For fans of Wizard 101, the spiritual-ish sequel Pirate 101 is dropping later this month. Currently it is in closed beta, and if you pre-purchase the game you can start playing October 8. The rest of us rabble including crown users and “free” players have to wait a week later. Anyway, if you want to try the game out early they are having a 6 hour sneak peek event.
I won’t be able to attend the event (work), but this is an MMO I am looking forward to playing with my young gradeschooler. I liked the style and simplicity of Wizard 101, and in a fantastic actual play of beta Pirate 101 I saw of longtime MMO blogger and ‘caster, Beau Hindman, I was pretty impressed with the additions and maintained style.