Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Gnissa And Searching For Spiders

Gnissa Farming Results
I decided to farm Gnissa in Savarstaad pass/Grizzleheim ( my standard 100 farms ) as its said she drops spider pets.  Gnissa is a myth boss with 800 health, her minion is an ice webwood creeper.
Gnissa is a bit of a tricky boss to farm as first you have to catch her,  you can find her inside a hollow log,  surrounded by webwood creeper spiders close to Skathi and Wildroot. Also, Gnissa does not show up on the map,  her location is labelled on the map below,  the green teleporter takes drops you closest to her.

Being surrounded by webwood creepers makes Gnissa a little difficult to tag.  The amount of times I thought I had managed to reach Gnissa only to end up facing two webwood creppers, well it was alot!  Also Gnissa is not in a dungeon,  there is no sigil to stand on. So if she's not there ( she's already been fought in that realm ) you will need to either wait a while until she respawns or change realms.  Sadly I did not pick up a pet from Gnissa after 100 battles I did pick up some more couch potatoes,  which appear to be becoming a standard drop in Savarstaad Pass.  Just because I didn't pick up a pet doesn't mean she doesn't drop one,  I may just have been unlucky after all I remember, ( never being able to forget, shudder ) the 300+  fights it took to get my yellow ghost pet from  King Selfish himself AKA King Shemet Djeserit.  I will probably continue to farm her awhile and log the number of fights but not record the dropped items.  The most common item Gnissa dropped was the athame the Reapers quill,  she also drops alot of lower level pet snacks.

Gnissa midspell, aww look at the pretty lights!

And The Couch Potato Drop!

She killed our queen, whilst she screen captures the drop lets get her!

Fighting Gnissa aso greatly helped me to gain the badge the badge spiderbane,  yep I've now killed over 500 spiders!

Yep I don't like spiders, its official now.

A quick summary of Gnissas drops follows.

For those who want to know every item Gnissa dropped and how many times, the data is below;

Doomfollwers hat - 12
Cap of the lost heritage - 14
Circlet of fortune - 2
Cowl of the flameslinger - 3
Cap of dread - 2

Robe of elan - 10
Vestment of smoke -12
Tunic of atarxia - 1
Robe of elegies - 1
Vestment of serenity - 1
Drape of the white squall - 1
Thanatoid vestment - 1

Footguards of the disciple - 1
Boots of precipitation - 1
Striders of strife -2
Footgear of the firehaze - 2
Applicants shoes - 14
Slippers of diligence - 1
Ice-caked striders - 9
Hibernall footwraps - 1

Reapers quill - 16
Bodkin of fury - 1

Maelstroms Loop - 12
Seal of the tundra - 1

Pet snacks
Chocolate strawberry - 3
Meat soup - 8
Cheese Broccoli - 3
Tasty biscuit - 11
Taco - 4
Moon Pie - 8
Tomato soup - 1
Sugar donut - 2

Spidersilk - 5

Boomshroom - 1
Desparagus - 4
Couch potatoes - 1
Laugh a-dil - 1
Honeysickle - 1

Treasure cards 
Sniper - 1
Sprite - 3
Cyclops - 1
Weakness - 1
Pacify 1
Dryad - 1

Even after 100 fights, its too few to say that this is a definitive list of every item dropped by Gnissa or to ascertain an overall percentage for the drop rate of an item. However, I think it definitely highlights what you are likely to get as well as a few more choice items you may want to work at getting. ( Just remember the guys at wizard can add and remove items from the game ) If you really want to go into the 100 battle drops any further I have the fight number and tally of items received below.
  1. Boomshroom, doom followers hat, spidersilk
  2. Robe of elan
  3. Cap of the lost heritage
  4. Vestment of smoke
  5. Striders of strife, vestment of smoke, sniper TC
  6. cap of the lost heritage, footgear of the firehaze, sprite TC
  7. Vestment of smoke
  8. Circlet of fortune
  9. Cap of the lost heritage
  10. Vestment of smoke
  11. Applicants shoes, meat soup
  12. Slippers of diligence, reapers quill, cheese broccoli
  13. Cowl of the flameslinger, meat soup, vestment of smoke
  14. Reapers Quill
  15. tasty biscuit, cap of the lost heritage, cheese broccoli, tunic of atarxia
  16. Bodkin of fury, ice-caked striders
  17. Hibernal footwraps, ice-caked striders
  18. Meat soup, reapers quill, sprite TC
  19. Cap of the lost heritage
  20. Doomfollowers cap
  21. Desparagus, robe of elan
  22. Couch potatoes, reapers quill
  23. Reapers quill
  24. Maelstroms loop, taco
  25. Robe of elan
  26.  Meat soup, doomfollowers hat
  27. Desparagus, cap of the lost heritage
  28. Reapers quill, tasty biscuit
  29. Moon Pie, Robe of elan
  30. Doomfollowers hat
  31. Tasty biscuit, applicants shoes
  32. Desparagus, Maelstroms loop
  33. Doomfollowers hat
  34. Doomfollowers hat
  35. Maelstroms loop
  36. Moon Pie, applicants shoes
  37. Maelstroms loop
  38. Meat soup, Ice-caked striders
  39. Applicants shoes
  40. Robe of elegies, moon pie, robe of elan
  41. Maelstroms loop, tomato soup
  42. Applicants shoes
  43. Tasty biscuit, vestment of smoke
  44. Maelstroms loop, tasty biscuit
  45. Cap of the lost heritage, cyclops TC
  46. Applicants shoes
  47. Robe of elan, laugh a-dil, meat soup, boots of precipitation
  48. Doomfollowers hat
  49. Circlet of fortune, honeysickle
  50. Vestment of smoke
  51. Moon pie, cap of the lost heritage, ice caked striders
  52. Doomfollowers hat, meat soup
  53. Reapers quill
  54. Cap of the lost heritage
  55. Doomfollowers hat, moon pie
  56. Vestment of serenity, robe of elan
  57. Cap of the lost heritage, chocolate strawberry, cowl of the flameslinger
  58. Ice-caked striders
  59. Meat soup, reapers quill
  60. Footguards of the disciple
  61. Reapers quill
  62. Tasty biscuit, applicants shoes, taco
  63. Vestment of smoke
  64. Applicants shoes
  65. Moon pie,  doomfollowers hat
  66. Tasty biscuit, striders of strife,ice-caked striders
  67. Moon pie, drape of the white squall, cap of the lost heritage
  68. Reapers quill
  69. Thanatoid vestment, vestment of smoke
  70. Ice-caked striders
  71. Robe of elan
  72. Cap of the lost heritage, cowl of the flameslinger, sugar donut
  73. Spidersilk, reapers quill, weakness TC
  74. Maelstroms loop, taco
  75. Applicants shoes, chocolate strawberry
  76. Doomfollowers hat
  77. Vestment of smoke
  78. Vestment of smoke
  79. Ice caked striders, sugar donut
  80. Robe of elan, cheese broccoli
  81. Reapers quill, desparagus
  82. Vestment of smoke, footgear of the firehaze
  83. Applicants shoes
  84. Maelstroms loop, pacify TC
  85. Doomfollowers hat, moon pie
  86. Seal of the tundra, sprite TC, Applicants shoes, spidersilk
  87. Applicants shoes, spidersilk
  88. Reapers quill, spidersilk
  89. Reapers quill
  90. Applicants shoes
  91. Reapers quill, spidersilk
  92. Maelstroms loop
  93. Robe of elan, taco
  94. Dryad TC, cap of dread, ice-caked striders, tasty biscuit
  95. Tasty biscuit, maelstroms loop
  96. Applicants shoes
  97. Maelstroms loop
  98. Cap of the lost heritage, tasty biscuit
  99. Maelstroms loop, tasty biscuit
  100. Cap of the lost heritage.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Wizard Harvest Give Away!

 Wizard are currently hosting a great harvest give away, pet snacks and gold!
The blurb from their face book post is as follows;
To show our appreciation to our wonderful Community, we’re giving our players a free awesome pet snack plus gold to spend in the game. Just redeem the code "thx13w" at
 The code may be used one time per account and gives you a chance at up to 5,000 gold plus a Harvest themed pet snack!
Get your free gifts now because this offer ends December 1st, 2013 at 11:59pm US Central Time.

Up to 5,000 gold now that's not too shabby!  We were lucky enough to receive 1,000 gold and a fancy pudding,

Good luck to everyone else, remember its a freebie so you can't really go wrong!

Friday, 15 November 2013

New houses and pets levelled.

 New Houses -  Housing Tours Out Later Today!
Yay the housing tours are up and running as well as the new world Khrysalis.  I am really looking forward to the housing tours, as are the other members of our wizarding family!
 In terms of our own wizard housing, as well as the fire school house recently purchased for my fire wizard.  Due to incessant recent  farming, my ice wizard was also able to leave her dorms and obtain her first house. ( All houses have been bought with gold )  I went for an ice house, ( Cause shes ice! ). Its pretty much undecorated as yet, but I'm hoping to go for an eternal Christmas theme as the house provides the perfect backdrop for this.

Love the huge Titan statues in the background.
This means, I guess more farming ahead,  for lots of snowy pines and ice related furniture.  Oh well the farming never ends here.  One of my favourite things about the ice house is the hidden cave with a gobbler frozen in the ice.  If you watch him long enough he blinks.

He will blink in the Ice house!

I also levelled my enchanted armour pet to adult,  I knew he was a very, very mixed pet so had no idea what he might manifest.  He is beginning to look though he might be the perfect companion for my death wizard.

Another death related talent!

I will probably keep on levelling him up rather than hatching for different stats.  My death wizard pretty much takes care of her own healing,  so she is not really missing out not having a pet with a heal talent and the enchanted blade card he gives at baby is very, very handy!

Well I'm off to have a good nose around all those tour houses!

Monday, 11 November 2013

So What Exactly Is My Pet

Nightwalker, Deadly Nightwalker?

I have being levelling up my pet Nightwalker,  Queen Trixie. A successful new hatched pet from the hatchery when I realised that I wasn't exactly sure what she actually was.  The Nightwalker pet I had believed was a hybrid pet mix of Wraith and Orthrus,  that gives a Wraith card at baby.  But Trixie gives does not give a spell card until she has reached ancient,  the deadly minotaur card.

Queen trixie, Nightwalker without the Wraith card?
 Apparently there used to be a Deadly Nightwalker pet,  when the hatchery first came out that did give this card!  That pet has been retired,  so maybe Queen Trixie is some strange mix of the Nightwalker and Deadly Nightwalker or maybe she's just a fluke. Maybe all new hatches of the Deadly Nightwalker just get called a Nightwalker as the other pet is now retired. Who knows?  I can't find any reference to what the original retired Deadly Nightwalkers stats were like and a Nightwalker being a hybrid pet, only has a mix of its parents stats.  Either way I'm pleased with the talent Trixie manifested at adult, pain giver.

Queen Trixie getting Adult, Yay.

This leaves alot of epic talents left undiscovered on this Trixie,  so hopefully she'll manifest something worthwhile at ancient as well as giving me the Minotaur card.  To be honest she has not manifested anything from my Onyx Shenlong Dragon I used to hatch with,  but this pet has only be levelled up to ancient and was not a pure mix to begin with.

Trixies unfilled stats.
In order to speed Trixies levelling up along, I have been feeding her as many mega snacks as possible,  she also loves death candy snacks and even though cauliflowers isn't a death candy snack, she still gets a +7 rather than the +6 expected each time.  I guess I'll be concentrating alot more on my gardening for mega's and death candy pet snacks for the next couple of weeks.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Gurtok Barrier Demon The High Lord Of Train Sets.

Gurtok Barrier Demon 100 Battles Farming Results.

With a pet in mind I decided to commit to my standard 100 farming combats with the Gurtok Barrier Demon.  He was rumoured to drop the fire bat pet.  You can find him in Grizzleheim - Ravenscar,  he's a fire boss with 7000 life points.  He doesn't have a minion and forms part of the blood brother quest line.  A couple of things if you do decide to fight/farm him,  he does indeed drop the firebat pet ( Only took until the 82nd fight, Sigh ).  He also drops a nice housing item,  the small toy train set ALOT.  When I say alot I mean it,  it was literally every other fight.  Really 49 fights out of the 100 he dropped that train set!  Whilst its a nice housing item,  it has sound and movement,  the cute little train whizzes around its track,  it becomes really boring if thats all your getting. Still I gritted my teeth, stuck it out and got the pet in the end.  ( Good things aren't supposed to be easy after all are they! ) 
Gurtoks most common drops were the forementioned toy train and the reagent ectoplasm.

Gurtok pre battle

 If you have already fought Gurtok you will need to reset him for battle by clicking 'x ' on any of the braziers in his lair

Go on take another train!
The highlights of Gurtoks drops
Small Toy Train drop
Another Train set, it can go with the other squillion, thanks.

Evil Snow Peas Drop
Yay it wasn't a train
Fire Bat Pet Drop
And finally a firebat, phew.

 A quick summary of the Gurtock barrier demons drops follows.

 If you want to know every item Gurtok dropped and how many times, the data is below;

Headdress of expiry - 7
Cap of substinance - 7
Skystorm cowl - 5

Cloak of divination - 10
Smock of the haruspex - 6
Tunic of the everlasting - 5

Fuming striders - 5
Shoes of serenity - 7

Small toy train set - 49
Huge ice cream - 4

Pink laugh-a-dil - 4
Evil snow peas - 2

Pet snacks
Poncherello chips - 3
Spicy popcorn - 3
Golden candy bar - 4
Golden biscuit - 2
Fairy cake - 4

Fire bat - 1

Treasure cards
Scarecrow - 1

Ectoplasm - 11

Even after 100 fights, its too few to say that this is a definitive list of every item dropped by the Gurtok Barrier Demon or to ascertain an overall percentage for the drop rate of an item. However, I think it definitely highlights what you are likely to get ( a small toy train set ) as well as a few more choice items you may want to work at getting. ( Just remember the guys at wizard can add and remove items from the game ) If you really want to go into the 100 battle drops any further I have the fight number and tally of items received below.

  1. Small toy train, huge ice cream
  2. Small toy train
  3. Small toy train, poncherello chips
  4. Cloak of divination
  5. Cloak of divination
  6. Headdress of expiry, pink laugh-a-dil
  7. Fuming striders, scarecrow treasure card
  8. Cap of substinance
  9. Small toy train
  10. Small toy train
  11. Smock of the haruspex
  12. Headdress of expiry
  13. Small toy train, ectoplasm
  14. Small toy train, huge ice cream
  15. Small toy train, pink laugh-a-dil
  16. Small toy train
  17. Shoes of serenity
  18. Cloak of divination
  19.  Small toy train
  20. Skystorm cowl, pink laugh-a-dil, poncherello chips
  21. Small toy train, poncherello chips, ectoplasm
  22. Smock of the haruspex
  23. Small toy train, huge ice cream
  24. Small toy train
  25. small toy train
  26. Cloak of divination
  27. Small toy train
  28. Headdress of expiry
  29. Small toy train, spicy popcorn, ectoplasm
  30. Small toy train, pink laugh-a-dil
  31. Small toy train
  32. Fuming striders
  33. Small toy train
  34. Cloak of divination, golden candy bar
  35. Tunic of the everlasting
  36. Cap of substinance, ectoplasm
  37. Fuming striders
  38. Small toy train, spicy popcorn
  39. Fuming striders
  40. Cap of substinance
  41. Skystorm cowl
  42. Shoes of serenity, golden candy bar
  43. Skystorm cowl, ectoplasm
  44. Small toy train
  45. Shoes of serenity, golden biscuit
  46. Small toy train
  47. Small toy train
  48. Small toy train
  49. Fuming striders
  50. Shoes of serenity
  51. Small toy train
  52. Small toy train
  53. Cloak of divination
  54. Small toy train
  55. Small toy train
  56. Shoes of serenity, fairy cake
  57. Small toy train
  58. Small toy train
  59. Small toy train
  60. Tunic of the everlasting
  61. Small toy train, ectoplasm
  62. Small toy train
  63. Smock of the haruspex
  64. Small toy train
  65. Skystorm cowl
  66. Cloak of divination, spicy popcorn
  67. Headdress of expiry, golden candy bar
  68. Tunic of the everlasting
  69. Cap of substinance, huge ice cream, ectoplasm
  70. Small toy train
  71. Cap of substinance, ectoplasm
  72. Smock of the haruspex
  73. Headdress of expiry, evil snow peas
  74. Cloak of divination
  75. Small toy train
  76. Cloak of divination
  77. Small toy train, golden biscuit
  78. Shoes of serenity, ectoplasm
  79. Smock of the haruspex
  80. Small toy train
  81. Shoes of serenity
  82. Small toy train, Fire Bat Pet
  83. Tunic of the everlasting
  84. Cap of substinance, ectoplasm
  85. Small toy train
  86. Cap of substinance, fairy cake
  87. Small toy train
  88. Headdress of expiry, Evil snow peas
  89. Small toy train
  90. Small toy train
  91. Headdress of expiry, 
  92. Small toy train
  93. Shoes of serenity, fairy cake
  94. Skystorm cowl
  95. Smock of the haruspex
  96. Small toy train
  97.  Small toy train, fairy cake
  98. Small Toy Train
  99. Tunic of the everlasting
  100. Small toy train, golden candy bar

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Behind The Scenes At Hogwarts.

It's still on the topic of wizards but not those of Wizard 101, we recently had the amazing opportunity to check out the world of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros making of Harry Potter tour.  We decided not to tell the children we were all going so they awoke to a letter ( owl post ) inviting them to Hogwarts and travel trunks with the Gryffindor robes inside.

To say they were excited is a gross underestimation of the mood that morning.  We had to try and tone things down a little because as far as they were concerned they were off to the real Hogwarts, to stay.  As Connor explained ' No moms and dads allowed, I'll see you again at Christmas '

It really is a great place to visit and if you have an interest in Harry Potter you can spend a good few hours looking at all the props, effects and behind the scenes secrets.  On a side note it would have been nice to have more interactive objects as it was pretty much a look but don't touch deal. 

All dressed up outside, ready to go in.

In the great hall.

Waiting for lunch!

Wand selection, a testing time for the young wizard.

The 3D model they have of Hogwarts is amazing.  Its huge,  it blew the childrens minds, they were simply awestruck and I do think they will remember it for the rest of their lives.  Keira being a massive art fan just loved all the concept art drawings for the film as well as the secrets of the special effects.

Some items in the gift shop are a little pricey,  but somethings you just have to buy;

The every flavour beans, be afraid, be very afraid.
Yes these are genuinely every flavour beans,  I still have not yet recovered.  Or rather my tongue will never ever recover from the flavour ' dirt ' It took hours to get the taste out of my mouth and I didn't even eat the thing.  I just bit into it!  No amount of toothpaste, mouthwash or prayers could shift the taste.  It truly was a thing of evil. 

It was a bit of a let down leaving the magic behind to return to the muggle world.  Oh well,  time to start planning our next adventure!