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#152 Jun 11 2008 at 2:51 PM Rating: Good
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MNK 39 to 42 tonight. Get to equip Brown Belt, Jujitsu Gi, Woodsman Rings and use Raging Fists, hell yes! Been waiting forever for this.

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Just completed all my MNK AF ^^ Thank god for my BST x.x the last piece's NM was a bitch.
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Just completed all my MNK AF ^^ Thank god for my BST x.x the last piece's NM was a bitch.


I just finished my AF too! Got 60 aswell. 15 levels to go!
#156 Jul 09 2008 at 6:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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The other day, I finally did something I've been meaning to do for a while: I fought and defeated Shadow Lord solo, without using any meds. I've wanted to do that for a long time, as it was on my mental list of "Things to do on MNK before SE discontinues FFXI." I took video of the entire fight, which I'll have up soon enough. I subbed /NIN, which is kind of silly, but I didn't bother casting Utsusemi anymore after a while (for obvious reasons). It was a lot of fun.

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#157 Jul 10 2008 at 6:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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Completed my mnk af2, 6/6. Also joined a 2nd salvage shell, so will be seeing more usukane in the near future, hopefully
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#159 Jul 12 2008 at 1:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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a bit late to the party, but dropped my first chariot (LAC) last night. 2x marduk pants, orz. we have a small group, 2/3 of which is after usu feet #1;;.

also got melee crown+1 a couple days ago, which despite its uselessness i can't help loving.
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#160 Jul 13 2008 at 12:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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Screw all the haters, this sh*t is sexy
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i226/lilT20o0/FFXI-Guard/Guard-1.png

And whoever made up that BS about a 5% proc rate, is lying.
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I got my Destroyers last night and am working on unlocking tonight when I get home.
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#162 Jul 15 2008 at 10:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ochimusha kote!

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And whoever made up that BS about a 5% proc rate, is lying.


Jeebus, congratulations! How badass is capped guard? Be detailed, please.
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#163 Jul 16 2008 at 1:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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Screw all the haters, this sh*t is sexy
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i226/lilT20o0/FFXI-Guard/Guard-1.png

And whoever made up that BS about a 5% proc rate, is lying.


shame the people who cap guard never bother finding out a more realistic rate. congrats on the blue number though, i hope it doesn't trick you into equipping +guard gear vs anything that matters.
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#164 Jul 16 2008 at 8:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm not really good with testing and can't give an exact number, but I'll simply put it this way. The procs are noticeable. They are more noticeable when solo'ing on /dnc, during ballitsa, and during lower floors of salvage, where you don't have a subjob. Once you equate /nin into it, for me, it becomes a little less noticeable, because it has to go through my shadows first, and then my counterstance before it even has the chance to guard, though still much more noticeable than before I level'd guard.

Another accomplishment of mine, would be this
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From now on, I'll sit out of the fuma vs dune boots discussions.

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i hope it doesn't trick you into equipping +guard gear vs anything that matters.

While I do macro some guard into my Ichi macro, I don't replace anything thats worthwhile. For example, I swap out my amemet+1 for my boxer's mantle, and I swap in my Temple hose+1 (has counter as well), but only for the first 3 seconds, swapping back in Byakko's to get the haste at the time of the cast. I also do this with melee gaiters and fuma (which are now on my mannequin because of the screen above, so we can say usukane now)


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Jeebus, congratulations! How badass is capped guard? Be detailed, please.

Thank you and grats on your kote. I will have to take the time one of these days and test this for you guys (any suggestions on how I would go about doing this would also be appriciated). I don't have details for now, especially not aside from skilling, but I can tell you that in my full guard build, it procs really well. I would even get high proc rates on things such as T sea puks (which is actually what I ended up capping it on).



Also, I wanted to comment, Guard is by far the hardest thing I've skilled. That being said, its no where near as bad as I've heard everyone else make it out to be. If you're sitting in the 120-150 range, try this. Get a rdm for phal II, a brd for ballad, and 1 more back up healer. Get phy dmg down, gaurd+ and high defense gear and eat a taco. Go to the tree and get all your buffs up, you will take 0-10 dmg from the mandies there. You should start with 10-15 and be able to manage up to 30ish. An hour or 2 of that and your guard should go up considerably.

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#165 Jul 17 2008 at 4:37 AM Rating: Good
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That pic of you is just pure lol, it looks like your leaning against the wall chatting to the guy. Grats on the guard skill! Sadly that's still on my to-do list.
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#166 Jul 17 2008 at 10:02 AM Rating: Good
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My LS did a few KS99s the other night, and I obtained both my Adamantoise Egg and my Behemoth Tongue. :D

Doing some Early Birds Tuesday after next, so my fingers are crossed...

...we won't go into the discussion of what level my monk is as of the time of posting, but I'm leveling it as fast as I can!
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#167 Jul 17 2008 at 10:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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My LS did a few KS99s the other night, and I obtained both my Adamantoise Egg and my Behemoth Tongue. :D

Doing some Early Birds Tuesday after next, so my fingers are crossed...

...we won't go into the discussion of what level my monk is as of the time of posting, but I'm leveling it as fast as I can!

lol, grats
#168 Jul 17 2008 at 12:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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veggeto,

the easiest test you could do for a start would be to find some midlevel mob that won't kill you (MNK/DNC could help this too) and that you won't counter to death or evade every hit, probably a mandy, and just sit and record as best you can how many guards you get over the course of a few hundred/thousand hits. it's a tedious thing to do, but it would give us a good idea of what guard rate looks like when guard is capped.

i'm not sure how useful this information will be. proving that guard rate "gets capped in relation to the mob" would be useful; ie proving that such and such skill is capped vs a lv50 mob but gives minimal guard rate vs a lv90 mob (we all assume this from our personal experience, but it would be nice to figure out just what the formula is). that would be very difficult to test, but you should probably be able to get a rough estimate (within 5% i'd think) from just letting a mob tool on you.

i'd understand if you don't do it, since it would be purely altruistic. but it would be nice to at least have a number for "capped guard rate" that we could throw out.

also, a) that screenshot is hilarious, and b) congrats on the new boots.

oh, and regarding the utsusemi swaps, those make sense to me (i don't know if they make a difference... and i sooooort of think you'd be better off swapping on evasion since guard procs can still interrupt casting). what i was talking about was, say, putting on all the guard gear genome mentioned when you have hate in merits or are tanking a chariot or something, which would be stupid (and is a big reason why genome's vague comments on guard are stupid).
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#169 Jul 17 2008 at 3:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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For solo'ing, I do swap in eva in place of guard, but when I'm doing something like LBC, it rarely ever misses me. Those swaps in particular was from my salvage macro set (I have a macro set for everything, lol).

As for guard, I was going to agree to give it a shot, but I just checked the statistics on my parser and it has evade %, but not the numbers of hits and misses and honestly, I'll straight up lose count. I could count the number of guards easy enough, but having to simultaneously count the number of hits and misses at the same time, when going for a large number, is something I really don't want to deal with. Does anyone recommend a different parser that may remedy this situation?
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For solo'ing, I do swap in eva in place of guard, but when I'm doing something like LBC, it rarely ever misses me. Those swaps in particular was from my salvage macro set (I have a macro set for everything, lol).

As for guard, I was going to agree to give it a shot, but I just checked the statistics on my parser and it has evade %, but not the numbers of hits and misses and honestly, I'll straight up lose count. I could count the number of guards easy enough, but having to simultaneously count the number of hits and misses at the same time, when going for a large number, is something I really don't want to deal with. Does anyone recommend a different parser that may remedy this situation?


i guess the best way to do it would be to actually write into the parser a filter that catches dmg below and above a certain number. i can't do it personally, and it wouldn't be 100% accurate anyway...

it's long been a tough question "how to find guard rate w/o 'paper parsing'?"

this idea may be crazy, but we could do this: vegetto do the above "test" i mentioned (let a mob hit you for a few hundred to a thousand hits), filter mob misses, and SS every hit. post the SSs on photobucket or something, and some other helpful poster go through and count all the "so low it was probably a guard" hits, so veggeto doesn't have to do ALL the tedious work.

i can't say that i'm willing to do the counting, but it is a cooperative way to do this without 1 person having to sit and count everything. it also may be too big a pain for veggeto as well. (shrug)
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#171 Jul 18 2008 at 12:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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I finally dinged 37 on my NIN sub. Now to sell all my NIN gear and never touch the job again. I'm so happy. XD
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I finally dinged 37 on my NIN sub. Now to sell all my NIN gear and never touch the job again. I'm so happy. XD


Level it to 40, find another NIN and a RDM and start spamming Under Observation for your Peacock Charm!
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Well that's not the conversation I was hoping for. Carry on then....

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#175 Jul 19 2008 at 5:02 AM Rating: Excellent
Just got my Shura togi this mornign. Smiley: grin
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Ding!

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Ding!

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Story plx
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Nil: already got a PCC :3

Kind of annoys me I'm having so much trouble getting Destroyers. XD
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Ding!

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Story plx



Was killing that NM for the Angelstone(or is it Deathstone) quest. He used Orcish Counterstance, so i killed him but somehow he countered my 2nd swing(After he was dead), so it came up that i defeated myself because he was dead, or something.

Still, makes for a nice screenshot Smiley: lol
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Nilatai the Intelligent wrote:
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Ding!

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Story plx



Was killing that NM for the Angelstone(or is it Deathstone) quest. He used Orcish Counterstance, so i killed him but somehow he countered my 2nd swing(After he was dead), so it came up that i defeated myself because he was dead, or something.

Still, makes for a nice screenshot Smiley: lol


Shoulda turned around nab, he's blind as a bat with some evasion gear.
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i got drunk and got like 4 merits with some DDs i've known for awhile and some random mages. rate up! still drunk. buttz
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#182 Jul 21 2008 at 3:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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Finally got Destroyers to drop^^ No more Coffinmakers for me to npc! :p
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Got and unlocked Destroyers! Next up is the Cobra Subligar, then I'm about out of upgrades that don't require a ton of work :)
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Sometimes shared accomplishments are awesome enough to post about.

Last night my Salvage group ran after the Citadel Chelonian. It's the last NM we've faced in Salvage, and we've put him off for more desired things.

However, thanks to my sloppy beautiful Hermes Quencher + Fanatic's Drink in the main room, the rampart pull went smooth enough to pop the NM Rampart and his friend, the turtle, which gave both drops! Congratulations to Strikers on your Usukane Body 35.

f'k yeah, I can say I'm 1/1 on the Turtle. :P

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Silver sea run tonight, First run popping turtle. Thf died too far away and there was no getting him up for TH if we wanted time for the boss as well.

So said screw it and killed the turtle, Body drop. 1/1 ^^
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Wyrm Beard! :D Now I just need the other two... just gotta hope they fall into times I'm not working >.<
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Bandomusha Kote: O like a week ago.

H2H Skill 5!

I also got a pop for JoF, now I just need to find people who want to kill it for me so I can go play /DNC!
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Finally touched a 4 digit WS in an XP party. I <3 Footwork + Wulongs

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Lv 75, full relic, and 3 merits later, I finally got my Destroyers. :)
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I unlocked DNC for my MNK and can't wait to ding 37 w/ it and get back to Ka-Powie'n Mobs =^.^=
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Grats on the Haidate, Nor! Hoping to add a pair to my inventory within the next couple weeks.

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Lv 71: O
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Capped merits and EXP for all my 75 jobs.

Capped guard.. ~.~
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Not much but I solo'd Shadowlord just recently on MNK/NIN without using meds. It's easier than I imagined it would be, since the last time I did it was when I was level 50 MNK and I had a RDM do it for me so I remember it as a toough fight til I solo'd it.

Damn you people who keep capping guarding skill, mines still on 156 on my todo list. >.<
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Faith Torque!!

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After getting the Hikazu Sune-Ate more than a year ago, and after going 0/10 on LAC dropping the Tsukikazu Sune-Ate in the last 8 months, including one CFH at the 3 minute mark and one weird wipe with not enough time to recover, AND igrnoring the fact that the three LAC runs I was not able to make, the @#%^er finally rewards me by dropping the 25...twice.

God I hate that mob.

Oh well, come JP midnight, I'm picking up my new Usukane Sune-Ate, and retiring my Dune Boots after nearly 4 years of wear and tear.
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Shura Togi: O
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Gratz yo! I just can't bring myself to do HNMs anymore. Plus I play NIN more than anything now and I have a Hauby +1. Still, Togi is an awesome accomplishment.
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Ding Bitches!

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Nice, nice! Congratulations on O Kote +1!
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