Scurvy Trader's UWO Log

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  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    May 12 Day 571

    Worked on Treasure Hunts, Charting and
    other random quests.

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    I have been trying to figgure out how
    the top adventure placer was able to get to level 87 in two days.

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    I have been trying to chart the last 10
    land 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 able
    to initiate investigations as you progress in the event related to the Land
    Region Investigations"  as the
    message when trying to choose it.  I
    thought this meant you had to do the related quest to discover the zone and then
    chart it after making a certain discovery. 
    It turns out, all i needed to do was go to oxford and talk with the
    professor and he gives you two new land zones to chart each time.  The first of these is The Sahara and the
    Zambeize river upstream.

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    Discovered Moonbow (Natural Phenomenon)
    in Zambeize river Midstream.

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    I did some research into the XP race and
    think that I have a definite possibility for how to get 1M xp in two days.  The prep work for this is substantial, but if
    you are a high level adventurer, most of the work is already done.  This is my guess and the list of prep work
    need 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 Boston
    College skill, be in the Priest Job. 
    Browse Theology books overnight, or as long

    1) Unlock the level 87 cap

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    Charted Paraguay River upstream, went
    fishing in the middle of the X in the round (NW corner) circular area.  discovered Surubi (Fish) while fishing in
    that area.  This ability to fish only
    opens up when you have completed charting the land area. I there are 3 fish
    discoveries here.  I will not tell you
    exactly where the other two locations are to fish, but there ARE two other
    locaitons

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    discovered Sun Pillar (natural Phenomenon)
    while charting Niagra River basin.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    May 15, Day 577

    Completed 1 Treasure Hunt per day.

    Made level 87 adventure!

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    There is a NA festival going on, but I
    am thinking of how to finish the last few days of the skill bonus.

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    I focus on my alt's Trade skills and
    make R9+2 Refined Alcohol trade and R12+2 Refined Luxury Trade, R12+2 Refined
    Craft Trade.

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    87/87/86

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    May 20, Day 581

    The skill bonus is over. I continue to
    do one Treasure Hunt per day and have now activated 3 skills, Hide completed
    quests, Hide discovered maps, Hide treasure maps.  I am sailing around the world using headache
    medicine and browsing each category for discovery maps. I passed 2400 discoveries
    and am at 293/298 maps.

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    I thought about what goals are on my
    list now, but I do not have many.

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    May 25, Day 586

    Nothing special going on, I just try
    doing a TH per day a few other quests and a couple of   adventure quests.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    May 28, Day 589

    I was having a hard time figuring out
    how to get some of the Memorial Album items from TH.  My company mate MadMartha explained that to
    get the correct quest, you need to start with the correct clue.  I essentially was starting with 100 of the
    same clue, combining them up to the top clue and always ended up with the same
    quest.  To get the "other" TH
    items, you need to start with a different starting clue.  This means that if you are working on have
    say the "Grimore" Theme, which has 3 TH's you need to start with 3
    different 1* clues.  Each of the
    different 1* clues turns into a different final TH.

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    June 1, 
    Day 593

    Finished Vinland quest today. got a nice
    bow and Thor's Hammer.

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    June 5th, Day 597

    Finished all Treasure Hunt Quests.
    Something is off though.  There are
    6  a memorial albums for Treasure Hunts
    called Truth or Rumors. Memorial Albums. No2, is still missing 3 items.

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    Passed 2500 discoveries.

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    Started working on Dungeons in Egypt.
    Completed all levels of the three Egyptian Dungeons.

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    Finished the Machu Pichu and Cusco
    Chains from Lima/Portobelo and Rio.

    Discovered Irridecent Cloud (Natural
    Phenomenon) in SA NW coast landing zone.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    June 16, day 608

    Nothing special to report. Very busy
    with work. I am only doing maybe 3 adventure quests per day.

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    I help out the company, and new players
    when I can.  Help do company tributes...
    etc.

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    I am looking into Folklore quest, Pets
    and, Transmutation Alchemy.

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    June 23, Day 615

    I am still not on the list of players
    who have completed level 87.  I have been
    level 87 Adventure for around 5 weeks now and have posted this as a bug and
    also followed up with an email to support. 
    Not that it really matters that much.

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    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 the
    Earth is only 40,075 kilometers, that means I sailed around the world roughly
    130 times in one week.  That is hardly
    likely. I am guessing that I sail around the world maybe 1.5 times per day and
    maybe 3 times on the weekend. The race is only June 12-19  so I would say 800,000 km is probably a more
    realistic number.

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    I have passed 2580 discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    July 1, Day 624  Happy Canada Day.

    Discovered Red rain in Kerala (Natural
    Phenomenon) in North Calicut.  Still
    working on discoveries. I started a few of the folklore quests which only have
    one requirement.  They are not hard at
    all and only take a bit of sailing.  I am
    continuing with the normal quests, but the discoveries are taking a bit longer
    as many of the higher level discoveries have a lot of "filler"
    language only quests with no discoveries.

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    I finally got posted on the race to
    level 87 top finishers.  They inserted me
    at #13, with a finishing date of May 14th. 
    We are three months into this race and still only 17 players have made
    level 87 Adventure.  In contrast, it only
    took five days to fill the 50 slots to achieve level 87 Trade.

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    I think this is an efficient use of my
    limited time.  There are no special
    bonuses on, and I do not have a lot of time to play so there is a lot of auto
    sailing.  If there was some sort of bonus
    on, I would modify my focus.

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    In the last update, Atlantis has
    resurfaced.  There are item rewards for
    visiting.  The best items for me would
    have been in the first few days because they were for alchemy, but the deadline
    has already passed and they have different rewards now.

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    Passed 2600 discoveries; 306 Shipwrecks;
    297/298 Charts complete.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    July 7, Day 630

    There is a +100% skill bonus, so I
    switched to trade and made up 30+ carro 18's. sailed to the Black Sea and
    started doing Battle Report quests as a Cannoneer.  The goal will to finish off my Maritime
    leveling and get as high as I can in cannon skills.

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    Since I get no xp for completing
    adventure quests anymore, I decided to do the last Treasure Hunt.  It does not show up when Atlantis is not
    available.  The quest requires the
    exploration of the labyrinth.  I pick up
    the TH and do the three quests needed to complete the Solar Barge.  Atlantis is just off the coast of Rio De
    Janero.  While I am there I get down to
    level 19 where I think I will discover the TH item in the "Special
    Passage" Nothing happens.  I
    continue on and go down 4 more floors.. still nothing happens when i click on
    the item.  I decided to look at the quest
    again and discover that I switched to Sword Master and the required adventure
    skill is R13. My skill level is 10+2!  I
    switch an aide to the correct job and make the discovery.

    Coat of the Nemean Lion.   A nice discovery, but totally useless. No
    Effect item.   According to Ivyro, if you
    use Transmutation alchemy, you can turn it into a  +2 SP, +1 SM, +1 Rowing armor 50
    Defense.   That may have been something
    special a long time ago.  With all the
    new items, it is not that good.

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    I keep going and make level 27 before I
    lose my last life and get kicked out.  
    Interestingly , I make it a lot farther into the dungeon this time
    without any special equipment.  What I am
    using is my aide Caldina in the Store Keeper Job.  She has "Food Supplies" which
    recovers my stamina to "Max" when entering a new floor.  This aide skill makes a lot of dungeon
    consumable items obsolete!  I will let
    you figure that out on your own time.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    July 8, Day 631

    I made R13 in Reload, Accuracy, and
    Penetration. I completed my last battle
    reports and made Maritime Level 87.

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    I switched my skills over to Astronomy
    and switch over to do a bit of skill grinding at the Archives.  I made R13 Astronomy.

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    On my Alt, I used up all my PO 4's and
    most of my PO 1s'. I made R12 Metal Trading and R13 Seasoning Trade, and R11
    Sundries Trade.

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    87/87/87 !!

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    July 13, Day 636

    I completed 4 runs to EA and brought
    back full loads.  This time I actually
    sold the goods and used my original fame boosters. I capped all my fame at 470k
    and still have 10 boosters left over from the beginning of the game

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    Preparing to reload all my college
    credits via the chicken-egg method. Nothing special going on. I try to spend
    some time helping out company mates.

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    July 19, 
    Day 642

    I worked 2 Boston College
    Thesis.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 Himalayan
    Region and pick up Spear Feint 3 Durchwechsein.
    These are Tech 90, 91 and 92. 

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    After 3 days of land battles I run
    through about 10 longswords and wear out my Alexander's Armor 250 durability.  Swordplay is now R12 11050/14,400; Sword
    Mastery R9 5300/8100.  My Finesse Ranks
    for sword are 31/21/26. I have to take a break and reload on my junk
    equipment. 

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    July 26, Day 649

    I pick up Sword Feint3 tech "Schrankhut" Tech 93. My sword
    finesse ranks are 31/33/35.  I have all 3
    rank 3 techs so I switch to staff.  I
    learn Staff Power3 tech "Shatter"
    #94

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    July 28, Day 651

    I move to EA and work on Azuchi
    Castle.  I get the xxxxxx, and 4 memorial
    album items. I get make throw R11.   I
    recommend doing throw practice at Azhuchi Castle Mid, floor 4.  There is a sweet spot at the bottom right
    corner that is a right angle.  The NPC
    funnel there and get stuck in the funnel. 
    The distance across the boxes that make up the funnel is just a bit too
    long for swords.  The two NPC level 49
    Evil Martial Artists use swords so they can not reach you and just bounce back
    and forth in the funnel area while you can practice your throw or snipe,
    guns.bows, crossbows and rifles.  Each
    round in that area gains about 33 pts of skill if the NPC's do not use any
    Elixirs.

    I make throw R11. 

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    August 2, Day 656

    I move to Colorado Plateau and work my
    throwing knife finesse.  I end at
    35/31/33 and gain throw Quick3 "Une
    Deux Trois Quatre
    " #95 and thriow Feint 3"Invitacion" #96

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    August 5, Day 659

    I move to  Niagra River Basin and fight Muller Gang 51
    and 52. I don't seem to pick up any techs, but I think my skills and finesse
    are too low.  I end up at crossbow
    15/18/24 finesse and Handgun finesse 8/10/17. 
    I shift to working on Skills.  The
    Summer bonus is on for another two days so I work my Merchandise knowledge up
    to R7 and snipe skill to R8.  The bonus
    only works with R7 and under. If I had planned this better I would have gotten
    my gunfire out of the skill book at the scholars.  As it is, I traded it Cooking which is maxed
    R17+2 refined to get out Merchandise Knowledge and of course it is taking
    forever to finish that book so that I can access my Gunfire skill.  I chose cooking because my alt also has high
    level cooking and I don't need both of us to have it.  To get gunfire out, I would put max casting
    in the skill bookshelf.

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    To work merchandise knowledge, i use
    Taheebo Juice , Taheebo bottle and Lachrymatory Powder.  I work my snipe skill and keep cycling these
    items. They all have a low gauge and reasonable re-cast time.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    August 12, Day 666

    I have shifted over to Alchemy.  There is no rush here since there is no bonus
    on. The objective is to make a Robe EX that will give me +40% trade goods when
    I trade at the market.  If I have the
    materials for it, I will make a second Nanban EX item.  The long term goal is to refine All of my
    trade skills and the Robe EX will greatly improve the speed at which I pick up
    my Trading skills by increasing the number of goods I am able to trade with a
    PO.

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    I have to activate my old storage, which
    costs a few of my actual real $. I have some left over from the very beginning
    and also purchase Special Purchase Bonds which are necessary for Alchemy
    Transmutation ingredients.  I now need to
    make a Robe Base item which starts with Alchemist's Clothes->Adept's
    Robe->Alchemist's Robe->(Transmutation Alchemy) -> Alchemist's Robe
    EX.  It is going to be long as the very
    first step to make Alchemist's Clothes takes a lot of collecting large leaves
    to make fine dye.

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    I spend a whole weekend collecting and
    making Alchemist's clothes.  I make 100
    sets and fail 100 times trying to make one set of Adept's Robe.  This is a Great Success in Alchemy
    Experiments at my lab desk in quarters. 
    I run out of red alchemy ointments. 
    (I need the red alchemy ointments to make Red Ignis Solutions) making
    the Robes and so I have to go back to basics and make gold and red solutions.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    August 17, Day 671

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    I am still working on trying to turn
    Alchemist'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 more
    sets.  I am up to 0 for 160 sets now, 0
    for 30 with the title active.

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    My lab bench in my quarters started at a
    full 100 and is now down to 10 durability. The furniture loses 1 durability for
    every 5 or so disasterous fails, so that is 450 or so.

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     I
    have spent about 10 days now collecting large leaves, Making dye, buying gold,
    making ignis solutions, making alchemy pots, buying velvet and embroidery
    thread.

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    I have gained about 4900 alchemy skill
    points; R14 and 4900/16,900.  My wares
    trade is back up to R14+2 refined (base). My metal trading skill is R13 base.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    August 20,  Day 674

     Finally on my 166th try.. Huge Success! Adept's robe.

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    So I had to make many adjustments to get
    this done.

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    1) Make Alchemist clothes needs 20
    Velvet, 15 Embroidery Thread and 3 fine dye. 
    The Embroidery thread is from silk and sewing kits (Florence). For fine
    dye, I needed to go to South America NE coast and collect large leaves for
    hours.  30 leaves turns into 1 fine dye
    and you need 3 fine dye for the recipe (records keeper at my farm has this
    recipe).  (I made enough for about 180
    sets, or 540 fine dye = collected about 15,000 large leaves.

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    2) I worked my Enhanced lab bench from
    full 100 durability to having to change my bench to a new one by the end.

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    3a) The formula to make Adept's robe is
    Alchemist Clothes + Alchemy Pot + Ignis Solution = Adept's robe (very rare)

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    3b) In Preparation: Alchemy pots require
    2 clay.  Ignis Solutions require 1 red
    alchemy ointment+ distiller(glassware) + test tubes (glassware).  The red Alchemy ointment requires a ton of
    gold and rare books.   For this portion,
    I purchased gold from Veracruz, and move to London to access paper to make
    western and rare books.  This will take a
    ton of PO's or high level wares trade and metal trade.  It also requires salt.  I just collected a lot of brine and turned it
    into salt.

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    4) You have to have Transmutation
    Alchemy Equipment which requires a completion of several quests. It is +1 stored
    documents and not +3.  Ivyro estimates
    the success rate of the very rare Huge Success is approximately 1:50.

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    5) You must have the Adept's title active
    to make an Adept's robe!

     

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    6) Once I had the Adept's robe it takes
    approximately 30 gold+ 1 strange powder + 5 gaseous drugs + Adept's Robe =
    Alchemist Robe. I used a Uroboros book to guarantee the Transmuation
    Success.  I say approximately, because
    using a book increases the required materials to make the transformation.

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    7) To do the second part of the
    Transformation of the Alchemist Robe to an Alchemist Robe EX requires 15 sewing
    and you CANNOT leech the skill.  This
    requires you to be in the Master Alchemist Job to have 15 sewing and 15 Alchemy
    at the same time which is required.  I
    had to stop , get the quest and make a basic alchemy test kiln and change to
    the job.

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    8) back to my quarters, and I use the
    Alchemist Robe + 5 Special Purchase bonds (cash
    item)
    + 5 10m cheques + Orichalchum
    (rare item from the Atlantis dungeon
    or can be made with Mysterious gold+ 5
    special 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

    FIN

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    August 21, Day 675

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    First Day testing out my Alchemist Robe
    EX.

    I go to Diu twice and pick up two loads
    of Silk thread.  I make 136 sets of
    Velvet Justacorp and deliver them all to the company offices for the month's
    activity. It goes pretty quickly.

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    August 22, Day 676

    I move over to Boston/SF for the EA
    goods being sold in San Francisco.  It
    turns out to be Japanese Lanterns (Sundries PO#1)  I have stored up a lot of PO #1 from
    purchasing lots of Bonanza box #6's  I
    have been using a ton of bagels/vigor in my Alchemy experiments which comes
    from Box #6.   I set up shop put on my
    Gear and college boosters and i am R11+6 on my Alt, with my EX robe on me I can
    purchase 137 lanterns with each PO. .. Nice! 
    Since my fame is already at max, I just set up aide bazaars in Boston
    and sell the lanterns there.  It is
    crowded with 154 aide bazaars set up in a pretty small area.  This does not include the player bazaars
    which I am guessing is another 50+.

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    I make some decent money and over 10k
    Skill in Sundries Trade skill which is even more important.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    August 24, Day 678

    I use some boosters and start grinding
    my Trade skills.  In Valencia I get Metal
    Trading 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 am
    thinking about Art, Dye and Weapons Trading, but have never come across a
    recipe that I needed it for.

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    I don't really have a plan anymore.  I will have to stop and think again about
    what my goals are.

     

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    September 3, Day  688

    I am away from home and only have a
    chance to work on Astronomy at the Scholar in San Francisco.  I use the old carriage, Train to Omaha, train
    back to SF and visit the scholar. I make about 350 trips and make R15.  I sail
    to St Petersburg and Refine my Astronomy Skill.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    September 6, Day 701

    I discover that there is a new ship that
    requires Adventure level 85 to sail.  It
    is only 10 total points above a CHC for speed, but it has a Huge Starting base
    turn and Wave resistance. I will make one and get it to G3 with all speed
    bonuses.  5/11 as opposed to 15/14

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    September 9, Day 704

    Today is EA goods in San Francisco. The
    good is Wuxu Porcelain I collected lots of PO 3's in the last few days and with
    my Nanban EX gear on and my alt wearing craft trade + items He starts at
    5500/9680 and R11 refined.  At the end of
    the day he makes R12 and is at 7324/11520

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    September 14, Day 709

    Worked on my discoveries for the last 4
    days.  My new strategy for completeing
    quests is to look at the list of recently added maps and quests and to do
    them.  

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    End of Day i pas 2700 discoveries.

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    September 28, Day 723

    Not much going on.  There is a Leviathan storyline going on, but
    I have not taken any part in it.  Papaya
    is selling "Leviathan" killer ships. They are all galley/rowing type
    and I do not have the skill.  There is a
    tally on the UWO main page that lists the number of victories vs. the
    Leviathan.  The first time i looked it
    was something like 45 challenges, 1 victory. 
    Now the score is 115 attempts and 45 victories.  It must have taken a while to figure out the
    trick to defeating the Leviathan and now the top mariners can repeat the battle
    at will.

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    We are six months after the the Level
    race started on March 27.  Amazingly
    there 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 things
    to accomplish as you cannot speed it up by purchasing items or ships, etc.

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    Since there are no bonuses or events
    that I can participate in, I have continued my adventure grind.  It is very slow as the quest are very few and
    many of them have long chains of non discovery quests that must be completed.

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    I am slowly building up my investment in
    NA railroads.  The one I am currently
    investing in is discounts for ship production. 
    There is a new ship called the Snow Squall which is an upgrade from the
    Cruise High Clipper.  Of the non cash
    ships, it is one of the top ships now. 
    It has a much better base turn, wave resistance and tiny edge in Sail
    speed over the CHC.  When I have invested
    enough in NA, I will try and make a G5 of SS. 
    The really tough part for most players is that it requires level 85
    Adventure to Sail!

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    End of day i have passed 2750
    discoveries. I made Rank 27 "Viser" which is apparently better than
    "Prince" rank 26 for Ottoman.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    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 Jewelry
    Trade skill to R10; and make R15 and refine my Metal Trading skills; I also
    work on my Sundries trading but don't get a level.
      All of the Trade skills that only have one
    good to trade in a city is particularly hard to grind.
      Whereas Jewelry has 4 different trade items
    for in Gabon and is much easier to grind.

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    October 9, Day 734

    Swapped to sea battles and working my
    cannoneer skills.  I move around to where
    there is safe waters and do Battle reports. 
    I don't get anything for the xp, but I keep track of where my skills
    are.  I would prefer to do a grind of
    Evasion in the Caribbean except that all the guides say to do a IQ and there is
    no Counsul for the Ottoman. I tried every Consul and they all will not talk to
    me.  I even leveled up my body language
    by talking with them.

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    I do my first battles in Newfoundland
    waters. It am able to defeat a fleet of 5 solo, but I think it would be more
    efficient just to do them in the Black sea as, iron, lumber and ports are
    closer and the fleets repair more.  The
    only thing that is easier is that the fleets in Newfoundland are not galleys
    and are not always trying to melee me.

    I make Gunnery R13 and Accuracy R14

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    October 13, Day 738

     Alternating between Swordmaster and
    Cannoneer.
       I do a BR in the Caribbean
    in 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 a
    cannoneer.

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    I would say that the Black Sea seems to
    be way harder than Newfoundland or EA.

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    After EA, I sail back to Manchester to
    make new guns.  I sail to the Caribbean
    and do an Evasion and cannon skills grind. 
    The recommended quest if you cannot take the Imperial quest from
    Santiago (Wipe out the Caribbean Pirates) is a normal quest in Santo Domingo
    called "Mysterious Modified Armor Ship"  

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    I get gunnery, reloading and penetration
    up to R14 and make R15 Accuracy.

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    I sail to St. Peters Berg and refine my
    Accuracy. and make a new set of guns in Manchester

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    October 19, Day 744

    I spend a day collecting vegetable oil,
    and making Poupelin Trees.  I help out my
    company and deliver 80 sets of trees. 

    My company WindRider Academy gets a
    promotion.   Not sure what that does, but
    it can't be bad.

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    I load up on lumber in Manchester and
    with my high metal trade I sail to Vera Cruz and make lots of tribute for
    brigands for my Alt's company.   I
    deliver approximately 80 sets of those for my alt's company's contribution for
    this month as well.

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    While I am in the Carribean, I do
    another cannon grind.  I spend several
    hours running the Mysterious Modified Armor cannon Grind and get my Gunnery to
    R15.  I sail to St petersburg and Refine Gunnery.

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    October 23, Day 748

    I try to find a job that prefers evasion
    and penetration. These are two skills that I need to keep leveling.  I try to switch to Bounty Hunter and find
    that I do not have it.  I take the quests
    for Bodygaurd,  Marine Corps and Bounty
    Hunter.

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    I switch to Bounty Hunter and go back to
    the Carribean and do another Mysterious Modified Armoured ship again.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    October 27, Day 752

    I do multiple quests and Boston College
    thesis as a Bounty Hunter.  I keep
    working on my Gunnery, Accuracy, Reloading, Penetration and Evasion.

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    November 
    2, 2019,: Day 757

    I grind up my trade skills and Refine fabric Trading, Firearms Trading (on
    Me) and Jewellry Trading on my Alt. 

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    Since this is the second last day of the
    Boost, I finally change to Shipbuilder and start upgrading my Snow Squall.  I only get it to G3 with Ship Speed up 1 and
    2, Emergency Acceleration and Military Camoflage.  I Start pumping out ship parts and make about
    50 ship parts in 1 day, including 25 Admiral's cabins, 5 large square sails, 4
    latin sails, and 15 Traverse ropes.  This
    ship is just built for speed and will have maximum wave resistance, turn and
    sails.

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    My final ship looks like:

    G3 Expedition ship

    V:555

    H:581

    Turn: 30

    Wave 34

    Armor:35

    8/5 Emergency Accel/ Military Camo

    crew/110

    guns:50

    Cargo 394

    Special Improvements SSU 1 and SSU2.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    November 11, Remembrance Day, Day 766

    I work the last few days just doing EA
    runs and collecting Recognition and unlock maps.

    I make R12+2 unlock.

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    I switch over to biology and Ecological
    research and camp out in Calicut.  I
    grind biology and Ecological research for 3 days but do not get any levels
    before the skill boost ends.

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    November 16, Day 771

    I camp out in Jaffa and Collect Black
    mud and make 2000 firebombs to deliver to my alt's company offices.  I then switch to tuna fishing and make 3000
    tuna steak to deliver to my company offices. 
    Contributions are done for this month.

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    I go back to collecting seaweed and
    making stomach medicine.  My goal is to
    have 4800 stomach medicine. I checked the history and found i need 1600 ventus
    reduction to go with the stomach medicine. 
    The formula says 6 stomach meds per 1 ventus, but from my prior
    experience only half of the experiments actually use the stomach meds, hence
    the 3:1 ratio. (for large quantities)

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    November 24, Day 779

    Not much going on.. I have been collecting
    seaweed for a week and making stomach medicine. 
    I have 3500 Stomach meds which translates into about 20k seaweed
    collected.

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    November 30, Day 785

    More of the same. After 4000 stomach
    meds, I switched to making gaseous drugs. In the several steps before you can
    make the gaseous drugs, you need to make seal of scorcery and seal of
    slyph.   I used to take a lot of time to
    collect mandrake, silver and Salt.  Now with
    my medicine, seasoning and metal trade skills very high, it takes no time at
    all.   The only part left is to collect
    Green Ore which i cannot buy at any port.  
    I use my Blessing of Posideon to take 1000x5 green ore across the Suez
    Canal to my quarters in Istanbul. 
    Collecting that still takes one day in the Red Sea West, but now in one
    day I can make 500 seal of Slyph-> 750 gaseous drugs-> +1000 ventus
    reductions.

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    Now back to watching paint dry and
    collecting seaweed just outside Seville/Lisbon

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    December 8, 2019 Day 793

    The most boring week so far in this
    game.  I am up to 8000 stomach meds and
    3000 Ventus reductions.  I am ready for
    any skill boost to start my last bit of Alchemy Grind.

    If you think about it.. 8000 stomach
    meds requires 48000 seaweed which can only be collected at sea. I did a quick estimate
    over 10 minutes and counted the collection log.

    48 seaweed

    43 logs

    8 shrimp

    16 crabs

    188 brine

    12 "nothing discovered"

    just a rough estimate, but that is
    10,000 minutes of collecting while on the water at port outside Lisbon or
    Seville.

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    I have seen some of the new ships that
    require 90th level to sail. Obviously this info was lifted from one of the
    Asian Servers.  We do not have the
    ability to reach level 90 yet, but I am assuming that will come in the next six
    months or so.

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    Back to making discoveries and doing
    adventure quests.

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    December 22, Day 807

    Not much to report.  I made and delvered 135 Velvet Justacorps to
    my company. Helping out new players. Doing a quest here and there.

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    Atlantis is back on until Christmas so I
    made the parts and visited. Got some purple gloves and more of Posideon's
    blessings.  These are nice when you need
    to bring 3000 green ore or 3000 silk thread thru suez.  YOu have to have an alt and be able to set up
    an aide bazaar.  The max you can carry
    through the canal in one trip is 1000 so you have to sail through to Cairo with
    1000 and set up a bazaar while your alt holds on to the extra 2000 in Suez.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    January 2, Day 825

     Discovered the Flying Dutchman in CapeTown.
    (natural Phenomenon)

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    I was getting discouraged as I could
    hardly find any quests to take for discoveries and so I asked the company
    Expert Mad Martha.  She pointed me to the
    Walkerpedia. This is an online source for all discoveries in the game.  It turns out that there are lots of quests
    that are available if you are in the correct job and have R17 in the Adventure
    skill and R15 in the discovery skill.   
    I take the Cartographer's job, 
    take the college thesis for the Cartographer and start doing R17
    Geography R15 Recognition quests.

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    January 4, 2020 Day 827

     

    Passed 2800 discoveries. 

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    Discovered Jacob's Ladder (Natural
    Phenomenon) while re-charting Lake Baikal Region (interior of Sea of Okhotsk
    West Coast)

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    The discoveries are very few and even
    more tedious to do now.  Several maps are
    % chance rewards for RE-charting a land area. 
    I would say on average there is a 25% chance of getting a map each time
    you do the Re-chart.  Just pretend that
    you had to complete a quest and only had a 25% chance of getting the discovery.
    Discoveries are down to 1-2 per day. 
    Ouch.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    Jan 27, 
    Day 850 Not writing much lately.

    only doing maybe 1-2 quest per day.  They are hard to find.  I have to be in Boston Job where R17 is the
    new cap before the Skill specific quests show up.  there are about 15 per skill.

    Jan 22 a +100% skill and xp boost
    started so I switched to Alchemy.  I have
    been waiting for this for a while.

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    Feb 1, 2020 Day 855

    Made R15 Alchemy.  It is NOT refinable.  Switched to trade skills and worked on
    Perfume Trade, Made R13;  Sundries Trade,
    Made R14;  Jewelry Trade, Made R13; and
    Dye Trading, Made R12.

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    Going to switch to Land battle skills.
    Swordplay, Sword Mastery, Snipe, Gunfire. 
    I will be running any dungeon with a discovery until I find the
    Discovery.

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    Completed Abu Simbil Lower multiple
    times.  Discovered King's Obituary

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    Feb 8, day 862

    More dungeons,  My Ruin Exploration rate is 1100.    I move to Planeque (Vera Cruz) and do the
    dungeon several times.  I discover  96-letter Lithograph.  I make Swordmastery R10, Snipe R10, gunfire
    R9.

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    February 15, Day 869

    More dungeons, Lima, moslty, Palenque
    and Bordeaux just a few times.  My Ruin
    Exploration rate is 1400.   I discover
    Catecomb Bones in Lima middle.  Both
    Palenque and Bordeaux are good places for me to train my Swordplay and Sword
    Mastery.  If the NPC's level is 41 or
    lower I do not get any Swordplay skill I am 6000/19,000 R14. and 10,000/12,100
    R11 Sword Mastery.  I should be able to
    refine my Swordplay skill before February 26 when this 100% skill bonus wears
    off.

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    I have made 2850 discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    March 1, 2020 Day 886.

     

    at the end of the skill boost on Feb
    26th, I have refined Dye Trading (now R7+2 refined); Perfume trading (now R9+2
    refined) Sundries Trading (now R7+2 refined) and Livestock Trading (now R6+2)

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    Most players are aware, but for those
    new to the game,  There are Mysterious
    Bonanza boxes on sale in North America every few days.  There are 8 different box types that come up
    for sale usually once per month. So a new box is available on average every 4
    days.  You can check out

    https://unchartedwaters.fandom.com/wiki/Railway_Events

    for the boxes and events in North
    America.

    I list this information because each box
    costs 1M and on average roughly 20% of those boxes contain Purchase orders (come
    in sets of 10's).  This means if you
    opened 10 boxes for 10M you would get on average 2 sets of 10 purchase
    orders.  This means if you sell the PO's
    for 500k each, all the other 8 items are free! 
    Shhhhh. (don't tell anyone) hhaha. 
    I don't usually sell mine, but use them to grind up my trade skills.

    Now you know why there are so many aide
    bazaars in Seville selling PO's.

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    After the skill boost, I keep on going
    with land battles as a Sword  Master and
    work on four things simultaneously. 

    1) New discoveries hidden in
    dungeons.  I discovered

    Marble Statue of Archimedies in Syracuse
    mid

    Ancient Amphjora in Rome Church mid

    Ancient Copper mirror Sognsuri upper

    Buried Glassware Rome Church upper

    Catacomb bones Lima mid

    Mural of Rameses II Abu Simbil Lower

    Statue of Pharaoh Hatshepsut Luxour
    Lower secret passage

    Tile Fragment Lima Upper

    2) memorial album items in various  Treasures of Luxor, Abu Simbel, the Pyramids,
    Treasures hidden in Ruins etc..

    3) Swordplay (Now R1+2 Refined!) and
    Sword Master skill (R12)

    4)
    Finesse skills and Techs  I have been
    using a great lighthouse axe to do some of the tougher levels.  My axe finesse is now 17/19/14 and I am
    working on yellow R3 tech.  I picked up
    Axe Fierce Blow R3 (Tech # 97) and Axe Wild Swing R3 (Tech 98)  
  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 492Member Intermediate

    March 11, Day 896

    I switched to doing regular adventure
    quests that Require R17/R15.  I combine
    this with the Boston Thesis for each job. 
    Things go slow and steady and i make it up to 2880 Discoveries.   My artist thesis gives me points for making
    ornaments so I have 5+ skill ornaments in my display room in quarters.

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    There is a skill boost that will be on
    starting today so I will likely go back to land battle skills to work up either
    Sword Mastery/Gunfire and snipe/I will likely do a couple days of sea battles
    and melee skills hopefully I can get at least one or two more skills refined.

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