Thursday, January 31, 2019

New Year, New Hopes

As we close off the first month of 2019, we've already began to settle into the new year. In usual fashion, we step into the new year with new things and new expectations. So far Kingsisle has given us the Nimbari hoard pack and Pack-a-Palooza but we're barely scratching the surface to some new items and features KI has in store for us in 2019!

Even though we have to sit and wait to see what KI has in store for us, it never hurts to sit and wonder what we would like to be included into the game. So, in usual Mari fashion, I took to Twitter to ask you guys what you would like to see in Wizard101 for 2019!

Emma wanted to see some nostalgia set place in 2019 but suggesting we bring back the Selena Gomez quest in Crab Alley! It feels so long ago since we've had that quest...

She also suggested that we should bring in some more hairstyles! Gotta look fresh for 2019!

 Isaiah suggested a boss that drops houses. That would be an interesting farming challenge to see!

 Momo just wants some sleep and I second that! Can we get some cute pajamas along with that feature too?
Although Momo was just joking about sleeping, it would be nice to have our wizards sleep, sit, eat, etc. in the game. She brought up about how nice the new Wizard City changes have been coming along and hopefully we can see new artistic and graphical changes stretch out from beyond Wizard City in 2019!

All I can say that is please... I need this... I literally have my storm wizard stuck in Azteca because I don't want to deal with that torture again ;-;

Its always fun to sit around and discuss what we would like added into the game with friends. Hopefully in 2019 we can see some of the features or items we want get added into the game!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Nimbori Hoard Pack Has Arrived!

New Pack From Wizard101

This Empyrea Part 2 themed pack can be found in the Crown Shop for 399 Crowns.
This guide is not completed. Please be patient and I will work on this when time allows.


Nimbari Chariot (Permanent)

Nimbari Chariot (1 Day)


Goat Monk
Storm Bird
Furious Krokomummy

Pet Snacks

Rank 4
Black Sun Seeds
Glowing Rock Candy
Swirled Lollipop
Breakfast Tacos
Caramel Popcorn

Rank 5
Fortune Cookies
Flaming Soup
Fire Passion Fruit

Rank 6
Ancient Date
Sourpuss Stovies

Rank 7
Polly Crackers
Dr. Jalapeno
Kraken Jacks
Sugar Skulls Cereal
Rex Tea

Rank 8
Huli-Hula Chicken
Crystal Bites
Chocolate Crickets
Locust Kabob


Kalamar Sofa
Kalamar Dining Table
Kalamar Fireplace
Wide Kalamar Vase
Kalamar Brazier

 Aero Dwarf Round Table
Aero Dwarf Brown Vase
Aero Dwarf End Table
Aero Dwarf Wood Chair
Aero Dwarf Potted Tree

Nimbari Side Table
Nimbari Bolt Vase
Nimbari Fireplace
Nimbari Weapon Rack
Nimbari Dining Table
Nimbari Chest

Empyrea Husk Theme
Empyrea Husk Storm Combat
Empyrea Husk Aethyr Combat
Empyrea Mandalla Combat
Empyrea Nimbus Theme
Empyrea Nexus Theme
Empyrea Aero Plains Combat
Empyrea Aero Plains Theme
Empyrea Reverie Combat

Housing Characters (Non Auction)

Riled Up Velo City Fan
Cheering Velo City Fan
Yelling Velo City Fan
Hollerin' Velo City Fan
Excited Velo City Fan
Sitting Velo City Fan
Spirited Velo City Fan
Velo City Super Fan

Yelling Wheatsville Fan
Excited Wheatsville Fan
Cheering Wheatsville Fan
Riled Up Wheatsville Fan
Hollerin' Wheatsville Fan
Spirited Wheatsville Fan
Sitting Wheatsville Fan

Hollerin' Port Aero Fan
Excited Port Aero Fan
Cheering Port Aero Fan
Excited Port Aero Fan
Riled Up Port Aero Fan
Yelling Port Aero Fan
Aero City Super Fan
Spirited Port Aero Fan


Trumpet Vine
Face Palm
Sugar Khrysal
Orange Bell Pepper
Purple Bell Pepper
Red Couch Potatoes
Rotten Beets
Evil Snow Peas



Treasure Cards

Elemental Trap
Avenging Fossil
Tower Shield
Lord of Winter
Sun Serpent
Celestal Calendar
Storm Owl



Sunday, January 6, 2019

Our Favorite Wizard101 Things of 2018

So, our calendar now has an 2019 date, 2018 is now officially a past chapter. But what did we like the best of the new things that Wizard101 has released in 2018? I asked our staff writers to give their thoughts. Enjoy!

There were quite a few things that KingsIsle/Wizard101 released during the 2018 updates. There was however no doubt what immediately came to mind when Kelsey Fireheart asked our Stars of the Spiral team to write a blog post talking about something we liked the best in 2018. For me creating the Pet Kiosk in the Pet Pavilion was my favorite, not just for 2018 either, this is one epic addition to the game. The majority of my interest and time spent playing Wizard101 these days is hatching and training pets (did i mention gardening? But that’s another post!) and prior to the Pet Kiosk we could use the forums and hang out in the hatchery all day hoping to meet someone that had a pet with all the talents you wanted. Someone willing to hatch with you until you got their pet. There’s also the Hatching events which when you can get in one are a great option for hatching with crown pets which you cannot access using the Pet Kiosk,  but that also was just a hit and miss method and not held often. Yes, the Pet Kiosk is one of the best additions to the game, it levels the playing field especially for someone just getting started that may not have a big network of friends with great pets.

- Ian Darkstrider, SotS Blog Writer

This year was beyond amazing. I had found many friends but I also had many ups and downs. My most favorite thing has to be KI bringing back the charity mounts. This happened quite recently. Though they didn’t bring back my most favorite and wanted, the Meowmodon, they bought back ones that I didn’t join in time to buy. Another good one this year is the introduction of the Pet Kiosk. I have never been so excited! I am a very big pet lover because I am unable to have them in real life. The Pet Kiosk allows me to collect more pets than I could ever ask for. I won’t admit it fully but it also helps to not embarrass myself asking for hatches (lol). Thank you for such an amazing year!

-MoMo, SotS Blog Writer

It's actually quite hard to pick what are my favorite new things about Wizard101 in 2018. But you know what, I absolutely loved fighting as the Scion in the final battle of Empyrea Part 2. The feeling of being an extremely large wizard was amazing. I could connect to the idea of how big the enemy was, the epicness of the battle and the way we had to battle them. It was a battle of the wits. I also loved fighting the evil Merle Ambrose. It was quite clever actually. I loved the battle being the puzzle itself. It wasn't about overpowering the other side with your best spells, but to follow what is needed to win. And with basic spells or choices. I loved it! 

-Kelsey Fireheart, SotS Owner and Blog Writer

My favorite part of 2018 in Wizard101 is the Decaversary back in September. I have been playing Wizard101 since 2009, and although I haven’t reached my Decaversary as a player, it amazes me how long an amazing game such a Wizard101 has going on. 

The surprise birthday quest was so special. Although it had a rough start with everyone practically dogpiling on each other to get their hands on the Decaversary statue, KI really tugged at my heartstrings with sweet and sentiment thoughts from our dear Ravenwood headmaster, professors and the people of Wizard City.

Throughout the years, I have made many different friends that I had the pleasure to spend time and quest with. A good handful of the friends that I’ve made over the years are friends who I still talk to and actively play the game with. The Decaversary goes to show how amazing this community is and how it can bring everlasting friendships.

-Marissa Petal, SotS Blog Writer
In 2018, my most favorite thing about Wizard101 was it being their 10th Birthday year. The decade celebration literally lasted the entire year and it was fantastic!  KI added new Decade pets, the Decaversary pack, and a new member benefit (Unlimited Crafting + Double Reagents).  The one thing that I'll definitely miss is the weekly member benefits that we received in 2018!

-Destiny Rain, SotS Blog Writer

This past November Kingsisle released Empyrea- a new world filled with new adventures and journeys for us all to take. However not only was Empyrea released, but my favorite aspect of the year was alongside it: Whirlyburly! Whirlyburly is a brand new mini game located in Port Aero in Empyrea.

Personally, I have been playing Wizard101 for nine years with the same mini games all of these years, so when I heard of Whirlyburly I was very excited; and this excitement did not disappoint! Whirlyburly has to definitely be my favorite Wizard101 moment of 2018 because of the new mechanics that it brings to the game, and its chess like gameplay. The game is a three player game, meaning that is also multiplayer!

Even though it is not the first multiplayer mini game in Wizard101, it is much more competitive than others; such as fire tag and hide and seek. It gives the vibe of PvP, but is completely about strategy rather than having any gear involved as well. Lastly, I completely enjoyed how they also incorporated playing this new mini game into the main questline of the game. Coaches are wanted, so visit Port Aero today to enjoy this fun, new aspect to the Wizard101 community!

-Christina Summerheart, SotS Blog Writer

So what was YOUR favorite thing about Wizard101 from 2018? Comment below!