Scurvy Trader's UWO Log

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  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 1st, Day 197

    Ran the Atlantis dungeon 7,8,4 floors
    again then had to stop to go out IRL. 3 more Treasure rooms, and 2 more puzzle
    rooms. Still no recipe room.

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    When I got back I grouped up with
    Cap.n'Rapscallion, DeadQueen and Windstalker. We did 20 levels in a row and
    came to recipe rooms three times!  I finally made my Terra Amina, one normal
    and one Great Success. 100a, 27d.
    Nice. 
    They also told me that I should have the Deepseeker title on, which is
    permanently available after completing 10 levels.  I have a hardcopy printout of
    "GuybrushThreewind A Mighy Voyager!"'s guide to Atlantis from my OGP
    days and reviewed it before going, but I skipped this part and mixed up the
    titles in my head for Deepseeker and Relic hunter which requires 500 points of
    Ruin Exploration.  I switched to my Terra
    Anima right away and started using it. Somewhere in the last 10 levels, I
    picked up the Triple Strike tech for
    staffs (Tech #69).
    Thanks to that group of 3.  I ended up giving the last 30 sheets of pure
    iron to Cap (in Europe) so he could make his own club.

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    Back in Europe, I was running short on
    cash so I decided to take a liner to EA and take some raisins out of product
    storage and make wine. I traded for Tan Rifles and Saori and sailed back to
    Europe.  I need cash more than xp or
    trade fame so I put it all up in aide bazaars.

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    At the end of the day I sailed to North
    America to invest in Railroads and collect berries to store in my quarters. I
    will set my aide to start making raisins again, even though I still have over
    3000 raisins in product storage.

    75/80/70

    csalaham
  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 2nd, Day 198

    I was out most of the day. When I got
    back I did a bit of fishing to re-stock my Tuna Steaks. I made R16+1 (max)
    fishing while in the fisher job. My plan is to finish two of the memorial
    albums and get a  +2 craft trade (Jet
    brooch/Ottoman Specialty goods) and a +2 Seasoning Trade item(Cat's-eye
    brooch/West med Specialty goods) and the reward from Mercator for charting SA
    West +2 Craft /worn,. With those, I will start working on my Alt's Seasoning
    Trading and Craft trading.  My alt has 9
    Trading skills that I do not, and some of them are required to make high level
    Furniture and Hulls.

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    I did complete the two memorial albums,
    but one of the items is a reward in India. 
    While I was looking for more + Trade items in the company shops in
    London, I stumbled across an Official 3 deck Hull for 15m. I could not pass it
    up, as it takes a normal 3 deck hull, a heavily armored sterncastle  and 6 improved steel sheets to make. The
    sterncastle alone cost about 50m, as it is a plunder item not easily obtained.
    The Official hull should have cost 100-150m. One of my mid term plans is to
    build a first class vai sseau and level to 79 Maritime. I found out that I could
    not build the first class Vaisseau  in
    London as I am still at "distrust" 
    in my relations to them.  Then I
    sailed to Seville and I also could NOT build the ship there either. It turns
    out that I have only invested 1.2m in Seville and I need about 5M. At the end,
    of my 7 nations defection, I plan on returning to Spain (for location) and
    topping up my investments in Seville and Bilabo, which I missed on the first
    round. Next I sailed to Lisbon, the ship shows up as a possible build at the
    shipyard. So I decide to plan out this build. 
    I am planning on putting on "Attack Prevention net" as the
    ship's skill. Because I cannot find any Admiral's cabins for sale in Seville,
    needed for this ship skill, I decide to make them myself. It is not a hard
    recipe, but you have to get fine furniture, wax and processed lumber and make
    them in Aden. Since you need trade goods to make the recipe, it requires you to
    sail around Africa.  Luckily, I have 4
    crystal blessings from my adventures in Atlantis. The blessings allow you to
    use one of several different powers.  The
    power I choose for my first blessing is "Poseidon's blessing" which
    allows you to travel thru a canal for
    one hour
    with up to 1000 trade goods on board.  With the wax from Athens, and fine furniture
    I made, I sail thru the Suez and make the Admiral's cabins in Aden. The
    blessing saves me a good 70-80 minutes of sailing. Nice!

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 3rd, Day 199.

    A good day to make a First Class
    Vaisseau.  I first sailed to NA
    Newfoundland to collect berries for quarters production. Short trip to the
    company colony to upgrade the ship's Ship Handling proficiency at the arsenal
    and then Grade the ship to G1 and put on an armor improvement which adds +10 to
    armor. The ship will have a base armor of 52 when I am done which is the best I
    have ever had. With 3x13 plates, that will make it a 91 armor.  The final ship is G1 3/5, 210V, 299H, 17Turn,
    11 Wave Resistance, 52armor, 1219 Durability with attack prevention net as the
    ship skill. 202 Crew, 104 Cannon Chambers and 326 Cargo. This is not my final
    maritime ship, so its G1. It just has to get me to maritime level 79.

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    The rest of the day I work on making
    Carronade 18's. I will stockpile 18 of them, so I can do multiple BR's before I
    have to stop.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 4th, Day 200

    Completed my first BR of this series. I
    went to India to complete an adventure quest and stayed to do a BR. My goal is
    to do one BR per day until my Carronades all bust.

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    May 5th, Day 201

    Another 2 BR, I in the Black Sea.  I am about 90% vs 3ship fleets; Sinop Fleet
    or Black Sea cruiser fleets, and about 66% success vs the 4 fleets.  The most common unlucky situations for me are
    1) being shot and going into disorder, just before being meleed and 2) being
    critted just after defeating a ship and coming out of melee.  It helps a ton to have 80+ armor while I am
    in melee with a ship. I can withstand being shot multiple times in melee
    without being sunk. My armor and guns are really taking a beating. I have
    already gone thru 4 armor plates, 8 carronades, and 800 MCCT.  I have also done 12, College theses (+31,000
    credits) in these two days. The thesis Theme is "Division of Labor in
    Pirating Crews".  Completion gives
    2600 credits and requires 250 pages.  For
    a person who is skilled at land battles/deck battles, this is the quickest way
    to get a lot of college credits. Every fight with a 3 fleet gives 5 points per
    ship sunk and 25 points for winning a deck battle.  This usually results in 35 points per fleet
    battle for me. After 30 ships, I usually have one thesis completed.

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    End of day, Made Swordplay R11, Assault
    R10

    75/80/71

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 6th, Day 202

    I cannot beat the formidable enemy (Roaming
    Pirates) when he shows up with 2 ships. 
    The cannon damage is just too much. 
    Even with 88 armor, the two ships do 600+ damage each round of shots. My
    ship only has 1219 durabiltiy and so is destroyed in two shots unless I can
    manage to melee the admiral.

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    I finally beat the two roaming pirates.
    Instead of turning into the NPC to try to melee one of them, I sailed away from
    them towards the edge. The program for the NPC logic is somehow flawed and one
    of the pirates kept sailing straight (not towards me). This separated the two
    ships and I was able to repair the damage from one until we engaged in melee.  The other pirate was far off enough to give
    me time to wear down the first ship before he got his free shots at me. My
    record with them is 1/5 (20%) success.

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    I started and completed another BR in
    the Black sea and started fooling around with the formidable enemies when there
    were two of them. Instead of sailing at one of them to try and get them into
    melee as fast as I could, I tried sailing directly away from them.  The two NPC seem to be confused and did not
    turn to follow. They instead continued to sail straight on their starting
    lines. At the very edge of the ring, I slowed down and turned. The admiral of
    the enemy fleet did not bounce/stop at the edge but somehow managed to leave
    the ring.  I was awarded 2xp and a
    victory. Really?! That is a first. To check this, I went to port and set sail
    again and found that the message "you have caught the attention of a
    formidable enemy" no longer showed up. 
    Weird.

    Made Arms R5

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 7th, Day 203

    I am getting low on funds and so I
    started the day taking the company liners to East Asia.  I pulled another 1700 raisins from product
    storage and converted it into wine and traded in Nagasaki and Sakai.  After sailing back to Europe, I spent the
    second half of the day making more Carronade 18's.     Made
    21 sets of Carronade 18's and 4 new plates. 
    The carronades should be good enough for another 4 battle reports.

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    Evening is another BR in the Black Sea,
    working on cannon skills.  I have decided
    to rotate between Cannoneer, Sr. Officer and Pirate to work up my skills. My
    maritime skills are 9-11 and the ones that are 10+ won't improve unless I am in
    a job that favours them.

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    End of day I make level 72 maritime,
    Reloading R10.

    75/80/72

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 8th, Day 204

    Made Penetration R10.  Another BR in the Black Sea.

    Spain and England are STILL at distrust. 

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    <May 9th, Day 205

    Still more BR in Black Sea. I found out
    why the official 3deck hulls are so cheap. They are part of the Millionaire's
    mysterious bonanza box. +20+28 -1 sails are also in that box, so I see quite a
    few popping up for 5M, aboutt 1/3 of what they are worth.

    England is back to Normal status. Only
    Spain remains at distrust.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 10th, Day 206

    Two more BR in the Black Sea. Not much
    to see here, other than my Gunnery Skills made R11.  Ended the day in North America, replenishing
    my MCCTs and salted fish nuts.

    Made Maritime Level 73.

    75/80/73

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    May 11, Day 207

    last BR for a while. Roaming pirate #2,
    can't turn in time and exits the combat ring, leaving me with just vs. the
    Admiral. # of thesis Submitted 376.  The
    one I have been using is Division of labour in pirating crews. If I deck
    battle, I can submit eight or so per Battle report, four if I go just with ship
    skinking/cannoneering. They are worth 2600 pages each so I hit the 60,000 page
    cap quite quickly.  I did so many deck
    battles, my King Richard's armor finally hit 0/250 and broke.

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    A company mate  asked about sailing xp 2 trips at 5 days vs 1
    trip at 10 days. I will do a study and see if I can come up with a formula.

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    Went to SEA which is safe waters to do 4
    charts. I am close to level 76 and would like to level before the next North
    American festival.  I discovered
    "Aurora" (natural phenomenon, sorry I forgot to record the exact
    co-ords) while charting in North Hobart

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    End of day I passed 1150 discoveries
    and  236/289 areas charted

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 12, Day 208

    Working on more adventure quests and
    charts, as I am very close to leveling adventure.

    Before dinner I passed 1160 discoveries and leveled Adventure. In the evening I
    went back to doing Battle reports in the Black Sea.

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    76/80/73

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    May 13, day 209

    Completed Black Sea BR #9 in 9 days. Made
    accuracy R11. Sailed to Lisbon to help a company mate make Portuguese Military
    Panel. I then swapped to cartographer and went to chart North and South
    Greenland. I used a +50% booster after i completed the first chart and just
    before I reported it and started charting the second area. With the +10% from
    adventure ship refit and +50% booster, the two charts were 9700 and 9808 xp. There
    is a natural phenomenon just to the left of 
    Iceland, but I was not able to get it. The sea zone surrounds the island
    so I had to sail around it and try to find it, but it only appears briefly
    before disappearing. I ran out of water and had to sail back to London to get
    the next set of areas of the NW passage. Mercator added 9 more area to chart.  On my way back to chart more of the North West
    passage,  I waited about 20 minutes for
    the natural phenomenon West of Iceland to appear again. It is called
    "Dirty Thunderstorm" 14670:1420 and looks like a volcano is going off
    on the island.

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    Charted 242/297 areas.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 14, Day 210

    Helped a new company member Brann work
    on his Advanced maritime school.

    Completed a BR in the Black sea, then in
    the evening went to NA SE for the festival. 
    It started at 8pm PST for some reason, instead of 10pm. I did about 200
    land battles as well as collecting. Unfortunately I lent my 2nd traveller's
    food procuring book to another company mate who forgot to return it before
    logging off.

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    May 15th, Day 211

    Contribution day.  Thanksgiving festival continues. GM bingo in
    Atlantis is on today.

    I will do my usual collect berries, go
    fill my quarters, come back to NA. Do at least 300 land battles.  Work on Terra Amina forte points.  My reports are becoming a little boring as I
    get up in levels and skills, there is much 
    more grinding and less to report.

    The grind continues.

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    Finally relations with all European
    countries has returned to "normal" status.

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    End of day, another 300 land battles
    completed. Terra Amina Forte 320, but the weapon is down to 17 durability, ugh.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 16th, Day 212.

    There is now a +50% bonus on for XP,
    Skill, Fame and finesse point acquisition. 
    I change from completing battles in 20 seconds using traps to about 60
    seconds to gain finesse points instead. 
    I need spears, so  I go back to
    Europe and make 6 flamberges.  I fight in
    North America without any gear on, but I have to use a weapon and my weapons
    take a real beating. My normal Terra Amina went from 80 durability to 17 in
    maybe 2hours of fighting so I stopped using it and switched to spears.

    I get my spear finesse points to
    Power(19) Quick (14) Feint (16) which is high enough to obtain level 3 spear
    techs if I ever run into the right NPC. I switched to yatagan (throwing dagger)
    once I reached these finesse points and obtained New Swift Throw (Tech #69 or
    70 I think.)

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 17th, Day 213

    In addition to the server buffs, the
    update Chapter 3.5 of the age of Revolution has added 77 new discovery quests.
    Many of them are R17 quests!  There is
    also a discovery race on for the period May 16th until Jun 12th (I assume the
    next update)

    The competition is for the number of new
    discoveries you can make in this time.

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    More land battles. I busted my Yatagan
    and went back to spears (Halberds) that I brought with me. When my Yatagan
    busted, my Throwing dagger finesse points stood at Power (22), Quick (17),
    Feint (12). End of day, I complete another 300+ land battles and level
    Adventure. 

    77/80/74

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 18th, Day 214

    For some reason the North American
    Thanksgiving festival is still on. I wanted to go back to the Black Sea and
    level maritime, but I have to stay in NA until either the festival ends or I
    bust all of my halberds. Today I broke 3 of them!  I obtained Tech #71 Wild Thrust (R3 Spear
    Quick tech) from the Thief 37 in North America SE. I would say to obtain this
    tech, the key is patience and healing medications.  The Thief 37 uses a spear and also has "
    Oberschnitt" R3 spear tech.

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    End of day, I completed another 500+
    land battles.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 19th, Day 215

    Did a few more land battles past
    midnight and obtained Tech #72 Oberschnitt (R3 Spear Power Tech) My method for
    getting the techs originally was to just stand around and get hit/use
    medications to heal while waiting for the NPC to use the tech, then try to kill
    him as fast as possible. If you attack with your weapon, I don't think you can
    stop your toon from attacking, so the NPC eventually dies. After not killing
    the npc fast enough 5-6 times, I finally figured out If you use a tech, that is
    all they do (some damage and then they stop.) I was able to use 2-3 tech hits
    to damage the npc to just above half health. If you do more than that, they use
    medication and heal themselves. After I used this trick, I got the tech on the
    next try.

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    I don't know why but NA festival bonuses
    are still on, so I stayed until my second last halberd busted.  With only one weapon (my alt has no weapon),
    I can't chain techs as easily so I decided to go back to NA and fill my
    quarters with berries and make new weapons.

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    obtained tech #73 Axe Big Drop Down
    feint AxeR2

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    Took a break and switched to grinding
    storage skill. I processed 10,000 clicks worth of berries->lime juice,
    exotic fruit->allspice and fish+berries->salted fish with nuts. Remember
    every great success gives 101 trade xp during the festival, and my great
    success rate with College skill 3 and 4 active is around 20%. I made Trade level 81 and completed
    Storage R15+2 refined.

    77/81/74

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 20th, Day 216

    NA festival is still on. More collecting
    and land battles. Obtained Tech #74?, 
    Triple swing (Axe quick tech R2) Tech #75? Strike Down (Axe Power tech
    R2). Festival bonus ended around 7pm, so I sailed back to Europe with a load of
    berries to fill the quarters with.   I
    lost track of what tech I am on and should do a check next time.

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    I started another Battle Report. I would
    like to do some adventuring, but I have to use up a few cannons to open slots
    for archive maps.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 21st, Day 217

    I completed the last battle report and
    made Maritime level 75. I also discovered a new natural phenomenon in the Black
    Sea called "Will-o'-the-wisp" It looks like a green light circling
    above the water at 1390:3060.

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    Started the day with 1167 Discoveries.  We will see how many I can discover before
    the race ends.

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    I have the advantage of being able to
    activate "hide completed quests" and "hide discovered maps"
    as two of my college skills.  It requires
    base R11 search/recognition or Ecological research. Took a long cruise around
    the world thru the Suez Canal, to Aden, then Calicut, then Jakarta .. Tamsui
    and Hangzhou.. back to Jakarta with EA goods then more quests going to Hawaii
    and North America. Trained it from San Fran to Boston, and did my collections
    in NA East coast. Phew! Quests  and
    archive maps all the way.

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    On my first pass from Calicut to
    Jakarta, I stopped in Sumatra South west landing area and did about 20+ land
    battles. I tried to acquire the sword R3 techs, but even though I was able to
    kill the NPC within 5 seconds of him using it, I was still not able to acquire
    the tech.  I did not want to spend too
    much time trying for the techs so I moved on.

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    End of day passed 1193 discoveries. Made
    Archeology R10.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 22, Day 218

    Discovered "Ball Lightning" (weather/phenomenon)
    in Boston East end of town, on my way back to Europe.

    Sold off the EA goods and got set for
    another round of discoveries...... then internet went on the fritz. Ten
    discoveries, not much done today.

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    End of day 1203 discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 23, Day 219

    More adventure quests.

    So early on I was taking a new quest
    going from Alexandria to Lima Peru(it was not in the ivyro page otherwise I
    might have caught the problem before I started) , called "Green
    Egg."  It turns out the quest is
    impossible to complete as the development in Lima is 49k and there is no
    scholar there to talk to. I scanned the "all chat" and found [CA] Alianore,
    whom I mentioned this to. I also put it in the forums under Bugs. It won't help
    (myself) if I complain, It will help others if I post it and notify a [CA], so
    there you go.

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    I made Appraisal R10 and ended the day
    with 1215 discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 24, Day 220.

    Still More adventure quests.

    While doing quests in EA, I passed
    Antimatter, a player who was way way ahead early on in levels during the
    opening race. I checked him out and he is already 85/85/85!! Nice. I wonder
    what kind of life you have if you are there already.

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    I picked up a load of EA goods while in
    EA and another quest going to Australia on my way to North America. Discovered
    "Morning Glory" (natural phenomenon) 6622:5775 while charting Arufa
    Sea.

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    End of day 245 areas charted, 1237
    discoveries made. Will make level 78 Adventure tomorrow for sure.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 25th Day 221.

    Helped a company mate SB, by fleeting
    and just sitting at the shipyard while I went out for the morning. Was out most
    of the day so I only finished a few quests, but I managed to make Adventure level 78!

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    End of day made 1246 discoveries

    78/81/74

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    May 26th, Day 222

    Mostly adventure quests all day. I only
    stopped once to help a company mate grind his casting skill. I set up an aide
    bazaar in Hamburg with 6000 minerals and 2000 coal, then continued on my
    adventures.

    1259 Discoveries. Made Search R12,
    Appraisal R10.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 27th, Day 223

    More Adventure quests. Discovered
    Chichen itza.   There is something weird
    going on with this quest chain. The first quest in the chain is called
    "isolated imperial city" and is supposed to be (from the Ivyro page)
    Recognition R8, Caution, R10 and Sociability R10. The quest shows up as Caution
    R1, Sociability R1, and Caution R1?!?. 
    My Sociability is R6 and was able to complete the quest.  If I remember correctly from my OGP days,
    this was the only quest needing a high sociability/caution and I had to equip
    gear to make it show up.

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    Did 10 land battles in South Vera Cruz

    fighting a specific NPC to get Sword
    Unterhau or Wild Slash tech R3's. I was not able to get the techs despite
    killing the NPC right after he used the tech. I expect its luck and will either
    have to grind it out or get the improve technique acquisition

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    As part of one of the quests, I had to
    visit the Medici Palace and while I was there, I clicked on the NPC Lorenzo
    Medici, one more time as I usually do during quests to make sure he got all the
    info I ended up clicking 4 more times, and each time I was granted all of the recipes
    available by the Medici for the different areas of Oxford, North America,
    Florence, and Paris. I checked out all of the recipes, of which there are a lot
    that I have not seen before. One in particular caught my eye.  I have never seen a recipe for Superior Full
    rigged sail.  Was not expecting it to be a great sail, because the components were
    just lumber/iron and hemp. It turns out it is just a Main Full rigged sail.

    Why call it a Superior Full when it is
    the same stats as a Main Full?

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    End of day 1275 discoveries, 249/297
    areas charted.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 28th, Day 224

    224 days in and I finally have a quest
    that makes me enter Caligari. I discovered Caligari today! One of the things
    that I have not talked about before is the use of tow permits.  It is a
    very large part of me being able to do adventure quests without much attention
    to the computer. Currently East Asia and the Caribbean are safe waters and I
    use tow permits to sail in these areas as well as the Med. At the end of the NA
    festival where there is a bonus of +14 tow permits per day (24 total) I was
    able to get both my main and alt to the max of 200 tow permits.  Almost every chance I get I use tow permits
    to auto sail any short distance while I am able to do other real life work.
    Once I finish my work, I check UWO and am usually at port in the city I want to
    get to ... talk to the next person on the quest and then auto sail to the next
    port. Because my toons are fleeted, I set one to auto sail and the other to
    just follow.  This makes it very easy to
    accomplish a quest with only attention when I am at a city or landing port. I highly recommend the use of tow
    permits for any serious adventurer.

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    End of day 251/298 areas charted, 1287
    Discoveries.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 29th, Day 225

    Discovered Black smoker (natural
    phenomenon) 13734, 4405 while doing quests from Rio de Janero and the
    Caribbean. I am pretty tired of doing adventure quests. Tomorrow is the last
    day for adventure. The race will end at the system update at 2pm server time.  I
    picked up the Artist Job card
    . It requires Search R11, Art R13 and
    Handicrafts R8. My art is only R9, but I do have Scholar Aid 2 active as a
    college skill and am equipped with a Babylonian Harp +2 Art.

    End of day 1302 discoveries. 

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 30th, Day 226

    A few more quests in the morning. Picked up the Gurellia Job card.
    I stopped a bit early to help another company mate grind casting.  When the update happened, I was at 1309
    discoveries.

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    I spent a few hours, collecting
    lumber/logs in NA, then making sails to be split between company members and my
    aide bazaar. (I am a bit low on money and have to make/sell stuff.)   The rest of the day I spent helping other
    company members grind their casting skills at Hamburg. My mineral trade skill
    is slowly grinding thru R13.

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    May 31, Day 227

    Papaya has extended the XP and Skill
    bonus to June 28th, due to a "fame" issue. The bonus was supposed to
    be XP, Skill and Fame 50% bonus, but the Fame bonus was  not working for the first 15 days, so they
    extended the bonus another 15 days essentially.

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    Time for a Battle report. While doing
    the battle report, I will refill my college credits by doing deck battle
    theses. I have used up 18k credits in the last two weeks swapping between field
    studies(while I collect in NA), Hide discovered maps while doing adventures and
    the odd Search aid , when my search skills were not high enough to complete a
    quest.  

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    End of day, completed 1.5 battle reports
    and 8 college theses on division of labour in pirating crews. (over 20k college
    credits earned, and capped again at 60k)

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    June 1, Day 228

    I finished my second Battle report in
    India and took the liner back to Lisbon. The cultural preference and liner from
    Lisbon to Calicut will be active for two more days. I will try to take
    advantage of it while India is safe waters and return for more battle reports.

    A day for reorganizing my items, aides,
    equipment and consumables.   I have to refill my calming flags, perception
    of artisan, landmark ribbons, lifesavers ... I have used a lot of them in the
    last 2 weeks without restocking. I also go to Boston to invest in the railways
    and collect more berries for both my main and alt's quarters.  I have about 5000 raisins (alt/main combined)
    in my quarters storage.

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    I unlocked Trade 70+ for my alt.
    Interestingly to unlock it, if you give the craftsman saori, it does not unlock
    trade 70+. I  used a piece of lumber as
    recommended in the Gangsta guide and it worked.

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    I checked and found that I made #22
    place on the discovery race with 139 discoveries. (the ports don't count) The
    director of my alt's company TerraNova, (named Morronguilla)  made 21st place with 143 discoveries.
    Congrats to him. First place was 391, 10th place was 193 discoveries. https://uwo.papayaplay.com/uwo.do?tp=news.view&postid=1733

  • WildDiscoveryWildDiscovery Posts: 21Member Beginner
    That's a lot of adventuring discoveries.
    How many of thine disvoveries are biology or treasures (ooh...shiny)?
    Anyways, keep up the good work. ^_^
  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate
    Post edit. 
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    Currently (Aug 2nd) I have
    Plant 76
    Insect 39
    Bird 56
    Small Creature 48
    Medium Creature 50
    Large Creature 29
    Marine Life 71
    369 total Biology discoveries and 150 Treasure discoveries
    WildDiscovery
  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    June 2, Day 229

    EA goods in San Francisco today. It is
    Huzhou brushes this time.  I do not have
    any jobs with crafts trade as a preferred skill so I decide to get the Artisan job. It requires Surgeon's secret
    elixir. The components are from Basra, Amsterdam and Istanbul.  Luckily I still have some "Blessing of
    Posideon" and can take trade goods thru the Suez Canal, then camel ride to
    Basra and make the elixirs there. Nice! 
    Caribbean and North America East coast was safe waters until about 9am,
    which was nice for the players who did all the trading last night. This morning
    PO3's are 1M+ each and the pirates are out around Boston now.  The pirates are especially heavy today as
    there is a notoriety race on for pirates for the 15 days after this last
    update.

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    I do a little bit of crafts grinding
    with my alt, but not much. The plan is, by the next EA goods appearance in San
    Fran, to work on crafts trade and to invest in the railroad so that I open up
    NA SE coast as a rail stop and NA E. Coast (500m investment.) That way I can
    sail into Boston, train to SF. Buy goods, Train to NA E. or NA SE and sail from
    there. The pirates will block Boston, but not the landing sites.

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    I sold some PO3's in an aide bazaar and
    then run Bordeaux 20 times to restock some PO's I am at 350pts for ruin
    exploration.  150 more before I get the
    title of Relic Hunter.

    I completed a battle report in India and
    made Maritime level 76.

    78/81/76

  • patersmith66patersmith66 Posts: 479Member Intermediate

    Jun 3rd, Day 230

    Completed another Battle report in
    India. Made Reload R11, and Penetration R11. Safe waters finished this morning
    at 3am. Indian cultural trends in Lisbon ended so there is no Liner back to
    Lisbon.

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    I spent some time away from the game
    just thinking about alchemy and what to grind for high level alchemy. I settle on headache Meds.  It is a high level Alchemy recipe that I can
    process for the bonus xp. Nobody ever sells this stuff as it is way more
    valuable than the 1m cap on consumables. It is not an easy recipe. It takes a
    ton of materials, and a lot (up to 10 recipes) just to make 1.  I plan to collect and make 1000's of Ventus
    reduction, an Alchemy R3 recipe. Once I have the reductions, I will switch to
    the Alchemy job and process them all with the R10 recipe.

    I expect to get around 300 headache meds
    per 1000 Ventus, as a fail will make nothing and possibly damage my kiln.  A normal success will produce a
    "sober",  or a "strange
    powder." Only a great success will produce a headache medicine.

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