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rangifer’s diary: pt. xxx

cervid solos the Spirit of Rock!!

I used a V-day basket to solo the Spirit of Rock on my STR priest, cervid! The Spirit of Rock is a real tough boss, and tough to even find one, as well…

You can watch the full struggle — I mean, fight — on the Oddjobs YouTube™ channel!

cervid vs. SoR <a rel="nofollow noreferrer" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5fhczQQz3c">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5fhczQQz3c

Gambolpuddy and hashishi are back, for great KPQ!

I logged on, and Kelsey (Gambolpuddy; also Taima, Tacgnol, Boymoder, Yotsubachan) was already raring to KPQ! So off I was to hop onto my besinner, hashishi, to PQ with her DEXginner Gambolpuddy:

Gambolpuddy and hashishi at KPQ

Our first party was us two, plus two pirates who were new to the server:

Just as god intended

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hashishi: our party is half pirates and half beginners
just as god intended

Later on, a fellow claw-wielding KPQer by the name of Gwisin managed to be rather impressed (or unimpressed…?) with my damage. I think that she was confusing the damage number from each of my basic attacks with one of the two lines of a Lucky Seven:

Gwisin

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Gwisin: hashi are you dexless :O?

hashishi: yes

Gwisin: scary x.x

Gambolpuddy [buddy list chat]: lol

…Little did she know, I was more DEXless than she even imagined!

Here I am, having a staredown with Gambolpuddy — although, I look more confused than fierce, at least in comparison to Gambolpuddy:

hashishi and Gambolpuddy staredown

Shortly after having a staredown, we found out that, bizarrely, the F6 facial expression shows on top of the Smiling Mask:

F6 above Smiling Mask

In any case, we KPQed for quite a while. hashishi leveled up to 30!:

[Congrats] hashishi has reached Level 30 as a Beginner!

And we fully graduated KPQ (level 31):

Gambolpuddy and hashishi graduated KPQ

The Red Flowery Tube that you see me wielding above was dropped on the ground next to the Mushroom Shrine gachapon. The 11 SPEED really helps me get around, even if I can’t exactly do damage with the thing, having 4 base STR and 4 base DEX. One’s trash is another’s treasure…!

capreolina grinds CDs solo, and with Gumby

In another episode of basket-using, I was grinding alone at CDs for a bit on my woodswoman capreolina. CDs are my go-to place because I know they’re overpowered, based on others’ treatment of the map and the people who I see training there, and tbh I don’t know where else to gooooo…

With the HS from the basket, and me simply soloing a map full of CDs, I managed to reach an alarmingly high EPH of 5.5M!! :O

capre solo basket CDs EPM test

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[system message]: capreolina — Lv.103 Ranger — Total EXP: 276,276 (2.3%)
EXP Per Hour: 5,525,520 — EXP Per Minute: 92,092

About a quarter of the way through my basket, I was joined by ally and permabeginner Gumby. I got enough experience on capre to hit level 104!!:

⟨Party⟩ capreolina has reached Lv.104.

cervine wraps up the chair quests

I needed to do only a little bit more to finish Romeo & Juliet’s quest on my I/L magelet cervine. This now puts me at five total completions of the questline, haha:

cervine: victory chair

So many chairs…!

capre grinds Fancy Amps with Taima

Taima (Kelsey’s ultra-str0nk permabeginner) and I chomped some baskets and decided to grind together at Fancy Amps. We had a blast:

capre grinding Fancy Amps with Taima

And Taima reported that her @epm recording read 2.59M EPH!! Quite a bit better than my usual duo with her, on my STR priest cervid, partly owing to the bonus event EXP, and partly owing to capre’s flurry of projectiles tearing the Fancy Amps to shreds.

Finishing two more rose sets

To this point, I had managed to hunt two Red Valentine Roses, six(!) white ones, and a yellow one. I wanted to use these to complete at least two more rose sets, so when OmokTeacher (Slime, Slimu, JumpQuest, Slimusaurus) remarked in alliance chat that he had way too many blue roses from grinding at Voodoos, I offered to trade two of my white roses for two of his blue ones. He insisted that the blue roses were truly worthless to him, and kindly gave me two for free!! Thank you!!!

Similarly (and even more to my surprise), when I then sent out a smega offering to trade my white roses for a yellow one, Thanato kindly offered to donate me a yellow rose! When I met up with her in the FM to trade, I asked if she was also Satania, who I had met before with Tacgnol when we went to rose farm at Chunins (see the previous diary entry). She assured me that she was not Satania, but that I was not the first person to tell her that she looked like Satania. In any case, thanks so much Thanato for the rose!! Time for two more cute rings…!