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Topic: Dream World / Dream World Tips & Tricks

Tip # 14: If you’re out of things to enchant (seriously, why would you even bother enchanting your armor and ring to 900?), use enchants on gear that you obtain from regularly using your energy (star gear, chance quest gear, or the bombardment of never-ending crap from mystery boxes) before selling them to the vendor. 10 enchants will complete the Enhancing Items quest, netting you a mystery box and a decent chunk of experience.

Enchants are temporary, but pills are forever.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Dream World Tips & Tricks

Tip # 11: Want to maximize your chances at a Princess Anithea (7 stars) card? These can only be obtained through fighting in the Monster Arena. There are two ways to obtain an Arena Pass:

1.) 5% chance from a Mystery Box (stated in the Official Announcements thread).
2.) 2% from a treasure chest once every 8 hours (stated in the Official Announcements thread), This can be interpreted a few different ways. What exactly does this mean?

All of this information is based on observations and has not been officially confirmed.
Each server day is split into three “sections”. The first section is from 00:00 to 07:59:59, the second 08:00 to 15:59:59, and the third 16:00 to 23:59:59. For each section, you can potentially obtain one arena pass. This means that it’s possible to find an Arena Pass at 07:59 and another one at 08:01, after which you will need to wait until 16:00 to be able to obtain the third arena third pass.

Happy hunting!

 
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Topic: Dream World / Dream World Tips & Tricks

Tip # 10: Having the “Lost Puppy” quest somehow increases your puzzle box encounter rate by ~30% (personal observation). This will considerably decrease your chances at encountering Guardian of Dreams or Possessed Bosses. Therefore, do not repeat lower level quests.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Dream World Tips & Tricks

Tip # 7: If the timer on your heroic buff expires in the middle of the fight, the 50% damage bonus will stay with you until the fight ends.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Dream World Tips & Tricks

Tip #6: The longest chain of mobs you can encounter on mainland is 6. After which, you are guaranteed a special encounter. Be sure to always end your day on a special encounter, so that you don’t waste any energy fighting regular mobs.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Dream World Tips & Tricks

Trying a new experiment. My goal is to increase the awareness of various (and mysterious) mechanics. Many of these tips are probably well known for top level players, so this thread may not be as useful. Tips will range from newbie tips to little known facts about the game. This should be a good place for people to grab snippets of information.

Tip # 1: “Server reset” occurs at 12:00 AM PST. The server does not observe daylight savings time. “Server reset” marks the start of the new day, mist count and the free mystery box from the guardian are refreshed. Skill points are also refilled at this time.

 
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Topic: Dream World / English Chat Directory

You know the game is in turmoil when the mods use the forums as storage space.

 
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Topic: Dream World / I Only Do Mainland. AMA

Time is a relative term for this game. Some people will mist a lot, others rarely mist. When people say “I haven’t gotten a white crystal in five months”, it doesn’t really mean anything since it depends on how many mobs were defeated in that five month time frame.

I don’t actually try to level. I’m in my own guild with a 0% bonus. I was maybe getting about 1% every three weeks without misting. Occasionally I will hit mystics, but I’ll only hit mystics that are unguarded – so leveling really depends on how often these things show up.

Leveling speed is also relative to your stats at higher levels, since the better leveling spots (Poseidon, Mystics, Faction Wars) all grant experience based on damage dealt, so there’s a lot of variables factored into leveling.

Telling you how long it takes for me to level won’t really tell you anything about what other people will have to deal with at the same level. It really depends on your stats, how you stack bonuses, and how much time you’re willing to invest.

 
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Topic: Dream World / I Only Do Mainland. AMA

Posting on the forums means you’re still alive, and if you’re alive that means you have to play Dream World, omark96.

My biggest achievement is also a huge regret, interestingly enough. I’m very proud of the fact that I have been able to “keep up” with top ranked players in terms of stats. That being said, I do regret the amount of time that has been put into this game.

To all those that think this is a pay to win game, you are only partially correct. Time is the ultimate factor in “winning” at this game. This is one of the least pay to win games available (King of Duels is an exception), and is one of the main reasons I still play.

 
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Topic: Dream World / I Only Do Mainland. AMA

Only if you can find me.

 
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Topic: Dream World / I Only Do Mainland. AMA

Forums are boring. My feeble attempt to make things more interesting.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Halloween event?

This question gets asked every year for every event. Details regarding the past couple events weren’t even given if I remember correctly.

To answer your question: Same as last year, with the same or lesser duration.
Last year was 30 minute visits to the Haunted House, 25% of getting 30 energy, 25% of getting a mystery box, 25% of getting a pumpkin bar, and 25% of getting an enchant potion.
Since Halloween falls on a Friday this year, Haunted House will either be a one day thing, or a three day thing.

No, you cannot have full SP to avoid getting the pumpkin bar.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Official Suggestions Thread

Seems like there’s mainly two reasons why people continue playing, which is the chat and the ability to work with people that are similar to your level. Grinding is tough, but if you have interesting people to talk to, it’ll seem like less of a chore and more of a social interaction with something to do on the side. Nowadays, it seems like chat is diminishing since we’re losing players and around half of every guild is inactive.

Perhaps the auto join feature can be enhanced a bit to put people in guilds that have many in their level range. Enduring the torture that is Isendel way back then was difficult, but it was a lot more fun enduring it with 20 other people.

Raising the soft cap for lower level players seems like an interesting idea, but I do think it will skew the gameplay a bit as mentioned. That, and people that have been playing for years worked extremely hard to get from the existing soft cap to where they are now – increasing the cap takes away from the players that have grinded to get where they are (my biased opinion that doesn’t really matter but I’ll throw it in here anyways).

 
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Topic: Dream World / 4th of July

Originally posted by RaptorKris:
Originally posted by Tumalu:
Originally posted by RaptorKris:
Originally posted by Tumalu:
Originally posted by RaptorKris:
Originally posted by Tumalu:

I’m somewhat relieved. Hourly boxes were a bad idea to begin with…

Yeah me too, but I need pills for my 1k restat! :)

Even stats is the way to go.

Edit: You could just… buy boxes.

Nah, not worth it.

Heh, same reason I don’t buy them. But what else you gon’ use those gems for?

When I run out of coin or another expansion arrives, whichever first :)

Unless you plan to throw your entire savings into a well and lose it all, you probably won’t reach a point where you’ll need them.

 
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Topic: Dream World / 4th of July

Originally posted by RaptorKris:
Originally posted by Tumalu:
Originally posted by RaptorKris:
Originally posted by Tumalu:

I’m somewhat relieved. Hourly boxes were a bad idea to begin with…

Yeah me too, but I need pills for my 1k restat! :)

Even stats is the way to go.

Edit: You could just… buy boxes.

Nah, not worth it.

Heh, same reason I don’t buy them. But what else you gon’ use those gems for?

 
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Topic: Dream World / 4th of July

I’m somewhat relieved. Hourly boxes were a bad idea to begin with…

 
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Topic: Dream World / 4th of July

There was one last year, but it was only a day – so that may explain why you missed it.

Oh right. Hour box, half hour candy. I don’t remember these things anymore.

 
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Topic: Dream World / 4th of July

Probably half hour boxes again.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Where have all the high star cards gone?

Congratulations on 96.

 
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Topic: Dream World / KoD broken? (working now)

This may be a sign that there will be changes…. hopefully some good news is coming our way. Or maybe they already made changes which ended up breaking the code.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Silent changes...

Thanks, this is helpful.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Official Bug Reports Thread (new)

Intentional. Demon Dragon drops one of four cards. Emerald Princess, The Ancient One, Demon Dragon, and The Ancient Dragon.

 
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Topic: Dream World / 100GEM for you! if you help me

For those of you that have no hope of getting into the top 50 and would like to get the 1000 win badge as quick as possible, consider doing the following (somewhat obvious) method:

1.) Use your 10 highest cards.
2.) Obtain 10 1 star cards.

Switch off between winning one duel and losing one duel. This will minimize the points that you gain, which will delay the point where you get stuck. Potential 60 out of 120 wins per week.

If you’re feeling brave, you can switch off between winning two duels and losing one duel. Potential 80 out of 120 wins per week.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Official Bug Reports Thread (new)

Originally posted by desmonde:

Would be more of a mini game if we could just play the cards we want ‘live’.

i.e When the game starts, opponenent plays a card, then on our turn we can then select which card to use(from the edited deck only) and repeat for 10 rounds. Might give the same outcome, but at least we playing instead of some auto boring game.

Yes, this too.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Having some trouble

The transition from the end of the main storyline to the post-game material is an extremely difficult one.
Here’s some things that may help:

Keep working on getting coins to buy Constitution until you hit 120. Your guild can transfer vault items to you every four hours so you can sell them for coins to buy stats.

You will be able to find pills from Puzzle Boxes (Not treasure chests!) until the stat hits 32. Marsh is a good place for you to hunt for pills. After your stats hit 32, you will only be able to get pills from Mystery Boxes. These will also drop from Guardian of Dreams if you defeat her.

Once in a while you will run into a Possessed Boss. You will likely not be able to defeat it yet, so run away from these (if you die you lose some energy). Damage reduction is extremely important when attempting to defeat these bosses at a low level. The Premium Ally Valkyrie and Lilith (Requires level 75) also has an ability that reduces damage. Once you can survive a possessed boss’s strongest hit, you should be able to defeat it. Make sure you bring a lot of dust and some guardian dolls just in case. You will only have a single chance to defeat the possessed boss, if you die you lose the encounter. However, if you are able to defeat it, it has a 50/50 chance to drop an enchant potion/mystery box – so it is well worth the effort to defeat them.

The Divine Light skill (Requires 60 in Magic to unlock the Divine Sage class) will reduce incoming damage from opponents by 20%. This damage reduction is also effective against bosses, whereas the Shield skill is ineffective against them. If you have spare gems, it may be worth purchasing Learning Points so that you can bump your magic skill. You can also claim yellow crystals from other players to trade in for learning points if you wish to save on gems.

You should avoid the PVP arena, since you cannot get pills from there.