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Wizard101 and Pirate101 rack up 50 million players combined

The Spiral, KingsIsle's online universe, is one of the most underrated success stories in the MMO genre. After six years of operation, Wizard101 (and its spin-off Pirate101) have tallied up over 50 million lifetime players (that's total players ever). The big numbers don't stop there, either. Th...

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The Stream Team: Arrrg! ArcheAge's pirate isle holds treasure galore

Avast, ye ArcheAge fans! Ye can't say ye've braved the wilds of the world if ye haven't sailed to the pirate's lair. Tucked away in the sea, the island be home to the blood-thirstiest of ArcheAge's factions -- and they don't take too kindly to visitors. But thar be plenty of plunder underneath the ...

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Pirate101 adds Tower of Moo Manchu, tweaks Cool Ranch

Are you a high-level pirate in Pirate101? Have you completed all of Mooshu and all of the Moo Manchu side quests? If so you can partake of the Tower of Moo Manchu, a ten-level group dungeon that KingsIsle says is the toughest content that Pirate101 players have ever faced. This week's update als...

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Pirate101's spring 2014 update is live

Pirate101's spring 2014 update is now live. The patch has added new free-to-play areas, advanced pets, and advanced companions to the game. KingsIsle has published a lengthy list of update notes, and you'll probably also want to take a(nother) look at the update trailer. We've embedded it for you a...

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Massively exclusive: Pirate101 announces new advanced pet system

Pirate101's pet system is getting an update, and KingsIsle tells us that a new test realm will soon open its doors to showcase the changes. Pet owners will be able to send their minions on various world-based training missions which will raise their level, unlock talents and powers, and more. Th...

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Pirates of the Burning Sea CEO on the economic revamp and a player-driven world

Pirates of the Burning Sea recently celebrated its sixth anniversary as well as the one-year anniversary of parent company Portalus' decision to strike out on its own following the expiration of its Sony Online Entertainment publishing contract. The dev team is currently prepping a major economi...

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Pirate101 explains the making of its combat system

If you're the type of player that likes to know how the sausage is made, then strap on a peg leg and wobble over to a pair of dev diaries explaining the making of Pirate101's combat system! "One of the systems that reviewers feel stands out the most in Pirate101 is the combat. Combat in Pirate10...

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The Daily Grind: Have you lost track of an MMO only to rediscover it later?

Last night I started thinking about Pirates of the Burning Sea. I don't know why. It's a bit odd, actually. Anyhow, you might remember PotBS as a piratey SOE title set in the age of sail and featuring some pretty awesome ship-to-ship combat. If you're really hardcore you might remember the game's p...

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MMO Family: Setting Sail in Pirate101

Yo ho ho and a bottle of yum! It's been a while, but I've recently returned to the Spiral to explore the world of Pirate101, along with my two younger game testers. We enjoyed our time in-game the first time around, and were curious to revisit the game to see what's changed. Would we find a hidden...

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EVE Evolved: Lowsec isn't impenetrable

When EVE Online was created, one of its core design philosophies was the idea of risk vs. reward -- that higher-value activities should expose the player to greater risk of loss. This rule naturally follows from how the world of business and competition works in real life, and I think it will alway...

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