Thursday, January 29, 2015

What's KingsIsle Working On?

KingsIsle New Mobile Game

Earlier today, KingsIsle released a new post on their blog HERE. The post included three images which have appearing on their official website over the past several months as well as hints at something else - but what it is?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Wizards in Pirate101: Did it Really Happen?

Wizard101 / Pirate101 BOXES Event

The B.O.X.E.S. event in Wizard101 was a hit from the beginning. However, an unexpected Pirate101 crossover engineered by writers from both games left both wizards and pirates with different interpretations of what role the other played.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Add Victory Conditions to Battleboard Creations!

Battles in Pirate101 have victory conditions. Now your battleboard creations can, too. Part of the fun of building is creating unique situations. We've had plenty of "defeat all enemies," after all.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Game Juggling: New Circus Acts

Wizard101 Pirate101 Crowfall

It's been over two years since the release of KingsIsle's second game, Pirate101, and they've promised more applications and games to come. However, with the formation of ArtCraft Entertainment and Crowfall, will players have just one too many things on their plates?

Friday, January 9, 2015

Wizard101's Secret Room in Krokotopia

Wizard101 Secret Krokotopia Room

After a two-day break, it's time to resume the Burst Fire post event! Wizard101 has never been a game in which things where hidden that only particular types of players could find. The whole thing has been fairly accessible to everyone. There was, however, one exception - the secret room in Krokotopia.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Ten Housing Tips From the Pros

Wizard101 / Pirate101 Housing and Decorating Tips

Even I, of all people, can lay down some basic flooring and wallpaper in my Wizard and Pirate homes, but there's still a lot to learn for me. And whether you're a beginner or an expert, it's always cool and often educational to hear tips and tricks from other experienced house decorators. I went looking for the "pros" in Wizard and Pirate to help me - and you - with housing in both games, and I do believe I've found a couple. These guys were kind enough to share their knowledge here. Take a look!

ArtCraft Entertainment Announces Crowfall

ArtCraft Entertainment Play2Crush Crowfall

That's right! The name of ArtCraft Entertainment's upcoming game has been revealed - Crowfall! In the coming weeks, we'll be learning more from hints posted on their official website HERE. Who's excited!?

Monday, January 5, 2015

Concept101: Unusual Beginnings

Pirate101 Concept Art - Mooshu

A lot of characters you know and love in Pirate101 didn't start out how you see them in-game now. The concept art process took an idea and presented it several ways, and there are a few interesting variations of favorite characters. Let's look at two from Mooshu.

Are KingsIsle Players Ready for the Play2Crush Concept?

ArtCraft Entertainment Play2Crush

The announcement of ArtCraft Entertainment's upcoming MMO has sparked interest across the gaming world, and there's no question that this one will be a hit simply because of the names behind it. The concept put forward is Play2Crush (learn more HERE), which promises all-new ways to play. This will be perfect for many gamers... but is the KingsIsle crowd ready?

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wizard101: Skeleton Key Possibilities

Wizard101 Skeleton Keys

With the Four Dungeons update, Wizard101 surprised us with a new feature: Skeleton Keys. These rare drops opened new doors that hold chests and bosses with rare loot inside. See a guide HERE.

What IS Play2Crush?

With a few major announcements recently from former KingsIsle employee J. Todd Coleman, there's a lot of confusion over what exactly Play2Crush is. It's not the name of their new game, as many believe. When will we learn more? What exactly is this Play2Crush concept?

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Why are there Stars on Battle Standards?

Pirate101 Hoodoo Banner / Battle Standard

Battle Standards are cool token-slot items in Pirate101 that you can set down to increase stats on a very particular kind of unit on the board. They seem pretty clear, but there's been a few with different star symbols on them. No one has been sure what they mean, but they do have a purpose.

Grandmother Raven: The Third Arc Dilemma

Wizard101 3rd arc Grandmother Raven

Grandmother Raven has been established as the sort of arch-nemesis to Old Cob. And with Cob's predicted return in Wizard101's third arc, her role has become more important than ever... But will she have any role at all?

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year's Surprise: "Burst Fire" Posts

Happy New Year to all! As another year of Wizard and Pirate kicks off, it's time to start things right in the community. To celebrate, I've got a little bit of a surprise that's going to mean you want to keep an eye on Swordroll's Blog over the next week. But first, let's take a look back at this past year.

Announcing the Fansite Festival!

The KingsIsle gaming community has always been unique, and with this upcoming event, we're hoping to further expand our involvement. Ten fansites (and potentially more to come), both official and unofficial, have teamed up to bring you events in this first-of-its-kind celebration.