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Monday, May 31, 2010

W101 Bloggers' Club Taking Off!

Hellooooooo Spiral fans, how are you all?

I have some excellent news for you all, Malorn Willowsmith called a Bloggers' Meeting earlier today and that led to an expansion of the Bloggers' Club.  If anyone was at the meeting and needs the buttons please e-mail me HERE.  If you missed the meeting and would like to join also click there. 

Bloggers' Club is going ot be a ton of fun.  I'm already thinking about the potential for a pet farming event, and I think someone had mentioned a magic show with a certain rat magician!  Things are really shaping up well.  Submissions for future event host can be sent to my Twitter account via DM or e-mailed through the link up there. 

Everyone at the meeting was great today and I myself had a lot of fun.  I would love to mention everyone but I don't think I can remember who all was there, and being new to this I have yet to remember to "click" first and ask questions later lol.  No screenshots for this one!

Finally, I would like to remind everyone to keep an eye on the Countdown at the top.  Location will not be given until then, and asking a member won't do you any good because they don't even know :p.  This will not be another Ravenwood Ball where no one can get to the realm or area lol.  That was a lot of fun too though!

I hope to see you all Wednesday, as that is when the countdown leads to if you haven't figured that out yet.  Later :D

Your Friend Always,
John Lifeglen

PS.  A friend and I are running Kensington and it looks like those evil clockworks have been slowed down as well!  This should make Kensington a much easier farm.  Let me know what you think about this change.  I will be posting a poll on the side soon.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Pets

Greetings fellow wizards!  John Lifeglen here with the first real post since getting my new router :D.  Right after getting the new router up and running I managed to snag a Storm Serpent from Clanker.  That's right guys, Storm Serpent has been dropped from the Pets to Farm list.  Unfortunately, aside from the Myth Sprite from Rattlebones, that is the only new pet I have received.

I've farmed and farmed and farmed and got nothing.  I was farming with Edward at Boris Blackrock for the Fire Serpent and guess who got it...not me!  Edward got one though so it wasn't a total waste of time :)

Then we headed off to the Coven with Heather Emeraldflame and Edward and Edward's friend Connor.  That was a lot of fun and that's what I'm doing right now.  Heather got lucky and managed to get the Silverback Wildclaw on her first go today...I have no idea how many she has now lol.  She commented she could start a farm with them though!

Well, I'm gonna head back to farming.  Keep it real guys and have fun! 

Your Friend Always,
John Lifeglen

PS. Please continue to check back for the countdown.  As soon as the clock strikes zeros the location and name of the host will appear.  Unlike in the future, this Bloggers' Club party will be open to the public. 

Also, if you're interested in the Bloggers' Club drop me a line so that I can send you the kit and guidelines.  Guidelines can also be found on the W101 Bloggers' Club HQ page of this blog.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Long story short, the new router is hooked up and I'm playing from my laptop again.  Thank you technology gods for shining down on me.  Now rushing to get to the Ravenwood Ball x.x

Your [TRULY HAPPY] Friend Always,
John Lifeglen

Friday, May 28, 2010

More Internet Problems

The minor problems I began facing a couple weeks ago have escalated to the point that I can no longer use my laptop for internet activities such as Wizard101, Blogger, or Twitter just to name a few that I frequent.  For you all, this has no repercussions except that I'll be offline for longer than originally anticipated.

As it turns out, dad called tech support this morning and got a code for me to tell them for the sole purpose of information disclosure [due in part to me being the technologically gifted person in my will they survive with me at college next year *worries and forsees hammers flying at a computer screen*] so that I may try and work out the bugs with our connection while dad is at work.  Darn disclosure acts...makes working things out without the actual person bound by a contract handy VERY difficult.  Long story short, using this code they basically told me it wasn't on their end, it must be a problem with our wireless router [that I happened to receive for Christmas with my laptop this past year -urghhhhhh- great it's all my fault now...] and that we need to disconnect [scream silently in my head NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO this can't be happening!!! What about my party on Wednesday /\ (Look Up) /\ ] it.  This kills my laptop's internet capabilities but I can still use the home computer...sort of.  It crashes all the time-especially trying to play online games...-and it hasn't had Wizard101 patched since Christmas. 

Well, guess what I'm doing NOW.  I'm patching this dinosaur in the basement and hoping that something will give before Wednesday June 2nd so that I can play for the party.  As I type this I am plotting ways to get dad to purchase a new router before that time so that I can fix the connection and pray for a miracle.  Don't look for me much in the game, all I'll be doing is training pets most likely. 

Your Friend Always,
John Lifeglen

Thursday, May 27, 2010

BLAH...Internet Connection Failures

I would like to apologize in advance for my lack of blog updates and in-game appearances. Unfortunately our rural internet connection has been acting up and flickering between partial function and no function at all. As I type this I wonder just how long I have before I lose all connections again...

Due to this, My blog will likely come to a screeching halt for which I apologuze profusely. I am sorry that I cannot continue to update this blog frequently, as I will be waiting on the few moments a day when the little caution "no internet acess" icon flickers away from my task tray.

I will also not be playing much as that draws substantially more as far as connections go. I can barely run twitter and blogger as it is, let alone the magical adventure of a lifetime. Until my father takes a little bit of initiative (AKA he has something on eBay about to finish at auction), I am basically grounded for takeoff.

Please accept this apology and keep a spot for me until I may return, in full force.

Your [Regretful and Sorrowful] Friend Always,
John Lifeglen

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My LIVE Pet Sanctuary

Now that test has FINALLY [thank you KI!!!] gone live, I can unveil my pet sanctuary AKA the Lifeglen Pet Habitat (Habit at for those of you without open chat lol).  I have some friends over to show it off and took some screenshots with a very enthusiastic Shawna Roseblossom.  She is pictured in the white in most of these pictures.  Lets get the picture train moving!

PS. The Lifeglen Pet Habitat is the old Lifeglen storage warehouse, and the furniture inside is a reflection of this.  Over time, the Pet Habitat will be transformed into something even better.  Then again, Industrial is kind of cool :)

Here is a picture of Shawna and I in the "dangerous" pet area.  By dangerous I mean dangerous to those who are deathly afraid of spiders. 
Here is Cassandra Hexthorn, Shawna, and myself posing with some life pets down around the lake by the trees.  They sure look happy there!
And what about my cute little puppies...erm...uh...I meant to say guard dogs lol/  Check out Storm hound howling at the sky!
Here is the Haunted Village, perfect for all of my ghostly pets.  You can see the Pale Maiden, but can you spot the other 3?  I really can't wait for the ghost hound so the undead here can have a pet of their own!
Here is Cassandra again hanging out with my ghouls.  They are a little hard to see in this picture :/.  And check out who visited me for the picture!
Here is the bodyguard section right at the entrance/exit of the Pet Habitat.  Check out the Green Chat Thug!  Right by the door are a Damp Demon and a Jade Oni, getting ready to greet everyone.

Let me know what you think about the Lifeglen Pet Habitat.  If you have any questions about housing items be sure to shoot me an e-mail and I'll try and get back to you ASAP.  Also, keep a watch on my pet farming page, I'll need all of the help I can get soon!

Your Friend Always,
John Lifeglen

Advanced Pets Hit the Spiral


Sorry, now I've composed myself enough to compose this post.  Let me give you a DIRECT quote from Kingsisle:


Players can now hatch new pets from millions of combinations, race in the Pet Derby and much more. If you're level 7 or over, visit Merle Ambrose in his office for instructions! Learn more here!
So the pets are finally here ^.^  This is HUGE.  Totally logging in right now so I can start farming these amazing pets.  I hope to see you there!

Your [Incredibly Happy] Friend Always,
John Lifeglen

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Are Advanced Pets Coming?

This just in from Wizard101 Login screen:

Wizard101 Extended Maintenance
Wizard101 the game will be offline tonight
from 1:00am to 7:00am Central US Time
to prepare the Live game for the Advanced Pets feature.
During this time, players will be unable to log in to the game, and active players will be prompted to log out.
This downtime may be extended without notice.

Could this possibly be the release we have all been anticipating?  Or is this simply preparation for the big day?  It does say TO PREPARE but what does this really mean for us?  Bloggers be ready!

Your [EXCITED] Friend Always,
John Lifeglen

Bloggers' Club Events

Hey there Wizard101 Fans!  This is John Lifeglen with breaking news.  A Bloggers' Club has been formed recently and will be hosting many events throughout the year!  Our first event will be June 2nd at 7:30 CST.  I really would love to tell you more but you need to check the countdown clock  /\ (Look Up) /\.  When the clock strikes zeroes /\ (Again Look Up) /\ the location and host's -or hostess's- name will appear.  Just meet in that area and you will soon be whisked away to the party.  If you follow members of the Bloggers' Club, you can get a sneak peak of who the upcoming host or hostess is (if they care to turn the light on for you that is...).  Some of us might enjoy keeping it a surprise.  A logo for the Bloggers' Club is in the works and will soon be distributed accordingly.  For information on how to join the Bloggers' Club comment on this post and I'll get back to you.

EDIT: The logo's have been created and will be distributed ASAP.  /\ (Look Up) /\ to see the "Member" Button...the other 2 will remain a secret until they need to be used :D

Members of the Bloggers' Club, and you know who you are, catch me on Twitter to accept or reject these guidelines and offer suggestions for this post.  Edits will be made soon.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Experiments in Test = FAIL :(

I was able to test the theory from my last post early this morning when test was functioning again.  The results are in's not what I expected.  I'd love some feedback from other experimentors as to whether or not this is a common thing.  Here's what happened:

I bred my Spotted Piggle with Dragonblade and pedigree of 58 with Cody's Ice Colossus of pedigree of 54.  After waiting for the 5 minute hatch time to be up, both of us received the gift card pet.  No Ice Colossus for me :(.  Oh well, maybe I just got "lucky" by receiving the higher pedigree pet with a *cough* lower pedigree than before...only 57 on the child.  This was expected as I bred with a lower pedigree, and it only fell by one.  Oh well, now we know that my theory fails. 

Please continue to test it though, it did work with the Danger Hound combo with a Jade Helephant.  Let's get some comments on this with your results please!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


My last post that, how do I word this delicately...less than astounded *sure we'll go with that* about how the promo pets were breeding.  Things are looking up, however.  An unknown wizard asked me to hatch with her Jade Oni pet yesterday and I used my Danger Hound, Sir Winston, in a small experiment.  What I was astounded to see was that I got a death egg (necromatic) which resulted in my Ghost Hound.

Better news still-I asked my unknown hatching mate what kind of egg she got and she reported necromatic, very happily I might add.  It appears as though KingIsle listened to my "complaint" or at the very least I was wrong.  If the latter is the case, I apologize profusely KI.  I didn't mean to step on any toes.

So what have I learned?  I learned that the appearance of the pet with a lower pedigree is likely the one to manifest...I think.  Well, if was a promo pet so it's special hybrid offspring is what resulted.  This leads me to believe that anyone can get any hybrid so long as they have a friend with a copy of the parent (eg. Pioneer Dragon for Frontier Dragon, Shardtail Dragon for Fragmented Dragon, FOG Unicorn for Grove Unicorn, etc.) and that "anyone" as formerly stated has a pet with a higher pedigree than the promo pet.

Example time!!! I love this part of the program where everything finally starts to make sense.  I'll use a friend of mine in an example.  Angela Dragonflame wants a Ghost Hound, but lacks a Danger Hound.  I'll use Sir Winston (pedigree of 35) with her Jade Oni (pedigree of 53).  The appearance Sir Winston is likely the one to manifest, but because he is *special* he cannot have kids that look like him.  Ghost Hound results for both parties.  YAY!

Example 2.  I want a Frontier Dragon but lack a Pioneer.  My friend Rylee has a Pioneer (Pedigree of 58...)  If Rylee uses her Pioneer with my Crimson Spectre from Pet Derby rewards (Pedigree of 60...maybe...test is full and I can't check atm :( ), the Frontier Dragon is the appearance likely to manifest strictly because it's pedigree is lower. 

This is only a hypothesis at the time being, but I would appreciate feedback all the same! 

Your (Very) Excited Friend Always,
John Lifeglen

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Promotional Pet Hybrids

The following is what I just posted over on Wizard101 Central.

"Professor Greyrose resolved a previous, ahem, discussion about the ability of promotional pets and their ability to be hatched by people who did not earn them. People valiantly picked a side and all but violently defended that side. In the end, promo pets lost the ability to be created via hatching. At least, their physical appearance was never allowed to be manifested in that way ever again. Ok, you guys earned them, I can understand and respect that. Now though, it appears as though only through hatching 2 of the same promotional pet (eg. 2 pioneer dragons, 2 shardtail dragons, 2 FOG Unicorns, 2 danger hounds, etc, etc...) can a special hybrid be created, not just by using one promotional and another pet who may not be so special. Wasn't the point to let your friends have some special pets, too?

My point being this. By only letting 2 promotional pets make a hybrid pet, that is basically saying congratulations on getting this pet, here have another that only you can get. It isn't exactly fair to limit these awesome hybrids such as the Frontier Dragon, Fragmented Dragon, Grove Unicorn, and Ghost Hound to only the people that already have one of their parents. We need to allow hatching between promotional pets and normal pets to still create these amazing hybrids to level the playing field and let younger players still experience these pets.

Forgive me if this sounds like a rant, it was never meant to be one, but I needed to get the word out and this was the best way I could think of."

Now I turn to the blogging community to give me an opinion on this.  This is being looked at now through the (blindfolded...) eyes of a Sorcerer.  What do you see through the eyes of other schools?  Should this be kept the same?  Or should we find a reasonable solution to allow anyone a shot at these amazing pets?  Use the link to central to make your voices heard there, too! Don't forget to vote in the poll here though!
Your slightly irate friend always,
John Lifeglen

Friday, May 21, 2010

First (REAL) Post-Furniture of the Spiral

Ah, conspiracy theories.  Many have flown around at the mention of "Celestia" and since the confirmation of its pending release, theories become even wilder.  My favorite is over on Wizard101 Central in a thread called Grizzleheim's Nidavellir-Gateway to Celestia?  I'm a contributor there, and with my good friend Cassandra Hexthorn we translated the runes all over Grizzleheim...well she translated and I "tried"-lets go with that...

What does this have to do with Furniture though, John?  That's the question many of you are probably asking yourselves.  Here it plain English.  Today's furniture item is none other than the Runestone Spiral furniture item.  It drops in Winterdeep Warren in Nidavellir.  The runes on the side read "Magical Rune Stone"  And here are the pictures in all of their magnificent glory.

It's a really great piece of furniture, I use mine as a gate leading up to my memorial terrace.  Eh, we'll give a shot of the terrace too!  Here we go.


I don't think Noon was the best time to throw a party to meet the community...DOH...what was I thinking?  I was thinking that everyone just got out of school a week ago like I did and that everyone would be online.  FAIL.  Oh well, Angela showed up for a while and we chatted, and then a bunch of Wizard City inhabitants crashed and told us we should be in a tower lol.

All in all, it was a good time for me to catch up with Angela.  Other than that, the connection problems *grumbles about weather* kept me out of commission for most of the party.  Oh well, maybe I'll hold another party soon, and maybe this one can be when people are actually at their home computers. 

Thanks to all who attended, oh and here is a screenshot I took near the end:

 This party would have been so much cooler in my pet house on test.  I can't wait for that to go live, then the real party can get sstarted...I really need to buy those crown pets soon! 

Your Friend Always,
John Lifeglen

Thursday, May 20, 2010


So in honor of this blog, I've decided to host a little party and get to know people in the community.  I'm really hoping this turns out well so I'm not terribly bored.  Lol.  I think it's high time I make my mark on the Wizard101 community as a social butterfly.  I'm going to be hosting some small get togethers where I answer questions, accept ideas for this blog, and generally rekindle the spark in my heart for this amazing game.  It's been getting a bit bland lately (thank goodness updates are pending!!!) so this is my way of staying attached.  Drop me a line sometime soon. 

Lol there I go rambling...if nothing else that will be what my reputation is for.  Oh, and speaking of blog ideas, I have a few good ones and I need more :).

Before I forget lol.  That party I mentioned will be held tomorrow from around noon central time  Probably a good 2-3 hours all connection problems aside.  We'll (I'll) be in Ravenwood on Unicorn Area One, and I'll be on my Bengal Tiger dressed like I am in the header up there /\.  If I get a lot of people we might just adjourn to my house!  Just mention something to me to get the party started!  If I don't have any hits I'll probably just end the party after 30ish minutes.

Your friend always,
John Lifeglen

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pet Updates

I absolutely love the upcoming Advanced Pet System.  It really seems like it'll be a good time.  Sure the mini-games to train our precious pet companions will be a bit redundant after a while but totally worth it.  The amazing farmers over at Wizard101 Central are really working hard to find out everything you could ever want to know about new pets.  Some are even conducting breeding experiments under the watchful eyes of Dr. Purreau. 

What do you think will be the most enjoyable part of the new pet system?  Will you spend money to breed pets?  Comment away to share your thoughts!


So I'm John Lifeglen, a Grandmaster Sorcerer on the Wizard101 scene. It's quite a bit of fun and if you have yet to try it, you really should! I just graduated High School and am getting ready to embark on College, WOOT! I was inspired by The Friendly Necromancer to start my own blog about Wizard101 and share some thoughts, insights, and maybe answer some questions along the way.

This all being said, as I'm new to blogging please bare with me! I hope to see you all in Wizard101 soon!