BREAKING NEWS - Pirate101 Closed Beta Launched!

Today is the day, everybody! You've heard about it, daydreamed about it, and most likely have wanted to get into Pirate101 Closed Beta. Today, my friends; is the day that KI released closed Beta. I'll give you a second to scream and dance. 
Are you back? Good.

Today, KingsIsle posted:  
"PLANO, TEXAS (August 3rd, 2012) – Avast me hearties! KingsIsle Entertainment is pleased to announce the Beta for Pirate101 is officially underway. The first round of Beta invitation emails has gone out to testers, and a variety of additional Beta key giveaways are planned over the next several weeks.

“The start of our closed Beta testing marks a massive step forward for Pirate101,” said J. Todd Coleman, vice president and creative director at KingsIsle Entertainment. “Design, art, technology, story—our teams have worked tirelessly to craft this fantastic new online experience for families. I cannot wait for our testers to get in and experience the new world we have created for them.”

In Pirate101, players take the helm of their very own pirate ship as they pursue an epic storyline of grand swashbuckling adventure. Intended to entertain a broad and cross-generational family audience, Pirate101 is accessible and simple to play for casual gamers, yet simultaneously offers systems with great depth and complexity for more sophisticated audiences." (source)
Of course, many of us anticipate the beta keys in our inboxes. Make sure that you have signed up for the Beta raffle, and that you still have access to your W101 account's e-mail address. KI is sending out the keys in waves by the day, and I (Destiny) haven't gotten mine yet. HOWEVER, a non-disclosed agreement by KI prevents anybody from posting pictures of the game during beta. One-Eyed Jack (AKA Thomas Lionblood, The Friendly Necromancer) posted this (here) on Pirate101 Central:

"I hate to be the bearer of what may seem like bad news, but there will be an NDA associated with the Pirate101 Beta when it happens. This Non-disclosure agreement will include agreeing that you will not post pictures from the Pirate101 Beta on fan sites and forums. (On the upside, that means you won't need to avoid coming to Pirate101 Central!)"

I'm not sure what this means for information, but I'll look into that when I find the agreement. Here's what you need to know about Beta access:

"Pirate101 is currently in closed Beta testing and will launch later this year. To be considered for closed Beta access, please sign up As part of KingsIsle’s partnership with AMD’s Gaming Evolved program, AMD will be giving away a limited number of Pirate101 Beta keys. More information about this exclusive chance at early Beta access is available here. Finally, ongoing updates regarding Beta access promotions can be found right here on" 

With that, I conclude the breaking news. Stay tuned for more updates, folks! 

Keep Traveling!

P.S. This has also been posted (identical post) on KU
P.S.S. This is my 199th post!!


  1. Wow Destiny. Your on top of things! Keep up the good work and,

    ~Keep It Dead

  2. Hehehe glad you liked my badge picture (pirates in the sky source).


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