Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The Never Ending Cold

Still ill, urghhhh.  Still I did notice wizard has changed the way it displays crafted items.  There is a little craft icon, next to the object in the display. This has probably been done so wizard fools, like me don't end up selling them down the Bazaar, as previously mentioned.
Still whilst I am not doing much of anything but drink honey and lemon,  the children have been tackling Crab Alley with their wizards.  They absolutely adore Crab Alley,  they love the swimming,  the baddies even the fish that idle by as you play. 
 Now my two children who play on wizard are young, just 4 and 5 and I  feel that I should take this moment to both thank and to apologise to anyone who briefly battles with them.  The oldest is doing quite well with her reading but cannot follow all that's said to her,  so using wizard text chat with her can be an interesting experience. Especially as she has developed an obsession with the text chat phrase ' I like your pet ' she follows/stalks players repeatedly saying this to them.  I have pointed out  that many times the other player does not have a pet and they are probably more than a little confused . However,  trying to suggest that something she is doing may not be the best course of action....  Is for myself not the best course of action,  as she has decided that she can never be wrong. Ever.  The final result is she repeats she repeats ' I like your pet' even more,  determination etched across her face.  Fingers white from gripping the mouse.  A word from the wise,  if you are followed around by a wizard behaving strangely, repeating ' I like your pet ' like a mantra.  Just say ' Thanks ' and quickly change realms. It won't stop.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Loot, Gold and the Bazaar

I promise to post pictures soon as this blog is looking very bare.
However,  today I will not be up to much as I have a stinking cold. My hot water bottle and duvet are both calling out sweetly for me to join them.  If only there was a real life potion I could craft to get me well !

Anyway to the topic in hand, gold.  Gold is the currency of wizard 101,  well apart from crowns.
Crowns are something that you can provide for your wizard ( basically your own hard earned cash ),  gold is something your wizard will provide for him/herself.  Most of your wizards activities result in crowns been earned, fighting bosses, completing quests, gardening even fairground games.  The best way I know of so far,  in increasing you gold levels quickly is farming a boss,  then selling the loot down at the Bazaar in Olde Town.  I pick a boss who usually has something I want, fight him repeatedly until I get what I want, then sell all the extra items dropped.  Apart from purchasing gold with crowns this is the fastest way of increasing you gold levels I know.
I really wish I had known when I first started playing that the best place to sell items was the  Bazaar, unless it is a ' No auction ' item you can usually guarantee the Bazaar is going to pay the best price you can get for it.  By a huge margin as well.  I cringe when I think back to all the items I sold in the shops for only a few pieces of gold.  The bazaar is also a great place to pick up crafting items.  You will not find a ready supply of the rarest ones,  but if you keep checking back you should be able to get some.
A word from someone who has learned some valuable lessons.  Don't become carried away at the Bazaar keep your wits about you. - Stuck on a crafting quest as I was being to lazy to go and look for black lotuses in Mooshu I noticed the ring I was having to craft was available for sale.  So eagerly picked it up for a couple of thousand gold and then ran back to complete what I hoped was the end of my Mooshu crafting task.  Yeah,  I know it was kinda cheating but I thought I might get away with it.  Not so,  Yoshin just proudly ignored me whilst I stood before him with my dodgy ring.  Lesson learned some tasks have to be completed correctly.
Also don't get carried away when selling your loot,  you may end up selling items you want to hold on to.  Once late at night and feeling very tired,  but in desperate need of more gold to purchase pet training snacks,  I sold all my Marleybone constellation gems. It really is easy to do!
Anyway the Bazaar fabulous place - would be much poorer without it.
Now back to the sick bed I go.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

The pet addiction - Wizard City

Well,  I have to start blogging somewhere so I thought I would begin with what is occupying my wizard time alot at the moment.  Pets.  I must come clean right now. Yes, I have a pet addiction.  I am determined to get them all - or as many as possible,  and them breed them up into super pets.
I have obtained most of the pets in Wizard city so here is a list of what I got and where from.

Pets from Quests in Wizard City

  •  A Piggle will be given, I am not sure whether it is on level five or level seven after access has been given to the pet pavilion.  
  • A Blue cyclops is also gifted after helping Penny Dreadful out on her quest A Penny Saved.

Pets Dropped by Bosses - in Wizard City
  • Rattlebones - In Unicorn Way - Drops a Myth Sprite - This seems to be quite an easy drop, it only took about seven fights before I had my first sprite.  I have since picked up a few more and it seems to be a one in nine chance of picking one up from the fight.  
  • Alicane Swiftarrow - In Firecat Alley - Drops a Sprite and a Snow Serpent - I did not have alot of fun battling with Alicane and only picked up the sprite from him. It took nearly seventy fights. Back then that was the most I had had to fight anyone for a pet.  The sprite does appear to be a very rare drop and I was completely fed up of fighting Alicane at the end so I did not keep on battling him for the snow serpent,  knowing of rumours the Snow Serpent was dropped elsewhere. ( It is Prince Gobblestone ). I gave Alicane a welcome farewell.
  • General Akilles - In Cyclops Lane - Drops a Blue Ghost - Again a difficult drop it took nearly sixty fights.  
  • Harvest Lord - In Triton Avenue - Rumoured to drop a Unicorn.  I however had already bought one of these as they were available for a reasonable amount ( I believe just under 550 gold ) from the pet shop.  
  • Lord Nightshade - In The Haunted Cave - Drops a Blue Banshee.  He is also believed to drop a Midnight Sprite but I received a Dark Sprite from him.  It was not a hard drop it only took about 30 fights to get both pets. It is well worth fighting Lord Nightshade as he also drops alot of items only available during holiday periods.  I picked up several wands from him which would only have been available from the holiday seller Pat O'Doyle. ( It was around St Patricks Day ).
  • Bastilla Gravewynd - In Firecat Alley - Rumoured to drop a Dark Sprite - As I already had collected one I did not farm her.
  • Prince Gobblestone - In Colossus Boulevard - Snow Serpent - Took about forty goes before he dropped the pet.  However he is a good boss to go back and fight as he also drops alot of goodies. 
  • Grubb - Sunken City - Drops a Greater Imp and a Blue Cat Thug.  As of yet no luck with these pets.  However this is a long dungeon I have only completed them about ten times to date. ......... 
Well, as an update,  that was with my fire wizard but on my second attempt at the dungeon wth my life  wizard I received the Blue Cat Thug.  
  • * You can collect both of the Grubb dungeon reward pets, the Greater imp and the Blue Cat Thug from Baron Mordecai ( Halloween time boss only ).*  I originally tried with my life wizard but was only receiving the Blue Cat Thug pets and had built up quite a collection of these,  after nearly three weeks I changed my wizard to my fire wizard and received the greater imp on my second battle?

On a side note this was only my experience with the frequency at which certain bosses drop pets - It seems to mainly come down to luck.  However the bosses do drop these pets so if you have a little patience I would recommend trying yours.