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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Stream Recap - October 19th

Hello everyone!

Time for another stream recap post.  On Sunday we fought Medulla with help from @CTheDeathWizard.  We died A LOT, but we did manage to make it through.  I once again forgot to take pictures, but you can see our struggles by clicking here: Medulla Stream

Wizard101 Group Questing
Tuesday was another group questing stream in Wizard101 and this time we all transformed into Krokomummies! We were working our way through the Krokosphinx and we got about halfway done with it, maybe a bit further.  This time I did remember to take some screenshots, thanks to @Iridian_Willow reminding me! Thank you, Iridian! You can see the quest we left off at down below.  If you would like to visit the stream, you can see it here: Wizard101 Group Questing
 Next Stream: Tuesday, October 23rd @ 6pm CDT / 7pm EDT
Realm: Kelvin
Quest: Gladiator Games

Pirate101 Group Questing
Thursday was another group questing stream in Pirate101 and we made it to a new skyway! We finished Volcano and recruited Ratbeard to our crew and then headed off to Puerto Mico in the Tradewinds Skyway.  Unfortunately throughout this stream Discord was messing up, so I wasn't able to talk as much at the end of the stream, but it was still a fun stream.  You can see where we left off below and watch the stream here: Pirate101 Group Questing
Next Stream: Thursday, October 25th @ 6pm CDT / 7pm EDT
Realm: One-Eyed Jack
Quest: Rumble in the Jungle (At Sacrifice Cave)

So yeah, I am definitely having a lot of fun questing through both games with all of you and I hope you guys are too! Remember that everyone is welcome to join us, even if you have a higher level wizard or pirate and want to just come to hang out and help us.  And if you are a lower level than us and need help catching up, just let us know! New friends are always welcome! I hope to see you next week as we continue our adventures.  Also, we will be having an NXP party in Pirate101 on Sunday (tomorrow) so join us for that as well! See you soon!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Stream Recap - October 12. 2018

Hey Everyone!

Sunday night's stream was focused on doing a few different low-level dungeons.  We started out with the Sunken City, Helping Marla prove to Cyrus that Grubb really is real.  There were four of us in this dungeon, so we breezed through it with no problem, although we did get caught a few times.  However, before we knew it, we were at Grubb and we were able to defeat him within a few rounds!
After completing Sunken City, we headed to the Haunted Cave to fight the Nosferabbit.  This dungeon had quite a few fights, but we were able to make it through without any issues.  This is probably because we had a couple higher levels tagging along. Thanks, you guys!  SO yeah, the Veggies and Rabbit didn't stand a chance against us!
After we defeated the Nosferabbit, we were messing around with the transformations a bit and took the picture below as manders.  Then we headed to Jack's house to do the Winterbane Gauntlet, which neither Ed or I had ever done before.  It was fun, even though Edward and I both died.  Luckily we could flee and run back into the battle.  We were on our level 20 characters, so it was good that we had Jack and Talon with us to help out! We never would have made it by ourselves! And we got to level up to level 21 at the end of the dungeon, so that was awesome!  I think this stream was my favorite Sunday night stream so far, so thank you all for coming out and making it so much fun!

On Tuesday we started Krokotopia with our new wizards! We actually made it through all of the main quests in the pyramid of fire.  There are also a bunch of side quests that everyone can catch up on this week.  Anyway, we had to defeat a bunch of Nirini bosses, but it wasn't too difficult with the group.  I think everyone had fun questing through this area...More fun than questing through Crab Alley anyway! Much fewer instances of getting caught.  We left off right when we got to Krokosphinx, so that's where we will be starting on Tuesday.
Next Stream: Tuesday, October 16th
Quest: Fandango
Realm: Kelvin

As you may have noticed, I forgot to take screenshots once again. Oh well.  I will remember one of these days :D  One thing we did decide on during the stream is that we will be questing through Grizzleheim and Wysteria as a group, so if you would like to participate in that, be sure to level up with side quests!

Thursday was exciting because it was the first week in awhile we weren't questing through the Traitor's Cave quests!  We got to go to Jonah Town and talk to the Frogfather.  He sent us to the Presidio, where we collected some rare spices for him.  We also earned a new companion (I got the crab companion) as well as a new ship!
After that, the Frogfather gave us information about where we could find the map to get Gunn's Gold.  That led us to Ratbeard, but he escaped! So we ended up chasing him to Bounty Island, which is a fun little dungeon to do.  We found out that Ratbeard brought the gold to the Volcano, so that's where we left off for next week.
Next Stream: Thursday, October 18th
Quest: Gunn's Gold
Realm: One-Eyed Jack

Anyway, lots of fun stuff going on!  I hope we will see you all during our streams this coming week! Next week I will be trying a different format for these posts, since making one big post on Friday doesn't seem to be working for me.  Instead, look for posts on Wednesdays and Fridays. Until then, have fun questing!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Stream Recap - October 5, 2018

Hey guys!

I know this is late again.  I think I have a plan for this coming week so it will be easier for me to start getting the posts out on Fridays.  Anyway, here is what happened last week in our streams.

During the first half of the stream, we helped some people with Lost Pages.  We didn't get too far with it but made a little progress.  Then we hopped over to Pirate101 and helped some of the new Pirates catch up with the last dungeon we left off at, the Marie Celestia.  It was a pretty fun time!

We quested a lot on Tuesday and we were able to finish up all of Wizard City, except Sunken City! This means we fought Nightshade and then ventured into Crab Ally where we rescued King Thermidor.

Crab Ally is usually fun for me, but this past stream, while I had fun questing with everyone, I kept getting caught and was getting extremely frustrated. However, we ended up making it through and then it was finally time to go to Krokotopia! So long, Wizard City and your beautiful new graphics!

Next Stream: Tuesday, October 9th
Quest: Krokotopia
Realm: Kelvin


So we did it! We finally finished up the Traitor's Cave quests! While they are fun and Kingsisle did a great job on them, they definitely lasted a long time and I think the entire group is ready to move on. Next up is Jonah Town!  That means we will be doing the quest to get our Presidio companions soon.  I can't wait! Getting new companions is always exciting!

Next Stream: Thursday, October 11th
Quest: The Most Dangerous Catch
Realm: One-Eyed Jack
Stream: www.twitch.tv/edwardlifegem

So that's it for this week's update.  I am still trying to figure out the best way to make these posts so I can add more info as well as be able to post on Fridays.  Like I said, I think I have a plan so we will see if it makes any difference this week.  Until then, I hope to see you all in tonight's stream for some Halloween questing, which will be a ton of fun!  

Friday, October 5, 2018

An Exciting Announcement

Hey Everyone!

I am super excited to announce that this site was added to the list of official Wizard101 fansites today!  As excited as I am, I think I am still in a state of shock as I write this though!  I feel honored to be included amongst so many other talented site owners! You can click the image below for links to all of them.  Be sure to check them out!

So you may be wondering what this means for the site.  As far as content goes, I already had some plans to update a few things as well as some brand new surprises which I am currently working on.  Those things will not change.  I have also tried to be an inclusive site, working with Edward Lifegem on our streams and events to provide fun activities for everyone to enjoy.  That is something that will also continue and I hope we can continue to come up with new ways to bring the community together.

I need to give a huge shout out to the new Community Manager, Mathew aka Sparck, for accepting my site! I also need to give a huge thanks to Edward Lifegem, who was actually my inspiration for creating my blog in the first place and has been telling me for years that one day I would be an official Wizard101 fansite.  Thanks for never giving up on me!  Seriously, thank you to everyone who has supported my site and stuck by me for the past 7 years! Your support means the world to me!

Anyway, here's to many more years of fun, events, guides, and randomness!  See you all around! :)

Monday, October 1, 2018

Announcing Community Corner!

Hey Everyone!

I am super excited to share a new project with all of you.  I have decided to call it Community Corner.  Keep reading to find out more about this brand new section of my blog, made especially for all of you!

In the past, many people have requested that I add some sort of forum to this site.  However, I don't have the resources, time, or knowledge for something like that, since I am a one-person operation with a lot of things going on in real life.  However, the idea of giving you guys a space to have your own ideas and opinions be heard has been intriguing to me for a while now.  During my Relaunch Contest, a few people suggested allowing guest posts.  I thought this was a great idea, so here we are.

Once or twice per month, depending on the response from all of you, I will be posting a new topic under the new Community Corner section of the site. The link to this new section can be found in the menu bar. I will announce on social media when this happens, with frequent reminders.  Then the rest is up to you guys! Email your thoughts to me at secretsofthespiral@hotmail.com and I will repost them in a blog post, giving you guys the credit.  All the topics and links to the associated posts will be listed on the Community Corner page so people can easily access them.

I will be providing topics for both Wizard101, Pirate101, and Animal Cove. I will also be accepting suggestions for topics ideas from all of you at times as well.  This is meant to be an interactive experience for all of you, a way for your voices to be heard. The first topic has already been posted on the Community Corner page, so let's hear your thoughts! If you are interested in submitting your thoughts and ideas, please review the guidelines first.

That's it! I hope you all enjoy this new way of sharing your insights about the games.  I can't wait to read and share what you guys have to say! See you soon!