Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wizard101's 5th Birthday Has Begun!

Wizard101's fifth birthday is already underway, and it has brought many surprises with it. First of all, redeem the code "bday5" to get a limited-time Confetti Cannon, and a gift based on when you created your account. For all of that information, go HERE, but I'm guessing you're interesting the things you haven't seen!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Concept101: He Who Points Fingers

Ship ablaze, cannons firing, and Musketeers firing... you're in the heat of ship-to-ship combat! Every class is busy at work, including our favorite - Privateers! Because none is so important as he who points fingers.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pirate101 Power Ideas

Well, I don't usually throw around power/spell ideas, but the topic came up on Twitter, and I thought I'd give it a shot. I've come up with some various ideas for Pirate101 powers. For some, I knew just what they needed, and on others, I wasn't sure, so please offer your feedback! These are older, but I haven't shared them here before.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Disney's Game Closings to Affect KingsIsle?

Very recently, Cass Lifeblossom asked me a question over Twitter - because Disney is shutting down two of their major online games, will it have an impact on other online companies, specifically KingsIsle? This question spiked my interest level quite a bit, and I've decided to offer my opinion in a post.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Pirate101 Henchman and Wizard101 Islander's Hoard Pack: A Closer Look

Pirate101 Henchman

Both games have had some surprises for us over the last couple of days, and between those updates, the fansite contests, and other events, it has been tough to keep track of it all. So here's a quick look, with video, animation, pictures, renders, and more, of the new Pirate101 level 65 Henchman and Wizard101 Islander's Hoard Pack!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Companion/Gear Consideration

One of the greatest things about Pirate101 is the gear diversity. There's simply so much of it and the drops are rare enough that everyone has their own set. Sure, there are some universally desired and acquired items, but it's tough to get everything you want for every situation. But what exactly are you looking for, anyway?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Wizard101 UK Summer Super Party Recap and Contest!

This was our second annual Wizard101 UK Summer Super Party. And though it may have been a bit smaller this year, it was entertaining as always, and several of the fansiters had the support of Gameforge to deliver a fun and exciting event to the UK community.

Wednesday, August 14, 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 go up in flames?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Top Ten Must-Have Wizard101 Aquila Drops!

Wizard101 Aquila Tartarus

With the release of Aquila in Wizard101, there are a ton of impressive drops to keep track of. And when it comes to gear, this has been one of the most controversial updates yet. First, no one liked the gear. With added pieces and changes to old gear, some started to like it, while others still disapproved. But then we created a whole new group that even thought this gear was overpowered.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Concept101: Origins of a Water Mole

So suppose I started talking about water moles in Concept101. As in, a mini-series within a series... No, not Inception. Most people don't take much notice of these odd beings in Skull Island, but they may mean something bigger. So I've already planted seeds for more worlds than you can count in Pirate101... here's one more!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wizard101 School Furniture Sets Go Live in China!

Wizard101 China! A whole new realm with much to be discovered. Recently, they released a few things that I think you'll be interested in - school furniture sets! Just as pirates recently gained the option to purchase class furniture sets, so shall wizards be able to purchase sets from their school - but not just one or two!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Adventures in Aquila

Wizard101 Aquila

More often than not, I'm talking about the specifics of KingsIsle games in a less conventional way than most bloggers. The idea of following a character through content  ...even MY character through content... is not appealing to me. In a poll I had on the site once, those were the type of posts people were least excited to read. But, Aquila has some interesting twists, so I figured I'd give it a try.