Wizard 101ing again

Little Troll has started playing Wizard 101, he has played it before but with a toon on my account, but this time he has his own account and seems to be more engaged than previsouly. In all honestly it’s nice to have a break from all that Minecraft chat.

If you haven’t played Wizard 101 the game is focused around quests and magic. Battles are resolved via card, players build up a deck of spells in the form of cards

KingsIsle have positioned their 101 games (Wizard/Pirate) as one of the front runners when it comes to Child friendly Multiplayer Online games. All forename & surnames have to be fabricated from three lists, 1 for forename and 2 for surname. Dependant on the age of the user the chat is filtered accordingly, and the user maybe limited to only using predefined phrases that are accessible via an in-game menu.

With games such as Roblox are drawing in large number of players, many of which are young children, for me the ability to ensure the safety of my child is naturally paramount. I tried out Roblox as LT was asking about playing it, however my very first experience of the game on logging in was some character dancing infront of the spawning location with a username that wasn’t, in my opinion, very savoury.

As I’ve been digging around in my account settings and history, I was interesting to see that Munki and I set our accounts up when Little Troll was about 1 month old.
Most likely looking for no time consuming things to do in the periods when he was asleep 😀

Planning ahead

I was responding to a post over at MMO One Night a week recently when I realised that in a handful of years Little Troll is going to be interested in gaming and I will have to ensure that my day time games are more child friendly. I’m not completely sure I could give you a list at this time, time to get out the parental responsibility hat, of which I’m nervous as hell

However I was discussing with my wife the recent announcement by King’s Isle about their new MMO in development. Pirate 101 looks to be using the same model but with a pirate theme, what with it being all the rage at the moment. Of course it comes with the high number of safety features that if you have played Wizard 101 you will be familiar with.

I do hope that games like Wizard & Pirate 101 are still going strong and hopefully joined by a wider collection of titles as our child gets to the age where online gaming is something he wants to participate in.


I just hope they get Brian Blessed to voice one of the pirates Smile