What is your OVERALL favorite school of magic?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Servers down!

This just (ish) in!


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

Tips for the Maze Game!

Maze Game? I've never heard of a maze game! Well... If you don't bother with pets, ever, then you wouldn't, but most people do try it out, eventually, so if you stumbled your way to the upper left sigil, you will have found yourself the maze game! I have some tips for you!

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.

4) If you do get frozen... don't panic. Its not game over. The first thing you need to do is go away from the ghost. Get it farther away from you. The only thing worse than being frozen, is being frozen again.

5) The blue star is your friend... sometimes. The blue star allows you to "Gobble those ghosts!" When you are under the power of a blue star, lines will shoot backwards from your pet. If you touch a ghost you will destroy them, and get five points. It doesn't boost your speed, so if you can get one with a red star as well, you will be a ghost eating machine!

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.

Good luck with your mazingness!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ravens, Redwind, and Celestia Reveal #8!

This post brought to you by: THE RAVENS! Ridiculously easy battles for tons of high priced gear! Yes, that's right. I've been farming the Ravens. So much profit at fairly easy battles! I'm on my way for that Reaver (hopefully)!!! I even got the Silverback wildclaw THREE times (out of the four battles I did).

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


The past few days I've been running BriskBreeze Tower with the Amazing M4H (Mercenaries for Hire) in search for that elusive ring!! (The Mercenaries are 100% free, very flexible, and just awesome! They are turning ONE very soon, and I want to congratulate Christo Deathgiver for a HUGE success and many more to come! I digress). So far I have not found my ring, but it has been a TREMENDOUS blast.

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

Nin! Ja! Pig! (And a huge post)

Many of you (here I go again...) might be familiar with the Wayfinder Helmet, you know, the one that gives the Ninja pig card and is a drop from the warehouse in MB? Anyway, a few of my friends decided that it would be a fun idea to try to get a huge hit out of them off of Kraysys, who I was farming for my GM boots... I took a few pictures, so here they are.

One little piggy...

O: he multiplied!

Here comes the hit!
O. o its not good!

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.

ME! :P My Grandmaster Garb is now complete! I got Yeva's hat from Turmok, my Malistaire robe from Malistaire's Chest, and my boots from Kraysys! Now I just need my ring from BriskBreeze, and my athame from the Gurtok demons. And a BUNCH of gold for my Dragonspyre castle Muahahahahahaha!

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!
In a dungeon!
sorry for that HUGE post! lol good luck with the scrolling!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gobbler drop tips!

If you haven't been listening to Ravenwood Radio (whoes Episode 20 is tomorrow, the 14th. Sadly I can't watch, :[ ), you should. These tips were inspired by their Episode 18, and because a few of you (you? do I even have readers? lol) haven't listened and so a few will be familiar if you did listen.

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
2) Watermelons
3) Bananas
4) Apples
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 has fallen to Gorman Swiftmancer!!!!!!

It isn't the first time, and it won't be the last, but it was certainly awesome. We beat up Malistaire and saved the spiral! Here are a few pictures I took on the way up. A HUGE thanks to Fiona Wildshade (playing as Autumn in the pictures), Christo Deathgiver, and all the other great friends I have made around the spiral!

Malistaire is running his mouth off...

The start of the fight!

My little King Duncan cast the wraith that finished off Malistaire. :') I'm so proud.

Malistaire was heavily trapped...

BAM! 42894! :) not bad!
Good luck to all you other wizards out there! (And no, I didn't get my Death robe. I got Balance, Ice, and Myth.)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Aaah... Peace

I just got back today, and spent my first minutes home obtaining Grandmaster!

That feels good :D.
Now that that's out of the way, it seems the test realm went live while I was away... correct me if I'm wrong. Not only that, but they introduced a Unicorn Mount. Seems pretty... unicorny. There is also a Celestian Sword with a 95 damange fire spell... seems pointless for the card, because you get a dragon rider staff anyway... hmmm, I guess its more for looks than stats.
Well... Thats it for now. I've got a book to read for school. There goes my relaxation time!

Monday, July 5, 2010

One Final tip... Before I leave.

Well, I'll be leaving tomorrow for a trip to our family cabin, which will be fun, but I won't make grand. I'm sitting at One bar of xp to go, and if I just could play tomorrow... :P. It will bug me all week, but what can ya do? Right?

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

Will Dragonspyre lose its sense of acomplishment?

Almost Everyone has been there... Your First Character pushed his/her way through Mooshu, and You opened the gates to Dragonspyre, The Final world. You defeated Cyrus, and He allowed you to progress.

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

Test Realm is back!

The Test realm opened up sometime yesterday... while I was away on vacation. Typical. :P. Here is what is expected on Wizard101 for this coming big update:

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, click here. That's it for today!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Not much to report...

Nothing big has happened in a while...

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

The big 1 oh oh oh oh oh oh oh!

Thats right! KingsIsle has hit Ten MILLION Players! They have released a code for a Partypack, A hat, a party banner, and a cake. To redeem the code click here and enter "PARTYPACK" into the promotions box. You will have to log in first, and then click the redeem code button on that menu on the left.

(Now get Celestia into the test realm!! ;) )

Monday, June 21, 2010


No matter how boring, no matter how tedious, no matter how much you want to get to the next area and continue the storyline, DO YOU SIDE QUESTS! I can't tell you how badly I regret not accepting EVERY quest I could get... because now I have to go back and hunt down those quests and its making my DS (Dragonspyre) progress so pitifully slow. I am paying for it especially in Marleybone. This is especially important if you expect to attain GM (Grandmaster, the title for Level 50 wizards, the current level cap). If you do all your side quests and all the main storyline, you will be pretty close to GM when you beat Malistaire.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Poll up!

I've decided to start a semi-weekly poll. You can find it up on the top, and they will last 14 days. The results will be published for the next poll. This poll features the "Advanced Pets" system that was recently released. Personally I believe that they should, and most likely will, expand it even more. Their "millions" of combinations aren't exactly that expansive, and many more pets need to be able to form new and exciting creatures.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Welcome to the Necromancer's Doctrine, a blog dedicated to Wizard 101, a fun and magical game by KingsIsle entertainment. If you want to get started, you can click here and click up the the top right to make your very first wizard! This game will quickly suck you in, and is free for the first bit, but if you want access to the rest of the game, you can subscribe for around $10.00 a month, $6.95 if you suck your family in as well and link up your monthly subscriptions. There is another option which allows you to pay by area by using "Crowns." The game ends up costing you somewhere around $60.00 that way, and you aren't chained to a $10/month kinda deal. More info can be found here if you click around a bit you'll find out all kinds of stuff!