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ghastley
post Jun 24 2019, 02:58 PM
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Laurie has been deconstructing all the jewelry that the others have been gathering from their dolmen runs, and she's finally reached level 50, and got her achievements for Master level in all trades. Now she just needs to accumulate a score more chromium grains, and she can gold out an item and get the nice dye. (Blossom wants that on her axes). Blossom is next up for jewel deconstruction duty.

All those dolmens have got Blossom, Minx, and Taminwe up to level 9 in the FG, so they're closing on their Dawnbreaker. Unna and Bo have it, but not from actively chasing it. I'm not sure what they did differently, but I need to work that out.

And the crew as a whole has reached CP782, so we're closing on the cap.

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post Jun 24 2019, 03:45 PM
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Buffy's pretty happy with her crafting arrangements. Healer does provisioning, alchemy, furniture and is an 8 trait all round crafter. Stormsorc makes gear - all armors, weapons, glyphs, jewelry and is 9 trait in all now.

The others don't make anything; they just focus their 'crafting' on what we call fighting, finding, grinding:
Fighting - Provisioning and alchemy perks to make food/potions last longer.
Finding - Keen eye for alchemy, jewelry, clothing, wood.
Grinding - Perks for all crafts to extract the best results when grinding stuff up.


In other news, Bowsorc just completed her Psijic skill questline.


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post Jun 26 2019, 03:49 PM
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The rate of Chromium grains dropping is getting really annoying. Laurie did two JC surveys last night and got a single grain from each of them. At this rate it will take weeks to get that Divine Gold dye.

On the positive side, a few circuits of the Auridon dolmens got Taminwe her FG level 10 and the Dawnbreaker is now on her bar. She'll still need another skill point to morph it up, but there are plenty of skyshards. Minx is next in line for that grind, as Blossom is busy on Jewel Crafting. She's just moved up to Copper.



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post Jun 26 2019, 11:30 PM
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ghastley, if you need research pieces for the last few traits in jewelry, ping me - May has all nine traits researched and will be happy to make any pieces you need.

This goes for anyone else interested in getting all their traits researched - Maz finished hers some time ago and is truly a Master Crafter. She is now working on getting all the motifs . . .


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post Jun 27 2019, 01:49 PM
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QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Jun 26 2019, 06:30 PM) *

ghastley, if you need research pieces for the last few traits in jewelry, ping me - May has all nine traits researched and will be happy to make any pieces you need.

This goes for anyone else interested in getting all their traits researched - Maz finished hers some time ago and is truly a Master Crafter. She is now working on getting all the motifs . . .

Thanks for offering, but...

I looked at the prices on TTC this morning for an Exemplary Triune Ring, and I found one for 2000 gold. I picked Triune, as that's the one where I have neither ring nor necklace. If I wanted one made, I'd have to supply the Dawn-Prism trait material, which was selling for 27,000 gold. There are very few crafted research pieces in the stores for that reason.

After thinking a while, it made some sense. There's only one thing you can do with the ring, and that's research it. What's more, each character can only use one of them, so supply is adequate for the demand. The trait material can be made into a set piece, which is much more valuable than the research item, as there are a lot of sets. They also made the trait mats hard to get, compared with Nirncrux, which is a rare drop, but you can reasonably go forage for it.

I already bought exemplary pieces for several other traits, and we're waiting out the research timer to use them.

So if I need something for purposes other than research, I'll consider that offer. However, by then, Laurie may be able to make her own.

ETA: JC continues to be frustrating. Laurie got two surveys out of the crew's daily writs, and refining all the Platinum got her no Chromium grains at all.

Minx ignored all that and finished off her FG grind with the Auridon dolmen train. Now it's just Blossom that needs her Dawnbreaker, and she'll get the jewels to deconstruct from doing it, too. She's about to move up to Silver, and will need a side trip for some skyshards.

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post Jul 1 2019, 02:29 PM
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Another grindy weekend.

All my stamtoons now have their Dawnbreaker (FG 10), so that's one item crossed off the list. Everyone is still doing their daily Undaunted delves, and that only goes at one pace. A couple of times recently, somebody also got a skyshard from the delve, because it hadn't come up for them before. The daily JC writs are slowly bringing in the intricate items for Blossom to deconstruct, and the surveys for Laurie, which get her a Chromium grain a day on average. CP is steadily rising - 792 now.

We've been chasing the Exemplary Triune pieces that pop up around the guild merchants. Managed to find the ring under 10k, but the necklace always sells before we get there, or else they have one for 40k. That's the only piece Laurie doesn't have, but there are four in the queue for a research slot, so it can take its time. It's becoming a race between the research set and the chromium, to see which takes longest. huh.gif

Odds and ends are getting cleared up, like getting the purple ring to replace the blue, or changing, or adding a missing, enchantment to a set piece. We may use up some transmute stones, too.

When we finally hit the CP cap, there will be a round of re-assignment to re-balance things. Which will probably happen a few times more, as items helms show up at the Golden, and sets get adjusted.

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I found a bit of time to play on the PTS, with my necro. I just gave her a set of training Hunding's at level 14 (head , hands, feet and bow) to see how that works. With the helmet hidden, she's still only visibly wearing gloves and shoes. They're Khajiit style as an outfit, so she can keep her claws out. She briefly donned chest and legs of each weight, to fire up the armour skill lines, but they've been sold off again, and she's advancing them slowly but steadily wearing 1,1,1.

Because there's nobody around on the PTS, going to a dolmen means attempting it solo, and she died about twenty times doing her first. We may not do that again, but she did want better jewelry, so it was worth one try. Naturally she wanted robust or healthy, and got arcane.

She just rescued Sai Sahan, as the MQ pushes you to complete each quest immediately after the prior one, now that the level gates aren't in place. Since they give high XP and a skill point, we're doing them.

I've given some consideration to switching her to magic, but magcro is getting generally bad press. She likely won't last long enough to find out, anyway.




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post Jul 8 2019, 02:53 PM
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Well we hit CP 801 this weekend, so we have all the right digits, just need a bit of work on the order. biggrin.gif


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post Jul 8 2019, 03:34 PM
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Grats on breaking CP800!


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post Jul 8 2019, 09:07 PM
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QUOTE(ghastley @ Jun 17 2019, 09:50 AM) *

We got another whole Aurbic Amber from a Psijic Portal - and we still don't have enough pulverised to make one. So Bo made a necklace with it, and Blossom got to research it.

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to acquire the other traits. Buy an Exemplary, buy a pewter one someone else made, or try to farm one. Then after the first, the trait materials are as hard to get as the jewels, so do I purchase/farm on, or buy the trait mats and make them? The answers may be different for each trait, as I suspect we'll farm for Harmony, sending the tanks on Undaunted pledges.

I'm also starting to reconsider the whole project. Laurie would like to master the craft, but we're not sure if the traits are worth learning for actual use. Once she's able to improve jewels, and make set pieces, the usefulness of the skill is complete. She's researching her 11th trait of the 18 right now, with no more in the pipeline. We're looking at what sets that allows her to make jewels for, and whether more traits are needed just for the count.

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I fired up the PTS and was surprised to find I still had Elsweyr access, even though I haven't bought the upgrade yet. Since it provided me another character slot, I created a female Khajiit necro (Gal Ore) and took her to Kenarthi's Roost for some easy quests and skyshards to level up a bit. She's researched all the alchemy ingredients, as the craft bag gives her a leg-up there.

I have her at level 7, wearing only boots and bracers, and wielding a bow. She's not yet had to avoid any skill choices that would be criminal, but that's imminent. We'd probably pass those up, and take weapon line skills instead. I'm tempted to give her CP instead of armour for a while, and see how she does. Since a character grows out of their equipment so fast, she may do better without any, if she gets a lot of resistance instead.

And because it's on PTS, she can be a complete failure, too.



The PTS has been a big help for me in making decisions about changing what I'm going to do with a character's build or armor = a huge help! (especially in keeping me from making a change that would have been detrimental and at great cost on the Live server).





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post Jul 8 2019, 09:35 PM
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QUOTE(ghastley @ Jul 8 2019, 09:53 AM) *

Well we hit CP 801 this weekend, so we have all the right digits, just need a bit of work on the order. biggrin.gif



Woo Hoo, I think only 9 left to reach the ceiling, right? Congrats on barking running with the big dogs CP-wise now, lol.











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post Jul 10 2019, 02:23 PM
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We're starting to feel "just a bit short" of everything. Crew now at CP 804. Laurie is a few chromium grains short of the fourth plating. The healers are at Undaunted 4.x, and Orbs are at 5. Unna is at Undaunted 8 1/2, and so on. All of which could be done in a week, if the grind doesn't get to us.

On the other hand, Floozie just took her final riding lesson, so the team has nine of ten completed on that. (Bo still has a month more).

Edit: Made the CP 810: Next up - learn to play!

Edit2: Unna now has Undaunted 9 at last, and the Healers both got to 5 and Necrotic Orb. Neither has it morphed for healing yet. Blossom reached L50 JC, but needs a skyshard for the final level of Engraving. Several of the stamina characters need to morph their Dawnbreaker still.

Everyone is doing JC writs in the hope of surveys, as you have to refine stupid amounts of platinum to get chromium grains. We get about one from every four surveys, and we're lucky to get a survey from 10 daily writs. When we final get those last three grains, Laurie will do a Master Writ to at least get something back for the effort. It's the achievement and dye she's chasing, but a few vouchers will also help.

Still no decision on Merchant. There's a good chance we'll buy Nuzhimeh, and also get the Alfiq banker for the small homes.

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