Nov 20th (Day 34)
spent the morning collecting honey andmade another 800 Poupelin Trees for the company, I used mysterious spices toget the R16 needed to make the Poupelin trees and made R14 base while doing it. Will go back to NA and make some deerskin +1unlock+1 trap boots and spend the evening working swordplay. traps and plunder as athief. The boost for thanksgiving inNorth America is back. Every day I will be collecting and producing goods thereas well as doing land battles.
Nov 21st, (Day 35)
came back to Europe to work on last twoadventure skills/appraisal and theology. I want to get to the Ruin Explorerjob, but will need Theo R7 and to do a bunch of quests.
Picked up the Priest Job card to help with that. Whiletrying to get a theology quest going towards Istanbul, I accidentally got the Court Gardener Job Quest and took it.
It will take me to the Caribbean, whereI will make a few more unlock boots and do a few (100) land battles, while I amthere.
Nov 22nd (Day 36)
The Thanksgiving festival in NA is over.No more easy adventure XP for collecting.
Working on Theology to get R7 and takethe quest chain to become a ruins explorer.
Ran into KillaDub (Pirate) campingoutside of Istanbul. I could have waited or used a flag. I did not let it stopme. It cost me 30 seconds, 0 coins, 1 life preserver and 3 MCCTs as he was in acannon ship. No time to waste or complain about pirate, when I am in adventuremode. If he was in a galley type ship, I would have to go back into town andstore anything I did not want plundered. My deck battle is not too shabby and my storage is R9. If I ever do getmeleed, I will test my deck battle skills. So far I have 22 Techs, 16 Traps and6 weapon Techs. Otherwise I made no changes and keep sailing.
Japanese Katanas 60k in Seville Bazaars,Saori 80k, Huzhou Brushes 100k Nutmeg/Mace 46k.
Same deal happened again with Benboltoutside of Istanbul. He tried to melee me and i tried to deck battle him 2times. I was obstructed and was going to lose and get plundered, but his aidewhich he called in accidentally critically shot me and sank me before the 3rdmelee round, which would have reduced me to 0 sailors. haha.
lucky <(")))< Me.
Picked up the Treasure Hunter Job Quest, whilecontinuing to work the Ruin Explorer Chain. The guides say I will need 30kadventure fame to pull the final quest.
Nov 23rd. (Day 37)
Japanese Rifles 75k, Saori 80k,Nutmeg/Mace 45k, Huzhou Brushes 100k
Made 6th Knight. Can finally upgrade toR3 Quarters and when it is done, I will pick up a 4th aide to sail with men andput one of my current aides in the Aide Fleet.
I finally completed my mini goal tocomplete all of the adventure skills to R6 minimum.
So I have the 6 basic archive skills(not astronomy), the 3 search methods and unlock all at R6+. Next I will focus on getting the last of theMerchant skills to R6 which is Alchemy. The alchemy quest requires R13handicrafts which I just completed today, but there is a pre-quest thatrequires Search R11 and Appraisal R13. Iwill have to use a founder reward +3 adventure skill to get.
I have not done a decent search ofSeville shops in a while, so I will do some ship building and use the time withmy alt to search for certain items. I want to get a secrets and Ultimate swordbook, which are rare plunder items. I am also looking for an improved ropebook, a processed lumber book, or a metalwork book, which are key for ship building. I am alsolooking for + Alchemy items at a discount, (Emerald tablet for 70M, or academicTam at 100M is a bit too much). Lastly I try to pick up cheap PO 1-3's for 650k-700k each. When people want a fast sale, that Is what they sell for, PO 4'smaybe 800k.
I found +15-16 Special Rolled Steelarmor for 10m each! They usually go for 100M
Found a modified Transport Clipper with EA for 120M (requires 58 Trade to sail)and purchased it. my ship speed is increased from 301/382 160/160 to 317/371 0/200 ship Handling Proficiency. it will have another +40/+5 when i am 200/200. I will have to sail back to VeraCruz to pickup navigation to start skilling as I will need Navigation R8 to work theEmergency Acceleration skill.
Cargo is now 767/492 Alt 857/464 Max cargo 2580
Nov 24th (Day 38)
gave up Alcohol Trading R6 to pick up alanguage skill. Esentially I have to do a quest that requires 3 languages. Iwill keep Alcohol trading on my alt. More Ship building and appraisal questsand maps today. Passed 300discoveries. Appraisal is R7+3 items+3founders reward. Search R7+1 item +3 founder reward. I will try for the lastalchemy prequest tomorrow. I also have Biology at R7+2item and will try for thexxxxx job quest again, even though my adventure fame is only 18k. If it does not work, I will have to do someland charting first.
The plan in the last 4 days of bonusskills xp is
1) 1 day of Ship building R8->R9
2) 1 day to get alchemy job quest andwork on Alchemy. (possibly get naturalist job quest too)
3) 1) day to work on Alchemy and get itas far as I can.
4)1 day of land/sea battling to work onplunder, throwing, swordplay, assault
if there are any breaks, i will work oninvesting and sociability, and crafting / management by making wine into limejuice.
Nov 25th (Day 39)
I spent the morning prepping materialsfor the job quests. Have Seal of salamander and vodka ready, picked up Italianand 200 QMP's just in case. I haveenough culture/coins/hammers to buy another 150 QMP's just in case too!
Picked up the philosopher's stone after10 QMP's, and took 1 minute to complete the quest. I am off to a good start.
Found out the modified Transport Clipperis storm proof. Wave Resistance 11. Nice! I didn't even look before, I justassumed it was not.
Tried 50QMP for the alchemist quest, butthink my Adventure fame (only 17k is too low)
I will turn on a fame booster and dosome mapping and try to cross 30k adventure fame by tonight and then try again.
End of day, not close on Fame. Only 22kfame. I will turn in lots of discoveries tomorrow and see how far I get. Charted 28 sea zones. I did manage to get my Mangement skill to R6. Saw pepper in a Bazaar for 35k. Nutmeg/Mace40K, Katana 58k Saori 85K, Huzhou brush 100k.
Personal note. I went to see Yiruma (apiano player) in concert this evening.
I like to have his music in thebackground when I work.
50/58/48, Fame is 22k, 64k, 98k (184ktotal)
If you watched the video, that is hismusic, but not him playing, this is an duet version with nature sounds in thebackground
Nov 26th. (Day 40)
Pulled overfat goose and Demon bonesfrom Cape with 22k fame so I am close. Took overfat goose first to stay in thearea. Fishing hit R15, while chartingMadagascar.
Charted 38 total sea zones and didseveral high level geography quests. I also reported the majority of non portdiscoveries to make the 30k adventure fame. Used 30 QMP, no luck, Tried a 10qmdestination Permit and it worked first try. to get "Natural History Treatise" and the Naturalist job card. After that, " Learning from Paracelsus"the Alchemy job quest only took 3QMPs. Completed the Alchemy Job quest andspent the rest of the day collecting hemp in Jaffa to make paper and books. There is no paper to buy in Beruit. Eitheryou have to be Dutch or the city is not developed enough. I collected the itemsneeded for the Memorial Album "Alchemy Primer" and picked up theBasic Alchemy Secrets book from Paracelsus. By the end of the day I was R4Alchemy.
50/58/48 - 30k,64k,98k fame.
Nov 27th (Day 41)
Today I will work on Alchemy, 28th willbe ship building, and 29th sea/land battles.
Stuck at R5 Alchemy, I need a +1 to makegold. Those 80M-100M +1 Alchemy items are starting to look like they werepriced right. I was collecting materialsto make an academic Tam +1 Alchemy Item when I finally found an Emerald Tabletfor 50M in an aide Bazaar in Seville. Now I can go collect hemp to make 1000rare books and go make gold in the North Sea area.
Well today was a total bust. Icollected 10,000 hemp, 10,000 black mud, 10,000 cedar and 10,000 rocks. I onlykept the hemp to make 3300 paper. The paper i turned into 1100 western booksand 2200 paper, which i eventually turned into 1100 rare books at Paracelsus. I then went to London to set up a bazaar andcollect sulphur and copper.
On my first attempt to make gold, I findthat John Dee does NOT have the recipe yet.
What a waste. I will be stuck at R5+1 Alchemy until itshows up and it will take much longer to level without the restart bonus. Sigh.
Ended up working on Cutters. Completedcutter #140 this evening.
Nov 28th 2017 (Day 42)
I have the feeling that the restartbonus will end at 2pm tomorrow rather than at midnight, since there will be anupdate at 2pm. I better finish my SB R9and get working on my throw/Trap/Plunder/Assault/Tactics.
worked on SB for the afternoon, got toschooner #174. I am close to R9 SB.
I will work up my land battle skills.Hopefully there is time to get them from R3-4 to R6.
I brought a bow, axe, sword, spear andthrowing dagger. I gave up a language slot to get Alchemy, but I want to get Armsand think that I should give up ballistics for it. I had ballistics R10+ lastage and always had it in the skills bookshelf. It was really only needed to getCannoneer and Sr. Officer jobs. Since I have them both already, I think it isthe perfect candidate to dump. I gotthrow and trap to R6 and the three R1 throw techs.. I will go back to Europeand set up for BR in the Caribbean.
Started a BR , but arms skill won'tlevel. I don't have anything on my ship that requires arms. My battle ship hasno skills at all, and my regular clipper only has EA, which only needsnavigation.
Nov 29th. End of restart bonuses. This is roughly Day 43 of the new"Maris" age.
Too late to change to Navigation. It isthe last half day of restart bonus. So Iwill stick with completing the battle report "antilles" in the Caribbean.Then change to land battles in Pirate job to maximize assault and plunder.
I am still sailing my beat up La Reale.I am level 49 maritime now and the ship only requires level 32. The ship is so beat up that it has 310durability, which i believe is the minimum. Sometimes when i fight I can getsunk if the pirates get a critical hit on me!
I did not finish my BR before the 2pmupdate time rolled on in.
Since the restart bonuses focused onlevels under 40 and skills under R9 this has been my focus as well. During therestart I have gotten approximately 40skills to R6 or better. I will listthe skills in a separate post.
For the rest of the day I worked on making money, put some 22/25'ssails in a bazaar and then started to pick up the items needed to unlock Tradelevel 60+. Unfortunately the Jade ring is not available in Trujillo yet as itis under developed. I did fine one forsale for 20M in Seville. Some othercountry must have developed their Caribbean port and bought extras.
Nov 29th Day 43 Status Report
Sail Handling 10
Ecological Research 6
Food Trading 7
Spice Trading 8
Textile Trading 10
Fabric Trading 7
Mineral Trading 8
Wares Trading 7
Body Language 6
Alcohol Trading 6
Perfume Trading 5
Metal Trading 2
Livestock Trading 5
50/58/49 Fame 30k/64k/100k Rank, Lower5th Knight.
Wow, got an academic Tam +1 alchemy for10M. Nice!
Spent the day making, boots to sell and vigor food. I am still lowon both cash and vigor food. I will haveto take some time to think of what to do next. Open ports? Chart Sea and Land zones?, Work Adventure skills? Landbattle skills? Refine my four production skills? humm... The only thing it will not be is Maritime,unless I find a decent level 45-51 maritime ship for sale.
Dec 1st, 2017 (Day 45)
time to help my company. I will do a bitof re-organization. I need honey to process the last of the poupelin into treesand make an open space in the company shared storage. We/they are working on level 3 buildings sothey need a lot of stone and lumber. I will look to fill up the company storagethere as well. Easy stuff. Set up forhoney collection in Salonika and go afk to set up rl house decorations.
Nutmeg/Mace 40-42k in bazaars. EA goods from 65k-90k mostly.
December 2nd, (Day 46)
Nutmeg/Mace 38-40k in bazaars. EA goodsare the same and vary from 65k-90k.
I will spend the morning doing shipbuilding so i can think for a bit on what I want to do next. I am starting at180 ships completed and from my previous notes of last age It took me 1178ships to get to R16 ship building. Ended the day on ship #216 and SB R9.
December 3, (Day 47)
I bought a Long Merchant Schooner for100M with EA. I will go to Bahai to learn Management and skill it to R8 which Iwill need to use this ship skill. I have another week or 2 before i can evensail the ship. I need to get to Merchant level 65 first.
I also found a LargeTransportClipperwith some speed and cargo upgrades (+105V/+20H, 820 cargo) to it. it was enoughto buy it and sail it for a couple weeks while i get to level 65. My speed nowwith sails is 412/388.
I spent the day collecting oil andmaking boots for sale; leather from Porto/Cattle from Malaga, boots from Tunis,veg oil from the outskirts of Salonika. I went through 60 pairs, +2400 veg oiland 2400 leather to get 4 pairs to +50def. No wonder nobody is selling them. Eighthours of collecting to do that. I really need to get the improvedoffence/defense college skill to make anything decent.
I found bastard swords on sale for 10Min a Seville bazaar so I bought one and completedthe Artificer/Mechanic job quest. This sword can only be made with a rareNPC book drop Sword training Secrets. If i see one for sale for 100m I will buyit. It is 1 of the two books needed to make 100a Flambergs, Rapiers andYatagan. Interesting note, the Rapier and Yatagan were both featured on "Forged in Fire."
Helped a company mate open mid and lowergiza.
Dec 4th, Day 48.
I am short on cash after buying shipsand other goods from the bazaars. SEA is safe waters, so I will take a trip outto SEA do a few adventure quests and grab some spices for the trip back. I should do all the port unlocking endingwith EA, but SEA is safe waters and it is too easy to take a liner from Lisbonto Cape and then Cape to India/Jakarta, do a few quests and spice run at the same time. There are plenty of adventurequests in Cape going to India, and quests in India going to SEA. I just have toremember to change to a trade job in Europe before I sell the spices.
Before I go to EA, I want Portugal tohave it unlocked so that I can set up my alt (who is Portugese to startcollecting and have a full bazaar of iron ore in Pohang ready to trade)
70 and 69 minutes from Ambon to Sevillewith a full loads of Spices. I made a record (for me) sale of Mace, which wasat 142% in Valencia. I also used a Hanseatic League Seal and made twosuccessful haggles before I sold the Mace; 37,000 Each! I noticed a big difference in the +% when Ihad the seal active and when I did not. I only thought it affected your successin haggling, and not the %. I will look into it.
Passed 300 discoveries.
Dec 5th (Day 49)
Adventure quests Africa/India/SEA, Red Seacharting/ Spice back from SEA. I did more adventure quests and archive mapswhen I got back to Europe, then I set up to collect vegetable oil to makeboots. I tested the HL Seal whenhaggling at the market keeper. It seems like the gain for a successful haggleis 1% per skill rank of accounts, rounded down to the nearest even %. The % gain is based on the original price ofthe good, so Mace at 25,000 haggled at R8 or (R9 rounded down to R8) will gainexactly 2000 to 27,000. The secondsuccessful haggle will gain another 2000, not 2160.
Dec 5, Day 50.
Started off by stockpilingrocks/lumber/and berries in the company warehouse. They apparently need bergmotas well. I had no idea this was needed for anything. Apparently it is used inImperial Quests; will fill it with that tomorrow.
Did more spice runs and stockpiled maceand nutmeg. Wow! I hit it big and a new high for nutmeg 140% and 2 successfulhaggles with a Hanseatic seal for 39,200 each! I am using a 7 day 30% xp bonusto burn thru the trade xp to get to level 65 as fast as i can to sail the newLMS. Same deal as yesterday 16hours ofwork; spice runs, 2 sea zones mapped, adventure quests and spice on the wayback from SEA safe waters. When I left,there was mace and nutmeg for 40k, when I got back there is none for sale.Players must have bought it all to sell at the huge bonus %.
Dec 7th, Day 51.
This morning mace and nutmeg are availableagain at 40k each and EA varies from 60-90k. I have put my second aide intoreserve mode and am going to do some European Adventure quests in east Med.While I am there, I will pick up my 4th aide Aisha, who has Ottomancorrespondence, salvage and haul, unlock and some east European languages. NowI will have an aide to send to the aide fleet. I will also pick up the expertcraftsman book in Jaffa. I need to make more glasswork for my alt's company.The glasswork is used to donate to the company office towards the nanban liner. We are at 1500/17,000 (34 members)
I also have 4 College skills availableto me. I believe, once you have done 10,000 credits worth (even if you spendsome/all of it), the 4th slot becomes available. My current skills are GreatSuccess 2, 3; Efficient ship construction; and Field Studies 2. I frequentlyswap out field studies to whatever I need.
found a Iron Viassu for 10M! The surprising thing is that it has a lotof speed added to it in 4 upgrades, but is 0/200 in ship handling proficiency.+50 durability, +110H, +60V +4 turn +3 wave, +1 armor, -6 cabin, +20 cannon,+16 cargo. The price has to be a hugemistake. The parts for a single upgrade are +20m. It is a G0, with ZERO shipskills, so it makes me wonder... did the SB make a huge mistake when buildingthis? It should have at least EA, or 2-3other ship skills on it with this much work on it. will have to do a BR in the next week to getmaritime level 52 to sail this.
Changed jobs to Artificer, loaded up 500iron ore and Sailed to NA, Newfoundland to collect white ore. I will load up onMaster Craftsman carpentry tools (MCCT) and stay for a while and collect morewhite ore and make crystals with the white ore book. This is doing 4 things at once; casting skills,handicraft skills, making MCCTs and with the load of crystals, making glasswarefor the company liner.
After looking at the last post, I wish Papaya would fix the edit function on these posts. Give it a 20 minute window for edits, then make it un-editable. It just looks dumb having such a wide gap in the last post. (of course that gap does not show up on my word document)
Dec 8th (Day 52)
woke up late and decided to work onAdventure, I have a +30% xp 7 day up and should not let it go to waste. I have done many adventure quests, but the xpis pretty poor. I should make an effort to chart some sea zones while Ican. I am going to use a fame and speedboost as well. I will open all of theport permits as well while I am charting.
Sea charting while doing quests isdecent adventure xp. Charted 9 sea zones; opened South America West. Opened Panama Canal.
Dec 9th (Day 53)
Opened Suez Canal and then took a linerto Cape. An hour later took another liner to Jakarta. It is just too easy to only spend a fewminutes at the keyboard and end up in Jakarta 90 minutes later. The key is to set an alarm to make sureI catch the second liner before itleaves for Jakarta. I can do laundry, clean up have a snack and when I'm done Iam parked in Jakarta, ready for Unlocking/Charting, and a spice run on the wayback. Unlocked EA with an easy Imperialquest from Manilla.
58 minutes Ambon to Seville with a 30%speed boost and full load of spice again.
Back to EA with a load of Sherry, so noliner. Unlocked the 4 EA zones and did my standard action, of collecting oresin Pohang West and Trading them. Thistime I get to use a NPC and bring back a decent load of EA goods
Dec 10th, (Day 54)
Saw a level 85 Maritime, and a level 85Trade, (two different players) sailingaround.
Today I will unlock San Francisco. Iwant to make sure that I am able to take advantage of any North AmericanFestivals in the future. I will alsounlock SA(West) for my alt, and do Adventure quests on the way.
Realize the alt has to open SEA firstfrom India. Charted 5 more sea zonesfrom the Galapagos to San Francisco.
Pepper in Bazaars for 30k, Nutmeg/Mace40k, EA goods 60-80k.
After getting back to Europe, I mademyself a new La Reale and armed it for a battle report in the Caribbean.
Dec 11th, Day 55.
BR in Caribbean Antilles. The area issafe waters so that is a bonus. I willdo a second BR here after as well and work plunder/assault/and melee skills asa "Pirate." I am using regularRapid Fire 18's and they only last for 1 BR. One of the guns broke before the end, so i had to finish with 3x18.
Completed my 2nd BR ahead ofschedule. Made level 52 and can now Ican sail a Vaisseau. Sailed a La Reale for 20 levels and worked my meleeskills. I will switch to cannoneer and work my gun skills now.
Dec 12th Day 56
Somebody in my company wanted boots, soI started collecting oil to make boots. Made R15 Handicrafts while doing this and so decided to go to St. Petersbergto refine it, and get it back to R10+2 or so. Next on the list was fillingmy alt's company with muskets to donate for the EA company liner.
Dec 13th (Day 57)
Server update at 1:30pm pst. Just priorto update I find that NA has an unannounced festival bonus on. I willcollect/produce and fight here until my weapons and food are gone. Then I willgo back to Europe and refine my cooking so that I can make endless salted fishnuts at the NA Southeast landing. My cooking skills will be 10+2 even in anadventure job, so I can fish and collect berries and make vigor food. I willalso plan to have every type of weapon to fight with until i get all of thelevel 1 techs.
The collection bonus is on and there arelots of top players in NA collecting...
some notables are 62/65/60, 50/83/64,54/73/82, 54/70/60, 66/75/66
Dec 14th (Day 58)
Alt made level 52 Trade and so I movedhim up to a trading clipper, when not fleeting in a BTC. After many land battles and a few thousandfish processed on NA east coast, I head back to Europe. With the 100% skillbonus active I easily refine my cooking and work it back toR10+2. Now I cannot run out of food inNA as all i have to do is collect a few berries and fish and make some saltedfish nuts, even while i am in an adventure job. Worked my cooking up with pigsand pork, then moved to Syracuse to re-fill my depleted tuna steaks. Cooking isback to R10+2
Dec 15th (Day 59) Contribution day.
Collecting and then land battles in NA,my goal is to get to Throw R7. I believe you need this as a component to getthe college skill, increased attack/defense in land battle. Did another 200 land battles and got acompany mate from 21 to 25 maritime so he could sail a Xebec. I picked up 3rifle techs. I processed another fewthousand fish collected lots of berries and maxed out on my salted fish nuts. Iam close to Trade 69.
Contribution is Tuna Steak. Easy stuff.Lots of company members can make it so I do not have to devote any time tomaking them. I put a few hundred steaks in the company storage just in case.
Dec 16th (Day 60)
Good thing I did those land battlesyesterday. The NA festival bonus isover.
One battle report and the rest of theday ship building. Not much to report.
Dec 17th (Day 61)
Ship building all day. There is a hugeparty of top players with super fast ships sitting around Tunis making shipsincluding [CA]CadillacShrimpin, PieRat, WSP, LadyGaKaRot 66/80/62, AYZ 54/78/82.I won't do this three days in a row, it is just too boring. I do understand the push to do it as it isone of the top things to do when there is a +100% skill xp bonus on. I calculated about 170h of ship building toget to R16 even with the bonus and College 1/2 time skill. It would take approximately 5 hours per dayuntil the skill xp bonus was over to complete, which would be a Hugeaccomplishment, but I think I will spread the time over many skills.
Passed 300 ships built. I looked at the discussion in front of Tunis.Some players claim that they are already at 1000+ ships at close to R15. Goodwork!
Dec 18th (Day 62)
Refined Casting. RefinedSewing. These Merchan Boots arethe best for merchants. +2mineral trade +2 wares trading and +2 textiletrading. Textile trading is now base R13. Did so much casting and sewing that Iactually gained 40k trade xp and leveled.
Did a little bit of ship building, but ichanged the location to double up on skills.
I started building large galleys, 52levels to sail and 8 days to build. Ifyou are a SB, you will know why this matters. It is not the best, I could buildrefitted heavy carracks 64 and 11 days, which would be better. I am sailingbetween Naples and Genoa trying to keep the sailing days to 8, in my Vaisseauto increase the ship handling proficiency. At the end of the sail i build aship as I am in SB mode And i browse the archives for geography treasure maps.
Dec 19th (Day 63)
More SB of RHC in Seville. I will lookfor some carronades and look to do a BR in the Caribbean as a break from theboredom of SB.
Had to go out and didn't get enough timeto do the SB. I ended up doing unlock maps in the med and a few adventurequests. Unlock R7.
Built Ship #340. UnlockedTrade level 70+
Dec 20th (Day 64)
A day for adventure quests. I spend lotsof time in the archives specifically collecting treasure maps that can berepeated. I do regular adventure questsand in the Eastern Med and Nile area. Passed 400 discoveries. The evening i work on Shipbuilding/Repair andmaking leather boots again. I saw a 4skill bookshelf in Seville the other day for 80M. I will have to buy one.
changed my mind and tried to make my ownfurniture. I took the Adept of age15c p2 to access the processed lumber recipein Amsterdam, and bought Metal work. It turns out that the town man recipe isnot even available in Valencia nor Portsmouth. Guess a skills bookshelf is outfor a while.