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#152 Jan 26 2009 at 5:31 AM Rating: Good
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This past week has been good for my DNC

Got my 3rd No Foot Rise merit and my first Closed Position merit. Wednesday's Dynamis - Beaucedine netted me some Etoile Tights and last nights Dynamis - Qufim dropped Etoile Shoes with 3 minutes left on the glass. Everyone passed and the shoes are safe in my inventory now.
#153 Jan 27 2009 at 1:54 PM Rating: Good
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COngrats Avivah!
Got my first 2 merits ever today. Sooo cool. I'm lovin 75. Now for an Azoth n I'm happy for long long time.
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#154 Jan 28 2009 at 9:18 AM Rating: Good
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Ive been 66 for a couple days. Mix of RL chores and low invites 60+.

But got very lucky so far this week with Champaign Campaign (lol) and busted into a few great 5k+ battles.

In the process i discovered i can tank pets and imps now wee :3

Yagudo turret is my new best friend, stand in AoE range, save TP, and youll be put in the red every minute or so for some fat healing and damage-taken exp!

Wish i had 75 to work on merits, but seems the closer you get the harder exp is to come by...
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#155 Jan 28 2009 at 11:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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In the process i discovered i can tank pets and imps now wee :3


Wait till you can tank the regular mobs, it's fun and full of xp goodness. Only problem being when ppl see you tanking one by yourself they tend to not help since they don't want to be tanking it by themselves if you go down...

"Hey, can you give me a....Hey buddy I could use some help...Would you mind giving me...will one of you f***s help me already?!"
#156 Jan 29 2009 at 9:07 AM Rating: Good
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Only problem being when ppl see you tanking one by yourself they tend to not help since they don't want to be tanking it by themselves if you go down...


Isn't that a good thing? Most DNC and PLD and SAM/DNC and (me on on BLU/NIN) i see tend to NOT want help, no?

In other news, dragged my way to 67 last night in a painful IMP party. Now i discovered to never accept an imp party again. Firstly ecphoria ring is total ass, since you cant use abilities for like 10 seconds after using the **** thing! And 2nd, GRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

So shortly after finishing my exp ring i had them replace me with a backline healer to help the poor RDM that was running out of MP every fight.

I think they need to rethink imp amnesia. When it comes to a job like DNC, it makes us 100% useless about 75% of the time. I don't know about anyone else but its quite the opposite of fun for me, when i am absolutely sealed from using any of my job for most of the time in those parties.

Edited, Jan 29th 2009 12:09pm by RattyBatty
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#157 Jan 29 2009 at 10:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Isn't that a good thing? Most DNC and PLD and SAM/DNC and (me on on BLU/NIN) i see tend to NOT want help, no?


Yes and no. While BF + DE gives DNC some decent damage potential it still takes a LOOOOOONG time to kill anything. That being said the longer you are the only person engaged with a single mob the more time there is for another mob (though it's usually MOBS that find you in these instances) that someone couldn't tank to come up and smack you in the back of the head. While you could take your playmate somewhere out of the way it could be really hard to get a raise if things go horribly awry. When there are other people with you you have that extra buffer so any links may aggro them or if they suddenly take off you know it's time to go too :P So, while there are benefits there are definite risks. Personally, I prefer the safety of the herd...though one thing I will do since I can is solo any single links that come up. Between Utsusemi and Fan Dance I can easily hold a link long enough for the herd to finish the original mob.

Edited, Jan 29th 2009 1:14pm by SkinwalkerAsura
#158 Jan 29 2009 at 8:25 PM Rating: Good
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DING! 75!
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#159 Jan 30 2009 at 6:16 AM Rating: Good
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Awesome I'm jealous. Last night i buckled down while LFG and grinded out 12k exp in campaign. So Halfway to sweet 68 and the cobra gear. "Costume change, Fabulouuuus"! Then my next "Look forward to" levels are 70 (Dual Behemoth+1), 72 (Dusk and Pbody/head), and of course 75 (omgmeritsnaow).

Each of those being at least 40k apart...

The grind, i grow tired of her.

Edited, Jan 30th 2009 9:18am by RattyBatty
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#160 Jan 30 2009 at 11:45 AM Rating: Excellent
Today a good friend of mine helped me get a Joyeuse! ^^ It's one of those things that I know won't make or break a DNC really (especially with the addition of Saber Dance), but I like the idea of having options and toys to play around with. :) Skilling up sword has been a breeze now. ^^ Can't wait to try this thing on some smaller solo-stuff and such~
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#161 Jan 30 2009 at 1:04 PM Rating: Good
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Fill up your TP and tank.... omg mind went blank. Ummm. Oh GOd what a long day.
Anyway pick a fight with poison whats his name << quadav. Once you run out of tp Trance!!! It's ok if you die. You just got a **** of alot of exp for all the dmg you took. Just run n waltz run n waltz lol
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#162 Jan 30 2009 at 7:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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Fill up your TP and tank.... omg mind went blank. Ummm. Oh GOd what a long day.
Anyway pick a fight with poison whats his name << quadav. Once you run out of tp Trance!!! It's ok if you die. You just got a **** of alot of exp for all the dmg you took. Just run n waltz run n waltz lol

Ohai thar drunk or high poster :P
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#163 Jan 31 2009 at 3:15 PM Rating: Good
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6 merit points so far today. Had greatest ever Merit party earlier ive gotten 60k exp in like 3.5 hrs
Hopin for first Relic Piece tonight
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#164 Feb 01 2009 at 9:03 AM Rating: Good
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Had greatest ever Merit party earlier ive gotten 60k exp in like 3.5 hrs


Roughly 20k/hr sounds like every standard merit party to me ;)

In other news, got my fabulous costume change at 68 last night (Cobra-bulousss!), and loving the 10-11 TP per hit instead of my old 9. Now i can use a step after the first attack round out of the gate!

Grinded out another half level in campaign, still no invites. Probably gona ding 69 on campaign alone again... Really thought DNC would be a more popular invite than this, basically feels like I'm seeking on THF.

Edited, Feb 1st 2009 12:57pm by RattyBatty
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#165 Feb 02 2009 at 6:52 AM Rating: Good
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First one for me. lol So I managed about 8 merits this weekend. And yeah you busted me
Saber Dance is soo much fun!!

Searching on Thf lol Now I remember why I switched to DNC lol

Edited, Feb 2nd 2009 9:53am by Skreechy
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#166 Feb 04 2009 at 7:58 AM Rating: Good
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AZOTH!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sooo excited and I just can't hi...............no I'm not going there.
Thanks Discoid LS for making my dreams come true. Ok had to go back n fix this one.


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#167 Feb 04 2009 at 8:20 AM Rating: Excellent
Fully merited Haste Samba, 3/5 to fully merited Reverse Flourish.
#168 Feb 04 2009 at 8:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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RattyBatty wrote:
Grinded out another half level in campaign, still no invites. Probably gona ding 69 on campaign alone again... Really thought DNC would be a more popular invite than this, basically feels like I'm seeking on THF.

You might decide you prefer to campaign it out slowly after a few nights of being invited to too many imp parties... Once you get closer to 72-73, you should get invites for bird parties again. In the meantime, you could always build your own party. (That's what I do when I see I have 4-5 hours ahead of me)
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#169 Feb 04 2009 at 6:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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Assault Jerkin.

With my new upgrades in WS gear (Assault Jerkin, Denali Gamashes, and Saber Dance), I was able to pop out a 1197 Dancing Edge at colibri camp with Minuet/Madrigal + sole sushi ^_^;


then the bird stole my food. :(

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#170 Feb 04 2009 at 7:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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Congratulations! I'm on an Ose Break atm. 0/12 lol
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#171 Feb 05 2009 at 6:06 AM Rating: Good
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Ding 70 last night! :P

As people may recall from my "Main Heal" thread, i've had really terrible parties since lvl 60. Last night though, i got a great great party! PLD and THF were holding hate like champs, DDs were doing their thing, and i was left with enough spare TP to use Wild Flourish for the opening TA. I hadnt used WF in any party so far because i always needed RF desprately in those **** parties.

At one point our RDM had to afk and we just kept killing while my TP lasted us 6 mobs.

I took hate a grand total of once in 3 hours. Super koodos to Wildz(PLD) and Lokling(THF) on that. Also the DRG took hate maybe 2 times only. All in all, 3+hours, 30+k exp, lvl 70! ~(:3)

Waltz4 and dual Behemoth+1 will keep me entertained in campaign for a while :P

Edited, Feb 5th 2009 9:08am by RattyBatty
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#172 Feb 05 2009 at 6:05 PM Rating: Good
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Omg i have an actual accomplishment this time!

Thanks to some campaign agro i decided to stand up to, I found out that i can tank a whole yagudo (BRD and BLM and MNK so far) all alone! Curing Waltz 4 is awesome! By the time i hit the red, i have enough TP for full health again! I even got ballsy enough to tank a NM, sharing hate with the NPCs and i lived the whole way!

The tanking is exhilirating, always thinking "osh*t osh*t osh*t osh*t" and yet surviving yag after yag.

After the first battle i got 4000 exp, 4000 on one tag!!! at lvl 70 no less!

I now am falling in love with DNC.

Edited, Feb 5th 2009 9:06pm by RattyBatty

This just in, NIN yagudo couldnt kill me either, with 2 other ones ranged attacking me! :3


Edited, Feb 5th 2009 9:15pm by RattyBatty

Edited, Feb 6th 2009 8:45am by RattyBatty
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#173 Feb 06 2009 at 6:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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OH man I remember gettin to where you are now. It's exciting again isn't it?!
Until you sell those Bk+1s and play "Where's my Azoth?" :)
Congratulations

And last night. I maxed out Eva. so So far:
256/256 eva. 260/260dagg.(2merits) 2Reverse Flourish 1Haste Samba, Saber Dance(this is soo fun I can live w/o Joy Toy for now)
So finishing up RF and then starting NFR are next priority. Along with Dagger etc etc etc. God I hope I get another good merit party this weekend.

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#174 Feb 06 2009 at 8:20 AM Rating: Good
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OH man I remember gettin to where you are now. It's exciting again isn't it?!
Until you sell those Bk+1s and play "Where's my Azoth?" :)


Even though I have the money for an azoth right now, I'm not too impressed with it over behemoth+1's. The minor stat difference doesn't sell me on the pricetag, maybe im missing something. The only thing about it i find interesting is it's the only harpe for DNC that i know of.

I think i'll be sticking with my BK+1 forever since they seem extremely decent compared to everything else i see to 75.

And yeah it's that refreshed excitement that's hit me again. It's like when you first get Curing Waltz and it's so powerful, same feeling but at 70 which i guess is gona last even at 75 since i won't get that much more HP to cure. I did 15k in campaign last night, half the way to 75! And i didnt even have to do it all night like i usually did to squeeze out 10k a night. I'm gona be hardcore into campaign again just like when i found out i could tank them on BLU75 in the early days.

Edited, Feb 6th 2009 11:22am by RattyBatty
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#175 Feb 07 2009 at 8:20 AM Rating: Good
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Runic Key and Pyrrhic Kleos get!
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#176 Feb 07 2009 at 9:45 AM Rating: Good
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#177 Feb 08 2009 at 2:14 AM Rating: Good
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Let's see~

My lovely Hume Dancer
-Got level 67>>70 (at 1 xp to 71) so far this weekend.
-Capped Dancer70's Dagger and Evasion skills (233)
-Beat Laila fair and square (level 70, no merits) in 4m26s (destroying the previous record of 7m44s)

That's my 2nd character with the DNC job at 70+ ^^;
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#178 Feb 09 2009 at 9:46 AM Rating: Good
Didn't do much this weekend, spent a lot of time catching up on my Netflix backlog...but I did fully merit Reverse Flourish, 75 TP return is **** (^.^)b
#179 Feb 11 2009 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
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WOOT got my Etoile Casaque on monday
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#180 Feb 12 2009 at 7:22 AM Rating: Good
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Congrats! Did Beaucadine Monday and the tights dropped but I lost the lot -.- Doing Xarcabard today so hopefully I'll be sporting something frilly by tomorrow.
#181 Feb 12 2009 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Ermine's Tail [found it!] (1/10 I think)

Edited, Feb 12th 2009 11:04am by Daytonaaaaa
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#182 Feb 12 2009 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Thank you and Good luck on your Casaque my LS did like 5 Xarcabards in a row before mine dropped i hope to get the Tights soon

Edited, Feb 12th 2009 2:57pm by hirothegreat
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Ermine's Tail [found it!] (1/10 I think)


Big congrats! Mind telling me what runes you used? I almost have my last rune but want to make sure its compliant to what I've seen


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Thank you and Good luck on your Casaque my LS did like 5 Xarcabards in a row before mine dropped i hope to get the Tights soon


Heh, we're almost opposite on drops. I got tights on the second beau run we did, but on Xarc run 6 and still no casaque ; ;


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#184 Feb 12 2009 at 5:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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Etoile Tights: O


first piece.. Only want Feet/Body now !
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Only want Feet/Body now !


Orly?! Curing waltz %+ on head does nothing for you? XD

For me is Body > back > rest of it since i have head and legs already
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#186 Feb 12 2009 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
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my LS had a pair of Etoile Tights drop before but i had less points then someone else who wanted them but since they lotted those it put me ahead for the Casaque
all im missing is the Tights and the Bangles and ill have all the DNC relic
oh yeah i also got Enkidu's Subligar on Wednesday was pretty excited about that
i hope to get the rest of that for my DNC too woot

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#187 Feb 13 2009 at 7:35 AM Rating: Good
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Heh, we're almost opposite on drops. I got tights on the second beau run we did, but on Xarc run 6 and still no casaque ; ;


I have been to 6 Glaciers since last version up, and have never seen one drop. But overall the drop rates in Northlands are lot better now, I have seen more than 10+ drops more than few times in farming runs in Xar. and Glacier. I have had a better luck with Xar., I got my AF2 body like a few weeks after the Dec. version up. It does help that I do not have Red Mage leveled about dealing with Xarc. drops. Smiley: glare

Anyway, I have been waiting for Bard Slippers (LOL! for being the most useless) to drop for 2 years now to finish the full set >_>. Bad Goblin! Bad!

Edited, Feb 13th 2009 10:37am by scchan
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#188 Feb 13 2009 at 2:17 PM Rating: Good
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Kalisa;

170k is much better than +5% waltz~
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Kalisa;

170k is much better than +5% waltz~



Um...I think I missed something....somewhere.....o.O
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#190 Feb 13 2009 at 6:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Kalisa;

170k is much better than +5% waltz~



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Um...I think I missed something....somewhere.....o.O




im baffled by this aswell all the relic is worth getting no reason not to get it

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Edited, Feb 13th 2009 9:59pm by hirothegreat
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#191 Feb 14 2009 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
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I used:
Beast + Great Warrior (Resonate) + Supreme Might + Might + BLM + Dark Magic + L&F

Don't think the jobs and magic will affect the drop.
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#192 Feb 14 2009 at 1:28 PM Rating: Good
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Lotting Wootz Ore > Lotting Etoile Tiara.

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SakkaofValefor wrote:
Lotting Wootz Ore > Lotting Etoile Tiara.

:P


Umm. No. Roundel earring, for example, which does basically the same thing sells for ~4mil on my server. Yes, rarity is built into that price, but i doubt the price will stabilize anywhere near as low as wootz ore. Besides, if you have to choose between lotting gear or ore, get the gear then switch back to ore. You can have your cake and eat it too.
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#194 Feb 14 2009 at 2:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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My LS rarely does bastok. And we're not allowed to change search comments.

Only way I'm getting DNC anytime soon is if it goes freelot 60+ (which means no one has it commented),at that point I'm definitely going for it.
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#196 Feb 14 2009 at 6:22 PM Rating: Good
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SakkaofValefor wrote:
My LS rarely does bastok. And we're not allowed to change search comments.


I didn't mean switch search comments during one run, I meant go back to lotting wootz on subsequent runs.
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#197 Feb 14 2009 at 6:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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After I get a wootz ore , or two, I'll do DNC comments more often.


Besides in my LS, I think the tiara is freelotted. or there is like 1 person who needs.


Wish more LS's did cities :(
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#198 Feb 15 2009 at 4:09 PM Rating: Good
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Well, after about a month and a half of no Dancer for my Linkshell...


Etoile Tiara - mine <3

It may not be statistically as good as Walahra or Optical for DDing, but **** if I'm not gunna wear it around as much as I can. I'm sick of wearing fugly hats...

As far as the order of how much I want the rest of the peices...

Body > Hands > Feet since I already have my legs too.




Edited, Feb 15th 2009 7:55pm by ShibayamaG
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congrats on your head piece that was the first one i got
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Thank you! Now if I could just get a Roundel...

/sigh yeah right...

Won't have another shot at the body till next month - next runs for my LS are Jeuno (Boots) Qufim (Boots) and Windy (Hands). We've been getting a lot better at doing Qufim so hopefully it wont be a disasterous wipe... I'll keep my eyes peeled for an Etoile Cape should it drop from Qufim.
#201 Feb 16 2009 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
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on my server windy in the past got control of all 7 areas finally, dont know how it happened might be a fluke, to be honest it surprises me every week windy hasnt lost Windurst Waters [S], thats how bad it is, so im going to try for my roundel tomarrow
doing Beaucedine today hopefully get my Tights
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