Pears R Us
Yeah, the hunts continue. However I'm probably hunting less than half the time that I used to, thus my name showing up less. Real life calls, and as well when I'm actually playing there are times I prefer to continue working on a project instead. Pears don't create levels after all. (Though they do help pay for things like School Day stones, hehe.)
Current count is 382 pears found.
The Gods Must Be... Used
Current gods being alchemy, manufacturing, and magic, I've of coursed been leaning heavily on those skills.
Alchemy - Tons of essies are required for Magic, so I've gotten a lot of experience from that. As well as mixing for other things, like self-crafting my ring stash.
As well, stockpiling magic essie ings for School Days, of which I've personally used 5 stones for since the last update. Some for manu, some for alch.
You advanced to level 136 and 137 of alchemy!
Magic - A difficult skill to level when you're not using any form of PvP in gameplay, thus the method most use, mana draining each other, is not an option.
I have made my levels without that, and plan to hit a goal level of 100 without resorting to it either.
So how? I explored all the spells that don't require other people to use, and checked their experience-per-gc to see which were the most cost-efficient. From there I weighed in time factors... speed of power-using the spell with mana limitations, time to mix all the necessary essences and SR potions, and so on.
I came up with 3 spells I'd primarily level with...
1- Magic Immunity - Best exp/gc that doesn't require another person.
2- True Sight - More expensive, but much faster experience due to less mana used and much more experience per spell. Stock for this when I can for use on Magic Days, though generally use MI.
3- Mana Drain - Not in any PvP sense, I've taken to using MD when kicking FCWs. This is a 3rd option that runs far behind the first 2, as I don't feel like doing this often. But it does end up being an inexpensive option thanks to FCW drops. Mostly pays for itself and then some.
At any rate... since last update:
You advanced to level 82-84 of magic!
Manufacturing - The third god skill. A goal of 100 still to be achieved, but it's slowly getting there. I figure 3 more full school days should be enough to accomplish that, it's just a matter of affording and stocking the leather/thread.
Though occasionally I have taken the Trik route, for some slower but much cheaper experience.
You advanced to level 93-96 of manufacturing!
The Overall Experience
Managed two more Overall levels since the last update, something not easily gotten at these levels.
Your overall level is now 162-163!
Away from the Gods, other skills do get some attention.
A/D continues primarily via dailies.
You advanced to level 131-132 of defense!
You advanced to level 131-132 of attack!
And well, other skills have been randomly played with:
You advanced to level 115-116 of harvesting!
You advanced to level 112 of potion!
You advanced to level 64-66 of ranging!
You advanced to level 68-69 of tailoring!
You advanced to level 72 of crafting!
For potion and crafting, those were the first time I've leveled those in quite a long while. Neither has any focus for now, just mixing potions for myself, and crafting rings for myself. That eventually led to these levels. Both will have much more focus after a few god changes.
What got left out? Summoning... Big plans for that soon enough (again after god changes), don't wanna waste ings before I get the god so I am doing some stocking for it. Engineering is completely off my radar for now though, although I will poof amber on an engineering day in the school as it stockpiles. Not stupid enough to ignore that killer experience.
1- Pear hunts as I feel like it or have time, less than before but still regular.
2- Power-level alchemy until I reach my goal and switch that to crafting god.
3- Power-level manufacturing (3 more school days as I can afford them) to drop it and take summoning god.
4- Continue doing what I can on magic, not expecting to reach my goal on it anytime soon, but slow and steady will help continue to poof up the level.
5- Um... seriously, that's enough. I have other things I do, but those are the only real plans.