Wizard101 is a free-to-play fantasy MMORPG from KingsIsle Entertainment that allows players to take the role of students at a school for wizards. Players create a character and then enter one of seven magical schools, learning the ropes and some new skills, then plunging into the magical, sometimes humorous storyline.
The game's story quests follow the players journey to stop the evil wizard Malistaire Drake and foil his various schemes. Wizard101 has magic classes, wizard duels and more for players to discover, and the game distinguishes itself with many roleplaying opportunities, quests, an abundance of skills to master, and a collectible card battle system.
KingsIsle Entertainment's game is suitable for players of all ages and is available through several payment options. Players can play for free, unlock premium zones and items by purchasing and using Crowns, or pay a monthly subscription to open up all areas and features.
For as long as I can remember, I was always playing some type of videogame. Some of my earliest adventures were with Pajama Sam, Spy Fox, Putt-Putt, and the Backyard Sports crew. From there, I gravitated towards the consoles of my childhood - the Game Boy Advance, GameCube, and PlayStation 2 to name a few. But it wasn't until I became a new student at Ravenwood that I truly experienced a game like no other.
KingsIsle loves to throw in some secret goodies when an update is brought into the live realm ... and the summer update was no different. Players were pleasantly surprised when they found two new packs for sale in the Crown Shop.
MMORPG.com has been given special gift keys for Wizard101 to give out to our community. These special keys will give players one item from the pack or a rare chance at the entire pack! Items you could win include the Deathmetal Skull (Level 1 version), Tailstorm Pantera, Arcane Floor Glyph and so much more! Get your key now!
After getting a few teases about it on last month's KI Live, Wizard101's summer update is finally ready to be tested by players in the test realm. The test servers first opened up last Wednesday and players flooded it to see just what all the hype was about. Although the summer update didn't give access to any new locations, it did polish things up nicely and fulfilled some longtime player wishes.
It's safe to say most people are aware of my well-fed derby obsession in Wizard101. That's right; I fully admit it's an obsession. It actually all started when I created a new goal - to collect all the badges. In order to achieve that goal, I needed to earn what seemed like such a rare title ... pet warlord.
After taking a month off due to the unfortunate company layoffs, KingsIsle's fan-favorite monthly live stream event, KI Live, made an exciting comeback last Friday. Joining Community Manager, Tom Purdue (Dworgyn in Wizard101 and One-Eyed Jack in Pirate101), was his brand new co-host, Leah Ruben (Professor Falmea), who is the Senior Producer of MMO Content.
Wizard101 has a plethora of worlds to explore, but some are more likeable than others. Today I'm sharing my favorite and least favorite worlds in the spiral. I know there are some grey areas when it comes to what's considered a "world" nowadays. Places like Darkmoor and Aquila for example, have their own hubs, but are still accessed through Wizard City.
After battling through the Eclipse Tower in Khrysalis, Wizard101 players can potentially unleash their inner darkness by training shadow spells. Shadow magic is supposedly the most unstable and difficult magic to control. In fact, Bartleby and Grandmother Raven urged Merle Ambrose to stay far away from it. Luckily, rebellious wizard is my middle name.
At least a pair of Twitter posts are reporting that Wizard101 and Pirate101 studio KingsIsle is undergoing 'massive layoffs'. While unconfirmed at this time, we have reached out to sources at KingsIsle to find out more.
Some things we just can't explain. Why are we attracted to certain things? Why do we hold onto them? In every game I've ever played, I was always collecting SOMETHING. However, I don't think there was ever a particular reason why. It just seemed to happen by itself. Although, I will totally admit to being a "completionist." To the best of my ability, I like to explore everything that a game offers and leave no stones unturned.