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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Woo! Check-a this out! It's Azteca!

Give a shout!

There I am . . . running in my new weirdness over to talk to Cyrus Drake! HAHA! I'm all decked out and ready to hit the dueling circles with a crazy eyecarumba pet and the new Keeper's Lore Pack outfit and staff. If I'm hitting Azteca, I'm going with style. I'm so tired of wearing my Waterworks gear, stitched or not. I don't even care if the stats on the new gear don't have *exactly* what I need. I'm going in pure crazy!

Besides, that outfit looks really color coordinated with my flying carpet mount, no? yes!

Style points.

And with that short trip to Marleybone and a visit to Edward Halley's house to play bug exterminator . . .

. . . I'm in Azteca on the live realm! WOO HOO!

Caroline wanted to do a little bit of Azteca together (random strangers ftw), but I gotta be honest. My heart right now is over in Mooshu in Pirate101. I'm not quite done going through Pirate101 with my first character, so that's really where my focus is right now. Don't worry though, I'll be sure to report my Azteca journey here and see what insights I can provide where I can.

I just wanted to make sure you knew Azteca was live and that I will definitely be talking about it here on TFN!

Thanks all!

Happy dueling!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Catching up since Celestia? What'd Cole miss?

Got a question from a name I haven't heard in a while:
Hi Friendly,
Back in the day, I used to play Wizard101 a lot. Believe it or not, but I played since before the million player mark was hit. I was in the community, listening to Ravenwood Radio...And then minecraft ate my life.

Yesterday, I finally got Wizard101 to work on my new computer (a Mac, which doesn't normally play the game without some super-technical wizardry). So, I'm wondering what has changed? The last update I played was Celestia...
Anyways, thanks for your help!

-Cole Moontamer-

Wow! Cole Moontamer! Long time no see! I remember your Four Questions you sent a while back. :)

I hear you about Minecraft. It's amazingly fun and addictive. Great game. My kids and I play it together every once in a while . . . lately though they've been on a retro gaming kick and have been asking me to break out my Sega to play Sonic and Sonic 2. My son is hilarious, he's like, I've never seen Chuggaaconroy do a Let's Play on Sonic! If he did, that would be AMAZING!

Very cool that you've got an itch to play some Wizard101! As far as what you've missed since Celestia? Ummmm . . . let's see . . . without putting a ton of thought into it, the main two worlds you've missed would be Zafaria and Avalon. You're behind 20 levels, giddyup! (. . . and when I say giddyup, I mean HURRY because Azteca is going to be here soon and then you'll be 30 levels behind LOL!)

I'm not sure exactly when you cut out, but there have been around three side worlds that also came out:

1- Remember Selena Gomez in Wizard101? They took Crab Alley and added a new zone called Deep Warrens, and they made it kind of a playable side world (you can get a cool outfit by completing it . . . great little side world.)

2- Wintertusk. This was definitely a fun side world that kind of closed out the Grizzleheim story and tied in a lot of lore. The end fight is still one of the most fun in the game.

3- Wysteria. I totally dug finding out all about the rival Pigswick academy and unraveling that little side story. Fun times. For high level players, they added the Tower of the Helephant and it's not to be missed just for fun factor. One of my best memories would have been taking on Chester and his friends with Angus.

And then of course, there's always some little miscellaneous stuff:

- Housing games was a blast, and, uh, you've missed a lot of new lore packs. Just open up the crown shop window and you're caught up there LOL! ;)

- You've also missed out on two new pet games and Mega levels with pets! If you haven't been to the Pet Pavilion in a while, go forth and check out the new games!

- And of course, Pirate101 and me being hired by KingsIsle. WHEW! Come say hi in Pirate101!

Other than that . . . I don't know . . . I'm sure I've missed some stuff. Readers, if I've left out some important details, leave them in the comments below! :)

Thanks for the question and good to see you back!

Happy dueling