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November 2021

 
 
 
 




LEMURIA TEST REALM BEGINS



Discover the stolen lands of Lemuria! Currently on Test Realm, we're opening the sealed door to an exciting new world that is at once familiar and strange and completely bonkers. What will you find there? It’s a mystery! Let us know, as we are just as curious.

Along with the new world and all the exciting content it has to offer, we’ve made several improvements to existing systems, starting with the Quest Journal. It has been revamped to allow filtering of quests! With mainline and side quests to complete, it’s now easier than ever to focus on those most important to your questing goals. A cluttered Quest Journal is no longer an issue!

Also in the update are new features to Adventure Parties, continued balance changes to PvP gameplay, exciting new Beastmoon rewards, and of course a selection of new Beastforms to challenge your play and scare the enemy team right off the combat sigils. Are you a fan of Castle Magic and making your castle the bling bling of the Spiral? Seek out Babbage Basset for a bunch of new decoration options!

Test Realm began on November 8th and will run for at least a few weeks before an official launch of Lemuria makes its way to the Live Servers. Check out the Test Realm Update Notes with all the details, and thanks for your feedback during Test Realm!

Before diving into the rest of the newsletter, here’s a quick review of recent announcements:
  • OCT 6: New Tentacula Pet
  • OCT 12: New Grim Ferryman Pack
  • OCT 14: Brave New Bundle
  • OCT 15: New Even Creepier Carnival Bundle
  • OCT 28: KI Live – Halloween themed
  • OCT 29: National Cat Day Blog Post
  • OCT 29: Stitch Run Event
  • NOV 5: New Sky City Bundle
  • NOV 6: Extra Life Game Day
  • NOV 8: Fall Update Test Realm Begins
Keep updated on the latest news for next month on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, including special announcements from community fansites! Read on for more fun happenings with the community and their Spiral activities.

KINGSISLE GAMERS EXTRA LIFE GOAL REACHED



Congrats KingsIsle Gamers Team, we did it!

This year, hundreds of Wizards and Pirates joined together on the KingsIsle Gamers team, to play games and raise money for a great cause. Saturday, November 6, was the final grand finale where we livestreamed on KingsIsle’s Twitch channel to raise over $500 in a single day toward our goal. The team’s original goal was $10,000 but together we achieved $17,500 raised overall!

Our team’s top fundraiser this year was the community group, “Wispy” FireWispGames, with an amazing $1,020 raised! Team leaders who raised $100 or more received the new Wizard101 Sky City Bundle. These rewards are currently being sent out over the next several days. If you are a team leader and do not receive your reward by November 20, 2021, please contact community@kingsisle.com.

SPIRAL STITCH CONTEST WINNERS



Congrats to all the winners of this year's Wizard101 Spiral Stitch Contest! See below for who was chosen in each category. Prize distribution is also further below in the original contest announcement.

All the participants had some truly amazing stitch combinations! If you wish to see all the entries, visit #Wizard101Stitch for contest participation and more. Feel free to create and post about your own stitch using this hashtag!

Game Cosplay

Top Stitch: Destiny, Second Stitch: Autumn FireBlade
Runner-ups: Mackenzie and Emily RoseThorn

Halloween

Top Stitch: Matthew DeathBlood, Second Stitch: Alexis AshCloud
Runner-ups: Brynn DarkBright and Mason MoonRiver

Holidays

Top Stitch: Gavin StormWraith, Second Stitch: Alexandra FairyHeart
Runner-ups: Sarai SoulMender and Kimberly SpookSong

Fantasy/Magical

Top Stitch: Andrea FrostHeart, Second Stitch: Tatiana Sky
Runner-ups: Grace Sky and Kevin BattleBreeze

Funny/Cute

Top Stitch: Emily FairyBane, (Also Top Stitch): Amber RoseFlower
Runner-ups: Jasmine BattleBlade and Katherine HawkFlame

Heroic

Top Stitch: Luke SkyWalker, Second Stitch: Lauren WildCloud
Runner-ups: Haley GoldenGrove and Gabriel StormCloud

Honorable Mentions

Quinn, Tara DragonCaller, Noah SilverBlade, John LegendRider, and Daniel SunSword!

If your entry was chosen, please contact us at community@kingsisle.com to confirm your entry and to receive the prize. Thanks again all for participating in the contest!

KI LIVE: HAPPY HALLOWEEN


We had a spooktacular KI Live show for October! Did you recognize all of the special guests with their costumes? Thanks community for helping to vote for your favorite!

We hung out with the community in-game with a 1-day All Souls Pegasus mount and in chat with all of you who attended. Superfan Outfits were also given out, including the boots to everyone that watched the show. Additionally, we answered your questions throughout the show and much more.

Missed the show? No worries! You can watch the recording on YouTube:


It's always a blast hanging out with the community, so let us know what you most like about KI Lives so we can continue to make them even more fun to watch.

Secret Reader Bonus - The giveaway code was also changed up a bit with an exclusive Pirate101 code provided this time. As of this newsletter's announcement, for those who didn't get a chance to redeem the KI Live giveaway code yet, we opened it up again (KILIVESUPERBOOTS) for another 500 redemptions!

For more videos and livestreams, be sure to subscribe to KingsIsle's YouTube channel.

A great gameplay tip submitted to KI Live comes from Kestrel MistWeaver:

"If don’t want to farm for gear in Waterworks, Darkmoor, or the Catacombs, consider some other gear options available at those levels! Gear from the House of Scales, Exalted Duels, and Karamelle are all fantastic alternatives that deserve recognition." - Kestrel MistWeaver

RATBEARD'S RHOSHAMBO DEV DIARY



We’ve got a great lineup of dev diaries coming up! Starting with Ratbeard’s latest dev diary about PvP gameplay and the introduction of the Roshambo system:

“A Rhoshambo system is cyclical – Rock is good against Scissors but weak vs. Paper, Paper is good vs. Rock but weak vs. Scissors, and Scissors are good vs. Paper but weak vs. Rock. If you are a Rock, you might choose to "cross-train" elements of Scissors to boost your offense against Paper, or you might choose some tools from Paper to give you an edge against other Rocks. You could even do both – as long as you don’t start to spread yourself too thin.

So why reintroduce the Rhoshambo at this time? It helps us solve a few problems, not just with PvP, but with school identity and game complexity in general. The primary relationships are simple and easy to remember, and help inform players towards their school identity, towards deckbuilding, and even in advancing the game state towards victory.”
- Ben “Ratbeard” Durbin, Lead Designer

NEW CONCEPT ART FROM ADAM ROUSH


Adam has been busy creating cooler (and creepy!) new art! Over the past month we released news packs and other items you can now get in the game. Check out a few of the concepts below!


“Here's the Creepy Bumper Car, a purple cycloptic demon. Loved exploring ideas for this one, including monsters, zombies, and demons!” - Adam Roush


“Here's the Goatling pet concepts- super cute and creepy cerberus goats. This was a little challenging, but really fun to design.” - Adam Roush


“Here's the Ferryman gear concepts. Lots of ghost rider inspiration here.” - Adam Roush

GAMEPLAY POST OF THE MONTH

Exploring the Shopping District with Autumn MistFlame


This month we’re spotlighting a very useful shopping guide from Adventures of the Spiral!

“Lloyd is a Castle Block Recipes merchant. Crafting items are needed to build these blocks.

On the Right side of the page, you will see the blocks you can buy. If the lettering is yellow, you can buy it with gold. If the titles are red, it isn’t an option yet because of the need to craft some smaller blocks first.

On the left side of the page is a picture of the item, the cost of the object, crafting goods needed to build the recipe, and what type of crafting station is needed to create the objects. The clock next to the crafting items needed is a clock that tells you the cooldown time for crafting.” - Autumn MistFlame

For more guides be sure to visit the official Community Guides page!

COMMUNITY VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

A Wizard’s Journey – 13 Years of Magic with WhiteTiger93

WhiteTiger93 describes his journey across the Spiral in Episode 1, 13 Years of Magic, in his new podcast:


“Hey everyone! This is the first official episode of A Wizard's Journey, where we take a moment to take a look back at Wizard's beginnings, and touch on the game over the years. This is a very brief/short episode, and will the only standard upload for the series. From here on out, they will be live streamed! As a content creator for the Visions of the Spiral website, the podcast will also be joining the website after the planned relaunch!!!”
- WhiteTiger93

COMMUNITY ART SPOTLIGHT

By: @AntonConstanti

For this month’s art spotlight, we are showcasing a dreamy drawing from @AntonConstanti, commissioned by @jetsers and dedicated to the fiery Professor Falmea!



Community member Hunter BlueGem also sent over his spell card designs! Hunter is a passionate player of the game and loves to see everyone's spell mixing strategies:

  


Thanks Hunter for the spotlight submission this month!

We would love to see more screenshots and art from the community for next month’s newsletter. Do you have something amazing to share? Send it to us in an email to community@kingsisle.com! We’re always interested in showing off more fan art, gameplay guides, videos, and other content.

Thanks, Wizards!

COMMUNITY BULLETIN



Community art by: Swordroll

Keep updated on what’s happening in the community right here in our community news section. For every newsletter, we receive direct from the community links to new gameplay guides, exciting upcoming contests, and much more. Thanks to the following fansites and other community leaders for their contributions this month!

Congrats to the winners of Wizard101 Folio’s Spooky Dorm Decorating Contest! Wizard101 Folio also had a spooktacularly Spooky Hallowe’en Ball that was a fright of the guests.

In Other News
The unaffiliated-with-KingsIsle “Community Newsletter” had a great selection of Wizard101 links this month from around the web. NOTE: Follow their Twitter page for more information. To subscribe to their newsletter, send a DM to their Twitter asking to be added or email them at community.newsletter.101@gmail.com. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending them an email with the phrase “UNSUB”

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