Friday, October 30, 2009

Semana de los Muertos Day 3

Another night of Strolling Witch quests. Our warehouse is rapidly filling up with the temporary back costumes. Tonight's results:
  • 26:38 - Chose the Revenant (our 2nd) and assigned it to Eduardo since he's familiar with the Land of the Dead and has a mysteriously sketchy past. This quest involved the Plain Phobitan Imps of Lago Celeste and the Grim Reapers of Ferruccio Wall.
  • 25:55 - Chose the Revenant (our 3rd) and assigned it to Gracielo since he accidentally killed that trooper during his wild period. This quest involved the Villains of Topolo Durga and the Swamp Spider Crabs of the Bahamar Wetlands.
  • 25:41 - Chose the Deadly Cross (our 3rd) and assigned it to Claire as she looks pretty cute praying with a giant cross. This quest involve the Diseased Capybara of Abertal and the Skeleton Raptors and it was our first time receiving it. Initially, we were planning to visit the third floor of Skeleton Nest to fight the raptors there but after warping into the dungeon, we realized that it would be a very long run from the Ancient Area entrance located near the entrance on the first floor. Therefore, we visited Ustier Zona Cuatro and found a horde of Skeleton Raptors greeting us. We actually managed to finish this entire quest in a record 20 minutes because the horde of Skeleton Raptors were coming at us behind every tree and giant dinosaur. It was actually quite fun to have Grace run through the map, blasting her shotgun with Gigante Blaster every few steps.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Semana de los Muertos Quests Day 2

We completed 3 more quests from the Strolling Witch tonight. We beat our best times for each of them and received the following bonus rewards in addition to the standard set of rewards.
  • 28:01 - We chose the Revenant permanent back costume. This costume consists of 3 ghosts that futilely grab at the victim. The regular Adelina seems to deserve this one as she may be haunted by her past.
  • 27:30 - We chose the Bloody Coffin permanent back costume and gave it to our Calypso. Perhaps it'll come in handy for her assassination targets.
  • 27:07 - We chose another Deadly Cross permanent back costume. We weren't sure on who to present this one to so we had Brunie carry it instead. If we find a more suitable person like this guy, we'll move the cross.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Semana de los Muertos Quests 2 & 3

We decided to try the quest again and managed to finish in about 24 minutes. However, we waited till 28.8 minutes before submitting the quest for completion. We received the standard reward package as listed earlier and because we finished within 30 minutes, we received 3 Halloween Pumpkins Hats and also had the option to choose between 3 permanent costumes or a set of experience cards. We chose a Deadly Cross for our Captain Adelina as their colors matched quite well.

For the third try, we had to defeat 75 Villains and 110 Swamp Spider Crabs. We were initially confused by where the Villains were so it took quite a few minutes to remember that they were found in Topolo Durga. Defeating the Swamp Spider Crabs weren't easy so we were unable to finish within the 30 minutes. The reward was the standard reward as given in the previous entry.

Upon closer inspection of the Level 90 Experience Cards, we discovered that they gave 560,000 experience each. That's far above even level 100 experience cards.

Semana de los Muertos

We heard that Sierra the Witch was visiting the City of Auch today so we decided to pay her a visit. After chatting with her briefly, she suddenly handed us 3 watches and said that the race has started. Confused at first, it took us a few moments to realize that we have just embarked on a quest to defeat some creatures. We had to hunt 115 Plain Phobitan Imps and 40 Grim Reapers. We knew that the Grim Reapers were at the Ferruccio Wall but we had no idea where to find the Plain Phobitan Imps. After looking in Tetra Hills and Vegas Javier, we discovered that they were at Lago Celeste.

Just traveling to Lago Celeste took us to the 20 minute mark so we knew that we would not be able to complete the quest within the half hour time limit. None the less, we did not quit and trudged on to defeat the right amount of creatures.

The reward for our efforts were:
  • Level 90 Experience Cards x 3
  • Witch Candy x 3 (it's supposed to give some sort of buff but doesn't indicate what)
  • Bloody Coffin (2 day) - It gives Attack +10%, Attack Speed +10%, Movement Speed +10%
  • Reverent (2 day) - Gives the same as above.
  • Deadly Cross (2 day) - Gives the same as above.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

State of the economy

Mysterious Powder
  • Single entry of 3.5 million
Pure Otite
  • Range: 7.485 - 8 million
  • Median: 7.5 million
Treasure Core
  • Range: 500K - 890K
  • Median: 800K
Enchant Booster
  • Two entries at 7.5 million
Upgrade Accelerator
  • Range: 7 - 8 million
  • Median: 8 million
Veteran Promotion Scroll
  • Range: 98 - 110 million
  • Median: 100 million
Expert Promotion Scroll
  • Range: 119 - 120 million
  • Median: 120 million
Quarter Slot
  • Range: 35 - 42 million
  • Median: 35 million
Level 84 Enchantment Chip
  • Range: 1.3 -2.25 million
  • Median: 1.8 million
Level 92 Enchantment Chip
  • Range: 5 - 6.1 million
  • Median: 5 million
Level 100 Enchantment Chip
  • Range: 36.5 - 40 million
  • Median: 38.25 million
The prices seems to be relatively stable these past 3 months. Perhaps we'll make less spot checks on the market. As for keeping tabs on the former clan members, one of them appears to have joined TheOne. This was unexpected but not completely surprising. We found it humorous that they put a message into their profile asking people to look at the person/family rather than the clan they belonged to. May he find the fun there that couldn't be found in his previous clan.

As for the others, they still appear to be unaffiliated so we may check back next week.

Still no adventuring for us other than chatting up the market manager. From reading the forums, it appears that we've missed quite some frustration with malfunctioning maps, channels, and other issues.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

State of the economy

Mysterious Powder
  • Range: 3.1 - 3.2 million
  • Median: 3.2 million, it has certainly gotten less expensive
Pure Otite
  • Single entry of 8.5 million, it has long broken the 2 Mysterious Powder to 1 PO ratio.
Treasure Core
  • Single entry of 800K but there were a whole bunch of entries at 500K yesterday.
Enchant Booster
  • Range: 5.5 - 6.6 million
  • Median: 6.4 million
Upgrade Accelerator
  • Range: 6.49 - 7.0 million
  • Median: 7.0 million
Veteran Scroll
  • Range: 100 - 120 million
  • Median: 100 million, at least a dozen listed
Expert Scroll
  • Single entry of 15 items listed at 95 million. It's fairly unusual for them to be cheaper than Veteran Scrolls
Level 84 Enchantment Chip
  • Range: 1.6 - 5 million, there's a wide range today but not too many entries.
  • Median: 2.2 million
Level 92 Enchantment Chip
  • Range: 5 - 8 million
  • Median: 5.95 million
Level 100 Enchantment Chip
  • Range: 38 - 52 million, it looks like prices have risen to pre 3.0 levels again.
  • Median: 45 million, it's fortunate that we were able to make our desired veteran pioneer equipment while prices were cheaper.
No Quarter Slots found.

Clan stuff
It appears that half the active members of our clan is no longer in our clan today. That's about 9 members compared with yesterday but the names we could remember (for future reference) are realwarrior, Redwoods, King_Eshi, Webbness, and Dimonda-Silk. This also means that our clan leader has changed again and that we have no deputies either. Perhaps they all left to join a more active clan. The Islands clan comes to mind but the EliteExplorers clan is also a good candidate. In any case, as we still won't be adventuring anytime soon (other than to take a brief walk around Port Coimbra and to chat with the market manager), we'll relax in the barracks and track what happens to them.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

State of the economy

Mysterious Powder
  • Single entry (but with a large quantity) at 4 million
Pure Otite
  • Range: 8.15 - 8.25 million
  • Median: 8.25 million, only 2 entries and small quantities in each
Treasure Core
  • Range: 425 - 500K
  • Median: 460K, many entries today
Enchant Booster
  • Range: 5.5 - 7.04 million
  • Median: 5,599,999
Upgrade Accelerator
  • Range: 7.4 - 7.8 million
  • Median: 7.4 million
Veteran Promotion Scroll
  • Range: 110 - 120 million
  • Median: 110 million, a relatively large number of entries today
Expert Promotion Scroll
  • Range: 100 - 130 million
  • Median: 120 million, a relatively large number of entries today
Quarter Slot
  • Range: 29 - 30 million
  • Median: 29 million
Level 84 Enchantment Chip
  • Range: 1.3 - 1.57 million
  • Median: 1.57 million
Level 92 Enchantment Chip
  • Range: 6.79 - 7.9 million
  • Median: 7.5 million
Level 100 Enchantment Chip
  • Range: 36 - 40 million
  • Median: 38 million, it looks like prices have risen again so it's fortunate that we managed to get a few cheaply earlier.
We haven't ventured out of the barracks this week except to check on the market today. We'll probably stay indoors for the next week or so. On the positive side, it seems the main website and forums have been updated with a new design and new content (ie. concept art).