The weekend run... to the Jelly side.
So this past weekend, I attempted two team-ups with Delvarian. His goal - taking on the Royal Jelly.
The first run, done Saturday... was hell. We kept to a 2-man run throughout, but it was still brutal. Going through the Royal Jelly Palace ended up being surprisingly difficult despite the difficulty scaling to accommodate for 2 players (both our alerts were purple - first sign that we were screwed).
Thankfully, though, we got through the many waves of jellies sent our way, and made it to the elevator... but we didn't have enough energy to even try to take on the Royal Jelly. We settled for the next day.
The next day, after having purchased 100 CE with my funds, I tried teaming up with Delvarian again... but this time, he had to leave after our first full floor run due to personal issues. I was left with 2 other players, and a noob that joined us immediately after. We had to do the Venom Fang Arena followed by the whole Royal Jelly Palace... and this time, it was at max difficulty due to it being a full team.
Many, many, many, many, many, many, many, MANY deaths were to be had as a result.
Oddly enough, we had a slightly easier time on the first level of the Royal Jelly Palace than Delvarian and I had. It helped to have some high-level players on our team, and it really came in handy for what was to come...
The fight with the Royal Jelly itself. It was absolutely brutal. Mobs of infinitely-spawning small jellies and spike jellies, and let's not even get into that brutal spin attack that the Royal Jelly has... But thankfully one of the players had an awesome weapon up his sleeve: the curse sword Gran Faust.
It was because of him and Gran Faust that we ultimately lived through the fight. To be honest, we were all completely stunned that we made it without fully running out of energy. Afterwards, I added the team to my friend list and we went our separate ways after a brief conversation.
All in all, it was a good run... but DAMN do I really, REALLY need high-level 4- and 5-star gear.
Out of one grindfest hell, and into another...