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Thursday, November 14, 2013

New Wizard101 Hive Bundle - Full Look Plus Amber Estate Video Tour

New Wizard101 Hive Bundle Card

What's the buzz all about? I'll tell you - Wizard101's new Hive Bundle from GameStop is by far the most exciting new thing in Wizard101 in quite awhile. The house is extremely impressive and comes with a brand-new feature that you're going to love.

What's New in the Hive Bundle?

Of course, the house. Everybody loves the house, right?

New Wizard101 Hive Bundle Amber Estate

Let's start with gear, though. I met up with Katie Soulfinder, the owner of this bundle, who showed me around and gave me a look at her level 90 gear.

New Wizard101 Hive Bundle Bee Wings Mount and GearThe gear looks very similar to one of the Khrysalis sets, however the slingshot weapon (called a Stingshot in this case) is new - it's pictured to the left.

The mount is an unusual one - not an oversized, two-person giant, but a conservative set of Bee Wings that work and flap like fairy wings.

New Wizard101 Hive Bundle Bumblebee PetThe pet is a Bumblebee - quite possibly the new, most adorable pet in-game. It looks similar to Pirate101's Bumbaloon in Cool Ranch, but in a miniature form that you don't have to defeat and repeat so many times. It gives one of the crafted spell cards.

Analyzing Gear

The gear's stats, as with most bundles, aren't extremely impressive, but they aren't horrible, either. This, like the Dino Bundle, is another Life-themed bundle. Of all the bundles, I've not yet seen one Death one.

All of the pieces of gear have some energy on them in additional to to armor piecing. All have universal damage, and the robe has universal resistance. They all come with Life cards. The Bumblebee has a 57 pedigree. The Stingshot is nothing to dismiss, though, with its 100 universal critical, incoming healing boost, and 5% armor piercing. Ouch.

New Wizard101 Hive Bundle Gear, Weapon, and Pet Stats

The Amber Estate and Epic Dragonfly Ride

The highlight of the bundle, of course, is the house - the Amber Estate. And let me tell you, it's an awesome house. The beauty is simply outstanding and its elegant textures combined with simplicity make it a must-have.

I added a few screenshots below from the house and the most exciting part of the bundle - the Dragonfly Ride, one which you can move you camera to about any angle to watch it. You can ride it as many times as you'd like, and believe me, you'll want to, but it gives a reward like the genie or gorilla only once a day.

New Wizard101 Hive Bundle House

The top left image is on the "porch" of sorts - a balcony overlooking the water below with some honey that will slow you down when you walk in it. The top right is me flying over the balcony. The lower left is NOT rotated - it's a flip over the water! The lower right is the interior.

Instead of trying to describe it, though, I thought I'd let you take a look for yourself with this video tour. It will show the entire house and it passages, as well as the two hidden areas (on inside and one out). Enjoy! (HD and other options available by viewing directly on YouTube; edits may still be processing at time of posting, so be patient)


So that brings me to my final question - for $39, are you planning on purchasing this bundle? Let me know by commenting! Thanks for reading and see you in the Spiral! Credits: Thanks to Katie Soulfinder for showing me her items and house! I appreciate it very much! The bundle photo originates on Ebay.

21 comments:

  1. The Olympian Bundle is also a life one but this house wants me to decorate or at least I want to decorate it, the two hidden areas (surprisingly it isn't one hidden area like the past bundle houses) will come in handy also.

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  2. I just ran to my local Game Stop. THey didn't have the Wizard card, but I am now the proud owner of the new Empire Bundle for Pirate 101. I don't know how to do video, but as soon as I redeem everything I'll be in game checking it out. :)

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    1. Empire Bundle?

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    2. Yep! Info here: http://www.swordroll.com/2013/11/pirate101-empire-bundle.html

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  3. 2 arena's?! Yay I only have houses with 1 Btw where can this bundle be purchased? I'm hearing Gamestop will have it.

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    1. 2 Hidden AREAS not arenas. And it's new so it may not be where you live yet.

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  4. i want the bundle for free

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    1. I desire it for free too, but can I get it for free? No. Nor you.

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  5. I always end up gifting the bundles to my grandkids who have turned my acct into a family one. We share everything. Including gear, pets & wizard101 knowledge.

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  6. I wish the house was not too detailed on the inside so it use wizards could decorate it more :P

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    1. I'm not actually crazy about the setup of the house, specifically the inside, but the combined textures and dragonfly make it one of my overall favorites.

      The inside can be tough to work with without a lot of wall space and a lot of open floor space. I agree in the sense that it's an odd mix of very plain rooms and complex structures and advances patterns.

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  7. does this bundle come with an extra house potion?

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  8. witch spell card does the bumble bee give?

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    1. Luminous Weaver, though the amount may change with age.

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  9. Was the music playing during the video a Khrysalis theme?

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    1. Yes, it's the theme in Bastion before you restore it.

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  10. I'm saving up for it

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  11. Trust me I have it and it isnt that hard

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  12. I hope you realize there is another secret room to it

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    1. There are two secret rooms - one underneath with the river of honey, and one inside where you can watch the main room.

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