Been a while

Yes, it has been quite a while since I did anything for this challenge beyond keeping the lair from being dead over on FR: NuzlockeProject lair

I think I have a new system I wish to do this by, since doing it my old way was extremely tedious. And I think I have a better idea of why my dergs kept dying in Woodland Path and Scorched Forest so much, thanks to my pal ManicMagistrate on FR and some research in the forums.

The lore will still be the same and I’m not scraping any of my current dergs. Those all get to stay alive and well. Everything stays. It’ll be my system of presenting the events here that’s going to change.

For one, I’ll try and keep the images to not so many. Those cluttered me up and made putting these posts together take forever! So I’m taking a page out of my fellow Pinkerlocking pal PinkerlockeWIP‘s book and not doing individual coin flips for nests. Going to try and condense images as best I can and hope that helps me.

As for the Coliseum and leveling up, I’m tempted to pick my own teams there…yet my inner sadist demands I stay with the old system of random number generating them, if only to honor my older dergs. For leveling up, my issue was that I kept spreading points out…when I really should either focus on defenses and health…or attack, speed, and crit chances. The spreading out of stats was what made Scorched Forest such a pain and an impossible task for me to do. ManicMagistrate proved this to me with three of her new babies and how, even at Level 5, they were plowing through Woodland Path like nothing because she focused on attack, speed, and crit rather than everything. So that is the rough system I will try to follow for all my Level 1 and future dergs. If I ever get enough cash for Tinctures (those reset stats to 0 and let me put all the accumulated points where I please), I may try to do this to my older dergs if any survive that long.

To start with, I’m taking pics of my current lair…and then I’ll be rearranging it so that all my current Level 1 dergs are at the back and all my leveled dergs are at the front, minus Safe and Zone obviously (progen perk, they stay in the front slots forever!). That’ll let me know who I can set on the new Coliseum plan and who I’ll need to adjust if I hope to keep them alive.

Though you guys can’t see it, I’ve got Safe and Zone’s nest fully incubated. If FR quits loading randomly and stuff on my comp so I can progress, I will be hatching them. They will represent the HOPE that stemmed from nobody dying during the huge haitus that occurred. This nest will not be coin flipped to prevent what happened during my first ever nest during this challenge (spoiler alert, the whole nest died, Safe and Zone were very sad).

I currently have no treasure or gems since I sent those to ManicMagistrate, along with anything valuable I gained from chests while I was keeping my lair alive. My Vault is cleaned out too so I can make a fresh start. I still have all the familiars I’ve collected, along with the April Fool’s mirror from last year and the holiday apparel that I’ve collected since then.

Overall, this’ll be a roughly fresh start! Let’s hope it goes better and not as many dergs die in Woodland Path this time…