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#1 Jun 09 2011 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
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I recently came back to the game after a lengthy absence, one thing I noticed was the plethora of new Fishing related equipment that had been added whilst I was away.

I plan to start questing my Ebisu soon, and the one that stood out the most was the Seagull Ring. Anyone have one? I'm curious as to how it compares to the Penguin Ring? I used to use my Penguin Ring a lot before I quit, and the difference it made was huge, is the Seagull ring anywhere near as noticable? Does it stack?

I've never done any MMM before, so I'd like some feedback as to whether the ring is worth the time and effort spent obtaining it. I assume its going to take a lot of work before I can even make the fishing maze required to obtain it?
#2 Jun 11 2011 at 8:07 PM Rating: Default
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Kind of hoped someone would have had some input.

I have no idea how long it will take, but I'll try and work towards one over the next few weeks and post my own findings then, if anyones actually interested themselves that it.
#3 Jun 17 2011 at 6:00 AM Rating: Good
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The general agreement among fishermen I know is that it works roughly half as well as Penguin Ring (there is a definite difference). However, once you have it, you have unlimited use. Plus, if you un-equip it to fight, you don't lose the buff until a timer is up; you just re-equip it. Fishing Support lasts plenty long to get good use, and you can buy a fishing belt from the fishing guild at a pretty cheap price to get Fishing Support on the go. You may still wish to pursue Penguin Ring for Gugrusauri (or Liks to a lesser extent) depending on your own results. Seagull Ring seems to be better suited to fishing up other large or legendary fish to improve your overall fish/time while out fishing for gil/skill/synthesis.

There is also a Heron Ring from MMM which is the equivalent to Albatross Ring that also requires Fishing Support.

There are 2 other rings you should be aware of that are obtained from Inside the Belly. They are Puffin Ring and Noddy Ring. Check wiki for details.


Edited, Jun 17th 2011 6:07am by Nazantia
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#4 Jun 17 2011 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
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It's also worth pointing out that Puffin/Noddy rings can be AH'd. I spent a good while going nuts trying to fish the thingies in La Theine until I realized I could have just bought the rings and saved an assload of time.
#5 Jun 18 2011 at 1:41 AM Rating: Good
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Thats good to know, I'll still work on aquiring a new Penguin Ring (Seems sooo much harder since upgrading PC to pull up all the chests...).

As for Puffin/Noddy I already have a Noddy I spotted on the AH when I returned. The Puffin Ring however seems to be a very rare seller nowadays, so I'll probabally be better off trying to fish my own at some point.
#6 Jun 18 2011 at 4:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I wouldn't even bother trying to get Penguin Ring unless you bring multiple people/charts and keep the pugil alive when you fish it up so that you can't fish it up again on subsequent runs.

By the way, even if you can fish 4/5 or even 5/5 chests, you STILL might not get the ring. Sucks, don't it?

Edited, Jun 18th 2011 6:59am by Fynlar
#7 Jun 18 2011 at 10:29 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah I know all about that ring, out of countless runs I've had one drop (4th chest), which I no longer have :/

Edited, Jun 18th 2011 12:29pm by CourierBarry
#8 Jun 23 2011 at 1:06 AM Rating: Good
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I still have Penguin Rings with full stacks. Not difficult at all to obtain. Just bring a friend to grab monsters and keep trying. It's not that bad of a drop rate, especially not compared to what you're using the ring for. ;)
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#9 Jun 26 2011 at 2:19 PM Rating: Good
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Puffin ring : 1 mil +
Noddy ring 400k or so.. these aren't cheap rings.
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#10 Jun 27 2011 at 3:00 AM Rating: Good
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I have a question. Since the recent changes to sending (Ex) items to characters on the same account, can these mmm rings be sent between mules?

I'm new to mmm and dont know if there are any minimum entry requirments, but I was hoping it would be possible to bypass the one entry per day limit playing solo, and attempt to obtain a ring via mules too. I know this method works for the selbina fish ranking contest, people now enter mules for a chance at 2 skill up rings at once, and then send the second ring to their main via the delivery system.

Edited, Jun 27th 2011 9:01am by GenryuOfBahamut
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#11 Jun 28 2011 at 11:37 AM Rating: Good
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I actually have a heron ring which is also obtained from MMM because I had the worsed luck trying to get a seagul ring.
I haven't tried to mule my heron ring yet. I'd even try now but we got emergency server maint. :S

If no one else has posted here by tomorrow, I'll give it a try.

btw for future reference to people who want to mule an Ebisu fishing rod, it's a no-go I'm afraid. :s
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#12 Jun 28 2011 at 1:02 PM Rating: Good
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Janeash wrote:
I actually have a heron ring which is also obtained from MMM because I had the worsed luck trying to get a seagul ring.
I haven't tried to mule my heron ring yet. I'd even try now but we got emergency server maint. :S

If no one else has posted here by tomorrow, I'll give it a try.

btw for future reference to people who want to mule an Ebisu fishing rod, it's a no-go I'm afraid. :s


That would be much apprieciated!

On another note, are you Janeash of Fusion LS on Valefor by any chance?
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#13 Jul 01 2011 at 7:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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CourierBarry wrote:
I recently came back to the game after a lengthy absence, one thing I noticed was the plethora of new Fishing related equipment that had been added whilst I was away.

I plan to start questing my Ebisu soon, and the one that stood out the most was the Seagull Ring. Anyone have one? I'm curious as to how it compares to the Penguin Ring? I used to use my Penguin Ring a lot before I quit, and the difference it made was huge, is the Seagull ring anywhere near as noticable? Does it stack?

I've never done any MMM before, so I'd like some feedback as to whether the ring is worth the time and effort spent obtaining it. I assume its going to take a lot of work before I can even make the fishing maze required to obtain it?


Yup I'm the same Janeash from Valefor server. :)
Sorry for being slow to reply about muling rings, I've been stuck in the wilderness learning blue mage spells (which has been slightly hellish but that's another story) and keep forgetting to send stuff to my other characters.

However I do have some good news for you with respect to muling a heron ring.
Not only can you send a heron ring to your extra characters, you can send an albatros ring too.
So I can't see you having any issues with muling any other of the fishing rings as long as they are linked to your account.
I really do wish you the best of luck with obtaining your seagul ring but for me atm, I gave up on it long ago.
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#14 Jul 01 2011 at 10:36 AM Rating: Good
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Ah thanks a lot, now to get all my mules to Jeuno!

And I thought your name was familiar, I just wasnt 100% sure you were the same Janeash. I spent 4-5 months with Fusion, under the name of Zacknafein (My original name was already in use on Valefor ><), before getting home sick so to speak and returning to Bahamut.

Is Geoffrey still making those crazy videos about Kyosama? XD
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#15 Jul 01 2011 at 12:06 PM Rating: Good
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Oh hey Zack!
No, Fusion pretty much died but you can still find Geoffrey's videos on youtube. :)
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#16 Jul 01 2011 at 12:43 PM Rating: Good
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Aww that sucks, it was a pleasant little linkshell ><
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#17 Jul 02 2011 at 10:53 AM Rating: Good
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yeah it was for a while :(
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#18 Jul 04 2011 at 1:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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IMO, these rings are no substitute for questing the Ebisu. I can't catch gugru with the Heron and Seagull rings alone, the only way I can catch them is with the Pelican and Albatross rings.
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