Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God - Chapter 680
Chapter 680 - Advanced Forger
System: Congratulations! You are the first player to be promoted to an Advanced Forger . Rewarding 10 Magical Gold and 20,000,000 EXP .
The system notification repeated three times . Upon the arrival of this system notification, Shi Feng finally stopped producing Intermediate Mana Armor Kits .
He had required a total of 24,000 Proficiency Points to advance from an Intermediate Forger to an Advanced Forger . That was double the amount necessary for the promotion from a Basic Forger to an Intermediate Forger .
“It really is tough work . ” Shi Feng abruptly collapsed into a chair, breathing out a sigh of relief . “With this standard, I should be able to manufacture the core component of the Magic Device . ”
Even if he was producing Intermediate Mana Armor Kits, it normally should not have been possible to gain 24,000 Proficiency Points in just four days . However, he had the Forging Talent “Forging Genius” that every forger dreamed of obtaining . With each successful forging, he had a fixed chance to receive an additional two Proficiency Points—equivalent to successfully producing one more high-level item . The Luck from Icarus’s Heart also helped increase his chances of triggering the effects of Forging Genius . Only with the combination of all these effects did he manage to become an Advanced Forger .
Nevertheless, his success rate at producing the core component of the Magic Device would still be very low, even though he was now an Advanced Forger—roughly 10% at most . If he became a Master Forger, though, his success rate could be as much as 30% .
However, time waited for no man .
Moreover, even if Shi Feng had the Book of Forging, the Blacksteel Insignia, and Forging Talent, advancing from an Advanced Forger to a Master Forger would still be extremely difficult . That promotion was no longer a problem of Proficiency or success rate .
One of the requirements for a player to become a Master Forger was the creation of their own weapons and equipment without relying on readily available forging designs . Doing so would not take days but rather months or years, instead . Hence, even after a decade had passed, remarkably few players had managed to reach the level of Master .
Setting aside the fact that Shi Feng needed to advance to his Tier 2 class within a short period, just the test for the Tier 2 class was already quite challenging;the test for one of the Ten Great Saint Legacies could only be more so . If he wanted to clear the test quickly, it was naturally better for him to be stronger .
Solomon’s Treasure might allow him to improve his strength further . Needless to say, he had to complete the quest as soon as possible .
During these four days, many things had also occurred in the vast God’s Domain . The most popular matter had to be the activation of the divine Battlefield at the divine Colosseum .
The divine Battlefield was a place for players to wage war against each other . Players could obtain points for killing other players in the divine Battlefield, which they could then use to exchange for rewards . A wide selection of rewards was available, although the most attractive rewards were still weapons and equipment . The best reward players could trade for was Dark-Gold Set Equipment . However, the number of points required to do so was immense . Moreover, the weapons and equipment received were nontradable and were usable for only the person who exchanged for them . Hence, even if the items dropped upon the owner’s death, other people could not avail of said items, though they could sell them to NPCs—at dismal prices .
To exchange for Dark-Gold Set Equipment, players were first required to reach the highest-ranking battlefield . The divine Battlefield was divided into multiple ranks—Soldier’s ranks—Soldier’s Battlefield, General’s Battlefield, Marshal’s Battlefield, King’s Battlefield, and Hero’s Battlefield—with each succeeding rank having increasingly higher entry requirements .
Only after reaching the Hero’s Battlefield could players collect points to exchange for Dark-Gold Set Equipment .
However, this was also a good way for experts to upgrade their equipment . After all, even Guilds had a hard time obtaining Dark-Gold Weapons and Equipment .
Hence, everyone’s passion for the divine Battlefield deepened .
When Fire Dance and her team participated in the divine Battlefield, they would occasionally get slaughtered as well . The players visiting the divine Battlefield did not come from just a single kingdom or empire . Instead, the entire God’s Domain shared a single divine Battlefield . Against monstrous experts or the encirclement of three or four top-tier experts, even Fire Dance and the other Zero Wing core members could only accept fate .
This experience also allowed her and the others to realize that, no matter how strong they had become, there was always someone stronger than they were . Even if they ranked at the top of a weak, little kingdom like Star-Moon Kingdom, they were still insignificant beings in the vast world of God’s Domain .
Meanwhile, the situation at the Stoneclaw Mountains was also heating up . Many teams had already begun clearing the monsters wandering in between the outer and inner areas of the Dungeon, and upgrading their equipment very quickly as a result .
Zero Wing was also sending large numbers of members to the Regional Dungeon to grind and level up .
For a time, competition within the Stoneclaw Mountains rapidly intensified, and quite often, friction and fighting would break out between players in the Dungeon .
With the passage of time and the continuous improvement of the system, many more experts would emerge in God’s Domain . Hence, Shi Feng was in a hurry to improve himself further .
“Guild Leader, here are the items you’ve asked for . ” The Alchemist Nine Coasts Nine Coasts stacked a pile of components on top of the stone platform . Respectfully, he said, “These are all the components we’ve managed to make during these past few days . There are 70 sets here . ”
After striving for four days, he and Ocean Smile had managed to manufacture only 70 sets of components . Despite receiving an endless amount of materials, their success rates were far lower than their initial estimates . They had spent a full 1,000 Gold on manufacturing a mere 70 sets of components . If converted to Credits, that amount of Coins would be worth several million . At this point, they just wished they could crawl into a hole and die .
After all, the materials required to manufacture each component cost roughly 30 Silver . With over 1,000 Gold, they could have produced over 3,000 individual components . Yet, the both of them combined had only managed to make 140 . Their success rate did not even reach 5% .
“Okay, you can go back and continue making the components . ” Shi Feng nodded . He was not surprised whatsoever by this abysmal success rate .
All things considered, those were components required to manufacture a Magic Device . Their failure to achieve a 5% success rate was entirely within his expectations .
After Nine Coasts left, Shi Feng sorted his mood out and began producing the core component of the Magic Device .
The core component required only a few materials . However, they were all rare materials . Even after the Guild’s combined efforts as well as purchases through Gentle Snow’s connections, he had managed to collect only 100 sets of materials . The cost of one set was roughly 10 Gold, so one hundred sets cost about 1,000 Gold . Meanwhile, Shi Feng’s success rate was only around 10% . Even the Star Alliance and Ouroboros would not be willing to take such a gamble . a gamble .
“Fortunately, I’m earning quite a lot of money through Stone Forest Town and the Candlelight Trading Firm . Otherwise, even I wouldn’t dare to take this risk,” Shi Feng muttered, smiling bitterly as he looked at the materials in his hands .
The core component he was going to produce was a ball-shaped object . Just refining the metals required was already a difficult task . However, by relying on the Ice-Blue Devil Flame, the metal he refined had relatively good color . What came next was molding the metal into the desired shape . If he was off by even a single millimeter, then the final product would end up as a failure . As for the last step, he had to engrave runes onto the metal ball .
Time crept past .
Shi Feng went through 70 attempts in one go .
In the end, only three out of the 70 attempts had succeeded .
The difficulty of producing the core component was much higher than his initial expectations .
I’m generally familiar with the process already . I should start using the Magical Gold now . Shi Feng considered the materials he had left, feeling that he already had sufficient practice .
The Magical Gold rewarded by the system was an extremely rare material . Not only could it increase his forging success rate, but it could also evolve an item at a fixed chance . Its market value was no less than 100 Gold per piece .
Initially, Shi Feng had taken 50 tries to produce one core component . Afterwards, however, he had managed to succeed twice out of 20 . Without a doubt, his success rate had increased significantly, which was all due to his continuous experimentation using the Simulation Device . If he did not possess the Simulation Device of the Special Forging Room, he would have most likely failed all 70 attempts .