Goblin Shark Fun!
There’s been some buzz lately about a rare Goblin Shark being captured (and released) off of the Gulf of Mexico, but Pirate101 fans are already aware of the rare species as Witchdoctors will be gaining a new Crewmate modeled after a Goblin Shark in the Spring 2014 update, which is scheduled to launch soon.
According to an article on CNN, the goblin shark was caught last month by a fisherman named Carl Moore, who snapped this now famous picture, and it was all thanks to his 3-year old son! Moore began carrying a camera with him on-the-job because he wanted to show pictures of his profession to him.
A real-life Goblin Shark sighting isn’t something you’d see every day, but soon you’ll be able to capture tons of screenshots of “Carcarius Grimtooth” the Goblin Shark Witchdoctor in Pirate101. In fact, now you can be like Carl Moore to your family by sharing your screenshots (and your knowledge of Goblin Sharks) with them!
David Beau Paul, one of the writers for Pirate101, was the employee who made the call to model “Carcarius Grimtooth” after a Goblin Shark. Although he jokingly admitted his initial reasons were based around a funny Internet meme, Paul stated that sharks are serious business on Skull Island.
“We had been wanting to explore new sharks for Skull Island–not that I don’t love the Cutthroats, bless ’em–but we wanted to mix it up a bit,” said Paul. “At the same time we wanted to drop some new, class-based companions into the game. “
He continued, “I remember a bell ringing in my head because the ‘goblin’ term has a great supernatural feel and what a great natural fit it made for a witchdoctor shark character . . . so he kind of took out two birds with one goblin-y stone.”
In fact, according to this article on National Geographic’s website about the recent Goblin Shark sighting, these sharks do spend a “Life in the Dark” some 2,000 feet below the surface of the Ocean. Very mysterious indeed!
Although no absolute launch date has been announced for releasing the Spring 2014 Update to Pirate101, signs point to our Grimtooth friend making an appearance in game well before the end of Spring. Set your browsers to www.pirate101.com, download the game, and advance to around level 4 as a Witchdoctor, then a Goblin Shark of your own could be joining your crew too!