July 31, 2016

My Souvenir

Hi there!

I hope you had a nice weekend. I can't believe it's already Sunday! This week flew by! It felt like my Birthday was just yesterday. Speaking of my Birthday, I wanted to make a post explaining the Birthday cake that my mom made for me as a surprise on my Birthday.

As a reminder, I'm 23 years old. This cake was made for me as a surprise because they know how much Wizard101 has changed my life. There's nothing wrong with saying that a game like Wizard101 (many might consider a kids game) changed my life. There are many things that change the direction of somebody's life. Sometimes that direction could be in the wrong turn due to something bad (you know what I mean). Other times, something good could change somebody's life. Wizard101 was something that did.

I had severe Anxiety and Depression back when I started Wizard101. In 2008 I lost my Grandmother from Cancer. A few short weeks later I lost one of my favorite Aunts from heart issues & high blood pressure. I was very sad at the time and school was not helping the issues I was going through. In 2009, a year after a lot of issues that I had, I decided to start playing Wizard101. This game was a life changer in many ways because I had many friends (including the community later) help me through those issues and other issues that I had during my time in Wizard101. I still play Wizard101 because I still LOVE it and I still LOVE the community!

I'll say this again. That cake could have been anything else. One great example is that this cake is like a souvenir. If you've ever have traveled somewhere, you've most likely bought a souvenir to remember you trip. This cake is my souvenir because it was a long road to where I wanted to be in life. I finally made it to my destination and my souvenir is this cake as a reminder that I'm happy where I am and where I will be. No matter how tough the road was, I found something that made me happy. There's something that makes you happy too. It could be, or might not be Wizard101. Find that something that makes you happy. I never gave up searching, and neither should you.



July 28, 2016

My 23rd Birthday Cake!

Hi there!

I hope you're having a wonderful Thursday. I had a great day because it was my Birthday and I was able to spend time with my family. :D You won't believe this, but my wonderful mom & sister made a Wizard101 cake for me today! It was such a wonderful surprise. :D Wizard101 (Kingsisle & Pirate101) has made a positive impact on my life. My Career Path was chosen mostly due to this amazing game. I'm glad they see how important it is to me. :) Happy 23rd Birthday to me! Really.. Who says Wizard101 is only meant for kids? I joined Wizard101 when I was 15, and I'm still as proud of the game as I was back in 2009. :D


July 27, 2016

Always Be You!

Hi there,

So.. I was planning on making a post about my presidential pick and at the end of that blog post, I decided to make a post about Individuality. Keep in mind that this is not a Wizard101 or Pirate101 related post - but I would like my readers to read this post.

You Are This, Not This

I'm sure a few of you have heard something like the words in blue in your life. I won't lie, this year has been something like those blue words for me. I've never really experienced this in real life or online, but this year has been it for me. Just like you, many people experience these same words in blue. The question is, if you are who you are, do you accept this? Would you pretend to be something that you're not to please somebody? The true question is, would you be happy pretending to be something you're not?


"I want to be a Computer Programmer, but instead, I have to be a Doctor"


Pretend that you want to go to school to be a computer programmer. You've ALWAYS wanted to be one since playing a video game during your childhood and was very interested in seeing how this video game was coded. Once you graduate high school, you decide to go to the college and sign up to be a Computer Programmer major. WAIT. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED. You can no longer be a programmer because somebody else wants you to be a Doctor instead. You've spent most of your life wanting to be this awesome programmer, but somebody has told you that they want you to be a doctor instead. 


Which Path Would You Take?

The Doctor: You decide to choose the path that this person has chosen for you. You go to school and pass all of your classes but you're not happy. You always think of who you want to be and who somebody else wants you to be and that makes you sad. The sadness will not take over your life, but you will always think of what or who you always wanted to be. The people who told you to be a Doctor are happy, but you are not happy.

OR


The Programmer: You know who you are and you decide to become that programmer that you always wanted to be. You tell the person that told you to be a doctor how much this means to you and that they don't have to like it but you do. That's what matters in the end. You are who you want to be and that's what matters. We truly do live once and being who you want to be on this earth as long as you're a good person. This doesn't mean you have to show any anger with somebody that doesn't accept who you want to be, you should be happy for who you want to be. That's what matters in the end. Nobody has to accept who you are for you to be happy. You have to accept who you are to be happy. If you want to be that Programmer, you should! If you want to be who you want to be, you should! This might be a better path for both of you or for one of you. You'll be happy and at the end of the day, that's what counts. Keep in mind that showing Anger will not only hurt you but will also hurt the other person. Maybe they were not allowed to be who they wanted and just want what they think is the best for you. This does not mean you're not allowed to do what you feel is right. If you know something is wrong - Drugs, Hanging out with the wrong Crowd, Bullying, etc. - you should always listen to somebody trying to warn you because this is not right. You will know what is right and wrong.



I promise I was not told to become a Doctor. I actually want to become a Programmer. This was just an analogy to help you realize that you should be who you want to be no matter what people say. You might lose friends for being who you want to be. Does that matter? Well, you might be sad because you lose people that you thought would stick by your side no matter what. They have chosen to be upset about who you want to be. You have chosen to embrace who you want to be and in return, YOU will be happy! Everything is a choice, including happiness. If you choose to be sad, you will be sad. IF you choose to be happy? You'll be happy. :) Continue being you no matter what anyone says! BE HAPPY! No matter who you are. This is for every single person on this earth whether they're reading this post or not.

July 26, 2016

Wizard101: Back To School Event (August 13th)

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a wonderful almost end of Summer Vacation. I've been thinking about having another small Wizard101 event before classes start. If it's a large event like the last event, that would be awesome too. I will leave it up to you whether to attend or not.



When?
TODAY at
2:00 p.m. PT   -    3:00 p.m. MT   -   4:00 p.m. CST   -   5:00 p.m. EST

Where?
Ravenwood in the Vampire Realm


This event will not have contests because I want it to be more of a party before our long journey into school begins. I hope you all are still able to attend. :D I love having these events and since last December, I've found having events for the community has been a lot of fun. I hope you're having as much fun as I have when I host these events. Let's get one last awesome event before our next major Wizard101 Event, THE HALLOWEEN RUN, which will happen in late October. For this event, I will update this post later this week or early next week! Make sure to check back and mark your calendars. :)

Pirate101: NXP Event (August 5th)

Ahoy Pirates!

I hope you're having a great week! Autumn Walker from Secrets of the Spiral recently invited me to cohost another Pirate101 NXP Event with her! :D If you weren't able to nautical level as much as you wanted to last time, show up so you can nautical level more this time. :D



When?
Friday, August 5th at
5:00 p.m. PT   -    6:00 p.m. MT    -     7:00 p.m. CST    -     8:00 p.m. EST

Where?
We'll be meeting in Avery's Court in the One Eyed Jack realm!

Who do I add?
Add me (Edward) OR Autumn Walker


This event will be a lot of fun and another great way to get the Pirate101 community together once more. I hope to see you there. :D We will show Martin Chambers how tough we are. Well.. I felt bad for him last time because we didn't even give him a chance to fight us.. :P Looks like we'll have to do the same thing again this time. I hope to see you all next Friday. Be sure to check back for any updates to this post. Until next time, I'll see you around the skyways. :D

July 24, 2016

Cheating Bosses Ideas

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a great weekend! My weekend has been very busy, but I'm still trying to take time out to make some interesting blog posts. :) Lately, I've been behind on questing in Wizard101 not only because I was busy, but also because I have no idea who cheating bosses are in the game. I'm sure many wizards that have fought all of the bosses know which ones cheat or not. I'm somebody that hasn't fought all bosses and I forget if certain bosses cheats or not.



My Ice Wizard has been questing through the end of Khrysalis for almost three months now. At one point I leveled almost five times because I didn't mind reading up if a boss cheated or not. I usually don't mind, but after a certain amount of levels it does get annoying to search up a bosses name on the internet to see if it cheats or not. I have a great idea that I've shared on Twitter many times in the past about the future of Wizard101's cheating and noncheating bosses.

  • A Special Symbol: One idea that I have for the game is that Kingsisle adds a special symbol for Cheating Bosses. If we see this symbol, we will know to look it up on one of the awesome websites that provides guides to the community. 
  • Special NameTags: Like the symbol, if it's not done a special nametag (or color of a bosses name) can easily be used to let us know whether to search up that certain boss. 

I'm sure many of you have already thought of these ideas for the game. I wanted to make this post to get the idea out there. I don't like searching up names if every boss cheats or not. Back in 2009, I quested through Dragonspyre without the worry that every single boss in that world cheated. Today if you quest through Polaris, there are many bosses (and quite a few that do cheat), and you have to search up each boss to see if it cheats or not. Please change this Kingsisle! Frost Giant is not happy about this.. :P That's my idea today... Thank you all for reading. Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral. :D

Seriously.. I told you Frost Giant wasn't happy! :P

Why I Deleted Pokemon Go: Likes/Dislikes

Hi there,

I usually don't make blog posts about games outside of Kingsisle games, but I decided to change that and make a post about Pokemon Go today. I downloaded Pokemon Go a few days ago to see why everyone was so addicted to the game and to my surprise I found out why everyone was.. I decided to make this post to let you know what I liked and didn't like about this new Mobile Game hit.



Likes:

Exercise: This game involves exercise such as walking and running if you're really want to catch a new Pokemon (or whatever they're called). Being Outside and exercising is good and can help you feel better.

Monument Information: I'm sure many of you have heard that you can visit monuments or special areas in your town and learn about these areas. Learning new things is a good thing and so is reading - so I will give an A+ to this app for that.


Dislikes: 

No Awareness of Surroundings: This game does let everyone know that they should be around their surroundings, but this game is proven addictive and people will read past that just to get to the game. In the news, I've heard: People walking out in the middle of traffic, car accidents - including a car crashing into a parked car, walking off cliffs, and many robberies (including a few near my town). I'm glad nobody was seriously injured in any of these incidents, but this game is a game that people today should not play if they're not able to pay attention to their surroundings. I didn't have an issue with that when playing this game, but I can tell why many do.

Reality Is The Best: I am not one to blast a game, but this game is not a game I'd play longterm. There is a beautiful and wonderful universe around us and I'm somebody that doesn't always look down and miss all of that. Remember to take a break from this game (if you do pay attention - please pay attention) and enjoy life itself. It's important to do that with any game. I love video games, but the best world that was ever made is Earth for us and the wonderful universe we live in. Enjoy that!


Why Did I Delete Pokemon Go?

I deleted Pokemon Go as a reminder that even though everyone is playing a certain game, that doesn't mean I have to play the game too. I also deleted it because I can tell it's a great game but I'm somebody that could easily not be aware of what I'm doing. I actually did skip past that be aware of your surrounding popup! I think this is great game for people that are ALWAYS aware of their surroundings and even though I feel like I am - this game is not for me. I usually don't download apps on my Cell Phone anyway because I only use it for calling & texting and that is it! That's all I have to share with you all today. Stay safe and don't forget that the best world/universe ever created is the one that we live in now. :D


July 21, 2016

My YouTube Channel

Hi there!

I've been thinking about adding more videos to my blog posts lately. I'm not going to make YouTube my main priority since I think typing on here is easier for me (not good at editing - shoutout to all of the YouTubers that are). I joined YouTube over five years ago but haven't been very active on there. I want to make YouTube videos of special moments so it's easier for you to see what I'm doing. One example:


I think it's a lot of fun casting new spells and attacks on both games. If I'm able to make it to a new world I will make sure I've uploaded a YouTube Video. I would also like to make videos of questing with a mic that I bought from Amazon a few months ago. I think it would make blogging different, but still a lot of fun. :) I'm not planning on making YouTube videos for all of my posts - only for a few special posts. IF you would like to subscribe to my YouTube Channel early, click anywhere on the image below to access my channel. By the way, thank you to all of those who voted on my recent poll. A majority of you wanted me to make more videos on my channel. This will be the beginning of that!



Pirate101: Christmas in July Returns (2016)

Ahoy Pirates!

I hope you're having a great week! I am because my early Birthday present has finally arrived... Christmas in July! Well, it's not for me only, but I still love Christmas. :D Now through Monday, July 25th you can shop for all of your favorite Christmas items in the Crowns Shop! More awesome news.. These items can be bought at a discounted price! If you can't afford these items at the moment, you can always run through Skull Island and view all of the Christmas decorations! Kingsisle is also giving away a free Wizard101 & Pirate101 Christmas themed item! You can click this hyperlink - HERE - to redeem that code. You can also click on the image below for more about Pirate101's Christmas in July!


Wizard101: Christmas in July Returns (2016)

Hello Wizards!

Kingsisle is finally celebrating Christmas in July! That means all of the decorations in the commons, Felix Navidad, and all of the awesome Christmas themed items have returned. :D If you have crowns, these are items that you'll want to spend it on the discounted Holiday items you might have missed last Holiday season. These items will only be in Wizard101 through Monday, July 25th. Kingsisle is also giving away a free Holiday item for Wizard101 & Pirate101. If you would like to redeem that code, click on this hyperlink - HERE -, you can also click on the image below for more information! Merry Christmas in July!!

July 20, 2016

Wizard101 Test Realm: Online! (Spoilers)

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a wonderful week so far! It's been hot where I live. We're going through a heat wave and that means it's the hottest week of the year... You know I'd rather have cold weather so I'm staying in the AC until it cools down. The good thing about staying inside since the Wizard101 Test Realm is ONLINE! If you would like more information, click this hyperlink - HERE - and click - HERE - to download the test realm.



One feature that I've tested out in the Test Realm today is the new Level 50 Elixir. This Elixir costs 30,000 crowns, but that's pretty cheap since it gives you everything that you need to start questing in Celestia. You will receive Advanced Gear - Hat, Robe, Boots, Wand, Athame, Amulet, Ring and a Deck. You will also get a level 48 pet and a permanent enchanted broom.


Once you use the elixir, you can advance from level 1 to level 50! You would have completed all main quests (it looks like you will still have to complete side quests in the worlds that you missed). You can begin questing in Celestia, but don't forget to train all of your spells that you missed with your training points AND add your spells to your new deck before entering a battle. :D I think this is a great feature for wizards that have been playing for awhile and just don't want to repeat quests in Wizard City through Dragonspyre. Thank you Kingsisle for the amazing new elixir!

TADA!!

July 16, 2016

Wizard101: Santa Run Recap!

Hello Wizards!

I hope you had an amazing day! Today was a great day for Autumn and I because we had another Wizard101 event together. So many wizards from around the community joined together to have another Santa Run event just for Christmas in July. This event was a lot of fun and I'm glad we were able to get the community together again. :D


I can't tell you how much fun it was to run through all of the free areas of Wizard City with you all. This was more of a test event to see if it would go as planned for plans for the Santa Run event in December. I'm going to keep the video I have for all of you to look at for our next Santa Run so everyone knows where to run. I'm sure many wizards that were not part of the Santa Run were probably wondering why there were so many Santa & Mrs. Claus's running around! :P Angela Gem Gaming also recorded a video above! Thank you Angela (and all of the other amazing wizards out there) for recording for YouTube. 






After we ran through all of the free areas of Wizard City, we teleported to Autumn Dreamawlker's Christmas house! There were many wizard complimenting Autumn on her decorating skills (by the way, it would take me forever to decorate that much). Shortly after that, we all teleported to my Polarian Shipwreck house to take pictures, play housing games, instruments, duels and quest gauntlets. I didn't know much about the duels, but I promise the next time we are in this house, it will be a lot easier for you to access them. There were also many giveaways! I'm sure we had to give away at least 70,000 crowns together to the community. :) I'm glad many of you appreciated what you recieved! :D 






Overall, this event made me very busy, but it was all worth it! I'm glad we could get the community together once more. I promise this is not the last event I will have because we are looking forward to a huge Halloween event (and of course events before that). I hope to see you at all of the planned future events. I promise each one will be different in some sort of way. :D I'm actually going to start working on my Halloween event soon since it'll be a large event. I will let all of you know on this website and all of my social media accounts when the next event is planned. Thank you all again for attending this event. :D It really means a lot to us that you decided to spend your Saturday with us! Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral. :)


July 14, 2016

Wizard101: Cuckoo Clock Gauntlet

Hello Wizards!

Kingsisle has officially launched a new Wizard101 Bundle, the Cuckoo Clock Gauntlet, at Target & Walmart for $39! This new bundle has a new gauntlet called "The Great Glock Tower" for wizards to run through. There are also many other amazing items that are shown in Kingsisle's Official video below! The thing I love most about this new bundle is that it's a Valencian related bundle. Valencia Part 2 was recently released on Pirate101 and this shows wizards special hints not only about Valencia but how much fun Pirate101 is. Check out Pirate101 if you haven't already! It is a Kingsisle game and supporting Pirate101 supports Kingsisle. :) Anyways, if you would like more information about this special bundle, click play on the video below or click on the image just below the video.



July 13, 2016

The Hype Is Real!

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a great week! I'm sorry I haven't been blogging lately. I've had real life (including a power outage a few days ago) and I haven't been able to log into the game as much as I wanted. Today I was finally able to log into the game again to continue decorating for the Santa Run which is planned to occur on Saturday, July 16th at 1:00 P.M. CST. We'll be meeting in the Commons in the Greyrose Realm for the run itself.


I've been decorating my house more than I have since the event is only three days away. This post isn't just about me decorating my house. This post is an update of what I've been doing on the game and what the event will be like. I'm trying to let as many friends as I can know about this event since it's going to be a very nice one. I think this event will be as fun as the Bunny Run including even more prizes than what was given away at the Bunny Run earlier this year.

If you read my Contest Giveaway post, I'm sure you read the part that says there will be Random Gifters at the event. Most of the giveaways will happen at the Afterparty at random (so don't ask who's gifting because nobody will tell you). I can assure you that it will be random and very rewarding. You never know if you could win something! You could win a Game Card Pack... OR even a Mount. These random giveaways are not limited to anything in the crowns shop so you will know if you're chosen to win something. This event will be a lot of fun so be sure to spread the word about it to your friends! If you would like more information about this event, click anywhere on the image below! There is also a list of times of when the event will start. :) Until then, I'll see you around the spiral. :D (Let's get the community together for a lot of fun - make new friends, invite everyone because everyone is invited).

11:00 a.m. PT   -   12:00 p.m. MT  -   1:00 p.m. CST  -   2:00 p.m. EST

July 9, 2016

Pirate101 VL2 NXP Event Recap!

Ahoy Pirates!

I hope you're having an amazing weekend so far. Today was a lot of fun because Autumn Walker and I were able to have another Pirate101 NXP Event! We haven't had one of these in awhile so it was a lot of fun to get the Pirate101 community together again. :D



We started our event around 3:00 P.M. CST, so until then we waited in Avery's Court until everyone to show up at that time. We teleported to Calabria Skyway and farmed a Ship Boss, Martin. He dropped a lot of Gold, Nautical Experience, Scrip and of course awesome Ship Gear! It didn't take long for him to spawn so that made it a lot easier to get all of those items. I brought my swashbuckler, Edward Cringle, and he ended up nautical leveling all the way to level 50! Many other pirates also leveled up! :D I'm glad so many pirates were able to attend this event. This is probably one of the largest Pirate events we've had. #Pirate101Lives











These are only a few of many screenshots that I took during this amazing event! I'm glad all of you were able to attend. Shortly after farming Martin, we ended up teleporting back to Autumn's Witchdoctor Grotto and enjoy a Scavenger Hunt. We gave away a lot of amazing items from game card packs to a choice of mount from the Pirate101 Crowns Shop. I'm glad everybody had a lot of fun doing that activity as well. :)





This event was a special one and I'm glad we were able to get the Pirate101 community together again. Thank you all again for attending this event. I'm sure Autumn and I will have another Pirate101 event together soon. :D Keep reminding your friends to play Pirate101. I hope you enjoy your gifts and your new nautical level! :) This community is great and we will keep it together. :D I hope we're able to get more players playing again and older players making new friends on the game. By the way, please check back for a special video from Gabby! She recorded the event. I will post that on this blog post once she uploads it. Thank you all for reading. Until next time, I'll see you around the skyways!

Shoutout to Gabby for this special photo. Thank you!

July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July (And My 7th Wizardversary)!

Hi there!

I hope all of you have a fun and safe Fourth of July! Today is really my favorite Holiday of the Summer because I love Fireworks, BBQ, and hanging out with family and friends. I'm not going to tell everyone where I live, but my town always has a huge fireworks show every year and recently it's become one of the largest local town/city firework shows in my state! Last year was pretty amazing and this year they've decided to make it 3x larger than last year's show. :D


I live in a smaller town, but the number of people expected to attend is well over the number of people living in my town. About 15,000 or more are expected to attend tonight. :D I can't wait to see what my town has planned. I'm also going to shoot off fireworks of my own with family tonight after the show which will be a lot of fun. :) And who could forget a bonfire and smores?! Yeah, having smores too.. :D So other than real life... I've officially been playing Wizard101 for SEVEN years!! I can't believe it's already my 7th Wizardversary. 

Many of you already know that my ice wizard was my very first wizard that I created because I love Winter and Snow. Nothing to do with the Fourth of July, but at the time that's exactly what I was thinking. :) It was raining that day and I didn't think I'd be able to attend the Fireworks at the park. At 15 I knew I would love this game, but had no idea I'd be playing into my 20s. I'll be turning 23 in a few weeks. Where is time going?! :P Anyways. Thank you the community for being so amazing, you're the best part of my time here. I would also like to thank Kingsisle for this amazing game! I'm not quitting anytime soon, so I hope you continue this game forever or creating new games or something because I'll be by your side just like I have for the past seven years. Maybe one day in the future I can work for you?! Ha, I have a lot of work to do but I say anything is possible if you never give up and always keep trying. :) Well, only three more years until my 10th Wizardversary!! Not that long away. 2013 was 3 years ago and that feels to me like yesterday (2005 feels like yesterday to me - by the way, internet on a cell phone was a gift/miracle back then). Well, it looks like I should go for now. Have a great Fourth. Please stay safe! I'll see you all tomorrow. :) Until next time, I'll see you around the Spiral.



July 2, 2016

Wizard101 Santa Run: Giveaways!

Hello Wizards!

I decided to make a series of posts explaining everything I could about my upcoming Wizard101 Santa Run event on Saturday, July 16th at 1:00 P.M. CST. We'll meet in the Commons in Greyrose Realm on that day. If you would like to read the main post for more information, click this hyperlink -> HERE. This post will only be an announcement of contests so I don't overcrowd the main post.
















Giveaway Information:

All Giveaways will take place at the Santa Run event and afterparty. There will be random gifters.  If you're not here, you won't be able to win a prize. If you find out who the random gifter is, don't tell anybody. I want all of this to be a surprise, just like a gift from somebody on Christmas. :)  You never know what you could win from the random giveaways! I'll think some of you might be shocked when you find out what you could win. Keep in mind that this event is not all about contests. It's more of an event to get the community together. I hope to see you there. More information about this event will be linked on my main Santa Run Post. If you would like to read that post, click anywhere on the image below!!

11:00 A.M. PT  -  12:00 P.M. MT  - 1:00 P.M. CST  -   2:00 P.M. EST


New Pirate101 Event: NXP In VL2!

Ahoy Pirates!

I promise you're not dreaming. You actually do see a new Pirate101 event announcement! I'm happy to announce that I will be co-hosting a Pirate101 NXP Event with Autumn Walker from Secrets of the Spiral. :D I hope to see you all there at the event. We'd like to see many pirates to show up. Let's show Kingsisle that we still care about Pirate101. :) We will get the Pirate101 community together again! If you would like more information about this event, just read the image below. We'll meet in Avery's Court in the One Eyed Jack realm for pickup to the event. Keep in mind that ALL levels are welcomed to attend - as long as you have a membership or bought Valencia Part 2 with crowns. If so, We'll see you there!





















Santa Run: July 29th

Santa Run: July 29th