Sunday, September 30, 2012

New Worlds in Pirate101 (2 of 4): Aquila

So, we've established that, in Pirate101, Polaris is not only a possible world, but a likely one. But, that leaves us with several other possibilities. What about Aquila? There are references about the world left and right in-game. King Ferdinand VI names himself the "Overlord Protector of Marleybone and Aquila." But is Aquila a real possibility as a new Pirate101 world? Well, this Stormgate labelled "Aquila" ought to answer that question quickly.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

New UK Website Design, Death School Celebration, and More!

At times, you might have gotten used to visiting the same old Wizard101 website over and over. For the US and UK players, it was double the trouble, because we frequently see the US site, which looks identical. That's no longer a problem. Wizard101 UK has spiced up their website with a complete makeover that looks fantastic! More pictures and details in a moment! But first, what happens once in a blue moon, involves prizes, and is my kind of party?

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Game's "Golden Days"

Considering skipping over or not reading this post? Don't. This here marks 250 for me - an occasion that I'll be celebrating with a special post. "Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay." - Robert Frost

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Extensive Look at the Phoenix Hoard Pack

You may have heard of the new Phoenix Hoard Pack, or even seen photos, but have you taken a really good look? Have you seen photos of the gear, pet, mount, and two new spells? How about an animation showing how the fire flows along the wings of the Phoenix? All that and more, right here!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Worlds in Pirate101 (1 of 4): Polaris

One of the most widely discussed topics is the future of Pirate101. Not necessarily system developments, crown shop items, or even companions promotions, but new worlds and content. Now, with both Wizard101 and Pirate101, there's always going to be the question for new worlds - Wizard, Pirate, or both? Let's talk about some of the confirmed world extensions and additions in Pirate101, as well as other possibilities.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The All-Around Update!

It's been a busy week, and there are some interesting posts coming up, but I'm back now with your latest news, and things certainly haven't been quiet - there are sales and specials in Wizard101 US, maintenance and payment changes in the UK, and party planning and game updates in Pirate101! Lets take a look.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pirate101 Release Date and Bundles Announced

You might have heard about, and even seen, the information for these bundles. However, I've got all of the updates here in one place, including links and quotes from the latest Forbes article! You don't want to miss the most exciting Pirate101 news yet - the release date and information on the first bundles!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Complete Pirate101 Review

Well, J. Todd Coleman is continuously stressing how nothing in beta is set in stone, and so I've embraced that idea... to an extreme. Based on my play through the entire main storyline and a good variety of side quests, I've kept notes of what I enjoyed and did not, and have offered some suggestions as to what should be done. I'll apologize in advance for being blunt and whatnot, but I do believe I'll effectively convey some ideas you'd be interested in.

Friday, September 14, 2012

How to Get the Fin Dorsal Companion

Wait a minute, what? Fin has been duplicated! Wait, no, the left one is mine. You see, Fin Dorsal is available as a companion. And, chances are, if you've made it very far into the storyline, he can be yours, too. Here's how!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Wizard101 Expanded Decorating Elixir and Other Updates

Ah, the glint of sun on that shiny new Winter Winds Tower. Even before I originally received my tower, I'd begun planning decorations. However, there was one thing in my way - item limits! I needed just a little bit more space outside the house to fill it up with items. As of the opening of the Test Realm, this is no longer a problem.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wizard101 "Sails" Forward

With Pirate101 information and photos floating about, Wizard101 has made little attempt to overtake the newsstand. Instead, they've carefully planned smaller news before potentially large updates. In fact, between the new Jaguar Mount, Postcard Contest, membership savings, and the Evil Sandman's leaving the Crown Shop, there's a bit of information you might want to know about what's coming next in Wizard101!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Nautical Training Hotspot: Haunted Skyway

The Haunted Skyway in Cool Ranch is more than an a skyway that is completely unique. It's more than an important questing location and home to the infamous fights with Captain Blood and Deacon. In fact, this location is a spacious and effective training location for what may be the most tedious part of the game: nautical level training.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Swordroll's Blog Update Notes (2)

Before checking out what's new here, I recommend having read the first update notes. This update features a variety of tweaks and a focus on the Community area of the site, including its subdivisions such as the Contests page. Anything I missed last time or added since then is included.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Wizard101's Fourth Birthday and Community Events

Today marks four years of excitement for wizards all over the Spiral! Four years ago, today, Wizard101 was released to the public. To celebrate, they're giving you a brand-new free item in honor of Pirate101 - a Krokotopian ship! I've included the code for it, and some interesting information on past, ongoing, and upcoming community events!

Iron vs. Electricity: A Turn-by-Turn Guide to Pirate101's Stormzilla

Originally, I planned on doing just a feature on what is likely the most difficult Pirate101 battle - Stupendor-X vs. the Stormzilla. It's really quite the showdown. Many, including myself, attempted this a number of times and continued to die. I'll be doing a little feature on the battle, but then, instead of showing you all of the ways that I died, I'll be giving you a turn-by-turn guide to the one way that I won!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Pirate101 Pick-A-Post!

As it turns out, there are so many impressive moments in Pirate101 that it has proven difficult to choose a single topic to post about. Consequently, you will be decided what topic you're interested in hearing about. While the losing topics may return in later posts, you can be sure that the those you're most interested are first on the list.