Sunday, January 29, 2012

Feature Post: Potential New Worlds Revealed In Video

It's time to test out the first of a brand new segment - feature posts! The "LionRider King," or Nicholas LionRider, has agreed to be the first feature poster, with his post Proof of new worlds located in Commercial, at his blog, LionRider King. Nicholas, like so many other, including me, is very interested in anything relating to new worlds or areas, or so it seems. I chose his post as the first feature post, because it's something that could be a real hint to the future of the game, and it seems that only he picked it up. And with that, I'll begin our first feature post, where we'll enter the realm on Morganthe theorycrafting, possible new worlds, the latest storyline, the council of light, and more!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Take The Quiz - Which Astral School Is Right For You?

Ever wondered which Astral school is right for you? Take a quick, 11-question quiz (no way to come out half and half) about how you play the game to determine which Astral school of magic is right for you! Although it could be somewhat helpful in deciding, the quiz is just for fun, so don't take it too seriously. Afterwords, we'll discuss the benefits of each school, but first...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fact or Myth: Wizard City Edition

Did a tree really throw together the Spiral? Was Malistaire really a teacher at Ravenwood? Is Elik's Edge really home to a frost giant? All of this and more in the first edition of Fact of Myth - the Wizard City version!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Transformations Are Live, New Gear, Save on Crowns, and Feature Post Announcement!

All of the great transformations you saw in one of my previous posts have now hit the live realm, but they haven't come alone - there's new gear, and some of it is quite impressive! Get out your spending crowns, because it isn't cheap, though. Take a quick look at some of the transformations, or view them all HERE, and then see all of the new gear all in one post! I'm also ready to announce my first Feature Post, and I need your participation!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Segment: Feature Posts

I'd like to give you a little insight as to what you'll be seeing a few of in the next few days, weeks, etc. around the blog. You see, there are so many great bloggers that cover a specific topic, or a specific topic from a unique angle, and I'd love to talk about that topic on my blog, while avoiding any "copying" issues or any other potential problems. In the next week, you may be receiving an email asking to use one of your posts as a feature post. Don't be alarmed, I'm not doing any guest posts here, just something a little different.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

New Backgrounds and Grub Guardian Videos

Trying for some larger prizes on Grub Guardian? I've got some new videos for you, including Celestia through Stormriven! Check out some of these new guides! There are also some new backgrounds to take a look at. Maybe you'd like a scenic, Wizard City photo as your background? Or perhaps a large group of wizards represents you best. From huge octopus tentacles to the ins and outs of the arena, this newest set of 16 images has plenty of choices.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Swordroll's Blog Is Now An Official UK Fansite, Wizard Weekly, and Various Updates

I've got some big news - Swordroll's Blog is now an official UK fansite! You can find us among others HERE! Wizard101 Central has also released their 38th episode of Wizard Weekly, and they aren't the only website at work! The Petnome Project is updating all of the old talent pictures to match the new, larger style, and they need your help!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Exclusive Interview With Dave Greco, Lead Concept Artist for KingsIsle Entertainment

Ever wonder how your Giant Hornocerous started out? Everything begins with an idea or inspiration, and the job of a concept artist is to bring that idea to life. Dave Greco is a fantastic artist who works for KingsIsle Entertainment. Though he describes himself as “just someone who loves to paint,” his work is extraordinary, and fortunately, for everyone interested, he runs a blog where you can see some of his work at! He's generously accepted an interview invitation to answer a series of questions for this interview.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wizard101 UK Crown Shop and Tournament Updates and New Grub Guardian Videos

Do you have a UK account? Ever wanted to purchase the Sultan's Palace, but couldn't find or afford the bundle? You'll be alright, then, because it's available for crowns and gold in the Crown Shop! Find the magic carpet, new pets, and more in the shop! Plus, I've given you some incorrect information on UK and European tournaments that I'd like to correct.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Grub Guardian Videos, Crowns Sale, and "Other Stuff"

Been stuck on Grub Guardians? Not to worry, I've got a bunch of new levels for you - not just guides to completing them, but guides to getting gold medals on them! You should also check out the limited time crowns sale, and take a look at my "Fact of the Day" and in-game meetup with Blaze Shadowhorn! Check it out!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Holiday Contest Winners and Player Submissions

I think I'll make it a tradition to do a long, end-of-the-year post. Thanks to the fact that it took so long to do, my first year, or seven or so months of blogging, ended up with 101 posts! A week or two ago, I asked players to send in photos, drawings, graphics, or whatever else they could come up with, of a Christmas tree! Not too many people seemed interested - there were only three entries! While that does mean that you're all winners, who gets the grand prize of a Boar Knight pet and 1,000 crowns and which two received the Wyvern's Hoard Packs? It's time to find out! And stay tuned for player-submitted photos with the Advanced Lighting added!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Backgrounds and Grub Guardian Level Videos and Big UK/European Tournaments!

It's been a busy weekend, but I'm back this afternoon to bring you new backgrounds and Grub Guardian level videos! Plus, there are several massive tournaments happening throughout the European Wizard101 countries, and the UK! If you haven't checked out the Backgrounds page or the Grub Guardian Guide (GGG or Triple G), be sure to look at them, and leave a comment, too, but not without checking the Comment Rules!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Test Realm is Online With New Transformations!

The Test Realm is up and running, and KingsIsle has some new surprises for you - new transformations! Don't be fooled, it isn't all bad, some of these are really great, and big, too! They all have a special way of swimming, too, so take a look at pictures and more below! There are fourteen total!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Grub Guardian Feedback and a Guide

It's time to stock up on crazy prizes and fill my gifting window even further beyond its limit. It's here - the next Grub Guardian, not Guardians, post! I've got a big guide for you on basic gameplay, tower mechanics, and the start of how to get a gold medal on each level - there's currently three videos. I've also included many strategies, personal experiences, and tips. After the videos, you'll get a bit of my feedback on the game!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Raven's Hoard Pack and "Unknown Pet Files" Update

Ever wanted a special bow? Maybe a unique sword? How about a raven mount? Or a two person raven mount that can carry one of your friends? Or some Wintertusk furniture like frozen warriors, owls, and snowy trees? Plus, a rare pet from the "Unknown Pet Files" has been revealed! All this and more below!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

It's Back!

After days of repair and virus scans, my computer has finally returned to my possession, but not quite as soon as I'd expected. Now that everything is cleaned up and ready to go, and Wizard101 is in the process of loading, I'm carefully downloading the required programs for editing and recording several bits for the next few posts. Here's a look at the next week or so of posts.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Grub Guardians Tips, Tricks, and Other Information

Today, KingsIsle surprised us with a new minigame on KI Free Game - Grub Guardians! Now the fourth game on KI Free Games, it offers a chance for you to log in and train your pets and feed them snacks, or just earn some codes for items in-game. In this exciting, tower defense style game, it's your job to use your pet and various school towers to destroy enemies before they steal one of ten valuable pieces of food from your bowl. Here's a look at basic concepts, strategies, and towers, including exclusive minigame screenshots! Take a look!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Top Five Rarest Pets and Where to Find Them

Everybody has their favorite pets, or at least a pet that they've spent forever farming for. Personally, my favorite is the Dark Crow, at least for my Death character! I hardly ever see these in-game, but they're an easy purchase for Arena tickets, and therefore, not rare. I define rare as something that's hard to obtain - rarely given away or made available. If you think that rare is how often you see something in the Spiral, you can consider Dark Fairies rare. You hardly ever see those - that's because no one really wants them. Naturally, you know that a certain few pets will definitely be on here, but could you own one of the top ten rarest pets of all time? And where do you get them?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Top Five Spiral Hangouts and Discussion of the Day

Looking for some new friends? Maybe a new hat or robe, or looking to farm for the latest pet drop? Maybe you're simply "taking a look" at other people's pets. Need someplace to make use of your time or just somewhere to hang out? Everybody has their favorite spot, but five stand out more than others as being the few places you'll find the most people in their spare time with friends. It's time to look at the top five Spiral "hangouts," and keep reading for a discussion on using treasure cards in PvP.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Year In Review: Remembering 2011 in Wizard101

This past year has been a great one, and will forever add to the history of Wizard101. Let's take a look back at the year, the highlights, updates, and everything else, too. What was different at the beginning of this year? Has it been that long since the release of those updates already? Time to take a look, but first, grab a cup of coffee, because it was a long year!