March 18, 2015

Steps To Keep Your Wizard101/Pirate101 Account

Hi there,

So there's been a lot of talk around the community about bannings due to bad language, cheats and whatever else is against Wizard101 & Pirate101's terms of use. I think it's silly that there are people who blame Kingsisle for being banned for doing something against Kingsisle's terms of use. I joined the game about six years ago and I remember reading the terms of use and I knew not to go against it if I wanted to keep my wizard (and now pirate). I'm a blogger and I love making posts about Kingsisle's amazing games! There are many steps you can take to keep your account.. I decided I'm going to share them with you today so you know that if you blame Kingsisle for your account banning or muting, it's not really their fault.. Here's the few steps you should follow if you want to keep your account.

Click this image to read Terms of Use

  1. Read Kingsisle's Terms of Use: One way as I mentioned above, is to look at Kingsisle's Terms of Use. This step is important and when you created your Wizard or Pirate, you should have noticed it. 
  2. Follow The Rules: There are many rules on Wizard101 and Pirate101. A few that have been broken by players are: Profanity and Bullying. These rules are not new, it's a new year but the rules have been in place since you created your account. I'm sure by now, you've had friends banned because they broke the rules numerous times. Don't get upset at Kingsisle if you're banned because of this reason. You should know by now that you shouldn't break Kingsisle's Rules. I want everyone reading to stay, I'm just trying to warn you.
  3. Remember: Please don't forget the rules when you start playing. We all know Wizard101 and Pirate101 are fun (best games ever)! Remember the rules so your account isn't banned. I'm not trying to be rude to anyone, I just want you to know that I know to keep my account safe by following the rules. I don't want my account banned. I'm not perfect. I'm human, just like you. It's hard to remember sometimes, so keep this in mind. Do I want to keep my account? I'm sure if you're reading this post, the answer is YES!! 
The steps listed above are easy steps to follow if you want to keep your account. You also have to stay safe on the game, so don't forget Online Safety! Thank you for reading this blog post. If you want to share anything with anyone, just comment below. Remember that I'm not trying to be rude to anyone that was banned.. I'm trying to warn anyone that might be banned and blame Kingsisle for their mistake. 

~ Edward Lifegem

March 2, 2015

How Long Is Too Long?

Ahoy Pirates!

Before you get excited, you need to know that I'm not returning just yet! I want to make a blog post today about something that many of you pirates have been talking about. It's been nearly two years since Pirate101 has had a new world update. I've leveled my witchdoctor, Edward, to level 65, leveled all of my companions to level 65 and even went to many NXP events to raise my nautical level to level 65 in hopes that I'd be prepared for the next world. My witchdoctor is ready for the next world but it doesn't seem Pirate101 is ready for the next world..

Pirate101 released two new worlds to the test realm in Spring 2013, which was nearly two years ago! I know it seems like it's been awhile, but the two worlds were made to make sure we had plenty to before the next world. I believe Wizard101 doesn't even compare to Pirate101 in terms of graphics, storyline and voiceovers. I think that it takes a lot more to make Pirate101, especially since Pirate101 has so many more details to the game. Pirate101 does have to make new worlds: spells, ships, companions, skyways, storylines, hiring voice actors, sounds, music and so many more things that they have to do. There are more details in Pirate101 than Wizard101. Wizard101 is a world that many of us came from and we're used to the release of many worlds at a certain time. Marleybone and Aquila are two worlds that I love and when I leveled through them, I knew they spent a lot of time on them!

I believe Pirate101 is an amazing game and they have something very special planned for us, but we need to give them time to make it for us. They can't make it in seven days because they are only human, but it's amazing that anyone could make something like this game at all! I've been a fan of Pirate101 since their first teaser in April 2012! If it takes too long for you, play Wizard101. They have a lot of worlds releasing (maybe too much at one time), but I know I'm catching up on Wizard101 while Pirate101 is working on the game. I'm going to play it again when they release their new world or worlds. I think all of the small Pirate101 updates are good, and will help us. I want a new world, but I'm going to wait for it. Take your time, Kingsisle! I'm always a fan of your games and can't wait to see what you have planned for us! :D To answer my question above.. I don't think it's been too long, the only way it would be too long is if they wasn't KI!

P.S. Thank you for the fun events (KI LIVE)!

December 24, 2014

Nativity Of Jesus (Christmas Songs)

Hi there,

It looks like I didn't get to post as many Christmas songs as I wanted to this year. I decided to make one last post (other than tomorrow) of a few of my favorite Christmas songs. :D I am sad I couldn't post 25 days of Christmas songs this year, but that doesn't mean in the future I'll post it again. I think I need a fresh start and I will get that after my break starting in the year 2015 *tries to make that sound futuristic*. :P Anyways... CHRISTMAS! I can't believe it's already Christmas Eve. I mean... I remember talking about Christmas being so far away in July and it's already December 24th, 2014! AH! I'm so excited for Christmas this year and I am thankful for many things. :) *** Warning, if you don't believe in the Birth of Jesus, please stop reading. If you want to read, please do and I hope you have a great day and/or Christmas tomorrow! :) *** I never forget the true meaning of Christmas which is Jesus being born on Christmas (or whenever he was born) but a lot of people celebrate His Birth on the 25th of December. I know there are some who don't believe in this story but I do, and I feel like celebrating by posting a few songs that show parts of the story about his Birth. :D


Thank you for listening to the songs today. I really enjoy the first video I posted on this blog because it shows how many people can come together just for Jesus. :) Thank you for listening. I'll have a post tomorrow with more of my favorite Christmas songs. I hope you all have a great Christmas Eve and please don't eat too many cookies like I am tonight. :D Merry Christmas!!!! :D

December 22, 2014

Play2Crush Beta Signup!

Hi there,

I have a different kind of post for you all today! Todd Coleman (creator of Wizard101 & Pirate101) created a new game! There's a countdown on the Play2Crush site and I'm guessing it's a countdown for the release of the game to the public or Beta. You can sign up for his game by clicking on the image below! :D I can't wait to see what Todd & Gordon Walton (Executive Producer) have planned for us. :D Okay.. GO SIGN UP! :D

December 19, 2014

Design A Pirate101 Christmas Ship Winners!

Ahoy Pirates!

I can't believe how many wonderful entries I've had for this contest! This contest might have been my favorite contest I've had and I'm glad it could be my last one until I have another in the future when I'm back and blogging again. All of you are so talented and I wish I could give everyone a prize, but I only have a few codes to giveaway! Here are the winners for my Pirate101 Design a Christmas Ship contest:

1st Prize Winner: Virtuous Anne Radcliffe
Hoodoo Bundle + 5,000 Crowns!

2nd Prize Winner: Clumsy Calamity
Empire Bundle + 2,500 Crowns!

3rd Prize Winner: Bad Terri Jones
Beastmaster Companion (Yohr)

4th Prize Winner: Crazy Ryan Upham
Prince Yulefest Companion

5th Prize Winner: Brave Andrew Evans
Prince Yulefest Companion

Thank you all for your wonderful entries! This contest shows what reminds everyone of Christmas and/or what they thought a Christmas ship would look like. I think this was an amazing contest to have. :D I am happy I could have an amazing contest like this one last time, I can't wait to have more contests like this in the future (when I'm back). I hope you all enjoy your Christmas/ Holiday! :D I wish all of you could have won this contest. Thank you so much for entering. If you didn't win, upload your picture on my official Around the Spiral Facebook or Twitter and tag me and I'll share it. :) Thank you for all of your time on your art, even if you didn't win this round. I really wish I had more prizes to giveaway, I'd give you all a prize. :) Well... I guess that's it for my last Pirate101 Contest from Kingsisle. Thank you KI for all of your support and for you for entering my contests (crazy or amazing). :D 

December 17, 2014

Where Are You Christmas?


I promise I'm not done blogging just yet, I still have to catch up on a bunch of Christmas songs I missed during the weekend.. I keep missing Christmas songs every week because I am almost always watching a Christmas movie. :D This weekend I watched Elf, The Santa Clause and Home Alone! Anyways, I'm going to make this post short so I can post a few of my favorite Christmas songs. :D Here's one by Faith Hill, Where Are You Christmas?

December 16, 2014

The Future of this Blog

Hi there,

Yesterday I announced that starting in January I would no longer make blog posts (at least for awhile). This doesn't mean I'm quitting the games, I will still be on the games and in the community. :) I just don't think I should make blog posts until I'm ready to make them again. I'm really thinking I should get through at least a few semesters of school before I start blogging again. I really don't think this is an end of Around the Spiral with Edward Lifegem. I'm going to level my characters on both games and unfortunately, this means I won't make blog posts about Edward Cringle until he's max level (or whatever max is at the time). I want to come back and blog again, but I feel like now isn't the time to blog about every adventure I have in the game and have time to catch up on things that I've missed in the past and have a bigger and better blog in the future for you all to read. I promise, this month isn't a goodbye, I believe I will be back. I don't think I'll be back soon. I'm still going to attend parties, take screenshots of the game and of course announce the contest winners of the Pirate101 Contest. :) My Pirate101 Design a Christmas Ship contest is still happening, so enter that before December 19th. :) I am no longer a Pirate101 Fansite owner, but I still have bundle codes, crowns and companions to giveaway. :) Okay... no more sad posts this month, I think it's time to get back to posting about my swashbuckler, Christmas songs and any fun updates that will be released this month! :) OH, one more thing.. I really want to thank Kingsisle for all of the fun I've had in the past five years, I love blogging about the games and even though soon I won't be, I still love the games and will be playing them. :) Thank you Tom for accepting my fansite application in November 2012, this shows that if you keep trying for something, anything can happen! :D Which is why I'm going to level my characters and plan something very special for this blog for the future. Thank you for reading. :)

December 15, 2014

Taking A Long Break

Hi there,

I have decided that this will be the very last year of Around the Spiral with Edward Lifegem. I love making blog posts about the game, but I think it's about time for me to stop making blog posts. I'm not going to stop this month, but I do plan on stopping when Around the Spiral turns five years old. I can't believe this blog is about to turn five years old! I'm happy that this blog lasted this long, but I don't think I should continue another year. I have had so many memorable posts (like the Ravenwood Ball, Pirate101's Grand Opening, New World announcements), and I've enjoyed making these blog posts. I love making posts like this, but I don't feel like this blog is the way I want it to be, at least for now. After my contest ends, I will announce the winners of it. I hope I can come back later down the road and feel like I did when I created this blog. For now, I'm going to finish this month off with a bang, and then start my break in January! I will still be on the games leveling! I plan on leveling my characters as much as possible. Hopefully by the time I come back, Edward Cringle will be level 65 (or whatever max is then) and all of my wizards will be level 100! Thank you so much for all of your support, I hope to return soon. Remember, I will take my break starting in January but I'm not announcing when I'm coming back. This blog will still be up. I will no longer be a Pirate101 Fansite owner (at least for now). I will be back, but after a long needed break. I'm not promising weeks for sure, months, it could be longer than a year. I will finish off this year with a bang, but I will be back. I might come back on May 10th to make a short post about my 5 year Blog Birthday! I'll be here everyday this month. I really hope I do come back and level, but if I don't think I should, I promise I will at least have one month in the future where I make blog posts everyday and end it off on a good note. :) I also MIGHT make blog posts if I feel like it during my free time. I will not announce it on my official social networks though. Thank you for reading! ~ Edward Lifegem