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#1 Dec 06 2004 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
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i know this is a dumb question because i know hunters and rangers (ffxi) are completly different but..i was wondering if hunters cost alot to maintain like rangers do. it seems always buying arrows and pet food could get costly. thanks for any replies

Edited, Mon Dec 6 16:53:42 2004 by Rashambo
#2 Dec 06 2004 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Pet food is a fairly abundant drop if your pet is a meat eater. Pets that only eat vegetables and such are a little bit harder to feed.

As for arrows, they are relatively cheap. You can use better (more DPS) arrows as you gain levels. The cost increases, but drops from killing the higher level mobs sell for more cash, and you make a little more money from your professions as your level increases.

Getting your hunter a good bow can be a bit expensive from what I've seen. Bows don't drop as often as other weapons, so they sell for a rather high price at the auction house.
#3 Dec 07 2004 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
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I've never ran out of money so that I couldent fill my quiver up with arrows. You may have to buy arrows but a few kills will pay for about 200 arrows in drops.
#4 Dec 09 2004 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I've played most of the classes now, and I have to say of them all, hunters can have the very best in copper production. (Copper based game).

As a hunter you may find yourself alone in the wilds. Well with no one really around and plentiful beasties of all kinds. Skinning is a wonderful tool to use to get that coin rolling in. If you don't want to buy high priced Auction house items, or if you just prefer not to wait, skinning works very well with Leather crafting. They fit "Like a glove".

If skinning isn't a skill for you try becoming an Herbalist. The rarest of Herbs are found high in the mountains or way off long forgotten trais, and that happens to be just the areas you'll find yourself in. If combined with Alchemy, this variation can not only keep you alive longer, but in the long run will bring in more money then even Leatherworking / skinning.

If your worried about purchasing your shots/arrows. Don't be, even the highest price shot won't sell for too much, compared to what you'll be bringing in on a regular basis. The most important thing to remember is to keep those bags upgraded to as big as you can afford to buy. (Don't sacrifice buying new weapons or armor those are priority number one, with bags a close 2nd.)

To close, Hunters have no money problems and could be one of the wealthiest jobs you'll have!

Level 26 Dwarven Hunter
#5 Dec 09 2004 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
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thanks for the help really helped. later!
#6 Dec 09 2004 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
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double post >< sorry

Edited, Thu Dec 9 19:46:38 2004 by Rashambo
#7 Dec 13 2004 at 12:45 PM Rating: Good
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As others have pointed out, it's not too hard to get by with what you hunt. A few other notes:

Some dwarven hunters (such as myself), have gone the Mining/Engineering route. This allows us to craft our own guns as well as our own ammunition, which has a better damage rating than store-bought ammo. Engineering also allows you to make scopes for bows and guns, various goggles and numerous toys which, while not essential to any hunting party, certainly brings out the whimsy which Blizzard has injected into the Warcraft series. That said, most of the Engineering items require Engineering to use, so your sales won't be nearly as impressive as an herbalist/alchemist or a skinner/leatherworker.

Learn Cooking and Fishing! Cooking and Fishing do not take up one of your two profession slots. While waiting for a boat, or just waiting for your guildies to get online, park yourself by some water and fish. This not only provides food for a number of pets, it provides food for yourself in some cases, and you can use many fish to raise your Cooking level. Higher-level cooking recipes provide greater hit point recovery as well as temporary stat bonuses. At Cooking 150, I have a couple of recipes which will restore some 550hp as well as +6 to Stamina and Spirit for 15 minutes. Pets will eat cooked food as well.

If you play it smart, you'll be able to gather a lot of what you need and either sell it, to pay for your gear and consumables, or be able to gather and make your own consumables.

Sureshot, Dwarf Hunter
Aegidis, Dwarf Paladin
Vikeshta, Night Elf Warrior
Silver Hand
#8 Dec 22 2004 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I find that i can make some good money, but i also spend it rather quickly. But this is my own fault. I do mining, engineering, fishing, and cooking. From the drops alone you can make some pretty decent cash. In a pinch i sell some copper i have stored up.

My problem is i pass on all my tradeskill drops to my alts so they can increase in skills. So that means no money in that respect. But, i still manage to make some cash, enough for training anyway and for buying all my recipees for my trade skills.

If you really want the cash pick up two gathering skills for now, you can always dump one later. Sell all of the stuff you gather and you should have no problems buying anything you want. I was selling a stack (20) of copper bars for 40s or more. Not bad for pre lvl 20 person. And its really plentiful. Skinning is probably the best collection in that not only can you skin your kills but everyone elses, assuming they looted the kill.

#9 Dec 22 2004 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Even if you do not take the engineering route, ammo is still fairly cheap corresponding to the income you will be pulling in at your level. Currently 200 shots costs me 3s (at the most) and I have a 14 slot ammo bag. 42s is VERY easy to come across for me at the moment.

Feeding pets is still cheap corresponding to your level. If you can't find what you need from drops buying from vendors will not break the bank.
#10 Dec 22 2004 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I was playin FFXI up until about a week ago and it seemed like leveling nin then rng was outrageously expensive if you wanted to have good equipment and play the job well. This game is alot different... just like a bst in ffxi, you'll have all the drops and usually, regardless of your level, you'll get drops that are worth quite a bit. At lvl 9-11 I was getting drops worth 3-10 silver just huntin low levels stuff.. considering a stack of 200 arrows at that level are around .1-.50 silver each.. you get a lot for a little. Later on, you'll be farming while leveling and while your pet will require more expensive foods and you'll be wanting better ammunition and gear, it's all relative and if you're not blowin your money, you should have plenty to spare ;)
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#11 Dec 24 2004 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I really don't think so. I plan on being a Dwarf Hunter with Engineering/Mining which from everything I've read seems o be very beneficial. First off, Engineering produces ammo, guns, and scopes. Crafting your own bullets makes your ammo really inexspensive. Then having the benefit of scopes and guns makes the idea a whole lot better.
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