|Wizard101 Olympian Bundle|
Wow! In the history of Wizard101, I don't think we've ever seen a day as busy as this one. There's the new Wizard101 Olympian Bundle, Wizard101 Atlantean Bundle, gorilla mounts, and so much more. With more players than ever, this much new content in such little time has got everyone confused on what's what and who's where and how you get this and that. I'm here to clear the confusion, and explain the updates!
The Wizard101 Olympian BundleThe Wizard101 Olympian Bundle is the one you see above. This brand-new bundle from GameStop features an Aquilan Palace, Fortune-Telling Oracle, Two-person Chariot Mount, Trojan Horse pet, Gladiator Armor, sword, and shield, plus the usual 5000 crowns or 1-month subscription to either game.
The two-person Chariot is really something. Its bold colors are quite attractive, and its animations are fun. This is Jack Silversong and I riding on the Chariot - me driving, and him balancing in the back.
The best part is the idle animation, when Jack would tap my shoulder, I'd turn around, and he'd give me two thumbs up. Then I'd nod my head, give him a thumbs up, and turn back. Definitely one of the more complex idle animations!
The pet is equally as interesting. This Trojan Horse has one epic slot and gives Gnomes! at baby. It rolls along next to you.
The Wizard101 Atlantean BundleThis underwater bundle is perfect for any wizard who doesn't mind getting wet... or who just wants an epic mount! The Wizard101 Atlantean Bundle is available from Wal-Mart.
|Wizard101 Atlantean Bundle|
The fish pet is lovely as well. The armor and harpoon are not working correctly, but they look very interesting on the card to the left.
What I'm really interested in is the Magic Fish Tank, which is actually the "Fantastic Fish Bowl." It has its own interior and is placed as a housing item. It probably works like the treehouse.
However, it isn't currently functioning, and was actually preventing players from logging in completely on the character that tried to use it. I'll be interested to see what this one ends up looking like.
Tournaments Offer New Gear, Pets, and MountsWith the opening of the Test Realm, we're seeing the introduction of PvP tournaments. They're pre-made, so as of now, you can't make your own. They have 1v1 through 4v4, alternating every hour with a new tournament. When you enter, you'll play a total of four match to determine your spot, win or lose. And, you can get nice rewards for any place. For example, out of sixteen places, I got fifteenth in one match, and got a brand-new deck! Or in another case, a user got 7th and got a permanent mount - the Battle Gorilla!
Now, when this guy loaded, it loaded four tiers, so I assume there are three other gorillas... not to mention a variety of new gear of all types and appearances! Plus, there's even new Death Unicorn pets of various colors with new may-cast talents, including global spells and Elemental Shield.
A Mysterious Wizard Hints at New ContentA KingsIsle employee was around today, showing off new gear, new pets, new mounts, and this and that. Some of it turned out to be arena awards, and other items were part of the new bundles. However, some items were not accounted for, so we'll just have to wait and see.
More NewsOf course, with tournaments comes new badges with points (and badges for number of tournament wins), new leaderboards, and new interfaces. Diego also has a new quest. One thing that's really interesting about these tournaments, though, is that they have time limits that run down during rounds, but not during spell animations. When the clock reaches zero, Diego teleports to the center of the arena and picks a winner (many believe it is based on the total damage dealt).
Your Thoughts?I'll be keeping you up to date on all of these topics over the coming weeks! Until then, what do you think? What are you most looking forward to?
Thanks for reading, and see you in the Spiral! Credits: Thanks to "$eth" for showing us his Atlantean Bundle and providing a photo of the bundle image. Thanks to Jack Dawnsong for riding along in the Chariot for a photo.