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#352 Apr 07 2008 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
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>.< I just "accomplished" dying to Kreutzet with no competition and being forced to watch it de-spawn seconds before my BRD/WHM rushed into the camp. That was fun.

Go, go Utsusemi wearing immediately after the pull, and then eating Stormwind 30 seconds into the fight! I'm so *********
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#353 Apr 07 2008 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
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He's fairly easy to hold if you have help arriving imminently. The trick is to claim and not engage. Just stack evasion gear like mad like you normally would and macro in your haste and fast cast if you have it for shadows. Pretty simple technique really, and if he goes on a random, mad shadow-stripping frenzy, pop on your rogue's and flee around the tunnel until your recast is up. 2 hour as a last resort.
Giving him TP while holding is a mistake.
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#354 Apr 07 2008 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
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[quote=Angina]>.< I just "accomplished" dying to Kreutzet with no competition and being forced to watch it de-spawn seconds before my BRD/WHM rushed into the camp. That was fun.

Go, go Utsusemi wearing immediately after the pull, and then eating Stormwind 30 seconds into the fight! I'm so *****************

That sucks, I'm so sorry ><. Were you soloing it waiting for your BRD?
Just to give you a bit of hope, I claimed 3/3 with my THF friend and we got 2/3 drops. Easy duo and fun. So go grab a RDM (I'm sure any other healer type job would work) and camp him for a few hours. The good part about camping him is that you can AFK anytime and come back during wind weather lol.
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#355 Apr 07 2008 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
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My first Kreutzet went much the same Ang... I figured I had almost capped EVA (like 3 away) and +18 or something in gear at the time. 3 hits and shadows were gone, I was backwards tanking to wait for help. Help was coming and I had shadows up again.. they get stripped again, twice... both timers down, I drop to red and hit 2 hour. First member to show up was brd... hits me with double mambo just as PD fades, I avoid a few hits, but he takes down shadows again and hits me during recast and quickly snuffed the bard... he stood there for a minute and then weather left just as about 8 people show up to help... I had been sitting there for 5 hours at that point waiting for weather... Evil evil evil bird...

On a side note: I got my Denali Kecks the other day... stupid floor 40 refuses to drop the Askar again though... First run we got a pair and 3 of us want still and we are now 2 Goliard and 2 Denali and only 1 Askar in 8 farming runs. I know that isn't bad for drops... but I want my Askar lol.

Edited, Apr 7th 2008 4:42pm by Grandlethal
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#356 Apr 07 2008 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
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I camped ToD last night, and actually got the claim blindly. Tanked it almost flawlessly with a really good RDM. No drop, naturally. It couldn't end *that* easily, noooooooooooooooooo...

Today I go back in the window with another buddy, a very well-geared THF/NIN, figuring we can duo him just fine. After all, he only Stormwinded once last night. It can't be *that* bad, right? We're camping and it pops as expected, I nab it, and tell my shell. Suddenly the people that had better things to do prior to the pop say they'll join me. Figures, right? I ask them to hurry just in case, and as I get to the tunnel, Utsusemi wears and the bird cuts me in half instantly. I 2hour, put shadows up, and seconds later he Stormwinds. We had no healer yet.

I drop, my buddy tanks it, gets it to 30% or so, and as he dies and it de-spawns, people show up. Story of my life. At least I have the time for the new window, I suppose. /sigh
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#357 Apr 07 2008 at 11:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Update: Sirocco Kukri GET!

MINE! MINE! ALL MINE! Blood oaths of fealty and slobbering adoration go out to Fynlar, Aylah, and Cienna of Lakshmi. I love you all. It's time to cut stuff up.

Edit: Obtained my first merit point today, and put it into dagger. >:D

Edited, Apr 8th 2008 3:53am by Angina
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#358 Apr 08 2008 at 3:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Update: Sirocco Kukri GET!

MINE! MINE! ALL MINE! Blood oaths of fealty and slobbering adoration go out to Fynlar, Aylah, and Cienna of Lakshmi. I love you all. It's time to cut stuff up.

Edit: Obtained my first merit point today, and put it into dagger. >:D


One of my easiest birdy camps evar.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to dry myself off.
#359 Apr 08 2008 at 8:02 AM Rating: Good
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Just got my bounding boots after camping lizzy for a few days:

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So happy! Emperor is next. /cry ; ;
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#360 Apr 08 2008 at 9:07 AM Rating: Default
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You think thats bad? When I camped Kreutzet for 6 hours waiting for the force pop, wind weather lasted 45 seconds, and he popped and depopped. Can you imagine the anger? I still can't. Don't EVER go afk, even for 20 seconds.

He ended up popping the next day 7 hours after window closed, and we proceeded to rape him. TH4+bird=gimmeallyoshit.

Edited, Apr 8th 2008 10:09am by RippedApart
#361 Apr 08 2008 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
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You think thats bad? When I camped Kreutzet for 6 hours waiting for the force pop, wind weather lasted 45 seconds, and he popped and depopped. Can you imagine the anger? I still can't. Don't EVER go afk, even for 20 seconds.


I've missed Kreutzet twice due to stepping to the bathroom for not more than one minute. So *******
#362 Apr 08 2008 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I suppose I'm insanely lucky. Sure, I wiped once, and sure I went 1/2 on the SK, but I did get his ToD within two hours of a blind camp (without a prior ToD), and I managed to claim it three times in under 24 hours. >.> All things considered, not bad.

Today I begin my quest for an Assault Jerkin. If I can tank Kreutzet I figure I can handle Ose. With help. :/
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#363 Apr 08 2008 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Angina wrote:

Today I begin my quest for an Assault Jerkin. If I can tank Kreutzet I figure I can handle Ose. With help. :/


I tanked Ose before Kreutzet, actually. One word of advice: Ose's accuracy is insane. I duo'd him (barely) with a WHM friend. The paralyze/silence spam wasn't horrible - but his accuracy made living almost impossible in a full evasion kit. Admitedly, my evasion kit back then wasn't amazing, but it was pretty evasion intensive and he STILL ripped through shadows like a psychopath.

I imagine with a BRD/WHM he'd be a walk in the park (Double Mambo, Elegy and status cures ftw~).
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#364 Apr 08 2008 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Duo'd Ose with a whm the other day. Wore 23 eva skill, 23 eva, 15 or so agi. Popped blind bolt every time it wore. I'm pretty sure I was at the eva cap. Had little problem keeping up my shadows. Decided to go with one dagger and sub Tatami. My Blau Dolch, Dragon Harness, and Dusk gloves are all loaned out too.
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#365 Apr 08 2008 at 5:51 PM Rating: Default
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This had better turn out a bit like my Kreutzet camp. >< I get to LoO, pull Toramas for 2 and a half hours nonstop without any aggro, and then the second Ose pops and I shoot him, a nearby Goblin Alchemist "magically" turns around as I take off with the cat in tow.

Eating three Diagas while your backup healer tanks the Goblin is a fantastic way to wipe shadows and eat dirt, by the way. Thankfully nobody else is around, so we're going to try again in about 5 minutes...

Edit: Had to steal it from a BST who claimed it while we were healing. Took a bit of work, but got it back, tore it down, and no drop. Figures. I hate NMs... Maybe he'll pop again in another four hours.

Edited, Apr 8th 2008 10:02pm by Angina
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#366 Apr 08 2008 at 8:42 PM Rating: Good
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Edit: Had to steal it from a BST who claimed it while we were healing. Took a bit of work, but got it back, tore it down, and no drop. Figures. I hate NMs... Maybe he'll pop again in another four hours.


wow, way to be an *******!
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#367 Apr 08 2008 at 11:33 PM Rating: Good
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Way to jump to conclusions. The BST was already wearing an AJ, and wasn't partied at all. He laughed at us after the fight to add insult to injury. I'm not the type to take camping personally on a regular basis, but if you kill an NM you need not be fighting in the first place while others are desperate for its rare/ex drop, then "all's fair..."

We hung around for a second pop (each one took approximately three hours ><) and went 1/2 on the AJ. I gave it up to my DRG friend who helped me get my SK last night. Going for another one is almost more punishment than I can bear, but I will get mine in the next few days.
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#368 Apr 09 2008 at 7:09 AM Rating: Good
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Way to jump to conclusions. The BST was already wearing an AJ, and wasn't partied at all. He laughed at us after the fight to add insult to injury. I'm not the type to take camping personally on a regular basis, but if you kill an NM you need not be fighting in the first place while others are desperate for its rare/ex drop, then "all's fair..."


Might want to say that next time. Based on what you posted, you said you stole it from him and you looked like an ***. That being said, good for you. I woulda done the same.
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#369 Apr 09 2008 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Ose was probably one of my easiest NM fights ever. Walked into LoO to camp, killed one cat, was resting and Ose popped right in front of me (there was another pair camping him). I pop a sleep bolt on him, it lands, my RDM friend enfeebled the heck out of it and he just let me fight it tossing me status cures as needed. 2 minutes later I had my AJ. Equipped it, waved to the people that were camping as we walked by (they never even saw us come in, or saw us fighting Ose lol, so they waved back completley clueless we had just walked away with an Ose kill)... we then tried to figure out what to do for another 2 hours, as we thought it would take way longer for him to pop lol
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#370 Apr 09 2008 at 11:04 AM Rating: Good
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wow, you got really lucky. I've seen him go 8+ hours without a pop. Gotta feel bad for those other people though, although I suppose its their fault for not being prepared if he pops.
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#371 Apr 09 2008 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
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-_- I have almost never seen Ose pop in under three hours. I've camped him for just shy of nine before without him showing up, as well. I gained roughly 8,000 limit points off of Decent Challenge mobs in LoO yesterday (in a party that had between 2-4 people in it at all times) and only saw him twice. I hate, I hate, I hate that NM.

Merit #2 {mine}, at least...
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#372 Apr 09 2008 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I spent over a week trying to get my friend his AJ for his drg. One time he went well over 8 hours since we got there. We don't even know when he last spawned or when he spawned again because we fell asleep before he even popped. The part that ****** me off most about camping him with my friend was that RMT were camping him non-stop for some god **** stupid reason and kept getting him -.-; The one time we were alone were those 8+ hours when he didn't spawn.

Eventually he popped and we got claim, duo was pretty easy with full time haste from my friends 60ish whm/blm. There was one point when ose just haxed.. and hit down like 9 of my shadows in a row, paralyzed while I was trying to recast, and continued to hit me. I was spamming utsusemi: Ni non-stop and eventually got it off. He had missed me non-stop when I had no shadows and had enough hp to die to one more hit. Swear I had a guardian GM watching over me. My friend being in the same room as me helped with our communication as well. Smiley: lol

With that kill my friend finally got his AJ, bringing my drop rate on Ose to 8/9. I vowed I was never going to camp him again. Ever. If someone sees him up I'll come to help fight and/or give TH, but camping is out of the question.
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#373 Apr 09 2008 at 2:09 PM Rating: Good
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He's unquestionably the worst NM I've ever camped, as far as pop reliability goes. Maybe I was stupidly lucky, but even with my aforementioned sordid Kreutzet tale, I still saw three pops within a 24 hour period, and all due to a random trip to Cape Terrigan without ToD.

I've camped Argus before, and he's miserable fail for most people, but I got insanely lucky and landed my PCA in a grand total of under 5 hours—also off of a blind camp. Luck's goofy like that.

Ose, however, can go climb a wall of d!cks.

Edited, Apr 9th 2008 6:10pm by Angina
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#374 Apr 09 2008 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I tend to have a lot of luck with weird NM's as long as I have helped people with them in the past. Charby I helped a friend with about a month before I needed mine. I asked if hime (RDM) and his GF (nin) would come down to camp him with me. We got there and another PT was just leaving, so we thought we must have missed him by mere minutes. We are just about to leave when he pops. We pull, kill and I walk out with my joy-toy for Bard in about 10-12 minutes.

I went to go get the Shaman cloak NM the other day (actually just wanted Stonega II), killed the placeholder... waited 16 minutes and NM popped. Took about 3 minutes to kill, and he dropped Cloak, Quake and crystal... no Stonega :(... but I'll take the cloak lol. I have helped farm this NM about 5 times in the past and seen the cloak 2 times before.

Went to go Get Moldy earring right after that. Showed up and waited almost 45 minutes before he popped. Lots of competition... he popped, group got claim and no drop... I got ToD, I was set (I love these NM's). so I put on timestamp and count to when I need to go back. I go to play FFXII. I come back just as window opens and get claim, kill... no drop... so much for luck... I go back to playing but end up going out for the night. Come back and see his ToD in chat log and set timer, but realize I need sleep... so I wait until morning, look at last ToD when I wake up and he should pop in about 30 minutes. I grab breakfast and sit there... another THF shows up. They ended up with claim, but Mystic actually gets them in red and they flee. I manage to grab him and kill and get earring. :)

I really should go try to camp Argus... but I have never helped anyone with him, so I bet he'll be a pain
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#375 Apr 09 2008 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
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With the kind of luck you seem to have with NMs, you'll probably walk right in and find him strolling around in a circle, or something. ; ; Even so, I would figure that very few campers (A) are dedicated enough to take a serious run at Argus, leaving you alone more often than not, and (B) are either camping afk overnight for ToD, or (C) only checking widescan every 5 minutes or so to avoid burnout. He's time consuming, but not nearly as horrible as people make him out to be, provided you're patient and consider the payoff worth the annoyance.
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Angina wrote:
With the kind of luck you seem to have with NMs, you'll probably walk right in and find him strolling around in a circle, or something. ; ;


Actually, that's how I found Argus, haha. Was helping a new guy in my LS with his RSE, stumbled onto him, claimed, killed no dorp. The kid couldn't understand why I was asking him to pose for screenshots and stuff, it was really cute.

The Ose fight itself I found to be pretty easy as long as you come prepared. The camp, however, is mind-numbing... and for some reason I never get parry skill ups there.

My accomplishment for the pool: Got an MPK attempt on me while I was fighting Pallas... killed Pallas from 50% and the two gigas that were trained on me without a problem, and dinged 196 parrying in the process. Woo.
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