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Sock 2

I know, I know. I'm sad too! Stupid E3... they should never have it again!

Well, we'll see what happens today, before the one-week hiatus. Isn't summer fun?

Today's Tips:

  • When you equip a new piece of equipment, you'll obtain the associated bonuses with that equipment on the same day. For instance, when you equip a Mythril Sword, you'll gain 10% extra points on the day you equip it. However, if you unequip it, you won't get the bonus that day. You may not equip AND unequip the same weapon on the same day, of course.
  • You cannot spend yourself to death by buying a benchmark item, you suicidal maniacs. That is, if you have exactly 100 points, and you try to buy the 100 point benchmark, you won't be able to.

Good luck, as always!

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Like a dream, it was over. The creature moaned in agony as the final strike was landed. A strange golden light shot up from him like a ball and disappeared into the night sky. The sky suddenly darkened and a chilling breeze cut the air like a cold, bloody knife. The clouds above began to part.

Lily shuddered. "This just doesn't feel right. What's happening?"

Then, my father sat up with a wild look in his eyes. "It's him... it's... Mazell."

I ran to him. His real name was Willard, but for some reason, over time, he had opted to go by the name Wooley. He was a mad scientist at heart, and had always dabbled in alchemy for reasons I had never understood. And then, that one day a few months back, he suddenly took me on this adventure and was promptly kidnapped. I never thought that I'd see him again, but here he was. He looked terribly shaken, though, as if he had gone through a terrible ordeal.

"Who is this Mazell??" Lily knelt down over him.

"Don't fuss over me! Come on now, we must go, and quickly." He spryly jumped to his feet, much to the surprise of Lily. "Mazell is the one who still has your Aunt as a hostage, Dan." He looked at me. "He lives in a completely different world than us... a world filled with a strange darkness. The demons took me there... you see, he has a huge palace, and your Aunt Angelina is there waiting for us to come and save her. He is evil... he has these terrible, cold eyes that stare right through you..."

The rest of us gasped. It was obvious that we had met this Mazell, and very recently. And this other world? Could it really be the one that we had just experienced at the time we had met Lily?

Shayla sighed. "This is unbelievable. So much danger, and so much loss. Why is all of this happening? What is going on?" She then paused, and walked to the side of the mountaintop. "Scott... we will remember your loss."

As Shayla motioned for everyone to go, we noticed Lily staring over the incredible landscape.

"What's wrong?" Shayla asked.

Lily shook her head. "There's... something wrong with this world right now, and we are in grave danger. These monsters... they aren't being controlled of their own volition. There's some greater force... some strange outside entity... I can't explain it, I can just feel it."

We all had a feeling of dread as we made our way wearily down Silver Falls, but our next destination was clear: We were off to the other world, but first, we would stop by and check on Veronica at the medicine girl's place.

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Hmmm...

How strange... a gate has materialized.



Battle Window              Points upon Revival: 50
insert battle theme...

Currently in Play:
  • Saboteur-A
  • Saboteur-B
  • Saboteur-C
  • Saboteur-D
  • Mighty Muncher-A
  • Mighty Muncher-B

Action Window

Lightning Speed's Initiative allows it to go first!

Lightning Speed-B casts Quick! Arzak can take an extra action for today!

Tasukete attacks! Lightning Speed-B takes 22 damage!
ERROR casts Aero! Arzak takes 18 damage!
Bainick uses a Guild Permit to create The Healing Shield!
Bainick's Slow status wears off!
Ourobolus attacks! But Lightning Speed-B dodges the attack swiftly!
Shinuzzo attacks! Lightning Speed-B takes 16 damage!
BLG casts Blizzard! Lightning Speed-B takes 17 damage!

Lightning Speed-B is defeated!
BLG receives 199 Experience and 49 Gold!
BLG gains a level, reaching Level 8!

Alael gained a level yesterday, reaching Level 6! (Sorry I missed it~)
Alael attacks! Gold Dragon-A takes 13 damage!
Cloud_2049 attacks! Gold Dragon-A takes 10 damage!
Waterfiend attacks! Arzak takes 18 damage!
Mike attacks! Arzak dodges the attack by a hair!
Witecat casts Fire! Arzak takes 12 damage!
Alexander attacks! Arzak takes 17 damage!
FirstAid attacks! Gold Dragon-B takes 13 damage!
Draconn attacks! Arzak takes 17 damage!
Leviathan attacks! Gold Dragon-B takes 12 damage!

Gold Dragon-B is defeated!
Leviathan receives 305 Experience and 225 Gold!
Leviathan gains two levels, reaching Level 7!

Maggie attacks! Arzak takes 16 damage!
Prism attacks! Arzak takes 14 damage!
JuMeSyn casts Fire! Gold Dragon-C takes 10 damage!
Thinkfreemind attacks! Gold Dragon-C takes 16 damage!
Sundoulos attacks! Arzak takes 18 damage!
Laurie attacks! Arzak takes 13 damage!
Nightwolf attacks! But the attack misses by a mile!
Arpijy uses Healing Herbs! Arpijy gains 32 bonus points!
UFJ uses Echo Herbs! UFJ's Silence status is relieved!
Koala Bob casts Aero! Arzak takes 12 damage!
BigWook attacks! Gold Dragon-C takes 17 damage!
Sandy casts Aero! Arzak takes 12 damage!
MrMSty casts Aero! Arzak takes 9 damage!
Kolphyre attacks! Gold Dragon-B takes 19 damage!
FoxKelfonne shouts a snappy catchphrase and casts Aero! Arzak takes 23 damage!
Kharamain attacks! Arzak takes 14 damage!
Raaj smashes his Everybody's Mace into Arzak's cheeky little smile! Arzak takes 14 damage!
Xlash attacks! Arzak takes 18 damage!
Knighttrain casts Blizzard! Arzak takes 16 damage!
Leaper smites Arzak like a sunuva*****! Arzak takes 14 damage!
Weretiger Rei uses Healing Herbs! Weretiger Rei gains 40 bonus points!
CW casts Blizzard! Arzak takes 10 damage!
Ken's eyes flash white as an Aero spell rips into Arzak! It takes 26 damage!
Ice^Tiger casts Blizzard! Arzak takes 14 damage!
LufiaLvr attacks! Arzak takes 12 damage!
Adam attacks! Arzak takes 8 damage!
Shadowchancellor attacks! Arzak takes 14 damage!
Vyselocke attacks! Arzak takes 18 damage!
Belthasar2 attacks! Gold Dragon-C takes 17 damage!
Arros Raikou attacks! But Arzak barely dodges the attack!
Brian J. Blottie attacks! Gold Dragon-C takes 17 damage!

Gold Dragon-C is defeated!
Brian J. Blottie receives 305 Experience and 225 Gold!
Brian J. Blottie gains a level, reaching Level 7!

Purelunatic attacks! Arzak takes 16 damage!
DMJ attacks! Arzak roars and dodges swiftly!
~Sean~~ attacks! Arzak dodges that attack as well!
Straadin attacks! Arzak takes 18 damage!
Jeremy V. attacks! Arzak dodges the attack easily!
Slashlen attacks! But Arzak evades yet again!
Joshua attacks! Arzak takes 6 damage!
Goddess Atma attacks! Arzak takes 16 damage!

Arzak gives a horrible, sorrowful groan and collapses in defeat!
Goddess Atma hereby gains 2000 Experience and 400 Gold!
Goddess Atma gains seven levels, reaching Level 12!

All enemies are defeated! Everyone else who attacks is too late!

Four Saboteurs appear!
Two Mighty Munchers appear!



GUILDS
Don't go it alone!



Guild of Magus

Creator: Sandy
Type: Invite Only
You will be notified in case you are given an invitation- you may not freely join.

Order of Beorn

Creator: Sundoulos
Type: Invite Only
You will be notified in case you are given an invitation- you may not freely join.

Brotherhood of Lief

Creator: FirstAid
Type: Open
You are free to join this guild as long as your total level is 4 or less.

SOCK Intelligence Agency

Creator: Joshua
Type: Semi-Open
The invitation is extended to any would-be agents wishing to use their attention to detail, deductive logic, strategic use of time, and/or general curiosity to collect intelligence on all aspects of SOCK2. The SIA aims to be a diverse organization so players of all classes and levels are currently welcome to apply. Please state your level of proficiency in your classes at time of application.

The Healing Shield

Creator: Bainick
Type: Open
May freely join if the following is fulfilled:
Must be mainly Defender or White Mage (To at least a 50:50 ratio of half def and/or wht mage:half other occupation/s), and have a lower or equal to level than Bainick.



SHOPS
...New stock every week!



   Wandering Merchant's Item Shop   
Item Effect Price
Antidote Cures Poison. 25 Gold
Smelling Salts Cures Confusion. 25 Gold
Echo Herbs Cures Silence. 35 Gold
Soothe Lotion Cures Freeze and Burn. 40 Gold
Healing Herbs Boosts Points by 25-40. 40 Gold
Flex Herb Cures Immobilize and Disable. 50 Gold
Holy Water Cures Haunt or Curse. 75 Gold


   Wandering Merchant's Weapon Shop   
Weapon Equipped Effect Price
Gold Sword
Fgt 6
Power 25; Break% 15
Obtained Pts + 25%
125 Gold
Venom Edge
Fgt 9
Power 30; Break% 5
50% chance of poisoning target
140 Gold
Killer Sword
Fgt 12
Power 30; Break% 5
25% chance of critical hit
140 Gold
Iron Hammer
Wpn 2
Power 70; Break% 2
50% chance of missing
Target's Armor Break% +5
350 Gold
Mythril Bow
Wpn 4
Power 50; Break% 10
Can attack long-range
5% chance of critical hit.
350 Gold


   Wandering Merchant's Armor Shop   
Armor Equipped Effect Price
Mythril Shield
Def 6
Break% 3
Absorbs up to 40 damage completely
80 Gold
Full Plate
Def 9
Break% 1
Phys. Damage - 25%
150 Gold
Gold Shield
Def 10
Break% 15
Absorbs up to 100 damage completely
150 Gold
Swordedge Armor
Def 12
Break% 3
50% of all phys. dmg is returned to attackers
250 Gold
Staffstopper
Arm 2
Break% 5
25% chance of breaking attackers' staves
Magic Damage - 10%
250 Gold
Stealthy Garb
Arm 4 or Thf 2
Break% 3
Evade 25% of all phys. and magic attacks.
500 Gold


Point Benchmarks
...Spend your points on rare items!



Benchmark Prize Choice
50 pts Fighter's Sword (Fgt 2; Power 15; Break% 1)

Wizard's Rod (Blk 2; Power 3; Break% 10; MagPwr + 10%)

Point Doubler (Doubles day's Pts when used)
75 pts Defender's Shield (Def 2; Break% 5; Absorbs 20 Pts of Dmg completely)

Cleric's Robe (Wht 2; Break% 20; Wht Magic Exp. Costs - 25%)

Gold Doubler (Doubles day's Gold when used)
100 pts AGG (Accessory: Gain bonus Gold when you write in a Q&A letter)

APG (Accessory: Gain bonus Points when you write in a Q&A letter)

AEG (Accessory: Gain bonus Experience when you write in a Q&A letter)
125 pts Everybody's Mace (Weapon: No prerequisite job level; Power 10; Break% 3)

Everybody's Guard (Armor: No prerequisite job level; Break% 10; Phys. Dmg. - 10%)

Wait Mode (Item: Freezes Sock 2 in time for user's choice of between 1 and 3 days.)
150 pts Guild Permit (Allows user to create a guild.)

Level-Up Star (Grants target with exactly enough experience to reach the next level.)

Blue Mage's Medal (???)
200 pts Point Doubler (Doubles day's Points when used.)

Gold Doubler (Doubles day's Gold when used.)

Exp. Doubler (Doubles day's Exp. when used.)
250 pts Staff of Aid (Weapon: Prereq. Wht 5; Power 5; Break% 10; Doubles power of Cure spells.)

Sneak Glove (Item: Steal a random item from enemy or opponent with 75% prob.)

Warp Stone (Item: Change points with another player, chosen at random.)
300 pts Mind Break (Armor: Prereq. Def 7; Break% 15; Magic Damage - 50%)

Goldgrabber (Weapon: Prereq. Fgt 5/Mer 12/Thf 1; Power 20; Break% 2; Gain 10% of target's Gold with successful attack.)

Hawk's Eye (Accessory: If equipped, Obscure and Obscurega spells have no effect upon you.)
350 pts Everybody's Lance (Weapon: No prereqs; Power 25; Break% 3)

Everybody's Shield (Armor: No prereqs; Break% 5; Absorbs up to 50 pts of damage completely.)

Thief's Medal (???)


Prize Shop
Want something special? Start saving up...



Prize Points Required
Nintendo DS Lite Carrying Case 1000 Points
Q&A Guest Host Position 1500 Points


Yesterday's Answers

#53:
a) Castles (50 Points)
The tally was close again this time: Caves 3 - Mountain Passes 6 - Forests 13 - Towers 20 - Castles 25. That's the way she goes.

#54:
a) Purple (40 Points)
Another tough question, I have to admit. I have a lot of obscure Dragon Warrior trivia kicking around this old skull.


Today's Questions
Today's Consolation Points: 10

#55:
Leon Geeste's favourite food is most closely associated with which of the following options?
(40 Points)

a) Michael Lee Aday
b) Scott Thompson
c) Barbara Walters
d) Lesley Hornby
e) Miss Piggy


#56:
Which of the following RPG remakes featured a completely revamped overworld music whose tune was not even preserved? (40 Gold)

a) Final Fantasy IV Advance
b) Sword of Mana
c) Dragon Warrior III GBC
d) Crystalis GBC
e) Breath of Fire II GBA



Submission Form


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Please fill out your nickname and your actions for the day! Place your answer choices in the respective boxes (don't worry about being precise with wording or anything), and write your action in the action box. You can equip or unequip stuff once per day without taking your action up, too. Examples of actions could be "I want to attack Li'l Ant!" or "I want to buy two Eye Dropses!" or "I want to buy a Wood Sword and Smelling Salts, and I want to equip the Wood Sword!"

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Today's Guess(es) for the first question:
Today's Guess(es) for the second question:
Actions for today:



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Contestants
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1 Arpijy
Fgt Lv 6
Points 555
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2 Nightwolf
Blk Lv 9
Points 533
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3 LufiaLvr
Wht Lv 5
Points 529
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4 Genjuu
Blk Lv 9
Points 519
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5 Alael
Fgt Lv 6
Points 511
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6 Vyselocke
Def Lv 8
Points 498
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7 Kharamain
Blk Lv 8
Points 493
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8 Aurelius
Wht Lv 8
Points 473
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9 Mike
Fgt Lv 5
Points 467
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10 Laurie
Wht Lv 6
Points 465
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11 ERROR
Blk Lv 10
Points 455
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12 Raaj
Blk Lv 8
Points 432
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13 Ken
Blk Lv 8
Points 431
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14 Sandy
Blk Lv 8
Points 429
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15 FoxKelfonne
Blk Lv 8
Points 425
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16 Jeremy V.
Def Lv 7
Points 412
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17 Carabbit
Wht Lv 6
Points 412
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18 Tasukete
Blk Lv 7
Points 398
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19 JuMeSyn
Wht Lv 4
Points 390
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20 Cacticus
Blk Lv 7
Points 390
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21 Knighttrain
Blk Lv 5
Points 387
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22 Lost Boricua
Blk Lv 8
Points 373
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23 MrMSty
Blk Lv 8
Points 370
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24 Brian J. Blottie
Fgt Lv 7
Points 366
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25 The Dark Chevalier
Blk Lv 6
Points 361
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26 BLG
Def Lv 8
Points 350
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27 Alexander MD
Fgt Lv 6
Points 330
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28 Ice^Tiger
Blk Lv 5
Points 319
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29 Slashlen
Fgt Lv 8
Points 315
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30 Leaper
Blk Lv 8
Points 310
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31 Boojum
Blk Lv 8
Points 304
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32 Sundoulos
Fgt Lv 7
Points 304
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33 Gaijin
Blk Lv 7
Points 294
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34 Joshua
Wht Lv 6
Points 294
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35 Purelunatic
Fgt Lv 5
Points 294
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36 DMJ
Fgt Lv 7
Points 289
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37 Jess
Wht Lv 8
Points 279
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38 Cloud_2049
Wht Lv 3
Points 277
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39 Arros Raikou
Fgt Lv 7
Points 273
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40 Waterfiend33
Fgt Lv 8
Points 270
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41 Kolphyre
Fgt Lv 9
Points 270
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42 Leviathan
Def Lv 7
Points 262
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43 Witecat
Def Lv 3
Points 247
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44 Draconn
Fgt Lv 6
Points 234
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45 Shadow Chancellor
Wht Lv 7
Points 221
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46 Jeffrey
Def Lv 4
Points 220
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47 Thinkfreemind
Fgt Lv 5
Points 213
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48 Goddess Atma
Fgt Lv 12
Points 210
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49 Koala Bob
Blk Lv 6
Points 207
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50 ~Sean~~
Fgt Lv 6
Points 197
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51 CW
Fgt Lv 6
Points 194
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52 UFJ
Wht Lv 9
Points 194
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53 Fang
Def Lv 7
Points 190
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54 Weretiger Rei
Wht Lv 5
Points 185
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55 BigWook
Fgt Lv 6
Points 183
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56 Timbit
Fgt Lv 8
Points 173
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57 Seiryu
Def Lv 1
Points 169
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58 Belthasar2
Fgt Lv 6
Points 160
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59 Prism
Wht Lv 7
Points 159
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60 Ourobolus
Blk Lv 8
Points 158
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61 Bucket
Def Lv 3
Points 158
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62 Strawberry Eggs
Blk Lv 3
Points 155
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63 Shinuzzo
Def Lv 6
Points 153
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64 FirstAid
Wht Lv 6
Points 153
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65 Straadin
Fgt Lv 7
Points 149
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66 Adam
Fgt Lv 7
Points 144
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67 Maggie
Fgt Lv 5
Points 141
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68 Xlash
Fgt Lv 8
Points 133
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69 SuperKyle
Fgt Lv 10
Points 124
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70 IceNine
Blk Lv 5
Points 115
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71 Macstorm
Def Lv 1
Points 110
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72 Flamethrower
Blk Lv 4
Points 101
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73 Heltje
Fgt Lv 1
Points 96
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74 Killa B
Fgt Lv 1
Points 85
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75 Bainick
Def Lv 4
Points 64
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76 Ish
Blk Lv 2
Points 64
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77 JDX
Fgt Lv 1
Points 44
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78 Patternscribe
Fgt Lv 1
Points 41
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79 Dracus
Fgt Lv 3
Points 40
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80 Alukien
Fgt Lv 1
Points 40
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81 Erunion
Blk Lv 1
Points 40
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82 Ziphakiel Valkrist
Def Lv 1
Points 40
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83 Frammy
Fgt Lv 1
Points 30
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84 Smiley Elf
Fgt Lv 1
Points 30
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85 Tyraraven
Fgt Lv 4
Points 20
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86 ProtoMan
xxx Lv 1
Points 20
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87 Jwcooley
Fgt Lv 1
Points 20
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88 Otaku Nick
Blk Lv 1
Points 20
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89 Uncle Guido
Def Lv 1
Points 17
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