Yes we all know that it’s been over 2 years since the last storyline update for our beloved Pirate101 game. Yup, we are aware that they broke Wizard101’s record for longest time between story updates.
We are also aware of some of the players really giving the developers a really hard time about it. Every time Pirate101 releases something fun for us like a pet or neat stuff to buy or just plain free stuff to celebrate a special day I see many players responding in a really ungrateful way as they show off their impatience. No matter what nice things they do for us, the common response is “Where is Book 15”? “Yea that’s really nice but I would rather have Book 15”. “I am not renewing my subscription until you give me Book 15”.
There are threads all over Central with doomsayers and negativity dripping off of them as they rant about how poorly they think Pirate101 is handling this and how they think it should be done.
Well I happen to trust the great team that created this wonderful game and I believe them when they say that the new content is in the works. I think it’s high time we fans and fan sites not sit back and just shake our heads at all of this haranguing on the developers. I think we need to let them know we stand behind them and we are cheering them on with well deserved pats on the back for their remarkable endurance and for working SO hard for us for SO long. We are in your corner. All of you gifted artists and programers that are busting your tushes through this long haul are our heros. We don’t want you to think that we have given up on you. We know you have been working at a feverish pace for such a long time and we don’t want you to feel even a little unappreciated as you toil through what must, by now, seem like a thankless task. We are behind you and are willing to do whatever we can to help you get through this.
Yes we would love to hear something encouraging from you. No teasers, vines or having to break the “That would be telling” clause is being hinted at here. Just an encouraging word to let us know that all our patience WILL be rewarded WHEN it is ready would be beyond appreciated but is not the point of this post. We just want to let you know that we support you, we celebrate you and we encourage you in any way we can help cheer you on.
Of course I am aware of the lack of communication as to why it is taking so long and what their hopes are for the new content release but that does not break my faith in the team that did so much to create our beloved game. Blind Mew told us that Marleybone and Aquila were well on their way when the game was launched so the quick addition of the new books was bit deceiving. They didn’t pull that off in 6 months, it was almost completed before the game was even released.
The kind of quality and craftsmanship that makes up our spiral does not happen quickly and many are so easily forgetful of all the non story updates and game mechanics revamping that has happened. It is no small thing that was done to make all the changes and improvements the game has had in the last 2 years. It has, by no means, been a drought of new content as the months have passed by. With weapon and skill repairs, total pet revamping and training along with pet sparring, many new quests in the first areas of the storyline, wonderful and challenging dungeons that drop amazing gear or scrip, the output from the developers has been pretty amazing.
Let’s check the records in the Monquista Library and look at the time line and you will see just how hard they have all been working.
As you can see the developers at Pirate101 have been far from unproductive and these are only the highlights. You can check the update pages yourself and see just how many myriad of things have been improved and adjusted since Books 13 and 14 were released.
So, on top of all these massive updates that have happened in the last 2 years, the development team has also been hard at work creating brand new content to bring us, finally, further along in Blind Mew’s wonderful plot line.
To all your creative magicians on the Pirate101 side of the Spiral, we know you are really working hard to please and delight us and despite what all the very vocal whiners and complainers have been saying, your loyal fans and fansites are in your corner and greatly applaud your efforts in our behalf.
Ok fellow readers and loyal fans of Pirate101, let’s give the hard working staff your words of encouragement in the comment section below. I am sure it will really make their day to read how much faith we all have in them.
Blessings and giggles on your day