(Side note: because of work on this update post, there will be no Concept101 this week. It's still around, though, don't worry! There's more you haven't seen!)
The Islander's Hoard Pack!This pack offers a variety of fun new items. It has one new mount, the Tiki Waverunner! This surfboard mount offers a whole new stance and epic jump animation!
To go right along with it is a new Tiki Kahuna pet, pictured to the left. This little guy can get a brand-new talent - "May cats Fuel" - and is a great addition to any pet collection. Learn more about this pet and his discovered talents so far on Petnome HERE.
That's not to mention some altered versions of old treasure cards, a mix of new and old Tiki-themed furniture for your house, and all new snacks and reagents.
Of course, one of the real highlights of this pack may possibly be the gear sets and wands. Some of these aren't actually bad, and the cards they give and very helpful. Then the wands also have some new cards and impressive stats. Specifically the Frost Stare Torch, with 5% armor piercing, and 85 critical rating along with 80 block rating!
Wizard101 Level 90+ Islander's Hoard Gear Mini-Guide
Riptides Set (Offensive Death and Fire-based gear)
Sacred Songs Set (Well-rounded Myth and Ice-based gear)
Purity Set (Healing/Block Balance and Storm-based gear)
Wands (Three varieties of setups)
The Shocking Truth Tiki Torch matches in color and is built like the Purity Set
The Frost Stare Tiki Torch matches in color and is built like the Sacred Songs Set
The Dying Embers Tiki Torch matches in color and is built like the Riptides Set
This is an interesting new pack for a variety of reasons. The wands have always been desirable, and although not the best around, these are pretty attractive. The gear isn't terrible, and if you're going for the One in a Million badge, you might actually use some of the items. That or you're playing a supportive role without taking much damage.
Don't believe me? Just look at the animation to the right and watch the painted feathers carefully - none, there, none! Now you see them, now you don't.
Henchman in the Pirate101 Test Realm!Pirate101 has just released henchman - but these are completely different from Wizard101. While they are more expensive and still only last one battle, these henchman are ones that you can control. Ever needed a hand from a Privateer? Didn't think so. But if you want help from a Musketeer or other class, those are all available at various levels in the Crown Shop, with a new, easy button in combat to click and purchase them.
To give you an idea of how to purchase and use these henchman, plus a look at all of their stats, epics, and powers, here's 30 minutes of video! The first bit includes stats and powers, then I follow with using each of the henchman in a battle. You can only have one initially, but can add more as your units die. (Watch in HD! - Video may still be cropping at time of posting)
What do you think - are you planning to purchase these new crown shop items in either game?
Thanks for reading and see you in the Spiral! Credits: Thanks to Malvin Lifedreamer (Sheldon Cooper), Sean Redhammer, and Nathan Ashthistle (Ion) for allowing me to take pictures of their mount/gear.