*****NOTICE!!!! SPOILERS!!! NOTICE!!!! SPOILERS!!!!*****
I logged in to Super Hostile Online, standing in Valgarde Square. Just standing there I could tell the city looked…prettier. Roofs had more detail, overall more decor, pulling me into the scene, the city. I found cute, little houses that look so cozy I want to move right on in.
Now, I knew enough that my first thing to do was play with the new ATM banking system; I went and got all the g and G I had accrued (gold and gold ingots) and clicked the “deposit 10G” with a crafting bench and enderchest ready. Modern convenience!. Then I clicked the button to check my balance. Then I pulled it all back out and went to buy some levels.
See, how it works is, you can go to these little buildings
and purchase levels. You can buy 1500xp for 10G (gold ingots), which is a very fair price.
I then go to the class garden and get a class. There is Fighter, Defender, and Scout and if you’ve played any type of RPG you know what they are about. But each class gets goodies; splash potions at sunrise and sunset among other things. And the ultimate rank of each class unlocks a special class that is really powerful. So something to work toward. So I go off and get a class hat, and wander out the east gate of the city, toward Eastwatch. I know the loot tables have been changed, and I’m excited to get loots. One thing is obvious immediately; since natural spawns are turned off, and all monsters are spawner-borne, the monster amount is much more stable and consistent. I was able to quickly accumulate gold, mostly the small nuggets (1 g) but a few of the ingots, too. It’s nice, and reassuring to know, that if I die and lose my inventory, I can go to the bank, withdraw what I’ve deposited, and re-kit. You can purchase swords, armor, shields, and other supplies at the Cut Above shop, grab a class hat, and be reasonably equipped quickly. I like that! Another time, I fell in lava. Of course, cause that’s what I do.
So I went to Square One (the building with the “1” on top) and got the “Noob Suit.” It’s a suit of leather armor, enchanted with vanishing and binding, so it’s stuck on until it breaks. You also get strength for 20 minutes, and saturation for a couple of minutes so you don’t have to eat. Now, the trade off is that it wipes your inventory and takes your levels. But it gives you time to go easily kill monsters (you can punch them with the strength buff) and get your pockets going again. I did just that last night, ended up with, let’s see… 2 stacks of nuggets, a few ingots, and a Common Iron Sword and Common Chestpiece both dropped off a zombie (enchanted iron sword and leather chest). Oh, quite a bit of food, I don’t remember exactly what but I had potatoes and carrots aplenty. And I still had about a minute left on my strength buff. Very reasonable return on my effort, and made me feel not so unhappy about losing my pockets. Twice.
Super Hostile indeed! 😉
**There is so much more, but this feels like a good place to stop this post. Still so much more; dungeons, dojos, trade packs… oh yeah, and survival housing, which I haven’t even been to yet. So more blog posts to look forward to, guys. 😀