Hi! My name is Thomas Lionblood! I call myself the friendly necromancer and this is my blog about a brand new family-oriented MMORPG called Wizard101.
In my real life I'm a busy father of two that likes to write and have a lot of fun. I've played a number of MMOs in the past (Everquest, World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings Online, etc.) When I read about Wizard101 and saw how amazingly fun this could be for me and my family, I couldn't wait! I downloaded the game that night and started to play with my daughter by my side.
And now some quick information for those that are not familiar with the game: The game is free! All that you pay is the subscription fee, which was only 60 bucks for the year (pretty much the price of a new video game in the store).
Don't make the mistake of going to the videogame store and asking for a copy of the game like me! They won't have it. Instead, go download the game and try it for free at this address: http://www.wizard101.com
This game is very easy. It's very beginner. It's very cartoony. (I think comic sans is its default font LOL.) But it does get more challenging as the game progresses and can be a lot of fun!
As with any new MMO, there are a bunch of people (um, kids and parents), running around in the world. Be warned though, chat can be pretty non-existent at times or very simple. This MMO for the family has very strict chat filters. If that bothers you, then this game may not be for you. I personally like the restrictions . . . helps me feel my daughter is safe from things she doesn't understand.
The purpose of this blog will be two-fold. 1) to be a place for me to tell my stories of adventuring as the friendly necromancer, and 2) to discuss things that readers may be interested in. So, please, comment and ask your questions about Wizard 101!
Happy Card Dueling!