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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #615 on: 05 June 2021, 11:08:10 »
Well done stormyboy and that takes you to the top of the leaderboad.   :)

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #616 on: 07 June 2021, 14:01:04 »
Played a bit more with my Soothsayer, but had a couple of crashes just outside the Athens Battlegrounds.   :(  So that's it for today.  Up to L22.



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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #617 on: 08 June 2021, 14:48:22 »
Theres something that causes instability around Athens Batlegrounds, i already sent a couple report via redmine months ago.

Hopefully it can be resolve..
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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #618 on: 13 June 2021, 19:04:22 »
Good job Medea! You doin some solid progress there. I consider The gorgons the first real boss of normal. As for the crashes i also experience those around the battlegrounds. And outside asgard as well. But i usually kill stuff untill it crashes and then run through everything untill the next checkpoint

Now, check this out as i have some progress as well :D. I had a few near death experiences but blood gem saved me every time. Other than that, i hope the developer that thought about the boss that teleports you back to him gets cold water in his shower.... luckily, i speared him down rly easy.

Now the real question...do i have to finish atlantiss to start legendary?

Stormyboy - Borkan - L75 Ranger AEAR (untwinked/no potions) - Helos woods

https://imgur.com/sj0qU0l (death/potion count)
https://imgur.com/lwlzwR5 (first "boss" from legendary. somewhere around the pile of corpses)
https://imgur.com/s4NvWZp (last boss of epic)
https://imgur.com/NDmdbMo
https://imgur.com/LfITSFX
https://imgur.com/VPJiFvn
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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #619 on: 13 June 2021, 19:26:38 »
Well, Atlantis an optional expansion so you could go back and do it later if you're doing all - AERA (AE, Ragnarok, Atlantis).  If you want to drop Atlantis then you'd need to change to AER to show you're not doing that expansion. 

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #620 on: 13 June 2021, 22:05:15 »
Ok then. I will go back to atlantiss after i finish legendary Greece. Here is my last upgrade for today.  I can't wait to killl the hydra. It's been years since i got to legendary.

Right now i am a bit affraid of skelletons. Without study prey they die kinda hard. If i don't farm for some anti undead stuff i won't be able to finish the secret passage.

Stormyboy - Borkan - L75 Ranger AEAR (untwinked/no potions) - Halcyon coast

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #621 on: 07 September 2021, 09:39:39 »
After a short break i am back again with an update. (new raid in world of warcraft, wedding etc :D)

So, i finally got to miss hydra and what i thought it would be a few days/weeks of farming transformed into 4 hours of trying to save my character from an undeserved death with alt+f4. Apparently each breath of the hydra is counted as a projectile spree (15-20/sec). What does that mean for my PC? Every time i would pull more than 1 hydra or i would touch it while it started breathing, my fps would instantly drop to 1-2 FPS/s. Sometimes i would happen while the boss was at 1% HP. other times would happen as soon as i started pulling. Good thing i always use scroll of unbroken fortitude at bosses that use breath attacks.
I saw online that others have this problem as well. But i think i could be an AMD problem only. I am playing the game on a AMD sapphire 6800 16gb, so hardware speaking i shouldn't have any problem (but i do). My old laptop had an nvidia 1050 4gb and i was farming the hydra like crazy on that. Maybe it's that, or mby i never noticed before. Who knows.

Ok, so the hydra is dead. Cool. Lets go through the most anti-stress, mass destruction, killspree zone ever: the Athena war grounds. Or not.......The game auto cancels at random moments (i had this problem happening on normal and epic as well, i just forgot how annoying it was). So, without any further chatting, this is my short update to show you i am still rolling.

 In the image below you will see only 2 bodies because after the first pull i was out of scrolls and had to teleport and buy more (it disappeared after i got back).

Stormyboy - Borkan - L76 Ranger AEAR (untwinked/no potions) - Athens Marsh

https://imgur.com/Ra9zj6D
https://imgur.com/rbsCNIs
https://imgur.com/pwTp8Sg

Now i am parked in Athens but i will go back to the warground and try to clear it. I can't stand having black zones left on my map.

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #622 on: 07 September 2021, 21:29:42 »
Updated and welcome back!   :)

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #623 on: 09 September 2021, 21:44:36 »
Stormyboy - Borkan - L76 Ranger AEAR (untwinked/no potions) - Room of the conduit

https://imgur.com/1bWA4xP
https://imgur.com/YHWC3eC
https://imgur.com/mEeJyo6

Boom! Greece is done.

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #624 on: 12 September 2021, 21:44:11 »
Stormyboy - Borkan - L77 Ranger AEAR (untwinked/no potions) - Temple of Marduk - Level IV

https://imgur.com/98OhqN5
https://imgur.com/IXYdfND
https://imgur.com/HgwXOtD
https://imgur.com/rAVFsjr
https://imgur.com/2LkALFB

Finished Egypt as well and going strong in China. Right now i am parked at the 3rd portal. Untill now everything goes rly well. The only thing that scares me is damage reflection.

Also, i am alrdy thinking about my next character for this challenge. I am somewhere between def+spirit or a nature+earth (pets). Next time i will go for twinked + potions run because to be honest, farming vendors for rings, amulets and weapons and using the helmet from the epic gorgons because it's the only thing with bonus exp i found (i am so oldschool that i am sure my survival is guaranteed by outleveling everything) is getting be burned out.

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