IcyWiz on Spiral Live, New Years, Last post...

December 31, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 1 Comments

Welcome to my last post...... of 2011!

What an amazing year it has been. So many accomplishments and yet so little time... Now before we take a look at what I accomplished in 2011, let;s take a run down of tonight's (or if you want to get technical, last nights) episode of Spiral Live. Now we originally were freaking out because for the oddest reason we were unable to open our interview with Stephen Spiritcaller :( But we kept our promise and still had a special guest host on the show. Thanks to our good friend IceWiz who stepped in and "saved the show" because we kinda had a long random awkwardness because Nick and Icy were trying to fix the interview file. I got to do my segment called Shadowhorn Tips and since we somehow got on the topic of Online Safety I read my interview with Ditto along with the help of Ethan :P You can find the original interview here. After that we obviously just had to hang on to Icy because we just felt that we have wanted an interview with her for a while so why not do it live :P

It turned out to be a lot of fun but eh we got side tracked a bit :P And I quote from Icy "That's the fun of doing a live show." You can flow with what you say and it's not off a script :P Then Icy had limited time because a little Diviner was "Not in bed where he was supposed to be" *cough cough* Ian :P Then we just cut to some chat room questions and got to revealing our contest winners. Sadly only one person actually guessed my pet's name which was to win a Wyvern's Hoard :P It was pretty obvious saying it's one word. No Miss, Lord, Queen etc. Then I even said it started with V and ended with DEN. V_DEN. Hmm.... I also mentioned that you can check the dye shop and look for the very little names that start with V and especially end with DEN. But eh I still gave the hoard away to the winner ;P Sadly when I was gifting Sierra Mist (The Drake Flame) I clicked the buy now button instead of gift button so I bought myself a Wyverns Hoard :P Eh I don't care much because I finally got a staff so yea :P After part was fun and then Nick and I ditched to have a chat with Stephen and Icy right before their WoW raid :P Was all fun but hey we will hopefully have our Stephen interview for next episode :P Now before I continue make sure to check out the newest Spiral Live episode at the livestream.

Now enough Spiral Live, let's move onto the big event of the year. Hehe year. Less then 24 hours left of it :P  So here is a list of my accomplishments of 2011.


  1. Reached 100 Followers
  2. Started a Wizard101 Podcast (Spiral Live)
  3. Protected the Spiral with the help of the Wizard City Protectors
  4. Reached my goal of 35,000 views by New Years!
  5. Made tons of new friends in the community :)
  6. Created tons of fascinating posts for the blog
  7. Got a cool name like Talon Thunderblade :P The Transcended Thaumaturge
  8. Reached level 60
  9. Started a few new wizards
  10. Finally got some crown items I have wanted for a long time :P
Now, for this new year, 2012, what are my expectations for this year. Well let's see :)
  • KingsIsle will release tons of new worlds
  • Have an amazing blogging year
and everyones favorite....

     4. We will not die on 12/21/12 (Hopefully)

Now what are goals I hope to achieve this coming year? 

To start off I want to set a New Years Resolution for myself. I will make it view able at the bottom of the blog so we can keep track of how close we are to the goals :)

  • I want to reach 60,000+ views by next New Years
  • I want to reach 200+ Followers by next year or my Wizaversary in September
  • I want to score a few major interviews this year
  • Score an interview with a KingsIsle employee
  • I want to make some epic posts 
  • Have epic contests 
  • And meet tons of new wizards :)

I feel like I am missing something but if it comes to me I will just add it in later :P Anyways this is the last post you will see from me this year so see you next year! Have fun watching the ball drop tomorrow and drinking your "kid friendly" juice boxes :P 

Also please comment and tell me how you like the new site layout. Do you like my new header :) Do you like the layout in general?

So from my blog to you I wish you a happy and health New Years!!! 

Cheers! Cya in 2012 :)
-Blaze (2011) Shadowhorn


Edit: I just realized this is my 300th post!!! Yay 300!!!! Thanks so much guys for believing in me and helping me reach this milestone in my blogging career :)

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Interview With Stephen Spiritcaller, Spiral Live, CONTESTS GALORE!

December 30, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 3 Comments

Spiral Live New Years Extravaganza is tonight and as we promised, a special guest host will be on the show!
Well correction.... 2 Special Guest Hosts! Guest host #1 is our very own Ethan (The Sound Guy) Mythcaller!!! For our second guest host we have Ravenwood Radio's Stephen Spiritcaller with us :D

In addition to our miraculous guest hosts, we have tons of contests through out the show. Here are the prizes that will be distributed tonight:


  • A Marvelous Minions pack and Snack Pack from The Drake Flame
  • 2 Wayverns Hoard from the Spiral Live crew
And the biggest prize of all... If you win you get to choose from the following prizes donated by Justin Shadowblade:


  •           A Candy Cane Mount of your choice
  •      A holiday gardening package including 1 Boon Tree and 2 Holidaisies
  •      Yuletide Spirit
  •      Snowball Pet
  •      Santa Outfit
  •      Mint Staff and Teleporter of your choice

Now who wouldn't want that! All prizes will be redeemed at the After Party. Now the contests will happen randomly throughout the show so you might want to stay for the whole show ;P

So if you want to join all the fun, we go live at 8:30 EST at livestream.com/spirallive

We hope to see you there :D



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Prestigious Say What? Zafaria Say What? New Pets & CONTEST PRIZES!!!

December 23, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 1 Comments

On the first day of Hanukkah my parent's gave to me, a Nerf Crossbow that can shoot 100 feet.
On the second day of Hanukkah my parent's gave to me, nothing!
On the third day of Hanukkah Ravenwood Radio gave to me an Epic Bundle!!!

Yup you heard right! I finally got the Epic Bundle without spending even a penny! For Ravenwood Radio Episode 54 they had a dorm and song contest. Of course I entered because honestly who doesn't want a chance at a few bundles! So I sadly didn't win the song contest which I thought was epic but oh well which really leaves the dorm contest for me to win. So... yea I won :) I was legit flipping out (in a good way) when I got the email yesterday :D You can ask Alex. I kinda got to excited :P 

Now since I have had many requests to see my dorm *cough cough Blaze Dragonhorn* I'm gonna post the pics I sent in. So here ya go Blaze and everyone else :)







Like? Ravenwood Radio sure did! :D Well now onto my song. It's pretty epic :) I hope you like it :) It's to the tune of Alvin and the Chipmunks song Christmas Song.

(c) SLBeats
Blaze Shadowhorn

(Stephen:)We are live to hard drive
(Fallon:)I'd say we are
(Ditto:)Yeah, Lets go live now!
(Stephen:)Ready Ditto?
(Ditto:)OK
(Stephen:)Okay, Fallon?
(Computer:)Error error connection lost.
(Stephen:)Fallon?...Fallon?...Fallon!!!
(Fallon:) OK!!!

(Ditto:)
Wednesday, Wednesday is almost here,
Time for a podcast and tons of cheers.
We've been good, but we can't last,
Hurry Stephen, Hurry fast.
Want a prize that wins tons of crowns,
(Stephen:) I want to head to Olde Town. Shop at the Bazaar and it’ll be great, Please Wednesday don’t late.


(Ditto:) Ok Fellas, Get ready.
That was very good, Stephen.
(Stephan:) Naturally!!
(Dave:)Uh Fallon, You were a little flat
So, watch it, Fallon...Fallon?.. FALLON!!!
(Fallon:) OK!!!

(Fallon:)
Need a mic with epic sound. Don’t let livestream let you down.
(Stephen and Fallon) We can hardly stand the wait,
Please Wednesday don't be late.
We can hardly stand the wait,
Please Wednesday don't be late.
 

______________________________________________________________

So yea. Coolness :) So yea. I love my new Epic Bundle. Thanks a bajillion to Stephen Fallon and the Ravenwood Radio crew for the epic prize :) 

Now onto my new gear. Previously I had the frosty vestment robe and my hat and boots. That was my signature gear. But now it's time for a change. I tried pulling off that other outfit but it just didnt fit with the robe. Now I have the robe I wanted and I can finish my outfit so check dis out! Already stitched and the new Blaze Shadowhorn outfit :D

So now earlier I was chillin with Blaze (Lil B) Dragonhorn and we were at my new MFP and it was the first time I was in it and he took the liberty of being the first in the PvP arena.... Silly Blaze :P 

SO I am also thanks to the 5,000 Crowns I got, started ZAFARIA!!! Yea buddy! I also met a blog reader of mine named Austin Deathpetal who is one awesome dude. It's funny because when I was in the pet pavilion with Paige Moonshade and Nick he came up to me and was like are you Blaze Shadowhorn and I was like yea. Then I introduced him to Paige and Nick and then we all took a photo.

Then Austin was helping me in Zafaria with a quest and we ran into Cass Dragonheart and said hi  to her. Basically Austin met Paige, Cass, Nick and I all in one day! I have never known someone who has met 4 well-known wizards in public in less then 2 hours. It wasn't even at a party! 

Spiral Live Episode 11 is a week from today on next Friday 12/30/11. We are still not 100% sure about our guest host(s) but we might pre-record something for you guys with some people ;) 

The prizes for the show so far are:
  • 1 Marvelous Minions Pack donated by Sierra Mist (The Drake Flame)
  • A Charity Christmoose from Diana Wildheart if it is still in the Crowns Shop
  • Me and Nick are coming up with a crowns shop prize for you which will be good.
  • Some Crowns
  • A few mysterious prizes
  • Mystery givers
  • Some KIFG codes
We hope to see you in the chatroom for our New Years themed Episode :D

Well that raps up this post. Oh wait there are new pets!!!
Introducing the 13 Days of Wizard pet! :D

This is the new Snowball pet. Costing a shallow 3,400 Crowns and it is a limited time only pet, this is the way to go! 60 Pedigree. 5 minute Hatch time. Gives 1 card at baby. It's amazing! It comes with this epic new spell called Snowball Strike which I haven't seen but Nick saw when him and Patrick Emeraldpyre were farming Tree of Life earlier. It seems like an epic spell plus I hear it has epic talents :D 
Bellow is a picture of the Snowball Strike spell which has 80% acuracy and does 185 ice damage to all and gives +20% to next Ice Attack spell to all.

Well that is the end of this post. From my Wizard to you I wish you a Happy Holiday Season and if you are in school-enjoy the Winter Break :D

Cheers,
-Blaze Shadowhorn
*Keep It Frosty!*

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Holidays, New KingsIsle Commercials, Central, and Spiral Live

December 17, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 1 Comments

Welcome back to yet another soon to be epic post by moi, Blaze Shadowhorn :)



As you know, Wizard101 has been holding the 12 Days of Wizard I guess you could say "auction, raffle, giveaway". So far we have had:


  • December 9th - Charity Chrismoose Mount
  • December 10th - Holiday Poem Contest
  • December 11th - Free Holiday Lights wall hanging
  • December 12th - 50% off Wyvern and Dragon Hoards and Mega Snack Packs
  • December 13th - Arctic Ninja Pig Pet
  • December 14th - New Holiday Housing Items
  • December 15th - Free Evil Snowman Transformation Potion
  • December 16th - New Candy Cane Mounts
So today is December 17th and we can't wait to find out what KingsIsle has in store for us! Well have you ever wondered what KingsIsle does for the holidays? Well now you can see that they love to sing and look over the Wizard101 Outfit Contest entries ;) Oh have I said too much? Eh if you don't believe me and you want to hear KingsIsle singing for YOU watch this video :)


Yup the 5 people at the front at the table are looking over the outfit contest entries. But wait... Didn't the contest end already? Maybe they are planing which they want turned into a real outfit!!! If you want more information on the 12 Days of Wizard just click here! :)

Anyways since we are on YouTube videos, have you seen the new commercial featuring The Friendly Necromancer and Paige Moonshade!?!? Wait you haven't heard about Friendly and Paige's visit to KingsIsle??? Well instead of me blabbering like I was about to, just go check Friendly's post and Paige's Post. Now onto the video! This basically shows why people love Wizard101 and why it's family friendly and good for everyone! (Hey Alex. We have to show this to mom and dad ;P)


Now since this leads into Zafaria which I *cough cough* still need to start, KingsIsle has released a video about the behind the scenes work for Zafaria :) Check, check, check dis out!



Epic right! But eh, enough with all the video's Blaze! Your killing us! Fine fine. So if you read my old post about me being back on Central, well I am but I can't do diddly squat because I have been receiving this message every day I log on for the past week or so:


"Hello yadude,
If you are seeing this notice it means that your account has been placed into our new member moderation queue for manual review by our system.
If you have been waiting in this queue for longer than 24 hours, please use our "Contact Us" form to send us an email to check on the status of the review.
Our sincerest apologies for any trouble this may cause you.  These procedures are in place to prevent unauthorized activities and to create a safer environment for our younger members.
Thank you
Jester"


Now yea I have used the "Contact Us" form but that didn't help. I sent it a while ago and I still can't log on. I must say I am very disappointed with this feedback. Anyways I was thinking about opening a sig shop but nah to much work :P Instead I have been working on making stuff for people like the new header for Pyromancer Jonathan, Some epic sigs for me, and the usual i'm bored so i'm gonna mess around with gimp type stuff. Oh yea and I made an epic death thing but I didn't have any death wizard renders so I used Justin Shadowblade and now it's his but you can see it bellow ;)


Here are my most recent creations and sigs:



Justin's Photo


My Central Sig

IDK What this is from :P


New Pyromancer Jonathan Header :)

Blog Header (will change after holidays)

New Sig. Made it this morning ;)
I made a Windows Vista Themed Wallpaper :)
Me Trapped in Morganthe's Staff :P

















































So this is what I have been doing lately :) They are pretty good I must say and pretty epic. Now, onto Spiral Live!!!

Spiral Live Episode 10 is tonight! Gosh thats 5 months of podcasting! If you have been following Spiral Live you know that we have changed it completely! It is more epic and awesome :D Also we will be announcing the winners of the Fan Art contest on the show :) 

Now for the big news. Spiral Live Episode 11 would be on New Years Eve!!! Since we know that everyone is busy on New Years Eve (especially me, and everyone else) we have moved it to the day before which would be Friday, December 30th. We are going to have a special episode which will have tons of fun stuff and special guest hosts who are very well known ;) This will include The Friendly Necromancer and his amazing wife Bailey Skystaff (most likely) and then we are waiting for a response from Ditto and Fallon Shadowblade. They are all good friends of ours and it would be so fun to have them with us to celebrate the new year :) Unfortunately The Ravenwood Radio crew is unable to join us for this because they have plans irl. 

So make sure to put Spiral Live Episode 11 down on your calenders because we will be rocking livestream like never before with our guest hosts and.... PRIZES!!!

The info for Episode 11 is as follows (Note the time might be changed):

When - Friday, December 30th 
Why - To celebrate New Years!
Time - 8:30 EST, 7:30 CST, 6:30 MST, 5:30 PST

Please don't forget to view the Spiral Live blog and check out all the stuff we offer :)


Now congrats on reaching the end of this post :) I didn't think I would make it either :P Anyways thanks for reading my post and I hope you have a nice holiday! See ya tonight and on the 30th for Spiral Live :D

-Blaze Shadowhorn

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Crowns Contest (2)

December 05, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 0 Comments

Gosh we have so many entries for the Spiral Live Fan Art contest!!! Just a quick rundown here is the information again:


On episode 9 we released info about the Spiral Live Fan Art contest. All you have to do is make a (photoshop, gimp, draw) picture about Spiral Live. That means you can do a pic of me and nick, ethan the sound guy, etc. All you have to do is send in your picture by this Friday December 9th at midnight eastern time. Winners will be chosen on that Sunday and posted on the Spiral Live blog.

Now your probably anxious to hear about the prizes. Well thanks to a special someone we can give out crowns for first place!!!


  • 1st place is 1,000 Crowns sponsored by The Friendly Necromancer and his wife Bailey Skystaff along with a Tier 7 Dueling Diego code sponsored by the Spiral Live Crew.



  • 2nd Place will receive a Tier 7 Dueling Diego code.



  • The next 3 runners up will be posted alongside the 2 winners on the Spiral Live blog.


Upon submitting your entry send it to spirallivepodcast@gmail.com .
NOTE you can send in as many entries as you want :)

Good luck to you all and we hope to see some great fan art :D

~Blaze

The link to the Spiral Live blog is spirallivepodcast.blogspot.com

Good Luck!!! :)

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Crowns Contest!!!

December 04, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 2 Comments

Do you want a chance at an easy 1,000 crowns or Tier 7 KIFG code?

If you answered YES to that then the new Spiral Live contest is meant for you!

On episode 9 we released info about the Spiral Live Fan Art contest. All you have to do is make a (photoshop, gimp, draw) picture about Spiral Live.

That means you can do a pic of me and nick, ethan the sound guy, etc.

All you have to do is send in your picture by this Friday December 9th at midnight eastern time. Winners will be chosen on that Sunday and posted on the Spiral Live blog.

Now your probably anxious to hear about the prizes. Well thanks to a special someone we can give out crowns for first place!!!

1st place is 1,000 Crowns sponsored by The Friendly Necromancer and his wife Bailey Skystaff along with a Tier 7 Dueling Diego code sponsored by the Spiral Live Crew.

2nd Place will receive a Tier 7 Dueling Diego code.

The next 3 runners up will be posted alongside the 2 winners on the Spiral Live blog.

Upon submitting your entry send it to spirallivepodcast@gmail.com .

NOTE you can send in as many entries as you want :)

Good luck to you all and we hope to see sone great fan art :D

~Blaze

The link to the Spiral Live blog is spirallivepodcast.blogspot.com

Good Luck!!! :)

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I'm Back With Central

December 03, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 0 Comments

Most people know how me and Jester had an argument and I stopped using them for a while. Now I am back on Central :) To be honest, how can you not like Wizard101 Central. You might not like them at some time but the truth is you will eventually come back to it :) They have tons of guides, tips, and just everything! You can make awesome friends and so much more.

Anyways I have to use my old account from 2009 because now you need a paid email adress so I can't make a new account. If you want to add me just search yadude. That is my Central username.

Otherwise you can click here and just add me :) I might open up a sig shop so it would be epic XD Here are some of my made sigs:






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Twin Blog

November 29, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 4 Comments



Heya Wizardly readers,

I want to introduce you to a new blog. My twin Talon Thunderblade and I have opened up a blog that we both contribute to called Tale of The Crystal Flame. Talon and I share our stories and thoughts on that blog. We would very much appreciate it if you checked it out and followed it. If you add it to your blog roll that would mean so much to us :)

So now a quick word from Talon and his newest post:


"My fair twin Blaze Shadowhorn and I decided to make a partner twin blog called "Tale of The Crystal Flame". We'll sharing thoughts and experiences that we share or may not. Go check it out, follow it, add it to your blog roll please. Speaking of partner blogs, Victoria and I would appreciate it if you did the same for "Smart n Heroic Timelords". Thanks."


Please make sure to follow Talons blog The Heroic Pyromancer and don't forget to check out Tale of The Crystal Flame and follow it.

Bye bye Wizardly readers! Until next post XD

~Blaze
*Keep It Frosty!*





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Hanukkah In The Spiral

November 27, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 3 Comments

We have many holidays that take part in the Spiral but the one that we don't have is Hanukkah. To be honest I find this somewhat rude that Wizard101 has (almost) every holiday except Hanukkah. I know that there are many Jews like me who play Wizard101 and there are always Christmas parties but why is there nothing related to Hanukkah? There was an attempted Hanukkah party two years ago but that never happened.

I sent Wizard101 Support an email regarding this and this is how it went:
_______________________________________________
Me: 
Dear KI support,
In Wizard101 we celebrate Christmas but not Hanukkah. I myself celebrate Hanukkah as do many other Wizards. Sometimes we even organize Hanukkah parties. What I am getting at is that I think I speak for the Jewish W101 community When I ask of you to include something for Hanukkah. Maybe Hanukkah Harry, decorations, quests etc. If you ever needed help with Ideas I can help. 
Thank you for your time.
Happy Holidays!
~Blaze Shadowhorn 


W101 Support:
Hi there!

We sincerely thank you for taking the time to send us your thoughts.

To protect KingsIsle from potential issues with intellectual property, we are unable to review unsolicited game ideas directly, but welcome our Members to post their ideas publicly on the Dorms section of our Wizard101.com Message Boards (https://www.wizard101.com/forums/show/5.ftl ) or go to www.wizard101central.com.

Thanks again!

Regards,
KingsIsle Support
_______________________________________________

Now don't get me wrong. I am pleased with their response so I took their advice and went over to the Message Boards. For some reason I can't figure out how to post so I just found a post relevant to my email which is found here. It stated:


emc99
Novice Wizard

Joined:
May/13/2009
5:21 pm

Messages: 5 
Ive always wondered why they dont have hanukkah in the game. Its a popular holiday so that means it should be in the game. If they do add hanukkah to the game, they could have a big manora next to the big christmas tree in the game, floating candles and blue and white lights every were. For pets they could have a candle pet called slick. Maybe even some quests to go along with it! I just think its unfair thatthey have christmas and not hanukkah. plz plz wizard101 add hanukkah in the game for the holidays. Post your comments about it if you like or dislike the idea.


Now I sent KI a reply email to read this instead of me posting so I hope they take that into consultation. I think it would only be right to incorporate Hanukkah because that way everyone has a bit of the Winter season. Heck the NPC could be Hanukkah Harry or Adam Sandler! Anyways thanks for reading my post and please leave a comment with your response to this idea.

Cya in the Spiral!
-Blaze

*Keep It Frosty!*
The Transcended Thaumaturge ;)

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Goodbye mywizard101site

November 26, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 3 Comments

Goodbye mywizard101site hello The Transcended Thaumaturge!!!

I have now decided to get rid of the name mywizard101site although it will still be the same link and email, it's a new name XD So check it out and enjoy!!!

-Blaze

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I'm Back with news from Austin Texas (KI)!!! Turkey Day '11!

November 26, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 0 Comments

Hellllloooo Wizardly Readers! I am back and ready to continue blogging! Technically I am not officially back but I am back from the Cruise of Epicness XD

So I said I was gonna go to KI in Austin Texas since we had a layover but the closest I got like I said in my last post was the Dallas Airport :P ANYWAYS I took tons of video and photos of of my landing in Texas and I want to compare them with Friendly's and Stephens photos and videos :) Sadly I can't because I forgot to bring my camera USB cord to upload the photos to my laptop. Sorry guys! You have to wait one more post ;)

So as we all know by now, Zafaria has gone live and everyone is already stacking up on the new spells and becoming Transcended; Level 70. I don't want to bore you all so instead go visit Diary of a Wizard's post here for all the epicness.


Now how was your turkey day? Yesterday I got to celebrate it with my family on a Cruise :) Now everyone is thankful for stuff but let me say what i'm thankful for.

I am thankful for:

  • My Family and Friends (irl, and in-game)
  • The amazing Wizard101 community
  • Wizard101 as a whole
  • The success of mywizard101site
  • The success of Spiral Live
  • The Academies
  • A house to live in
  • Food 
  • Education
and most especially you. If it wasn't for you my reader(s), I would never have kept blogging and even with my tight tight schedule make the time to make posts and play in-game with all of you. Thank you ever so much for all you do to the community even if your just starting out! All the support makes this blog what it is so Thank You.

Now to end off Thanksgiving, here is a funny cartoon I found. Enjoy :)

To conclude, I have now reached 31,000 Views!!! Thanks once again for all the support and everything you do to support us. Remember that 100th Follower contest? I kinda have been postponing it but it will be coming around the corner soon! 
Stay tuned for more fun and news in my next post.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and see ya in the Spiral!
-Blaze

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Shout-out From Cali and Kingsisle

November 17, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 0 Comments

Heya guys!

SO. Let me give you a run down of what I have done so far. Yesterday I woke up at 4am EST and got to airport at 6. Then got to Dallas around 10. With the 30 minute layover we had we never even got to use it because we landed late. Then on the ride to California, I just watched tons of shows that they showed on the TV like The Office and tons of others.

Well let's talk about Texas. So when we first landed my dad said "this is the closest your gonna get to KI so savor the moment." lol. I must say I was pretty bummed when my dad said I couldn't go to KI on the flight back but what can you do. Then on my quick run, yes run, through Dallas airport, I took tons of photos :D In posts I will make later I will compare them with Friendly's and Stephen Spiritcallers photos and video.

In addition to that, Alex and I recorded the plane landings of both California and Dallas and I will also post the epic footage here :)

Also don't forget that Spiral Live is this Saturday in 2 days!!!! 11/19/11 is Spiral Live Episode 8 which will be amazing. The time zones are:

  • 8:30 EST
  • 7:30 CST
  • 6:30 MST
  • 5:30 PST

See ya then!!!! Enjoy the Spiral!!!!

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Goodbye

November 15, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 2 Comments






Well I am off on VACATION!!! I'm going to California for the rest of the month in *counts* 8 hours :D Lucky for you I can still check my blog, and do everything normal until 11/21/11. On the 21st I am going on a cruise for my Grandmas 70th Birthday so I won't have any connection unless they provide wifi on the cruise but I wouldn't have my laptop on the cruise but I would have my itouch.

I have programmed by email, mywizard101site@gmail.com to send an automatic reply message to all who email me between the 21st and the 25th.

In other news, Harvest Hannah has come to the Spiral!


Before I blabber about her listen to her talking about herself :P




Well how'd ya like that! I really want my Headdress item which is an Indian Headdress that's epic :P It's well-known for the wearers, my good friends The Friendly Necromancer and Valerian Nighbringer. Harvest Hannah has some epic outfits like the Pilgrim outfit, and some totally wicked wands! Make sure to go visit her in the Shopping District as soon as you get the chance.








Well I ought to get going. I still have some packing to do :P Make sure to listen to Spiral Live this Saturday at 8:30 EST (which for me will be 5:30 PST) and join our viewers for a fun time!

Go to www.livestream.com/spirallive or spirallivepodcast.blogspot.com.

Also the new Council of Elders site is up!!! Go to councilofeldersofficialheadquarters.weebly.com to check it out!

CYA!!!

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11/11/11 Valor for Soldiers

November 11, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 0 Comments

Today is a day to recognize those who protect our glorious country. Veterans Day 2011.

Wizard101 has given the Valor Sword, Commemorative Statue and now the Shield of Valor. Now when you open up Wizard101 you click on the Shield of Valor button.

Go to https://www.wizard101.com/game?context=redeem%2FValor2011 and log in to get the epic new Shield of Valor! Here is a picture of Friendly with all the past and recent Valor items XD





Thanks for reading!!!

*Keep It Frosty!*



BTW, how was your 11/11/11 at 11:11:11 ;) Comment and tell your story and wish you made XD

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Test Realm Is Up!!!/Contest Winners!!!

November 08, 2011 Blaze Shadowhorn 0 Comments

Test Realm is.... LIVE!!! Sorry for this "copy&paste" post but as you know I am limited with time. Anyways There are tons of things to test on Test Realm and I must say, the out of this world pricing for the gear must go :P Do you want to pay 100,000 Gold for a robe that isn't even good??? The good part about this is that when you get them from drops, they sell for mucho gold :P anyways here is some info from Wizard101.

Dire News from Zafaria

If you are a level 60 Wizard and have successfully completed the quest "Through This Door" speak to Merle Ambrose in his tower in Wizard City. 

Young Wizard, I need a favor. Please come to my office in the Commons as soon as you can! We have a small crisis which I hope you can help with. It involves travel to the world of Zafaria. I was there, long ago... 

Sir Reginald Baxby and Dalia Falmea created a student exchange program to Zafaria. Her assistant, Umlilo Sunchaser, led the first expedition. They were supposed to be studying, but the class and Professor Umlilo have both disappeared. Your help investigating this mystery would be appreciated. Go and ask Reginald Baxby in Golem Court for the Spiral key. 

But beware, while it is a lush and vibrant land, Zafaria was once the home of Morganthe and even still her agents sow the seeds of chaos. As war threatens to sweep over the grasslands and penetrate deep into the jungles of Zafaria, Morganthe plots to recover the heart of her lost power, and fulfill the words of the prophecy.


Wizards can now achieve Level 70!

With the addition of Zafaria, Wizards can now achieve the maximum level of 70!

This means all new gear and equipment for over level 60 Wizards, and it also means new challenges that will test even the most wizened player. 

Please remember, no experience is rewarded for duels and quests completed while you were the prior maximum level of 60. When a player reaches the maximum level, their experience bar disappears, indicating they are not gaining experience from their duels or quests. No experience is rewarded to those who are at the maximum level, which means that everyone who was level 60 before we raised the level cap, will be level 60 to start, now that we have raised the level cap, and you can once again start earning new experience points from your adventures. 

Experience was not earned when you were level 60 and therefore cannot be granted after the level cap is raised.

Level 68 Spells!

For those of you who are level 68 or higher, and have already completed your level 58 school spell quest, speak to your individual professors for a new and very special assignment! 

Alhazred in Krokotopia will instruct Balance Wizards to embark on the quest "The Purreau Project". 
Dworgyn in Nightside will ask Death Wizards will to set out on the quest "Katzenstein Never Kloses".
Dalia Falmea in Ravenwood will direct Fire Wizards to begin the quest "Fire Walk With Me".
Lydia Greyrose in Ravenwood will make sure Ice Wizards commence their journey with the quest "Woolly Bully".
Moolinda Wu in Ravenwood will encourage Life Wizards to take up the quest "Gnome Mercy".
Cyrus Drake in Ravenwood will begrudgingly send Myth Wizards off with the quest "A View to a Kill".
Halston Balestrom in Ravenwood will call upon Storm Wizards to begin the quest "Sirens Fiction".

New Astral Spells

With the new world of Zafaria, comes stronger magic! New Astral Spells have come to the Spiral! 

If you are level 64 or higher, and have completed the Celestia Quest "The Sun of All Fears" in the Chancel, talk to Inyanga Whitestripes in Baobab Crossroads to begin the quest "Astral Weeks". 

If you are level 66 or higher, and have completed the Celestia Quest "The Sun of All Fears" in the Chancel AND completed the Zafaria quest "Tragedy of the Apes", talk to Inyanga Whitestripes in Baobab Crossroads to begin the quest "Bungle in the Jungle".

Armor Piercing

Introducing a new system for Wizards that will allow players to negate the defenses of their opponents and deliver deadly spell attacks even through heavily fortified opponents. Creatures of the Spiral do not yet have this ability. 

Armor Piercing can be gained through gear, pet talents, and spells. Armor Piercing on spells can exist as enchantments from Sun school cards, beneficial effects from auras, or inherent Armor Piercing on a spell card. 

Existing spells will be upgraded to include Armor Piercing in their calculation. The existing spell adjustments will be primarily on higher level Sun School Accuracy enchantments and are outlined below.







  Spell  Old Value  New Value
  Sniper  +20 Accuracy  +20 Accuracy, +5% Armor Piercing
  Unstoppable  +25 Accuracy  +25 Accuracy, 10% Armor Piercing
  Extraordinary    +30 Accuracy    +30 Accuracy, 15% Armor Piercing 
Armor Piercing is calculated by reducing the resistance of targeted enemies by the value of the Armor Piercing of the casted spell. For example, a spell cast with 7% Armor Piercing on a target with 90% resistance will have damage calculated by taking 83% of normal damage. 

This Armor Piercing value is inclusive of any wards that are present on a target. For example, if a spell has a 20% Armor Piercing value and is cast on a player with a Tower Shield ( 50% Damage Resistance ) then the effective damage is only reduced by 30%.

Armor Piercing does not work against Curses. ( Plague, Weakness, Efreet Curse )

Pet Feeding

You've been asking for more ways to improve your pets, and currently the only thing we offer is the ability to play minigames and feed them pet snacks. Well all those strenuous minigames and duels have given your pets much bigger appetites than those measly snacks can fulfill, so we're introducing the ability to feed your pets items that you have in your backpack! 

You will have the ability to feed your currently equipped pet any item* that's in your inventory and receive a variety of rewards ranging from gold, to treasure cards, to rare reagents, and sometimes even pet experience. Every item that is fed to a pet can either return gold, an item, or pet stats.
*excludes other pets, mounts and houses 

Feeding a pet equipment & housing items is done through a simple 'Feed' button that appears next to the ‘Trash’ button in your backpack. You can only feed a pet while it is equipped and you will get a confirmation window similar to the trash button. So start feeding your pets all those extra items that are taking up space in your backpack!

New Music Player!


In the Wizard City Furniture Shop you will find a few new items, most importantly Aubert can now sell you a Music Player and Music Scrolls. Scrolls are used in the Music Player to allow you to have different world music in your Castle or Dorm. Aubert only stocks Wizard City Main Theme and Krokotopia Main Theme, but look for other ways to obtain scrolls from other worlds throughout the Spiral. 

To change the music in your house, simply place the Music Box in the house and select it while in 'Furniture Placement Mode' - you will see a musical note icon appear that will indicate you can change the music. Clicking on the musical note will open the following window:

change the music. Clicking on the musical note will open the following window:

This window shows your Music Box, and all the Scrolls in your Backpack
To add a Scroll to your Music Box, simply click on it and then click the "Add a Musical Scroll to the Music Player" button at the bottom.
To view all the Scrolls you have in that particular Music Box, click the Magical Note tab at the top of the screen, and you will see a list of the 'equipped' scroll, and other scrolls you have associated with that Music Box.


When you place a single Music Box outside, it will control the music for the entire exterior zone of your house.

When you place a single Music Box inside, it will control the music for that entire interior zone of your house.

When you place more than one Music Box in a zone of your house (inside or outside) the Music Box that you are closest to will dictate the music that is played for you.

Music Scrolls can be found in shops and as potential rewards for dueling the bosses of each of the worlds of the Spiral. Now let the music play!


Improved Character Statistics

With the addition of Armor Piercing and some updates that our players have requested, we have made some minor changes to the way your Character Stat sheet looks for different levels of characters.

Current Stats Window
Just as a reminder, this is how the stats page looks for any character (this is a level 1, so she doesn't have much!)




New Stats Window for Under Level 10
Players who are under level 10 will see this panel. You'll notice that Power Pips, Critical and Block are missing from this panel, as players under level 10 cannot get these stats.

New Stats Window for Over Level 10
Once a player reaches level 10, their stats window will gain a new 'Advanced Character Stats' button at the top of their Stat page.


New Advanced Stats Window for Over Level 10
The Advanced Stats window will give you information on that character's Critical Rating, Block Rating, Power Pip Percentage, Healing In/Out Percentage, Stun Resistance Percentage and the new Armor Piercing Percentage.
Hopefully this simplified character stats sheet will help players better understand how their equipment and other enhancements alter their performance in duels.

Known Issues
Crafting Quest
The Grandmaster crafting quest "Drum a Little Drum" given to you by Koyate Ghostmane in the Baobab Market requesting that you craft a Spirit Caller Drum incorrectly indicates that you need to use a Basic Crafting Station but you really need to use the Housing Crafting Station.

The recipe requires that you provide a Congo Drum as a recipe item. That item is also crafted and its recipe can be found on Gearwise in Celestia. We are still evaluating the cooldown timer on the Spirit Caller Drum crated item. 

Equipment
The Sidhe staff should have a level 65 restriction on it and it should be adding a power pip instead of a normal pip. This will be updated before the item is available in the Live Game. 

Pet Feeding 
Seems housing items cannot be fed to pets yet, but we'll make sure you can before we release this to the Live Game!

So what's your opinion on these new spells? I love them because they are just plain epic :P

These spells include:
Ice Level 68

Fire Level 68

Storm level 68 (way to powerful)

Myth level 68

Life level 68

Death level 68

Balance level 68

I personally am so glad that Ice finally has a high damage spell :D Here are some quick youtube videos of the spells. I gtg to school so sorry if its messy :P

Woolly Mammoth

Rain of Fire


Sirens


Gnomest


Katzenstein's Monster


Basilisk


Chimera

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Contest Winners Announced!!!

So if you remember my "epic" contest in my Mega Post, I had tons of entries to win my epic contest :P Well to start off, the answer was there were 21 "epic"'s in the post. So many answers were either a few higher or a few lower. So now, the moment you've all been waiting for...... *drum roll* The winners for the "epic" contest are:
  • Thashni Fernando (said 21)
  • Jack Shadowshade (said 21)
  • Angel Angel (Jeff) (said 21)
Congrats to you all! You will be getting an email shortly with your contest code. 

Thanks for playing ;) 



See ya in the Spiral!
-Blaze (The Blizzard) Shadowhorn ;)

*Keep It Frosty!*

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