Thursday, November 24, 2011

Will He Eat It?

Rowan Trollstalker and her latest sidekick, King Maddie.
In this latest addition to my blog, we look at a new (to me) mechanic in Wizard 101.  Apparently, if you receive clothing or decorations that you do not want, your pet can eat them.  What?  Well, I have Rowan standing by a pretty stocked bank, ready to see what the results are when King Maddie eats something.  In previous trials, I have received gold, and rarely treasure cards or reagents.  In Rowan's bank there are some special items, saved for that special little wizard friend when they reach the right level to wear it.  There might be some things in there from days when her inventory overflowed into her bank as well. So, without further delay, let the smorgasbord begin!

 The robes I chose first were the Alluring Robes, a level 25 bunch of nothing special.  King Maddie ate them!  Look below to see what he left behind.
The spaces with the confused wizard are where a treasure card or reagent would be.  Below that, there is a small amount of gold.  That is what King Maddie felt this meal was worth.  But what is the same item worth in the auction house?  Can't say, because they are a no auction item.  I should have tried to sell them to a vendor first so I would have a basis for comparison, as the wiki on both Wizard 101 Central and wikia don't have a vendor price listed.  Next up, Crusher's Winter Vestment, probably a best in slot level 25 ice wizard's dream.  Will King Maddie eat it?

 You would think something with such delicious stats as this would net at least a treasure card?  Look below to find out.
Worth just about twice what the last bunch of nothing was worth.  Very sad.  Haley Frostheart would have loved that robe.  Oh well, Rowan earned her own way and so will she. Besides, I think it gave Maddie indigestion. Maybe we should try something different.  A hat perhaps?

 The Hat of the Intrepid is another pretty yummy, but not necessarily best in slot hat for a level 25 myth wizard.  I sad yummy because Maddie ate this with gusto.  Might have been the tusks and leather. It was chewier than those flimsy cloth robes.  How much more did he like it?
Money was about what I expected for level and stats, but look, Maddie gave us a treasure card!  A myth shield that large is a nice thing to keep on hand.

I think Maddie wants something with a bit more crunch.  Perhaps a wand?  In this case, we'll be feeding Maddie the Longblade of the Homonculus.

What an oxymoronic wand.  How long could a blade for a midget be?  I hope Maddie doesn't chip a tooth on this one.
450 gold coins.  Well, I guess I cannot expect much. It's not like he goes out questing or playing the auction house when I'm not around. And he is only a teenager!  How about we try something smaller, like an athame?  I got the perfect one right here...

Stiletto of the Steward, a decent balance blade.  Sorry, Shawna, you'll have to get your own.  This one is Sea Dragon Food!
It must have been pretty good food, too.  The level was a bit higher, so the gold was a bit more, and we got a couple of not so common reagents.  Very nice.  Thanks Maddie!  One more piece before we go.  How about an old ring I forgot to vendor?

 I'm pretty sure this was a quest reward.  I'm not going to bother looking it up.  It's been in my bank so long, I'm wondering if it was in the stuff I packed up when Rowan moved to her Massive Fantasy Palace. Whatever, here Maddie, clap for a treat?
Good boy!  What a nice bit of gold for that old ring, and a treasure card that, though low level, is worthwhile. I think you can use that one in a pet food recipe!

I am glad to see that this may be a worthwhile way of disposing of that unwanted unusable vendor trash that clutters up our bags, instead of having to run to Wizard City every time our bags overflow.  I just wish Maddie got something out of it, too.  Like maybe a stat boost. Boots for agility, robes for stamina, hats for intelligence, weapons for power?  Maybe I'm over thinking this.  I'm going to go take care of the rest of my Thanksgiving dinner, now that Maddie has had his.  Happy Turkey Day, everyone!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Favorite Mount

Dog House Systems is having a contest, in which they will pick someone out of the masses who respond with a picture of their character on their favorite mount to receive either a sparkle pony or a winged guardian and a companion pet.  Now, how could anyone pick just one favorite mount?  Delgada has at least tfour.  Here they are in no particular order.

Zhevra from the old Recruit a Friend Program

Cenarion Hippogryph from Outland Cenarion reputation

Ochre Skeletal Warhorse from Brill

Albino Drake from 50 Mount Achievement

If I had to pick just one mount, it would have to be the Cenariion Hippogryph.  So, I will be sending the link to that  in.  What are your favorite mounts?  I'd love to see pictures, even if you don't enter the contest!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm Going To Comikaze!

Comikaze is a new convention in Los Angeles, that I can afford and that has a huge amount of interesting panels and celebrity photo opportunities.  I am so excited!  It's this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  I'm going Saturday, with a great deal a friend found on Groupon.  Even without that deal (which was 15 dollars for 4 tickets and includes 4 raffle tickets in a Stan Lee memorabilia raffle), The tickets are really cheap at 12 dollars a day, or 20 for two days, but you have to buy them online no later than Thursday!

What are you waiting for?  Do I have to drop names?  Alright, Mark Hamill will be there.  Cassandra Peterson will be there. Stan Lee will be there.  Daniel Radcliffe will be there.  For all you Nickolodeon All That fans, they are having a reunion there.  Marina Sirtis will be there.  Erin Gray will be there.  Ernest Borgnine.  Morgan Fairchild. Richard Roundtree.  There are so many more!

There are some great panels scheduled, too.  I am looking forward to a few steampunk panels.  My daughter is looking forward to a screening of Daniel Radcliffe's new movie and the All That reunion panel.  There is another interesting panel with Morgan Fairchild on paleontology.  Jhonen Vasquez, of Invader Zim fame, will have his own panel to discuss whatever it is he wishes to discuss. Richard Hatch will be hosting a Battlestar Galactica panel.  Geek Chic, a newsletter I get in my inbox daily has a panel.  There is a panel that promises to have free food (again, this is one my daughter is interested in), and several animation panels.

Why am I telling you all of this?  Why don't you go over there and read for yourself? Comikaze has something for everyone.  Hope to run into you there!  I'll be wearing the highly inaccurate steampunk costume...