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24 August 2010 @ 09:38 pm
Money money money  
Did some general loot gathering in Dragon Quest 9 last night, mainly involving a couple trips down the Kawasaki map and beating a couple grotto bosses, including Tyrannosaurus Wrecks. Got the Hoimi table to work two out of three times, not sure what i did wrong the second time.

Then i decided to explore the Gem Slime only floor grotto (Emerald Snowhall of Hurt Lv 81.) I spent an hour or two down there and got about 140,000 gold, which pretty much doubled my supply. I probably could have gotten at _least_ three or four times as much except that i insisted on trying to steal from all the Gem Slimes. The success rate was pretty damn low, but over the same hour or two period i picked up one gold bar and four or so pieces of Orichalcum :) (Which is a little odd since according to the Bestiary faq they're actually twice as likely to be carrying gold bars.)

I wonder how long i should spend grinding gold and experience before i try out the legacy boss grottos?

(I suspect that i'm making these posts for the sole benefit of kirinn, but oh well :)
Current Mood: geekygeeky
Kirinkirinn on August 25th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
Heh. Still haven't gone to Gittingham Palace, but have started doing some grottoes. Right now I can reliably beat Equinox and Nemean, but not Shogum. I suppose I should train up a priest for multi-heal one of these days. I did manage to beat Nemean with a Laundry Pole for a quest, though. Unfortunately it seems like the resulting staff ability scroll would be most useful on my Paladin, who doesn't use staffs...

Also, curse you and your Kawasaki map. ;) But with a little luck, I should be able to get it at DragonCon..
DonAithnendonaithnen on August 27th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
Geez, what level are you in your "main" classes? And how many hours have you put in? Either you're playing a lot less than me or you're gonna be _way_ over-prepared =P
Kirin: link-confidentkirinn on August 27th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
Eheheh... my "mains", as far as they go, are low 40s. But every character has a second class also at 40 (to unlock quests), and a third in the 20s-30s now. ^^; And everyone has one mastered weapon, some have secondaries. Want to train my pally in shields, too, but just starting that. I think my clock's at about 90 hours?

I also have probably some of the best weapons you can get without high-level grottoes or endgame unlocks - Uber Miracle Sword, Uber Falcon Blade, Storm Spear, Blinding Bow, Banefire Boomerang, etc. Whee, alchemy. Still have some armor I want to make, though.