Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New Fantastic Voyage Gauntlet

The newest bundle in Wizard101 is the Fantastic Voyage Gauntlet! This gauntlet provides players with a great four part dueling experience and an exclusive fishing voyage. Jock Coosto assists your wizard through this grand Celestia-themed voyage! The Fantastic Voyage Gauntlet is available at Walmart for $39. If you are having trouble locating this card, check KingsIsle's list of locations!

What's Included
- Fantastic Voyage Expedition

- Shark Skirunner Mount

- Peppy Porpoise Pet

- Abyssal Warrior's Suit

- Abyssal Eel Whip

- 1 Month of Membership or 5,000 Crowns

Fantastic Voyage Expedition
This challenging four battle dungeon is not for the faint-of-heart. The first three battles are simple enough, but the final battle culminates in an extremely tough cheating boss! When you finish the gauntlet, you get a free +33% Fishing Luck Elixir and access to Data Atoll, the fishing island. You can access this island with out doing the quest, but you'll have to successfully complete the dungeon once to do so. The unique fish caught is the Microfish.

Shark Skirunner Mount
The Shark Skirunner Mount is a clockwork Celestian contraption built to boost your speed by 50%! This great looking mount will help you get from place to place in a timely manner. It is the second mount to give a speed increase!

Peppy Porpoise Pet
Need some pep in your mundane wizarding life? Magical studies bogging you down? Enter the Peppy Porpoise Pet! This cute little pet starts off with a 69 Pedigree and a Lifespear card at Baby. If you can't buy the gauntlet, you can hatch it in the Hatchery.

Abyssal Warrior's Suit & Abyssal Eel Whip
This unique set of gear provides a hodgepodge of stat boosts. As with previous bundle gear, I recommend using the gear for supplementary or stand-in use. All the stats are universal. The cards seem very useful.

The Abyssal Eel Whip looks very intimidating, but the stats aren't. I don't think the wand has enough lashing power to really be useful. However, the two May Cast cards, Wild Bolt and Healing Current (casts as Ice), may satisfy some wizards, but the unpredictability and unreliability of May Cast cards aren't worth it in my opinion. This flashy wand would make a great stitch though!

This bundle is really cool! I like the Skark Skirunner Mount and the Peppy Porpoise Pet. I think the expedition-like gauntlet is a neat idea. This is a great bundle with some really cool components, great supplementary gear, and an entertaining experience.

What drops have you been getting from the gauntlet? Have you caught any fishing chests? What did you receive from the chests? Comment below!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Nordic Champion Turns Two!

Nordic Champion is celebrating two years of blogging today! I am so excited to share this great milestone with all of you!

Looking Back
I've come a long way since I began blogging back in 2015. It really feels like it was just last year, not two years ago. I've since grown in my writing and research abilities. The blog hasn't changed too much over the past two years, but that's not a bad thing. I think that my current look stands true to my name, and I love it the way it is!

In the two years of blogging, Cheyenne Caster has gained 21 levels since Level 71. However, she has been a level 92 Promethean Sorcerer for a while. She has been stuck on the first battle in Khrysalis. Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to progress since I haven't had a membership in a while.

Within the two years of my blog's existence, Wizard101 has changed so much! In the past two years, we've seen the addition of the "Ultra Summer," Daily Assignments, and Monstrology. Polaris and Mirage were added to the game. Numerous packs, bundles, and other items were created.

What's Next
I would first like to apologize for such a low post rate. School got incredibly time consuming. I was hoping that summer would be better, but it's not looking that way. To top it all off, I have had severe writer's block.
What I am planning on doing is to continue posting once or twice a month. I hope that this relieves a little pressure on me, which in turn will hopefully cure my writer's block. It is entirely possible that I could post more.

I am going to continue what I have been doing: news, guides, and spiral history. I will still do my other posts, but those three are my main areas of focus.

I think that my only goal for this coming year is to make more time to really work on this blog. It really disappoints me when I can't think of something to write about. I want to write!

Special Thanks
I would first like to thank everyone who reads my blog! Whether you've read one post or 10, I appreciate you reading what I have to say. You have all been a great support for the past two years!

The special group of people I would like to thank is all the community leaders, bloggers, and YouTubers. I've interacted with a lot of you and the endless support you have all given me is incredible! You are all amazing people and I appreciate everything you do!

Lastly, I would like to thank KingsIsle for creating the beautiful, complex game that we all love! Without it this blog would not exist. Thank you for all the questions you've answered and all the fun you've given!

Thanks for a great two years everyone! I can't wait to see where this next one takes me!
-Cheyenne Caster, Nordic Champion