Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall/Winter Student Teacher Elections

As you may or may not have heard, Diary of a Wizard is hosting another election! This time, the positions open are Fall/winter Student Teacher for each school, plus the additional position of Student Body President.

I myself have decided to take a leap and put forth Wolf Winterstaff for the position of Ice School student teacher. If you think this is a good idea, and would like to support me in any way, please do so! You could certainly use twitter to spread the word, or show off this neat campaign poster that I drew up:

Pretty neat, right? I honestly feel I am the best candidate for this position. I spent days and days farming for that cool coordinated Ice school outfit, because I care that much. And in the end, isn't being the Student Teacher about exemplifying your school? Surely the act of farming shows my perseverance and patience, the values most associated with the Ice school.

So, vote for Wolf Winterstaff for Ice Student Teacher! Spread the word! Tell your friends!

Until next time!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Shark Mount and Selena Quest are Live

Yes, I realize this news is old. Please bear with me.

On Sunday, I managed to get 2/3 of my new outfit. It uses the death robe because there is no Ice robe available for that model. I think it looks pretty cool, but you be the judge.

Then, on Tuesday, once the quest was live, I thought about whether or not the shark was worth the money. Which, as it turns out, was pretty hard to do from a shark's back.



So, once the quest was fixed properly, I decided that the Selena Gomez quest was worth the 20 minutes for, if nothing else, the Monstrous card. Cue dancing crabs, etcetera.

Unfortunately, I cannot proudly display the Selena statue, so I've taken to hiding it in my dorm room.

On the plus side, Crab Alley is quite fun from atop a mighty shark.

Alright, it's time for the answer to the riddle! The question was which of the 6 worlds was the odd one out, and why. And the answer is.......


In every other world, you can see the edge from some point in the world. In Wizard City, Colossus Boulevard offers views of the void. Marleybone flies you over the edge on all flights from Digmoore station. You can see the edge from the commons in Krokotopia, Dragonspyre and Grizzleheim.

But Mooshu? the world is bordered by mountains, so the edge is nowhere to be seen.

Thanks to all who answered or at least thought about it for a bit.

Until next time!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Farming Youkai = Huge pain!

As the title implies, I am farming Youkai in the Tree of Life instance. I am putting together a different, additional in game outfit using his death robe and ice shoes. In addition, I am collecting the reagents necessary to redo my kitchen using any money I gain. As such, I wont be playing very much on my Myth alt, so don't expect to see very much of him.

Until I actually put the outfit together, I won't have much to blog about. The results of the poll are up, and it looks like you guys voted to give my myth alt a Marleybonian Mansion! Good choice!

I'll leave you all with an interesting problem, so you have something to look forward to in my next post.

Wizard City. Krokotopia. Marleybone. Mooshu. Dragonspyre. Grizzleheim. One of these is not like the others. Which one, and why? Here's a hint: it has nothing to do with climate, theme, level, or any game mechanics. Leave your answers in the comments section.

Until next time!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

So, Selena Gomez...

Eh, could be better, could be worse.

What I'm interested in is the other information revealed by the video.

Firstly, both underwater and on land areas for Celestia have been revealed. An on-the-beach area, and some undersea street with coral encrusted houses. Sweet. The Shark is indeed an underwater mount, and wizards don't appear to require any sort of helmet for deep-sea exploring.

Also, two spells have been revealed: A large, bird-faced man wielding a pole-arm and an ankh, and a djinn straight out of the mythos of the Middle East. For those who don't know, the bird-faced man is likely Horus, Egyptian sky god, son of Osiris, god of the dead, and Genie is actually an English corruption of the word 'djinn' who are spirits in Islam that hide in another dimension. Due to the fact that Horus matched Balances' Egyptian theme (Scarab, Locust, Scorpio, Judgement, Alhazred) and that Djinn are described as 'spirits of fire', I would place my money on them being Balance and Fire, respectively. Awesome.

Can't wait to see what the others will be, especially if they keep expounding on this theme of mythology.

Until next time!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

O-U-T of Krokotopia!

Yesterday, my myth alt beat Krokhotep in the Emperor's Retreat. Then, after defeating Grumish Greataxe, I was off to the Tomb of Storms.

But the day only got better from there. I managed to complete all quests in the Tomb of Storms except the Tomb of Beguiler, Culminating in a very satisfying defeat of Krokopatra.

My work for the Manders done, I was off to the land of night and science, Marleybone!

As a gift, I bought my alt some of the best Marleybone gear. I also have decided that I am stitching his GM gear to this outfit.

So, now that I am in Marleybone, should I go to Grizzleheim and finish some quests there before returning? Or should I press onwards?

Also, he deperately needs a house. I'll be putting up a poll to see what you guys think.

Until next time!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spiral Map Updates

Hey, look! The Spiral Map updated with Celestia! Hooray!

I take this to mean that they are done tweaking it and will be turning on the test realm either this week, the next, or the week after. Hopefully.

So let's take a deeper look. The world icon shows that, somehow, Celestia is inside a sphere of water. Somehow the gravity of the island keeps the ocean perched in fishbowl form? Regardless, It provides an answer to the question that many were asking: If all the worlds are floating in the sky, how can Celestia be underwater?

Now, the concept art doesn't add anything. It's the same pictures that we have had for some time now. But what really draws my attention is the entry below.

Long ago, the Astral Wizards of Celestia created powerful magic using the energy of the Stars, the Moon, and the Sun. The sorceress Morganthe, a Queen of the Shadow Web, wanted the secrets of the Celestian magic at all costs. The Celestians Refused her, so she raised a Dark Army and sent it against Celestia. After Decades of battle, the Astral Wizards realized their world would fall. They summoned the Storm Titan to defeat Morganthe’s legions and to take their world to a place of safety.

The Storm Titan betrayed the Celestians by Sinking their world beneath the Waves along with Morganthe’s invading forces. Realizing they were Doomed, the Celestians raised mighty Domes to protect some of their treasured city from the waves, though it was too late! They Perished along with Morganthe's invading army. Celestia was lost to the Spiral, its Spiral Door closed forever.

Centuries later, a team of brave explorers from the Spiral Geographic Society, led by Sir Thurston Plunkett, re-discovered Celestia. They landed with an Air-Ship and built Exploratory Undersea Domes to explore Celestia’s ruins. Plunkett and his fellow explorers soon realized that Celestia was now inhabited by a strange new culture... the Crustacean Empire. Unfortunately, the explorers did not come alone to Celestia. Morganthe’s followers, the Shadow Weavers, stand ready to take Celestia’s magic for their Queen.

After receiving the Spiral Geographic Society’s Distress Call, Headmaster Merle Ambrose of the Ravenwood School for Magic seeks any young Wizards brave enough to journey to the undersea world of Celestia and discover the secrets of its Lost Magic.

What will you find there?

What worries me about this description is a single, insignificant article: A Queen of the Shadow Web. If Morganthe is indeed the final boss of Celestia, this certainly implies that someone even worse is waiting in the wings. That does not sound good.

Until next time!