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Decent money for low levels

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:22 am
by Toth
I don't think there's any real demand for any tips like this, but I thought I'd make create this thread anyway to give a tip to any returning players who've made new accounts.

As a low level, I obviously couldn't kill things like Octo or Anundo Leader. Those are always what's recommended when one asks how they can make money. I started looking for something to kill.

The best thing I found to kill without decent equipment was Mushrooms. In the first hour killing Mushrooms at level 8, with 10-15 damage and 3 accuracy I gained 7500 EXP, 3964 Gold, and 21 Mushrooms. Sold the mushrooms to the Witch for 40G each, increasing the total from 3964G to 4856G.

You can make nearly 5000 Gold in an hour, which is enough to get the basics of your paperdoll filled out with Golden jewellry, necklace, belt, and arrows.

Re: Decent money for low levels

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:20 pm
by Cillar
Even levels before level 8 can feel a little tedious at times, especially in terms of just getting basic shit.

One of the methods I used was Foxes. You can get your 2 gold rings probably after just 10 minutes, and given that they drop fox fur and rings at least 90% of the time, you'll almost always get a drop. Fox fur's are worth 25g at the witch, and rings are 40g each at the jeweler. Based on even smaller inventory sizes, you can easily make 1,000g in 15 minutes. So for levels 2 - 10 this can be a great way to start funding yourself. And with an active community, it's extremely easy to just buy an Ultima if you're looking for a fast way to start doing some decent damage.

Re: Decent money for low levels

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:46 am
by Toth
Cillar wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:20 pm
Even levels before level 8 can feel a little tedious at times, especially in terms of just getting basic shit.

One of the methods I used was Foxes. You can get your 2 gold rings probably after just 10 minutes, and given that they drop fox fur and rings at least 90% of the time, you'll almost always get a drop. Fox fur's are worth 25g at the witch, and rings are 40g each at the jeweler. Based on even smaller inventory sizes, you can easily make 1,000g in 15 minutes. So for levels 2 - 10 this can be a great way to start funding yourself. And with an active community, it's extremely easy to just buy an Ultima if you're looking for a fast way to start doing some decent damage.
I can agree with that sentiment. I tried out a few things, foxes included, before coming to the conclusion that I preferred Mushrooms. The issue with foxes was that there aren't many of them, with the best location being the cloud area. They are easier than Mushrooms though, so maybe it's something one can jump on earlier than Mushrooms, before eventually making their way up to Reaper or Octo.

Re: Decent money for low levels

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:45 pm
by Cillar
There are a bunch of strange methods for getting money and leveling up, here are a few tips of what's greater in the earlier levels:

- Barbarians: Not a great outlet for exp and honestly not the best for money either, but a great place to kill time and stock up on scrolls, holy hell they start to feel like a necessity sometimes.

- Marble Area & Blobsies: If you're going without anyone's help, head up to the lotus/marble area and kill some blobsies. Based on preference, kill enough blobsies to make a Gastro, Fluon Sword, or if you're daring enough to care, an Ablo staff. Pretty decent weapons for early on compared to anything else you might've found by level 5. This isn't a great strategy either, but it can be a fun one. While you are here, if you desire a Pilotte instead for accuracy, you can get all the ingredients here in a fairly short amount of time. Or, if you want a pirate hat for an extra +2 STR, you can get most of the materials here (except Beruta(hat), which costs 1,000g at the Centaur Hat Shop). Both Pilotte & Pirate Hat are crafted here at the Marble Shop.

- Head to the desert: Only for a moment, but head down to the desert and kill some cactusaurs. These things drop Dragon Masks that give +1 defense and 0-1 damage, giving you a small boost and it isn't even a cursed mask, so you can take it off and put it on as you please.

- Centaurs: When you just start your journey, your paperdoll is quite empty and sad. Head over to centaurs to get your basics. Centaurs will drop Leather Bracers and Leather Gloves, which until you upgrade later, are perfect for building your defense, so you don't keel over from a gnome brushing you oh so gently.

- Foxes: As mentioned above, this is a great method for getting money at an early level. I would recommend heading to the Cloud areas as you can make some trips back and forth up there and stock up on plenty of fox furs to sell to the witch and gold/silver rings to sell to the jeweler, or get gold rings for your own inventory. Also, if you'd rather the EXP aspect at this early of a level, you can accept the daily quest from the NPC sitting on the crossroad that leads to the castle, which is on the way to the Cloud area anyway.

- Accessories: Between the centaurs and foxes, you should be able to get gloves, bracers, and rings without having to actually buy anything. That being said, there's no current way to get a gem/jewel/charm, necklace, belt, or bracelets without buying them. Bracelets can be bought for super cheap (52g per) in Halowdale, Gems/Charms can be bought at the Bank from the merchant (I believe in bank 2?), and necklaces and belts from the jeweler. Leather Belt & Emerald Necklace cater toward HP and defense, while Skull Belt & Necro Necklace cater more toward TP and magic stats.

- Cyclops or Skeletons: A great idea for a quick armor would be one of these two. Cyclops drop Royal Suit/Dress which will give some basic defense and +10 HP, or you can head over to skeletons and kill either warriors or warlocks to get Dragon Armor, which won't give HP, but instead 1-1 damage, which at the early levels you're gonna want all the damage you can get.

- Moles: These are.. strange. You'll need to get a little bit of damage to do this effectively, but there's a quest to kill 50 moles in the gardens and it will grant i believe it's 3,000 exp, which is great in it's own way if you can muster enough damage to kill them fast enough, and maybe a bow to get range and speed up the process.

- Penguins: A strange one for money, but definitely do-able. Penguin Meat goes for 40g per if you sell them to the ice shop, and they have a decent drop rate, and if you're daring enough you can kill the Yeti and pray to god you get a Ketova/Ketovu (disclaimer: you probably won't). However, it is also a much smarter idea to save as many penguin meats as you can for crafting an Ice Blade, which is an essential craft item for Ultima.

- New Gloves: You can craft Death/Iron Gloves at Witch, which won't do much other than add +1 evade to your stats, but depending on the outfits you like to wear can definitely make the paperdoll more appealing, and getting the material for them isn't hard.

- Mushrooms: I would recommend getting a bow before coming here just to speed up the process a bit, but as mentioned above, Mushrooms are fantastically easy to kill and drop 12g-28g almost 95% of the time, and when they don't drop gold, they drop a mushroom, which is worth saving and selling to the witch for 40g per. Since killing them is usually a swift process, you might not notice it at first, but that gold starts to stack up Quick when you kill them faster and faster, and by the time you've killed most in the area, they've already started respawning. Great gold spot.

- Later crafts: By now, if you've done the majority of these, you should have some decent damage and overall defense. Now efforts can be focused on getting Ultima or Twin Blades. Either of these options is fine, but be aware that both of these options are super tedious. Ultima takes time to travel to many places for different ingredients, but Twin Blades is even worse. TB requires that you get 60 ice cubes, 60 ice gems, 120 gnome hats, and 6 golom stones. That takes much, much longer than anyone would like to admit.


Community: This is the hard part about EO, a lot of routes are closed if you are planning to just play EO alone and not interact with anyone. The merchant system is very, very real, but it can hold some serious benefit and here's why:
- Makes getting some more difficult items a lot easier. Ultima is a great example. This item can literally take you hours and hours of gameplay just farming all the materials to make this damn thing. But if you can find someone to buy from, they're usually pretty cheap. This server in particular I don't think I've ever seen them worth more than 10k, which can easily be made farming foxes or mushrooms in a few hours.
- Some areas/monsters are just downright inaccessible without other players until you reach much, much higher levels. Places like Reaper, Dragons, Octopus, Anundo Leader, all have these mob/gang boss mentality to their areas, and can be extremely hard for one person alone to survive if you're anything lower than lvl 20.. and in EO, that takes a while.
- Community events: It's so common for a server with even a small populous to hold player-based events, like trivia, hide & seek, arena, etc. They help the economy move a bit between the players and in some of these events it gives lower level players to get rewards like 10k-100k gold or powerful items pretty early on, which can feel like a great power boost.


Good luck to anyone who needed this, i hope it helps =]