Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hidden Swears (Direct Message to Kingsisle Entertainment)

DISCLAIMER: The following post is a direct message to Kingsisle Entertainment. This post contains the use of word combinations and caps which may result in offensive language. Please note this is used to prove a point and NOT to offend anyone whatsoever. Reader discretion is highly advised.

Hello Kingsisle.

I am an archmage sorcerer in Wizard101 as well as a member of this MMO's community. I create artwork and tell stories inspired by your award-winning game. What I enjoy about your game is its strive to create a truly family-friendly online environment, free of predators and offensive people. Your chat system is a good example.

However, every law, including virtual ones, have their loopholes.  I've noticed some wizards who constantly work their way around the filtered menu and open chat to express vulgar language. What you are about to read next is my chat discoveries within Wizard101, and what I believe you should fix as soon as possible.

Problem 1: Word Combination
Which chat?: Menu and Open
Certain words in both menu and open chats that seem nothing alike can reveal crude expressions.
For example, foe & ok used together can show an obvious cruel slang. Shoe & it is another. Please look into this immediately.

Problem 2: CAPS
Which chat?: Menu and Open
Caps are used in many ways; to seem loud or highlight something. Unfortunately, it can be used for something else. Certain words, like for & duck, can have specific letters capitalized to speak unfairly. I recommend you add a limit to caps if it reveals a hidden swear word.

Problem 3: Repeating Letters
Which chat?: Open
Menu chat has restricted the use of repeating similar letters, but open chat has not. A person with open chat can type a curse word if they repeat a certain letter in it. A word should be censored regardless of how many letters it contains.

In summary, these three problems should be fixed as quickly as they can before they are highly overused and more customers will be banned. I am only trying to help Wizard101 preserve its family-friendly title by addressing this situation.
Please consider my discoveries as helpful information to assist you with chat issues.

Thank you for reading, Kingsisle.
-Cassandra GriffinDreamer

Poison Ivy 2 Page 4


With the Ivory crew on board the Curaga, things get real!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Poison Ivy 2 Page 3


The battle begins!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Cassandra is Happy

I will not explain why I am happy.
But let's just say....

Today was a good day...
-Cass

Friday, June 22, 2012

Poison Ivy 2 Page 2


Pirates preparing to do what they do best!

*I'm SO good at drawing ships -_-*

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Poison Ivy 2 Page 1


Meet the Curaga crew!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Delays

Hi guys!
Thanks for supporting me and my family through the tough times of my grandfather's death.
Just posting a quick update about my comics.

I am currently traveling with my relatives for my grandfather's funeral and burial. Onryo and Poison Ivy 2 will be on delay since I only brought my Mac and it doesn't support my tablet. :/
I also left my Vista at home. So if Pirate101 Beta is released while I'm away from a Windows computer...
Crud... :/
Comics will be on the way soon!

-Cass

Monday, June 11, 2012

My Silent Home...

This evening, June 11th, 2012, my grandfather (mother's side) passed away after a long fight with cancer he received from smoking. I had a busy day helping my mother install a hospital bed in her office for him to rest on. I argued, bickered, complained, and acted completely selfish. This might be my punishment. I don't know. At least he lived his last days with a part of his warm and kind family.

Don't worry about me and my family. We will hopefully move on and be happy again. I will dedicate Poison Ivy 2 to him when I finish it.

Thank you for supporting me,
Cassandra G.

Poison Ivy 2 Prologue


Here's the Prologue to Poison Ivy 2!
A powerful artifact hidden, a grand adventure waiting to begin!

*fact: Taiyu is one of my OCs*

Friday, June 8, 2012

Crews of the Ivory and Curaga

Another Teaser for Poison Ivy 2!
The crew of the ships Ivory (Ivy) and Curaga. (Calamine)

I actually looked up pirate rankings. Hope it's accurate.
Enjoy!

-Cass

Monday, June 4, 2012

Pirate101 Preview Review

If you haven't checked here, Kingsisle is making their new game called Pirate101!
I'm so excited for its beta!  :D
So here's what I think on the details of the upcoming game:

-Story: It's basically a Pirates of the Caribbean plot, only BETTER!! Pirates vs. Order. I especially like the Armada because they remind me of V for Vendetta. (Hopefully that's not a bad thing...) Can't wait for full details.

-Classes: The classes are like combat-based classes in other MMOs. Bucanner's a tank/close range, Musketeer's a range/trap, Privateer's a support,  Swashbuckler's assassin-like, and Witch Doctor's a mage. Not sure where I fit in... ._.

-Combat: The combat's a teeny bit confusing to me. Reminds me of Chess (which I never played), but I might get use to it.

-Ships: I'm gonna love the ship part! Customization better be awesome! :3

-Companions: Kinda like pets, only more useful. Hope there's a Grub Guardian-like training game for them soon. :)

-Community: It's gonna be big, especially with Thomas (One-Eye Jack) LionBlood as the Manager! Gratz man! :)

Can't wait Kingisle! Make it awesome! :D

-Cassandra GriffinDreamer