October 2018


The Approach of Empyrea Part 2
and a Spooky Holiday

With Halloween fast approaching, we're celebrating throughout the month of October with a ghoulish theme that’ll spook even the most trained Ravenwood wizard! Visit the game’s Halloween page that reveals a new themed pack, quests, pets, costumes, and more!

We’re also showcasing more about Empyrea Part 2 throughout the month! And watch below the recently released 10th Anniversary Part 3 video. Several designers and a couple of the team’s writers share a ton of background on the history of the game’s development leading up to Empyrea Part 2 and even a few sneak peeks. You can also watch the latest KI Live on KingsIsle’s YouTube channel to catch up on recent announcements.

There’s much to cover in this month’s newsletter, so let’s get to it!


What's New?


Wizard101 News

Let’s take a quick look at some of the incredible things that have happened this past month:

  • We released a new Infographic with tons of fun facts about the game and its community.
  • The 10th Anniversary Storybook has been completed! Thanks to our Principle Artist, Jeff Toney, for some truly fine work on this engaging series.
  • Here’s a great interview with the team’s Executive Producer, William Haskins.
  • There were so many 10th anniversary events and specials that there’s not enough room to mention them all! See the community section below for more events this month, and don’t forget that Halloween events have now kicked off!
  • If you are also a seaworthy pirate, visit our Pirate101 Halloween in Skull Island page!

And here’s Merle celebrating the 10th Anniversary at the office with cake and a pecan pie! He’s always first to the desserts it seems...

KingsIsle and Extra Life Team Up

We are proud to be supporting Extra Life again! The goal for this year’s efforts is to raise $5,000 for the local Austin Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Thinking about contributing to this very worthwhile cause? Visit our Extra Life page to learn more about what it means to participate!

As a thanks for your contributions, we will be awarding contributors with the following:

Our team will also be participating in numerous livestream events on Nov. 3rd, so keep watch on Twitter and Facebook for updates on our community presence!

10th Anniversary Part 3 Video

KI Live With Sparck & Falmea


Zone of the Month


A Revisit to Wizard City

Name:Pet Pavilion

Location: The Pet Pavilion is connected to the Commons in Wizard City.

Description: Added to Wizard City and connected to The Commons on May 26th, 2010, the Pet Pavilion is the central hub in Wizard City for everything Pet-related. Wizards can train their Pets from Baby all the way to Ultra, and they can hatch Pets with themselves or other Wizards with new configurations of Pet abilities.

When a Pet reaches the age of Teen, then it can participate in the Pet Derby races. Ranked and Practice Pet Derby races take place here. Winners in first and second place receive Arena tickets, but only when participating in a Ranked race.

The Games: There are several fun and challenging games that will get your pet leveled up in no time! Here is a brief description of the highlights:

  • Cannon Game: Fire your pet at the target, adjusting direction, angle and power. Bypass obstacles and adjust for wind speed to keep on target.
  • Dance Game: Repeat the arrow sequence from the screen bottom. Each round the sequence gets longer. The game ends after 5 rounds or 3 failures.
  • Gobbler Drop: Pick a food and guide your pet to catch as much as it can before time runs out. Avoid falling dangers and try for bonus items!
  • Grumpy Gobblers: Fire your pet, adjusting the direction, angle and power. Try using Spell Effects on matching blocks. Knock everything down to score a victory!
  • Maze Game: Lead your pet through the maze, avoid the ghosts and collect as much food as you can before time runs out. A score of 70 snacks or more awards all 4 attribute points.
  • Way of the Ninja Pig: Reach the end of the course before time expires. Be careful of obstacles to avoid getting knocked off the track.
  • And of course, the Pet Derby!

Who’s That Boss? Since the Pet Pavilion is a no-combat zone, you won’t be fighting any bosses here, but you will see numerous and fascinating pets coming and going as they are trained up by their masters!


Screenshot of the Month


Fan Screenshot of the Month

We love to see your screenshots every month! Photomancy is now live with thousands of Wizards capturing unique instances of their gameplay experiences! Send us your best and highest resolution screenshots to community@wizard101.com (three max please). We can’t wait to see what you capture!

This month’s Screenshot of the Month comes from Savannah, who captured this great image of the Astral Unicorn player mount:

We’ll be uploading all the screenshots received over the past month to Facebook soon!


Community Spotlight


Fan Art

This summer has seen a good increase in fan art with some amazing works! Our spotlight this month goes to Hunter FireWraith for this fantastic concept art of a Helephant:

This is really unique work Hunter, thank you for sharing with the community!

We need to see more art from our fans! Do you have something to share? Send it to us in an email to community@Wizard101.com ASAP! We’re always in need of more fan art!


What's Up in the Community?


Community News

On MMORPG, Vanessa Mythdust shared an interview with the developers as well as a community perspective in celebration of Wizard101’s 10th anniversary.

Swordroll had his annual guest post series with posts from:

Paige Moonshade shared what Wizard101 means to her after so many years of playing, blogging, and being a part of the community.

Paige Moonshade’s recent Birthday Cards contest winners were announced!

Blaze Lifehammer displayed a well-decorated Tiki Resort and other unique castles/houses.

OkiDenshi shared a touching story about her life and appreciation for Wizard101.

Mr. Legato played a great Marleybone Main Theme piano cover as well as an organ and strings version.

TheFrenzyGamer offered advice to many wizards around the Spiral on things to keep in mind as they work their way up.

In celebration of Bundle-a-Palooza, Blaze Lifehammer shared his top picks of Wizard101 bundles.

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 community.newsletter.101@gmail.com. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending them an email with the phrase “UNSUB”




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