Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wysteria up on the Test Realm! (Birthday Present!)

Twitter was fun to watch yesterday. :)

The news came down over Twitter yesterday that the door to Wysteria was open on the Test Realm.

There was also a scoop from IGN on the patcher. Ahh, KingsIsle, that's some good media coverage. The IGN crowd was like "people play this game?"

laugh. Keep it up, KingsIsle! IGN is right there with Kotaku, 1Up, Gamespot, and all the other premium game reporting sites. That's some awesome candy for the marketing team.

On a few mini-breaks at work, I'd tune in to my own Twitter stream and watched as Uber Wife and Amber took over and started posting a ton of pictures from the test realm. Quite awesome to actually see Wysteria since all I had seen before this were words.

Yeah, I've been under embargo about Wysteria since the next Beckett's article talks about it. :) That's also why the day before yesterday I couldn't participate in any theorycrafting about what the new content might be . . . since, well, I already knew what it was. BUT had I not known, I wouldn't have been able to guess what it was. A new door on the spiral like this is a complete surprise, right? I would have guessed they would be doing something with that fifth floating island in Krokotopia.

Yup! I had a great time playing through the first area or so with Myrna last night.

This whole world just feels like Easter to me for some strange reason . . . perhaps the bunnies and pastels? Nah! Must be some other reason. I wonder if there could be an Easter event in Wysteria next year? could be fun!

Amber went on yesterday to complete the main storyline in Wysteria and earned her spiral cup!

Nicely done, daughter. You rock! Didn't seem to take her too long with all the power of level 60 behind her, but Uber Wife made the comment that perhaps it would be a difficult challenge for someone in their 20's (especially the fight against Kisai Shugenja where he keeps putting up a 90% tower shield)? I'm not sure. I don't know if I have a character currently in that level range. hmm!

So is it just me or do the new areas that KingsIsle is releasing seem to be getting smaller and smaller? I wonder if that means that eventually they'll unleash a huge monster of a world so we can finally fight Morganthe?

My main question when I saw the name Wysteria was, "Why does KingsIsle keep naming worlds after My little pony characters?"

. . . word to the bronies. :p I'm just kidding by the way . . . I think they are a completely separate phenomenon, kind of like crop circles and aliens. O.o

Anyway, as it so happens, today is my birthday! Thanks for the gift of Wysteria KingsIsle. ;) And thanks to my old pal Cassandra over at Witchwarrior for this cool birthday gift portrait.


We're totally winks and peace on my birthday!

Happy Dueling!


Elijah Light Thief said...

Happy BIrth day freindly and nice post! :D

TimothyLighttalon said...

Great post, Friendly! And i hope you have a rockin' birthday!

AutumnalDusk said...

Happy B-Day, Mon Frere.

This is the dawning of the Age of Wysteria...

Caroline Dawnrunner said...

Aargh Wysteria sounds so cool! Must go play it now!

Heather Raven said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Friendly! :)

Victoria Spiritblossom said...

Happy Birthday!
Go Bronies!!!

The Hilarious Thaumaturge said...

Happy Birthday Friendly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
And yes, nice post :D

-The Hilarious Thaumaturge (The LOL Thaumaturge for short)

Natalie Spiritweaver said...

Haha, I saw your daughter on the Test Realm yesterday! I probably seemed like some crazy fangirl when i tried to add her x) But I did not persist, unlike some others. People were like "A FAMOUS PERSON!" and then some others said "HOW DOES SHE NOT HAVE OPEN CHAT?!!?" and I was thinking to myself "wooowwwww." Congratulations to her on completing Wysteria! I went in on my Level 42 and it was pretty simple as well. When fighting Kisai Shugenja, if you heal, all his current shields will disappear and he won't add another one until you attack again. Then you can save up for a simple one-hit ;-)

witchwarrior said...

;) and Peace!
Glad you like the pic!

Kevin BattleBlood said...

Happy, happy birthday!!

Smogger Smasher said...

OMG!!! Feliz Cumpleanos! If only I could use a tilde. and an upside down exclamation mark. Oh well. Happy Birthday Dude.

Tara Darkgem said...

wooot wysteria!!! also happy bday friendly :D

Anonymous said...

Happy birth day Friendly keep up the good work.

in game name michael nightshade

Duncan Daystone said...

Happy Birthday, Friendly! If anybody deserves to have a new sub-world released on their special day, it'd be you!
Read the description of Wysteria on the update notes page. It sounds rather intriguing!

The Sorcerer said...

Happy Birthday to me, uh I mean you! Nice post as well!

starfishlover108 said...

Happy Birthday Friendly! Yesterday was also my birthday. Best birthday present ever!!!

Ashley Spiritweaver said...

Happy Birthday friendly :D!!! cool post too!! the test realm is really nice, the rival school pigsnout or whatever i cant remember it it makes ravenwood look bad O:{ even the dorms look better haha and they copied our schools! (or we copied their schools ;p) ah well it was fun!

Heroic Pyromancer said...

It's kinda late, but, um,


You are an awesome wizard to all of us!!-Thunderblade

P.S. Did you get my email, about the drawing?

Anonymous said...

lol I agree with those IGN commenters.