On Day 4 I decided to focusing how to progress to my first mount of a Donkey. As I mentioned in my day 2 post, mounts in BDO require training to gain speed, turn rate, braking speed and acceleration.
First mount required, so off I went to buy a donkey, which turns in to another lesson learnt (more on this later). I headed to Olvia and the stablemaster there to purchase a nice little grey donkey for a mere 5000 silver. On doing so, your prompted for his/her name, Jacko is his name, short for JackAss 🙂 I then popped to the local warehouse and found I can use the donkeys own inventory to transport some of my goods, so I filled his bags ready for transport to Velia. Now let get this little chap moving and earning his levels of training.
As you can see BDO has more beautiful little nuances, such as because Jacko is carrying items the donkey now has bags and nice blanket on his rear. I just love siting back with a cuppa and putting the game in photo mode and watching its beauty as I travel, snapping photos (I guess they are VR selfies really). My Journey to Velia was over and I had already nearly reach Jacko to lvl 2. I noticed Jacko’s, yellow bar, his Stamina was now 20% depleted, so after a little reading up I needed to feed him to keep his stamina replenished else he wont be able to travel, similar to keeping workers stamina up with beer. Carrots is what I needed (cheapest for now, but other options exist which I can also cook, when I work out how 🙂 )
More main quest mini bosses to destroy en-route, with my faithful friend Elda. Which led us to decide we need to introduce the world of BDO the GGGs guild. Thanks to Elda, she had it sorted and invite came through ready for our first GGGs exploit of beating down my next co-op quest Here Comes the Goblin Chief! mini-boss, gaining me some much needed inventory expansion.
House needed and workers need feeding, so next up was to check on my workers, one in Olvia gathering grapes and one in Velia gathering chicken meat plus bonus of eggs. Clicking the pickaxe icon I am present with a list of their status, seems they are all worked out and how now stamina left. Looks like its time to make some beer via cooking, time for some googling and nice guide from Dulfy my faithful go to site for GW2. Reading the guide, first need my first house of residence to allow me to then purchase and place my cooking station. Then I need potatoes, water, sugar and leavening (yeast) to make my beer. So I purchase my first house for 1 contribution point and few thousand silver, next off to the chef in at the inn to purchase the cooking station and ingredients.
Now we have our house, cooking station and ingredients, we need to place the cooking station ready for use.
Station placed, time to get my chef on and make some beer for my tired old workers. Pop the water, sugar, leavening and potatoes in the pot… click cook … viola .. we have beer. Rinse and repeat until used the potatoes I have and we have 6 beers for my merry worker men. Re-clicking the workers pickaxe icon, I just need to click Recover on each worker and select how many beers to provide them. Their we go, all refreshed and ready to work. I leaving Olvia worker on grapes and re-assign Velia worker to farm potatoes making sure I have resources to make more beer later.
Time to move on to greener pastures as my last quest is leading me to new town of Heidl which is even busier and has a greater feel of life in a living breathing world. Welcome!
I slowly progress with my faithful Jacko increasing his training levels further and leading me to meeting the towns first npc, the stablemaster. This is more of an interesting meet, as he has knowledge on horse taming, yes, the ability to capture and train your very own horses. But… no time now as it 1:27am and time for bed… I leave exploration of Heidl until tomorrow, Day 5. Night all 🙂