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

Pirate101 talks up new hires, highlights a home decorating contest, and heralds a dev roundtable this week

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What's going on in the world of Pirate101? Not much, but developer KingsIsle is still drawing from the fanbase's seemingly endless well of patience...

April Fools’ Day around the MMO world, 2022 edition

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Whether you love it or dread it, April Fools' Day is happening everywhere, specifically to annoy copyeditors who have to fix that dang apostrophe...
How are you this way.

Pirate101 and Wizard101 bring back the Friendship Festival as KingsIsle talks Pirate101 development trajectory

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While Valentine's Day is technically behind us on the calendar, KingIsle's MMOs Wizard101 and Pirate101 are still very much in the spirit of love....

Massively Uplifting: MMOs show true love through helping kids, planting trees

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Attitudes and thoughts about Valentine's Day vary widely, from crass commercialism to idyllic romanticism to complete indifference. But the fact remains that the spirit...
How are you this way.

Wizard101 and Pirate101 developer KingsIsle promises ‘exciting things’ for its January 27 KI Live broadcast

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The KI Live broadcasts from Wizard101 and Pirate101 developer KingsIsle are usually something that regular fans of both games want to pay attention to,...

KingsIsle confirms new Pirate101 content for 2022 is in the works, looks back at 2021 design goals for Wizard101

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Before launching into this story, let's put out a quick review. At the beginning of this year, players of Pirate101 started up a "flood...

The Game Archaeologist: Hero101, the lost KingsIsle superhero MMO

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You do get the sense that KingsIsle once had very grand plans for what is called its "101 Universe." After Wizard101 came out to...

Gamigo investor report promises a ‘great update’ for RIFT in Q1, Atlas Rogues is abandoned

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It's a bit of good news and unsurprising bad news out of the third quarter investor report from MGI, the company that runs Gamigo....

How to support Extra Life 2021, from Guild Wars 2 and EverQuest to LOTRO and City of Heroes

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If you caught MJ's latest Massively Uplifting, you probably noticed that Extra Life is ramping up across the gaming industry, and particularly among MMORPG...

Wizard101 and Pirate101 get ‘spooktacular’ with Halloween and anniversary events

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Considering that Wizard101's multi-genre setting is already 79% of the way to Halloween most days of the year, pushing it over the edge into...

KingsIsle actually updated Pirate101 with new content after a period in maintenance mode

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Wizard101 and Pirate101 have had quite a year in 2021 already, what with KingsIsle being bought out by Gamigo's parent company and all. Not...

Wizard101’s massive spring update is live with new social grouping tools and myth ninja pigs

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Wizard101 has been in the headlines a lot in 2021, owing largely to the fact that its studio, KingsIsle, was bought out by Gamigo...
You know what Aymeric and Raubahn look like. Fill them in mentally.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 316: Talkin’ trash with MMO Fallout

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Justin, Bree, and MMO Fallout's Connor discuss April fools' day around the MMOverse, FFXIV's patch and PS5 beta, WoW's 9.1, Trove's Switch port, and Elyon's closed beta, with adventures in RuneScape, Wild Terra 2, Magic Legends, WoW Classic, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on starting fresh in WoW Classic and irritating season passes.
Always something new to adventure.

Trove is coming to Nintendo Switch this year, Wizard101 and Pirate101 may get a console port

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Whether you are a dinosaur tamer, a ruthless pirate, or a dashing superhero, you soon will have another platform to enjoy the antics of...
Smoke on the water

Leaderboard: So, is RIFT next?

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Gamigo, which just bought the studio behind Wizard101 and Pirate101, cleaned house yesterday, purging multiple MMORPGs that it acquired during its past acquisitions of...

Eden Eternal becomes the third MMORPG Gamigo killed off today

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Right about now, a whole bunch of Gamigo MMORPGs are wishing they had to deal with only server merges. That's because Gamigo's now axed...
Well, I guess.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 306: Money makes the MMOs go ’round

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Justin and Bree discuss Pantheon, the KingsIsle and Jagex buyouts, World of Warcraft, Star Trek Online, and Guild Wars 2, with adventures in WoW, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus mailbox topics on underwater combat and choosing between MMO subs.

Following Gamigo buyout, Wizard101 keeps monetization and Pirate101 might resume development

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Earlier this week, we covered the surprising news that Media and Games Invest, whose chief subsidiary is Gamigo and which is run by Gamigo's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 305: Restoring faith

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Justin and Bree discuss Elite Dangerous' Odyssey delay, LOTRO's latest mishaps, Guild Wars 2 Power, Pirate101 and the KingsIsle sale, and FFXIV's Ishgard restoration, with a Daily Grind blitz and mailbag topics on WoW Shadowlands, seeing how the sausage is made, and lifeskill-centric MMOs.

The company that owns Gamigo bought out Wizard101 studio KingsIsle too

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Tis the season for selling and buying MMO companies, apparently. Adding to the Daybreak and Albion Online pile is KingsIsle Entertainment, which has apparently...

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