Saturday, March 31, 2012

Can . . . Not . . . WAIT . . . x3!!! (APRIL FOOLS)

KingsIsle was nice enough to supply me with some concept art from their brand new Celestia-themed Mega Bundle Card that's due to hit US K-mart stores (I know, K-mart, right?) next week. NEXT WEEK!

This bad boy card of the bunch comes with an amazing Fantasy Celestial Solar System Mansion (complete with teleporters to all nine planets rising high above the mansion), the usual amount of crowns, a castle elixir, Moon "Magic" Suit Gear (scalable to level 70), and . . . dun dun dun . . . the THREE-SEATER Celestian Whale mount!!!


OMGosh NOW! I usually don't shop K-mart, but I will be banging on those doors the morning this is released, screaming at the top of my lungs for a blue-light special to happen in the video game department!

Thanks so much KI for a sneak peak of this magnitude on this very special day!

Happy Dueling!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Puzzle Piece Party!

YAY! Let's have a puzzle piece party!


WOOT WOOT!

There you go Wizard101 fans. Enjoy the heck out of my completely boring puzzle piece. LOL. Sure, Petnome gives you a cool face of some ogre looking dude, but what do I give you? Some shrubbery . . . AND A PUZZLE PIECE PARTY!

Just like last time, make sure you get the rest of your pieces at these other AMAZING Wizard101 fansites! (They all rock. I'd invite them all to the puzzle piece party.)

Wizard101 Central
Wizard101 Wiki
Ravenwood Radio
Petnome Project
Mythspent Youth
Legends of the Spiral
That Pyromancer
Ditto Wizard
Diary of a Wizard
Paige's Page
Valerians School
West Karana

Happy Dueling!

*update!*

Ok ok . . . I've made you suffer long enough. Here's the puzzle piece with a white background.

Spell of the Week -- Fire Wyvern

There! Over the warping skin of obsidian and lava breaks forth the mighty Fire Wyvern! He rumbles, "I'm the most awesome spell of the week ever! Rawr!"

Fire Wyvern


Well, it may not be the coolest spell ever, but I have to note that it is an interesting one because, look at that, it comes in two different flavors (one of which happens to be a hoard pack version). Also of note is that you can create this spell from either the Mutate Wyvern card (available from The Archivist) or you can purchase the Mutate Wyvern card with a training point from the Sun School.


Given all that awesomeness, I think it's pretty safe to say that KI likes the look of this spell. It is pretty epic. Either as a powerful DoT spell or as a cheap but effective Direct Damage spell, Fire Wyvern is a fun and surprising trick to keep in your deck.

And because this spell is so awesome, the readers of the Friendly Necromancer did not disappoint! They came through with a lot of great pictures! Check 'em out:

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Seth Spriteshade:


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Alexander Dragontamer:


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Seth Dragonhunter:


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Rachel Windtalon:


Rachel adds: By the way, I always wondered how the heckhound you got a doodle version of your character. I always thought that was cool
Just wondering!


Well, when I visited KI's offices I was able to meet with Jeff Tooney who is the artist for Abracadoodle. Although he was very busy, Jeff was kind enough to sketch out my character for me. I later added some color over the top of it. :) I do feel very lucky to have that.

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Wizard101 Life:


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Mark Fireheart:


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Courtney Silverflame:


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Sophia EmeraldBlossom:


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Elizabeth Goldenthistle:


Elizabeth adds: Here's my picture. I don't know why, but the wood goblins keep wanting to be in the pictures. Have you noticed that the fire wyvern looks kind of like a wood goblin?

OH MY! Are you starting a conspiracy theory that Fire Wyverns are the evil creations of Wood Goblins?!?!? I love conspiracy theories like that. ;)

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Courtney Moonpetal:


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Isabella Starsong:


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Seth Hunter:


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Terri Nightshield:


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Lail Shadowtail:


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Flash333:


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Kyle Firesword:


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Kaitlyn Dragonsword:



Kaitlyn adds: Hey Friendly!! I love this song, especially in the Disney Sing Alongs! :P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cwjgmSiENM

OH! That's the best! I want to go play at Blizzard Beach! (p.s. Kid at :10 makes me laugh)
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Thanks everyone for those screenshots! I really appreciate them, your insights, and how much fun you had casting the Fire Wyvern. :)

Happy Dueling!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Resist Math Gone Wanky?

I'm confused. Here we have my latest two Frankesteinish Aqua Dragon pet creations:


As you see here. One is getting 9% universal resist and 9% death resist. The other has better numbers so it's eeking out 10% resists, right? (Don't mind me, I'm a little obsessed with building a death resist pet so I can solo the Tower of the Helephant.) The wanky part comes when I'm looking at the percentages all added up.

Prince Toby's numbers:


And, Madame Ruby's numbers:


Both are 96? I'm not a math major, but something is off there. :) Maybe it's a rounding error? */shrug* Anyone heard anything about this?

Come here, Glitchy! I love you Glitchy! Ohhhh, that's a good Glitchy!


Happy dueling!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Call for Spell of the Week

Behold his hotness!


Since we went Blue Phoenix last week, let's do Fire Wyvern this week!

Send a screenshot of you casting Fire Wyvern to thefriendlynecromancer@gmail.com by tomorrow night (27 March 2012), and I'll post your picture on my blog on the morning of 28 March.

Here's a mailto address link to get you started: Click Here.

Cast it like you're a hot mess from the 80's! ;p



Happy Dueling!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Puzzle me this, Wizard101 Fans!

I know what you've come here for, Wizard101 fans! Here are my pieces of the puzzle:


Ohhhh, KingsIsle is playing the Riddler!



That's right, pieces of a puzzle have been (or will be soon) scattered throughout the fansites of Wizard101. From what I understand, these puzzle pieces will most likely be appearing today at the following locations:

Wizard101 Central
Wizard101 Wiki
Ravenwood Radio
Petnome Project
Mythspent Youth
Legends of the Spiral
That Pyromancer
Ditto Wizard
Diary of a Wizard
Paige's Page
Valerians School
West Karana

Go grab your Gimp or a good pair of scissors, and I hope my tulip and shrub puzzle pieces help you solve the clue! :)

Happy Dueling!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spell of the Week -- Blue Phoenix

Oh yeah! This one is a rare and newer sight!

BLUE PHOENIX


The coolest thing about this spell (only available as a treasure card in the Raven's Hoard Pack) is the pip-to-damage ratio for Ice Wizards. That's a lot of punch for four pips, much nicer than Ice Wyvern. Make it a five-pip trainable card, and I know you'd see this cast all the time in place of frostbite (which personally I think should be lowered in cost and damage alike for a good shield remover spell). I bet Ice Wizzies would LOVE to be able to train this card. I know Myrna Lionblood, my ice caster, would at least!

The second coolest thing about this spell is the look! Not only is it a really rare sight, it just looks beautiful. It's almost a shame the chat boxes like to cover it when you cast it. Regardless of that, my dutiful readers were able to scrounge up ten of these cards from either their Raven's Hoard addictions or from sniping in the Bazaar. :) Check out what they sent me!

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Alexander Dragontamer:


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Rachel Windtalon:


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Flash333:


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Elizabeth Goldenthistle:


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Courtney Silverflame:


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Grayson/Gorman:


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Terri Nightshield:


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Allison Deathwielder:


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Jason Thundershield:


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Sophia Emeraldblossom:


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Awesome screenshots, friends! You outdid yourselves finding those cards. :) I know you like the challenge.

Happy dueling!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Call for Spell of the Week

OOOooo! I've got a rare one for you this week. :)


What's that? Why that is the Blue Phoenix treasure card! Let's see you cast it! and here's the Blue Monday music video by New Order right outta 1983 for you to listen to while you scramble to the Bazaar to find that treasure card (love that it has Zaxxon footage in this video lol):


Send a screenshot of you casting Blue Phoenix to thefriendlynecromancer@gmail.com by tomorrow night (20 March 2012), and I'll post your picture on my blog on the morning of 21 March.

Here's a mailto address link to get you started: Click Here.

Best of luck!

Happy Dueling!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

1337


1337 - check the view count in that screenshot! Timing is everything! LOL.

So, yeah, it's just kind of what I do when I'm hanging out with my buddies in Wysteria. I flip the menu chat open and I drop the "Let's meet in Zafaria" bomb . . . shortly followed by "have you seen any acorns?"

Wait, what? OH, I'm just talking about how KingsIsle's follow on commercial was released (remember me talking about it and the first commercial?), and that new commercial should now be making its way across flat screens hooked up to 1337 channels like the Game Show Network and TVLand.

Here it is:



OH WAIT, wrong video! Here we go:



;p

THANKS KINGSISLE! YOU GUYS ROCK!

Happy dueling

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spell of the Week -- Forest Lord

I remember the days. The old days. The days when we'd beg for an AOE spell for Life Wizards!

FOREST LORD



This week's spell of the week is a special one for our Life Wizard friends. We have two life wizards between our accounts that can cast this spell, and it's such a welcome addition to their arsenal. Sometimes people in the battle circle just simply don't need healing. Sometimes, offense is your best defense. This powerful number is just the cure. :)

It's available to Life Wizards when they hit 58th level and you can even craft a neck item fairly easily in Zafaria with this spell on it. Its 90 percent accuracy makes it almost a sure thing, and its base damage of 610-690 make it super deadly.

And it's just cool looking . . .

I asked the readers of The Friendly Necromancer to cast up a Forest Lord spell to show off their skills! Check 'em out (click on them to make them bigger):

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Seth Hunter:


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Jason Thundershield:


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Brittany Lifebringer:


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Ryan LifeGarden:


Left to right is me (Ryan LifeGarden), Michael DragonBreeze, Jack RedFlame, and Michael SpellFist.
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Courtney Silverflame:


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Skuthix:


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Mark Fireheart:


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Rachel Windtalon:


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Joshua Lionbane:


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Autumn LotusSong:


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Seth SpriteShade:


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Greyson / Gorman:


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Thomas Emeralddust:


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Thanks everyone for the great pictures. Keep being awesome!

Happy dueling!