They're all up now, though, so you get to enjoy reading about my experiences on vacation. Anyway, you might be curious what I DID do in the three or so hours between my final blog post last night and calling it quits on activities.
...What else? Games. I logged some serious time in Heroes of the Realm. Realizing I left my heroes with two L5 gems (earth and wind), I set out to upgrade them. I bought some reasonably-cheap top-level (21) gear for Edith, expecting to gem her...
...Only to, much to my surprise, find out that both items were fully gemed with L5 gems. She's seriously buffed up, now, considering that's the second time I've loaded her with gems. The only thing she could use now is the level 20 upgrade to the Guide of Life she's currently wearing, an armor for mages of the same quality with the same stats only level 20 instead of level 10.
Small problem, those items seem to average anywhere from 100,000 at the absolute cheapest, to well over a million at the most expensive. Still, though, she got upgraded, and quite a lot. I still had those spare gems, though. Zocia's fully upgraded as far as I'm concerned, and Kathera I'm looking for better armor than what she's got. So I decided that if I'm not going to give the gems to L18-or-below equipment, they'd find homes in a hero with L21 equipment. First on that list was Brina, who I've built to have some seriously souped-up luck stats.
Now, that might not be the best build for her, but I don't care. It's the build I chose for her, so it's the build that she got. So she got both those L5 gems.
Speaking of which, there's an event going on with double-XP and reduced army costs and whatnot which means my heroes are yet again active on the field, burning as much energy as I have to give them. All of this together means that my army's gotten rather a bit of an upgrade, and the last day of a Masters League I'm in might be in for one heck of a surprise. (I've been averaging fifth place it seems in my absence.) Depends on how much those upgrades were worth. I spent only half my treasury on them, too, so I'm learning! (Okay. So I had 100,000, and ended up with 30,000 at first. But by the time I was finished for the night, I'd gone back up to 50,000!)
The next thing I have to report on is Clicker Heroes. Turns out I didn't make nearly as much as I was hoping to make, but I upgraded Terra quite a lot, bumping him up to L151. My other heroes were quick to follow, though, so Terra ended up being only 50% of my DPS and dropping, meaning I easily advanced 5 levels, and am well on my way to advancing 5 more. At this stage, it pretty much looks like I'm going "slow and steady". I'll probably be going that five levels every day or two. So not great, but fairly good. My heroes are becoming rather powerful. All the way through Broyle Lindeoven (and maybe one or two below him; I forget) I'm well into the 2,000s. Atlas, the previously-strongest hero before Terra, is creeping up towards the 1,000s, which the Dark Knight before him has already reached.
All-in-all, not great, but good. Of course, I also took the time to catch up on the majority of the webcomics I follow, Rain (which is finally back!), Sandra & Woo, and Gaia. (With plans set aside for The Dragon Doctors soon, and also Vampire Cheerleaders, along with Magic Chicks and Eerie Cuties.)
Soyeah, that was yesterday, and today's mainly going to be me, just chilling. As new year's eve, the rest of my family has plans. I do not, so I'll have the house to myself. What am I going to do with that time? Well, I can think of no greater place to spend my last day of 2014 than among friends, so that's what I'll be doing once I get everything up and running.