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any tips for speeding up the alchemy item hunting process?

#1maga powerPosted 2/23/2013 11:36:06 PM
so I've done everything in the game expect the alchemy stuff... slowly working toward the platinum trophy, I have alchemized I believe 90 items.

so are there any tips to speed up the process as much as possible?
money isn't an issue- I have about 1,070,000 gold, and around 600,000 chips at the casino.

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#2najzerePosted 2/23/2013 11:44:12 PM
Would have made sense to be able to do something with all those guilders post-game, huh? Instead you have to grind for hours trying to steal rare drops from enemies well below your level. I have 3 kaleidestones and 2 scrolls of truth right now and two more things to alchemize, starting with the thing for the guy in the cave to finish up my errands too. Everything else was pretty enjoyable until I got to this snoozefest.
#3KOTRwhoopsPosted 2/24/2013 5:23:44 AM(edited)
Aim to alchemise items that don't need Evil Eyes, Kalidestones, Scrolls of Truth or Glowstones. As they are the hardest items to acquire. (Except the ones you get from quests rewards and the Scrolls of Truth and Kalidestones you need to grind for the Master Alchemist quest)

What I did when I had around 20 items to go is write a list of the ones I was aiming to alchemise. Then write list of the ingredients I would have to farm/grind and cross them off as you go. It made the process a lot easier to manage and more efficient.
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#4AlltraPosted 2/24/2013 7:49:50 AM
The easiest way to do it, at least in my opinion, would have been to do it incrementally as you unlocked recipes. You only ever open up maybe 10-15 recipes at a time, give or take.

Then, I just made a list of raw materials I needed to make everything that I just unlocked, and went out and hunted that stuff.

I did that throughout the course of the game, and I'm almost finished with the task, and I'm not even in postgame yet.

But basically, just compile a list of what you need, and then go down the list and start taking each item individually. At the very least you'll have a sense of progression, like you're actually making progress toward the goal, you'll only be focused on a small number of items at one time, you won't be so focused on how much work you have to do overall, and it won't feel as tedious.
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#5maga power(Topic Creator)Posted 2/25/2013 12:53:08 AM
wow, that was actually a lot easier to do then I thought.
It only took about 4 hours to get everything I needed... the longest being power stones.
just got the platinum a few minutes ago.
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