So I've finished the silent crusade quest on my paladin! Yes… after hours of flying back and forth…. finally finished it and went for an arkarium run with my guild yesterday night.
The day before i tried the KoC ark with my guild mates and we gave up cos of dcs… plus lack of damage. Ark on SM and ark on pala was so much different… cos we have like 10 man ark expedition, vs 3 lone SMs with noob eq whacking ark.
I purposely lvldd up my pala to 178 just to fight ark ok! Cos its like the ultimate die fest… but as i was soon to discover…. not so for palas, the ultimate cheater of death :)
Ok… here's a long string of SSes...
1st up is my visit to the 'new' theme dungeon, lion heart castle… not that there's much change tho, the mobs are still the same… its just that you have to redo the quest to get into the castle. And yes, warriors finally get a movement skill… you can see me using slipstream in the SS.
The new stack aura of BAMs is really pretty IMO. Slowly pulsating and changing colors...
Oh… getting the SP reset on my pala.
click fest…. -.-''
Ah this is the miwok event… kill the mobs, pick up the drops...
sometimes cages will appear and you either have to use normal attack to break the cage, OR you need a key from the mobs in ur inv before you can click and open the cage… so you'll see ppl saying things like 'key mid' or 'key bot'… and yes, this is a COOPERATIVE event. ALL miwok boys rescued count towards everyone's total. So don't bitch about ppl KSing or looting your drop -.-'''
there's the cage which needs a key to open
and this one you have to use normal attack to open.
opening cages gives more miwok boy drops of cos.
Rewards of the event include exp and a sliver/gold/diamond sack… sack gives chair, scrolls and other stuff… yes it gives a tradable chief chair! I WANT! That's so much more attractive then the belts with expiry they put on the patch notes -.-'''
Oh… the alliance of the forces… where after a bit of chain quest you get your will of alliance skill that adds 5wa 5ma and 5 to all stats (for most jobs anyway, aran and evan get special treatment, 10wa and 10ma respectively)
Part of the silent crusade quest that sends me fighting mobs in mystic gates all over the world -.-'''
inside the mystic gates are basically area bosses (or some new boss) with like different colour...
yes they make you travel like ALL over… -.-'''
You get a bunch of pots, some rings, and some medals for you efforts along the way… and crusade coins too… the pots are just.. space wasters on my pala - in fact i had to throw out a stack of 1k hp pots cos my inv ran out of space (yes they are untradable)… the rings… useless for me… the best ring (platinum) gives only 1wa… any of my legend/lirin ring etc gives 3wa at least :X the last medal is good tho, 5 to all stats and 1wa, 10 speed. gives me SLIGHTLY high range then my 2wa successor medal. Oh this one has +2 battle mode att too… for all the other chars that isn't a UA, this medal is a must have.
oh yes… sanc has been changed. On mobs/boss with more then hp then max damage, 1700% damage is dealt instead and the damage dealt is shown zzzzzz. No change on normal mobs tho...
see my noob sanc damage again...
you can only enter the mystic gate 15 times a day. thankfully you can finish up the entire silent crusade quest in 1 day (less then 15 mystic gate entries)
Oh yes… about the crusade coins rewards… IMO the coins are really useless. the eq that you can change for aint really good… if you want them to be good, you gotta scroll them (using more coins) with 20% scrolls… and even if all of it passes the eq is only decent… and the pass rate of 20% scrolls??? kinda hard to get it to pass on all 3 slots yeah?
At the end of the quest, you head to time temple…
and get sent over to past leafre! basically… a place with this pastel colour/papery background effect… like what you see at the start of mercedes creation.
there's a bunch of corrupted mobs in there...
you get to meet aran and evan after their black mage battle… so its kinda interesting after you've gone thru the story of all those characters years ago...
then you fly from the past leafre to time temple… and instead of the usual red dragon, you get turn into a totally awesome and kickass black, fierce dragon!
and u fight a totally noob, fake arkarium
he hits me 1 damage… nope, not an indication of how strong the real arkarium is at all, don't be fooled.
after killing some corrupted TT mobs, you are finally ready to go meet the REAL arkarium!
Ah yes… i did the noble mind quest on my KoC too… here goes… i messed up with the sp allocation and used them all b4 i got my magic crash tho -.-''' so yeah… after that i got lazy and couldn’t be bothered to go get magic crash so yeah… oh wells, with the change to have mobs immune to magic crash 1 min after the last crash and with all our guild's koc being SMs, i guess it really doesn’t matter...
not so much SP to click on SM
you go to reeve and have to catch mobs...
very very painful… like 1.5k to 2k damage each time! guess in part I'm too used to warriors NOT needing to pot after every hit… not with my hero's 35k hp, not with pala, the ultimate tanker… heck even with evan i've got mg and i don't have to pot after every hit f3
opps… wat's this SS doing here? /heh. yeah… i lvled up my pala just for the sake of going ark!
The koc ark quest is much easier then the silent crusade quest… here's our attempt at the KoC ark… when there's the arrow thing you have to jam ur left and right arrow keys asap till the bar reaches the < side to free urself. If the bar reachers the soul on the > side, you die.
You also can get turned into a snake… if you get turn, please move away from your party mates else they will take 5k damage from the snake's AoE poison attack per tick… i think that was probably the no. 1 cause of death during our trial run. Next would probably be SD, damage reflect and then the full screen instant death skill.
Ok… some SSes of my WH getting the sp reset scroll and white snow mount… I'm not sure if i want to use the coupon now tho, 50% stance is good but 120% speed is…. -.-''' i took quite a bit of effort to get my jaira you know! and it has a whooping 180% speed dude!!!!!!!
Now you know that orchid is the one behind black wings… and yup, got my will of alliance skill on wh too now.
opps. i've only got 2 SSes on my ark fight...
1st is when i got warped to some unknown place and i have to kill my shadow… which took me a while since my damage is so noob
almost done on the ark fight! we got pro ppl in the batch so it was really fast… took less then 10 mins to down.
Well… i didn’t cheat death all the way alright… i still died once cos guard wasn’t on when the instant death effect came. But i died only once! Compared to mich who died like 10 times /heh… once at the end when i was the only one left in the map (all died cos of the instant death), i block two back to back instant death with guard… quite heng lol. <3 the 10 counter guards change… up from 5 counters. REALLY REALLY HELPFUL. i didn’t have time to see how much touch damage i got from ark, but it wasn’t much. the lowest i saw my hp dip to was 8k hp… and my achilles is only at lvl 31. Used and total of 9 guild PE pots… which is really not much. well that it was a 10min run helped a lot… i might have died 1 or 2 more times if the run lasted like almost the full 30 minutes...
still… i think guard is the best skill pala has ever gotten… its a nice feeling when everyone has died and left the map, but u're the only one left hitting the boss… makes u feel unique. or like during mass seduce in czak, you're the only one not seduced and is whacking the boss… but of cos since my damage aint very pretty, my main job at ark is to threaten over and over. oh regarding the touch damage… yuura says it hits her mage 14k, and mich says her mech gets 19k. With threaten on… ouch :X
makes to sad to think that my hero died twice in czak but my pala only died once in ark… -.-''' I'd be joining the die fest like nobody's business if i go ark on my hero tho… /heh good thing is that ark is like von leon where we can re-enter boss map w/o having to use wheels after you die - so keep all your wheels in the cash shop. 1% exp gone per death tho… my pala got a net loss of 0.4% yesterday tho, cos killing the boss yielded a pretty decent amount of exp.
Dropped a dominator pendant recipe and a time rock too… can't wait for the items to get sold hehehe… i want my pay! XD
whee i shall stop here… what a super long post ><