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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Opposing Viewpoints: Book 15 Reactions


Sonja and I have been blogging for a long time and it's sometimes difficult to find something we don't see eye to eye on. In the wake of Pirate101's Valencia Part 2, and presumably Book 15, teaser video, players have surprisingly mixed reactions. Sonja and I will tackle two different angles of the response in order to provide a more complete picture for readers. To start out, read her post HERE.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pirate101 Announces Book 15: Valencia Pt. 2

Pirate101 Book 15 Release Date Valencia Part 2

At lost last. Players have asked and asked for this expansion more than any other in the history of KingsIsle games, and not only did rumors foster the idea that KingsIsle was stopping production on main story Pirate content, but Pirate101 themselves stated something similar. With the same general model as Wizard101, not having a story update in three years was a huge worry for players. However, KingsIsle Live has become their saving grace.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Modes of Transportation: Pirate101


Pirate101 really took a step up from Wizard101 in adding a new and essential form of transportation for pirates - sailing. But that isn't really it. There are actually several ways the Pirate101 developers have gotten clever with transportation, and I want to talk about some of those methods. I'll also take a look at potential new ways - and I might just throw in a solution to overpowered gear from packs, too.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Fansite Festival 2016, Retold with GIFs


This second annual Fansite Festival was an idea that originated with the crew at Adventures of the Spiral, and spread out across fansites all over the community. It grew into a full day of action-packed fun, including multiple events being hosted at once. Just in case you missed any of them, here's a quick recap... in GIF form.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Throwback Thursday in Wizard101


Wizard101 has been around for between seven and eight years now, and a lot has changed. Take the dueling circle, for example, that's pictured above. The proportions are different, and the transparency has changed. That's a minor difference compared to a lot of the updates done over the years. Older players will remember some of the following images in this week's #ThrowbackThursday.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Wizard101: 15 Spell Cards You've Never Seen Before


It is not uncommon for a wizard of one school to be an expert in spells from others. Not only is there some crossover potential, there are also a lot of people who play multiples. However, for all the Wizard101 aficionados out there, not many have seen these spell cards.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pirate101 Hybrid Spotlight: Heck Scarab

Pirate101 Heck Scarab

While many have been busy with their wizards or outside the Spiral, others have hunted fiercely for the multitude of unknown hybrids in Pirate101 that Decius consistently provides hints for. That's one major difference with the pet systems in Wizard101 and Pirate101 - in Pirate, hatching and creating a pet is a short-term (or shorter) process, but hybrids are not so cut and dry. It takes some pretty serious dedication and/or crazy luck to locate them.