Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Admiral's Bundle Crow Nest and Bulldog Companion

Pirate101 Admiral's Bundle Crow Nest

When Pirate101's Admiral Bundle was advertised as having a housing add-on, I was curious as to what it'd be. A good couple of days, or maybe a week, before the Prehistoric Bundle was "discovered," I got to take a look at the Crow's Nest add-on, and it gave me a pretty good idea of what the Treehouse would be like. Anyway, while not the best of Pirate101 housing or companions, the Crow's Nest and Bulldog Companion are interesting enough to take a special look at!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wizard101 Level 88 Spells Analysis

Wizard101 Level 88 Spells
Wizard101 Level 88 Spells

It's that time again - lets take a good look at the all new Wizard101 level 88 spells! With the release of Azteca and level 90, there was no doubt we'd end up with our rank 10 cards. What's interesting here is that every spell is themed to the world of Azteca - a concept that I'm quite fond of.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wizard101 UK Halloween Contests!

Just in time for Halloween, Wizard101 UK is heating up with Death-themed gifts of all sorts, and some great giveaway from their fansites! However, you've already stacked up a million mounts and such, right? I suppose it can't hurt to have more, but why not offer prizes that are something you can really use? Things that crowns can't buy? Thinking of this, I opted to offer some rare reagents such as Amber, as well as rare treasure cards for crafting spells. Plus, if you're particularly lucky or skilled, you might walk away with a brand-new pet!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Morganthe and a Mysterious Past Foe Return in a New Wizard101 World - Azteca

As so many of the gaming articles are saying, just because Pirate101 is getting around doesn't mean that Wizard101 is slowing down at all! In fact, it's just the opposite! As I suspected in my post, New Giftcards Hint at Prehistoric World?, there is indeed a world full of dinosaurs and ancient life! But that isn't the half of it - Morganthe is back, and she's got a mysterious ally to help her. Throw in some awesome new mounts along with a complete collection of released photos and concepts, and you know you're in the right place to get the full scoop on the newest Wizard101 world - Azteca!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pirate101 Live Release, New Trailer, and More!

It's here - Pirate101 is available for everyone to play now! It's time for every wizard and non-wizard alike to join in on the fun. Start out for free in Skull Island to learn the ropes. Defeat some cannon-happy Troggies, recruit a fox with a gun, recover a stolen Jade Amulet, commandeer your own ship, visit a town on the back of a fish, enter a Vortex of Doom, meet the Frogfather, rob a group of armed monkeys, and drop into the belly of a whale - and that's just the free stuff!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Prehistoric Bundle: Getting Your Local Wal-Mart Employees to Cooperate

The Prehistoric Bundle is on pre-order in Wal-Marts across the country. The question is, does your Wal-Mart have it yet? Did the employees in all of the Wal-Marts you called just check the shelves, or did they actually look for the card elsewhere? If they don't have it, when are they getting it? How will you know?

In one of my recent posts, I talked about the Prehistoric Bundle, and whether or not it might be hinting at a new world. Other discussions of this bundle are going on, mainly over whether or not the "Scare-O-Dactyl Tree house" is a literal house, a dungeon, or a housing item. Or is it a housing add-on, like KingsIsle is introducing with the Admiral's Bundle? One way or another, you need this card. So, how do you get the most out of your phone calls to Wal-Mart?

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Nightmare Pack Returns, Updated With New Mounts, Gear, and More!

The Nightmare Pack is back, and better than ever! Not only can you snag the usual, fun items (minus the original Nightmare mount), but there are tons of new items in the pack, including three mounts and a variety of gear and weapons. There's also a new seed and pet with a fantastic new talent - take a look!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Monquistan "Touch of God"

Pirate101 is full of real-life references and based on a variety of modern and not-so-modern themes. For those of you not aware of several of these, I thought I'd share one that I found quite interesting. A little monkey in Monquista named Leonardo Michelangelo has more historical reference than you might think upon first glance. The concept above might seem funny, but not unless you understand where the idea came from. You see, the real Michelangelo did a similar painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Giftcards Hint at Prehistoric World?

Besides the Boochbeard Bundle (take a look, parts one and two), the Admiral's Bundle, the Cutthroat Bundle, and the two other known Pirate101 giftcards, two others have shown up. Not only that, but a new Wizard101 bundle is appearing. These are pretty interesting - take a look!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Boochbeard Bundle Pt. 2: Volcano Island

If my first look at the Boochbeard Bundle didn't sell you, check out these images of the best part - the house: Volcano Island. This massive home has loads of space, indoors and out. You won't have any trouble enjoying yourself in this home, even without decorations.

Pirate101 Head Start and Boochbeard Bundle Pt. 1

Pirate101 is live! Log in and download the game now if you're part of the one-week head start at! Even if you aren't included in this group, I've got some photos of the new Boochbeard Bundle items that I think you'll enjoy! If they alone aren't enough, I'll through some vivid descriptions in there, too.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

P101 Open Play Recap, Bundle Announcement, and Beta Gift

Pirate101 has been busy lately, introducing no less than four new cards to purchase, including $10, $20, $29, and $30 bundles!

Among these are the Cutthroat Bundle, which we'll momentarily take a look at, along with you typical $10 and $20 bundles that include special pets. The newest one, however, is the Admiral's Bundle, featuring a Marleybone Warship, Bulldog Companion, Naval Outfit, Military Sabre, and Crow's Nest Housing Add-On, in addition to the usual 1 month membership or 5000 crowns.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Arrives in the Wizard101 Spiral

It's that time of the year - Halloween in the Wizard101 Spiral! Besides the usual (Spooky Bob, Halloween quests, Halloween tower of varying difficulties with awesome rewards, special pets, etc.), there are a load of fansite competitions happening, and you ought to know about them! Let's take a look at the upcoming Halloween festivities!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pirate101 Date Release and Bundle Feature

Not too long ago, KingsIsle announced their first Pirate101 pre-sale bundles and a rough estimate on the release date for the game. Well, all of the fog has cleared - the exact date is here, for both the one-week head start, and the live game release. As if that weren't enough, I've got a short bundle feature with exclusive Pirate101 bundle photos - coming soon to your local stores! Take a look!