If you haven’t heard about all of Pirate101’s coming updates, click HERE for all of the articles, panoramas, and sneak peeks released within the past few days.
What is “Hype?”
hype [hīp] n.extravagant or extensive publicity or promotion
promote or publicize (a product or idea) intensively (…)
More recently, the term “hype” has been used to describe excitement or restlessness before a publicized product is released. For example, “The hype was building for Pirate101’s newest update.”
What does this have to do with Pirate101?
Ever since November, players have been finishing the newest worlds added to Pirate101; Marleybone and Aquila. Some resorted to PvP, others quit, but almost all players began waiting for the next update- a chance to get back into the game with new content.
Seeing this problem, and the potential loss of players, KingsIsle worked on solving the problem. The logical way to do this was to build hype for the players to return. Making the players excited for the new content by showing very small (and sometimes confounding) bits of content.
The Sneak Peeks have been coming endlessly. When will we get a “real” update?
One problem with using the aforementioned strategy to build hype and keep players is it does not keep players indefinitely. Even if a teaser is released once a month, or more, all players may become frustrated, which would result in a larger loss of players.
Nearing a year since the last storyline update, Pirate101 is cutting it close. In the past few days, however, it appears that the updates are coming soon, with the hype at its highest.
For the First Time in Forever
Showing almost full zone previews before an update is not very wise unless the update is coming incredibly soon. Knowing this, we can expect that a Pirate101 update must come very soon.
The hype for this is extremely high right now, but this hype can also die very quickly if Test Realm doesn’t come out soon. Good luck, Pirates!