So as I was posting around before, I just returned to FFXI after quitting a few years ago.
Sadly, sometime between then and now my account was compromised someway somehow and was stripped -bare- aside Rare/Ex and muled items.
So when I first started up as Sam I had
Weap: Kosetsusamonji / Magoruko
Ammo: Happy Egg / Bibiki Seashell
Head: Walahra Turban / O.Hat / Genbu's/AF1
Earrings: Bushi and Signal Pearl
Body: Shura / AF1
Hands: Ochimusha Kote / AF2 / AF1
Belt: Warwolf Belt
Legs: Shura / AF1
Feet: Sarutobi Kyahan / AF1
Yeah, I was a little unhappy. So I switched to Monk (same gear just also had AF2 feet/legs but Destroyers) and solo'd Unstable Cluster 5x to snag my Soboro.
Fortunately all my crafting supplies and low level gear sold so I snagged a fair bit of gil and equipped as follows
Weap: Onimaru / Engetsuto / Soboro
Grip: Pole Strap / Plat Grip
Ammo: Bibiki (I know...)
Head: Walahra Turban / O.Hat / Wyvern Helm
Neck: Chiv Chain
Earrings: Bush / Fowling
Body: Hauby (15k really?!)
Hands: Dusk Gloves(10k?!) / Hachiman Kote / Ochimusha Kote
Rings: Sniper's Ring / Woodsman Ring / Ruby Ring x2
Back: Amemet +1
Waist: Potent Belt / Warwolf Belt
Legs: Shura Legs
Feet: Sarutobi Kyahan (No Hachi on AH...)
So here I am stuck.
With Onimaru/Enget I use Pole, obviously... but what about Soboro? Plat still?
Ammo: Should I bother saving up for Tiphia(only 70kish) or wait and hold until Bomblet(570k)?
Dusk or Ochimusha?
Can I get better melee legs aside Dusk at 75?
I want Hachi Sune-Ate but none on AH atm
My biggest concern is the VAST amount of rare/ex added I have not even considered. I saw some AMAZING rings based on Saur/Rolan NM's but they are lame drop rate I hear and rings are not #1 issue.
I have no idea if Somepage is still the epic site it once was, everyone always sends me to wiki which while great is a PAIN to sort through sometimes.
I would really appreciate some help so that in 2 days when I can do Abyssea I can actually show up. I have all SJ's leveled all skills capped and merits spread throughout but gear is so important. I know the Perle set at 78 is great but are there any rare/ex things I am really missing out on?