Three of our family members advanced in level this week. Eisheth (Crazy Emilia) reached Master Lv.3 inside Castilla Relic, and Selvaria (Selva) was promoted to Expert Lv.1 after several runs in Castilla Mine. Brisingamen (Karjalain) also reached Expert Lv.6.
This week's symbol collection was quite bad, plagued with low quality and low quantity... basically all the cheap ones - Symbol of Cancer, Symbol of Taurus, Symbol of Virgo, and Symbol of Sagittarius. Joaquin Underground Prison yielded Artisan's Earring Recipe and Qualified Earring. We also won another Artisan's Earring Recipe and Elite Le Noir (ele) Recipe from some field bosses.
Taking advantage of the 10% Discount Sale and Anemone Costume Promotion, we used our reserves of G1 Credits to get several Gold packages in order to craft and process our new fighter armor... Crafting it really used up a lot of Gold. It used to be that high-end armors drop whole instead of recipes. It seems the change towards more recipe drops is a profitable move.
Just for record, we used up 380 Upgrade Accelerators, 11 Lacquers +5: Veteran, and 10 Lacquers +6: Veteran to upgrade Le Scarce and Elite Le Blanc for Leather Armor Crystals. The armor itself was upgraded to +7 with 140 Upgrade Accelerators, 5 Lacquers +5: Expert, and 2 Lacquers +6: Expert. Opening the sockets consumed another 32 Socket Flux. Then, the enchant merchant trolled us with several WTF-type enchantments, such as...
After 296 Veteran Enchantment Chips and Enchant Sedatives, we managed to get DEF Rating +3 with some RES on it. Too bad, no DEF enchantment though. We ran out of Enchant Sedatives, so it will have to do for now. By the end of it, 21,000 Gold was nearly depleted.
We joined our 8th Legion War as mercenaries on the side of the Royalists, which won a point-based victory. So far, it seems like the side supported by Pegadilla Mercenaries will always win, probably due to high number of mercenaries in Orpesia server. We acquired Lv.5 war title (Superior Member, aka Advanced Soldier) and its respective buff. The weekly event colony was taken by Royalists, so Pegadilla Mercenaries will be supporting the Republicans next week. Gerard's reward remained 7 AM's Boosts (Event) and 5 Expert G EXP Cards for our 8th participation.
There was an extended maintenance for hardware upgrades this week, and the servers were down for 21 hours. Thereafter, there was lag in every map, resulting in up to 30-seconds ping. The servers were then brought down again for a 2nd maintenance for 1 hour to fix the lag issue... followed by a 3rd maintenance the next day for 4 hours. There were 2 disconnections inside Occulta Bounty Hunt missions.