pirate101

Official Site: Pirate101
Studio: KingsIsle Entertainment
Launch Date: October 15, 2012
Genre: Fantasy Family-Friendly Sandpark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Mac

The Stream Team: Happy 6th birthday Pirate101

Six year olds love to play pirates, but Pirate101 has loved playing its whole life! And today is its sixth birthday. Massively OP's MJ...

The MOP Up: Sony’s PlayStation 3 sunset apocalypse

Sony's decision to shut down several online servers for some past PlayStation 3 games on October 25th is shaping up to be a sunset...

Wizard101 and Pirate101 celebrate Halloween with festive crown shop items

The month's Halloween events continue to roll out, this time in KingsIsle's family-friendly MMOs Pirate101 and Wizard101. Both games are getting...

Pirate101 teases quest finder and expanded inventory as Wizard101 gears up for Empyrea part two

Wizard101 has been getting all the attention lately, what with its 10th birthday party festivities and all, but its younger sibling

The MOP Up: Worlds Adrift makes room for PvE servers (August 12, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Interview: ArtCraft’s J. Todd Coleman on prepping Crowfall’s Artisan Engine for the broader industry

Yesterday, Crowfall studio ArtCraft announced it was spinning off a brand-new company dubbed ArtCraft Technologies that would basically turn Crowfall's engine...

The MOP Up: The Black Death improves its profession system (June 10, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Wizard101’s Doctor Who event is bigger on the inside

Someone over at KingsIsle is obviously a big Doctor Who fan, because Wizard101's current event is a thinly veiled homage to that...

Jukebox Heroes: Five great YouTube channels for MMO music

As a collector and reviewer of MMORPG soundtracks, I owe a great debt to fellow music lovers who take the time to somehow extract...

Wizard101 plans its 10-year anniversary while Pirate101 grooms Handsome Dan

With the 10th anniversary of Wizard101 approaching, the team at KingsIsle is squirreling itself away behind closed doors to plan a grand...
Community organization is painful.

Halloween events across the MMORPG verse, 2017 edition

Hey, you. Yeah, you, dude leeching candy from the bucket you bought "for the neighborhood kids." And you, lady still trying to decide between...

Boat mounts, Halloween, and Billy the Kid blast into Wizard101 and Pirate101

As Pirate101 celebrates its fifth birthday this month, there is no shortage of things to keep budding buccaneers occupied in this strategy...

Wizard101 and Pirate101 weather DDOS attacks

If you have tried to log in and play Wizard101 or Pirate101 in the past 24 hours, you may have experienced disappointment...

The MOP Up: State of Decay 2’s multiplayer mayhem (August 27, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...
Nothing's going to change my world.

Perfect Ten: MMOs obsessed with the floating islands trope

One of the fun things about this hobby is that certain tropes repeat themselves constantly. And they're usually weirdly specific tropes, too. Poop...

Wizard101 tests chat channels while Pirate101 has fun with a rooster sheriff

Here's something interesting we learned this week by perusing the Wizard101 newsletter: The game apparently has a stronger following than you'd think among YouTubers,...

KingsIsle shows off new Wizard101 and Pirate101 content

How long does it take for KingsIsle developers to go from concept to execution when it comes to Wizard101 and Pirate101...

Exclusive: Wizard101 Q&A dev diary on its PvP update and monstrology evolution

Kid-friendly MMORPG Wizard101 is on the cusp of a big update -- in fact, it's already landed on the official test...

The MOP Up: Revelation Online’s monthly challenges (June 4, 2017)

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KingsIsle seeks support to get EverClicker on Steam; Wizard101 and Pirate101 might be next

First there was EverQuest. Then there was Ever, Jane. Now there's EverClicker. This sort of trend could go on (wait for it)...

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