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June 22, 2018 / KingsIsle Community

Features You May Have Missed – Equipping Recipes

Today we’re continuing on with our “Features You May Have Missed” series with a spotlight on Recipe Equipping. That’s right, expert crafters and crafting wannabes, this one’s for you! As with any crafting project (in-game or IRL), at first it’s pretty simple; however, things can get super-messy, super-fast.

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New worlds bring new crafting recipes and badges, and, as any Champion Crafter knows, new recipes mean longer crafting recipe menus. There are so many crafting recipes in Wizard101 that it can be difficult to find the recipe you’re looking for, especially once you reach the highest levels of the crafting badges.

That’s why we implemented recipe equipping! This feature is perfect for crafting the watchtower hall. There’s a LOT of sub-recipes to keep track of, and equipping the recipe will keep it at the top of your crafting list. To equip a recipe, use a crafting station and then click the recipe you want to equip.

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Once you’ve selected your recipe, hit the equip button. The equip button lives in the lower right corner of the menu and looks just like the equip button in other menus. When an item is equipped, it goes straight to the top of the recipe list.

You can also equip more than one recipe at a time. When you equip more than one recipe, the one that you’ve equipped most recently goes to the top of the list, ahead of any recipes you’ve equipped previously.

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As a bonus, this feature also makes a crafting icon appear on all recipes you can make with the ingredients you have on hand. No need to wonder if you’ve finally gotten all of the reagents, Treasure Cards, Furniture Items, or Gear that you need. If you see the crafting icon, you’re ready to craft it!

What recipes do you have equipped? How close are you to crafting it? Let us know in the comments!

-Nalia Dunestrider (AKA Mallie Rust, Marketing Coordinator)

June 14, 2018 / KingsIsle Community

Features You May Have Missed: The Victory Dance

Today’s “Feature You May Have Missed” is all about putting the boogie in your battles! You can win a fight, but can you win a fight — with style? Read on for more information about one of our newest innovations.

The best part of winning a tough battle? Celebrating it! Of course, no victory celebration would be complete without a nifty victory dance.

You’re probably well acquainted with the default victory dance, and you might even be a little tired of seeing the same victory dance over and over again. What you might not know is that you can actually choose your own victory dance.

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Graphic from Swordroll’s Blog

If you want to change things up a bit, open your options menu. Next, navigate to the Gameplay Options 3 tab and find the “Victory Dance” option. You should see a victory dance option set to “original.” Click the left and right arrows to toggle which dance emote you’ll use for your victory dance.

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You can use any dance emote that you have access to, which means that non-members can choose between the Original and the Bee Dance. Members have even more options, from the Breakin’ emote to my personal favorite, the Oppa emote.

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Now you can go and celebrate your hard earned victories with some snazzy new moves! What are you using for your victory dance?

Nalia Dunestrider (AKA Mallie Rust, Marketing Coordinator)

June 8, 2018 / KingsIsle Community

Features You May Have Missed: Equipment Sets

We’re starting a new blog post series here on the KingsIsle Blog, talking all about “Features You May Have Missed.” After 10 years of making improvements to a game like Wizard101, we’ve come up with several amazing innovations – so many that sometimes all those innovations can be easily lost . . . and especially if you’re not keeping up with the update notes. Read on and make sure to give us feedback on this series as we continue writing.

I have a confession to make: I am absolutely terrible at keeping my backpack organized. It can be a bit overwhelming to dig through all of the items floating around in it, especially after an epic questing session. Worst of all is when I decide to try an item and decide that I don’t actually want to use it. As you can probably guess, finding that original gear can be a bit of a headache.

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That brings me to one of my favorite lesser-known features of the game: Equipment Sets! These allow you to save and quickly switch between sets of equipped items for just about any situation, from questing to PVP to even pet training! If I want to try out a new item, I can return to my favorite gear with just a click.

Building an equipment starts with, you probably guessed it, equipping the gear you want to include in your saved set. These sets save your Hat, Robe, Boots, Wand, Athame, Amulet , Ring, Deck, and Pet. Note: Mounts aren’t saved in your equipment set. There’s an “Equipment Sets” button at the bottom of the backpack window that you can click to open the menu.

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Choose “Create New,” then choose a name from the list of pre-made options. I’m going to go ahead and create quick equipment set for my main gear, so I’ll call it Storm Main. Not very creative, but it gets the job done. You can label the gear set based on the color, school, situations you’d use it in, and even the stat it’s focused on boosting.

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Now that your set has a name, you’re good to go! You can save up to 9 Equipment Sets total and there are a few ways to switch between them. Open Equipment Sets menu and double click the set you want to wear or use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + 1-9) associated with the set. As you can see, I’ve just got the one set right now, but I can’t wait to build more!

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Since you can only have a max of 9 equipment sets, there may come a time when you need to delete an older set. Just click the set you want to remove, then click the “Remove Set” button underneath your list of sets (It’s the only one that’s not greyed out in the screenshot above). The set will be removed from your list, but the items will still stay in your backpack. If you sell an item that’s currently being used in an Equipment Set, the set is deleted from your list.

Equipment sets are a fantastic way to easily access your favorite gear. Like I mentioned earlier, this is one of my favorite lesser-known features. What’s your favorite feature that other Wizards might not know about?

–  Nalia Dunestrider (AKA Mallie Rust, Marketing Coordinator)