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!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Pirate101's Arrrgust Week 4 Contest

The fourth week of Arrrgust has just begun and Fansites are running contests and giveaways for the Pirate101 community to celebrate!

Summer Screenshot Contest
Have you been hanging out with friends in Taverns or farming bosses with them, perhaps? Trying hard to get those glorious Ranked PvP weapons this season? Whatever it is, I want you to take a screenshot of your Pirate during his/her favorite Summer activities, with a caption describing your picture. The caption can only be a single sentence and can be anything you like, as long as it describes your screenshot and G-rated.

To participate, send your entries to, with the title "Summer Screenshot Contest", attaching no more than one screenshot, with the caption somewhere in your e-mail. Make sure to include your Pirate's name, such as David Everhart.

This contest starts now and ends on August 26th, 2016, at 4:00PM CST.

The 3 most original entries will take home a permanent Pygmy Whale mount and 10,000 Crowns each; 3 other Pirates will win a permanent Pygmy Whale mount, and 10 more entries will be entered into a raffle to win a 7-day rental Pygmy Whale mount + 2,500 Crowns.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below and I'll reply as soon as possible! Good luck to all and have fun!

Monday, August 15, 2016

House-a-Palooza Returns to Wizard101

August has finally arrived and with it yet another House-a-Palooza promotion, and a bunch of exciting new items in the Wizard101 Crown Shop!

Are you a decorating pro in the game or wanting to get your feet wet, with your first Wizard101 House? If so, you'll love House-a-Palooza, where you can save on all of your housing needs!

Now through August 21st 2016, save up to 50% off Houses and Housing Items in the Crown Shop!

House-a-Palooza Details
  • NEW School Themed Furniture Sets – Death, Life, Fire, Ice, Balance, Myth, Storm;
  • Winterbane Hall + Midnight Sun Pagoda Gauntlets are back for a limited time, at 25% OFF;
  • Emperor’s Attic Pack + Housing Elixirs are on sale;
  • Baddle of the Bands + Tanglewood Terror Gauntlet and One-Shot Dungeons are on sale;
  • Select Games and Fishing Multi-Tank;
  • Build-A-Castle Medieval Set!
Free Item Giveaway
To celebrate House-a-Palooza, KingsIsle is giving everyone a free item! All Wizards get a free Emperor's Attic Pack, using the promo code "housingpack".

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

New Pygmy Grey Whale Mount in Pirate101

The new Pygmy Grey Whale mount, which was also released in Wizard101 with the Atlantean Bundle, is now in the Pirate101 Crown Shop, and it's ready to take your Pirate through the roughest Skyways!

This new mount is priced at 9,000 Crowns and gives your Pirate the regular speed boost of 40%. Check it out in the Crown Shop!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

New Farley's Gardening Pack in Wizard101

The Summer Update brought two new game card packs to the Wizard101 Crown Shop: the Immortal's Lore Pack and the Farley's Gardening Pack!

If you have a green thumb, Farley has the perfect pack for your gardening needs, with a plethora of seeds, treasure cards, housing items "liked" by plants, new Bejeweled Planters and the brand new Jewel Blossom seeds, that come in different shapes (Circle, Square, Star, Tear and Triangle)!