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

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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.

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How are you this way.

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