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    August 2019 Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter

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    "July was even hotter here in Austin than last month! Fortunately for you Pirates we managed to cool things off a bit with Christmas in July and bringing back Mr. Krampus. If you haven’t checked him out yet from his inaugural reveal last year, it’s a real fun event!


    Here’s a quick look back on all the July fun:"

    https://www.pirate101.com/free_game/...ter/august2019





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    Re: August 2019 Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter

    Hooray for empty newsletters and continued silence from the CM and the Senior Producer herself!
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    Re: August 2019 Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter

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    Hooray for empty newsletters and continued silence from the CM and the Senior Producer herself!
    Yes, well... last year's Producer's Letter was not published until almost the end of August, and then it announced the Test Realm for Skeleton Key bosses. Was that only one year ago? Yes.

    Unfortunately, we haven't even seen a new pet or mount since Spring. Wizards just got a new umbrella mount called the Bumbershoot, but pirates did not. I myself am guilty of posting on the main boards that we didn't need more pets or mounts but wanted "real" updates, so now it seems they have stopped even copying mounts for both games.

    Would I have asked about the Isle of Doom as a focus area? No, but maybe someone else did. Maybe some young person, unfamiliar with Herman Cortez, Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness, or the movie Apocalypse Now was curious about the references and inspiration.





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    Re: August 2019 Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter

    The numerous typos and flat-out mistakes ("cargo hold" when it's clearly a house and forgetting who Morgan le Fay is) really enhanced the experience of reading this garbage newsletter.



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    Re: August 2019 Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter

    Quote Originally Posted by Varys View Post
    The numerous typos and flat-out mistakes ("cargo hold" when it's clearly a house and forgetting who Morgan le Fay is) really enhanced the experience of reading this garbage newsletter.
    True - I didn't want to point those out, but it was definitely noticeable that there was no time allowed for proofreading.



    QUESTION: Would you rather we had no newsletter at all? @Logan?
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    Re: August 2019 Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter

    Same old, same old.

    I miss the Rogue's Galleries... missed an opportunity to maybe give those counterpart companions a story.

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    Re: August 2019 Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter

    The "Zone of the Month" sections used to be a good read, as it offered new lore/background when it was first introduced (you learned a little bit more about the area). Now, the description section is a rehash of the puppet show/in-game narrative.

    For example, the Puerto Mico entry told us that area was the largest and most prosperous colony the Monkeys have anywhere in the Spiral and it serves as a hub to move the riches from Isle of Doom back to Monquista City. This is information that I'm not aware of in-game. Port Regal and Scrimshaw also had neat tidbits too. Even Skull Island's never before seen back story was provided in February's newsletter.

    Only the "Behind the Dev Process" provides any real content for myself. The Wizard101 zone of the month is in the same state.



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    Re: August 2019 Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter

    Quote Originally Posted by Willowdreamer View Post
    True - I didn't want to point those out, but it was definitely noticeable that there was no time allowed for proofreading.



    QUESTION: Would you rather we had no newsletter at all? @Logan?
    I'll be brutally honest and answer you with yes. If we were getting updates like before or getting future test realm hints in newsletter like before, Sure. I wouldn't mind newsletters. But right now? I honestly would rather see that section among with the twitter and facebook page dead until an update notice rather than seeing them shamelessly still damage controlling and getting bashed on the twitter and facebook pages and all they do is ignore us or remain silent.
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    Re: August 2019 Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter

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    I'll be brutally honest and answer you with yes. If we were getting updates like before or getting future test realm hints in newsletter like before, Sure. I wouldn't mind newsletters. But right now? I honestly would rather see that section among with the twitter and facebook page dead until an update notice rather than seeing them shamelessly still damage controlling and getting bashed on the twitter and facebook pages and all they do is ignore us or remain silent.
    Then should Final Bastion not do "Bastion Times" newsletters? If newsletters aren't the solution to keep the game alive, then Final Bastion should be able to find something better to do each month, right? What might that better thing be?

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    Re: August 2019 Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter

    Why do they even bother with newsletters anymore when they transparently don't care about the game? when your newsletters have more to do with another game than the game it's self, thats a problem




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