Saturday, December 27, 2014

Swordroll's Blog Update Notes

Over the past couple of months, I've been updating things around Swordroll's Blog here and there, and just recently spent a few extra hours getting everything together for the end of 2014. Here's what's new on the site!

Monday, December 22, 2014

J. Todd Coleman Announces New Game

Play2Crush / ArtCraft Entertainment - J. Todd Coleman and Gordon Walton

Former KingsIsle Entertainment Creative Director J. Todd Coleman officially announced the start-up of his new company ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. today. Coleman, along with a leading executive game producer, Gordon Walton, has also unveiled his latest game - Play2Crush. Take a look.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Creating a YouTube Intro

I have never truly been a "YouTuber," but I do use YouTube to upload videos that I include in blog posts. Many YouTubers have short introductions at the beginning of their videos, kind of like the title sequence of a television show. It's often their name with a cool effect, but I decided to take that one step further - what if it was directly related to the Spiral as well?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Pirate101's Mysterious Missing Gear Set

Pirate101 Unknown Tiger Gear Set

It's cool to get hints from KingsIsle about what we don't know of in the game - hybrids, upcoming content, or whatever else - but sometimes you don't need to look very far to find something new. In this case, you needn't look any further than the Crown Shop.

Adventures in Pet Hatching Part 2

Pirate101 Fire Spider Hybrid

Creating the perfect pet in Pirate101 may be a bit easier than in Wizard, but that doesn't make it simple. After numerous hatches, I am still working toward my ideal pet, but have come across several very good ones in the process. The real, fun, though, has been the multitude of new pets and hybrids that KingsIsle has been adding in and players have been discovering.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Wizard101's New Pack Structure

Just yesterday, Wizard101 released a new card pack: the Winterland Pack. It contains Ice Skate mounts, new gear, a Maple Moose pet, crystal wands, new furniture including Yuletide fish tanks, and more. But even more interesting than these winter wonderland items is what they tell us about the changing structure of packs in Wizard101.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pirate101 Ship Cabin Starter Guide

With Pirate101's latest update, they've released the Black Market, Smuggler's Cove, and more! One of the other updates that has long been requested is the ability to go inside ships - ship cabins! And now, at long last, you can enter any ship, and even upgrade your cabin and decorations especially for it. But how do you get started?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Smuggler's Cove and Other New Updates

Pirate101 Smuggler's Cove

Pirate101 has released their latest updates into the Live Realm this morning! For a full list, click HERE. One thing that we didn't see in the Test Realm is the new Smuggler's Cove house. Check out a video tour plus other new updates you may have missed!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wizard101: The Evolution of Group Dynamics

Wizard101 Group Dynamics

Working together has always been a fundamental part of Wizard101. While soloing is certainly possible, the game was designed for players to help each other with certain bosses and instances. After over six years of assisting other wizards and interacting with friends, the basics of these in-game relationships may be changing.