My last two lives have been considerably productive with regards to both skill ranks and commerce milestones. With each passing month, I come ever closer to the title of master of commerce and the max merchant level of every town. My Bangor merchant level finally capped out making this my third/fourth level 9 merchant level. With my Belvast merchant level following closely behind at level 8, I imagine that will be my next level 9 town. After musing over my commerce routes, I realized that Emain Macha will be the only town difficult to cap. I deliberately avoid trading there as it’s somewhat out of the way what with the moongate being reasonably far from the trading post. Combined with sub-par profits to most neighboring towns, it will take some considerable time and perseverance to max out Emain Macha’s merchant level.
After many years, I’ve finally finished the most challenging skills. In all honestly, I never expected to do this but it just seemed to happen over time. If I were to give advice to anyone thinking of ranking blacksmith, tailoring, handicraft, enchant, or synthesis, it would simply be: if the opportunity presents itself, take it and run.
I’ve still been investing some effort into ranking dexterity and managed to achieve rank 1 metal conversion tidying up most of the alchemy production skills in the tab. For the remaining skills that I want to finish in the alchemy tab, all that remains is alchemy mastery and mana crystallization. I imagine that these two skills will be trained steadily in my coming lives, as a means to save AP for more dexterity giving skills.
My disciple Rulion has also been progressing rather quickly of late. Just a bit ago, he finally finished up refining and is now dabbling in range skills as an effective hybrid skillset to use in conjunction with melee. Now that he’s made it to the mid-game, I’m quite excited to see him get this far and very much anticipating what he’ll be capable of in the end-game!
That’s all I have for now! I apologize for putting off writing for so long. Life is somewhat tumultuous for me at the present but hopefully good times will emerge soon 🙂