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Wizard101 Dragonspyre NPC Doodle  Welcome to the Ravenwood News!

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!

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

June 22 2010

 
 
 
 
  
Ten Million Wizards Join Forces to Save the Spiral in Wizard101
“Over the last twenty months our domestic launch has taken us from an unheard of company with an unknown product to running one of the most successful properties in the family entertainment space,” said Elie Akilian, chairman and CEO of KingsIsle Entertainment. “I am profoundly grateful to the millions of extraordinary people who call Wizard City home and the talented writers, artists, designers, producers and engineers who have come together to create this magical world.”
Read the Announcement
As a small gesture of thanks to the wonderful denizens of Wizard City, KingsIsle Entertainment is offering every Wizard a complementary “Party Pack” and encouraging them to throw a grand celebration welcoming Wizard #10,000,001 to the Ravenwood School of Magical Arts. Each Party Pack will contain a decorative banner, balloons, a festive party hat and a celebratory cake.

To receive this FREE item set, simply go to www.wizard101.com/promo and enter the word PARTYPACK.
 
 
 
 

June 16 2010

 
 
 
 
  Did you know?!
Pets love snacks -- and fastest way to advance your pet is by feeding them healthy snacks! Mega Snack Packs are available in the Crowns Shop -- and are up to 10 times better than junk food alternatives!
This Crab-Apple is a great example of a Healthy Snack!

Spiffy Pop Update
We've listened and thanks to you it's been determined that Spiffy-Pop was not working as intended. Players were getting frozen, then popped to the finish line a lap ahead.

Spiffy-Pop will now move the pet behind to the next pet ahead, as was intended.
Mega Snack Pack Update
Previously players were seeing that their Ancient pets are only receiving 1 experience point per game after their stats are at maximum.

Now players will receive full experience from the pet mini-games even after the stat max is reached. In other words if the player gains a +4 to a stat, then they will gain +4 experience if that stat is at max.

Snacks will also provide full experience from eating the snack, even if their stats are at max. If the player feeds their pet say... a Fancy Yogurt and gains +15 Strength, +15 Will, and +20 Power and is at the stat cap. The pet will still gain 50 Exp from eating the snack.

Full XP will be granted for stat overflows. For example, let's say my Will is 249/250 and I ace the cannon game and then eat a Golden Biscuit ( 4 Game + 4 Snack ) = 8 Will. That would normally give me 1 Will and 1 Exp. Instead, it will now give me 1 Will and 8 Exp.

This should make getting your pet to Ancient must less painful.
 
 
 
 

June 14 2010

 
 
 
 
Looking for an Item?
Young Wizards, before you panic and yell at poor Mr Lincoln, please make sure you've thoroughly checked your BANK and SHARED BANK for items you cannot locate on your character.

Items that were recently restored were placed in your BANK.
If your backpack is full, items you acquire through quests or duels are placed in your BANK.
Please check your BANK!

  Best Little Dorm in Wizard City Contest
Do you have the best dorm in Wizard City? Do you like to decorate?

Our friends over at Wizard101 Central are running a contest - but this isn't just any little old decorating contest, though. There are twists and turns ahead! Find out more at the Best Little Dorm in Wizard City Contest Page!
 
 
 
 

June 12 2010

 
 
 
 
Update! The reimbursement process is complete!

All those compensated also received an email with more details. If you did not sign up with a valid email address, you cannot receive communications from Wizard101.
 
 
 
 

June 11 2010

 
 
 
 
Thank you for your patience. We have researched last weekend’s operational issues and gone to great lengths to resolve them.

We have identified all characters that were affected and will soon be initiating a reimbursement process for all lost items. We believe this will resolve all outstanding character issues, and in the case that we are not able to exactly match any data that was lost, we will err on the side of caution and offer Crowns as compensation to both paying customers and to our Free to Play users who were affected.

On behalf of KingsIsle, please accept our sincere apology for this service interruption and know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that it never happens again. We value your time and continued support of our game, and hope that you and your family will continue to be a part of the growing Wizard101 community.
 
 
 
 

June 09 2010

 
 
 
 
  DigitalGrandparent and Wizard101
DigitalGrandparent.com has a great story about how whole families are having fun with Wizard101. Read more at DigitalGrandparent.com
 
 
 
 

June 07 2010

 
 
 
 
I’d like to address everyone who experienced a loss of items or progress in the last two days.
We are wholly aware of the issue that effected some players over the weekend. We ask you to have just a bit of patience as we are investigating and will be addressing your specific situation as soon as possible. We do understand this is most frustrating for you and promise to have it resolved as quickly as we can.
~Professor Greyrose
 
 
 
 

June 03 2010

 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 

June 02 2010

 
 
 
 
  
Spotlight on KingsIsle
KVUE News dropped by the KingsIsle Entertainment office to talk to J. Todd Coleman and Josef Hall.

See some sneak peeks of the new world in the report: "Austin gaming company focuses on family fun"!

 
 
 
 

June 01 2010

 
 
 
 
Wizard101 Fansite - Diary of a Wizard  Diary of a Wizard Celebrates 1 year in the Spiral
A special event was held to celebrate one year as a fansite for Wizard101.

Much fun and many friends made this celebration special. See the pics and post your congratulations at http://diaryofawizard.com/

   Known Issues with the Pets Update
Young Wizards across the Spiral have been telling us about their experiences with the new Pet Pavilion, and we're listening!

The Cannon Mini-Game is registering misses when it shows you hits, and we're working to fix that quickly for you, so you can continue to level your pet.

Some players have indicated very bright light blooms and red flashes on characters and items, and while we suggest you may want to make sure you have the most recent drivers for your video card, we are assessing this issue ourselves.

These and other issues raised are being evaluated and adjustments are being made, thanks you all the Wizards who reported these errors.