July 22, 2018

LOTS 7th Birthday Recap

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having an amazing weekend. Yesterday was amazing because one of our favorite fansites, Legends of the Spiral, recently turned 7 years old! With their Birthday came an awesome event for the community. This event was hosted by Michael Wildflame of Legends of the Spiral.


Wizards actually showed up in the Ice Tower hours before the event was meant to begin! It was fun talking with the awesome members of the community. A few of us ran around in circles (which was actually fun) and we also danced while waiting for the event to begin. Speaking of dancing... Did you know that my favorite new dance move is now The Floss? I know, I know! The Breakin' dance move is still an amazing dance move, but this new dance move is definitely very silly. The silliness of it is what makes it so much fun! 



Once the party began, awesome port wizards teleport us to Michael Wildflame's Storm House which include one epic Maze! Now I didn't participate because I'd still be there right now even though the event took place yesterday. I'm sure a lot of you would be asking where I am and Michael would have to tell you that I'm completing the maze! Okay... Maybe I wouldn't be like that! But I would definitely be there hours trying to successfully complete it - I'm not good at mazes, but I'll definitely keep trying. Anyway, Michael does a great job on his mazes and you really should check them out when you get a chance!





After the maze, we went to view the fashion show. I must say that there are many wizards out there with a great sense of style. I congratulate all of them on amazing outfits. I wish I had the style that they have! Anyway, this was an amazing show put on by Michael. He had every wizard walk down red-carpet (which sadly isn't shown in the picture above) and walk up to talk to everyone about what they were wearing. I was lucky enough to take a picture with the Grand Prize Winner of the Fashion Show, Sophia Wintersong! 


She did a great job on her outfit and I congratulate her on her win! Congratulations to all of the other stylish fashion show winners as well. Thank you again, Sophia, for letting me get a picture with you. Anyway, that's actually where I ended my adventure in the Legends of the Spiral event. They had a lot more activities including Hide & Seek, a Scavenger Hunt, and a dance party to end the day in the commons. Thank you to all of the Legends of the Spiral staff, including the host, Michael Wildflame, for putting on such an amazing event for the community. Happy Birthday, Legends of the Spiral! Here's to many more Birthdays and celebrations!

Legends Of The Spiral








July 21, 2018

Holiday Mashup 2018 - One More Week!

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a wonderful start to your weekend. The Holiday Mashup is quickly approaching! We're already one week out from today until the event. For today's post, I've included a few things that you should do if you plan on attending our first annual Holiday Mashup. This list should help you with any confusion you may have about this event or our events in general. :)




The Video Guide for the Holiday Mashup shows where exactly we'll run in Wizard City. The guide for this event is the longest guide we've ever had to make because we have a few new tasks included. Please watch this video and study what we'll be doing so you're well-prepared for next week's event. A good way to get studying for this event would be to enter our Video Guide Contest. Autumn from Secrets of the Spiral will be giving away 30,000 crowns to one lucky winner for this contest! Click the link above to access this contest.

Follow Our Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/edwardlifegem
I've already mentioned a few places that we now stream our events on Twitch. If you're joining us for the first time, please watch our official Twitch Channel (which is linked above). This will help provide you with more of an understanding of our activities which begin at 12:00 pm CDT up until our main event (The Holiday Mashup Run) which begins at 3:00 pm CDT. We'll be streaming all kinds of fun activities and playing Holiday music. 

If you're now just finding out about our events, the link above will provide more of an understanding of what our events are and why we have them. We welcome all of you to attend our events but remember to keep them family-friendly because this is a family-friendly game. Memberships, Mounts, and Costumes are not required to attend if you do not have them. We hope to see you there! 



The list above is a great list to follow if you plan on attending our event. We're going to try to make it as fun as possible. We'll continue working hard to make these events the best they can be for the community. Our main goal, as I've stated many times, is to bring the community together. You are welcome to attend this event. And I would like to thank all of you for your support that you've shown us over the years. We'll continue having events like these for many years. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and we'll see you on Saturday, July 28th at our first Annual Holiday Mashup. Until then, I'll see you around the Spiral.






July 20, 2018

New Community Manager: Mathew Anderson

Hello Wizards & Ahoy Pirates!

Today, our awesome community manager, Tom Purdue, announced that he would be leaving the community manager position to fulfill an awesome new promotion as Game Designer on a Kingsisle Mobile Game, Animal Cove. He also announced that we will now have a new community manager, named Mathew Anderson. He will be known on the Wizard101 Message Boards as Sparck and the Pirate101 Message Boards as Bat Masterson.

Tom has been a very great help to this community from the very start. He started blogging about Wizard101 nearly 10 years ago! Since then, he's brought the community closer together in various ways - Blogging, YouTube, streaming, etc. I know he'll be a Game Designer on Animal Cove, but I am glad I got to know him as both a Fansite Owner & a Community Manager. He's given many people, including myself, chances to bring this amazing community together. Thank you so much for being an awesome community manager. The entire community appreciates everything you have done for this game. Thank you so much for all of the support you've shown my website & the events that we throw for the community. You're the Grandfather of Blogging and Community Management!


It's now the time to welcome our new community manager, Mathew Anderson! We're happy to welcome you into this community. I look forward to working with you for many years to come. As I've stated in my email, I know you'll do a great job! Thank you for everything that you will do in the future. Now, if any of you would like more information about this change, you can view the message board links by clicking on the links below or you can view the upcoming episode of Kingsisle Live:

Wizard101 Message Boards

Pirate101 Message Boards

Kingsisle Live
Thursday, July 26th at 4:00 pm CDT

Thank you again, Tom! Here's to a very bright future for both of you! :)

July 19, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Christmas In July - Santa Run

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a wonderful Thursday. Did you know that in previous years, we had two Santa Runs? We had one during July and another in December. This year, we've decided not to have a Santa Run and have a Holiday Mashup event in its place! However, that doesn't mean we're done talking about Christmas in July!



The Santa Run was an event where we got everyone together to celebrate Christmas and Santa. It's pretty self explanatory! The Santa Run itself is the event that started all of the events. The first Santa Run took place back in December of 2012. A few years passed and I decided to have another one in December of 2015. Since then, we've had events for nearly every Holiday. 


Since then, our events have evolved to be amazing events. At one point, we would only run around the commons a few times. Now we're running around Wizard City and have activities that lead up to events. The Santa Run holds a very special place in my heart. This is why I wanted to make it once a year - during December. Anyway, I want to thank all of you for all of the support you've shown us since our first event. It's been amazing and we look forward to hosting many more events for the community. Merry Christmas in July!


July 18, 2018

Wizard101: Decaversary Hoard Pack

Hello Wizards!

Kingsisle released a new hoard pack in the game, called the Decaversary Hoard Pack. This pack is full of special items that celebrate Wizard101's 10th Birthday. You can now buy this new pack in the Crowns Shop for 399 Crowns!



This pack will be a permanent item in Wizard101, so there's no need to worry about rushing to buy it. However, I'd personally rate this pack the best since they have so many epic items in it. Want a full list of all of the amazing items that is included in this new pack? You can read more about this new pack by clicking on the link below: