A post by Ravious on Kill Ten Rats brought back fond memories of Wizard101. It’s funny how things turn out. I expected to dislike Marleybone because of its perpetual nighttime but it ended up being my favorite zone by a landslide. I was sure I’d adore Mooshu because of is bright zones, flowered landscapes and oriental styling but it was the zone I detested. It also was taking too long to complete and felt significantly more repetitive than the previous zones. I eventually gave up and unsubscribed. The bad press coming out about Dragonspyre, the next zone I'd hit, didn’t help.
With nothing else on my horizon and an urge to play something, I decided I’d rather give my money and micro-transaction purchases to KingsIsle than the Robber Barons of Allods. After re-subscribing it only took two short playing sessions to finish off Mooshu and depart that zone forever. What I liked about W101 still stands. I can jump on and only do a couple of quests or take on some instanced bosses when I have more time.
A lot of new content and features have been added since I last played. For one, every fight in Dragonspyre is like a mini-boss encounter. I was VERY surprised the first time I stepped off the side walk to pick a fight. No matter, I’ve adjusted my short deck accordingly and I’ve yet to die or use paid Henchman.