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#252 Dec 07 2009 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Dinged COR 75! Got from 73 to 74.5 in a single 2hr merit party on Saturday, then campaigned the last .5 level yesterday! Woot!

Hilariously, even though I never do endgame stuff, I'll be taking my new 75 COR to Ouryu and Bahamut II fights on Wednesday. I'd love to have fold and snake eye unlocked by then... but I'm not sure I'll have the time to get the merits...
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#253 Dec 07 2009 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Dinged COR 75! Got from 73 to 74.5 in a single 2hr merit party on Saturday, then campaigned the last .5 level yesterday! Woot!

Hilariously, even though I never do endgame stuff, I'll be taking my new 75 COR to Ouryu and Bahamut II fights on Wednesday. I'd love to have fold and snake eye unlocked by then... but I'm not sure I'll have the time to get the merits...

Nice.. Well if not merits, try to pick up a Corsair's Gun if you can/don't have one - QD is pretty fun on those.
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#254 Dec 07 2009 at 6:15 PM Rating: Default
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Recently powerleveled my way to 58 all in badass LS sync parties, hopefully 75 soon.

The only ranged weapon my COR has ever equipped: darts.
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The only ranged weapon my COR has ever equipped: darts.



Your next achievement will be to actually be good at what you do.
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Last night Skadi Body 35 piece dropped.

I've had the 25 for 6 months and the 15 for 3 years.

I have the gil to buy the mats to upgrade minus about 1M I'd need to farm up/sell inferior gear to get.

I have not seen Peryton in 10+ Bhaflau 4th Floor rampart runs and the groups I've run with only do 4th floor approximately 20% of the time.

I put Perfect Dodge up on Thief.

Sturmwind killed me.

I reraised and before I could lot and others could pass we got kicked out.

This has been an achievement of the monstrous unluckiness of Jurist.

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#257 Dec 09 2009 at 4:53 PM Rating: Default
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It took nearly 20 hours for someone to post a(n expected) response like that? This thread is pretty slack.

In any event, I've been dual boxing a PL for all of those sync parties so that the party can bring more DD for me to boost, and since I've also been the puller darts are actually nicer than people give them credit for due to their BRD-like swiftness (and this is also one of the main reasons I nor the rest of the party really gives two sh*ts about my own damage). Gun pulls = {No thanks.} So I've certainly had enough on my plate, I'm certainly carrying my own weight, and since a DRK is usually present in this group I'm also providing a better enhancement to the party's EXP rate than a BRD (a job from which no damage is expected) would. Nice try at acting like the job is somehow so complicated that I have no concept on how to play it "properly", though.

So yeah, I'll be enjoying my fast/cheap track to 75. The people who I've been syncing to surely seem to be enjoying it, for most of them it's been the best pre-lolibri EXP they've ever had. :D
#258 Dec 09 2009 at 5:50 PM Rating: Good
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It took nearly 20 hours for someone to post a(n expected) response like that? This thread is pretty slack.


I didn't reply because the trolling was a little too blatant. You were just begging for someone to criticize so you could respond with your reason for using darts only, as you just did.

All I have to say is, hope you have marksmanship leveled from another job. If so, congratulations on your experience points. If not, enjoy your many hours of skilling up.

Not much of an "achievement" at any rate. Should I also brag to the SCH forum that I got level 30+ SCH in my sleep simply leeching off my friend's SMN-burn party? Would you be impressed if I leveled my RNG to 50+ exclusively by meleeing with axes/daggers and never using a ranged attack?

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#259 Dec 09 2009 at 7:07 PM Rating: Default
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I didn't reply because the trolling was a little too blatant. You were just begging for someone to criticize so you could respond with your reason for using darts only, as you just did.


Begging nothing; I just thought it was unorthodox enough to be worth mentioning.

Trolling would be more like calling out the forum for being total suckers for spending hundreds of thousands of gil on expendables when they didn't have to. Someone coming in to openly criticize something they do not possess a full understanding of falls under the category of Not My Problem.

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Even if I didn't have that, I wouldn't be that concerned. I capped Archery and Throwing on my RDM with one day each. This was eons ago before things like the midlevel skillup rate increase and Martial Master. I'm sure that I could do a similar thing today with COR once it's 75, especially with a dual box.

I don't really intend to use my COR much, if at all, for high level activity anyway. I'm just playing it to help out with lowbie syncs.

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Not much of an "achievement" at any rate. Should I also brag to the SCH forum that I got level 30+ SCH in my sleep simply leeching off my friend's SMN-burn party? Would you be impressed if I leveled my RNG to 50+ exclusively by meleeing with axes/daggers and never using a ranged attack?


Plenty of other people are citing their level ups as "achievements" worthy enough to be posted in this thread. I see no reason why I can't do the same.

Also, your comparisons are making me out to be like I'm some sort of leech, which is something that I have to vehemently protest. If anything, I've been the hardest working party member out of all of them -- which I understand is not exactly their faults, as they don't/can't have dual boxes and both healing & pulling roles to worry about. All most of them have to do is engage and WS.
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Ding lvl 60 Corsair!

And I'm never going to get the +8 Agi earring set, I'll probably never even get one to inspire me to continue the futile effort.

Well done SE, you've proved to us that you've learned next to nothing.
Maybe in another 6 months you'll figure out why you have no players of 11 or 14, cause you sure as hell don't inspire any confidence about 14 being any different as of late.
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#261 Dec 10 2009 at 11:37 PM Rating: Default
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Latest accomplishment:

Making it to level 62 before I finally realized that Hunter's Roll lucky number is 4 and not 5, thanks to someone in the party using /COR for a 3rd roll. I could have sworn that I triple checked these values too; I looked them all up and put them in as /echos in my macros to remind me.

I wonder how many 4s I've passed up...
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Latest accomplishment:

Making it to level 62 before I finally realized that Hunter's Roll lucky number is 4 and not 5, thanks to someone in the party using /COR for a 3rd roll. I could have sworn that I triple checked these values too; I looked them all up and put them in as /echos in my macros to remind me.

I wonder how many 4s I've passed up...


Meh...could be worse. You could be using darts to pull or something.
#263 Dec 11 2009 at 4:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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Risked a Martial Gun today...

Hell yes!
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#264 Dec 12 2009 at 7:49 AM Rating: Default
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Meh...could be worse. You could be using darts to pull or something.


I already am doing that. Thing is, that's the smart thing for me to do in lowbie sync parties, unlike hitting on 4s for Hunter's Roll.

By the way, 69 now, 20/20 Phantom Rolls, and more than enough money left over for me to ding 70 in a pair of Hermes Sandals, thanks to not spending a fortune on expendables. :D

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#265 Dec 18 2009 at 2:29 AM Rating: Good
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Playing FFVI advance on my PSP while leveling naked in qufim island on corsair (aka, hit 1-2 buttons, wait a minute, hit 1-2 buttons, wait 4 minutes).

I'M SO HARDCOR

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#266 Dec 20 2009 at 6:17 AM Rating: Default
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Playing FFVI advance on my PSP while leveling naked in qufim island on corsair (aka, hit 1-2 buttons, wait a minute, hit 1-2 buttons, wait 4 minutes).

I'M SO HARDCOR

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Hear hear!

Just hit 75 doing pretty much the same damned thing.
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Fynlar wrote:
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Playing FFVI advance on my PSP while leveling naked in qufim island on corsair (aka, hit 1-2 buttons, wait a minute, hit 1-2 buttons, wait 4 minutes).

I'M SO HARDCOR

(SEE WHAT I DID THERE)


Hear hear!

Just hit 75 doing pretty much the same damned thing.
Except I only did that once because I decided I'd level my COR21, and after 2 minutes idling on the job while looking around for gear, I had a party invite. Since that party I've geared up properly and have been TPing with bullets, on one occasion three occasions parsing as top DD on COR. >_>

I'm really not liking these old low level parties.

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#268 Dec 21 2009 at 12:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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Risked a Martial Gun today...

Hell yes!


Oh my! Very nice indeed, and it tempts me to risk my own. But then I remember that last week when I tried to augment a Behemoth Ring, I got... Enmity +1. That's my kind of "luck".
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Anza wrote:
The One and Only chewzer wrote:
Risked a Martial Gun today...

Hell yes!


Oh my! Very nice indeed, and it tempts me to risk my own. But then I remember that last week when I tried to augment a Behemoth Ring, I got... Enmity +1. That's my kind of "luck".

I would risk it - for whatever reason the potential Martial augments seem more favorable than your typical FoV outcomes. The problem comes if you're really looking to spam them for 6 or 8 Raac - you might be lucky to get one a month on many servers..
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#270 Dec 21 2009 at 6:28 PM Rating: Good
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Carrilei wrote:
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Risked a Martial Gun today...

Hell yes!


Oh my! Very nice indeed, and it tempts me to risk my own. But then I remember that last week when I tried to augment a Behemoth Ring, I got... Enmity +1. That's my kind of "luck".

I would risk it - for whatever reason the potential Martial augments seem more favorable than your typical FoV outcomes. The problem comes if you're really looking to spam them for 6 or 8 Raac - you might be lucky to get one a month on many servers..


I'm starting to be a bit more brash in the past month or so - doubling up on unlucky VIs without Fold up and everything ;)

Maybe I'll actually give it a shot. I don't really care if I get a "useless" augment (e.g. Thunder resist +8) since I'm not planning to ever get rid of my Martial. I'd just chalk it up to fate and accept my Martial as-is (I don't really have the funds to keep tossing what will become non-sellable Martial Guns to fate). I'm just dreading something like STR-, AGI-, Enmity. I think I'm mentally preparing myself though, because I would be thrilled with any amount of extra STR, AGI, or R.Acc.

(I'm seriously, seriously debating augmenting my Hades Sainti for PUP and MNK too - my equivalent "prized weapon" on those jobs as compared to Martial for my COR)
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Maybe I'll actually give it a shot. I don't really care if I get a "useless" augment (e.g. Thunder resist +8) since I'm not planning to ever get rid of my Martial. I'd just chalk it up to fate and accept my Martial as-is (I don't really have the funds to keep tossing what will become non-sellable Martial Guns to fate). I'm just dreading something like STR-, AGI-, Enmity. I think I'm mentally preparing myself though, because I would be thrilled with any amount of extra STR, AGI, or R.Acc.

(I'm seriously, seriously debating augmenting my Hades Sainti for PUP and MNK too - my equivalent "prized weapon" on those jobs as compared to Martial for my COR)


I've sworn off FoV augments ever since I got -DEX +CHR on my amemet mantle +1. I wouldn't risk a martial gun, although its crazy that 2 CORs on this forum have +racc on theirs...
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First COR solo...

Brass Borer downed in 53m taking 0 damage myself (3 shadows used)

Add Anantaboga to the list, although I didn't get him before he raged, took me 1h30m total and about 30m for the last 10% due to my shots going from about 380 to 42 >.>

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#273 Dec 28 2009 at 8:14 PM Rating: Good
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I finally got a good augment on martial gun. I ended up with 7 ranged accuracy and +10 lightning resist. I popped eraser at about 14:00 on watersday, 33% waning crescent. I killed him as war/sam and there was a whm in the party. He had enblizzard effect. I'm not sure if any of these things have any impact, but I figured I'd report them anyway (just in case).
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I finally got a good augment on martial gun. I ended up with 7 ranged accuracy and +10 lightning resist. I popped eraser at about 14:00 on watersday, 33% waning crescent. I killed him as war/sam and there was a whm in the party. He had enblizzard effect. I'm not sure if any of these things have any impact, but I figured I'd report them anyway (just in case).

How many attempts? That goes for chewzer too.. Also wondering if people are seeing more chuncks of Raac on a HQ Amemet.

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I think it was only seven (thats all I can find in my storage and I didn't toss any in the event that SE someday lets us unaugment gear, not that that will ever happen). It sure seemed like a lot more than 7, and it definitely hurt my wallet a lot (average price I paid was around 700k). Four of the seven just have elemental attributes. One has +1 str and -1 agi and another has +1 agi and -1 str (and some other stats that don't matter much).

I'm thinking of trying my amemit+1 next, I need some time to make more gil. However, I'm hoping for +accuracy instead of +racc. My current slug build (with sushi and /war) is sitting at ~445 racc + the TP bonus from martial. There are few situations where that is not enough racc. Thats also using rajas ring and skadi hands. If I go full racc with /rng I can hit about 500 racc now during slug + having the TP bonus. An amemit with +5 accuracy would let me sell my cuchulain's mantle.

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Well I know its not the greatest accomplishment in the world but just thought I'd announce it:

Woot 5/5 Relic armor for COR

After 8 months of Dynamis, the Hat finally dropped in Xarca for me. That was one elusive item. I was sitting at 4/5 for 6 months lol. Managed to get 4/5 RDM and 3/5 RNG in that time waiting for the hat to drop.
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#278 Dec 31 2009 at 10:55 AM Rating: Good
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How many attempts? That goes for chewzer too..

Was my first try. I just happened to have my guns in satchel when I headed up to Sky. I fully intended to augment Corsair's Gun, but I had a few drinks in me and decided at the last minute to risk the Martial. Solo'ed on RDM/BLM, no idea what the day/weather was.
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Completed Skadi's Cuirie wooooo. Oddly enough my first Skadi piece, but I only need 25 to drop and I can finish pants.
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#280 Jan 05 2010 at 4:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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Completed Skadi's Cuirie wooooo. Oddly enough my first Skadi piece, but I only need 25 to drop and I can finish pants.


Nice Filian. I have a CUH and Shooting Mirke so it's not a piece I'm aiming for, but I understand the difficulty of obtaining it and the dedication. Good work.
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#281 Jan 06 2010 at 6:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ding! 75.

Thanks to everyone here for all the great info. Rest assured that not all of us newer corsairs pull with darts.
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Finally saw a Martial on the AH, spent all of my gil on it, and ended up with +1 DEX.. My first had +1 AGI.. If the 1 AGI isn't hitting a new WSC, and I'm at 95% WS hit rate, then the point of DEX is an improvement when meleeing..

Talk about underwhelming.. /still envy at people with lots of Raac on it.
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commodore belt drops last night in valk, and then rover's gloves this morning. great weekend already haha.
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Congratulations on the ledelsens, I'm so jealous!

Its not quite as exciting, but I finally got Sarabande Earring to drop (1/14). I ended up picking ethereal earring from Apoc Nigh and have been trying to find another +acc earring to pair with diabolos for quite a while. Its not a tremendous amount of acc, but on mamool I'll take everything I can get.
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Congratulations on the ledelsens, I'm so jealous!

Its not quite as exciting, but I finally got Sarabande Earring to drop (1/14). I ended up picking ethereal earring from Apoc Nigh and have been trying to find another +acc earring to pair with diabolos for quite a while. Its not a tremendous amount of acc, but on mamool I'll take everything I can get.


Congratulations to you as well.

First time Lugh put out gear, and we also managed to get our 2nd sword.

Wish Mithra would put out too because a lot of Bahram's Cuisses would be nice for multi-hit WS heavy DD.
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Since there was some discussion about it earlier in this thread, I got an amemet mantle +1 with +1 AGI on it today (and no negative stats). It was my third try. I think I'll just stop and be content with that. I've yet to see any +2 AGIs on other players and the most racc I've seen so far is +2 racc. In some of my steups the +1 AGI actually does make a difference for the ws mod and in most of them it gives me an even amount of AGI and hence at least +1 acc.

Time to try some foragers for +melee acc :(
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Since there was some discussion about it earlier in this thread, I got an amemet mantle +1 with +1 AGI on it today (and no negative stats). It was my third try. I think I'll just stop and be content with that. I've yet to see any +2 AGIs on other players and the most racc I've seen so far is +2 racc. In some of my steups the +1 AGI actually does make a difference for the ws mod and in most of them it gives me an even amount of AGI and hence at least +1 acc.

Time to try some foragers for +melee acc :(

iirc there are some 5 or 6 raac ones.. But I may also give up on it and stay with +1 AGI.
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Well I know it's not the worlds greatest achievement but for a relatively casual COR that never thought I'd see the light of Sea, I'm pretty stoked today:

Finished CoP !!!!

Sea access: O
Rajas Ring: O

Now its time to get that Light Gorget and AF+1 bottes :)
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Carrilei wrote:
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Since there was some discussion about it earlier in this thread, I got an amemet mantle +1 with +1 AGI on it today (and no negative stats). It was my third try. I think I'll just stop and be content with that. I've yet to see any +2 AGIs on other players and the most racc I've seen so far is +2 racc. In some of my steups the +1 AGI actually does make a difference for the ws mod and in most of them it gives me an even amount of AGI and hence at least +1 acc.

Time to try some foragers for +melee acc :(


iirc there are some 5 or 6 raac ones.. But I may also give up on it and stay with +1 AGI.


Hmm... that is interesting. Maybe I'll try some more later. I've seen higher +racc on foragers, but I've yet to personally see screenshots of anything with more than 2 racc on amemet. If I can find confirmation of a 5-6 racc I'll give it some more tries.
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Comm. Tricorne off the first demon in Xarc. Makes me 6/6 relic. Delicious!
Also soloed an Om'yovra today (not on COR, I wish), it's been a gooooood week so far

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Rover's Gloves! 1/38 Smiley: sly

I completely gave up on the drop a few weeks ago. Went to kill it today because I needed the Evolith for my WHM Ebur Bliaut. Go figure.
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Rover's Gloves 1/3!
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I see Veuglaire as a QD only QD Acc gun.. Since Peacemaker has 5 AGI itself (and the -Enmity is even helpful), I don't see Veuglaire as a big deal - similar to say, Rover's Gloves and Skadi's Bazubands.. But Rover's Gloves can be used on all QD (not just QD only situations), and they have +25 MP.. So I'd think Veuglaire is rather situational and even less important than Rover's..

That said, I'd rather have it than not.. The one time I bothered to scout it out.. It takes a long time for a COR to kill the PHs.. They have 7,000 to 7,500 HP, and I'd imagine the Grand Marids have even more.

7,500 HP at 300 per QD is 25 Quick Draws.. That's 1,125 seconds on a 45 sec QD, or almost 19 minutes. That's not cool when the repop timer is 5 minutes on them.. So it's inefficient for COR to kill the PH solo.. But I feel the item at stake isn't exactly important to me, so how I can I ask for help on this?

How have you all been going about this? What I'll probably do is, when I have a little time to kill and nothing springs to mind, go empty my Random Deals and Wild Card on some PHs and at some point Mahishasura will make an appearance.


Edit - when I went out there, Mahishasura was just up.. But my luck wasn't all good.. I R0'd (but didn't fully d/c - this is the norm for me at least once a day) twice, both times dying as once he catches up to you, you're raped.. At 1% my controller cut out.. It had throughout, but this was bad timing.. Fortunately my SMN friend was otw as my friend who was there as TH needed raising (Thf engaged at 1% without shadows, bad things followed since the hate decays quickly).. TH4 on, 1/1, mercifully.

Whew.

Edited, Mar 17th 2010 10:33pm by Carrilei
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#299 Mar 18 2010 at 4:46 AM Rating: Decent
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I was in the same boat, thinking how the hell is anyone going to want to hang out here forever helping me kill PHs. What I did was first went out on /RNG found the PH of the two Marid east of the lake, pulled it to the tower entering WG. After it fell I raced back into town swapped to /rdm and hauled ass back to camp in time to see the PH repop. They are longish battles killing that PH over and over again, but I was getting a fair amount of marid hides while doing it. I think this is a great target for any COR collector (i love cor jse) and it's completely doable solo, just need the patience... :)
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Commodore Tricorne get! Now 5/5, just need that delicious belt. Maybe Saturday in Dyna-Valk...

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