2016.01.16 – Recodes === End Game? Although my real life is going pretty well and exciting, it was not very good in terms of TB. I had very little spare time in the last two weeks, so I decided to spend most of it playing the game rather than working on my journal. Since I had limited time to play, most of last two weeks was spent on recodes with very little skill boosting. Here is my updated rooster: As you can see, first of all, I recoded Zerro. Finally, I have a (proper) Z Mage! That being said, I was so excited about the recode that I forgot to SB her until 40% before the recode. I guess that is okay since 75.5% is still good enough to rely on guaranteed activation. She will be 80% in no time. Second, I brought Bahamut, Leviathan, and Odin to (almost) L80 in all their jobs. This required spamming MZ 6 AHTK as well as countless 20-1 runs. But it is finally done. That being said, I will NOT recode them before bringing to 60% skill boost since they will only gain 20% SB through recode and they will be difficult to SB later on. I am also missing their items, so I think that is okay. During the recode madness, I started to think that the end-game === recodes. Would veteran players agree? Recodes, just because they can select skills depending on level restrictions seem to be quite powerful, especially for the end-game content. After a few tries, I managed to clear the weekly challenge, getting my energy. The previous week, I was only able to finish the first goal. From this point on, I will do my best to get the energy, and potentially be in the first 5000 players to get another energy. I am sure that once completed, Bahamut, Leviathan, and Odin recodes will help tremendously. In the meanwhile, I have ran TLS for quite a bit of time as well. Due to my mistake, two of these runs ended with no drops (I was forgetting to kill at least 4 of the ice golems with the NPC’s fire attack), but I still managed to bring Zael and Calista to ~53% SB. Once they are 70% SB, I plan to bring them close to L90 on their third job and then use them to farm the Tiger otomo. Today, I realized that we got the Gormandizer Hunt: Particles event, so I had been running it non-stop. After all getting particles and tears are more difficult to getting others for me since I spam 20-1 so much. I will be stocking up as much as I can. Particles are also needed for Otomo upgrades. Finally, I have planned the remaining of the event: I don’t think finishing weekly challenge would take a whole day worth of stamina. Still, this plan lets me do everything I want to and ensures that I have an extra day, just in case.