A1: “Yes, I have. Once, [and] once only. It was a mess. Well, actually I have attempted to get to Zakum numerous times and completely failed because I couldn’t find a free channel. However, one day, I finally did, but sadly I had no party and was in a rush. I spotted a random Night Lord and asked him to join me. He did so and we duoed. In my mind I thought we would do fairly well because people do it within the time given. We both found it very difficult [being a] duo, but finally after busting our chops, we killed it with two minutes left! Never doing that ever again!”
Q2: Do you think the Zakum jump quest should be simplified?
A2: “Yes, oh God, yes. Especially the jump quest. [It’s] way too difficult if you ask me. I probably tried more than ten times to do the jump quest part. Sweaty fingers… frustration… enough said. I thought it would be moderately doable, but in my case, I was wrong. I eventually had to pay my friend 20M to do the quest for me. Sad? Yes, but other than that, the other parts are okay.”
Q3: Many players, such as myself, have difficulty finding Pianus, especially since there isn’t a Monster Portal and we play in such a populated server. What do you think of this?
A3: “I completely agree. I went on a Pianus hunt numerous times and only found one that was [already in the process] of being killed. The spawn rate is incredibly rare and I wish Nexon would realize that we need more maps/channels where bosses like Pianus are more common, especially in Windia”
Q4: What types of drops have you obtained from defeating Pianus?
A4: “I only killed Pianus in the Kenta PQ, if that counts. I received potions and a Pianus Scale.”
Q5: I dislike the fact that leaving the waiting area in the Horntail cave makes you lose access to re-enter it, unless doing the pre-quests again. Do you think it should be a do-it-only-once feature?
A5: “Hmm… Well, I have never done the pre-quests, but from my understanding, they’re pretty difficult. I think it is unfair and players should have the opportunity for do it more than once.”
Q6: Due to all the Horntail’s total HP being 17,350,000,000, would you say it that killing it would be the most time-consuming monster in the game?
A6: “I would not call it time-consuming, although the HP is a lot. I think it all depends on the range and job of the attacker. I know a few people who can solo it within 30 minutes or less, which is relatively impressive. Even thought it does have more HP than Pink Bean, it’s a fair deal.”
Q7: What do you think of the Pink Bean’s appearance?
A7: “It is very misleading and makes noobs like me underestimate it. It is beyond adorable, but incredibly deadly. It’s like, you want to approach it and give it a huge hug, only to realize it will suck the brains out of you. But in general it is very creative of Nexon.”
Q8: Personally, I find that the pre-quests in the Temple of Time to reach the Pink Bean take too long to finish. What do you think?
A8: “I agree. I can’t get passed the first part of the pre-quest. Like, really? 999 monsters per map? That’s ridiculous! I think Nexon should shorten it to at most 500, considering there are many maps to reach Pink Bean.”
Q9: Do you understand why Empress Cygnus suddenly became a boss? (I certainly don’t!)
A9: “*Haha* No. It was pretty random. Wasn’t she on our side, anyways? Since when did she join the evil force of the monsters [A.K.A. Black Mage *dun dun duunn*] She’s a pretty tough woman, I can admit that!”
Q10: What else do you know about Empress Cygnus?
A10: “Hmm… Nothing more besides her being the hardest boss in the game. Well, I do know she does that awesome Dark Genesis, but that is pretty much it!”
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