Wizard101 Family Bonding Experience
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? Here is our tenth winner! Read how Wizard101 helped this adult found family friendly gaming through Wizard101.
I began playing Wizard101 over four years ago after my sons saw the commercials on TV and wanted to try the game. After watching them play for a while I decided to make an account and give it a try. I have always enjoyed role playing games and fantasy. I thought even though it was a “kids” game I might like it. I soon discovered after reading the Wizard101 forums that many adults were playing and enjoying the game and it was truly a family game, not just a “kids” game. It has been a wonderful bonding experience with my two sons(ages 12 and 7). My oldest son and I enjoy doing the dungeons or the Winterbane and Pagoda Gauntlets together. We also like to hatch pets together too try to get rare hybrid pets. While my youngest enjoys collecting pets and looking at the different houses and items in the crown shop. Our family’s finances don’t allow me to spend much money on crowns, so I have only bought a few locations. My oldest son saves his allowance to purchase game play cards for crowns and items.
Since I only have access to all of Wizard City and Parts of Krokotopia, I have become an expert on those areas of the game. I really enjoy helping new players with their quests in those locations and showing them all the places to find reagents as well as the ways to get special items such as the rare pet drops from Lord Nightshade.
I have been working on finishing my degree the past few years and had not played much the last couple of years. This year has been especially stressful and I have found myself playing more. It is very refreshing for me to take a short break from my studies and play Wizard101 for a little while. It also gives my some quality time with my boys doing something we both enjoy and can share. Even when we’re not playing we often talk about certain strategies to use on the different bosses or how to gain special items or hatch a certain pet. My oldest son is always coming up with ideas for new pets or special abilities he would like to see in the game.
I know that there a relatively few adult players on Wizard101; But a few of us have figured out that it is truly a game for any age. Also it is a great, safe, fun place to spend quality family time together battling evil and meeting new friends.
Level 25 Fire Wizard