Interview with Edward Lifegem

October 13, 2012 Blaze Shadowhorn 5 Comments

Hey guys!

Last week, my good friend Edward Lifegem held an Interview Week where he had interviews every day. I got the honor of being interviewed and I must say, it was really fun. Tons of questions to answer, giving my opinion on topics, and giving advice to others. In this post you will find the interview as well as a link to Ed's interview post which has more detail. So what are you waiting for? Keep reading! :)

Ed: Hello Blaze! Before we start this interview could you tell everyone a little about yourself and how you got started on Wizard101?

Me: Sure! My main W101 character, Blaze Shadowhorn, is a level 62 thaumaturge and I sometimes play on my alts. Alex Hawk (Level 60 Pyromancer), Alex Earthgem (59 Theurgist) and Brahm Deathwraith (75 Necromancer). I have been playing Wizard101 and Pirate101 since Beta and I remember the first day I got caught into it. It was fifth grade and I was going over to my friends Evan's house. A few people played Wizard101 in my grade and Evan started playing it at his house. He told me what it was and what you do and honestly, I originally thought it wasn't for me. Then when I got home that day, I downloaded Wizard101 to try it out and found out it wasn't half bad. Ever since then, I have been obsessed with it.

Ed: (That's awesome! Glad you decided to test it out!) Now.. You have a blog called Tales of the Spiral, recently MyWizard101Site, what or who inspired you to start blogging?

Me: For me, I really never knew about the community till a year after I started playing W101. I remember coming across the blog The Friendly Necromancer where I found this neat information on W101. I then saw how many other people had blogs and fansites and I wanted to start my own site so I createdmywizard101site. Yes, not the most amazing name but it was fun. After awhile, I switched over to blogger where I have been blogging the past two years. I now run Tales of the Spiral where I blog constantly about all things Wizard101 and Pirate101 related.

Ed: (You won't believe this Blaze, but my site was called... Wizard101.. Nope, nothing else to it, I think Malorn remembers that! LOL) Okay next question! Do you have any plans on submitting your blog to Wizard101 or Pirate101 for Fansite? I know you're submitting to Wizard101 UK, Good luck!

Me: Yes I do actually. October 5th, I am going to resubmit my blog to be official for Pirate101 which I am so excited for and I have also also submitted to become an official Wizard101 UK blogger.

Ed: (Same here for Pirate101! Good luck Blaze :) ) Now to Pirate101, When Pirate101 started Beta and you were chosen, what did you think of the game once you started playing??

Me: I wasn't even physically in the game before I was mind-blown! The log in screen blew my mind away with all of the amazing graphics and visuals it included. Once I got into Pirate101, I was in awe of how every time you log in, it plays the short little clip of Pirate101. Then the graphics and the detail KI put into Pirate101 was unbelievable. It was overwhelming. Going into P101, I knew the combat style would be different and that it was more hand-to-hand combat which I really liked. Nevertheless, I was absorbed into Pirate101 once I started playing it.

Ed: What's your favorite Wizard101 and Pirate101 attack?

Me: Favorite attack huh? In Pirate101, really like the special attack of Bonnie Annie. How she shoots the ball of electricity at the enemy. In Wizard101, that is a very hard choice. I would probably have to go classic by saying Frost Giant. I have always loved that spell and it's one I always used in Combat.

Ed: (Back to your blog!) Do you have secret plans for Tales of the Spiral that you don't mind sharing with us? 

Me: As for the future of Tales of the Spiral, I can say that there will be many contests within the next year, more guides being added, tons of new content and much more!

Ed: You're a great Ice Wizard, and I would like to ask if there's any tips you can give to any Ice Wizards reading this interview.

Me: Tips for a Thaumaturge. I would love to! First of all, in my personal opinion, I prefer to have a higher attack and use my gear to increase my attack rather than going for high health. Since ice has the highest natural health, I tend to work on other skills. A few helpful cards to keep in your  spell deck at all times are Ice Blaze, Tower, Ice Prism (you never know when it will come in handy) and Freeze. As for PvP, I have found that it is best to do 2-4 person PvP because Ice is also based off of multiple enemy attacks (frost giant, snow angel, etc.) Always have 2-3 legion shields and 4-6 tower shields in your deck (add more treasure cards if necessary.) Bosses, there aren't many ice ones but when you come across them, don't forget to use your Ice Prisms and your secondary schools. You can also check out a guide I wrote awhile on Ice Tips by clicking here.

Ed: This has been great interview! To conclude the interview, is there any advice you can give to anyone planning on starting a blog or those that have?

Me: Everyone starts off at the same spot. 0 followers and 0 views. Just keep working hard and never give up and I can guarantee those numbers will increase. Also, the best way to spread the word about your blog and new posts is by creating a Twitter, Facebook Page, and become friendly with the other community members. Always remember that because you cannot spell Fansite without FAN and it symbolizes how you should be blogging because you enjoy doing so. Not because you want publicity and fame etc. If you're natural and unique and try your hardest, the views and followers will come. "If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything." - Back to the Future

Thanks Again Ed for this interview opportunity. I really enjoyed it and hope the readers gain a lot out of it. See you in the Spiral! 


Ed: Thank you so much Blaze, and you're welcome! Love your advice to new bloggers :) Don't do like I did and be rude to some of the community leaders (last year, part of this year), that does not help and its not nice to be mean! I found out the hard way! Make sure you're always friendly to everyone you know, not just the community leaders but everyone! My advice for blogging would be keep doing what you enjoy! If someone says you can't do it that doesn't mean you can't, if you know you can you can, if you don't you don't. Its only up to you, you choose what you want to do! I love blogging for fun and getting the news out in the Spiral in a family friendly weird sort of way ;) You should enjoy blogging just as much as all of us, not just because of fame but because you love blogging and you love it when you gain new readers to read your posts :) Good luck Wizards and Pirates!

To read the complete post by Edward Lifegem, click here. Thanks again Ed for this amazing interview! I'm sure the readers will love hearing what we both had to say :)

See you in the Spiral!


  1. Nice interview! I really enjoyed reading it!

  2. Wow! Those Ice tips will come in handy with my level 13 Ice

    1. If you need any more tips regarding anything else, just ask me and I will help you as much as possible :)

  3. Thanks again Blaze for accepting the interview! It was nice to interview you!


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