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#1 Feb 23 2010 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
Seriously, I think this is less than 5% drop rate.

I am sitting on 0/27 and counting.

I tried everything. Th4 TH2 TH1 noTH.

The thing that sucks the most is on the way to Hazmat, I saw hyakinthos and got the drop 1/1.

I hope I didn't ruin it for myself.
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#2 Feb 23 2010 at 8:46 PM Rating: Good
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0/27 on a 5% drop rate isn't THAT unlikely... There's a 25% chance to not get a 5% drop rate item in 27 kills.
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#3 Feb 24 2010 at 12:10 AM Rating: Good
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I went 1/8 personally, though I think that was because a stupid bomb exploded at high health and got an lucky unresist and one shot me and oniwaka. >:(

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#4 Feb 24 2010 at 8:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hurray for SE drop rates!
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#5 Feb 24 2010 at 11:50 AM Rating: Good
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I lucked out. 1/4. No TH on any of the kills.
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#6 Feb 25 2010 at 3:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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I went 1/8 on Hazmat, which seems fairly lucky by comparison.

It was somewhat bareable thanks to the potencial profit from farming in the citadel. I would kill pots, skellies, whatever else, for chest keys (among other things, such as pot shards and absorb scrolls) and pop chest open for between 8-12k a pop (or a pyro robe, which npcs for 8k or AHs for slightly more). It wasn't extremely lucrative, but it did help to keep me from feeling like I was completely wasting my efforts.

Most of the new NMs I've hunted meet with similiar drop rates; 1/7 on Poppet's Katars, 1/12 on Birdbanes, 0/4 on the ring set (I've given up on those ******* NMs though), and it will probably be similiar when I get around to camping Belledonna.
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#7 Feb 26 2010 at 1:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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0/72 on Herder's subligar so far. That's supposedly a 9% drop rate. So yeah, cry me a river on drop rates.

Screenshot

Had to go to Jeuno just to empty out my inventory. 80/80 in both satchel and inventory. This is getting old.

Go figure.

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1/73.



Edited, Feb 26th 2010 1:57am by bsphil
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#8 Feb 27 2010 at 4:46 AM Rating: Good
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1/6 myself, no TH for any kills - honestly, every time someone mentions having TH for any of these new NMs, they also mention a drop rate like 0/999 - I'd say just skip the TH and drop by for a kill every now and again.

Be sure and farm the various nearby valuable mobs - I ended up making some decent money.
#9 Feb 27 2010 at 8:17 AM Rating: Good
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sorry to hear you still haven't gotten the boots taco. but at least you got the ring. grats ^^
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#10 Feb 27 2010 at 9:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well after reading about this here (I didn't know much about any of these new NMs), I decided to try my luck. Being that my pup is only 59, and I generally use my THF to go after any NM or farming run, I did have TH3.. Got the boots on 2nd kill. Took 3.5 hours to get him to spawn, so I was hoping not to have wasted what precious sleep I could have gotten lol.

Now to tackle Lava/Kusha rings. Something tells me I won't be so lucky with those.
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#11 Mar 01 2010 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
I am now 0/34 on Hazmat.

I need to get these before the whole ffxi population lvls pup after update.
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#12 Mar 01 2010 at 3:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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SeraphTacosnak wrote:
I am now 0/34 on Hazmat.

I need to get these before the whole ffxi population lvls pup after update pupdate.
I'm happy with my Puppetry Babouches +1 for the time being.

Edited, Mar 1st 2010 3:06pm by bsphil
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#13 Mar 03 2010 at 7:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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1/41.

Finally the war against the bombs is over!
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#14 Mar 03 2010 at 7:47 PM Rating: Good
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0/42 on Boompadu so far, i just wanted a good pair of SP pants aside from relic ; ;
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#15 Mar 04 2010 at 9:11 AM Rating: Good
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0/42 on Boompadu so far, i just wanted a good pair of SP pants aside from relic ; ;


1/18 .. and I thought I had bad luck...
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#16 Mar 04 2010 at 9:14 AM Rating: Good
bsphil wrote:
SeraphTacosnak wrote:
I am now 0/34 on Hazmat.

I need to get these before the whole ffxi population lvls pup after update pupdate.
I'm happy with my Puppetry Babouches +1 for the time being.

Edited, Mar 1st 2010 3:06pm by bsphil



I went through the ever fustraiting process of getting enough points to lot it. then enough luck to get the pieces to drop for Usukane shoes hahaha. I have to go get those rings and belt soon though:/
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#17 Mar 04 2010 at 6:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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Just gone 1/1 solo as pup/nin =D

Least its some comfort compared to the 1 and half merit points ive gotten from boompadu and still no drop
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#18 Mar 04 2010 at 9:33 PM Rating: Good
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have to go get those rings and belt soon though


I assume the rings you mean are Lava's/Kusha's, but what belt are you looking for? As I mentioned in my earlier post, I don't know much about these new NMs, nor their drops. Planned on using Swift Belt, but if this other belt is worth it I might look into that too
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have to go get those rings and belt soon though


I assume the rings you mean are Lava's/Kusha's, but what belt are you looking for? As I mentioned in my earlier post, I don't know much about these new NMs, nor their drops. Planned on using Swift Belt, but if this other belt is worth it I might look into that too
I'm guessing he's talking about Virtuoso Belt
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#20 Mar 05 2010 at 10:32 AM Rating: Good
Kairyu guessed right.
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#21 Mar 05 2010 at 11:27 AM Rating: Excellent
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Skipped Hazmat, went for Setanta's instead... 1/4 >.>

Something tells me the Spurrer Beret NM is going to be a HUGE cockblock ._.
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#22 Mar 05 2010 at 1:57 PM Rating: Good
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#23 Mar 05 2010 at 3:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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Skipped Hazmat, went for Setanta's instead... 1/4 >.>
Man I don't even play the game and I'm jealous. Congrats!
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#24 Mar 05 2010 at 8:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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Pfft, started PUP before the omgnews.
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#25 Mar 05 2010 at 9:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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Never suggested that you was a bandwagoner, I just thought you meant that Spurrer Beret would be a cockblock due to all of the noobs camping it in anticipation for the PUPdate. Now that you've mentioned it though.. it is curious that PUP isn't in your sig lol. To be fiar though, who updates their sig in this day and age?

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#26 Mar 06 2010 at 9:00 AM Rating: Good
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SPurrer Barretis a big enough ****-block all in itself without more people camping it. 2+ hours lotto spawns, most of which take well over the two hour mark on 16 minute re-spawns. I guess you could farm the quadavs for scrolls and the crawlers for silk in the meantime.

WIth more people trying for this, soloing it become dangerous, because the mob is VERY easy to gank if your soloing it. sh*t go's unclaimed and you just wasted 2+ hours of your life, god help you if you waited 8 hours like i did a few times. /grumpy.

Never killed Hazmat ._.;,*edit* because i use my AF+1 boots. The haste might be nice after the A skill pupdate, but im not math savy enough to crunch the numbers. ANybody know?

Edited, Mar 6th 2010 10:01am by Leondol
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#27 Mar 06 2010 at 10:04 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well I'm not some numbers guy, but I would imagine that the fSTR from Pup. Boots +1 could raise your damage by about 1.6%? (Assuming it doesn't bump your fSTR by 2, which it could depending on your current STR). the +5 accuracy means in a situation when your accuracy isn't capped (Which even post update will still be hard to reach in some cases), your hitrate will increase by 2.5%, so your looking at a 4.1% DoT increase from boots... I think (Someone verify this please -_-).
Promptitude Solea have +2 accuracy (1% hit rate) and 2% haste (Which in a scenario of going from 13% haste to 15% haste would be a 2.71% increase to DoT, and from 15% to 17% is a 2.83% increase). So in a 17% haste scenario the solea would raise your DoT by 3.83%

So technically I would imagine that Puppetry Babouches +1 would be slightly better for TP than Promptitude Solea unless your recieving some outside form of haste (Hi2u merit parties!).

EDIT:Another random tidbit of information: Spurrer Berret > W.Turban (Obviously). The only time when the turban is better is if your not using a puppet that can melee, or if the extra 2% haste from the turban can account for your puppet going from 8% haste to 3% haste (If you TP in Relic hands) and the 1.5% DoT loss from the accuracy, which won't happen untill your hitting around 62-63% haste. Even then the amount of haste you need for the Turban > Berret increases if you cycle wind maneuvers at all (Which you should be doing on a melee puppet in most cases that matter).

EDIT: Changed info about Turban vs Berret
Edited, Mar 6th 2010 11:19am by kairyu

Edited, Mar 6th 2010 3:18pm by kairyu
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#28 Mar 06 2010 at 10:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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1/3

PUP/NIN for all kills and TH Kupo power in effect.

I abhor camping NMs, so I was ecstatic when they dropped on the 3rd kill.

Back to capping XP!
#29 Mar 06 2010 at 1:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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Never suggested that you was a bandwagoner, I just thought you meant that Spurrer Beret would be a cockblock due to all of the noobs camping it in anticipation for the PUPdate. Now that you've mentioned it though.. it is curious that PUP isn't in your sig lol. To be fiar though, who updates their sig in this day and age?


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#30 Mar 08 2010 at 11:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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Just went 1/1!!

Woot!!!


This is just repayment for going 0/100 on Mee Deggi though..
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1/43 on Boompadu finally. Now to move onto Spurrer Beret NM -.- Anyone got any tips on killing this without the use of Hermes' or shall i wait on getting those before attempting? Looks like itll be harder to kill than lolboo. Lastly i think those 2 and lugh cover my "hard" NMs, which leaves hazmat and belladonna, am i missing anymore for pup items?
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#32 Mar 09 2010 at 12:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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There ya go:
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Hey now, that "decision-making time" is very useful.
I couldn't decide which movie to see last-week, I put up an Ice Maneuver and BOOM, my automaton immediately figured it out for me.
#33 Mar 10 2010 at 11:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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and TH Kupo power in effect.


Kupowers don't work in WotG areas.

EDIT: I'm sorry, the topic had shifted to Spurrer's Beret, and I forgot I was still in the Promptitude Solea thread...

Edited, Mar 10th 2010 10:23am by LadyOfHolyDarkness
#34 Mar 14 2010 at 1:53 AM Rating: Good
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1/1 Hazmat with TH3. 1/6 on Boompadu with TH3. On Boompadu, 5 were without TH, the 6th one was.

***** Hazmat. Stood there for 7 hours, but at least got the drop.
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Sorry for the SLIGHT necrobump, but I just got my Promptitude Solea! 1/7

After the first 6 kills (4 on PUP, last 3 on THF) I had a small hunch....IF you're able to interrupt all of Hazmat's attempts to cast Flare on you, then the chance of drop is much higher (kind of like Unstable Cluster for Soboro Sukehiro). Unfortunately, the 7th fight Hazmat got Flare off right away. But I then thought of getting Hazmat down to a sliver of health, Sneak Attack + Hide and let Hazmat de-aggro. It worked! Hazmat de-aggro'd, I ran around, jabbed him, and DROP! Screenshot below

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww183/YeagerRamuh/PromptitudeSoleaDrop.jpg
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#36 May 07 2010 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Finally got my Solea after 3 or so weeks of off and on camping.
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