Thursday, December 29, 2011

Weekly update & Mercenaries for Hire

Greetings Wizards,

It has been a very busy week, so not much of a post this week. I am still working on the studio recreation house, sunken palace and my next sun palace. I'll give you a sneak peek of the studio house at the end of this post.

I am working on getting all my Paige MoonShade wizards new level 68 spells. I have so far got the Balance, Fire, and  Death school spells.  Working on Ice now. My death is still soloing, finally got through Celestia's Trial of Spheres, it was fun. I did have some issues in the Savannah in Zafaria , thank you Olivia from Mercenaries for Hire  for helping me with the queen there. I still dunno why I was having so much trouble with her.

I was also trying to get my Ice level 60 gear from the waterworks. Still need my boots and robe. If you ever need help with a quest or just farming there is a really great group on Wizard101 Central , they are called Mercenaries for Hire aka M4H is run by John Shadow . This group helps with any quest that a player would need help with, some rules apply though for asking for help. I know sometimes it might take a small bit of time to get help as they can become very busy, do not fret though they will help you just have to be patient, this is all explained in the rules.

This group runs like clockwork with precision for each area. The Mercenaries for Hire  team that helps you will explain what you need in your spell deck and and explain each part of the area you are in. There is also a post for quick help guides: Help links . Here the list of M4H's amazing team of helps members Team of Mercenaries . I want to thank Joshua, Scarlet and Destiny for the amazing help and very quick run in the Waterworks.

Thank you for reading this mini weekly post.

Your friend,
Paige MoonShade

Thank you to everyone for helping me get all the info correct for this post.

Preview of Studio The green room ;) Fist steps:

Friday, December 23, 2011

Night Before a Wizard Christmas

It was the night before a Wizard Christmas, 
when all through the spiral,
Not a wizard was battling, it was rather quite frightful.
All the of spiral houses were decorated with much care,
All hoping Felix Navidad would soon be there.

The wizards were tucked all warm in their beds,
While dreams of pets danced in their heads.
 Greyrose with her wand and Ambrose with his staff,
While Cyrus was complaining about a classroom draft.

When out of the shopping district arose such a clatter,
Ravenwood staff arose to see what was the matter.
Away through the commons they flew like a flash,
Each on their wing mounts attached with a sash.

With all the stars glistening in the sky ,
Gave a wonderful glow to see where they would fly.
Arriving they find all the holiday pets loose,
A miniature wooden wagon, and eight tiny Chrismoose.

A red suited driver, so happy and quick,
They knew in a moment it must be Felix .
More static than lighting bolts his movements came,
Then he shouted, calling each pet by name!

"Now Snowball! now, Christmas Elf! now, Yuletide and Frostman!On, Polar cat! On, Arctic Pig! on,  Ice Snake and Snowman!To the top of Headmaster Ambrose's tower! over the brick wall!Now battle away! Battle away! Battle away all!"

Have a wonderful merry Christmas from me to you!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fun at Walmart

I  was at Walmart today looking at some clothes when this lady came up to me ask said, “Excuse me but my Granddaughter says she knows you?” I said “She does?” And I looked over at this cute little wizard.  Her wizard name is Megan. She was giggling behind her Grandmother’s shopping cart. Megan’s Grandmother proceeded to tell me that is was something about a game the young girl plays. I said “Could it be Wizard101?” Little Megan was so excited. I said “Nice to meet you Megan.”  I am unsure why, but she asked for my autograph , so I signed it for her with a flourish : Paige MoonShade. We talked for a bit I had told Megan’s Grandmother about playing the game with my family and the she asked if Megan would like for her to play. Young Megan , "Yes!"

The whole event was so humbling and I am in awe over it.

I am unsure if you will ever read this Megan but if you do. It was great to meet you and your grandmother. I would love to meet in game sometime.

Your friend,
Paige MoonShade

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Christmas Decorations

Christmas comes to the spiral in the form of decorations(visit crowned shop). From trees and presents to even wallpaper, candycanes and snowflakes to go on your walls. This year wizards of all ages can decorate their wizard101 house is a festive holiday theme. For outside we have the snowman and stick candycanes to trail any walkway.

Don't forget to put those cookies out for ole St. Nick that is right wizards we have cookies and milk this item is interactive. You can eat your cookies and milk but they do take away to come back. best to leave those for Santa. ;) Thank you Cass these are amazing.

Don't worry wizards I did find out you can bring them back by logging out of your account. If you do not want to wait and see how long they take to come back. Looks like I need to update my holiday house but I'll post a couple picture below of the new items. Until next time , happy house decorating.

Your friend,
Paige MoonShade

Welcome to my new Holiday House!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Twelve Days of Wizard!

Until December 21st, Wizard101 is celebrating the 12 Days of Wizard! Each day they will have a different surprise in store for you. Some days will be free giveaways, while the others have great Crown Shop sales or new items. Check The Calendar each morning to see the new surprise!

December 9th:
Wizard101 Charity Chrismoose!

December 10th:
Winter Holiday Poetry Contest

Ready to flex your creative mind? Entering our Winter Holiday Poem Contest is a great way to get into the festive spirit!

December 11th:
Free Colored Light Strand!

December 12th:
12 Days of Wizard - Pack Sale!

Save 50% OFF on:
• Mega Snack Packs
• Wyvern Hoard's Pack
• Dragon Hoard's Pack

December 13th:
The Arctic Ninja Pig!

December 14th:
18 New Holiday Housing Decorations!

December 15th:
Free Snowman Transformation!

December 16th:
New Candy Cane Mounts!
Choice of 6 colors red, green, red and green, yellow, blue, and pink.
December 17th:
Check your E-mail for a Mystery Coupon!
December 18th:
Free Silent Nightcap!

December 18th:
New Holiday Plant The Boon Tree!

December 20th:
Save 50% OFF on Select Mounts:
December 21st:
New Snowball Pet!

I'll edit this post each day.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Lights! Camera! Paige! The trip to the Lone Star.

I was in Dallas, TX on Nov.21 and 22nd having the most amazing time with Fred Howard (I know, right? WOW!) and a filming crew at Green Grass Studios. The Studio is known for doing commercials and is not owned by KingsIsle. I met some writers from a few online gaming magazines...such as The Friendly Necromancer!!!! He is such an amazing person. I also met some of the most AWESOME of wizards! *Waves hello to the young wizards.*

I have actually been on the other side of the camera before, watching and meeting some very amazing people, but I have NEVER been in front of it! I was worried at first, but because this was familiar to me (and because I remembered that I’m here to help KI), I eventually felt calm. What I’ve learned from this experience was, “Be yourself, and nothing can go wrong. Even if you are a bundle of nerves just take a deep breath and talk about what you know best.”

If you are reading from a script or talking about something you love, it’s much easier to do if you express your true self. I got to talk about my Balance wizard, how much I love housing, and how fun Wizard101 is (especially having the opportunity to play with family and friends). And, I didn’t forget: it’s also YOU, the community, and how awesome every single one of you are! Let's not forget to mention how easy Wizard101 is to play, along with a depth of complexity as you advance further and further!

We even had an makeup artist “do” us up, which was so much fun! (Therapeutic in a way...) ;)

Hey, Friendly! Close up time! ;) I see you in the mirror there.

At one point during the day, we sat down with Fred Howard and talked about the game. It was so much fun to receive and share insight about the Spiral. *Gasp* I just sat down with Fred Howard! Now I sound like a star struck kid! ;) It was such a surreal experience.

What is better than a geek convention?
( A bunch of wizards in a room with a time lapsed camera! ;) )

We all got signed posters, and I got a Professor Greyrose poster! Images below:

We toured the studio, and found some interesting space doors. Shh, don't tell anyone! ;) I also saw some interesting paintings and props. I cannot wait to decorate a house to look just like it. (More to come in the next housing post. ;) ) Everyone will have to wait to see it. I do think I will be using a Balance school house, though. All props were owned by the Green Grass studios.

This painting was named “Spiralman” by Friendly. I am sure you can see why.

The props included drums, a ship cannon, ship’s roping stand ( what is that called again? )... I have a question, though: Where's the ship??

I got to ramble about my younger days in drama class, when the first "Dawn of the Dead" movie came out (the year is not important!). We all dressed up as zombies, and actually got kicked out of Zody’s (sorta like Target’) and the mall! (Here I go again, rambling!) I know you all don't want to hear those stories.

Oh! Wait, did I say I was in the commercial too? This commercial starts airing on December 12th, on Lifetime and Oxygen networks. I cannot wait to see it! It was such a humbling experience...and I felt so honored that I was given this opportunity to help KingsIsle promote Wizard101. I want to mention that the whole filming crew was simply amazing, and it was fun to be able to meet all of them. Below is a slide show of more images...I about died when I saw the James Dean picture! I looked silly! Thank you, Friendly, for taking these for me! *Hugs!!*

Update: here are the channels for commercial
TVLand, Gameshow Network, investigation Discovery, Chiller, CLOO, & lifetime movie network

Your Friend,
Paige MoonShade

Thank you Kevin for the help. You are amazing.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Felix Navidad is back!

Full of fun seasonal items for your Wizard. You can find him in the Shopping District selling Santa Robes, holiday wants and special holiday pets! Hurry - Felix is only around for the holiday season.

He also has this pretty cool pet. I am still not fund of the unicorn spell I would rather have spritely. Unless they could give the unicorn more amounts of casting then I would be happy. She is still a very pretty pet.
Yuletide Spirit

Happy Holidays,
From Paige MoonShade

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Music Player

I know most of you have found this cool housing item. I wanted to show you how to use it. It is a very simple 1,2,3 steps.

1. Place music player
2. Click on the player to show the music icon, click on icon.
3. pick the music you would like and on bottom of new window click music icon.

Each music player and scroll combo will count as 2 items. There seems to be one scroll for each world so far. For a complete list of Music Scrolls go Here . Until next time. Happy house decorating.

Your Friend,
Paige MoonShade

Friday, November 18, 2011

Zafaria is here!

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. Have fun playing in the our new world!

To find out all all about Zafaria check out November update notes: Here

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day - Lest we Forget...

To honor all those who have served their countries, we're giving away a memorial Shield of Valor housing decoration from now until 9:00am US Central Time on Monday, Nov 14th. Limit one per account.

Click here to get your Veteran's Day memorial shield housing item.
Limit one per account.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Hidden Temple ( Sun Palace)

Greetings wizards,

Welcome to my hidden Aztec temple. I decided to create my sun palace into a hidden temple lost in a lush jungle of plants and animals. It was fun trying to get each piece to look as if it could really be a real life jungle. From palms trees to the large canopy trees even the elephant ear plants added that perfect touch. There was one time I started asking friends what kind of animals would we find in the jungles, it was so much fun trying to find ones that were like ones they were mentioning. Both images below show the jungle and a view from the balcony.

There is a hidden cove through a wall on the arena side of the house, what a better way to make a hidden Marleybonian camp site for all those adventurers coming from Marleybone.

I took my vision of the inside from a few rain forest images I found on the internet. Bright colors and lush plant life. I even added bamboo and water gardens. To complete a full look of nature flowing through each of the rooms.

Of course what house can be without a kitchen and bamboo fountain dining hall, completed with plants to keep the natural feel flowing. A music hall which in all is my favorite room. Sofas to sit and enjoy to violin and piano playing, while watching the water fountain adds much needed surreal feels to complete this house.

I hope everyone enjoys this housing segment and until next time, happy house decorating.

Your friend,
Paige MoonShade

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Test realm ONLINE!!

Shout out to Molly It was great to meet you yesterday!!!

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.

Wizards can now achieve Level 70!

Level 68 Spells!

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
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".

Armor Piercing New stat.

Pet Feeding

My favorite part!!!!New Music Player!

Improved Character Statistics

Everything you need to know at Wizard101 Update Notes

See you in test realm!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Zafaria‏ world trailers!

Want to see the new Zafaria‏ world? Check out these! Each of these places have something for your to find out about the new world coming soon to test realm.






Tuesday, October 25, 2011

KingsIsle teasing new Wizard101 content pt3

This one courtesy of mmorpg

Kevin Battleblood & Katherine Light solves code

Monday, October 24, 2011

KingsIsle teasing new Wizard101 content pt 2

This time courtesy of Zam

WizKathLight and Kevin Battleblood deciphered the Morse Code: "Down in the Depths" New code "At the top of the world"

Friday, October 21, 2011

KingsIsle teasing new Wizard101 content

KingsIsle Entertainment Teaser

KingsIsle has given massively a teaser on new world content. Head on over to massively by clicking on the KingsIsle Entertainment Teaser title.

I am seeing a lot of the new sun palace coming to game stop in this teaser. New worlds? how exciting!

WizKathLight and Kevin Battleblood deciphered the Morse Code: "Down in the Depths"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Sun Palace & 2 New Gift Cards

Super Bundle Coming Soon at Gamestop 39$ and so worth it!

Enormous The Sun Palace
Giant Hornocerous 2 passenger Mount
2 Handed Dancing Blade
Chieftains Gear Outfit
Pet Giraffe
Mystery Teleport Tapestry
And one month membership or 5,000 crowns

I for one absolutely adore this house. The sky glowing red and yellows. This palace is enormous I counted at least 8 rooms ( might of lost count ;) ) I did find the battle arena though. It is that big, item count is 250/250. It has interactive doors , meaning you can click x to open them. The inside view of this palace is such a grand view with craved wooden heads, vast open rooms and the decor of large open windows and walls fans made me take in a deep breath , so beautiful.

Outside yard areas are just as beautiful as the indoors, vast landscapes running streams and the waterfalls, there is even a ape that gives you prizes each day. The water falls are in 2 places the brilliant blueish green water of the outer area and then the double crystal blue waterfalls inside the cave area makes this whole landscape surreal.

The gear with this GameStop is like any of the bundle cards you get to choose your stats same for the dancing blade. I will tell you I normally do not like the look of the gear but this is not to bad. I really like the blade it comes with. The pet giraffe is so life like and adorable. The outfit is able to be dyed, it comes in red but I just cannot rock that color.

Giant Hornocerous 2 passenger Mount , this is about the best mount I have seen . Its fun to give rides on. ( I was in the commons giving rides yesterday. ) It also helps you when you are questing with a friend or your other account. Just add the player to a group and they will get the click x to climb aboard, to get off the mount all they have to do is hit a arrow key.

The Hawk Rider Bundle ( Walmart )

The Hawk Rider Bundle Includes
High Flying Hawk Mount
2-Handed Clay More
Ranger Outfit
Night Hawk Pet
Teleport Tapestry
1 Month or 5000 Crowns

Both of these cards come with a teleport tapestry wall hanging the Gamestop card comes with the teleport to arena and the Walmart card comes with teleport to the bazaar, only one per card. Hope you enjoyed this segment and until next time , happy house decorating.

Your friend,
Paige MoonShade