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#1 Jan 19 2005 at 7:10 AM Rating: Excellent
The Arcane Tome of DOOM™
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Note from the Editor:

There are simply far too many great threads on this board to cram them all in stickies at the top of the first page. So I've spent the last three hours sifting through the 66+pages of this board to dig up the best nuggets of information I could find. If you read through them all, you'll find I've posted on almost all of them. This listing might be biased then, but I make a habit in posting in the threads I think are helpful, and I'm trying to assemble those threads here. You also may find that I've written a few of the threads myself. I put them in this compilation as an act of sheer hubris, but I hope you find them useful.

The beautiful thing about a link thread is that you can peruse it as you please, and read bits of information as a time. It will be long, but not nearly as long as collecting all the information in one post. If you come across anything I missed that you want in here, or if a new great thread comes out, simply leave a post here and I'll edit it in as fast as I can. Enjoy reading some of these posts, many you may have missed, and others simply forgotten.

EDIT: Just for those of you who've skimmed this over a few times, I'm placing a Smiley: waycool marker next to the threads that are new to the compilation! These markers will be removed after the thread has been updated twice.

Table of Contents:

Section One: READ THIS FIRST

BLM 101 -BlastolaQuetz FORMER STICKY!! READ!!
My apologies to Blastola for usurping his spot. This an EXCELLENT guide, and I recommend every Black Mage worth his salt to read this post. It's long, so set some time aside.

Black Mage Mentor Program -Pokemauler
This is a great idea. Come here if you are new to this job and want to find someone in game to help you out.

BLM: Debuff/Buff/Nuking/Partying/etc -KudomaBooYah
An older guide that contains a wealth of information, as well opinions from respected BLM forum posters. It has some slightly controversial views on BLM debuffs, but this doesn't detract from it's overall excellence.

How to Easily Magic Burst 100% of the Time! -Pullo
An older guide, but contains useful information for those starting out.

Stopping a Spell Midway -noneedforaname
Short but sweet, a tip even us veterans forget from time to time.

Guide for BLM/WHM level 25+ going to Yuhtunga Jungle -AtrU
Just getting out of Qufim? Check this out.

My name is Larry, and I am a Galka Black Mage -thewierdo
Racism hurts us all. Please, think of the Galka.

Vana'diel Monsters Weakness Table -link provided by Progenitor
The most complete listing of weaknesses AND strengths I've seen. Run it through =Babel Fish= to make sense of all the nuances. Not 100% accurate, I don't think, but you'll never need another table.

Manaburn: For Dummies v3 -President Smiley: waycool
If you want to get a manaburn going for the first time, I suggest reading this.
Another updated version, NOW WITH 66.23% more info!

Mana Burn Party (MBP) alternate leveling sites -OmegaManOne
A good guide for levelling areas, Manaburn or otherwise.

Dynamis guide for BLMs needed. -FriendlyGiant
What started as a request has become a guide of its own.
This is good information for those of you just hitting end-game.

BLMs Guide to Dynamis -AtrU
All the information you need compiled into one easy to read post! SNARF!

ENM Mine Shaft LV60 Solo BLM Guide -xAkuNeko
Want to know how to make 2000EXP in five minutes soloing as a BLM?

Deathtaru's Mini Guide for Easy SOLO BlackMage! -Deathtaru
A good guide showing mobs that are easy pickins.

Just a small amount of info... -Faulkon
A good, printable list of what level you get spells, WSs and abilities.

Section Two: Just Because You're a Mage, Doesn't Mean You Get To Run Around Naked

I've got a mogsafe full of armor and nothing to wear! -Progenitor
A General Guide to End Game equipment.

Progenitor's Guide to BLM level cap 20 gear -Progenitor
Progenitor's Guide to BLM level cap 30 gear -Progenitor
Progenitor's Guide to BLM level cap 40 gear -Progenitor
Progenitor's Guide to BLM level cap 50 gear -Progenitor
A very good series of equipment threads with Chains of Promathia areas in mind.

Duracell's Guide to Black Mage Equipment and Advanced Macros -DuracellPheonix
A good guide for the rich Black Mage. Recently updated with CoP info!

Black Mage Equipment Guide -Cesium
A brand new list, written for the frugal player. If you are just starting the game as a Black Mage, this is the equipment guide to read.

Moldavite Earring: A Guide -Ragnard
Great guide. You will want this sooner or later.

Uggalepih Pendant and Tonberry Hate -Rahskala
Definite proof that this droolicious neck piece gives a flat rate to MAB.

Food & Drink - What are best to use? -Zomye
No mage should go hungry.

Black Mage Spell Locations Guide -Seriiyah
If you're going to nuke, you need something to nuke with.

Printable BLM spells guide & locations -Fhqwghads
This is hard to read unless you print it, but it contains much more information than the stickied guide.

Blm AF Walkthrough -Ollorin
The one stop shop for BLM AF.

Weesol's Style Guide -Weesol
A great guide with good suggestions and up-to-date items.

Guide for Endgame BLM Gear: ADVANCED PLAYERS -itchblm Smiley: waycool
The ultimate guide for all you min/maxing power players.

Max Possible Stat Equipment List for a 75 Black mage -itchblm Smiley: waycool
Actually, THIS is for all you min/maxing twinking phreaks.


Section Three: What Every Black Mage Should Know...Your Stats

Your Stats and How They Affect you (Facts from Theories) -Sloppysue
I wrote this with the average player in mind. I hope it's clear enough.

Our Primary Stats and How They Affect Damage -Elmoreb
This goes much more in depth, and shows the damage formula.

The Revised Damage Formula -Sloppysue Smiley: waycool
As good as Elmoreb's post is, we've learned some things about the damage formula since there. This is me adding to it what we've learned.

Elemental Theory 101 -PensiveSmiley: waycool
Mmm...oops. I was supposed to add this months ago. Its great and full of useful information, make sure to read it!

Conserve MP - Progenitor
First glance at this elusive stat.

Passive Ability Details for Conserve MP
Read some of the comments in here, some great information on the ability.

Conserve mp and Conserve mp gear (Test results)-SirJac
Very recent info on the subject. Well done tests.

Testing Conserve MP: some results, and request for more data -MargavineLiselle
Excellent information, and not from a Black Mage!


Section Four: A Treatise On Magic of The Ancients

Ancient MB and Efficiency -SiddAlex
A fair and technical look at the efficiency of Ancient Magic.

Tips for an Effective AM-MB -VirAphelion
If you're going to do it, do it right.



Section Five: Black Mage Only spells, and their quirks

AE Damage VS Differing Numbers of Targets - Bayler
A pretty old thread I found. Illustrates -ga damage on multiple enemies.

Elemental Enfeebles: A Different Strategy -RydiaJademist
An interesting way to think about our Enfeebles. I suggest reading it.

A guide to the elemental enfeebles(Shock, Burn, ect.) -Onionsoldier
A good guide to enfeebles that clears up some of the most commonly asked questions on the forum.

Elemental Enfeeble Misconceptions? -Nivlakian
Some good footwork by Nivlakian. To sum it up:
The stat reduction from Elemental Enfeebles does not wear off gradually.

Abusing Tractor -Bisquick
What's the point of power if you can't abuse it once in a while?

I'm stupid for not knowing this before, but good tip... -Sloppysue
Something interesting I found out about sleep, a year too late.

I'm stupid for not knowing this before, but good tip...Pt II -DuracellPheonix
Duracell keeps contributing with this good tip about Escape.

Sleepga II: A guide -Omalika
Do you want Sleepga II, but don't want to deal with exorbitant AH inflation to get it? This is the guide for you!



Section Six: Those Wonderful, Powerful, Expensive Pieces of Crap

Elemental Staves & Resists -CevanCerberus
The first real test I've seen on the subject that gives evidence towards staves effecting resists.

Elemental Staves, Damage, and You -Taaniel
One of the first useful threads I found on the subject.

Elemental Staves, a Break Down -Scrow
Very helpful link, laying out the hidden benefits of the staves.

Clear Up Elemental Staves, Resistance -Dassureth
Lots of information in here. Nivlakian finds something out about the bonus damage.

Dark Staff, Sleep Experiment -Telesis
Bet you didn't see this coming...

How to skill your staff skill solo from 0-215 -Troille
Sadly, this thread is no longer relevant. I'm keeping it here just because Troille deserves props for his contributions.


Section Seven: Die, Old Man, Die.

Beat Maat Guide (Level 70 Cap) -hccmike
One of the first good Maat Guides I found.

How I defeated Maat: A Black Mage Testimony -Rison
The best Maat Guide I found.

How not to beat Maat - Now with 100% more video! -Ryotu
Have you been beating Maat too often? Check this out!



Section Eight: Technical Crap (AKA The Start of it All)

Nuke HP/MP Efficiency Study -Bayler
The trend setter. This got the ball rolling.

INT and You! -Sloppysue
My first attempt at statistical methods with video games.
Watch me jump to all sorts of conclusions.

INT and You, my results -Progenitor
Another useful and often quoted study.

Elemental Skill and you -Progenitor
Definitely proof that Elemental Skill doesn't affect damage.
Also evidence of it's effects on resistance.

Magic Damage Explained? -Progenitor
The first appearance of the damage formula on these forums.


Section Nine: Appendix

Psychological Profile of a Black Mage -OmegaManOne
This is a fun post by OMO, give it a read over if you want to be entertained.

Future BLM additions? (videos + pics) -Alamine
There haven't been enough inane threads about this lately.

Galka Shooter Flash Game!!
I guess this one is out of action. I kept the link because now there are other games on the site.
Right click on the window and select Play to give it whirl.

[/Yellow]The life of of air elemental -Onionsoilder[/Yellow]
An interesting thread with stories in it. Give it a read ;)

Smiley: dnp
ARCANE KNOWLDGE CONTAINED WITHIN. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.








And that's all I have. I hope you enjoy, and above all, find it useful. Let me know if you feel a link should be added or taken out.

EDIT1: Ollorin's AF Walkthrough added! How did I miss that?
EDIT2: Added Duracell's Equipment Guide and a Conserve MP study.
EDIT3: Added Elemental Weakness List.
EDIT4: Added Level Area Guide, General BLM guide, and changed some flavor text.
EDIT5: Added Cesiums equipment guide.
EDIT6: Added a Staff Skilling tip.
EDIT7: Added Nivlakians useful thread on Enfeebles.
EDIT8: Added a flavorful psych profile by OMO, and a Manaburn guide. I also added Fqwghads spell list a while ago...
EDIT9: Added two new tips in Section 5
EDIT10: Added a Dynamis thread.
EDIT11: Added a Dynamis guide, and ENM60 guide.
EDIT12: Added a thread that shows staves effect resists.
EDIT13: Added Uggilepih Pendant thread, an enfeeb guide, and a humorous Maat guide.
EDIT14: Been a while, but I finally added the requested threads!
EDIT15: Added Sleepga II guide!
EDIT16: Added some stuff. Look for the cool smiley.
EDIT17: WOW! The Tome EXPLODED. That took a while to fix. Oh, added more stuff.

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#2 Jan 19 2005 at 7:47 AM Rating: Good
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; ; Sue what did I do to have my thread dropped from the list of important threads? I guess BLM don't need AF (sniff sniff)

But really this is a nice post with some good stuff I'm goin to peruse the Maat threads now as he has managed to stomp me 2 times now, that rat *******.
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#3 Jan 19 2005 at 7:52 AM Rating: Good
Ack! It totally slipped my mind. This grievous error will be corrected immediately!
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#4 Jan 19 2005 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Wow SloppySue... Thank you for taking the time to put all of this together. It saves quite a few bookmarks. ^^

It's interesting to go back through the old threads and see varying theories people had about BLM and the tests done at the time.
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#5 Jan 19 2005 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
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wow this is awesome.,
on some of the other job forum boards they have these stickied.
Dont know how things get stickied but this should definetly be one.
#6 Jan 19 2005 at 2:40 PM Rating: Good
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This thread just goes to show that showing a little appreciation to those who help us tons on these boards is well awarded. Excellent composition, thanks.
#7 Jan 19 2005 at 4:01 PM Rating: Good
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This thread just goes to show that showing a little appreciation to those who help us tons on these boards is well awarded.


That is exactly my inspiration. So many people put up something good, only to have it buried a few days later.

Just now I added SirJac's new study to the Conserve MP section. It seemed well-written to me and he's got his facts straight.
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#8 Jan 19 2005 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
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I motion to Sticky the Thread!

O.O

So much information to take in and read.... So tempted to stop playing ffxi to read all this...

Eh, who are we kidding.

/em ponces off to go nuke some more.
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#9 Jan 19 2005 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
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wow, just wow. I thought I was around here alot, but I missed over half these threads even with checking daily.
Another great work by Sloppysue, who has backed me up multiple times occasions, which I have never gotten around to thanking her for, So Thank You.
(Sticky!) <-Spam this in your head, i'm too lazy.
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#10 Jan 19 2005 at 10:10 PM Rating: Good
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I put in a formal sticky request at the feedback forum ^^

Hopefully it will be permanent very soon.

here it is

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Edited, Thu Jan 20 16:21:56 2005 by Pensive
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#11 Jan 22 2005 at 12:56 PM Rating: Good
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/em prays for a sticky on this one. ^^ Great resources!
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This is what a sticky should be. If this doesn't merit stickiness, nothing does. Rate up, Sue!
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#13 Jan 23 2005 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Neato! I've had such a hard time finding the info I needed on this forum. This post really helped bring it all together. I really appreciate the hard work that you put into it, Sloppysue. Thanks!
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#14 Jan 25 2005 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Bumpity bumpity bump
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Until our begs for a sticky is hopefully heard (the forum people are busy, and we are understanding and patient), i ask everyone on the forum to keep this thread in the upper levels of the first page. I personally do not wish to see any one person having to bump it too many times. This is a group effort to keep it a fake sticky for a while. So i beg of everyone on the blm forum, keep this thing up high.
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bump bump bump!!

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PS: Sue, I'm flattered that you liked my guide. ^_^ Glad it is useful. ~
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#17 Jan 26 2005 at 2:41 AM Rating: Good
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Let me know if you feel a link should be added or taken out


Do you mean that? haha

I have a suggestion for removal, but without any suggestions for replacement just yet. I just noticed a guide listed there that isn't really designed to help...well anybody outside of an extremely narrow segment of the population.

If asked I could probably put together a somewhat better version of the guide up, but I'm just testing the waters on the BLM Boards. I know how some Job boards get a little testy (WHM). ^^
#18 Jan 26 2005 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Hmm... maybe if this gets down any further I could bump it again...

Oh wait...
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#19 Jan 26 2005 at 7:57 PM Rating: Good
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Do you mean that? haha


Yes I do ^^ I'd like a good reason however, for why it should be taken off.

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I have a suggestion for removal, but without any suggestions for replacement just yet. I just noticed a guide listed there that isn't really designed to help...well anybody outside of an extremely narrow segment of the population.


If you're talking about "My name is Larry and I'm a Galka Black Mage," I have it up there because it was the least race bashing thread I've found, as well as it has a great title :P I'd prefer to leave that one up, but if any bipartisan race threads surface, I'll definitely add them.

If you're not talking about that thread, please let me know.


As as for stickies and bumping...

I'm pretty sure they won't put another sticky in the Black Mage forum anytime soon. Theres already plenty at the top. It also seems that the admins in the Forum Feedback area aren't really thrilled with excessive bumping either, and threaten to completely nuke a thread that's been bumped too much.

However, I do plan on leaving a post any time I find something useful to add to this link list saying its been updated, and that should keep it at least on the first page. Also, I'm sure some of you have seen threads that are useful to black mages that I haven't, especially ones that are not on these boards. If you see anything on GameFAQS, IGN, or anything of the like you think everyone should read, leave the link here and I'll put it up!
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#20 Jan 26 2005 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
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he's talking about Duracell's guide
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#21 Jan 26 2005 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
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It also seems that the admins in the Forum Feedback area aren't really thrilled with excessive bumping either, and threaten to completely nuke a thread that's been bumped too much.


I was pretty sure that only applied to dead threads. I believe Kaolin actually says somthing along the lines of keeping you threads bumped if there are too many stickies.

That should not be too much of a problem though because when I read this

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Then post the link here for review and stickying and de-stickying of the origionals. Compilation threads will almost always be stickied, no questions asked. be sure to let us know it is a compilation though.


In regards to compilation threads (which yours is) I can't help but think there could be some sticky rearanging going on. I posted the original sticky request, but now I realized I neglected to mention that it was a compilationn in the title.

In any case, I will put up an ammended sticy request when I can, or someone else could give it a shot. Just don't do what I did and neglect to put the fact that it's a compilation in the title.
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#22 Jan 28 2005 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Okay, I posted a new sticky request and made sure to make note that it was a compilation thread. Hopefully Pikko or Kaolin will hear the pleas and we might get ourselves the thing stickied.

And that is all I can do, now to wait

oh yeah

/bump
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#23 Jan 28 2005 at 11:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Okay seriously what the ****? I am rated down now for trying to get somthing stickied?! Am I the only one that even cares that this is probably the best damned thread to happen to the Black Mage forums in all of black magery?!

Jesus Christ fine I won't try anymore, here is the last bump.

Let it go into obscurity I don't care anymore.

Edited, Fri Jan 28 23:23:24 2005 by Pensive
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#24 Jan 29 2005 at 4:39 AM Rating: Good
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Okay seriously what the @#%^? I am rated down now for trying to get somthing stickied?!


Pensive, I think you just have a troll. I've been noticing some specific people getting trolled hard across several forums, and for what it's worth, I've rated you up to correct it.

I appreciate you trying to get this stickied, too, because I know it's bad form for me to go into the feedback forum and ask for it myself :P I think the admins are just wary to sticky all the thread-link posts that've been popping up lately, or perhaps they want to hear more people ask for it.

In either case, it probably won't be stickied, but as long as people find it useful, I'll find a way to update or bump it if it falls off the first page. Doing it too often though just turns into a bump-fest and may annoy some people.

Anyway, just saying thanks and don't get too annoyed about trolls. They happen to almost anyone with an opinion sooner or later, just try to counteract it when you can.
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#25 Jan 30 2005 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
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It will get stickied, it just takes time. We can't expect the administrators to get back to us instantly. I know BLMs aren't the most patient people in the world (i for sure am not) but we can't cause a giant ruckus for something as simple as a sticky.
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#26 Jan 31 2005 at 1:12 AM Rating: Decent
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bump for the uber-great post, it should be srickied
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#27 Jan 31 2005 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
Added a new elemental Weakness table to section 1, courtesy of Progenitor. You may need to run it through Babel Fish to understand all of it. I provided a link to both it and Babel Fish. I was really impressed by this site, it took a lot of the guesswork out of the arguements that've been taking place recently.

Edited, Mon Jan 31 14:02:11 2005 by Sloppysue
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#28 Jan 31 2005 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Thank you for the excellent compilation and individual thanks to the writers of the seperate threads and guides. ^^

Edited, Mon Jan 31 17:21:54 2005 by AtticusFinch
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#29 Jan 31 2005 at 10:06 PM Rating: Excellent
While I'm happy this got stickied, I'm kind of sad that it replaced the BLM101. I appologize to BlastolaQuetz for usurping his spot, and I'll give his link special treatment because of it.

EDIT: It would seem someone out there REALLY doesn't like me, and rated every post I have in this thread down. Hope it wasn't because of my usurping ;.;

Edited, Wed Feb 2 01:35:14 2005 by Sloppysue
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#30 Feb 02 2005 at 2:15 PM Rating: Good
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Why does my thread always get shunned? lol
Is my post way too old school for everyone? lol
(check sig)

P.S. Rated you back up to counter whoever the "nice" guy is.

Edited, Wed Feb 2 14:19:44 2005 by KudomaBooYah
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#31 Feb 02 2005 at 4:07 PM Rating: Decent
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P.S. Rated you back up to counter whoever the "nice" guy is.


Big Ditto on that one. Since becoming a Blm within the last month, Sloppy Sue's posts have been an asset to me.

Big rate up for the Sloppiest Mage around from one of the Neatest Mages around! (Only cause I'm new, haven't been broken in yet. I've still got that new car smell too!)
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#32 Feb 02 2005 at 5:53 PM Rating: Good
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Awesome work. I have updated my guide now, so the note next to my link can now be removed :)
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#33 Feb 02 2005 at 7:18 PM Rating: Excellent
Update: Added KudomaBooYah's excellent guide. Sorry that I missed it while digging the first time around...some of the things said about Burn and Shock havn't really been proven, so I'm sorry I had to add a disclaimer to it.

I also added OmegaManOne's levelling area guide. I thought it would be good to reference.

I changed Duracell's flavor text, to reflect the fact he updated it.

Also, I'm going to adding a marker to signify when a new thread has been added to the compilation...hopefully it'll give them more attention. The markers will be removed after two updates.
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#34 Feb 03 2005 at 4:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Lol, it makes you feel important when you're recognized by Sages...:-D
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#35 Feb 03 2005 at 10:08 PM Rating: Excellent
Added Cesium's equipment guide, to balance out Duracell's. Though written in slight spite of each other, they cover each other's weaknesses very well.
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Bahamut: 75 BLM/37 WHM/21 RDM/15 THF, Hume.
The sloppiest BLM there is!

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#36 Feb 07 2005 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Sorry that I missed it while digging the first time around...some of the things said about Burn and Shock havn't really been proven, so I'm sorry I had to add a disclaimer to it."


No problem at all. A lot of things pertaining to BLM have remained a mystery, or the truth is hidden amoung the made up stories. I still don't know about certain things with BLM and it ****** me off being 75 and not knowing for CERTAIN that things do what I think they do. =\

I do thank you for adding my guide though. /bow
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#37 Feb 11 2005 at 3:06 PM Rating: Excellent
I added the best FFXI flash game I've seen to the appendix. It's fun and addictive! If you want to know more about it, run it through babelfish with the link I supplied next to the elemental weakness chart. This has been floating around for a while, but only now did I realize I should put it in the compilation.

(General Note: You have to HOLD C in order to get your shields to work. Took me a few tries to figure that one out.)
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Bahamut: 75 BLM/37 WHM/21 RDM/15 THF, Hume.
The sloppiest BLM there is!

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#38 Feb 17 2005 at 1:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Yo i really like your links. Easy to get to threads i really want.

Rate up man!
#39 Feb 17 2005 at 2:23 AM Rating: Decent
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If we had only one sticky this thread should be it because you'll always have the ability to edited new links in and we could leve moderators out =)
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#40 Feb 19 2005 at 8:40 PM Rating: Excellent
New Update, added a Staff Skilling thread, because it sounded like good enough info to me! (used it to get to Spirit Taker, baby)
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#41 Feb 22 2005 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Haha, that Galka game is great. Before I knew it I was getting <calls> from my party because the game pulled me in for a long time.
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#42 Feb 23 2005 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Since I've had to repeat it multiple times in one thread, I think Elemental Enfeebles Misconceptions? could be added to Section 5: Section Five: Black Mage Only spells, and their quirks.

I think more people should try to verify/disprove it.
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#43 Feb 23 2005 at 8:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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Since I've had to repeat it multiple times in one thread, I think Elemental Enfeebles Misconceptions? could be added to Section 5: Section Five: Black Mage Only spells, and their quirks.

I think more people should try to verify/disprove it.


I'm going to take you up on this Nivlakian, and add it to the compilation, mainly because it was a misconception that I helped propagate. Also, you're right, it has come up pretty often in recent threads, so it is more than justified here.

EDIT: A GENERAL NOTE ON MY STANDARDS FOR PSEUDO-STICKIES

Since I've had a few people PM me recently, asking for something they wrote to be linked here, I'll let you all know what I look for before stickying something.

I don't have very exacting standards, mainly because that would defeat the purpose of this thread. But what I usually look for first is that the thread is fairly well written, gets good remarks from other posters on these boards, or has hard information that is very progressive and factual.

I also try to shy away from threads that people will simply request I remove, and also try to only have one or two threads on the same subject, unless a new one would complement the information in the others (for example, Cesium's equipment guide).

I want this thread to above all contain factual and relevant info that everyone should know...and hopefully I've lived up to that so far.

Edited, Wed Feb 23 21:05:38 2005 by Sloppysue
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#44 Mar 24 2005 at 4:08 PM Rating: Good
It's been a while...but new update!

At OmegaManOne's request, I've added President's guide to manaburn parties in the first section. It both well-written and goes far enough in depth to earn a pseudo-sticky. I'm not sure why it was rated so low, so if you find it useful, please rate it up.

I've also added OmegaManOne's BLM psych profile to the appendix, people seemed to like it a lot, and its also the first thread I've seen that really fits into the appendix since I first wrote my compilation...
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Bahamut: 75 BLM/37 WHM/21 RDM/15 THF, Hume.
The sloppiest BLM there is!

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#45 Mar 26 2005 at 11:14 AM Rating: Default
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it's rated low due to its poor tactics, like his advice that the rdm pull with DiaII, then sleep the mob. The responses, like grandebob's, contain better information than the OP.

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#46 Mar 28 2005 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
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wow.. good post, thanks
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#47 Mar 28 2005 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
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wow.. good post, thanks
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Looking for a CoP Static as well as a Leveling static

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?39404
#48 Apr 05 2005 at 5:16 PM Rating: Excellent
Added two new tips to Section 5: Black Mage only spells, and their quirks.

One of them I wrote, pardon the narcissism, and the other Duracell jocked my style with :P Learn from our stupidity!

EDIT: Theres that third star!

Edited, Tue Apr 5 18:17:57 2005 by Sloppysue
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The sloppiest BLM there is!

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#49 Apr 21 2005 at 3:22 PM Rating: Excellent
New update, added a Dynamis guide and ENM guide in the first section. Also, happy 4/20 in retrospect.
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The sloppiest BLM there is!

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>The Arcane Tome of DOOM™
>V.E.R.M.I.N.

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#50 May 09 2005 at 2:45 PM Rating: Good
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Thank you! Very well done and helpful.
#51 May 09 2005 at 3:11 PM Rating: Good
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Well done indeed.
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