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VanessaMythdust

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Like a Puppet on a String: Wizard101 Brings Spooky Back

As soon as the calendar read October 1st, KingsIsle flipped their Halloween switch and unleashed all manner of darkness and demons back into the spiral. Talk about wasting no time! Although most of 2018's spookiness are old favorites, KingsIsle did supply some new surprises for the brave wizards of the spiral.


Wizard101 10th Anniversary: A Community Perspective

September may be halfway over, but Wizard101's decaversary celebration is still in full swing. If you haven't already, be sure to chat with Gamma to pick up a very special birthday-themed quest called "Time Has Come." When you complete it, you'll receive an anniversary statue that mirrors the one in The Commons. Speaking of, I think it's pretty crazy that after all these years; The Commons is still "the" community hotspot to hang out and make friends. Some things never change ... and sometimes that's a good thing.


Wizard101 10th Anniversary: Interview with the Devs

Well, it's not every day that you see an MMO turn 10 years old. With Wizard101's Steam launch inching closer and closer, the spiral is only expected to get even bigger. To gain some insight on this amazing milestone (and see what's coming up in the game's future), I caught up with Senior Creative Designer of MMO Content, Leah Ruben, and Lead Wizard101 Creative Designer, Sam Johnson.


Sending the Spiral to Steam

Just in time for its 10th Anniversary, Wizard101 is taking to Steam. It’s a move I’ve wanted KingsIsle to make for quite some time now, and I’m ecstatic that they’re finally taking the leap. However, there are a few important things that players need to know before they pack up their traditional launcher.


My Labyrinth Struggle

As a tournament master, I make sure derby tournaments run smoothly and solve any problems that may arise. Strangely enough, my most frustrating derby experience didn't come from running a tournament. It came from preparing for a tournament.


Do You Want to Build a Sandman?

I'm not exactly sure how Christmas in July started, but I'm sure not complaining. Wizard101 kicked off its celebration on Monday. Players have until July 29th to visit Felix Navidad, grab seasonal items, and participate in Christmas festivities.


Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's been wanting a makeover most of all? While I'm happy with my wizard's current features, most Wizard101 players welcomed the new Magic Mirror Shop that was included in the 2018 summer update. The shop, located in the Wizard City Shopping District, allows customers to change their hair, hair color, face, eye color, and skin tone.


Making Old New Again: Wizard101 Test Realm Coming Soon

Wizard101 is getting a 2018 makeover just in time for its 10th anniversary. While Renee Wooften puts the finishing touches on the revamped areas of the spiral, players remain eager to see the final result. Luckily, KingsIsle has supplied MMORPG.com with two exclusive teasers for the upcoming summer update.


Castle Uses For The 'Decorating Challenged'

There are some VERY talented and dedicated housing decorators in the KingsIsle community. Me? I'm certainly not one of them. I envy people who can see a blank canvas within castle walls. All I see is storage space. So, you can imagine my awe when I visit other houses with decorations dangling from ceiling to floor. If you're "decorating challenged" like me, you'll be happy to know that there are a few other uses for your castle other than a pretty tour destination.


Battlemage Keep Bundle

Wizard101's newest bundle is here and it (literally) takes players to new heights. Supplying a castle in the sky, the Battlemage Keep Bundle is $39 and only available at GameStop.


Wizard Origins: Who Am I?

As Wizard101 quickly approaches its 10 year anniversary, one mystery all the way from 2008 still remains unsolved. Who the heck are we and where did we come from? The game opens with Headmaster Ambrose and Gamma looking into a crystal ball. They claim that they've found someone who can ave Wizard City ... someone who comes from a world that doesn't even believe in magic. Then whoosh. Is it just me, or did the game just glaze over our entire origin story?!


New Wizard101 Prepaid Cards Make an Interesting Entrance

If I've learned one thing over my 5ish years playing Wizard101, it's that the KingsIsle community is extremely dedicated. Whether it's in or out of game, most players are willing to do whatever they can to help other community members and support the game they love. This dedication made an interesting appearance over the weekend when 2 new prepaid cards were discovered and located in Dallas.


Here There Be Unicorns

After a few weeks on the Test Realm, Wizard101's newest update officially launched. Although it doesn't contain a ton of new stuff to do, it did try to tackle all things pets.


Making Your Voice Count

As a college student majoring in Communication, I spend a lot of time learning what to say, what not to say, and how to say it. Although there are countless theories that carefully explain how to communicate effectively, truthfully, I think most of it should be common sense. Yet, I look around gaming communities and find that most of these unspoken "rules" are thrown out.


W101 Springs Into Test Realm

Hello spring! Wizard101's newest update is now available to test on the Test Realm. Although it doesn't contain the much anticipated continuation of Empyrea, it does introduce various "quality of life" features that players have been asking for.