Saturday, May 6, 2017

New Avalon Content Coming to Wizard101?


In the latest Wizard101 Newsletter, which came out earlier this week, KingsIsle has hinted at new content coming this Summer:

"We're all getting very excited to "launch" into the summer season and a busier time in Wizard101. We've been hard at work behind the scenes on new things that will be catapulting your way soon."


Judging by the textures, this new content is clearly related to Avalon. You can tell the textures are the same that were used in the Avalon Castle Plot. Could it be an Avalon expansion? A new Avalon bundle, perhaps?

We're just a month and a half away from Summer, so we should know more about this in the June Newsletter or during the next KI Live!

What do you think it is? Leave a comment below and let me know!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wizard101 Monstrology System Goes Live


After a few weeks of testing, Wizard101's Spring Update is live and it includes the Monstrology system, the new Monstrodome housing item, three new Skeleton Key Bosses, level 118 school pet quests, Aquila fishing, Jewel Vault, new trainable spells, new Castle Magic items and spells, and much more!

Monstrology
Now you can capture the "Animus" of monsters through the magic of Monstrology. Wizards level 12 and above should visit Monstrologist Burke, across from the Myth School in Ravenwood, to take on the quest "Know Thine Enemy".

You'll begin with a quick training session to using the Extract Animus spells, which apply to damage cards in combat much like other enchantments. Use these enchanted cards during combat to extract Animus. Use Animus to then create Summon Monster Treasure Cards, create Housing Guests for your Castle, or create powerful Expel Monster Treasure Cards for non-boss enemies.

Press "T" in game to open your Monstrology Tome to create and track these new items.

Monstrodome
The Monstrodome is an interactable item you either purchase through the Crown Shop or craft (see Felicia Worthington in Marleybone to purchase the recipe). You can add your minion summoning treasure cards into the Monstrodome and invite friends to come duel your devious collection of monsters from within your player housing. 

You interact with the Monstrodome much like you would other housing items. You click on the "Place Object" housing button, place your Monstrodome in your house, click on your Monstrodome, and then click on the Monstrodome icon.

Skeleton Key Bosses
Unique loot is waiting for you in each of these three new fights, if you're able to master their challenges. What new treasures will you find? It's time to face off against the new Skeleton Key Bosses:
  • Find Sapoti in the Hall of Doors in Krokotopia (Wooden Skeleton Key Boss);
  • Find Captain Hockins in Zafaria's Waterfront (Stone Skeleton Key Boss);
  • Find Mirage's Verboten Mimic in Aggrobah near the river area (Gold Skeleton Key Boss).

New Pets
The Arcanum Scholars now have a new quest available to those who are level 118. They will summon you to talk to them in the Arcanum and will send you on a quest to earn a new school pet. Check out all the new pets here!

Aquila Fishing
New fish (and treasure chests) can now be found along the coast of Aquila. Fish up some great rewards and some new friends (like the Spartan Spear) for your fish tanks at home!


Jewel Vault
The Jewel Vault works similarly to the seed vault, but for jewels. You place your vault in your player housing, click on it, and open your jewel vault. From here, you can transfer your extra jewels into your vault. Note that a crafting recipe for the Jewel Vault is also available from Toshio.

And there are many more changes and minor updates to the game! Read the complete list of Update Notes for more.

Wizard101 Professor's Hoard Pack


The Professor's Hoard Pack is one of the coolest Wizard101 packs ever! Players have a chance to get complete gear sets from their favorite Professors - one from each school!

This pack includes:
  • 7 Different School Professor's Gear Sets;
  • 7 Cast Symbol Mounts;
  • 7 Headmaster's Staffs with maycast spells;
  • Owl Protégé Pet;
  • And much more!

See what cool items you can get for your Wizard by checking out the Professor's Hoard Pack in the Crown Shop today!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Wizard101 & Pirate101 Spring Festival 2017


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 items. 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 Items & Returning Pets
In Wizard101, the new Bunny Mallow pet has arrived just in time for Easter. There's also a new Spring Keeper Multi-Tank for and the Spring Globe, which will rain cherry blossoms throughout your home. And in Pirate101, you can adopt the Spring Yeti to follow you in your adventures!


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.

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Wizard101 Test Realm Brings Monstrology System


    The Wizard101 Test Realm is back online and this update includes the Monstrology system, the new Monstrodome housing item, three new Skeleton Key Bosses, level 118 school pet quests, Aquila fishing, Jewel Vault, new trainable spells, new Castle Magic items and spells, and much more!

    Monstrology
    Now you can capture the "Animus" of monsters through the magic of Monstrology. Wizards level 12 and above should visit Monstrologist Burke, across from the Myth School in Ravenwood, to take on the quest "Know Thine Enemy".

    You'll begin with a quick training session to using the Extract Animus spells, which apply to damage cards in combat much like other enchantments. Use these enchanted cards during combat to extract Animus. Use Animus to then create Summon Monster Treasure Cards, create Housing Guests for your Castle, or create powerful Expel Monster Treasure Cards for non-boss enemies.

    Press "T" in game to open your Monstrology Tome to create and track these new items.

    Monstrodome
    The Monstrodome is an interactable item you either purchase through the Crown Shop or craft (see Felicia Worthington in Marleybone to purchase the recipe). You can add your minion summoning treasure cards into the Monstrodome and invite friends to come duel your devious collection of monsters from within your player housing. 

    You interact with the Monstrodome much like you would other housing items. You click on the "Place Object" housing button, place your Monstrodome in your house, click on your Monstrodome, and then click on the Monstrodome icon.

    Skeleton Key Bosses
    Unique loot is waiting for you in each of these three new fights, if you're able to master their challenges. What new treasures will you find? It's time to face off against the new Skeleton Key Bosses:
    • Find Sapoti in the Hall of Doors in Krokotopia (Wooden Skeleton Key Boss);
    • Find Captain Hockins in Zafaria's Waterfront (Stone Skeleton Key Boss);
    • Find Mirage's Verboten Mimic in Aggrobah near the river area (Gold Skeleton Key Boss).

    New Pets
    The Arcanum Scholars now have a new quest available to those who are level 118. They will summon you to talk to them in the Arcanum and will send you on a quest to earn a new school pet. Check out all the new pets here!

    Aquila Fishing
    New fish (and treasure chests) can now be found along the coast of Aquila. Fish up some great rewards and some new friends (like the Spartan Spear) for your fish tanks at home!


    Jewel Vault
    The Jewel Vault works similarly to the seed vault, but for jewels. You place your vault in your player housing, click on it, and open your jewel vault. From here, you can transfer your extra jewels into your vault. Note that a crafting recipe for the Jewel Vault is also available from Toshio.

    And there are many more changes and minor updates to the game! Read the complete list of Update Notes for more.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: There's a known issue with the Advanced Combat Tutorial from Duelmaster Diego in Unicorn Way for this Test Realm. Please, avoid undertaking this quest for the time being as your game will crash, and your character will be unplayable until the bug is fixed.