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Wizard101 HUGE update [test realm only, as of now]

Posted by cordelephant2 on April 15, 2013 at 3:35 AM

Wizard101 if having a GIGANTIC new update, and it is currently available for testing, in the test realm! (please note, test realm is a members only feature.)

Here are some of the new features, and changes, being added:

===Introducing Events===


A study group found a book that was supposed to be shelved in the restricted section of the library, and when they opened it up, they were possessed by its strong, dark magic. This magic was so powerful, so far reaching, that it touched six of our worlds, and found affinity with not only the students, but other creatures in the Spiral, binding them all to this magic’s will.

 

All Wizards who have completed "Unicorn's Folly" quest in Unicorn Way, come see me in the Wizard City Library at once, for I need you to investigate further!

Rewards for participating in the Lost Pages Events will scale to your level and the level of the creatures you are facing. A level 90 Wizard in Unicorn Way isn't going to get high level rewards, so seek out appropriate challenges for your level.


===Changes to Current Ranked PvP & Derby===

"Change is never easy, young Wizards. As we go forward with some changes to our Player vs Player matching system and rewards system, it is necessary for us to put everyone back on the same level playing field. To do this, we will be ending what is called the 'First Age' of PvP in Wizard101. This means that you will receive a badge that reflects the status of your PvP rank the day this update is applied to the Live Game. You will be able to display this badge at any time."

We will begin the Second Age of Wizard101 PvP with the following changes:

Player vs Player team match formulas have once again been adjusted as of 04 April 2013 and will now rely even more heavily on the level of the Wizards. This should finally reduce uneven team matching and prevent "puppet teams".

To help offset the initial advantage of going first in a duel, the team that goes second will gain an extra Pip, or potentially a Power Pip, depending on the individual's Pip Chance.

We have also made changes that will reduce the time you have to wait for a match to be made, both in the Player vs Player Matches as well as in the Pet Derby matches.

New Leaderboards are available in the game for you to keep track of your ranking in Ranked PvP. These Leaderboards are not available outside of the game.

Arena Ticket rewards for Ranked PvP wins and losses are now based on the PvP Title of the individual who competed in the duel

New rewards are available to be purchased with Arena Tickets!

You can now place a PvP Kiosk in your home and access PvP & Derby from the comfort of your castle.

An Azteca themed Arena has been added to the mix!


===Hair Styles!===

We have long recognized that one of the most requested features for young Wizards is the ability to remove their hats, as well as to change their hair. Now you can do both with one simple item: a hair style!

 

Hair Styles can be purchased in the Crown SHOP in the Accessories Tab. You will be required to choose a color when you make the purchase as these Hair Styles cannot be dyed. Hair Styles can be stitched to hats and Hair Styles will also be available as rewards from bosses throughout the Spiral (in random colors)!

 

There are five styles to begin with:

The Housemartin - a short over the ear cut for both males and females

The Kestrel - a short above the shoulders cut with sweeping bangs for both female and male

The Martlet - same cut as the Kestrel, but with an added accessory for both male and female

The Owl - a medium length cut with sweeping bangs for both female and male

The Swan - a stylish up-do for female characters and a wavy short style for males

As we gauge the popularity of these Hair Styles, we may look to add new styles both with and without accessories.


===Unstitching===

Eloise has been busy learning how to Unstitch items that she has previously Stitched for you.

 

If you have items in your backpack that you've stitched, and you now wish to unstitch, simply visit Eloise in any world and select the 'Unstitch' option.

 

You must have room in your backpack for the new items or you will not be able to unstitch.

 

This service costs Crowns.

Psst! Eloise also has new clothing in Avalon and Zafaria!


===PvP Spectator Mode===

Check out the newly enhanced Spectator mode for PvP Duels! Now you can get a real sense of what your friends are doing, the spell that is being cast, the current health of all the participants and more! See for yourself!


===New House Available!===Are you up to the Crafting challenge? If you are a Master Artisan, head to Avalon to purchase the recipe for this new house!


Remember, if you currently have the maximum number of houses, you will need to purchase an Additional Castle Elixir before you can craft this item.


===New Furniture Sets Available!===

There's a new way to decorate, and that starts in the Crown SHOP! Look for the new Azteca themed Furniture Sets.

These sets work a little differently, in that you get all seven items each time you purchase a set. The first sets are Azteca Furniture Set 1, Azteca Furniture Set 2 and Azteca Furniture Set 3.


===Reshuffle Changes===

Reshuffle has changed. Each reshuffle card you have in your deck or sideboard can only be used once per duel and will not reshuffle back into your deck when cast.

This applies to regular Reshuffle that you have trained, and Reshuffle cards that come on items and pets.


===Miscellaneous Updates===

 

Sound Updates

Sounds for the Minigames have been improved - play a minigame in the Fairegrounds today and check it out!

Boris Tallstaff has had a bit of a voice change as he matures and takes on more responsibility in the Library.

 

Window Updates

You can now use your mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out on preview windows such as your backpack preview, or shopping preview windows.

 

Badge Updates

Lady of the Falling Sky badge and Transcendent Crafter badge should no longer overlap.

 

Henchmen Updates

Shatter and Pierce have been removed from Henchmen Decks.

 

Housing Updates

Tribal Hangie housing item is now correctly listed as a Wall Hanging.

Players will no longer be forced to turn and face housing objects when you use them.

 

Item Updates

Additional Castle Space Elixir has been renamed to Additional Castle Elixir to better reflect that it unlocks a space for an additional Castle space in your inventory.

The Vindicator's Robe can now be correctly dyed orange.

The Recipe for Banded Boots was mislabeled as "High Road Striders" - this has been corrected.

The Chieftain's Crown now comes with the Ice Hound spell. All existing versions of this hat will upgrade to include this spell card.

Wyverns have their voice and their smoke back!

 

Shopping Updates

Pet snacks will now sell for the correct price when sold in large quantities

Rental Mounts will begin their timer on equip, instead of on purchase. This also means that Rental Mounts will not automatically equip on purchase.

 

Crafting Updates

Pierce Stanson will no longer automatically give you the recipe for "Seal of the 7 Seas", instead you must now purchase it from him, just as you have to purchase all other quest recipes.

 

Gardening Updates

Pixies will now disappear from a plant when it dies. Look for a new gardening spell with Roger the Shrubber in Avalon!

Chat Updates

Players who chat while in a Pet Minigame will no longer display as their pet name in the chat window


There is much more than what is here, to see the full update notes, official by the wizard101 website, click here: (ignore the first link, click the second) https://www.wizard101.com/game/update-notes/testrealm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://https://www.wizard101.com/game/update-notes/testrealm

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