September 18, 2014

Four Things I'd Pay Crowns For

With the release of the new hoard pack in Pirate101 (read my thoughts here), many more crowns options are being opened up in the minds of many players whose favorite pastimes include what-if crafting and proposing additions to the game. Having spent over two thousand crowns and counting within the Tower of Moo Manchu, I decided to step up and see what I would want to spend the rest on...if any of these things existed.

September 13, 2014

The Art of Nefariousness

It's that kind of realization, like how you figure out you'll never see yourself in live-action, un-mirrored. You'll never strike up a conversation with yourself or be able to give yourself a proper hug. But then again, if I was apart from myself and had a confrontation, I don't have a clue what I'd do.

And then, I got an offer to go the farthest I could to figure that out.

September 7, 2014

"Nefarious" - Pirate101 Fan-Fiction - Part 2

“So how'd all of you wind up here?” Destiny asked, balancing on the railing and sitting crosslegged. She didn't like the idea of taking a break; It left the team vulnerable. For the few minutes that she had known them, she was caring an awful lot, on her standards. It probably had to do with the fact that their collective efforts saved her life. The inside of the tower yielded no weather, forcing the team to doff their overcoats and heavier armor plates as they recuperated, discarding them in a disorganized pile off to Destiny's right. Calamity had brought preserved Yum-Yum fruit and each of the party members shared it, Destiny taking half a portion. She was unaccustomed to the taste but decided that it was still good eating, knowing that there would be some fresh fruits on higher levels of the tower.

“Same as everyone else,” Groot grumbled, “Dugan never shuts his beak.” Evan chuckled in agreement, tearing off a tough bite of the fruit with his teeth and chewing with obvious effort.

“Everyone wants in on Moo Manchu's riches,” Kevin explained, carefully polishing his weapon with a rag, “When we heard that nobody was coming, we happily hopped up to the challenge. However, we've come to realize that more than nobody's been here.” 

September 3, 2014

What the Beast Brings: Looking at Future Hoard Packs

Big news hit the Nautical Spiral today in the form of a new hoard pack! Grizzleheim-themed, the Grizzly Beast Pack features several new and interesting companions as well as plenty of new furniture and pets. The above quote bring up the point that the highly-coveted items in this pack will extend beyond the satisfaction of a pirate's budget. And some players seem to agree. Regardless of preference, however, let's take a look at how this pack might affect the future of crown shop releases.