What an amazing 2018 with the community across the Spiral! There were so many exciting things we released and talked about, such as celebrating the game’s 10th Anniversary and the release of Empyrea Part 2 that wrapped up a very special part of Arc 3 of the storyline. An avalanche of items and other goodies were sprinkled in from month to month as well. Check out the list below for the highlights.
On the more intense combat front, there were some heated battles for top dominance on the PvP leaderboards, and of course new pets and spells to aid in PvP. Final Bastion wrote a great guide for PvP builds to help you get started. Look for more updates here in 2019 on expanding out our support for the combat system!
Most importantly, there was a huge amount of community generated content that you introduced to each other. From events like contests and charity giveaways to housing tours and useful starter guides for new players, we saw a ton of community generated content. Keep it coming! One of our goals in 2019 is to expand our presence on new social media sites, so let us know which ones you are on and we’ll check them out.
Kicking off the new year, we’re heading to PAX South! Join Community Manager Mathew “Sparck” Anderson and Associate Producer Renee “Wooften” Wooten as we meet with the community during the show. We’ll be attending on January 19th and 20th.
We’re going back to special offers with our zone spotlights, so we need your feedback on what zones we should cover next! Which area in Wizard101 should we spotlight for February? Let us know by tweeting your suggestion @Wizard101 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Fan Screenshot of the Month
Here is Lucas StarDust with this lovely wintry scene from the coziness of his Spiral home:
We love to see your screenshots every month! Send us your best and high-res screenshots to email@example.com (three max please). We can’t wait to see what you capture!
Fan Art Spotlight
We have some truly amazing talent in the community, wow! Usually we will spotlight here a random piece that was submitted to us throughout the month, but this time we want to highlight a few of the additional 2018 Holiday Snow Globe contest entries that didn’t quite make it into the final pool:
Save your creative designs for future contests, as we may run a similar contest for 2019!
We need to see more art from our fans for next month’s newsletter. Do you have something to share? Send it to us in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org! We’re always interested in showing off more fan art, gameplay guides, and other content. Thanks, Wizards!
The unaffiliated-with-KingsIsle “Community Newsletter” had a great selection of Wizard101-related links this month from around the web. NOTE: Be sure to visit and follow their Twitter page for more information. To subscribe to their newsletter, send a Direct Message to them over Twitter inquiring to be added or email them at email@example.com. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending them an email with the phrase “UNSUB”.