It sounds naughtier than it really is sadly.
Also I plan on taking up a bit of Alchemy. I need the base ingredients to charge up my alchemy stone. I have one for life and I LOVE it. I might also pick up one for combat, but haven’t decided on that yet. Mostly because I’d need to be picking weeds every day or have an army of farms just to keep the damn things fueled with reagents.
My main goal in Alchemy at the moment is making Experience Elixers. It gives a slight boost to xp. In BDO I can assure you every little bit helps. Especially since you can stack the Experience Elixers with Milk Tea. That gives you an 18% xp boost. It also keeps you from wanting to tear your hair out from the roots when you’re seeing how little xp your getting per mob past level 56.
When you lump in the consumables xp bonuses in with the 10% xp boost you can get from the value pack and add 10% if you’re willing to pick up a costume, that’s a 38% increase to xp. Using the daily grind hour booster of 100% and xp weekends, you can get some serious xp in. Well that is if you’re willing to grind.
Personally I prefer grinding for XP over doing quests. Mostly because I hate going back to the same damn troll 3 times because he couldn’t tell me up front the he was hoping to incite piggy mass murder. Now if they gave me the option of taking the bone from his nose and beating him with it as a quest reward, then sure I’d be into questing. But a crappy green chest piece that I just disenchant in front of the guy (hopefully crushing his spirits in the process) just doesn’t inspire me to quest.
Though thing is I do like the quest reward system in BDO. Here I use quests to actually give me something lasting that expands my influence in the game and can expand my income potential. Who doesn’t love building their own little empire?
I’m more or less on my way to doing just that in having 3 investment nodes, pretty much all the nodes I can get to make the Calpheon timber crates, and now the nodes I need to get into alchemy.
I have a few of the nodes unlocked for things like plywood hardener which I used to make the Calpheon furniture I have in a few of my houses. This is our guild house in Velia. It’s not much but it’s a cozy place to hang out.
I also like being able to change out points to make costumes whenever I get that bee in my bonnet.
I should probably look into trying to make the high end leathers I need to get some of the costumes made that I still want for the Sorc, but I haven’t gotten around to that yet.
Oh yeah, and now that I have a farm again I can also try growing olives. That has a good chance of giving me the flame fruit I’d need to make the flash bangs you have to craft to make the Delphy knights costume. I’d be nice to have one of those for the Sorc too just for the lols.
It’s so odd that a slacker like me has accomplished as much as I have in a grind-core game. I did quite a bit in Neocron too though. Spending hours leveling construction and research. I don’t want to tell you how many hours I spend doing missions. I really don’t want to know.
All in all I’m pretty happy with what I’ve gotten out of BDO and I feel like the effort I’ve put into it has been rewarded. I have a guild full of people that feel almost more like family than friends and I have a good time. I haven’t really had this experience in an MMO in a long time. Though this is also one of the few games that is getting to be MORE fun as time goes on instead of more annoying.
The concessions they’re making for life skillers is just part of the awesome.
Anyways I’m off to get something for my birthday. Until next time keep on keeping on!