Log Entry for the 21st of September 2014.
Monday, the week begins in Ancient Greece where I hunted Brontes Cyclops, a hunt in Ancient Greece consists of using my Archon’s sword until it requires full repair, if I’m part way through a mob I switch to my Philosopher’s to finish it off, sometimes I may take a few more. Today I completed 5 hunts, scored 2 globals and did quite well.
Tuesday, 4 hunts today this time on both Arges and Brontes Cyclops, I realised I had nearly finished the Brontes 333 mission and that to get to the Arges I would sometimes have to slay a few Brontes so I began concentrating on the Arges. The Archon’s sword reached tier 1.9, I checked but do not have what is necessary to upgrade it on Next Island so it will have to wait until we get back to civilisation. I managed 3 globals plus a few good loots and later I crafted some Simple I Conductors, only about 250 clicks but I managed a global there as well, I’ve always liked Ancient Greece and it seems that it likes me. In the evening Nocturaline and I experimented with Stereops Cyclops but found this difficult even with 2 of us against a level 24 we struggled and died a few times, as these are not close to a TP the 333 mission will be very slow work with our current skills and the level of technology available in Ancient Greece. It seems a band of Herb Box Healers will be required, we are intending on doing a few experiments to work out how many we need and then recruiting prior to returning to complete the mission.
Wednesday, over night I had won an auction for a pair of Hoplite Sandals so I went back to the future to collect these from Next Island Auction, it brings me to having 6/7 Hoplite parts, I still need the arms. Having collected and repaired the sandals I went straight back to Ancient Greece were I set about the Arges Cyclops and in the process I completed the Brontes 333 mission and then some as they just kept getting in the way. I turned in the mission but it seems all 3 Cyclops missions need to be completed to receive the reward. Arges I hope to complete this week and then it’s just the Stereops to finish, I will try to take a few while I’m here but I think the healing squad will be required. Loot was not so good today, I got more no loots and did not even get close to a global. After 3 hunts I finished the day at 214/333 Arges.
Thursday, another day killing Arges Cyclops, 3 hunts and I completed the 333 mission, a slightly better day than yesterday as the final hunt was profitable, maybe things were swinging back in my favour but I didn’t stay to find out. Before leaving I picked up some Ancient Greece TT items for Feyn. I moved to Next Island where I finished some missions, one of which required I visit Creon in Ancient Greece to take what was supposed to be beer but turned out to be poison. When Nocturaline came on-line she immediately returned to Next Island, it seemed we had both done as much as we could at this time so decided to move on to Rocktropia. On Rocktropia I began to hunt some Motorhead Royalty in an attempt to gain some Tier VI Components, I had to leave part way through as it was getting late.
Friday, Motorhead Royalty are a stretch for me, I added the 5B plates to my Ghost armour as this seemed to give the best protection, even so I had frequent trips to the revive and a TP back. The loot was poor as is becoming more normal however I did manage to gain 32 Tier VI Components in 3 hunts (including the one I started late last night). The Barbarella did not really have a safe range for picking these so I paid a quick visit to Hunt the Thing and picked up a few assault rifles, these were much safer as long as I did not strafe, in which case it was a bit of a disaster. I did pick up 4 skill gains and my combat average is now 32, not sure if it went up or not though.
Saturday, on Rocktropia I hunted more Mororhead Royalty and then some werewolves, I have to Serve the Nation while I’m here, haven’t you read the unwritten rules? Later during Space Skilling Saturday I hunted some Cosmic Horrors, surprisingly the loot from them was only slightly worse than the Royalty. Looking at my total loss from hunting on Rocktropia it was a bit scary! On the upside our new Soc. name finally kicked in “Chug’s Nomads”.
Sunday, I was at Monria and hunting Arbitrator the Vermin with both Wolta and Nocturaline, go team Sleepyheads. By Rocktropian standards it was a slight improvement but still quite poor. Later we had a warp client, while completing that job I got the opportunity to visit Crystal Palace and store some items I had been carrying for far to long.
Due largely to the Rocktropian experience I managed to lose significantly more than 1000 PED this week. Not a good week for me financially but Ancient Greece did yield a positive and it’s always nice just being there.