Saturday, June 26, 2010

On to marleybone!


So today i finished the vigrid roughlands in grizzleheim and i went to try the next area. turns out i cant until i am level 30. im level 28. so, i went to marleybone and accepted a few quests.

marleybone is a very interesting world.

it looks alot like the parts of london where my cousins live, except for the whole airship and rooftop thing going on. the buildings are accurate, and i enjoyed playing in hyde park and looking for stray cats.

i accepted a quest which had me looking for baxter, some sort of cat thing who has info on the o'learys, a mob of rodents and felines.

one thing about marleybone: how all the dogs have really strong british accents and the cats sound like my grandfather(who grew up in chicago in the 20s and 30s).

my grandpa has an accent which sounds like mobsters on all the 1960's movies about them. he also sounds exactly like the cat thugs.

my cousin(who lives in london) sounds exactly like felicia(the craft lady)

so congrats kingsisle on making the people sound realistic!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

finished with Savarstaad Pass(i think)


So i played two hours on grizzleheim today and i finished savarstaad pass(i dont remeber how it is spelled). i think i really like these quest lines with all the references to norse mythology and the funny looking grendels and splithoofs are a nice break from the spell card monsters we see.

heres a shot of me defeating some grendel there:
So i really like this world and i cant wait to get the silverback wildclaw pet.
im enjoying using all my traps and charms to get 1000 health back on vampire every once in a while too



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My characters first look at Grizzleheim


I was finishing up Krokotopia today, so when i defeated Krokopatra and got the key to marleybone i immediately talked to ambrose and i got a quest to go to GH. So, i went through the spiral chamber, and this is my first look

Vikings! and lots of other stuff



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Celestia photo!

Ok, so they just revealed another celestia pic, containing a robot guy

all i can say is....WOW. we are getting close to finishing this thing

there is also another code but i think its the same one that friendly translated earlier(i e beneath the waves the stars still shine)



Monday, June 21, 2010

Looks dont make the man

Ok, so i realized, that if anyone reads this blog, i might want to show what i look like

so here goes

right now im in Karahnan Barracks in Krokotopia

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Celestia Revealed(Sort of)

Well, i wasnt on Wizard 101 the other day cuz i was at the beach, but when i checked various blogs this morning i noticed that they were(more or less) all featuring the same story.

Apparently the Beckett Pokemon magazine just had a short story about the pre-quest to celestia!
Willowdreamer quotes:

"After attaining the rank of Grand Master and defeating Malistaire, you are summoned to Ravenwood by Halston Balestrom, who explains that he has received a cryptic message on a strange device, the Resonating Omni-Audio-graph. Balestrom asks for help decoding the message and sends you to Krokotopia to fina an ancient artifact that will help in the translation. Upon arrival, you discover that the item you need has been stolen, broken apart and scattered throughout the Spiral by a group of mysterious villains.
It's up to you to travel across the Spiral and defeat a cadre of villains to get the pieces Balestrom requires. Gradually, you learn more about these mysterious enemies, discovering that they are the Shadow Weavers, a secret order of Wizards with sinister plans. Upon successfully decoding Balestrom's mysterious message, you learn that it originates from a long-lost Marleybonian survey team from the Spiral Geographic Society, a league of explorers who set out long ago to find the lost world of Celestia. According to the message, the explorers believe they have stumbled upon an important discovery, but they are trapped and in great danger!"

This sounds very interesting! Apparently there is also a picture of the Shadow Weavers, and they seem to be insects:

So it looks like it will be insects vs. crusteaceans in Celestia. Cool.
Well, thats all for today.



Friday, June 18, 2010

Burn, Mummy, Burn

I've been completing all the quests in Krokotopia, and i came across one that had me burning mummies.

My first thought was "isn't this terrible for all the marleybonian museums?", but when i think about it, there are a ton of mummies in the world, and the marleybonians can do without(i went to egypt once and i saw a ton of tombs, all of them housed mummies which are in places all over the world. We have quite a few here in chicago too.)

I have to say, i enjoyed my time in egypt, so Krokotopia holds a place in my wizarding heart. Egypt was very hot (100 degrees+ in some parts), but it was fun.

I enjoyed the valley of the kings and the boat on the nile especially. So, i have to say, the Krokosphinx boat is a(more or less) accurate representation. Other than that i completed "find the beetles" and defeated a bunch of bosses to see what pets i got. I didnt get any except for a snow serpent from Krokhotep, but it hasnt hatched yet.