I decided, after my 31st saving of the King, to hang out a bit in the Kingdom instead of ascending yet again. I set myself some goals:

  • Get the Level 30 Trophy as a Seal Clubber
  • Farm meat
  • Open the clan dungeon
  • Do a 3rd basement dive

My last 18 runs were going for speed (my softcore record is now at 5 days / 884 turns) which ate a bit of my funds to stock up on food booze and quest items.. Most of them were as a turtle tamer so I had already pretty much all the skills, meaning I didn’t have to spend meat on getting them again.. Most of the time I finished runs with over 40k on hand, which helped offset the restocking fees.

I was also working on the Professional Tour Guide Trophy.. That will have to wait a bit, I have 6-7 runs left for that one.. Out of 30, not too bad. It does simplify decisions during a run, since you just stick to one familiar.

The last 2 times I went up to level 30, it took me around 22,000 turns. So I’m here for a while. Level 30 is at 845 base main stat, or 714,025 substats. I made Level 15 today, and I’m sitting at 212 Muscle. For comparison, to ascend you need to get to Level 13, which requires 148 main stat.

I’m not really powerleveling – doing so would cost meat, and I want to farm meat. So I’ll be patient. No 2,000 clovers uses for me. Right now my farming setup isn’t too bad:

  • Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Sword: +75% (over 125 UPC Stickers in stock)
  • Cup of Infitine Pencils: +15%
  • Duct Tape Shirt: +20%
  • Spooky Putty Leotard: +15%
  • Natty Blue Ascot: +20%
  • Baron von Ratsworth’s money clip: +15%
  • pulled porquoise pendant: +15%
  • Hobo Monkey (40lbs): +198.88%
  • Polka of Plenty: +50%
  • Gnefarious Pickpocketing: +10%

For a grand total bonus of +433.88% to Meat Drop. Neat. I’d need two more run to get the other passive skills to boost it even more, but I’m ok with those numbers. The only equipment slot that doesn’t help is the hat, so I’m using one that boost Monster Level to give me more stats after fights.

It will still take a looooooot of farming. Getting the basement dug under the clan hall is a 10,000,000 meat operation. After that you need 1M per dungeon run. The run fee should be in most part financed by reselling some of the drops. I already have some boss drops from my previous clan, so doubles can always get smashes or something.

The last item on the list involves both the trophy and the budget — getting a 3rd piece for my Telescope involves a lot of work, and meat. My first two dives probably cost me 800k and 300k. The difference is easily the Exotic Parrot at 500k, which helps tons for the elemental tests. A good thing about Basementing is that it’ll give me a lot of stat gains, bringing me closer/faster to level 30. I guess I should revised my previous statement about powerlevelling (kinda) and my Level 30 budget…

Today’s stats:

  • Advs Used: 255
  • Meat Gained (net): 217,794
  • Substats (muscle): 10,892
  • Fullstats (muscle): 28

The profit from the last few days will at least already cover the basement dive… woot! I should also have a look at my inventory and dump some crap in my store.. That should help..

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