Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last day of 2008

Today, on the last of 2008, we managed to get Andre to level 100. As a result, he is now able to use the costume recipes from his shop at Reb. Using our existing stock of fabrics and supplementing from the market (to the tune of about 3 million vis), our Andre was able to craft the Clara Mago, Rosa Matrimonio, and Camisa de Soldado costumes. Pictures will be forthcoming in a few days.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Results of Mysterious Boxes

We received 10 Mysterious Boxes today from the Christmas Event (5 for Eve and 5 for Day). Upon opening them, we received:
  1. 20 Upgrade Accelerators
  2. 10 Veteran Polishers
  3. 5 Otite Perfume
  4. 5 Otite Perfume
  5. 20 Upgrade Accelerators
  6. 20 Soul Crystals
  7. 20 AM Boosts
  8. 20 Truimph Fillers
  9. 10 Veteran Polishers
  10. 20 AM Boosts

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas event

Today, the AMs held a Christmas event at the Bridge. It was a bunch of Dev bosses normally found in Old Port Coimbra. As such, all Vets that arrived were defeated quickly. Bringing characters lower than level 84 didn't help either. However, the event did continue to stage 2 which seemed to be much easier. Unfortunately, there didn't seem to be any drops.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Change, that's where it's at!

Our clan has a new administration. With our former leader Lincourt taking an undetermined leave of absence, she appointed a new leader who in turn, changed the list of vices. As whether this is a positive development, only time will tell. It is expected to take two days to reorganize and for the new leader to settle in.

Oni did disband yesterday with its clan leader and core members leaving the game and heading to greener pastures. A new Oni clan was created with a single absent member who I would assume is to hold the Oni name before any others can tarnish it.

Oni is disbanding?

From the farewell broadcasts, it seems that the Oni clan is disbanding tonight. I'm happy about this as I have put the Oni clan on our List a month before due to one of their members PKing us. If they really do disband, they would mean the 2nd clan that have coincidentally disbanded after being on our List which has contained only 2 clan names so far.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Andre

It's so nice to have a personal clothing designer. We were able to craft a level 84 Elite Laranja e Preto for a total of about 14.4 million. We paid 2 million for the recipe, 12.4 million for 2 High Quality Sapphires, and 10,000 for an Orange Dye. We already have a whole bunch of Pure Talt, Pure Aidanium, and Reinforced Leather. Normally, we would see this armor on the market for at least 20 million. For now, our Viki shall wear this armor such that our only level 80 Ancestral Leather Armor can be passed on to either Karjalain or Emilia.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bare fisted fighting

Today, we saw the current holder of the baron back costume. There is only 1 family per server that gets to possess this costume at any given time. At the moment, it is icebladers.
Bored with the usual grind, a few of us decided to do some naked fist fighting between musketeers and Calyce. This meant that our characters were fighting each other bare handed and without wearing any armor. We had one victory and one loss.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Random pics of today

Brunie has an interesting bazaar outfit. Kurt really does look like a girl...


The girl in the pink dress is an AM.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

What's happening with the rest of the family?

Currently, Andre (faminine man) and Viki (gender confused) has been training together at El Canon de Diablolica. Andre has finally reached the level where he was able to successfully craft a level 84 Elite Striform for a customer yesterday. This pair was able responsible for gathering the Treasure Cores that has been making millions for the family recently.

Karjalain and Emilia are currently training in Rion Dungeon Hollows. This pair of young women seem like an annoyed bunch of little girls but have been making great progress ever since they started in Pradera.

The martial artist pair, Gracielo and Soso, has been occasionally training in Porto Bello Desolate Cliffs. They've been quiet and not much news can come from them.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Hell Gate

This afternoon, we ventured in to Hell Gate (located in El Canon) and managed to pass it successfully.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Treasure Core inflation

Tonight, I look a look at the market and was surprised at how much Treasure Cores sold for. It was a range between 50k and 57k vis. Many months ago, when I first heard about them, they sold for about 3k each. Just 1 or 2 months ago, it was going for about 10k each. Taking advantage of the situation, I managed to sell a few dozen Treasure Cores for 47k each and made several million vis. It sure beats selling scrap equipment and minerals to the NPCs.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ancient Diablo

Saw an Ancient Diablo yesterday after we wandered through a glowing red gate right outside of Reb. It was quite powerful and quite a few Mirage clan members were noticed just waiting at the side.

Capybara Dungeon

Tonight, we decided to go spelunking in the Capybara Dungeon. We reached the end and was momentarily blocked by a stone. Fortunately, someone inserted 4 keys and we were transported to the 2nd level.

Running through the maze that is the 2nd level, we came upon a second stone. Again, someone had some keys and we were able to proceed to the third level. Unfortunately, we did not have good pictures of that third level.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Novia....

We attempted the mission tonight. It took 3 tries just to sneak past the fat creatures hovering behind the main door. On the mission itself, we were all defeated in less than a second, before the summoned creatures even had a chance to come near us. Needless to say, we are not going to get past this mission today and perhaps ever.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Continuing with the story....

We had Grace, Romina, and our wizard Louise participate in the Joaquin Prison expedition. Those creatures were endless and Romina along with the rest of the expedition didn't fare so well. With just Grace and Louise and a whole bunch of Healing potions, we managed to take down the center colony. It was quite a fitting role for Grace to join in this quest as she was part of the storyline.
The next part was finding Garcia Gygax at Feruccio's Wall. It was a difficult place and only Maria (fighter) made out out of a group that included Iris (musketeer), Florence (scout), and Louise (wizard). Apparently, the Reapers there could see past the Invisibility spell. However, it did help in covering territory in the search for Gygax

Garcia seems pretty weak and also quite submissive to Selvia, always following her around.
Apparently, Selvia gets annoyed when people follow her around.

We just had a hunt for 50 Ice Crystal, 50 Philosopher's Stones, and 10 Determinations (quest items) and it was pretty easy to gather them. The resulting fight with Montaro was sort of difficult though as he casts some sort of wide area spell that results in repeated physical damage (perhaps shrapnel?). In any case, he escaped at half health and now we have to visit Novia at the Fortress. That's a story for another day.

What to do with 70 Veteran Polishers?

That Bahamar Witch quest resulted in a influx of Veteran Polishers for us. No longer do we need to be miserly and hoarding them for that special day. We can probably create all the equipment that we need. Now the question becomes, what shall we create?

In terms of armor, it was said that Veteran Polisher armors have the same DR as level 84 Elite armors. However, the Veteran Polisher armors will lack certain inherent attributes such as an increase in attack speed (Elite Striform) and evasion (Elite Laranja) in addition to not having a chance for DR enchantments. At a cost of 6 polishers each, it didn't seem worth it at the time.

A fellow player helfires recommended that the polishers should be spent on weapons instead. Veteran Polisher weapons seem have 1 AR more than level 84 Elite weapons and 1 AR less than level 92 Elite weapons. As level 92 Elite weapons are extremely expensive (last checked at 50 million vis), these Veteran Polisher weapons make for cheap but great substitutes, especially when fighting against the environment.

So in terms of Veteran polisher weapons, we currently have a shotgun and a pistol. There is absolutely no need for a polearm nor a shield. One handed swords seem useless and at least for AR, certain level 100 weapons such as 2H swords and rods have become affordable. Bracelets are highly desirable though but which element is debatable.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Elite Striform for Iris

We never did take picture of our family's 2nd Elite Striform until now.

Finished the Bahamar Quests

Tonight, we finished the Bahamar Witch questline. There were many rewards along the way with the final item rewards being the Witch Hat (fits female stock characters who've reached level 100) and the Steel Fortress Chess weapon recipe (32 AR polearm). Also, we now have a total of 70 unused Veteran Polishers (used 8 so far).