Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Jewel Socketing Goes Live


After weeks of intensive internal and player testing, the Spring Update is finally live and it adds lots of new content, including Jewel Socketing, One-Shot Gauntlets, Dragonspyre Fishing, Join a Team, new Skeleton Key Bosses and much more!

Jewel Socketing
Players can now add jewels to many of their Amulets, Athames, Rings and Decks! Wizards level 15 and above who have completed the crafting quest "The Razor's Edge" will need to visit Eloise Merryweather, in the Wizard City Commons, to take on the quest "Digging Into a New Challenge."

Katherine Rockhammer, in her newly opened shop in the Wizard City Shopping District, will then teach you the ways of Jewel Socketing. You will notice a new button at the bottom of the screen when viewing your Amulets, Athames, Rings and Decks. Select the item you would like to socket and click "Add Jewels." This will then open the Jewel Socketing screen, that will allow you to modify your item.


For a complete list of the new reagents needed to craft jewels, check out Duelist101's guide!

New One-Shot Gauntlets
Two new One-Shot Gauntlets are available in the Crown Shop: Baddle of the Bands and Tanglewood Terror! If you thought Hoard Packs were cool, you'll love these new adventures! One-shot gauntlets are unique in that they are like a hybrid between Hoard Packs and Housing Gauntlets, with some special rules and some considerations on buying them. They will provide you and three others with a chance at new unique gear, weapons, pets and mounts. Even better, when your adventure is over, you'll also be left with a cool housing item!

Credits for pictures to Jacob FireSpear and Scot Winter

Cast a Line in Lava
Visit Lucky Hookline in the Wizard City Commons if you are ready to up your Fishing game. He will introduce you to his friend Yuri Smokesnare, in Dragonspyre, who will teach you the ways of fishing in lava, which presents a unique set of challenges. Sentinels are a new tricky type of fish that are out to keep their fellow fishy friends from being caught. You'll need to use all of the tools at your disposal to outwit the Sentinels!

New fishing spells are available, including: Rank 3 Lures for all schools, Winnow spells that scare away all fish except those of a single school, Reveal spells to help you find those Whoppers and Small Fries, and a special spell to help you get rid of those tricky Sentinels. Visit Yuri Smokesnare in the Atheneum and Timor Flamecaster in the Labyrinth to learn these new spells!

Credits for picture to Paige MoonShade!

For a complete list of all the new Fish currently in Test Realm, check out the Fishing Database!

Join a Team
Visit the new Join a Team kiosk in Wizard City Olde Town to find a group for adventures! It will display a list of all teams that are waiting for additional members. Only the dungeons and worlds that your Wizard already has access to will be listed. Press the "Refresh" button at the bottom right to update the list and look for additional teams.

Also, a few tweaks have been made to the Team Up! feature, so make sure to check them out here.

New Skeleton Key Bosses
Three new skeleton key bosses have been added throughout the Spiral. Defeat these denizens in Cave of Solitude in Mooshu, the Crystal Caves of Avalon and Darkmoor for new challenges, and some epic rewards! You will notice that zones which include a skeleton key boss have a new sigil appearance. Some of these bosses even drop permanent new spells!


And a lot of minor miscellaneous changes were made to the game! Read the complete list in the Update Notes.

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