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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Leveling up Fast in Wizard City

In wizard city there is a huge amount of quests available. You may be overwhelmed at first by how many but I'd recommend you quickly collect as many as you can. Eventually some of them cross over each other. For example: one quest might say "defeat three trolls" and another quest from someone just down the street may say "defeat trolls and retrieve food". If you collect all the quests you can first you can accomplish some of these at the same time. You will find you can blaze through a bunch very quickly.

If you are new you need to start looking for good friends who are doing the same quest. If you battle with friends and more monsters join you get credit for all of them and collect your quest items more quickly.

Places like Colossus boulevard require your quests to be completed in order to get in. So don't bug people going to and from hoping to port in with them... just finish your quests and eventually Merle Ambrose will give you permission to go there.

Don't be a drive by friend-er! Don't try to friend people while they are going about their business (this only annoys them) and they'll likely take you off their list later anyway. Be polite, ask permission to join a battle, avoid rude people, talk to people and you will find those people who are nice and polite in return will be the friends that stay with you world after world.

Help your friends when you can and don't flee unless your Mom or Dad is telling you to!

Be a good friend.
Valerian Nightbringer

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Basic keyboard shortcuts

Ctrl-Enter opens a small chat line at the bottom of the screen. This is more discreet than the huge chat window that normally blocks your view and it shows you more of what you're typing at one time. However the downside is that you can only use it to type chat-bubble chats.

Ctrl-R Makes you run automatically.

Ctrl-G takes all bubbles, names, icons and other clutter off the screen so you can get that awesome screen shot you've been wanting.

Alt-PrntScrn stores a screen shot in memory so you can paste it into Paint or some other program. If you save you'll want to use .PNG file type so you keep the full quality of the shot. Jpg in Windows Paint will make your screen shot look fuzzy.

Ctrl-Arrow moves your cursor around the screen. If you're stuck with a bad mouse this might do in a pinch but I don't recommend it unless you're a keyboard whiz.

Ctrl-Spacebar selects whatever on-screen item is highlighted at the time.

R - Let's you reply quickly to the last person that private messaged you without having to pick them from your friend list and click reply from the menu.

Q - Shows your quests

The rest of the keyboard shortcuts are pretty well know. I hope you find these tips helpful.

Valerian Nightbringer

School For Wayward Wizards: The Founding

With a desire to share what I've learned about the painful path from novice to Master Wizard I am collecting for other wayward wizards some hints and tricks that have helped me become a powerful Ice Wizard.

Since valor, heart and personality aren't considered criteria for gaining new spells, I'm going to try to go around official channels and help other wayward wizards like me get an unofficially good start on their journey to becoming master wizards.

Join my Wizard 101 Valerian's School for Wayward Wizards