Saturday, 26 November 2011

Chance of a free mount anyone?

New mounts available – Face book chance to win one.

As you may have noticed there are some great new mounts available in the crowns shop. The Hippogriff and the Crokagator. There is a chance to win one of the new mounts on face book.  Good luck everyone. I have attached the link and blurb, remember you can't win if you don't try! Hippogriff Giveaway

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

All you have to do is click the "JOIN" button on the Event Page, and MONDAY 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 MONDAY (note this is an EXTENDED timeframe)
Isn't he sooooo cute!

 Unicorn Finally Shows Up - Nope Not The Statue.

I am beginning to think that my wizards do not have adventures in the world of Wizard 101, rather just a serious of misadventures. And yes it appears to be official,  continuing on from my last post of just when Lady Blackhope will drop her Unicorn Statue. Lady Blackhope no longer drops the Unicorn Statue. Thanks to all who got in touch about this, the Unicorn Statue can now be purchased with crowns/gold in the Crowns shop. It currently costs 7500 gold. Well at least I know. I now no longer have to run down the streets of Unicorn Way hoping no one sees me in my dragonspyre get up and starts sniggering ' What are you doing here, Dragonspyre too hard for you? ' On the theme of Unicorns, there was a visit from one in Unicorn way today. I do love it when they make an appearance.

Unicorn In Unicorn Way Today Ahhhhhh.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Pet feeding and what has happened to the Unicorn Statue?

Pet feeding
It's new and it's here. Are you making use of it yet? Those extra items in your backpack can now be fed to your pets. I have been giving it a go with mixed results.  I have been doing some seriously low level farming of Lady Blackhope in Unicorn way and instead of taking all of the loot back to the bazaar to sell decided to feed a lot of it to my pet with very mixed results. 
Spells, reagents, gold, very little if any pet experience. I tried feeding some of my higher level loot mainly ' level 45 ' items with very similar results. Their does not appear to be a set rule on what you will get. It is just like taking a gamble. If you feed your pet your chosen loot item and just get gold it will not be the same level of gold you would have received if you sold the item at the bazaar. It seems to be roughly about 20% of the value. If,  however you receive reagents or spells their value seems to be usually greater than that of the gold value ( at the bazaar of the item ) . 
As an example the low level loot item Cloak of Calamity can usually be sold for a profit of around 7 gold coins at the bazaar. Upon feeding it to my pet I received 2 gold coins, the next time I fed it to my pet I received a myth shield and an Imp treasure card. 

So you can win or loose, its not a lot of gold you miss out on with these lower level items, I would be abit more nervous about feeding the pet a supply of higher level loot, don't want to loose out on that much gold ! At the moment this method is not something I would recommend to be used to quickly level your pet up as pet experience seems to be quite rarely given. But it definitely is something I'll play around with for a little longer. 

The Unicorn Statue.
What has happened to the Unicorn statue drop? I know that Lady Blackhope used to drop a unicorn statue, my husband picked one up on his death wizard battling her. OK, it was a really long time ago. I decided my life wizards garden could do with some prettying up, a unicorn statue or two would be perfect I thought. Knowing that Lady Blackhope dropped one decided to farm her, it has being going on forever. Nearly two hundred battles now and no statue, I am beginning to think it has been retired as a drop, especially as I have been religiously checking the bazaar and not a whisper of one has been there either. Has it been discontinued? Who knows Lady Blackhope is giving nothing away.

I want a Unicorn statue, sob.
Why oh why wont you drop it, nearly 200 fights now.

Are you going to look for one for me?

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Slow down - The Beetles do what???

Well, Wizard was going well. I had just reached Krokotopia with my Ice Wizard. My Life Wizard was beginning Dragonspyre and my Fire Wizard, well to be honest she has been languishing in Dragonspyre for a while, I will push her forward soon.
When disaster struck in the form of ' Chickenpox '! O.K I did not get chicken pox, my children did. All wizard questing on my behalf had to be put on hold as I dealt with three little sick spotty ones, and as they began to get better they all played wizard, whilst I began to feel strangely run down. I ignored this for a while and just got on with things until the overwhelming realisation overtook me. ' Hang on , I'm feeling really ill here ' followed by the second quick realisation ' Arghhh, my doctors closes over the weekend. ' It was Friday night. When I finally got to see the doctor on Monday it was confirmed I had tonsillitis, my tonsils by this point had turned gross and oozy. Finally, I got my penicillin medicine and could begin to try to get well. By this time, I now had access to wizard but was just feeling too poorly to play.....
Hence my low amounts of news to blog about wizard, things have obviously being happening Harvest Hannah has arrived, the new world Zafaria is now no longer a test realm but live... But other little things have been updated too, or so I believe.
In krokotopia with my Ice Wizard I picked up Zeke's beetle collecting quest, went on to find my first beetle. Now I nearly fell off my chair when the thing wiggled all of its legs at me. I will swear they never used to move and I have no idea when this update occurred, but it really wiggled. I have also launched a new death character, she is going well and is on Triton Avenue and the Smiths are moving now too!!! They seem to be breathing slowly in and out or just sighing now and then, again, either I never noticed before or they are now moving a little too.
                                          Ok You can't see it moving but that beetle is wiggling.

One more little piece of news my ice wizard picked up a pet first go fighting Krokenkahmen I got the inferno cat. Hopefully I will be able to make more progress this week.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Time to Quest With My Ice Wizard - Oh Dear

 And Now Time To Send My Ice Wizard Off On Adventures In The Spiral..... Ooops...

One of my eventual aims of the game is to work one of each type of wizard through the spiral. I currently have a life and fire wizard in Dragonspyre and have one of each type of other wizard set up. I allow my children, to design the way the wizard looks and pick the wizards name. 
Now my children who play on wizard are five and four respectively, I have a younger one he is too little to play wizard,  but does like to watch. The children have their own account and realising that they seemed more than capable of battling and getting around wizard city. I came up with an inspired ( OK evil plan ). I would let my children play on my newly created wizards,  let them do all of my lower level wizard city tasks like travelling around Unicorn way, meeting all the teachers in Ravenwood ( that tour gets a bit dull after the fourth time ) and would take control back over the wizards once they had the lower levels out the way. OK, its a lazy plan but I thought it would work for me. So after checking the other wizards stats, I noticed the ice wizard had reached level seven. ' Ah time to take over, I though to myself '
So after battling my way through Triton Avenue and starting Firecat Alley and winning a few nice furniture items I decided to get back to my dorm room and and arrange my loot.
Bit of a shock there, my dorm room was strangely empty. Empty of everything, not one scrap of furniture remained not even the pots by the door. I checked my ice wizards bank, nope they hadn't put the items in there. 
 Bemused I asked my children, ' Er where has all the stuff gone '
Pulling an angry looking face my eldest explained ' she lost a battle '
' Right you lost a battle, where's all her furniture '
' No she lost a battle, so we put all her stuff in the bin'

 Er Where' s all my furniture

And yes they had indeed trashed all her stuff. Now there is a lesson to be learned here and I fear it's not - If your character loses its not her fault its yours you are the controller.  Rather the lesson is play the game yourself, you can't moan at anyone else if you let them loose on your character.

Finding the Smiths - No Really where are they?
Ah,  back to the good old Wizard City quests.  I remember the finding the smiths quest I thought to myself,  it's going to be a piece of cake.

The quest is picked up from Zeke in the commons. Yes, that bit I remembered, so off I went to find the Smith's.  There are nine in all,  hid in various locations throughout Wizard City and your quest bar will help you by letting you toggle between the areas where you need still need to find the little guys.  Now I have completed this quest a few times but it was a while ago and I when it came down to it I couldn't remember where any of them where.  So I actually had to search for them.... Erghhhh,  thought I could just go and pick them out. Well anyway here's the locations for anyone who wants a pinch of help.

Come on Zeke where are they?

The Commons Smith
You can find him up at the fairgrounds, he is behind two of the tents close to a tree.

The Golem Court Smith.
Go Behind Golem Tower, close to to the Dragons Mouth Cave, right by a tree, again.

The RavenWood Smith.
Go behind the Myth School, close to the way to the Death School. He's close to the back wall by a bench.

The Shopping District Smith.
When you first enter the shopping district there are gaps between some of the buildings. Travel towards Olde Town and go through a gap on the right. Carry on walking through he is at the back by the wall.

The Olde Town Smith.
Find Gloria Krendell, its at the side of a building right by her.

The Unicorn Way Smith.
He is there close to the entrance of the Hedge Maze, as you enter on the left.

The Cyclops Lane Smith.
It's in the area where you have two guards and Nolan Stormgate. Go behind Nolan Stormgate into the grassy islands and stream. The Smith is at the back close to the wall.

The Triton Avenue Smith.
After the middle area of Triton Avenue with Susie Gryphonbone and Duncan Grimwater, you go over a bridge and up. Turn to your left as you are going up and run across the streams to the Smith.

The Firecat Alley Smith.
It's close to the Fireglobe theatre. Look to the right by the large cat statue.

The Colossus Boulevard Smith.
As you are heading to the gobbler palace, in a snowy patch before you reach the palace doors.

So now you've found all the Smiths back to Zeke for a valuble training point!!

My own little bit of good news after all this is my ice wizard has now reached Krokotopia,  she hasn't picked up a pet yet but fingers crossed for her journey through the land of the Kroks.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Halloween is over...did you get your pets?...

Well it's official Spooky Bob has now left the spiral so if you did not complete your Halloween tasks.  I am afraid you will have to wait until next year.

Did I complete my tasks?  Did I get all my desired pets?
Well I'm afraid the simple answer to this is no.  I failed to receive the Black Cat Pet.  ( Dropped by Lord Nightshade during the Halloween season only ).  Now I know I could have given in and simply bought the Black Cat from Spooky Bob using crowns.  But to me that would of defeated the point.  Now,  after what is nearly a year of playing wizard I really enjoy earning my rewards/pets rather than simply buying them.  But hey that's just me!

In the end I battled with Lord Nightshade for nearly two weeks and received tons of stuff,  Many of the items were crowns drops.  I think I have every type of pumpkin mask available, a pirate, pumpkin, a kitty to name but a few.  I did manage to pick up some pets from him. Only one blue banshee,  but I ended up with nine Midnight Sprites!!!.

I did most of the farming with my life wizard I have recently reached Dragonspyre with.  And I am beginning to wonder if one of the draw backs of being a life wizard is a lower percentage of pet drops from battles.  She does seem to receive a large percentage of furniture,  much more than my other high level wizards  but when it comes down to pets she really seems to have drawn the short straw.  Now you may initially disagree and pick me up on the fact that I received nine midnight sprites.  But this was after weeks of battling hundreds of times and during this time I received only one blue banshee.  During this Halloween period I was also battling Baron Mordecai ( temporary Halloween boss ) in order to receive the Blue Cat Thug and The Greater Imp,  now I battled him about five hundred times in all ending up with six blue cat thugs,  but I could not get that Greater Imp.  I decided in the end to switch wizards and on the second battle with my fire wizard I had the Greater Imp. ( Then it was simply a matter of putting it into my shared bank, so my life wizard had the pet. )

 Now it could be simply bad luck over the Halloween period with my attempts at pet farming.  But my life wizard didn't pick up any dropped pets from battles until Mooshu,  my fire wizard had her first one in Krokotopia!!!!  If I get time I will try to look into this further....  But until then I will keep my fire wizard for pet farming.
Hope you all managed to get what you wanted over Halloween.

Still no Black Cat.... but tons of Sprites.....