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aengus
08-21-2008, 09:03 PM
Anyone explain to me how I get crowns?

I cant buy any of the prospectors stuffs because I dont have enough crowns.

Dreamytime
08-21-2008, 09:29 PM
No enough crowns?
I have zero (a step up from -1 after server update #2).
Aren't we supposed to get some crowns during this update?

aengus
08-21-2008, 09:39 PM
ok so its not me then :)


ok well it is me, but its not JUST me :)

OctoPie
08-22-2008, 06:36 AM
ok so its not me then :)


ok well it is me, but its not JUST me :)

I have still -1 crownss!! :sad2: :sad2:

bevgray
08-22-2008, 06:59 AM
I suspect the crowns have not been activated fully yet. I posted a question on the Wizard forums (got a rather snippy answer but at least got pointed to the "Support" post that actually discusses the feature). This is the Support post:

"Crowns are the currency in the Wizard 101 microtransaction system.

Crowns are used to purchase items such as treasure cards and clothing in our online store.

You can acquire Crowns by purchasing them through our online store or by signing up for a Premium Subscription. A Premium account comes with a monthly allowance of Crowns automatically."

From the sound of it, this is their version of Gaia currency. If they are developing a card game too, it may be they plan to market in Target, Walmart, etc. eventually as well. Since there is no game store yet or premium subscription, I'd say we'll just have to wait a bit unless they decide to give all beta players a batch to start as a "thank you" for testing.

bevgray
08-22-2008, 12:34 PM
The following was just added to the Headmaster forum over on the Wizard official board.

"I know many of you have had questions about the crowns you see mentioned by Prospector Zeke.

We don't want to ruin any surprises, so stay tuned for announcements on our Headmaster's Tower message board soon!"

OctoPie
08-22-2008, 12:37 PM
We should get an amount of crowns for begin beta testers

aliceblue
08-22-2008, 02:03 PM
I have to say that any confusion was caused by their own wording in the update thread yesterday morning. This paragraph about crowns was completely removed later: Updates are being made to Wizard101!
There's lots of ground to cover so let's get started!

Crowns
Please Help Us Spend Money!
We have added a new type of currency called KingsIsle Crowns to your account, so you can purchase special items in the game. Prospector Zeke is the shop keeper for these special items. You can check out Zeke’s shop in any world, and see what you can buy! This is just a test, so KingsIsle Crowns may not be available long. Go spend them now!

OctoPie
08-22-2008, 02:26 PM
I have to say that any confusion was caused by their own wording in the update thread yesterday morning. This paragraph about crowns was completely removed later:

so we have crowns to spend?

LafChill
08-22-2008, 04:12 PM
Recently posted on the main board and just got an in-game announcement about a server restart in ten minutes. I hope they are adding crown and fixing the friends lists.

Subject: Special Crowns Announcement!

ProfessorGreyrose
Aug/22/2008
12:57:16 pm

Please Help Us Spend Money!
We have added a new type of currency called KingsIsle Crowns to your account, so you can purchase special items in the game.

Prospector Zeke is the shop keeper for these special items. You can check out Zeke’s shop in every world, and see what you can buy. Each Zeke has different items!

This is just a test, so KingsIsle Crowns may not be available long. You should find 10 000 KingsIsle Crowns on each character, go spend them now!

OctoPie
08-22-2008, 04:19 PM
Recently posted on the main board and just got an in-game announcement about a server restart in ten minutes. I hope they are adding crown and fixing the friends lists.

YES!!! What to buy...?? Anyone have any ideas

debbi801
08-22-2008, 04:22 PM
:rotfl: Well, I was rich, for about 10 minutes. I am down to 400 crowns. :scared1: not enough to buy anything else.

I discovered that I only had crowns to spend in Krokotopia, it still showed a zero crowns in wizard city.

I also discovered that I had to split the 10K between both my characters. Each character did not get 10K. After spending almost all of it with the one, I found I onyl had 2800 left for my other. Only enough to buy a hat. :goodvibes I've already dyed my new clothes for my myth/life character. I was in the process of dying my hat for my fire/ice character when they brought the game down.

aliceblue
08-22-2008, 04:26 PM
Hooray, they have reposted this information, and with more specifics now! Can't wait to get back on again and see if the crowns are there. :)

disvaclub92
08-22-2008, 04:43 PM
Gosh not really money to spend - woohoo love it. :cool1:

aliceblue
08-22-2008, 05:08 PM
Can those of you in Mooshu check what the minimum level requirement is for the items there? Any additional pets?

goldengourd
08-22-2008, 05:46 PM
Mooshu items are minimum level 35.
Hats cost 3360, offer +170 health, +3%pips, +3%target, +6%to hit, 8%shield, and one card (elephant, colossus, hydra are choices)

Robes cost 3840, offer +260 health, 4%pip, 3%target, 7%hit, 10%shield, and card (choice of quake, hydra, triton)

edit: missed the boots. cost 2880 +96 health, 3%pips, 3% target, 5% hit (cards hydra, wraith, dryad)

Note: if you try to buy one of each from here, you can't quite afford it. short 80 crowns, sigh

LafChill
08-22-2008, 05:49 PM
:rotfl: Well, I was rich, for about 10 minutes. I am down to 400 crowns. :scared1: not enough to buy anything else.

I discovered that I only had crowns to spend in Krokotopia, it still showed a zero crowns in wizard city.

I also discovered that I had to split the 10K between both my characters. Each character did not get 10K. After spending almost all of it with the one, I found I onyl had 2800 left for my other. Only enough to buy a hat. :goodvibes I've already dyed my new clothes for my myth/life character. I was in the process of dying my hat for my fire/ice character when they brought the game down.

I don't understand your comment about dying though... I thought you have complete control to select your desired color combination upon purchase from Zeke?

So far I've only bought one item because I'm not sure how to split the buying between all of my wizards.

aliceblue
08-22-2008, 06:08 PM
Mooshu items are minimum level 35.
Hats cost 3360, offer +170 health, +3%pips, +3%target, +6%to hit, 8%shield, and one card (elephant, colossus, hydra are choices)

Robes cost 3840, offer +260 health, 4%pip, 3%target, 7%hit, 10%shield, and card (choice of quake, hydra, triton)Thanks. Helps to know what is out of range, so I can decide what to buy now!