I look up at my classroom’s clock and I tell myself, “I’m almost free”. I’ve spent long hours doing essays with almost no time to play the games I love. As I hop online with classrooms left behind, I’m greeted with a warm welcome: “We’ve missed you here at Ravenwood, Young Wizard!”. Our world may not believe in magic, but we know better as the Spiral is introduced into our lives. It’s more than a bippity boppity boo, it’s a woosh and reeeee with wa blamo! Our imagination has no limits thus even as we grow older, magic stays by our side. Summer is here, have fun and see you all in the spiral!
July 6th brought us one of personal favorite activity of mine…farming! If you were lucky enough to catch our staff at our Nautical XP event, you may have gotten the elusive horn drops from the Pretender. We only managed to get 1 of the possible 2 horns, however,that was still pretty awesome if you ask me! We’ll be hosting another farming event on August 17th. You can check out the details here.
Hopefully, we can host more events that include both Wizard101 and Pirate101, its always a pleasure to hang out and game on with other fellow gamers in this wonderful community!
If you somehow missed it, Duelcircle hosted one of the biggest tournaments ever seen this summer. Prizes were massive and so was the amount of effort that went that into coordinating such an event. It was quite entertaining being able to watch and help promote the event to our amazing readers. For those curious, the grand winner of it all Jordan Hawk! Below you can watch a clip of the decisive spells used before the victory.
The 2019 1v1 Luau has come to a close. Congratulations to Jordan for winning the tournament! https://t.co/htlMKWsg34
— DuelCircle (@duelcircle_PvP) June 30, 2019
Community Video Spotlight
When it comes to PvP there are few wizards that can match the energy output of Awesome the Sauce ( a.k.a Thomas). Fellow writer, Jeremy Ravenhunter, wrote a very interesting article that addresses some of the most problematic spells to go against in ranked PvP. Thomas created his very own list with a couple of similarities, as well as spells I hadn’t considered myself! So far, the common idea is that Loremaster, Burning Rampage and Guardian Spirit all need changes! Jeremy created polls to gather data and the opinions on each spell are pretty split with no side having a majority amount of hate.
Community Art Spotlight
Mia is one of the MANY
and I mean MANY talented artists in the Twizard community and to say that her art is good is a huge understatement. The works that she produces is enough to make one believe that they’re being taken out of the game. There are far too many pieces that she produces to fit in this section so I urge you to look her up on Twitter or at her site.Â Our Final Bastion discord features a section for people to share their art, feel free to share and see if you can claim this spot!
Q: What motivates you to keep doing art? How long did it take you to become this good?
A: “My good friends and everyone’s support and encouragement is what keeps me going! I wouldn’t be where I am without so many amazing friends who have helped me along the way. I have been digitally painting/drawing since I was 14! Practicing every day has helped me get where I am with my art currently. It excites me to see how my paintings will improve by this time next year! I don’t ever plan on stopping since I absolutely love painting haha”
Kingsisle’s Continued Community Efforts
Chances are you may have found this edition of Bastion Times through the Wizard101 Message Board’s Community News section and if you did, awesome! Mathew Anderson, Kingsisle’s community manager, is working extra hard to make people have access to the information they need! This is an exciting opportunity for everyone to become more active on the forums and pitch their ideas to the game developers.
Speaking of ideas, if you haven’t heard so already, Wizard101 is changing the way deckathalons work! With the introduction of the fire event, leaderboards will be gone, thus making it a whole lot easier to obtain the top tier prizes! More information regarding this change can be found here which brings me to my next point, it seems that the next event will be based on the myth school. KI Live got to show off their myth tower but we never know if they’ll throw an oddball at us and choose a completely different school!
Q: What do you call a belt made of watches?
A: A waist of time.
This concludes the second edition of Bastion Times,
catch us on the next one!