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#77 Jul 08 2006 at 7:28 PM Rating: Good
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Almost 48, got refueling 1/19 and frightfull roar in sacrarium, also got my libra subligar for cerise doublet :D
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#78 Jul 10 2006 at 9:58 AM Rating: Good
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Whoa! {Congratulations!}

I wanted to go for my subligar too, but, plans fell threw on my attempt. Besides, when I go for mine, I'm going to need two (currently have the blm subligar quest open, -_-). So, I'll get to that best I can. Also, I still REALLY trying to find help to learn Radiant Breath before I hit level 54 (I'm like 4k aways, ;;). Looks like, I JUST might be hitting 54 without it, ;;.
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#79 Jul 10 2006 at 10:05 AM Rating: Good
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Nicest I dinged 55 yesterday without the Radiant Breath....54 levels without missing one is good enough I guess (or so I keep telling myself lol)
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#80 Jul 10 2006 at 10:55 AM Rating: Good
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I'm trying to look at it the same way Feyd, it's just not my style to do so (obviously not yours either, we're just unfortunate at the time). Looks like I'll be following your foot steps though. I will have Hecatomb Wave and Feather Barrier. I plan on farming those next time I log on.
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#81 Jul 10 2006 at 2:51 PM Rating: Good
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In sacrarium right now .... get ready ....




YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS GOT MY SWIFT BELT FOR MY BLU :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD



Thank you to my LS finale, we are 1/2 so far, still alot of more runs
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#82 Jul 11 2006 at 6:30 AM Rating: Good
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Whoa! {Congratulations!} Death.

Ummm, if you guys go again, can I come, ;;? I have a codex, but, need to catch a run at some point, ;;.
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#83 Jul 11 2006 at 9:27 AM Rating: Good
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Woot! Alright, I had a VERY successful spell hunting session last night...

Hecatomb Wave - Met up with a Blu friend of mine, and tackled this spell really quickly. Tele-Vahzl, ran to a camp just north of the crystal. Mobs were Decent Challanges to me, and Even Matches to my friend. Fights were easy. People should have no problems with this one.

Radiant Breath - Woot! The reason I was so excited to update my thread today. I DID NOT have to level past 54 to get it, ^^. I'm still 3k TNL to 54 at the moment. I gathered together some people yesterday, and we knocked it down. Turned out WAY more successful than I planned. Originally, it was me and two other Blus. One of them didn't have R. #B01 access, ;;. That sucked. What sucked worse, was when we recruited a random Nin out there soloing (He was soloing in #A01. We were there helping a friend of mine learn Jettataru). The Nin agreed to help us in R. #B01, but, just as everyone gathered to go in, he ditched us, ;;. I got a little doubtful when he left, but, wanted to stick with it. I did a /sea 50-54 all Blu. I saw some avaialable, but, only 1 responded. Then, I just knew a few Blu friends who needed it from before, and hoped they still did. Anyway, they did, and we ended up having a 5 Blu party. The 5 of us went in. I asked that EVERYONE equip Healing Breeze (just in case). Then, we all selected enfeebling spells that another person didn't have equipped, so we could maximize crippling these wyverns. Also, we planned to Head **** spam (of course, I mean, that was kinda already understood). Of course, trying not to Head **** Radiant Breath as well. Now, the actual fights......LMAO, Wyvern vs. 5 Blus? What a joke. We didn't know what to expect, so, the first fight no one held back. The Wyvern died in about 35sec. It was crazy. He didn't even get a chance to do much of anything at all. Anyway, long story short, get some Blus together (who all have R. #B01 access), and go raid the place. Nothing there will be able to contain you all. A total of 5 of us set out to learn together, and a total of 5 of us walked away with our brand new shiny Radiant Breath Spell. We had a great time. Took about an hour or so for the 5th and last member to learn. He was JP too, ^^. I was glad to help out. On a side note, if you recruit any members who still need Jettataru and/or Feather Barrier, there are some Hippogryphs and G. Birds in the area as well. Some members still needed those, and between waiting for all the repops (we were killing them so fast), we pulled some of those to help them as well.

Feather Barrier - These have crazy potential to be rough on the soloer. It can be done, but, don't take any caution on these. If you decide to solo it, go old school on them. Beat them down to about 1-2% HP left "if" you want to take your time to let it use the move. Playing around with these TOO long can be fatal for you in the end if you're not careful. Triple attack, just isn't your friend. Still, they use Feather Barrier often, so, it's not a problem.

{All Right} (yes, I'm still a little excited) I'm still on my path to 75 "hopefully" complete all the way. I'm almost 90-95% sure I'm going to hit 75 without learning Body Slam on time, or even by that point. That's probably the only spell I'm more than willing to pass up during my process. It seems even 10 times harder to attain than Radiant Breath, as I was told I wouldn't even get Radiant Breath on time (Proved you people on my server wrong). Good luck, and keep at it everyone (updating OP now).

Oh yeah.......Blu owns, :P

Edited, Jul 11th 2006 at 10:40am EDT by Nicest
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#84 Jul 11 2006 at 9:45 AM Rating: Good
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Feather Barrier - These have crazy potential to be rough on the soloer. It can be done, but, don't take any caution on these. If you decide to solo it, go old school on them. Beat them down to about 1-2% HP left "if" you want to take your time to let it use the move. Playing around with these TOO long can be fatal for you in the end if you're not careful. Triple attack, just isn't your friend. Still, they use Feather Barrier often, so, it's not a problem.


Under-statement of the year goes to... Nicest!!! lol ^^

I spent about 5 hours over 3 days trying for that spell. Although your NPC 'can' help by curing you when set to a healing job (Soothing Healer in my case) do NOT rely on them to keep you alive. I wound up losing around 3,000 exp to these turkeys but at least my NPC reached level 49 >.>;. fed up after dying, yet again, I asked a BLU57 friend who already had the spell to give me had. She said ok but had to go to work shortly so we had to make it quick.

Got to Misareau Coast(sp?) and Lv.75s were beating the stuffing out of the birds. I found 1 and pulled it. A few hits into the fight it uses Feather Barrier (Yay). We spam it to death and BLU friend spams cures on me (hate the Gliding Strike or whatever). Killed it and learnt it off first mob with my friend -.-; typical.

Moral of the story is, "If a spell is being a pain in the ****, take a girl along with you. This game likes girls >.>;"
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#85 Jul 11 2006 at 11:43 AM Rating: Good
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Lol {Congratulations!} Perim!

Nah, not really an understatement. If I didn't want to wait on them to use a move to learn, I could take them down without too much hassle. I'm not sure though, but, if I remember you correctly, you're the one that (at the moment) can't sub Nin, right? If I'm right, then that's why you had more trouble than I did. I mean, before I even started leveling Blu, I had LOTS of subs to choose from, ^^.

When I went, I max out evasion and /Nin. Plus, I have full evasion merits as well. They actually made a joke while we were there, saying, I didn't need hate, because the mob kept missing me too often. I think (if I remember correctly) you like to /Rdm. So, I could imagine your adventure for Feather Barrier was much harder than mine was. Also, I don't know what level you were when you attempted to learn it either (I was lvl 53).

Anyway, I'm glad you learned it though, ^^.
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#86 Jul 11 2006 at 4:03 PM Rating: Good
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I can sub NIN but it's under leveled being level 24 BLU54/NIN24 tried it that way... NPC is a worse than a WHM without cures, because she wont cure until I've been dealt the killing blow half the time. I am sorta capable at maintaining shadows but Triple Attack will wipe them in 1 go.

The big buzzards have a huge wandering range and when no one else is farming them you can't run very far without linking if you're not careful(link = death 100%, unless you are capable of zoning to Sacrarium which I can't) I normally died from a link or double attack with both critical hits (-.-). Stun would never last long enough to let me recast Utsusemi and has anyone ever noticed that you get hit more often when trying to cast that spell? (-.-)

Without buffs a normal hit would land for 60-90 damage and a cirtical for upto 150 damage. With buffs 20-60 damage and criticals landing for around 100-120 damage. If you don't trust your NPC as far as you can throw her/him then sub RDM or WHM for cures.
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Q: What do the coloured squares mean when I set blue magic spells?

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Set blue magic spells. The set numbers are assigned colors for level restriction reference. (Lv.20/30/40/50/60/75)
#87 Jul 12 2006 at 6:38 AM Rating: Good
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Well, maybe the only difference between us was, me having max evasion merits (I don't know if you do or not). They do help and kick in a lot.

Also, I don't know what your spell setup was, or strat. I had Attack Bonus (Battle Dance + Uppercut), Defense Bonus (Grand Slam + Terror Touch), and Auto Regen (Healing Breeze + Sheep Song) on. I used Filamented Hold, Frightful Roar, Terror Touch, Sandspin, and Battle Dance each fight. Cocoon as needed, and spaming head butts. I fought them back in the little path you go through just before the wide opening. I never linked or anything there. I agree, if I had gotten a link, I would've died for sure. Also, I think I moved some spells around, because I wanted to equip MP drainkiss. These do have MP for you to drain.

Maybe it was just different for me, I don't know, but, they aren't THAT bad in my opinion. Just don't "play" with them TOO long. No argument on Triple Attack though. That move is DANGEROUS. If I call my NPC, then, I'll drag these birds. I've been talking about strictly soloing alone.

Edited, Jul 12th 2006 at 7:42am EDT by Nicest
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#88 Jul 12 2006 at 9:18 AM Rating: Good
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These do have MP for you to drain.


If I'd known that before hand that would have helped >.<

Usualy stratergy was alternate Bludgeon and Jetstream to feed them TP and throw in a Head **** if they went a while without using a TP move or during the (wrong) TP moves animation to avoid being hit immediately after (I hate it when monsters do that).

With the exception of cocoon I don't tend to switch my spells between solo and exp (normally because it doesn't occur to me ><). I'm missing Frightful Roar and intend to get it in Sacrarium when I get access (CoP 3-3 at the moment).

Went to camp Light of Penance and Magic Fruit last night. I have no idea on how to provoke an Opo-opo into using Magic Fruit (I like the idea that you can increase the chances of a certain TP attack under certain conditions, forgot which thread mentioned it though). Having 100%+ TP seemed to increase the chances of Light of Penance.

Only saw Magic Fruit once and didn't learn. Learnt Light of Penance on last Tonberry before I logged off ^^. Was camping outside Temple of Uggalepih (sp?) as there are both Opo-opos and Tonberry in that area.

A note to anyone going to camp Tonberry... ... remember to reset your hate! >,<.

Edit: I have no jobs at level 75 so I have no merits. Highest job is RDM69 so I don't even have Savage Blade ready for when BLU is high enough to use it.

Edited, Jul 12th 2006 at 10:50am EDT by Perim
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Q: What do the coloured squares mean when I set blue magic spells?

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Set blue magic spells. The set numbers are assigned colors for level restriction reference. (Lv.20/30/40/50/60/75)
#89 Jul 12 2006 at 10:39 AM Rating: Good
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Cool, good luck with those Perim.

I'll be hunting those spells within a week and a half or so as well, ^^.
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#90 Jul 12 2006 at 11:06 AM Rating: Good
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ding 52.. hit it while hunting cold wave and filamented hold lol, 0/4 on cold and 0/5 on fila -.-

EDIT: Posting on forums = learn skill +1 1/6 on cold wave

Edited, Jul 12th 2006 at 12:13pm EDT by Deathpain
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#91 Jul 12 2006 at 11:11 AM Rating: Good
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(Congratulations!) on level 52 Deathpain.

Save those Snoll Arms they sell 112k a stack on Carbuncle so possibly sell nice on your server too ^^

Edit: Might aswell tell you of my learning experience for Cold Wave. (Ready!)?

One day I was running around doing nothing as usual when someone asked me "(Ice Break) <insert Japanese text that I don't understan here>" well I gathered that what he meant was (Ice Break) (Do you need it?). So I respond with "(Ice Break) (Yes Please), (I don't speak any Japanese)" to which he responds "(I'm sorry) (Japanese)P(English)T(I'm sorry)" (or very close to that I may be slightly off) so naturally not wanting to an **** about it I respond "; ; (understood)".

So then I think stuff Ice Break I hate Golems, I'll go learn Filamented Hold and Cold Wave. Being cautious I pull the Diremites into an empty room that has a pit hole in it (later learnt they don't aggro or link). I learnt Filamented hold fairly quickly and was happy ^^. Then I start camping the 2 Snowballs and found that I could kill 1 rest to full go to the other room and the second Snowball would pop shortly after.

The Japanese party (the one that had turned me down) comes in and starts killing Diremites. They see me killing Snowballs and I get checked various times. Not wanting the competition the same guy who had said "(I'm sorry) (Japanese)P(English)T(I'm sorry)" asks if I want to party. (I'm evil by the way). I respond "(I don't speak any Japanese)" and I get the auto translate version of what he said "(Cold Wave) (Party) (Do you need it?)" (or to that effect). My response? "(Thanks for the offer but I will have to pass.)" I then proceeded to out pull them on every Snowball that popped (told you I was evil >.>)

Moral of the story? If you're going to out pull a JP party make sure you're at full HP that Hypothermic Blast is a b****! >,<

Edited, Jul 12th 2006 at 12:25pm EDT by Perim

Edited, Jul 12th 2006 at 1:18pm EDT by Perim
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Q: What do the coloured squares mean when I set blue magic spells?

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Set blue magic spells. The set numbers are assigned colors for level restriction reference. (Lv.20/30/40/50/60/75)
#92 Jul 12 2006 at 12:14 PM Rating: Good
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L.12 BLU/WHM or BLU/BST depending upon the situation.

(All learned before L.10)
Pollen
Sand Spin
Foot Kick
Power Attack
Sprout Smack
Wild Oats
Metallic Body
Cocoon
Queasyshroom
Battle Dance
Head ****
Feather Storm
(Learned after L.10)
HellDive
Sheep Song
Bludgeon
Blast Bomb
Blood Drain [Casted Azure Lore 2H and learned it]

Missing Healing Breeze, Cursed Sphere and Claw Cyclone. At L.12 those dang Dhalmels still con Tough or higher to me.
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#94 Jul 12 2006 at 12:30 PM Rating: Good
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Hectatomb Wave is AoE wind damage with additional affect of Blind and cost 113MP. Most BLU don't use it because it has a reputation of being, well, not very useful.

It is also far easier to just go to Xarcabard at level 54 or so (level 52/53 if you really want the spell for when you hit 54) and learn it from the demons there (they're Easy Prey).

Edit: Just equipped it for fun, 191 damage to a Too Weak Young Opo-opo and 90 damage to a Too Weak Goblin Furrier. I have now unequipped it and don't expect to re-equip it, not much use for an AoE blind for 113MP.

Edited, Jul 12th 2006 at 1:38pm EDT by Perim
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Q: What do the coloured squares mean when I set blue magic spells?

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Set blue magic spells. The set numbers are assigned colors for level restriction reference. (Lv.20/30/40/50/60/75)
#95 Jul 12 2006 at 12:42 PM Rating: Good
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Lol, {Congratulations!} Death. That's an interesting theory you have, :P. I don't need to post about my Cold Wave/Filamented Hold experiences. Already did a few posts back.

Wow, you're definitely off to a great start Netglen. I guess you havn't had to endure the early level "hard to learn" syndrome. That's cool.

Like Perim said, you can learn Hecatomb Wave much sooner than Dynamis if you go to Xarcabard. I posted about that a few posts back as well. Really easy, nothin to it.

Happy Hunting!!

.....Blu owns, ^^
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#96 Jul 12 2006 at 1:22 PM Rating: Good
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Wow, you're definitely off to a great start Netglen. I guess you havn't had to endure the early level "hard to learn" syndrome. That's cool.


Well I had some issues trying to learn Metallic Body, Sand Spin and Cocoon. It tooks forever to get these three abilities. In fact I didn't get Sand Spin until I was level 10. It just takes a lot of patience. Most of the time I would smack the mob a few times, go barehanded and let the mob wail on me. I can usually get the mob to cast three abilities on me before I get frustrated, kill it and move on to the next. If I'm going after animal abilities, I sub BST ahead of time and charm an identical mob that I want to learn from. Once my charm broke after a unsuccesful learning fight, my once charmed mob turned to me and instantly casted the ability that I wanted and I learned it. I'm guessing my charmed mob is building TP but can't release it until the charm breaks.

I must have been very lucky with Bludgeon and Blood Drain. Both times I would have to fight three sets of mobs close to each other. For the Cardigans I went BLU/WHM Cocooned up and went after three at once. When I reached the second set of Cardigans, I guess the mobs generated so much TP that I got hit with multiple Bludgeons. I learned the ability after the second battle. For the Blood Drain at L.12, I went BLU/BST and went to that King tomb near Sandy. There are tons of Mouse Bats in groups of 2-3 down below. I would charm one and have it fight the other two. TP built up pretty quick and I learned Blood Drain after the 4th encounter. But I did try learning Blood Drain from the Mouse Bats that come out at night in the areas around Sandy. I went through a dozen without any luck. I did cast Azure Lore during the encounter where I learned the BLood Drain just as I saw the message that it was being casted. Maybe it was luck that I leanred it since now I'm reading that AL doesn't influence the learning of new abilities.

Whatever, I'm finding Blue Mage to be a lot of fun. This is the third time that I'm coming back to the game and I'm finding BLU to be a refreshing change in job types. I also want to try Corsair and Puppet Master but I don't believe that I can solo those two unlock flag quests with a L.38 WHM or L.40 SMN. Am I wrong about that? My old LS vanished and I haven't found another LS yet to replace the old gang. :D
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#97 Jul 12 2006 at 1:46 PM Rating: Good
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I have been trying to learn Bad Breath since lvl 54, now lvl 55, while seeking parties. Had this cast on me by Ochu at least 100 times with no learn so far. Historically it has never taken this long to learn any spell, even 9 lvls early I know BLU were able to learn spells about 10 lvls early...has anyone found that this changes post 50 or is this spell just giving me a hard time?
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#98 Jul 12 2006 at 1:54 PM Rating: Good
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At level 50/51+ the level gap becomes 6 not 9/10 as it is with lower levels.

Wikipedia wrote:
You are less likely to learn blue magic that is too far (10 levels or more before 51, 6 levels or more after 51) above your level.

You are unable to learn Blue Magic if your Blue Magic Skill is 31 more more levels below the ability you wish to learn (the blue magic level of the ability you wish to learn is equal to the blue magic skill cap at the ability's level). This means that after level 51, when the increase in Blue Magic from level to level goes from +3 to +5, the level range at which you can learn spells decreases from around 10 to around 6. Therefore, you cannot learn Magic Fruit (58) at all until your Blue Magic is capped at level 52, you cannot learn Dimensional Death until it is capped at 54, etc.

It is possible to learn blue magic from monsters that never give XP (e.g. BCNM enemies, some quest NMs) "It Has Been Done"

You will not acquire blue magic if you are KO'd when a monster is defeated.

It is not necessary to be the target of a monster's special ability in order to learn blue magic.
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Red Mage level 69
Blue Mage level 67
Goldsmithing lvl 53
Alchemy lvl 18

Q: What do the coloured squares mean when I set blue magic spells?

THE GAME wrote:
Set blue magic spells. The set numbers are assigned colors for level restriction reference. (Lv.20/30/40/50/60/75)
#99 Jul 12 2006 at 2:02 PM Rating: Good
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Thank you for such a quick response! Glad I asked for sure.
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#100 Jul 12 2006 at 2:30 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, I'd wait a few levels for Bad Breath Feyd. Since the amount of xp needed to level up has changed, I've stopped hunting spells so far in advance. I now only hunt within 2-3 levels of a spell. Once I get within 1 level of it, I'll hunt it relentlessly.

Oh, okay Netglen. I see you've had some similar issues with certain spells like many others, that's cool. That still isn't as bad as some of the horror stories I've read in these forums. I've been told throughout my Blu career, I havn't had a bad time either (according to all of my numbers thus far). Also, yeah, I'm definitely NOT a firm believer in the Azure Lore trick either.

If you wanted to, you actually could solo Pup and Cor Netglen. I don't recall there being any fights involved, so, just like anything else above a player's level, your success rate depends on your ability to stealth yourself well. The quests all involve running around A LOT, but, I don't "recall" there being any fights involved. If there was, I'm just not remembering them at the moment. In my opinion, unlocking Cor was the most fun of all three new jobs (also most dangerous/long). Blu is my favorite to play, but Cor was my favorite to unlock. When I did it, it made me want to play/be a Cor really bad, lol.
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#101 Jul 12 2006 at 3:44 PM Rating: Good
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Also, yeah, I'm definitely NOT a firm believer in the Azure Lore trick either.


I've only tried the 2HR once so I really can't give an opinion on it. But for **** sure I'll hit that 2HR button when I see Healing Breeze appears on my screen. But I'll need to grind a level or two before attempting to get Healing Breeze. I'm sure glad about those XP rings that they introduced into the game. Makes the early grind easy.
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