Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pirate101: Hidden Players and Traps?

Pirate101 Developer "Ratbeard" recently shared some insights on the "Hidden" powers (meaning Walk in Shadows, Walk in Darkness, and Black Fog), which recently got an update in the Test Realm which allows it to remain in place even when damaged. But that's only the tip of the iceberg.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Doubloon Database Contest Winners!

Thank you to all who participated in this contest! There are now a grand total of 50 new doubloons to be placed in the database (though level 70 and 75 doubloons will not be added until the update goes live in case of any changes and to prevent confusion in the live realm). Take a look at who won some crowns and packs!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wizard101's Fishing: The Missing Pieces

When Wizard101 first released fishing, I was extremely excited. And I demonstrated that by publishing three large guides involving fishing, and have taken and interest ever since. However, their wording upon release had me wondering what they left out of this update that might one day be a part of our fishing experience.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pirate101: Moo Manchu's Nefarious Tower Drop Guide

I don't normally do this, but enough people are confused an overwhelmed with what all drops in the Nefarious Tower of Moo Manchu's (available only in the Pirate101 Test Realm currently) that I figured there'd be not better way to organize and inform about drops than through a post guide.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Recognizing Patterns in Wizard101 Fishing

Seeing how things relate to each other can be important in understanding the fishing system in Wizard101. But using these observations, we can do more than that - we can predict the future of some aspects of fishing. Like, for example, what we'll see in Celestia, as demonstrated by the edit above.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fun With FreeKI Games

I haven't given much attention to FreeKI Games (formerly KI Free Games) outside of Grub Guardian for those Energy Elixirs. (See an excellent guide HERE.) However, I recently tried out two of the games, and have found that they're really very interesting.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Player-Made Battleboard Spotlight!

Ambush! Survive ten rounds! I talk constantly about the battleboard possibilities in Pirate101, but I don't typically get much input from others. So I was thrilled when everyone else had so many great designs and possibilities for battleboards with the release of the latest feature here at Swordroll's Blog: the Battleboard Builder. Check it out using the gray button under the main navigation bar!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Introducing the Battleboard Builder!

For a recent post on Antinous, I decided to create a battleboard background with blue squares surrounding the render of the boss. What started as a one-image project quickly became a whole new site feature.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Adventures in Castle Building

When Wizard101 first released Castle Blocks, I was thrilled. The possibilities for new houses suddenly became endless, and I got involved immediately. For the first time, my interest in side features was growing. So much so that I made an extensive guide to advanced castle building, with tips for beginners to pros, all HERE.