Khrysalis has come to Wizard101

A brand new main storyline world has come, Khrysalis Part One! Part Two will come in early 2014.

Pirate101 releases Sneak Peek Teasers!

New Content Is Coming, But What Could It Be?!

Brand New Wizard101 Hive Bundle from GameStop

Introducing the brand new Hive bundle with a Hive House, Bee pet, mount and more!

Brand New Pirate101 Empire Bundle from GameStop

Introducing the brand new Empire Bundle with an Aquilan House, Ship, Centaur Companion and more!

Castle Tours has arrived in Wizard101

You now can tour other people's castles and rank them on how great they are!

Brand new Islander's Hoard Pack in Wizard101!

You could get a chance at a cool waverider mount and more.

Pirate101 now has reached 5 Million Pirates!

Yay, another great milestone for Pirate101!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The One Eyed Albino Shark

 I don't know if you read the news or heard of this. But a commerical fishing crew caught a pregnant Dusy Shark legally in Mid-2011 off the coast of Mexico. When they cut the shark open and they realized that it was pregnant, but with an special surprise. Apparently, the Dusky Shark was pregnant with an albino "cyclops" shark. Scientists has said that this fetus is legitimate, however it wouldn't have likely survived in the wild.

photo credit: Pisces Fleet Sportfishing

I instantly thought of Pirate101. Imagine an in-game Boss that was a mature albino Cyclops shark? Now that would be quite a character! I like seeing unique characters, so an albino one-eyed shark would be cool to see. If you're an albino with one eye, you will stand out for sure and I can imagine it to be a rough character. Being an one eyed albino in the wild will have turned you into a super super tough character just because you had to be to survive.

Or maybe even as a cute little pet?!

What do you think? Would you like to see such an animal in-game for Pirate101?
Post comments below to give your opinion!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To Pirate Or Not To Pirate?

Dan Hibiki was playing "Skull Girls" and he successfully finished the single player campaign when he got a strange message. "What is the square root of a fish? Now I'm sad." This baffled him so much that he took to Twitter to tweet Skull Girls directly and he got an answer that he didn't expect.

Apparently being lazy was an excuse for him to pirate a game. He swore up and down that he was going to buy a copy ANYWAY. In the end, a very generous SkullGirls fan gave him a copy of the game, so now he owns one legally. 

What I commend the most is the way SkullGirls reacted. They kept their cool and they reacted kindly. Kudos to SkullGirls!

But the moral of the story is DONT PIRATE! Don't cheat, steal, copy, edit a game! This takes money out of the company's pocket. Don't say, "Oh well they have plenty of money." What if you're not the ONLY one doing it, then how can they keep the game running? They can't and in turn, you lose access to a fabulous game.

On a positive note, I have received a SkullGirls game as a gift. To support the fabulous SkullGirls, I will try it out and review it, so stay tuned!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Game Cards: Is It Worth It Or Not?

Okay so, yep this is gonna be all about game cards. 

I was chatting with a dear friend, Timothy Titan, about game cards. I remember back in 2010, I was so excited to go to the local Rite-Aid and get a Wizard101 game card so I could get a Defender Pig. I would run around so proud and thinking I was the ultimate wizard with my little pig at my side.

I always wanted to collect all of the game cards until I realized that some pets weren't that useful. And then pet pavilion came along and allowed me to be able to hatch for those useful game card pets which saved me money. That just made my interest wane even more.

But then eventually, I started realizing that the game card pets were boring because they all looked alike, wasn't all useful and they were easily obtained through hatching.

Then Pirate101 came along with its own new set of game card pets. I was confronted with a dilemma. Should I really care or not? Now let me be brutally honest here. I don't. They all look alike and not all of them are useful. The only reason I get those game card pets is for research and to hatch with others to help them complete their collection. Now with the pet pavilion, it has now become even more easier to get a game card pet if I need it, so there's no rush for me to scramble and try to get all of them.

It's like if McDonalds send out a set of toys that looks exactly the same but has the same card in their Happy Meals. People won't rush out for it. But if the set of toys were ALL unique, then yes that's something you would want to get to complete a collection. The cards it came with would not matter as much as the actual toy. The fact of the matter is that you can easily buy crowns online, so going in the store to get crowns should benefit you even more or even motivate you to do it.

So I was thinking of how to keep the game card pets interesting even after the initial SQUEE is over. I think that all game card pets should have its own unique look. Personally, I love pets for its looks more than talents, powers or cards. Having 5 sets of a pet that looks exactly the same except it has its own talent/power/card. Eh. Even if the pets had an useful talent/power, it would be transferred to a better looking pet and then the original game card pet would be forgotten.

Imagine all game cards had its own unique weapon, you would want to get all of them, right? That should apply to pets as well. They should have their own cool special animations too. Especially when Pirate101 is introducing a new line of game card pets with new names. Confetti Dragon for Pirate101, for example, I was hoping this pet would randomly throw confetti, but alas it doesn't. What if the game card pets had their own animations? That would be cool esp if the pets have a theme.

So my opinion is, to update the pet's looks so they have their own special look and animation perhaps. They also should be sold online. I mean I don't want to schlep to countless stores just to try to get a pet that looks like the others. I would hatch for it instead or not even buy it.

But what do you guys think? Do you think the game card needs improvement? How?
Post your ideas and thoughts in the comments below. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hook, Line, Sinker & Spiral Cup Bundle

With the new gauntlet, we get to teach those pigs another lesson in how to do magic properly! Apparently those snooty pigs think a tad too much of themselves, so we are asked to whip their egos back into shape.

We get to duel the Pigswick student. We end up meeting those three little pigs which had interesting last names. Strawhouse, Stickhouse, Brickhouse. I just wonder where's the wolf huffing and puffing their houses down? Now this was my most favorite pop culture reference really. There's more funny references like this in the gauntlet, but you will have to find out on your own.

But one thing you have to think about is... Is this a clue that we will see a Wysteria expansion in the future? Is it even possible? 

In this amazing gauntlet, you can get your own Pigswick school gear as drops! Yep, you heard it! Not only that, you can get new pets dropped as well, such as the Purple Spider, the Rude Goblin and the Dill Piggle. You do get dropped pets that are already available such as Silverback Wildclaw, Mustard Troll, etc..

This bundle comes with an incredibly adorable Pegasus Pony pet, an amazing Tanglewood Vine mount and cool gears of course that comes with a Wand book.

And if you notice, Tamworth Brickhouse mentions "Next Tournament." Don't think that we won't see them again because I am betting that we will or I'll huff and puff and blow your house down.

PS: A Dead Dragon for a Death School teacher? Oh I wish!!!! 

To read more about what this bundle contains, go to:

Fishing has come to the Spiral of Wizard101! Lucky Hookline has arrived in the Commons to teach us a thing or two about how to reel in a Whopper!

This is great for the causal gamer who isn't rushing to do gardens or pet training. You can take all of the time in the world to catch a fish. Just remember, fishing uses the same energy as gardening and pet training.

I just hope that they will balance it a bit better for the serious gamer who doesn't like being stopped on their fishing quest because the energy potion ran out or for those who want to focus solely on fishing. It also will be slow going for crafters who will need fish for their crafting recipes, especially when you can't trade fish in shared bank.

Hey, a serious fisherperson knows that when it's on, it's SO ON. Everything is out of the window. The only thing you can think of is getting them all! Time to finish another collection! BOOYA!

You can reel in 47 different fishes which is awesome! Some are super hard to get, some are super easy. If you're bored from doing the gardens, raising a pet, questing or even pvping, you can simply instead work on completing your fish collection!

You can work on setting up your own aquariums to put your fish collection in. You can buy three sets for 750 crowns each. It comes with one Long, Tall and Standard Tanks per purchase.

Now, there are 
39 Fishes that can fit in Standard Aquariums
4 Fishes that can fit in Long Aquariums
4 Fishes that can fit in Tall Aquariums

If you want aquariums for the ENTIRE fish collection that is available, it will cost you 29,250 crowns. Yep, it'll cost you a pretty penny! Just don't forget that you can actually craft the Aquarium tanks from Frode Silverscale in Northguard, Grizzleheim. This way you can save on crowns, but it'll mean serious fishing since the recipes now include fishes.

Now, go and get your gear and bait ready! Soon we will find out who is a true fisherperson.

To read more about how to fish and also to view the Aquarium recipes, go to:

To see what fish there is available that you can catch: