Monday, September 29, 2014

My favorite Wizard101 year entry.

My favorite year/s - Do I have to pick just one?

This was the year housing came to Wizard101, although I like all parts of Wizard101 housing has become my passion. I love to decorate them, show them off and tour them. I have done housing in many games and none stand up to the standards of Wizard101. My very first house was the Royal Playhouse from there it was history. I wont go into how many houses I have but I will say allot? My all time favorite houses are the Winter Winds Tower and The Build-a-Castles where you can build anything from amazing castles to how about a football Stadium? Wizard101 still to this day brings out some of the most amazing houses and decorations. Cannot wait to see what the future of Wizaard101 housing brings.


In 2009 I became really fascinated with other ways to bring Wizard101 into my life. I saw a Scavenger Hunt on Wizard101 Central and joined this amazing site and met so many great friends, Jester and Olivia took me in like family, I'm there to stay. I actually won a autographed Malistaire poster from that contest. Its still framed on my wall along with so many other things I have gotten throughout all my years in KingsIsle games. 

From 2009 I grew with more and more love of this game and wanted more ways to give others information I learned . So a friend told me about blogging. I know its not in 2009 but it was in 2010 I started blogging and in that year I became an official fansite. I am so honored to talk about Wizard101 and now Pirate101 for many years to come. 2011 was a whirlwind and getting to go and meet some of KingsIsle and being part of something special, so honored. My life has never had so many great people in it. I'm so truly honored to be a part of the KingsIsle Community and meeting all the wonderful players has truly gave me the biggest gift of all.

Here's to many more years to come!

Yours truly
Paige MoonShade

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Message in a Bottle Winners-Sept 2014

Congratulations Winners

16 winners!!

One Grand Prize winner
10,000 Crowns
The Pirate Hairstyle
Huge Pile of Treasure Housing Item
Fiery Fiona



5 Second Prize winners
5,000 Crowns
The Pirate Hairstyle
Jack NightingGale
Ahoy there mate! hope ye be having fine sailing weather, us on t' other hand are not, them blasted cutthroats raided us in the dead of t' night and made us walk the plank! we be stranded on victors isle, (yes i know ironic) by t' isle of treasure (so close!) bonnie me best mate has captured a map from a native showing us to t' city of gold! (tis really silver but in this economy it be good enough) our coordinates be 55,57,1"N 3,11,12"W hurry up lad we be hungry for revenge!


Daniel
Ahoy! me crew 'n I got in a skirmish wit' some nasty ghost ships in th' haunted skyway. We be shipwrecked on a tiny island just outside th' skyway. We don't seem extra welcome by th' local bloodbats. me witchdoctor skills have proved useful 'n I have conjured up 3 huge fires on th' beach 'o th' island. Please send help ASAP!

Captain Sebastian

September, 14 1859

Dear Someone, HELP!

I and me crew be stranded on an island. me ship was on a voyage t' Skull Island. Very soon it started t' rain and a storm began. I steered t' ship t' t' nearest land. T' ship was called Bstarboard Griffin. IT docked was near rocks, when it sank half way. I eat coconuts and edible seaweeds. I have been prisoner o' t' Cutthroats! I Need your HELP!I heard from t' sharks t' place be called Cutthroat Bay.HURRY 'UP Or We be Doomed.

Ambitious Christina
Ahoy thar! Please read me message. Don't throw it away. I be seriously in dire need for help. Me ship was capsized durin' a tempest and I landed on a deserted island, which be home t' several mighty Cutthroats. They stole all me valuables and I now be a pitiful vagrant. I mis' me home dearly. I'm afraid that I might die o' hunger or Cutthroats will kill me. I feel like bein' Robinson Crusoe, but I really don't want t' be him.

Could you please come with your pirate mateys t' rescue me? It's very simple actually. I be near Skull Island. From north-east, I can see t' big skull on t' main island. I be on this island with hardly any vegetation on. Sometimes those Cutthroats will dock onto t' island. I believe you know how their ships look like. I be now hidin' in an abandoned shack near t' coast. Make aye that you sneak in, or else they might hear you.

If you rescue me, I will definitely reward you with lots o' gold, however much you want! Forgive me that some words be smudged because I be writin' with a small piece o' charcoal. Once again, thank ye!

Iris Devereaux
Built t' most amazin' sand castle in t' spiral! Just outside o' t' old ruined lighthouse, please come and see!
 P.S. viewin' price one ship


10 Third place winners
2,000 Crowns
Captain Dark Samuel Walker
T' who ever finds this im Captain Dark Samuel Walker and im stuck on this island with no treaaye, no loved one, no parrot, and thar's termites eatin' up me peg leg. If you still find this before im went t' Davy Jones' locker chances be im still alive. But i dont care t' be remembered, so i ask you read t' last line o' this letter and then destroy it. Why? Because only a fool would get stuck on an island, huntin' treaaye that dont exist. But then again, only a fool would read this letter all t' way through.,If your gonna want t' find me im currently in cutthroat bay on t' shore beside my broken moquistan ship, but if you were t' find me im hidin' behind a giant rock. For goodness sakes, even if i were still alive how would you save me from all these cutthroats? What would i do after i was found? But get lost again and fail t' find even t' easiest treaayes, So do yourself a favor and stop readin' unless you'd really like t' know what t' last line o' this letter is. So do you want t' know? I bet your ready t' skip down and just read it already. BUT DONT! Well you really can't Why? Because im runnin' out o' paper needed t' write t' darn thin'!
Salty Edward Pew
Noble Felix Yellowfish
Avast,I be needin' help.Me shipmates and I were off to deliver somethin' t'Capn' Avery,but we ran into some o' those sharks,and got plundered.I know ye may be busy,but can ye 'elp an ol' crewmate? Mind bringin' with ye a bottle o'yum and one of Vadima's charm?She be owin' me one fer the past three months!I'll tell ye exactly where t'come.So,first ye need t'unbottle yer ship.Probably,unless ye can fly! Then yer to sail through t'skies,find an island lyin' between Corsair's Cove an'that one lizard temple. Avoid th' scurvy dogs,an' the cutthroats,an'the crabs,an'the watermoles.An'the monkeys.An'the fish an'anything else! Now come help me ye scurvy, skaliwaggin', chum chasin', deck swabbin', cackle fruit lovin', swashbucklin', hoodoo masterin',ship steerin',power usin',eye glowin',mask wearin',fast walkin' landlubber!
Bad Bess
Yums out. Shipwreckt south o' puerto mico. Brin' Yum. Bonnie Ann worser fer t' wear. Come smartly. Don't be forgettin' t' yum. -Bad Bess
P.S. Brin' Yum
Sam West
Shiver me timbers! Me ship's be wrecked on 'tis deserted island. T'
island be west o' Skull Island. It has many trees 'n 'tis filled wit'
sand. bin scattered sea shells wordin' out "Help" on t' shore o' t'
deserted island. Come smartly before 'tis too late, me bucko.
Greedy Victor Strong 
Arghh me ship be stuck on this rotten island and I need your help. Iim about about 23 miles past t' skull island windlane. Becareful out here. T' Cutthroats here be nothin' like t' ones by skull island. They'll rip you apart t' first chance they get. There's only five o' us. I beg you come as smartly as you can I'm not aye how much longer me and me crew can hold off. These may be me last words
Ruthless Destiny

T' any one who see this message, I cry out for help.I threw this bottle in t' wind lane because I be shipped wrecked. I be t' lonely Pirate Ruthless Destiny. Me beloved ship was crashed on t' island o' Waponi Wu because o' those Cutthroats. Those Cutthroats busted up me crew and chased me in a cave called t' Tobi Taa Cavern, not far from t' shore o' t' Waponi Wu. If ye can please rescue me by brin'in' your ship here. I be a buckoly pirate who will be happy t' board yer ship. And one more thin', please brin' a barrel o' yum.
Isis Newton
I know who ya are, I know where ya live. Save yer hero, supreme witchdoctor, Isis Newton, from this strange world, full o' them mystical wizards, or perish through my curse, placed on anyone who reads this. Even yer spirit in yer afterlife will be sure to suffer in agony if you do not come.
Michael Wild
Ahoy! Young Pirate, I was attacked by a wretched sea monster and was stranded lookin' for me bounty o' treaaye hidden under t' sea. Me ship was destrpyed and i be on a island close t' mooshu and if  anyone be readin' please help!
Fearless Matthew Ironside
Dear Perilous Paige,

I be hopin' against all hope that ye be finding me message in this
'ere bottle o' yum. It be all I could fathom to find in the wreck of
me galleon, The Corsair's Pearl.

Only pencil I got is a bit o'charcoal. Please be a kind soul and ask
folks at Kraken Skulls Tavern to stay their hands 'o grog awhile and
come find me crew in Flotsam Skyway.

I be puttin' this quest out into a windlane, wishin' I could give ye
some gold for yer troubles in tracking me down on this deserted island!

All winners have been sent their prizes

Friday, September 19, 2014

Message in a Bottle Contest - Talk Like a Pirate Day-2014

This Contest has ended - Winners are posted HERE
Aye you've wrecked yer ship and landed on a deserted island , yer ship be all busted up by tem Cutthroats. Yer unaye how t' get help, so searchin' through t' wreckage you find; a small piece o' charcoal, a bit o' paper and one yum yum bottle with a cork.  You be decidin' t' send a message in a bottle for help. So send me a message in ye best pirate words tellin' me how I can help ye out.


Message in a Bottle

Write a message (In yer best pirate talk)  and send it into a windlane for help. Be creative! Remember you only have; a small piece o' charcoal, a bit o' paper and one yum yum bottle with a cork. to get your message out for help. How would you ask for help using the items given? Be creative.

Rules
* This contest begins September 19, 2014 and ends September 26, 2014 at 6pm  Central time. 
* Send your in game name ,such as Perilous Paige with your entry. 
*Send your message for help to Contest@paigemoonshade.com email with title "Message in a Bottle." You may add one screenshot of you needing help. It's not needed though to win
* You may use Talk like a Pirate Translator for pirate talk help.
*You have until September 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm central to enter
*Make sure everything is correct before sending in entry.
*All prize winners codes are sent via their entry email. Please make sure you have the correct email.
* Only one entry per person
* All entries must be G rated(Family friendly)

If you are under the age of 13 please have your parents or guardians permission.



Thank you KingsIsle for these wonderful prizes
Good luck everyone!!


16 winners!!

One Grand Prize winner
10,000 Crowns
The Pirate Hairstyle
Huge Pile of Treasure Housing Item


5 Second Prize winners
5,000 Crowns
The Pirate Hairstyle


10 Third place winners
2,000 Crowns




CODE DETAILS
Codes can be redeemed from any location worldwide, but are only redeemable at http://www.pirate101.com/promo for use on the KingsIsle version of Pirate101.

To enter your game code:

* Enter your account information and click LOGIN
* Enter your unique code and press SUBMIT
* Click ACTIVATE CODE
* Redeem your item(s) from the in-game gift window or look for rewards of Crowns to appear in your Crowns History on the Pirate101.com website.

Maximum number of redemptions per code: 1
Maximum number of unique codes that can be redeemed per account from this promotion: 3
These codes expire on 01 Jan 2015.
If you encounter an problem redeeming your game code, please send an email to community@kingsisle.com and include your code and Pirate101 account name, but never the password!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

KingsIsle First live Stream- Sept 2014


Yesterday was the very first of many I would hope where  both community managers Leala (Professor Greyrose) and Tom (Dworgyn better known as One Eyed Jack from Pirate101 ) talked about Wizard101 6th birthday year.  They took a closer look at the Arcane Bundle and answered some player questions and gave out prizes. If you missed it you can catch the video HERE.




During the live stream many of us players partied in the commons. We talked about what was being said , laughed with Leala and Tom and everyone agreed that I need to use piggles and wraiths for my football players, Thanks Tom. I have all the piggles and I might have all the wraiths already . Great idea by the way. ;) liam's house( above) is one that I really really loved and want to see. There were many more including my football stadium I am still working on to this date.

Paige Gives the KingsIsle one great big field goal , Touch down Winner!
What I can tell you this was a added pleasure to see KingsIsle in a new way and bravo to Leala and Tom. You both were spectacular! Can't wait to see more of these and Thank you for taking the time out of your very busy day to give us this.  ((((hugs)))) from Paige



Monday, September 8, 2014

Wizard101 Guest Poster -Alric Mist


I am all too familiar with the many hobbies a wizard can do after they've finished their last quest, being both PvP and Pet Warlords as well as catching every fish available so far. Recently however, I have found decorating to be something truly magical, offering a sense of accomplishment and joy that, for me, has yet to be rivaled. 


Early this month i finished work on my very first house, a Red Farm Barn, and in the months that it took to complete, I feel as if going through the trials and hassles of decorating have truly inspired me to become a more creative and thought provoking person. For a very long time i never cared to delve into decorating, as I figured it most likely wasn't an enjoyable and probably mundane undertaking. My brother, Edward Mist, has always been a big fan of decorating, and he never fails to impress me with his dedication as well as his ingenuity. Eventually this inspired me to give decorating a shot, as I realized there had to be something to love in it. After my brother taught me a few box and rug glitches i set off on my own to learn what it takes to be a truly great decorator. Using my Farm Barn, which I initially bought for solely gardening purposes, I used a nice wide open area to create a miniature village, using primarily Zafarian decor. When I completed it i felt a very strong sense of pride and fulfillment. It was then that I knew that I needed to give decorating a serious chance, and before i knew it, my garden was evicted and i was a full-time decorator.


After months of hard work and experimentation, i finally completed my first home and decorating became my new favorite past-time, and with my new house being a Celestial Observatory, I hope to go more grand and ambitious than I ever thought possible before. This entire experience has taught me something extremely valuable, that passion and enjoyment go hand in hand, and so long as you have a passion for what you are doing, you will find joy in what you do and will always strive to ascend to a higher place than where you started and perhaps even discover new passion along the way.  You can find my house under the decorated category in Castle Tours, look for Red Farm Barn by Alric Mist, and I do implore you to make a visit, as sharing the culmination of this grand experience with my fellow decorators is a huge part of what makes decorating such a pleasant and rewarding adventure :)  
 ~Alric Mist

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pirate101 Sept 2014 Update Brings a Special Surprise.


Along with the September game updates Pirate101 introduces  the new Grizzly Beast Pack! This is one pack I have been waiting for because it brings with it my favorite looking pet I have been asking for since I saw it in the pet morphing tent. The Heck Kitty fits me so well , after all I am the black cat of the entire Pirate101 fleet. ;)


Not only does this pack bring new and exciting pets but new companions too? There are Beastmaster companions for every class.  Beastmasters can summon the new pets into battle with you and I was so excited to receive the Witchdoctor companion.  Khord summons the heck kitty,  I was so excited the first time I saw the kitty summoned and boy can this kitty fight. I couldn't wait for him to summon the kitty again.



Did I mention this was a pack? The grizzly pack also comes with furniture! Not only furniture but pet furniture! All the tents around Circus Maximus, pet toys, interactive pet items, pet food dishes and cat trees/scratchers. There's even habitrail set up,  these pieces connect together. I do wish the pets went inside them though.

This pack even comes with energy gear, check out the yarn ball I have equipped. This update also brings: new masks , face paintings, hair styles and  so much more to the crown shop. Don't forget to check out the vendors you never know what new and exciting accessories they may have. See ya in the Skyways!




Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Wizard101 6th Year Celebration!!

Wow another year has flown by, it seems like only yesterday I took my very first steps into Firecat Alley, I say Firecat Alley because that is where I decided that this game was going to played for a very long time. Was I kidding? Nope! Wizard101 has taken on speed and has never stopped growing.

 Throughout the years I have met some really awesome friends, yes you! I have said hello and  see ya soon to many players. I've watched Wizard101 branch out to Pirate101. Watched a community manager become what she wanted to be, a Game Designer. We welcomed new Community managers, Leala and Tom "The dynamic duo". I'm so honored to be a part of this growing world of Wizard101. May you have many more years to come.



When housing came out in 2009 it was all over for me, from my very first Royal Playhouse to the new Build a Castles. I have been a housing Wizard ever since. I remember the very first time I decorated I placed things around and made a Birthday party house. It wasn't the best but I thought it was a grand house. Now look at us Wizards, we're building our own houses! Did you get your Birthday Gala Gazebo for Wizard101 6th year celebration?



Wizard101 has kicked off this 6th year celebration early with the free Birthday Gala Gazebo, shown above.  All the birthday decorations, even those fun to find presents, all over the Spiral. If you're looking for a guide look HERE Wizard101 Central as a pretty good one. So go check out all the decorations in Wizard City commons and watch the Phoenix fly around to welcome Wizard101 into another year! To find out more about Wizard101's 6th year celebration check out Wizard101. See ya in the Spiral!