Tuesday, September 14

Life

Life In The 21st Century

Or, What I Did On My Weekend, by Pixy Misa, Age 2B16

Caught up on a three-week laundry and ironing backlog, cleaned the kitchen, scoured the Wasteland for wooden tiles, dug out a controller for the genetic analyser for the robot dinosaurs, had a teriyaki chicken fried rice kimchi omelette, went shopping, fought off a network worm that was overloading two of my virtual environments, set a social media indexing server to automatically balance multiple tiers of storage, and listened to a series of radio plays.

You?

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1 I lost a lot of brain cells scanning through an angst-fest.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tuesday, September 14 2010 02:46 AM (+rSRq)

2 I tried to be witty.  

Posted by: Wonderduck at Tuesday, September 14 2010 03:05 PM (blg68)

3 How many tiles you need? I've got a hundred or so non-appraised ones...

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Tuesday, September 14 2010 03:17 PM (pWQz4)

4 I'm good for tiles for the moment.  PW and MJ really eat through your stocks of goodies though.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, September 14 2010 10:10 PM (PiXy!)

5 Tell me about it. Took me forever to get my steel set.

Have you been told of the taco-farming technique yet?

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Wednesday, September 15 2010 05:14 AM (pWQz4)

6 I know of Taco Tuesday, but nothing more.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, September 15 2010 11:17 AM (PiXy!)

7 Spent a couple of days running and shooting in the blazing sun (downed 3 liters of water each day), and 4 days to drive to location and back. Got a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVZdP9lpCNU

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wednesday, September 15 2010 06:10 PM (9KseV)

8 If you know you're going to be spending the next day farming tacos, set your filler themes. Effectively increases your drop rate by a good bit, 50% to double. Current consensus is that this happens because there is a hidden bonus to the taco drop rate depending on which month it is (and probably whether it contains T, A, C, or O in the name), and the filler themes activate every month at once. So you get the bonuses for every month... at once. ;p I'd been running low, now I'm up to 400 or so. Don't know if it works exactly as advertised, but it works. (Ordinarily you don't run your filler themes because of the NASTY penalty to stamina - 150 stamina lost for running all three, and you could have gained up to 70 if they'd been set to other things.) Apparently this was found out by someone who had set filler themes to get access to sugary candy (they were trying to get a Hat of Sakurya) and ended up farming tacos on a Tuesday. Go fig... Just leveling up here; need another 10 base levels in each stat or so before I feel confident of taking on the end of Pizzawitch, hard mode. That 40d45s/4stat check...

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Wednesday, September 15 2010 07:59 PM (mRjOr)

9 I swear that had line breaks in it when I typed it!

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Wednesday, September 15 2010 07:59 PM (mRjOr)

10 So Tuesdays in October will be a good time for TACOs.
I swear that had line breaks in it when I typed it!
But I eated them.

And yeah, 40d45 is a leetle high.  I was running PW at 33 crank, but that trick won't work for a quest.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, September 16 2010 02:54 AM (PiXy!)

11 I was running PW at 33 crank, but that trick won't work for a quest.

I couldn't get the first three Wasteland companions (Jaws, Palmface, Venus) when I was running a 3 crank, and you're doing PW at 33?  Either you've got every bonus known to Ninja, or I just suck at BvS.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Saturday, September 18 2010 02:40 PM (blg68)

12 Or I'm playing Legacy and using Flying Thunder God Technique and doing PW   r e a l l y   s l o w l y . . .

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, September 18 2010 05:58 PM (PiXy!)

13 So you're aiming to finish PW sometime around the heat death of the universe, eh?

Posted by: Wonderduck at Monday, September 20 2010 12:11 PM (blg68)

14 Around that time, yep.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, September 20 2010 01:11 PM (+J3Nt)

15 Eh. You only have to do 50 PW missions, and of those, you need a drop from four of them (the basic-level gear) and an ally level-up from two (Su-chan 2 and Lulu 2). Then you get access to a few more missions, of which you get a new ally from one (Blondie) and a level-up from one (Robogirl lvl 3).

And that's it. When that's done you're done with regular PW missions for the season. And the gear and 50 PW mission count loops, so in future seasons you need nothing but the ally level-ups and Blondie.

You need to do plenty of other stuff to finish PW, even in easy mode, but it's all other stuff besides PW missions. (Notably, you need to have a Lab Coat in your inventory, sacrifice a Polar Star, and spend a Lost Weapon, and not one of the easy ones, to build a Digital Keychain.) You get a neat ally (Cipher's +50 appetite bonus will earn him a permanent spot in your dayroll team), a good item (the PizzaWitch Cape gives a 20% AP bonus, as well as +1 level), and you can easily go on to get the Shift to Drift bloodline (+10 Edge on normal missions) and you're a really hard Ride way from getting the Hikari Overworld theme song (+5 Edge on normal missions).

The Edge is an amazing bonus for a high-level player, because the game rolls separately for -every level you have-; your total Edge is the percent chance that you'll get a bonus level each time. An extra 10-15 levels (effectively) means you can run your crank quite a bit higher...

The bonuses for beating it in hard mode are quite good too, of course, but the "hard" part is a LOT harder. Can't cheese it with FTGT, you've just got to be one bad mutha.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Tuesday, September 21 2010 09:31 AM (pWQz4)

16 Yeah, I know.  I was just having fun running it at max crank (33, now 35).

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, September 21 2010 10:46 AM (PiXy!)

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