Day 8 (Aug 9 2011)
Market: Sold the last of my Efficacy Adaptor IOs. I had 20 of them total, and they don't make a ton of money but at least they sell for a profit.
Merits: I collected explore badge accolades for Galaxy, King's Row, Steel Canyon, Skyway, Faultline, Perez, Boomtown, Independence Port, Terra Volta. I think that was it. By my count, that's 50 merits earned.
Levels: I joined a team running radio and tip missions and gained two levels. At one point, everyone on the team was a villain AT. That's kind of what this game has come to -- go heroside to find a team, join a team full of villain archetypes. :D
This was the kind of team that liked to turn the difficulty up very high, but it was not the kind of team with a brute or tank that could actually handle it. Our leader was an electric/electric brute, no set IO bonuses, so very squishy. I have a level 50 electric armor tank, I know the feeling. This became a big problem when we ran a Nemesis mission with all of their AoEs, but even after that on a Council mission we had multiple team wipes. Also, I was forced into more of a healer role, since our other corrs were /traps and /storm, but a kin healer against +3 and +4 is really asking for trouble. So we added another kin corr. /em sighs. Anyway, after multiple team wipes in the jail cell Council room (nobody on the team seemed to have any defense to speak of), I went and got my scrapper Nina Ballerina and kicked their Council asses, and then stayed with the team for another mission until everyone was out of debt. ^_^
But before that, I'd hit 26 on AE Baby. I figure if I do nothing more than gain a level a day I'll hit 50 by the end of August. But I expect to do much better than that with the way I play, and with double exp weekend coming up. I should have time after hitting 50 to concentrate on finishing IO'ing the character and running some incarnate content. ^_^