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VanessaMythdust

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April 2019
Minigames

Since Professor Falmea asked the community about minigames last week, I thought now would be the perfect time to delve into those underused and under-appreciated resources.


Zero Energy Fishing Makes a Splash

Last week, KingsIsle unveiled Wizard101's newest member benefit: zero energy fishing. Member benefits tend to be hit or miss depending on a particular player's in-game habits, but here are how mine break down.


Random Thoughts: Team Racing and Myth Minions

Some of the best ideas come when you're least expecting them. I was hanging out on TheArtofWarlord's birthday stream over the weekend, and we discussed (what we thought) were some pretty cool Wizard101 ideas. Two big ones were team derby racing and expanded myth minions.


Spells I Dread

I think we've all been there. You're staring down a boss when all of a sudden he/she whips out THAT spell. Yes, THAT one. Now, the word "that" could be replaced by pretty much any spell depending on who you're talking to, but today I'm listing the top 5 spells that I personally dread seeing. Here we go!


New Pack Takes Players Back

A new year, a new hoard pack. On Monday, Wizard101 introduced the "Alphoi Hoard Pack." If you're scratching your head at the word "alphoi," it's a type of race/creature in Empyrea. The tall skinny dudes to be exact. One was even holding a "The End is Pie!" sign. Suddenly the end doesn't seem too bad ...


2017 in Review

And just like that the holidays have passed us by. It's hard to believe that 2018 will be here in less than a week! Hopefully KingsIsle has some cool stuff in store for the new year, but in the meantime, let's look back on all of the new features 2017 brought us!


Holiday Joy in the Spiral

We're almost halfway through December and that means Kingsisle's holiday celebrations are in full force in both of their games. Felix Navidad is back in the shopping district, present boxes are scattered throughout Skull Island, and festive decorations are all over the place. With past favorites returning, and some new holiday items and activities making their way into Wizard101 and Pirate101, the 2017 Yuletide celebration is looking to be a good one.


Teen Derby 101

The winter KI Live snowball race has become an annual tradition. A tradition that usually ends with me completely trampling Wizard101's community manager live, in front of hundreds of people. Not only is it cool to showcase my racing skills, but it's also awesome to see derby get some much needed attention. What better time to go into developing teen derby pets than race day?!


Empyrea Shenanigans

You know, I usually try to blow through Test Realm. Experiencing the entire world, figuring out new boss cheats, and providing KingsIsle with useful feedback were my primary motivators for doing so. However, I did things a bit different this time around. When my friend, TheArtOfWarlord, asked me to stream the new world with her ... I thought it would be fun. And it was!


Empyrea Opens on Test Realm

After a couple of fun teases, KingsIsle finally opened the Wizard101 Test Realm on October 18th. Since then, wizards have been testing and exploring all that the new update has to offer. Below are a few highlights.


Empyrea is Coming!

Do you feel that? It's the Wizard101 Test Realm hype in the air once again. After weeks of teases, players finally have a better idea of what's to come in Wizard101's Fall 2017 update. Let's recap!


Something Rotten This Way Comes

KingsIsle wasted no time getting into the spooky spirit. Jack Hallow and his friends are back in the spiral, the water is crawling with creepy catches, and Spooky Bob has returned with his Halloween items (including a new Obsidian Mimic pet!). One of my personal favorite things to do in Wizard101 during October is complete what I call "The Evil Veggie Quest." Well, the actual name is "Something Rotten in Nightside," ... but I'm close enough!


I Admire You, For the Things I Can't Do

lthough I would love to do EVERYTHING in Wizard101, I know it's not possible. We all have our little in-game hobbies that we excel at and enjoy. Mine is derby - but most of you knew that already. Today though, I'm not going to be talking about me. I'm going to be talking about all of you, the community. Doing cool things in-game that I'm either not good at or just don't have time to do. So .... here's to you.


The 9th Birthday Celebration Continues!

Wizard101 turned 9 on September 2nd! It's really crazy (and awesome) to think that the spiral is one year away from entering the double digits zone. Unfortunately, not everyone was in a celebratory mood. KingsIsle's game servers were the target of DDoS attacks over what was supposed to be a very cheerful holiday weekend.


Everybody Loves Free Crowns

Crowns, the premium currency in both Wizard101 and Pirate101, can be used to buy anything from new zones to hoard packs, mounts, and even pets. Although crowns can be purchased directly from KingsIsle, there are actually a few ways players can obtain them for free. Interested? Let's take a look...