May 12 Day 571
Worked on Treasure Hunts, Charting andother random quests.
I have been trying to figgure out howthe top adventure placer was able to get to level 87 in two days.
I have been trying to chart the last 10land zones but could not figgure out how to do it. I kept getting the message"The land region is not available for investigations yet. You bill be ableto initiate investigations as you progress in the event related to the LandRegion Investigations" as themessage when trying to choose it. Ithought this meant you had to do the related quest to discover the zone and thenchart it after making a certain discovery. It turns out, all i needed to do was go to oxford and talk with theprofessor and he gives you two new land zones to chart each time. The first of these is The Sahara and theZambeize river upstream.
Discovered Moonbow (Natural Phenomenon)in Zambeize river Midstream.
I did some research into the XP race andthink that I have a definite possibility for how to get 1M xp in two days. The prep work for this is substantial, but ifyou are a high level adventurer, most of the work is already done. This is my guess and the list of prep workneed to be able to execute this.
1) unlock Boston college building 3
2) complete priest thesis that gives"Priest Wisdom 1" maybe +20 Theology quests
3) turn on Priest's Wisdom 1 BostonCollege skill, be in the Priest Job. Browse Theology books overnight, or as long
1) Unlock the level 87 cap
Charted Paraguay River upstream, wentfishing in the middle of the X in the round (NW corner) circular area. discovered Surubi (Fish) while fishing inthat area. This ability to fish onlyopens up when you have completed charting the land area. I there are 3 fishdiscoveries here. I will not tell youexactly where the other two locations are to fish, but there ARE two otherlocaitons
discovered Sun Pillar (natural Phenomenon)while charting Niagra River basin.
May 15, Day 577
Completed 1 Treasure Hunt per day.
Made level 87 adventure!
There is a NA festival going on, but Iam thinking of how to finish the last few days of the skill bonus.
I focus on my alt's Trade skills andmake R9+2 Refined Alcohol trade and R12+2 Refined Luxury Trade, R12+2 RefinedCraft Trade.
May 20, Day 581
The skill bonus is over. I continue todo one Treasure Hunt per day and have now activated 3 skills, Hide completedquests, Hide discovered maps, Hide treasure maps. I am sailing around the world using headachemedicine and browsing each category for discovery maps. I passed 2400 discoveriesand am at 293/298 maps.
I thought about what goals are on mylist now, but I do not have many.
May 25, Day 586
Nothing special going on, I just trydoing a TH per day a few other quests and a couple of adventure quests.
May 28, Day 589
I was having a hard time figuring outhow to get some of the Memorial Album items from TH. My company mate MadMartha explained that toget the correct quest, you need to start with the correct clue. I essentially was starting with 100 of thesame clue, combining them up to the top clue and always ended up with the samequest. To get the "other" THitems, you need to start with a different starting clue. This means that if you are working on havesay the "Grimore" Theme, which has 3 TH's you need to start with 3different 1* clues. Each of thedifferent 1* clues turns into a different final TH.
June 1, Day 593
Finished Vinland quest today. got a nicebow and Thor's Hammer.
June 5th, Day 597
Finished all Treasure Hunt Quests.Something is off though. There are6 a memorial albums for Treasure Huntscalled Truth or Rumors. Memorial Albums. No2, is still missing 3 items.
Passed 2500 discoveries.
Started working on Dungeons in Egypt.Completed all levels of the three Egyptian Dungeons.
Finished the Machu Pichu and CuscoChains from Lima/Portobelo and Rio.
Discovered Irridecent Cloud (NaturalPhenomenon) in SA NW coast landing zone.
June 16, day 608
Nothing special to report. Very busywith work. I am only doing maybe 3 adventure quests per day.
I help out the company, and new playerswhen I can. Help do company tributes...etc.
I am looking into Folklore quest, Petsand, Transmutation Alchemy.
June 23, Day 615
I am still not on the list of playerswho have completed level 87. I have beenlevel 87 Adventure for around 5 weeks now and have posted this as a bug andalso followed up with an email to support. Not that it really matters that much.
Oddly on the "Go the Distance"sailing challenge, I am somehow ranked #17 with 5,182,000 km. That is 5 million kilometers in 1 week? Considering that the circumference of theEarth is only 40,075 kilometers, that means I sailed around the world roughly130 times in one week. That is hardlylikely. I am guessing that I sail around the world maybe 1.5 times per day andmaybe 3 times on the weekend. The race is only June 12-19 so I would say 800,000 km is probably a morerealistic number.
I have passed 2580 discoveries.
July 1, Day 624 Happy Canada Day.
Discovered Red rain in Kerala (NaturalPhenomenon) in North Calicut. Stillworking on discoveries. I started a few of the folklore quests which only haveone requirement. They are not hard atall and only take a bit of sailing. I amcontinuing with the normal quests, but the discoveries are taking a bit longeras many of the higher level discoveries have a lot of "filler"language only quests with no discoveries.
I finally got posted on the race tolevel 87 top finishers. They inserted meat #13, with a finishing date of May 14th. We are three months into this race and still only 17 players have madelevel 87 Adventure. In contrast, it onlytook five days to fill the 50 slots to achieve level 87 Trade.
I think this is an efficient use of mylimited time. There are no specialbonuses on, and I do not have a lot of time to play so there is a lot of autosailing. If there was some sort of bonuson, I would modify my focus.
In the last update, Atlantis hasresurfaced. There are item rewards forvisiting. The best items for me wouldhave been in the first few days because they were for alchemy, but the deadlinehas already passed and they have different rewards now.
Passed 2600 discoveries; 306 Shipwrecks;297/298 Charts complete.
July 7, Day 630
There is a +100% skill bonus, so Iswitched to trade and made up 30+ carro 18's. sailed to the Black Sea andstarted doing Battle Report quests as a Cannoneer. The goal will to finish off my Maritimeleveling and get as high as I can in cannon skills.
Since I get no xp for completingadventure quests anymore, I decided to do the last Treasure Hunt. It does not show up when Atlantis is notavailable. The quest requires theexploration of the labyrinth. I pick upthe TH and do the three quests needed to complete the Solar Barge. Atlantis is just off the coast of Rio DeJanero. While I am there I get down tolevel 19 where I think I will discover the TH item in the "SpecialPassage" Nothing happens. Icontinue on and go down 4 more floors.. still nothing happens when i click onthe item. I decided to look at the questagain and discover that I switched to Sword Master and the required adventureskill is R13. My skill level is 10+2! Iswitch an aide to the correct job and make the discovery.
Coat of the Nemean Lion. A nice discovery, but totally useless. NoEffect item. According to Ivyro, if youuse Transmutation alchemy, you can turn it into a +2 SP, +1 SM, +1 Rowing armor 50Defense. That may have been somethingspecial a long time ago. With all thenew items, it is not that good.
I keep going and make level 27 before Ilose my last life and get kicked out. Interestingly , I make it a lot farther into the dungeon this timewithout any special equipment. What I amusing is my aide Caldina in the Store Keeper Job. She has "Food Supplies" whichrecovers my stamina to "Max" when entering a new floor. This aide skill makes a lot of dungeonconsumable items obsolete! I will letyou figure that out on your own time.
July 8, Day 631
I made R13 in Reload, Accuracy, andPenetration. I completed my last battlereports and made Maritime Level 87.
I switched my skills over to Astronomyand switch over to do a bit of skill grinding at the Archives. I made R13 Astronomy.
On my Alt, I used up all my PO 4's andmost of my PO 1s'. I made R12 Metal Trading and R13 Seasoning Trade, and R11Sundries Trade.
July 13, Day 636
I completed 4 runs to EA and broughtback full loads. This time I actuallysold the goods and used my original fame boosters. I capped all my fame at 470kand still have 10 boosters left over from the beginning of the game
Preparing to reload all my collegecredits via the chicken-egg method. Nothing special going on. I try to spendsome time helping out company mates.
July 19, Day 642
I worked 2 Boston CollegeThesis.Swordfighter and SwordMaster thesis. I do my tour of land battles in South Veracruz. I am able to pick up Sword Power3 tech; Unterhau, and Sword Quick3 tech; Wild slash. I move to the HimalayanRegion and pick up Spear Feint 3 Durchwechsein.These are Tech 90, 91 and 92.
After 3 days of land battles I runthrough about 10 longswords and wear out my Alexander's Armor 250 durability. Swordplay is now R12 11050/14,400; SwordMastery R9 5300/8100. My Finesse Ranksfor sword are 31/21/26. I have to take a break and reload on my junkequipment.
July 26, Day 649
I pick up Sword Feint3 tech "Schrankhut" Tech 93. My swordfinesse ranks are 31/33/35. I have all 3rank 3 techs so I switch to staff. Ilearn Staff Power3 tech "Shatter"#94
July 28, Day 651
I move to EA and work on AzuchiCastle. I get the xxxxxx, and 4 memorialalbum items. I get make throw R11. Irecommend doing throw practice at Azhuchi Castle Mid, floor 4. There is a sweet spot at the bottom rightcorner that is a right angle. The NPCfunnel there and get stuck in the funnel. The distance across the boxes that make up the funnel is just a bit toolong for swords. The two NPC level 49Evil Martial Artists use swords so they can not reach you and just bounce backand forth in the funnel area while you can practice your throw or snipe,guns.bows, crossbows and rifles. Eachround in that area gains about 33 pts of skill if the NPC's do not use anyElixirs.
I make throw R11.
August 2, Day 656
I move to Colorado Plateau and work mythrowing knife finesse. I end at35/31/33 and gain throw Quick3 "UneDeux Trois Quatre" #95 and thriow Feint 3"Invitacion" #96
August 5, Day 659
I move to Niagra River Basin and fight Muller Gang 51and 52. I don't seem to pick up any techs, but I think my skills and finesseare too low. I end up at crossbow15/18/24 finesse and Handgun finesse 8/10/17. I shift to working on Skills. TheSummer bonus is on for another two days so I work my Merchandise knowledge upto R7 and snipe skill to R8. The bonusonly works with R7 and under. If I had planned this better I would have gottenmy gunfire out of the skill book at the scholars. As it is, I traded it Cooking which is maxedR17+2 refined to get out Merchandise Knowledge and of course it is takingforever to finish that book so that I can access my Gunfire skill. I chose cooking because my alt also has highlevel cooking and I don't need both of us to have it. To get gunfire out, I would put max castingin the skill bookshelf.
To work merchandise knowledge, i useTaheebo Juice , Taheebo bottle and Lachrymatory Powder. I work my snipe skill and keep cycling theseitems. They all have a low gauge and reasonable re-cast time.
August 12, Day 666
I have shifted over to Alchemy. There is no rush here since there is no bonuson. The objective is to make a Robe EX that will give me +40% trade goods whenI trade at the market. If I have thematerials for it, I will make a second Nanban EX item. The long term goal is to refine All of mytrade skills and the Robe EX will greatly improve the speed at which I pick upmy Trading skills by increasing the number of goods I am able to trade with aPO.
I have to activate my old storage, whichcosts a few of my actual real $. I have some left over from the very beginningand also purchase Special Purchase Bonds which are necessary for AlchemyTransmutation ingredients. I now need tomake a Robe Base item which starts with Alchemist's Clothes->Adept'sRobe->Alchemist's Robe->(Transmutation Alchemy) -> Alchemist's RobeEX. It is going to be long as the veryfirst step to make Alchemist's Clothes takes a lot of collecting large leavesto make fine dye.
I spend a whole weekend collecting andmaking Alchemist's clothes. I make 100sets and fail 100 times trying to make one set of Adept's Robe. This is a Great Success in AlchemyExperiments at my lab desk in quarters. I run out of red alchemy ointments. (I need the red alchemy ointments to make Red Ignis Solutions) makingthe Robes and so I have to go back to basics and make gold and red solutions.
August 17, Day 671
I am still working on trying to turnAlchemist's clothes into an Adepts Robe. After my 130th set, I discover or think that you must have the"Adept's" title active to successfully make a robe. I switch titles and continue to make moresets. I am up to 0 for 160 sets now, 0for 30 with the title active.
My lab bench in my quarters started at afull 100 and is now down to 10 durability. The furniture loses 1 durability forevery 5 or so disasterous fails, so that is 450 or so.
Ihave spent about 10 days now collecting large leaves, Making dye, buying gold,making ignis solutions, making alchemy pots, buying velvet and embroiderythread.
I have gained about 4900 alchemy skillpoints; R14 and 4900/16,900. My warestrade is back up to R14+2 refined (base). My metal trading skill is R13 base.
August 20, Day 674
Finally on my 166th try.. Huge Success! Adept's robe.
So I had to make many adjustments to getthis done.
1) Make Alchemist clothes needs 20Velvet, 15 Embroidery Thread and 3 fine dye. The Embroidery thread is from silk and sewing kits (Florence). For finedye, I needed to go to South America NE coast and collect large leaves forhours. 30 leaves turns into 1 fine dyeand you need 3 fine dye for the recipe (records keeper at my farm has thisrecipe). (I made enough for about 180sets, or 540 fine dye = collected about 15,000 large leaves.
2) I worked my Enhanced lab bench fromfull 100 durability to having to change my bench to a new one by the end.
3a) The formula to make Adept's robe isAlchemist Clothes + Alchemy Pot + Ignis Solution = Adept's robe (very rare)
3b) In Preparation: Alchemy pots require2 clay. Ignis Solutions require 1 redalchemy ointment+ distiller(glassware) + test tubes (glassware). The red Alchemy ointment requires a ton ofgold and rare books. For this portion,I purchased gold from Veracruz, and move to London to access paper to makewestern and rare books. This will take aton of PO's or high level wares trade and metal trade. It also requires salt. I just collected a lot of brine and turned itinto salt.
4) You have to have TransmutationAlchemy Equipment which requires a completion of several quests. It is +1 storeddocuments and not +3. Ivyro estimatesthe success rate of the very rare Huge Success is approximately 1:50.
5) You must have the Adept's title activeto make an Adept's robe!
6) Once I had the Adept's robe it takesapproximately 30 gold+ 1 strange powder + 5 gaseous drugs + Adept's Robe =Alchemist Robe. I used a Uroboros book to guarantee the TransmuationSuccess. I say approximately, becauseusing a book increases the required materials to make the transformation.
7) To do the second part of theTransformation of the Alchemist Robe to an Alchemist Robe EX requires 15 sewingand you CANNOT leech the skill. Thisrequires you to be in the Master Alchemist Job to have 15 sewing and 15 Alchemyat the same time which is required. Ihad to stop , get the quest and make a basic alchemy test kiln and change tothe job.
8) back to my quarters, and I use theAlchemist Robe + 5 Special Purchase bonds (cashitem) + 5 10m cheques + Orichalchum(rare item from the Atlantis dungeon or can be made with Mysterious gold+ 5special purchase bonds + 5 gaseous drugs (10 green ore+ seal of sylph + flask)Again I use a book of Uroboros to guarantee the Transformation into Alchemist Robe EX
August 21, Day 675
First Day testing out my Alchemist RobeEX.
I go to Diu twice and pick up two loadsof Silk thread. I make 136 sets ofVelvet Justacorp and deliver them all to the company offices for the month'sactivity. It goes pretty quickly.
August 22, Day 676
I move over to Boston/SF for the EAgoods being sold in San Francisco. Itturns out to be Japanese Lanterns (Sundries PO#1) I have stored up a lot of PO #1 frompurchasing lots of Bonanza box #6's Ihave been using a ton of bagels/vigor in my Alchemy experiments which comesfrom Box #6. I set up shop put on myGear and college boosters and i am R11+6 on my Alt, with my EX robe on me I canpurchase 137 lanterns with each PO. .. Nice! Since my fame is already at max, I just set up aide bazaars in Bostonand sell the lanterns there. It iscrowded with 154 aide bazaars set up in a pretty small area. This does not include the player bazaarswhich I am guessing is another 50+.
I make some decent money and over 10kSkill in Sundries Trade skill which is even more important.
August 24, Day 678
I use some boosters and start grindingmy Trade skills. In Valencia I get MetalTrading to R14 and 75% of the way To R15 on my alt. Next time, I will refine Metal trade. On my main toon, I get to R13 Fabric Trade.It is very expensive in Vencie. I amthinking about Art, Dye and Weapons Trading, but have never come across arecipe that I needed it for.
I don't really have a plan anymore. I will have to stop and think again aboutwhat my goals are.
September 3, Day 688
I am away from home and only have achance to work on Astronomy at the Scholar in San Francisco. I use the old carriage, Train to Omaha, trainback to SF and visit the scholar. I make about 350 trips and make R15. I sailto St Petersburg and Refine my Astronomy Skill.
September 6, Day 701
I discover that there is a new ship thatrequires Adventure level 85 to sail. Itis only 10 total points above a CHC for speed, but it has a Huge Starting baseturn and Wave resistance. I will make one and get it to G3 with all speedbonuses. 5/11 as opposed to 15/14
September 9, Day 704
Today is EA goods in San Francisco. Thegood is Wuxu Porcelain I collected lots of PO 3's in the last few days and withmy Nanban EX gear on and my alt wearing craft trade + items He starts at5500/9680 and R11 refined. At the end ofthe day he makes R12 and is at 7324/11520
September 14, Day 709
Worked on my discoveries for the last 4days. My new strategy for completeingquests is to look at the list of recently added maps and quests and to dothem.
End of Day i pas 2700 discoveries.
September 28, Day 723
Not much going on. There is a Leviathan storyline going on, butI have not taken any part in it. Papayais selling "Leviathan" killer ships. They are all galley/rowing typeand I do not have the skill. There is atally on the UWO main page that lists the number of victories vs. theLeviathan. The first time i looked itwas something like 45 challenges, 1 victory. Now the score is 115 attempts and 45 victories. It must have taken a while to figure out thetrick to defeating the Leviathan and now the top mariners can repeat the battleat will.
We are six months after the the Levelrace started on March 27. Amazinglythere are still only 27 players who have reached level 87 Adventure. There are 23 spots left to fill.
I guess this is one of the toughest thingsto accomplish as you cannot speed it up by purchasing items or ships, etc.
Since there are no bonuses or eventsthat I can participate in, I have continued my adventure grind. It is very slow as the quest are very few andmany of them have long chains of non discovery quests that must be completed.
I am slowly building up my investment inNA railroads. The one I am currentlyinvesting in is discounts for ship production. There is a new ship called the Snow Squall which is an upgrade from theCruise High Clipper. Of the non cashships, it is one of the top ships now. It has a much better base turn, wave resistance and tiny edge in Sailspeed over the CHC. When I have investedenough in NA, I will try and make a G5 of SS. The really tough part for most players is that it requires level 85Adventure to Sail!
End of day i have passed 2750discoveries. I made Rank 27 "Viser" which is apparently better than"Prince" rank 26 for Ottoman.
October 5, 2019 Day 730
Discovered Gabon (city) and Red Rainbow(Natural Phenomenon) in the city. I work on my trade skills and grind my JewelryTrade skill to R10; and make R15 and refine my Metal Trading skills; I alsowork on my Sundries trading but don't get a level. All of the Trade skills that only have onegood to trade in a city is particularly hard to grind. Whereas Jewelry has 4 different trade itemsfor in Gabon and is much easier to grind.
October 9, Day 734
Swapped to sea battles and working mycannoneer skills. I move around to wherethere is safe waters and do Battle reports. I don't get anything for the xp, but I keep track of where my skillsare. I would prefer to do a grind ofEvasion in the Caribbean except that all the guides say to do a IQ and there isno Counsul for the Ottoman. I tried every Consul and they all will not talk tome. I even leveled up my body languageby talking with them.
I do my first battles in Newfoundlandwaters. It am able to defeat a fleet of 5 solo, but I think it would be moreefficient just to do them in the Black sea as, iron, lumber and ports arecloser and the fleets repair more. Theonly thing that is easier is that the fleets in Newfoundland are not galleysand are not always trying to melee me.
I make Gunnery R13 and Accuracy R14
October 13, Day 738
Alternating between Swordmaster andCannoneer. I do a BR in the Caribbeanin Safe Waters, then Newfoundland Waters. I sail to India which is also Safe waters and do a BR as Swordmaster. EA is Safe waters too! I work my way to EA and do another BR as acannoneer.
I would say that the Black Sea seems tobe way harder than Newfoundland or EA.
After EA, I sail back to Manchester tomake new guns. I sail to the Caribbeanand do an Evasion and cannon skills grind. The recommended quest if you cannot take the Imperial quest fromSantiago (Wipe out the Caribbean Pirates) is a normal quest in Santo Domingocalled "Mysterious Modified Armor Ship"
I get gunnery, reloading and penetrationup to R14 and make R15 Accuracy.
I sail to St. Peters Berg and refine myAccuracy. and make a new set of guns in Manchester
October 19, Day 744
I spend a day collecting vegetable oil,and making Poupelin Trees. I help out mycompany and deliver 80 sets of trees.
My company WindRider Academy gets apromotion. Not sure what that does, butit can't be bad.
I load up on lumber in Manchester andwith my high metal trade I sail to Vera Cruz and make lots of tribute forbrigands for my Alt's company. Ideliver approximately 80 sets of those for my alt's company's contribution forthis month as well.
While I am in the Carribean, I doanother cannon grind. I spend severalhours running the Mysterious Modified Armor cannon Grind and get my Gunnery toR15. I sail to St petersburg and Refine Gunnery.
October 23, Day 748
I try to find a job that prefers evasionand penetration. These are two skills that I need to keep leveling. I try to switch to Bounty Hunter and findthat I do not have it. I take the questsfor Bodygaurd, Marine Corps and BountyHunter.
I switch to Bounty Hunter and go back tothe Carribean and do another Mysterious Modified Armoured ship again.
October 27, Day 752
I do multiple quests and Boston Collegethesis as a Bounty Hunter. I keepworking on my Gunnery, Accuracy, Reloading, Penetration and Evasion.
November 2, 2019,: Day 757
I grind up my trade skills and Refine fabric Trading, Firearms Trading (onMe) and Jewellry Trading on my Alt.
Since this is the second last day of theBoost, I finally change to Shipbuilder and start upgrading my Snow Squall. I only get it to G3 with Ship Speed up 1 and2, Emergency Acceleration and Military Camoflage. I Start pumping out ship parts and make about50 ship parts in 1 day, including 25 Admiral's cabins, 5 large square sails, 4latin sails, and 15 Traverse ropes. Thisship is just built for speed and will have maximum wave resistance, turn andsails.
My final ship looks like:
G3 Expedition ship
8/5 Emergency Accel/ Military Camo
Special Improvements SSU 1 and SSU2.