It's been 3 more days, and I have been busy in-game. Found out that it only takes roughly 12 hours to get back to full energy, so I'm not quite as mad at the Anti-Poop Socking
method as I was initially.
However, with the help of friends and with plenty of tier 1 runs, I've been fortunate enough to get lots of money and materials for crafting!
What I did in sequence:
7/18/2011: Did a dungeon run with another friend. Got plenty of recipes, and had plenty of money to spend afterwards thanks to a treasure vault spawn! So I stocked up on cheap equipment in the stores. The result - two more recipes for 2-star items, and plenty of 1-star equipment to level up in the dungeon runs. Also, for anyone curious, I'll give an equipment list at the end of this update
7/19/2011: Did another dungeon run, this time with a different group. However, ended up only having enough energy to do 3 floors, because I was planning on crafting a 2-star item this day... which I did. Say hello to the Calibur! Granted, I'm working on leveling up my 1-star equipment first before I work on my 2-star stuff, but SO looking forward to it.
7/20/2011: Did an individual dungeon run earlier today. Had a full energy bar, so I took advantage of this and crafted another 2-star item. As a result, I now have a Cobalt Helm, but like I said, waiting until I level up my 1-star equipment before I touch it.
And with that out of the way, we are caught up. If there's anyone interested in playing and helping me out, I go by nomuru2d on Steam, Jameth in-game. Got voice-chat as well, so don't be surprised if I spend a lot of time talking instead of typing.
EQUIPMENT LIST (grouped by item type):
Beast Basher Level 1, Calibur Level 1, Hatchet Level 1, Heavy Hatched Level 1, Hot Edge Level 10, Proto Sword Level 10, Slime Slasher Level 4
Blaster Level 6 (first crafted 2-star item), Proto Gun Level 10, Punch Gun Level 6, Stun Gun Level 1, Zapper Level 10
Cobalt Helm Level 1, Cyclops Cap Level 1, Mining Hat Level 7 (equipped), Spiral Sallet Level 10 (costume)
Circuit Breaker Armor Level 10 (equipped), Spiral Brigandine Level 10 (costume)
Iron Buckler Level 7 (equipped), Proto Shield Level 10