April 28, 2016

Around The Spiral's Old Headers: How Many Do You Remember?

Hi there!

I wasn't planning on making a Birthday themed post this early, but I decided to make this post early as a Throwback Thursday sort of post! :D Most of you know that I've been making posts for awhile, and with the well over thousand posts that I've made, I've also had different headers. I wanted to make this short little post with the headers and ask you a nice question. Of the ELEVEN below, how many of the old headers (yes many are missing) do you remember seeing when reading my website?! Comment below!

































































































































April 26, 2016

Wizard101 After Dragonspyre: What Needs To Change

Hello Wizards!

I usually don't make rant posts like this, but I decided to make another today about how much Wizard101 has changed after Dragonspyre. Let's talk about what the game was like before all of the other worlds and updates after Dragonspyre were released.






Back in the day, Malistaire was the main boss. He had A LOT of health, but he didn't cheat at all. You could go through this dungeon solo or with friends to go through a little bit faster. The only thing that you had to worry about was running out of health or if somebody teleported and got to a major battle and fled. The storyline was amazing because we had one person we had to stop from destroying the spiral (like the Armada on Pirate101). We were focused on saving the spiral by defeating bosses from Wizard City to Dragonspyre. We didn't have Cheats, Advanced Pets, Critical & Block, Jewels, or Shadow Magic. Most of the things we have today are used to stop cheating bosses but are not as effective. Darkmoor is an example of how difficult the game has gotten since Malistaire's first dungeon. Can you solo Darkmoor? Of course. You have to have a lot of experience, the best gear in the game, and many other talents to solo this dungeon. I've tried soloing this dungeon and I didn't make it past the first boss on my ice wizard. If you don't have anybody online to help you through this, you might not make it past the dungeon. If you do, you will need a lot of time on your hands because you'll be in one dungeon for hours and hours to not get what you want. I might farm Darkmoor when the level cap is raised to 150. :P The Tower Of The Helephant is a great example of how things are changing. I remember going through the Tower of Helephant with a group back when it was first released and we barely made it through. You needed the right gear and everything to solo it. This was a side quest, but now we're dealing with main quests that have bosses and dungeon like this dungeon.



Cheating Bosses are not easy to fight, especially with the direction the game is going with them. I think simple cheats in Celestia were pretty cool, then things started changing when most of the bosses (at least the bosses you want gear from) cheat. I still have my level 60 gear from the Waterworks because I couldn't farm any of the dungeons mostly because I didn't have time to. I'm glad they still useful, at least with help. Recently, I had to stop questing my ice wizard because he has to stop on certain bosses and dungeons because they have way too many cheating bosses. It's not fun having to wait to quest, especially on a game you love. I can tell the game is starting to focus more on the storyline, especially with the release of Polaris. I can't wait to play, but I hope they change the direction of cheats. I know a lot of people won't agree with me, but I started the game soloing through Dragonspyre. I can't solo without the best gear, knowing all of the cheats, and many other things. I hope Kingsisle changes their direction and thinks about all of the other players having difficulty on the game. I don't hate Kingsisle or Wizard101 at all, but I hope they think about what cheats will be like at level 200. If they're worse than what they are now, I won't be able to quest as much as I have (maybe a level every two years? LOL).  Anyways, this was something I was thinking about today. PLEASE stop putting so much focus on cheating bosses. That will help out a lot, and players won't need as much. I know new things are fun, and many of the things that have been added to the game are a lot of fun, but not when you still can't get through cheating bosses.

April 23, 2016

#Pirate101Lives Update

Ahoy Pirates!

I hope you're having a great Saturday. I know I am, especially since Kingsisle announced that Pirate101 will be updated again with Valencia Part 2! I wanted to make this short little post to let you that I had no idea that Pirate101 would be updated this year, especially with Valencia Part 2. I was very hopeful the entire year (and last year) that the game would be updated this year.


I knew Pirate101 would live on because we have no idea what's going on behind the scenes. Apparently they were working on this content to release this Summer. Pirate101 will continue to live because I'm sure this isn't the only world they have worked on in three years. I'm sure they'll have new commercials and bundles with the release of this new content. Remember not to lose hope, because if you do, you will be surprised when something good actually happens! :) Well. It looks like we'll have to have fun once this world is released with NXP Events and hopefully farming events too. It looks like it's almost time to buy memberships and crowns again because I'm sure this is not the only update Kingsisle has planned for us, pirates! :D Make sure to spread the word that PIRATE101 LIVES! I'll make more posts about this update as more information is released. Thank you all for reading!

April 21, 2016

#Pirate101Lives: Valencia Part 2 Confirmed!

Ahoy Pirates!

Exciting news! Pirate101 WILL continue! Our amazing community managers, Tom and Leala, announced the new expansion, Valencia Part 2, on Kingsisle Live. This new expansion is planned to be released THIS SUMMER!  This means that Pirate101 is not dead, so ignore any rumor that says the game will no longer continue. Download the game and get your pirates back and questing again because we'll get to explore a new area and have new quests on the game soon. I believe this will be storyline world. I think this is pretty great news considering we will finally have a new world to explore this Summer after all of the years without one. :D Are you excited? Get your pirates ready for questing!! We'll have to get some gold farming and NXP events ready for this Summer. A few more weeks until I'm out of school and then we'll have a lot of fun on Pirate101. :) If you would like to view the video of the new update,  click on the image below (scroll through 2 minute mark).

April 1, 2016

Wizard101 & Pirate101: Rubber Ducky Mount

Hi there!

I hope you're having a fun April Fool's Day! Kingsisle is celebrating today by introducing a new Rubber Ducky Mount in the crowns shop for 3,750 crowns! They're also giving away a FREE Helm of Ultimate Protection hat. You can get your free hat by clicking on this hyperlink -> HERE for the Wizard101 Website or -> HERE for the Pirate101 Website.  These items will only be available for purchase and redeem until April 5th at 11:59 P.M. CST so make sure you try to  buy the mount and get that free hat before they're gone! I hope all of you have a great day today. By the way, this is my last W101 & P101 blog post... APRIL FOOLS! Yeah, I bet most of you knew, but I still wanted to make it anyway. Enjoy your new mounts and hats on the game!! :D