. . . am I missing out on good gear that I could buy? I have no idea where I can buy crown gear in each area? I'm only level 20, and I've found crown gear in Wizard City and a little bit in Krokotopia. But I'm mostly still rocking stuff I could wear at level 5 or 10. Can this be right? I have searched and searched and searched, on wikia, on central, everywhere. To me, finding and acquiring the best gear-- even if it's only purchased-- is fun. And it's frustrating that I can't figure out, fairly easily, where this stuff is in Wizard 101.
Am I missing something? Is there a list of gear anywhere?
Or, mainlly... is there a list of places to buy crown gear anywhere? And gold gear? I want the best stuff I can afford. Part of the reason to pay for gear is to save yourself time and frustration. But now I'm finding the process of searching for and finding gear almost as lame as grinding for it.
Yeah, this is a little interesting. Crown gear in Wizard101 has had an interesting history. A guest blogger, Sierra Starsong, helped me a long time ago with a question similiar to this. You can read this article here.
In that post you will discover there are things called generations of crown gear. Another thing you'll discover is that (as you noted) we all typically end up pointing our browsers to Wizard101 Central or Wikia. I totally hear your lament over polished, dedicated websites about really specific topics (like gear) like you might find for other games. Those mega-sites are the best we've got so far.
So, let me link you to a few threads:
List of Second Generation Crown Gear
List of Third Generation Crown Gear
and this one is good too . . .
List of All Crown Items with their Locations in Regular Shops
Unfortunately those threads mostly just list names of items, so that ends up requiring cross-research with Wikia. A really good targeted website would marry the two and make it easy to search in some kind of database engine. And yes, like you're saying, it'd be great to get a list of the best items I can purchase with gold at the same time. (The best/easiest we have now is to simply go to the Bazaar and sort by level and price.)
Josh's next question was this:
I just got to level 22 and received my Power Play spell (I'm balance). I tried searching Wikia and wizard101.com and Central to answer my questions about it, but the information is seemingly old or inconsistent. :/ Does Power play just affect your team, or your opponents too? It seems like a terrible spell, if it increases your opponent's pip chance by 35% as well as your teams'.Yup, Power Play affects everybody in the battle circle. It's more effective in PvE than PvP for this reason since in PvE a good portion of the trash mobs have a really low or non-existent power pip percentage. This is also the reason why you get conflicting information. There's no difference when you use it in PvE or PvP.
Also, are there any differences in the affects between PvE and PvP?
It's not my favorite spell either.
And Josh's final question
Boy, I am sorry to spam you. Please forgive me. I just forgot to ask in the below re: Power Play, whether the effect lasts for the entirety of the round, or just a few turns?
Power Play lasts until combat is resolved; there's no timer to it.
Thanks for the questions, Josh! Sorry it took me so long to get to you.