Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God - Chapter 647
Chapter 647 - Realm of Experts
Currently, the highest-tiered Gemstone one could obtain from monsters in God’s Domain was a Tier 2 .
As for Tier 3 Gemstones, they only dropped from Level 30 and above large-scale Dungeons .
Meanwhile, NPC Alchemists only had a 20% success rate to synthesize Tier 3 Gemstones . The cost involved was massive . Currently, Tier 2 Gemstones sold for 1 Gold . Ignoring the labor fees and with average luck, one would require at least 20 Tier 2 Gemstones to synthesize a Tier 3 Gemstone .
The cost alone was 20 Gold . It was simply not realistic for a Guild to supply its main force with Tier 3 Gemstones .
However, the Attributes Tier 3 Gemstones provided were significantly higher than Tier 2 Gemstones .
Tier 1 Gemstones only increased a single Attribute by 3 points .
Tier 2 Gemstones increased a single Attribute by 6 points .
As for Tier 3 Gemstones, they increased a single Attribute by 12 points . If one embedded every piece of equipment they had with Tier 3 Gemstones, it would be the equivalent of wearing an additional piece of top-tier equipment . This would significantly increase a player’s combat power .
To the large Guilds’ main forces, upgrading Attributes was limited because their equipment had already reached a certain level .
If an ordinary player swapped out their full set of Bronze Equipment for a full set of Mysterious-Iron Equipment, their strength would rise by a single level . However, a large Guild’s main force usually wore the highest quality equipment they could get their hands on . If it were not Dark-Gold rank, then, at the very minimum, they would wear Fine-Gold rank . Hence, it was extremely difficult to upgrade their equipment . If they could receive a bonus to their Attributes that had as large of an impact as another piece of Dark-Gold Equipment, it would make a huge difference .
Without rest, Shi Feng spent half the day synthesizing Tier 2 Gemstones . In the end, he transformed the 30,000 Tier 1 Gemstones into 7,500 Tier 2 Gemstones .
“The success rate for synthesizing Tier 3 Gemstones is actually as high as 80%?” Shi Feng could not help but grin when he saw the message that the Philosopher’s Stone displayed .
Initially, Shi Feng would have been satisfied with a 60% success rate . After all, NPC Alchemists’ success rate was only 20% .
Furthermore, Shi Feng’s Luck Attribute was also relatively high . That would most likely lower his expenditure even further .
Four hours later, Shi Feng had a total of 1,674 Tier 3 Gemstones, 174 more than his initial estimation .
“If I sold all these Tier 3 Gemstones, just how many more plots of Land could I buy for the Candlelight Trading Firm?” Shi Feng sighed as he stared at the Tier 3 Gemstones cluttering the table .
It was no wonder why the Philosopher’s Stone was a treasure that could incite war between kingdoms and empires .
Moreover, it was currently incomplete . Shi Feng could not even begin to fathom just how powerful the complete Philosopher’s Stone would be .
In the past, during God’s Domain’s initial stages, a Tier 3 Gemstone could sell for 25 Gold . Its price was more than ten times higher than Tier 2 Gemstones . If Shi Feng sold all 1,674 Tier 3 Gemstones, he could earn over 40,000 Gold . That was enough money to purchase three or four golden Lands . Meanwhile, he had only spent 900 Gold Gold on the Gemstones .
However, Shi Feng had no intentions of selling the Tier 3 Gemstones .
What Zero Wing lacked right now was a large group of experts . With these Tier 3 Gemstones, he could elevate Zero Wing’s strength to a whole new level . That way, the Guild would have the power to support and stabilize the Candlelight Trading Firm’s development .
Just as Shi Feng was excitedly contacting Aqua Rose and preparing to replace the main force’s Tier 2 Gemstones with Tier 3 Gemstones, the situation at White River City’s divine Colosseum had reached a boiling point .
More experts from Heaven’s Burial suddenly broke through the fourth floor of the Trial Tower . Currently, the Guild had a total of 42 members who had reached the fifth floor, double that of their previous record and surpassing Zero Wing’s previous record of 36 people .
“Although three more people from Zero Wing have passed through the fourth floor, Heaven’s Burial is superior . Another 22 of their people have passed the fourth floor within the same timespan . It really makes you wonder just how they have nurtured so many experts . ”
“It seems that Heaven’s Burial has a chance of replacing Zero Wing as White River City’s overlord . ”
“Overwhelming Smile isn’t doing too bad, either . Today, another eight people have reached the fifth floor, pushing their total to 37 . Right now, Overwhelming Smile is only behind Zero Wing by two people . In another one or two days, Overwhelming Smile’s number of experts will probably surpass Zero Wing as well . ”
Due to the increase of each Guild’s number of experts in the divine Colosseum, many players had begun changing their opinions of Heaven’s Burial and Overwhelming Smile .
Although one could not tell much by the number of experts, of experts, it could indicate a Guild’s potential .
In the God’s Domain of today, due to Shi Feng repeatedly shattering the concept of strength by numbers, the public no longer evaluated a Guild based on how many members it possessed .
Then, how could one judge a Guild’s strength?
The first method was by examining the Guild’s raid progression of large-scale Team Dungeons . This was the best way to judge the comprehensive strength of a Guild .
The second method was by reviewing the number of experts a Guild possessed . At present, passing the fourth floor was the commonly accepted standard for an expert .
Very quickly, this matter attracted the attention of the various large Guilds in White River City .
Originally, Zero Wing had been White River City’s sole ruler . Now, however, it would seem that three rulers would sit on the city’s throne . Heaven’s Burial, in particular, was very mysterious . The Guild developed as fast as Zero Wing had in the past . Even the famous Ghost Shadow Workshop had joined Heaven’s Burial . One could just imagine how powerful the Guild’s backing was .
Previously, Zero Wing had relied on Shi Feng to shoulder its success . Now, however, Heaven’s Burial’s potential was even greater than Zero Wing’s . Not only did it possess well-known, top-tier experts, but it also had the financial strength to rival Overwhelming Smile . Heaven’s Burial was definitely a powerful competitor .
For a time, many players were tempted to take part in Heaven’s Burial’s entrance examination .
Heaven’s Burial was constantly recruiting Guild members . Moreover, its entry requirements were a lot lower than Zero Wing’s . If they joined Heaven’s Burial now, by the time the Guild grew into its power and became White River City’s overlord, their statuses would their statuses would rise with the tide . It was just like the Zero Wing of today . Currently, even a normal member of Zero Wing was enviable .
Zero Wing’s Guild Residence:
The members of the main force had gathered in the conference hall after receiving Shi Feng’s summons . At this moment, they discussed events among themselves .
“Did Guild Leader summon us because of the divine Colosseum?”
“Probably . After all, this is a matter concerning the Guild’s reputation . Zero Wing is the number one Guild in White River City, yet right now, we have fewer experts who have passed the fourth floor than the newly established Heaven’s Burial . We have to do something to restore our reputation . ”
“How could the Trial Tower’s fourth floor be so easy to break through? I am still stuck in the fourth floor’s middle sector, not to mention the end . ”
“Indeed . Based on what I heard from Guild Leader, if one cannot display 50% of their actual combat power, they will not be able to overcome the fourth floor . ”
Everyone felt disheartened when they spoke about the divine Colosseum’s Trial Tower . They all were members of Zero Wing’s main force and were the envy of ordinary players . In reality, however, they knew that, without breaking through the Trial Tower’s fourth floor, they could not be considered as true experts .
Despite Zero Wing providing far better resources than Heaven’s Burial or Overwhelming Smile, for some reason, only a small number of people had managed to reach the realm of experts .
As everyone chatted, Shi Feng entered the conference hall, leading Aqua Rose and Fire Dance .
The conference hall suddenly fell silent, everyone in the room shifting their gazes towards the black-cloaked Shi Feng .