Updating my progress in STED. So far, I’m just getting into the “Red” set of levels. These provide a major stat boost. Unfortunately, this also seems to bring in a slightly stronger group of enemies near the far town. I need to earn about 600 to buy the next weapon upgrade for the hero. Each grinding run to Hyu has about 200 gold net profit, unless if it goes badly.
Interestingly enough, poison doesn’t seem to act like a standard status effect. I believe it blocks you from healing, but it doesn’t cause flashing on the map, or persistent damage. Another annoyance was that before doing a grinding run to Hyu, I had 40 HP on Actes, and almost 30MP on Corona. Since it’s very easy to die, it’s actually simpler to die and clone your characters rather than to heal the body damage. As I recall, the next area of the game is the first that starts to make you need to heal your character’s body damage.