August 9, 2017

Opinion: Kingsisle Needs To Focus On Their Main Games!

Ahoy Pirates!

It's been a few months since I've last made a post. I apologize! Today, I decided to make a post about a topic that has been discussed from pirates everywhere in the community: The lack of Pirate101 Updates.




A Shrinking Community
Let me start off and say that I love Kingsisle and Pirate101, but the Pirate101 community has shrunk drastically since the last major release of Marleybone and Aquila in 2013. Keep in mind that these worlds were released nearly FIVE years ago.. This make you wonder what exactly is happening at the Kingsisle studios. Well, we already know what's happening. Mobile Games. Some of these games, like Everclicker, are awesome games. However, Kingsisle has shifted focus to only focus on Wizard101 and Mobile Games. This shift has led to a shrinkage of not just Pirate101's main base of players, but also the Pirate101 community. 


Games like Everclicker have potential of reaching many players outside of the Kingsisle fanbase. However, there has been a focus on many mobile games. It does get confusing when so many mobile games are released when Pirate101 would most likely make more money if it got the attention it should have gotten in the past 5 years. Kingsisle had a reduction of force last year, which makes sense that they did lose money since the very start of the company. This doesn't mean the company itself is dying though. #Pirate101Lives ONLY if they give focus on their MMO Games. I can't imagine multitasking that much. It makes sense now to see why Pirate101 didn't get the attention it deserved, but it cost them millions of players by doing that. I love their company, but I will say that was the largest mistake they could ever make. The loss of players led to a shrinking Pirate101 community.

Focus On Your Main Games, Kingsisle!

I think we can all agree when I say that Kingsisle needs to focus on their main games: Wizard101, Pirate101 and if we include a mobile game, EverClicker! When you focus on 100 different things, you'll lose track of your priorities. I don't know the reasoning behind the lack of focus on Pirate101 - but this game had and still has potential. Many people love this game and I say it deserves something special.. We all probably had this in mind when I say something special:

UPDATES
New Worlds
New Ships
New Companions
New Bundles
New Packs
New Commercials

Copying things from Wizard101 is sometimes awesome, but I don't think people want to buy the same thing over again if they already have it in Wizard101. Please listen to your players when I say this in the most kind way possible.. Please update your main games. If you can pull it off and bring Pirate101 back, don't stop another five years. I know I'm a fansite owner, but even those who support you until the end must say something. Listen to your Pirate101 players when they say we deserve an update. This update shouldn't be rushed! Valencia 2 was awesome, but I couldn't believe the bugs (even in Test Realm) that came with it. I've played Wizard101 8 years and Pirate101 for 5 years and that Test Realm was the buggiest Test Realm I've ever seen. There are still bugs that haven't been fixed. We love your games, but please, put more work into them. It's not that you never do because we know you can do better. I'll always support your games until the end, but I hope you all at least listen to us in return. I believe Pirate101 has more potential than you think!


Wizard101: Santa Run Recap

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a great week so far! I've been busy getting ready for classes that will start soon, but it's still been a great week for me. I am also catching up on posts which I wanted to make, but didn't have a chance to since I had to get my computer fixed. Today, I decided to make a Santa Run Recap post for the Christmas in July Santa Run!

WhiteTiger93's Recap of the Santa Run

This event was another great event to get the community together. These events are thrown to bring everyone together, even through tough times. We don't have these for attention or fame. We truly love the community and will continue having events like this for a very long time. It was nice getting everyone together once again to interact with old friends and make new friends.

Numbers aren't that important, but I wanted to share that we had more in attendance during this Santa Run - Christmas in July than we had last year! This is good news because we got that many more people to come together to have fun, make new friends, and most of all support the game that we love. These events will always be for and about the community. I am glad everyone who attends these understands that message. 

Our run around Wizard City was a lot of fun. Shortly after the run, our amazing port wizards teleported everyone to the afterparty! They were a lot of help and deserve a special thank you! Thank you for helping put the event together. I would also like to thank the Santa Run Cohosts - Autumn Dreamwalker, Michael, and Frostcaller - for helping make the event continue when I didn't think I'd be able to attend. I was extremely worried, but it's nice to see that the event was able to continue!

Autumn Dreamwalker decorated amazing Christmas-themed houses for everyone to explore! Most of us went to the Celestial Observatory house to take a group picture. One of the sayings were "Santas Against Bullying" which may seem pointless, but it's a great sign that there are many in the community that want you to know that if you're being bullied, we're here for you! Speaking of bad behavior.. I wanted to update everyone again that...

We will have Hall Monitors At Future Events!

This is now required due to the growth in events. These events are broadcast everywhere so we'll just have to spread the word that Hall Monitors will now be present at future events. It will still be fun, as long as you behave! There is no need to worry if you don't misbehave. Speaking of future events.. our next major event will be the Halloween Run. This event will be unlike any event we've ever had. We'll have tons of epic contests, activities, and a lot of fun! Thank you again for your support! Let's continue to spread goodness and acceptance. Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral!

More Event Information At: http://www.edwardlifegem.com/p/events.html

August 8, 2017

When Chaos Takes Over

Hi there,

This is an opinion post. I will not publish this on my Wizard101 Label Post, but since this is my website, I will publish it without a label. I haven't made a post where I just talk to you all in quite awhile. I'm usually on Twitter, but when I talk there... ouch! Today, I decided to make a post about this year. As many of you already know, I've been involved in quite a few arguments with people on Twitter. You wouldn't believe it, but it involves how we should treat a very important topic: Bullying.



No Apology

This does need to change. I'm not going to explain myself to anyone, but yes, it is very important. I've been told I don't accept opinions, but nobody accepts my opinion on this. I've been blocked, had personal beliefs attacked, and more. Unfortunately, this is how these people are. I will not support that type of behavior or give anymore attention to it after this post. It is really sad, to be honest. Those who try to do what's right (maybe not in a perfect way but still) are treated worse in the community than those wishing death upon people or telling people they'll kill them. I've always wondered why, but I've finally realized that they'll only realize on their own that they're wrong. There are many who agree, which is why I've continued to speak up. It's time that I realize my mistake of trying to convince people who want to bring good people down that they're doing wrong. I've done a good job ignoring trolls, but I haven't done a good job ignoring a few that promote this. However I want to say this..

 I am not going to apologize for standing up for what's right. Why would I? 

It would be a sad day if I had to apologize for being worried about people in the community. I know who I am, and that is not who I am. I do not regret doing what's right. A few months ago, I was worried about being blocked by people, but I was actually happy! That's when I realized, I was always doing the right thing. It was time to block them or have them block me. We do not support that. I was told by someone awesome on Facebook that I have the friends that I have attending/and or supporting the events that we have because they support me for who I am. That's who I'll support from now on. That's the reason I haven't left because of these amazing people. So, that's a heads up that I will not leave because of immature people in the community who do need to grow up. We are doing great.. However, I want to address something before I end all of this once and for all. 

Do I Only Care About Myself?

Something that hurt me more than anything said was that I was criticized for only thinking about myself. I am going to say this: 

I do not care about fame, fortune, or anything that benefits me. The events that we have are thrown to benefit the community. These events are thrown to bring people together. As many of you know, I've had severe anxiety and depression in the past. Fansites back in the day, like Diary of a Wizard and Ravenwood Radio threw events that brought people together. They brought everyone together, and I was able to make friends in the community. In my real life, I always pushed friends away, but these people were accepting of people. It was a great time. Today, we have these events to do the same and it's also a thank you to Fansites like Ravenwood Radio (now Spiral Radio) and Diary of a Wizard.

Why would I want fame/fortune? If anything I've spent money of my own and spent years here through tough times and very tough times like recently. People will always use my words and personal beliefs against me to make me look bad, but I know who I am. I am not that kind of person. They'll say things that are false - like things are said about quite a few people here already.  It's their opinion. I just want all of you to know again that the things we do are for you! Heck, my family even knows about events I want to throw for you all because I love having them for you. These events are and will always be about bringing the community together. Those who attack people should try to do the same thing. 


The Future

I'm done trying to convince people what's right and wrong, especially those who close their eyes and put their fingers in their ears. I still think the future is bright. We're not going to allow this to corrupt the entire community. We will not let this get the best of us. I for one will not even mention any of it after this post. I'm done with it. This doesn't mean I'll be silent because they told me so.

 I will not do the same thing to you because I'm not sinking down to that level. It is sad to see this happening to anyone here. We have to have Hall Monitors at the events now because of this.. Crazy how we had events all last year and didn't see any of this until this year.. That only shows how things have changed in a negative way. However, it's still positive since people want to keep the community together by attending/and or supporting these events whether its ours or someone else's event.

I will say this as one last final word. I'm going to be strong and continue to do what's right with or without personal attacks. I thank God I have chosen not to sink to that level with anyone. I'm not perfect, but I'm glad I don't do things like that to anyone. So no matter what people may say about me or others, we're not the ones doing what they're doing. That's a sign we're in the right. Now.. for as long as I am here, I am not mentioning their horrible behavior or support of it ever again. If they want to attack me for trying to bring people together, well.. that shows how they are. I am tired of it and I'm sure you all are as well. So, we're going to use that energy on new posts (which I've declined on quite a bit because of all of this) and the events. The things I stand up against are all true. Until that truth is seen, that is all. Until then, we're going to bring this community together! I will say this as an ending. I don't believe anyone is bad, but I do think people make bad mistakes. I worked so hard to convince to try to bring everyone together, but it's time to stop and let them decide where they want to go. It's their choice. There's nothing more other than ignore until they see the truth. Sometimes the truth hurts, but the truth matters. To those who have supported this message, please block all of the things below. Whether they're supported or not. Do what's right!


August 7, 2017

Wizard101: Fall Party Recap

Hi there!

I hope you're having an awesome Monday. This Monday might be one of the best/laziest Mondays I've had in quite sometime. Today, I've decided to make a Recap post of yesterday's Fall event, hosted by Lail and Taylor!



Lail and Taylor got the community together for the love of the community! I'm glad they put this fun event together for everyone. It's nice making new friends, along with interacting with old friends. During this event, we got together in the commons in the evening and started it out with a dance line near the pond. If you've read my blog in the past, you know I take hundreds of screenshots for a three-four screenshot post. Most of them are amazing and are kept for memory, but I also upload some to my website. I wish I could upload all of them, but it would take forever! Events like these make me want to post hundreds of screenshots! 



After the dance line, we went on a Run from the Commons to Unicorn Way. Some of us did get caught in a battle, but the pixies were not match for our powerful spells.  Shortly after battling, Wolf started a hide-and-seek. I wasn't able to join the chat channel, but I think everyone had fun! After playing a bit of hide-and-seek we were ready to teleport to Wolf's Polarian Shipwreck house for some Trivia and later Tournaments!



I stayed about two hours! I really do love attending events - it does take a lot of work to put on an event, so I thank Lail and Taylor for having this event for the community! I am looking forward to more events from you two. I hope all of you consider having events one day. Events never fail to bring the community together. Thank you all for reading! Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral. By the way, please give Lail and Taylor a Follow on Twitter!

Lail's Twitter

Taylor's Twitter

Although bad things are said/done, good things will be remembered the most!



August 5, 2017

Wizard101: Never Share Personal Information

Hello Wizards!

Today, I wanted to share an important video along with a message that everyone should remember. Never Share Personal Information with anyone! You need to remember that if something seems too good to be true, it usually is. Below, I've included a video that you should watch and a few tips from myself/others over the past 9 years. Please watch and read!


  • Never Share Personal Information: As I've said above, if something seems too good to be true, it usually is. If someone asks you for your personal information in return for gift cards/codes, they're only wanting to take your account. They will not give you any codes. After that, your account will be banned. If you want to keep your account, remember to keep your personal information. 
  • Use Trusted Websites: I've included a list of the official Kingsisle Websites/Fansites. You can click on the Wizard101 Tab Above or HERE to access that list. If you see a website unlike any of those websites, it should not be trusted and reported to Kingsisle right away! Using trusted websites also means using trusted emails. The Official Kingsisle emails are listed below:

Help/Game Card Redemption Email
help@kingsisle.com 

Support Email
support@wizard101.com

Community Email
community@wizard101.com


Please follow those two important tips above! Again, if you want to keep your account safe, keep your personal information safe. Please Stay Safe Online! It's important that you do. Those who stay safe are the ones who will keep their accounts the longest. Let's show everyone how long we can keep our accounts safe. Thank you all for reading. Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral. 


Wizard101: Fall Party

Hi there!

Today I wanted to announce a community Fall-themed event that will be hosted tomorrow - Sunday, August 6th - by @Twizard_Taylor and @MLG_Sloth_Lail from Twitter. I am planning on attending this awesome event. If you would like more information about this event, please continue reading.



When?
TODAY at 6:00 pm CST

Where?
The Commons, Imp Realm 

Hosts


Port Wizard
You will need to add the port wizard below to make it to the Afterparty:


Wear Fall-Themed Colors if you're planning on attending this event! I hope to see you all there. It's always good to support everyone, especially for events that are meant to bring the community together. Thank you Taylor and Lail for putting this event together for the community!


August 4, 2017

August Is Here?!

Hi there!

I apologize for the long hiatus. I have been waiting for my computer fixed. It took money and time to get it fixed, but I'm proud to announce that I am finally back! The past month has been one crazy month.. Sad, Happy, and Exciting. I believe the future is looking bright and I hope to do everything I can to be a friend to all of you reading/not reading. I am also hoping to improve on a lot of my past mistakes - we're all human, so it's okay that we make mistakes as long as we learn from them. Now that I've updated you on a few things, here are a few updates that I wanted to share with you:

Autumn Dreamwalker made an awesome Graphic for the Halloween Run! I know I'm sharing early, but I always look forward to these events since I can spend time with you all. Can't wait to interact more. By the way... The Halloween Run will be unlike any past event. There will be activities and contests all day leading up to the official run... then a contest after. Trust me, you're going to enjoy it! I will release more information on August 28th. Keep an eye out! My plans are to announce a major contest on that day. Speaking of Halloween, I've changed the theme of my website. I hope you like it! It may be early, but there's never anything wrong with celebrating early. 



Speaking of events.. We had the Santa Run for Christmas in July! I had fun interacting with everyone. We didn't have contests at this event and announced that we wouldn't. It was a nice turn out and I'm glad each and everyone of you were able to make it. We did however have an issue involving bad behavior.. I have one response to this:

Hall Monitors Will Likely Be Present At Future Events

 I'm currently working with Kingsisle to figure this out. I love seeing you all have fun, but I don't want you dealing with things going on in the community that none of us like. I want you to feel safe at these events and not have to deal with people who don't want to behave. Our events are a family-friendly zone and always will be. That's really most of the updates that I have. Please stick around for more posts this month. I'm going to get back to posting now! Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral. Always Be You!

July 7, 2017

Wizard101: Celebrating Christmas in July

Hi there!


I hope you're having a nice week so far. I'm sorry I haven't posted as much lately. I'll be completely honest; this past week has been crazy! I'm now just getting back on track, which means I'll have more blog posts for you all. The 4th of July, also my 8th Wizardversary that I celebrated, is now over. It's time to move on to Christmas in July - and on Saturday, July 29th we'll be celebrating that on the game. I decided to post a few thoughts of the day - a bit random, but still important things to remember.




Santa Run - Saturday July 29th at 3:00 pm CST - The Commons, Greyrose Realm

I hope to see you at the Santa Run later this month. The Santa Run will take place the day after my Birthday, so for once I will not be bored on July 29th! It's always nice hanging out with you all. I hope you invite your friends to this event. I'm going to try to think of fun morning activities that we can participate in while we're waiting for the official run to start. I hope to see you all there. Everyone is invited and these events will never stop. I hope you all can attend. 


Advice of the Day: Accept Everyone! Be the person you were meant to be!

Remember to accept people for who they are. Always be kind to everyone. You always have a choice and nobody can make you do anything that you don't want to do - so I hope you make the right choice. Everyone deserves a friend and the events that we have try to help the community grow in a positive direction. Bullying is never okay, harassment is never okay, and none of it should be considered appropriate or ever be justified. It's not cool to hurt others - it not only makes you look bad, but it has very negative effects on everyone. People who may look up to you might think it's okay or that they're not enough / deserve the same thing you put onto others. Nobody deserves to feel like they're nothing. We're all lucky to be alive and deserve to be who we want without people making others feel bad because they're jealous of their happiness. Everyone deserves to be happy, and you can be happy by not hurting others. Always make the right choice! 

This is my new profile picture! I love it! :D Merry Christmas in July!


July 1, 2017

Wizard101: Skelemystyk's Birthday Party Recap

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a great First of July! Today is Canada Day for our Canadian friends, so Happy Canada Day, my friends! Today I could attend one of our favorite YouTubers, Skelemystyks' Birthday Party. I was late to his party, but you know I had screenshots ready for this awesome event.



Today, the event was for wizards with their first names A-J (which I arrived at, but I'm still going tomorrow since I'm a blogger and I want something to blog about). This event was a lot of fun and it was very nice of Skele to have events/contests like this for his Birthday. We're very lucky to have him in the community! I am sad I was a few hours late, but it's better to be late than never! 



Skele had Housing Games and those who won the housing game got to win a game card pack from the Wizard101 Crowns Shop. While I was there, he also had a Costume Contest for everyone in attendance to win an Avalon Outlaw Bundle. Jessica won the costume contest with her amazing Dunerunner's Gear from the Mirage bundle. A few even got to win a game card pack! Everyone was dressed nicely, but many who entered still said congratulations to Jessica!



Both, Olivia Stormcloud (Courtney) and Skele streamed this awesome event today. I was switching between the twitch streams to support both at the same time. Well I already follow them, so that's awesome! If you haven't already, you can give them a follow by clicking on the links below:

Courtney's Twitch

Skele's Twitch

There are two more events that Skele is planning on throwing tomorrow and on Monday. I hope you think about going to them if you're able to. I've included a link to Skele's video where he describes where/when you can meet for those events. You can click on the link below or anywhere on the last image attached to this blog post. Thank you and Happy Birthday, Skele! I'm glad you're in this community and congratulations on 13,000 subscribers on your channel. Thank you, Courtney, as well for everything you do! Happy both of you are here! Remember, we should support everyone in this community for the good things they do. 


Wow, everyone has such awesome gear on! Great people. Thanks again, Skele, for the picture!

June 30, 2017

Wizard101: Summer Kickoff Event (Saturday, July 15th)

Hello Wizards!

There's going to be another awesome event on Saturday, July 15th at 2:00 pm CST. This event is actually not an event that I'm hosting but I'm definitely planning on attending this awesome event. The Summer Kickoff will have quite a few giveaways and a stream as well. Please keep reading this post if you're interested in attending this event.

When?
Saturday, July 15th at 
2:00 pm CST / 3:00 pm EST

Where?
Storm Tower, Imp Realm

Official Stream

Hosts

Activities
Mazes
Hide & Seek
Housing Games
Bundle, Crowns, and Mount Giveaways
and a lot of fun!


If you would like more information about this event, I invite you to follow the official hosts of this event by their Twitters that are listed above. Let's show our support by supporting everyone here by attending awesome community events by great people.   Please give them a follow if you haven't already! It's going to be a great time and I hope to see you there! Until next time, I'll see you around the Spiral!

View my upcoming events by clicking this link: http://www.edwardlifegem.com/p/events.html

June 29, 2017

Wizard101: Special Stream - CyberWolfClan (July 3rd)

Hi there!

I've made a few posts today, but I thought I'd make a few more since I've been behind on making new posts. Today I wanted to announce a special event on July 3rd. This event is actually a Twitch Stream event that I think you all will enjoy and I wanted to give a shoutout to CyberWolfClan for planning this family-friendly Twitch event. Keep reading for more information:

When?
Monday July 3rd at
6:00 pm CST / 7:00 pm EST

Where?

What?
Special Music, PvP, and more!


Wizard101: Santa Run Update

Hi there!

I made a short video explaining a little update about the Santa Run on Saturday, July 29th. I thought it would be good to have an event without contests so I hope you all do understand and you'll still attend. It'll be a great way to show the community that it's not always about codes. Thanks! By the way, I hate my voice! So, it took a lot for me to make this short video:

Wizard101: Patriotic Items Return!

Hello Wizards!

Today, Kingsisle added our favorite Patriotic items back to the Wizard101 Crowns Shop! There are new items, such as the Red Cactus Hopper Pet (super cute), and our favorite past Patriotic Items, the Soaring Eagle Mount and Patriotic Leprechaun. Now through July 6th, 2017 you can buy Red, White and Blue items that are up to 50% off in the Wizard101 Crowns Shop! I've included the reduced prices below. 

Mounts
Solar Saber  - 5,000 Crowns
Astral Unicorn  - 5,000 Crowns
Roller Blades  - 5,000 Crowns
White Stag  - 4,000 Crowns
Skyracer Pegasus  - 6,250 Crowns
Seraph Wings  - 4,500 Crowns
Soaring Eagle - 4,500 Crowns

Pets
Royal Ibis  - 6,000 Crowns
Cunning Seal Pup  - 6,000 Crowns
Red Panda - 4,500 Crowns
White Tiger - 7,500 Crowns
Patriotic Leprechaun - 2,500 Crowns

Seeds
Evil Magma Peas Seed - 950 Crowns

Amulets
Ice Mastery Amulet - 6,500 Crowns
Balance Mastery Amulet - 6,500 Crowns
Myth Master Amulet - 6,500 Crowns

Houses
Red Barn Farm House - 8,500 Crowns
Ice House - 7,500 Crowns

Click anywhere on the image above for more information!






June 28, 2017

Wizard101: Edward Lifegem Graduates!

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a wonderful week. I can't believe we're already nearly done with the month of June. This Summer has been great so far, but it's far from over. Lately I've spent time questing with Autumn's ice and myth wizards. Many have asked why I was so far behind on my life wizard and at some points I asked myself that same question. A month ago, I decided I was going to start questing again and so far, it's been a lot of fun!



On my last update post, we were just starting to finish the end of Khrysalis. With the final dungeon, the Galleries, and Morganthe we decided to buy one of the minions from the Crowns Shop to help us. Sometimes I forget that I'm a life wizard so I'm the healer during battles. I love hitting, but with these final battles of Khrysalis and many of the battles before, I've been a healer. Autumn's myth and ice are usually the ones that hit to defeat our enemies. It was nice to defeat Morganthe because my life wizard has been stuck in Khrysalis for at least two years! We're making great progress so far - especially since we haven't been able to quest for a while.



As many of you already know, after the completion of Khrysalis, we get to graduate! It was so nice graduating on my second character. I graduated a few weeks ago on my main wizard, Edward Wintergem, which was nice - especially before my 8th wizardversary, next Tuesday! I mean graduations anywhere, even in Ravenwood, are huge accomplishments. Autumn and I worked hard to get through that last part of Khrysalis so this was nice. This also reminded me that we get to quest in Polaris, my favorite Wizard101 world. It was a lot of fun questing with Autumn today, I'll make more update posts every time we quest to let you know how far we get in Polaris. Thank you all for reading this short update post! Until next time, I'll see you around the Spiral!

Polaris is such a beautiful world. Wonderful job, Kingsisle!

June 26, 2017

Wizard101: An Awesome Wizard101 Shirt

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a great Monday. Today I wanted to share something awesome with you all. As many of you have heard that Tony Gaddis, an animator/artist at Kingsisle, designed a Ravenwood Professors t-shirt that is currently being sold on the Zazzle Store for $23.49 (extra for larger sizes/colors). By the way, this is not an advertisement, just a friendly shoutout! This shirt is awesome and I'm planning on buying one myself. If you want to buy one, click anywhere on the image below.


Follow Tony on Social Media
Twitter - @gaddisanimation

Wizard101: Patriotic March Recap!

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a great Monday. A few days ago, there were so many great events in the Wizard101 community: Duelist101's Birthday Party, Pet Central Day, our Patriotic March, and Spiral Radio's Graduation Party.  Each party had a special meaning - getting the community together. The community is truly thriving and it's nice to see that there are so many great people out there bringing the community closer together - whether you host the event, spread information about the event, or attend the event.



Our event, The Patriotic March, had nearly 70 in attendance! This was 40 more wizards than I thought would attend. Though the purpose of these events is not about the number of attendees, it really is great to see that all of you wanted to attend to interact and/or make new friends. We got people from so many different countries! The purpose was to get everyone together from these different countries and remind everyone that no matter where we're from, we can still get together and make the world a much better place. It was nice to do that on Saturday with all of you. Event like these remind me how much I love this community! Below I've provided awesome videos from YouTubers that could attend the event. Please give them a like/subscribe:

WhiteTiger93

Angela Gem

TheCoolGirlsCollab

I want to thank all of you again for attending this event! It's great that we can get people across the world to log into the game at the same time and have fun together. The community has always been a place where many good things - like events, just not mine but all of them - happen. I had a lot of fun talking to you all and bringing everyone together once again. I hope you all are ready for the Santa Run next month! I'm going to try my best to work on making that even more fun than this event. This event was meant to be a smaller event, but the events are growing as we have them. Is that a good sign? Of course! It shows that many want to participate bringing everyone together. Thank you again for a wonderful time and I hope to see you at the Santa Run next month!

Saturday, July 29th at 3:00 pm CST
The Commons, Greyrose Realm

I'm inspired by all of you to continue these events. Thank you for being you!


June 21, 2017

Wizard101: Test Realm Online!

Hello Wizards!

I hope you're having a great First Day of Summer! Today, Kingsisle released the Wizard101 Test Realm for wizards to enjoy celebrating the first official day of Summer. If you're like me, you're most likely staying away from the heat by staying inside enjoying the ac and testing out the latest updates on the Wizard101 Test Realm. I've included a list of updates and my thoughts about them - you'll have to read the official Update Notes if you want more information about these updates. If you decide to check these updates out on the test realm - Report the Bugs!

PvP - 4th Age and Daily PvP Awards


This update was announced on the last episode of Kingsisle Live by our community manager, Tom Purdue, and Wizard101 Producer, Leah Ruben. This update was well received by a lot of of the community and may or may not improve PvP issues that many wizards have criticized Kingsisle about these past few years. It seems 4th Generation is a major upgrade from the previous 3rd Generation PvP. 

Chat - Menu Chat Improvements, Emojis, and More!


This update is my favorite update - since I love chatting. I mean, really who doesn't like chatting on the game? Everyone who knows me knows that I could talk everyone's ear off. I have to delete a lot of things I type on my posts because I know everyone wants me to get to the point - for me it's difficult to do that! Speaking of getting to the point... This Test Realm update also brings an amazing improvement of Menu Chat, inclusion of Emojis in chat (example above), and if you say "LOL" or "lol" in the chat box - your wizard will begin laughing! It's always the little things in life that make life so much better! Chat Channels were also introduced where you can click on Public or Private Chat channels where only you or your friends can read your chat - now that's awesome!

Avalon Fishing - Perfect for the first day of Summer!



There are a few names I think of when you hear of a fishing update. I am pretty sure Iridian Willowglen and Paige Moonshade are already enjoying this new fishing update on the Test Realm! Now, I know a few will be shocked when I tell you this, but I haven't done as much fishing as I should have. I'm even behind on it in real life! I really need to catch up on the simple but also relaxing things in life. I hope everyone who does fish on the game has a lot of fun catching all of the new Avalon Fish! :D -- Blogger really needs to add emojis, I know I'm too lazy to code emojis into HTML. 



If you want access to the Wizard101 Test Realm, you'll need a membership and/or have made a Crowns Purchase in the last 30 days. Remember to report those bugs when you see them so Kingsisle can improve the game for us. It's nice to have most of those bugs squashed before it reaches the Live Realm. If you would like to access the Test Realm or read the Update Notes click on one of the two links below:

Download Test Realm

Read Update Notes

Thought of the Day: I really want Ice Cream - it's way too hot here!




Halloween Run: Oct 28

Halloween Run: Oct 28