If you apparently dont have any stones for whatever reason then just take a week off and your good to go. A lot of people use their stones on stupid stuff like questing, when its better spent killing nms, especially in low man situations.
I'd disagree that questing is more of a waste of stones than NM killing. Suppose a group of 3 people takes on an NM and takes it down in 20-40 min. Without "grellow" that NM may drop 0-2 seals, none of which may be the ones you need and if they are there, then someone else in the group may out lot you for them.
With a quest there is about a 40% chance of a seal dropping. A 10% chance it will be the one you are looking for and if ti falls, its yours. A quest often takes as little as 2 min to complete or as long as 20 min. I still like those odds better than NM odds.
I've killed plenty of NM's that drop seals and only obtained 3 seals that way. I've quested 49 seals and generally remained traverser stone neutral.
sadly the COR Hat and Leg seal quests are so ridiculous, NM's are the only way to go.
Realistically, there are very very few NM's that take 20-40 min, that drop seals. Unless its the sausage quest or the bag quest, your generally wasting your time for seals on quests, compared to NMs, which inside a group you can farm TEs as well.
Most of the Mobs can be done with 2 people if you so incline.
Without even taking into account whether or not I and the people I know possess the skill necessary to achieve such a feat... read the second sentence of my post again. I should point out that I'm one of those people without many traverser stones.
What exactly is burning up all your time? Questing for fame will eat most of your stones as I mentioned before. Only way i can see you burning that many stones are daily trips inside without building time and starting with zero stones. If you would wait a week, and let your stones build up, you will hover at a higher rate of stones. Also if you stop questing your stones will replenish as well.
jsut because abyssea is there doesnt mean you have to do it each day.
It kinda does if you're one of those people that thinks finishing an empyrean in 2 weeks, or even a month, is somehow realistic. While I'm sure it's been done, how "easy" getting these weapons are is all relative and based highly on the people you know and how willing they are to give up their time and stones to help you obtain something while they most likely get jack sh*t. You know what they say about assumptions, and this thread reeks of them.
You can have 50 Carabosse gems, in 1 day, 3 max if you went and just burned her down for a couple hours. As far as the fish boss goes, heqet is your only stopping block, but many groups are just tossing lanterns right now so not, that hard to find some. You will spend the majority of your time doing the fish since getting heqet is an issue currently.
Also I assumed since you were in the COR forum you have cor leveled. A lot of NM's can be killed by COR solo using pinning. Yes it takes a lot of time by yourself but it can be done. Brooder, Piasa, Rabit NM in La theine, Worm NM in la theine, Ovni, any of the iron clads, though the Mis coast would give you some issues, chukwa, Amun, Whereatrice, Spider in Vunk, and im sure there are more, thats just off the top of my head.
Im sure you also know a RDM of some sorts, so you can drag them along and you can make a deal tof ight stuff he wants if he helps you. Partnership is amazing. Or jsut find a MNK and RDM friend and destroy everything.