August 26, 2012

The post before this one

Hello Wizards

The last post was apparently all things in Wizard101 that is of Avalon. I had no idea, probably because I haven't been on Wizard101 in awhile and when I am on I don't play much. Anyways, sorry for the last post! I really need to get back on Wizard101 and see the areas again or explore the new ones that I haven't seen yet. I'll leave the last post up anyways though, I thought it was a lot of fun even if it isn't a new world :P

New Wizard101 World or Concept Art?

Hello Wizards!

I'm pretty sure you've noticed by now that Todd Coleman has been posting new pictures showing something that looks like a Wizard101 world(s)



Todd's Response to this picture- Sometimes we do
concepts particularly interesting or important props or
architectural features. I like this one, simple, clean  and attractive.   

Todd's Response- Another great image, I love the use of
color in this one.


The amount of pictures he's shown so far makes me wonder if its a side world OR a main world that's to be released in the near future. It looks like a side world in a way, lets use the last picture as an example.. It shows a land that has a type of house and castle and walkway, it doesn't look too big, it reminds me of Wysteria of how small the town is? It reminds me of a side world. The middle images reminds me of the bottom, if you look closely you'll see some similar between them. One looks like a burning tree trunk, and the bottom one looks like someone built something in the tree trunk to live there. Who lives in a tree trunk? And Ogre? Shrek...? Lol. What about Squirrels? We'll have to see what kind of things this place brings us if it is a world  that is being created. The top one is a little different, it reminds me of Mooshu but what are the statues on the edge? Hopefully Kingsisle will tell us! :)


Update*

Another picture was released right when I was making this post! Lets see what it is!


Owls! Is this an area on Avalon? Or is it the next world?! I am thinking its a different world for sure now. The next main world. Then again it might be a side world. This picture is a very nice picture and if you look outside of the room you notice a color, is this an ice world or a world in the sky, or is it just a light? :D 




See you around the Spiral!




~ Edward Lifegem







August 25, 2012

Back from Maintenance!

Hello there!


Well I made a few more updates and didn't make another update I was planning on making but changed my mind. Here are a few things I've updated since Atswel has been down for Maintenance.


Wizard101's Page- I added more pictures for myself, HQ pictures.
Pirate101's Page- I've added more pictures that I haven't shown anyone yet and if you remember my companion post the other day I've added part of that too!
Fansite's Page- I've added pictures of the fansites for Wizard101 US, Wizard101 UK and Pirate101.
About Me- I've updated the page and added two pictures!
Background- Malistaire is mad because he just found out he might be evil in the Spiral but there's another Evil thing in another spiral.
Page Text- I updated the font, It had to be added it just fits the new blog design :)
Images- All images now have a white and blue border around them!



I really do hope you like the updates, make sure to check them all out :)




~Edward Lifegem

August 23, 2012

Blog Maintenance today, tomorrow and maybe Saturday!

Hello Wizards, Ahoy Pirates, and hello everyone!

I am going to be putting this blog on maintenance for the rest of today after this post is read for about an hour and it won't be available for anyone to read. I am going to add a few things, I really hope you like the new blog updates!

Are you wondering what they are? If so here you go!

- Possibly a new template
- Updates to the pages up above with more information and pictures to them!
- Icons for pages.
- All together improvement of Around the Spiral with Edward Lifegem


Don't worry though I will be blogging again after the maintenance!


Blog Maintenance begins in 1 hour!



~ Edward Lifegem



Fire School Happy Hour (W101 UK)

Hello Wizards!

Wizard101 UK is having a happy hour for the fire school! From August 21st to August 28th you can get new items in the crowns shop for the Fire Celebration and see Avalon on a membership! Lincoln said that there will be new packs, mounts and houses oh my?! :D They will appear in the crowns shop soon! Now... here's a sneak peak of Avalon! First here's a link for more information!



Now... Time for a new picture of Avalon, its only one picture because I don't want to ruin all of the fun you're going to be having! I hope you enjoy the picture :) This is for those who isn't a Club Member ;)



Enjoy the fire Celebration and Avalon!



3 Pirate101 Videos!







August 22, 2012

Possible Wizard101 world Picture?


Todd Coleman released this picture earlier labeled: and here's a nice mystery location for you. :)

Do you think this could be a possible Wysteria Expansion or an early picture of a new main world? A few #twizard & #twirates even think its a Pirate101 picture. We'll have to see, I think its a Wizard101 picture though! Time can only tell :)



See you in the Spiral Wizards!



~ Edward Lifegem


More Concept Art here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/J-Todd-Coleman/121012684593256

Pirate101 Companions

Ahoy Pirates!

Welcome to a different kind of post explaining a few things you may want to know about Pirate101 Companions! Companions help you so you aren't defeated in a battle. They can be as strong as you want them to be. You have to level them though..


Step 1: Level your Companions


- You have to use training points to level your companions. These training points can level your companions a little bit. If you haven't used a few training points for awhile and you want to level your other companions, lets say the level 8 Bull Ronin and you decide to use one training point to train your companion it will level a few levels! When leveling your companion you can get select 8 talents or click on the same talent two times AND you choose an Epic Talent! You can level your companions with you.


Strength
Strength 
Strength increases the damage for the companions for weapons. Your companion has strength with their normal attack as it progresses but you can make them stronger with Strength! You can choose that for a talent you can also cast a spell that will give them and you extra Strength!

Agility
Agility

Agility increases damage for ranged weapons. This means if you're shooting far away from an enemy with a gun that shoots lightning you can increase the damage by choosing this talent for your companion. You also have spells to cast to get this talent!

Will
Will

Will increases damage for magical attacks. 


Accuracy
Accuracy

Accuracy improves the chance that your attacks will hit the enemy.This is like Wizard101, by that I mean you will miss if you don't have enough accuracy and if you do have enough you have more of a chance of hitting the enemy! 
Dodge
Dodge

Dodge decreases the chance that the enemy attacks will hit you. Dodge can be good and bad. Good if you have enough of it, and bad if the enemy does. Dodge will help your Pirate a lot, it will also help your Companion of course.

Armor
Armor

Armor will help reduce damage from Physical attacks.

Damage
Damage

The range of damage an attack will simply deal. 

Resistance
Resistance

Resistance helps reduce damage taken from magical attacks.

Health:

Pirate101's website may have not mentioned this but when you train your companion they gain health too. The more health, the better chance of them not dying in the battle! :)


Some are left blank (Only what Pirate101 says) because there's not so much to explain about it, its more like Wizard101 :) You'll understand it by looking. 


Step 2: Make sure to Equip your Companions

- Some of you are probably wondering how to equip your companions right? Well when you start Pirate101 you will be able to equip your companions by click and holding on a companions and scrolling over the Companion Screen and then you can have it as your firstmate! You can equip any companion you would like to equip. 


Step 3: Battle with enemies your companions!

Companions are very helpful. When you join Pirate101 you will notice that no matter what. They are more helpful than the pets on Wizard101. Companions are your crew, never forget about them, they are the ones that help you throughout the game with the Armanda! Lets bring back ratbeard and you'll understand how!

Ratbeard to the Rescue!



Did I tell you guys once you join Pirate101 during the tutorial you will meet your first companion?! Different schools get different companions though, here's the Buccaneer first Companion :)

My First Companion (Buccaneer)



I hope you enjoyed my Companion post! See you in the Spiral.



~ Edward Lifegem



Credit:




Blog Maintenance Friday!

Friday August 24th this blog will be on maintenance and you won't be able to read it.


I'll be adding a few things:

-Updating information on the Pages below the header.
-Icons for the Pages
-Maybe a different Template that depends on what you think of this one!


I hope you enjoy the changes Friday and if it takes too long the maintenance will extend through Friday. I can't wait until you guys see what the blog will look like :) I have great plans for this blog and I really do hope you enjoy them! I really want this blog to be a place you love to visit and a site for great information. I know there's sites already like that but why not one more? :)



See you in the Spiral!



~ Edward Lifegem

August 21, 2012

Pirate101 Q&A (Part 2)

Ahoy!

I've noticed that a few friends have asked me where to download the game. You can't download the game at the moment, you will only be able to download it when its released to the public. The game is still in Beta Testing. Once Beta testing is done (When Kingsisle announces the public release date) you will be able to download the game then. If you would like to see the message boards from Beta players, and Kingsisle you can go look at it by clicking on the link below, you can only look at it and not type or respond unless you're in Beta testing.



Lets think of more questions you may have been asking and never figured out..


When will Pirate101 be released?

Its going to be released when Kingsisle and Pirate101 says, a few months ago they said later this year, so it should be soon since the end of the year is approaching. They are the only ones who know though, so we'll have to wait!


Is there a link you can send me to? I really want to play the game!

There's no link I can send you to, You will have to wait until Pirate101 is released to the public. I don't know if Pirate101 is giving out anymore Beta keys since they gave out a lot already.


Is Pirate101 fun?

Well..... I don't know how to put this but.... YES!!!! Its a lot of fun :) I'm sure you will love playing Pirate101 when its released, if you ask all of the beta players this same questions I'm pretty sure they will say the same exact thing. I can't speak for everyone, but I'm sure they will love it too! I hope I'm not going to be on Pirate101 more than Wizard101 to tell the truth, that's how fun it is :) Kingsisle really did a great job creating this game!



If you have anymore questions please comment below :) I'll try to answer them!



~ Edward Lifegem -- or just Edward, that's my Pirate's name... Okay.. See you around the Spiral!!!


August 20, 2012

Pirate101 Pictures (My Pictures)

Ahoy!

I have more pictures for you! I'm not going to put too much pictures on here because I don't want to spoil too much for you! There are so many things that I would love to show you but I'm not.. If you haven't seen I put a Youtube Video up of a Pirate101 Sneak Peak!


Edward & Captain Avery

In Front of the Buccaneer School

Friends List & Menu

In front of the Town!

I should say Bye! Instead I wanted to say Howdy!

Who's this look like?

Shooting Lightning


I hope you enjoy this post! I might have more information on Pirate101 tomorrow. Oh and did I tell you that this is my 4th post today?! Today is the day I made more posts than ever on this blog :) Ratbeard show them how excited I am!






See you in the Spiral!



~ Edward Lifegem





P101 Q&A

Ahoy Pirates!

NDA has been lifted, that means I can answer questions. I've answered a few..


Question: 

Is there background music like Wizard101 has?

Answer:

Yes! Its some great music too :) I'm sure you'll love it and you will recognize a song... For example this video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzsDtlHxF9g&feature=plcp - you see the skyways? You will hear the background music in the skyways that you will notice :)


Question:

Can you pick your own name?

Answer:

No, they are provided just like Wizard101, they're not like Wizard101's though, they have First Middle and Last names and they are different :)


Question:

Can I download it?

Answer:

No, the game is still in closed Beta, the NDA has only been lifted so that means we can tell you anything about Pirate101, I'm not telling everything though, I was you guys to be in for a surprise :)

Question:

Do you have anymore pictures other than the one in your video??
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzsDtlHxF9g&feature=player_embedded

Answer:

VERY SOON! I will upload more :) I would just look at the video or any other pictures Beta Players have for you :)




I'll tell you guys that you will enjoy the game, If you have any questions I will respond to them in the comments! Thank you for reading :)




~ Edward  <---- That's my Pirate's Name in Beta :)

Pirate101 Mount or Wizard101 Mount?

Hammerhead Mount



This looks like a cool mount! It looks like its mad though! I wonder if its a Pirate mount or Wizard101 mount? That's the part that confuses me :) I think it would make a nice Pirate mount. Pirates don't have magic to scare enemies away I'm guessing this could though ;) If its a wizard mount I don't know if it would look celestian or not. What do you think it is? Comment below!





~ Edward Lifegem

Special Bundles Gear up to level 80!

Hello Wizards!

If you haven't read the community news on the Wizard101 website they now have level 80 gear on the Majestic Bundle, Pagoda-Gautlet Bundle, Hawkrider Bundle, Super Bundle and Mega Bundle! I am wondering what this gear will be like :) I can't wait to see it! Make sure to visit the online Prepaid Game Card page on the Wizard101 website for a little bit more information about this!


I hope you enjoy the new level 80 gear for these cards, I bet the gear is very cool for all of the cards :) I wonder if when we progress through the game more.. lets say level 100... if they will create level 100 gear for the cards? I guess time will tell :) 



See you around the Spiral!




~Edward Lifegem

August 19, 2012

Avalon? (W101 UK)

Hello UK Wizards!

I'm sorry I haven't been able to blog or log into Wizard101 UK lately. I have been super busy with trying to figure out when I should blog for each. I hope I can make more posts for Wizard101 UK again.


Its the first time its actually raining in the game since Malistaire and the storm tree of course :) Not all of the areas in Avalon are rainy though, some are spooky, freezing, hot and Spring Like. Avalon is a great world to level in, be careful though there are bosses that are difficult to defeat! I've been through Avalon on a few characters on the US server its fun :) And I'll tell you that you're going to love the pets, they are cool :) I hope you enjoy questing in Avalon and I hope to blog soon again about Wizard101 UK!



See you in the Spiral I hope!



~ Edward Lifegem

Pirate101 Concept Art

Ahoy Pirates!

Another Concept art picture was just released by Todd Coleman!



This is a picture of Puerto Mico, trade Island of the Monquistan Empire. Beautiful! Wonder what it looks like in the game? :) This area has castle walls around it? Hmm. Can't wait until we all find out what exactly this area holds and what we will expect!




~ Edward Lifegem


More Pirate101 Concept Art: https://www.facebook.com/pages/J-Todd-Coleman/121012684593256

August 18, 2012

More Pirate101 Pictures!

Ahoy Pirates!

J Todd Coleman put a lot of pictures on his Facebook the past few days, makes me think Pirate101 will be released soon :) Anyways, I would like to talk about the first picture released! Its really interesting :)


This picture is giving us a lot of questions about the game. What are the floating purple things in the background? What world is this character in if he's in the mid levels in Pirate101? Are those sigils back there, are they like the Wizard101 Sigils? So many questions I wish I could answer them for you! We'll have to see when the game is released to public :) 


Sargasso Sea

Todd's Statement about this Picture: On Occasion, as much as you might like an idea, you just can't make it work. Here is an Example: Sargasso Sea, an area in Pirate101 that we thought would be cool for adventuring. Early concepts were promising, but it just didn't work in 3D... so we scrapped it.


I love this picture, it looks like it would be a great area. Its too bad it didn't work in 3D! I wouldn't want to be on any of those Pirate ships though when they were attacked! Ouch!


If you would like to see more pictures J Todd Coleman posts on his Facebook page click the link!





See you around the Spiral!




~ Edward Lifegem

August 17, 2012

Blog Updates and IPad blogging!

Hello!

I'm writing from my iPad and if you haven't noticed I made a testing 123 post earlier to see if I could blog from my iPad. Well I'm glad I can! Glad I found out since I won't be able to blog from my laptop. This may mean more spelling mistakes including skalajfos or sjwiencj. Yeah don't ask me what those words mean (if that's what they are) because I have no idea :) anyways,  Autumn and I finally made the background fit, it's not an HD kind of picture it looks more like a painting huh? :) well that's the new background! I hope you enjoy it and my spelling words above :D I can't wait to show you the great new changes soon!! Hopefully they are done on time, remember my posting will always be the same! Just wanted to tell you guys :) I will be posting more today!


See y'all around the spiral!


~Edward Lifegem

Hello

Testing 123

August 16, 2012

Blog Background

Hello Wizards and Ahoy Pirates!


I'm not done with the blog background just yet. I'm planning on making it half and half still. Wizard101 on the left side of the site and Pirate101 on the right side. This is all part of the new plans for the blog! I know its more Pirate101 right now but that will change soon :) I am hoping to make it look pretty cool for you all! I have so many plans for this site lets just hope all of them are completed on time, my laptop is broke at the moment  but don't worry, I'm still planning on making posts and updating my site :)



Short post created by,



~Edward Lifegem

August 14, 2012

Pirate101 Fansite?

Ahoy Everyone!


I wanted to tell you guys that I put a poll up yesterday if I should keep trying for Pirate101 Fansite, well I have 10 votes for yes, 0 for no. I don't think no could beat that :) I really am glad you guys said yes because I'm going to keep trying! I have a few questions for you guys though..

What can I Add?

What do you think I could add to my blog that would make it look more like a Pirate101 Fansite? I've been trying to add as much as I can to my site and to tell the truth I've added more than I have ever added on this site :) If you have anything you think I should add comment below! 


What could I get rid of?

Like I said above I added a bunch of things to my site and if you think I should get rid of something I am willing to do that depending on what it is. I really want this site to be a great place everyone can visit :) Comment below if you have anything I should get rid of.



I really want this site to be a great place to visit even if I don't get to become a Pirate101 Fansite so please comment below, I really would like your help :) I don't want to change anything without your opinion. I have plenty of great things I will be doing at the end of this year... Contests, Helpful Tips and a lot more! I can't wait until you see this great change! This blog will always be a little bit weird though so I hope you don't mind that :) I love the way my posts are, and I hope you do too! Anyways, please comment below I really do want to hear what you would want me to add or get rid of. Thank you everyone, you're the reason this blog is even here :) You're the best friends ever!



See you around the Spiral!



~ Edward  Lifegem

August 13, 2012

Pirate101 Fansite Contests

Ahoy!

Long time no post! I've been busy with a very cool thing on Wizard101, the Ravenwood Ball :) Pirate101 Fansites are now giving away Beta Codes? No I don't have to pinch you, you're not dreaming! This is another chance for you to get into Pirate101 closed beta.












These Fansites are giving away different amounts of closed Beta Codes. Make sure to check them out when you get a chance :) And I would like to add something if you don't mind. If you are in Pirate101 Closed Beta and you're trying again, you should remember you should give everyone else a chance to. There are some people that really want to get into closed beta and they haven't yet. Remember that, thank you and good luck! :) 



~ Edward Lifegem

August 11, 2012

3rd Annual Ravenwood Ball & Birthday Bash

3:53 P.M.

Wow, the party is about to start I am having so much fun :) I had a chance to take a picture with the one and only Stephen Spirtcaller!


4:00 P.M.

Party officially starting!!! :)



4:30 P.M.

Deathbane Maze! You have to try this out :)



5:17

I had a chance to get a crowded picture with Fallon! Glad I still did, thank you Fallon :) I hope you had a great Birthday!!! :)


5:21

Picture with none other than WOLF IRONTAIL :)


5:23 

Picture with FAMOUS wizards Blaze Shadowhorn, Autumn Dreamwalker, Tatiana Shadowflame Blaze Dragonhorn :)





5:29

A picture with another famous wizard! Mark Swiftgem!





5:34

Huge picture!


- Had to do a Side View! Everyone wouldn't fit :)



Review of Party :)

Lets see.. how could I put this........................ AWESOME AS USUAL! I am glad you had this party this year again and I hope you have another one next year :) I am glad I had a chance to take a picture with a bunch of great friends and if I didn't I'm sorry! I took a bunch of pictures, the ones above are a few of the 40 pictures I've taken so far :) 3 years, I hope not to miss one that may be difficult but I'm willing to try ;) Fallon you're one of the greatest wizards in the Spiral!!! Thank you so much for having this party and on your birthday?! Wow, you're very nice to give :)

Okay here's the explosion of videos and pictures!!!












2nd Video messed up Sorry!! 




-3rd Video Link-



That was a lot of fun, I felt like the press doing that! :) I hope you enjoyed this post!!! :)



~ Edward Lifegem





3rd Annual Ravenwood Ball & Birthday Bash *Morning Crowd*

Hello Wizards!

This is the first of 3 videos showing the crowd today. Here's the early morning crowd, x yawns x I'm still tired! Okay here we go :)


I can't find the video at the moment so click on the link, I'll try to post the video later on! :) 



See you in the Spiral!


~ Edward Lifegem

August 10, 2012

Ravenwood Picture!

Hello again!

Tomorrow is the 3rd Annual Ravenwood Ball & Birthday Bash. Today a lot of wizards decided to take a picture to show how much we were ready for it! This was a last minute event, which made this very crazy :) I am glad there are wizards out there that really wanted to join even if they were busy!





This realm didn't have much people in it 30 minutes before I am very glad you guys could show up, you're all great friends and Wizards! If you're planning on attending the ball tomorrow, here's more information on when to show up!




Pirate101 Beta, How I made it??

Hello there!

I'm going to make a post that I should make to help everyone feel a little bit better. You're probably thinking I made it into beta because of my blog, well that may be and trying to force online safety! I have to tell all of my new readers something though. If you're trying to get in Beta and thinking that everyone who was chosen for Beta made it just because.. that's wrong. Last year at this time I wasn't doing very good because of a group called the WCP? Ever hear of it? It was a mistake and I didn't know it wasn't allowed on Wizards. I was reported and muted one time because of it, and I didn't think I would have a good relationship with KI and to tell the truth I was thinking about quitting the game. I decided that I would show KI that I didn't mean to do that and show them that they could trust me and I wasn't bad. Its been over a year and its not as bad as last year. Now I'm wondering how I made it into Pirate101 Beta sometimes! I'm glad I did though :) I make online safety posts and try to help. I think that's why I was chosen but, I really don't know. I really do thank Kingsisle for choosing me though! Now you understand that its not just because they wanted me in Beta in the first place and I really don't know why, I guess I was just lucky! Now if I had all of those situations and made it, you guys can make it too. All of the other bloggers and great Wizards and Pirates made it because of their commitment. They are really great people and I say they deserve it :) I am very glad they made it. Please don't be rude to anyone about not getting into Beta because that is just counting as being rude and you never know if KI can see that or not. Anyways, I hope this post makes sense! I don't really know if it will because part of it doesn't make sense to me ;) Good luck getting into Beta!


~ Edward Lifegem

Ravenwood Ball Picture!

Hello Wizards!

I'm planning on taking a picture with as much friends as possible, if you're planning on joined make sure to join us in the following area..


Vampire Area One, Ravenwood
4:00 p.m. CST, exactly 3 hours and 50 minutes from now (12:10 p.m. CST)


Can't wait to see you there! Please stay family friendly! We will be in front of Bartleby facing the commons sign. Make sure to do that! Thank you :) Once again, stay family friendly, there will be young ones there. Thank you!


~ Edward Lifegem

August 8, 2012

3rd Annual Ravenwood Ball & Birthday Bash is this weekend!

Hello Wizards!

I'm excited! The 3rd Annual Ravenwood Ball & Birthday Bash is Saturday! Its been over a year since the last one, I really enjoyed that one :) I couldn't stay long though! I am hoping to stay as long as I can for this one. I always enjoy this party. I really hope all of you can make it because its only the most epic party of the entire year! If you haven't been to this party before I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy it. There are a lot of people (Hundreds to thousands) that attend :) If you don't believe me on that take a look at this picture!



Notice anyone in the Picture? :) I notice quite a few that I didn't have on my list that I do now! This is a great party and I hope we have another dance line this year so I can take a picture of it! Here's the timing of the party and area you should go to, don't forget to get your costumes ready!

Credit goes to Diary of a Wizard:
http://diaryofawizard.com/main/2012/07/11/3rd-annual-ravenwood-ball-birthday-bash-contest-1/




See you around the Spiral!


~ Edward Lifegem

Santa Run: July 29th

Santa Run: July 29th