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

August 18, 2014

Pirate101 Crowns Raffle!

Ahoy Pirates!

It's the third week of Arrrgust! Can you believe how fast this month is flying by? I still can't believe it... Well.. I have good news about the third week of Arrrgust. A few Pirate101 fansites will be having contests this week! I'm one of the fansite owners that will be having a contest. I was thinking of many contests I could have this month but didn't want it to interrupt my college schedule (if I have to work on homework into the weekend) when I have to judge the entries. I decided to have an old fashioned raffle again this month! :)

  1. Enter This Raffle: You can enter the raffle by clicking on the options on the Rafflecopter below. For example: If you want to comment on this blog, please click on the option on the Rafflecopter to see what I want you to comment about, and then comment on this post. Please follow the rules! :)
  2. Raffle Starts/Ends: This raffle starts TODAY and ends Saturday, August 30th at 12:00 A.M. CST! Enter before this contest ends. You'll have plenty of time to enter! For more information on what you can win, keep reading! 
  3. Winners Of This Raffle: There will be 16 winners for this contest. (Grand Prize) One Winner- 10,000 Crowns, (Second Prize) Five Winners- 5,000 Crowns, (Third Prize) Ten Winners- 1,000 Crowns. Winners of this contest should expect an email from me - - shortly after 12:00 A.M. CST on Saturday, August 30th. Winners will be announced on this post. Good luck everyone! 

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August 15, 2014

Wizard101 Character Update: Edward Wintergem

Hello Wizards!

I haven't made many Wizard101 blog posts.. I have been very busy preparing for college and of course making as many posts about any news updates. If you can you can believe it, I have also been sick! I'm still trying to get as much done so I can make blog posts next week. Everything will be fine soon since I took care of everything I needed to take care of today. I will make more blog posts during the end of every week from now on. Today, I'm going to talk about what I was up to last week! :P

Last week, I started to quest as much as possible as I could with Autumn Dreamwalker's ice and life wizard since we both knew we would be busy this week. I didn't make it to level 100 on all of my wizards on my account but that doesn't mean I'm giving up! We leveled from level 84 to level 87 that week and we are still going to level as much as we can during the weekends if I have time. I know I'm not going to make as many posts as I did in the past, but I am still going to level and update you on everything I'm doing on the game. There's not much to talk about today, but I promise I will have more next week or the week after. Thank you for reading! OH... Before I forget.. Here's a link to my blog post about the future of this website... --------> CLICK ME. Please read that post so you know the new times I will make new Wizard101 blog posts. Thanks again for reading and I hope to see you around the spiral. :D

August 13, 2014

Pirate101 Test Realm Is Online!

Ahoy Pirates!

The Pirate101 Test Realm is now online with a bunch of updates such as the Tower of Moo Manchu. The Tower of Moo Manchu is a ten story tower where high level pirates can team up together and get gear, badges and much more! The good thing about this tower is that you can enter it with three other friends and try to farm as much as possible. I think this tower is going to be a lot of fun and I can't wait to try it out. :D Kingsisle has been working hard because they also added something in Cool Ranch where you can get to areas faster than you can if you sail on your ship. I know I've had trouble getting to certain areas in Cool Ranch when questing on my swashbuckler so I'm happy to hear about this Cool Ranch Transport! I haven't even began to talk about everything Kingsisle released so I'm going to send you over to their website so you can read through the August 2014 TR update notes so I can test everything out. I promise I'll make a blog post about what I think about the updates later tomorrow or Friday! Thank you for reading and thank you Kingsisle for the awesome updates. If you would like to read through the August 2014 TR update notes, click HERE or click on the image attached to this blog post.. :D Remember you have to have a membership or have made a purchase of at least $6 in the past 30 days. You can click HERE for a link to download the test realm. :D

August 11, 2014

The Future Of This Website

Hi there,

The past month or so I've been thinking about the future of this site since I'll be going to college soon. Well, soon is actually next Wednesday and I'm nervous but I think everything will be fine. :D Most of you know I make a ton of blog posts about Pirate101 & Wizard101 on this site and it does take a lot of work to do that. I'm not upset it does because I enjoy every single last moment of it. The past year or so I haven't had much to do and I've made plenty of blog posts. Next Wednesday I will be starting college (Major: AAS in Computer Programming) and I don't think I will be able to make as many blog posts as I have in the past. I don't want you to think I'm quitting though.. I'm still going to be here.. Wait! If you thought I was quitting and closing down this site, you're wrong! I've done too much on this site in the past 4 years, there's no way I'm giving up now. :D Anyways.. I've decided that I will be cutting down on a few things.. Here's a few things I'll be changing on each game blog post starting with Pirate101..

  • Edward Cringle Posts: From now on, I'm going to make at least one post per week since it does take about an hour to make a post. It takes 30 minutes to quest and sometimes 30 minutes to make the post itself and I think it'll be nice to only make one post per week so you won't get tired of reading posts about him. I promise I'm not going to stop leveling this character. He will be entering Mooshu soon! :D 
  • Contests: I have contests on this blog and I do judge contest entries and send everyone their codes if they win something. This takes longer than my Edward Cringle posts but there's no worry about this. I have plans to begin and end contests on Fridays or Saturdays. I will email any contest winners with their codes on those days. If it's for example, and art contest, I will make a post about who won the contest and will publish it on Friday or Saturday.
  • News/Updates/Events: I will make blog posts about any news or updates that will be happening on the game since they don't take as long to make. Everyone needs to be updated and I will make posts Mondays-Thursdays if there are any news updates at the time. When I have events, they will be on Saturdays from now on. I will no longer have any events any other day of the week. More information about my college hours/days can be found below my Wizard101 blog post changes..

  • Character Updates: I plan on making posts about my characters and where they are on the game. I know I didn't make it to level 100 on all of my wizards but I'm still not giving up on my wizards. I will make many character updates. I hope you enjoy those because I know I do since it helps me get farther in the game. :) Thank you all for reading all of my new blog posts.
  • News/Updates/Events: I try to make posts about any news, updates or events that's happening in the Spiral any day of the week (usually during the early morning hours). If I have events in the future, they will also be on Fridays and Saturdays. I don't have many contests on this site for Wizard101 but I plan on the changing that soon also. :D

  • Follow ATSWEL: I will no longer update you on when I make new blog posts on my Edward Lifegem Twitter account and Facebook. I will update you on my Around the Spiral Twitter account (click there to follow ---> @AroundtheSpiral  ) and my Around the Spiral Facebook Page (click there to like my Facebook Page -----> Around The Spiral With Edward Lifegem). You can also look at the right column of this blog and Follow and Like the pages I mentioned. I will always update you when I make a new post.
  • Monday-Thursday: Mondays through Thursday will be busy days for me since I'll be going to college then. I don't have many hours to go during these days but I plan on having an entire day each day to study. I will not make any blog posts unless it's news updates or I have a post I didn't get to make during the weekend that I wanted to make. I promise I will still make blog posts for each game but most of the time you won't notice any new blog posts Monday-Thursday and sometimes Wizard101 or even Pirate101 won't have a blog post one week. That doesn't mean I have stop blogging though. This will happen the next two years until I get my job at KI (KIDDING) and then I'll make blog posts Monday-Thursday again. :D That's all I have for now.. Thank you for reading and supporting this blog for all of these years. :) I'll see you around the spiral!

Arrrgust Week Two (August 11th): Shark Week!

Ahoy Pirates!

It's week two of Arrrgust which means there's another event! This week Pirate101 is celebrating Shark Week. There's a sale in the Pirate101 crowns shop where you could save up to 50% off shark items! You can also save 25% off the Cutthroat Bundle if you buy it online. All of the special shark week offers end on August 17th at 11:59 P.M. CST. Pirate101 is also giving away a free item (chance of a permanent hammerhead shark mount, mount rental, housing item, pet snack). If you would like more information about week two of Arrrgust, click HERE  and if you want to redeem your free item, click on the image attached to this post! :D Happy Shark Week!!

August 7, 2014

The Cards!!

Ahoy Pirates!

I hope you are having an awesome Thursday. Can you believe tomorrow is Friday? I feel like this week went by so fast. I think it's going by fast for a reason (I'll make a post about that reason later :D), but for now I'm going to talk about what I did on the game. I haven't really leveled much on the game the past week and today I missed Pirate101 and decided to quest my swashbuckler a little bit. :)

Colonel Church said he'd help me find Captain Blood's firstmate, Sabatini, if I helped Lt. Masterson the last time I was on my swashbuckler. On my last post I had to help Masterson by gathering prisoners that escaped. I had to fight one of the prisoners, Crazy Horn. That boss wasn't all that difficult to defeat. After I defeated Crazy Horn I had to find the person that planned the jail break. I had to defeat Captain Foote and he was a much harder boss to defeat since there were more enemies in this fight. One of my companions was defeated but I made it through the fight with two of my companions. After I defeated Captain Foote I freed a Corporal that was in a cage and then I sailed back to Fort McMurtry. After I helped Bat, I went over to Colonel Church and he told me he knew where Sabatini was! Today I started questing by sailing to an Abandoned Church in the Haunted Skyway.. :O

Once I walked into the Old Abandoned Church, I found Sabatini AND Captain Blood! Sabatini kept repeating that I needed to look at cards and talk to the sisters on Isla de los Meurtos in the Santo Pollo Skyway. Captain Blood ended up (I think) killing Sabatini and he sent a few of his skeletal pirate minions after me. This fight was pretty easy! :D I'm not going to be too proud about this fight because I know I will have a quest or two that I might need help with. :P After I defeated the skeletal pirates I sailed to Isla de los Meurtos, Santo Pollo Skyway to talk to the sisters to find out more about these cards Sabatini was talking about..

I talked to one of the Fortune Tellers, Madame Esmerelda, and found out why I needed the cards. Madame Esmerleda said the cards would tell her an answer to any question I have. Bonnie asked where we could find Captain Blood's key so we could find the other piece of the map to El Dorado. The first card that represents the past said I would face deception, betrayal and mutiny if I don't set things right. The second card that was picked up represented the present, which means I still need to figure out how to get the key from Captain Blood. The last card that was picked up represented death.... The end of the world. NO, I'm kidding. :P The last card means there's a solution to my question. Captain Blood cheated Death and Death is now the source of Captain Blood's power and Death will show me the way to obtain Captain Blood's key. This is where I'm going to end the post today. Thank you all for reading these posts.. It really means a lot that you do read them. Before I end this post.. there's an image attached below which is a peek of my next post. Until next time, I hope to see you around the spiral. :D

August 6, 2014

House-a-Palooza 2014!

Hello Wizards!

Kingsisle announced today that they are having House-a-Palooza again this year. Today through August 13th Kingsisle is having a sale where you could save up to 50% off houses and housing items in the crowns shop! This sale is pretty awesome and I think if you plan on buying a house and decorating it for an event, you should do it when this sale is happening. If you would like to learn more information about this and a free item that you can get, click HERE. If you would like to get your free item, (chance for a Build-A-Castle Medieval Set, Emperor's Attic Pack or Keeper Aquarium) just click on the image attached to this post. :D

August 4, 2014

Arrrgust Week One: Design Your Own Eye Patch Contest

Ahoy Pirates!

Pirate101 is celebrating Arrrgust this month since it is August. This week they are celebrating week one of Arrrgust by having a Design Your Own Eye Patch contest. If you would like to read more information about this awesome contest, click the image attached to this post. I think this contest is an awesome one because they are giving a ton of crowns. This contest ends August 29th so make sure you submit your entry before that time. Thank you Kingsisle for celebrating Arrrgust again. This week seems like it's going to be a lot of fun and I can't wait to see what happens the next three weeks (Mondays) of this month. :D

Happy Birthday Tom!

I wanted to make this post to wish you a Happy Birthday. You do so much for the community by helping fansites, typing up newsletters, having events and so much more. I appreciate everything you do and I hope you have an awesome Birthday! :) I don't have a real cake to give you but I have another different Internet Birthday cake to give you. :D Thank you again for everything you do and I hope you enjoy your downloaded Internet Cake! :P If you want to wish him a Happy Birthday, follow and tweet @FriendlyNecro on Twitter.

August 2, 2014

2nd Pirateversary!

Ahoy Pirates!

On August 1st, 2012, I created my first pirate. I know this pirate has since been deleted since that pirate was created on Pirate101's Beta but I consider the first week of August my Pirateversary! It's August 2nd, 2014 and I'm still leveling my pirates and making blog posts about the game I love. I can't believe it's already been two years since I created my first pirate, Edward. I remember the day I created my pirate.. I was going to be busy that day but early in the morning I woke up to an invitation to Beta. Beta officially started on August 3rd but I got my invitation two days early. Once I started the tutorial I knew I'd love this game. I kept hearing people say they didn't like the game after leveling three levels but I knew I'd level more to test out everything! After Beta was over I created my 2nd first pirate, my witchdoctor, Edward. :P I leveled him through Mooshu and then through Marleybone and Aquila and made it to level cap. I think leveling to the highest current level in a game is an easy way to figure out if you like a game or not. If you haven't leveled on Pirate101, you should! I'm glad there's so many talented people at Kingsisle because they created not only one, but two of the games I love. Thank you Kingsisle for everything you do and thank you all for reading my blog posts about the game.. :D If you haven't played Pirate101, you should click the image attached to this post to test it out! Level to level cap, I'm sure you will love the game as much as I do. :)

Arrrgustt 2014 Pirate101 Newsletter

Ahoy Pirates!

I hope you're having a great weekend so far! I know I am. Well... I'm a little sick, but I am feeling great at the same time because yesterday the Pirate101 Newsletter was released with a lot of awesome news. I'm sure you all know about the new Rogue's Gallery featuring Fin Dorsal (you can view that video below). One- Eyed Jack and Bonnie also released news about Arrrgust!

Wait a minute... Arrrgust or Bonnie? Why was Bonnie mentioned on this newsletter?? Bonnie is actually our new associate community manager! Bonnie (Leala) is a new community manager for not only Pirate101 but also Wizard101 ( the same with One-Eyed Jack). I know Leala from the Wizard101 community when she was a host on Ravenwood Radio with Stephen Spiritcaller from Spiral Radio. I'm glad she's back in the community and I know she'll do a great job! Congratulations Tom and Leala! :D Now... Lets talk about Arrrgust! Last year Pirate101 celebrated Arrrgust with contests, giveaways and new items! I think this year will be even better than last year even though last year was awesome. Keep an eye out because you never know what fansites will be having contests for the Arrrgust celebration. ;) If you would like to read this month's Pirate101 newsletter, click HERE. 

August 1, 2014

Breaking News: New Community Managers & W101 Game Designer

Hi there,

Today the Wizard101 Newsletter was released with huge news. Tom Purdue (One-Eyed Jack) and Leala Ulrich (Leesha Darkheart) are now associate community managers for the games Wizard101 and Pirate101. This means both games will have two community managers. Kiersten Samwell (Lydia Greyrose) will still be working at Kingsisle as a new Wizard101 game designer! Congratulations on your new jobs and I know all three of you will be great on your new jobs. Thank you for all of your hard work! If you would like more information about all of the changes, click HERE or the image attached to this post.