Tuesday, December 12, 2017

DCUO - The First Light Of The First Ring

Woot, got this feat on 12/12/2017 :) In front of my character is the Classic Holiday Gift Tree, which on use, gives different gifts over 12 days of Christmas. On the right of my character is Pengbot Frigidus, which can freeze certain Christmas base items (even from previous years) with its icy breath!


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Daily random thoughts

The greatest treasure you can have is your health. So don't squander it on late nights, wanton abuse of alcohol, and uncontrolled gluttony. Such excesses in your youth will return to haunt you later in life.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Star Citizen - Forum Badges as of 2017

Here are my forum badges for Star Citizen as of Dec 2017. I think I'm missing: Golden Ticket, MVP, and all the forum badges from recruitment (except for Recruiter).

DCUO - 330 Skill Points!

Woot, just reached my 330th Skill Point today!

Edit (12/12/2107): Reached my 333rd Skill Point!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

DCUO - All Nutcracker Styles!

Finally managed to get the Nutcracker King head style on my first winter seasonal event run this year. This completes all 3 Nutcracker head styles on my character: Nutcracker King, Nutcracker Prince, and Nutcracker Soldier (shown left to right respectively below).

Friday, December 1, 2017

DCUO - Might DPS Artifact Rank 80!

Woot, after some farming, I finally levelled up my Tetrahedron of Urgrund (Might DPS Artifact) to Rank 80! Rank 80 requires 40k experience while Rank 100 requires 82.5k experience.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

SOTA - A visual comparison of some great looking swords

Here's an in-game screenshot showing the Ornate Flamberge, the Ornate Bastard Sword, a Two-Handed Sword, the Ornate Viking Shortsword, the Sword of the Ba'Heer, and a Longword. On the far right is a Two-Handed Hammer and the Ornate Satyr Bardiche.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SOTA - Adventurer Level 97!

Just hit Adventurer Level 97. Took me a total of 49 days of farming mobs in Elysium mines. Current accumulated XP pool: 23.2 mil Adventuring XP and 9.5 mil Producer XP.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

DCUO - Pedestal with Iceberg Lounge Gem

DCUO rocks. The dev team really listens to its players. The suggestion I made in Aug 27 last year for the large gem found at the end of the Iceberg Lounge solo to be made into a base item has been implemented.

I made this suggestion in the thread "Tell us what Base items you would like to see next!" in the Developer Section of the official forums. The base item "Pedestal with Iceberg Lounge Gem" is a rare drop from Isis, the base pet item which is currently purchasable from the Halloween Event 2017 vendor. Isis costs 100 Spooky Bites.

Anther suggestion which I've made, and was implemented, was: a request for an Orange Aura back in Nov 7 2014.

Way to go, DCUO!

Update (30-10-17):
Gem finally dropped for an alt after about 3-4 days of farming Isis for the gem. Bottom pic is a screenshot of it in my base.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SOTA - Comparing the appearance of crafted 2H swords

Here for the purpose of comparing their appearance, I've put crafted 2H swords: first on the left is Iron, second is White Iron, third is the normal purchasable 2H sword from the blacksmith/combat weapon merchant. Last is the Ornate Flamberge. The White Iron 2H sword was an exceptional item crafted on my first time using the Prosperity Smithing Hammer =)

As you can see in the pic below, the Iron 2H sword is slightly duller looking than the normal 2H sword. The White Iron 2H sword looks the brightest of the three.


In the pic below, from left to right: Normal, White Iron, Iron, Meteoric Iron, Copper.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SOTA - Adventurer Level 96!

Woot, just reached Adventurer Level 96! Took me a total of 45 days slogging it in the mines.


Monday, September 11, 2017

SOTA - Finally found the recipe for Bronze Binding!

I finally found the recipe for crafting Bronze Bindings after about a week of scouring player owned towns for recipes. Found it selling for 3500g at a Rift's End vendor.



Saturday, September 9, 2017

SOTA - My first crafted 2H bludgeon!

I crafted my first 2H bludgeon today, a Copper Heavy War Hammer!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SOTA - Recipe: Supple Leather Strap

I finally found someone with the Supple Leather Strap recipe who was willing to sell it to me for 5k gold. Thanks Illiott!

Monday, August 21, 2017

SOTA - WTB Recipe: Supple Leather Strap

SOTA is the best game ever. I managed to buy the Supple Leather and Hardened Leather recipes from another guy for 2k gold for both of them. Now I just need the recipe for Supple Leather Straps in order to make my own plate armor with crit bonuses. I hope SOTA can do well for its commercial launch later this year and attract more players. It is a game which I really enjoy playing.

Friday, August 18, 2017

DCUO - Aquaman Bust by Jim Lee

The Aquaman Bust by Jim Lee is really detailed and is one of my favorite base items so far! Well done DCUO!


Thursday, August 17, 2017

SOTA - Sage's Sash!

Woot, a Sage's Sash dropped from a Kobold Mage today while I was farming in Elysium Mines. This is a decent artifact which goes for about 75k gold currently.

SOTA - Got a ton of XP to burn

I've accumulated 10 million pooled Adventurer XP and 2 million pooled Crafting XP so far in about 1 month of farming in Elysium Mines. I'm intending to spend the Adventurer XP on GM-ing Train Strength. Nothing planned yet on how to spend my Crafting XP.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DCUO - 300 Skill Points!

Woot, just racked up my 300th Skill Point!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

SOTA - More epic loot!

I looted a Necklace of Cautious Precision today from a Kobold Mage in Elysium Mines. My first decent artifact besides attunement rings. Made my day!

SOTA - Adventurer Level 95!

Woot, I just reached Adventurer Level 95! Took me 1 month and 2 days this time.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

DCUO - Stats Revamp now live!

Woot, the Stats Revamp is now live! Just got into the game and the initial impression after doing my stat allocation was that no matter how many skill points you currently have, you can still put more into improving your character. Each skill point matters, whether you are a damage dealer, controller, healer or tank. Really makes me excited for the game again. Well done DCUO!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

SOTA - Mining at 115!

Woot, just levelled my Mining skill to 115! It took 1.9 million XP to level from 110 to 115.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SOTA - Something magical

I think Richard Garriott's SOTA has something which other games don't. Which is the absence of finite hard-caps in the game and the use-based character advancement system. There's something irresistible about being able to improve your character every time you play. Every time I log in, whether it is slaying monsters or mining, I know I am advancing my character in some way. This is what makes the game great to me.

Friday, July 7, 2017

SOTA - Mining at 110!

Woot, just levelled my Mining skill to 110. Producer/crafting skills do not decay, so this is my first skill beyond GM level. It takes an additional 1.93 million XP to level up from 100 to 110 level.

SC2 - StarCraft Remastered!

Woot, purchased StarCraft: Remastered and got 3 cool portraits (in addition to Co-op Commander Alexi Stukov) in SC2 as a reward!

Monday, July 3, 2017

SOTA - Pickaxe of Prosperity

Woot, just bought a Prosperity Tool Reward for 51k gold and used it to claim a Pickaxe of Prosperity. This will help in increasing my mining returns.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SOTA - My first crafted Blacksmith weapon!

I crafted my first Copper Two-handed Sword today. It uses a Copper Large Weapon Blade (+10% Weapon Critical Chance) and a Copper Hilt (+1% Weapon Critical Chance) for a total bonus of +11% Weapon Critical Chance.

SOTA - My first Masterworked weapon!

Two days ago, I tried Masterworking a normal Longsword purchased from a Blacksmith, and got the Weapon Damage masterwork bonus. This added a +2 to my Longsword for +2.5% Weapon Damage. This subtracted 10 from my weapon durability as well.


SOTA - Adventurer Level 94!

Woot, just reached Adventurer Level 94 yesterday. Took me 22 days to level up.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

SOTA - Monster XP values - Elysium Mines

Ok, here are the XP values for the monsters in Elysium Mines.

Monster name XP value
Kobold Fighter 950
Kobold Mage 950
Earth Elemental 1100
Faun 950
Satyr Mage 1150
Satyr Fighter 1200

Friday, June 23, 2017

SOTA - Grandmaster in Meticulous Collection - Mining!

Woot, achieved Grandmaster in Meticulous Collection - Mining. This brings my number of GM'ed skills to 20.

A quick comparison of my most played games


Value of virtual currency vs real currency

Some random musings

SOTA - Wayland Loop

Woot, i bought a Wayland Loop yesterday for 150k gold. It is my dream to be a master blacksmith specializing in blades, shields and plate armor. This will likely be impossible, given the super tedious process of crafting. So the Wayland Loop will be a pretty trinket sitting in my bank, reminding me of my virtual aspirations.

Monday, June 19, 2017

SOTA - Grandmaster in Swift Gathering - Mining!

Woot, achieved Grandmaster in Swift Gathering - Mining!

Monday, June 12, 2017

SOTA - Grandmaster in Mining!

Woot, I just achieved Grandmaster in Mining! I wore out numerous pickaxes in Elysium Mines doing this. =)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

SOTA - Grandmaster in Armor Preservation!

Woot, achieved Grandmaster in Armor Preservation!

Monday, June 5, 2017

SOTA - Got some epic loot today!

Woot, didn't even know I had looted a +10 water ring while mining silver in Elysium mines. Was sorting through my things to sell when I noticed it in my inventory, hehe.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

SOTA - Adventurer Level 93!

Woot, I just reached Adventurer Level 93! Took me 18 days while resource farming in Twins Foothills.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SOTA - Grandmaster in Whirling Blades!

Woot, achieved Grandmaster in Whirling Blades!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

SOTA - Grandmaster in Body Slam!

Woot, finally achieved Grandmaster in Body Slam! At 100 skill level, Body Slam grants me an attack with a 100% chance to stun.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SOTA - Adventurer Level 92!

Woot, I just reached Adventurer Level 92 in 12 days!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

SOTA - Grandmaster in Double Slash!

Woot, achieved Grandmaster in Double Slash!

SOTA - Grandmaster in Thrust!

Woot, achieved Grandmaster in Thrust!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

SOTA - Undead Lord turns from brown to yellow difficulty at Level 91

So at Adventurer Level 91, I went back to farm the Undead Lord, and noticed that he was now yellow difficulty to me. He was brown difficulty to me when I was at Adventurer Level 90. Most of my bow shots hit him this time, and I took him down without any difficulty.