Friday, February 28, 2014

February Character Update

We all know that February was the month we were hoping for a new test realm - and we got one, too, just not quite what we were expecting. But this month, despite not having having much news in terms of content, was actually full of discovery and memorable moments, both in Wizard101 and Pirate101.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wizard101's Test Realm and Teaser Musings

Wizard101 Khrysalis Part 2

Wizard101 is teasing us again! The Test Realm is online, but not with Khrysalis Part 2 (thought it does contain the concept art hint above), but it does have several new features that are sure to be appreciated in Wizard. But do the teasers and prolonged wait period increase the hype for the Morganthe ending, or destroy it?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Avery's CourtCam and the Metal Eyepatch!

Looking good! And that's exactly what you'll want to be doing with this latest set of events that Pirate101 community manager One-Eyed Jack is hosting every few days. That's right, I'm talking about the Avery CourtCam.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Lost and Found: School Originality

One of my favorite topics in Wizard101 is school originality. Pirate101 had the benefit of knowing that PvP would eventually come into play, where Wizard101 didn't necessarily have that set in stone to begin with. But in the process of accounting for that, has Wizard101 lost school originality?

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pollo's Crew and the Quest for El Dorado

Pirate101 Marco Pollo

Marco Pollo... greatest explorer in the Spiral. He hid something - a map to unimaginable wealth, guarded by some danger of enormous proportions. Each of Pollo's crew has a piece... which may well tell us where we're going for the final six books of the arc.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bundles and Their Potential

Honestly, bundles are one of my favorite types of updates - they offer all new gear, houses, and any number of items to players, and oftentimes are available for some time before officially being announced. But some of the things KingsIsle has been doing on bundles makes their future look promising.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Privateer Project

Alric Ravensinger and I (and later the entire community) have long had Privateer vs. Musketeer debates that have spiraled into fun discussions involving every class. For example, I posted an image of a Swashbuckler from the Pirate101 commercial tearing the sails with his knife, labeled "This is why we can't have nice things." And so this project of mine had to remain a secret, of course... until now.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Blades of Shade Raise Strange Questions

Pirate101 Blades of Shade

Duncan Stormthief, or in this case, Greedy Duncan, posted a very interesting question on the Pirate101 message boards. In an effort to test for an answer, we discovered something strange that led to more unanswered questions.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

A History of Avalon: Tapestries Tell the Story

Wizard101 Avalon Tapestries

By now, I've learned that Wizard101 certainly has its share of interesting side quests. I recently picked up one in Azteca with Tzolk'in Stones, which I did an expanded article on HERE. I found an interesting one in Avalon as well that you can't miss.