Purpose of this threadWith the recent fixes to the horntail disconnecting issues, there have been more and more people running horntail. With this, there are more and more ways to make runs faster. We wanted to create this thread to see what methods for running horntail that you, the MapleRoyals community, have been trying to make it faster. There is currently a record for the fastest horntail run (see below) but that had 6 players on 19 characters. We wanted to do something that anyone in the community can take part in, hopefully bringing out different party compositions and tactics in slaying the three-headed dragon. If you think you can beat our time, please try it and post your results! We will be working to improve our time as well. Rules To keep this fair, we wanted to create ground rules for anyone who wants to attempt this record. This means that in order to beat these records, you will have to come up with creative tactics and party compositions, it's not a matter of how many sed mules you can bring in. If you feel strongly against any of these rules, please feel free to let us know and we can revise them. 1. You may only have 6 active players (no mules allowed, single clients only) 2. The strongest attack buff item you may use are onyx apples (no gelts or demon elixirs, let's level the playing field here), mages can use cheeses You can use any attack pots you want 3. You must have a video of your accomplishment uploaded (if you put it on youtube, make it viewable by link only. Doing this will ensure that there is no "funny business"/cheating) 4. Make a reply to this thread with your party members (ign, level, class), the video, and your run time (starting when main body spawns) 5. If you have shadowers doing the meso explosion start method, make sure you include the meso drop time as a separate time (see our example below) 6. We are timing the main body only (get through pre-heads however you want) ____________________________________________________ The Current Record as of Sept 6th, 2020 Time logged (from first hit): 29min 34seconds Time to drop mesos: 2min 30seconds Participating Members: [GaijinSlash | @Tien T Nguyen | Shadower | 200] [Kloxz | Shadower | 200] [GooBoom | @Covid20 | Shadower | 200] [iAmAQuokka| @VincentOL | Shadower | 200] [Zeliek | Shadower | 197] [Incinerated | @davidleonard | Shadower | 180] ____________________________________________________ Extra NotesBackstory We invented the full shadower horntail run (5 shadowers + bishop / x shadowers + (5-x) buccs + bishop) and over the last few months have been tweaking the strategy to make it more efficient. Not too long ago, we had a 5 shadower run in 34minutes for the main body. If it becomes a popular request, we can make a guide for how to do this. I did some looking into what the fastest horntail run in the server. The record is held by the guild Fryslan (you can find that here). Fryslan's record is 23min 13seconds (set in 2019). They had 6 active players over 19 characters in that run. With our run being ~10 minutes from the record, we talked with each other about trying to beat this record. But we also wanted to do something that the entire Royals community can take part in as well. That is how this thread came to be. What to expect from us in the future We are still going to try to beat Fryslan's record, but we might not be able to until we finish more mules. We will be experimenting with what we currently have in the meantime.