September 22, 2017

Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Hello,

I wanted to make a short blog post to talk about something important that I think is important to talk about. As you can tell by the title of this blog post, "Give Credit Where Credit Is Due", I want to credit somebody that has worked hard for our community, especially over the past year.




Our Community Manager

We all know that Tom Purdue, our community manager, has worked hard on keeping the community updated on every event, the attacks, and more. We have to remember that what he is doing is a job. Not everything is fun and games - so let's show a lot of appreciation for the hard work that he's done to make sure things continue to run smoothly. We also got an extended Birthday celebration and codes on top of contests that we've had. These codes that fansites are giving away also came from Tom. Thank you, Tom, for your hard work! 

Kingsisle Entertainment As A Whole

During the DDOS attacks, employees continued to work on the games to get us all back on the game. I don't think it's Kingsisle's fault at all that teenagers wanted to bring down a family game. The blame of this is on those teenagers, not Kingsisle. I appreciate Kingsisle's hard work bringing the game back up. We appreciate your hard work during Labor Day weekend bringing the games back up. People can say what they want - you're an awesome game team and I'm a proud supporter for nearly nine years! Thank you. The community loves you and the trolls will never outdo the support the support from your most loyal players. I wish you the very best for each game and game that you build. 


September 19, 2017

Talk Like A Pirate Day 2017

Ahoy Pirates!

It's Talk Like A Pirate Day! I wanted to make a quick post to let you all know that you can redeem the code "ahoymatey" today for a free item in Pirate101. I actually just got through redeeming mine and received a free Nautical XP Boost. There are many other awesome items in the game, so good luck on your redemption.


Setting Records!

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday! Today I checked the recent views on my posts and noticed that the Official Halloween Run Post / Raffle hit a record. This post made it to the most viewed post in FIVE years and is on the path of making it to the second most viewed post ever. Thousands have read this post so far! I want to thank you for the records set this year, even with posts that were not contest related. This is a great year for edwardlifegem.com, even during a YouTube generation. Thank you so much for your support over the past seven years. Now, I should get going because I have class soon! If you all would like to read this post that I'm talking about, click anywhere on the image below:


September 15, 2017

Decorating For The Halloween Run

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having an amazing Friday and looking forward to the weekend. I've actually taken time during the weekends to decorate for the Halloween Run. As many of you know, we are planning on having an after party after the Run itself and I wanted to be prepared for that.



Last year I didn't finish decorating my Darkmoor Manor for the Halloween Run. Lately, I've been spending a few times on the game to prepare my house as best as I can for you all to look at. Now, my houses will never even come close to the awesome houses made by Paige Moonshade, Fallon Fireblade, Frostcaller or many others, but I'm still trying to make it look as Halloweenish as possible. I'm planning on having a Group Photo Contest for this event (just after the Halloween Run) and I'm still trying to decorate an area for that group photo. I'll announce more details about this group photo contest the closer the time gets here. 



 We still have well over a month until the Halloween Run and we're still preparing all of the details. It's going to be an amazing event and I hope you all are ready for it. I do think this event will be one of the best events we'll ever throw. Everybody is invited, but keep in mind that this event will be a family-friendly event and we will have Hall Monitors in attendance. No Bad Language, Bullying, or anything like that. You all can behave and have fun, I know it! Let's put all of that behind us and have fun! I should get back to decorating. Until next time, I'll see you around the Spiral -- Click anywhere on the poster below for more information about the Halloween Run.


September 14, 2017

Christopher Bluetail's Party Recap

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having an amazing day! I've been busy with classes, but today has still been a great day. I wanted to make a short blog post about an event that I attended yesterday in Wizard101. Christopher Bluetail had a meetup/party for Twitter Wizards aka Twizards!



Everyone was supposed to meetup in the Commons and I was almost late, but I made it for a few minutes with my storm wizard, Edward Stormgem! I can't tell you how much I love attending events - even our own - all events from everyone are a great way to bring the community together. Anyway, Christopher teleported all of us from the Commons to his Massively Fantasy Palace to participate in Housing Games and PvP!  



I had no idea that he planned giveaways during this event until I won the Scavenger Hunt. I gave my prize (a game card pack) to the second winner. I was doing all of this for fun, plus it was fun to play with Castle Magic and take screenshots. I took about twenty of them only to use three on this blog post! Sadly, I had to leave around the time PvP started, but I enjoyed logging on for a bit to interact and have fun. I am glad the community still has events like these just to bring people together. Thank you, Christopher!