Castle Age Update -28 May 2010

Level: 211 Date: 28-May-2010 Mood: Calm

Well, it has been a while since my last update. Been a bit busy but don’t worry, I have not been neglecting my Castle Age game. In fact, I have been playing it faithfully everyday already. Yes, I have leveled up to 211. And I have been fighting dragons, hydras and volcanic dragons. The dragons and hydras are meant for me to get the achievement for favor points. The volcanic dargons are for me to get the two impressive units – Volcanic Knight and Bahamut. They are indeed one of the most powerful units in the game. Oh, this post will be long. So sit back and enjoy.

I am about done with the Volcanic Knight, just need a burning sword. But the Bahamut, I am still lacking a lot of alchemy pieces. It seems that the volcanic stuff are hard to come by.  But I should be glad to get the Volcanic Knight first. I have fought like 5 Alpha Bahamuts, and put in a lot of stamina and energy, but still only 1 volcanic topaz. And worst of all, I got no legendary loot for me! Disappointed.

Cronus The World Hydra with 1,248,757 dmg:
You have been rewarded 1 demi points of Ambrosia!
You have been rewarded 1 demi points of Azeron!
You have been awarded 1 Favor Points!
You have been awarded with: Fire Elemental! [attack: 8 defense: 5] You have been awarded with: Fire Elemental! [attack: 8 defense: 5] You have been awarded with: Fire Elemental! [attack: 8 defense: 5] You have been awarded with: Griffin! [attack: 6 defense: 6] You have been awarded with: Griffin! [attack: 6 defense: 6] You have been awarded with: Hydra: Epimetheus! [attack: 18 defense: 24] You have been awarded with: Serpentine Shield! [attack: 4 defense: 6] You have been awarded with: Hydra: Epimetheus! [attack: 18 defense: 24] You have been awarded with: Hellslayer Knight! [attack: 29 defense: 33] You have been awarded with: Mountain Keep!
You have been awarded with: Hellslayer Knight! [attack: 29 defense: 33]

Wooohoooo! 1 favor point!! They gave me one favor point!!!Must be my lucky day.And of course I didn’t really hit that much this time but quite a lot of good loots. The Hydra heads and the Hellslayer knights are nice additions to my army.

Alpha Bahamut with 4,050,246 Activity:
You have been rewarded 1 demi points of Malekus!
You have been rewarded 1 demi points of Corvintheus!
You have been rewarded 2 demi points of Corvintheus!
You have been awarded with: Earth Shard! [attack: 1 defense: 3] You have been awarded with: Angelic Blessing! [attack: 0 defense: 2] You have been awarded with: Rusty Gloves! [attack: 1 defense: 1] You have been awarded with: Rusty Gloves! [attack: 1 defense: 1] You have been awarded with: Rusty Armor! [attack: 2 defense: 3] You have been awarded with: Arcanist! [attack: 23 defense: 20] You have been awarded with: Arcanist! [attack: 23 defense: 20] You have been awarded with: Inferno Shield! [attack: 15 defense: 10] You have been awarded with: Marketplace!
You have been awarded with: Marketplace!
You have been awarded with: Hellforge Guantlets! [attack: 14 defense: 6] You have been awarded with: Hellforge Plate! [attack: 25 defense: 12]

Hehehe, enough drops to make me happy. I got 3 alchemy pieces for the Volcanic Knight in this. Those Arcanists are also quite good drops. From what I know, due to the chance of getting legendary loots, the drops from the Alpha Bahamut is not as good as the ones from the regular Bahamut. But for me, I think it is about the same. Furthermore, in Alpha Bahamut, you get a chance to get a legendary loot, which beats fighting so many battles in order to get the various alchemy pieces. Remember, those legendary drops are Serpents! And they are powerful units!

Cronus The World Hydra with 4,269,881 dmg:
You have been awarded 1 Favor Points!
You have been rewarded 2 demi points of Aurora!
You have been rewarded 2 demi points of Corvintheus!
You have been awarded with: Orc Grunt! [attack: 7 defense: 5] You have been awarded with: Valerian Guard! [attack: 7 defense: 9] You have been awarded with: Dwarven Battlemaster! [attack: 9 defense: 7] You have been awarded with: Death Knight! [attack: 9 defense: 6] You have been awarded with: Dragon Charm! [attack: 3 defense: 1] You have been awarded with: Serpentine Shield! [attack: 4 defense: 6] You have been awarded with: Dragonbane! [attack: 5 defense: 5] You have been awarded with: Dragon Charm! [attack: 3 defense: 1] You have been awarded with: Sky Sanctuary!
You have been awarded with: Marketplace!
You have been awarded with: Jewel of Fire! [attack: 7 defense: 6] You have been awarded with: Hydra: Atlas! [attack: 23 defense: 28]

Disappointing right? Yes, I got one favor point and a Altas head. But that is about it! And I did spend tons of stamina to fight the world hydra. Come on, you got to give me better loots than all these crap which I have no use for. But I guess this is part of the game. Sometimes you get what you wanted, sometimes you get crap. Even if you have spend a lot of effort to do it. Wait, just like in real life! Wow, this game teaches me real life! Or is it because I think too much?

Alpha Bahamut 3,743,395 Activity:
You have been rewarded 2 demi points of Azeron!
You have been rewarded 1 demi points of Malekus!
You have been rewarded 2 demi points of Ambrosia!
You have been awarded with: Feral Staff! [attack: 2 defense: 2] You have been awarded with: Angelic Blessing! [attack: 0 defense: 2] You have been awarded with: Angelic Blessing! [attack: 0 defense: 2] You have been awarded with: Earth Shard! [attack: 3 defense: 2] You have been awarded with: Earth Shard! [attack: 1 defense: 3] You have been awarded with: Hellkite Minion! [attack: 32 defense: 27] You have been awarded with: Inferno Shield! [attack: 15 defense: 10] You have been awarded with: Blazerune Necklace! [attack: 9 defense: 8] You have been awarded with: Mountain Keep!
You have been awarded with: Volcanic Helm! [attack: 32 defense: 14] You have been awarded with: Volcanic Helm! [attack: 32 defense: 14] You have been awarded with: Volcanic Topaz!

Yup, I got the Volcanic Topaz. One of the ingredients to make Bahamut for my army.  The others drops are quite good as well. – Inferno Shield, Blazerune Necklace and the Volcanic Helmets. See – Alphas do drop good loot. Of course I still did not find any of the legendary loots from the Alpha Bahamut. But forums are abuzz with people with tons of such drops. So I guess it is all dependent on the amount of damage and luck.

Frost Dragon with 235,051 dmg:
You have been rewarded 2 demi points  of Azeron!
You have been awarded 1 Favor Points!
You have been awarded with: Magic Missile! [attack: 1 defense: 0] You have been awarded with: Griffin! [attack: 6 defense: 6] You have been awarded with: Magic Missile! [attack: 1 defense: 0] You have been awarded with: Dragonbane! [attack: 5 defense: 5] You have been awarded with: Avenger Amulet! [attack: 5 defense: 2] You have been awarded with: Avenger Amulet! [attack: 5 defense: 2] You have been awarded with: Marketplace!
You have been awarded with: Marketplace!

I love Frost Dragons but they don’t drop much good stuff. No Dragon Scale to create the Helm of Dragon Power.  Hey, at first you might think that I didn’t put up enough of a fight, but for a dragon 235,000 damage is quite a lot! Each 5-stamina hit is about 4k of damage from my side. Spent quite a lot of effort on this.

Gildamesh, The Orc King with 18,972 dmg:
You have been awarded with: Energy Potion! [attack: 0 defense: 0] You have been awarded with: Gildamesh’s War Plate! [attack: 5 defense: 1] You have been awarded with: Gildamesh’s War Axe! [attack: 6 defense: 0] You have been awarded with: Gildamesh’s War Helm! [attack: 6 defense: 1] You have been awarded with: Marketplace!

Easy one. Just a few hits and the Orc King went down. Got a few of his stuff like his war plate, war axe and war helm. Whatever. Did this for a friend who is just starting out. Yes, I am that friendly. Actually I am pretty sure that he will be able to bring the Orc King down himself, but he was a bit worried. So I helped him. Am I kind or what?

Bahamut, the Volcanic Dragon with 2,641,775 Activity:
You have been rewarded 1 demi points of Malekus!
You have been awarded 1 Favor Points!
You have been awarded with: Feral Staff! [attack: 2 defense: 2] You have been awarded with: Rusty Gloves! [attack: 1 defense: 1] You have been awarded with: Feral Staff! [attack: 2 defense: 2] You have been awarded with: Blazerune Ring! [attack: 7 defense: 10] You have been awarded with: Blazerune Necklace! [attack: 9 defense: 8] You have been awarded with: Mountain Keep!
You have been awarded with: Castle!
You have been awarded with: Mountain Keep!
You have been awarded with: Hellforge Plate! [attack: 25 defense: 12] You have been awarded with: Skullfire! [attack: 16 defense: 16]

Well, what can I say. At least I got one favor point from this. If the developers are more stingy than this, we would all be only getting rusty gloves every single battle.

Anyway, I have come to the end of the update. Hope that you guys enjoy reading. And I hope that you will enjoy playing Castle Age. Yes, I know I complain a lot, but it is indeed a very very nice game. You do need to put a little effort into it, but it can be so very fun! See you guys at the next update. Ciao!