A Pirate's Life For Me! - August Newsletter

Updated 1 August 2014

Ahoy maties, Captain Jake Sparrow here with some excitin’ swashbuckling news! August be Pirate’s of the Caribbean Month, Arr! Get ready for pillaging, treasures, and ship battles galore! Grab your eye patch, load the cannons and grab your sword, because the pirate’s life be settin’ anchor at MyVMK!


All Hands on Deck! Time to Set Sail!

Double Pirate Loot!

To celebrate the release of the Pirates of the Caribbean Mini-Game, ALL credit-making activities will be DOUBLED for this weekend only! The double credits will start on Saturday, August 2nd, and end when Pirates of the Caribbean is released! Get ready to plunder those bonus credits!

A Pirate’s Life For Me…

Fish Out New Sword In The Stone Pins!

Coming Soon! A new set of Fantasyland Ride pins is almost ready to be pulled out of the Sword in The Stone! You can earn these awesome new POTC Pins by simply riding the Fantasyland Courtyard rides and trying to lift the sword. Have a nice ride and good luck!

Push’s Trash Trivia!

Test Your Knowledge of Disney Trivia!

This Week’s Question: Where was the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl held?

Know the answer?

Send your answer to trivia@myvmk.com. Be sure to provide your MyVMK username in the email with the answer. From the correct answers submitted, we randomly select three players as the winners and send them a Push Trivia Pin! You have until Thursday, August 7th, to send your answers in.

Here’s the answer to last weeks Push Trivia: What Disney attraction was originally planned as a walk-through wax museum?

Answer: Pirates of the Caribbean at the Disneyland Resort in California.

Did you know: At Disneyland, the Grotto area (the cave that features the skeleton with the Seagull Hat) is where the originally planned walk-through Pirate Wax Museum would have been - 73 feet below ground level. Pirates of the Caribbean opened to the public at Disneyland on April 19, 1967, it was the last attraction Walt Disney personally supervised.

When the Pirates attraction was opened Hollywood screen legend Dorothy Lamour broke a bottle of Mississippi River water on the anchor at the edge of the Rivers of America. The anchor supposedly comes from a ship that belonged to the famous pirate Jean Latiffe. Congratulations to the 3 lucky (and randomly picked) players that sent in the correct answer for last week’s question!

Winners:

Jutani
love_kate
neymarswife

Event and Item Info

Host Event Highlights – Summer Events Every Day!

Check the Community Calendar for more events, details, and event times.

It’s Pirates of the Caribbean Month! Check out these NEW items!

Inside a cave filled up with treasure, there’s a secret hideaway for your pirating leisure! Pick up the Skull Rock Guest Room in the Rooms Catalog on August 2nd!

All hands on deck! Thar’ be a storm approachin’! Not just any storm… but a Cursed Storm! Pick up this new nautical magic spell in the Main Street Magic Shop and go for a “spin”!

Avast thar, lassies! Pick up this swashbucklin’ Female Pirate Outfit at Shrunken Ned’s Shop, starting this weekend! (Hat, shirt, pants and shoes – each item sold separately.)

Avast thar, lads! Pick up this swashbucklin’ Male Pirate Outfit at Shrunken Ned’s Shop, starting this weekend! (Hat, shirt, pants and shoes – each item sold separately.)

Hunt for the treasure! Take a seat with your crewmates with the Pirate Treasure Chest Color Green and discover uncharted seas with the Pirate Map Table - available in Shrunken Ned’s this Friday!

July’s Best Guest Room

What makes a Guest Room award-worthy?

Guest Rooms that stand out show originality in concept and design. It could be a use of conventional furniture in unconventional ways, the use of a theme or color, or humor. The most important thing while designing a room is to have fun!

July was full of amazing guest room creations, and to everyone who entered, GREAT JOB! Here is July’s Best Guest Room winner…

Travel to the world of both fantasy and tomorrow in Maliboomer's room, Fantasyland Meets Tomorrowland! You can travel on the Monorail, dive with Nemo, or take your chances with the Yeti! Just remember: keep your hands, arms, feet, and legs in at all times!

The Best Guest Room Winner receives:
- 2000 credits
- A free room - Castle Suite Guest Room
- Best Guest Room Award Pin
- Plus! A party in Club 33!
Did you create a guest room and want to enter it in this month’s contest? Simply send an email to bgr@myvmk.com with an image of the room, your in-game character name, and the room title and description to submit your room entry! Good luck!

MyVMK 1.0

Big changes and updates are coming to MyVMK soon! Check the Development Updates frequently for the latest news and information on MyVMK 1.0.

MyVMK Staff Profiles

Ever wanted to know more about your favorite staff member? Now you can! Every so often we will be interviewing a different member of the MyVMK Staff. Here is the most recent interview!

Mod name: HOST_Maui

What are your favorite items to build with in MyVMK?
I love the clouds and the new colored crates! I also love the waterslide items too, I can’t wait until those are released!

What is your favorite place to hang out in MyVMK?
Wherever the action is! I love interacting with everyone and just hanging out. Random trivia is fun, too!

Do players have a “nickname” for you?
Well, I do get called Mavi a lot! The u looks like a v I guess!

What is your favorite type of guest room?
The Tiki Tiki Island Guest Room! Maui, duh!

MyVMK Safety and Security

Frequently Asked Questions

1.) I keep using the Call for Help Tool and I keep getting a message that says “Press the ignore button!” Is anyone helping with my problem?

Yes, someone is responding to your problem. Just because a moderator sends you a message telling you to please use the “Ignore” Button, it doesn’t mean the moderator is ignoring your problem! The moderator is asking you to ignore the other player because the moderator may be investigating the situation or helping another player. Using “Ignore” is the easiest and best way to stop the problem from getting worse.

2.) What happens if you send false reports to MyVMK Staff members?

If you send a false report you could get banned. Yes, we want you to report players that aren’t being appropriate (no, you won’t get banned for reporting someone - if your report is indeed real), but DO NOT send false reports. Our Moderators and Staff research your report and if we find you’ve reported something which isn’t true, you’ll get a warning (which goes against your account), and you possibly could be banned. (The MyVMK Staff is very busy and are working very hard to keep you safe – so don’t send them on a wild goose chase, it’s not a good use of their time.)

Report ONLY things that HAVE happened, not what you think or assume someone has done, and report the issue IMMEDIATELY! If MyVMK Staff don’t appear it doesn’t mean the situation isn’t being monitored or looked into (remember, we see everything that goes on in the game, and don’t have to physically be in the game to do so) so you don’t need to re-report it, leave the room and play in another room. MyVMK Staff researches all reports.

3.) I got banned from MyVMK because I was joking around with some of my friends and did something I shouldn’t. I realize now this was wrong, I’m really sorry – can I play again now?

We’re sorry, but no, we aren’t going to un-ban you and we aren’t going to let you play MyVMK until you’ve served your ban time. You were banned because you violated the game rules. For the safety of MyVMK and other players in the community, we can’t allow players in the game that don’t follow the rules.

Think about it, if you invited someone to your house and they said bad words to you or your family or broke or stole your things, you wouldn’t invite them back. Likewise, if you scammed another player or “dictionary danced” to say something you shouldn’t have, you broke the rules. That’s why you were banned. MyVMK is no different than the real world, if you break the law or do something wrong, you are responsible for your actions.

Remember, VMK’s Moderators and Managers know if you break the rules (even if you don’t see a moderator in the room doesn’t mean they’re not watching), so be careful of what you say and do, act appropriate and play it safe, respect other players and above all play by the rules!

Posted on Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:41:00

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