April 30, 2013

A Change of Allegiances?

Throughout my 1.5 years of questing in the spiral, I've always been loyal to the original worlds of Wizard101. However, in light of the recent changes in both games, I'm wondering whether it's time to set sail for some slightly more rugged adventures. You guessed it: Pirate101.
Why I want to switch:

  • Azteca is feeling like a chore. It's super, super tedious.
  • The reshuffle change makes me feel doubtful about what else may come. Wizard101's support didn't listen to the players then; will they continue not to do so?
  • With the news about Marleybone and Aquila, I'm really excited! I've always been a mythology fan, and besides - we get to face down Medusa? I'm game. (By the way, who do you think the special guest from Wizard101 in Marleybone is? I'm betting on Sherlock.)
  • The story and overall design is better. I wonder what happened to the writer who designed the Malistaire arc? The Morganthe arc just, for lack of a better word, stinks. Sorry.
  • If I choose this, I'm a crowns player on Wizard101 so I could always hop back on to craft, decorate, train my pets, or help people with dungeons.
Why I'm reluctant to switch:

  • I'd fall even farther behind in Wizard101.
  • I'd need to make some major changes to the blog layout, which again, I'm more than a little reluctant to do. I like my banner and layout, and I feel like I'd need to change my blog name and web address as well.
  • I've passed a ton of turning points in Wizard101. I just finished Emma's Watchtower Hall (whoopee!) and I have a lot of projects still in the making. I haven't forgotten The Greatest Treasure. 
  • I don't want my crowns to go to waste.
If I were to switch, it wouldn't be permanent. I'd be getting one month memberships one at a time, and like I said, I could and probably would hop back onto Wizard101 fairly often. Maybe I could try it for just one month and see how I like it. What do you think? (Please comment. I'm really stuck on this one.)

- Sophia E


  1. Behind in W101? You're talking to the QUEEN of *Lazy*/Behind Questing. I don't know what area you're in, but don't consider yourself behind.

    And if you say you're going to be coming back to W101 often and playing P101 at the same time, then that's not really a "switch", more like "added interests." It's certainly not a bad thing to do both, and it's not like your leaving (all things forbid), so we'll still see you ^_^

    1. LOL, I guess I shouldn't think of myself as behind. More like "not bored while waiting for the next world."

  2. I'll let you know now that once you start P101, it'll be hard to unplug from it! Also, I'd be happy to get you through some of the harder things as you progress. You'll definitely miss the magic of W101 (and the music) when you're there, though you'll be confronted with many new and interesting bits. You'll love the storyline, as it works well for fan-fiction. Think about the features (I play W101 music while P101 questing) and the budget, and I'm sure you'll decide in the right direction.

    All the best,