Thursday, May 14, 2015

Jewels Gems Socket Wrenches and Powering up Your Wizard

Are you into "bedazzling?" If you believe the AT&T commercial that was "so last year"... but it's "so this year" in Wizard City!  Check your backpack periodically for gems just in case you have one you can embed in one of your gear items.  It's worth it to boost your stats when every little bit helps in questing.

I've had a whopping 2 gems drop in combat so far  +11 crit and +60 mana both of them were in Cloud Burst Forrest in Azteca.  One was in   No socket wrenches have dropped for me yet.  What kinds of gems have you had drop for you and where?

The cool thing with bedazzling your gear is that you can take a so-so item like a so-so athame and boost it like crazy even more than one of the "better" ones.  Because adding gems is a semi permanent thing you want to choose carefully so you don't waste a good gem on a lesser item if you can win one a bit better for your level that can accept gems.

But if you do happen on a great item you can super power it with lesser gems and just break them when you find better ones to replace them with.

Have fun!

Please share some good gem farming locations in the comments.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Mount-a-Palooza in Wizard101

There are give-aways around the spiral and sales on mounts including buying mounts for 5,000 crowns or less!  KingIsle has also released the Jeweled Scarab a new mount that has to be seen to be believed.  Rare and retired mounts will be back for a little bit like Purple Glider and Bat Wings and the White Mare Mount. (If you're a knight you need a white horse to round out your outfit right?)

But we don't want to leave you without a chance to WIN something for free!

We've been selected to give away Bat Wings permanent mounts.

Enter to win one of 9 bat wing permanent mounts.  These are retired and impossible to find so if you're collecting mounts this is an essential collectors item.

I'll be giving these away between now and the 19th. >>a Rafflecopter giveaway<<

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Test Realm with Major Upgrades

Amazing new changes have come to Wizard101 test realm...

Supercharge your gear with jewel enhancements!  You'll be able to add rare gems to your gear that can add extra magical power.

Among many hundreds of other changes there is now fishing in Dragonspyre.  Not only this but there are new bosses in different world that will drop skeleton keys that get you into different areas that you really want to be if you're looking for rare drops.

What's even more cool is that you can now join a team!  I'll post more about this shortly...

So if you haven't already, log into and grab the test realm download.  You have to click the red ribbon on the top right of the page and it will send you to the download page for test realm.  You'll need to click the tiny box that says you agree to the terms and then you get the download link.


P.S.. If you want to install it to a hard drive which is not the default, like D for example... there's a link on the progress bar that when clicked brings up install options that allows you to pick a different path. For me, I had to type over the C:\program files\Wizard101TestRealm\  with D:\program files\Wizard101TestRealm\  With that done, and the install underway the game is safely installed on a drive with enough room!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Free Training Point Buy Back for Members

The Five Boxes event is back through March 31!  So jump in and do some time traveling.  Oh, hey, I wonder if they will ever have a TARDIS mount!

Also you'll see some new fish swimming around the spiral that are spring themed.

But this weekend you'll notice that members can get FREE TRAINING POINT BUY BACK!  I'm not sure what I want to do about that. if I buy back I might want to get more dispels but I also like having all the specific shields (see previous posts on 'Shield School") so I'm going to have to ponder this one.  Happy point buying back.

See you in the spiral.


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hoping for a Yorkie wizard pet

So. I've seen all kinds of pets around the spiral...

But I've never seen one this cute!

This pup, Rockwell Valerian Nightsong, came to me specifically because of Wizard101.  (yep) A great Wiz IRL friend's Yorkie, Miss Pheobe, had a puppy and long story short, because of that awesome event we were able to have this guy as part of our lives. I was going to ask Wizard for a Yorkie pet for my own self but I think if they end up making one for us the very first one should go to Suri Spiritcaller.

I don't think a day goes by without hearing the word "cute" about 40 times because of this amazing little guy.  This is his typical attentive look.  He's always anxious to try to read our minds about whatever we might want to do. Recently he learned the word "laser" and gets really excited when you shine one for him to chase.  He also does the Lassie thing when he wants you to go somewhere to help him.  He will look at you then run a few paces toward the thing he wants and will pant very loudly "heh heh" as he runs back and forth to make sure you're following.  I'll see if I can get a video of him doing that.

Anyway, I think if you want a smash hit pet KI, this would be the dog of dogs to have.