I am finally at a point where I have enough echos of materials that I feel I can attempt to find the heptagoat, at the cost of everything I own. No one knows how the heptagoat can be obtained, but it is rumored to already be among us. The seeker nature in me says the truth is out there, and if I can find it I must try, even if it costs me dearly. I have so many precious things, each will be more difficult to part with than the last. The Hesperidean Cider may be the hardest to part with of all, but it may become necessary in the pursuit of knowledge.
To avoid endless stalling and to force some ~Tough Choices~, I’ve set the arbitrary deadline of April 7th upon myself to finalize my preparations, and save as many things as I can before attempting the Heptagoat search (fire sale of my inventory).
My first try will be to sell everything I own except the Hesperidean cider and get 7 overgoats. I pray it unlocks with 7 overgoats. That would be the ideal situation. I will still lose many things just for those 7 overgoats such as my Tier 8 scrap items and collection of 140+ searing enigmas that I saved for the return of seeking. These items are worth so much more than their echo sale price it pains me to see them go, but thems the breaks.
Failing that, with a heavy heart I will say goodbye to my good friend, the Hesperidean Cider for 80,000 echos at the bazaar and get 7 more overgoats for a total of 14. Ubergoats x7 will follow after that (roughly the same value as the Cider purchase cost). That will be the extent of what I know to do and try.
This is uncharted waters. No one has ever attempted this before, and there is no guarantee anything I have planned is remotely correct. In a worst case scenario I will have given away years of grinding and progress and only have a handful of goats to show for it. The losses from sale of a cider alone are staggering (an -80,000 echo change in value or roughly 1 year of optimal grinding). But I will not be deterred. Someone has to try, and that someone might as well be me. I believe in the heptagoat (but does it believe in me?).
This is it, Heptagoat or Bust.
That said, since this may be the final two weeks that I own a cider and I am a very community minded individual, if anyone would like a sip before it goes please message me and I will send you a sip. Its more important to me to share it while I can than it is to grind a couple more echos and save a few more of my treasures (community is the ultimate treasure). I’ve sent out about 31 sips to my friend on Tumblr and IRC today, and I would like to extend that same courtesy to those of you who are part of the community via the forums as well.
If you want to try some sips of cider let me know.