Scurvy Trader's UWO Log

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  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 1st, Day 166. April Fools and
    Happy Easter.

    2.7M to remove 1200raisins from product
    storage in Sakai which is in boom. I used a NPC and traded 1800 wine for 1800
    Saori. Nice!

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    I completed enough EA discoveries/quests
    to complete the thesis "hide discovered quests"  This is a critical long term adventure
    (college) skill needed to be active to pull many of the higher level quests.
    Discovered Thick Fog (Natural Phenomenon) on Japan SE coast.  I also completed the two Taiwan memorial
    albums. The reward for one of them is a +2 sundries trade outfit, which will
    come in handing for my alt who has to grind it for one of the +3 furnitures. I
    also planned ahead and picked up some of the trade goods needed to complete the
    Japanese dish memorial album.  The reward
    for that is a +1 firearms trade outfit, which I also need for my grind to make
    another of the +3 furnitures.

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    End of day passed 950 discoveries. Art
    R9.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 2nd. Day 167

    I looked into which version of the +3
    document storage is easier to make and skill more useful to get. I need either
    R8 Sundries or R10 Perfume.  There are
    about 30 different perfumes in the game, 20 which are purchasable and only ONE
    sundry that you can buy (Western books). Yet the western books and sundries
    trade is more useful to me because I can use it to purchase western books for
    grinding Alchemy.  Anyhow, I used up all
    of my PO 1's on my alt and got his Sundries trading up to R6+2 so I can make
    those +3 document bookshelves now. I spent the day collecting saws and
    materials to make them. I found afterwards there is a new +2 sundries trading
    item called Traveler's comb which you can make in NA during the Thanksgiving
    Festival. It requires gold thread and Japanese Laquer, but that is not an issue
    for me.

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    I discovered a Sand Tornado (natural
    phenomenon) while doing a quest in the land area Sahara.

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    End of day passed 960 discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 3rd, Day 168

    Picked up quests going from Europe to
    the Caribbean, then took a rail from Boston to San Fran and did more quests
    going to Hawaii. Sailed on to EA, picked up my +1 Firearms trade reward for completing
    the Japanese foods memorial album.  I
    did  quests and discoveries until one of
    the Japanese cities went into special status for alcohol trade. Edo went into
    festival status and so I pulled 1050 raisins from my product storage and made
    wine. With a NPC, I traded 1800 wine for 1800 paper lanterns.

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    Sailed back to San Francisco, railed to
    Boston then sailed north to set up to collect berries and yellow ore.

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    In the evening I did some 20 runs in
    Bordeaux to get some PO 3's to use to buy Firearms. I made R6 Firearms trade, +4
    with my Montsuki outfit, golden sceptre and turquoise earrings, then sailed to
    Bremen to meet my alt with lumber and yellow ore to make zink and Brass for +3
    Trade Goods furniture.

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    At the end of the day I passed 970
    discoveries and made level 80 Trade.

    72/80/69

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 4th, Day 169

    A day for collecting. I have to do lots
    of work irl, so I will set up to do collecting white ore/berries and logs
    (diamonds and lumber for my company storage) and berries for my quarters
    storage aide to turn into more raisins for EA trade. Then later I will set up
    for searching saws and hammers in Europe for more furniture.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 5th, Day 170

    I encountered a strange situation while
    leading an adventure quest. I had 4 out of 5 fleet members with me when I
    completed the quest. The other fleet members did not have all of the skills
    needed and at least one had no skills in the fields needed, but completed the
    quest when I did the search.   The last
    fleet member had R3 search and 0 appraisal. The quest needed R7 Search and R9
    appraisal. Even though I was standing right there, when he tried to search, he
    could not make the discovery. We gave him some +search and got him to R6 search
    and he made the discovery even with R0 appraisal! I do not know what the exact
    restrictions are, but I don't come across it too often as my alt's skill are
    not too bad.

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    The quest was the first part to open
    Azuchi Castle.  We completed the first
    two quests and  we discovered the
    tortoiseshell comb needed to unlock the quest for Azuchi mid on our first run
    of that dungeon.

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    End of day I made Adventure level 73!
    and 980 discoveries.

    73/80/69

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 5th, Day 170

    I encountered a strange situation while
    leading an adventure quest. I had 4 out of 5 fleet members with me when I
    completed the quest. The other fleet members did not have all of the skills
    needed and at least one had no skills in the fields needed, but completed the
    quest when I did the search.   The last
    fleet member had R3 search and 0 appraisal. The quest needed R7 Search and R9
    appraisal. Even though I was standing right there, when he tried to search, he
    could not make the discovery. We gave him some +search and got him to R6 search
    and he made the discovery even with R0 appraisal! I do not know what the exact
    restrictions are, but I don't come across it too often as my alt's skill are
    not too bad.

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    The quest was the first part to open
    Azuchi Castle.  We completed the first
    two quests and  we discovered the
    tortoiseshell comb needed to unlock the quest for Azuchi mid on our first run
    of that dungeon.

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    End of day I made Adventure level 73!
    and 980 discoveries.

    73/80/69

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 6, Day 171

    I am in Europe helping a company mate
    make cannons and work casting skills. My mineral trade is R13+6 and wares trade
    is R11+2. With 11 PO 2's I can fill a bazaar with 2000 iron ore, copper ore,
    lead ore, tin ore and coal.

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    The rest of the day was spent doing EA
    discoveries and a bit of trade in Korea.

    I unlocked Fort San Domingo mid levels
    and I finished all 8 of the memorial albums in EA.  I received a Qiongyugao. An memorial album
    item  "a gift from influential
    figures" for doing trade in EA.

    At the end of the day I made my 1000th discovery.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 7th, Day 172

    More adventure quests, then I came back
    to Europe. I help a couple company mates, prepare for the NA Thanksgiving
    festival. I made sure they have the fisher job, fishing skill, collection
    skill, storage skill, unlocked Caribbean (fame) port permit, and field studies
    college skill.  Since they have low level
    cooking (R1), I will bring a few chickens and get them to endlessly process
    chickens and eggs. Not too much to report.

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    End of day 1010 discoveries, 225/289
    areas Charted.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 8th, Day 173

    The NA Thanksgiving festival is not
    on.  The site I checked used to say April
    7th 20 O'clock start, now it says delayed until after ESF??? I do not think
    there is an ESF on.

    http://unchartedwaters.wikia.com/wiki/Railway_Events

    I will collect berries anyhow in NA, and
    fill my quarters in Istanbul so my aide can make more raisins for EA. After
    that I will be searching for saws in Beruit outskirts to make +3 ship parts
    furniture for my company.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 9th, Day 174

    I am pretty busy in real life for the
    next few days, so I will not be doing too much. Mostly collecting/making
    furniture and selling stuff at bazaars. Today I made +5 Skill bookshelves.  While I was in NA collecting, I went to Boston
    College and changed to a priest and took the college thesis for that job.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 10th, Day 175

    I took the Suez canal and a quest to
    India. I will work adventure quests from India/Jakarta/Hangzhou on my RL
    breaks. At the end of the day I completed 10 theology quests and the Boston
    College thesis. The Boston College skill that I can get/use from that is to up
    my Maximum Rank for Theology to R17. That is kind of a useless skill. Why not
    just use a R15 as a priest and hold/wear +2, or +2 regular college skill? Maybe
    there is something I am missing. This skill would be much better if it gave you
    a +10% xp/skill or something for doing Theology quests.

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     Also my 30 day +30% xp and fame have ended so
    I will not be pushing the adventure charting. If I do want to chart an area, I
    may have to do 2 at a time. (Chart an area, pop a +50% xp for 1h, report the
    area, then chart another area and report it before the bonus runs out) The last
    land area that I charted was worth over 4700 xp and the last sea zone I charted
    was worth over 7,000xp.

    End of day, passed 1020 discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 11th, Day 176

    I changed to Cartographer job and took
    the Boston College thesis for it.  It
    will be 10 geography maps to finish this one. I will do a world tour again but
    this time going around Africa as I have some maps around South America and
    South Africa. While leaving Boston, there were 2 solo pirates sitting at the
    docks. There was also a bounty hunter sitting just a little off the port and
    when I left, they pirates  started to
    follow.  The BH said "pass safely my
    friend." and sailed between the pirates and me.. the pirates turned around
    and went back to port... Nice! I wish I remembered the BH's name.

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    Note on pirates. Since I have made
    tribute for pirates (large) a while ago, I have used 4 tributes so far.  I estimate that I get attacked once every 10
    days or so. I am sure it could be less if I tried to avoid them, but I don't
    wait at port if they are camped out. I just sail and let them hit me for half
    my cash on hand and one tribute. There are a pile of them sitting outside of
    Boston right now and since part of Caribbean and North America West coast is
    lawless waters, you cannot use tribute with them.  Doesn't stop me. I put my excess money and
    goods in the bank. I sail right out of Boston because I don't want to waste
    time. I get hit by a pirate who steals 1M and a self made weapon from me.
    Nothing I have is worth stealing. I don't talk to the pirate, I just use a life
    saver and sail on.  The real asset, and most valuable thing in this game is TIME, not money
    or items
    . If you are worried, put your good stuff in the bank, but NEVER
    let pirates steal your time. (make you wait at port) Passed 1030 discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 12, Day 177

    Quiet day as I was out of the house for
    most of it.  Did some quests between San
    Francisco and EA. Passed 1040 discoveries.

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    Friday April 13, Day 178

    Back to EA for more quests. I will bring
    a load of goods thru North America when I go back, unless someone needs help in
    India or the Middle east.

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    This weekend there is a ESF going on in
    Ancona. French/Dutch/Ottoman vs Venice/English. I will try to be on for
    Saturday's event.  I have not studied the
    event very well and do not know about how to help support a defender by
    bringing supplies and fortifying the defending city.  All I do know is that it is a fairly easy way
    to get  a few court ranks.  I do have my small battle boat ready for the
    event. I will just have to make or buy a few cannons or carronades.  I might make some Garuda (figureheads) for
    sale in my aide bazaar as well.  I should
    be able to defect soon, as my status with the Turks is at Amity and the 4
    nations Spain/Venice/English/French have been at distrust for a while now.

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    End of day, passed 1060 discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 14th, Day 179

    ESF day. I woke up late, and went to
    Seville to get some guns, None! I sailed to London, prepared to make some Rapid
    18's, but settled on some 16's for sale because I was short on time. The battle
    is at Ancona, near Venice. Sad thing is I did not have enough time to show up
    before the event and fleet so I was stuck alone and had a hard time trying to
    get a fleet, while everyone was sailing around.

    ... and as I learned, you cannot
    participate if you are solo. You MUST be in a fleet.

    so much for today's esf. Next time, I
    will take the quest with my alt and fleet with him!.

    I might also suggest that the ESF info
    show a meeting city for the attackers or defenders, where new players or solo
    players can meet up and join a fleet. The ESF info lists Syracuse, Naples or
    Bengazi as allied cities, but that does not help much for solo players.

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    End of day, passed 1080 discoveries.
    230/289 areas charted.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 15th, Day 180

    Contribution day.  One company has Poupelin trees, the other
    grilled salted Pirarucu.

    I came back to the Med to help a company
    mate do the Legend of the Labarynthos quest. 
    Before I redid the quest I had the craftsman turn my original discovery
    card into the Knossos palace display item. 
    It has +5 effect duration.  My
    quarters are 60% completed to being R5 quarters. I will see how these display
    items affect me when it is done.  After
    the quest, I set up for collecting beehives and vegetable oil in Salonika.  I stocked the company shared storage, then
    make a second trip to collect berries and make jam.  I also continue to fill up my quarters with
    berries for my aide to turn into raisins.

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    I help out another company mate with
    cooking grinding. I get some mysterious spices and have him make all of the
    poupelin. Starting from R8+5 (with mysterious spices) he made R10 cooking. He
    got the cook job so we could get him to make the Poupelin Trees as well. R10+1+5
    for the R16 cooking recipe. We filled the company storage with 999 poupelin
    Trees.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 16th, Day 181.

    Back to adventure quests. I did a long
    tour of the world in the Naturalist job and picked up quests from Seville going
    to St.George, St. George going to Cape. Cape going to the Middle East etc.
    Nothing too exciting.

    End of day passed 1090 discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 17th, Day 182

    Thanksgiving Festival is on in NA. I
    will do my normal collections and then fix my gear up to do land battles for
    the next three days. All of my weapons are in poor shape. Even though I have not
    been using them, they take damage while sailing when the ship is in
    "unusual status, ie. poor sanitation, rats, fire, etc."

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    I have 2 spears, 2 flamberge and 2
    yatangans to switch thru during fighting, but only focus on my flamberge as
    they are not 900+ forte. I turn on a 7 day Tech acquisition booster. If
    I am in a fleet helping company mates I focus on traps and completing each
    fight in around 20-25 seconds. If I am by myself, I focus on gaining
    Quick/Feint/Power points and levels.  I
    need to raise these levels to get the higher weapon techs.

    At the end of the day I have done 300+
    land fights and gained one new level 2 sword tech, Strong Slash. (requires
    Power R6)

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 18th, Day 183

    More land battles. Another 300 land
    battles and another new tech Trick Sword, (Requires Feint R6)

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    April 19th, Day 184

    More land battles. Another 300 land
    battles. I made a quick trip back to Europe to fix my sword and halberd.
    Dropped off another load of berries to my quarters for the aide production and
    made 4 Shipwrights quarters for a company mate in Istanbul at the dock master.
    From what I hear, there are no dock masters in the Caribbean yet.

    I helped a lot of newer players get
    their maritime and adventures levels up by fleeting while doing lots of land
    battles.

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    I will continue with the land battles
    but picked up snipe skill and a bow and club while I was in Europe. Both of
    these weapon categories have low feint requirements to get extra weapon techs,
    so after the festival ends, I will be working Power./Quick/Feint with my club
    and bows. I will keep working these while my 7 day Tech Acquisition increase
    booster is still on.

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    I make level 70 Maritime and find that I
    am capped and have to do the unlock quest. It
    takes me 9 tries to solo a Wallenstein mission, and unlock Maritime 70
    . A
    tip in the Colosseum is that the NPC's never use traps/items that need an
    antidote, so I could have replaced it with a 3rd cure.

    My method of success involved a lot of
    burn traps, running around and curing myself.

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    At the end of the day I leveled in Both Adventure and
    Maritime.

    75/80/70

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 20,  Day185

    Sailed to Hamburg and went to Frankfurt,
    met Alias and unlocked Maritime 76-80.

    I am set for a while, so I plan to do
    land battles for Power/Quick/Feint for 3 days, then switch to Maritime.  Today my goal is to get to Feint R2 for bows
    and learn the two new bow techs that need Snipe R4 and Feint R3. If I get my
    Snipe to R4, I will buy some equipment and try to get the Musketeer job.

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    I reviewed my long term goals and this
    is what I came up with. (in no particular order)

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    Short Term

    -acquire 2 bow, 2 staff,
    1,throw,1sword,1 spear (all level 2 weapon techs)

    -Finish Investing 1B in the first
    Railway, for NA effects.

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    Medium Term

    -Get my alt to Trade level 75 so he can
    sail the Windjammer.

    -Build a Cruise High Clipper with Haul
    assist., for future use as to raise wrecks (requires level 75 adventure to sail
    which I just made)

    -Build a cheap First Class Viasseau and
    level maritime to level 79

    -Build my endgame Victory (requires
    level 79 Maritime to sail)

    -Get my alt to Seasoning Trade R7-8 or
    so(To build furniture), Craft,Sundries,Luxury Trade R7-8 (For San Francisco EA
    goods events)

    -Build +3 Trade goods Furniture
    (Requires Seasoning Trade R10)

    Complete my R5 Quarters and install the
    maximum number of display ornaments allowable (ie. figure out how the ornament
    bonuses work)

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    Long Term

    -get ALL jobs, including Grand Admiral,
    Fillibuster Assault R14, Plunder R12(Maritime) Great Adventurer, Ranger(BioR15),
    (Adventure) ;Master Alchemist and Millionaire (Trade)

    -Invest at least 1B in EACH of the
    different railways to get most of the special effect bonuses in NA. Each will
    require 50 days x 20M investment for each railway, not including event days
    when you cannot invest.

    -learn and participate in an academy
    debate.

    -open all and solo all dungeons

    -learn and explore the two endless
    dungeons at least to level 20 or so.

    -achieve the deepseeker/ruin explorer
    titles.

    -assemble clues and complete ALL of the
    treasure hunt quests at least once.

    -learn the new pet system and get a pet!

    -unlock and complete charting ALL land
    zones.

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    Very long term

    Make (close to) every discovery. We must
    be around 3000 now.

    aaaahhh.. so many things to work on.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 21, Day 186

    I was doing land battle in the
    Caribbean, but we had a new company member join, so I sailed back to Europe to
    help get him set up.  I suggested he
    finish all his schools, but he wanted to work on cooking so I set up a bazaar
    for him to cook from. He only got to cooking r8 as I had to go out.

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    Ended up not doing many land dungeon
    runs as I was helping others to start the Atlantis quest. My Sword Tech
    (Yellow) ended up at Feint10 and I picked up New Lifting slash.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 22, Day 187

    Back to dungeon runs. Today I am working
    sword (Blue/Quick.)  I saw one of the
    NPC's use the tech "New Sure Arrow" but 1) I was using a sword at the
    time and 2) I could not kill the NPC quickly enough.  I have to be quicker and swap weapons next
    time.  After that I swapped to using the
    bow first I got my Snipe up to R4+4. I decided to sail to Marseilles and  I
    picked up the Musketeer job
    for both myself and my alt. It took a lot of
    time running around using burn traps to wear them down. It was very similar to
    the unlock Maritime 70+ quest.

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    While grinding weapon finesse ranks, in
    the Bordeaux dungeon, I came up with a method not described anywhere. I am kind
    of proud of myself for coming up with it. 
    It is for those who really want to grind finesse ranks.  The method described in all of the guides
    recommend partnering and working one colour when working finesse.  The method described does not help much if
    you are solo and use a finesse booster. The finesse gain for a 5 chain solo is
    85 points. In Bordeaux, there are two NPC on each of the first two floors.
    Neither hit too hard so it is easy to run around and wait until you get 3 slots
    filled with the tech colour you are working on. Wait another 15-20 seconds and
    you can unleash a 5 tech combo. Once the first npc is dead, switch weapons and
    stack 3 more of the other weapon/finesse and after anohter 15-20 seconds,
    unload another 5 chain combo on the second NPC with a different weapon.  This way, when I was lucky I was able to gain
    85 points in Sword/Feint and 85 points in Bow/Power in a single battle.

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    Post edit.. I don't do this anymore,
    because I am way too lazy.  I just stay
    on one colour and try to get chains 7-11 depending on if the NPC heals itself
    or not.

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    I find grinding weapon finesse extra
    boring.  It is the same 2 NPC's on the
    first level and the same 2 NPCs on the second level of Bordeaux. It is a bonus
    to get some PO2's and PO3's.  At the end
    of the day my Ruin exploration rate is 273.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 23, Day 188

    Completed my first train investment.

    Did my first 6 and 7 chain of techs with
    my alt today on NA east cost.  Soloing I
    can chain 5 techs and get up to 85 finesse points with my +150% finesse booster.

    With a 
    2alt-5main combo I have gotten 117 finesse points! The way described in
    the guides is much better for the sole reason that you don't have to wait the
    full time to get 4+ techs loaded in your queue before you start the combo.  While soling I have to wait for about 70
    seconds .. while fleeted, I can start after 30 seconds or so.

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    At the end of the day I got my spear
    Power finesse up to R8.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 24th, Day 189

    Holy cow. I got my first 9 chain! and 185 Power Finesse points from One
    Fight! Nice! There is a bit of luck involved in getting a 9 chain off. The NPCs
    that I am fighting have only 430 health, and usually die after a 6 chain. For a
    9 chain to work, the NPC has to use an elixir/assorted of health/medication,
    just before he is about to die, giving him enough health to take another 3
    techs.   Picked up triple slash (Tech
    #64), New Fierce Strike(#65), New Sure Strike (#66), New Spear Throw (#67) and Trick
    Axe (#68) Now not to sound crazy. After I got my Sword Power finesse to R9, I
    switched to club/staff.. My flamberge is attack 39. My "staff of the dead"
    is only attack 16 and so the tech combos from the staff don't do as much
    damage. With some luck and timing I was
    able to get an 11 chain, and 265
    finesse points
    from one battle!!! hochee mama.
    Tech battles are not
    so boring anymore.  There is too much
    info here, so I will just give my highest Finesse Ranks at the end (Sword) Power
    9; Quick 20, Feint 22.  I will have to
    search out the specific NPC with the Rank 3 sword techs in the future.

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    At the end of the day, my tech
    acquisition booster ran out, so I made my way to London to do some quests,
    leading to the unlocking of Atlantis. 
    Discovered a waterspout (natural phenomenon near Las Palmas 15370:3674

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 25th, Day 190

    Out most of the day again. Not much done
    except a few Adventure quests from London and the three needed to unlock
    Atlantis.  Discovered a Rainbow (natural
    phenomenon) in Baltic Sea S-W Landing area while doing a quest there.

    End of day 1110 discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 26th, Day 191

    Every day I try to review my goal and
    then work backwards to figure out what I need to do to get to the goal without
    having to backtrack because I am missing something.  On OGP, I learned this lesson after getting
    stuck so many times because I did not have a required language or some other
    item needed to complete a simple quest. With this in mind, I am thinking why do
    I want to go to Atlantis? It has recently opened up with lots of excitment, but
    from what I hear/remember, the prize for reaching Atlantis is nothing to write
    home about.  In my opinion, the only real
    reason to go is to get some crystal blessings (has different effects) and/or run
    the Atlantis dungeon and possibly make the weapon Terra Amina. (100a 25-35d with
    great success, normally 80att, 20d +2 Guard+2 Sword Mastery) club/staff. It is
    the only 100att club/staff I know of in the game, most others are attack 20 or
    less. If I do go, I will prep everything that is required to make several of
    them. Over the next 2 days or so you will see a lot of actions/activity done in
    preparation to make this weapon, specifically to make lots of pure iron sheets,
    a component of the weapon that either takes lots of patience to make, or high
    level alchemy.  Luckily I think I think I
    can make them with a bit of effort and planning.

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    Step 1(making Pure Iron sheets), I picked up the Master Alchemist Job.
    With my R8 Alchemy +1 Academic tam +1 Emerald Tablet +1 Job, I now have the R11
    Alchemy required to make pure iron sheets.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 27, Day 192.

    A day for collecting trade goods of all
    sorts. There are many components and sub components and other goods that I will
    collect. Top of the list are Rare books, Gold and Glassware.  The sub components are Paper, Hemp, Copper, Sulfur,
    Crystal, White ore.

    When I make/collect these goods, I will
    have an excess of diamonds, so I will also collect lumber and gold/lumber and
    the diamonds to make Fine Tribute for large ships.

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    Step 2, (making pure iron sheets) I
    collected and processed approximately 3000 rare books, 2000 sulfur, 4000
    copper, 3000 gold, 1200 salt,  100 PO
    2's, to make 85 coloured potions.

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    I used up a lot of PO 2's getting all of
    those goods set up in my bazaars. I decide to go to Bordeaux dungeons and run
    the top floor to 1) re-stock PO 2's, 2)to get more gold, white ore, crystal and
    3) to see if I can get the Sword 3 Power tech "Unterhau" from the
    Rapscallion L47. During my 30 or so runs, I kill the Rapscallion within 5
    seconds of him using the tech but I do NOT pick up the tech. I check the guides
    I have, the Japanese guide says you need Sword 5, Application Sword 5 and Power
    9. It is a really poor translation and I thought I had the requirements. The
    HeroForEver tech guide says you need R19 Power. and R7 sword mastery which i do
    NOT have. I will put a skill in my skill bookshelf and get sword mastery.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 28th, Day 193

    step 3 (of making pure iron sheets),
    make and install a alchemy test kiln in my quarters, requires alchemy R10. It
    is sad that I have a +3 consumable furniture in my quarters, but I have to
    replace it with a +1 consumable test kiln. I need the kiln to get the recipes
    to make pure iron sheets in my quarters.

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    Finally the French are back to
    "normal" status with me.  The
    last 3 countries should be normal within a day or two. After Atlantis, I will
    spend a day in the Red Sea doing quests and checking my investment status. It
    is nice not having to wear any disguise equipment, but that will change
    shortly.

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    I have 4 ornaments in my R5 quarters,
    but I am pretty sure that they have no effect yet. I need to learn how make an
    ornament display room and activate them.

    After collecting 1600 white ore, I
    sailed to Seville and Istanbul to put it up in my quarters storage. While in
    Europe, I picked up the Archeologist
    job.
      I also just read up that to use
    ornaments I must purchase a display room from the bank in my capital city
    (currently Istanbul.)

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 29th, Day 194

    I made several display ornaments from my
    discovery cards. I have placed 8 display items in my display room. I am still
    not exactly sure how to activate them.

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     Passed 1120 discoveries. Opened 2/3 of the
    solar barge. I will make the last part tomorrow after Atlantis moves to a new
    location at 10am tomorrow.  I finished
    collecting about 4500 white ore and have made 450? Pure Iron sheets. I will
    make some boots and pick up a helmet, I will be ready for Atlantis tomorrow,
    and ready to run the endless dungeon.

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    The two important things I learned
    today.

    1) is that the Exploration ship refit
    gives +10% xp for sea adventure. I am glad I picked that instead of the ship
    speed up #2, I just didn't know why until now!    That is why I wait until I am sailing
    before I report my land charting. It is worth an extra 10% xp or about and
    extra 350xp on land chart #120.

    2) I finally understand Ornament display effects, and how to
    activate them.  Once you have a R5
    Quarters, you can buy an Ornament Display room at the bank for 10M. The 5
    ornaments on display in your quarters have zero effect. Only the ones placed in the 10 slots in the display room have the
    potential to do something
    . Each item that you place in one of the 10
    display slots has either 1,2 or sometimes 3 effects. Each of the effects of the
    items on display is added up and IF
    the Sum of the effects for each ornament is +10 (such as cultural contribution
    increase), then that effect has the potential to be activated, much like a
    college skill can be activated
    .  As
    an example, I have "Ivory Statue of goddess" and "Incense
    Burner" each has a +5 to land speed. The effect of having both of those on
    display in my ornament room is +10, so I activated my Journal/Ornament display
    effects/Set Effects and made it one of the 5 skills active.  Another neat thing I learned while sailing
    around making ornaments is that you can make more interesting ornaments if you
    have multiple discovery cards that can combine. The one example that I saw was
    tulips in a white vase on a table, which used a flower discovery, vase
    discovery and a table discovery. Neat! My 10 ornaments give me enough points to
    activate 1) Increased land speed, 2) Increased Cultural contribution, 3)
    Increased skill effect duration, 4) Reduced vigor consumption

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    April 30th, Day 195

    There is Wuxu Porcelain available in San
    Francisco today. Lots of players doing the SF/Boston/Europe shuffle. Pirates
    are hanging outside of Boston as well.

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    I am collecting ore and lumber in NA.
    This is the last day for White ore. I will be over 5k white ore, and will buy a
    bit more from the Seville shops if I need it. 
    The recipe for pure iron sheets is 30 white ore, +  1 experiment pot (= 2 iron) +1 Ignis solution
    = 2 pure iron sheet.  I have 180
    solutions so that works out to 5400 white ore needed.

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    Well things did not turn out as I
    expected. (Alchemist noob talking..) There are FIVE different possible outcomes
    to this experiment...not 1 outcome of 3 pure iron sheets as expected.  It must be done at your quarters with a kiln
    or lab bench.

    1) Great Failure: your  furniture is damaged due to a poorly thought
    out experiment

    2) Normal Failure: nothing changed
    (goods used up, produced nothing)

    3)Success, 3 sheets of pure iron are
    produced

    4)Success, 2 suspicious lumps (that can
    be opened) are produced

    5)Great Success: 3 sheets of pure steel
    are produced.

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    Out of 180 solutions, i got roughly 20%
    great Fails, 30% fails, 50% split between success and great success. The total
    goods count is. 75 pure iron sheets, 48 Pure Steel sheets, 90 suspicious lumps.

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    When I went back to Istanbul, I swapped
    in a better ornament and activated headache reduction as my 5th skill.  I have not seen the difference in effect yet,
    but the increased land speed is definitely visible as you are blurred when
    running on land and look like the six million dollar man/roadrunner (if you are
    old enough to know who they were.)

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    End of day. Completed the solar barge
    for Atlantis and passed 1130 discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 1st, Day 196

    I managed to scrounge up another 15 pure
    iron sheets so I will have 90 to make 3 terra Amina when I go to Atlantis.

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    I did see what I wanted to know about
    reduced headaches.  I have not done any
    statistics on the effects, but I did see one event during browsing a scholar's
    books.

    Due to the Ornament display Effect, you
    were able to prevent straining your head while browsing books. I believe this
    gives the toon ONE extra browse.  This is
    out of 33-38 browsing events, so the effect is something like 3% better.

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    Step 4) of getting to make a Terra
    Amina: Equip up.

    While running Bordeaux to get silver for
    the run to Atlantis, I passed 300 Ruin Exploration Rate.  I made a pair of boots and bought some cheap iron
    gloves def12 and a Tong Tian Guan (hat) att12, def 17. With 73d boots and King
    Richard's armor 70d, my overall raw stats are 92a, 199d.  I got all the gear I need and so I took the
    solar barge to Atlantis.  Atlantis is
    currently just S of the Falkland Islands.

    Step 5) Do dungeon runs until the secret
    passage takes you to the recipe room.

    First run in the dungeon I did 18 levels
    solo before I ran out of Stamina. Then I ran it and did 12, 12,12  more levels. Of the 4 times I did a level 10,
    only once did I get the two boss statues, one with 3000 health and the other
    with 6000. They did not hit hard so It just took time to wear them down with
    poison and fire. I was rewarded with 1 bar of Orichalcum, an highly sought
    after alchemy component.  Of the 52
    levels, I did about 14 secret passages(lost count). approx10 Treasure rooms,
    3Death (10NPC) rooms and 1 puzzle room. No town man recipe. Sigh

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