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#1 Jun 27 2009 at 10:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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2 years, many kills, some deaths, and tons of time. Shiki finally dropped it!

I have camped when no one was there and claimed and killed with no drop. I have camped against the whole server it seems. I have had claim stolen from me and my LS. I have stolen claim from other LS's. I have missed sleep and work to stay up for that window that was opening during one of those activities. I have had friends log my character on to try and dual box.

Finally all that time has paid off and I finally feel like a complete SMN. A big shout out to Juntos of Unicorn and all the people who have helped me camp and keep ToD over the years. Couldn't have done it without you guys.
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#2 Jun 27 2009 at 12:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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Congrats bud! Took me awhile to get mine too. Had a party at my place that i actually ran off from to camp it. Gathered a Thf/nin(who was farmin in the area) a 75 sch/rng 01 that got him to pop. Grabbed with carby and ran to zone. Viola Ying yang robe. Enjoy your new found robe! =)
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#3 Jun 27 2009 at 2:12 PM Rating: Good
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Congrats on the drop, but remember, Real Life > FFXI!
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#4 Jul 06 2009 at 10:29 PM Rating: Default
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Your story kind of scares me. Congratulations, though.

I've just started camping mine a couple of days ago... I have a THF friend with TH4 who is helping me, so I'm hoping that it will drop on the first kill.

However, currently it seems the ToD is very late in the evening when he and I are both asleep... or should be.

I think I'll stay here for a couple more days then just wait for a maintenance.

Are there that many SMNs who still don't have this item?

Edit: 1/1 after a couple days... yaaaaaaaaay.

Edited, Jul 8th 2009 1:09am by Poubelle
#5 Jul 13 2009 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Wow, missing work and stealing from other LS's? o.O

I admit when I was working on getting this before I quit a few years ago things were pretty desperate but don't think I would ever do either of those. :-/

Anyways, congrats! I'll be working again on getting this soon, have other things to work on first though. Hopefully I should start hunting the ToD soon so I can get an idea when I need to be on.
#6 Jul 13 2009 at 11:00 AM Rating: Default
I think the problem is that, years ago, Summoners were much more in demand.

I don't want to get into a discussion on how good or bad the job is, but it's just a fact.

I remember friends constantly telling me how Summoners were the to-have job for tons of HNMLS activities.

Also, I guess when the YYR was released, most people were just using a Vermillion Cloak.

...which is just really crappy considering the Yinyang Robe + Evoker's Horn/Summoner's Horn/Austere or Penance Hat/etc. combo.

So, there was tons of Summoners dying to get it.

There was one Party of 3 camping Shikigami Weapon when I was waiting in Ro'Maeve for the ToD, and they didn't seem all that motivated.

They killed, got the ToD and my PT competed against them the next day but we easily got the claim... I just don't think people really want this item that much anymore. (obviously this other PT was somewhat incompetent, so we were a little lucky, but still)

Bottom line, I think most hardcore Summoners already have this item or just stick with an ACP body.
#7 Jul 13 2009 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Well that's a little upsetting to hear. The way I found the ToD last time was just by constantly monitoring the amount of people in the zone. From there, I was able to find when he spawned but if it isn't in that much of a demand any more that's going to make it harder.

Do you know when the next maintenance is?
#8 Jul 13 2009 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
Despite it not being as in demand as it was years ago, people do still camp it.

I don't think you'll ever just find it up/wandering the area, that is.

Once you get the ToD, find a couple of friends to come help you cast magic in the spawn areas (the window is only 15 min. so you should easily be able to find help) and you should be all set.

The next maintenance will almost definitely be next week, on July 20th when content from the "A Moogle Kupo d'Etat" add-on scenario is added.

Shikigami Weapon spawns between 21 hours to 21 hours and 15 minutes after the last time of death.

However, according to multiple sources, he spawns about 30 minutes early after a maintenance.

I would have your group ready and in the zone, wide scanning 20 hours and 30 minutes after the maintenance/update on July 20th is complete.
#9 Jul 15 2009 at 4:34 PM Rating: Good
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Poubelle the Meaningless wrote:
I don't think you'll ever just find it up/wandering the area, that is.

Uh thats how I got mine. Friend was hunting a RDM test accidently aggro'd it and asked for raise in LS chat. When we found out what killed him me and some friends dropped party hauled *** and killed him still unclaimed. 1/1 on drop.

Even worse and it will probably make some ill to hear it but a DRK friend of mine got it when he was just farmin zone and uh he hadn't even unlocked the job. HE WAS GONNA NPC IT!!! We guilted him into leveling SMN I think he's now an aspiring lvl 10 SMN.
#10 Jul 15 2009 at 6:06 PM Rating: Default
That just seems very lucky to me. I know for a fact it's still camped, especially with a lot of people levelling their Summoners via Astral Burns recently... (and no, I'm not one of those SMNs)

Maybe your server just doesn't have many SMNs or something? Who knows.

I'm not saying it's impossible for the NM to be wandering around;

from what I've heard, it's very heavily camped right after maintenance obviously because everyone knows the exact window which is only 15 minutes.

And as we get further and further away from the last maintenance and people are less willing to wait around or an entire day (if they can stay conscious) to get the ToD then it might be more likely for a group to kill/drop -> nobody gets the ToD to come back -> next day he's wandering around.
#11 Jul 16 2009 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
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The LS I'm in on Sylph has been camping yingyang robe for two weeks now. We have claimed it everyday except twice when another group beat us to claim.
I think we have had it drop all but three times. At this point its going for free lot because every smn that can wear it has it now.

Its not too overly camped though, besides our LS showing up only 1-2 other small groups show up. We claim it easy most the time because we show up in force. We've had as many as 18 people there just owning the area waiting for pop.

It's a pet LS also and the first LS I've been in were I feel like theres a chance for me to get smn gear I want. From what I read we will be moving on to other smn drops after everyone has a yingyang robe. And yes after three years of being a lv.75 smn I finally got my yingyang robe.
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#12 Jul 30 2009 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Tried getting this tonight since people got the ToD yesterday but it was the LS's Dynamis night. ;_;

My and a 75SMN showed up but we really didn't have a tank so we couldn't do it. I almost had a 75RNG and a 75PUP in the zone doing FoV help me, but they wouldn't unless a tank showed up.

It got to the point where I had to leave and in a sheer moment of stupidity I decided it would be fun to try and solo it. I knew I was going to die, but meh, I figured I'd have fun too so I gave it a shot.

It was a lot of fun but man, I failed miserably. I got him to the zone easy enough by there's no kiting room and I died quickly. Still though, it was at least a lot of fun. ^^

I logged in a few hours later and got the ToD from a few people I had been talking to earlier that were still in the zone. Shiki stayed up for nearly two hours before anyone killed him. o.O

I'm hoping that happens again tomorrow since he'll spawn when I still have another hour of work left tomorrow. >_<

Edited, Jul 31st 2009 12:19am by DrObvious
#13 Aug 03 2009 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
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I finally got my robe this weekend!




The fight was actually a lot harder than I remembered, we had a 72SMN/WHM (me), 75RDM/BLM, a 75DRK/???, and a 75THF/RNG and we actually had a fair amount of trouble.

Luckily there was a 75BLU willing to help and I invited him and after that the fight went smoothly. He was surprised I invited him since I guess most people are afraid of jerks but I like to assume FFXI has a good community.^^
#14 Aug 06 2009 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Congrats on the drop! I camped this NM for 2 days straight only for it to be stolen one time and another I teamed up with a monk that was also hunting the NM and we raped it. We both lotted for it and I got the higher lot! YY Robe the best.
#15 Aug 06 2009 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Congrats to you too!

Camping him is so much harder now. Two years ago you would be able to just constantly monitor the amount of people in the zone and what jobs are in the zone and that could give you a good picture of when the window opens.

Now because of FoV you either have to keep track of it after a maintenance or just get lucky. To make things worse if you're trying to keep track of it after maintenance but can't be there, he can go unkilled for a few hours! Use to he would always have a group of people camping him, not so much anymore (at least on Alexander it's that way).

Fortunately for me someone in the LS happened to see him get killed while passing through so I was able to get the ToD and camp him a few days later.
#16 Aug 06 2009 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Late, but congratulations.

Rare moment of Clarity for SE during the COP era to give a job such a wonderful piece of free (if difficult/hassle to camp for) item.


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#17 Aug 24 2009 at 1:56 AM Rating: Good
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congrats to all my fellow SMNs who got the robe. thou the OP's story with the missing sleep and work gets kinda scary ^^;; when i was camping it, i did miss some sleep to stay up late for the window (this is before FOV) but never miss work. just get an assume time or have friends check the TOD for me.

oh, and fun story... back then, after like 2 weeks of camping, i got the robe, but only to toss it away by accident one night about 3 weeks later when i was sorting things late in the night. didn't even notice it until about a week later (was leveling my other low level jobs). needless to say i'm was all orz but at least the 2nd time it only took me 1 week to get the drop.

since then i have helped with at least 5 ppl i know on camping it and i find that u only need about a PT of 4 ppl to get it. i usually go as WHM/RNG so i can scan plus cast to aggro it if possible. about 4 out of 5 times my PT can get the claim and drop rate has been ok so far.

anyway, for those who have this piece, congrats and enjoy. and for those who still waiting for it, good luck and have fun~
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