Archive | April 13, 2013

Mount-a-Palooza Is Back On Wizard101!

Special Two Person Treant Mount

Special Two Person Treant Mount

Save Up To 60% On Mounts

It’s that time of year again on Wizard101! If you’ve had a favorite mount and haven’t been able to acquire it, here’s your chance!

But hurry, this sale is for a limited time only. Mount-a-Palooza ends Sunday, April 21st 2013 at 11:59pm US Central Time.

  • Save up to 60% OFF Crowns prices on permanent Mounts
  • Launching the first 2 person Mount in the Crown Shop – the Treant Mount!
  • Get your last chance at 4 Mounts that are retiring after this sale!
  • See the return of special holiday Mounts and previously retired Mounts

Check out all the cool sales over at the Mount-a-Palooza headquarters on Wizard101.com!

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2013 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

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AARP Highlights Wizard101!

winterbreeze-lvl65Beneficial Games For The 50+ Crowd

AARP highlights Wizard101 in a new article concerning the Benefits of Multiplayer Games for adults. What we players know as MMOs.

Being one of those in the 50+ set I can relate to the article of course.

Two associate professors in the Department of Communication at Trinity University in San Antonio, Aaron Delwiche and  Jennifer Jacobs Henderson, who is also the department chair, recently completed a study where they obtained information from over 32,000 users of the free online multiplayer game Wizard101.  The users ranged in age from 5 to 95 years old.  As far as studies go, that makes it one of the largest gaming studies ever.

The article also mentions Pirate101 as having an appeal across generation, there are also games available for younger and older audiences.

These MMO and MMORPG games provide specialization and activity for all players. But it’s most beneficial for those living alone looking for ways to socialize with others. It provides caregivers, both parents and grand-parents with a tool that can unite adults and kids with a common interest.

We love both these games. My son and I have been playing Wizard101 together for years. And with the release of Pirate101, we play as a family with Dad as well. It’s great to see AARP recommending our favorite game too.

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2013 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

News From The Portal

We’ve Been Battling

We haven’t had too many game updates here lately. Why? Well some of the reason is a busy life recently in the real world, but some has been because we’ve been working on leveling up our secondary pirates.

spring-pirates

Our main or favorite pirates have been resting on the beach or making repairs to their ships. While our other pirates have been doing battle around the spiral. I’ve made a few tweaks to the game guides based on experiences of the different pirate classes. But those changes have been minimal.

In the meantime, we hope you’ve been able to catch up on the news from One-Eyed Jack that we’ve shared. Did you get your free gifts? Were you able to acquire one of the Spring Pets? I hope so!

Stay tuned, we’re still adding new info here and there. When we add something significant, we’ll post it right up front for all to see.

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2013 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.