Sept 30th, Day 349
I start the day in NA collecting, but goto the company building in Lisbon for our long planned companyWindriders/Stormriders event.
Thanks to Taichen, JasmineRP andKorendir for planning that. I was working for 95% of the event, but managed toget in the company group photo. . The companygave away approximately 35B in prizes! I had a photo but can't seem to insert it properly. I'll just leave a link to the Windrider clan website.
Oct 1st, Day 350
A few more quests and shipwrecks.
While in NA collecting white ore, I makeR15 collections. 1810 Discoveries.
Oct 2nd, Day 351
Collecting in NA. Took a liner to EA,did one.. yes one wreck in Siberia Sea East.
I loaded a company mate up with 2000copper and 2000 copper ore into his aide bazaar, then did my own Nanban trade of Copper andbrought a load of EA goods back thru SF/Boston.
Oct 3rd, Day 352
Back to NA. Investing in railroads.Collecting goods for XP.
Oct 4th, Day 353
Spent the evening just handing outcopper ore and copper metal from Manilla to company mates trying to work uptheir EA culture points. I wasn't evenin a metal trader type job, and my mineral trade skill was still R10+10,Marchan Boots +2, Amulet +2, Refined skill +2, College skill +2, Golden Sceptre +2. Just cost me maybe 1500vigor food.
Oct 5th, Day 354.
Not much time to play the game anymore. Cameback from Ea with a load of goods, and set up an aide bazaar. Then I spent afew hours in the evening helping 2 company mates work their sewing skills inOslo. I made R13 refined Sewing. I was R12+8, then R13+7. I probably gave away/useda total of 4000 vigor food in that few hours.
Oct 6th, Day 355
Discovered "Secondary Rainbow"(Natural Phenomenon) in Galapagos interior. Charted both Galapagos Island SouthCoast and Galapagos Interior. I am at 267/287 areas charted. I am also close tomaking level 85 adventure.
Did a couple of wrecks and made R11 Salvage and R10 recognition.
Oct 7th, Day 356
The timing of wrecks is much morerelaxed and I can actually make some decent money on the items I discover on awreck. In the past I would easily do 5+wrecks per day which would typically lead to 20 or so items clogging up myinventory, so I would put them in my Scurvy Trader's Junk aide Bazaar for 1ducat each. Now I will do 2 wrecks tops and put the parts/items at a reasonableprice in my bazaar.
End of day, Passed 200 Shipwrecks, 1820discoveries.
Oct 8th Day 357
I did a couple shipwrecks and somequests. On the way back from a wreck in northern Russia, I brought EA goodsback and put them up in a Bazaar. My alts EA culture is all 50k's.
My adventure fame is more than mymaritime fame!... 401k vs 399K.
Oct 9-10 Day 358-359
Not much to report, a few quests in SEA,Asia and a load of EA goods to bring back to NA.
Oct 11-12-13 Day 360,361,362
Again not much to report, over the lastfew days. a few quests, a few ship wrecks, collecting in NA.
Today I made level 85 Adventure.
Switched to Maritime and will be doing a1 battle report on weekend days and half a BR during week days. I will break that pattern if my company matesneed help with something or for the NA festival.
The only thing of note here is that Istarted doing the BR with my alt.. and decided to get the Supply corpse jobquest. I used a blessing of Poseidon andwent thru the Suez canal and quickly finished the quest. Now my alt can use surgery and repair while Iam in melee and I don't have to stop at ports to gain new sailors.
sorry for the long break....
Oct 14th Day 363
Another battle report in the Black Sea.
My plunder skill is going up quickly. I have an aide with seize cargo and it isactive.
I also have successful plundering 2 andgeneral check active as two of my college skills.
I am fighting without guns and thebattles vs 4 fleets sometimes lasts 10+ minutes. My alt got from R1-R6 surgeryand R6-R8 repair in 1 battle report.
On a funny note, while I was in melee vsa 4 fleet, a low level pirate level 55 or so in a nice ship sailed back andforth over me while I was fighting. He was hoping to catch me in a weakened stateafter such a battle. Shortly after I wonthat battle, he sailed past me again butdid not engage. I did initiate battlewith him. After a minute of trying toengage him in melee, I left the battle ring as I could not catch him. He shot me several times but did not do muchdamage. I had no guns, no armor and nosails on my ship. So I went to port (Sevastapol)and put on some sails and madesome basic armor from Iron. When I setsail again, the pirate was gone.
Tomorrow evening is NA festival, but Ihave evening meetings. The only thing I can probably do is some theses to getmy credits back to 60k.
Oct 15th, Day 364
Working all day and an evening meetingto boot.
Not much to report. Just did a fewBoston College thesis and processed some chickens and eggs.
Oct 16th, Day 365.
Spent a couple hours in Boston doingcook theses.
Scurvy Traders One year report.
Sail Handling 13
Ecological Research 10
Throwing 11 i think (it is in bookshelf)
Spice Trading 10
Textile Trading 13+2(Refined)
Fabric trading 10
Mineral Trading 11+2 (Refined)
Firearms Trading 8
Wares Trading 13
Cooking 15+2 Refined
Sewing 15+2 Refined
Casting 15+2 Refined
Body Language 8
Storage 15+2 Refined
Handicrafts 15+2 Refined
Sword Mastery 8
Court Rank 21
level 85/85/80 405k/265k/400k fame
Cultural Contribution 9
max cultural contribution in 4 EA areas
268/298 areas charted
I do not know how relevant this is but Ihave 19 pages in my memorial album.
3 weapon Forte at 1000yatagan/Halberd/Flamberg
Tera Amina (club) forte 841
Great Warrior spear forte 738
5 aides with all 100's
top aide (Chester is 50/54/50)
I completed all 3 of my endgame ships. Not so hot when compared to Cash ships, but its what I have to sail with.
In general I sail a G4 Cruise HighClipper 5/5 537/621 (with sails) 29T 21W 22A 519 Cargo with Exploration Refitand Haul assistance, Ship speed up 1, I guess I can change the ExplorationRefit now and do some overmods. requires 75/38/30 to sail.
For Combat, I sail a Victory G3 9/5 295/364 (without sails) 30T 28W 52A (withoutplates) Improved Gunport and Bullet Proof Armor, durability and cabin capacityimprovement 234 Crew, 164 cannon chambers, 214 hold. Requires 44/31/79 to sail.
My cargo ship which is sailed by my altnow is a G3 4/5 Windjammer. It was madebefore the overmod changes to the ship system and could stand to use 3-4 moremods to get its turn and wave up. Requires 65/75/30 to sail.
I have 429 College Theses completed forOxford and 209 Theses completed for Boston College. There are still a few of both that I have notcompleted at least once.
Day 365 report Continued..
my Quarters are R5 and I have 7 ornaments on display in my ornament room giving me the Ornament Display effects of
1) increased Cultural Contribution Rank 1
2) Increase land speed Rank 1
3) Headache Reduction Rank 1
4) Reduce Vigor consumptiopn Rank 1
5) Increase skill effect duration Rank 1
I have no pet.
I have not completed ANY treasure hunts.
I have invested about 3B in railways and have unlocked all destinations, +20 xp per great success, large gold nugget appraisal bonus level 8 (bonus not specified) , 30% railroad fee discounts, increase load transportation by 50%,+2 tow tickets per day at the port official in a NA port.
List of Jobs
Oct 17-18, Day 366-367
Not much going on. Did lots of theses inBoston while I was working on other stuff. Helped some other players get theirweapon finesse up.
Oct 19-20, Day 368-369
Battle reports in the Black sea. I alsosailed to the Caribbean to do the Grand admiral quest. I need to skill my Armsup to R9 to take advantage of my ship's skill "improved gun port"
I complete the 5 chain quest and pick up the Job Grand Admiral.
Before I take the job, I sail to Hamburgand switch to Steam Engineer first. I work and make R12 Management.
Oct 21-22, Day 370-371
More Battle reports in the black sea. Iswitch to Grand Admiral and make R8 Arms.Once I get to R9, I will switch from melee/arms grinding to cannoneer andcannon skills.
I make level 81 Maritime
October 25, Day 374
I completed two more Battle reportssince day 371 and finally made Arms R9.
October 28th, Day 377
I start off by going to Manchester tomake some Carronade 18's. I switch tocannoneer job and begin my cannon skill grind in the Black sea. I completed twomore Battle reports since day 371. slowly grinding my cannon skills. I did not make any levels in skills, but theskill points are slowly rising. Today Box #6 is available in NA, so I will takea short break to help out some company mates, then go fill up on Box #6. I will have to do some Nanban runs as my cashreserves are really low, Less than 500M.
October 31, Day 380
I am in EA, just bazaaring HuzhouBrushes. I buy copper ore from manilla, process it and trade it in Huzhou. I put the brushes in an aide bazaar and go towork or sleep.
2x per day and im doing ok. Not greatbut I spend minimal time playing. I am just building up my cash stockpile.
November 4th, Day 384
Not much to report.
I completed a couple of BR in the BlackSea this weekend and made level 82Maritime.
Nov 5th, Day 385.
EA Brushes are selling for 56k inSeville. The area is swamped with EAgoods. There is a new feature opencalled "Rare Goods" They are typically normal goods but are inhigh demand in different locations. Ihave not done much research on the items, but it makes gathering ducats mucheasier as well as Trade xp.
Nov 8th, Day 388
In EA 3 days in a row. Just buyingcopper ore in Manilla and trading it for brushes in Quanzhou. Not a lot of action, but its almost Ideal forthe 20 minutes I am on in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening. Trade forsome brushes, set up a bazaar and go to work. After work, trade for brushes ,set up a bazaar and go to sleep!
November 12, Day 392
Did 4 Battle reports in 3 days. I had to take a break after BR #3 to gorefill my inventory with 18' Carronades. MadeR12 Reload and am close to leveling maritime.
Thanksgiving Starts this evening so Iwill swap to land battle mode and help out company mates if they want to leveland work finesse skills.
November 17, Day 397
I spent the festival days 1 hour doing land battles, helping companymates work their finesse. My throwingdagger finesse is now 30/17/14. Obviously I was helping them work Power finesse. I also did some collecting of berries andworking my R16->R17 Cooking as a Chef with the Boston college chef skillactive. The new buildings in Bostoncollege is open and I obtained about 15 new Thesis opportunities.
I checked my cultural contributions andI made level 10. I have not been spendingany points taking multiple quests for a while now, so the points are stackingup. This is my first time on this serverto make level 10.
Yesterday and today I sailed to Istanbuland restarted my Battle report grind.
I madeR12 Penetration and made 83 Maritime.
Nov 18, Day 398
Spent the day in NA collecting White oreto restock my MCCT's I am totally out. Istay in NA in Newfoundland until I finish making 2800 MCCTs. I stock up on Berries as well before I sailback to Europe.
Nov 19, Day 399
Back to the Black Sea doing BattleReports. I choose Swordmaster this time and work my melee skills. I make R11 Assault.
Nov 24, Day 404
I changed up and do some adventurequests during the week. On the weekend I help a company mate grind casting andsewing.
I pass 1850 discoveries. No more quests from many cities now. I haveturned on Hide completed quests, so only some simple repeatable language questsshow up now (not chain quest fillers.)
Nov 28th, Day 408
I am camped out in Jakarta. It is the city with the most open quests byfar. I only wish there was a closerplace to change jobs.
Discovered Yellow Sand (NaturalPhenomenon) in Loess Plateau while doing the Great Wall of China quest.
Passed 1900 discoveries.
December 2nd, Day 412
Still camped in Jakarta doing 3-4 questsper day. and maybe 10 on the weekends.
I did Leshan Giant Buddah Dungeon 3times with a company mate. It is funny that I am sailing around with less thanfull sails. Some of my sails weredamaged and now I have an empty slots. Iusually seal them from my alt, but he has ZERO sails on his ship. Because I domost of my sailing AFK with tow permits, it does not really bother me. I have gone from 200/200 tow permits down toabout 75/75 in the last ten days. Other than that , not much to report.
Passed 1930 discoveries.
December 5th, Day 415
Discovered Antisolar Rays (NaturalPhenomenon) in Guam.
Passed 1960 Discoveries.
December 15th, Day 425
That is the longest break between postso far. I have been super busy with work and only get on to do 3 quests perday.
There was a NA festival this week and Ijust went and set up to do collections and cooking/storing chickens/eggs. From all the berries I collected, I fished aton and turn them all into salted fish nuts. I took the Bostston Cook thesis and made R17+3 cooking base. (R17cooking +1 Job+2 Refined= R20 without any aides or items)
This weekend is the first chance I really gotto do some adventuring. I did about 10quest per day. My adventure fame isclose to max now 446,000 adventure fame. I will have to defect very soon.
Passed 2020 discoveries.
Dec 21 Day 431
Did 2 battle reports in India (SafeWaters). Made Reload R13. Moved to Europe and found that I will need 200patriot awards to defect from Ottoman to Dutch. I leveled in Maritime. There is a boost to everything now on now forthe new launching of Uncharted Waters again on Steam. It will last until January 23rd or so. It is sad that This is 430+ days after thelaunch. I used to play from Steam, but no more.
Switched to Trade skills. Geared up andused up a lot of PO3's and went from R8 to R12+8 Craft Trade. College +2, CoralJewelery +2 Aide +1, Line of Chiftains Clothes +2, Dance Company boots +1. I am ready for the Nanban sale inSanFrancisco.
I also worked on my Spice Trade Skill. RefinedSpice Trade.
Ended up really low on funds so Idecided to do a couple of EA runs.
Dec 23rd, Day 433
Did a few more runs to EA. I spent a lotof money to buy Box #6 from the Millionaire in Boston. It is a good deal as thetwo worst items are a tunic and bagels. The bagels come in really handy while I am in Manilla. I have moved upfrom trading copper to now trading in Western Books. With refined textile trade, I purchase lotsof manilla and convert it into paper and then books. The bagels really help as it takes a lot ofvigor to use "fibre order" the new skill that comes with refinedtextile trade.
Dec 25th Day 435
Made R10 firearms trade, R11 Luxury Trade and R12 Alcohol Trade., R10Metal Trade.
Dec 31st, Day 441
Starting on my Alchemy Grind. From R10,1112/10,000. I start with making +2 furniture in Venice. The goal is R13 by January 10th. Started off with +2 furniture in Venice. Itis a huge benefit to have refined wares trade, and R11+7 Craft Trade. I stocked up on Lumber in Beirut andGlassware in Naples and set up to grind in Venice. At the end of that grind, I used up about2600 stomach meds and maybe 800 Ventus Reductions and 800 Funnels. All of these items were left over from mylast Alchemy grind and I didn't have enough time to make a ton of stomachmeds. I can't remember, but I think the2600 stomach meds I stockpiled after the last Papaya skill booster bonus.
Made Alchemy R11 2730/12,100
Jan 1st, Day 442
More Alchemy. I scrounged up some clayand made about 10 (+3 consumable) and 10(+3 trade good) furniture. It was morefor the consumable furniture that I needed to make because the AlchemyExperiments with stomach meds damages the furniture when it fails.
Switched to making R12 Gold recipes. Iam R11+1 for job and can make gold with 15 mercury and 15 Rare books. This time its Wares trade in Seville. I takeand stockpile 4000 Mercury in London. I get about 3000 western books inAmsterdam with R9+7 Sundries Trade, then buy 12,000 Paper in London to turnthem into 4000 Rare books.
End of day I make Alchemy R12
Jan 2nd, Day 443
More of the same. I run out of bagels!750 #6 boxes and I eat every bagel. Toobad wares trade is not a preferred skill for Alchemists. I would be R15 Refinedalready.
I have over 500 headache meds and 1000'sof gold which I just sell at the market keeper.
End of day I make Alchemy R13 and have the Adept Title.
Jan 3, Day 444
to take advantage of the huge skillboost +100% even at R11+, I am doing the most difficult grinds that I can. I switch to doing unlock/Appraisal/Search.The ideal plan would be to pick up R12 unlock maps in Ambon, but the archivemap requires a culture of 30k. Theculture there is only 26,600. My second choice is R12 maps in Lima. It takes 2minutes and 20-30 seconds to do onebrowse for me, depending on how many ornament effects bonus I get.
End of day R13 Appraisal.
Jan 4,5, day 446
I work my appraisal all weekend and unlock120 x R12 search/Unlock maps.
I make R15 Appraisal and go to St.Petersburg to refine it. It is my firstadventure skill ever refined. The server wide skill booster is insane! it is+400% at low levels. From doing a singlebrowse in the archives I can get almost 500 skill points. at +300% the threetimes I measured, I got 360-408-412 appraisal skill per session of browsing.
End of day I am back at R9+7 refinedappraisal.
Jan 7, Day 448
Discovered Cappuccino Coast (Natural Phenomenon)in Ka'gari Australia.
Moved to India and changed to doingTheology/Search/Unlock maps.
Jan 13, Day 454
I move to Lima and collect 30+ R12Unlock/Search maps that open in NA SE and NA East Coast. I spend 3 days doingthese maps.
I move my base from Lima to SanFrancisco and start doing a Adventure skill grind for, Art, andArcheology. The grind is easy butboring. Take a train to SF, browse thearchives and gain 150+ xp in that skill. Take the carriage to Sacramento, Trainto Omaha, and train back to San Fran and do another archive browse. 10 cyclesis 1500 skill points.
I help another company mate get to R15Cooking skill in preparation for the NA festival.
Tomorrow I will move to Boston andrefill my college credits to 60k each by doing cooking theses.
End of day i am R12 Archeology, R12 Art,R13+2 Refined Appraisal, R14 Search, R13 Unlock.
Jan 22, Day 463
Did a whole lot more search/unlock mapsfrom Lima and Made R14 unlock.
I find out from company mates that thereis a Boston College skill for priests that give no headache when browsingarchives..
it takes 160/5 or 32 theology discoveries to complete the Boston College thesisso I take it right away and grind out the discoveries in 2 days. I then spendthe next 2 days standing in front of the scholar browsing the theology books toget to R15 and refine theology. I startback at R1+7 and get to R16+4.
Last day of the skill boost I grind abit of seasoning trade and store mineral trade on my alt and pick up medicinetrade, made R10 medicine Trade.
Sailed to new city Gabon in West Africaand did Jewelry Trade up to R10.
End of Day i made R14 Unlock, R16+2refined Theology, R14+2 refined Appraisal, R10 Jewelry Trade and R10 MedicineTrade, 2079 Discoveries
Jan 29, Day 470
The skill boost has been extended toFebruary 20.
I have mapped out my goal. Step 1collect seaweed/grass and make approximately 4000 stomach medicine. I stillhave 1600 ventus reduction from my first run at experimental Alchemy. I know the ratio is off, as I could need upto9600 stomach medicine, but that will take too long. I will then do goal #1, another push atalchemy. alchemy, but there is noparticular reason to get it as from what I have read, there is no bonus. Thengoal #2 is to work on Search , #3 Refine Unlock and work it as far as I canwith the huge bonus; and #4 Art, again hopefully refined as far as I can whilethe skill boost is on. I will be doing maps from Calicut and Central Nile and thePersian Gulf.
If I have time, i will work sociabiltyand accounts. My two weakest skills.
Feb 1, 2019 Day 473 Friday
Made R10 Sundries Trade preparing to domy Alchemy run. I have 4200 stomach medicine, 1600 Ventus Reductions Ready,4000 mercury and 4000 rare books stored in London. My goal will be to do 8000mercury and 8000 rare books tomorrow and Sunday plus turn all my stomachmedicine into as many headache medicine as I can.
End of day i make R14 Alchemy and have250 headache medicine.
Feb 3, Day 475
I switch to Adventure mode. I initiallystart in India hoping to collect art maps and work my search and unlock skills,but the maps are too hard to collect. I change my College skill to only allowundiscovered maps. I then start from India and decide to work on discoveries.
End of day I pass 2100 discoveries.
Feb 12, Day 484
I grind all my adventure skills Archeology R15 and Art R15 inSanFrancisco. Before I go back to St.Petersburg to refine these two skills. Imove to Lima as a Thief and collect up Search/unlock maps. I grind my Unlock to R15 as well. Search moves up much slower and is only11k/19.6k at the end of this grind.
Feb 18, Day 490
I work my Archeology back to R9+2 Refined and Art to R10+2 Refined. I switch to Bio/Geo and refine Biology and refineGeography. I take on the job of Astronomer an go at the last of theadventure skills.
Post Edit: If I did not explain this before, you cangrind your adventure skills in SF by hopping on a train and going back andforth. It resets when you get to Omaha,so you have to take two trains, one away from then one back to SF. Then you can go to the scholar and browse thearchives again. This is a great trickfor new adventurers if there is a skill boost event going on! I did a lot of it while working on my real life emails, payingbills etc.
Feb 24, Day 496
Discovered Meteor Shower (natural phenomenon)just north of the Scandinavia West Coast around 360:1600
Geography R10+2 (Refined)
Search 14 (15474/19600)
Unlock R10+2 (Refined)
Archeology R10+2 (Refined)
Theology 17+2 (Refined)
Biology 9+2 (Refined)
Art 11+2 (Refined)
Appraisal 11+2 (Refined)
Spice Trading 10+2 (Refined)
Cooking 17+3 (Refined) with Boston limitraise
Court Rank 22
level 85/85/84 417k/314k/400kfame
Cultural Contribution 10
275/298 areas charted
March 1, Day 499
Discovered Aurora (natural phenomenon)in Hobart.
Discovered Broken Spectre (naturalphenomenon) in Himalayan Region.
280/298 areas charted, 2222 discoveries.
March 6th, Day 504
I am tired of adventure and switch toworking my land battle skills. I sail to EA and start doing FSD as a Guerilla.I work Throw mostly, and stick all the EA goods into an aide bazaar. I start atR10, 1200/10,000 skill points. I will see how long it takes to get to R11+
Today after the update, Papaya announceda SW race.. just most SW raised. 1 of the top 3 prizes is a Refitted WJ. Whichi think has convinced me to participate. I am starting with 206 current SW's
March 11th, Day 509
There is another feature recentlybrought on by Papaya called "Rare Goods" I have not had the time to research or explorethem. In general, they are uncommon goods that are either found by travellingto far off places like "crocodile meat" in Australia, or bycollecting the goods in landing zones, like mulburry. I do not have a complete list of the goodsbut there are around a dozen of them. Ithink 1-2 of them are "rare goods" at any one time and the raritygoes in cycles, typically going up until someone makes a big sale and crashesthe market. In the cycle,"Spike" is the highest level and can get 50K + per good sold!
I feel that I have a shot at making atop 3 finish. I skip all the otheractivities ESF, NA Festival. Just SWevery day. One of the new features for SW is that there are several new NPC's14 in total that can give you hints for where your SW is located. These are the new Fortune Tellers or MapArtisans, placed in different European cities. These really only help with maps that have no recognizable land masses. I Started with 2100 SWMP, and am averagingabout +10 pieces per wreck. Each wrecktakes about 25 pieces, but i get about -3 for having the title "Ship wreckHunter" I also completed both SW BostonCollege Thesis, the first allows me to have a chance to unlock a treasure chesttwice. The second acts as the samefunction as the Fortune Tellers, except that it tells me the exact sea locationof my wreck.
The plan was to do about 5 wrecks perday over 14 days and possible 10 on weekends, ending with a total of around 100wrecks raised. I am on track forthat. For what it is worth, I makeSalvage R12.
End of day 245 SW raised
March 27, Day 525
I have been very busy with real lifework. I only spent maybe 2h per day maximum doing shipwrecks during therace. I managed to finish in 17th placewith 80 shipwrecks raised. I figure thatI have made all of the SW discoveries as i did not make any in the last 80.They must recycle them after 200 or so.
The system is doing an update today andsupposedly we are getting a new level cap at 87. I am working on the last bit of my maritimeto make level 85. I have no guns on andam just practicing melee skills in the Black Sea.
March 31, Day 529
I did a BR every day. The rest isadventure maps/quests/charts. There is arace to level 87 in each class. Players have already made level 87 in trade andMaritime. Adventure is much moredifficult. I expect that It will take me 60 days or so to make level 87 Adventure.Level 86 takes 540k xp.
I found an interesting alternate fillerquest for Battle reports. I used to get the Deliver message to Athens Guild.Now i take the "Faith in Ancient Egypt" quest. My adventure skills are high enough that I donot even need to change jobs. I get anAmulet of the Sun to boot.
I will try to do about 10k adventure xpper day, in addition to the NA festivals and some land battle during thefestival, and finish the last 10 or so charts, i think I can make 87 adventurein 60 days.
Made level 85 Maritime.
April 7, 2019 Day 536
Did a Battle report every day this weekand leveled maritime again. My filler quests are AOS. I fleeted with a few of my company mates andhelped them to gain a few maritime levels. While doing the BR, I used my aide and corresponded with the Turks. Imade "affection" and defected back to Ottoman permanently now. I candump all my disguise from now on and take the carriage from Suez to Basra.
While doing my AOS quests, I make R15Search and go to St. Petersberg and refine it.
After my last BR and becoming Ottoman, Iswitch back to Adventure quests and maps.
I fleet with one of my company directorswho leads a new feature called "Sea of Wonders". There are several prerequisites including atleast one Treasure Hunt quest.
At the end of the SoW, you discover theLighthouse of Alexandria. The mainfeature of this quest is to get more advanced + adventure items, they aretypically +2, +3. There are also a lot of weathered and strange armor/sails andpossibly cannons. I am not sure, but Ibelieve these items are components similar to "Broken"armor/sails/cannons. You can use them to make the newest highest gradearmor/sails/cannons etc.
I will skip most of this as it takesabout 30 minutes to do one SoW and you only get about 1600xp (for repeating thediscovery) and no skills. It is mostlyif you need + items or components for ship parts.
I will focus on Adventure discoveriesand skills until next week's Thanksgiving festival.
This week's progress. Made level 86Maritime. Refined Search.
Aprill 13, Day 532
So I checked the leader board for therace to level 87. As I expected thetrades finished first within a day. The Maritimers who were dedicated didbattle reports in the Black Sea. Justprior to the beginning of the race, I noticed that there were NO AOS for salein any Aide bazaar nor in any company shop in Seville or Lisbon. All of the maritimers racers had purchasedthem all up.
The Maritime leaderboard is about halffilled up. What is really surprising isthat there are SIX finishers of the Adventure race to level 87. The top place made it in a few days!!!
By chance I saw a discussion on theworld chat that said you can get 4.3k xp for completing an Adventure final examin Sagres AND that the quest was repeatable. Using this as an approximation and estimating it will take 15 minutes todo the quest (no filler quest needed as you can alternated final exams) you canget 15k adventure xp per hour instead of 15k per day. That is some seriousxp! Unfortunately for me, today I am notable to make the adventure final show up. The Trade and Maritime final in Sagres are avaliable to me, but NOT theadventure final. I wonder why that is.
In the middle of the week, i take abreak from adventure quests and grind some Trade skills. I use a pile of PO 3's and get Firearms trade to R11 and Refine CraftTrading. I end up at Craft R5+9Refined trade.
I spend today day working on emails irl,and so i alternate doing adventure skill grinding in SF.
Post edit, I never figured out if or how to repeat or make the Sagres Final work. So this remains unconfirmed speculation to me.
April 22, Day 551
I switch to Astronomer and start on along run of Astronomy, Geography grinding. I try to figure out how to get tolevel 87 so fast. On the recommendationof another company mate, I try doing some Treasure Hunts. The process of combining clues gives a smallamount of Adventure XP. I would sayaround 500 xp and 300 fame to work a clue from 2star up to say 14 or 15Star.Every Second level so so rewards you with some XP and Fame. Collecting clues used to be a long process,but This process can be combined with the Priests' Wisdom 2 and you can collectendless clues in the archives while you are in the Priest Job. I estimate that I can create upto 30 or soclues to 14th level in one day after collecting clues overnight. That would account for 15k or so xp per day.
The other hint that I got from thecompany member is that there is an item that allows you to do more than oneTreasure Hunt per day. Treasure huntswould be a good source of xp if they could be repeated. Treasure hunts have oneparticular plus and one minus. They aresimilar to quests that you have all the clues for, and only need to make thediscovery. If the TH ends in a landingarea next to a capital, say Athens or Naples and all you have to do is go tothe outskirts of town and pick up the Treasure and 2k xp they can be done very quickly.I estimate you can do a TH in 5 to 10 minutes without difficulty.