Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Extended Wizard101 Maintenance
As part of our ongoing effort to improve Wizard101, we will be performing extended maintenance on the game several times over the next few weeks.
Starting Wednesday July 28th, Wizard101 will be offline for 1 hour; from 3am to 4am Central US Time.
Once the game is back online, Paying Players* will be able to log in immediately and Free to Play players will have intermittent access. Throughout the day, all players may experience delays logging their characters in to the worlds.
Thank you for your patience while we continue to improve Wizard101 for all our players.
*paying players include those who are currently subscribed, or have purchased $10 in Crowns or more in the last 30 days.
According to Friendly from Professor Greyrose:
"I asked Professor Greyrose what this was all about and she said, "Ongoing
server maintenance to improve the performance of the game over the long term
and to prepare ourselves for the ever-growing number of Wizards entering the
Spiral." I think I heard a silent "Duh" at the end of her sentence too, but
that may just be me. ;-)"
:P seems to be that way to me as well Friendly!
Good luck to all getting in!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
1) Always always ALWAYS find a snack your pet loves/likes, it will boost the exp (This is just overall help), and make getting that level up easier. I use crafted snacks to help me along.
2) Choose a path. I almost always start by heading to the bottom left corner, then up to the top left corner, then into the middle, back to the top left, into the top right, then into the top bottom, but this will change depending on ghost locations.
3) Avoid ghosts. They freeze you and take up time. I will always look ahead to see if the ghosts are coming at me, or if I will end up following one (withing range that I will catch up to it), and if I am, I change my path.
6) The red stars. The red stars will always be helpful. They increase your speed, and that means you can get more apples (or cake, or whatever) faster. You can still be frozen by a ghost though, so be careful. when you are under the power of a red star, rainbows shoot out from your pet.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I'll tell you what seems to be somewhat impossible for me to get, Redwind's Viridian Blade. I've spent several hours in that secure house, begging her for it, then beating her to a pulp, and still no luck. I'll keep pressing!
Sorry I missed this everyone (?)! Celestia's Reveal #8 came out! They keep adding shadows. I think they just want to drag it out so we suffer more :D. I'm interested in that new one in the bottom right hand corner! It looks like a plant of some kind.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
I have also worked my way through Grizzleheim, which is a piece of cake for a Grand. I'm ready to start farming those ravens so that I can mix my wraith with a hydra! I want that Reaver!
Lastly, I've decided to take the poll down early. This next 9 day poll will be about which school is your OVERALL favorite.
Oh, and I will host some kind of contest sooner or later!!!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Here comes the hit!
So we tried again... much better. Ironically enough I had though a moment before about how this was slowing down my farming. But guess who got his boots off of that last hit??!?!?!??! Guess, I bet you can't.
I will miss my MS house... :( I didn't even buy it on purpose, I was trying to preview, and though that it would ask for a confirm lol
But look how Awesome!
It comes with a Lava pit!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
1) Jump. Jumping will allow you to get the dropping food much much much faster.
2) Go for those hour glasses. Not only do these make everything fall much slower, but they pause the timer for Seven seconds (this is not stackable, it only resets if you grab another), and it fuels your food bar a bit.
3) Your priority should be:
1) Pineapples or hourglasses
If you need you can grab the clock, but be sure to read the following tip.
4) Beware of the clocks. They may add time, but they take away from your food bar. These of course are very situational. If there are three pineapples falling, you are almost to four xp, and you have three seconds left, go for the clock, get that extra xp. That is pretty much the only situation I can think of where they would be of beneficial use.
5) Play in a 800x600 resolution and out of full screen. I've had people tell me that this helps, and it seems to a bit, but it is harder to grab what you want because everything is so close together.
There ya go. Those are my tips. :P Good luck!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Malistaire is running his mouth off...
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Anywho, before I head off to the lake, I have a tip for you to help with two quests from Dragonspyre. When you progress to the Crystal Grove, You will get a main quest to kill (as of July 5th, 2010) 12 spiders from Milaka Jewelbender. Now if you haven't already done so, go find Kozel Toothtamer and take his side quests. The first one is a breeze, and when you get the second one, you will see a similar set-up, he will ask you to get 12 spiders as well.
Now don't just hop to any random set of spiders! Go for the Shimmer Widows! They are rank 8 Storm School mob, and unless you have low health, or are storm school (even then you have a shot), these are the quickest way to finish this quest off! I have yet to see them cast weakness, and can be defeated pretty easily with a Level 48 spell. I set up a feint, a spirit blade, and a death blade, and off come their heads.
You can find a pair by going to the second grove (the one farthest away from the door to dragonspyre academy), and going to the bridge closest to Milaka Jewelbender and Kozel toothtamer.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
You slowly pushed your way through, fighting grueling fights, and defeating some tough bosses. However, Dragonspyre is getting a makeover, and now the mob has less health, and you need to kill less enemies and collect less things, and Now getting to Malistaire is going to be less of an accomplishment. It still will be hard, but No longer will you die on your first mob fight.
This is a good and bad thing... Your Alts will have an easier time, and Farming will get a bit easier, but Dragonspyre will lose a bit of its feeling, and sense of raw difficulty...
Well, That's my rant :)
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
1) The opening set of quests to Celestia has been released! If you have completed the "Final Countdown" quest in Dragonspyre... then head over to Halston Balestrom to begin. Unfortunately the bump back in levels and progress has caused me to not be able to do this quite yet :(
2) Crafting has come to GH (Grizzleheim)! He advertises a fine array of recipes... including one for a GH house! :)
3) More house privacy options have been added. Here it is, straight from the cat's mouth:
"There are now privacy options to only allow your Friends (but not their friends) to teleport to your home. Look for this in the Privacy Tab when you press ESC in the game."
"The owner of a house can send guests away with the "Send Away" option. Just click on a Wizard in your Home and the Friends panel will appear, where you will see the option to "Send Away". The Wizard that was sent away will receive the message "The owner asked you to leave.""
4) GH crowns housing is out.
5) A few pet updates have come around. First, the pet hatching cost will be lots less. Second, now both parties must agree to the deduction of coins in the pet hatching. Third, All level 48 pets will now will always get the Power pip talent manifest. Finally, Life pet Earthwalker now gives a Life boost, not a Myth one as before.
6) Dragonspyre is being made easier! Less health, fewer things to collect and defeat for quests, things like that.
There are many many others, so if you want to read them all,
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Ravenwood Radio Episode 19 has been moved to the 19th, and Leesha should have her recording from KingsIsle's Studio. They had a contest where you could submit a question for Leesha to ask KI, and you could have won a gobbler pet.
I've made progress in Dragonspyre! I really recommend bringing a friend to help you through all the insane MOB battles. They can get very touchy even with the right cards...
I've also had some time to train Sasha, my Seraph pet. She is over 100 EXP and on her way to Epic! So. Slow. :) But it will be worth it!
That's it... Not much. :D
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
(Now get Celestia into the test realm!! ;) )