January 24, 2018

Bunny Run 2018: TODAY

Hello Wizards!

We'll be hosting our 3rd Annual Bunny Run TODAY! We'll start streaming activities on Twitch at 12:00 pm CST leading up to the Official Bunny Run which takes place at 5:00 pm CST. Keep reading if you would like more information about this event.

12:00 pm CST - Twitch Stream Begins

12:30 pm CST - Bunny Dance Party
1:00 pm CST - Bunny Hop Raid
1:30 pm CST - Find That Bunny
2:00 pm CST - It's a Surprise!
2:30 pm CST - Farm For Outfits
3:00 pm CST - Another Surprise!
4:00 pm CST - Bunny Run Countdown
6:00 pm CST - Afterparties Begin

Edward Lifegem
Autumn Dreamwalker
Michael Wildflame
Kaityln Soulrider
Sarah Skystrider

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January 22, 2018

Pirate101/Wizard101 Streaming: Woohoo!

Hi there!

I hope all of you are having an amazing January. I apologize for not posting as much lately; as I've become extremely busy. However, yesterday, I had a chance to stream with Autumn once again. I've really missed streaming and making blog posts. The good thing is that this semester looks like it'll run more smoothly than previous semesters which means more streaming and blog posts. I was acting a little crazy in the stream yesterday - but we all know that's who I am. Enjoy this stream and be on a lookout for a new stream announcement:

Watch Pirate101/Wizard101 Stream - Woohoo! from EdwardLifegem on www.twitch.tv

January 7, 2018

The Garrison Tower

Ahoy Pirates!

It's official... Edward Cringle is back! If you read my 2018 Goals Post, I plan on making a post every week this year as I begin to quest Edward Cringle once again. It has been a few months since I last made an EC post, but the good thing is that I remember where we ended off. I will continue this post from my last post (Cotton Candy Adventure #2).

Edward Cringle started by looking for the 5 different Turtle Balls that need to be collected to summon the Giant Turtle - and eventually speak to Cao Tzu to decipher the current pieces of the Map to El Dorado. One area we had to access was the Temple of the North Wind - which ended up being too foggy. Kwei Hong, a monk standing near the fog, told us that Amber Hoardes destroyed the Temple of the North Winds in Ashen Roads. He then told us that the only way through the Rubble would be to talk to Brother Xian Bhi, the leader of the Monk Order. 

Once we arrived, Brother Xian told us that the only way he'd help us is if we proved to him that we were honorable. This meant, we had to secure a place, The Garrison Tower, for survivors of the Amber Horde attacks. We had to check the tower to see if there was a threat - and there was no threat at all. Okay, I'm only kidding (not really). Samoorai Warlords were the threat. We made our way back to Brother Xian and he told us to defeat some Amber Hordes to collect an "Imperial Standard". This would help give the Samoorai Warlords peace since the Imperial Standard was stolen from the Warlords. It only took us about two battles to collect the Imperial Standard. 

We were sent back to The Garrison Tower to defeat the Samoorai Warlords and then place the Imperial Standard in the Tower to prevent the Warlords from returning once again. This would mean a safe place for the remaining villagers. I'll be honest, this fight was worst than Kane, Morganthe, Medulla, and every KI Game boss! Ah!!! Wait, you don't believe me? Do you not see the epic screenshot above? Okay.. Fine! It wasn't tough at all. It was actually pretty easy to defeat these warlords. After we defeated them, we placed the Imperial Standard and made our way back to Brother Xian. He let the remaining villagers know that the Garrison Tower was now a Sanctuary. After this quest, Brother Xian told us our next quest that we needed to do before we could get through the Fog to access The Temple of the North Winds. I've already typed so much here, so it looks like I'll save that for my next post. Thank you all for reading. Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral. 

January 5, 2018

Classic WizTuber Shoutouts

Hello Wizards!

I usually don't talk too much about Wiztubers here on my website, but lately, I've been thinking about a few Wiztubers that I watched when I started Wizard101. There are many great Wiztubers in the Spiral today, but did you know there were many great Wiztubers during the first few years of Wizard101? Here are a few of my favorite Classic WizTubers:

The Friendly Necromancer - Grandfather Of Blogging & WizTube

We all know "The Friendly Necromancer" aka Tom Purdue! He's known as the Grandfather of Blogging and today I'll call him the Grandfather of WizTube. He was one of the first bloggers and YouTubers that I ever watched. How long has Tom made Wizard101 videos? Since September of 2008 - that's nearly a decade ago! Tom has many videos dating back ten years. His Wizard101 videos range from Questing Videos to Parodies. His parodies have always been my favorite - one of which is "A Day Without 101" which was released around the time Selena Gomez was in the Spiral! I am happy that he still makes videos here in this community even as the Community Manager of Wizard101 and Pirate101. Thank you so much, Tom, for bringing family-friendly fun to this community for nearly ten years!

The Abracadoodle Show - BasicWizards

"The Abracadoodle Show" was released on January 6th, 2010 by BasicWizards. As many of you already know, Kingsisle released Abracadoodles every once in awhile on their website. Nearly 8 years ago, BasicWizards decided to animate Abracadoodles and post them on YouTube for the Wizard101 Community to enjoy. I want to thank BasicWizards for their hard work and I hope to see them return one day again. If you would like to watch the first episode of The Abracadoodle Show, click on the play button below. 

Wizard Weekly - Fawne 

The first episode of "Wizard Weekly" premiered on March 31st, 2011. Fawne was yet another amazing family-friendly WizTuber. Wizard Weekly was a Weekly Wizard101 News videos. Not only did Fawne provide the news, she also toured houses, offered housing tips and gave her opinion on the future of Wizard101. I remember watching these videos as soon as they were released and every now and then I go back and watch them remembering how amazing they were. Thank you as well, Fawne, for everything that you offered this community. I also hope you join us once again in this amazing community!

Who are your favorite classic Wiztubers? The three Wiztubers listed above are my favorites because they were/are family-friendly! I hope you check out some of their old videos when you get a chance. You may be amazed! Thank you for reading this post. Until next time, I'll see you around the Spiral. 

Pirate101 Stream - Valencia Questing

Ahoy Pirates!

As many of you already know, Autumn and I have been questing in Pirate101. On my last blog post, I told you about us nautical leveling before entering Valencia 2. It's about time that we show Kingsisle how much we love Pirate101 - with the 90s and 00s music! I hope you enjoy a bit of Valencia Questing in the Twitch Stream below. Some portions of the video are muted, but this stream was still a lot of fun. I hope you all are able to join us live one day!

January 4, 2018

Questing Through Empyrea

Hello Wizards!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful week. This week has been a great week for me, especially since I have more time to play my favorite games, Wizard101 and Pirate101. For this post, I'm going to talk about a not so new (okay I think it's still new) world, Empyrea!

Autumn Dreamwalker and I have been questing through the first part of Empyrea since it was released in the live realm. We've been busy so we haven't had a chance to quest through as much as we hoped in the beginning. Luckily, on New Year's Eve and the beginning part of this week, we've been able to quest a lot more! I have to say that this world is amazing! Kingsisle sure has updated a lot since I started playing nearly 9 years ago. It really means a lot to us older players that they are putting so much work into these updates. 

Although we've had some difficulties with cheats, - please Kingsisle add a feature that lets us know when a boss cheats so we know when to look the cheats up on our favorite fansites - I think that this world may be one of my favorite worlds so far. I love the music, the graphics, and the storyline! It has been fun questing with Autumn through this first part of Empyrea. We made it to level 125, but we ended up with the last boss... I can't imagine anyone being able to solo Medulla. Well if someone can, I know I would never be able to unless I'm level 200 - Hello, Future Self that's currently level 200. We need help!

The bosses leading up to Medulla, the final boss of Empyrea Part One, were relatively easy to defeat. Bat provided us some trouble, but we still made it through the fight after we figured out how he cheated. Medulla is a 125,000 health boss with our favorite allies that have been brainwashed by Medulla. Pork, Sparck, and Beans join Medulla to help him unless we defeat him (then they will help us). We tried to fight Medulla and we died within a few rounds after relentless hints and cheats. Although we didn't win, we will try this fight again! We will not give up, especially with help from amazing sites like Duelist101 and Wizard101 Central. Their guides help us out when we quest through the game. I think some advice that I can give everyone here before I end this post is to never give up! Tough fights here in the game and in real life will always occur, but you'll always win if you keep trying. Now, we have to study up to defeat Medulla. Wish us the best! I'll post an update post when we finally defeat him. Until then, I'll see you around the Spiral.

January 2, 2018

Nautical Leveling With Autumn (The Return)

Ahoy Pirates!

It sure is nice to finally be back making Pirate101 posts. Last year was a crazier year than usual, which limited my blog posts. I announced yesterday that I have Pirate101 plans this year and I hope you all stick by to see those plans take action. It will surely be an amazing year. Speaking of amazing, I'll start talking about our amazing day of nautical leveling yesterday.

Over the past few months, Autumn and I have quest our musketeers through Pirate101. We've quest through Marleybone and Aquila. As of late, we've streamed our adventures on Twitch. We finished Aquila last week (or should I say last year - haha) and we were planning on questing through Valencia 2 yesterday. We noticed that Autumn was behind on nautical so we decided to sink quite a few Marleybone & Aquila ships to catch her up! While helping her on my musketeer, I leveled to nautical level 60, so we made it a goal to level her up from level 47 to 60 as well.

After the nautical experience number decreased to a certain point in Marleybone, we decided to make our way to Aquila to sink ships there. We decided to go near Captain Taco (Captain Spartacos) and sink ships there instead. We spent about 2 hours sinking ships! It sure was nice and very peaceful to play Pirate101 once again with Autumn. Congratulations to Autumn for making it to nautical level 60! During these ship sinkings, we were also thinking about hosting a Pirate101 event again soon. Hmm, I hope you all stick around because we have quite a few events for this amazing game planned for the pirate community. That's all I have for you all for now. A major thank you all for your support! This will surely be an amazing year.  Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral. 

January 1, 2018

2018 Goals

Hi there!

Happy New Year to you all! It's finally 2018 and that means we're all gearing up for the year ahead of us. I have so many plans online and offline - this year will be a busy and amazing year. Today I wanted to make a blog post about a few goals or resolutions that I have planned for this year online. I already know that this year is going to be an amazing year and I'm going to try my best to make it as awesome as possible!

Improved Events - Events Before Every Major Holiday

Yesterday I made a 2017 Event Review post. This post included screenshots of every event from last year - I have to admit it's strange saying that 2017 was last year. The events this year will be far different than the events of last year. I want to improve these events as we progress through the year. We recently started streaming on Twitch and we will continue doing this for all future events. Plans this year are to expand what we do on Twitch. Just like last year, you'll see what we add throughout the year. This is not too much of a goal, but something already planned this year. I hope you all stick with us through this amazing year to bring everyone together once more. And, I am not forgetting about you Pirates out there.. You'll just have to see what happens this year!

Twitch Channel

Questing Posts - Making A Return

I've been behind on my questing posts for both Wizard101 and Pirate101 over the past few years. This year, I will be returning to questing posts for both games. This means Edward Cringle will make a return as well for my Pirate101 blog posts. I am not one for making schedules and being able to stick with them unless it's for events - but I want to post at least one post per week for Edward Cringle. As for my wizards, I want to make questing posts for them as well. Who knows, I might stream every now and then! I'd rather post most of my questing activity here on my website, though. I am looking forward to questing again and posting about my adventures here on Around The Spiral. I hope you all stick around and read my blog posts throughout the year.

Wizard101 Blog Posts

Pirate101 Blog Posts

Community Shoutouts - Bringing The Community Together

The first years of the beginning of this website, I made blog posts shouting out amazing community members. Since then, I've slowed down quite a bit. I really want to return to that and shoutout awesome people in the community that works hard to help bring this community together. There are many amazing people out there (now I can start adding WizTubers) that I would love to shout out this year. I loved being involved in the community and will now start doing that again. The WizTuber in the picture above is someone you may have heard of, WhiteTiger93. My first shoutout of the year goes to WhiteTiger93 for everything he does for the community to bring everyone together to watch family-friendly content. I joined this community when most were family-friendly content, so I quite enjoy content like this. Thank you, WhiteTiger!

WhiteTiger93's YouTube

The goals above are three main goals that I have for this year. I do think I'll succeed at all three and I hope you all stick around to see that. It's going to be an amazing year! Last year was.. different.. but this year will be beyond amazing! It's time for the Edward Lifegem that I want to be to make his return. This return will be great not only for me, but for the community. I want to thank all of you for your support you've shown over the past nearly eight years. I look forward to yet another amazing year with you all. Thank you all for reading my 2018 Goals Post! Until next time, I'll see you around the spiral.