99 Smithing Incoming, and Lots of Thanks!
I’m about to eat some lunch, then knock out the last 2 Smithing levels tonight. If I can keep up a steady pace, I’ll have it in about 4 hours-ish. Krinh has requested to wait until she gets off of work to get it so she can be there, so the absolute earliest I’ll have it is around 7pm Central.
After Smithing I’ll be working on some Completionist Cape requirements until it bores me to death, then probably off to do either Runecrafting or Woodcutting. Yay!
Also, I’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone in both the tag and my clan, Rogue Dragons. After the whole scamming incident, I’ve received a surprising amount of support messages on both Tumblr and in-game. Fellow clanmates, headed by Aigis and Mosaics, decided to help me grind out enough DG floors to get my Chaotic Staff so that I had a way to start making some of my lost gold back. Hayley (a kind and generous blogger on the tag) even offered me 50M (turned down of course, but such an amazing gesture!)!
I expected to be down in the dumps for at least a week, but I was uplifted by the end of the very next day thanks to you folks. Thank you for dealing with my constant barrage of silly questions, near-pointless personal posts, and general all-around noobiness. Hailsa!
…ouch. Scammed. Big Time.
Kind of super demotivated on top of feeling like a retard.
A friend of mine irl offered to show me how to DPS at Kalphite King today. After a long discussion, mainly of me pointing out the vast wealth difference between us both, we settled on him showing me how to DPS in both magic and melee gear that I owned- rather than the lvl 90 degradeable gear that he usually uses.
It was an extremely educational experience! He showed me how to DPS using my Virtus and ABS, then I sold my Virtus after he traded it back to that I could afford a second Drygore weapon so he could show me how to use melee.
Then the shitty part happened. He logged out. I paused for a sec and jokingly asked if he forgot something. He smiled and said, “Think of this as payment for services rendered. Thanks to me, you now know how to make good gold instead of the shit you told me about.” I couldn’t do a damn thing because I was at work, and now he’s home in Panama City a bit richer with another number blocked on his phone (I’m assuming he’s done this before).
I just lost my Virtus, Torva, ABS,and my one Drygore mace because I trust traded someone like an IDIOT. I’m not demotivated to the point of quitting, but I’ll be logging in for sporadic bursts of Smithing and killing Abyssal Demons in Elite Void with lucky weapons until the shock wears off…
I’ve been scammed before. But this is the first time that it was by someone I knew irl. Kind of threw me for a huge loop.
New Quest-Nihils (possible spoilers in responses)
These things are kicking my ass. I can kill maybe one at a time before I have to teleport out due to running out of super restores/food. WTF?!
I’ve been concentrating on Ice first and I’m using magic. I’m only in combat with one at a time, not using aoe abilities. Any tips here?
I have a yak filled with rocktails, haven’t tried using a shield yet, and is there an optimal place to stand?
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So after a long night of grinding Autos, Abyssal Demons, and Frost Dragons (rotating out as I got crashed) I gathered up the cash for Pernix Chaps.
Only have Cowl, Gloves, and Boots left now! Then this little quest will be done and I can move on to other things. Like training Divination and Dungeoneering.
At this rate, factoring in work, I’ll have the last 3 pieces around 8 days from now (assuming zero luck with drops). Wish me luck on speeding up the process! It’s 6am… time to take a nap before work now :P
Woo! (Motivational tip for mid-poor high levels inside)
Worked up enough for Pernix Body! Not news to a lot of people really, but these armor sets are something I’ve drooled over since they first came out. I’ve been taunted by not being able to buy them because I valued getting buyable skills first. THERE IS A TLDR AT THE END!
I now have full Torva and Virtus, and now I have the most expensive piece of the last Nex set left! And, in addition, not a single gp has been made from bossing or any other conventional high-level method, other than the occasional bit of Frost Dragon slaying. And I’ve still killed under 500 of those!
I mentioned this last bit because for anyone in my shoes, or even those considerably lower, I’m earning enough for high-leveled power armor through fairly easy means. Abyssal Demons, Automatons, Jadinkos, and some Frost Dragons. I’ve knocked out almost all 3 sets in just under a month now, and I’ve only been able to average 3 hours per day thanks to work.
TLDR - I’m almost done getting my Nex sets. I’m a pretty bad noob, so if I can do this under a month- anyone else can do it considerably faster!