Thursday, January 23, 2014

Not A Spoiler Post

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to talk about something that has been going on in the community. Something that concerns both Wizard101 and Pirate101.  The topic I am talking about is......spoilers.

It seems like every time new content is getting close to being released (especially for Wizard101), there is an influx of spoilers floating around.  This seems to cause much debate between community members.  Some like and seek out the spoilers. Others don't like having the new content "spoiled" before they can explore it for themselves.  I can see both sides to that, but I am here to talk about something different that often seems to get overlooked.

Has anyone stopped to wonder where this information is coming from?  Does anyone think it's weird that this spoiler content isn't available anywhere on any of Kingsisle's official pages or websites?  That leads me to believe that the person releasing this information is getting it through means that go against the Terms of Service, which is not okay.  Kingsisle works hard  to bring us new content, and it should be released to the players on Kingsisle's terms, not on someone else's terms.

So how can you tell if information you see online has been released by Kingsisle or not? Well, it's pretty simple. You can check any one of their official sites.  Below are the links to both the Pirate101 and Wizard101 websites, Twitters, and Facebook pages.  I highly recommend following all these sites, if you can, to stay updated with all the official releases, updates, hints and news.

If you're one of the people who doesn't enjoy seeing spoiler information, remember you can always take steps to limit how much you see.  When you're on social network sites, don't open links.  You can also scroll past images without examining them or clicking on them to enlarge them.  If it gets too bad, remember you always have the option of unfollowing or unfriending people who post the spoiler content.  While you may not avoid all spoilers this way, you can certainly avoid many of them by following those simple steps.

And to the people who post information/spoilers they come across online?  Please stop.  This is coming from someone who doesn't mind spoilers. I can honestly say I don't like surprises, but even though I feel that way, I still think the Kingsisle team deserves some respect.  Let them release hints and new content when they're ready.  And if you come across spoilers online, don't repost them where everyone can see. Just because someone else did it first, it doesn't make it okay.

Anyway, on a happier note.........I am thinking there will be new content in both games soon! Yay! I can't wait to see what they have in store for us!  Feel free to post your comments below (either about your opinion on spoilers or about new content) and thanks for reading! :)


ThatFrostweaver said...

Thank you for telling everyone about this situation. It really bugs me that people want to ruin our suspense on the next update and our theories by going against the terms KI and the Wizard101 team have set for everyone.