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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ICE HOUND LIVES!

I have it on good authority that Ice hound has been officially reborn!  I declare that today should go down in Wizard101 history as a day of rejoicing.

Keep your guessing coming about the Celestia release.

p.s. It helps if you have a blogger or google account.  That way I can verify who is the REAL you :) 

I'm about to award the idea contest winners for the latest round of wiz ideas.  Thanks for your patience.  I was on a holiday far from Wizard City but now I'm back so thanks for sticking around.

Valerian Nightbringer

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pre Shut Down Bolt Party ( I mean arena battle )

My good friend Suri (life wiz) and I were in arena getting in some long overdue pvp.  Along comes a two storm team to verse us including a friend Autumn.  Now in arena usually storm wizards will throw a StunLord at the earliest opportunity.  What made this battle anything but predictable was my sweet friend Autumn throwing by Suri's count 7 bolts in a row EVERY one hitting.

Anyway, I've known people to delete friends over being on the recieving end of snipered bolts in arena.  I was greatly annoyed but what can I say more than what I've already said?

Oh, and BTW :( an arena competitor had a living beautiful ice puppy with him.  It made me sad all over again. 
I will never hear the sound,
of my beloved ice hound,
who so briefly gave me joy.

Will I ever,
or never,
see him again?
  

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Help Diary of a Wizard

If you have a few extra bucks itching to buy a Wizard related shirt or item, pop over to Diary of a Wizard and buy something to help keep their site funded.

Buy some Swag

Friday, August 13, 2010

Rumor has it & Contest Updates

Becketts interview with KI at the comic conference indicated that Celestia is still planned for release (to test anyway) late summer or early fall.

BEST GUESS Celestia Contest
Comment to this post and pick the month and day you think it will happen (TEST REALM THAT IS).  The closest guess to the Month day and hour will be awarded 1 Month Prepaid Time or their choice of Fog Unicorn, or Death Scarab, or Shard Tail Dragon.  (no entries from KingsIsle staff allowed, we love ya, but sorry :D ) 

And Congrats to Galifreyan Witch who won our best idea contest two weeks in a row!  Enjoy that unicorn :)

I'll close out this weeks' round on Monday or Tuesday depending on how crazy busy I am.  Thanks to all participating in our contest.  We're planning to keep them going non stop as a ramp up for Celestia.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Maitenance!

Post by Cody Skyrider ( Cody Scoup-Writer :)

Scheduled Extended Wizard101 Maintenance

As part of our ongoing effort to improve Wizard101, we will be performing maintenance on the game servers starting tonight starting from 10pm Central US Time. Wizard101 will be offline for approximately 8 hours. During this time, players will be unable to log in to the game.Thank you for your continued patience while we improve the game service for all players. Wizard101 Login Maintenance

 Web Update

From 3:00am to 5:00am Central US Time tonight, players will be unable to log in to Wizard101.
Players in the game at that time should not be affected, though their Crowns balances may show as 0.
The website will be offline during this downtime.  During this time, players will be unable to log in to the game, and active players will be prompted to log out.

Wizard101 Extended Maintenance
Game Update
Wizard101 the game will be offline tonightfrom 3:00am to 6:00am Central US Time.
Updates are being made to the game, and more info can be found here.

During this time, players will be unable to log in to the game, and active players will be prompted to log out.

Wizard101 Extended Maintenance

Wizard101 the game will be offline tonight from 1am to 6am Central US Time. During this time, players will be unable to log in to the game, and active players will be prompted to log out.Our website will also be undergoing maintenance and may have interruptions in service during this downtime. Thank you for your continued patience while we improve the game service for all players.

Wizard101 Emergency Maintenance

Wizard101 the game will be offline today from 9:30am to 10:30am Central US Time. Changes will not be made to your characters during this downtime. During this time, players will be unable to log in to the game, and active players will be prompted to log out. This downtime may be extended without notice.


** Improving servers and I think! Maybe Celestia in test?!  **

Monday, August 9, 2010

Still mourning Ice hound

Here is a cool video that indicates which pets are available and which are no longer known to exist.


 I don't recall seeing Ice Hound on the list but that's the most sad case of all.  Fire has a number of pets that throw high damage fire hits and or give other fire boosting stats.  You have the Helephant pet, Fire zilla, Fire zilla -blade version, Magma colossus which procs fire blade and boosts fire damage.  Even defender pig boosts fire stats.  So what gives?!  Ice has a droppable pet that gives ice snake and one that gives ice elf (one-time in-store card at Christmas time)

Firezilla casts a spell that's reserved typically for storm but adapted to hit fire.  But when you get an Icezilla you get a storm hit that you can't use pips for.

At this point in the game, some would say well, ice gets lower hits because of it's shields.  But how many wizards do you know that are serious about pvp who do not learn all the ice shields with the exception of the one school ice armor?

I think it's time to un-freeze IceHound!  I miss you Spike!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Missing Items in Wizard101

Is anyone missing items still from the Celestia pre-quest update?  It's my understanding that KingIsle is no longer replacing items that were lost before this time.  (As of the first day of August) 

Cody SkyRider (aka: Cody ScoopWriter) was missing arena boots and his grand pet and despite contacting them prior to the date in question, and asking for the specific items to be returned in a courteous manner has been refused the return of his items.

If anyone else is in the same situation with crown or arena items and or grand pets let me know and I'll start a thread for you.  If a resolution is offered you need to be able to name specifically what was lost.  Of course former ownership of items can be verified so don't try to cheat or you'd get caught and probably banned.  But if you're legitimately missing stuff reply to this post.

thanks,
Valerian Nightbringer

PS  Our weekly winner on the idea contest is Gold Bank that Earns Interest  ( I think that's yours Galifreyan Witch :) )  Followed closely by Mirror to Change Your Looks and Post Office For Offline Messages

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Blogger party 2010! Woot thats right! I'm hosting blogger party 2010! This is for all you bloggers! We have some fun activities here-

Fashion contest!

Meet and greet!

PARTY TIME!

Storm the lairs! ( Fighting yeva kraysys and viktor.)

Tell me if you have other ideas! In order to come to this party i have to have proof you're a blogger or site owner. Please email me a link to your blog so you can come.


Thnx everyone!

R.I.P ice hound.


I, like my dad Vale, wish I could have my ice hound back. So I made this banner in his memory.
R.I.P Ice hound.
Only one life student can bring him back. And thats KI.
Bring him back! Bring him back! Woot bring the puppy back!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wizard101 Needs Your Help

I got this message from Wizard101 staff.  They need us to stress test the test realm.

"Party in the Test Realm!


Wed Aug 4th, 2010 12:55 PM MDT

To improve the performance of Wizard101 for all our players, we've been updating our login servers to speed up the time it takes to log in to the game.
To test these updates, we need lots of people to log in to the Test Realm!
Nothing has been added or changed in the game, and as always the characters you have on the Test Realm may not match the characters you have on the Live Realm - but remember nothing you do in Test carries back to the Live Realm, they're completely separate.
So login, log out, log back in to the Test Realm and really stress out our new login servers to the fullest. With your help, we'll be able to make logging in faster for everyone!
Only currently paid players can log in to the Test Realm - Please visit this page for information on how to log in: https://www.wizard101.com/game/testrealm
"

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New news letter!

Scoop by Cody Skyrider

Looks like Wizard101 people are fans of shark week on Discovery channel.
Today we had a new newsletter with an epic producers note click here- https://www.wizard101.com/game/producerletter/2010August
I was too lazy to make an exact post of it but she revealed this awesome new mount pet and maybe an enemy!
Have fun with this!