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December 6, 2018 / KingsIsle Community

12 Days of the Spiral Kickoff: Charity Mounts Return!

We’re packing the holidays with all sorts of treats for the community, starting today with a kickoff of the 12 Days of the Spiral event! Throughout the 12 days we will be revealing giveaway items, an art contest, and other fun stuff we can’t wait to share.  

Follow Wizard101 and Pirate 101 on Facebook and Twitter (@Wizard101 & @Pirate101) or check the official 12 Days of the Spiral website for daily announcements.

Day 1 of the 12 Days of the Spiral 

Day 1 is all about giving back by bringing back two retired charity mounts: the Noelephant and the Bah Humbug! You’re sure to spread holiday cheer wherever you go when you ride these mounts through the spiral.  

Best of all, every Noelephant and Bah Humbug purchase goes to two great causes! Net proceeds up to $50,000 will be split equally between our amazing charity partners, Creative Action and Children’s Health.

Creative Action  

CA-logo-black-colordots-250pxStorytelling, art, and creativity are at the core of what we do at KingsIsle. One of the biggest goals when Wizard101 was first created was to provide a safe space for children and families to come together, explore, and to spark their imaginations. Creative Action provides those opportunities in the real world, and we couldn’t be prouder to partner with them!  

 

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The mission of Creative Action is to spark and support the academic, social and emotional development of young people, and they do this through interactive classroom performances, after-school arts residencies, and community-based programs in Central Texas. They believe that when youth develop their creativity, compassion, confidence and critical thinking skills, and build meaningful connections with peers and positive role-models, they become successful adults who contribute to their communities and thrive in their careers and relationships. 

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Creative Action provides incredible programs for all ages that focus on performance, technology, art, and so much more. They empower and educate youth through the transformative power of creative expression, social and emotional learning, and social justice education. 

For more information about Creative Action visit www.creativeaction.org.

Children’s Health 

ch_pos_clr_rgbChildren’s Health℠ is the eighth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, providing a full spectrum of health care services—from daily wellness and primary care to specialty visits and critical care. Holding eight disease-specific care certifications from The Joint Commission, Children’s Health has been consistently named one of the nation’s top pediatric providers by U.S. News & World Report.  

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Here at KingsIsle Entertainment, we believe that gaming can lead to some truly incredible outcomes and connections, and Children’s Health provides it as one of the many activities that they use to bring patients and families together! It seemed like a natural fit to partner with a charity that is so dedicated to making life better for children. 

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According to Children’s Health, “Gaming is the number one requested activity by Child Life staff as it is an activity that both boys and girls and patients of all ages can engage with.  It’s a conversation starter between patients that don’t know each other and allows parents to connect with their kids outside of the hospital bed.” 

For more information about Children’s Health, visit https://give.childrens.com/about-us 

More 12 Days of the Spiral 

Want to see what other surprises we have in store for the 12 Days of the Spiral? Be sure to follow Wizard101 and Pirate 101 on Facebook and Twitter (@Wizard101 & @Pirate101) for daily announcements!

December 4, 2018 / KingsIsle Community

Celebrating 10 Years of the Wizard101 Community!

To celebrate Wizard101’s 10th Anniversary, we created a special video series all about the game and what goes into it. We interviewed employees from a variety of departments and gave you a behind the scenes look into the game.

Of course, one of the most important parts of our game is the community that helped us get where we are today! That’s why we dedicate this final Wizard101 10th Anniversary video to you, the community! Thank you wizards for a wonderful 10 years in the Spiral. Here’s to 10 more years of exciting adventures!

You can catch the video on our YouTube channel or right here:

Miss out on the other videos in this series? Catch them here!

We’re so thrilled to have a strong and vibrant community, and we love hearing from you. Let us know what your favorite moments were from this series or other videos you’d like to see in the comments below!

November 21, 2018 / KingsIsle Community

What’s in a Name?: Animal Cove Player IDs and Story Names

Animal Cove’s latest update is improving how we handle your in-game Player ID. To provide players the greatest chance at getting the name they want for their general gameplay experience, we’ve split up your story name and your Player ID. Read on to learn more about the differences between the two! 

Your Story Name 

When you first start the game and play through the cut scenes, you’ll be asked your name. 

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This is your story name. It’s the name that Winston and all of the other inhabitants on your island will call you by.  Previously, your story name also served as your Player ID which meant that there could only be one person with that name in the system. If the name “Jane Doe” was already taken in-game, anyone named Jane Doe in real life would have to use a variant or go with another name.  

With the latest update, your story name can be anything, even if another player is already using it. Nobody else can see this name other than you as you play the game. Existing players can update their in-game name at any time by navigating to the settings menu, then clicking Edit Profile.  

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This will bring up the following page, where you can update you Story Name and your player icon: 

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From there you can change your story name, which will NEVER change your Player ID. 

Your Player ID

Your Player ID for the Leaderboard event and the Club system is now separate from your story name. The Player ID serves as a unique ID for global events, which means that only one person can use a particular name. If a Player ID (not a story name) is already in use by another player, you won’t be able to use it and will have to choose something else for your Player ID. You cannot change your player ID once it is set. Please choose something that is easy for your friends to search for you by! 

You can set up your Player ID at any time by opening the settings menu, then clicking on “Create a Player ID” at the top of the menu. 

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When you unlock the Leaderboard event at level 45, you’ll be prompted with this menu to set up your Player ID if you haven’t done so already: 

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If you exit out without setting up a Player ID, don’t worry! You’ll be prompted with the same menu each time you click the leaderboard event icon on the main game screen. 

Note: the game will still track your Leaderboard event progress but you won’t get your rewards or show up in the rankings until you set your Player ID. If you set up your Player ID in the middle of a Leaderboard event after playing a few levels, the progress you made while playing those levels will count towards the Leaderboard event that’s live when you set up your Player ID. 

If you haven’t set up your Player ID and unlocked the Club system at level 50, you’ll be prompted with this menu to set up your Player ID if you haven’t done so already: 

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Just like with the Leaderboard event, you’ll see that prompt every time you click on the Club icon until you set up your Player ID. 

If you have any questions about this system or any other systems in the game, we’d love to answer it here in the comments or through our usual support and social media channels!