April 16, 2014

Pirate101: Online Safety Contest!

Ahoy Pirates,

I thought I'd have a contest that I haven't had on this blog, an Online Safety Contest! How does this online safety contest work? Well.. I want all of you to email me an online safety tip you follow that you want everyone else to know. If your email is like another email, that's okay! I want everyone reading this blog that it's important to stay safe online and I think it would be awesome if a friend of someone that is having trouble staying safe online safety tips on this blog to let them know that online safety is important. This isn't an Easter contest that I originally planned to have, but I think it'll be great to have something like this to help everyone.

  • Step 1: Enter By Emailing Me- Enter this contest by emailing me at edwardfrostgem@gmail.com with your online safety tip and your pirate's name and level! This contest STARTS TODAY and ENDS April 21st at 4:00 P.M. CST. I will then announce the contest winners shortly after 4:00 P.M. CST on a new blog post of the winners.
  • Step 2: I'll Judge The Entries- Next Monday I'll announce all of the winners by judging which is the best online safety tip to follow. I would like your online safety tip to be at least two sentences but less than a paragraph since there will be multiple winners. Everyone who wins will then have their entry and their pirate's name posted on a new blog post Monday and will be emailed their code they have won. You can learn more about what codes you can win on step 3!
  • Step 3: Codes That Winners Win- I have a few codes to giveaway for this contest. I will be giving away: FOUR CROWN CODES that's worth 1,500 Crowns, TWO RANDOM SPRINGTIME PETS, and TWO WITCHDOCTOR LAB HOUSE ADD-ONS. There will not be any level of prizes because I'll be mixing up the codes and giving them out by random. You'll have to see what code you get. There will be eight winners! Good luck everyone. :)
Yay... Random Picture Time!!! :D (This Pic does not grant you pickled herring as a prize)

Open Letter About Contests

Hello Wizards and Pirates,

I really wanted to talk to you about something that has been on my chest for awhile. I've been thinking about the codes I've been giving away lately. I love giving away codes but I don't like giving them away to someone who gets a ton of them from my contest and other contests. I'm not someone who's obsessed with the amount of viewers on my site. I'm obsessed with the games Kingsisle has made and what I can blog about that I look back on in the future. :) I want everyone else reading my blog to have the same opportunity. I'm not one of those people that like having contests all of the time. I know when my blog was first created in in 2010 I only thought about having contests to get my views up. That's the truth, but now I don't like having them because it makes me upset when I see more comments and views on a contest than any other post that year. I know publishing a post that has the word contest in it will be more of something than any other post. I don't look forward to having contests as much as I did back in 2012-2013 because now everyone is entering multiple contests to win as much as they can. I know there are wizards and pirates that do that and it makes me sad. If you enter contests, let everyone else have that chance to win something they might not have a chance to win this year. If you won a code from my last contest, I want you to show me that you will let someone else win next time. This doesn't just count for my contests, this counts for every other blog that's having contests right now. If you win a code from one blog, don't try to win that same code from another blog to have two of the same item you won. One other thing that is bothering is that when someone tweets something on twitter about a contest, everyone goes crazy. Really? Contests are NOT that important. One day RT something that has something to do with a new YouTube video a wizard/pirate uploaded or like a blog post on Facebook that someone has made. This doesn't have to be my YouTube videos or blog posts, I want you to do something for someone that might not see much of that. I would also like to see you comment on other blogger's blog posts. Let them know what you think of their post and where you are in the game or something like that. I think it's important everyone in the community knows they're awesome and not just because they have crowns to giveaway. :) This post does not mean I won't have another contest, it's just something I've been thinking about lately. I actually plan on having a contest soon that has something to do with my last contest and this blog post. I would like to thank all of those who have read all of this. It really means a lot that you're still here. :) That's all I have to say for now.. Thanks again for reading.

April 15, 2014

Pickled Herring

Ahoy Pirates!

I finally have a new blog post about Edward Cringle! I haven't been able to quest on my swashbuckler because of the test realm's release last week and I really wanted to make my posts that I made last week before I started questing again. I'm so happy I test it out because I didn't know if it would mess with my questing or not. I really can't wait until the test realm is released because it does have awesome updates and I can't wait to see them on the live game. :D I'm sure you'll start hearing more about my companions and pets once the updates are released to the live game. :)


















I'm going to stop talking about the test realm for now and start talking about my last blog post and the quest I had to complete today! On my last blog post Edward Cringle had to help Gilbert and Sullivan find their shipment that was stolen by Iago, a valencian unicorn. Gilbert and Sullivan knew where Mustang Sally was and they wanted me to help them before they would help me. After collecting their contraband I sailed back to their shop and they told me that Mustang Sally was helping a prisoner out of Fort Elena but was caught and she was made a prisoner. Gilbert and Sullivan then told me that Mustang Sally was working with a cat named Catbeard and he might know more. Today I had to sail to Catbeard's Lair to find out more about what happened and who she was breaking out of Fort Elena.



















Today I found out that Catbeard and Ratbeard don't like each other. I think they have the same relationship as Tom & Jerry! I also found out that Mustang Sally & Catbeard were hired by Gortez to break into Port Regal to free a penguin, Napoleguin. Napoleguin was an emperor of Polaris. Once he became emperor he attacked all of his allies. Napoleguin was betrayed by Marleybone and Valencia and he was then captured and sent to Fort Elena. Gortez wants to free Napoleguin so he could help him win the civil war in Monquista. Catbeard wants to free him so he can have all of the pickled herring that'll last him his entire life! I'm sure by now you see him eating it above.. He also told me that Polaris is full of pickled herring. That's important information!


















Catbeard said he knew a way I could get into the prison to free Mustang Sally if I helped him free Napoleguin. Catbeard said he wanted me to start a war with Marleybone. He said he wanted me to start by attacking ten of the Marleybone Ships in Port Regal Skyway. I didn't like this quest because it took a very long time and sometimes two ships at one time attacked me and my ship couldn't handle all of the attacks. Sometimes my pirate had to fight the enemies on their ships because my ship health was low. I don't really know about this quest but I'm sure it's easier for everyone else. I'm one of those pirates that don't like a quest if it takes too long (30 minutes), but I'm happy when I finish so I can post about it on this blog. :D I think the most important thing about this quest is to have the right ship gear so it doesn't take too long. I had to switch my gear around and by the end of my quest, it was a lot easier to defeat these ships. So.. today I'm going to give away a code for crowns so everyone that's having trouble can get the right ship equipment from the crowns shop or whatever else you want. :D I didn't stop questing after defeating the ships but I sailed back to Catbeard's ship and told him what I did he then told me what he said in the picture below. :P



















That's all I have for today. I mentioned above that I have a code for you all for 1,500 crowns. This code can only be redeemed by one pirate. This code will also be the last code I giveaway on my blog posts, unless I make another post today, so don't expect anymore codes to be on my Pirate101 blog posts if I don't make another Pirate101 blog post today. I really hope ya'll took time out to read my blog posts! :) I do plan on having another contest soon so make sure to look out for that this week! I hope you all enjoyed this contest. If you enjoyed reading this post/ this contest, click on the :D reaction below!! Thank you again. :) Remember, if you won a code already, please give others a chance to win this code. :) Okay, here's the cute little springtime pet (which you can buy in the Pirate101 crowns shop today)!


Code For Crowns
(Can Only Be Redeemed One Time)

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April 14, 2014

Springtime Pets Are Now In The Crowns Shop!

Ahoy Pirates!

Kingsisle released the Springtime Pets in the Crowns Shop today! If you haven't heard by now, I've been giving away codes that have to do with these springtime pets. They are so cute. I have two or three of them on the game now and I think they're my favorite pets. :) I'm sure you've noticed the pets I've been hiding on this blog, that's exactly what Kingsisle released in the crowns shop. :D Make sure you get these pets before Easter ends! If you would like more information about these pets, just click HERE. I'm going to give away a random Springtime pet on my blog now and if you follow my social sites @AroundTheSpiral on Twitter and Like Around The Spiral With Edward Lifegem on Facebook you'll know the next time I post a code. I will warn you all on the two before I post a code. I will continue doing this through tomorrow but on the 16th of the month, I will no longer post codes on my blog posts. I will have a new contest before Easter so make sure you look for that. Okay... here's the code. :D If you already redeemed a code, please allow others to have a chance to redeem this code. Thank you and good luck everyone. :)

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New Easter Mounts!

Hello Wizards!

Today Kingsisle released two new Wizard101 mounts to the crowns shop just in time for Easter. Well, it's called Spring mounts but I'm going to call them Easter mounts instead. :) These new mounts are EPIC. Seriously... I want one! I will get one before Easter ends. :D I hope you all decide to get one too because they are only available for a limited time which means you won't be able to buy them after Easter until next Easter. You can buy the Caerbannog Rabbit for 3,750 Crowns and the Prismatic Hare for 4,500 crowns only in the crowns shop! Make sure you try because these Easter mounts are pretty epic. :D If you would like more information about these mounts, just click the image below.

April 11, 2014

Pirate101 Test Realm: Advanced Companions & Class Companions!

Ahoy Pirates,

I made a post a few days ago about one of the new updates on the Pirate101 Test Realm, the advanced pets, and I decided that I'd make another about the advanced companions today! There's so much to look forward to and I've only had a chance to test out a few things on the test realm. I plan on testing more out today or tomorrow so I can make a new post about it to let you know what I think about it.



















The advanced pets on Pirate101 are just as awesome as the advanced pets! I'll tell you the truth, at first I was worried advanced companions wouldn't make sense and I'd be left behind on it but this isn't something anyone should worry about. I think it's the best feature Kingsisle could add to this game. Why do I think this is the best feature? Well... let me talk about an example of one of the orders the companions can now do. Lets say one of your companions that you don't really like using for battling just stays behind and you never use him. Well when this feature is added to the live realm you can now use that companion, not for battle, but for an order. Let's talk about one of the features I like the best, Keel Haulin'. You can send one of your companions that you don't want to use in battle on a quest for training tomes by using the Keel Haulin' order! This is awesome because if one day you're busy and don't have time to farm for gold, you can send your companions on a quest to get training tomes by clicking on the companion you want to send and then you would have to click on New Orders. If you send more than one companion on the same quest, it'll take longer for the 2nd companion, and longer for the 3rd. This counts for all of the orders in the picture above.



















There's one thing I'd like to talk about before I continue about the advanced companions. Kingsisle also added new class companions for all pirate classes! I'm happy all of the pirate classes gets new class companions (who doesn't love getting a new companion?). The musketeer class gets a flamingo companion- like the one above-, witchdoctors get a shark companion, swashbucklers get a frog swashbuckler, buccaneers get a new pelican companion named Peter Quint and privateers get a monkey conquistatrix companion. I've test out most of the companions and think they will be an awesome addition to my crew. I'm excited about using most of them as my firstmate. You'll be seeing my frog companion a lot on my swashbuckler's posts once this update is added to the live realm. :D The class companions are awesome but if for some reason you don't like your companion you can use the orders. Now.. I have one more thing to say about the orders.. If you want your companion to collect a lot more of lets say gold from Plunderin', you can train your companion a talent that will help your companion gain 10% more gold from that order quest you sent your companion on. I've added images below of examples of what I'm talking about.. :D Altogether, I think it's a nice idea Kingsisle added the advanced companions feature and new class companions to the game. I really can't wait to see these updates on the live realm! I'm already preparing for everything for the live game by well... making these blog posts! Haha. :D Okay... I know you've probably read a lot already but I have one last thing to tell you before you look at the images below.. Pirate101 is also giving us companion training tomes! They will give us the number of our companions we have worth of training tomes. This the last awesome thing I have to blog about... at least for today.. Okay, please look at the image below to see what else you can train your companion now and a code for a companion for the live realm for one pirate. :D
































































































































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101st Day of 2014!

Hi there!

Today is the 101st day of 2014! Kingsisle is celebrating by giving away a few gifts on both games Pirate101 (Free 101 Eyepatch) and Wizard101 (Free Prickly Bear Cactus seed). They are also putting five different items in the crowns shop up for sale for 101 crowns! This means you can buy what they put up for sale for 101 crowns. :D I think that's awesome! Check out more information about this sale by clicking HERE for Pirate101's Information or HERE for Wizard101's information on the 101st Day Sale/Giveaway. I usually don't do this for wizards but since this is a Pirate101 blog post, I do have a code to giveaway. You could use these crowns for items in the crowns shop if you'd like to. I'm hoping a pirate gets a code but I do have another blog I plan on posting today or tomorrow if you don't get it. Congratulations to the pirate or wizard that wins the code worth 1,500 crowns. :)


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April 8, 2014

Pirate101 Test Realm: Advanced Pets

Ahoy Pirates!

I'm sure you've heard by now that the Pirate101 Test Realm has been released with all kinds of awesome updates! I knew that I would have to wait for the test relam to see if all of the Pirate101 updates would be as awesome as Kingsisle said they would be and they are. :D I've been on the game lately testing out all of the new updates and you wouldn't believe how much fun I've been having! I've test out a little bit of everything but for this post I'm going to tell you what I think about the new advanced pets.



















The first thing you have to do to figure out how to level your pet and everything is to talk to Mickey Dugan right by Avery's Office in Avery's Court. There's a long quest that will help you figure out everything you need to know about pet leveling & pet pvp. You will need this quest to sail to Bestia from Avery's Court. I recommend you complete this quest so you know how to level your pets and if you're up for a challenge, pet pvp. I won't give anymore hints on how you're supposed to do this since you can find out how to on the Test Realm or on the Live Realm once it's released. I think this update is my favorite update I've test out and can't believe how much awesome there is in this update.



















I really can't believe how much fun I've had leveling pets. I know a lot of you know that leveling pets on Wizard101 does take a lot and sometimes you can't get what talents you want. Pirate101's Advanced Pets are different, in a good way. :D I like everything about the advanced pets and can't find anything so far that I don't like about it. I think everyone should test this out and then tell everyone if you like it or not, I bet you'll like it because it's not a requirement to level your pets because of a worry you're pirate won't make it through the next world. Pirate101's advanced pets are far different than Wizard101's advanced pets.



















Leveling pets on Pirate101 are a lot faster and easier to level because you can choose the level and difficulty to level your pet. There are different worlds you can level your pet in *along with different levels* you'll earn more experience, health, strength, agility by each level and the higher world you level your pet in. You don't have to sail to that world to level your pet. You can level your pet anywhere you want to level it. If you decide to level your pet, there is a wait time with the type of strategy you level your pet with. You don't have to wait if you don't want to! You can spend a few crowns to speed past the wait time (doesn't cost much at all). I think it's awesome to level your pet by the level, and it doesn't take as long as you would think it would. You can actually buy and earn snacks (will blog about that on another post) and the snacks do not cost much gold. I'm sure by now you've read awesome about 100 times... no... 101 times now! Oh... did you know that your pets increase in size once you level them to a high enough level?! :D If you don't want the pet size to increase, don't level your pet and it'll stay the same size it was before the update. :)



















One last thing I would like to talk about is the pet morphing. I can't believe how awesome this is. There is a pet morphing tent in Bestia where you can morph/hatch pets for the price of gold. You have to morph your pet with another different pet for a chance to get a new morphed pet. You can hatch your two pets or you could hatch with another pirate's pet to get your awesome pet. I know this is an awesome feature to have to get the coolest looking pets in the spiral! I am glad Kingsisle added this feature to the game, I'm sure you'll be noticing a lot more pirates in the live realm showing off their pets once the test realm has been released to the live game. Make sure to report those bugs on the test realm so we don't have any on the live realm. :) I know it'll be hard to remember that since Kingsisle released so many epic features. That's all I have for today, well... I do have a code below so the first one to redeem gets the code. This one has to do with a pet since this is a pet related post. :D

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