Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Marleybone Big House Walkthrough

I promised you guys a walk through of my new house and here it is.
Not: I'm not done decorating, so really this is just a walk through of the island.

This picture was taken from the Spiral Door and shows most of the island.

Looking towards the greenhouse.

Looking towards the Main House.

At the foot of the bridge leading to the greenhouse.

Greenhouse and lawn at the top of the stairs.

Between the Main House and Greenhouse is an area that seems custom made for statuary.

There's a path under the bridges that runs the length of the island.

At the foot of the bridge leading to the Main House.

Behind the house there's a bit of open space for anything you may want.

Here's the entryway. Not much to say.

The second floor, plenty of open space.

Here's the entrance to the 'secret' room.

And here's the 'secret' room with all my looted Krokotopian artifacts.

The third floor, not as much room as the second floor but still plenty of room.

And last but not least the walkway leading from the third floor to the greenhouse.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

gift card pets

Ok, so KI has posted the 'stats' for the new pets and unfortunately none of them really stand out. I'm wondering when/if they're going to give us an announcement for the 'other pets'. It's been nearly a month since they were 'spoiled' and AFAIK we haven't heard anything for KI. The gift card page does say "More to come" at the bottom, but that could mean anything.

Friday, June 26, 2009

New house

I took the plunge and splurged for the big Marleybone house and all I can say is "Squeee!" It's really big and has plenty of nooks and crannies to poke around in. Expect a walk through posted on Monday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

something interesting

This may be obvious to some people, but it had never occurred to me. Currently I have equipment that increases my balance damage by 11%. As far as I knew the bonus damage only applied to Balance damage. But I noticed that whenever Ice came up on Spectral Blast it was doing 405 instead the normal 365. It turns out that 405 is 111% of 365. So as long as the spell is Balance, the damage type doesn't matter it'll still be increased.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Item(s) of the Day: hand-crafted housing items

Today I bring you two items from the dark depth of the Test Realm. Both of these nice looking items were made using to new crafting stations. The directional sign can be made on the Basic Crafting Station but to make a stack of papers you have to buy a Housing Crafting Station (I bought mine from the Furniture Vendor in Krokotopia, but I suspect you can buy them everywhere but Grizzleheim).

Directional Sign

Stack of Papers

Sunday, June 21, 2009

random picture: enough buffs?

you know, I don't think that's anywhere near enough shields. Clearly I need more.

GrizzleHeim: impressions

I poked my head into the test server and looked around for a few hours last night. I'll probably look around some more, but I don't how much more because the version of my main that was copied over is 2 levels (and some good equipment (see my post from a few days ago)) shy of where I currently am. I'd like to play it one live soon, but I'd prefer they take the time to make everything work first.

The only problems I had (besides having to download everything again, which doesn't count) was the client crashing when I tried to talk to one of the Ravenwood trees (the life tree, I think) and the Northguard Yardbird not 'activating'.

I haven't tried the Bazaar, so I can't comment on that.

I tried crafting a bit and I think it's got great potential. I don't like the timer on the crafting slots, but I feel that when you have more slots it probably won't be as much of a problem. The Mist Wood for the first two quests were a bit hard to come by and required a lot of running around (I did get a lot of cat tails along the way though).

Even if I don't progress far into GrizzleHeim, I'm definitly going to go as far as I can in crafting on the Test Realm.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Cause for Celebration

After spending all week avoiding Marleybone because of how much harder it was then Krokotopia, everything just fell into place today: I reached lvl 30; I got my Judgement spell; I got a new hat and staff; I finished Chelsea Court and soloed the Ironworks.

Friendly: I'm afraid the person who told you that Pioneer Dragons give a Balanceblade was wrong. They give a DragonBlade.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Item(s) of the Day: Robes

I haven't gotten any housing items that really stand out lately, but I did get a couple of nice looking robes from trash while struggling through Hyde Park.

Vestment of Tragedy (Myth robe)

Distressing Garment (Death robe)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Item(s) of the Day: Mailbox and Letter

Today's items come from the Postal series of quests in Marleybone. The mailbox looks exactly like the ones you see on the street in Regent's Square, except you can't stuff them full of mail. The letter is a nice little touch. I haven't decided where it'll end up going but for now it'll live on the ground by the mailbox.

BTW: after defeating Lady Blackhope multiple times, I finally got the Life Stone Pedestal and the Unicorn Statue. Unfortunately the statue doesn't want to sit on the pedestal, oh well. Once I get Rattlebone's feet, I'll be done with Unicorn Way.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Item of The Day: Purple Ancient Statue

While I was playing today, I was afraid I wouldn't have a good item of the day. But the Stormtress in the Temple of Storms dropped this lovely statue for me. Krokotopia has had plenty of nice items, but this is definitely the second best looking item I've gotten. I had hoped that it was going to larger but it's still very cool.

And Friendly, I bought the Marleybone house and have started work on my mini-museum of Krokotopian artifacts. I still have a few things to place but it's mostly done.
Here's a shot from the entrance.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Item(s) of the Day: the Krok element plaques

The Krok element plaques come from a quest in each of the three areas. the fire plaque comes from the Pyramid of the Sun, the storm plaque comes from the Tomb of Storms and the ice plaque comes from the Krokosphinx. Completing the presentation is my favorite item, krokohoteps severed head.

I've got so many Krok artifacts that, when I get my Marleybone small house, I'm going to turn the basement into a museum of sorts.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


This is my introduction (which should have been my first post, but nevermind that).
I usually go by Twelfth Nightmare online, but that's pretty long, so you can just call me Twelfth.
This is my Wizard 101 Blog. Its name is a play on the book, The Misenchanted Sword by Lawrence Watt-Evans (it's a great book, so go find a copy and read it). I'm not really going to be focusing on any one thing instead I'll be posting W101 stuff that catches my interest. Every weekday, in a blatant steal from the excellent Friendly Necromancer, I will post an item (usually housing items but not always) stands out to me.

My main character, ATM, is Alexis Goldblade, a lvl 24 Sorceress. So, say hi if you see me running around. She's still doing Krokotopia, but she only needs to finish the Tomb of Storms before she can go to marleybone.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Item(s) of the Day: desk collection

Today I've got three items for you.
It's my slowly growing desk collection. Starring the Dorm Desk, the Krok Desk and the Student Desk.The dorm desk is, of course, free; everybody gets one in their dorm when they start the game.
The krok desk comes from a quest in the Krokosphinx and you can see a bunch in the Balance School.
The student desk come the quest you get at the end of Unicorn Way to kill Col. Kurtz.
no, wait, it's Lady Blackhope you need to defeat, sorry. You can see the wild student desk in its natural habitat at Ravenwood.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

News Flash

According to Professor Greyrose:
"The Gift Cards themselves do not expire for another 25 years, but the items you receive from them change.

As it states on our Gift Card Page
"Due to the delay in getting the Wizard101 cards out to Rite Aid®,
we have extended the availability of the Protector Set pets until 30 June 2009! "

At the end of June, the stats of the pets will change, however their outward appearance will not."

It's nice to know that the cards don't expire but the important part is the last line.
At the end of June, the stats of the pets will change, however their outward appearance will not.
The abilities of the pets will change with each new set, but they won't look any different. If you buy a piggle now and hold onto it until July starts and the Assistants set enters 'rotation' you'll get a piggle with a different effect that looks the same as your other piggle.

I, and probably everybody else, was expecting that each set would have different pets not the same ones with different effects. I hope they'll change they're minds once more people hear about it.

IMHO: these pets are not the Assistants Set and have been added because people complained that they didn't have 7-11 or Rite-Aid near them, but we don't really know since these haven't even been announced yet.

Item of The Day: Krokohotep Plaque

Borrowing a great idea from The Friendly Necromancer.
I got the Krokohotep Plaque from the end of the Krokosphinx and it made me wonder about the Order of The Fang.

Check this out:
Seeing this begs the question: what kind of benevolent organization mounts the heads of their enemies on plaques and hands them out willy-nilly?
anyway, it's an interesting housing item nonetheless.