Go try it out my friends! Though the test realm patcher says it's offline, it's not! It still loads and you can press play.
The first thing you'll notice if you're over 12th level, Moolinda Wu is all excited to chat with you.
Why? She wants to get you started down the path of gardening, which is a brand new system expansion for Wizard101.
I had to laugh yesterday when the news broke over Twitter because I had just been writing about this "super secret" new expansion just last week. LOL! I was thinking this wouldn't hit the streets for at least another month. Nope.
As you get going here, you'll notice that perhaps this wasn't quite ready for the test realm just yet.
I'm titling this one, "White Bubbles with Arrow Swords Poking Random Information." It's a work of art.
What's supposed to be in those bubbles isn't too hard to figure out.
Top line = Type of plant
Reward line = How good of a reward you get from your plant.
Challenge line = How difficult it is to grow your plant.
Likes = Put it by this to make it grow better.
Dislikes = Don't put it by this.
Level = Level of gardener you have to be to grow it.
. . . you get the idea . . . I'm not going to spoil some things just because I had advanced knowledge.
Take a look over on the right hand bar at the Bloggers club to see all the buzz from the Wizard101 blogosphere. TONS of cool info there. Tipa's got a good post up (to answer her final question, no). This update was practically hand made for Paige. :-) I do believe Amber was the first to blog about it.
Also be sure to check the Wizard101 Central Test Realm forum for information. Lots of good stuff going on there.
The big hidden update that goes along with this is CELESTIA FURNITURE! Be sure to run back to Otto and Gearwise here in the Celestia Base Camp and check out all the new stuff you can craft and buy. :-)
That should make a lot of people happy. :-)