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Ditto faces the Khrysalis Sandworm Menace in Wizard101

Thanks to everyone who answered my recent poll, it’s pretty clear you just like seeing Ditto doing his thing, questing and being silly, and I’m happy to do that!  So here’s some questing and battling some deadly sandworms in Khrysalis!  I’ll be pushing my way through Khrysalis and trying to get to the next world pretty soon, so stay tuned!!

Ditto is an Outlaw!!  Back in Wizard101

It’s me, Ditto the Monster, back in Wizard101! Wow, this was a tough video to make, because the morning I was setting up to make it, my computer crashed, hard, likely due to a bad Windows update. It took me all day and into the next day to get it fixed, and in the end I had to re-install Windows, which meant I had to re-install all my software, including Wizard101 and my game recording / streaming software. OF COURSE once I got that installed, it would no longer work, so I fought with that for a while, then finally just decided to get something new and configure that, which did, finally, work! 
So here it is – Ditto is now an outlaw! I’ve got the house, the cool green outfit, the bow, and I even get to ride a fox! It’s a nice set and a lot of fun – I did some fishing in my little forest stream after the video ended, that was cool too! I think Fishing might be too boring for gameplay videos, but it’s so relaxing…

Let me know what you think about the new video and tell me what you want to see in the future too – I’m all about communicating with my wonderful fans, so comment or send me a tweet or whatever… I’m looking forward to doing lots more here, now that I’m back! (And MAYBE I’ll be able to run some contests again soon, too!)   

So Carl got me hooked on EverClicker… 

Apparently, while I was ‘gone’, KingsIsle came out with a new mobile game called EverClicker.  It’s like a clicky kind of RPG with an exciting story (defeat the evil Star Devourer, oohhhh) and pretty fun play mechanic, clicking to defeat bad guys and upgrading your ‘team’ to deal more and more damage as the enemies get bigger and tougher, culminating in a pretty big boss fight every 5 levels.   

 

It’s as simple as that, but it can be pretty complex too – there are multiple ways to upgrade your team, both temporarily with spells or special abilities, as well as permanently by summoning spirits or upgrading your feast hall! Gaining gold by defeating enemies or capturing what I’ve started to call ‘gold bugs’ that randomly fly across the screen seems to be the primary currency, and there are red gems that do… something? They seem to allow to reduce timers or purchase upgrade kits for your team, but not too much else? 

Finally, there’s my favorite part of the game – time gates.  They’re kind of like raids, I guess? You get pulled into some kind of alternate dimension and have to help a team defeat a bunch of bad guys as fast as you can, because the magic key can only blip you to the other dimension for like 30 seconds. I think it’s that timer and the friendly competition with other players that makes it so fun.  

So there you have it – I know I’m late to the party on this and I’m probably missing a ton, but I’m really enjoying this game! It’s such fun, and like I said; very easy to play, but challenging if you like to maximize your effectiveness.  

Do you play? How do you like it?  Let me know any tips or tricks you might have, I’d love to hear from you! 

New Gameplay Video and a Poll – Ditto tries Monstrology in Wizard101

So after my Chinese food induced absence, Ditto has returned to Wizard101 and started out easy, with the new Monstrology system.  I think I am going to like this Monstrology thing – it seems quite fun, and I really like making houseguests!

I’m also looking for feedback – My pyromancer is level 100 now and I’ve been playing him for seven years now… should I keep playing him randomly like I’ve been doing, should I do something specific with him like specific quests or PVP, should I start a new character,  etc…  I’m adding a poll, so go ahead and vote or drop me a note, what interests people in gameplay videos?

At long last – a New Gameplay Video!

Missing Ditto Monster Episode 3 – The Finale

So after weeks of searching, it all came down to a small ‘All You Can Eat’ buffet in a strip mall on the outskirts of town…  A buffet that seemed all too happy to be rid of the furry orange monster who had been eating them out of crab rangoons and fried rice for who knows how long…

As for the ‘why’…  well, Ditto felt like people weren’t really ‘into’ his videos and silly antics any more, so he didn’t think anyone would even notice he was gone.  Thanks to all his friends and fans and all the questions on Twitter and shared videos, etc…. he sees that he’s got a loyal following who do miss him and his crazy videos, so he’s planning on coming back…  Sure he might not get the views and likes of some of the big gamer channels, but that’s not really the point; he just wants to make people happy and have fun,  and that’s what he’ll be doing.

Missing Ditto Monster – Episode 2

So the hunt for Ditto the Monster continues – tfollow up on that his week we’ve put up multiple ‘Have you seen this monster’ signs and interviewed a few more people, asking if they’ve seen Ditto.. the Miss Narrator interview didn’t go so well.  Neither did Carl interviewing the cat.  We DID get a lead, though, and we’ll follow up on that soon!

We do discuss Ditto’s history, how he started in February of 2010, interviewed Fred Howard of Kingsisle once, and other great things that Ditto has done…. It’s quite a lot, actually…  We do miss him.  Come back soon, Ditto

 

Missing Ditto Monster – Episode 1

Recently, Ditto’s fans have been asking about him, about where he is, and what he’s up to lately… Well, we aren’t sure, exactly. You see, Ditto the Monster is kind of… missing. But don’t worry – Chip and Carl the Camera-bear are on the case and searching for him!

Chip and Carl will interview Ditto’s friends and some of his online pals and search high and low to find their furry friend!

If you miss Ditto too, let us know – tell us if you’re looking for him too, and if you’ve seen him. Let him know you miss his videos.