Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Wizard101 Test Realm is Online

The March 2018 update is ready to be tested and includes the addition of Hatchmaking, Pet Tome, new Pet Names, new loading screens, beginning phases of new Wizard City construction, new Skeleton Key Bosses, new Empyrea Daily Quests, and more!

There's a brand new kiosk in the Pet Pavilion that makes finding interesting pets a lot easier and provides a new spin on a familiar system! Note: the old method of hatching pets is not going away and will still be needed for hatching some more valuable pets.

To use the new Hatchmaking Kiosk, just walk up to it and press X. From here you can "Browse" pets listed by other players, "Offer" pets from your own inventory for hatching, or "Manage" the pets that you have currently offered for hatching with other players:
  1. When Browsing pets, click on a pet that interests you, select Next, agree to the hatch price and click the Hatch button;
  2. When Offering pets, click on one of your pets and click the Offer button. The Hatchmaking Kiosk makes a copy of your pet and puts it in the system for other players to Browse;
  3. When Managing pets, you can see the pets that have hatched with your pet and if you like them, hatch back with that pet! You can also remove the pets you're offering either individually or all at once.

There's also a considerable amount of new badges to go along with the hatchmaking and pet tome, as well as a new "Grandmaster" badge. Good luck with your new badge hunting!

Pet Tome
With this new focus on making hatches, a new collection system has been added so you can see if you truly have the largest zoo in the Spiral! To access the new Pet Tome, Press "I" to enter the Pet Page (or access it through click on the pet icon in your Spell Book) and then click the "Pet Tome" button at the bottom of the page. Your Pet Tome will help you track which pets you have found, give you a count of the number of pets you've earned, and tell you a few facts about each pet (like which pet snack type they like).

There are all new badges for serious pet collectors: every 50 pets you collect in your Pet Tome, you'll earn a new badge!

Wizard City Overhaul
Renee Wooften and her crew continue to size up The Commons, and will start work on phase two soon! You'll notice a new dock in The Commons that will be especially lovely for Wizards who enjoy fishing, and maybe a few other surprises as well... More changes and construction are on their way in the future!

New Loading Screens
If you've been through Empyrea, you've already seen a different loading screen as you travel between areas there. KingsIsle has now extended this to every world of the Spiral, and each world has its own new loading screen!

New Skeleton Key Bosses
There is a brand new introductory quest in the free-to-play areas of Wizard City that introduces the concept of Skeleton Key Bosses to new players. Diego the Duelmaster will now offer this quest to young 5th level wizards as he is in need of some assistance with his pesky nemesis, Roberto!

For higher level players, you'll want to scour the sewers of Zanadu to find a Skeleton Key door leading to Corporal Tenni'syn. Herein is a greater challenge for greater rewards! Bring a Gold Key and get ready for a great fight.

Also, check your minimap throughout the Spiral – if Skeleton Keys drop in the area, there will be a new icon displayed on the map!

And there are many more changes and updates being applied to the game! Read the full list of updates here.

Wizard101 & Pirate101 Spring Festival 2018

Spring has finally sprung! The warmer temperatures make way for the Spring Festival, as our friend Eggbert returns to the Shopping District in Wizard101, with his usual Spring goodies. The Bunny Costume, the Egg Pet and the Spring Hare Mounts are also back in the Crown Shop!

In Pirate101, you have many pets to choose from: the adorable Spring Yeti, sweet and sugary pets like the Pink Marshadillows, Chocolopes, and Eggaloons. Of course, don't forget about the Spring Leaf Eyepatch to complete your Pirate's springy look!

New Spring Items
Wizards can now adopt the new Spring Chicken Pet, and Pirates can have the adorable new Cyan Marshadillow Pet by their side! A brand new, permanent mount is also available in both games: the Butterfly Swarm Mount!

Dropped Mount
The Stormrider Hare is also making its comeback! This special mount can be obtained as a reward from duels, but only during Easter festivities and only from bosses that are level-appropriate to the Wizard. Read Prospector Zeke's post to know which bosses to farm at your current level.
    Seasonal & Spring Fish
    The Eggshellfish have returned for the Spring Festival: Black Eggshellfish (Death), Blue Eggshellfish (Life) and Yellow Eggshellfish (Myth).

    The Cold Cod has left the Spiral waters, and the Springfish has returned to replace it! This Storm Fish swims in the waters of all worlds, where fishing is allowed. For a complete list of locations, check the Fishing Database.

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Wizard101 Spring Test Realm Teasers

    Spring is just around the corner and the Wizard101 Test Realm will be here very soon, according to Community Manager Tom Purdue! While little is known about the content of this upcoming update, we do know KingIsle is going to add new loading screens to Wizard101!

    Dworgyn sent each fansite an exclusive teaser for us to share with our readers and followers, so here is the one I got:

    The very first sneak peek was revealed in the March 2018 Newsletter!

    For more teasers, please visit official Wizard101 fansites:

    Blaze Lifehammer has also gotten more teasers about a mysterious egg incubator, and a brand new Olde Town boss.

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    Limited Time Quest in Wizard101

    In yesterday's episode of KingsIsle Live, a brand new and limited time side quest was launched in Wizard101 during the show: "Just Looking."

    Renee Wooften, the new NPC that will give you the quest, has arrived to Wizard City and will require your assistance to survey The Commons. Although it is a very short and easy quest, it has no level requirements and you will get a free Range Pole staff after completing it.

    You'll find Renee in The Commons, so make sure to complete the quest before it's gone!

    Monday, January 8, 2018

    New Wizard101 Alphoi Hoard Pack

    The brand new Alphoi Hoard Pack is filled with funky fresh items from Zanadu's Leisure Dome in Empyrea Part One, including a wearable Khan's Disco outfit, Disco Ball Relic weapons, Light Blades mount, and even a cute little Sani-Bot pet!

    With a chance to get these brand new items, the Alphoi's Hoard has cool, new epic and ultra rare items for your Wizard! Here are just some of the cool items you could receive in the Alphoi's Hoard:
    • Light Blades mount;
    • Mini Sani-bot pet;
    • Leisure Dome Gear sets;
    • Mirrored Relic weapons;
    • Empyrean House Guests;
    • And much more!

    Check it out in the Wizard101 Crown Shop and see what you can get!