Part 18: Mining MiscellaneaUpdate 18: Mining Miscellanea
Were amazing! Its time for more Rune Factory. So, fair warning before this gets started, this update is boring! I dont really make any progress. But this game has a lot of downtime for grinding money/crops/exp or whatever, and
Im at Edwards to get rid of that Seal from last time around, by the way.
Also quite a high price from all those gems.
I used that money to upgrade Donnels shield to the Iron Shield, which is 4 extra points of Defense thatll help us out quite a bit in Clemens Cave.
Also had to check in with our old pal Jasper.
Never change, Jasper
Speaking of Cecilia, we should probably check up on her.
Well, she got over that traumatic incident quick.
: I read it a long time ago. I got so scared, I threw away all the stones I had! Or did I give them to Felicity ? Hee hee.
He says, bleeding, covered in ant remnants.
: Okay. I promise.
Russell oddly doesnt seem to have anything to say about the whole Cecilia thing. I might have to use the talk option specifically in his menu.
Today Russell was selling cookbooks, so I picked up this one that gives us some recipes we can use without any utensils from Ivan. We cant cook yet, since we have no kitchen, but I wanted to have it handy for when the time came.
Anyway, a quick bath and Im headed back to Clemens for some more mining. This is probably the most efficient way to make money at this point in the game.
Ironically, for a game so based around farming, farming is almost never really worth your time.
D-Dog makes the travel quicker, even if he doesnt last long in the cave itself.
You still can fight with ridable monsters while not on them, by the way. They just work on their own.
Work being a very...flexible term. That was one enemy.
Annnd theres two. So long, D-Dog!
I get more Sword Points for beating up ants.
Oh, heres an attack I forgot the Ifrits have. They can cast an AOE fire blast that covers them, and some of the surrounding area. It hurts and it takes a while to go away, so its generally their worst move to have to deal with.
Oh, and yes, this room locks every time. Donnel is never not shocked.
I couldnt mine all the rocks this time, I was dreadfully low on HP/RP, but I did get two diamonds and a ruby, along with some Iron and such that I wont bother making you look at.
Welp, time to faint.
Im sorry, this is just way more efficient.
: Take care of yourself.
: Take care of yourself.
Yeah thats great but can you buy my shiny rocks, doc?
Damn. Going to have to wait until tomorrow to get what I want from here, since its a holiday.
Meanwhile Ivan is gonna be smug at us for our shitty house.
Thats very...forward of you, Ivan.
Im like 1900 Wood away. The house upgrade is such a grind. Thankfully, well have a good time to do it soon, thanks to a really, really shitty cave mechanic coming up.
New Clemens strip mining strategy, just run by everything to conserve RP.
Scrap Iron, the most lucky of signs.
Alright, so, this time Im going to take care of plowing the cave. Like Carmite, plowing 50 Squares of Clemens Cave is a prerequisite to get into the next one. This trend will continue throughout the game, the Cecilia thing was an outlier.
So, 6 rows of 6, minus 2 for stumps, thats 34 squares.
Heres another 15, thats exactly 49 and...fuck.
Look at how much RP/HP those stumps still cost me. That was one. But alright, now thats out of the way, time for the main event.
Im going to make a fortune in rocks.
Or, I would, if I didnt constantly just get Iron. Welp, onto the next day!
Ive now fainted so many times that Edward is just looping his dialogue. Theres no more new reactions to it after this. Im pretty sure everyone whos played this game has seen this message several times.
Lets get that rod back from Leo.
Upgrading the fishing rod improves the levels of possible fish we catch.
Leo might actually want these. Im not sure why Edward keeps buying them.
Thats rude, Leo.
Im upgrading the hoe now, mostly just because I can? I dont find the upgrades on it very useful, Id rather tunnel them into Hammer or Axe.
So, Toris only gameplay function is to tell you when new magic books are available at the library.
She also doesnt tell you about all of them. Its better to just check the shelf.
Like so! Fireball is that move the Little Mages cast, its a straight forward projectile. Its also awful, as is all attack magic in this game, but once I get super rich Ill try to show it off anyway.
Medication is actually really good, Im buying that. It cures all status effects at the cost of some RP.
Cure is also decent, trading RP for HP at a pretty favorable rate.
Water Laser is what the Shindras and Chimera used. It pierces, but is otherwise not notable.
Now I finally have a spell other than Escape!
Again this would be great if I had a kitchen. I cant get that until the first day of Summer, sadly. You can get a Small Kitchen before the house upgrade.
Thats enough for now, though. Next time, hopefully some progress in Clemens. By the way, any monsters weve seen so far are fair game for name suggestions, though Im unlikely to catch any of these...theres two things I really want in the next cave though.