Connections That Will Last a Lifetime
During the holidays, we’re running a contest through our “12 Days of the Spiral“. The question is – what has Wizard101 or Pirate101 meant to you and/or your family in the past year? Today we have our eighth winner! Read how this Wizard realized that there are still some good-natured games out in the MMO world.
What happened to the good-natured games? When you head to your local game store, M seems to be the most prominent letter on our game boxes. Thankfully, there is a family appropriate alternative which changed relationships with my family and friends for the better. The first time I saw the rotating triangle on that arena, I imagined what would happen if I clicked the download button on that game’s website. I never imagined that clicking that button would change me this much. Wizard 101 helped me become more efficient at work and helped me create bonding relationships that I could never wish to be undone.
We do have to initially keep in mind that multitasking is an art. You can’t start doing two things at once and expect to be amazing at it. My first time flying through Unicorn Way didn’t go perfectly. As I went through the game, I ran over more hurdles, but the goal of reaching the status of my cousin’s main character, Tarlac StormCaller, was the one goal that kept me jumping. Eventually, I got more efficient in my playing style. I waited on quests to see if I could metaphorically kill two birds with one stone. I saw similar effects in my homework, and I got more done faster. In fourth grade, I had issues with homework, but I started to complete some assignments before you could beat Rattlebones.
I also became closer with my cousin. I used to usually be a timid person who didn’t mingle with my athletic cousins, so Tarlac StormCaller was and still is one of my favorite family members to be with. He was the one who inadvertently convinced me to download Wizard101 in the first place, and he’s the one who aided me in reaching my current level status. Though I have yet to return the favor to him, I have returned the favor to others. A childhood friend of mine, let’s call her Kaylee for privacy reasons, ran into the game by pure chance and started playing. By the time I discovered this, I was in MooShu and she was grinding Field Guards in the Haunted Cave to raise her levels. She even received the badge for fighting 2,000 undead in the process. I decided to help her through the game as Tarlac did for me. Currently she is in Marleybone with her other friend; let’s name her Terrie for privacy purposes as well. I enjoy playing with Tarlac and Kaylee, and I’m glad I’ve made these long-lasting relationships.
These people have also made me realize the answer to my question. What happened to good-natured games? Nothing happened to them. There’s always a clean gaming experience for you, even in a gaming genre known for profane content. I want to thank you, KI, for this awesome experience you’ve created, and I hope you continue to create experiences like these for a long time.
Level 56 Fire Wizard