There are new updates coming to Pirate101 soon that are currently available on the Test Realm. Have you checked them out yet? If not, we’ll break down what you need to know about the coming update, and also point something out that you may not have noticed…
Let’s face it. We’ve ALL wanted to see what’s below the decks of our ships, and now we can! Each ship has its very own area where you can place furniture, pets, and now even companions! Personalizing your ship is sure to give you that feeling of home even while you’re out in the Skyways. Even better, you can purchase larger Captain’s Quarters which you can add on to any of your ships to customize them even more. You can buy one in the Crown Shop, and another in the Black Market – if you choose to pay with Scrip, however, your Captain’s Quarters will have TWO stories!
The Black Market
Sure, gold and Crowns are nice, but it’s time a new form of currency arrives in the Spiral… and that’s Scrip! Scrip can only be obtained through ship fights, so it brings a whole new use to nautical experience parties, as now even level 65 ship captains can benefit by acquiring Scrip! Once you have enough, head on down to the Black Market in Skull Island to buy all sorts of cool things – gear, housing items, class-based battle standards… even a summon squid doubloon! The Deluxe Ship Cabin is available there too, so if you’re interested in buying that, you’ll have to save up plenty of Scrip…
We’ve seen plenty of housing gauntlets in Wizard101: the MooShu Pagoda, Grizzleheim Winterbane, and the Wysteria Spiral Cup. Now Pirate101 has its first housing gauntlet, but what makes it different than those in Wizard101 is that anyone can obtain it through the Crown Shop instead of through bundle cards! Although you can start out simple with Practice Mode, you’ll also be given the option to try Challenge Mode – it may be a bit difficult, but you can earn Scrip depending on how far you go. Remember to bring friends so you can conquer everyone who dares challenge you in the Smuggler’s Arena!
A New Hint!
The Update Notes included a picture of companions in houses, but you may notice something very interesting here… can you spot it?
In this picture, Old Scratch has a new title that we haven’t yet seen: Skeletal Shaman! From this, we can he’s going to be promoting soon, and promotions only happen through expansions to the main storyline! Even better, promotions are usually worked on last, after the main content is finished and all of the areas are created for the promotion to take place in – maybe we’ll be getting Book XV sooner than we thought?
What’s your favorite part of the new update? Expect it to hit the Live Realm in the next couple of weeks so everyone can try out this awesome new content.