The Spooktacular Halloween Celebration has begun in the Spiral for the month of October! We’ve brought back your frightening favorites and might have room for a new scary surprise or two along the way!
In other news, we launched our first ever plushie in mid-September! In partnership with Makeship, you can now pre-order a Gamma plushie! This is only for a limited time, pre-orders are open until Friday, October 22nd at 12am GMT. Be sure to check out the Gamma plushie’s main page for details.
Every person who purchases this limited-edition Gamma plushie will also receive a code for an exclusive FREE in-game Gamma plushie housing item! Don’t delay, pre-order your Gamma plushie today!
Lemuria teasers are here! If you’ve been keeping a close watch on our Instagram page, then you have probably seen the latest Spiral Geographic Magazine articles. We’ve got the inside scoop on the modern adventures of Stallion Quartermane. Don’t miss out on these amazing tales, you’re sure to learn a thing or two every week!
Before diving into the rest of the newsletter, here’s a quick review of recent announcements:
SEP 2: Happy 13th Birthday Wizard101!
SEP 15: Fishing Tournament Winners Announced
SEP 15: New Classic Pet Bundle
SEP 21: New Exceptional Pet Bundle
SEP 22: Autumn Items Return
SEP 23: Gamma Plushie Pre-Orders Open
SEP 30: KI Live and gamigo shows
SEP 30: Adam Roush’s guest blog post on Swordroll
OCT 4: New Nightshade’s Board Mount
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 AND EXTRA LIFE 2021
We’re excited and proud to be supporting Extra Life again! The goal for this year’s charity effort is to raise $10,000 for the local Austin Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. With 170 hospitals across their network, each location treats thousands of kids annually, regardless of their illness, injury or family's ability to pay. Contribute to this very worthwhile cause by joining our efforts below.
As a thank you, we will be awarding direct team contributors that raise a sufficient amount for our team with the following items in Wizard101 and Pirate101:
Giant Panda mount in both Wizard101 and Pirate101
2 Pirate Nightmare Packs in both Wizard101 and Pirate101
2 Wizard101 Sinbad Hoard Packs
2 Pirate101 Grizzly Beast Packs
15,000 Crowns and all the above
A new unannounced Bundle! And all the above
The community is also planning a livestream celebration on the weekend of Nov. 6-7th. Stay tuned to our social media channels as community activities are announced! If you plan to stream for extended periods of time, please read these Extra Life Streaming Guide.
After this Extra Life weekend concludes on Nov. 7th, please allow at least a full week for us to organize and send out rewards. We will be contacting you directly via email.
Thanks for your participation!
SPIRAL STITCH CONTEST BEGINS
Combining your favorite and most powerful gear into a new-you stitched look has never been more fun than it's about to get! Introducing the first Spiral Stitch Contest for both Wizard101 and Pirate101!
Come up with a unique or unexpected set of gear that normally would not go together, but when stitched together looks amazing! Unique stitch with no more than a single item per gear set will be rated higher than stitches that choose entire gear sets. Non-set items count just as highly as set items.
Bonus points for equipping a matching weapon!
Get an opportunity to win some great prizes, including up to 10,000 Crowns for either game, and the Hoodoo Bundle in Pirate101 or the Spooky Carnival Bundle for Wizard101!
Also be sure to join us at the end of the contest period for a Spiral Stitch Run on Oct. 29th, hosted by Edward Lifegem!
FISHING TOURNAMENT WINNERS
Congrats to these skilled anglers for winning in the Summer 2021 Fishing Tournament!
The Mystic Fishing Bundle and 30,000 Crowns went to the following lucky Wizards who caught the following...
The most Epic fish: Alex MoonThief with 590 caught
The most Rare fish: Jack FireTail with 709 caught
The widest variety: A triple tie between John Cloud, Michael, and Cameron SandBlade with 198 types caught! Each winner will receive the category's full prize amount.
And the Mystic Fishing Bundle and up to 10,000 Crowns went to...
The most Dekoi type fish: Patrick with 252 caught
The smallest Jellyfish type fish: Elizabeth RosePetal at 22.756 inches
The smallest Eel type fish: Brian WaterSpear at 11.553 inches
The largest Codfather: Saffron SpellThief at 37.340 inches
The largest Todd Pole: Ryan LifeBloom at 42.397 inches
This year we also are adding a surprise 10 Honorable Anglers to receive 2,500 each as thanks for participating in the event!
Congrats all! Thank you for participating in this latest contest. It was a ton of fun for us to coordinate and see all of the screenshots on social media at #Wizard101Fishing!
All winners, please contact us at email@example.com using your game account's registered email address and we'll get you your prizes.
KI LIVE: SPECIAL GUESTS AND SPECIAL PRIZES
We had a wild KI Live show for September! While there were the expected show highlights like answering your questions, we first introduced our special guests from the wider gamigo team, Mobi (Sr. Community Manager) and Kinsiel (Social & CM) for games like Trove and Fiesta.
Before KI Live began though, we were chatting with them on their own Twitch channel to introduce Wizard101 and Pirate101 to the wider gamigo community. If you are interested in checking out that "Pre-KI Live show", it will be on their YouTube channel soon.
Here is the recording of KI Live itself:
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 - 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 (KISUPERHEADPHONES) for another 500 redemptions!
A great gameplay tip submitted to KI Live comes from Kristen:
"Got a pet to train? Go questing with it equipped! Mainline quests will give you +4 pet XP with each quest turned in! And your wizard will level up as you go, refilling your energy each time!" - Kristen
ADAM ROUSH INTERVIEW WITH SWORDROLL
Adam Roush is one of our amazing concept artists at KingsIsle. He regularly posts new concepts on his Twitter channel @AdamRoush2 and participates in many art related events from around the community.
“Wizard101 has been my favorite game to work on in my career, with its constantly shifting content from the Celestian Mech mount to Karamelle architecture to the Warrior Mage gear. Every day brings something new and different, constantly pushing me to improve my skills and think outside my comfort zone. I’ve come to really enjoy concepting cute pets and props. Plus, painting complex illustrations is always fun.” – Adam Roush
Check out Adam’s complete behind the scenes guest post at Swordroll.com!
WIZARD101 BRINGS FAMILIES TOGETHER
Melissa GhostSinger is a veteran Wizard101 player who's been active in the community for years. You might know her from Twitter! She's an Ice wizard who's explored streaming and YouTube, and she's also a mom. In her post, Melissa shares her experiences in Wizard101 and how they've been influenced by her kids.
“In the summer of 2010, my youngest son came to me and said that he didn't want an owl announcing his admission into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, because he wanted to go to Ravenwood. His heart was set and his eyes were full of determination. Ravenwood, I thought. What in the world is Ravenwood?
I didn't know what he was talking about, but I was open to the idea of learning more about this magical place that had my child in a trance. It was the captivating, colorful, and inviting commercials for Wizard101 that lured him into this new world, and I agreed that the game really does take you on a mythical journey.” - Melissa GhostSinger
“Decorating in Wizard101 has been the best way to bring real-life creativity into the game. Over the years, wizards have used housing and decorating features to create amazing castles and dorms. I have personally visited many decorated castles by community members and I was blown away by the creations they've made.
Decorating in 2021 is different from what it was back in 2008. Things have changed, and lots of new items have been added. Ever since I started playing the game, I fell in love with the decorating feature. It provided me with ways to bring amazing ideas and turn a few furniture items into something totally different. Currently, there are a couple thousand housing items to work with, and creativity has no limit. Going all out is what I love to do!” - Daniel SunSword
For this month’s art spotlight, we are showcasing a couple of amazing drawings from @MeanMochaLatte, one dedicated to his fellow Wizard friend, Emily Night:
“The Aquilan Patrons of Artemis and Apollo Dedicated to @W101Emily for being an amazing friend. Hope you enjoy this one!” - @MeanMochalLatte
“Back at it again with some more custom hairs! In the light of the newest Blacksmith Fjord castle, I wanted to make some Grizzleheim styles. Hope you enjoy these!” - @MeanMochalLatte
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 firstname.lastname@example.org! We’re always interested in showing off more fan art, gameplay guides, videos, and other content.
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!
The Latest News
Are you ready for a frightening time? Join Knights of the Shining Mountain's second annual Halloween PvP Tournament! Event begins on October 30th at 1:45pm PST. Don your spookiest costumes and join the fun for up to 30K Crowns as a reward by the fansite!
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