It might not be a big accomplishment to some of you, but I soloed the WHM AF3 NM last night.
What I did was farm up the bell using my MNK. That took about 50 minutes in itself. Swapped out to my NIN & made my way to the pop site. I subbed BLM so I could just warp out after the fight. (I used my 2-hr in eldieme to get out)
I was not expecting to get molested like that. I had an eva/haste setup and I only got him down to 70%. Gah, now I had to refarm the bell. At this point, I took a break from trying to get it. A few days later I returned to the necropolis. Got it fairly quickly (5 kills) then decided to NIN/DNC for the fight since I knew there would be times I needed healing.
I killed the 2 Shadows in the room saving my tp up to about 200% before I popped him. My gear for the fight was:
senj | shiranui | ung boom
walahra | eva torque | supp | brutal
af body | seryus | snipers | rajas
amemet+1 | swift | byakko | fumas
Hardly the best gear, but it proved enough. I almost got taken out by dimensional death a few different times. I only interupted him through damage maybe 1 or 2 times. He likes to use dimensional death right after -ga spells it seems. I got into the habit of timing my casts on -gas so shadows would be up almost as fast as they were taken away. He is very accurate in his swings. I was quite lucky to survive, but I managed.
The fight took about 15 minutes. I think it would have been easier going on my SMN and carby kiting, but what fun is that? :) Good luck to any who try this as it was quite a rush!
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Purchase and instal a bigger hard drive, at the moment my PS3 has 500GB memory which is plenty.