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KingsIsle launched its second major MMO last week with the release of the family-friendly Pirate101, companion to KI's inaugural title, Wizard101. We've been playing a bit o'piratey goodness this past coupla days and have some thoughts to share with ye. Be checkin' it out then leave yer scrawl in the comments. YARR!
Like W101 before it, the game begins with players detailing their background and looks through an interactive tutorial. You're an orphan (and can choose how you became one), and you were caught and imprisoned on the ship you're being rescued from for one of many crimes (which you also choose from). Of course the "crimes" in P101 are more Robin Hood than John Gacy... this is an all-ages game after all. Whatever you choose helps determine what sort of pirate you are and what skills you'll have in combat. It's a nice way for novices of any age to be welcomed into the game, and the opening combat scene sets the stage for the conflict with the villainous Armada.
Read more of Bill Murphy's and Suzie Ford's Pirate101: There Be Pirates Out There, Matey!