Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Illustrated Guide to Pirate101's Hidden Snowmen

Pirate101 has a fun and festive way to get you into the Holiday season: a hunt for large snowmen hidden in the Skyways!
There is a known bug with the snowmen, making it very difficult to register a badge on your first attempt. In order to get them, you have to go through the snowman itself, which can prove extremely challenging with your ship alone.

Tips to register the snowmen badges
  1. Drop your anchor near the snowman by pressing the space bar, making sure it overlaps somewhere on your ship's deck;
  2. Press the TAB key on your keyboard to switch to deck mode;
  3. Once on deck, run towards the snowman and go through it to register the badge.
Avernus Skyway
Finding the Avernus Skyway snowman will get you the "Frosty Finder" badge.

Mooshu-Valencia Stormgate
Finding the Mooshu-Valencia Stormgate snowman will get you the "Frosty Voyager" badge.

Haunted Skyway
Finding the Haunted Skyway snowman will get you the "Frosty Wrangler" badge.

Skull Island Skyway
Finding the Skull Island Skyway snowman will get you the "Stay Frosty" badge.

As of December 2017, there are four hidden snowmen in the Skyways.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Spirits of Yuletide in Pirate101

The 5th day of the 12 Days of the Spiral brings three new festive companions to Pirate101, that you can buy as a set this yuletide season!

The Spirits of Yuletide Set is available in the Crown Shop for 7995 Crowns and includes:
  • Spirit of Giving Companion (Privateer);
  • Spirit of Receiving Companion (Buccaneer);
  • Spirit of Returning Companion (Swashbuckler).

Friday, December 8, 2017

Wizard101 Winter Wonder Pack 2017

On the 2nd day of the 12 Days of the Spiral, KingsIsle launches the updated version of the Winter Wonder Pack for everyone to enjoy! Some of the wonderful new items you have a chance to get this year include:
  • Reindeer Knight Spell;
  • Wolf of the Winter Mount;
  • Silent Knight's Gear;
  • Silent Knight's Weapons;
  • And more!

Don't worry, this pack still includes a chance at awesome wintery favorites from last year, like the:
  • Snowhopper Sleigh Mount
  • Snowhoppers Pet
  • Snowdrifter's Gear
  • Snowdrifter's Weapons
  • Sparkle Globe and much more!

Check it out in the Wizard101 Crown Shop and see what you get!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 2017 Pirate101 Update

The Festive Pirate101 update was applied to the game and includes improvements to the Auto Companion and Practice Ship PvP systems, general bug fixes and a plethora of new badges to be found!

Gingerbread raiders have invaded the Spiral skyways! Defeat enemy ships in the Skull Island, Westminster, and Calabria Skyways to find them and earn cool loot and badges for defeating these cookie criminals.

There are now more hidden snowmen for you to hunt down throughout the Spiral's skyways! It's time to set sail and see if you can find them all and earn their badges.

Monquista City, Barkley Square in Marleybone, and Florenza in Valencia now have more festive decorations (and present boxes)!

Auto Companion Improvements
Companions on automatic play will act a bit smarter now. They're more likely to do the following:
  • Use abilities like buffs and heals;
  • Avoid traps and proximity-based opponent abilities;
  • Use their critical strike powers;
  • Avoid trying to all break the same battle board props all at once.

If the Auto Companion feature is selected, you will also find a new "skip" (hourglass) icon at the tail end of the companion power bar. Clicking this icon will have your companions skip their turn if you'd rather they not act at all. 

Practice Ship PvP Improvements
KingsIsle made a few rules changes and improvements to help get you out of the Safe Harbor and into the action in Practice Ship PvP:
  • They've added temporary leaderboards that shows the current Top Ten Pirates in the Ship PvP zone so you can know your current standings. Clicking on the three skulls in the top right corner will hide/show this leaderboard;
  • There is now only one Ship PVP realm. When you leave Ship PvP, you will be returned to the realm you were previously playing on;
  • There's a new dangerous ship in the middle of the Ship PvP zone for you and your competitors to tackle – will you be one of the lucky ones to win one of its new ship horns (with new ship powers)?
  • As you drift from the Safe Harbor, you will be granted 6 seconds of safety where no other player ship can attack you.

Read the full list of updates here.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Yuletide Season in Wizard101 & Pirate101

The Yuletide Season is back in the Spiral, and some cool items are returning to Wizard101 and Pirate101 for the occasion, with lots of surprises during the month!

12 Days of the Spiral
From now through December 19th, KingsIsle is celebrating the 12 Days of the Spiral! Each day, they have a different surprise in store for both your Wizard and your Pirate! Some days will be free giveaways, while the others have great promotions or new items. Check back each morning to see the new surprise!

Felix Navidad is back in the Shopping District, with all of his Holiday items. Other seasonal items from Yuletide are back in the Crown Shop, including the festive mounts and pets, Holiday decorations and the Yuletide & Winterland Packs! Also, there are 3 new, seasonal fish to be caught: the Cold Cod (Ice), Mistletoe Angler (Life) and Yuletoy Fish (Myth)!


Your favorite seasonal items are back in the Crown Shop, including the Holiday Crystal Unicorn, Polaris Express and Reindeer mounts, Festive Yeti, Ghost of Yuletide Present, Yuletide Ibis, Red & Green Baubleloons, Sky Candy Cane Dragon, Santa Claws & Ostrich in a Pear Tree pets, the Holiday Treant, Mistle Toad, Yule Trogg and Prince Yulefest companions, Holiday-themed weapons, Snowflake Eye Patch, Crystal Face Paint and even Holiday decorations!

New Spirits of Yuletide set!
Three new festive companions are in the Crown Shop, and you can buy them as a set this yuletide season, for 7995 Crowns! Check out the Spirits of Yuletide set in the Crown Shop today!

Seasonal Dungeon
Following the Halloweenfest trend, KingsIsle has released a Holiday-themed dungeon in Wizard101. If you're ready to face off against Krampus, find him in Ravenwood, Colossus Boulevard, Celestia and Polaris!