Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Crafting and Reagent Farming

Ah, crafting. In Wizard 101, crafting is a way to get rare items that cannot be dropped by bosses or found on the bazaar (except for those rare occasions where someone sells their items). Most crafting recipes call for a little of this and a little of that, a few treasure cards, and boom, you've got a new stack of planks or a cool DragonSpyre bed.

Crafting is fun when you have all the ingredients you need. Most of the time, however, recipes require you to go out through the Spiral and gather up the necessary reagents for your item. Sometimes, you even have to get treasure cards from others who have found them while farming bosses, or from those who can make them. Not all recipes call for such actions, but when they do, players are more than willing to help a friend in need.

However, this new Grizzelheim house crafting recipe in test realm is RIDICULOUS!

OK, KI, yes, we asked for challenges. We asked for GH housing, but really? Crowns and crafting? Crafting used to be fun, but have you SEEN the recipe? Not only does it call for millions of common reagents like ore, mushrooms and mist wood, but it also calls for 80 diamonds, 208 water lilies, and 90 nightshade. Yes yes, you can buy most of these on the bazaar, so why not just do that and get it over with?

I for one would much rather run around finding the ingredients I need. It's fun, you find some cool reagents and you can hop realms to make things easier. You can even transmutate the rarer reagents to make things a bit easier. There's only one thing that really bothers me about searching for rare reagents like diamonds...

YOU NEVER FIND ANY.

OK, so yes, maybe 1 in every 30 or 40 ore, you'll find a diamond. Yes, I know it's a rare reagent for a reason... but this seems pretty ridiculous to me, especially when the recipe calls for 80 of them. AND it bothers me that this recipe calls for both ore AND diamonds... so if you were thinking about transmutating all of your diamonds, you better think again, because you'll be searching for more ore than you've ever imagined.

I think KI should decrease the time it takes for common reagents to re-spawn, or increase the probability that you will find a rare reagent like a diamond or a black pearl.

For Master Arteasans like myself, crafting the carousel was a big deal. Now, with this recipe, that seems like a cake walk.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Picture from TR: GH


This picture is from GH, inside the door the Crypt Keeper raven usually guards. The room is known as the Hall of the Ice Forge.

I think this is SO COOL.

But... it's for crafting in GH. >.< Nothing else special about it? I guess we'll see.

<3 Cassie

Monday, June 28, 2010

Back from vacation to find TEST REALM ONLINE?!

What needs Testing?

An urgent message has come from a faraway world! For those of you who have completed the Final Countdown quest in Dragonspyre, visit Halston Balestrom, in Ravenwood. Snorri Oysterbloom in Grizzleheim wants to speak with you, but only if you've completed the quest "I'm with the Band"!

SO EXCITING! :D See you in test!

<33333 Cassie

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Away for the Weekend

Oh hey, so I am going up to Cape Cod with my family until Sunday. My uncle is getting married. :D So I'll be back next week! Happy Wizarding!

<3 Cassie

Monday, June 21, 2010

I Had An Idea!

So I was taking a stroll around the Spiral this morning and came up with this great idea. Why don't I buy a house just for all my pets and friends to enjoy!? I went to the WC house shop and purchased a Royal Playhouse. :D It's still in the making, but I hope to have a grand opening show when it's finished!

I'll keep all you peoples posted ;)

<3 Cassie

Mr. Robot Revealed!


He's CUTE! :D

Seems to me he's a more advanced version of the clockworks in Marleybone.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Marleybone Pet Farming

I finally bought the rest of the crowns I needed to buy the areas I hadn't unlocked yet. I just farmed the Black Widow for her Black Spider and received one on my second try. :)

Very happy about that. Farming the Counterweights later today... possibly. I love receiving new pets. They make me happy. :D

<3 Cassie

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Crazed Forest Spirit, you have been VANQUISHED!

I got the Crabling on my first try tonight! :D
Wizard101 Extended Maintenance

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Green Ghosty :)

Hatch time = 12 hours. I hate how long it takes some of these pets to hatch. -_-

Saturday, June 12, 2010

MANDERRRRRR~!! :D


WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :D

I'm so excited right now. After a whole week of farming, I got my mander on my 3rd try.

Cassie <3

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Happenings

Hello everyone. :] TGIF! I don't work or anything, but the week is over and the weekend is ready to begin.

What's on the agenda for today? Hmm, let's see. I'll probably farm Kiwu some more, as I still need to get that gosh darn mander. I'm also in the process of training my danger hound, Lady Piper, to adult. I will most likely work on that some more.

Logged in this morning to see my silver colossus hatched. :] Yay another new pet for my ever-growing collection! I still have a LONG way to go, but soon my friend John Lifeglen and I will be hatching with our danger hounds for ghost hounds! Let's just hope we both get them? I'm not really sure how the whole hatching thing works, as I have never done it before... -_-

Oh, and also, is there anyone out there with a level 48 pet that would want to hatch with a helephant eventually? She doesn't have very good stats or abilities, just a 2% and a 5% pip boost *snicker*, and two abilities for the derby, but once I get the money, I really want the different colored Oni pets. Yeah yeah, I know they're not the coolest hybrids there are, but if you'd like to try and help me out... :D

There are still a few areas I need to buy in the game, and I'm running out of crowns again. -_- I really hate spending actual money on virtual games... especially when it's my money and I don't work that often. *sigh*

Well, I best be off. Kiwu isn't just going to hand me his mander! (Demonstrated by the fact that this will be my 5th day farming him. x_x)

Love always,
Cassie <3

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Another New Pet!

Got a Silver Colossus this everning! :D 9 hours until I have a new friend!

PS - Still no luck with Kiwu. -_-

Cassie <3

Aggravated. >:[

I've been farming Kiwu since MONDAY MORNING, and STILL no mander pet. I'm starting to believe KI decreased the pet drop rates for many, if not all, of the bosses. While farming Kiwu, I've received close to 20 fat pumpkins, and at least five of each other item dropped by him. I am starting to get very agitated and antsy. I want this mander pet. One time I was farming with my friend, someone ported into the battle as I was leaving. Apparently, according to my friend, that someone got the mander even though she was only there for a few seconds. SO NOT FAIR. I've been working so hard to get this pet. I've stopped farming him to switch to others and then gone back.

Is there some secret to farming pets? I'm guessing not, but I have never been this unlucky in my life. >:[

Trying again... sigh,
Cassie <3

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Death Oni Pet :D


Got my Leprechaun this afternoon! 11 hr. hatch time from now. >:[

Monday, June 7, 2010

Ravenwood News - June 7th

I’d like to address everyone who experienced a loss of items or progress in the last two days. We are wholly aware of the issue that effected some players over the weekend. We ask you to have just a bit of patience as we are investigating and will be addressing your specific situation as soon as possible. We do understand this is most frustrating for you and promise to have it resolved as quickly as we can.
~Professor Greyrose

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New Pet Locations Discovered!

The locations of the Mander and the Inferno Mander have been confirmed! The Mander is dropped by Kiwu in the Karanahn Barracks, and the Inferno Mander is dropped by Ngozi the Beguiler in the Tomb of the Beguiler. Credit for these locations goes to whomever discovered them first (idk who that is xD)!

Time for some farming.

Oh, and I won't be on very much, if at all, this week. My cousin is coming to stay with me, and she doesn't play W101... so I have to stay off the computer. :P

Until we meet again, and happy farming!
Cassie <3

Friday, June 4, 2010

Another New Pet!



:D WEEEEE!! SO excited. This took me forever to aquire... and now I have to wait 15 hours. >.>

EDIT: MAKE THAT TWO! :D



Fire Serpent


I'm SO excited about my FIRE SERPENT! :D

New Celestia Reveal


Look! A shark! He's scary. >.>

Added Another New Page!

This new page consists of translations from Grizzelheim using Old Norse language. Feel free to browse. :)

Cassie <3

Something I Found Interesting

Yesterday, I was in Grizzelheim farming a few of the bosses for pets. No such luck getting them yet, but I did see something that was interesting. I took a screencap of the Crypt in Northguard. If you all will recall an earlier time when the Cryptkeeper Raven was standing in FRONT of the Crypt. Now, this could be just something to keep us guessing, or the Crypt is going to be open when the Celestia plot is released. Maybe it has nothing to do with anything of that sort, but it's always fun to speculate.

Here's two screencaps:



I find it really interesting how they made a point to move him. Hopefully this means something, and maybe this Crypt will unveil some mysteries that are waiting to be solved.

Away I go!
Cassandra <3

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wizard101 Maintenance

Wizard101 the game will be offline tonight
from 3:00am to 7:00am 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.
This downtime may be extended without notice.


Hopefully this maintenance will fix some of the bugs that everyone has been complaining about since the pet update.

Meh, pet snack pack update = fail.

Added a Poll

Alright, so it's time to vote for your favorite pet game! This is just s fun little poll to see how popular different games are. I expect people will enjoy the Pert Derby the most, but hey, I could be wrong.

Vote for your favorite!

Cassandra <3

My first W101 blog! :D

This is a pretty exciting moment for me. I've blogged on my own before, but never about playing a game like Wizard 101!

So... hey. :) The name is Cassandra Hexthorn. I'm a Grandmaster Pyromancer, Master Artisan, and a very devoted player.

I used to subscribe, but since I ran out of money on my account (WHOOPS!) I had to buy crowns to keep playing. Luckily KingsIsle has that crown sale going on right now where you can buy 60,000 crowns for $59.99. Oh my, that ends TODAY! I bought them just in time.

Alright, so the biggest thing in W101 right now is the new pet release. Stupid me used to sell all of her pets for money, so I have been working hard to get the new pets. I just got the Blue Banshee today from Lord Nightshade in the Haunted Cave off of Triton Avenue. Hatch time is 6 hours, and I can't wait to see my new baby Banshee.

Well, I guess I better get back to playing. I've got a bunch of pets to work for~!

Signing off for now,
Cassandra <3