Pirate101 NXP/Scrip Farming Event

The Pirate101 Summer Update is currently in Test Realm, but it will introduce many new items available for an amount of Scrip. In order to get ready for that update and stock up on Scrip, I decided to host a NXP/Scrip farming event for all those interested in ship sinking.

Fleet Captain (host)? David Everhart
When? Sunday, August 2nd 2015, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM CST
Where? Near the Turrets in Westminster Skyway (Marleybone)
Realm? One-Eyed Jack

Will you be joining me to sink some ships & turrets? Feel free to invite your Pirate friends!

Christmas in July in Wizard101 & Pirate101

Take a break from the heat this Summer with Christmas in July! Now through Monday, July 27th 2015, let's pretend it's the Holidays with decorations, mounts, pets and more!

Felix Navidad is back to the streets of the Shopping District, so make sure you pay him a visit and enjoy Holiday decorations throughout the Wizard City Commons, and purchase your favorite Holiday items for a discounted Crowns rate from the Crown Shop. See the fun Holiday items that are returning in Wizard101 and Pirate101.

Free Item Giveaway
During Christmas in July, get a free item for your Wizard and Pirate! You will get a mystery Holiday item, which could be Holiday housing decorations, a Yuletide or Winterland Pack, or even a companion in Pirate101!


New Hybrid Discovered in Wizard101

A new pet was recently spotted in Wizard101 and it raised many questions on social media: is a new bundle coming out soon? Is it a drop from one of the new one-shot dungeons, or from an Ultra seed, perhaps? Ironically, it's none of the above.

Back in May, Professor Greyrose revealed that there are 100 undiscovered hybrids in the game. And it turns out the Dragonfly pet is actually one of them! Oddly enough, it appears that this pet has always been on a certain boss's loot table, according to KingsIsle. While the boss who drops it wasn't revealed, here's a hint.

The combination
Bumble Bee + Defender Dragon = Dragonfly

Pirate101: Ranked PvP, Nautical Gauntlet & More!

After months of anticipation, the Pirate101 Test Realm is live once again and it introduces some exciting side activities, including Ranked PvP, the very first Nautical Gauntlet, new Trainers and more!

Ranked PvP
In Ranked PvP, you can battle other players to earn ranks, badges and rewards! Members have unlimited access to Ranked PvP matches, while Crowns players can purchase passes per match, day or season. Talk to Mickey Dugan in Skull Island to get started!

PvP Modes, Scores, Ranking & Rewards
There are two types of Ranked PvP matches available. In 1v1 matches, you face off against one other player in a test of wits and skill! In Battle Royale mode, four Pirates enter the battle and only one will emerge victorious. You will gain points to raise your rank, as you compete in Ranked PvP, and achieve 8 possible ranks: Contender, Brawler, Warrior, Gladiator, Veteran, Hero, Paragon and Champion, gaining Scrip as a reward every match (winners get a higher amount of Scrip).

Ranked PvP Seasons, New PvP Rewards & Vendors
A new season will come to Ranked PvP every 3 months and it will reset ranks. At the end of each season, players who have rank Brawler and higher will receive a Scrip reward based on their rank. This currency can be used to purchase new items from vendors that have entered the Brawlin' Hall, including new pets, new weapons, and new housing items, like Candyce Olsen's very special "art books", which are unique housing items that allow you to flip through pages of original concept art of Pirate101!

Nautical Gauntlet
Pirates of Nautical Level 45 or above can visit Mickey Dugan in Skull Island to take on the quest "The Pirate's Regatta!", for a new adventure! Gather three friends and get ready to take on a challenging Nautical Gauntlet, best experienced by players Level 65. Work together to defeat waves of enemy ships and face off against a powerful boss ship for rewards including Scrip, and a chance at new pets!

Mysterious New Trainers
Tucked away in a hidden location, you'll find this mysterious stranger (and other clandestine pirates) ready to teach you some powerful abilities. These trainers are busy folks, often off on adventures of their own, so they are not always available. Check back at various times to see who you might meet and what knowledge they have to impart.

And there are plenty more changes and updates that need testing! For a complete list of all the upcoming changes to the game, read the Update Notes.

If you were expecting Book 15 (like most Pirates in the Skyways), please read Professor Falmea's Pirate101 Producer's Letter on why it didn't make it to Test Realm this time around.

Credits: Thanks to Chrissy the Blesser for kindly allowing me to use some of her renders.