More or less, this is what I’m doing. All the AP required for rank 1 animal taming is now stocked with some spillover :P. Additionally, I have 600k saved up for bait costs which should be more than enough for the mastery title. Right now, I’m debating as to whether or not I should train chain cylinder with water cannon but as of last night, I’ve pretty much made up my mind to raise water cannon. Not only is it more beneficial to leveling in general, it opens up long distance combat to me. That being said, I’ve found that range should not be discarded so readily and now I’m considering raising that too. GAH, AP is such a drag in this game but I suppose it teaches you to be responsible with the limit resources you have.
How I discovered that range is just as viable is alchemy is interesting. Incidentally, this happened when I had to raft in order to obtain the natural shield skill and the corresponding magic shields. With critical and my paltry amount of dexterity, I was hitting a little under what I do with melee and critical hits hit about half the damage that a windmill critical would. The end result of this escapade was me managing to kill six hobgoblins with range and of course, the four shield skills.
Skill acquiring was not limited to just these magic skills, however, as this past week I was also able to finally finish my fireball book and do the sand blast quest. So now, all that remains is crash shot, arrow revolver, assault slash, ice spear, and shock outside of alchemy skills that are granted through completing the generation quests. Things are looking well at this point and I plan to start ice spear once finals are over.
Training skills has likewise been going well! Metal conversion is now at rank 2 AND I finished the necessary diamond requirements needed to rank the skill. Ideally, I would like to get another diamond from metal conversion to save on using my stocked copper ingots for the mastery title but if doesn’t happen before Saturday, oh well. XD
Finally, meditation training is nearly done. I’m now at rank B and currently in the process of gathering sufficient elementals to finish up the training quest for rank A. After that, all I have to do is buy the Cor Meditation book and I’ve capped the skill! As consequence, my mana pool has been getting close to 200 after a fresh rebirth! Awesome! With leveling, I bet I could get close to 300 now if I tried. Then there’s transformation 8D
Haha, regarding that I’ve FINALLY made some progress on G2 after realizing a little flashing arrow on the quest window revealing both my Fomor Counterattack and Barri Training Dungeon generation quests. Q _ Q… Well, now that I’ve pressed complete, I feel much more motivated to do G2 now. Based on what I’ve seen so far, I’m ridiculously overdue and overpowered for this generation. Windmill gets me out of ANY danger and so far, I have yet to die once lol. Based on a quick Rundal Normal run last week (which my party cleared in less than 15 minutes), I don’t think G2 will give me much trouble…
As for a change of pace, I decided to buy a new outfit to reward my perseverance in preparing for G14. Incredibly, I did not have to dye a single piece and the color scheme matches PERFECTLY. As for the feel of the outfit, I was inspired by the idea of adventure and exploration in Iria and I wanted something that suited the action of taming animals in the prairie, jungle, etc. Hopefully it will lessen the harshness and repetitiveness of the grind next Wednesday. If it does, I’ll be pretty satisfied that I bought it. 🙂
WOW, longest post ever >~< … I probably should have broken up this update a little but alas, I procrastinated. That’s all for now, thanks for reading!
DAWWWW, seals are so cute ❤