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July 30, 2014 / KingsIsle Entertainment

Monster of a Good Time at FreeKI Games

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There’s been a lot of talk about FreeKI Games trivia lately, and with the ability to earn up to 100 Crowns per day… why wouldn’t there be? Even though we love the trivia system and creating more quizzes for you, there is more to FreeKI Games than just answering quizzes for Crowns!

Have you spent any time looking at the great selection of free games online at FreeKI Games? We definitely have some of your old favorites like Sorcery Stones and Dueling Diego, where you can play for Wizard101 and Pirate101 free game codes. In addition to that, there are tons of other free games to play!

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These online mini games range from quick, addicting puzzles like Factory Balls 3 or Sweety Mahjong to epic adventures with tons of game levels like Mr Bree Returning Home and Drake and the Wizards 2. There’s something for everyone with a huge variety of different gaming categories!

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Each time we add a new mini game to FreeKI Games, we take time to make sure these additions hold up to our standards of quality and content. Just like any KingsIsle games, FreeKI Games are family friendly and we fun to play for all ages.

We truly want FreeKI Games to be a fun and safe portal for you to play mini games at, earn Crowns through trivia or game codes through KingsIsle Games… or just hang out! So we ask you players – what mini games are you currently enjoying on FreeKI Games? Are there certain types of games you’d like to see in the future?

Share your voice and tell us what you think in the comments. We’d love to hear your feedback!

July 16, 2014 / KingsIsle Entertainment

Fishing Comes to Wizard101!

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Grab your fishing pole Wizards, it’s time to hit the open water and find your prize. We’ve wanted to include fishing in Wizard101 since before its launch almost six years ago, and now it’s finally here!

What makes fishing different in the Spiral? Magic of course! Wizards cast a magical lure into open waters to create a truly unique fish. Don’t expect any boring ol’ Salmon or Marlin in the Spiral… instead we have rare species like the Deathacuda and the (potentially tasty) Fish Sandwich. If you love hearing about the new and exciting kinds of fish you can catch, make sure to check out the Fishapedia created by Mercenaries for Hire.

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These dedicated Wizards have taken the time to catch, identify, and record each type of fish in the Spiral! Have you caught them all yet?

If you’re new to fishing or having trouble getting that prized catch, check out another one of our great fan sites. Duelist101 has created a Wizard101 Fishing Guide that will turn any junior angler into the Old Man and the Sea! This great guide covers everything from fishing basics to badges you can earn from your triumphs. It’s a must read for anyone who’s ready to dive into a world of magical lures.

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Not a huge fan of fish? Well, that’s outrig-ragious (outrig… outriggers… get it?). That’s okay, even if fish alone aren’t your thing fishing can add great value to your Wizard. Sometimes instead of a fish, your Wizard can catch an elusive treasure chest. These chests are filled with cool items ranging from gold to Crowns items!

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In the real world, one of the largest fish ever caught weighed in at nearly 1500 pounds! We’re not sure there are fish that big in Wizard101, but they definitely are going to be a lot more magical!  What’s better is that you can show off your best fish in new fishtanks that will look awesome in your house. Look at this amazing “wall of fishtanks” that Paige Moonshade has created:

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Let us know what you think of this new update, and what kind of fish you are looking forward to catching!  Plus… think of the amazing aquariums you could build with all of these new, exotic fish!

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July 10, 2014 / KingsIsle Entertainment

Throwback Thursday – Gardening Fun!

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Time for another Throwback Thursday, to showcase one of great Wizard101 articles printed in the Beckett Massive Online Gamer magazine.  Originally printed in the Mar/April 2011 issue, this article focuses on Wizarding with a green thumb… gardening!

Wizard Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

That’s right!  I fyou haven’t guessed it, the students of the Ravenwood School of Magical Arts are now using magic outside the battle c ircle and inside their houses to grow outrageous plants with unique personalities where harvesting bountiful rewards is just a click of hte “X” key away.  Can you dig it?

It all starts at level 12 when Moolinda Wu, the Life Professor, requests Wizards pay her a visit to begin ascending the path to mastering all 10 levels of gardening (Novice to Grandmaster).  Tending to plants and eventually harvesting them earns Wizards gardening experience (and loot) in this new, alternate way of progressing through Wizard101.

One of the first things you’ll notice as you begin to explore the new gardening system is a number of new vendors who sell gardening-related spells and give gardening quests.  Look for the primary gardening trainer (Farley) tending to the lawn around Golem Court as you begin your new classes in Gardening.

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The basics of the system involve all the basics of real gardening: seeds, soil, tending to plants’ needs… and blasting the bugs that infest them with a Meteor Strike!  Now that’s how Wizards take care of business.

Let’s break down the basics of gardening in the Spiral:

Step 1

Obtain seeds through drops, vendors, crafting, or through the Crown Shop. Those seeds determine the difficulty and type of plant you’re going to grow and the reward they’ll possibly return to you.

Step 2

Prepare a spot of soil outside your player housing or prepare a batch o soil in a pot for an indoor plant.  This preparation involves casting a magic spell that doesn’t use mana from your blue globe but rather energy from your green and yellow globes.  This is the same energy you use when training your pet.

Step 3

Plant your seeds and watch them grow! Plants grow at different rates, determined by the type of plant you have and the envrionmental conditions in which you are planting it. For example, if a seedling has a natural affinity for the plants that surround it, it may mature more quickly.

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Step 4

Tend to your plants with magic.  You can cast both permanetnly trainable spells and one-use treasure cards to fulfill your plants’ needs.  AGain, you’ll find these spells from trainers, quests, drops, or through the Crown Shop.  Although there isn’t an equivalent to the Mega-Snack pack for gardening to make yoru platns gro waster, there is a new special pack of cards that helps save you time by casting a global-effect spell to take care oftthe neesd of all your plants with a single action.

Step 5

Reap the rewards!  Plants start as seedlings, grow to adolescence and then eventually become “elder” plants. Plants rward character sthroughout their life cycles.  For example, one of hte first plants you encounter in the new gardneing system is the Baby Carrot (sold by the Wizrad City vendor).  The rward a Baby Carrot plantgives is… a lot of different carrots! Throughout the carrot plant’s life cycle, Wizards have a chance to collect all the carrot pet snacks as rewards : the Flaming Carrot, the Diamond Carrot, and even the small chance of harvesting the Baby Carrot Mega-Snack Pack for your pets.  All of those rewards are in addition to a small amount of gold that you receive as well from all plants.

Eventually, you harvest your plant one final time at the end of its life cycle. You know a plant has entered its elder phase because it begins to glow.  At this final level of maturity, you can harvest your plant for a much bigger reward.

Step 6

Do it again! After your plant has been harvested at the elder level, it says good-bye and you can start the process all over again with a new seed.

By Tom Purdue

This article originally appeared in Beckett Massive Online Gamer Vol 6 No.2 on Mar/April 2011 and has been reprinted with permission from Engaged Enthusiast Media by Beckett.

What do you think Wizards, are you a fan of gardening?