Saturday, 10 December 2011

Farming For Christmas Gear

I have been farming Lord Nightshade a lot over this past week in the hopes of receiving some Christmas Gear without having to spend any precious crowns. I have heard rumours on the message boards of some of the bosses dropping Christmas pets but these appear to be only rumours. No one appears to have directly received one, rather they know someone who says they have. So no real substantiated proof yet. There does appear however to be a lot more buzz about him dropping bits and pieces of the Santa suit. I have not been lucky enough to earn any of these items yet. I am able to happily confirm that he does drop the Christmas wands, though these are very rare drops. I have managed to pick up the nutcracker wand, the sweet staff, the ornamental paper staff and the candle wand. That’s the good news – the bad news is it took just over 250 battles for him to drop these. So he is dropping Christmas items, just not very often. I just love the nutcracker wand, soo cute.

Candle Wand    

Sweet Staff

The Nut Cracker Wand - Too Cute.

The Ornamental Paper Wand.

What to do with all that Gold?

After failing to acquire any Christmas pets from boss drops ( I am now pretty sure they Christmas pets are not dropped. ) I spent some time at the hatchery hoping to find another wizard with one of the Christmas pets who was willing to hatch with me. Sadly although there were a lot of the new pets at the hatchery, I just kept on coming across babies.  So still no Christmas pets for me :(
After all the Lord Nightshade farming I had quite a surplus of gold and received some great offers from other wizards for hatching with my Storm Cat.  OK he is no run of the mill storm Cat I hatched him up with my Sea Dragon as a result he has some great stats.  Through these recent hatchings I now have a red gobbler - quite a low pedigree pet initially.  But he is really sweet looking so I couldn't resist,  he actually came out with a pedigree that wasn't too bad after hatching.  I am not sure what talents he will produce as I have not trained him yet but am looking forward to finding out.

Isn't he adorable.

The second pet I gained was an Evil Sandman - I am really pleased with this one overall.  This was once a crowns pet that I believe has now been discontinued.  I have trained him to adult,  no outstanding abilities so far,  but no selfish talents either and he came out with a high pedigree so I don't think he will manifest any!  He also has a the sandstorm card at baby which is a great little bonus.  

Thanks to those who hatched with me.  I have not given up on the Christmas drops yet - so watch this space.

Monday, 5 December 2011

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Christmas Is Here At The Spiral Finally   - Yayyyyyyyy

The below blurb is taken from the Ravenwood  Bulletin

 It's beginning to look a lot like Yuletide! Hello, I'm Felix Navidad, and I'll be appearing in the Spiral a few days from now to start off the Yuletide Festival. We hold the Yuletide Festival every year and this year it's going to be spectacular!

There will be decorations in the Wizard City Commons, and I'll be taking up my usual post at the fountain in the Wizard City Shopping District. I have many Yuletide themed items for sale, and you'll find many more will be arriving in the Crown Shop throughout the month of December, so keep checking back for new items!

We'll also be holding a special event later in the month with sales, promotions, giveaways and lots of exciting surprises. 

And he is there now in Olde Town.  He has some great Christmas items as well as the pets the Frostman, the Christmas Elf and the Yuletide spirit.  All items can be picked up with crowns.  I will be undertaking some serious boss farming and will let you know if I pick any of the Christmas goodies up and from who.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

End of Krokotopia, Planting, Crafting and Mistakes...

The End of Krokotopia
Finally my Ice wizard has finished Krokotopia, I had set apart a night to complete Krokopatras dungeon but finished it in about 25 mins. I remember how long it took me the first time I completed it using my Fire Wizard so I am guessing I am improving. Picked up a lot of pink dandelions from drops, but no more pets and nothing outstanding in the way of equipment.   Well Roll on Marleybone.

Krokopatras Demise

Have I got Sand In my Hair?

Gardening, Gnomes, Blue Yarn and Weapons Racks.
Well just a few updates on my gardening progress. I have been beavering away in my garden with my life wizard for a while now and reached the rank of master gardener. Apart from planting my plants and making sure they are next to plants they like I haven’t really done much else for them. So I recently picked up some gnomes knowing they make the plants happier. After this I decided to do a few more things for them. I had heard that Blue Yarn, a drop in Marylebone makes any type of dandelion a lot happier. So having picked up this item awhile ago on my life wizard placed it by them and yes it appeared as a like and the dandelions are growing faster!

Thanks for the wool

After the success of the blue yarn,  I decided to help improve the happiness of my honeysickles.  I had already surrounded them with the plants they like and had read I think on Wiki that they also liked the crafted Weapons rack.  Now I have never crafted anything other than the items specified in my crafting quests,  it was about time I took the initiative and did some I thought.  So I picked up the crafting recipe from Felicia Worthington in Marleybone,  then realised I needed a housing crafting table.  I picked this up from Mooshu at the housing shop.  All ready, to go then - luckily I have been doing lots of farming as the recipe for the weapons rack requires alot of ectoplasm,  44 pieces and a fair bit of scrap iron.  Anyway weapons rack was dutifully crafted and placed by the honeysickes and yipee, it does make them happier.  This has given me the drive to spend alittle more time exploring both the gardening and crafting both of which had been neglected.

Happy Honeysickle :)

Another Huge Mistake By Me - Mutation Spells
I have decided to share my many mistakes and misadventures,  many would keep them to themselves.  But if it helps prevent someone else making the same mistake its worth it.  I have been saving all my gold very carefully on my ice wizard,  I want the ice house and don't want to pay crowns.  So I just have to save 100,000 gold,  it can be done. ( I managed it with my life house ).
However,  I am a great fan of the fire elf spell,  it's great for taking shields off.   Now I know there is an ice elf spell.  Wouldn't it be great if my ice wizard had some of those I thought. I have the Fire Elf spell on my Ice wizard as a result of obtaining the Elven Pendant which gives me the spell card.  I have not paid much attention to them before but am aware of the ' mutate ' treasure cards. I knew there was a mutate elf card, I can just mix this with my fire elf card, it's just what I need I thought. At 800 gold coins each from the Bazaar they are not cheap but I think well worth it in the long run so I spent most my hard earned gold savings on ten of them, yup that’s 8000 gold on the mutate fire to ice elf spell. This all seemed like an excellent idea at the time, but no it was a complete waste of gold and a massive amount of gold at that. I can't use the spell!!!!!! The Fire Elf spell is not a spell I have trained from my schools, its from a treasure item so cant be mixed, just like treasure card spells cant be combined. I really should have thought of this first or just bought one and tried it out so its completely my fault, but I am still gutted.   And so now I know the mutate spells only work on spells you are trained in.
Elven Pendant + Mutate Ice Elf = Stupid mistake
Only 8000 Gold down. Great!!!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

More Giveaways - Yay

First things first a big thankyou to the Friendly Necromancer for the link to the MMORG givewawy on his wizard blog The Friendly Necromancers Wizard Giveaway Link   I picked up a Krokotopian Hammock and a Wyverns Hoard Pack which contained permenant purple fairy wings. Very, very pleased there are still items left so its definitely worth having a look.

Facebook also has another Free Mount Giveaway – The Ostrich Mount.

Attend this Facebook event for a chance to win a Permanent Ostrich Mount! This week we're giving away a Permanent Ostrich Mount for our Weekly Giveaway! Each winner will be given one code that will grant them one Permanent Ostrich Mount that increases travel speed by 40% when equipped.

All you have to do is click the "Join" button on the Event Page, and Friday we will randomly choose 15 lucky attendees to receive a code for the item.

You don't have to be online at the time of the event to be eligible, just click "Join" and those randomly chosen will be sent a Facebook Message on Friday.

Just How Are My Wizards Getting On
I am  progressing slowly but surely through the game. I have reached the last dungeon in Krokotopia with my ice wizard who is now a level 26 and has finally got her blizzard spell. Yay. I am looking forward to finally reaching Marleybone with her and hope to finish Wizard City with my death wizard shortly. Have not made any real progress with my life or fire wizards in Dragonspyre due to concentrating on these lower level ones. Sadly not much else to report. Good luck with the Giveaways.