Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Collection Quest

Well, here's the second list of this week's collection quest. A large amount of items has already been donated (*cough cough*), still some stuff to go. A nice occasion to earn yourselves some cc keys and make some in-game money and of course, a chance for another lovely 5xp event during the weekend.

My guess is, these events will stop once Tibet is out, so better make the best out of them while we have it. Rumour has it Tibet will come "soon" (real soon this time). One hint was the 100 kk asked of each server this list to build roads to conquer new provinces.

In any case, I plan to get high enough not to die in a first hit by a Hyiami this weekend, so I will be out farming :)

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

2nd List

The 2nd list for this week's collection event has just been posted and it looks like this:

Tobacco Leaf
Viper Skin
Bear Paw (any class)
Red Fox Tails
Strong Venom
Crest Shield
Skeleton Talisman of Beast Clan
Giant Feather
Dried Cowpat
Sorcerer's Cane
A Piece of Red Clothes
Plate of North Sea
Snowman's Fur

You can check up real-time updates in the spreadsheet.

We've been pretty well prepared for this list. It's just a matter of getting VGMs to log to Bardo.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Happy Year of the Tiger

Well, as you might already know, this weekend the population of The Land has three causes for celebration.

First off, it's collection quest reward weekend. For the first time since the event is held, all three servers managed to complete 100% of the requested items list. So all three servers will have 4 hours of 5xp both on Saturday and Sunday, with a special carnival buff (reason enough to play with the roars off). For Bardo, the event starts at 3pm GMT. Enjoy that one and happy ding!-ing everyone.

Second, today is Valentine's Day. In addition to a screenshot contest on the forum of which the winners have been recently announced, there was also a special collection quest for couples. They had to collect together 50 items of each on the list in and trade them to LM Warda in order to receive the reward. Thank you MrBlooM for being my valentine for this one :D. Rewards were 500 def pills, as well as dmg and ck dmg pills and some firecrackers. (Thank you also [Playful] for being retarded enough to call others retarded just because you can't read and don't know that wood block is actually an item that does exist in game).

Thirdly, on the same day as Valentine's Day the new lunar year begins, marked in the Chinese calender as the Year of the Tiger. This only means additional joint events and the return of 9Dragon's own mad hatter, a.k.a. Nan Xuanchen, the master of hats, the Snow Lady you've already met in the Christmas quests as the damsel in distress who got in trouble again and the suspiciously colored chocolate hearts that improve your stats as well as some nice temporary items. Also, upon logging in you receive a nice buff called Valentine Glow.

Bringing the Snow Lady some damage soups will make her give you (2) items similar to the Mirror / Statue of Qilin that can give you nice stuff when combined. Of course, it was impossible to have a bugless patch. So items like BE, gt and flowstone do not stack with the rest you might have, are not tradeable and can't be exchanged for what they are meant to be exchanged. I got lucky with some nice hp pills, def pills and ve drain items so I'm not complaining. In addition, if you have done the Christmas quest with the Snow Lady, you will find a letter from her father in your gift box (the annoyingly blinking thing). Binging her that and another soup will result in you getting another mirror/statue combination.

You might have noticed some strange items dropping. You can bring the mad hatter 30 Dried Persimmons to get a special tigerfur hat to celebrate the new year, which gives you some nice stats, especially at low levels. You can keep the hat for 15 days. Also, 5 dried persimmons earn you a random fortune letter from the same NPC, which you can exchange for a reward under his 'Resource' tab. It might be a 30% life heal potion, a random chocolate (of course my warrior got ess and wis chocs) or some nice 1/1000 ve or 5/1000 hp panaceas.

The other three drops - pinwheel, scented beads and carnations. Ten of each you can add under the collection tab at Jiang Daxi's collection in order to receive a relic that will boost your speed 30%. Twenty of them will give you a similar relic with 10% crit rate increase. If you have both of those, you can exchange them for a Duanwu Fan which acts basically as a temporary Blood Bead of Earth with even better stats improval. Just as the tiger hat, you can use it for 15 days. Having that on while grinding makes some nice difference, so try and get it before the events.

Happy... everything.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Some Maths

And some bragging. Well, I looked of all the screenshots of item donations that I have, added 17 plates of iron coin I gave from Aynur but didn't SS and a stack of golden cases that I know our squirrel had and... here's the numbers:

Off the first list, Restless people have given 6803 items. That's 45,35% of the first list, 22,67% off the total.

The second list was published last night, you can find it here. At the time I write this, all what's there is our, except the Eggs and the Herbs but including the traditional pills that MrBlooM bought. It may be that MadSkills gave those before I handed over the little treasure from our collection char, including the +200 yakumo letters (thanks _-WuTaHe-_ for those). I was too tired from a long day at job and whining on IRC for a VGM to pick them up to take an SS of that - thank you for logging, btw.

With the pills included, that's 1797 items from the second list, adding up to 28,66% of the collection so far being completed by Restless chars and alts. But hey, it ain't over till the fat lady sings (those would be... uhm... Golden Coin chubby spear ladies, I guess) so expect to see that number rising.

Also, I guess this is the point to say a huuuge grats to Asura for finally getting their act together and for the first time completing 100% of the first list.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Another Collection Event

We have a new collection event this week. Actually, we have 2: the one we're already used to and a Valentine's day collection event, which requires a couple to deliver the quest items, on Saturday, 13th of Feb.

You can read more details here

Thanks to your contributions, we're donating the equivalent of 4hours 2xp.

This time, so we won't hear cries, whines and comments from people who haven't lifted a finger or pressed a click for this event, we're going to make screenshots of every trade with the VGMs and post them on the blog (and probably on the forum as well).

Thanks to everyone who contributed, Restless alone gathered exactly 21.38% of the entire collection, and 40% of the first list, and it seems some leaguemates still have donations to make. Big grats everyone!

We'll keep you posted here.

LE: of course, i forgot 1 SS: 187 cracked iron-cored wood, 155 iron maces, 23 purple and 2 green cof passes. Gotta love Alzheimer's

LE2: 255 golden cases + 20 purple + 8 green Cof Passes to Olix. and yeah....I'm a slow SS'er.