I will show you the way...

I, Kieran Stormcaller, will show you around the Spiral with my trusty army of cats.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Test Realm OPEN! Celestian HOUSES!

I'm logging in now more on this later.
Welcome to the January 2011 Update Notes. What are Update Notes you ask? Every time we update Wizard101, we like to let our players know what changes have been made and what new additions have been given to the game. Update Notes explain those changes and updates.

Known Issue: Windows 98/ME machines will not be able to update the Test Realm. We are working on a fix for this issue!


Celestia Housing

Direct from Celestia - Two new Castles!
We know you've been wondering when these Castles & Lands would arrive and the industrious residents of Celestia are ready to open up shop. Here's a peek at the two new houses.
The Island Getaway
The Celestial Observatory

This item can be purchased
for Crowns or Gold in the Crown Shop.

This item will challenge our players,
as it will need to be crafted.
See the housing turtle in Celestia for the recipe.


Gardening Updates

How does your Garden Grow?
Since we've released Gardening to the Spiral, you've given us some feedback that let us see how players are Gardening, what's missing, what's confusing and what needs to be made more fun. Here are some updates to Gardening that will address some of these issues.
  1. There is a new tab in your Gardening window for pots and items.
  2. The base of plants will now glow when they are ready to be harvested.
  3. New Dorm rooms will start with two pots of soil.
  4. To avoid confusion, the wording "Time to harvest" has been changed to "Time until Harvest" to better reflect the time is indicating how long before you can harvest that plant.
  5. Gardening Treasure Cards can now be trashed by right-clicking them in your deck.
  6. Also to avoid confusion, the icon indicating your plant needs magic now has a white pip to represent magic, and no longer a yellow pip which was easily confused with the 'needs sun' icon.
  7. All plants now like pixies.
  8. Stinkweed will now grow faster!
  9. Once a plant is in a pot, you cannot pick them up!
  10. You can now harvest plants while you are in the Gardening window.
  11. Gnomes will no longer trip you up as you run around your Garden.
  12. Treasure Cards that affect all plants now clarify that they only affect plants in the current zone of your house (indoors/outdoors)
  13. Pots and plants now count towards your housing item count.
  14. There is no longer a 'gardening' item count. Each pot, plot and plant individually counts as an item in your house.
  15. Enchanted soil spells now cost the correct amount of energy shown on the spell.
  16. For those of you who navigate the Spiral using your mouse to move, you will no longer cast a gardening spell when you release the mouse button used to walk.
  17. The Imperial Palace contained an area that you could plant on, but not reach to harvest. You can now click on plants in those areas to harvest them.

World Updates

Life is change. Here are some minor changes in the worlds and creatures of the Spiral.
    Wizard City
  1. So as not to confuse our new players, Pet Snacks and Reagents will be removed from the creatures in Unicorn Way.
  2. Boris Tallstaff has taken up a new location in the library.
  3. Players will be given the quest "Grim Tales" at a higher level.
  4. More chests have been added to Unicorn Way
  5. Players will be able to get the quest "Pesky Pirates" after they have completed "Stop the Maker".
  6. Grizzleheim
  7. Orn in Grizzleheim has a new quest!
  8. Krokotopia
  9. The clue to direct you to Oka's chest is a little clearer to decipher.
  10. Mooshu
  11. Ahn Fu has decided to take a new ancestral name and is now known as Ahn Nao.
  12. The Emperor is no longer missing from his bed when the player is on the quest "An Imperial Cure".
  13. Dragonspyre
  14. Dungeon time indicators have been adjusted to more accurately represent the approximate time it will take a player to complete the area.
  15. Celestia
  16. Selwyn Skywatcher and Unimatus have learned the error of their ways and will no longer cheat.
  17. Celestia creatures that were appearing to resurrect after defeat should now stay defeated.
  18. Speak up! Celestia characters that had no voice will once again speak their mind! You will download individual files for those that were missing their voice chat.

Membership Benefits

Current active subscribers who have paid with a credit card are now part of our Wizard101 Membership Program! As part of our Wizard101 Membership Program, players who have made a subscription purchase with a valid credit card in the last 30 days, or have an active recurring subscription will have these added features:
  1. Energy will refill twice as fast.
  2. Your backpack will grow to 120 slots.
  3. Your Crafting Timers will now reset twice as fast.
  4. Your friends list will expand to 120 people.
This does not apply to players who use their credit card to purchase Crowns.
This does not apply to players who use Gift Certificates or Gift Cards to make their purchases in Wizard101.
You will have these benefits as long as you have an active renewing membership. These benefits expire when your membership expires.
Please note, when your membership expires (you are no longer an active subscriber) your backpack will return to 100 slots and you will not be able to put more items in your backpack until you empty out the overflow. Your friends list will also return to 100 maximum, and you will not be able to add new friends until you remove the overflow.

Shopping Updates

    Crown Shop
  1. Some Gold prices have changed.
  2. The 'Sale' Tab has been renamed to the Featured Tab and will now Feature items that are both on sale, and not on sale.
  3. Henchmen will now sort by level not school. You can easily reorder the Henchmen in List View.

  • The following items will be removed from the Crown Shop, and from Zeke where applicable:
    1. White Mare Mount (permanent, 7 day and 1 day rentals)
    2. Purple Glider Mount (permanent, 7 day and 1 day rentals)
    3. Faithful Dragoness (permanent and 7 day rental)
    4. Celestian Sword
    There's always the chance these items will return in the future, but for now, they will be removed from the Crown Shop & Zeke.


    Miscellaneous Updates

    1. Golden Pearls and Pearls will be slightly easier to find.
    2. Arcane Ampule recipe now calls for Mutate Minotaur Treasure Cards, not Elucidite Treasure Cards
    3. Celestian Stilletto recipe now calls for Giant Treasure Cards, not Simplify Treasure Cards
    4. Pets
    5. Ice Hounds will now cast their own spells, and won't make the player cast for them!
    6. The Polar Cat now gives 1 Dragonblade Card as intended.
    7. Jade Oni and Earthwalker pets will now have the chance of manifesting spells that match their school.
    8. Mounts
    9. The Charity Meowmodon has had its speed increased to 40% to match the other permanent mounts.
    10. Housing
    11. The Housing menu will now indicate how many free Housing slots you have.
    12. Owners of the Castles & Lands that contain a PvP circle can now boot any players engaged in a duel in their house.
    13. Players can no longer sell a house that still contains pets.
    14. Grizzleheim wallpaper & tile are available at the Grizzleheim furniture store!
    15. Spells
    16. A new Treasure Card Pack has arrived in the Crowns Shop: The Hand of Doom Pack! Summon world bosses to fight at your side!
    17. Efreet's Weakness effect can now be removed by Cleanse Charm
    18. Level 60 Ice Henchman has an improved deck and will taunt less frequently.
    19. Energy
    20. So as not to confuse our new Wizards, the Energy globe will not appear until a player has a pet or completes the Gardening introduction quest.

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    Uber Super Huge Hits

    I just got a huge hit so I'm going to show you all my uber hits.

    #1-Alone-Late 2009-
    Spell Used-Triton
    Damage Inflicted- 12,915

    2-With Malorn Stormwrath-Friend Irl- Early 2010
    Spell Used- Triton
    Damage Inflicted- 69,623

    3-With Aaron Goldflame- Friend Irl- Late 2010
    Spell used- Leviathan
    Damage Inflicted-896,417

    Just Thought that might be cool

     4-With AaronGoldflame- Friend Irl- Early 2011
    Spell Used- Leviathan with Gargantuan
    Damage done- 1,500,000!

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    Contest- 10$ Gift Card

    Hellow Fans!!
    So el audianco? Do you want to tell me stuff?! Do you want to vote on stuff?! Do you want to give me ideas for stuff?!! Do you want to do stuff?! DO?! YOU?! WANT?! TO?! STUFF?!
    Of coarse you do!
    But seriously fans, it's me after a long while. Last time you heard from me I was talking about racist assassins. Kusassin Klux Klan! No but seriously. Blogger heard me talking about them racist assassins, and they listened. No body should be racist. Or an assassin. Both of those SUCK! But assassins are awesome. But not good. But anyways. I need your help. Yes yours. You. You and you only. No body else. Just YOU!
    I need YOU to tell me what you think. So my racist assassin friend who only kills people virtualy and I are making a youtube channel. CALLED:
    Also I'm thinking of making my own side channel.
    So what I need you to help me with is ideas. For what you may ask. T-SHIRTS!

    I already have a few- Now where you come in is in the comments YOU need to tell me either which one you like most, or make one up-with a description and a random sentence on the side. This is where the contest comes in- I will choose the top four T-Shirt submissions-then I will post them on the side- Then YOU PEOPLE will vote. What does the winner get you may ask? A $10 711 W101 GIFTCARD!

    So to enter the contest you must do the second of the two options. OR DO BOTH. WHO CARES?!

    So now for my T-Shirt IDEAS

    1- Front Text- "This is what happens when you ditch us"
    Under neath or on back- Picture of city with random stuff attacking it- Also Chuck Norris and Jack Bauer fighting on a roof.

    2-Front Text- "Where's the OFF button on this thing?!"
    Picture is circle around off button.

    3- Front Text- "MEN DONT GET COLD"

    Back Text--- "BUT OUR LEGS DO GET TIRED!"

    4-Thatz it-
    So Comment down below and the contest end in hmm 2 week. YEAH!
    -Kieran S.

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    Playing Assassin's Creed Altair's Chronicles

    So today on the bus my friend Fischer and I were playing Assassin's Creed Altair's Quest for Ipod Touch. We were fighting Templars and we noticed that some obviously had white skin and others looked African American. Since you needed to fight them Fischer said. "It's Martin Luther King Jr's dream...! Blacks and White fighting together..." Then he knocked on off the roof. "And now they die together!" And I said "Shut up! Don't be racist!" And as I leave you-



    Assassin's Creed Altair's Quest Ipod Touch

    Any questions ask me I've beaten it on hard mode

    On a side not I am gonna get an Xbox360 soon

    Then I have to convince my mom to let me buy Assassin's Creed Brotherhood which is an M rated game -_-


    -EDIT- Please continue to vote -EDIT-

    Monday, January 17, 2011

    Superhero Conflicts Please Pick

     In school we are writing about superheroes. My superhero, the uber ninja fire shooting Mr. Fyre is looking for a conflict ideaa. PLEASE VOTE TO THE RIGHT:) THNX

    Conflict A - Magical Zombies
    Dr. Improbable has gotten some magical, shiny, rocks from India.  Whoever he throws them at turns into a magical zombie.  Dr. Improbable is going to throw them at all the major political leaders of the world (Barak Obama, Dimitriy Medvedev, Hu Jintao, etc) throwing the world into a state of turmoil.  Mr. Fyre sneaks into Dr. Improbable’s mansion to steal the stones.  Dr. Improbable tries to stop him with it ending in an epic fight.  When Fyre is about to beat Improbable, the evil doctor turns into a cat and Mr. Fyre can’t find him, but he talks.  “I can see you but you can’t see me.”  Mr. Fyre looks around and sees the cat; “I am not a cat!” says Dr. Improbable giving away that he is the cat.  When Mr. Fyre goes to the cat, Dr. Improbable tries again, “I am not a cat!  I am a cat named Whiskers!” Dr. Improbable morphs back and kicks Mr. Fyre in the leg.  He then goes to get one of the rocks.  Mr. Fyre shoots fire at Dr. Improbable setting his cape on fire.  As Dr. Improbable is rolling on the ground, yelping, Mr. Fyre runs to get the rocks and escapes through the conveniently placed door that says “EXIT” in large pink letters.

                Conflict B - Bad to the Bone
    The evil morgue owner, Wraith, makes plans to create an army of mutant undead warriors.  Mr. Fyre needs to stop this. He gathers the super hero league: himself, Meto Morph, The Tenacious Bull, and Jeeves, and they go to the morgue.  Wraith is already there and seems to be waiting for him.  Wraith is starting to create the army for the Zombie Apocalypse so Mr. Fyre and the league need to stop him, NOW.  They charge at Wraith and he disappears into shadows.  There are shadowy footprints appearing on the ground.  This is when Jeeves says “How can we stop something we can’t see?” Then The Tenacious Bull says “We do what I do best. BE TENACIOUS!”  He rams toward the footprints and Wraith gets revealed as he flies toward the Morgue wall. The Tenacious Bull rammed him so hard that there is a crack on the Morgue wall which he collided with.  Wraith is weak but he manages to get up and float to the roof of the morgue.  The crack that The Tenacious Bull has made in the wall cracks more and opens a little.  A grey hand reaches out.  Mr. Fyre says, “We ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME!”  They decide to all attack at once.  Mr. Fyre shoots fire out of his palms at the morgue wall, Meto Morph turns into a Gatling gun which Jeeves picks up and shoots at the Morgue wall, and the Tenacious Bull rams it. Eventually the morgue collapses on the slowly growing Zombie Army and Wraith gets knocked out by a piece of rubble.  By the time he is conscious again the police have arrived and he is already handcuffed.

                Conflict C - *under the sea*
    An evil mutant called Hydromonsoon was sent by Improbable to “destroy Mr. Fyre and everything he loves…”  Hydromonsoon is a fish man that needs special equipment to breathe on land. The first time Hydromonsoon and Mr. Fyre meet, Fyre is not aware that Hydromonsoon was sent by Improbable.  Mr. Fyre easily defeats who he thinks is “the new Lolzville criminal,” but Hydromonsoon uses a drop of water as a teleportation device and teleports back to his lair, “the octopus’s garden.”  Dr. Improbable tells Hydromonsoon that he will be stronger and Fyre will be weaker in the garden and vice versa in the mantle.  When Mr. Fyre reaches the garden, Hydromonsoon is waiting for him.  Hydromonsoon sneaks up and tries to smack Fyre with his flipper but Fyre dodges.  Then a voice comes over an intercom “Minion, is he dead yet?!” Hydromonsoon responds, “No, boss.” Mr. Fyre is wondering who sent Hydromonsoon when the voice comes again “Minion! Is he dead now?” ”No, boss.” Fyre notices that the voice has an Indian accent, so he knows it’s improbable… that the voice isn’t Doctor Improbable. Mr. Fyre grabs the intercom and throws it into the pool of water Hydromonsoon is standing in. Hydromonsoon gets electrocuted and Fyre calls the police who come quickly and arrest Hydromonsoon.

                Conflict D - Black Lunacy
    Dr. Diablo is planning on injecting all his patients with what they think is antibiotics but is actually the disease BLACK LUNACY! Dun, dun, dun! Black Lunacy makes the infected go crazy then die.  Mr. Fyre goes to the hospital where Dr. Diablo works and needs to search the sixteen floors for Dr. Diablo’s office. He finds it on the fourth floor when he gets a call.  It is the mayor of Lolzville informing him that Dr. Diablo has already started injecting.  The body count is 17.  Mr. Fyre bursts into the office and finds Dr. Diablo injecting a patient.  Mr. Fyre kicks Dr. Diablo in the face which makes him drop his syringe.  Dr. Diablo grabs a syringe from a shelf labeled “Spring Eyes - makes injected blind.”  As Dr. Diablo lunges at Fyre, he dodges and grabs Dr. Diablo’s hand and squeezes it until Dr. Diablo drops the syringe. Dr. Diablo gets yet another syringe from a shelf labeled “Sweat Paralysis - paralyzes injected.” He injects Mr. Fyre in the left arm.  Mr. Fyre’s left arm gets paralyzed but he uses his right arm to grab the syringe from Dr. Diablo’s hand. Dr. Diablo tries to get a syringe from the shelf labeled “Shadow Miasma - instantly kills injected” but before he reaches it Mr. Fyre injects him in the back with the Sweat Paralysis syringe stopping him in his tracks. Then Mr. Fyre grabs the syringe from the shelf labeled “Creo Ingo Sanus - antidote.” He injects himself in the left arm and calls the police to arrest the now paralyzed Dr. Diablo.


    Wednesday, January 5, 2011

    WGR #1 - P.o.P. The Forgotten Sands

    Okay, so i'm starting this new thing called WGR or Wii Game Review. Which may be expanded to XBOX-360 Game Review because I WANT ONE SOOO BAD! Mostly for Assassin's Creed...
    Anyways- Back to the real review-

    Step 1- Pros:
    Awesome game. Very Long (in a good way). The fighting aspect is very big, though there is not enough.

    Step 2 - Cons:
    There is not enough fighting which was already mentioned. There is not much freedom, you must do it all accoreding to story and a few secrets, there is not enough exploring... Assassin's Creed Brotherhood has a lot more of that...

    Small Character Bios-

    The Prince-
    He is the main character of the story-He has 3 outfits: the normal one- the Sans of Time one- and The Dark Prince one. He can run on walls for short periods of time. And is a ninja with a sword. He is somewhat of a ninja on acrobatics.

    Zahra is a magical djaan (female djinn) that the prince bought in his travels. She has the power to slow traps and enemies. She also has the power to strengthen djinn orbs. She is played by Player 2.

    The Beast-
    The prince's main goal is to get a kingdom of his own, and a princess. Zahra takes him to the kingdom of Izhindar a place the gods make. There is a strange evil plant thing that "infected" the kingdom. It is led by some person called the Sorceress of the Haoma. Zahra tells you to find the blade and the beast to kill the Haoma.

    Haoma Soldier-
    Standard Enemy- no problem to kill

    An enemy thats strong from a distance but has low health up front. Kill fast.

    Minotaur Champion-
    Very strong beast with high health. Also has shield so you must punch to get rid of it. I like punch, punch, whirlwind, whirlwind, punch, punch, etc. Then once the shield is done I like to sword, sword, whirlwind, whirlwind, sword, etc.

    A -ish health creature with twin blades. Strong with blades but can put them together and shoot strong arrows. Kill incredibly fast.

    Haoma's Priestess-
    A strange creature. Has ish health but can strengthen her teammates. Utilize the Spirit Hook paralasys power to stun her, then attack, as she can dodge any other attacks.

    Chthonian Beast-
    High health, high power, kill using hunter's leap mostly.

    Temptress Assassin-
    She is very hard. Takes about three hits to kill but can teleport. She has high damage.

    The Gaurdian-
    First boss you fight. First just smashes with hand, once you get him to low health you need to do a sequence using a and swinging the wii remote. Then you chop off his head and HE GRABS ANOTHER HEAD OFF THE WALL! That happens a couple of times.

    That's about it for this WGR!
    OH, wait one thing I forgot to mention!
    PATIENCE there are some puzzles that are SOOO FREAKING HARD. PAtience. At one point I started talking about the princes mom, and he's like "No one talks about my mom like that" and I'm like "someone does and that someone is me" then he's like "yeah.." so then we agreed that I would stop. Then I'm like "can I talk about your mom?" and he's like "what? NO, NO WAY!"

    So Happy Questiong