i play maple story like it's going out of style. i love it. and this is where i record my adventures for myself and anyone else interested enough to read them.
kittenlogic, 182 bishop.
kittenpride, 91 ranger.
kittenaura, 93 battlemage.
maple anniversary is upon us, so i trained with regular 2x last night to 156, and was so pumped up about training that i signed on today during the 2x event, got another 2x card, and used family entitlement to train really quickly to 157. awesome. momo came with me and gained 3 levels! he'll be an AM in no time. i'm really excited for him :-)
so my stats are now: maple warrior
: 19 (done adding, but now they've added MW30 >_<)big bang
: 1mana reflection
: 1holy shield
: 10 (max)angel ray
: 30 (max)genesis
: 30 (max)awakening
i reset 10 luk into int over the past few weeks as well, because i have really high luk, elemental staves were not made for bishops, and well ... i feel kinda weak. i know i need some better equips, but i think a lot of people are going low luk/lukless these days, and their damage is making me feel inadequate. so since i have a zhelm finally and a naricain pendant, i'm just going to drop 20 luk total and hopefully that'll help a little bit til i can afford some kind of amazing shield.
that's all for now. my new goal is to be 170 by my birthday. think i can do it?
nothing really interesting or new here. i hit level 155 this evening after being stuck at 154/35% for a bit.
my res is now lvl 6. two more levels and it will be maxed, then i can start working on mana reflection. i think that's the one i will get the most use out of. then i'll finish bahamut.
the other day in MTS, i found a 30 int overall for 65k nx. i ended up waiting, and when i went back to see if it was still for sale, i saw that the seller had reduced the price to 55k nx. i didn't want to, but i bought it. i'm one step closer to having nice equips.
i trained up to 75% today from 35. that was pretty rad. i was invited on 2 zruns, but i had to decline the one this evening because i'm sleepy as hell. someone asked if i could go sunday at around 7est, and i'm pretty sure i can. i can't make it to my usual sunday morning run because i'm going to the beach this weekend.
since i finished gen, i've been maxing resurrection. it's level 3 now. another 3 levels and it will be done, then i will probably alternate between adding points to mana reflection and bahamut. big bang is dead last, and infinity is probably right before that. sine GMS has NLC pots, i don't really need infinity because my training pot cost is pretty reasonable when i stay at the skele mini dungeon. once i'm finished with bahamut and MR, i'll probably put points into holy shield, since it might be helpful at HT.
since i was a regular luk, and without a helm for a looong time, it turns out that i need to reset about 20 luk into int. that's going to cost like $65. i guess i need to start using MTS.
that's about it! just a quick update :-)
this is in sort of reverse order.
this morning i got up and did some things and decided to contact the guy who i went zrunning with last weekend. he was going again, so i showed up and was invited. this was the first run i've been on where mages were actually allowed to use ultimates, so it was a total clusterfuck of confusion during the arms. no one knew where they were. i guess for people on slower computers, it would have been terrible, but mine was fine and i didn't lag at all. i always run on best graphics, too. it was nice that i got paid as well, because i totally only had 2mil, and i needed to repot.
last night, i decided to get myself a 2x card so i could train finally. i was about 43% i think, after leeching ben for about a week, and i really wanted to break out of 150 because i've been here for several months.
then yesterday during the day, i went out in search of a gen 30 book. i finally found TWO in the FM. it was nuts. so i scraped together everything on my mules and went ahead and bought it. i took a video of the experience, because that would the the last book i could buy for a looooong time. here's what happened:
so my stats are now:maple warrior
: 9big bang
: 1mana reflection
: 1holy shield
: 1angel ray
as soon as i passed that AR30 book, i maxed it, then i made gen 15 at 145 so i could start trying to pass gen30 books. that's how we got here.
that's all for today! i hope i level later - i'm 70%.
it's been a long break, and i came back two days ago because i missed it so much. i leeched my brother to 103 on wednesday, when i took a sick day from work, and today i signed on and was asked if i wanted to go zak, and i said sure since i haven't been in so long.
it was a laggy, dc ridden, death filled run. there were only two parties to begin with, the buyers' party which i led and the attackers' party. some attackers dced, some died, and two buyers died. my friend was only there for the reloot, so after the buyers were done, i got to loot mine. (lame that it was a dex helm!) it was delightful knowing that i actually worked for it and earned it with my friends, and i didn't pay some random people for it.
so now i'm helmed and it gives me great def., as well as a little boost in magic. i picked up a cheap 6 int naricain pendant the other day, too. i think one of the benefits of being a bishop is that you're useful always; i don't have to worry so much about my equips except for my own benefits and uses - people won't look at me and say "ugh you're weak!" like they would a NL or BM with equally flimsy equips.
i'm still saving 15 sp for gen 30. my long break was well rewarded with seriously lower prices. MW 20 went down to about 22 mil, which prompted me to purchase it immediately and pass it!!! (pictured). gen 30 has gone down from about 500mil to 150-175 mil, which makes it annoyingly expensive but not completely unreasonable as it was before. so hopefully i'll get on that soon.
that's all for me! it's nice to return to things almost exactly as you left them.
i did SS 149 but i was so excited about 150 that i didn't bother to post it. so here it is!!
ben actually signed on, and jen, mo, jen's hubby, and roxas showed up. i partied them and they went to kill themselves, then they came back and i healed them to 150. i'm SO HAPPY! if i never play again, i've gotten farther than most people will ever get.
ben is the big snowman to my left, i am screaming, and jen is yelling "sexy" but i have no idea why. notice the two girls to the far left who had been transformed into boxes. these christmastime transforming potions are the funniest things in pretty much ever. what an absolutely excellent day!
i'm really joyous, i have great maple friends, and life is good. finally, 15x. i'll post my other SSs when i remember. next task: passing a gen 30 book >_<
not much to say. i'm saving my sp till i pass a gen 30 book. by 150 i will have enough sp to max it once the book passes. in the meantime, i'm 148 and 80%, and i should be 150 by the weekend. i'm really proud of myself - i'm in the top 500 in windia, and the top 4000 in gms.
i'm having a hard time deciding if i should play my ranger a bit once i hit 150 or keep going until i can't take it anymore. what to do?
house signed on yesterday to train with me during 2x for the first time in a long while. it was nice to see him, and it was fun training with him again like the old days. he just spends so much time trying to talk while training that he dies in stupid ways. he died 4x yesterday while chatting, and since he's a warrior he loses 10%. -_____-
anyway, i made 25-70% with him, then i finished up the last 30% today on my own. nesties/newties are actually a lot better %/hour wise than skeles are; i get about 5% more an hour here than i did there yesterday. i don't think it mattered that i was in a party. the party bonus should make up for it. i'm not totally sure though - more testing is needed.
i am so thankful for these 2x events! it's nice to be able to train at a reasonable rate. i should be 150 by holiday's end. that's okay for me. even if i never get any higher than this, i'll be satisfied to have made it 3/4 of the way to level 200.
time to wrap presents!
most of this is copypasted from my flickr photo description:
this is the last scroll i'm using on this staff. i can probably sell it for a ridiculous amount of money as is, but i'm going to use it until something better (elemental staves!?) comes along in more plentiful quantities. currently it's 9/144, which is not bad at ALL.
i wanted to get some white scrolls and 10% it, but my brother told me not to because he said it's like taking your life savings to vegas and hoping you win it big. he has a point. white scrolls are still about 300-400 mil, and if i fail it then i just blew more money than i even have. this thing is really, really nice, so it probably doesn't matter much if i leave it for the time being.
i have a gen 30 book, and upon reading it, it only works when the skill level is above 15. so i had to use my last 5 saved sp for gen. it costs an extra 500mp per cast from lvl 10-15, but i figured if the book passes and i max it, i'll be spending that much anyway. so i added the points and found to my pleasant surprise that it increased my average cast from 36k~47k to about 42k~52k. fantastic! i used to 2-3hko skeles, but now i ALWAYS 2hko. so i really saved myself more mp since i don't need to worry about that 3rd cast.
so it all worked out. wish me luck on passing my gen 30 book. it cost like ... a lot.