Now THIS is something I'm very proud of, not so much because of the item itself (although I have wanted it for a long time), but because of HOW I got it. I'll give a short background to what happened this morning, as it was over 2 years in the making.
I Remember I got Sea February 28, 2007. I had been doing CoP missions with my social shell for a long time up to that, and when we got to Riverne Site A:O1 I KNEW I wanted the Voyager Sallet. Carmiene Dobsonfly has been on my mind off and on for a long time now, and I never was able to get people together to go kill the thing. In my attack gear for level 60 ballista the Voyager Sallet is the FINAL upgrade to my empress hairpin, so I wanted to take another shot at it. I have tried to solo the Firedrakes for a Giant Scale to no avail, and people are often busy for farming, so this morning I decided to take it upon myself to dual box the thing. My brother tried FFXI 2 years ago and quit, lasted all but the free trial period, and leveled a tarutaru blm to level 8. I thought he was too cute and loved his name, so I took him over and soloed him so far to level 68, but I was never able to dual box anything successfully. Today however I brought him and Melphina to Riverne A:01 (lol, that's as far as he is in missions, can't enter B:01 for freeze ), and as thief/nin tanked the drakes with him as blm/nin. I had NO cure other than bloody bolt, so I ate sushi, and between a lot of patience and a few deaths (and Dispelling wind sucks for reraise earrings) I grabbed two gian't scales off of 5 kills with a few wipes.
I got to the Unstable Displacement, opened it and took both characters to the NM area, which all 10 were up. YAY. I found out that bio II is NOT fullproof, because while its accuracy is 100% its POTENCY is lost with each successive raise. That is to say, the more weakness you accrue, the less damage each cast will do, eventually doing ZERO damage and the mob regenerating to full (lobbed blm at drakes and discovered that the hard way).
So I picked a dobsonfly after both were at full with reraise, and since they have party hate I disbanded the 2 characters. They don't aggro, so I opened with a Bio II + burn with the blm, and after he died immediately raised, used reraise again, and grouped him with Mel and did a SATA on a fly (poor blm). I alternated mel with a solo Sneak and my blm to keep bio II on, which I discovered is EXACTLY 2 minutes in duration, no more, no less.
When the fly was at 10% Mel just came out of unweakened state, and one more BIO II took it to 3% when I landed a solo Sneak Attack on the thing killing it. I went 1/1 on the Voyager Sallet drop, FIRST TRY!!!
<--- You can see I broke the party to prevent dual deaths, as I killed solo and items immediately dropped. And now my level 60 Cap ballista zerging outfit is Perfected
I did a Jugner forest 60 cap, then Passed out before pash because I stayed up overnight getting Voyager. I took the screenie just now as I got back of me by the Marshal. This was REALLY cool, because I have never successfully dual boxed anything before and this is my first time actually accomplishing a goal with a 2 box, and the sallet is just a really nice item, for many more jobs than just thief. Edited, Aug 10th 2008 3:06pm by Melphina