Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Spiral Unbalanced??

Hey Spiralites. Been kinda scarce lately because of school and such. If perhaps you live under a rock, you may not have heard: the Selena Gomez quest has gone live and Celestia is coming out in the very very near future. And if you DON'T happen to live under a rock, you're probably saying "Duh! You're so late!" Am I right?

Anyway.

I've been questing with DreamRiver, the Balance wiz (just turned 36). And I bought a permanent Faithful Dragoness mount for about 62,000. And you know what? It was so easy to save up for because since all the Dye prices have been lowered, all the Bazaar sell and buy prices have been raised...and none of the buy-for-gold amounts have changed in the Crowns shop. Which means until KI realizes this, it'll be almost easy farming 60,000 or so to get that awesome mount ;)

Shh...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Excuses and Musings

Hey Spiralites. Sorry I haven't posted the past few days. Yeah, it's school. I've just been getting pile after pile of homework, not to mention the Science Fair as the cherry on top *shudder* I have yet to complete an experiment with good results. Then I had 2 quizzes. 
 
I've also been hard at work trying to produce a half-decent chapter for my FictionPress story. And the only other chapter is the Prologue :-/

So under this giant mound of excuses, I'm just trying to say, I'm still going to update this blog and go into the Spiral, but real life comes first, and TBH, real life is kind of overwhelming right now. So there may not be posts for a while, not that I have much to report nowadays. Sorry.

On a different note, I just re-read the book Uglies and as bad as it seems, I think their city has got something right. 

The thing is, technology advancements in medicine are made at a fast pace, meaning people will live longer and can have more children, but at what cost? 

At first glance, it seems like a good thing. More people can live longer, healthier lives. However, this just further serves to unbalance the Earth, because it had to work harder to support the increasing population and right now, we're literally suck our planet dry. 

A fellow classmate has pointed out: statistics show that some of the European countries are actually decreasing in population. However, the population in many other countries are increasing faster than the countries with a shrinking population are decreasing. So the scale is still wobbling to one side. 

Now in the world of the book Uglies, technology and medicine are extremely well-developed but the city enforces population control. They also preform an operation that keeps teenagers 16 and older in a permanently mellow state. Seems like horrible, mindless zombies? Well they are but the good thing is that there's no murders or robberies, nor are there wars. And no overpopulation. Just being happy and ignorant. 

There's a lot messed up with that world, but there's a lot right with it too. There might just be something we could learn from them.  

Thoughts? 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Warehouse Slaughterhouse

Hey Spiralites! Exciting news today--at last, I, Jessica GreenRiver, have braved the dreaded warehouse and I finally have my own horror story to share (sorry, Paint was malfunctioning--so no screenshots today).

So first, we went into the Warehouse with a non-chat Diviner, 2 Theurgists, and 1 Sorcerer.

First 2 floors went without a hitch, except my deck wasn't very well-fitting, and the Diviner was kinda doin' his own thing, shielding and buffing only himself.

Then, the boss. What was his name again...? Anyway, we learned that AOEs weren't a good after 2 Tempests and Power Novas. The 3 of us just stopped and started to hit the Life and Storm skeleton minion, but Mr. Diviner never got the hint. He kept trapping (which doesn't work) and using Storm Lord. Then, I had to go after all the minions were dead. I wish you guys the best of luck facing the final boss /cue dramatic scary music.

And for anyone looking to try the Warehouse, here are some basic tips:

1st and 2nd floor-
Nothing really new here except all the monsters have 1,000+ health and ├╝ber resist. The 1st floor has 2 Balance and 2 Life, and the 2nd floor is 2 Ice and 2 Life.

3rd floor-
Full of red health wisps. Use them wisely. Also, there's a book (it should read RIGHT LEFT LEFT RIGHT RIGHT) but I have no idea what that's for.

4th floor-
This is where I had to leave.
Keep in mind:
1. After you hit Boss (he's a crab dude) he summons a Life, Storm, and Ice minion.
2. They can use Rebirth, Storm Lord, Collossus, and other strong spells without having the pips.
3. After the minions are summoned, you must kill them before you hit the boss. The Life will use Rebirth every few turns and if you use a hit-all spell, the Storm will Storm Lord, regardless of pips.
4. The boss is Myth, and he uses a functioning Earthquake frequently. He can also Tower.
5. Take the minions out in this order: Life, Storm, then Ice.
6. Any trap put on will be immediately removed (unless it's a spirit/elemental trap, then only the one on the left is removed).

Annnnnd, that's about it. Happy questing and try not to die in the Warehouse, namely.
JGR :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

School

School is in session as of today, which means less Wizard101 and less bloggy time.

My first day went without a hitch, except for those dreaded speeches about expectations, procedures, and rules. I can't say the same for my sister though. She got on the bus home instead of going to the "afterschool-care" program. Luckily, some nice people in our neighborhood found her!

It turns out, the school messed up her file and they made her take the bus instead of staying in aftercare :-/

Mistakes happen but all I could think about is "What would've happened if no one found her?"

Friday, September 3, 2010

Goodbye summer. Hello school.

Hey guys. I'm in a bit of a blue mood today because, well...this is the last official day of summer vacation. Meaning:
1. No more Wizard101 all day.
2. Reconnecting with friends.
3. Mental effort (ugh.)
4. Less blog posts.

Besides being sunburned like toast today, I have nothing to share except melancholy moods and nostalgia of a summer past.

JGR

Thursday, September 2, 2010

An Assortment of Updates

Firstly, Wizard101 is celebrating its 2nd birthday. So, if you log in today, you will be assaulted by hordes of Treants and Ninja Pigs (I saw some ninja pig smack downs in Golem Court ). You can get your transformations by clicking the gift box on the left side of the game screen.

Secondly, I've got a plethora of personal updates and screenshots (well, actually just two):


1. Yes, that's right, I made another alt. She's Fire and her arch nemesis is the Harvest Lord (converts+Fire Elf=Ridiculous). Just turned Level 8 today and saving her training points for Astral Magic. Her robe bugs me; it makes her look lumpy. Lumpy isn't stylish :-/


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2. I want to poke MooShu with a rusty fork. Again, the robe. It's like a magic wand that goes, "POOF!" and then your neck is gone! I mean, look at her. Do you see a neck there?

If I had to list clothing styles from worst to best by world:
Worst- Krokotopia...I don't dig the whole Egyptian look.
.......MooShu.......See rant below screenshot.
.......Marleybone...Classy but a bit too formal for my taste.
.......Wizard City..Classically wizard, me likey.
Best- Dragonspyre..The awesomeness of armor mixed with fancy-ish robes.

I heard that last year, on W101's first b-day, they gave out hats. Can anyone link me to a picture of one? Fingers crossed for a hat this year (and a special pet *cough cough*).

Now Neckless,
Jessica