Entropia Universe | Merry Mayhem So Close Yet So Far

This ended up being over a couple of days where I lacked the time to put in a decently long grind to stick to any one instance for the full five hours. The results were rather shocking as I ended up racking up a few quick big point gains throughout it all.

It’s always nice even when you are short on time that things just end up working out in your favor anyways. I knew I would not be getting any 5 hour grinds in let alone back-to-back long sessions like I have been doing up to this point for the Merry Mayhem event.

It was also starting to sink in at this point just how close I was getting to finally being done. If I’m still playing next year I’m not quite certain I’ll be going for Silver again unless I get a few large gun upgrades. As the amount of grinding, I’ve been doing given that old-school MMORPG feeling. That kind of feeling some days I’ve missed and others I’m glad more modern days games have moved away from it for the most part.

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The first half an hour of the instance was rather dead. Nothing exciting happened. I was expecting to hit some no-global long periods. The game however said not today. With me getting a nice 97 PED global just a minute after half an hour of being in the instance.

I ended up killing the first two bosses of this instance without anything that exciting going on. There was a single 53 PED global off some trash and that was about it. At least I was slowly gaining a couple of Mayhem Tokens and strongboxes here or there.

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Over an hour and a half into the instance, I got a decent 250-point gain kill. I’ve yet to get the max point value from a single kill yet. This has been making grinding out the Merry Mayhem event a lot longer than the Halloween event as at least in that one I had acquired the top points a couple of times to speed things along.

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One huge thing I was rather excited about this run was getting to rank 24 in the Merry Creatures codex. I ended up picking up 22.57 PED of perception granting me 209 Perception. I had no idea just how long the grind for rank 25 was going to be. Needless to say, it was going to be a while before I would hit it.

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As has been the case a few times now while I was getting close to closing in on the next rank of Merry mayhem Annihilation for silver I got a massive 1k point kill. Thrusting me past the point needed to finish off.

With those points, I had reached stage 9 of 10. Netting me 53.20 PED of ammo and 266 Mayhem Tokens. I was just now 3075 points shy of being done with this.

This was not the last of some decent points I was going get out of this instance either. Not even 10 minutes later I got 500 points as well. Even the boss I had killed after that was awarded 100 points. It was almost like I was going to finish this thing off shortly and be done with it.

The game however had some other plans. In the rest of the instances in which I did not get to run fully, I struggled to even get a couple of points. Once I had finished off my Daily stage 4 for the day. I decided to call it.

Final Thoughts

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I’d come back the next day for a very short amount of time to grind with getting little progress in gaining points. It seems the last few thousand points I was going to need in the game were going to make me grind for it.

The quick ending I was hoping for was just not in the cards. That was not the only thing either. I had reached my limit for how much I wanted to spend on this event. I decided since I was so close anyway I was willing to go over that spending limit I had set early on.

The math I had worked out based on my performance in other Mayhem events was just not holding up. Both in terms of gaining points and the expected return from the loot I was getting. It appears I was just having a few too many bad runs and I was going to need some kind of insane finish to overcome that at this point.

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Screenshots were taken and content was written by @Enjar about Entropia Universe.