Sunday, December 27, 2009

back to maple

so i'm back from my holidays a couple of days ago...
went to chiong SM and hero... SM lvled up 5 times to lvl 100 2 days ago, and hero made it to 159... now i'm 1 short of the world of 16X, and 4 short of my 163 bossing package completion. after 163... i guess i'll get rush 1st, then achilles. doubt i'll ever get a ht neck or mw20, but of cos if my luck changes then i'll leave the next 3 lvls of sp for mw20. also went to train aran to lvl 52 today - the keyboard smashing is really not to my liking. tapping tappity tap on my keyboard - dam freaking noisy - my parents wont even have to peep into my room to know that i'm playing T.T

going to work on hs sea updates before i the 2x drop and exp later at night where it'll be time to train hero.

also intending to start work on a brand new website of my own to host my guides and so on... but then again i'm wondering abt my abilities... my website building techniques is non-existent yet i've got a really grand website in mind... -.- will it ever be fulfilled? o.o

got a lot of additions to my training grounds guide to be made - and then they split the forum section for arans and warriors, so whether i will make another guide for arans... well i really dont know though for now i'm thinking not to.

okays, gonna start adding some medals to hs... tata

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Time not enough!

oh gosh! i just realised, today is friday already! and we are leaving on sunday night! that means that at most i'll have till sunday afternoon to do my stuff. and i'll have to finish up my packing tmr! oh gosh... stuff to do on HS, stuff to do on my guide... not enough time ><

Thursday, December 10, 2009


hmm... haven mapled at all today, did some stuff like utopia, petting all the WFF fluffs and caroling (the xmas event)... oh the mousehunt ginger bread base blue prints are out! but i've yet to catch the mice that drops it since the prints came out :( already got the GB house trap, but wanna collect the base now!

edited in a teeny weeny little bit of the arans part in my guide... was doing packing n went to the mkt just now with my mum - and that took us pretty long. i promise to finish that up before gng on holiday tho, so i gotta get working!

also, my sis found my clip on sun glasses thing, it was hiding among a shooe box in which she keep all the old spectacles... ha, knew it was with her! oh wells, doesnt matter so long as its found now... :D

our hard working saigo finished all the neo tokyo quests like... yesterday or smthing? anyway i think there isnt too much that the HS sea is lacking now... oh yeah the aran maps arent completed yet - the rien maps shown on the site are only limited to the maps normal adventurers are able to explore - jon brought his priest there to explore haha! No priests allowed in there! in fact, some maps are just like maple island beginning few maps - no turning back there, there's a portal forward but no portal back. the only way to explore those is to make a new aran char. speaking of which, those 'no turning back' maple island maps were just added in to hs sea. the rien stuff shd be coming soon i guess - someone was just assigned the aran quests a couple of days back... i already did my part by sending all that tons of SS and short steps for the aran quests over... those very limited bit that i know that is.

after all that furry of activity in terms of HS sea updates, things have quietened down somewhat, oh the string of quests and stuff related to the balrog boss have just been added, but i dont see a lot of stuff that still needs working on... oh wait the last i saw, there are a lot of scrolls that needs to be disabled, not sure if its been done yet... but oh wells, i'm feeling oh so lazy now. nah, i shd get working on my guide... heh, there are ALOT of those extra stuff that i wanted to add... all undone whee! -.-

okays okays, i'll continue working on aranifying my training grounds guide.

the holidays begins

no more exams, gotta try and squeeze out some time to do up the guide in stuff...

hero lvled up today! lvl 158 now... mw9 at last :D can 2hko skele ard... 80% of the time w/o enrage le. not bad :D reach 17.1k hp already. haven wash out the 5ap i just added into hp today - waiting for the YES (year end sales) to come, hope i wont start and end while i'm away T.T

great, i just realize i cant find that sunglasses clip on thing which i'll need for the holiday trip since we're gng korea and china, and the itinerary includes a day of skiing... it'd better show up soon or else... >< i'll be in deep trouble... T.T

pretty much neglected my fluff on facebook - still wondering if i should leave the 'daily petting group' i'm in... they are such nice ppl... and it saddens me to have to leave... but... i haven been petting the list for like wat? half a year now (yes they are such nice ppl they have no kicked me out of the extra munny list)... not sure if i can keep to the 5times a week petting when sch reopens, but i think i'm willing to give it a try. miss so many of those fluff book events - totally didnt bother abt hte halloween event, missed those art contests... didnt know there's a xmas one till today... or did that event just start i have no idea...

these days maple i pretty much all i do... i can even forget to log in to utopia for like 2 days or smthing... if i'm really bored then i'll go play some games on kongregate... occasionally check fb games like MH and stuff... well MH is the one that i play the most extensively i guess - and by that it was like... at most 3 logins per week previously. now MH has the xmas even gng on so yeah i'm more active on it now. gotta thk ahboy aka law for alerting me to the xmas event even... and the previous halloween event too!

oh yeah, forgot to mention that... xiaokang kindly spared me a zak helm today! +15 to all stats and 20 acc! i spons the sok of cos, but he didnt charge me a single cent! so now my aran has a zak helm too! and he's got like... 135 acc or smthing... very nice acc for a lvl 51 :D no maple weapons too. anyway, it means i can start training my aran already! so many things to do, still wanna train SM to lvl 120 for that 3wa bless. i just want the koc char at max lvl anyway - a discussion with my bl this afternoon also reminded me that i still haven found out if koc FA that stacks with dish hits 1 or 3 mobs. the info i found on other forums says the damag eis spread out over 3 mobs... but well... anyway i sitll want my SM to reach lvl 120. can be done pretty fast but now i aint got much time to play. my parents were so mad at me just now for not helping with packing for the trip and stuff... but seriously i dont see much to pack for... except for that sunglasses clip on thing that i misplaced -.- >< T.T maybe i'll check with my sis tmr... MAYBE its somehow with her or smthing >< bleh, i can only hope. i've search my table and its pretty much unlikely that i have it with me. no idea where else it can possibly go to... haiz.

started working a little bit on the aran training grounds... then started wondering if i shd have a seperate section for them... decided probably not to... got really tired.. came to blog... and now i guess i'm gng off to bed... tata!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hidden Street - the DB takes flight

it feels so nice and privileged to be part of the HS team... only been on the team for a short 2weeks and a few days but there's quite a lot that i've changed/checked... all the adventurer's job names and skills, the 4th job skill books, all the weapons... all the mobs except neo tokyo ones... added in some of the sg extension mobs, added in the portals for the time temple (or rather, timeless temple as its officially called in msea) mini maps... added in thailand mobs... added in china mobs and still adding the drop location for the stuff dropped by the china mobs...

still HAVE NOT checked ninja castle maps as saigo asked me to >< got fed up with that place after i got lost trying to find the merchant guy to take SS with. have no returned there since to check the maps. walked map by map of TT to check the portals, mob names, etc drop names and description though. and then i've happily promised to add in the red/blue dots for the thailand maps... wells... at least there are a lot fewer maps to change compared to TT, even though i only changed the blue and red maps of TT, it was SUCH A CHORE! and path and the lounges... confusing names really! actually, many of the stuff is alot more irritating than it is hard... hmm not really irritating... what's the word? its just that for each step u have to do it tens of times over that it gets frustrating just looking at the number of  drops u have to add the mob dropping the item to for eg.

seriously... i dont know how the 2 of them managed the site in the past... the old site everything was done manually and there were only 2 of them! now there's so many of us... (jon says there are 5 db mods working on the monster cards alone) yeah i guess with all the new items in game and rapid updates they do need more ppl on the team to help. these few days after the site went 'live' the updates are being pushed out really rapidly. i guess nobody wants visitors coming in to see a half done site - i for one hated it when i saw ppl compiling in the GD section of msea forums abt how "there are no new updates" and thailand/china/neo tokyo aint in yet on the day the site went 'live'. i think that'll will be fixed pretty soon tho, our dear saigo is working on neo tokyo mobs/mas/quests at an amazingly rapid pace, the world tour maps and mobs are completed (more or less...) and all that's missing as far as i can tell are the world tour quests. and of cos the aran quests are still being worked on but at least the aran skills and maps are up... lol, i just realised the rien maps arent completed yet... at least the skills are up and that's the most important thing IMO. i realised the drain skill is diff for msea tho, we get a drain with higher drain %... not a problem to me :D (oh HS sea has it updated already)

to me... i think the quests are the most irritating thing to work on, its not written nicely what's a sub quest of wat in game, u gotta figure them out when writing everything out. anyway i'm not working on that now so that's fine :D

i really wanna start working on my SP allocation guides after my exams on tuesday...

wanted to submit my training grounds guide to the HS site but after some consideration... i guess not... they dont have things separate for msea and gms, and msea training sites are much different from gms, that and the naming differences... i guess its not pratical to submit my guide and future sp allocation guides... well i do wish to submit those sp allocation guides though - i think that those ppl in the HS forums are so... not informed when it comes to that... just feel that i can come up with better guides than what they already have, but once again, gms and msea are quite different, esp when it comes to koc chars... so there.


I really like this video made by this guy who played GMS... he quited like 2 and a half years ago or longer, and even deleted his char :( godly eq with godly damage! really the inspiration of many fighters and crusaders....

CHUBB519 ~ 150 Crusader (Vintage)

The song he used:

Band: Edguy

City lights are calling
slowly coming back to life
Speeding in the fastlane
Mama let us waste no time

Devil in the doorway selling any kind of hell
We're just coming out to play the game

We never cry for love - we're superheroes
We are back where we belong
We never cry for pain - we're superheroes
Make a stand where we belong

Way too long I've tried to be
what I could never be
For too long you've rolled the dice
but you can't control me
I ain't talking 'bout romance
you may fiddle I may dance
Anyway it's just a game we play..

We never cry for love - we're superheroes
We are back where we belong
We never cry for pain - we're superheroes
Make a stand where we belong we're superheroes

You gotta move to stay alive
We're gonna rock the bash tonight..

Cry for love-we're superheroes
We are back where we belong

We never cry for love...

Another video of his, i like it more for the song rather than the content itself, but once again, godly damage... like wat... 39k or smthing per dish if i didnt remember wrongly? GODLY! at 16X too. and that was like 2 years ago w/o all the stuff like bless of fairy and so on... O.o

CHUBB519 ~ Holding out for a Hero (Vintage)

and his good bye video, with the famous, inspirational lines that every hero knows and other warriors class tried to adapt to fit their own:

CHUBB519 ~ A Heroes Farewell (Vintage)

The Famous Lines:

Born a Warrior
Grow as A Fighter
Live as A Crusader
Die A Hero

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Gosh... after like what... half a year? or waiting... finally the BRAND NEW HIDDEN STREET SEA SITE IS UP!

well not totally brand new since its the same format as the global site which was released much earlier. and of cos, since i'm now helping out as a DB mod i've been looking at the site when it was not yet 'live') from quite a while now (13 days to be exact). but gosh was i excited when i saw the announcement about "welcome to the new site" and then Jon telling me they were making it live NOW (at that point in time). yes... i literally waited since like... from may when they announced they were working on a new site and showed some teaser web pages... and now its wat? DECEMBER ALREADY! and i'd nvr imagine i'd be part of their team too... haha... glad i didnt wait for them to come out with the new site before doing up my training grounds guide... -.- imagine the time difference... -.- i've already gotten over 15k views on my old training grounds thread and over 10k views on the new thread...

still there is alot to be done on the HS site. thailand and china are very obviously missing, and mushroom shrine, ninja castle and neo tokyo arent completed yet. and mobs... they are NOT done yet! only 1 - 40 was checked by me last night (i'm not sure if they removed all the extra mobs yet) and then i'll do 61 - infinity later or tmr (oh noes... i haven study finish! gotta type faster!) yeah. i know all the time temple mob names need changing... they are called... smthing real funny in GMS... oh gosh... those weapons i've asked them to remove aint all taken out yet ( i think cos they haven remove some parts that msea doesnt half altogether, eg the glimmer man forging at NLC)... arghs... come one... those shd have been done b4 the site went live... >< *smacks forehead* oh wells... wah... masteria isnt removed yet either *smacks forehead again* oh wells... i'll make sure those get done soon else i'll go bug them again abt it :P

okays okays. time to go back to studying!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Exams, and updates

Exams end on the 8th of Dec... i've got a paper tmr, thursday, and next monday (last paper is next tuesday)...

anyways here are the stuff i've gotta do over this very short holidays (exams end on 8th, gng overseas for 2 week holidays - yes its holidaying but i wont have time to work on my computer stuff) then new term start on 8th jan.

Maple goals i hope get hit by CNY:
163 hero (hope can lah. 163 = max enrage and mw9)
120 SM - shdnt be a problem
at lvl 163 with lvl 12 bless, i can 100% 2hko skeles and 95% or more 2hko cg regret liao... hence my target

after that... scar helm my SM, pass zak helm over to aran, train aran as much as possible... scroll a 13X or 14X reverse... make my 1st laser sword... no solid goals/time lines for all these

managed to make an adv diamond, black crystal and power crystal two days ago, made a 112wa 5 str reverse 1H, passed the 1st slot, then boomed on the 2nd. zzzzzzzz 1st 30% pass then it has to boom... -.- and so that's the 3rd reverse sword made and 2nd boomed. now drag for so long already i feel like aiming for a 14X wa sword liao. nvm, get 13X then say 1st. now got to collect wat... 18 more POT and of cos, all the ores all over again. haiz...........

went solo papu twice over the week end and went on a pianus killing spree. now ALL my storage chars are filled to the brim with pots and skill books. gotta set up a shop over the weekend to sell them.

Papu clocking times:

Saturday run: 10mins 24 seconds

Sunday run: 9mins 55 seconds

whee! not bad, can go under 10mins if i dont keep getting KB-ed off my dear little platform...

and a copy over from my forum post on the list of maple related things i want to do:

yeah i intend to make a SM guide, fighter - hero guide (since nebby's one will like... nvr ever come out), a NW guide, and maybe an aran guide in the future.

i dont plan to include a million ways of adding SP in the guide, but its more of to share how i allocated my SP (or should have)... basically i will share what is, from my personal POV, the BEST way to build ur char and why i think that way. of cos for the hero one there will be more variations included, since there arent any too many hero guides ard. in contrast a simple google/forum search will yield quite a lot of skill allocation guides for the rest of the chars - no point for me to just copy all the other guides.

also i have to consider how unique my guide will turn out to be. no point coming up with smthing that ends up looking like what's already been done.

then i have to pick out places that will make good training grounds for aran and add it in my guide - not sure if i want to make a seperate section for arans.

also going overseas for holidays in december for like wat... 2 weeks or smthing? i parents JUST booked the tour package like a few days ago.

then cos i itchy hand? bored? i went apply to help out at hidden street - loads of stuff there that needs adapting/adding/removing to fit the MSEA (from GMS) data to keep me busy... just did the draft guides for some aran quests and sent it over to the devs so that they can add it in.

and than of cos, right now i still have 4 papers coming up to keep me away from starting on all my projects... and oh yes... the maple CNY resolutions...

oh wells, at least i finished my goal i set over a year ago to make a gobies training video guide

and for those ppl who think that arans are able to go bossing well w/o washing hp: (another copy over from my forum post)

i really dont get why ppl are going all gaga over aran's 4th job skills high defense and combo barrier and saying that it'll make up for their lack of hp. do they realise that high defense is but the same as any other warrior's achilles? are they going to max those 2 skills right away at 4th job? by the time those 2 skills are max they would be well into their 4th job and would have wanted to start their bossing life way before that... if normal warriors with ard 2-3k more hp than them at lvl 120 (and the difference increase with lvl) finds it not easy to survive in boss runs or go ht (or even get accepted into a squad), things will be worst for arans. not talking abt which class has more dps and so on here, just pure survivability in boss runs. for many ppl, high defense will be a skill that's push till the very end to be added... its just like how unpractical it is to max achilles before 17X in heros... so for all those who think that arans are gonna have an easy time bossing w/o washing hp cos they have and oh so high 35% damage reduction, i guess they can start their easy bossing life at 18X and above...

and yet another post of mine:

its always dangerous to rely to buffs so that you can tank the boss damage. eg. u rely on hb, and dk did not buff u in time after dispel - tomb.
rely on combo barrier to tank - if u didnt manage ur combos well and cant reach 200 combos in time to use the buff, then tomb. suay suay get stunned before u use combo barrier, also can lead to death. remember that will mobbing, its easy to get to 200 combo, but bossing u only hit 1 target (there are exceptions though, like zak arms) and gathering up the combos is much slower than in normal training.


okays, i guess i WILL make an aran guide someday. okays, that's all for now. i MUST start studying now. tata

Friday, November 20, 2009

Long time dream...

finally... the video i wanted to make eons ago abt training at gobies for crusaders is FINALLY completed! wanted to make the video ever since i was 9X or 10X and still at gobies... now 15X already... finally finished the video yay!

Presenting to you guys:

Darkiller's Guide to Training at Gobies

my First ever attempt at video making, the 2nd track is way softer than the rest, i already tried to make the other tracks softer but still... if you dont turn on the volume loud enough, the beginning of the 2nd track wont be heard at all >< i did all the video editing then just dumped the sound tracks in so yeah, the 2 are kinda disconnected... too bad, i made the video with the content in mind rather than making a pretty one that'll mesh the music and graphics together nicely (plus i'm not that good yet)... windows movie maker is really limited too... i nid to get a beter video making software the next time round. all in all i hope the video will at least be useful to a few ppl trying to learn coma timing at gobies... took like... 1 day to take the raw clips and mesh things halfway together, finished meshing up the video the next day, stopped at credits cos dunnoe what sound tracks to use... found the sound tracks to use last night, put it in, final editing... spend over 2hours uploading o you tube TWICE but BOTH FAILED! re-save in smaller file size (lower quality bleh) and finally uploaded finish at 3am this morning.

also started training my aran char. got to lvl 31 on the 1st day, didnt play much yesterday, still at lvl 38, 99%. here's some SS of my noob aran.

The above 2k combo i got at scorpions, not the highest you can get or anything, but its MINE :D. well i got bored after a while, fingers started hurting, and decided to stop wasting pots (i was missing ALOT)

the mcpq one is swap mc - they summoned max teddies (F1) and speed protector, my pt member a lvl 34 striker with horrible damage, he just opted to sit out of the mcpq... then that round he just didnt hit anything altogether and subsequently went offline...

That's all i have for now, hope u like the video!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

so long since i last blogged

haha, been ages since i last blogged again... i just dont have the habit of blogging frequently... collected a lot more time pieces, but no jewels to make the sword... SM lvled to 92 - training at mongs is hellya fast, but kinda easy to die.

finished my training grounds guide version 2 WITH pictures hoho, yes and i took all teh trouble to save and upload the pics one by one to photobucket.

happen to go google to search for any other guides on ninja castle and bravo... SOMEONE ACTUALLY COPIED AND PASTED MY ENTIRE GUIDE, WORD FOR WORD, INTO THEIR OWN BLOG. at least that person acknowlegded that it was from me. but: 1) he/she DID NOT ASK FOR PERMISSION TO REPOST MY GUIDE.
3) cant you be more original and make your own guide? must you copy other ppl's stuff w/o permission and w/o even putting a link as to where you happily copied and pasted everything from? at least you still have the decency to credit my name, but i'm sorry i really really HATE people who just copy the work of others and try to claim it as their own (here they claimed to have 'changed it to msea version'). whole sale copying at that, i didnt see a single word changed.
last i checked the webpage was unavailable. hope the owner took it off for good.

i appreciate ppl who support my guide, but kindly LINK to my site rather than copy and paste everything over to make you blog look nicer or watever. i spent quite a lot of time doing the guide - exploring the castle myself, figuring out all the hallways, taking all the SSes. I DONT WISH TO SEE PEOPLE JUST COPYING THE GUIDE WHOLESALE.

googled my training grounds guide. no other replica of it appearing else where, which is good. going to do up some extra like SM sp allocation guide and such in a while, abt high time it shd be done. okays. that's all for today. nite nite.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

3 missions accomplished

3missions accomplished today.

1) lvl up SM
2) lvl up hero
3) lvl up sword

ooo a sword that can lvl up? yeah yeah... its my noob reverse sword that i forged and scrolled yesterday. here goes:

no stim, adv black n diamond, intermediate power. managed to self forge an adv black so i dumped that in.

wa 113 sword.... since it was abv average, AND becos i cant bear to hunt POTs with my rk anymore... AND since neo tokyo is coming out and i want to have a decent weapon to explore neo tokyo... i went ahead and dumped only 60%s into the sword.... end result? only 4 passed... 121wa. i went to hammer it once... failed... still 121wa >< sighz...

end result:

and me holding the sword with the 5 pink orbs (heh, u can barely see the sword)

and my noob damage with the sword, the pics were taken at random times, didnt purposely wait till highest damage then take SS. my coordination sux too bad to do that anyway. highest damage i saw was ard 25k which isnt in the SSes here. and pardon my pathetic copy and paste skills in paint.

leveled up my sword today and thankfully it add in 2wa and 2 str... makes up a little for the pathetic scrolling. still far from my 13X wa sword... that's it... gonna hunt more pots and make sure i get a 13X wa sword... eventually i will get it! F5!

neo tokyo is coming out soon and i'm excited abt it... the mobs there are just gonna be pot burning tho >< oh wells... the laser sword looks really really cool, and i will make one... no matter how long it takes!

okays, nothing much else to say for now... probably gonna visit my NW for a while, been so long since i visited him...

Friday, September 25, 2009

And so hand in hand, we grow together...

finally with this lvl up i have enough to wash another 5ap of hp, and finally i've hit the 16k hp mark. calculated yesterday, will get ard 17.2k hp at lvl 160. off my 18k target lah... but still can get 18k during 16X. but only 17X then can get my 30k hp with hb.

anyways... sinces its also my bday today... (hence the title) gng out for dinner with my sis n mum tonight... gonna be a tiring day...

thks to all the forumites and hero loungers who wished me a happy bday... maplestarz, ahboy, flame, nebby, cow, hihiz... and several others who arent regular loungers...

the banner they made for me

edited on 4th Nov 2010: since the photobucket file was moved... i uploaded the pic in my own photobucket. just heard from law that it was supposed to be my siggy but i didnt use it... aiyo, they could have just told me... f3

Monday, September 21, 2009

Scar Re-Helmed!

Yes! i have managed to get back my scar helm! and no i didnt dc, nor did i die. i watched my hp bar really carefully this time haha...

was invited by my bl two days ago to his guild's scar session... i was the only one not from his guild there... lol... strange thing... the last time i was invited by my bl to scar it was also his guild's scar session and i was the only 'outsider' there. sadly that time vista was really buggy with maple and i dc-ed at b2... today i installed the vista service pack 1... either that or the vista dc bug was more or less fixed and i managed to survive the whole run. HOWEVER... at the start of the battle i went to toggle from windows mode to full screen mode, then immediately got  graphic problem liao... normally like that i will dc in say at most 10mins time... but amazingly today nvr dc... later got an SS u can see what i mean by graphic problem... once i see kena graphic problem i quickly toggle back to windows mode... didnt help >< the left middle to top of the screen was gone, i can see anything there le. open party, buddy/guild window... cant see a thing. open inv window at the end to check my scar helm stats also cant see a thing... only see the background nia. its like my windows have all become transparent. aft that the other survivor want donate some mesos i also cant see anything in the trade window. end up tikum tikum managed to guess and click the cancel trade button then tell him meet at kumpung while i restart maple...

so yeah, the story goes like this: (copy from my forum post)
went in to a 157 and 12X BS, a 137 hero, 142 DK, 130 BM... and that was all the attackers we have i think... yeah... 5 ppl plus me = 6 in a pt... got 3 vip also...

but then... once reach b3 not long later... cos so many ppl very crowded i cant see properly... then i rush wrong side... BM die... bs revive... aft a while... rush wrong side again -.- really didnt help that i got graphic problem... like the middle of the screen only can see boxes and not the actual thing... lucky nvr dc sia... last time like dat not long later dc liao. then aft that... 12X bs diu cos she kena crazy skull and walk wrong direction... then the other hero diu... >< all diu so sudden lah... then dk diu... no more hb liao... (thk god for my hp washing) left me n bs and like 60% or more left... all seems to go fine... then dunnoe wat happen bs also diu... >< left me and 2 vip... 1 vip dunnoe why diu earlier i also nvr notice. left more than 50% and a noob 152 hero with NOOB eq... zzz then i wanted quit liao... said something like lets go out... then one of the vip come down n suicide... the other one didnt mind waiting as long as i continue... so i whacked on... took ard... 1hr 30mins? used... 700 honsters and over 200-300 pizzas... didnt keep track of how much mp pots i had...

drops: just nice 2 helm... i dam unlucky, got the lousier one... 17,17,18,18... whereas the other guy got 19,18,18,18 >< lucky at least the spd is +11.... 1 str and 1 dex i still dont care that much.
1 brown moon gloves from 1 of the scar mob summon. no one take i go loot haha
concerto... lvl 100 pirate gun...
27 sunrise dew
31 milks
xbow att 60
wand ma 60
spear att 60
ear int 60
staff ma 60
shoe dex 60
berserk 20
holy shield 20
plus the scarlion boss foot of cos... and 1.5m that the vip guy kindly donated... its my friend guild scar run so vip no nid sponsor one... but still, drops more than good enough liao... WHEE. and i NVR DC!

the only ss i took during the battle... cos as u can see, my maple is in windows mode. switched to full screen at the start of the battle then kena those graphic problem u see at the <<< side of the screen... switch back also no use >< still i'm glad i didnt dc or diu... tho i got see my hp drop to 4k, 1k a few times... oh yeah with PG the max damage i was dealt ard 6.4k only... so still ok.

heh sorry for the long grandmother story... but really glad i can go bossing liao... dc problems over!

yupz, aft that went farm and try out at bye bye stn also... 13 eq in 17mins! drop rate at bye bye stn back to normal le! hehe... really happy today... the bossing life of a hero can being liao. FINALLY, i will be able to experience what it means to be a TRUE hero...

why this run is really impt to me... not only did i increase my bossing skills, i also take the scar run as a limus test as to whether i can go zak again. since i didnt dc at scar, i shdnt at zak either. right when i became 13X, 14X was the dc bug... and it took soo long to get fixed... turned down/failed so many scar runs that for a while i thought i wont get my scar helm ever again... guess things are finally going the right way for once!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

blah.... noob sword

yupyup, finieshed hunting my 1st set of 45 tp yesterday... but the result of using a stim, an adv dia, int power cry, and int black cry was a 110wa and 3 str sword.... zzzzzzz below average.... considering how i spent most of my $$$ on scrolls already.... i throw in a it boomed on the 1st slot... joy joy.... before that i cldnt resist n got a hammer to scroll my bwg.... failed the 60% sigh... on another note both my hero n SMed lvled yesterday... guess i'mm gonna focus more on my SM... nid him to be able to farm at bye bye station or other places... SIGHZ

gng for a 130 and abv 1H... not possible to get w/o spamming at 30% of that lousy sword i made, so i dont regret my decision to put in the 30%, just wish i had better luck when making the sword but oh wells...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Exploring Kaede Castle!

Loads of Screen Shots coming up! hang on tight! btw, if the screenies are too small, just right click n select view image... cos this stupid blog layout doesnt allow me to put any bigger pics... and imma lazy to find a custom made blog layout that has a bigger space for the posts part.

Basically, you enter the castle through this NPC from mushroom shrine, it doesnt cost anything to get transported from mushroom shrine to the castle, you have to pay 3k mesos to get the mushroom shrine thru the tour guide as usual though.

yup, palankeen is the npc u have to talk to. click on them and they will say the following:

okok, aft so much talk they tell you that its free to go and finally bring u there...

and that's how the town map of the castle looks like... there are several npcs hanging ard, 2 of them will give u a quest.

hunt 100 etc drop from the mid-tier ninjas

and here's the quest reward:

another quest:

a simple quest, just go in the next portal to the castle entrance and talk to the guy there.

you will be rewarded with a face acc 100% hp scroll:

aft which he presents you with a new quest - get 50 etc drop from the female ninja, the etc drops are looks like steelys, just that the metal part is blacker in color and it has a blue ribbon instead of a red ribbon.

give the items to the falcon trainer

you will get a 100% face avoid scroll for completing the quest

you will then be assigned yet another quest to hunt 50 ninja head scrolls (etc drop) from the head ninja (the one that looks like kakashi with 2 purple flames at the side) and a samurai knight etc drop (the lvl 120 samurai boss)

you will then be assigned yet another quest to hunt 50 ninja head scrolls (etc drop) from the head ninja (the one that looks like kakashi with 2 purple flames at the side) and a samurai knight etc drop (the lvl 120 samurai boss)
here's how the samurai knight armour piece looks like:

the head ninja scroll is in the 2nd square from the top, 1st from the left (below the pieces of time).

complete the quest by talking to anzime:

you will be rewarded with a scroll for eye eq for acc

She will then give you another quest to defeat tonosama/the emperor.

no idea abt the rewards, my super noob character is evidently in no shape to defeat that toad boss ><

Now for the actual exploring part...

thats the castle entrance, weak lvl 25 mobs here. the hole in the window brings you into the castle.

there, you can see the name: the lvl 25 low tier ninjas

some more pics of the castle entrance and the npcs there:

once again, back at the entrance to the castle:

1st castle hallway - only low tier ninjas here. this is the map you will be at once you enter from the outside of the castle. Note that all the maps in the castle have the same name... so its kinda irritating and easy to get lost.

me killing another ninja...

OKOK! here's the portal that gets you to the next map!

2nd castle hallway: aft entering the portal, you are brought here.

in this map you will find a new mob - the lvl 30 spear knight

you can also see that in a trap on the floor just to the left of where i'm standing. if you walk over the trap, you will be teleported to another map IMMEDIATELY, no need to press up or anything... not sure where this trap leads to though.

To go to the next map:

basically, there a hole in the wall where i'm standing, my pet and mane kinda blocking the view tho ><

3rd castle hallway: getting in... you will see red haired, mid-tier ninjas

there are ALOT of hidden portals and traps in the whole place, some of the paintings (like the one i'm standing in front of) teleports you either ard the room or to some other map. i have not tried out or found out all the traps/maps, and others i've tried and forgotten, i only know the way to the jump quest map...

To the next map:

basically, the trap teleports u to the next map

4th castle hallway- you will end up here... 1st time i reached here, i had absolutely no idea how i got there... i didnt notice the trap in the floor till much later on

still in the same hallway...

that's the name of the mob, and its the one u're supposed to hunt 50 etc n give to the falcon trainer

low leveled players be warned! those innocent looking female ninjas can do over 600 magic damage! they deal much lesser touch damage though, only 60 or so to my char (but depends on ur WD!)

To get to next map:
There is a hole at the top right hand side of the map

5th castle hallway you end up here....

see those white hair guys? they are lvl 80 high tier ninjas

To the next map - there is a trap on the floor on the right hand side:

6th castle hallwayupon entering the hole, you are brought to this place with more white hair ninjas and a variety of other weak ninjas

Low leveled chars be careful! these lvl 80 high tier ninjas deal 800+ touch damage (500+ with PG, depending on ur WD also)

To the next map:
Enter the next map thru the hole at the top left hand hand of the map, careful of the trap on the floor while walking there...

7th castle hallway
finally you get to see those head ninjas! they are lvl 100 with attacks up to 2.5k so be careful! my lvl 18X BS pt mate died from his attack cos i believe he nvr on mg and didnt expect the damage dealt to be so high...

There are two ways to reach the next map, the 1st is from yet another hole, this time in the window.

the 2nd way is by simply entering the hole you are at when u 1st enter this hall.

8th castle hallway When you go thru the hole in the window...

When you enter thru the hole on the top of the map...

basically both leads you to the same place.

To reach the next map, go thru the hole in the wall:

9th castle hallway and you will end up in the final map before the jump quest, this is also where the samurai knight spawns

and so i cc-ed from chl 6 to chl 20, went back to cc1... then finally at cc3...

To get to the jump quest, go to the portal on the EXTREME top right of the map - the portal may be blocked if u put ur quest alarm or watever not there.

basically its top the RIGHT of where my char is standing in the pic below, where the two eyes are looking at you

Jump quest!
You have to complete this jump quest to reach a series of 3 portals, where u have to pick to correct portal to go up (like those orbis pq thing) and then eventually you will reach the map with the lvl 180 emperor and toad/frog boss, who deals 13k magic and 17k touch damage or smthing like that... i've not gotta past the jump quest nor do i intend to go fight the boss so yeah...

here's the beginning of the jump quest:

and at the middle... and the furthest i got to before giving up:

you have to redo the jump quest each time u want go fight the boss... so... enjoy ><

The merchant
in most maps, there is a hole in the wall in a location similar to how to get from the 2nd hallway to the 3rd hallway that will bring you to the merchant aka pot shop. upon exiting the pot shop, you will end up in the 2nd hallway, at the hole in the wall place, just press up to get to the 3rd hallway. some maps the merchant is access from other holes/places though, but like i said, i've not mapped out all the links between maps >< this place is really ONE BIG MAZE!

The Samurai Boss Fight!
1st let me say that my char is very noob, and with all that vista dc bugs i have as good as zero bossing experience... prior to this the hardest boss i soloed... was papulatus >< (and i died once there... wow ><)
there's the boss...

battle engaged!

cornered the samurai...

a 155 dk came halfway thru the battle but i didnt want pt him... >< wanted to solo and see how long i'd take and how many pots i'd use... he very nicely cc-ed and didnt even hit my boss once thkfully. in this pic u can see teh boss using his sword slash attack, which hits me from 2.4k to 2.6k damage.

shortly aft he cc-ed... i died >< not sure if its cos my pet didnt pot n i didnt notice in time, or cos i set my pet to use the hp pot at 55% of my hp which is only 8.75k hp - lesser than the boss max lighting damage of 9.2k and i didnt notice my hp fall below 9.2k...
did take any SS of my ghost hanging there lah... hurriedly revived (ouch, 10% gone!) and rushed back to the boss fight map

i guess no one came and whack the boss in my absence...
and i pressed n held my brandish button... >< (and occasionally move a bit cos reach XXX no. of hits and the game wont let me continue hitting)

abt... i dunnoe, 25-30% left?


changed standing position... still cant avoid his sword slash damage tho...

last bit of hp left!

Bossed downed, and dropped me... erm wat? an etc drop (the samurai knight armour piece for the quest, see above) and 4.8k mesos... WOW ><

before: 1720 honsters, 1241 supreme pizzas
started battle at 2:02pm
after: 1261 honsters, 1126 supreme pizzas
ended battle at 2:38pm

total time taken: 36mins (including time taken to walk back from town)

total pot usage: 459 honsters, 115 supreme pizzas.

drops: 1 samurai knight armour piece, and 4.8k mesos. nothing else ><
cost: 2.869m in honsters n supreme pizzas.
wasted a net of 7% exp... ><

the boss has only 2 attacks a lighting attack in which he will raise his sword into the sky and summon an AoE lighting attack which hits me for 8.6k to 9.2k damage, and a sword slash that hits an area in front of him (range similar to SM's soul blade) for 2.4-2.6k damage. touch damage ard 8k+ (with pg)

and that marks the end of my adventure today and yesterday in kaede castle!