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Thursday, April 2, 2020

My PERSONAL opinion on the wizard101 2020 spring update (test)

The wizard101 2020 spring update notes

Hello everyone! Guess i'm back. First off these are my personal thoughts on the update, I won't include pvp topics much since I rarely pvp but I can go over some of the highlights and briefly discuss them. What i'm going to do is pick parts that affect me (PVE, Pets, Crafting etc.) and discuss my personal thoughts on it. And again, this is just my opinion, its fine if you disagree and I will try and respect it. Lets begin!

1. Pet updates: Play as your pet, locked talents, egg timers and hatching.
So here is my thoughts, and keep in mind this is test and these could change.

Playing as your pet seems like something I will never do unless the story requires it. Its a fun gimmick don't get me wrong but I really see no point. Some people might enjoy it but personally its something I'm never going to use. Nothing really to say except that.

Locked talents is a no from me, it seems it will be bad talents that you will need reagents to unlock. To me this is a bad decision that might put off new players from doing pets. I personally don't want to try and get reagents for talents I don't want. Some people might but it seems you get them every time you level up a pet (ancient+) and dropped from enemies, scroll of fortune, pet promenade and packs. I personally don't want to train pets just for this, I don't want to farm enemies I normally wouldn't for this and I don't do scroll of fortune stuff or open packs often. What could be done to improve this however is treat it like jewel socketing. Pay a small amount of crowns or certain sockets to unlock it, Reagent farming is a pain in itself so this in my opinion is a better solution that wouldn't create much of a problem. But thats just my two cents.

Egg timers and hatching gold price changes are horrible in test right now. Hatching with yourself with 2 mega pets costs nearly 80k gold and kiosk hatching cost has been tripled (150k gold) and kiosk talent search has been limited to 2 at a time to reduce times you get "pet is unavailable" messages. I do hope this changes before test goes live because this is going to cause a lot of problems for PVE as well as new players in my opinion. Its super useful to have a good pet early on and late game pets help a ton. So by making the gold price so high it means new players might have a tougher time and if you are high level and don't already have a good pet its going to be tough for you. I get the fact that timers are gone but that means nothing if I understand right. Most people hatch from the kiosk and only have to wait 5 minutes for a pet to hatch. If they got rid of the timer to hatch multiple pets I would actually be fine with the cost, but its not and thats the problem, My 2 cents on fixing this would just be to double the price for kiosk at most. To me making it 150k gold for 5 minutes gone isn't worth it.  Other than that this is fine.

Gear Set bonuses

In my opinion this isn't bad, at most for pve everyone uses dragoon hat, boots and ring so we will get some bonuses but thats about it so i'm fine with that. One of the best parts about this update to me and I would only add darkmoor gear bonuses.

Buy now on inspect

Basically see where the gear is from and buy it there if you can. You can also now tell what item is stitched. Best part about the update by far. Not enough unique stitches and no more looking on wiki for items. Plus if something is stitched I can finally tell where its from. Love it.

Khrysalis fishing

I'll do the quest and thats it since I don't fish. Its nice for the fishers I bet though.

Move items for decorators.
 
Its the rug glitch but its better. I don't decorate on wiz but I might now.

PvP and Beastmoon.

Turn based combat for PvP looks promising so now its more of an equal chance to win which sound great and new beastmoon maps which sounds good for them. 

Overall not a great update for me, I can see how some people may like it but in my opinion a lot of things are being taken away for almost no improvement. I still love this game but I hope they listen and change the big problems, thats all for now! Cya in the spiral!

-Jack

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

New Pirate101 Side world?! Exclusive teaser!

I HAVE RETURNED! And I have returned just to provide you with this teaser... Pirate101 has had no story for awhile as we all know, but I was contacted by KI and was told to give you all a sneak peak of a new side world, no images unfortunately since this is top secret but I hope you all are as excited for this as I am!

Introducing...
The world of AURUM PULLUM

In this lost world an empire dwells, one with spiral domination on its mind. Recently discovered by the ever exploring marlybonians the shining world of Aurum Pullum was exposed to the spiral, trade soon prospered and the emperor of the world amassed a large wealth, which he spent on building a military might that dwarfs great worlds such as marleybone and valencia. With no one to stop him its up to you to destroy this new threat and once again save the spiral!

This was all I was given, Very Exciting news if I do say so myself. It seems like its going to be an epic saga but I feel like if its shortened the story would feel kind of rushed. Never the less its something! This is all I can say now and I hope to see you in the spiral!



-Jack




APRIL FOOLS!

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Pirate101 in 2020

Hi, this post is going to be a bit less scripted sounded since I'm just going to type without thinking to hard. I'm going to go over the year so far, should new players try it and my personal opinion on the game currently. Not going to sugar coat it, that last part won't be optimistic. I hope you enjoy and onto the post.

The past year wasn't really special in my opinion for pirate. We got a couple new key bosses, a pack and thats pretty much all thats noteworthy, even though the pack contains nothing good for endgame players and the key bosses challenge doesn't equal the reward. Us long time players got the confirmation that we will be getting no more major updates for the foreseeable future and at best we will get some quality of life updates. None of that is going to bring more players back or draw new players in but eh, wiz is the poster child so what can we do. But thats all thats there to say, which is more than normal considering these past years.

As for people wanting to try pirate101 for the first time or get back to it, I suggest you do. This game has no real endgame content and won't be getting real updates for awhile but Pirate's story is something I think you should experience at least once. Its obvious the devs at the time put their heart at soul into this game and it shows especially in the story. The story is far better than wiz in my opinion and while it may not be the best its certainly up there in all the MMO's and few single player games I've played. The mechanics may be confusing for people coming from wiz but you get used to it. I do recommend this to people thinking about trying it, complete the story once and take the time to admire some of the beauty in game, you won't regret it. 

Now for the real talk, my personal opinion the the game currently. Putting it simply, its going to die. The player base is small, a lot of us long time players are leaving and even I am starting to log on less and less. There is nothing to do once you beat the game and especially once you max every class. I'm not saying I don't like the game still, I love it. I just can't play a MMO where no one plays and none of my friends are ever on. I've played other MMO's that were more successful and they still shut down. I love this game to death, and don't want to see it die but I've accepted the fact it will. What led to this I don't exactly know, could be Coleman leaving, the downsizing, the choice of doing mobile games or a combo of it all. I just don't think this game will be around for much longer. I'll still play until it shuts down but I just can't lie to myself any longer and say everything will be fine. Again, I love this game and suggest new players give it a shot but the future doesn't look bright for this game. and thats all I' going to say.

Cya in the spiral

-Jack