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December 20, 2022 / kingsislemanderson

From All of Us at KingsIsle, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Our community means a lot to us and we want to show how much! Just like last year’s holiday post, please enjoy these special messages from various members of the KingsIsle team – all about how YOU have positively impacted us and our games. Thank you community!

“Happy holidays, Wizard and Pirate friends!

It’s been a busy and amazing year for us at KingsIsle! As our holiday celebrations are (gearing up/winding down – depending on timing), we are very excited about all that we have accomplished together this year. While we at KI are looking forward to some downtime (to catch up on questing Novus, run some raids with our guilds, and more!), we’re already hard at work on what’s next in 2023, and we think you’ll be as excited as we are about plans for all our games! We’re ever grateful to have the best community around, and we wish you and yours a safe, happy, and warm holiday season.” – Leah Ruben, Senior Game Studio Director

“Well well well, if it isn’t the most welcoming community a person could ask for. The most HEARTWARMING and inviting group of Pirates (yes, you too, Wizards) to ever walk this Earth.

I started work here in March, and not a day has gone by where the Spiral community has not made my day better with kind words. I hope you have the absolute happiest of holidays!!

From the SON OF ZEUS to you, thank you.” – Chris ‘Hawkules’ Willis, Pirate101 Community Manager

“Hey Wizards,

I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving with friends and family and is ready for the holiday season! I just wanted to take some time to say how thankful I am to not only be a part of the Wizard101 community but also to work so closely with YOU! It’s such an honor to interact and make plenty of memories with the community that I hold so close to my heart. Here’s to more memories and fun! Thank you!” – Kyle IceWielder

“The holidays and anticipation of another year of fun content with the community is my favorite time of year! My sister has a 2-year-old son and I will be showing him Wizard101 and Pirate101 for the first time. I’ll be sure to report back to you all his first impressions, a big smile probably 😊.

Each year when I head back home, someone in the family ends up asking me what I’ve been doing over the last year and how work is going. So many exciting things have happened this past year that I don’t know where to begin. I’ve met amazing new content creators, helped decorate guild houses in Wizard101, competed in intense battles in Pirate101, and brought onboard previous community members to the KingsIsle team (let’s be honest, once a community member, ALWAYS a community member!).

Our team pours its passion out to you all every day to try and make it as fun and exciting an adventure playing our games as possible, and that includes interacting with you all about the games. Answering your questions on KI Lives, being guests on roundtables, and chit-chatting in Discord are just some of the things that this year has made amazing. I love our community and I can’t wait to do more of all this in 2023!” – Senior Community Manager, Mathew “Sparck” Anderson

“Another year, another successful journey in the Spiral! It’s been a blast seeing all the amazing community reactions to Novus recently. We’re so glad you love it (the writers always do amazing work on the story)! I look forward to many more exciting things on the horizon in 2023. Are you ready?” – Kayly Ginsberg, Marketing Manager

Hello Community! Last year I said ‘2022 is about to get crazy,’ and I think it definitely got a little crazy (in the best of ways of course)! It’s been great seeing the new initiatives being tackled throughout the year (hooray for Pirate101 getting an event system woooo), and watching Novus come to life was phenomenal, the team did amazing work. As always, thank you so much for playing and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the year! – Mesa Brown, CRM Marketing Associate

“Season’s greetings friends! The Support Team would love to extend our appreciation and well wishes to our awesome player community and their families. We have truly enjoyed hearing from all of you this year! We continue to be inspired by your dedication, enthusiasm, and boundless creativity. As other KingsIsle teams wrap up their work on a new release, our team eagerly waits alongside you, excited to play, test and help you have the best time possible in the Spiral. Whether it’s in your next team up or in an email, we can’t wait to chat with you again soon!” – Customer Support Team

“Happy Holidays! I have been fortunate to work with some extremely talented individuals here at KingsIsle and appreciate all the opportunities for collaboration. I have enjoyed making things for you this year and getting a chance to grow in my role. We have wonderful new things in the works for 2023. But your feedback is the most important thing. I always find it helpful. We will be asking you more questions in 2023 so stay tuned! Thank you all for being part of this wonderful community of Wizard and Pirate. Please have a safe and Happy Holidays and keep your plushies nearby.” – Robin, Associate Product Designer

“We love to see players sharing their passion for Wizard101 and Pirate101 by creating guides and videos and fan art and engaging with others in the community. We’ve been working hard to support community connections within Wizard101 with guilds and adventure parties and making it more beneficial to quest with other people. We love creating more reasons for players to connect with one another and we thank you for your wonderful work on this worthy endeavor! See you in the game, probably in the Beastmoon Hunt or the Beastmoon Monster Mayhem for me!” – Game Programmer

Have something nice to say about your fellow community members? Share it with them! For social media postings, use hashtag #Wizard101 or #Pirate101 and we’ll see your posts. Every day we look them over and love seeing all of the supportive posts, often sharing them in a retweet or posting quotes in our monthly newsletters. Expect more of that in 2023!

See you next year somewhere in the Spiral!

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