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#1 Oct 26 2011 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
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So my love for thief has just been sabotaged but unequivocally the most ******** quest in existence. As "fun" as it was running from point to point, constantly farming drops, for FIVE HOURS wasting prism powders to avoid GoV aggro for a piece of trash AF...
I have to ask how anyone here had the patience to do this? I'm seriously wondering why I even play a game that does this **** to people right now. I've been on and off because of training and I find it to be the one thing at "home" that I can unwind on but things like this are why I quit the first time.

I love Thf, but I seriously am saying **** YOU to the AF.
My god.

Sorry.
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#2 Oct 26 2011 at 7:27 AM Rating: Good
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If it makes you feel any better, pretty much all the AF quests are really annoying. Its not a thf thing specifically.

Also...why on earth are you spamming expensive prism powders when you have nin to 90? Just /nin and use tools. 9x cheaper >_>
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#3 Oct 26 2011 at 9:06 AM Rating: Good
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Smiley: smile Me, I did that with a gang of friends and since I did it at 50..I planned ahead.

Brought everything I needed to trade and farmed the grass beforehand on flies. I made sure I made my own silent oil and prism powder. I also brought a gang with me (they knew I might take a bit) There was only 1 mishap; someone decided to poke one of the new lizzies and ate it.

So yeah. It's doable. I do suggest now a days, even tho the AF is worthless, that you plan ahead so you don't have to farm for hours in the heck that place has become. At least you don't get fugging agg by the points tho.
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#4 Oct 26 2011 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I went Thf/Blm for warp/escape and used Thf for TH4. Figured "A TH4 Thf should hsve NO problem getting drops!"
... right. Killed like 40 lizards per egg, and the spot on Wiki that lists them, are all 80+ now. YAY GOV!

But yeah, gonna buy a stack of each **** thing and go back Dnc/Blm for much faster movement and still have escape for 2-3 and warp to leave D:
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#5 Oct 28 2011 at 1:21 AM Rating: Good
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maryadavies wrote:
even tho the AF is worthless


Being able to dress as a Xmas tree THF is not worthless!

Neither is an extra 15 seconds on flee or a 15% addition to AGI on Trick Attack (well, once you +1 the hands).


Edited, Oct 28th 2011 3:22am by Jimie
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#6 Oct 28 2011 at 4:19 PM Rating: Good
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I meant most of it, I use the boots still myself for flee duration when I remember to unstore them. (Half the time I'm in a hurry.)

The rest (Well, except the gloves if you can +1 them) is more like bragging rights.

Edited, Oct 28th 2011 6:20pm by maryadavies
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#7 Dec 08 2011 at 1:11 AM Rating: Default
Just to let you know since you seem to not know at the moment; SE hates thieves. Compared to other jobs the list goes as follows. Dual wield is trash compared to other jobs that have a native dual wield trait. Weapons of the same tier compared to other jobs are extremely harder to obtain or way more time consuming then needed. Most of our gears look like trash (example: AF looks like Keebler elf hand me downs.) And finally only on this game compared to other MMO's does the thf/assassin class have trouble soloing.
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#8 Dec 09 2011 at 5:04 AM Rating: Excellent
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DerekW wrote:
the thf/assassin class have trouble soloing.


Urdoinitwrong.
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#9 Dec 15 2011 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Jimie wrote:
DerekW wrote:
the thf/assassin class have trouble soloing.


Urdoinitwrong.


Indeed.

(In other words, Suck less.)
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#10 Dec 16 2011 at 5:42 PM Rating: Default
How am I doing it wrong? Please explain and use something other then a dumb one word answer. Considering like I posted thief is a hard job to solo on. Meaning entirely on thf/???. From lvl 1-95. And I don't mean any of that abyssea burning that so many of you pro idiots considering soloing.
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#11 Dec 17 2011 at 4:58 AM Rating: Good
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You're doing it wrong because thief is amazing at soloing. I've seen a 75thf/nin solo serket(post rage timer) and one solo behemoth back when we were first added to crossbows. And I know thief didn't get negative boosts with the level cap increases.
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#12 Dec 19 2011 at 2:04 AM Rating: Default
And once again another post with the person looking at it from one point and not as a whole. In your example that didn't even happen until lvl 75. What about 1-74? Look at the entire picture and not just the end product and then let me know how easy it is.
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#13 Dec 19 2011 at 7:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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Are you talking about soloing for xp? Because that opens up a whole new can of urdoinitwrong.
#14 Dec 20 2011 at 8:27 PM Rating: Good
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Urgh, I kinda feel like I'm being trolled here but, for the sake of posterity.

Level 1-74 on most jobs in FFXI is difficult to solo on. This is why we used to have these things called parties. Parties were these wonderful things where 6, often random people, would get together and go and kill stuff for xp. Why did people get into groups of 6 to do this? Because solo'ing sucked.

THF is no different to any other job in this respect. One thing that stands out for THF, until 60, is the lack of any decent dagger ws's. This didn't make solo'ing difficult though. It made it a PITA. It took forever to kill something for meagre xp. THF never had difficulty solo'ing anything pre level 75 though. Between Flee, Perfect Dodge and Hide a THF has multiple ways to survive a difficult encounter, or to escape from an unwinnable situation.

THF could utilise /DNC or /NIN for survivability and at level 25 has access to bloody bolts to get HP back.

I'm not saying that solo'ing on THF didn't suck, until I got Dancing Edge, it was painful at times. But difficult? No.

Edited, Dec 20th 2011 9:27pm by Jimie
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#15 Dec 21 2011 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
Well now that you include more with what you say I do agree with most of it up until the end. But like I mentioned soloing is difficult because of lack of a good weaponskill before dancing edge. And I am not saying your trolling its good to get other peoples opinion about stuff but fleeing, perfect dodge and hide is surviving not soloing.
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#16 Dec 22 2011 at 6:13 AM Rating: Good
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Edited cos my New Year's resolution is to be less sarcastic. My other resolution is to make more bad jokes. Don't hurt me Fin ._.


Edited, Dec 22nd 2011 7:20am by Jimie

Edited, Dec 22nd 2011 7:20am by Jimie
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#17 Dec 22 2011 at 6:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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#18 Dec 25 2011 at 2:49 AM Rating: Decent
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DerekW wrote:
Well now that you include more with what you say I do agree with most of it up until the end. But like I mentioned soloing is difficult because of lack of a good weaponskill before dancing edge. And I am not saying your trolling its good to get other peoples opinion about stuff but fleeing, perfect dodge and hide is surviving not soloing.


Once you can equip bloody bolts you can solo easily. It's just a matter of spending the gil to do so. I soloed EM and T hypogryphs in Rivern Site B (50cap) as THF/NIN plenty of times. Since thief got the option of dancer as subjob a thief has been able to solo even more effortlessly from an even earlier level.

Soloing for exp was meh, but you could still do it. And compared to other jobs that weren't blm or bst you did a relatively great job.

That was all pre-abyssea. Nowadays, everything is even easier.
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#19 Dec 27 2011 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Did the OP really post to complain about leveling thf. 1-75...
This game was never intended for any soloing. But FOV/GOV fixed that sort of. Not like thf is worse than most everyone else.
Seems like accidental trolling due to ignorance.
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