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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

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