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Wizard101 Dragonspyre NPC Doodle  Welcome to the Ravenwood News!

Discover here the latest news from Wizard City and from around the Spiral! Read all about new game updates, events and contests, maintenance notices @KI_Alerts, and news from our Official Fansites. Check back often!

Want even more news? Read announcements, questions, and comments on our Message Boards, as well as Twitter and Facebook.

December 31 2009

 
 
 
 
 All good things...
Felix Navidad will be leaving the Spiral before morning, so now's your last chance to purchase his items until next year. Valentina Heartsong will be along soon so watch the Ravenwood News for announcements about her arrival!
 
 
 
 

December 24 2009

 
 
 
 
 Comic Caption Contest
It's time for another contest! If you like Abracadoodle, you're going to love this contest!

Our Abracadoodle comic has become so popular that we wanted to give our players a chance to submit their own comic caption! We've provided the comic strip, and we need you to fill in what the characters are saying.

Learn how you can participate on our Comic Caption Contest page.
 
 
 
 

December 23 2009

 
 
 
 
Wizard101 Abracadoodle  New Abracadoodle!
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.
 
 
 
 

December 21 2009

 
 
 
 
Wizard101 Retail Gift Cards  Can't find a Gift Card?
Seems like the Wizard101 Gift Cards in retail stores are so popular that stores are selling out! If you can't find a Gift Card in a store, you can always purchase a Gift Certificate on the website! To purchase a Gift Certificate that you can email or print out, follow these steps.

  1. If you already have a Wizard101 account yourself, log in to the website with that account.
  2. If you do not have Wizard101 account yourself, create one by clicking PLAY on the website.

  3. Once you're logged in, click "Buy Gift Certificate".
  4. Select what you would like to purchase, either prepaid time, Crowns or a combination of both.
  5. Personalize your gift by entering the recipients name and a festive message!
  6. Click Continue.
  7. The details of your purchase and your total will appear on the next page, where you can enter your payment information.
  8. After you complete your purchase, you will be able to print your Wizard101 Gift Certificate and a copy of the Gift Certificate will be emailed to you.
 
 
 
 

December 20 2009

 
 
 
 
   Website Update
Wizard101.com the website will be offline from 3am to approximately 3:30am Central US Time on 21 December 2009. During this time, the website will not be available, players will not be able to log in and players in the game will not see their Crowns balance.
Wizard101 Website and Game Interruptions
There are so many Wizards playing tonight, that we're experiencing some issues on the website and you may experience some slowdown in the game. Please be patient while we work our technical magic to reduce these issues.

 
 
 
 

December 19 2009

 
 
 
 
 
Podcast Coverage of the PvP Tournament
Ravenwood Radio will be broadcasting live from in-game this Saturday, Dec. 19 from 5-6 PM Central Standard Time. Tune in on the Ravenwood Radio website to watch and listen as they give commentary at the Diary of a Wizard PVP tournament.
 
 
 
 

December 18 2009

 
 
 
 
Wizard101 Danger Hound  Danger! Danger! Danger Hound Challenge Ends!
Hurray! Congratulations to all our young Wizards!

The challenge to earn the Danger Hound is now over! All registered members of Wizard101Central.com will receive a code for the Danger Hound and 5500 Gold after December 18th.

Where's my Email?
The emails will be sent out to members of Wizard101 Central starting on Monday December 21st. If you do not receive your email by the end of the year, let us know.

Where’s my Danger Hound?
After December 18th, all existing registered members of Wizard101Central.com will receive a message to the email they used when they registered with that site. That email will contain a code for the Danger Hound and a code for gold.
 
 
 
 

December 17 2009

 
 
 
 
Wizard101 Abracadoodle  New Abracadoodle!
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.

  Wizard101 Scheduled Maintenance
Wizard101 the game will be offline December 17 from approximately 3am to 5am Central US Time.

During this time, players will be unable to log in to the game, and active players will be prompted to log out. Our website may also experience interruptions in service during this downtime.

This downtime should address some issues players have been encountering since the last update.

Thank you for your patience while we improve the performance of the game for all of our players.
 
 
 
 

December 15 2009

 
 
 
 
  Check your Backpack Before you Buy!
Young Wizards, if you purchase an item and your backpack is full, it will appear in your Bank.

If you purchase Castles & Lands, and your backpack is full, it cannot be stored in your Bank, and you will not receive the item. Please check your backpack space before you make a purchase!!!!
 
 
 
 

December 14 2009

 
 
 
 
   Wizard101 Unveils New Mount to Raise Money for Children’s Charities
We are proud to give our players and their friends a unique way to support children this holiday season. The purchase of an in-game mount, the “Meowmodon”, will benefit the Austin Children’s Shelter and Child’s Play.

The Austin Children’s Shelter provides emergency shelter and care for abused and neglected children and Child’s Play is a game industry charity dedicated to providing games and toys to children in hospitals worldwide.

Click here to find out more.
Wizard101 House for Sale  School House Rocks!
New School Themed houses are available! To preview or purchase these newly released Castles & Lands, click the SHOP button on your in-game screen.

To read the Patch Notes for this update, visit our Patch Notes page at:
https://www.wizard101.com/game/community/patchnotes

Wizard101 Yuletide NPC
 
 
 
 

December 13 2009

 
 
 
 
   Even More Creative Writing Stories Published!
Professor Greyrose is on a roll! She took some time to work on publishing more of the Creative Writing stories she's received. Read some new stories, and continuations of previous stories in our .
 
 
 
 

December 10 2009

 
 
 
 
 What are Your Favorite Games of 2009?
GameStooge.com has posted their top game nominees for 2009. Wizard101 has been nominated for Best Massively Multiplayer Online Game.

To vote on your favorite games and show your support of Wizard101, visit:
http://www.gamestooge.com/2009/12/01/2009-gamestooge-award-nominees-announced/



Wizard101 Fansite - Diary of a Wizard  Winter Wizard’s Smash and Bash PvP Tournament
One of our Top Fansites is hosting their own Player vs Player Tournament! You don’t have to PvP to attend. Just log in to Wizard101 and join the festivities!

Find out more at Diary of a Wizard.

Wizard101 Holiday Cards This holiday season, Wizard101 makes one-of-a-kind gift-giving easy. Our gift cards make it simple to enjoy Wizard101 adventures, plus this holiday season, each one comes with an exclusive feature that makes gameplay even more exciting!

POWERFUL PETS
All gift cards redeemed online between 12/10/09 and 1/31/10 feature Limited Edition Pets that come with the rare Dragonblade Card, which has been unavailable since our beta test in Fall 2008. It boosts the power of any damage spell by 30%!

LIMITED TIME ONLY
Get one for yourself or give them to family and friends. But hurry — this special holiday offer is only available for a limited time at these retailers: Best Buy, Blockbuster, GameStop, Rite Aid, 7-Eleven, Toys"R"Us, Walgreens and Walmart.

Learn more about where you can purchase these Gift Cards on our Gift Cards Page.
 
 
 
 

December 09 2009

 
 
 
 
  One Year $60 Special is Back!
For a limited time, our One Year Membership is available for only $60! Whether you're thinking about becoming a Member or already are a Member, you can take advantage of this limited time offer.
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December 08 2009

 
 
 
 
  Win a Free Membership!
FreeMMOGamer.com is giving their users the great opportunity to win 1 year Membershipfor Wizard101! And that´s not all, the second place will win a 6-Month Membership. And you can win 10,000 Crowns too! Find out more at http://www.freemmogamer.com

Wizard101 Abracadoodle  New Abracadoodle!
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.
 
 
 
 

December 06 2009

 
 
 
 
   More Creative Writing Stories Published!
Professor Greyrose took a break from grading school work to work on publishing many of the Creative Writing stories she's received. Read some new stories, and continuations of previous stories in our .
 
 
 
 

December 03 2009

 
 
 
 
  School House Rocks on the Test Realm!
The Test Realm is once again up and running for Members. Crowns players who have made a purchase in the last 30 days can also access this Test Realm!
For more information, see our Sneak Peek page at:
https://www.wizard101.com/game/testrealm

To read the Patch Notes for this update, visit our Patch Notes page at:
https://www.wizard101.com/game/community/patchnotes
 
 
 
 

December 02 2009

 
 
 
 
  See the Wizard Commercial!
If you haven't been able to catch it on TV, you can see our most recent commercial on the official Wizard101 YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/kingsisle - comment on that channel and tell us what you think!

  New Zazzle Items
We've made some new items over at our Zazzle store that are sure to please Wizards young and younger. Those keychains sure make great little gifts!

  New Wallpapers!
New Wallpapers are available on our Downloads page - one for each world! Some were released to the fansites a few months ago, and some are new to everyone! Check them out on our downloads page, just scroll down to see the wallpapers.

Wizard101 Abracadoodle  New Abracadoodle!
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.
 
 
 
 

December 01 2009

 
 
 
 
   December Ravenwood Bulletin
It's that time of year in the Spiral again, young Wizards! Yuletide is a very special year where there are young Wizards celebrating a variety of festivals all over the world, and even in Wizard City! Read all about gifting, Yuletide and New School Themed Housing in our Ravenwood Bulletin Newsletter!
   Gift Cards Held Over
The November Gift Card pets will be held over until December 9th, and after December 9th we will have a VERY special surprise for you when you redeem any Gift Card, so watch this page for more information!