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#1 May 10 2010 at 2:39 AM Rating: Decent
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So after fighting various monsters, trying Campaign, FoV, and so on, I've become unsuccessful at finding a nice spot to merit on PUP solo and could use some suggestions/stories.

I'd like to find a nice camp to PUP/NIN or PUP/DNC at using Soulsoother. It may not be the most proficient way to solo for some of you, but I find it the most enjoyable. :) Anything that beats grinding Easy Prey and Decent Challenge mobs I'd be up to try. I just want a bit of a challenge that's not over my head for once. I've done PUP/SCH in Mt. Z and Xarc(S) but that gets tiring, and there's not much variety in mob selection.

Post any camps, strategies, and subjob & automaton/attachment combinations you've done that were successful. Especially camps that might be good farming. :)
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#2 May 10 2010 at 12:42 PM Rating: Default
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Campaign. Seriously, it gives you high (if not the highest) exp/hr solo if you do it right, theres always a ton of mobs and different kinds, and it leads to gil either from the drops, or AN for armor or sell-able things. If your heart set on fighting something that will give you less exp and more work then take any level party camp, subtract 5-10 levels and you should be able to solo there np.
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#3 May 10 2010 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Campaign is probably the easiest xp/hr you can make solo with by far the lowest risk involved. Worst case in campaign is you just get killed a bunch and change areas, worst case in other options is you lose a ton of xp.

I've seen some people solo imps, but it's just so easy to be botched by a poorly timed silence or amnesia. Anything else would probably just be done nuke/kiting, but that definitely get boring/tedious quick.

Personally I like FoV because it's so easy to get 3K (pup/dnc+VE works well) every other hour. It's always available and it's consistent, plus it requires very little attention and is low risk. It's far from the best xp/hr, but I've wasted enough time bouncing between campaigns that if I am not going to commit a large amount of time to FFXI that FoV is my BFF. And before you know it you'll have 17k grimmoire points that you can endlessly get regen/refresh/reraise/repatriation on top of trying to augment items (which will only ruin your items anyways T_T). You can also get a ton of beastman and kindred seals in Cape Terrigan, which can net you gil!

Realistically your xp/hr solo will suck and it's better to acquire allied notes or FoV points than to increase your risk for less in return beyond diversity.

There's probably some areas in sea you could farm organs/triggers for that, like jailer of faith pop. I know a mnk/nin can solo it so I would hope a pup/nin + soulsoother could do it.
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#4 May 10 2010 at 2:27 PM Rating: Good
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I personally do Wamouras as PUP/sch when I want to solo EXP. I don't have enough optimization merits yet to 1shot Xarc[s] tigers for unlimited chains.
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#5 May 10 2010 at 3:41 PM Rating: Good
SakkaofValefor wrote:
I personally do Wamouras as PUP/sch when I want to solo EXP. I don't have enough optimization merits yet to 1shot Xarc[s] tigers for unlimited chains.

Wamoura or Wamouracampas?
#6 May 10 2010 at 4:44 PM Rating: Decent
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The two best solo merit locations I've found are Xarcabard (S) off Giant's pets and Bhaflau Thicket's off Nyzul Isle. There's a bunch of Mamool right as you exit Nyzul including 3 BSTs and two DRGs, kill the BST pets and the occasional DRG wyvern (though they respawn slowly). Both camps will net you 8-10k an hour depending on rhythm but also require Optimization.
#7 May 10 2010 at 4:54 PM Rating: Good
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Wamouracampas.
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#8 May 10 2010 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
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I've looked into Wamouracampa, but I'm not sure if I'm geared up enough for it. I have 5/5 Optimization, 5/5 Magic Skill... I haven't gotten Tranquilizer, Condensor, or Economizer yet so it makes some camps questionable.

I can one-shot pets in Xarc(S) and Thickets fine. Xarc(S) has been the easiest pet camp for me thus far. I'm not a huge fan of Thickets, mainly because it's a tight spot to burn on and I'm not as familiar with it.

Campaign has been a favorite of mine so far, but the traveling does get tedious, and because of the amount of lot bots spamming campaign, joining Unions seems to become a waste of time.

Question for PUP/SCHs on Wamouracampa though - how easily do you think I can Sleep them between nukes with this gearset (keeping in mind I am an Elvaan, so lolINT):

8/8 Enfeebling Magic Merits, Pluto's Staff - Dark Grip - Turbo Animator - NQ/HQ2 Oils - INT Earrings Shaman's Cloak, Rainbow Cape, Mahatma Slops, Rambler's Gaiters.

The other pieces I have equipped don't really matter since they're not M.Acc/INT/Skill pieces. I need to work on improving that set but it's tough. I'm working on getting Nyzul 35+ (I'm on 11+ right now) for Stringing Pummel, but after that I'll be going towards Goliard Hands & Feet. I need to get Enfeebling Torque/Earring for sure, and a M.Acc earring but that'll also take some time.
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#9 May 10 2010 at 5:48 PM Rating: Good
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8/8 Enfeebling Magic Merits, Pluto's Staff - Dark Grip - Turbo Animator - NQ/HQ2 Oils - INT Earrings Shaman's Cloak, Rainbow Cape, Mahatma Slops, Rambler's Gaiters.


That's almost my exact sleep setup; but with a few changes:

8/8 enf, pluto, bugard strap +1, 2x morion earrings, errant hat, spider torque, errant body, errant cuffs, omega/diamond ring, rainbow cape, alzahbi sash( f u azure key), errant slops, af2 feet. It's a decent amount of +INT on top of some +skill.

Obvious upgrades would be: enfeebling torque, goliard hands, maha slops, goliard feet, maat's cap (or diana corona), balrahn's ring, 2x macc earrings (incubus, ASA augmented aptus, enfeebling earring), Azure Key or ASA last fight INT+ waist, and HQ cape.

I sleep just fine... I'm a taru so my high INT is probably effecting it some.

Edit: Condenser is highly recommended for solo nuking. Being able to stack 3 ice maneuvers with low risk of overload is amazing.

Edited, May 10th 2010 7:50pm by SakkaofValefor
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#10 May 10 2010 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
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As soon as I get the 1,700,000G it will cost me to get Tranquilizer and Condenser (probably take ~6+ months), I'll work on Wamouracampa. :)
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#11 May 12 2010 at 8:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Are you talking about Wamouracampas or Wamoura Princes? Princes give much better exp, but are presumably harder to sleep. If you're doing fine on Wamouracampas, I suggest moving to Princes.
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#12 May 12 2010 at 3:37 PM Rating: Good
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The ones right behind Gates of Halvung, those are Wamouracampa?

Perhaps they are Wamoura Princes. Whichever, they are the ones I usually solo. I'm told of a good solo spot that you get to via Bhaflau Greater colibri camp, but I've never been there.
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#13 May 12 2010 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
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selka wrote:
Are you talking about Wamouracampas or Wamoura Princes? Princes give much better exp, but are presumably harder to sleep. If you're doing fine on Wamouracampas, I suggest moving to Princes.



i do have to apologize for selka. he doesnt realize they are the same thing and this is because he is too much of a wuss to leave the protection of blm's at pudding camp to come duo with me on the far west island.

if you can sleep the princes then you can do pretty well with those. its not really the same as the tiger camp but i have horrible luck with the greater amphitere and he chases me down as soon as i zone in. the biggest issue i have with princes is the fact i cant get 3 ices up for a nuke since sleep is wearing off unusually quickly.
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#14 May 12 2010 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm also trying to avoid Campaign and PUP/SCH for now until I:

1- Unlock Stringing Pummel (then I'll move back to Campaign)
2- Have Condenser, Tranquilizer, and proper INT/Enfeebling/MACC Gear for PUP/SCH (Then I'll move to Wamouracampa)


I take it not many pups merit solo anymore unless using BLM-style tactics?
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#15 May 12 2010 at 7:05 PM Rating: Good
figster wrote:
selka wrote:
Are you talking about Wamouracampas or Wamoura Princes? Princes give much better exp, but are presumably harder to sleep. If you're doing fine on Wamouracampas, I suggest moving to Princes.



i do have to apologize for selka. he doesnt realize they are the same thing and this is because he is too much of a wuss to leave the protection of blm's at pudding camp to come duo with me on the far west island.

if you can sleep the princes then you can do pretty well with those. its not really the same as the tiger camp but i have horrible luck with the greater amphitere and he chases me down as soon as i zone in. the biggest issue i have with princes is the fact i cant get 3 ices up for a nuke since sleep is wearing off unusually quickly.

I've decided not to try princes until I finish Optimization/Fine Tuning/Magic merits, but the west island does look better to me. There's more princes there and the Wamoura there aren't true sound like the ones on the east end of the zone. (I tested this when getting my Wamoura soulpates for Pankration.)
#16 May 12 2010 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
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For the record Wamouracampas and Wamoura Princes are technically different mobs, both under the Wamouracampa family.

Anyway, my advice for the tiger pet camp is to watch the dragon for a while. He drops down occasionally in giant green swirls. I assume he only agros in those spots, so just avoid them. He maintains the same pattern for a while, not sure how often the pattern changes (once every earth day?). Also, I try to stay down in that big bowl so I don't enrage any pullers for those annoying BLM parties. Work with the pullers and it's great for everyone.
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#17 May 12 2010 at 10:57 PM Rating: Good
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Would Diana Corona + Errant outbeat Shaman's for sleep?
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#18 May 12 2010 at 11:29 PM Rating: Decent
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MrDarKknight wrote:
Would Diana Corona + Errant outbeat Shaman's for sleep?
Yes. Shaman's would be 7 m.acc, errant itself is 5 m.acc, so you'd need at least 2 m.acc+ or 4 INT+ in the head slot. For what it's worth, ixion cloak has 11.5 m.acc and auto regen/refresh.
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#19 May 13 2010 at 3:27 AM Rating: Good
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For variety, have a go as PUP/SCH with BLM auto sleepnuking sharks in Sea. Its good fun and they go up to T vs 75. Doubles up with organ farming of course.
#20 May 13 2010 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
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No sea access. :( Been stuck on Diabolos for a long time now, lol.
Also, as far as merits go, I'm maxed out.

Xarcabard(S) isn't a problem for me. And I know about the Wamoura Prince camp and whatnot. I just want ideas for new camp locations. :) That don't involve using the BLM maton.

Edited, May 13th 2010 7:29pm by xKirin
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