So I decided to do a 3-floor run today. Since I got burned yesterday, I decided to go by myself.
It went AWESOME.
I got to depth 2, and there was a gate for a bonus arena. I figured, "Hey, it's only depth 2. I should be fine. It's not like I'll be killed by a gang of spiked slimes again."
... Well, they weren't spiked... But there were a lot. I died four times in the process of trying to dodge mobs of Poison Slimes, and I had to resort to using my gun to chip away at the group while strafing. Died 3 times in the ensuing waves, but the rewards were so worth that effort.
Continuing onward, I reached depth 3. The Wolver Venom Arena was picked.
For those of you not in the know, this is a floor that consists of nothing but 3 arena battles in waves of 3. Each battle is harder than the previous, but great rewards await after each battle. Only the strong can take on all 3 and live, and only the exceptionally strong can take on all 3 battles on a solo run... without dying.
That's right. I went through all 3 arena battles on this floor. Without dying once. And I reaped such rewards. TONS of heat and money. I had enough to buy two 2-star recipes afterwards, but I was pretty much out of energy after this floor. Planned on it, anyway.
Now I play the waiting game for tomorrow... B)