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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Twelve Wizard Getaways for the Anti-Social


It's the perfect time of year to get away in the Spiral. A little vacation never hurt anybody. Around here, though, we prefer to avoid the tourist traps, the beggar hangouts, and, well, sometimes people in general. We all know to steer clear of Wu realm, but here are twelve other spots you can go for a little peace and quiet.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wizard101 Wysteria Lore Pack Review


The Wysteria Lore Pack was hinted at in the most recent episode of KI Live, and with the release of the Test Realm changes, this pack has joined the list of updates this morning. There are three enchanting new spells to learn, a new pet to be had, gear to compare, and plenty of furniture for your local hoarder.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wizard101 Fantastic Voyage Gauntlet Bundle

Wizard101 Fantastic Voyage Gauntlet

Wizard101's newest bundle is the Fantastic Voyage Gauntlet. This Celestia-themed gauntlet bundle contains a new fishing adventure with many goodies to be won, plus some impressive new items. Check out all the details, from the inner workings of the gauntlet to the stats of the gear and wand tiers!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Top 10 Wizard101 Music Themes


Wizard101 is full of music and musical moments. There are around 100 different pieces used in worlds across the Spiral, with additional music for key moments in later worlds. I'll be taking a look at the best music pieces you can hear around the Spiral in Wizard101.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Top 5 Pirate101 Music Themes


Pirate101 has a little over 30 different music pieces played as background elements, but countless more sound effects and musical moments, particularly during player and companion critical attacks. I'll be taking a look at the best music pieces you can hear around the Spiral in Pirate101.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Six Years of Blogging Contest Winners


I recently had a couple of contests and a giveaway while celebrating six years of blogging. Now, the moment you've all been waiting for... the winners!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wizard101 Avalon Fish School, Location, XP, Rank, and Tank Size Guide


Wizard101's latest Test Realm reveals new fish in Avalon! There's a larger variety than usual, and some pretty epic fishing spots in one of the game's most well-loved worlds. Locations and schools are particularly important this update, because the new fish come with a new quest that requires catching many of them. Check out all of the new fish, where to find them, what school they are, and other details!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Six Years of Blogging Part Three: Contests


I've been celebrating six years of blogging over the course of the past two days in a three-part series on Community, Content, and Contests. The first day, I talked in-depth about the Community - you can check that out here. Yesterday, I discussed my own content and blogging philosophies - that's here. Today, I'm wrapping up the celebration with the announcement of three contests!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Six Years of Blogging Part Two: Content


Yesterday, I posted the first of a three-part series celebrating six years of blogging discussing the Community. You can check it out here. Today, I'm going to talk a little bit more about how my own content has evolved through the years and share some of my personal blogging philosophies, then I'll wrap up tomorrow with a few contests.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Six Years of Blogging Part One: Community


Today marks six years since I began blogging, and over those years, a lot has changed and evolved. I'm going to be doing something a little bit different this year. I'll be sharing three different posts over the course of three days: Community, Content, and Contests. I want to cover a few topics that have been discussed recently on the state of the community. I will then specifically address some of my content, and we'll finish off on a light note with some contests.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wizard101 Avalon Outlaw's Bundle

Wizard101 Avalon Outlaw's Bundle

The Avalon Outlaw's Bundle is Wizard101's latest game card, and it comes with some exciting new items, a brand new Outlaw's Refuge house, a Vulpine Avenger fox mount, the Fairyfly pet, and more. Here are all of the details, including a house tour and every tier for the gear and weapon.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Pros and Cons of KingsIsle's Steam Game Releases


Today, KingsIsle announced that it is looking to launch its newest mobile game, EverClicker, using the gaming platform Steam. But what exactly is Steam, and what does this all mean for KingsIsle and its gamers? I'll give you an idea of the basics and talk about the pros and cons of using Steam.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Wizard101 Professor's Hoard Pack Review


Ever wanted to look like one of your professors? This latest pack is your chance to do just that, in addition to snagging epic new casting symbol mounts and a creative new owl pet. The gear and wands available provide impressive stats, and the items included will help you fit right in alongside Ravenwood's best.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wizard101 Monstrology Guide: The Basics


Wizard101's Spring update includes a new activity for wizards: Monstrology. This new pastime allows players to gather Animus from monsters and create useful spells and items, all while filling in their tome with monsters from around the Spiral.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wizard101: Skeleton Key Boss Guide (Verboten Mimic, Captain Hockins, Sapoti)

Wizard101: Skeleton Key Boss Guide (Verboten Mimic, Captain Hockins, Sapoti)

The Wizard101 Test Realm is live again, and there are new bosses to fight and new items to win! This update includes the Verboten Mimic, who will take on forms of previous cheating bosses; Captain Hockins, a cursed rat whose Witch Doctor isn't much help; and Sapoti, a fox trapped in the Hall of Doors who's hoping you'll take his place.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Wizard101 Level 118 Pet & Hybrid Guide


The Test Realm is up and running and there are new school pets to be had! But beyond your quest for a new companion, these seven school pets make no fewer than fifteen new hybrids, and there's something for everyone!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wizard101 Aquila Fish School, Location, XP, Rank, and Tank Size Guide


Wizard101's latest Test Realm reveals new fish in Aquila! With some of the most unique and lively fish to date, this is a perfect opportunity to return to the land of the gods and hunt for some fish you're sure to want to add to your collection. Check out all of the new ones, including ranks, schools, and more here!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mysterious Monstrology in Wizard101


Wizard101 shared a new video today on social media hinting at upcoming content in the Spring update for the game. This is surely the first of many hints, but definitely an exciting way to kick things off. I'll be taking a look at what Monstrology might be and what the video means.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friendship Festival Contest Answers & Winners


This month, I announced three different contests displayed both in a post with instructions and on the Contests page. All three contests have now been closed and it's time to reveal the winners! Plus, many have been asking for the locations of the hidden images - I have those, too. All prizes have been sent to winners.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wizard101 Emperor's Attic Pack Review


We've had a few packs with some unique furniture, but why not have one totally dedicated to it? The Emperor's Attic Pack is just that. It features a range of unique and often interactive furniture, and is still available today in the Crown Shop for 399 crowns.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Five Favorite Pirate101 Badges


One of Pirate101's strong points is its badge system. It feels completely different from Wizard101's badges, and can often require a lot more time and effort, making the badge that much more interesting. There are quite a few to be earned, and some of the potential titles are pretty unique.  Here are my five favorite badges in Pirate101.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wizard101 Dragon's Hoard Pack Review


The Dragon's Hoard is Wizard101's original pack - the one that started it all! This pack is considered retired, and only makes appearances in the crown shop during special events like Pack-a-Palooza or certain Throwback Thursdays. It's structured a little bit differently than some of the others Wizard101 has done.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Feedback Friday: Wizard101 Hints


Feedback Friday has been happening for several years now. Professor Falmea, as she's known on the official forums, will ask a question, sometimes attach a poll, and look for feedback from Wizard101 fans over the course of the week. Sometimes it's a question about your favorite boss or update, but other times it goes a little more in-depth. With past discussions having effects on what's in-game, what do current discussions signal about the future?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Friendship Festival Contests


The Spiral's Friendship Festival is just around the corner, and it's time to celebrate with a few contests! Write a secret letter to a friend, or jump in-game in both Wizard101 and Pirate101 to hunt down unique textures for a chance to win crowns and Friendship Festival pets!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Best Life Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Best Life Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Trying to find the best gear for your Life wizard? Not sure what the best drops are, or where to get them? I've compiled a comparison and recommendation list of all of the best items and drops for Life wizards with detailed explanations as to why you might want different gear pieces. From Malistaire the Undying in Darkmoor, to Morganthe in Khrysalis, to Aphrodite in The Graveyard, and Rasputin in Polaris, there are lots of places to farm and lots of drops to try for to perfect your Life wizard.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Best Myth Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Best Myth Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Trying to find the best gear for your Myth wizard? Not sure what the best drops are, or where to get them? I've compiled a comparison and recommendation list of all of the best items and drops for Myth wizards with detailed explanations as to why you might want different gear pieces. From Malistaire the Undying in Darkmoor, to Morganthe in Khrysalis, to Aphrodite in The Graveyard, and Rasputin in Polaris, there are lots of places to farm and lots of drops to try for to perfect your Myth wizard.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Wizard101 Idea: Challenge Modes


With Mirage having been recently "nerfed," or reduced in difficulty, there's been a lot of talk about just how tough enemies should be in Wizard101. On one hand, its original audience has aged with the game and needs more challenging fights to stay interested. On the other, a growing audience of young players needs to be able to pass through the content. Where's the balance? Challenge modes.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Best Storm Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Best Storm Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Trying to find the best gear for your Storm wizard? Not sure what the best drops are, or where to get them? I've compiled a comparison and recommendation list of all of the best items and drops for Storm wizards with detailed explanations as to why you might want different gear pieces. From Malistaire the Undying in Darkmoor, to Morganthe in Khrysalis, to Aphrodite in The Graveyard, and Rasputin in Polaris, there are lots of places to farm and lots of drops to try for to perfect your Storm wizard.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Best Ice Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Best Ice Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Trying to find the best gear for your Ice wizard? Not sure what the best drops are, or where to get them? I've compiled a comparison and recommendation list of all of the best items and drops for Ice wizards with detailed explanations as to why you might want different gear pieces. From Malistaire the Undying in Darkmoor, to Morganthe in Khrysalis, to Aphrodite in The Graveyard, and Rasputin in Polaris, there are lots of places to farm and lots of drops to try for to perfect your Ice wizard.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Best Fire Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Best Fire Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Trying to find the best gear for your Fire wizard? Not sure what the best drops are, or where to get them? I've compiled a comparison and recommendation list of all of the best items and drops for Fire wizards with detailed explanations as to why you might want different gear pieces. From Malistaire the Undying in Darkmoor, to Morganthe in Khrysalis, to Aphrodite in The Graveyard, and Rasputin in Polaris, there are lots of places to farm and lots of drops to try for to perfect your Fire wizard.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Best Balance Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Best Balance Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Trying to find the best gear for your Balance wizard? Not sure what the best drops are, or where to get them? I've compiled a comparison and recommendation list of all of the best items and drops for Balance wizards with detailed explanations as to why you might want different gear pieces. From Malistaire the Undying in Darkmoor, to Morganthe in Khrysalis, to Aphrodite in The Graveyard, and Rasputin in Polaris, there are lots of places to farm and lots of drops to try for to perfect your Balance wizard.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Best Death Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Best Death Gear (Level 120+) | Wizard101

Trying to find the best gear for your Death wizard? Not sure what the best drops are, or where to get them? I've compiled a comparison and recommendation list of all of the best items and drops for Death wizards with detailed explanations as to why you might want different gear pieces. From Malistaire the Undying in Darkmoor, to Morganthe in Khrysalis, to Aphrodite in The Graveyard, and Rasputin in Polaris, there are lots of places to farm and lots of drops to try for to perfect your Death wizard.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Wizard101 Ghulture's Hoard Pack Review


If you're looking to decorate a Mirage-themed house or for that extra edge in battle, the Ghulture's Hoard Pack has some items you'll want to pay attention to. From schools-specific mounts with damage bonuses to massive tents and columns for your homes, this latest pack is one worth checking out.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year Blog Update Notes


Been wanting to compare pack reviews? Looking for all of the latest fishing badges? Wanting some new post guides? I've been doing some updates and there's lots of new content to check out!