Everyone wanted harder challengers and the fourth wave was what knocked a lot of players out of the war. The Offensive Strike brought us the Shady Prowler, Cunning Mastermind, Master Wizard, Unyielding Sentinel and Genius Inventor. I had to invest more in getting the Weak Bottled Faeries and as expected, once again regretted not training on a regular basis for the Battledome. The starting point for HP / hit points is 175 and even with 198 HP for my main pet I had trouble beating them on easy mode. If you invested in bottled faeries and used them at Aethia’s Ability Academy then you stood a better chance of beating this wave.
My first five fights were glitched because I did not get an auto-heal on my HP and even when I ended a fight with 20 or 30 HP left, it would show 0 when I went back to another fight. The two new achievement challenges were “Fight ALL The Challengers!” (fight all the challengers once) awarded you with Lesser Healing Scroll and “Positively, Naturally, And Really All Around Inconceivable” (win ten fights in a row) awarded you a Grey Shield. Filling the “Do Your Part” bar became a test of wills for some players that could not beat the challengers; they were faced with missing out on the accomplishment or battling and losing over and over.
The prizes I got for the battles include: Speak Tyrannian x2, Stone Muffin x2, Tyrannian Skeith Plushie x2, Tyragh the Tyrannian Buzz, Zei Codestone, Trrygdorr x2, Har Codestone, Mazzew, Icklesaur. Most of the items given out have dropped significantly in price and while that is good for hoarders it discourages people from doing the daily battles because it is restricted to one arena at the moment. For me, I got fewer Codestones and Weak Bottled Faeries but I was still getting NP / Neopoints for the first ten of fifteen battles of the day.
The new cask was unveiled too; while the Orange Luminous Cask looks nice it will cost you 125NC to open it and you need a key for each one you wish to open. The prizes you could get from opening a cask included Fearsome Ceremonial Hammer, Mysterious Velveteen Dress and Continuous Flame Gloves. These are exclusive items so if you like the look of them and have the casks you can purchase the key needed to open them but it is a limited time availability item. In order to purchase them you need Neocash which can be bought at the website or added via Neocash Cards that you can buy in retail stores. Some people gleefully bought the keys to open the casks but unless you absolutely love the pieces and are willing to open all of them in this part of the series you aren’t guaranteed to the get the one that you really want however you won’t get duplicates so the worst case scenario is that you will have to open all of the orange casks to get the prize you really want.