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01 August 2014

 
 
 
 

... the future lies this way.

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

We’ve got a really important announcement this month about some changes in Community Management at KingsIsle! There’s a new face and an exciting announcement about Kiersten Samwell pursuing her dreams as a game designer. While it’s sad to say goodbye to a valued friend to the Community, read on and you’ll see that the Old Professor Greyrose isn’t moving far at all. Tom Purdue (also known as One-Eyed Jack on the Pirate101 Message Boards) will also be pitching in to assist Wizard101 players as “Dworgyn” on Social Media and elsewhere. Exciting times are upon us! Read on!

 
 
 
 

New Opportunities

 
 
 
 

I’ve been on this magical adventure with all of you for a little over six years, as your Wizard101 Community Manager. In that time, it’s been my privilege to be a part of this amazing community and now a rare opportunity has come along that allows me to better serve the community and the game as a whole, as a Game Designer on the Wizard101 team.

But don't worry, I'm not that far away (really only about 20 feet!) and I’m leaving you in the best hands, with our new Associate Community Manager; Leala Ulrich.

"I will not forget one line of this. Not one day. I swear. I will always remember when Professor Greyrose was me."

Kiersten Samwell - Game Systems Designer - Wizard101

 
 
 
 

Introducing New Faces!

 
 
 
 

Greetings young Wizards,

“Does anyone know how to fly this thing?”

Some of you may know me as Leesha Darkheart from Ravenwood Radio, but all of you will soon get to know me even better as your Associate Community Manager and the shiny new (still not ginger) face of Professor Greyrose. As Kiersten moves on to make amazing content for Wizard101 as a game designer, she has passed down her famous wand to me. While these are some big (or actually quite tiny) shoes to fill, I hope to be up to the task. I'm excited to get to work with such an amazing community and teammate in Tom aka Dworgyn!

My love of KingsIsle games goes back many years, to 2009 when I discovered Wizard101. I enjoyed playing the game so much that I wanted to share it with everyone! So with the help of my friend Stephen Spiritcaller, we started Wizard101's first podcast, Ravenwood Radio. Through running an official fansite I got to meet so many members of Wizard101's helpful and welcoming community. It was such an exciting and educational experience. It changed the way I thought about video games and started me down the path to becoming a Community Manager. Getting to share your enthusiasm for the KingsIsle games that we all love is an amazing job, and I can't wait to get started!

Tom and I have some great ideas for fun events to share with the community. So keep an eye out as I hope you'll be seeing more of the both of us, as we strive to serve the KI community even better!

Leala (Leesha)

 
 
 
 

Here Fishy Fishy...

 
 
 
 

Fishing Lessons... are cool

Hey there Wizards, it’s Lucky Hookline! Fishing has been live in the Spiral for a little while now, and Wizards have been reeling in some helpful and fun information. If you need some help with the basics of becoming a skilled fisher-Wizard Wizard101 Central has a great guide, and lots of helpful information in the wiki including: types of fish and fishing spells. If you are having trouble finding a certain fish, Duelist101 has a fish location guide that could be a big help alongside their detailed general Fishing Guide. The Mercenaries for Hire’s Fishapedia is also a great resource for finding out fish types.

A couple of common questions I’ve been hearing have been about Aquarium types and how to place your fish on display in your home. First, to determine the type of aquarium, select the fish in your inventory and hover over the icon in the top left. Then, to display the fish inside an aquarium in your home, click on the aquarium while in editing mode and choose the fish to display. Only the fish of the appropriate size to fit in the aquarium will show in the list, so make sure you have the correct size to display your fish.

 
 
 
 

Spiral Cup

 
 
 
 

Spiral Cup Gauntlet

The Spiral Cup Gauntlet is available at Target for $39. It includes: Pigswick Fountain Dungeon, Tanglewood Vine Mount, Pegasus Pony Pet, Pigswick Academy Robe, Mystic Grimoire Weapon and 1 Month or 5,000 Crowns!

Duelist101 takes on the Spiral Cup with this detailed guide!

 
 
 
 

Fansite Updates

 
 
 
 

All of Time and Spiral

With the new fishing update and lots more to explore in the Spiral, let’s see what some of our official Wizard101 fansites are doing in the community.

Wizard101 Central turns 6 years old this month, and with that will be coming an epic celebration. Make sure to sign up at Wizard101Central.com and keep an eye out for lots of fun contests and prizes during the month of August!

Not only are the developers of Wizard101 clever and creative - our players are as well. One place that this creativity shines is in all the fun and funny suggestions for new fish types. What do you think the next type of fish discovered in the Spiral will be? Weigh in at our Official Forums or on Wizard101Central!

On the Stars of the Spiral blog, Kelsey shares some tips on catching epic fish, and on the forums asks “Do you like fishing?”

Both Massively and MMORPG helped spread the news about our new fishing update!

Legends of the Spiral celebrated their 3rd birthday with lots of creative contests and prizes. Congratulations everyone!
 

Paige Moonshade held her annual Best Little Dorm in Wizard City contest and got some amazing entries. There are truly some talented interior decorators in Wizard101! Grand prize winner Brianna Nightrider had a very creative Santa’s Workshop theme. Congratulations to all the winners and participants!

AluraRB from Art in the Spiral shows us how she draws Old Cob from Wizard101 in this striking illustration.

 
 
 
 

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