Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mount Week!

Woo! Oh yea! It's Mount Week! Which means everyone gets  a chance at a shiny new Mount!

Unfortunately they can't be as awesome as this. :(
BUT they come pretty close! With the new Sunshine and Starshine Ponies, Moonlight Ponies and just a whole mess of cool and awesome mounts. With all these contests on mounts I'm thinking that they will finally bring Mount Racing or something that has to do with mounts as something special. If you want a shiny new mount from one of the many contests out there in the community just go look at the Blog Shopping list HERE and it'll take you to all the Mount contests in the Spiral. Good luck and Enjoy!
And yes these contests are rated rawr.
When I found out about the Sunshine pony... Well let's just say I went a little something like Mittens over here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

My Spiral Mission: Protector of the Lore [Chapter 1]

Chapter one
Professor Nightchant

It’s been 10 years since I’ve heard any of Angel’s stories, weirdly enough, I can still remember some since I was 7. Sometimes I dream of his stories, but they always end the same, I’m stuck in a room of stars like I’m in space and then…. 

“Wake up” While they.. “Jeremy wake up!”

“Huh?” I jump to a ruler smacking my desk. I see professor Nightchant looking down on me like he was going to turn me into an Imp.

                “Jeremiah Wildred… what am I going to do with you always sleeping in my class?” He said while shaking his head.

                “It’s Jeremy” I mumbled while staring him down. “Why don’t you make yourself useful and get me ‘Life Incantations and Charms Volume 8’,” He calmly said while walking back to his desk. “Go on; tell the Librarian, Boris Tallstaff, that Ceren sent you.” I slung my bag over my shoulder and stood up while the rest of the class was staring at me while I walked out of the Life school gently closing the heavy door behind me. I looked up to see the bustling Wizarding School that is Ravenwood.

As I passed Blossom, the life tree, I saw a group of wizards surrounding something, some kind of commotion. I hurried to see what it was, trying to get a good glimpse to what it was, but I was disappointed to find out that it was only Laze Titansthorn. Blaze has been my rival ever since the Central city dance 3 years ago, when I was just leaning by the tree and he comes over and decides it would funny to scare me by summoning a ghost right next to me, and sadly I got scared and summoned a leprechaun by mistake and everyone laughed. People think he’s awesome because he’s the only death student that can manipulate the energy around him without summoning a creature to assist him. He’s like a wraith, without the dark robe, scythe, and the boneyness of course. I can’t stand him, I kept walking towards the commons and darted to the library not looking at anything else. The moment I step into the book covered walls Boris looks up and says “Hey Jeremy! Long time no see!”

“Hey Boris, Professor Nightchant wants ‘Life Incantations and Charms Volume 8’ he said it was important” I lied noticing if Boris caught it.

                “Well, that does sound strange of old Ceren. He hasn’t had a mood for urgency since he helped save the fairies of Unicorn way many ages ago. Are you sure he said it was important?”

“Fine, he just told me to do this because I was sleeping in his class”

                “Again? Jeremy, school is important without it this world would have been taken over by Malistaire or worse Morganthe! Without the knowledge that has been taught in Ravenwood there would be no Spiral at all!”

“Yea, I guess you’re right. I just wish I would have been taught by Moolinda or Sylvia they were the greats that are in Legends. All Ceren teaches is how to keep yourself alive with some heals”

                “Anyways, the book that Ceren is looking for was checked out yesterday by the Headmaster. Maybe you could ask him to let Ceren borrow it?”

“Oh, ok I’ll head over to his office right away” I said with a grin. “Now don’t go straying off Jeremy! Things aren’t the same as they used to be!”

                “Uh huh, yea” I quietly told him while walking out the door.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Spiral Mission: Protector of the Lore


I remember sitting on the lawn of my best friend’s grandfather. I remember sitting next to Matt while his grandfather, Angel, was telling his stories to us while his wife Trinity was sowing another scarf for him. His stories always made me wonder what else was there in the Spiral. Although I haven’t been outside of Central city or the Glacial plains where Angel’s fjord is, I can imagine the other worlds of the Spiral like I’ve been there before. 
In Angel’s stories, he would always tell us about his adventures in the Spiral, how he defeated Malistaire and the down fall of Morganthe, 150 years ago. One day I asked him how was he able to survive that long and he calmly said “Morganthe was planning to cast a forbidden spell, the spell of immortality, it is forbidden because you need the maple sap of the grandfather tree, Bartleby. Morganthe cut off a branch from the great tree and thus a thread of the spiral was lost and we lost the home world of the Yousurians. Only few Yousurians are left today, their ancient home world lost forever, the others have joined the Union army or the Knights. The Yousurians leader was never known, only that of the high council knew of her identity, all that we know is that the initials of the Yousurian leader was F.S. Her army of wizards were very powerful and wise.” This was the last I heard from Angel since my mother sent me to Central city, which is the home to the Union army. The Union army is ruthless, and they show no mercy to those who resist their hold on the Spiral. I just hope one day I can travel the Spiral just like Angel but that day is far very far….

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy (late) Birthday!

Happy birthday to our friend Alric! He hosted a party at his Celestial Observatory, and it was blast with minimal troll activity :). It was a bunch of fun! His house is really cool and he was so kind to have some autograph and picture session, hehe. 

Bailey was being attacked by a Gryphon because her Egg was ready to be breakfast. Thank goodness my Egg was using her camouflage skills.

I was being held against my will with this sanctuary bubble, I wanted to see that Moonlight pony but I was trapped :(

Sleeping on the job; make sure the parking meter doesn't run out by the time you get back ;)

The C.A.S.A. family, I was pretty far away someone wanted scrambled eggs...

Friday, March 18, 2011

W.A.C. -- Trolling

   Warning: The following post may contain CassSpeak 

I remember a time when I never heard cursing, a time that everyone spoke the same, at the same level. I wonder why that time has since left me. Is it because you hear your parents argue with each other and use “four letter words”? Or because your brother is hanging out with his friends and you think they are so cool so you start copying what they say? This is what I don’t understand. Why do people curse/swear/use four letter words/ whatever you want to call it in a game that is mostly filled with CHILDREN. I don’t understand why kids (age 1-16) use this kind of language and some of them don’t even know what they mean. Just because you know the word or you heard someone else say it doesn’t mean it makes it right for you to shout it out or say it in a game/school/office/court house or any public place really that have children in it. I mean if you had a son or a little sibling in the area would you really want them to hear that kind of language? Also, why do we have to be rude to each other? I mean, we are all the same in the game; pixels. We don’t need you to be rude and immature yelling out “NOOB OMG WOW” aka being a “troll.” The definition of troll is:

“One who purposely and deliberately (that purpose usually being self-amusement) starts an argument in a manner which attacks others on a forum/game without in any way listening to the arguments proposed by his or her peers. He/she will spark of such an argument via the use of ad hominem attacks (i.e. 'you're nothing but a fanboy' is a popular phrase) with no substance or relevance to back them up as well as straw man arguments, which he/she uses to simply avoid addressing the essence of the issue.”
However, a “Gobbler” is someone who uses profanity.

            Reporting: Do not be afraid to report someone for using foul language. I know most wizards are afraid of that red report button because they think they committing a false report. If you know they are trying to get around the filters and swearing report it. Get rid of the potty mouths and make them learn their lesson, and if they don’t they could get a 10 year mute or banned if they continually use profanity.

            Troll spray & Gobbler spray: Although not to be confused with an actually spray bottle/can, Troll spray in simple terms is putting up a good argument against the troll or defending your friends against it. The typical troll speech I get is: “wow what a dispel noob he can’t win without using dispels.” The best defense against this in my opinion is either stay silent and say GG (Good game) after the match is done and port away or you can defend your case and say that “A dispel is a card that KI put in the game for us to use when and how we want.” Gobbler spray is simply reporting and telling the Gobbler to watch their language. Usually you can find extra stock of “spray” in the W.A.C. (Wizards Against Cussing) building, aka Twitter.

            People shouldn’t have to tell you twice: If someone says, “Please stop being rude” it is not reply in a trolling manner. It means to be nice/friendly. If someone says “please get out of the dueling circle” what do you think that means? No, it does not mean you can stay there and jump around and say “no” it means step off of the circle or get banished to the commons. It’s ok if you are not paying attention and you ask the person to repeat what they said in a kind manner but do not say “DUDE I COULDN’T UNDERSTAND YOU SAY IT AGAIN.”

Being friendly and respectful: I think my buddy SorceressMiklai says it better than I could ever explain. Game &Forum Etiquette.

Monday, March 7, 2011

March... Spring... Finally!?!

Sorry I've been kind of procrastinating on the blog posts lol, I can tell you that Piggly is forcing me to do this. So I'll just go through the pictures :)

I think this was at Fallon's Inaugural(I hope I spelled that right). It was a blast as you can see we were all getting warmed up.

We were all lined up for some dance lessons, again. Sadly I have two left feet so :\.

After the first few lessons we headed to the commons  to show off our skills I was kind of nervous and in the corner they were giving out mounts for cards so I had to look and check it out, while Allan was jumping on Piggly.

More dancing while I was smacking myself in the face with my wand.

After the party we transformed into gobblers and did some 4v4 rank Team Perfect Catch (TPC) and FrostFlame (FF) seperated into their own groups but eventually we ended up facing each other, again! Lol Congratz on Commander Fallon! :)
You can see the video from KBB's channel here.

My baby death which is now Ice hehe, planning to do some low level PvP. It's more challenging than Legendary pvp so I'm looking foward to it.

Cass, Kelsey, Diana, Jasmine and I believe Dee, were harassing Egor aka baby Cass lol.

Piggly getting in Icywiz's cannon for some reason he didn't feel safe in the house O_o guess it was that torture room..

I finally made it to that Central party! All hail the Jello lord!

Pretty wild and mad if you ask me, everyone was stalking the Moderators that were there.

Got to hang out with Paige, being her body guard! oh yea! And yet, people were calling her name left and right, even I was getting annoyed lol.

Thanks for the awesome week everyone had a blast!