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#1 Aug 23 2009 at 3:22 AM Rating: Default
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Fang Earring - +4 Atk -4 Eva 3.5k

Spike Earring -+5 Atk -5 Eva 27k


I cannot justify spending 23.5k more for ONE.. atk... I just can't.

Call me a noob. Whatever. But unless someone can prove to me that 23k for one point of atk is 'worth' it. I'm sticking to fang.
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#2 Aug 23 2009 at 3:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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You can sell it back.

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#3 Aug 23 2009 at 4:27 AM Rating: Decent
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I personally just used Fang Earrings until an actual "upgrade" became available. I didn't see 1-2 attack being "OMG GIMP". I mean seriously. There are probably better things out there that you can spend that gil on.
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#4 Aug 23 2009 at 10:11 AM Rating: Good
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I guess you don't own any HQ endgame gear. 10mil for +1 INT on BLM? Who would do something like that?
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#5 Aug 23 2009 at 10:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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Fang Earring - +4 Atk -4 Eva 3.5k

Spike Earring -+5 Atk -5 Eva 27k


I cannot justify spending 23.5k more for ONE.. atk... I just can't.

Call me a noob. Whatever. But unless someone can prove to me that 23k for one point of atk is 'worth' it. I'm sticking to fang.


the hope is that eventually you won't be able to justify saving 25k~ when you could get a mild stat increases. have to turn it around like phoenix wright.

Edited, Aug 23rd 2009 2:28pm by milich
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#6 Aug 24 2009 at 1:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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wait until you get to lvl 63

coral earring 20k
merman earring 400k

Almost all HQ's are gonna be a big price hike for +1 stat.

Sure, you don't need to pay the extra, but if you wanna be the best at your job, your gonna have to upgrade to HQ's at some point
#7 Aug 24 2009 at 4:29 AM Rating: Good
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Don't forget that Merman's offer 1% (per ear) more magic damage reduction that is used by tank in their Magic Defense set.

Edited, Aug 24th 2009 2:30pm by Neraya
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#8 Aug 24 2009 at 5:44 AM Rating: Decent
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HQ prices subsidize the price of NQs.

They cost about 6k per synthesis, and don't always HQ. Most crafters will actually dump the NQs at an NPC b/c they take so long to sell. If a crafter is actually saving and selling the NQs they're having trouble making profits and need to look at other synths.

E.g even if you don't think the spikes are worth whatever they are on your server, enough other people do for the price to be whatever it is (otherwise it will go down). If there aren't enough spike earrings being made to meet demand, the price of spike earrings will go up.
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#9 Aug 24 2009 at 6:19 AM Rating: Good
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Augment that earring, with +1 dex it's better than the spike XD
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#10 Aug 25 2009 at 6:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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is 23.5k really that hard to come by?
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#11 Aug 25 2009 at 6:25 AM Rating: Good
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Thats like people who use Fang Necklace instead of Spike, Like cmon grow a pear and spend a little extra gear to look decent, and have decent gear.
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#12 Aug 25 2009 at 7:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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I strongly suggest that if any of you have ANY fruit, be it pear or otherwise, growing between your legs you need to set the controller down and seek immediate medical attention (and possibly an appearance on Letterman).
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#14 Aug 26 2009 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
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50k for a completely minor stat increase that you'll be able to sell for 45-55k in a couple weeks when you no longer require the items.
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#15 Aug 26 2009 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
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The problem is that you are looking at a single piece of gear. I have been playing for years and paid attention to a lot of parties.

Most people have more than one job and a lot of gear can be used on another.

Also, when you add up going with the cheaper piece because HQ is too expensive it adds up a lot. There's head piece, legs, body, hands and so on. In the end, you are not just 1 attack lower than you think. You are lots of attack and acc lower.

To make matters worse, you join an exp party with another 5 people that have the same mentality and you can just see how much less efficient that party is. Everytime you join a party, start checking people's gear and notice how efficient the exp is. You will be surprised.

Just one player that likes to go the cheaper route can cause his exp party to go from good to horrible depending on that person's job.

We can understand going the cheaper route with gear that can only be used on one job and you have many jobs but complaining about something that you could possibly own for years is useless
#16 Aug 26 2009 at 1:47 PM Rating: Good
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Diamond Ring +4 INT 50k
Snow Ring +5 INT 500k

Now justify that. But guess what, good mages do buy snow rings.

So good melees would pay a mere extra 45k for a pair. ****, that's so cheap comparatively.

Edited, Aug 26th 2009 5:48pm by icebabyisme
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#17 Aug 26 2009 at 3:33 PM Rating: Good
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+2 ATT is not gonna make or break your party.

But in reality. You have 2 level 75 jobs, You should be able to make money pretty easily.
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#18 Aug 27 2009 at 11:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Lol, at this stage, thieves like myself pay millions if we can get one extra point of attack -.-
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#19 Aug 29 2009 at 12:24 AM Rating: Default
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Like i said before, most of you are looking at an endgame perspective. Which at endgame, If you're not shelling out a few mil for the smallest increase, you're a complete failure.

I'm talking specifically the level in which these earrings are used. 55-60...

Sure you can sell them back. Sure you can use them on other jobs.

But on my server, and my character, I've never had an easy time making money, even when i spend weeks doing it, I still only make a few hundred K. And that few hundred can be better spent on weapon upgrades, or other pieces that offer me a bit more, be it stat wise or MP(as a mage), So dumping 50k on 2 atk, isn't the easiest thing for me to get away with.

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#20 Aug 29 2009 at 1:00 AM Rating: Good
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the whitebox alone is worth the 24k
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#21 Aug 29 2009 at 5:19 AM Rating: Good
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for something that i wont be using for a long time i would just get the nq, in this example i would just get the fang earrings. Unlike for say a fang vs spike necklace where you will be using it for a very very long time.
#22 Aug 30 2009 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Whether or not Spike Earring's cost is worth it depends on what your alternatives are. You have to ask yourself certain questions.

What is the rest of your gear like? I'm guessing if you can't afford Spike Earrings, you can't afford a good accuracy set for TP. If your gear doesn't have enough accuracy to hit about 80% sans food/buffs, you are likely better off using Sole Sushi. If you can't afford that, even Crab Sushi will work. You should be worried about Sniper rings, Minuet Earring, and try to party with a BRD! Acc food + minuet/march from BRD is better than attack food + madrigal(s).

You also have to worry about what your other endgame ear options are. Do you have a DM earring? Is it Suppa? What about Apoc Nigh? Did you pick a 'mage' earring from either? Do you have Brutal yet? None of these are even available until 72+, but if you don't have, or don't plan on getting, at least one of either Suppa or Hollow (or for some reason Ethereal), then Spike Earring is a good investment. It's either that or the even more expensive Merman's Earring.

So it really comes down to 2x Spike or Spike/Minuet (if you have a BRD), at least until you can equip (or get) some of the endgame earrings. I haven't leveled in a long time, but I'm pretty sure that those are still your best options. Once you have enough gil saved up you can sell your earrings/rings to buy 2x Snipers, then get by on NQ earrings until you can save up enough gil again. That's assuming your other slots are ok already... if you need a Scorpion Harness, by all means get that first.

And your farming issue. You have RDM and BLM both at 75. If you have access to Sky and ENMs, you shouldn't have any problems making gil. Aside from obvious solo and low-man enterprises, I'd say you are missing out on two very good gil makers - ISNM Shadows of the Mind, and KSNM30 Royale Ramble. I think ISNM is probably one of the easiest ways to make gil in the game right now, as all it takes is meriting/Besieged + some volunteers. Royale Ramble is also good because of the 100% drop of an Orichalcum Ingot (~300k depending on server), and the chance at a couple other 200k+ drops. The fight is a little more difficult, and access to it is more limited, but again, easy money. Hint - farm Beastemen and Kindred seals in one of the starter Promyvion zones. You can double it up with the NPC earring recharge, get Alchemy mats for AH, and even set yourself to merits if you want.

You could also try getting people involved in ANNM fights. The only requirements for trying them are access to the past and Allied notes, so this one is good if you do a lot of Campaign. Some of the fights are more difficult than others, but they each have a variety of rewards. The gil drops can be extremely nice, too... my first one netted our group (6 people) a Star Sapphire from one area and two Khroma Ores from another. We ended up getting 460k each for about an hour and a half of fighting and travel. One guy even got a nice Demon Helm with +macc on it.

Anyways, the point is that there are plenty of ways to make gil that don't involve what people normally think of as farming. You shouldn't be farming for gil, so much as farming for ways to make better gil. Spend two hours killing bees for 10-30k worth of drops, or spend 2 hours getting exp and a chance at several million gil? Where's the fun in fighting bees, anyways?
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#24 Aug 30 2009 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
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My strong preference is to have good gear which almost always includes HQs for craftable armor.

My main motivation is actually to be as good as I can be - which is why I have a crazy amount of gear swap macros and completely different sets of gear depending on whether I'm in the high or low range for that camp.

I wonder how much difference a couple of spike earrings would make to your total damage. Would there be any 0 dmg hits that would start returning TP? What increase to TADE or SA damage would better gear have?

Ultimately, how much less time would you spend exping up to 75 if you had better gear (there is a LOT of exp after all). Would this saving be more than the time it would take you to farm for better gear? If so, its an easy choice, especially considering you can sell it again afterwards.

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#25 Aug 30 2009 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Thats like people who use Fang Necklace instead of Spike
Hmm... not really. +1 Attack isn't really doing much, wheras +1 STR and DEX certainly is. I consider Spike Necklace to be the must have equipment on my THF at the moment (Currently Lv. 43) and wouldn't touch Fang Necklace with a 20-ft pole.

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#26 Aug 31 2009 at 4:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Hmm... not really. +1 Attack isn't really doing much, wheras +1 STR and DEX certainly is. I consider Spike Necklace to be the must have equipment on my THF at the moment (Currently Lv. 43) and wouldn't touch Fang Necklace with a 20-ft pole.


What? +1 STR is 0.5 attack, +1 dex is 0.5 acc, and you're saying you'd most definitely be able to notice 0.5 attack and 0.5 acc, but not 1 attack?
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