Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gizmo is now Epic

Gizmo finally made it to Epic!  I have trained him without ever using crowns to speed up the process.  With a perfect game and the best snacks, he would get 11 experience points. The Sizzle Smack Cereal were a real hit.  Got the recipe from the vendor in Ravenscar.

And the best of all, he now has the ability to cast a fireblade!  I can't wait to see Gizmo in action during a fight!  Now, I just need to learn a few fire spells. LOL  I know, I should have stick to Fire as a second school...

Here's now his full pedigree:

This afternoon, I played my youngest wizard, Valkoor Darkflame (Ice), level 10.  I realized that I am not used to look after my mana.  I went to face the Harvest Lord and I wondered why I could not cast spells higher that level 1. Silly me, I was about to file a bug report when I realized I was out of mana ROFL.

See you ITS!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Gizmo is half way to Epic

Gizmo is well on his way to Epic status.  Last night he passed the half way mark and this morning, he's at 588 experience points:

I hope I can reach the thousand point at the end of next weekend.  This seems possible since today is a national holiday in my province and I took Friday off so I can have a four day weekend (Woohoo!).

Yesterday, we got a little tremor at the office.  The earth shook for a few seconds.  It was funny, almost everybody got out in the corridor and were asking "Is this an earthquake?".  Not me though, I stayed at my desk and tried to "enjoy" it LOL.  We so rarely get earthquakes here. That little baby quake made a lot of commotion.  But I got to feel lucky that I can laugh at our earthquakes.  It's not so funny in some places. My heart goes to the people in Haiti still living in tents.

See you ITS!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Seeing Double

LOL I got two Gizmos!!  Thought I would share this glitch with you.

Don't worry, Gizmo came back to normal as soon as I changed rooms.  Oh look!, we can see my rug brigde.

Gizmo is resuming training

After this week's updates, I have resumed Gizmo's training.  He is slowly on his way to epic status.  He is now at 240 experience points out of 1000.

This week, I am happy to add two bloggers as my in game friends.  Earlier this week I met Malorn Willowsmith (aka The Sorcerer of the Spiral) and this weekend, I met Kestrel Shadowthistle from the Shadowthistle School of Wizardry.

These days, my time in the spiral is spent baking pet snacks, training Gizmo then farming for other pets or just gold to buy reagents for the pet snacks.

See you ITS!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Gilroy Darkflame is 2 year old

Two years ago, I was looking for a new online home after Disney's VMK closed its doors.  I had registered to beta test a new game, Wizard101.  Here's my registration acknowledgment, received on May 31st 2008:

Congratulations, you are on the waiting list for the Wizard101 Free Beta Test at
You will receive another email when you have been accepted from the waiting list.
You cannot login to the website or play the game until you receive this second email.
In the mean time, visit to see pictures, movies and downloads from Wizard101.

Thank you,

Merle Ambrose
Headmaster, Ravenwood School of Magical Arts

And two long weeks later, on June 12th 2008, I was admitted the Ravenwood School of Magical Arts:

Congratulations! You are one of the select few that have been accepted into the Wizard101 Free Beta Test at!

You may now activate your account in order to login and download the game. Once you login, you can click the "Play Now!" button to download the game and begin playing. When you login to the game, you will use the same login and password you used for the web site.

In order to activate your account and begin playing the game, please click here.

If you cannot click on the above link in your email client, you may copy and paste the following link into your browser:

In order to change your account settings, please click on the "My Account" link on the web site.

Thank you,

Merle Ambrose
Headmaster, Ravenwood School of Magical Arts

 When Gilroy was admitted, the admission test put him in the Death School.  Then he chose Fire as his second school.  Hence the name "Darkflame".  He chose Fire mostly because he loved the Fire spells.  But when the game was released, he decided to change his second school to Life.  Because he had experienced the higher world like Marleybone and Mooshu and found them quite difficult.  Now he wishes he had not done that.  The game was made much easier since then.  Who remembers Maleybone with no sidewalks?  I mean, there was almost no safe area on the sides...

I still love this game so I am in no way planning to leave yet.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank some people who are part of this incredible experience:
  • Of course, everyone at KingsIsle for this awesome world!!
  • Admins and all members of Wizard101 Central for this incredible bank of knowledge.
  • The Friendly Necromancer for his wonderful blog.
  • Fallon Shadowblade for Diary of a Wizard ConnectX and event organizer extraordinaire.
  • Steve and Leesha for  Ravenwood Radio, the best radio show in the world.
  • My friends from the DISboards, all former VMK citizens.
  • And of course all the bloggers out there who all contribute to make Wizard City a wonderful and friendly place.
So see you ITS for a long time!!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Gizmo made it to Ancient

After some hesitations, I finally made Gizmo graduate to Ancient.  He got two more talents: Intrepid and Slick-N-Slide.  Intrepid is only a rare talent and it add +25 to the max running speed ( I guess) and +15 Max power.  Not sure what it means exactly though...  As for Slick-N-Slide, it's an Epic talent and it puts an oils slick on all four lanes in the derby.

I would have prefer to have the Epic Talents on the "Wizard side".  Not sure I will race a lot.  And those derby talents are more useful when I have the lead on the second lap.  So I got to make sure I have the lead soon.

Anyway, Gizmo is still my favorite pet!

See you ITS!!


Saturday, June 5, 2010

My First Rug Bridge

Wow, what is happening to me? Another blog post!?!?   LOL

Thanks to Jessica Fairyheart's guide, I successfully made my first rug bridge.  Jessica made an excellent  video explaining in details how to do it.

OK, I agree, this is not much of a bridge... lol.  But hey, I made it myself!  When I have time to shop, I'll make it bigger.  And I got to find me some crates to make it go up.  BTW, where do I get crates?  I have only one.

Thanks Jessica!

See you ITS!


Within an inch from Ancient

Wow, another post... I am on a roll!!  LOL

This morning, I got up early to take advantage of a less crowded game.  I was able to solo a few times Keruvian Scargiver.  Unfortunatly he kept his pet for himself.  But I did manage to teach him a lesson of two.

I aslo continued Gizmo's training.  He's now three point away from Ancient.  But now, I am not sure when I will get him to Ancient.  I tried a few pet races with theses stats and he's unbelievably faster than most other adult pets.  I am afraid that when he graduates, he'll be a weak Ancient instead of a strong Adult.

Oh yeah, now that his Intellect is full, I started feeding him Cherry Pies and he loves it!!

See you ITS!!


The Game has become so crowded

I have never seen the game so crowded.  Looks like a lot of people like the new pets.  I hope KI will add more servers.  My friend Llewella Dragonsong and I had trouble to find  a spot to farm Scargiver in Plaza of Conquest tonight for the Death Minotaur.  There is also a lot more lag especially in crowded rooms.

I also continued to train Gizmo.  If all goes well, he should make it to Ancient tomorrow.

Only 81 point to go.  Above, you can the result of a perfect Maze game and a 7 Layer Taco!

See you ITS!!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Crab Pet Woohoo!!

As soon as I heard about the crab pet, I sent Gilroy farming the Crazed Spirit.  It took me about 10 tries to get it.

For now, Lord Simon gives only a Storm Minion spell.  I can't wait to see what he has in store for me.
In the mean time, Gizmo, my Pioneer Dragon is now at 209 point, on his way to Ancient status.  Those 7 Layer Tacos are working very well.

See you ITS!!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Increasing Mana Gift

I was surprised to notice tonight that Gizmo's Mana Gift talent is increasing as he gains experience.  See here, he has a +47 Mana Gift before a mini game:

After the mini game, the Mana Gift has increased to +48:

Wow, that's so cool!!  I was a little disappointed with this new talent, but this is much cooler.

As you can see, Gizmo is already at 133 experience points two day after making it to adult.  Making 500 experience points seemed a lot at first.  Now, I think Gizmo will be Ancient by next weekend.  Not too bad  :-D

As for the Stonewall talent, not as cool as I thought.  I was expecting the wall to appear behind Gizmo in the race.  But it seem to appear at a random place on the course.  Maybe with more experience it will get better.

See you ITS!