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A Penny for My Thoughts

I'm surrounded by questions. Whether I'm in-game, on social media, or just logging into the forums, it feels like there is always someone trying to get my attention. And honestly, I don't mind! I love sharing my thoughts on the game or offering any kind of help or advice I can. However, there are a few questions that I get asked more often than others. So, I thought it'd be a good idea to compile them and answer them all. I'll only charge you a penny ... ;)

The B-Team: Wysteria Style

Let's be honest ... Pigswick Academy students aren't the brightest of the bunch. That's okay though; their silly antics make for quite a humorous hoard pack. KingsIsle loves to secretly add new Crown Shop items into the game whenever a new update goes live, and this past summer update was no exception.

Nooks and Crannies

As mentioned in my last article, Wizard101's most recent update deals with numerous player concerns and suggestions. Everyone loves a good storyline update, but it's important not to overlook the small details that improve an ever aging game. Simply put, quality of life updates make the game "healthier" for years to come.

Turning the Tables - Let's Talk PvP

It's that time again ... Wizard101's test realm is back online! While the summer 2017 update doesn't contain any new areas or bosses, it does try to address numerous concerns players have had over the years. Specifically, KingsIsle really honed in on PvP.

Your Reputation Precedes You

Whether we realize it or not, a game's reputation greatly impacts whether we decide to try it or move along. Since Wizard101's creation, it has been labeled by many as a "kid's game." Though the game is marketed as a "family game" and its playerbase consists of a wide range of players, it's not hard to see why Wizard101 gets the kid's game reputation. The pre-selected character names and a highly restrictive chat system are just two of the elements that usually clue people in.


May is coming to an end, and that means summer is fast approaching. While warm weather, vacations, and no school warrant excitement on their own, Wizard101 players are particularly looking forward to a teased summer update. Players got their first glimpse of a couple of new features during May's KI Live.

EverClicker Presents Promising Opportunities for KingsIsle MMOs

Not many people know KingsIsle Entertainment as a mobile game developer, but the company has been increasingly focused on that area. KingsIsle's first standalone mobile game, Rise and Destroy, was released in 2015, followed by AlphaCat in 2016, and now EverClicker in 2017. The apparent "switch" from MMOs to mobile games had Wizard101 and Pirate101 players a bit worried. Luckily, recent developments may help calm that uneasiness.

Turn of Events

In 2013, Wizard101 introduced the concept of "events." The idea was that these events and the dungeons/creatures they brought with them would only be around for a limited time. The Lost Pages event kicked this idea off and the Five B.O.X.E.S. event wasn't too far behind. Although both events were fun upon their initial release, many players feel as if they've gone ... stale. I think it's time for a new event!

Teacher's Pet

Last week, Wizard101 introduced a brand new hoard pack into the spiral. Unlike many other hoard packs which revolve around key areas, this hoard pack puts a spotlight on Ravenwood's professors. Along with look-alike clothing, the Professor's Hoard Pack gives wizards the opportunity to receive school themed mounts, wands, and a furry friend.

Monstrology and More

April is finally here, and Wizard101's spring update will soon follow. After multiple months of teasing, KingsIsle unveiled the upcoming spring update on the Test Realm at the end of March. While the update doesn't consist of any major storyline content, it does introduce a brand new mechanic that could prove useful in the future.

Test Realm: Imminent

The most recent KI Live gave players a look at what's to come in the next Wizard101 test realm. Although a new world isn't in sight, new school pets, Monstrology, skeleton key bosses, and maybe even a jewel vault will be coming our way very soon.

Luck of the Mythdust

March is upon us and that means Pat O' Gold will be in the spiral soon enough. If luck is on your side, you can even snag some of her festive items from Lord Nightshade. He's always a popular target around the holidays! Speaking of luck, how has yours been lately? As a mercenary at Mercenaries101, I get to assist many wizards with various challenges. Some of those runs go wonderfully, while others are SUPER unlucky.

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.

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.

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.