Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Thoughts on The New Mirage Patch!

Hello Wizards!
 
    Kingsisle recently released a brand new patch for the world of Mirage! This particular patch has rumbled the community recently. For and against the nerf of the new world. Some players thought it was too difficult, and some thought that KI should have kept it the same difficulty as we are in the higher worlds now and need some difficulty.
 
    Where are you on this spectrum? I am looking from both sides, but I am leaning towards that they should have left the difficulty alone. My main wizard is a storm wizard and I usually solo worlds (except Darkmoore cause you need teamwork with that :P) Was not finished before the nerf, but before it happened, I was using the basic shields and healing when I needed.
 
    We are in the 3rd arc of the game, over level 100+ and have saved the Spiral twice from (Malistaire and Morganthe) - We need some difficulty in the game going forward in my opinion. If they keep nerfing worlds and past worlds , I'm afraid that it will push many of the hardcore players away.
 
Dont get me wrong, I know this is a Childrens game, but most of the players who make it to Mirage have earned their way there and should know how to use shields and have the problem solving skills to change their deck if they fail in one battle. You aren't suppose to breeze through the game nor one shot mobs and bosses.
 
That is just my 2 cents on the situation! There are tons of places to discuss this topic, so I thought Id share what I thought about it. Thank you for listening :)
 
Johnny


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Quick Update!

Hello Wizards!
 
    I just wanted to update everyone and let you all know that I've been pretty jam packed with work the past few weeks. After the Holidays I should be more available again!! So much has happened in Wizards in those weeks! Between Mirage releasing, and the new Christmas updates.
 
    Between work and real life I really wish I had more time to enjoy the game like I did so many years ago. But we all have to grow up and take responsibility at one point or another! I cannot believe Christmas is already upon us this coming week, this month really flew by, and I cannot wait to start a fresh new year.
 
    2017 is going to be a great year, I can feel it! I cant wait to see what Kingsisle has cooked up for it as well. I'm sure it will be amazing like always. Anyways I hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year. Please be safe and have fun!!
 
See you in 2017 Wizards!
 
~Johnny


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloweenfest Winners!

Winners!
(In no particular order)
 Winner: Lotus River
Halloween Idea: NPC Witch + Lich Pet
 
Winner: Autumn Heart
Halloween Idea: New Halloween Bundle
 
Winner: Andrew
 
Winner: Brandon Owlsword
 
Winner: Dugan
Halloween Idea: Nether Realm Area
 
Winner: Alexander
 
Winner: Logan
 
Winner: Josh
 
Winner: Proxie
 
Winner: Tarlac
 
Winner: Isabella
Halloween Idea: The Spooky Castle

Monday, October 17, 2016

New World Announced!

Hello Wizards!
 
    On the last episode of KI Live, Community Managers Tom and Leah teased the upcoming new world to Wiz! After lots of speculation from the community the past few months, the rumors held true. I am beyond ecstatic since it should be similar to Aladdin my favorite classic Disney movie. Magic, Lamps, Treasure, and most importantly new adventures!
    What we know so far about the Mysterious Land of Mirage is that Old Cob has sent one of his "children" there to corrupt it just like he did with Polaris. The Ancient Zafarian Prophecies had predicted that the Scorpion entity is an evil alchemist who will try to steal the sun! Sounds like it would fit into Mirage's storyline perfectly! KI also gave us a pretty epic looking teaser poster. (Split it up) Looks like a Genie type character in the pink gear, a royal princess in the middle? Floating Skull could be good or bad? The Green robed cat reminds me of the Sultan from Aladdin.
    In this section, we have all the evil looking characters. The one with the Turban and green smoke from his hands could be old cobs child, or is it the guy with the staff? We will have to wait and see, but the consensus is that the guy with the staff is the Scorpion (the staff handle is a scorpion claw). The evil skeleton rats look to be his army risen from the dead. Be sure to be ready to face many of those!


 
    Be sure to check out the whole KI Live episode above if you missed it! Very great show this time by Tom and Leah for Pirate101's Birthday and of course teasing Mirage. If you want to hop right to the Mirage Teaser bit, rub the magic lamp below! ;) I hope you all have a wonderful night, be on your toes because Test Realm could pop up very soon.
https://youtu.be/TTCd3HVkgh4?t=32m43s


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Halloweenfest

 
Hello Wizards!
 
    Halloweenfest has arrived at Wizards of the Spiral!! Thanks to the kind folks of Kingsisle, we have tons of spooktacular prizes to give away! During the next 2 weeks there will be plenty of Contests for you all to enter and hopefully win some prizes! Continue reading to learn how you can participate.
    Twitter Contest: Respond to this tweet saying which type of Mask your Wizard would be wearing for Halloween! Random winner will win 5k Crowns + Vampire Costume!
 
Blog Contest: Let us know a feature or expansion you would like to see for next Halloween in Wizard101! Maybe a new Dungeon? Or Spell? Be creative as possible. There will be tons of prizes given out for this one! Ask your Parent/Guardian permission before you email me at Johnnycentral1@cox.net. The more Creative/Detailed, the better chance of winning. This Contest will end on October 27th, 2016 @ midnight.
 
Prizes
1st Place: Witchdoctor Bundle, Nightrunner Mount (Perm)
2nd Place: 10k Crowns + Goat Horns
3rd Place: 5k Crowns + Vampire Costume
4th Place: 5k Crowns + Mummy Costume
5th Place: 5k Crowns + Vampire Costume
6th Place: 5k Crowns + Mummy Costume
7th-11th Place: 1 Nightmare Pet + 1 Harrowing Nightmare Pack
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I hope you all enjoy October and your Halloween festivities coming up! Be sure to check out all of the other Fansites who are holding their own Contests here. See you around the Spiral Peeps. Big thanks again to KI for the opportunity to give out Prizes!
 
Johnny

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ancient Zafarian's Prophecy

Hello Wizards!
 
    With a new update to Wizards coming soon, I wanted to look back to the Ancient Zafarian's Prophecy we encountered during a questline in Polaris with the Arcanum Storyline. It gives us insight of the storyline for the future past Polaris and Old Cobs children. Pretty neat if you skipped past the dialogue by accident or by choice!
 
    Airdale Guthrie is a Marlyebonian we meet in Zafaria on a questline for the Arcanum Professors. He is inside of a cave in the Savannah that holds Ancient Zafarians Cave Drawings. Airdale explains to us that they believed a spider (Old Cob) was imprisoned underground (oops we let him out!), and that he had 3 children that were going to rule the spiral! (Rat, Scorpion, Bat)
 
    Well so far the Prophecy is true, poor Airdale laughed if off thinking it was crazy talk. We defeated Rat(sputin) in Polaris. Which Child of Old Cob do you think we will encounter next? The Scorpion or Bat? I am leaning towards the Scorpion because of the whispers of Mirage being the next world! The Scorpion is a Mirage Alchemist/Warlord and wants to steal the sun, very interesting! Make of that what you will.
 
    This also means that the final child we will meet is a bat, hmmm Empryea anyone? Or maybe we will get a main world of DM expansion? That's the only other thing that would make sense!! What are your predictions? I'm so hyped for the next world! Throwback to my Mirage edits Lol!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Cuckoo Clock Bundle!

Hello Wizards!
 
    Kingisle has recently released a brand new Bundle For Wizard101! It is dubbed "The Cuckoo Clock Gauntlet" which is based off of the Pirate101 world Valencia. Inside the Bundle you get the Clock Tower Dungeon with tons of cool loot inside. Then your standard Mount, Pet, and Gear set/Weapon. It costs $39 dollars and is found at Target or Walmart! Make sure to snag yours today! Learn more about the bundle below.
 

    Want to try and win your own? Head over to Twitter and RT this Tweet! That simple. Ill be picking the lucky winner on July 27th! Good luck and big thanks to Kingsisle! See ya'll in the Spiral peeps!