Monday, June 22, 2009

New Updates! (Part 1)

Here are a couple updates you can experience in the Test Realm along with Grizzleheim!

Courtesy of Kingsisle:

Wizard101 has a Bazaar!

Olde Town is the place to be - there you will find the new Bazaar. This new Bazaar gives players access to items found by other players, in all the worlds of the Spiral.Players can sell their extra items to a new shopkeeper named Elik Silverfist. That's me on the left! I'll pay you the value in gold for your items based on supply and demand. If I already have lots of the item you are selling me then I will pay you less gold for yours. If I'm low or out of stock on the item you are selling, I will pay you more gold! No matter what, I will always offer a better price than other shopkeepers.You can also buy items from me that other players have sold to me. The more of an item I have, the cheaper it will be, and the fewer of an item I have, the more expensive it will be. If you see an item you like, buy it, it may not be there next time you visit. All prices are based on my current stock of items, so shop often for that special bargain, young Wizards! And don't worry, if someone sells an item on Wu Realm, and you're on Pixie, you'll see it in my inventory - I've got all the Realms covered!


Time to get Crafty!

Wizard101 is introducing a whole new side to being a Wizard: Crafting.This Crafting system introduces hundreds of new items into the game. First up, is new equipment - all new hats, jewelry, robes, wands and other equipment. This new equipment includes items that span bonuses for multiple schools. They will exist in all combinations, but are meant to enhances spells from your primary school, and any other school's spells that you have learned. One example is a Myth item that boosts the damage bonus of Myth Spells, but also increases the accuracy of any Storm spells you may have. You can also craft furniture, and you might be interested to know that there is a Recipe for a Carousel!In order to craft items, you'll need to find Recipes and Reagents. Recipes are instructions for crafting items. Reagents are the ingredients used in the recipes, and include items such as stones, vials, wood and Treasure Cards. Many of the new reagents can be collected in adventure areas, purchased at the Bazaar, found as rewards for dueling creatures, and purchased at the Reagent shopkeepers.Who can be a Crafter?EVERYONE can become a Crafter. Free to Play Players can collect any number of different recipes and can craft many fabulous pieces. Paying players can access higher tiered recipes and reagents in advanced worlds. Players cannot fail to craft an item, as long as you have all the reagents required for the recipe, you will successfully create the item, just make sure you have room in your Backpack!Where do I get Started?Your journey begins in Olde Town, with Eudora TangleTree. She has a quest for you that gets you started in the world of Crafting.
Ok - So what do I do?First you must complete the first crafting quest given to you by Eudora TangleTree, which rewards you with a Crafting Station and a Crafting Slot. You can also buy Crafting Stations from furniture shopkeepers. You must place your Crafting Station in your Dorm room or Castle to be able to use it.Second you must purchase a recipe from a Recipe Vendor. They're located on each of the worlds of the Spiral. Third, you must gather the reagents used in the recipe. Reagents are ingredients. Some reagents can be harvested throughout all the worlds of the Spiral. Others can be purchased from Reagent Vendors. Some creatures will drop reagents when they are defeated. Fourth, you must have an empty Crafting Slot. A Crafting Slot allows you to concentrate on making an item. Once you use it, you must wait for the timer to refresh before you can make another item. Lastly, when you have your recipe and reagents, go to your Crafting Station and use it. Select the recipe you want to make, and i fyou have the required ingredients, press "Create" and make the item. The item you created will appear in your backpack, so make sure there's room!Can I Improve my Crafting?There are three tiers of advancement for Crafters. Each tier grants players a new badge and a new series of recipes become available to them. There are Recipe Vendors spread across all the worlds of the Spiral. Some items are only available through Crafting.Can I make my own Treasure Cards?From now on, only some Treasure Cards will be sold in the Libraries. Instead of buying Treasure Cards, players will be able to Craft Treasure Cards that correspond to their primary school.

I am putting these new updates into different parts only because there are so many! I do not want to have one huge long post with all of the updates. I'll feature more or the rest in Part 2!
Your Wizardly Advisor,
~Isaiah Spelldust

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