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Here you will find all the latest news from Wizard City and around the Spiral! Read all about updates, events and downtimes, and news from our fansites. Check back often!
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| |Feedback Friday!
Dalia Falmea is back with another Feedback Friday question. This week, inquiring minds would like to know... if you could transform into ANY creature in game, what would it be (friend/foe/pet/mount... anything)?
Post your responses on this thread
KingsIsle Entertainment and Gameforge Partner
KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc. today announced a licensing agreement with German online games publisher Gameforge to bring its award-winning massively multiplayer game Wizard101 to Europe.
“This partnership is an important first step in our strategy to expand beyond the domestic US market and bring Wizard101 to an international audience,” said Elie Akilian, chairman and CEO of KingsIsle Entertainment. “It’s a very exciting time at KingsIsle and we are eager to share the magical world of Wizard101 with an entirely new community of players.”
“Wizard101 has proven to be a high-quality MMO that appeals to a large audience of all ages. We are very excited to partner with KingsIsle in bringing this great game to the European market and expand its audience globally,“ said Carsten van Husen, CEO of Gameforge 4D.
Earlier this summer, KingsIsle announced that more than 10-million Wizards have registered to play Wizard101 since the game launched in September 2008. KingsIsle is currently working closely with Gameforge to localize Wizard101 for the European market. The first European launch is planned for late 2010.
Weekend Connection Issues
Many young Wizards experienced delays trying to log in to the game on Sunday afternoon, and others found they were unable to move between areas in the game. Just to give our players an update, Wizard101 was actually full! Yes that's right, so many players were in the game that no more players could fit!
Even with all our server upgrades, Wizard101 is growing so fast that we filled up the Spiral. We will continue to improve and expand on our servers to accommodate the ever growing population.
We apologize for the inconvenience over the weekend, and we're working diligently to ensure we're prepared for future population increases!
From time to time, we'd like to put out a call for your thoughts, opinions, and ideas on one specific burning question or topic. This week, we'd like to ask: if you could add ONE girl's name, ONE boy's name, and ONE last name to the list offered at character creation, what would you add? See this message board post.
Time for another Feedback Friday! Which Ravenwood Staff Member would you most like to duel? Leave your response on this message board post.
Send Away Update
The Send Away button that allows you to remove people from your home, now works even if that person is not on your friends list.
Important Pet Information
There seems to be a lot of confusion with regards to hatching pet outcomes. If you are hatching your pet with a pet you cannot equip, you will not get a pet you cannot equip as a result.
You have a high chance of getting an offspring of your current pet and you have a chance of getting a rare hybrid of the two pets.
You will not receive a pet from hatching that you cannot equip.
| |Back to School Tips from A Mythspent Youth
As young Wizards throughout the Spiral prepare for another semester of school on Earth, our friends over at Mythspent Youth have a wonderful guide to getting back to the books!
Have a fun read at
These Bosses Cheat: Defeating the Dreaded Homework Tower
See the latest in the story of a young Wizard and his ongoing efforts to succeed at Ravenwood. To see the comic and browse the archives in case you missed any, visit our Abracadoodle Page
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| |Make your Own Video Games!
Many young Wizards seek information about what it takes to make games. You've probably already see the videos about how Wizard101 was created (if not click here
!) and if you want to try making your own game, there are a couple of ways you can do that.
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. As you create and share Scratch projects, you learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia.
For more information about Scratch see this website: Scratch
Invent with Python
For those of you who like to learn, there's a FREE book about programming with a FREE language called Python. "Invent with Python" was written to be understandable by kids as young as 10 to 12 years old, although it is great for anyone of any age who has never programmed before. For more on this free book, visit Invent with Python
Just keep writing down and refining your ideas, look for new ways to do something that currently exists, and continue to expand your knowledge of math, physics, geometry and history, all of which play a vital role in making and designing a video game.
From time to time, we'd like to put out a call for your thoughts, opinions, and ideas on one specific burning question or topic. See this message board post.
Join us at GenCon!
Meet up with us at the Beckett Magazine booth #1929, and see what surprises we have for you!
Update to Level 48 Pets without Power Pip Bonus
Good news everyone! We were able to identify all players who received their level 48 quest school specific pet between May 25 2010 and July 8th 2010.
We have run a script that gave those of you affected, another copy of this pet, only the new one will have a Power Pip talent.
We have not altered your current pet, but gave you an additional copy of the pet with a pre-set Power Pip talent.
August is upon us, and with that comes another Ravenwood Bulletin newsletter!
This month we have the start of a special feature called the Producer's Letter where the Wizard101 Producer talks directly to the players. Harold Argleston has another book of the month for you to read, there's a quick tutorial on Training points and some awesome news about our fansite Wizard101 Central! Read the Ravenwood Bulletin by either clicking on the News tab on the left and selecting Newsletter, or clicking here
Wizard101 Central Birthday Party!
Our top fansite, Wizard101 Central is celebrating its second anniversary! Part of the big celebrating over on the fansite is a "Day in the Life of a Wizard" contest! For more information visit our fansite Wizard101 Central at http://www.wizard101central.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90633