For the Zaishen & the Traveler - 25.April.2009
by, 25-04-2009 at 20:28 (3719 Views)
This will be my "what I did for Zaishen & their coins" thread as well as looking for The Traveller's things:
First impression: ZQuest for PvP areas are like "everyday" weekend events. You get a little extra reward, but they are full of morons too. Moron part outweights the reward right now, but perhaps it will help the PvP oriented side of GW in the long term. I wish they made this a little earlier.I just hope we get a boss like "Ritualist Construct" next , one that is easy to get.
26.April I am aiming to get a heavy EQP for Zera, so I can store her extensive collection of armours, but 7.5k is along way to go.
I am still not able to get into my NCSoft Account. I'm still waiting for support.
I wish they just made a second way to get the free tab - buy one, get birthday one free. Now I'm stuck with that NCSoft servers on the edge of breaking down every second....
1st of May - This hunting for coins made us all develop some strange farming habits. Not sure if this is permanent, but everybody seems to be focused just on the quests. I wonder if this will be reduced again when the first people got their first Heavy EQP?
2nd of May: Started calculating the costs for the EQPs and think I go for a different strategy: I'll get only a Large EQP (15) for Zera & Light ones (10) for the other characters + Smalls (5) for the three mules.
I would still have to use 10 slots in a Xunlai tab for the extra Zera has, but I'll get my free one sooner or later (I hope so). The other girls can store their armours & weapons in Light ones and might even have space for a second armour set. The three mules will get the 5 slot pack. I will be able to outfit my characters pretty fast, get all the space I need for now and will be able to upgrade in the future as I think there will be a market for Light & Large EQPs in the future.
PS: Zera will get a Large (15) and Jara might get one too, because as a warrior she has more weapons to store. The others should be fine with the Lights (10).
04.May: Got my NCSoft account password and unlocked the bonus pane. I have some free slots now and probably won't need to mule or buy more slots in the near future.
05.May: Zquests make me progress some characters further in the NF & EotN storyline. As long as we stay in Norn lands & Kourna, this will be fine, but I don't intend to run charcaters across the map just for the zquests, if they are not on close by maps.
13.May: I'm not sure what I would do without zquests these days, but those and going for the Traveller's stuff pretty much dominates my GW gametime. Not sure if that's a good thing as more and more people from my friends list seem to be offline when I'm on.
21.May: I'm not sure if zquesting is considered "playing" a character, as you most likely put on a "gets things done fast" build and head out to the mission or boss. But at least they get played at all.
09.June: Three weeks later, I think it's a good thing to play more characters. Sova, my Mesmer got a lot of attention when I'm not zquesting. I usually "farm" easy to get stuff, but don't bother with long missions & dungeon bosses. The income varies a lot and I might even go for a Heavy EQP, because I see no long term goal to get anything else from the zcoins.
23.June: Got Zera her Heavy EQP a few days ago. Everything is just a bonus from now on, since the other girls don't really need lots of armour storage right now.
27.June: I'm still hoping for a Moss Spider egg from the Traveler, just to complete the Menagerie.
08.July: Bought a second Large EQP today and got a Vampiric Dragon Sword from a gift.
26.July: One more Large EQP; It's definitely not weapons that too much storage space, but upgrades and other junk...
09.September: I have 1 Heavy and 6 Large EQPs now. Baby Sin & the two mules inherited the 2k versions. Not really sure what to do next. I could get a Moss Spider egg or aim for more Heavies.
30.September: Kalhan, being a total sweetheart sold me an extra Moss Spider egg for a very fair price, so I might actually go for more Heavy EQPs now. Turning zcoins in to LPs or Elite tomes isn't really an option.
17.November: I'm just stockpiling zcoins right now. My extra money goes to LPs right now, my Nicholas items go ways to mates for a friendship price. I can't burn LPs that fast, so I don't see the need to sell EQPs. Fine for now.
19.December: With the arrival of the new costumes, more armour slots might be interesting. Perhaps I should create one or two more Heavy EQPs
15.March 2010: Quite some time has passed. I was hoping for more costumes, but they did not arrive (yet). I think everybody, even the most casual player will have an extensive collection of Heavy & Large EQPs right now. Only armour addicts will need more storage than the EQPs allow. Weapons are not really filling up the packs too, perhaps onyl Warriors with a variety of weapons & shields will have problems. I can imagine the first people getting a Everlasting Fireworks soon.
We also have only a few weeks until the 1st year of Z-quests is done and I won't continue this blog entry after that.
Summary of one year of Zquests & Nicholas stuff
I kept logging my weekly zquests and my Nicholas hunts for a full year now. This are my final notes on this project:
1. The highest coin gain was 42 silver coins in a week, but that and number in the 30s have been the exception. High numbers were generated by missions like Orchard, Morah, Abaddons Gate & Chabek which could be done fast within a short time.
2. There were only a few weeks with no point gain, but single digit numbers were common too.
3. I don't push the limits to gain gifts from Nicholas anymore. If he asks for silly items, I just don't waste my time on that.
4. A Gwen doll and a vampiric sword have been my best drops from gifts. The consumables helped gain the titles, but only by a small amount. Massive event day farming helped more on that topic.
5. Zquests help play a lot of different characters over the last year, which I haven't done for a long time.