Archive for April, 2008

Stuff, 162, Horntail Pendant

I’ve had a pretty eventful week, and I can’t say it was very good at all to top things off…. About 2 months ago my dad had a crazy allergic attack/reaction after eating at a Mexican restaurant… He pretty much almost died, because he didn’t have any type of meds for the attack or treatment to suppress the inflammation and congestion that happened in his lungs(he couldn’t breath or get a breath due to his airway being constricted)…. Thankfully though he was at church when the attack happened and people just started praying for him and his lungs opened up enough for him to breathe.. the ambulances came shortly after and he was in the hospital for 2 days… since then he’s made tons of trips to the allergists to find out what caused it, and he’s narrowed it down to cilantro and coriander, two types of parsley-ish plants/seeds. I won’t bother you with the details, but pretty much it was a testament to how miracles do happen. Every doctor he’s spoken to said your lungs don’t just open up like that after having an allergic attack without meds or induced steroids…
Anyways back on track this week I had gone with him to help with his work(installing GPS tracking systems on commercial vehicles) and while we were out to eat, he had eaten a pickle slice(apparently they use coriander as part of the pickling process, he didn’t know) and also on top of the food they had sprinkled parsley flakes for decoration(he didn’t know at the time he was allergic to that too)… and he wound up having another major reaction and his airway got inflamed or swollen or whatever and he couldn’t breathe. Luckily he had his Epipen(a type of anti-allergen steroid injection thing)… so he was able to breathe again, but since we were out of town and it was quite serious he went to the hospital, so I stayed there with him for that night and the next day(it happened on Thursday, came home on Friday).. so all the while I was slightly traumatized having seen him like that not being able to breathe. I’m doing fine now though, and so is he, thank God. x)

Luckily this week was started off fine and things are looking bright!

To start it off I hit 162 yesterday! One more level and I’ll be able to attack during the tail at Hornail, and be 100% useful there. I believe I’ve gone and survived on about 6-7 runs now. x) Still pumping points into HP, and hoping for things to sell in the MTS so that I can afford AP Resets(Once you spend jack, you can’t go back). I haven’t charged nx with real money in months now, and it feels good not to be wasting offline cash.

Icing on the cake, I got my Horntail Pendant last night! 7 str, 7 dex, 7 int, 7 luk, 108 defense, 108 magic defense, 24 avoid and 3 slots left. I’m told this is average, and that’s fine by me. It’ll be a while before I can get my egg(the scroll for the necklace, +15 all stats and a crapload of def/mdef/avoid. 100% success)… but that’s fine, this is a wonderful accomplishment to have, and quite monumental barrier for myself and my characters progress and strength. Thanks to everyone that helped me get so far. :3

161, MTS, Horntail

So I hit 161, and with that am able to survive at horntail with my claw on after the tail and legs die. So far I’ve been on 3 runs this level, and survived and lived through each and every one, without even dying. Of course, the tail and leg part is supposed to be the most difficult part of the whole fight, and since I haven’t been taking part in it…. I guess surviving after that really isn’t much of an accomplishment but the fights are still cool as heck. xD

They actually require that you pay really close attention and listen to instructions, while zakum and pap and pianus require your attention and ability to obey as well, it’s nowhere near on the same level as Horntail… I’m sure I’ll be saying the same thing about HT though once another big boss comes out.

Regarding the skills that concern me, and the pendant that drops from HT…. I’m in no rush really, there’s other people that need them more than I do and I’m totally fine with them getting the skills/pendants. Not that I don’t want them, I’d be lying to say I didn’t want TT30, MW20 or a necklace, and I’ll gladly accept them when it’s my turn to loot but until then theres no point whining or complaining about the issue.

For those of you that don’t know about the necklace/pendant that drops from Horntail, it’s a 7str, 7dex, 7int, 7luk(average), and lots of defense/avoid necklace that as 3 slots on it. The item you use to scroll the pendant is an egg that horntail only drops one of per fight. Each egg adds 15 to all stats, extra avoid and defense, and has a 100% success rate. In the end if you +3 your necklace(assuming you’re allowed to loot the eggs for 3 runs) you should have a 52/52/52/52 /xx avoid/xx acc xx def necklace… really one of the best if not the best equip in the game.

Also, with the most recent minipatch, they introduced the Maple Trade System(also known as MTS). It’s a type of cash shop/store place in the game that lets you buy or sell items with NX. Really useful for those people that can’t get access to NX for themselves, yet have tons of items worth selling. With that system, since the past few levels that I’ve been putting all of my AP into HP, I was able to purchase the AP Resets to wash the points out of MP and back into luk, so it’s saving me alot of money. When I’m done washing I’ll have used around 60k worth of NX, and that sure is something I would not want to have had to pay for with dollars and offline money. Kudos to Nexon for releasing such a good feature into the game. 🙂

It’s late, and I’m out, I’ll try to update more often, but we’ll see how that goes!