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If I knew then what I know now...

What have you learned in Wizard101 that you wish you'd known when you first started playing?

Wish you'd known more about how to put Treasure Cards in your Deck, or how to Discard & Draw Treasure Cards?

Tell us the little lessons you've learned along the way that you wish you'd known earlier in your journey through the Spiral.

Aug 19, 2010
Well when I first started wizard101 I never actually knew how. Use treasure cards. I would always get them and just puzzle over their purpose. Until finally one day in Kroktopia I finally asked someone, What are these gold cards I keep on getting? Once she told me I asked her how to use them then boom! All of a sudden a few days later I'm a treasure card collector, and user. Also the treasure cards have helped through some tough bosses. Also I wish I'd known how to buy a pet hen I first started. I'd see people with pets and I'd just stare. I'd go into the shopping district and look for the shop. I guess the pet shop piggle sigh was too small for me. Lol.

Mar 05, 2009
I wish someone had simply told me what Teleport Pads are and how they work. It took me a *really* long time to figure out how to use the blue circles to get up & down the falls on Triton Avenue. I was stuck at the bottom and couldn't figure out why I couldn't find the other part of the street on the map. (I started before there was a Quest Helper to point it out.)

Feb 07, 2011
i didnt know how to use pips, even with diegos tutorial. but when i was lvl 28 i asked someone what are these pips i have heared about. then i knew and it has improved me in the pvp arena

Mar 12, 2010
Simple as this sounds, I wish that I knew about changing realms.

I could have used it many times early in the game to get away from pesky wizards.

And I could have used it to find more of the mobs/enemies that I couldn't find. In some areas (like Colossus Blvd. and Dragonspyre), for some reason I couldn't always find what I needed (like the snowmen or whatever). But changing realms sometimes helped.

It also helps with finding reagents and some of those quests to find things (like the crates or the Stinkweed on Colossus Blvd.).

Simple idea, but I didn't know about this early in the game.

Jul 23, 2012
I wish i knew what pips were when i started. i got so confused about why i couldnt use my pixies. Every time i almost died i couldnt use them.

Feb 03, 2012
I wish i had known how to use prisms, I pretty much wasted an entire year placing fire converts on fire bosses thinking they were traps.

May 06, 2009
I wish I had understood pips better and the value of using zero pip wand spells. While I was in battle in Triton Avenue or Fire Cat Alley, sometimes a fellow player would use a zero pip wand which didn't do as much damage as the card wands. At the time I would think to myself "What an idiot!"
Oh how wrong I was!
I wasted so much time in fights using 1 pip spells instead of building up my pips!!!

Jun 30, 2010
I Wish I knew not to pick storm as a secondary school as a balance wizard. -___-

Nov 26, 2011
I wish i knew what health and mana was....

Jul 14, 2011
I've learned that you need to be a member, or a crowns player to adventure to new places. I also learned that yellow glowing "Pips" act like 2 "Pips."

Feb 02, 2011
I wish i knew about the death faint spell. My secondary school is fire, but i never use it. I wish i trained up to faint and tower shield for my secondary(i am life, so no training for satyr ), sadly, i don't use crowns so i prob wont every change.

Mar 19, 2010
I wish i'd know about the epic bundle. I'd do absolutely ANYTHING for the epic clothing.

Feb 28, 2012
The very first time I fizzled, I thought I did something wrong. It gets worse: The first defeat and collect where I did not collect, I said something like "this quest is glitched, I did not collect" BOY! Did I get an earful of how """FUN""" the D&C quests are later on. (Yes, Lions in Zafaria, I'm looking at you with that comment!!!)

Jul 30, 2012
Any mainstream quest or challenge you find really tough right now will be easy when your wizard advances 2-3 levels. Often it saves you a lot of time to leave a tough challenge and come back in a couple hours after leveling up, more gold, better gear.

Mar 09, 2009
Training points.
I didn't know how many I got, or the significance of them. You are told to train other schools, but never told that training points aren't the same as getting spells from your school.
I had assumed that I'd eventually get all spells from all teachers!
That was over 3 years ago now though! Time flies when you are having fun!

Rogan Firehammer

Dec 19, 2010
Nov 04, 2012
not every pet can cast a spell , expect the un-expected , making allys in the game is great like maybewith , at first that my blood bat was my greatest asset ( I thought back then it was my myth blast ) , getting good freinds is rewarding

Dec 27, 2011
When I first started playing Wizard101, I only thought that there was only Menu Chat and Filtered Chat. But then as many people when they said some dialogue which included "..." in it, and that some people's badges didn't have a speech bubble next to it, I realized that there was another form of communication. It was Open Chat! O:

Jul 10, 2009
I wish I knew that pet cast are random and nothing can affect them..

Jul 27, 2009
well the only thing i know now i wish i knew when i started paying for the game was how inane some of the mobs would be and bosses would be...
whe you are the right level and have the deck made for a match and the NPCs start out the fight with a full rack of gold pips and you keep dying in the second round... the game loses it appeal rather quick....

now i kinda wish i had not spent so many $$ on the game...

sorry you asked i answered

Feb 17, 2012
I WISH I knew that the pedigree score for a pet really mattered. Back in the earlier days, I thought that any pet that didn't have a card was " bad ". Oh how wrong I was!! Once I was Slightly Naughty and teleported to a friend in CL, and went and visited the pet shop. I thought the sea dragon would of been a waste of crowns because it didn't have an item card! I don't think I have ever been more incorrect. The best pet in the game???

Sep 05, 2009
I wish I would've known that gear like robes, and hats could help you in the game.
I didn't actually start wearing anything besides the beginners robe and stuff that the character came with, until I was in like Marleybone.

Nov 26, 2011
Moonlighterz1000 on Dec 13, 2012 wrote:
I wish i knew what health and mana was....
And i also wish i knew what spells were (yes i didnt know what spells were for a while)

Apr 01, 2009
wish I knew that Storm wizards got accuracy stuff because we fizzle all the dang time... -_-