Thursday, February 26, 2015

Double XP for Pet Training

I guess someone at KingsIsle heard the sound of ultimate pet training suffering and brought some epic magic to the Spiral... DOUBLE PET TRAINING POINTS (for members).  Not only do you get double the XP for playing the pet game but also for the pet snack.

This is awesome!  I've leveled one pet to mega in short order.  I guess I can stop grieving over the Grimoire.

So get on and train some pets!


Saturday, February 7, 2015


What could cause a normally zen Wizard to scream the scream of ultimate suffering?

Remember I was working very patiently on my Ice Grimoire.  I grew plants to give him treats, I took him to the park and played mini games with him to grow him up and help him learn.  I took him on battle runs and tested his abilities.  Everything was wonderful and he was growing by leaps and bounds.  It took days upon days to get him to Mega.  Those last 2000 points worth of snacks and training was exhausting, intense and draining but my Grimiore was right there by my side.

What happened next you ask?  What could cause the scream of ultimate suffering?

Mana Gift is what happened. My tears have raised the ocean levels making some beach property owning millionaires move their homes back a couple inches. Some of them are defiantly surfing the slightly improved waves and wearing flip flops in their slightly wetter back yards.  But not me!  I'm still grieving over destroyed expectations.  Why must my Grimoire get such a grim talent as the final Mega talent? For those of you that feel my pain, I mourn with you.

Will your son or daughter grow up to be awesome without lame talents Grimiore?  You had such potential but now the torch of potential awesomeness must be passed to your children. 


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Update on Ice Grimoire Epic

My Ice Grimoire has gotten to Epic now so it is almost full grown.  Here are it's latest talents.

It's up to 28% crit, 4% incoming heal, 5% power pips, and 5% stun shield.

Here's a picture of Grim hanging out with me...

Here's an up close look at what the writing says.  It has the ice symbol and says something that looks like "With patience Victory is a wizard"???

After some smoothing, sharpening, posterizing and embossing we get something like this that looks almost better but still iffy. "with persistence victory is arsired"???

Boil it down a bit and it's looking a bit more like With Persistence...Victory is asstarved??

At this point the limitations of zooming and manipulating the image was pretty much done.  Without the cool fractal zooming that the full on Adobe Photoshop has, this is about the best I can do with my little program so I Googled what I could make out and saw - of course - the Ice motto on Wizard101.

"With Persistence, Victory is assured."

I love the fun details built into the game with little clues and details that let you know the designers aren't just filling the game items with nonsense.  I wish I could get a good look at the other pages of the ice grimoire.  I might be able to learn more about being a good Ice wizard.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Wizard101 Pack A Palooza and Free Code

Pack-a-Palooza is back with a sale of 50% off between now and February 8th.  Even old packs like Dragon's Hoard are back!

All players can redeem one free pack with the code "freepacksurprise".

Go here for more details and to redeem your Pack A Palooza

See you online,

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gardening Blast on Wizard101 and Ice Grimoire Pet

Are you seeing double?  I think I have an explanation!  Check out the Wizard101 plant promotion.

Now through Sunday Jan 25th, Wizard101 paid members will get double drops from gardening plants.  If you have some plants ready to go give them some TLC so they can be harvested before the deadline!

What do you garden for - pet snacks or crafting supplies?


I was lucky enough to pick up an Ice Grimoire pet.  So far it has ice trap (hmm), 24 critical! 3% incoming heal (hmm) and 4% pips (meh).   But I think it has potential!  I'd love to mix it with a pet that has some healing an extra tough to make up for Ice's generally weak hitting.  Duncan manages to get some intense hitting power with his ice gear but generally to really get the ability to live through a fight with a storm wizard in PVP you need to be able to hit really hard.  Even with that extra hitting power you still struggle in PVP and high-stakes questing.  In the arena, with weaker hits you risk setting off the healing pets and then you get nuked with a multi-thousand tough lightening bugs spell and it's game over.  So as Ice you probably need to look to pets to get that extra bit of hitting power that helps you actually keep the Ice legacy of awesomeness alive.