Monday, August 13, 2007

Level Like It Means Something

I finished leveling Warrior! After approximately 15 deaths, I was able to reach level 18 and put Warrior behind me. Thank god.
And I went and leveled Ninja too! It's up to 27 already and I didn't even use a stack of Shihei doing it. So that's cool. Now the question is do I level thief to 55 and do Genkai 2 (and some AF stuff), or do I just get Ninja to 37 so I can concentrate on one thing at a time?
Decisions, decisions.
I'm just pretty happy with my progress lately.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Something A Little Lengthier

... But still not very long. I've been able to coax my 360 into slightly better health, but the fact remains that soon it will be returning to Texas for a spruce-up.
Before that happens, however, I've been getting stuff done. Thief is now at 50! And I've gotten the Old Gauntlets already for the Borghertz AF Gloves quest. AF2 has also been started. But the true horror at hand is that I've given up on the idea of subbing THF to get NIN to 37 and I'm only 2 levels away from Warrior 18. This will allow me to sub it for Ninja up to 37, and then go back to getting Thief all the way to 75. But I hate Warrior, at least in the dunes. I swear I died 10 times today. I think I'm going to solo the last level... Sigh.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Another Mini Update

Big thank you to Vid, Zo and Elmi for going with me to get my Genkai 1 items!

And I got up to TAU 12. Seems like a lot, but basically it's all easily soloable. Now I'm stuck at getting a drop off an ameretat. Which there's no way I could solo. Oh well.

And I got 28 Corsair. Archer's Knife! Can't seem to get an invite on thief though.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

News Brief!

Hey there...

3 levels of Corsair! 

Archers Knife!

1 level of Thief!

Finished TAU 6!

Gobbiebag 5 & 6!

More to come...

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Farming Giddeus

I decided that I really needed an inflow of gil. I have lots of things I need for Corsair; Bullet Pouches (and lots of them!), a Bard Die, a Gunbelt... some pricy things. So I decided to do something stupid. I went to camp Hoo Mjuu the Torrent.

He almost never shows up. He has a variable time lottery spawn. He's always camped. He has a 5% drop for his big treasure. Hoo Mjuu! I had camped Hoo once before, spending about 12 hours trying for him and not getting claim once. So after I calmed down and stopped leveling Bard, I went on my way and never tried again. Until yesterday.

I get out to Giddeus, this time as THF/BST for the charm claim technique, which had stymied me on my last visit. I made a few macros up and got to killing. Luckily, there was only one other camper and he seemed to be afk. On my second pass through the area killing all the yagudo, he popped! And I claimed him! Poor Hoo doesn't really have a chance in hell against anyone over level 25, so he cast his benediction and promptly died. And there, on his still warm corpse, I found... Zealot Mitts. Better than a scroll of deodorize, at least.

After taking a break, I went back to camping, my enthusiasm renewed by my first successful claim. I fought my way through a host of yagudo, and even some other campers. I claimed twice more, both deodorize scrolls this time. I went back to town and sold my stuff then went to bed.

This morning I returned to Hoo's spawn area, where two campers stole almost every mob I tried to claim out from under me. I held back my charm claim, hoping to surprise them. Then, suddenly, Hoo popped right in front of me. I hit charm, and was out of range. On my second try, however, I got him. I was amazed i had two trys on the claim before the other two campers could notice he was up. So Hoo died again. (I wonder how long his average life expectancy is? Less than a minute?) And there, gleaming like a shiny thing surrounded by unshiny things, was my drop. Monster Signa. 

Good times. And I got almost 100k worth of extra stuff to sell off the yagudos and wasps I killed waiting for Hoo to pop. 

Now it just has to sell.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Anniversary In Buburimu

Last night, I went to Buburimu Peninsula with the Anniversary Ring... and leveled Corsair to 24. Very fast. Unbelievably so. I died once, but still ended up 1k into 24. Amazing. 

I'll post more later.

I need to farm some Tiger Fangs for some money.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Dunes... Solo

This morning I was at a loss for what to do, still no sales at the AH, and no space to put anything else up, so farming is pretty much out. I considered burning some beastman seals on Treasure and Tribulations, but I've never gotten anything good off of that. Going as a Ninja keeps me from losing xp but... it just never seems worth it.

Then I thought of what Zeik had said in passing, that I might want to go try to solo in the Dunes. So I decided to give it a shot. It went very well, I was surprised. I was able to get OK xp off of the rabbits and gobs near the zone to La Theine Plateau. I tried to conserve ammunition by saving my bullets for Hot Shot and emergencies, and it worked well. I went after a sheep and took it down pretty easily, although I needed to rest after just the one kill that time. 

So later this afternoon the plan is to use an empress charge and solo my way up to 23. I think it shouldn't be a problem at all. If it goes really well I might even use an anniversary charge too. That would get me to 24 easily. Then I could get the Empress Hairpin and Nomad's Mantle out of the mog safe and get working on 25 and Kazham.

So many plans...