January 17, 2019

Wizard101: Valentines Art Contest

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a wonderful week. Today I'm proud to announce that I've received some codes from our awesome community manager, Mathew, to host a Valentines-themed contest! It's been awhile since I've hosted a contest, so I thought I'd start out with hosting an art contest. Keep reading this post for more information:

Draw A Picture that represents your love for both Wizard101 & the community. Please make sure this drawing is Valentine's Day themed. Drawings, not graphics, will only be accepted for this contest. Well-drawn & inspiring entries will be more likely to win the contest. Include your wizard's name & the finish date on this drawing.

Send The Picture to the email edwardfrostgem@gmail.com with the subject "Valentines Art Contest". Please include your wizard's name in this email and only send one entry. Additional entries from the same or multiple emails will disqualify you from this contest.

1st Prize
15,000 Crowns + Lovely Leopard Pet

2nd Prize
10,000 Crowns + Lovely Leopard Pet

3rd Prize 
5,000 Crowns + Lovely Leopard Pet

Contest BEGINS today and ENDS Thursday, February 7th at 12:00 pm Central. A Contest Winner post will be published on February 9th with three winners of this contest. Above you'll see the prizes that these three winners will receive. Good luck to everyone that enters & if you have any questions - feel free to comment below!

January 14, 2019

Snow Day: What I've Been Up To Lately

Hi there!

I hope all of you had an amazing weekend & you're having an amazing start of a new week. I'd like to start this post out by apologizing for the lack of blog posts lately. I haven't been feeling well lately due to migraines. These migraines have prevented me from making new Wizard101 & Pirate101 blog posts. I promise that I haven't forgotten about this website.

One thing that I have been doing lately behind the scenes is planning out things that I haven't done on this website for a few years now. One of these things is Holiday-themed contests! Another type of contest that I really enjoyed having in previous years was art contests. Have a look below at one of the winning art entries that I had a few years ago for a contest that I had on this blog for Wizard101's 8th Birthday. 

It's going to be so much fun bringing contests like these & other fun contests back to this website. Really other than thinking about what type of contests I could have, I have been resting & enjoying the snow while I can. I may have shoveled a driveway with well over a foot of snow yesterday. ;) Although I still had a migraine - and a few hours of sleep - I didn't miss the opportunity to shovel the driveway. By the way, I also made a video about the snow for all of my Twitter friends. Feel free to watch it below: 

The past few weeks have been different, but I'm still pushing forward. I look forward to making new blog posts again once I'm feeling better. I already have like 20-30 blog posts planned, but haven't had the time to make them. You may see a lot of those be published towards the end of the month. Anyway, thank you all so much for supporting this website. Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral. :)

January 9, 2019

My Goals For SpiralVision

Hi there!

As many of you already know, we've recently changed the twitch channel "EdwardLifegem" to SpiralVision! We had a contest last year for the community to choose our new name to represent all of the community & the streams that we have. This new name really got me thinking about what I want the channel to be in 2019 & the years ahead. So today, I'm going to talk about a few goals that I have for this channel.

"The" Community-Themed Channel, Not 'A' Community-Themed Channel
One thing that I want our channel to be a part of is the community, not a community. When I joined the community in 2009, there were many different fansites. Although they were all different people with different opinions & views, together they were still part of the same community, not separate communities. Nearly a decade later, I'd love to follow what they started - which I believe really made the community boom (feel free to read my post: "A Growing Community: The Beginning"). 

This really ties into the inclusive & exclusive stream conversation. There are many streams outside of our community that are exclusive where you have to pay to feel like you're involved. I'd love to make SpiralVision the complete opposite of that to the point where people feel very welcomed at the events, group questing streams, and many more streams that we will have in the future. This is in no way saying that our streams are better than streams who may do this. It's an entire spiral of different opinions. Let's just say, we have a different vision. ;) 

Staying True To Ourselves
I love visiting the different streamers, to name one - WhiteTiger93. I look up to people like him for many different reasons. His channel is very nostalgic to me because he is a family-friendly YouTuber & Streamer. You may have noticed that I am a fan based on the event recap posts that feature his recap videos. As I said I look up to people like him & many other family-friendly YouTubers & Streamers in the community for putting the community first by staying true to themselves.

Staying true yourself means not changing who you are because of what others may or may not think of you. If you have to change who you are in order to fit into a group of people, that group is not for you. Once think about it, a group like that isn't for the people in that group. My main goal is to make SpiralVision a place where we can be ourselves. If you ever stop by the channel during an event or group questing stream, you'll hear some very random stuff from ASMR to favorite food conversations. I'd love to see SpiralVision continue on this pathway in 2019 & beyond. I mean because why not? :D

This year is going to be amazing as long as we stay true to ourselves. The only way we can make the year amazing together is to follow what I said above & have a positive outlook on the future. I am beyond thankful for each & everyone of you that have supported our streams. I know not all of you are able to make it to our streams but you do support them. You're the reason why the events exist & why any stream that we have on this channel occurs. To anyone that has supported the events & streams that we do - whether you're able to attend or not - thank you. Here's to an amazing 2019. Thank you all for reading. Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral.

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Wizard101: Quest With Us In Dragonspyre!

Hello Wizards!

It's been nearly a month since I've made a group questing post. Today I thought I'd start anew with a post about where we are in our group questing adventures. As you can tell from the title above, our amazing group of friends has finally made it to Dragonspyre! Let's talk a bit about what we have planned for this world and when & where you can catch our next stream.

As many of you already know, we've quested through each world in Wizard101 as a group. We quest every Tuesday (subject to change in the future) at 6:00 pm Central for nearly two hours of main questing. When we're not questing or streaming, the group has the option to go and do side quests in each world. If you miss a stream one week, then you can catch up with us on our main quest which will always be posted on this blog and on our new Spiral Vision Twitter - @thespiralvision. Keep reading for more information about our next quest and when we'll quest/stream again.

Main Quest: "Crystal-Matic"
Optional Tasks: Complete Side Quests in all worlds 
Quest through Grizzleheim up to Ravenscar

Next Questing Stream
Tuesday, January 22nd
6:00 pm Central / 7:00 pm Eastern

Everyone is welcome to join our group questing streams whether you have a character that you want to quest with us or whether you want to help us out on one of your higher level wizards. We always quest through the Kelvin Realm so feel free to hop on to join us on our new adventures in the Spiral. Thank you all for your support & here's to an amazing 2019!

January 6, 2019

New Twitch Name: SpiralVision

Hi there!

A few months ago Autumn & I announced a contest for a new Twitch name - which would be chosen by someone in the community. We had many great entries & we're thankful for all of the great names you sent in. We had to choose one & that one name was SpiralVision which was sent in by Esmee Stormweaver! We're excited to announce that we will use this new name & link for all future events, group questing streams, and more. We look forward to growing this channel in terms of community togetherness in 2019 and beyond. :)  If you would like to access the new channel & our new Twitter, feel free to click on the links below: