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January 19, 2017 / KingsIsle Community

AlphaCat Invasions Guide

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Recently AlphaCat added a fun new feature to get you and your friends playing together (and against each other) in a new social feature called Invasions.  There’s a tutorial in game that you’ll want to follow along with, but in case you forgot or need a bit more information, here’s a quick guide to get you on the right track.

The first thing you need to know about AlphaCat Invasions is how to find and activate one.  Finding them is a little trickier than you may think. First, you have to be playing planet 2-1 or later and, next, you need to find an enemy that is carrying the invasion plans. It looks like a little green gem on their icon.

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After you defeat that enemy and win the level, your invasion plans can then be claimed and activated through the Invasions icon from the slide out menu.

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Once you’re in an invasion, you can invite your friends (and even willing strangers) to give you a helping hand. Note that only you and four more of your friends can participate in an invasion at a time, so when those invasion invitations come, act fast and join up quickly!

You’ll have 24 hours from the time you activate your invasion to defeat as many enemies as you can.

  • Defeat one enemy and you’ll get three treats
  • Defeat two enemies and you’ll get a deactivated beacon
  • Defeat three enemies and you’ll get a golden crew member pod
  • Defeat all four enemies and you could even win epic treats or maybe even a paw coin!

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Things to remember

  1. Don’t be a leech. There’s nothing worse than an AlphaCat captain that joins your invasion and doesn’t help out. Sure, you may get your rewards, but your friends will be less likely to invite you to their next invasion.
  2. Players that go the extra mile are awarded with additional gems. There are three MVP badges:
    • Best Single Score: Player who scores the most points in one single battle
    • Highest Total Score: Player who scores the most points among ALL battles
    • Final Hit: Player that gets the killing blow on the last enemy standing
  3. As the owner of the invasion, if you won’t be able to pitch in over the next 24 hours, you don’t have to activate your plans just yet; it’ll stay safely in the invasions menu until you’re ready to start. The only downside is that you can’t earn more plans while you have an active invasion or one is waiting in the wings to be activated.

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Have another great invasion tip?  Feel free to leave it in the comments.

December 19, 2016 / KingsIsle Community

Holiday Tree Topper Contest Winners!

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Each year for 12 Days of the Spiral, KingsIsle holds a contest for players to earn crowns by showing off their creative skills. This year we asked players to design a holiday tree topper using a template that we provided. Thousands of entries were submitted, and our judges once again had a difficult task in choosing the best of the best considering there were so many amazing entries. See below for this year’s winners:

Grand Prize Winners (click to view larger size):

 

Runners-Up:

 

Honorable Mentions:

 

Congratulations to our winners and thanks for all your great entries this year. Thank you for being a positive part of the creative community! We appreciate your continued support and wish everyone a happy holiday season and wonderful new year in 2017!

 

May 18, 2016 / KingsIsle Community

Let’s Tour the Marleybone Royal Museum

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Created by the International Council of Museums in 1977, May 18 is International Museum Day. Envisioned as a day to expand horizons and learn about the world (or worlds in the case of the Spiral) around you by visiting a museum. There is no better way to celebrate in Wizard101, than by taking a tour of the Royal Museum in Marleybone!

Lead by its esteemed curator, Clancy Pembroke, the Royal Museum houses a fine collection of artifacts from Krokotopia. Gathered by members of the Spiral Geographic Society such as Walter Chaplin, these treasures are preserved and protected in the museum. The museum consists of 2 floors with exhibits displaying art, sculpture and maps from the Spiral’s desert world.

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The first floor of the museum holds the largest of these treasures including several large pieces of architectural sculpture from the tombs of Krokotopia. These prize pieces include a multi-story tall stone Tut sculpture, colorful decorative columns and archways, beetle carved obelisks and an impressive chameleon sculpture. The smaller display cases show additional pieces of the fantastic artistry of Krokotopians including decorative vases and statues, an impressive Krokosphinx and several sarcophagi.

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A rare musical instrument, the Krokotopian harp, and a stone Hieroglyph tablet can also be admired in these displays. Among the highlights of the first floor collection is a preserved Krokomummy, safely displayed behind layers of glass. There is definitely nothing to worry about as this Krokomummy definitely does not come alive in the museum at night, despite rumors to the contrary.

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The second floor collection holds many pieces of decorative art and jewelry in smaller glass cases. Learn more about the Spiral Geographic Society’s visits to Krokotopia in photographic displays throughout the exhibit. Visitors can even take home a free souvenir Framed Campsite Photo, available on the back wall near the entrance to Counterweight West.

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Also on display is the magical, glowing Stela Itzamna. Wizards of a high proficiency in magic can use this stone tower to open a portal to Halley’s Observatory and visit Edward Halley, the famed Aztecosaurologist.

With so many wonders to behold, why not take a visit to the Royal Museum today? Curator Pembroke will love to show you around and share in his knowledge of Krokotopian artifacts, kept safe in the care of his collection. Well, except for the Krokonomicon. Don’t ask about that. He doesn’t know where that is. No one does, so just don’t ask.