Happy Birthday to me. Well kind of!

Log entry for the 14th of August 2016

As you can tell I have not been doing anything other than Space Skilling Saturday for quite sometime now however this week, Thursday the 11th to be precise is the anniversary of my arrival on Calypso as a fresh faced colonist so I logged in for the traditional anniversary hunt.

Thursday, I was on Crystal Palace and there was no one to team with so I went solo against the Aurli, managed a couple of globals of 158 and 50 PED before I finished, oddly the A104 lasted the entire hunt, it normally only manages about 40 minutes but this time stretched to 60, maybe I was just slow. I lost only 25PED which is a as near to a birthday present as MA are going to give me.

After I tp’d to Calypso to help out Clyde, a friend who started the day after I did, he does not play much any more either.

Saturday, it was Space Skilling Saturday which went quite well. After I tried Aurli solo and naked, I managed 4 but it was touch and go at times with plenty of healing so I left it for another day. I would need a healer to make it practical I think.

Loss for the week was 55 PED and that gave me a return of 92%, if it was like that much of the time I would still be playing.

 

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Temple raider

Log entry for the 24th of January 2016

Monday, with the skulls gained I raided both the Water Temple and the Forest Temple, I did quite well in the water and not so well in the forest. Both gave globals and the Forest granted me a rare item HoF when I got the forest idol. I do like doing these, there is something about them which is exciting. I think I have misunderstood the messages I get when entering, I read them as though once you had gained access by using a skull you could return to them any time but I think it just means you can return to the same session if you get killed and revived. I did raise a support case but have had no answer, I suspect they are still laughing. After I started on some Kongs to try to get the mountain skull, I had to log before I was finished.

Tuesday, I finished off yesterday’s Kong hunt, the results were a disappointing 50% return and not even a sniff of the skull. I shall have to keep trying. These are not an easy mob for me with my current set-up, maybe I should try a different armour as I spend too long healing.

Saturday, it’s Space Skilling Saturday followed by some the Things, unfortunately I did not return from SSS in time for the Zombie and King Kongs. TigeRPaW very kindly gave me a the King Kong map fragment, Jungle, this will bring my map fragment total to 3 of I believe 7. Big thanks to TigeRPaW, I owe her.

Sunday, I did the Mountain Gorilla event in the hope of gaining a Crystal Skull, I did not win this and came 6th, I did gain several forest skulls though, I will have to hit that temple a few times next week.

This week’s loss is 546 PED, a return of 71%.

 

From the desk of
Chela Bias.

Holy gorilla crap!

Log entry for the 17th of January 2016

Late getting this one on-line, I’ve been too busy, I seem to have made a complete hash of posting it too, even though it is a draft the first line sits on the site waiting for the rest of it.

Monday, I head to Rocktropia, the next task will be happening there so that’s where I need to be. I should probably have updated the ship’s log but I failed.

Tuesday, I try to get into the Biodome and fail using both entrances and a fault in the roof, it’s instant death at entry. I chat some on #rocktropia and learn there is a rather long mission to gain an antidote. I head to Secret Island to make a start on this and spend well over an hour fighting Mountain Gorillas, I make a start and a profit, it bodes well.

Wednesday, I have to kill Kongs so I do so, yesterday’s good fortune does not last and I lose quite a lot and fail to gain the skull I need.

Saturday, it’s Space Skilling Saturday. After which I head back to Rocktropia and join those fighting Zombie Kongs, King Kongs and various Things. This goes spectacularly well there are HoFs and globals aplenty and a return of over 200%, making me 1.5 k PED, this will be a great help, I also gain a couple of Kong map fragments, these are needed for the quest into the Biodome.

Sunday, I set to against the Island Gorillas back on Secret Island and only lose a few PED, I do not manage to gain a Water Skull but I swap a Forest Skull from the Mountain Gorillas with Wolta for a Water Skull. More headway.

The return for the week was 143%, a profit of 1252 PED, a good week.

Looks like I did not make a hash of this post but that the latest “we have to make it work on a tablet” release of the software does not work properly, they are making it harder and harder to find the “this is easy to use on a PC” version of the software, bloody shame.

 

From the desk of
Chela Bias.

Marvellously Merry Mayhem mostly, mmmm

Log entry for the 3rd of January 2016

Monday, I realise I’ll not be able to spend enough hours in Merry Mayhem to qualify for the competition but I do want to reach the 2k total points so as to get back 200 PED of Universal Ammo, thinking back this was probably a false economy. I also decided to use my last 5 hour 100% skill pill from the Gold Rush event on Arkadia, yes I had reached my goal of level 60 Laser Pistoleer (hit) and in the process become Marvellous but what’s the point of carrying the pill around and risking losing it to a pirate between planets. Once I have gained the skill it cannot be taken from me, at least not yet. I popped the pill and had a couple of one hour sessions in the instance, the first hour was against Araneatrox the second against Kerberos. The result was a loss of nearly 150 PED (already spent 3/4 of the 200 PED reward right there) but there were three small globals, my points reached 1585, cumulative hours reached 12 and I got to 10% of the way to level 61, “marvellous” as Mr. Brittas used to say!

Tuesday, I spend another full hour with the Kerberos in Merry Mayhem Solo 3 which gives me a couple of globals and an 8 PED profit. Later I return for another hour (the first of a 2 part hunt) it gives just one small global.

Wednesday, part 2 of the hunt from last night, no globals, Laser Pistoleer (hit) reaches 18% to the next level and my MM points total increases to 1750, the combined loss for the two hunts is 224 PED, oops there goes the 2k point bonus. I now have 15 cumulative hours and a very sore right hand, I will have to rest tomorrow.

Friday, it’s 2016 so I wish a very happy new year to anyone who reads this and make a blogging resolution but see the end for that, don’t be filled with anticipation over it though it really isn’t that exciting.
I auction for a buy out price quite a lot of Animal eye oil, funds are low and I need Ammo, Christmas is always an expensive time of year and while I could afford it I decide I do not want to deposit until it is necessary.
Hour 16 against the Kerberos solo 3 results in one small global, a loss of 69 PED and a distinct lack of notes, there is a chance that I was hungover!

Saturday, hour 17 and a 32 PEC profit! I’m quite excited and start to work out what I could spend it on. There are a couple of globals, MM points reach 1828 and Laser Pistoleer (hit) climbs to 21% of a level.
Later there is Space Skilling Saturday which includes a run in with that nice fellow micjack.

Sunday, hours 18 and 19 in Merry Mayhem solo 3, both are against the Kerberos. The first hour is quite poor with one small global and a loss of 160 PED. During the second hour I reach the 2k MM points but continue to the end, I also get a decent global, Laser Pistoleer (hit) approaches 25% of the level and I get my 200 PED of Universal Ammo, unfortunately I use some of it instead of my purchased Ammo. I made a profit of 229 PED (including the 200 in Universal Ammo), am 89 points over the 2k and with only 19 hours am tempted to do one more to get it to 20, which is half of the requirement for entry to the competition.

The return this week was 91% which resulted in a loss of 321 PED, not bad really.

New year’s blogging resolution is to include more background information such as who I have been chatting with although about what may not be disclosed depending upon the content. I have noticed the blog has become very results focused and while I wish to include results I do not want them to be the total content.

 

From the desk of
Chela Bias.