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Perfect World International has more than 50 million players worldwide and is one of the most successful 3D MMORPGs to ever be released.

Author: Kantorek

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Genesis Preview: Guild Bases

Posted by Kantorek Thursday February 17 2011 at 7:18PM
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Guild Bases
 
Likely the deepest and most complex system introduced in this expansion, guild bases should provide months of fun and satisfaction for all the folks out there who are looking to work with their guildies to overcome tough new challenges!
 
*Please note that the names within this post may change by the time Genesis is released*
 
The nature of the Guild Base is to function as an actual headquarters for your faction; it's an instanced area that's restricted to outsiders, and a place that's chock full of guild activities that will take time and effort to complete. But when you do complete its challenges, you and your guild will be roundly rewarded for your efforts with all manner of various unique prizes.
 
How to Create Your Guild Base:
 
We know that you guys are highly anticipating Genesis, and that you'll likely want obtain your guild base on day one, so here's what you'll need to start working on if you want to make this dream a reality:
 
You'll need to have a level 3 Faction
You'll need a certain amount of 4 things:
Ultimate Substance
Warsong Emblems
Mysterious Chips
Coins
Once you've reached all of these requirements, all you have to do is talk to the faction base NPC in your city, and he'll get you started with your base.
 
Currencies of Your Guild Base
 
So you've got your guild base-- now what? Well, to actually be able to obtain all of the cool stuff that your base has to offer, you're going to need some new currencies-- your hard-earned coins are only a part of the equation in here. Specifically, you and your guildies are going to need Contribution and Guild Materials.
 
Contribution is used to purchase the actual items that are available in your base, for example, the gear from the armory or the buffs from the Alchemy lab. Contribution can be gained by doing certain base-specific kill quests.
 
Guild Materials are used for upgrading the wings of your base, and they come in five different varieties. By upgrading the different wings of your base, you'll gain access to better items and quests for purchase. Guild Materials can be collected by doing certain Guild Base quests and from the new 40 vs 40 Faction Wars.  (!)
 
The Four Wings of Your Guild Base (plus the center!):
 
 
Your new base will consist of a center room with four looooong hallways extending away from it, each leading to a separate wing. Each wing serves a specific function.
 
Armory
  • From here you'll be able to access special faction-only gear. Gear from the Armory can be purchased with Contribution, and better gear can be accessed by upgrading this wing!
Alchemy Lab
  • The Alchemy Lab gives you access to powerful 1 hour buffs that can be purchased with Contribution. Upgrade this wing to gain access to more powerful buffs!
Manor of Justice
  •  This is where you'll find the various quests that will award you with Contribution.
Heavenly Vault
  •  This very important wing is where you'll be able to turn in your Guild Materials to upgrade the various wings of your base. You'll also be able to exchange one type of Material for another here, though the exchange rate is not quite 1:1...
 
Hall of Loyalty
  • This is the center of your base, and it specializes in.. well, trivia, actually. Answer questions correctly for different rewards! You'll also find some other quests here.
Aside from the different wings, your Guild Base also has an area dedicated to raising monsters! You'll be able to get special quests to kill these beasts for tons of EXP and Spirit!
 
So, that's all for now; we hope you enjoyed this spotlight, and I personally can't wait til people get into their bases and finally have a place to call their own!
 
Take care of each other!
 
-PWE Staff
 

Territory War Modifications + Reset!

Posted by Kantorek Thursday February 10 2011 at 2:58PM
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Territory Wars is, in our opinion, one of the very best features of PWI. It involves multiple weekly large-scale 80 vs 80 faction battles, and requires a high degree of teamwork for any kind of success. Only the most hardcore of the hardcore sit at the top of the TW hill, and we recognize that it is one of the most beloved systems in the game.
 
Some time ago, the rewards for TW were reduced by a very large percentage. It was a very unpopular change, both on the forums and on our servers. The uproar was not only heard from our very vocal playerbase, but also seen in our server statistics. With each passing week it became abundantly clear that fewer and fewer players were taking part in Territory Wars.
 
Well, we've taken your feedback to heart, we've spoken with the devs, and we're please to announce that:
 
TW Rewards are reverting to their former levels starting February 16th!
 
Beginning February 16th, rewards will be as follows:
  • Tier 3 Territory:  1 Ten Million Big Note
  • Tier 2 Territory:  2 Ten Million Big Notes
  • Tier 1 Territory:  3 Ten Million Big Notes
Mirage Celestones will cease to be any part of a TW reward.
 
In addition, there will be one more major change. Due to the fact that:
 
1)  Genesis is our biggest expansion yet, and adding new territories to the TW map
 
2)  The TW landscape has been somewhat diluted by the fact that many players decided not to participate in TW for the past few months.
 
We will be resetting the TW Map during the Genesis Maintenance on March 1st!
 
What does this all mean? It means that in the weeks between February 16th and March 1st, the land-owning factions will reap the full benefit of the new rewards. Then we will have the reset, and the entire map is fair game!
 
So again, we're really happy to be able to bring this change to you, and we hope you all enjoy the beauty of a completely empty map, ripe for the taking! So get your guildies together and let's do this!
 
See you in-game!
 
-PWE Staff

Genesis Release Date Announced: March 2nd, 2011!

Posted by Kantorek Thursday February 3 2011 at 1:05PM
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Well folks, the time has finally come-- PWI: Genesis now has an official release date!
 
Excited to use a claymore, summon uber-powerful pets, and gain access to brand new dances? Can't wait to learn a new crafting skill, build up your guild base, and engage in all-new 40 on 40 PVP battles? Well, all of these things will be available in just over a month because...
 
PWI: Genesis will be released on March 2nd, 2011!
 
For those of you who have been keeping up with our Genesis trailers, this may come as a suprise, since this expansion was originally slated to come out during the final week of February. Unfortunately, we weren't able to keep this release date due to some final tweaks that needed to be made to the game. This forced us to push it back by one week, but I'm excited to say that we think you'll be very pleased with the finished product and all of the surprising new events and features that will be coming with it.
 
So mark your calendars, Genesis is right around the corner!
 
See you in-game!
 
-PWE Staff

Genesis Preview: Runecrafting

Posted by Kantorek Wednesday February 2 2011 at 8:23PM
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Are you one of those players who gets great satisfaction from crafting items for yourself and others? Does your faction look to your crafting abilities to help to give them that extra edge? If so, you should be very excited, because PWI: Genesis is the first expansion to have a new crafting skill, and that skill is known as Runecrafting.

Runecrafting is basically the creation of consumable items that apply a thirty to sixty minute buff to the weapon of your choice.

At lower skill levels of Runecrafting, the only possible buffs are the standard +STR/+DEX/+VIT/+MAG, but once you reach higher skills levels, you will gain the ability to craft runes that grant far more powerful buffs-- ones that can increase stats like +Crit, -Chan, and Atk/Def level. For this reason,  a guild with a master Runecrafter will see a significant advantage over the opposition, and herein lies another interesting aspect of the profession-- it's going to be a far more exclusive skill than any of the existing crafting professions.

Gaining the ability to craft runes will require some serious questing, much of which can be aided significantly by your factionmates. An aspiring Runecrafter with a supportive guild will have a much easier time of things, and the great part is that he or she will then be able to give back to the guild through his new acquired talents.

Another aspect of the profession is that the buff gained from an installed rune will not only have a statistical change, but a visible one as well. The effect will depend on the level and type of rune, and can vary wildly. Check the examples below-- the first image shows dual-swords with no rune applied; the second and third images show those same same dual-swords, but with runes in place.

   

 

Hope you all enjoyed the preview, and we can't wait to show you the rest of the exciting developments revolving around PWI:Genesis in the coming weeks!

Take care of each other!

-PWE Staff

Kitamura, First Player to 105!

Posted by Kantorek Wednesday February 2 2011 at 8:08PM
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As many of you likely know, on November 22nd, 2010, a milestone was reached in the PWI community: A player finally hit the 105 level cap! This silky smooth assassin's name is Kitamura, and she resides on Lost City Server, where she has been known to emerge from the shadows to strike fear into the hearts of all who see her (between FC sessions, that is).
 
Adding to her mystique is the fact that she leveled up to 105 without buying a single dollar's worth of ZEN!
 
One of our reporters recently caught up to Kitamura, and she was kind enough to answer some questions for us. What follows is this interview. And if anyone sees the reporter (he is likely wearing a PWE jacket), please notify our GM's immediately, as he hasn't reported back to the office since the interview was wired in...
 
 
The Interview
 
1. How did you feel when you finally reached the level cap? Did you really think it was possible?
 
I felt great relief at accomplishing yet another goal in Perfect World. I felt that was possible to reach 105 back in May/June 2010 when I was doing experiments in frost with my brother to discover the best way to maximize the experience we could get out of the day limitations of Hyper Stones.
 
2. Not only did you hit the level cap, but you did it on Lost City, an ultra-competitive PVP server. Did the fact that it was PVP help or hinder your journey to 105, in your opinion?
 
I love the pvp side of this game, and on an Assassin the level matters, it's all about "see all and not been seen". When my sin was 100-101, I remember get killed very often by other higher sins that I couldn't see. This problem greatly affected decision to find a way to go till lvl103, but after figuring out how relatively easy it was to keep leveling, I just aimed a little further to 105. But being lvl 105 is bad in pvp (for my targets :P)
 
 
3. How long did it take to reach the cap and how often did you play?
 
When I reached 103 I was doing 36-40M XP/day in about 4H, so I was supposed to get 104 by the first week of August and 105 by the second week of September. But due some laziness and good TV shows, I only got 104 by end of September and 105 by end of November. I believe that with turning off my TV and 4H of daily frost, it's possible to level another assassin from level 1 till 105 in less than 4 months.
 
 
4. Since you didn’t spend any real money, do you think that you had to approach your gameplay differently from someone who purchases convenient items from the cash shop?
 
Yes, I have to dedicate a large amount of my time to farm. It's like having a second job inside a game, but it is what kept me interested in the game. I also have to think more in costs/consequences in what I do since a fun 1H PK session in west gate can make me have to farm for 3-4H more just to purchase back the Charms/Guardian Scrolls spent.
 
 
5. What have you enjoyed most about your experience playing Perfect World International?
 
The speed of the game, by the way it changes and get updated it looks more like a UnPerfect World looking for Perfection. Every week the variables change with maintenance; the introduction of updates or cash shop sales, etc. I have to re-evaluate the market, drop some strategies, and initiate new ways to keep funding my goals. I played others MMORPG before Perfect World and the updates/changes were more year based than week based, which leads to boredom and losing interest rather quickly.
 
6. Any advice you'd like to give to others who would like to accomplish what you've accomplished?
 
- Patience. Learn how to plan ahead and give time to reach your goals.
- Don't give up on market changes, it changes for all, just adapt and take advantages before the others do.
- Keep it secret, the lesser amount of people doing what you doing, the higher the profit.
- As good secrets are best kept that way, I shall not reveal more :P
 
So Congratulations to Kitamura, and good luck to all who wish to follow in her footsteps!
 
-PWE Staff
 
 
 
As many of you likely know, on November 22nd, 2010, a milestone was reached in the PWI community: A player finally hit the 105 level cap! This silky smooth assassin's name is Kitamura, and she resides on Lost City Server, where she has been known to emerge from the shadows to strike fear into the hearts of all who see her (between FC sessions, that is).
 
Adding to her mystique is the fact that she leveled up to 105 without buying a single dollar's worth of ZEN!
 
One of our reporters recently caught up to Kitamura, and she was kind enough to answer some questions for us. What follows is this interview. And if anyone sees the reporter (he is likely wearing a PWE jacket), please notify our GM's immediately, as he hasn't reported back to the office since the interview was wired in...
 
 
The Interview
 
1. How did you feel when you finally reached the level cap? Did you really think it was possible?
 
I felt great relief at accomplishing yet another goal in Perfect World. 
I felt that was possible to reach 105 back in May/June 2010 when I was doing experiments in frost with my brother to discover the best way to maximize the experience we could get out of the day limitations of Hyper Stones.
 
2. Not only did you hit the level cap, but you did it on Lost City, an ultra-competitive PVP server. Did the fact that it was PVP help or hinder your journey to 105, in your opinion?
 
I love the pvp side of this game, and on an Assassin the level matters, it's all about "see all and not been seen".
When my sin was 100-101, I remember get killed very often by other higher sins that I couldn't see. This problem greatly affected decision to find a way to go till lvl103, but after figuring out how relatively easy it was to keep leveling, I just aimed a little further to 105.
But being lvl 105 is bad in pvp (for my targets :P)
 
 
3. How long did it take to reach the cap and how often did you play?
 
When I reached 103 I was doing 36-40M XP/day in about 4H, so I was supposed to get 104 by the first week of August and 105 by the second week of September. But due some laziness and good TV shows, I only got 104 by end of September and 105 by end of November. I believe that with turning off my TV and 4H of daily frost, it's possible to level another assassin from level 1 till 105 in less than 4 months.
 
 
4. Since you didn’t spend any real money, do you think that you had to approach your gameplay differently from someone who purchases convenient items from the cash shop?
 
Yes, I have to dedicate a large amount of my time to farm. It's like having a second job inside a game, but it is what kept me interested in the game. I also have to think more in costs/consequences in what I do since a fun 1H PK session in west gate can make me have to farm for 3-4H more just to purchase back the Charms/Guardian Scrolls spent.
 
 
5. What have you enjoyed most about your experience playing Perfect World International?
 
The speed of the game, by the way it changes and get updated it looks more like a UnPerfect World looking for Perfection. Every week the variables change with maintenance; the introduction of updates or cash shop sales, etc. I have to re-evaluate the market, drop some strategies, and initiate new ways to keep funding my goals.
I played others MMORPG before Perfect World and the updates/changes were more year based than week based, which leads to boredom and losing interest rather quickly.
 
 
6. Any advice you'd like to give to others who would like to accomplish what you've accomplished?
 
- Patience. Learn how to plan ahead and give time to reach your goals.
- Don't give up on market changes, it changes for all, just adapt and take advantages before the others do.
- Keep it secret, the lesser amount of people doing what you doing, the higher the profit.
- As good secrets are best kept that way, I shall not reveal more :P 
 
 
 
So Congratulations to Kitamura, and good luck to all who wish to follow in her footsteps!
 
-PWE Staff
 
 
As many of you likely know, on November 22nd, 2010, a milestone was reached in the PWI community: A player finally hit the 105 level cap! This silky smooth assassin's name is Kitamura, and she resides on Lost City Server, where she has been known to emerge from the shadows to strike fear into the hearts of all who see her (between FC sessions, that is).
 
Adding to her mystique is the fact that she leveled up to 105 without buying a single dollar's worth of ZEN!
 
One of our reporters recently caught up to Kitamura, and she was kind enough to answer some questions for us. What follows is this interview. And if anyone sees the reporter (he is likely wearing a PWE jacket), please notify our GM's immediately, as he hasn't reported back to the office since the interview was wired in...
 
 
The Interview
 
1. How did you feel when you finally reached the level cap? Did you really think it was possible?
 
I felt great relief at accomplishing yet another goal in Perfect World. 
I felt that was possible to reach 105 back in May/June 2010 when I was doing experiments in frost with my brother to discover the best way to maximize the experience we could get out of the day limitations of Hyper Stones.
 
2. Not only did you hit the level cap, but you did it on Lost City, an ultra-competitive PVP server. Did the fact that it was PVP help or hinder your journey to 105, in your opinion?
 
I love the pvp side of this game, and on an Assassin the level matters, it's all about "see all and not been seen".
When my sin was 100-101, I remember get killed very often by other higher sins that I couldn't see. This problem greatly affected decision to find a way to go till lvl103, but after figuring out how relatively easy it was to keep leveling, I just aimed a little further to 105.
But being lvl 105 is bad in pvp (for my targets :P)
 
 
3. How long did it take to reach the cap and how often did you play?
 
When I reached 103 I was doing 36-40M XP/day in about 4H, so I was supposed to get 104 by the first week of August and 105 by the second week of September. But due some laziness and good TV shows, I only got 104 by end of September and 105 by end of November. I believe that with turning off my TV and 4H of daily frost, it's possible to level another assassin from level 1 till 105 in less than 4 months.
 
 
4. Since you didn’t spend any real money, do you think that you had to approach your gameplay differently from someone who purchases convenient items from the cash shop?
 
Yes, I have to dedicate a large amount of my time to farm. It's like having a second job inside a game, but it is what kept me interested in the game. I also have to think more in costs/consequences in what I do since a fun 1H PK session in west gate can make me have to farm for 3-4H more just to purchase back the Charms/Guardian Scrolls spent.
 
 
5. What have you enjoyed most about your experience playing Perfect World International?
 
The speed of the game, by the way it changes and get updated it looks more like a UnPerfect World looking for Perfection. Every week the variables change with maintenance; the introduction of updates or cash shop sales, etc. I have to re-evaluate the market, drop some strategies, and initiate new ways to keep funding my goals.
I played others MMORPG before Perfect World and the updates/changes were more year based than week based, which leads to boredom and losing interest rather quickly.
 
 
6. Any advice you'd like to give to others who would like to accomplish what you've accomplished?
 
- Patience. Learn how to plan ahead and give time to reach your goals.
- Don't give up on market changes, it changes for all, just adapt and take advantages before the others do.
- Keep it secret, the lesser amount of people doing what you doing, the higher the profit.
- As good secrets are best kept that way, I shall not reveal more :P 
 
 
 
So Congratulations to Kitamura, and good luck to all who wish to follow in her footsteps!
 
-PWE Staff
 
As many of you likely know, on November 22nd, 2010, a milestone was reached in the PWI community: A player finally hit the 105 level cap! This silky smooth assassin's name is Kitamura, and she resides on Lost City Server, where she has been known to emerge from the shadows to strike fear into the hearts of all who see her (between FC sessions, that is).
 
Adding to her mystique is the fact that she leveled up to 105 without buying a single dollar's worth of ZEN!
 
One of our reporters recently caught up to Kitamura, and she was kind enough to answer some questions for us. What follows is this interview. And if anyone sees the reporter (he is likely wearing a PWE jacket), please notify our GM's immediately, as he hasn't reported back to the office since the interview was wired in...
 
 
The Interview
 
1. How did you feel when you finally reached the level cap? Did you really think it was possible?
 
I felt great relief at accomplishing yet another goal in Perfect World. 
I felt that was possible to reach 105 back in May/June 2010 when I was doing experiments in frost with my brother to discover the best way to maximize the experience we could get out of the day limitations of Hyper Stones.
 
2. Not only did you hit the level cap, but you did it on Lost City, an ultra-competitive PVP server. Did the fact that it was PVP help or hinder your journey to 105, in your opinion?
 
I love the pvp side of this game, and on an Assassin the level matters, it's all about "see all and not been seen".
When my sin was 100-101, I remember get killed very often by other higher sins that I couldn't see. This problem greatly affected decision to find a way to go till lvl103, but after figuring out how relatively easy it was to keep leveling, I just aimed a little further to 105.
But being lvl 105 is bad in pvp (for my targets :P)
 
 
3. How long did it take to reach the cap and how often did you play?
 
When I reached 103 I was doing 36-40M XP/day in about 4H, so I was supposed to get 104 by the first week of August and 105 by the second week of September. But due some laziness and good TV shows, I only got 104 by end of September and 105 by end of November. I believe that with turning off my TV and 4H of daily frost, it's possible to level another assassin from level 1 till 105 in less than 4 months.
 
 
4. Since you didn’t spend any real money, do you think that you had to approach your gameplay differently from someone who purchases convenient items from the cash shop?
 
Yes, I have to dedicate a large amount of my time to farm. It's like having a second job inside a game, but it is what kept me interested in the game. I also have to think more in costs/consequences in what I do since a fun 1H PK session in west gate can make me have to farm for 3-4H more just to purchase back the Charms/Guardian Scrolls spent.
 
 
5. What have you enjoyed most about your experience playing Perfect World International?
 
The speed of the game, by the way it changes and get updated it looks more like a UnPerfect World looking for Perfection. Every week the variables change with maintenance; the introduction of updates or cash shop sales, etc. I have to re-evaluate the market, drop some strategies, and initiate new ways to keep funding my goals.
I played others MMORPG before Perfect World and the updates/changes were more year based than week based, which leads to boredom and losing interest rather quickly.
 
 
6. Any advice you'd like to give to others who would like to accomplish what you've accomplished?
 
- Patience. Learn how to plan ahead and give time to reach your goals.
- Don't give up on market changes, it changes for all, just adapt and take advantages before the others do.
- Keep it secret, the lesser amount of people doing what you doing, the higher the profit.
- As good secrets are best kept that way, I shall not reveal more :P 
 
 
 
So Congratulations to Kitamura, and good luck to all who wish to follow in her footsteps!
 
-PWE Staff
 
As many of you likely know, on November 22nd, 2010, a milestone was reached in the PWI community: A player finally hit the 105 level cap! This silky smooth assassin's name is Kitamura, and she resides on Lost City Server, where she has been known to emerge from the shadows to strike fear into the hearts of all who see her (between FC sessions, that is).
 
Adding to her mystique is the fact that she leveled up to 105 without buying a single dollar's worth of ZEN!
 
One of our reporters recently caught up to Kitamura, and she was kind enough to answer some questions for us. What follows is this interview. And if anyone sees the reporter (he is likely wearing a PWE jacket), please notify our GM's immediately, as he hasn't reported back to the office since the interview was wired in...
 
 
The Interview
 
1. How did you feel when you finally reached the level cap? Did you really think it was possible?
 
I felt great relief at accomplishing yet another goal in Perfect World. 
I felt that was possible to reach 105 back in May/June 2010 when I was doing experiments in frost with my brother to discover the best way to maximize the experience we could get out of the day limitations of Hyper Stones.
 
2. Not only did you hit the level cap, but you did it on Lost City, an ultra-competitive PVP server. Did the fact that it was PVP help or hinder your journey to 105, in your opinion?
 
I love the pvp side of this game, and on an Assassin the level matters, it's all about "see all and not been seen".
When my sin was 100-101, I remember get killed very often by other higher sins that I couldn't see. This problem greatly affected decision to find a way to go till lvl103, but after figuring out how relatively easy it was to keep leveling, I just aimed a little further to 105.
But being lvl 105 is bad in pvp (for my targets :P)
 
 
3. How long did it take to reach the cap and how often did you play?
 
When I reached 103 I was doing 36-40M XP/day in about 4H, so I was supposed to get 104 by the first week of August and 105 by the second week of September. But due some laziness and good TV shows, I only got 104 by end of September and 105 by end of November. I believe that with turning off my TV and 4H of daily frost, it's possible to level another assassin from level 1 till 105 in less than 4 months.
 
 
4. Since you didn’t spend any real money, do you think that you had to approach your gameplay differently from someone who purchases convenient items from the cash shop?
 
Yes, I have to dedicate a large amount of my time to farm. It's like having a second job inside a game, but it is what kept me interested in the game. I also have to think more in costs/consequences in what I do since a fun 1H PK session in west gate can make me have to farm for 3-4H more just to purchase back the Charms/Guardian Scrolls spent.
 
 
5. What have you enjoyed most about your experience playing Perfect World International?
 
The speed of the game, by the way it changes and get updated it looks more like a UnPerfect World looking for Perfection. Every week the variables change with maintenance; the introduction of updates or cash shop sales, etc. I have to re-evaluate the market, drop some strategies, and initiate new ways to keep funding my goals.
I played others MMORPG before Perfect World and the updates/changes were more year based than week based, which leads to boredom and losing interest rather quickly.
 
 
6. Any advice you'd like to give to others who would like to accomplish what you've accomplished?
 
- Patience. Learn how to plan ahead and give time to reach your goals.
- Don't give up on market changes, it changes for all, just adapt and take advantages before the others do.
- Keep it secret, the lesser amount of people doing what you doing, the higher the profit.
- As good secrets are best kept that way, I shall not reveal more :P 
 
 
 
So Congratulations to Kitamura, and good luck to all who wish to follow in her footsteps!
 
-PWE Staff
 
As many of you likely know, on November 22nd, 2010, a milestone was reached in the PWI community: A player finally hit the 105 level cap! This silky smooth assassin's name is Kitamura, and she resides on Lost City Server, where she has been known to emerge from the shadows to strike fear into the hearts of all who see her (between FC sessions, that is).
 
Adding to her mystique is the fact that she leveled up to 105 without buying a single dollar's worth of ZEN!
 
One of our reporters recently caught up to Kitamura, and she was kind enough to answer some questions for us. What follows is this interview. And if anyone sees the reporter (he is likely wearing a PWE jacket), please notify our GM's immediately, as he hasn't reported back to the office since the interview was wired in...
 
 
The Interview
 
1. How did you feel when you finally reached the level cap? Did you really think it was possible?
 
I felt great relief at accomplishing yet another goal in Perfect World. 
I felt that was possible to reach 105 back in May/June 2010 when I was doing experiments in frost with my brother to discover the best way to maximize the experience we could get out of the day limitations of Hyper Stones.
 
2. Not only did you hit the level cap, but you did it on Lost City, an ultra-competitive PVP server. Did the fact that it was PVP help or hinder your journey to 105, in your opinion?
 
I love the pvp side of this game, and on an Assassin the level matters, it's all about "see all and not been seen".
When my sin was 100-101, I remember get killed very often by other higher sins that I couldn't see. This problem greatly affected decision to find a way to go till lvl103, but after figuring out how relatively easy it was to keep leveling, I just aimed a little further to 105.
But being lvl 105 is bad in pvp (for my targets :P)
 
 
3. How long did it take to reach the cap and how often did you play?
 
When I reached 103 I was doing 36-40M XP/day in about 4H, so I was supposed to get 104 by the first week of August and 105 by the second week of September. But due some laziness and good TV shows, I only got 104 by end of September and 105 by end of November. I believe that with turning off my TV and 4H of daily frost, it's possible to level another assassin from level 1 till 105 in less than 4 months.
 
 
4. Since you didn’t spend any real money, do you think that you had to approach your gameplay differently from someone who purchases convenient items from the cash shop?
 
Yes, I have to dedicate a large amount of my time to farm. It's like having a second job inside a game, but it is what kept me interested in the game. I also have to think more in costs/consequences in what I do since a fun 1H PK session in west gate can make me have to farm for 3-4H more just to purchase back the Charms/Guardian Scrolls spent.
 
 
5. What have you enjoyed most about your experience playing Perfect World International?
 
The speed of the game, by the way it changes and get updated it looks more like a UnPerfect World looking for Perfection. Every week the variables change with maintenance; the introduction of updates or cash shop sales, etc. I have to re-evaluate the market, drop some strategies, and initiate new ways to keep funding my goals.
I played others MMORPG before Perfect World and the updates/changes were more year based than week based, which leads to boredom and losing interest rather quickly.
 
 
6. Any advice you'd like to give to others who would like to accomplish what you've accomplished?
 
- Patience. Learn how to plan ahead and give time to reach your goals.
- Don't give up on market changes, it changes for all, just adapt and take advantages before the others do.
- Keep it secret, the lesser amou

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