Cool Ranch


   Pirate101 has released several official worlds along with the main hub of Skull Island. No one has heard however of the secret worlds Kingsisle remained unconfirmed. So far there is one "Unidentified World"and that is Polaris. Although Polaris seems to play a huge role in the storyline and has more information it has little pictures and or video of it's actual existence. Cool Ranch however has to be put together by the pieces of evidence you needed to collect from various websites and the video. I happen to have all the evidence in this post so no bother looking. I will link my source however after.
   To prove Cool Ranch to be real I would just like to take a quote from a article that has been on IGN and the Pirate101 website, "Visit far-away lands such as Skull Island, Cool Ranch, and Valencia while undertaking hundreds of quests along the way". The pieces of evidence seem to be the only logical descriptions of the world. Since most of the worlds in Wizard101 and Pirate101 make sense to their name. Cool Ranch sounds like a western world filled with cowboys and ranches and "Hey would you look at that, cowboys? Native American tipis with Buffalo men inside?" To me this isn't a coincidence. I believe that this is really Cool Ranch and even though it sounds like a salad dressing is a Western American themed world that is based in a Rocky Mountain type area. Most desert areas in video games often use these types of light brown mountain rocks as background which is what seems to be. The world itself is hidden but we can see a lot of new faces.

Monday, August 20, 2012

NDA Has Been Lifted!!!

THE NDA HAS BEEN LIFTED!!!

"Hello Pirate101 fans!

I’m here to announce the NDA on Pirate101 Beta has been officially lifted. This means that you may now freely talk about the game without any worries. If you’re in the Pirate101 Beta, feel free to share pictures, talk about your characters, and discuss the game to the fullest. Your exciting reviews of Pirate101 continue to make us feel we have an exceptional game on our hands.

As a note, please keep in mind that Pirate101 is still in its Beta stage of production. Be aware that things are still subject to change while discussing Pirate101. If you play in the Beta, you will definitely still run into bugs and will still find there are some balance issues with the game that are not perfect yet. If Pirate101 was a bug free product at this time, we’d be launching the game today! 

Keep up the good work, Beta testers! Please continue to provide us with your excellent feedback and stay positive despite the balance issues. You may find yourself frustrated at points while you play through the beta and encounter content that is either too easy or too difficult, but be assured that we are listening and will provide you with an excellent game when Pirate101 is released." -One-Eyed Jack 

WOOT WOOT!!! Sadly after 3 days of not being sent my confirmation email, I entered the code again and got confirmed in 5 minutes! But now my internet browsers won't let me load the special page :/

Make sure to go check out all the other blogs and fansites for information on Pirate101!!!

See you in the Skyways!
-(Buccaneer) Blaze ;)


NDA Removed:

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Everything You Need To Know About: Monquista


  The land of Monquista is a great empire ruled by primate primitives. High class, and highly decorative these mammals though rich and powerful have huge egos. Monquista is a somewhat African looking world in the spiral which has only the confirmed Monkey/Ape species living there. It is very mountainous and there is little green plant life other than the small amount of green in the leaves of the trees. The government in Monquista is a Monarchy ruled by a king and queen. Both wear elaborate clothing and use the finest gems in their accessories. Along with the costly gems in the royal attire there is also the crown of the king made of gold. Normal monquistans also have hairstyles and clothing that stands out from other worlds. Most female monquistans have very tall hair styles that stand above their forehead and are about twice the size of their bodies. Other monquistans are merchents and what looks to be monks which are bald and are seen aiding pirates as companions.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Swordroll's 100th Follower Contest Winners Announced!

The time has finally come! The Swordroll's 100th Follower Contest has finally ended! We as a community got him up 20+ followers! Great job guys! He is not at 115 followers thanks to your help. Now, you may be wondering who won the contest. Let's first recap on the prizes. Up for grabs were 3 RaiderZ Online Closed Beta Codes as well as 2,500 Crowns meaning there were 4 winners. Now to announce the winners.

Drumroll please....

Friday, August 17, 2012

I'm In, And It's Cool, But I Can't Say Anything ;)

I'm In, And It's Cool, But I Can't Say Anything ;)

I got into Closed Beta!!! I haven't gotten the chance to play yet because I am awaiting the response from Legends of the Spiral but yay :D


Do remember, if you get in, DO NOT release any information about it because that goes against the NDA and you will get banned from Pirate101 and it can start lawsuits. 

Anyways, thanks for reading! See you in the Spiral!
-Blaze

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mini-Game Madness!


MINI-GAME MADNESS!!! As always, KingsIsle does not disappoint and they came up with some amazing games. Some look like various flash-games you'd see on the web and some are very unique and intriguing! So far there is an assortment of six different mini-games. Here's some background info on them and how you play them.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

It's House-A-Palooza!!!


House-A-Palooza is here once again! Wizard101 Fansites are giving out tons of houses as usual. This year, what caught peoples eye is the newly added Extra Housing Elixir!!! Originally it was only in W101 UK but I guess KI felt it was right to give it to us as well :D Let's go dig a little bit deeper into what this years House-A-Palooza has in-store for us :D

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Really... What is a Companion?


Batman had Robin...  Mermaid Man had Barnacle Boy...  and Merle Ambrose had Gamma. How does this all tie together? All of these are examples of sidekicks and companions. Let's do some research on Companions and how they will play a part in our Pirate lives.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Shark Week (In W101) | P101 Beta Codes Galore!

It's Shark week everyone!!! To celebrate, Wizard101 is giving out free 1-day Swift Shark mounts to anyone who redeems the code. If you've always wanted a Shark mount, ow is the time to get it even if it is only for 1 day. Keep reading for how you can redeem this mount and some info on Pirate101 Beta Keys and how you can win them through the Spirals various Official Fansites/Blogs!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ravenwood Ball & Birthday Bash Overview | Contest Update

How should I start this post... OH! I know... WOAH!!!!!
The Diary of a Wizard 3rd Annual Ravenwood Ball & Birthday Bash was a huge success as always! This year, not only was it the Diary of a Wizard Birthday Bash but yesterday also was Fallon Shadowblade's birthday!!! Everyone had an amazing time celebrating as a community. I wore a pretty nice outfit so check it out!

Now before I start blabbering on about it's epicness, let's get a re-cap of the day shall we? (Credit to Ed for the post layout ;P)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Blogaversary Contest/Giveaway!!!


Hey everyone!

My Blogaversary is just around the corner and I want to do something to celebrate! From now until September 12th, I will have a RaffleCopter where you can enter your name for a chance to win some of the following prizes.

One of Two 2,5000 Crowns Codes
Possibly a 5,000 Crowns Code
One of 3 Wizard101 Hoard packs of your choice

Do you want to know how you can win? Well keep reading and I will tell you :)


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Interview with Swordroll! (Crowns & Closed Beta Code Giveaway)

Hey guys! Recently I was given the amazing opportunity to interview one of the Community's bloggers and an amazing friend of mine, Jason Goldriver aka Swordroll. Jason runs the blog Swordroll's Blog which has tons of amazing information on all things Wizard101 and soon to be Pirate101.

Before we get to the interview, I would like to take a second to ask of you, my viewers, to do me a favor. Swordroll's Blog is currently at 99 followers. It would mean the world to me if you went and followed his blog and helped get him to an even 100. You can directly follow his blog my clicking here or you can view his blog by clicking here. It just takes a small second to do this and it would mean the world to me and him. I hope that this RaffleCopter giveaway for 3 Closed Beta Codes for the new MMO RaiderZ will help get him his 100 followers :) You can find the giveaway at the end of this post. So what are you waiting for? Go follow his blog! Thanks for your support :) The RaffleCopter will also be at the bottom of the page till the contest ends.

THIS JUST IN!!!
Swordroll hit 105 followers so he threw in 2,500 Crowns into the contest prizes!!!

Anyways, In this interview, you will find secrets to the magic behind Swordroll's amazing blog, Pirate101 information as well as tons of other amazing stuff. I am really honored to have finally gotten to interview him and share his words of wisdom with all of you. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I do :)


Make sure to check back tomorrow for a special post with a contest where you can win tons of crowns and hoards!!!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Interview With Christina Icedreamer!


Hey guys! So if you remember when I was still doing Spiral Live, Nick and I were doing a New Year's Extravaganza featuring an interview with Ravenwood Radios, Stephen Spiritcaller. Sadly, the file was corrupted and we couldn't play the interview so Icy jumped in to help us out. We interviewed each other and we all had a blast. It just came to me that I never posted the actual interview here so I decided to do that now. Since the interview was very long and had tons of random stuff i'm going to skip some pars but if you would like to listen to it, click here and go to 38:51. If you'd like to read the interview, please keep reading.



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

What Do We Look Like in P101?


Many questions are being asked about Pirate101 but I want to touch upon a big and very important question... What will we look like in Pirate101?

Everybody has been thinking about the clothing, weapons, and all the other nifty new stuff. What we do know is that the character's have the same outline as the Wizard101 Wizards. Same face etc. What else is different? Well you'll have to continue reading to find out!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Arr ye a true pirate? | Beta Keys Update | Battle w/ Malistaire Finale


Avast ye mateys! Tis I, (Buccaneer) Blaze. As you all know, Pirate101 has gone into Closed Beta already with people claiming they have gotten in yet they cannot release any information regarding it due to the NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). Basically, if you get in, all you can say is "I'm in, and it's cool, but I can't give any details." We are already seeing this pop up all over the Spiral and the second wave of beta keys should be sent out today. There are 2 more weeks left for beta keys to be sent out and then that is it. Don't forget that you can check the Pirate101 Facebook Page and the AMD Gaming Facebook Page for chances to win beta keys. Now to play Pirate101 you have to be a true pirate. Arr ye a true pirate? Keep reading this post to have some Pirate101 Class discussion and take a trivia to see how much you know about Pirates.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

It's Almost Here!!! RB&BB 2012!!!

*Cue Royal Trumpets*

Here ye, here ye. The 3rd Annual Ravenwood Ball & Birthday Bash is just around the corner! In just 6 days, Wizards from all around the Spiral will join together in Ravenwood for a night of magic and wonders. Your host Fallon Shadowblade brings 4 weeks of prizes sponsored by Wizard101 as we embrace the 3rd Annual Ravenwood Ball & Birthday Bash. All the information about the event is right here for you to see so let's get started!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pirate101 Beta & My New Blog (sorta)!!!

IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! Closed Beta for Pirate101 has finally been released to the public!
Closed Beta is Here
Exciting right!? If you have been up to date with the Pirate101 news, you will notice that Kingsisle has announced that the emails with Beta Keys started being sent out today and will continue to be sent out over the course of the next 2 weeks. Do note that if you get into Beta, you are not allowed to release any information about it because that would spoil the surprise for the community. Do not fret if you didn't get a beta key because the Pirate101 Facebook page and the AMD Facebook page are both giving beta keys throughout the week so make sure to check them constantly for updates.


Thursday, August 2, 2012

J-Todd Coleman Details P101 and Talks About Expansion


Hey guys! So if you haven't heard about it yet, Forbes.com has released another article involving the Pirate101 Co-Producer  J-Todd Coleman and details for Kingsisle's newest MMO release, Pirate101. In this article, Mr. Coleman first talks about how in the future, Kingsisle will expand far beyond the "101" franchise and how competitors won't be able to match Kingsisles games.