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Wizard101 (W101)
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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 09/02/08)  | Pub:KingsIsle Entertainment
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download | Retail Price:n/a | Pay Type:Free | Monthly Fee:$09.95
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  • On the Side

    Wizard101 has added plenty of side areas for players to explore through the years. While they're all fun to experience at least once, some hold more value than others. In this post, I'll be sharing which side zones/worlds I think are must-dos, maybes, and ones you could probably live without.

    Posted on 02/23/2017 by Vanessa Mythdust
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  • You've Got a Friend In Me

    It's all about friends during this fabulous February! The annual Friendship Festival celebration will return to Wizard101 very shortly. As always, Valentina HeartSong will come out of hiding to share her unique loot with all the friendly wizards in the Shopping District. I don't know about you, but I've made a ton of friends throughout my Wizard101 journey. Many of them I feel will be friends for life.

    Posted on 02/10/2017 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • A Community Divided

    While game difficulty disagreements have always been around, it took center stage when Mirage, Wizard101's newest world, Mirage, made its debut and it took some players by surprise. Mirage could easily be a tough adjustment for some. Difficulty concerns were echoed on the official message boards though other players welcomed the change in difficulty and praised KingsIsle for the new challenge.

    Posted on 01/25/2017 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Ghulture Culture

    KingsIsle decided to kick off 2017 with a bang by introducing a brand new hoard pack to Wizard101. Inspired by Mirage, the Ghulture's Hoard Pack is any desert lover's dream.

    Posted on 01/10/2017 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • The Long-Lasting Additions of 2016

    Can you believe it? 2017 is less than a week away! Although it wasn't perfect, 2016 was a pretty great year for wizards in the spiral. Just last month, Wizard101's newest update introduced the desert world of Mirage and a new max level of 120. Other notable additions were divide and conquer spells, pip conversion, and faction vendors.

    Posted on 12/28/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Holidays Hit the Spiral

    Ah, it's the most magical time of the year. Time for the Christmas Elves to come out of hiding, time for the snowmen to commence their chilly battles, and time for all Wizard101 players to whip out their cherished holiday charity mounts. Yuletide has returned to the spiral once again, and the surprises aren't going to stop anytime soon. In addition to the return of Felix Navidad in the Shopping District, the annual 12 Days of the Spiral event has already kicked off.

    Posted on 12/14/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Mirage Raider's Bundle Hits Stores

    Timed perfectly to coincide with the ongoing testing of Wizard101's newest world, Mirage, is the release of a brand new bundle. The Arabian-themed Mirage Raider's Bundle is currently available at GameStop for $39. Not sure if it's for you? I'll be going over some of the highlights.

    Posted on 11/30/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Mirage is Here!

    Last week, Wizard101 unleashed its newest world - Mirage. To start adventuring, players must be level 110, have completed Polaris, and have access to the Test Realm. Although Mirage will be the highlight of this post, Wizard101's Fall 2016 Update came with much more.

    Posted on 11/16/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • The Shinobi Bundle Is Here!

    Wizard101 officially announced its newest bundle last week - the Shinobi Bundle. This one appears to be influenced by the bright and ninja infested world of Mooshu. Although the new bundle doesn't include a castle or a gauntlet like some others do, it does have some interesting, cute, and possibly deadly items.

    Posted on 11/02/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Mirage is on the way!

    Wizards better put their heavy coats and snow boots back in the closet because there is an imminent temperature change coming to Wizard101. Last Friday, KingsIsle's monthly livestream event, KI Live, gave players their first glimpse of the next world - Mirage.

    Posted on 10/21/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust

Previews

  • Behold the Cold - Polaris Coming Soon!

    Things have gotten a bit chilly in the Spiral! Wizard101 recently released the brand new world of Polaris to the test realm. After a series of clever propaganda type teasers, the hype for Polaris was tipping the scale! Luckily, Polaris is cold … and I’m not just talking about the weather!

    Posted on 11/17/2015 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Sparkling Goodies in New GameStop Bundle

    Wizard101 released a new $29 Jewel Crafter's bundle today at GameStop that seems to be inspired by the recent jewel socketing update combined with all the magic one finds in the sparklier places of The Spiral.

    Posted on 10/17/2015 by Christina IceDreamer
  • Tearing Into Terror’s Hoard Card Packs

    The latest Hoard Card Pack from Wizard101 is named the Terror’s Hoard Pack, and I tore into them this week. I’m not usually a big customer of the Hoard packs; due to the vile hate the RNG gods apparently feel for me, I don’t usually spend crowns on them. At first I refused to buy them until they changed the name to the Alliance Card Packs. Then I realized it was “Hoard” as in “stash,” not the orcs of Azeroth, so I gave up that idea.

    Posted on 07/03/2015 by Christina IceDreamer
  • Still Going Strong – Azteca Announced

    Wizard101 is a perennial favorite among many players of all ages. With this year's addition of the world of Avalon, players were challenged to hit level 80. But wait! KingsIsle isn't through yet. We've got the exclusive first news of another new world coming to Wizard101: Azteca! Find out more about Azteca in our exclusive preview.

    Posted on 10/24/2012 by Suzie Ford
  • Zafaria Preview

    KingsIsle released the Wizard101 Zafaria content expansion, in fact an entire new world in the Spiral, in November. Zafaria has brought several new spells, new content, new monsters and much more into the game. Check out our first impressions of Zafaria. Leave us a couple comments after reading. Enjoy!

    Posted on 12/02/2011 by Suzie Ford
  • The Big November Preview

    Wizard101 is one of the most consistently developed family-friendly MMOs on the market today. MMORPG.com Industry Relations Manager Garrett Fuller has a preview of some new events and content coming to Wizard101. Check it out and then leave us a comment or two.

    Posted on 11/01/2011 by Garrett Fuller

Interviews

  • Hoe Hoe Hoe for Gardening!

    In a recent conversation with KingsIsle's Fred Howard, MMORPG.com News Editor Suzie Ford had the opportunity to learn about the brand new Gardening system that is now live on the public test server. Gardening will doubtless arrive on live servers during the holiday season 2010. Howard and the KingsIsle team revealed a lot of exciting new information so be sure to check out the article and comment below.

    Posted on 11/30/2010 by Suzie Ford
  • J. Todd Coleman Interview

    Wizard101 is one of the most popular family-friendly MMOs on the internet today. MMORPG.com's Eric Barnett had the chance to sit down with KingsIsle Vice President and Creative Director J. Todd Coleman. Among other things, Coleman talks about his transformation from Shadowbane to the family side with Wizard101.

    Posted on 07/06/2010 by Eric Barnett
  • AGDC Interview with Todd Coleman

    The Executive Producer of one of the shock hits of 2009 spoke to MMORPG.com at AGDC about the wizarding MMO.

    Posted on 09/23/2009 by Garrett Fuller
  • J. Todd Coleman Interview

    MMORPG.com Wizard 101 Correspondent Gabe Pursel recently asked a number of questions of KingsIsle Entertainment Executive Director J. Todd Coleman about their magic-filled MMO Wizard 101.

    Posted on 07/06/2009 by Gabe Pursel

Media

  • Zafaria Trailer Shows Off Wild Side

    Wizard101 players now have a new area to scout out with the addition of the Zafaria expansion. Zafaria offers players new quests, spells and a level cap increase to 70. Take a walk on the wild side with this new trailer showing off some of the awesome features showcased in Wizard101's Zafaria.

    Posted on 11/30/2011 by Guest Writer
  • Ripper X Steps Into the Spiral

    In his latest first look overview video for MMORPG.com, Ripper X steps into the magical land of Wizard 101 by KingsIsle. Wizard101 is an all ages game with magic, quests and monsters galore! Check our Wizard101: Ripper X Steps Into the Spiral.

    Posted on 11/02/2011 by Ripper X

Developer Journals

  • New Jewels In Your Pocket -- It's Time to Socket

    The Socket System idea was born on a cool evening in late 2010, in a game mechanics discussion over root beer on a patio with a KingsIsle Designer you may know as Decius Duelmaster, from Pirate101. What’s cooler than being able to customize your Wizard even more? The more and more we talked about it, I knew a feature like this would be a huge hit. I was super excited and started talking it up to folks around KI.

    Posted on 03/24/2015 by Guest Writer
  • Introducing Wintertusk

    In a recent conversation with KingsIsle's Fred Howard, MMORPG.com News Manager Suzie Ford had the opportunity to hear about the brand new Wizard101 Wintertusk zone that is now live on the public test server. Wintertusk will hit live servers 'when ready', usually in the 3-4 week time span. Howard and the KingsIsle team have sent us some information about Wintertusk and some exclusive screens. Check it out!

    Posted on 04/26/2011 by Guest Writer
  • From Shadowbane to Wizard 101, Part Two

    KingsIsle Entertainment's Josef Hall writes this developer journal continuing his series that compares Shadowbane, his last project and Wizard 101, his current project. While there are many differences between the two, there are also similarities.

    Posted on 11/17/2009 by Guest Writer
  • From Shadowbane to Wizard 101

    KingsIsle Entertainment's Josef Hall writes this developer journal kicking off a series that compares Shadowbane, his last project and Wizard 101, his current project. While there are many differences between the two, there are also similarities.

    Posted on 11/05/2009 by Guest Writer

Player Interviews

  • Appealing to the Hardcore Gamer?

    MMORPG.com's Garrett Fuller spoke with Randall Lekan of The Syndicate, a hardcore MMORPG guild, to find out what appeal Wizard 101 could have for a player more familiar with a more hardcore style.

    Posted on 10/14/2009 by Garrett Fuller

General Articles

  • The 35 Greatest MMOs of All Time: Numbers 35 to 26

    This will ruffle some feathers. The staff at MMORPG.com, from President Craig McGregor and CTO Ben Krueger, to our wonderful list of reviewers, columnists, and community managers, all the way down to your humble and lowly Managing Editor (me) have voted. We took the top player-rated games from our Game List, including those that have been closed after launch, and we ranked them. Each of us filing up our own top 35 list from greatest to least great.

    Posted on 09/18/2015 by William Murphy
  • The New World of Avalon

    KingsIsle is taking players of its flagship title, Wizard101, to new worlds with the coming addition of Avalon. As the name implies, Avalon will be squarely focused on an Arthurian type landscape. We've got a bit more information about Avalon and some exclusive screens to share. Check it out in Wizard101: The New World of Avalon.

    Posted on 04/09/2012 by Suzie Ford
  • Catching Up

    MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh recently had the opportunity to catch up with Wizard101 developers from KingsIsle Studios. After speaking with KingsIsle personnel, Carolyn has a terrific look at what's been happening in Wizard101 since its debut in 2008. Find out what's new and let us know what you think on our forums.

    Posted on 10/13/2010 by Carolyn Koh
  • Gaming Goes Mainstream

    If there has been any doubt in anyone's mind about the power of gaming, look no further than KingsIsle's announcement that it is partnering up with Disney star and recording artist Selena Gomez for an in game promotion. In his latest column, MMORPG.com's Garrett Fuller takes a look at how gaming has truly gone mainstream.

    Posted on 09/08/2010 by Garrett Fuller
  • Using Wands to Create Magic

    MMORPG.com's Eric Barnett has spent some time playing Wizard101. Going in, Eric was less than impressed with the idea of the game. But after a few weeks of gaming, he's been forced to eat 'humble pie'. Find out why!

    Posted on 07/02/2010 by Eric Barnett
  • The Ups & Downs of Shopping, UI and Loot

    MMORPG.com Wizard 101 Correspondent Matt Plourde writes this article focusing on the UI, Shopping and Loot aspects of the game looking at how each system hits and how they miss.

    Posted on 05/04/2009 by Matt Plourde

Awards

  • 2010 Awards: Game of the Year

    The month of December has come and gone, taking 2010 with it. Some say good riddance, some look back fondly, but no matter how you slice it, that puppy’s behind us and we’re all moving forward to 2011. For the team here at MMORPG.com, we’ve just got one tiny loose thread to tie up before we officially start the new year: We have to announce the winners of the 2010 MMORPG.com Reader’s Choice Awards! Today we feature the 2010 Game of the Year.

    Posted on 01/14/2011 by Jon Wood
  • 2010 Awards: Best F2P MMO

    The month of December has come and gone, taking 2010 with it. Some say good riddance, some look back fondly, but no matter how you slice it, that puppy’s behind us and we’re all moving forward to 2011. For the team here at MMORPG.com, we’ve just got one tiny loose thread to tie up before we officially start the new year: We have to announce the winners of the 2010 MMORPG.com Reader’s Choice Awards! Today we reveal the award for best F2P MMO.

    Posted on 01/13/2011 by Jon Wood
  • 2010 Awards: Best F2P Game

    In today's round of voting in the 2010 Reader's Choice awards here at MMORPG.com, we invite you to check out this year's nominees for the Best F2P game of the year. Check out the choices, cast your vote and let us know why you chose as you did!

    Posted on 12/11/2010 by Drew Wood
  • 2010 Awards: Favorite MMO Company

    In today's round of voting in the 2010 Reader's Choice awards here at MMORPG.com, we invite you to check out this year's nominees for Favorite MMO Company. These are the good folk who bring us the games we love. We love those who make great games and know how to treat their customers. Check out the list, pick your favorite and let us know why you picked that particular company in comments below.

    Posted on 12/08/2010 by Drew Wood
  • Best Family Game of 2009

    The editorial staff here at MMORPG.com has made their decisions, and today we continue to unveil the winners of the 2009 MMORPG.com awards by naming our Best Family MMO of 2009.

    Posted on 01/07/2010 by Garrett Fuller

Columns

  • You've Got a Friend In Me

    It's all about friends during this fabulous February! The annual Friendship Festival celebration will return to Wizard101 very shortly. As always, Valentina HeartSong will come out of hiding to share her unique loot with all the friendly wizards in the Shopping District. I don't know about you, but I've made a ton of friends throughout my Wizard101 journey. Many of them I feel will be friends for life.

    Posted on 02/10/2017 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • A Community Divided

    While game difficulty disagreements have always been around, it took center stage when Mirage, Wizard101's newest world, Mirage, made its debut and it took some players by surprise. Mirage could easily be a tough adjustment for some. Difficulty concerns were echoed on the official message boards though other players welcomed the change in difficulty and praised KingsIsle for the new challenge.

    Posted on 01/25/2017 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Ghulture Culture

    KingsIsle decided to kick off 2017 with a bang by introducing a brand new hoard pack to Wizard101. Inspired by Mirage, the Ghulture's Hoard Pack is any desert lover's dream.

    Posted on 01/10/2017 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • The Long-Lasting Additions of 2016

    Can you believe it? 2017 is less than a week away! Although it wasn't perfect, 2016 was a pretty great year for wizards in the spiral. Just last month, Wizard101's newest update introduced the desert world of Mirage and a new max level of 120. Other notable additions were divide and conquer spells, pip conversion, and faction vendors.

    Posted on 12/28/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Holidays Hit the Spiral

    Ah, it's the most magical time of the year. Time for the Christmas Elves to come out of hiding, time for the snowmen to commence their chilly battles, and time for all Wizard101 players to whip out their cherished holiday charity mounts. Yuletide has returned to the spiral once again, and the surprises aren't going to stop anytime soon. In addition to the return of Felix Navidad in the Shopping District, the annual 12 Days of the Spiral event has already kicked off.

    Posted on 12/14/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Mirage Raider's Bundle Hits Stores

    Timed perfectly to coincide with the ongoing testing of Wizard101's newest world, Mirage, is the release of a brand new bundle. The Arabian-themed Mirage Raider's Bundle is currently available at GameStop for $39. Not sure if it's for you? I'll be going over some of the highlights.

    Posted on 11/30/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Mirage is Here!

    Last week, Wizard101 unleashed its newest world - Mirage. To start adventuring, players must be level 110, have completed Polaris, and have access to the Test Realm. Although Mirage will be the highlight of this post, Wizard101's Fall 2016 Update came with much more.

    Posted on 11/16/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • The Shinobi Bundle Is Here!

    Wizard101 officially announced its newest bundle last week - the Shinobi Bundle. This one appears to be influenced by the bright and ninja infested world of Mooshu. Although the new bundle doesn't include a castle or a gauntlet like some others do, it does have some interesting, cute, and possibly deadly items.

    Posted on 11/02/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Mirage is on the way!

    Wizards better put their heavy coats and snow boots back in the closet because there is an imminent temperature change coming to Wizard101. Last Friday, KingsIsle's monthly livestream event, KI Live, gave players their first glimpse of the next world - Mirage.

    Posted on 10/21/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Valuing Failure

    Failure. The word strikes fear into almost everyone. After all, not many people purposely set themselves up to fail. But here's the thing, can you really value success if at first you don't fail? Every game has a learning curve, and that means that you've probably suffered from a loss or setback at least once or twice. I know I sure have. However, looking back on it, each of my struggles made my eventual triumph that much sweeter.

    Posted on 10/04/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • A Different Perspective

    Through most of the game, Wizard101 has players exploring The Spiral and defeating evil doers as a student at Ravenwood. There's nothing wrong with that, but some of the most amazing and memorable game experiences I've had came from dungeons that put me in unique situations. The first two that come to mind are Ghost Avalon and the Chamber(s) of the Mind.

    Posted on 09/20/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Celebrating Its 8th Birthday!

    Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Wizard101. Happy birthday to you! It's been 8 years. That's right, 8 years since the launch of Wizard101 (September 2nd, 2008). Over the years, the game has grown and evolved in so many ways, and I'm happy that I've been there to see some of the changes firsthand.

    Posted on 09/07/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • The Maturing Wizard

    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.

    Posted on 08/24/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Packed Full of Surprises

    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.

    Posted on 08/10/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • The Sizzling Summer Update

    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.

    Posted on 07/27/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • On Your Marks

    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.

    Posted on 07/13/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Ready, Set, KI Live!

    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.

    Posted on 06/29/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Worlds Apart

    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.

    Posted on 06/15/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Unlocking the Darkness

    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.

    Posted on 05/18/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Collective Thinking

    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.

    Posted on 05/04/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Mounting Pressure

    Winnie the Pooh fans might think the new mount that was introduced with Mount-A-Palooza looks and sounds a bit familiar. Wizard101's newest mount, the Wuffalump, is an adorable baby elephant that you can customize in the dye shop by changing the colors of its saddle and toenails. In Winnie the Pooh, there is a giant purple elephant that goes by the name of Heffalump. As someone who grew up with Winnie the Pooh, I definitely approve of this cute nod.

    Posted on 04/20/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Riding Solo

    It's my belief that soloing a game is something more and more people seem to take for granted. I understand the want to keep progressing at a fairly nice pace, but at what cost? Soloing allows you to develop your skills and fully understand whatever game you're playing. Back when I made my first wizard in 2013, I made a conscious effort to solo as much as I possibly could.

    Posted on 04/06/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Diving Into the Test Realm Waters

    It's that time once again! KingsIsle dropped the spring update into the test realm last Thursday while they were preparing for a big weekend of SXSW fun. The update touches upon many aspects of the game and has been well received overall. Although not a huge update, I do feel that it's an important one. Some elements included in it have even been requested by players for years!

    Posted on 03/24/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Lock and Key

    Have you caught a glimpse of those three mysterious teasers floating around the community lately? The first tease was revealed in the March newsletter which showcased four shadowy figures with the header "A Mysterious Omen." Their presence was not alone though. Official fansites were given a sneak peak of their own to share. The second hint displayed a Krokotopia theme with a mander, a Nirini, Krokopatra, and what looks to be the sun god himself - Ra!

    Posted on 03/09/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • My Journey Through Gear

    Compared to some others, I'm still very much a newbie when it comes to Wizard101. I first signed up to play right after the New Year in 2013. Like most new players, I didn't have the slightest clue as to what I was doing. Many of my early decisions were made by uneducated guesses rather than strategic plans. Luckily, after learning the ropes and finding some helpful sources and mentors along the way, I can say I've grown a lot since my first day of class.

    Posted on 02/24/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • How Important is Going First?

    The last Feedback Friday of January touched on an issue many players have strong opinions about - how important is casting your spells before your opponents? For those who are unaware, Kingsisle releases a Feedback Friday every week to gather player opinions and suggestions on different topics.

    Posted on 02/10/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Teamwork Tips

    Admit it, you've pulled a Leeroy Jenkins at least once. The excitement and anticipation of battle can lead to some unprepared fights ... and that's okay sometimes. In fact, even if you have no idea what you're doing, most people can manage to muscle through a boss with little to no problems. However, that's not always the case and it usually won't play out well with unsuspecting cheating bosses. One of the most important aspects in any MMO is the idea of teamwork.

    Posted on 01/27/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Eyeing the New Witch's Hoard Pack

    Monday got a little bit better earlier this week when Kingsisle announced the addition of a brand new hoard pack - the Witch's Hoard! Now available in the Crown Shop for 399 crowns, the Witch's Hoard Pack brings Polaris themed items for your wizard to enjoy. New goodies in this pack include a new mount, pet, housing items, and gear!

    Posted on 01/13/2016 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • 2016 Wizard101 Wish List

    With the holidays over and December winding down, it's that time of year for reflection and hope. Overall, I thought 2015 was a great year for Wizard101. Kingsisle squeezed in a lot of big changes and new features that will continue to make a lasting impact in the future.

    Posted on 12/30/2015 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Yuletide in the Spiral is in Full Swing!

    My, does time fly! We're already about halfway through December and the spiral is bustling with fun items, events, giveaways, and contests to help celebrate the holidays!

    Posted on 12/16/2015 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Putting the Unity in Community

    Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I posed a simple question to the Wizard101 community. I asked, “Hey wizards, what are you thankful for?” The question gathered mixed results, but I did notice one constant. Almost all of the responses had “community” somewhere within them. Community is an important aspect in any online game, especially MMOs … but what exactly makes the Wizard101 community so special? Why do so many players feel so connected to it?

    Posted on 12/02/2015 by Vanessa Mythdust
  • Seven Years of The Spiral - Happy Birthday Wizard101!

    After five years in development, including a year in Beta, on this day Merle Ambrose and Gamma the Owl started guiding students through picking a class and preparing for that first fearsome fight with the Jade Oni (Malistaire didn’t even think to show up until a few months later)! Now that it’s been seven years and over 50 million registered accounts later, it’s time to let the numbers do the talking while we take a look back at seven big moments in the history of Wizard101.

    Posted on 09/01/2015 by Christina IceDreamer
  • Ultra-Summer in Wizard101: No burns, Just Bursting with Good Stuff!

    Wizard101’s Ultra Summer Update went live this week with a whole lot of something for every type of player. New challenges from old foes, pets taking a dip in the DNA pool, a new age of PvP, and more housing and gardening than you can shake a glow stick at (the new Ultra plants have a really cool glow effect).

    Posted on 07/17/2015 by Christina IceDreamer
  • My 2015 MMOG Wish List

    It has been many years since I last sat on Santa's knee or wrote a letter to make sure he'd know what gifts I wanted him to bring. Although I'm not inclined to do either ever again, I haven't forgotten the seasonal tradition of listing my wishes. This year, as usual, I can enumerate quite a few things I'd like to see within the MMOG category. There are far too many to consider discussing them all, so I decided to limit myself to a manageable selection.

    Posted on 12/29/2014 by Richard Aihoshi
  • The Best Laptop MMOs

    As the world grows increasingly small and we travel more, we take along our more portable machines. In The List today, we take a look at five great MMOs perfect to play on any laptop. Read on before leaving your choices in the comments.

    Posted on 11/23/2013 by William Murphy
  • For Parents this Summer

    School's out for summer, Mom & Dad, and your little progeny will be looking for things to get into. Why not keep them safely and happily occupied in a family friendly MMO? In today's Independency, we make a few suggestions for some of the best. Check it out before heading to the comments to chat.

    Posted on 06/19/2013 by Lisa Jonte
  • Tending the Flock

    Community is the name of the game in today's MMO space and no one does it better than the team from KingsIsle. In today's column, we take a look at just one way the Wizard101 community is celebrated. Check it out!

    Posted on 03/06/2013 by Suzie Ford
  • A Magical Community

    The lifeblood of any MMO is the community of players who support the development team and the game itself. KingsIsle's Wizard101 is one inarguably of the premier communities in the MMO space today. We've got a few thoughts to share and a short but informative interview with Kiersten Samwell, Community & Social Relations Manager for KingsIsle. Keep reading!

    Posted on 02/15/2013 by Suzie Ford
  • A Kid’s Game? Not Quite...

    In our latest Wizard101 column, we take a look at the proclivity of some to label anything by KingsIsle as a kids' game. We wonder why this is so and offer a few thoughts as well as take a look back at the accomplishments of the W101 team over the course of 2012. Read on then leave your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 01/03/2013 by Suzie Ford
  • Five Really Cool Things About W101

    Four year old Wizard101 by KingsIsle is a perennial favorite among gamers of many ages. There are a metric ton of reasons why, some of which we'll investigate in today's column. See which things we chose as our first five really cool things about Wizard101 then add your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 12/20/2012 by Suzie Ford
  • A Game for All Ages

    We're starting a new column here at MMORPG.com, one that's devoted to KingsIsle's Wizard101. W101 is one of the most popularly followed games on our site so it's only natural that we want to talk more about a great game that's truly one for all ages. See why we think so and get a few extra tips from Professor Greyrose herself. Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 12/07/2012 by Suzie Ford
  • Digital Parent: Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online

    Any parent whose child has started to show an interest in online gaming immediately starts to hyperventilate. But there are things parents can do to ensure that Junior is having the time of his life online SAFELY. See what tips we have for parents and then let us know how you keep your minions safe when gaming online.

    Posted on 01/17/2012 by Suzie Ford
  • Top 10 MMOs Since WoW

    World of Warcraft changed the MMO landscape on November 23rd, 2004, but 174 MMOs have come out since that fateful day. We rank them.

    Posted on 10/13/2009 by Dana Massey
  • The Rise of the Indy MMO

    In this week's edition of Garrett Fuller's Wednesday column, he takes a look at what he calls "The Rise of the Indy MMO" and four games that exemplify it: Wizard 101, Fallen Earth, Global Agenda and Alganon.

    Posted on 09/30/2009 by Garrett Fuller

At A Glance

  • The Week Ahead: Family Week

    From November 28th to December 2nd, we here at MMORPG.com will be celebrating the thrill of gaming with the family. We'll be reviewing some of the industry's brightest young family games and talking about the ups and downs of gaming with our families. Peek inside for a look at what's to come.

    Posted on 11/26/2011 by William Murphy
  • A Quick Look at Wizard 101

    MMORPG.com's Matt Plourde was inspired ocver the holidays to play Wizard 101 with his niece. Today, he presents us with his early impressions of the game.

    Posted on 01/12/2009 by Matt Plourde

Guides

System Focus

  • PvP Overview

    MMORPG.com Wizard 101 Correspondent Matt Plourde writes this look at the Player vs Player system in the made-for-all-ages MMO.

    Posted on 03/09/2009 by Matt Plourde
  • A Look at Mini-Games

    MMORPG.com Wizard101 Correspondent Matt Plourde writes this look at the mini-games that have been incorporated into the kid-friendly MMO.

    Posted on 02/03/2009 by Matt Plourde
  • Combat Primer

    MMORPG.com Wizard101 Correspondent Matt Plourde writes this overview of combat in the not-just-for-kids magical MMO Wizard101.

    Posted on 01/22/2009 by Matt Plourde

Class Overviews

  • Schools

    MMORPG.com Wizard 101 Correspondent Gabe Pursel writes this look at the different available schools in the magic-weilding MMO Wizard 101.

    Posted on 07/15/2009 by Gabe Pursel

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