I always keep an eye on the sales at Wizard101 so when they had the one day sale on bundles last week — including bringing back a few bundles that are not generally around any more — I looked over them pretty carefully, especially studying the dual mount option.
I don’t consider the bundles to be worth it at their normal prices– it’s even questionable when they’re on 50% off–but there’s just enough value when they’re on sale that I’ve been enticed to buy a few. If you’re playing on a budget, bundle sales can be a good way to get one of those great houses, a good mount, a good pet, a full set of crown gear, a game like Potion Motion or Pagoda and some spare crowns.
In this case, the two bundles I chose, Super and Epic, I picked in part for the pets and houses. The Super bundle also grabbed me because of the Great Hornocerous, a dual mount.
I’ve been running two accounts for about six months now and more and more I’m getting on both at once (one on each of two computers) and working on tough bosses and quests with two wizards. Until now I’ve coped by using “go to location” a lot. The wizard in my lap moves to the next location and the other ports.
I play with one computer on my lap logged in to the account with the wizard whose quests I’m working on and the other is to my side — I can use the mouse, do a little bit with the arrows and manage to click “x” when I need to but can’t really navigate well enough to move the character around mobs or long winding sections with the arrows. If you have to, it’s a perfectly do-able way of playing two accounts at once.
But oh boy, the dual mount makes it a dream! So much easier to keep them together.
There are a few things you need to know about using a dual mount.
- The two characters have to be friends.
- You have to “add to group” and keep them in the group the whole time you want to move them around together.
- The one who’s going to jump on the back has to unequip their mount first
- If you’re connected in a group and the second wizard is without a mount, any time that character moves close to the mount, a box with a clickable “x” will open up and, when you click, the character magically appears on the back of the mount
- Every time you exit a dungeon, the second wizard is no longer on the mount and you have to click again to get back on
As long as you follow those few rules, the process is a snap and it makes it SO much easier to quest with two characters on two accounts. I might even watch the sales for a dual mount deal and get one for the other account.