It has officially been almost a week since the conclusion of the Luau and I certainly hope that Hunter Flame our champion is enjoying his massive winnings (congrats to him!) because he definitely earned it. This tournament was so unique in its format and I was incredibly intrigued right from the start. I’m always looking for alternatives to traditional pvp because, as a storm it can be really hard to get anywhere. So, Cat and I both signed up and hoped for the best.
Hey all! I’ve been a little quiet here on the blog the past week, so this blog post is all about what I’ve been up to. I’m happy to report that the Lionflower sisters have been accepted and will be competing in the Summer Luau PvP tournament (sponsored in part by Duelist101)! Despite the fact that we will probably be killed off in the first round, we put quite a bit of effort into getting ready for the tourney and in part one of this post I’m gonna just talk a little bit about that. While we do have our opponent’s information- both Cat and I will be facing a level 110 storm first -but really nothing else in terms of how our matches are going to go, after all twists and turns are what Luau is promising.
I used to go to so many events and report back on them with funny asides, so I’m really hoping to sort of do that again with this. It’s certainly going to be very different since spectators aren’t really allowed and there aren’t going to be any other events going on simultaneously (costume contest was already held this week), but I’ll give it my best shot.
Every year during the summer famed Wizard101 blogger Paige Moonshade hosts the “Best Little Dorm in Wizard City” contest! Every year the contest changes in theme and in requirements and this year I decided that
since I really have nothing else to do I would join in the fun and report back about my experiences!
Now, I came into this really quite late
which is typical, ya know so I only had two and a half days to fully decorate my dorm! Talk about a stress! This isn’t a simple decorating contest either. There are special “twists” and “turns” to consider.
This year’s theme was “cold” and we had to use five semi-random items:
- A clothesline
- Dog biscuits
- A gas can
- Some kind of flame
We also had to write two paragraphs about our design: How it related to the theme “cold and how we had used the five special items.
After decorating we could only include three screenshots of our room in our entry. It’s a tall order to be sure! Now, here is how I tackled the challenge…
Alright let’s talk about Duel a Duelist!
even though this is super, super late First off, I had an awesome time, though I didn’t spend a long time there (unlike Duelist’s awesome previous event). Second off, there may be excessive fangirling in this post because I met so many awesome people at this thing which is why I go to these events in the first place there were so many awesome guests there, including the Mini Bolt noob whom Autumn had the honor of pvping against!
As I’m sure everyone knows, yesterday was the Duelist101 Monster Brawl! I was extremely excited about participating in it and it really was quite a lot of fun! Naturally, I took a few (ok more than a few) pictures of my experience!
*If you really don’t care about my story you can just scroll to the bottom and I’ve included a few pros and cons.. seriously though, my story is cute… you should read it… just do it…
The part of this event I was most looking forward to was, by far, the costume contest. I had decided on a costume that used one of the new-ish flamenco flamingos, so
of course, because I like to make things more difficult for myself I chose to use the Flamenco del Muerto.
The flamenco is actually a really awesome looking pet. While the mixture of colors in the Flamenco Tocador is really very pretty (and that would’ve been my second choice, if I had not found a Del Muerto)The red tipped wings on the FDM are gorgeous.
Naturally I wanted to match the color scheme of the pet so I immediately started working with
kill me, these are the most expensive colors in the game gahhh red & black. I also had begun this costume project with a yankering (is that even a word??) to use the new duelist hat. There were two reasons for this: “duelist” (tell me I’m clever, common, tell me) and it seems to have a Spanish vibe to it (great description there >o<).
One of the colors in the del Muerto is white, so I grabbed first for the elegant outfit with its white poofy sleeves.
While I liked the elegant outfit, a few tweaks later I ended up going with a more armored look.
Finally the party began! The first stop (for me at least) was Julia Stormflame’s Sun palace and at first it was ultra crowded.
It was so crowded I seriously needed to get away and find a spot where the lag wasn’t too bad. Luckily I did find this pretty spot and stayed there for a bit until moving on to the Promethean Pvp house.
My computer eventually adjusted to the lag and I ended up spend the majority of my time at the Promethean pvp house, Julia’s Pyramid of the Lost Horizon. I started off with no gear pvp and had tons and tons of fun. Thankfully I was on a team completely comprised of storms (+1 balance)! Needless to say, we dominated! XD
Unfortunately, as time went on people discovered the tag game machine…. they discovered it over and over and over and over and over and seriously. enough eventually became quite enough. I had come to this party looking forward to the costume contest and I was beginning to think I’d never get over to the Acropolis house in time (it was nearly perpetually full the entire party).
After finally leaving the pyramid, Cat and I went back to the Sun Palace to find Julia S. and find out what was going on at the Acropolis house. Of course it was still full, but Julia (who proved to be a super problem solver! Many many thanks to her for being so patient!) just suggested that the small group who was stranded at the palace simply do a little pvp.
After a few matches, Cat and I slipped away to take a picture with the swarm of Mooses! It took a while, but we managed to get a few perfect shots!
Eventually we did manage to get over to the Acropolis and when we did we were just in time for the costume contest!
All the contestants were told to stand in a line as Mackenzie Rain & Roslyn judged…
Then they announced the finalists! Cat was one of them!
She ended up winning first place! However, I was kinda bummed out… I had liked my costume quite a lot! I’d worked hard on it! I’m clever…. right? meanwhile I’m thinking to myself: stop whining you silly…
I was resigned to my fate.
And then suddenly…
They had to pick a new third place! The previous winner had had to leave before the final three were called. So, none other than Julia Stormflame steps up as a new judge to pick out her favorite as the new third place…. which just happened to be me! 😀
- All in all, I did have a fantastic time and even if I hadn’t won in the costume contest I would have said the same thing.
- Pvping was really, really fun. It was even better because most of the people there loved it just as much as you.
- The staff was extremely patient and courteous the whole time. This was totally amazing and I have no idea how they managed it.
- One free pack (of choice) for all attendees!?
- Dragonclaw Blades for people who play a pvp match!?
- I feel like the event definitely could have benefitted from a little more hosting-help, though I don’t think that the creators realized the sheer size of the attendee list.
- Next time, hopefully there will be more houses and more contests for people to participate in, this may have helped dissipate the large number of people stuck at certain houses since the others were totally full.
- I distinctly remember a ton of down time that I had at some point where my whole self ached from being stuck at a laggy pyramid and from being turned into an elf over and over and over… while the tag game was great, maybe next time the host can pick up the kiosk after the actual tag contest ends or have a house devoted to just tag? I know that’s not the most ideal thing to do, but seriously it got really old really fast for us people waiting to pvp or just chilling out.
- … giving out free packs to everyone may have been a mistake too…. people get crazy at the mention of free packs…very crazy
A huge thanks again to the Duelist staff for hosting this! Really looking forward to next year ;D