September 19, 2014

#TalkLikeAPirateDay Contest!

Ahoy Pirates!

I have some good news.. Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day!! This means we can talk like pirates all day without anyone asking why we are... at jobs, school... anywhere. Kidding, unless you really want to talk like a pirate all day. :D Don't worry, that won't be a requirement for my new contest. Contest?!?! Before I tell you about this contest I plan on having, I really want you to know that most contests in the past have been made possible by Kingsisle and the Pirate101 community managers. Bonnie Anne and One-Eyed Jack get all of the codes together and give it to us to giveaway to the community. Thank you both for all of the hard work you do and the contests you have fansite owners to giveaway all of the codes you give us to the community. :) Now for the contest!



  • Short Story/Quest Contest: I would like you all to submit a short story to me. More details about what you need to do with this contest can be found directly below. There's a lot of reading, but as long as you skim through, you should be able to finish this contest the right way. Keep reading to see when this contest starts/ends and all of the codes I plan on giving away. There's a lot to read below, but it's not a difficult contest.

*Make Up A Quest*

- Try to make up a random quest that your pirate will be questing on. This quest can take place in any world in the spiral, made up, real or even a future world you believe will eventually be released.

*Make Your Pirate Talk Like A Pirate* 

- Please make sure that your pirate actually talks like a pirate in your short story. This is how at least 50% of your entry will be judged. All of yer words doesn't have to look like a pirate wrote it, but please have your pirate's words in quotation marks. Make sure any others that's talking are also talking like a pirate.. unless they're from Wizard City.. :P

*This Story Should Make Sense* 

- This story should be easy to read and make sense. If I see anything that looks exactly like a quest I've quested on the game, I will disqualify your entry. Please do it the way I've mentioned above. 

*Proper "Pirate" Grammar & Spelling*

- You wouldn't expect me to ask you to make sure you have proper grammar and spelling. I'm sure most of you have noticed that most of the time I don't follow that rule when I make new blog posts.. I think it would be nice to see you follow it in the story though, so please try your best! :D

*400 Words Or Less*

- This story should be 400 words or less. If you need help counting your words, you can type it up at this website: CLICK HERE & then click back so you can read the rest of this post.

*Submit, Contest Starts/Ends, etc.*

- Once you have your story ready, submit it by emailing me at edwardfrostgem@gmail.com. This contest officially starts TODAY and ends two weeks from today, October 3rd, 2014! Make sure you have your short story entry in by that date. A list of what you can win is listed below. Good luck everyone. :D



Grand Prize (1 Winner)
Huge Pile Of Treasure Housing Item
The Pirate Hairstyle
10,000 Crowns

2nd Prize (5 Winners)
The Pirate Hairstyle
5,000 Crowns

3rd Prize (10 Random.Org Winners)
2,000 Crowns

All Winners will be announced on a new blog post on October 3rd, 2014. I will publish everyone's stories that wins a contest. There will be a lot more to read on that contest so good luck. Congrats to everyone that finished reading this post! Do you want me to have more contests like this? If you do or don't, click on one of the reactions below. If you have any questions, you can comment below! See ye pirates around the spiral. (took me long enough  to talk like a pirate ;P)

September 15, 2014

My Favorite Year Of Wizard101

Hello Wizards!

I decided to make a blog post here to answer Kingsisle's question: "What's has been your favorite year of Wizard101 and why?" Wizard101 is a very special game and even though sometimes I don't have time to play it, doesn't mean I don't love it any less! I've been playing this game since July 2009 and I've made many memories on the game. Each and every year on the game and in the community has been special to me in many different ways. I can't believe the game is already celebrating their 6th Birthday! It seems like yesterday I was celebrating their first Birthday with them. :) I love 2009, but that's not my favorite year on the game.. My favorite year on the game was 2011!



















The year 2011 was a huge year for me and this blog. I know you know I created my blog in 2010, but I really made blogging a fun hobby in early 2011. I remember questing characters on my second account... YES, I have a second account. :D I don't really mention it as much as I should.. My 2nd account has two death wizards and an ice wizard. One other thing I really enjoyed was the events the community had that year. You wouldn't believe how many wizards went to the Diary of a Wizard Ravenwood Ball & Birthday Bash! I had so much fun at the events and met so many awesome people in the community. 



















I love how this amazing game brought an entire community together. Look at every wizard in the picture: now imagine how many people there actually are. Wizard101 is an amazing game and I will always love it! I'm not submitting this post to them, but I will send a link to @Wizard101 to let them know that I appreciate all of the hard work they've done to create the game we all love. Thank you so much Kingsisle, I know you'll have MANY more Birthdays and I want to be here to celebrate them with you. :D Congratulations on six years and Happy Birthday! :)

If you'd like to enter Kingsisle's Blog Contest, click HERE

September 13, 2014

Captain Blood's Hand!

Ahoy Pirates!

It's been about 11 days since I made a blog post!! What's happening to me? Well.. I've been busy studying for tests and all of that good stuff.. but there's no need to worry because I'm still going to make blog posts when I can. This blog will continue to run and I promise I'm not giving up on it! I am also playing the games when I can. Today I had a chance to play Pirate101 since I finished all of my homework yesterday! :D I feel like I'm a new player again because there's been so many updates (such as the stagecoaches in Cool Ranch... wow)!



















Before I talk about what I did today on the game, lets talk about what I did the last time I leveled my swashbuckler. On my last blog post I had to find a way to talk to Death to figure out how I can defeat Captain Blood and get his piece of map to El Dorado. If you would like to read everything that happened on my last blog post, click HERE, otherwise, keep reading this blog post! I found out that I had to get Captain Blood to play the rest of his cards so he can be defeated since he's immortal since he cheated Death. Today I had to sail to Tumbleweed to talk to Sly Winkum. Sly told me that I'd have to find Captain Blood's hand so I can play the cards with his own hand since Captain Blood wouldn't want to play the game (I mean... would you if you had eternal life? :P). Sly told me that El Toro was the one that cut Captain Blood's hand off in a duel and El Toro would know where I could find it. I had to sail to Santo Pollo and talk to El Toro (see picture above)... WAIT! DON RODRIGO IS EL TORO?!! :O I didn't see that coming!! LOL. Where was I??



















I didn't have to sail to Santo Pollo since I had the stagecoach take me for only 15 gold! I think this is one of the best things KI could have added to the game.. A quicker way to travel in Cool Ranch.. Thank you, KI! Anyways, I made a quick trip to Santo Pollo and talk to El Toro and Mustang Sally and Don Rodrigo (El Toro) told me that he had a fight with Captain Blood on a cliff above Gold Creek in Big Sky. He said he cut his hand off and it fell into the lake above the creek. Carolina (Mustang Sally) & Don Rodrigo (El Toro) said they wanted to help me defeat Captain Blood and both joined my crew!! :D I sailed to Gold Creek shortly after and entered the lake and noticed I had to fight three ancient fish in 15 rounds! This fight was EASY, but hard at the same time since El Toro was defeated during the fight.. I think he was defeated on this same fight on my witchdoctor as well, but that doesn't mean he's a bad companion.. I know he'll help me out a lot in the future. :D



























I defeated the fish in about 4-5 rounds with El Toro and Bonnie and only Bonnie and I survived this fight. After we defeated the fish, I noticed Captain Blood's hand in the distance. I collected it and before I ported out of the lake, I noticed there was also a companion training tome in the lake! I wanted to share this with anyone that might have not noticed this before or about to start this quest. I picked this up and Bonnie leveled up a level since I did. I know I didn't have enough for training tomes so this was a gift. :D After this quest, I had to sail back to Tumbleweed and tell Sly Winkum I had Captain Blood's hand. He told me the only thing I needed now was the cards so I could cast the cards with Blood's hand to take away his immortality. That's where I'm going to end my quest this week.. Hopefully I'll be free again next week because I really did enjoy making this blog post.. I'm sure most of you can tell by the amount of words that are on this post! :P Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral!




















LEVEL 35!!! :D

September 3, 2014

September 2014 Pirate101 Newsletter!

Ahoy Pirates!

I can't believe it's already September! This means we're in the Bers which means it's almost Fall which also means Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!! I love the end of the year. :D We're also close to 2015 (still waiting for those Pizza Hydrators-- Back To The Future).. Wait a minute.. where is this blog post heading?! We're not in 2015 yet, we're in September which means KI released a new Pirate101 Newsletter! :D This month they released a new Rogue's Gallery featuring Chantal Livingstone!



There's so much more on this month's Newsletter so I'm going to link you to this month's Newsletter so you can read all of it for yourself. :) I bet this month is going to be a lot of fun! Thank you Kingsisle for all of the hard work you do through everyday. :D If you would like to read the rest of this month's Newsletter click HERE! Thank you for reading and I hope you have an awesome September. :D

September 1, 2014

I See Death!

Ahoy Pirates!

It's been so long since I made a character update! I decided to log onto the game today since it's Labor Day (no school ;D) and level my swashbuckler a little bit and make a blog post today! I know I told you that I wouldn't make any blog posts on Mondays but I will make a post if I have time or don't have any homework. I'm trying to keep my schedule but sometimes I get huge homework assignments from my professors that I have to have finished in a certain amount of time which has kept me off the game until today. :D



















I'm going to talk about what I did on the game a few weeks ago before I tell you what I did today! The last time I quest on my swashbuckler, I had to find Sabatini (Captain Blood's former firstmate). I found Sabatini in an old Abandoned Church in the Haunted Skyway and there I also found Captain Blood. Sabatini kept telling me that I needed to find some kind of cards in Santo Pollo Skyway and Captain Blood ended up getting rid of him before he could finish his sentence. I had to defeat a few of Blood's henchmen (that fight was pretty easy). After I defeated his henchmen I had to sail to Santo Pollo Skyway to find Madame Esmeralda since she was the one who had the cards Sabatini was talking about. I found out that there was a way to get Captain Blood's piece of the map and defeat him once and for all. The last card ended with Death and Death would be the way to find a way to obtain Captain Blood's key. I had to sail to Santo Pollo and ask if anyone had corn to feed the birds since the birds would tell me where I could find Death (don't ask me why I'm on a mission to find Death :P)! Once I fed the birds, I found out I needed to find Black Bart. I have to offer Death something he wants so I can talk to him.. Black Bart is the key to getting the key. :P 




















Today I had to sail back to the Haunted Skyway to find lost souls. Black Bart led a group to the Haunted Skyway and betrayed them and scattered their spirits all over the Haunted Skyway. Today I had to sail around and find them so I could take them to the graveyard of the Old Church. I had to gather eight souls and once I got to 6, I was proud because I was sailing around without getting caught by bone snakes that were flying around the lost souls.. Don't think you'll never get caught until you're done collecting because once I thought I wouldn't, that's when I did and I had to fight them! :P That was a fun fight that has nothing to do with my quests, at least for now. After I collected the lost souls, I sailed to the Abandoned Church and walked to the graveyard and that's when I met Black Bart! 






















This fight was a pretty easy fight since I only had to defeat four enemies (first destroy the two tombstones just in case any other enemies tried showing up). Black Bart wasn't really a boss that I was worried about so I think that fight was fine.. :D I was worried about meeting Death! After I defeated Black Bart, Death ended up taking him! Death knew what I wanted and he told me exactly why Captain Blood is immortal. I found out that Captain Blood cheated Death over a card game by sneaking away and not playing. The bet was immortality and Death can't do anything to Captain Blood until he finishes the card game with his own hand. Now, I have to find out where to find Captain Blood's cards! On my next blog post, I'm going to speak to Sly Winkum to find out where his cards are and how I can get him to play the rest of the game. Until next time, I'll see you around the Spiral and thank you for reading this very long blog post! It really does mean a lot that you read my blog posts.. especially my silly blog posts. :)


August 29, 2014

Wizard101's 6th Birthday Celebration!

Hello Wizards!

I can't believe September 3rd will be Wizard101's official 6th Birthday.. It feels like I just celebrated Wizard101's 1st Birthday about five years ago. :D I'm glad Wizard101 gets to celebrate all of these Birthdays (I'm sure they'll celebrate many more), and I thank Kingsisle for creating Wizard101. Kingsisle is celebrating Wizard101's 6th Birthday by giving away free items, Birthday deals and much more! If you would like more information about Wizard101's Birthday, click the image below! Also... make sure to check out all of the decorations around the commons and Ravenwood. :D Happy Early Birthday, Wizard101!

August 26, 2014

Wizard101 Test Realm Is Online!

Hello Wizards!

I haven't made a blog post in a week or so. Sorry about that.. I started my classes last week and I haven't had a chance to level much. Today I decided to make this short little news post about the Test Realm opening up! It looks like we're going to have a lot of fun in this Test Realm because Kingsisle updated the Crowns Shop, Quests, Housing and many other things. I'm really excited about looking through the new Crowns Shop update. For more information about this month's Test Realm, click on the image attached to this post! Thank you for reading and I hope to see you on the Test Realm testing out the new updates. Don't forget, you need a membership or have made a purchase of at least $6 in the past 30 days to access the test realm.

August 25, 2014

Arrrgust Week Four: Aquila Furniture!

Ahoy Pirates!

This week is the last week of Arrrgust and Kingsisle is celebrating by releasing new Aquila Furniture to the crowns shop! This new furniture can be purchased from the Crowns Shop with crowns or gold. :D I can't wait to see how everyone decorates their houses. I still need to decorate quite a few other houses I have and I think I'm going to buy furniture items and begin decorating.. I'll show you all how far I get later this week. Thank you for reading and I hope you have an awesome Monday! If you would like to view everything that happened this Arrrgust, click the image attached to this post. Thank you Kingsisle for having this awesome event! I can't wait until next Arrrgust. :D Did I tell you I almost said Arrrgust in class to someone? Yeah.. it was funny! That shows how much I love Pirate101. :D