Saturday, September 3, 2016

New Hybrid Discovered in Pirate101

On yesterday's special episode of KingsIsle Live, Community Managers One-Eyed Jack and Falmea were visited by Decius Duelmaster, who dropped another hint at an undiscovered hybrid in Pirate101!

The hint: Armadillo Verde x Coconut Crawlie

Shortly after the end of the show, CaptainPowwow discovered the hybrid and shared his finding on Pirate101 Central. The resulting hybrid is called Salsadillo and is pictured below. Thanks to Captain Powwow (Brave Hunter Young)!

AlphaCat Launched Worldwide

KingsIsle has finally released another mobile game worldwide: AlphaCat!

"It's time to defend the galaxy with your best puzzle matching skills! Start your journey deep into space as the AlphaCat, and captain your crew to battle your toughest enemies in a labyrinth of ever-changing dungeons. As you match epic chains to defeat the baddies, you'll uncover treasures that strengthen your team of cats and other creatures."

You can now download the game on Apple Store, Google Play and Amazon.

Free Crowns Giveaway
To celebrate the world launch of AlphaCat, KingsIsle is giving away free Crowns! Use the promo code "AlphaCatCrowns" to get 101 Crowns (non-transferable) for your Wizard or Pirate, or simply click the image below.

Only one redemption per account; not applicable to new accounts created after 9:00AM CT on Sept. 12th. Offer ends September 18th, 2016 at 11:59pm US Central Time.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Wizard101's 8th Birthday Celebration

Happy birthday, Wizard101! Today marks the eighth anniversary of the game. Can you believe we've been studying Magical Arts and fighting evil for that long?!

The Birthday Party will include a week of epic birthday celebrations and a birthday giveaway! And to commemorate seven years in the Spiral, there are presents for everyone, new in-game items and festive decorations in the Wizard City Commons.

New Birthday Crown Shop Items
KingsIsle is launching brand new birthday items in the Crown Shop, plus your favorites from years past, including:
  • NEW Gobbler Mount
  • NEW 8th Anniversary Gobbler Cake
  • Party Corgi Pet
  • Reg. Keeper Party Multi-Tank Aquarium
  • Party Chair Housing Item
  • Party Buffet Table Housing Item
  • Birthday Snack Pack

Lost Pages & Five B.O.X.E.S. Events
To celebrate yet another year with some extra awesome, the Five B.O.X.E.S Event and the Lost Pages have returned, through September 9th, 2016.

Member Benefits Galore
Wizard101 Members will get special benefits during this 8th birthday celebration! Enjoy double pet experience, double gardening rewards, bonus on daily assignments and free training point respec, through September 9th! Not a member yet? Subscribe here.

Birthday Giveaway
The moment we've all been waiting for: FREE gifts for Wizard101's birthday! KingsIsle is giving your Wizard 8 items to celebrate! Use the promo code gobblerATEbday (or click the image below) to redeem the following gifts:
  • 1 Dragon's Hoard Pack
  • 1 Energy Elixir
  • 1 8th Anniversary Gobbler Cake
  • 2 Gobbler Stoppers Pet Snacks
  • 1 Grumpy Gobbler Music Scroll
  • 1 Gobbler Transformation
  • 1 Gobbler PiƱata Housing Item

Giveaway ends Friday, September 30th, 2016, at 11:59pm US Central Time.

KingsIsle Live Birthday Episode
Make sure to join Community Managers for the second anniversary episode of KingsIsle Live today, September 2nd, 2016, at 4:00 PM Central! If you've never watched the show before, KingsIsle Live is an event where KingsIsle Community Managers play Wizard101, discuss the latest game news, take questions from the audience and give away awesome prizes.

New Birthday Mystery Fish
There are new rare fish in town (one for each school), creeping in the waters of the Spiral through September 30th! These new fish, and your birthday favorite from last year, are only here for a short time for birthday celebrations... can you catch them?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Arrrgust Week 4 Contest Winners

Arrrgust is finally coming to an end, and I'm wrapping it up in the best way: by sharing the entries and rewarding the winners of the "Arrrgust Week 4 Contest"!

There were so many great entries, some of which stood out more than the rest, for being really funny and original. So, without further ado, here are the winners:

Grand Prize Winners

"Dilemma: What should I do first? Do the dirty dishes or defeat Ninja Pigs?"
Captain Lenora Vaughn

"Brighten up the Tower of Moo Manchu!"
Stormy Blaze Silver

"Using Hoodoo for backwards waterfall racing with crabs, which are faster than you think."
Merciful Christina

Honorable Mentions

"May I have this dance?"
Reckless Wolf Bellamy

"As I have no friends on Pirate101, I like making sure I have no enemies either by defeating them. Arghh..."
Petar Buglov

Danish Casper Jenkins

10 Random Draws
  • Strong Jacqueline Dodger
  • Red Lenora Noble
  • Red Boris
  • Crazy Alia
  • Perilous Pilar Underwood
  • Unfair Alexander Mumford
  • Ruthless Cody
  • Quiet Keena Davis
  • Little Alexis Silver
  • Erica

Thank you all for entering and have fun in the Spiral!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Bundle-a-Palooza in Wizard101 & Pirate101

Missing one of those amazing bundles, either in Wizard101 or Pirate101? Do not worry: Bundle-a-Palooza is back and it's the perfect time to get those elusive, retired bundles, that have returned for this special promotion!

Now through September 7th, 2016, at 11:59PM US Central Time, you can save 25% or 50% OFF each online bundle (Discounts are not applicable for gift certificates), in both Wizard101 and Pirate101!

But with so many bundles to choose from, how to know which one is best for you? I decided to lend you a hand and list my top bundles on sale in both games, so that you can choose wisely.

Top 4 Wizard101 Bundles

The Botanical Gardens' distinctive beauty and spacious plant nurseries make it the best-looking bundle house in Wizard101! If you have a green thumb, you'll definitely want to grow your plants in this house, as it adds an extra "like" to all your plants, not to mention the Spirit of the Forest pet, who occasionally helps you with gardening. The Celestial Wolf mount is simply mesmerizing and the gear looks awesome, and gives your Wizard great stats! My favorite overall bundle by far.
This bundle takes you on an expedition to the far North, on the Battle Narwhal mount, which gives a 2% damage boost to your Wizard! The Proper Penguin pet is adorable and dyeable. The overall stats of the Polarian Explorer's gear are very good, and the Polarian Shipwreck is perfect for Wizards who like the cold.
With the Aztecan Builder's Bundle, you can create your very own castle, or use the one that is provided in the Serpentine Escape! The Wild Wing outfit is great, if you combine it with other pieces of gear. If you like dinosaurs, the Feathered Raptor mount is what you're looking for and the Toucan't pet is good for Pyromancers.
Last but not least, the Hive Bundle, which gives you an amazing and spacious house: the Amber Estate. It is easily one of the most fancy homes in the game. The Bumble Bee pet is cute and the Bee Wings are nice, but the other mounts look better, in my opinion. The Stinger armor is good for stitching.

Top 4 Pirate101 Bundles

Nausica is easily the best bundle companion in Pirate101! She's a formidable ally to have around, both in PvP and PvE. The gear looks cool and it's great for the Swashbuckler and Musketeer classes. The Emperor's Villa is a huge house and also one of the best looking, in my opinion. Definitely the best overall bundle in Pirate101!
Hoodoo Cornelius is a melee Witchdoctor companion and his Go Bananas! ability is the equivalent of Reckless Frienzy, so he will attack until he misses, which makes him a great ally. The Witchdoctor's Lab housing add-on is an underground room, where you can hang out and party with friends, especially during Halloween! This Bundle is definitely the best for the Witchdoctor class.
Handsome Dan is a healing companion, but he earns the 3rd spot for being replaceable, simply because Bonnie Anne can do it better. The gear is extremely versatile and this bundle is perfect for Privateers!
The Cutthroat Pirate companion is okay; nothing particularly good about him, because there are better Buccaneer allies to have on your team. The gear is decent and the Castaway's Cove house is nice, too! If you're a Buccaneer, this might be the bundle for you!