Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wizard101: The End?

Even today, I like to trick myself into thinking that by purchasing Wizard101 with crowns, I'm buying those areas forever. But, when Wizard101 is no longer a profitable enterprise, it will go. And all of my money with it. We all assume and hope that it won't be any time soon, but recent signs seem to prove otherwise. Will Wizard101 dissipate like smoke?

Monday, July 29, 2013

How Can I Help Support Ryan the Relentless?

Not long ago, KingsIsle proved their good intentions by granting the wish of a young man named Ryan. He not only took a very exciting trip to KingsIsle Entertainment, but also became a permanent NPC (Non-Player Character) in Pirate101.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Arcus Cloud: New Wizard101 Mount?

Wizard101 Arcus Cloud Mount

Tonight, a bunch of us ran into a new Wizard101 mount: the Arcus Cloud. Where did this strange mount come from, and where can we get one? I normally don't do quick looks like this but when everybody decided to stand on it, I figured I'd share my photos and video of when there were fewer people.

Concept101: Clash of the Classes

You've heard about a lot of art styles. There's truly a type of artist for everything. But there's a few that you might not have heard of, and yet you see their work all the time. We're going to talk about one today.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Aquila Spells and Other Updates

Wizard101 Aquila New Spells

Wizard101 made some major updates to Aquila yesterday. For one, in addition to two previous new Aquila spells, they added another - Lava Lord. They updated gear, they lowered prices, and they released the next step up from Mastery Amulets - Exalted Amulets!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wizard101: The End?


Even today, I like to trick myself into thinking that by purchasing Wizard101 with crowns, I'm buying those areas forever. But, when Wizard101 is no longer a profitable enterprise, it will go. And all of my money with it. We all assume and hope that it won't be any time soon, but recent signs seem to prove otherwise. Will Wizard101 shatter like glass?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Wizard101 Aquila Feedback

Wizard101 Aquila

Wizard101's Aquila has a lot of highlights, but also some elements that could use changes or improvements. I'm going to take a look at exactly what's what from my perspective, and look forward to hearing yours.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Wizard101 UK's Week of Free Tournaments Sets Important Example

That's right - Wizard101 UK now has tournaments! But the release here has a unique twist. All tournaments are absolutely and completely 100% free for members and crowns players alike for one week. And this is for keeps, no Test Realm!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Concept101: With Good Intentions

Boochbeard used to be in Avery's Court for a limited edition testing event. Other than that and the tutorial, he doesn't make many appearances. But today, he and Gandry will play a vital role in decoding what a concept change means.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Pirate101 Class Housing Tours

Pirate101 Class Houses Tour

Pirate101 released class houses this morning - the Swashbuckler's Rake's Lagoon, Witchdoctor's Haunted Grotto, Buccaneer's Skullrock Stronghold, Privateer's Commodore's Garrison, and Musketeer's Sharpshooter's Citadel. All have special tricks... and there are class furniture sets to go with them!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pirate101 Class Housing and Yum Vendor to Go Live Tomorrow?

Today, I've got some touching news to report - and it also means some new content for the game. Tomorrow, a new yum vendor is going live. But not just any old vendor. This is a very special salesman, voice and all.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Swordroll's Blog Quick Fixes

With any update comes some unexpected issues, and my site update was no exception. Between a few additions, including new fortune cards, and some changes, there are a couple of new things to take a look at. Here's a full list.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Wizard101's Aquila: Mount Olympus, Atlantea, and Tartarus!

Wizard101 Aquila Apollo - New world July 2013

Wizard101's Aquila is very different from Pirate101's. It contains a base area called the Garden of Hespirides. From there are three instances for a variety of levels containing a variety of quests. I'll explain those a little bit and give you a few sneak preview photos. If you're interested in the new level 75 minion spells or some of the first impressions of Aquila, read THIS.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wizard101's Aquila - New Extension, Level 75 Minion Spells, and More!

Wizard101 Aquila Expansion

New Wizard101 Aquila expansion for levels 30+, 70+, and 90+? New Wizard101 minions for all schools? Locking items? Naming decks? All this and more in the latest update! I'll be focusing on Aquila and Wizard101's new level 75 minions!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Malistaire the Undying: A Theory

Malistaire - in Aquila (*cough* or Empyrea)? What exactly happened to Malistaire? Can we expect him to return for the finale? If this is the finale. And what about him and Morganthe? How did he suddenly get so angry... too much time with his wife in the afterlife? A lot of questions seem to remain. Let's take a look at those.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New Fortunes and Other Site Updates!

Even after making the custom design update to the website, I've been making additional adjustments and changes in a variety of areas around the site. It has occurred to me that the pages here aren't quite as colorful and fun as the site itself, so it's time to change that - and introduce some creative new features in the process.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Reckless Frenzy and the PvP Divide

Reckless Frenzy, as I think we'll all agree, is overpowered. It's beyond the normal power capability. I don't think there's any question about that. The concern is whether or not it's overpowered to an extent that it compensates for a Buccaneer's lack of other powers or is too far off the charts.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Concept101: Mr. Freezy Whizzer

Wizard101 didn't always have the complex area designs and intricate enemies that it does today. With the launch, Wizard City, Krokotopia, Marleybone, and MooShu were created. Dragonspyre came later. However, these worlds, particularly Wizard City, started out simple. And so did their concepts.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Launchers Hint at Wizard101's Aquila!

There are six new Wizard101 launchers that seem to hint at what exactly KingsIsle meant when they said something was coming in July. I'm thinking it's Aquila, and you will, too, after you take a look. And Cret92 would like me to remind you that it might be Empyrea as well.