Hi humans. This week started out with an adventure in the alliance zone while farming points to get Devotchka the achievements associated with earning Echelon IV in the Free Trader’s Collective. While roaming around, I found a stray healer and somehow managed to kill her. She didn’t seen too happy about it. I also made a new character – a warrior. I did it mainly so I would have another character that I can use to praise my guild, but I eventually plan on playing it so I can learn more about melee characters. Devotchka and I finally finished her last Kelsaik’s Nest Hard Mode runs, and she earned her dungeon achievement. She got a new pet – Miss Kitty – and named it Parkzer.Kitten. Earlier today, I got my new max hit on a level 60 boss monster – 4,086,909 damage on Kerkion. And finally, I have an announcement to close out the week. Devotchka and I are slowly getting burnt out from TERA, and it’s about time for us to take a break. The problem I’m having is the same as before – it’s very hard to find good groups (for raids now, at least), and I’m getting tired of the redundancy of the game, basically doing the same thing over and over every day. Devotchka is getting tired of all the drama in her guild, as well as stagnant game content. Neither of us are quitting the game, but we’ll be taking a break from it and playing a lot less. We will both most likely be back in full force in about a month or so when the new patch comes out releasing the Reaper.
Hi humans. After some encouragement from my friend Adorel, I decided to attend my first ever Alliance Conflict. I wasn’t really that interested in actually participating in the conflict, because I knew there would be so many people there that I wouldn’t really be able to see what was going on, but I was told that there is a monetary reward for participants of the winning alliance, so I decided to go. Partway through the Conflict, our fort was invaded by members of both the oppositing alliances. We had to recall our primary assault raid to defend so we wouldn’t lose our Executor. After our assault raid cleaned up our fort of enemies, they headed back out on giant mounts (the size of your character model scales off of your killing spree). After over an hour of fighting, the Free Trader’s Collective was nearing close to victory. The only alliance left was Iron Order, and we were pushing into their base. I transitioned from defense to offense, and began to approach the Iron Order’s fort. As I entered their fort, I got chased out by a Guard that did way too much damage. I eventually won the duel. I’m pretty sure I was supposed to just run right past the Guards, though, because that’s what everyone else was doing. After making it inside their fort, I helped killing the Iron Order’s Executor, and the Free Trader’s Collective secured the Conflict victory. Adorel, who was on her lancer, sent me this screenshot from her point of view. After the conclusion of the Conflict, I got 5,000 gold as a reward for my participation in the Conflict.
Hi humans. While in Elenea to turn in a daily quest, Devotchka took a screenshot. She’s also seen modeling her new dyeable maid costume. On February 10, 2014, I crafted my first piece of Nightforge gear, Buzzsaw. It took quite a chunk of time to get five Bandersnatch’s Cubes, but I somehow managed to do it. The only caption I got with this screenshot after Devotchka sent it to me was “Swaggerino.” Devotchka got a new pet after finishing some climbing achievements. She gave it the appropriate name of Noshave.November. In the excitement of getting more achievements, Devotchka and I went to kill some BAMs to earn more achievements. Unfortunately, killing 25 of these Teraliths was also packaged into killing a particular world boss with a massively large spawn range 25 times, so we ended up not getting the achievement. I stopped by Cultist’s Refuge to carry one of Ed’s alternate characters through it. I took a screenshot at the exit portal after we killed the boss. And finally, earlier today, I crafted my Visionmaker robe body in preparation for crafting my Nightforge robe body, my second piece of Nightforge gear. Now all I need are 3 more Bandersnatch’s Cubes.
Hi humans. This week in TERA, we saw the release of Valentine’s Day costumes. Devotchka, being a fan of vanity items, got both colored costumes for her main character – black and white – as well as some costumes for her alternate characters. She put on her new dress and went to her favorite location, Scythera Fae, to take some screenshots. I went to visit her before the guild photoshoot. She fits right into the background and looks like she belongs there, while I look like a foreigner. Not long after, our guild, Renaissance, had a photoshoot with the new Valentine’s costumes. I didn’t get a costume (obviously because I like my regular robes and I would never wear the costume anyway), so I stood off to the side and watched my guildmates as they assembled in various locations across Scythera Fae. A few days later, Devotchka and I went back to Scythera Fae to finish up some quests that we hadn’t completed during our regular leveling period. While fighting BAMs, we both got heart fireworks from the Looking for Love boxes that were put on the loot table as a Valentine’s promotion. We tried to use the fireworks side-by-side so the hearts would be next to each other, but somehow they ended up on top of each other. For the last quest to finish in the area, we took a Teleportal into a quest area that was nicely designed. This is a screenshot Devotchka took of the cave after we killed the last boss.
Hi humans. About a month or so ago, I posted some screenshots I took while leveling up my Elin Priest. Earlier this week, I finally managed to get her to Level 60. Shortly after, I switched back to my main character and successfully enchanted my final piece of Strikeforce gear to +12. (Click to enlarge) A few days later, Devotchka and I went to Pathfinder Post to grind mobs and leveled up her warrior, Castlevania, to 60. And finally, the new Valentine’s items just got released. One of the items is a wig that I tried on. … I don’t think that wig is for me. Our guild is going to have a photoshoot with the new costumes, so pictures from that will most likely be up soon.
Hi humans. This week of TERA started out with an interesting Kezzel’s Gorge run. Somehow, Kezzel bugged and glitched so hard that he started moving backwards, and never actually left the first room. By the time we killed him, he was actually at the spot near where the beginning gate of the dungeon is. You might think this is great, but it’s actually not. Because he was in the first room, we didn’t get to use any weapons (cannons or drills) to damage him quicker. So, it took us about 20 minutes (as you can see by the fact that our regular charms ran out) to get him down. I also fell from 120% stamina to 80% stamina. The following day, a handful of members from my guild decided to troll me by creating Parkzer characters. As a parody of Linkin Park, Jurassic Park, and Central Park, they created Linkin.Parkzer, Jurassic.Parkzer, and Central.Parkzer. They made all of them sorcerers, and designed them so they looked just like my character. There was another character too – Peter.Parkzer, as a parody of Spiderman’s Peter Parker – that Ed made. But he ended up epic failing because for some reason he made it an Elin Mystic. … I don’t know either. This week also marked the last day Renaissance was a member of the Enlightened Union. Devotchka decided that it was time to switch back to the Free Trader’s Collective, the alliance in which she had originally been an exarch. The first screenshot is a train of mounts we made running to the Free Trader’s Hall, and the second screenshot is of us waiting inside the Hall for the alliance change cooldown to expire.
Hi humans. First of all, to everyone who wished me a happy birthday, thanks. Moving on to the point of this blog post, I had a conversation with my friend Mitzi today. Apparently her birthday was two days ago, and her sister made her a birthday cake. Usually, when you have a birthday cake, you want to write a message on it, such as “Happy Birthday, Mitzi!” or “Wow, you’re an old grandmother now, Mitzi!” Well … this was her cake. I literally could not stop laughing for at least a full half minute after seeing that cake. Not only is it hilarious that it doesn’t even say “Happy Birthday,” and it just says her name, as if her sister was afraid she was going to lose the cake, but you can barely even tell that her name is written on it. It looks more like there was an accident and her sister spilled a little frosting on top of the cake. To add to the humor, it seems as if she ran out of mini cupcakes, so there’s only two at the top instead of three. It was apparently a rainbow cake. I guess rainbows now only contain three colors.
Hi humans. This week in TERA screenshots, we have a continuation of an event from last week. After Ed successfully crafted his Nightforge bow, he proceeded to attempt to enchant it to +12. He managed to make it to +10.42% enchantment correction at +10 before he finally made it to +11. Obviously not the highest I’ve ever seen, particularly because I’ve had multiple pieces of my own gear go higher than that, but still pretty frustrating and demoralizing. (Click to enlarge) Mafia costumes also came out this week, and my guild was all over buying the new outfits. They were having a photo shoot, but Ed had other plans for them. Such photobomb. Devotchka got a mafia outfit for her warrior, Castlevania. Ed finally decided it was time to retire the fundoshi and decided to get a mafia outfit as well. In case you don’t know me well enough to have to ask the question, no, I did not get a mafia outfit for myself. I like my regular robes.
Hi humans. Have you ever seen an ambulance drive on the wrong side of the road? Well now you have.
Plot Summary: The episode opens with a woman asking her Fletchling to wake up her daughter Serena. Fletchling enters Serena’s room, waking her up with a Peck. The scene switches over to the narrator explaining the Kalos region while Ash’s airplane lands, announcing his arrival. Ash makes a grand entrance by slipping and falling down the stairs. Meanwhile, Team Rocket are watching from a distance. Ash is eager to start with a gym battle, but unfortunately, his gym of choice is in a different city. Instead, he goes exploring for new Pokémon. He soon finds out that the gym leader of his gym of choice is off on a trip; instead, Ash decides to challenge a different gym leader. Alexa and Ash part ways, and Ash goes on to explore the city and encounter more new Pokémon. Ash manages to find a gym, but unfortunately for him, he gets expelled from the building because he doesn’t have enough badges to be qualified enough to challenge the gym leader. During his fall, he and Pikachu manage to get saved by Clement and Bonnie; they quickly become friends. As expected, Ash challenges Clement to a battle; Clement accepts his challenge. During the battle, Ash and Pikachu outplay Clement by using his Pokémon’s strengths against him. However, Team Rocket appears and interrupts the battle. When it looked like Pikachu was at a disadvantage in the fight against Team Rocket, a Froakie appears out of nowhere to help Pikachu. With teamwork, they manage to defeat Team Rocket. As a result of the battle, Froakie is severely hurt, so Ash and his new friends rush to take him to a PokéCenter.