Sunday, December 30, 2018

Top 5 Empyrea Part 2 Drops

While Empyrea Part 2 doesn't have as a great of drop offerings as some past worlds, the structure of gear drops and some of the items offered from Wizard101's latest world are super cool. But what should you farm for? We'll take a look at the top five drops you need in Empyrea Part 2.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Trouble with End-World Bosses

Empyrea brings with it one of the toughest fights in the game, but that's not a new trend with bosses that bring a world's storyline to an epic conclusion. But are these bosses really working as intended? Let's assess how end-world bosses used to work, how they work now, and what effects the changes are having. Note: this post contains story spoilers, including about Empyrea's final boss.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Wizard101 Yuletide Gingerbread Pack Review

Wizard101 has so many seasonal packs now that it's almost getting out of hand, but that didn't stop the release of yet another pack with a few new items up for grabs. If you're a Christmas fanatic, this might just be the pack for you!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wizard101 Aero Plains Bundle

Wizard101's newest game card - the Aero Plains Bundle - is here! Following past trends, this bundle matches the world released this year. This Empyrea Part 2 style bundle is based largely on the Aero Dwarves in Port Aero and surrounding areas. It uses similar buildings and textures, with some unique offerings across the board.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Empyrea Part 2 School Frog Pet Drop Guide

Empyrea Part 2 introduced new roaming bosses (one of my favorite small additions to later worlds). They're Humongofrogs with special school symbols on each one. They drop from different bosses across the different locations in Empyrea Part 2. Take a look at what's available!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Level 130+ Crafted Gear in Empyrea Part 2

The level 130+ crafted gear available in Empyrea Part 2 in Wizard101 could be a game-changer, mainly because crafted gear has traditionally been unable to compete with dropped gear. But let's take a look at the crafted options and explore why they're so important for Wizard101!

Cultural Sensitivity in Pirate101

Some thing happen in the games that might go completely unnoticed if you don't pay special attention to the forums and the far corners of the Spiral. This is one such example. Concerns raised about racism and stereotypes on the official Pirate101 forums sparked a discussion with some serious results.

Level 130+ Dropped Gear in Empyrea Part 2

While some of Empyrea Part 2's level 130+ gear remains a bit of a mystery as wizards continue to fight and farm the final or nearly final boss, a lot of other level 130+ gear is already being dropped! Let's check out some of the stats. Warning: spoilers!

Empyrea Edicts of Raven Quest Guide

Empyrea Part 2 brings with it some really interesting side quests. Among them is a new history quest to collect the Edicts of Raven and hear her decrees for the people of Empyrea. Locating the Edicts can be tough, so here's a quick guide to help you out, plus the edicts from Raven herself! Warning: spoilers!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Wizard101 Empyrea Part 2 Test Realm Bugs & Feedback

As I'm sure you're aware, Empyrea Part 2 has been released on the Test Realm! From the looks of things, everyone - myself included - has really enjoyed the latest world and conclusion to the third arc. Sometimes we have have so much fun that we forget what the Test Realm is for - testing! Here are some bugs with Empyrea Part 2, as well as some of my feedback and suggestions. Warning: spoilers ahead!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

How to Play WhirlyBurly in Wizard101

For Empyrea Part 2, KingsIsle introduced a new minigame that is integrated into the story but can also be played separately once you've completed the quest. This game has thrown some wizards off and it's a little tough to get the hang of early on. Here's a playing guide and some tips to get you started.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Wizard101 Level 125 Spells (Empyrea Part 2): My Analysis

Wizard101 Level 125 Spells (Empyrea Part 2) Scion Tree Spells

With the release of Empyrea Part 2 to the Test Realm, there are seven new level 125+ school spells available during the storyline this time instead of from individual class professors. The spells are the trees of Ravenwood, and they introduce some interesting new mechanics. Let's take a look.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Wizard101: Empyrea Part 2 Expectations (Part C)

We've been looking at a lot of what to expect in Empyrea Part 2. KingsIsle has a big job to do on this world, and we're all looking forward to see what they come up with. I've given my thoughts and analyzed teasers and created some unique content ideas in my posts here and here. Now it's time for the final chapter of this theorycrafting stretch. Empyrea Part 2 is on the horizon

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Wizard101: Empyrea Part 2 Expectations (Part B)

Yesterday, we started exploring what we should expect in Empyrea Part 2. You can read the first post here. Today, we're headed in deeper, looking at some art and and more ideas about what's coming in Empyrea Part 2. Sit back, relax, and give it a read!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Wizard101: Empyrea Part 2 Expectations (Part A)

Empyrea Part 2 is on the horizon, and it's the big conclusion to the third arc - Wizard101's best yet. But what awaits us in this second part of the story? What enemies can we expect? What will happen in the story? I've got a lot of thoughts on this, so sit back and relax. We're diving in deep.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Wizard101 10th Anniversary Contest Winners

Wizard101 celebrated their ten-year anniversary this month with contests galore! Here are the 10th anniversary contest winners this year from Swordroll's Blog.

Wizard101 Arcane Deduction Spell Spotlight

Wizard101 Great Detective Bundle - Arcane Deduction

Wizard101 recently released the Great Detective Bundle in GameStop stores everywhere. Follow the link there to learn more about how to get yours. The card includes a wand with an interesting new may cast ability. I decided to take a look.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Great Detective Bundle | Wizard101

Wizard101 Great Detective Bundle Guide

The Great Detective Bundle for Wizard101 has arrived! This new game card provides a Hot Air Balloon Ride, Sherlock-themed gear and wand, plus a variety of other goodies. Check out everything that's new in this $29 bundle card, plus how and where to get it!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Wizard101 Elven Nightmare Pack Review

This Halloween, Wizard101 has released a new pack for the holiday the season - the Elven Nightmare Pack! There are a number of new items to obtain in this haunted hoard of light versus dark. Check out what's new and whether or not this pack is worth buying!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Community's Sparck of Life

Having recently joined the KingsIsle team, Mathew is the newest Community Manager for its games. He'll help you get to know him and talk a little bit about how the Wizard101 community is unique and what ideas he has as we move forward.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Fine Line Between Musician and Magician

There's no shortage of creativity in the KingsIsle community, but sometimes it's expressed in rare forms. Miranda Dreamsong is a composer who creates creates custom music based on Wizard101. Miranda will take you through the process of composing these pieces from start to finish and showcase an impressive set of work.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Adventures in Marleybone

Last year's Write a Blog Post contest winner is sharing her thoughts on one of the worlds often loved for its scenery and detested for its rooftops: Marleybone. Scarlet Firesong will discuss the beloved characters and other aspects of her favorite in-game world.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Into a Downward Spiral

There are a number of artists, digital and otherwise, in the world of 101, but Zanzidia does something that's pretty unique. The integration of moving elements and concept art or in-game models in cinemagraph-style animations is a specialty which the community thoroughly enjoys. Zanzidia will share the creation process for these works of art.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Wizard101's Best World

It's standard to feature a Write-a-Post contest winner in the September Series, but this is the first year we'll get to draw on new contest winners! Blaze was one of a few winners of last year's contest, and you'll get to hear from him about what his favorite Wizard101 world is.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

September 2018 Guest Post Lineup

Once a year here on the blog, I feature five guest posts. Not only do these gems provide readers with something a little bit different, but they also tend to take people who are not bloggers or who have unique talents and experiences and see what happens when they enter the blogosphere. This year, there's another exciting lineup. Here's what you can expect.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Wizard101 10th Anniversary Contests!

Wizard101 is celebrating their ten-year anniversary this month! Let's celebrate with some contests and prizes. Enter for your chance to win!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Pirate101 Skeleton Key Bosses: Tips & Tricks

The newest content in the Pirate101 Test Realm is four Skeleton Key bosses to battle, one of which is required for a level 70 Old Scratch promotion quest. Given that you'll need to be completing at least one of these fights and you may want to farm others for some powerful new gear, I'm offering a few tips and tricks for completing the fights.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Pirate101 Skeleton Key Bosses Announced

It's been 8 months since the last Pirate101 update, and now over 2 years since the last world, a fraction of Valencia in our second visit. It was therefore a pleasant surprise when the most recent Pirate101 Producer's Letter announced an upcoming Pirate101 update!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Mysterious Gear Sets Hint at New Content

The Magic Mirror Shop is still fairly new, but it's been around for some time. There's a lot of gear floating around the shop, and some of it isn't yet in the game. Let's take a look at the trend of the gear in the shop, and what is could mean for the unknown items!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wizard101 Decaversary Hoard Pack Review

Wizard101's newest pack is live! The Decaversary Hoard Pack is a unique card booster pack containing items that celebrate Wizard101's upcoming tenth anniversary. It includes new mounts, a new pet, Pigswick house guests, new furniture items, special mega snacks, and more! Let's take a look.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Photomancy: A Journey Through the Spiral

In its latest Test Realm, Wizard101 has introduced a new feature: Photomancy! There's a ton of potential with this new tool. It can be used for quest completion goals, it might be fun for screenshot contests, and best of all, it's great at capturing the beautiful game worlds that your wizard inhabits.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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

There are new fish to catch in the Spiral! Azteca opens its doors to those hoping to catch the elusive Tunasaurus Rex and more. Check out all eleven fish you can find in Azteca, as well as details like their school, location, XP, rank, and tank size!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Wizard101 Test Realm Teaser: Azteca Fish!

Wizard101's Test Realm is on the horizon, and it's bringing with it several updates that are being hinted at by official fansite owners. Updated graphics (not just textures, but models!) for Wizard City are being teased, and here's something else new: fish in Azteca!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Wizard101 Accursed Play Gauntlet

Wizard101 Accursed Play Gauntlet Bundle

Wizard101's newest game card is here - the Accursed Play Gauntlet! This card has theater-themed items and goodies for any wizard with a love of drama (the internet will adore this!). Take a look at what's new in this latest bundle.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Wizard101 Battlemage Keep Bundle

Wizard101's newest game card is here - the Battlemage Keep Bundle! This is a unique one, with some epic items and a house you won't want to miss. Let's take an in-depth look at this latest card.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Commons Makeover: More to Come?

In the past couple of Wizard101's most recent updates, and now on the current Test Realm, we're seeing some slight changes and adjustments to Wizard City. We're pretty sure there's more to be done around town, but could this also be the beginning of bigger changes?

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Wizard101 Test Realm Teasers

Wizard101's Test Realm is on the horizon! There's not a ton that we know, but we've gotten a few hints from different people and places around the Spiral. Here's a quick look.