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#52 Dec 27 2006 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
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After checking prices on Quake, about 50k more than I have, my other question is can Freeze still work? With AF Gloves, Ice Staff (Elemental +15 AND 10% damage boost), plus Ice/Double Ice weather, can I still one-shot pets in Pso'xja? Approximately how much HP do they have?

They have roughly 940 HP.

It is very unlikely you will be able to consitently kill them with Freeze, even during ice weather, because weather effects do not activate on spells 100% of the time at this level. This means your Freeze will sometimes not hit for maximum damage, which will be far too little to 1-shot the pet.
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#53 Dec 27 2006 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
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<3 this guide!!

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#54 Dec 29 2006 at 1:20 PM Rating: Decent
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As someone who has been using this guide leveling quite quickly with it (gogo 10k/hour solo) I'd like to mention something: One shotting pets is fun and fast exp. But... It gimps you magic skills horribly. After getting 3 levels in a few hours I looked at my enfeab/dark/elemental and all were at least 2 levels below cap (by level I mean I was at blm 55 and my skills were like a blm 53 would be if capped...).

I'm taking the time to skill up now and its horribly slow. Going to end up taking 3 hours of skilling up just to cap everything at my current level. I try to get exp parties from time to time just to keep my skills near where they should be. Thats the biggest draw back Ive noticed in soloing. Get your level in 1 hour but have to spend another hour skilling up so ends up bringing you with what you wouldve done in a normal exp party most likely.
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#55 Dec 29 2006 at 8:00 PM Rating: Good
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You can cap your magic skills pretty easily in besieged - just spam bio for dark, dia for enfeeb, and some elementalal spell for elemental skillups.
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#56RedshiftOnPandy, Posted: Jan 03 2007 at 12:30 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Why did you post this? Why don't you tell everyone how you can make 1mil every hour or how to make 20m in a few minutes and how to get 100% elemental ores from gardening while your at it. You just ruined it for everyone.
#57 Jan 04 2007 at 9:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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I know you put a lot of work in this guide. But please, delete it off of every forum before you ruin it for everyone.

it's too late on seraph. i get camped upon oftenly. but oh well, skie didnt mean to do this, he was just trying to help out his fellow BLMs. no need to delete it, guess I'll just have to be patient.
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#58 Jan 05 2007 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
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After duoing some worms in Qufim for a few levels then switching to bst pets, i am loving it. I've gone from 22 to 32 in a flash and i'm still going hehe. Easily pulling in 6k an hour without the need for a party. I love it.

So far i've only been camped on once (the bubu camp) but after beating the asshat on the next 7/8 claims he gave up and left hehe. I was there for almost an hour, when he walked up, examined me, and proceeded to claim the very next pet that popped. He spoke english and even after I asked him to leave politely he just stopped talking to me. Guess I beat him at his own game though ^^

Also, a good way to investigate possible alternative camps from the guide is just to check a mob level listing for anything with an 's in its name. You'll see all beastmaster pets and be able to gauge where to go investigate hehe. Maybe the OP did this already but its also good to find things on your own sometimes.

Thanks for the guide ^^
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#59 Jan 06 2007 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
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I love this post :D
#60 Jan 06 2007 at 8:14 PM Rating: Good
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RedshiftOnPandy wrote:
Why did you post this? Why don't you tell everyone how you can make 1mil every hour or how to make 20m in a few minutes and how to get 100% elemental ores from gardening while your at it. You just ruined it for everyone.

These camps will become crowded, I've started seeing it already as BLU. I ask how they know about the camp, they point to this post. I've seen BLMs, PUPs, THFs and other BLUs using this. But I never camp against someone already there, I ask when they expect to go and wait for them to leave. But God knows such high ethical approaches will not last very long when you have more than one person waiting.

No, I'm not being selfish. More people benefit from if it wasn't public knowledge. If everyone knows these camps, then no one will be able to enjoy them because of over population. If a few know the camps, then those few will be able to enjoy it without fear.

I know you put a lot of work in this guide. But please, delete it off of every forum before you ruin it for everyone.


I am surprised no one else has responded to this. I am a BST and spend most of my time on the BST forums. I am also one of the leaders of an all BST Linkshell so I can tell you that it won't be doomsday like you state. It takes a certain mentality to solo in this game and most burn out really fast. I see it all the time when a new BST joins our shell, plays it for a while then either parties with it or quits all together becuase they cannot handle the swings of fortune soloing has. Very few stick with solo for a long period of time. There are limited amounts of camps for certain levels of BST solo and many guides will point you to the same place, but it's not that bad to get the camp you want and have little compitition.

I think you will find the same with BLM soloing as well. All jobs can solo, but most choose not to for one reason or another. From what I gathered in researching this (I am currently soloing THF/BST, with my time schedule partying w/o a static i ***** near impossible) it is extremely dangerous. Most people don't like to die, let alone multiple times so this will not be for everyone. I also did a /sea all blm in certain ranges and found none in the areas listed. I also did some anon searches and was 90% sure that the people in that area were not there for BLM solo or they were in a party.

I applaud the OP for providing this. People DO benefit from it, those like myself that is now seriously considering doing this after I finish the last 10 levels of THF/BST.

Edited, Jan 6th 2007 11:13pm by Lokkii
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#61 Jan 06 2007 at 10:31 PM Rating: Good
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RedshiftOnPandy wrote:
No, I'm not being selfish. More people benefit from if it wasn't public knowledge. If everyone knows these camps, then no one will be able to enjoy them because of over population. If a few know the camps, then those few will be able to enjoy it without fear.


Well, not to sound bratty(but it probably will, sorry) but I think it's sort of common knowledge by now to most people that SMN and BST pets= mushy & great exp ^^ The OP just put it all together for us cause he wanted to help his fellow players out. If people hadn't made threads and posted feedback on the BST forums my experience taking BST to 75 definetely wouldn't have been as enjoyable and would have felt more like "work" in a sense.

I've been soloing my BLM since 40 on Demon Eles in CZB and Xarc, while I haven't seen any yet, I have no doubt that when I get higher up they'll be competition, but I'm used to that with my BST. I always check the entire area before heading to camp after doing a /sea all of BLM near my level. It never hurts to throw out some tells either rather than waste your time,sneakoils,ect :)


When I dinged 44 I was ready to head to Cape Terrigan so I did a search and there were some low level SMNs there in a PT and one of them had {Goblin}{Pets} in their /seacom so I actually found a new camp for 44+ because I was really anxious to get going.
I've been Killing Tonberry Elementals in PsoXja in the uncapped area. They conned VT-IT to me at 44 and I've gotten 3 lvls there so far. The camp's right by the zone(from G-9 in the Glacier) and there's only two mobs, a Cryptonberry Harrier and Stalker. The zone makes things safer but can be a nuisance if people keep zoning Tonberries as you'll have downtime waiting for repops. People also kill these guys for keys, though I only ran into both of these problems the first night I was there. The past few days I've been exping there undisturbed :)

I'm guessing the exp will start to die down around 48/49ish but I'll keep you posted if anybody's interested ^^;



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#62 Jan 07 2007 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
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TOME this please!
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#63 Jan 07 2007 at 8:58 AM Rating: Good
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I applaud the OP for providing this. People DO benefit from it, those like myself


Seconded.
I've soloed 51-63 so far, and never had a conflict with camps. Once or twice I've used /sea ahead of time and see someone using it, but most of the time my desired camp is empty. Invites have been miserable, so it's either this or don't level. I think most people who do endgame activities have seen something called off for lack of BLM at one time or another, so this is very helpful info if it increases the general BLM75 population.
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#64 Jan 07 2007 at 10:08 AM Rating: Default
I would like to add that from about 23-26, I soloed on worms in qufim island. I just used aero and aeroga on them. You just have to make sure that it isnt close to anything else so your aeroga only hits it.
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#65 Jan 07 2007 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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repling to derangedblues post

After checking prices on Quake, about 50k more than I have, my other question is can Freeze still work? With AF Gloves, Ice Staff (Elemental +15 AND 10% damage boost), plus Ice/Double Ice weather, can I still one-shot pets in Pso'xja? Approximately how much HP do they have?

When i went at 54 i found that i would be just short of 1 shotting the mobs w/ both freeze and quake (freeze hit for around 880 and quake would hit for around 880). so this caused me to die more frequently. at 55 i went back to jueno to gear up. mainly trading astral and ether rings for int rings. and picked up the all important earth staff. even after adding my int rings and w/ ice staff already. freeze would hit for around 890-900(which is still short of 1 shot). but quake w/ rings and earth staff hits for 950-960. which is slight overkill(which i am now 57 and have only been resisted once). and i had af gloves on at 54. so i would say that quake w/ earth staff is the best way to go, it will save you some deaths.

rarely would freeze one shot the bats. every once in a while during double ice weather it would land for 1k.
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#66 Jan 07 2007 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
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thought id post my experiences with this lol.. even though we all unnamously agree its a great guide.. thats from soloing

then later, me and my buddy got to thinking, well, lwts take the guide and try to Duo on with it..

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yeah.. lol 11k an hour

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#67 Jan 08 2007 at 8:53 AM Rating: Good
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Mhyato,
If you have a duo for Goblin Headman, there's another camp that's east of the coffer. When the path splits, take the north road and stop at the first circle gate. You need to rest almost exactly on the red paint to avoid Headman to the east and Marksman to the west, but your prize is two bats within pulling range for unbelievable exp as long as your MP keeps up.
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#68 Jan 08 2007 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Shotzie wrote:
I've been Killing Tonberry Elementals in PsoXja in the uncapped area. They conned VT-IT to me at 44 and I've gotten 3 lvls there so far. The camp's right by the zone(from G-9 in the Glacier) and there's only two mobs, a Cryptonberry Harrier and Stalker. The zone makes things safer but can be a nuisance if people keep zoning Tonberries as you'll have downtime waiting for repops. People also kill these guys for keys, though I only ran into both of these problems the first night I was there. The past few days I've been exping there undisturbed :)

I'm guessing the exp will start to die down around 48/49ish but I'll keep you posted if anybody's interested ^^;

Thank you for this excellent info. I'll add it in.
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#69 Jan 08 2007 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Thank you so much for the advice , and what timing too! we were actualy starting to look for a better camp ^^
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#70 Jan 08 2007 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I just can't get the hang of this. I finally made it to 54 and was able to scrounge up for Quake. I head to Pso'Xja camp, and with Earth Staff equipped, I'm barely breaking 920 dmg. I had +26 INT from gear/food, and it was Ice weather. Blink saved me the first couple times as a Drain and Thunder spell finished off the bats. The next time, Blink failed and I died, then Reraised. Next time, Gob saw his bat and both killed me, but I forgot to bring another Reraise scroll and promptly deleveled. So now I sit at 53, very discontent as BLM, with lots of questions. My first question is 54 really too low for this camp? Should I try and exp the old fashioned way to 55 and then come back? Also, while Bastok (my nation) didn't control the are at the time, if they did would Bastokan/Republic Circlet help over the +3 INT from Seer's Circlet +1? I talked to another BLM and he said at 55 he was hitting 950-980 with no resists. Why was I doing so poorly?

I'd like to continue as BLM, but with ToAU areas being mostly TP burn, I know that solo/manaburn are what's available to me. Please help me out!
#71 Jan 08 2007 at 11:04 PM Rating: Decent
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BLM soloing is always very shakey. We teeter on hoping that we don't get hit, or if we are hit, that our Blink/Stoneskin can hold up long enough that we don't get our casting interrupted. To be honest I don't think its your damage that cost you your death. I never really soloed at the Pso'Xja camps but if its anything like the more risky ones I take every day it has to do almost solely with resists (Full-grown Wamoura and the Dahak don't like eating my gravities and nukes). On a bad day? I'll spend 2-3 RR charges then give up and go back to puddings / princes. On a good day though I'll plow through at 7-8k an hour soloing. It all depends on whether you are fortunate to get in a groove and kill monsters without much thought.
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What PM I have to be in to access that Pso'Xja camp? I have a 45 BLM that needs to come out of the shelf and dusted off.
#73 Jan 09 2007 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
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and with Earth Staff equipped, I'm barely breaking 920 dmg


Check day of the week too. For me, I found this camp unusable during Windsay because my Quake damage would fall just short of killing about half the time, which is usually = death because the Quake cast time gives the goblin a chance to move into an unpredictable position. At 56 you can switch to Burst (except on Earthsday). I had Terra's Staff and Moldavite too.

Remember that mobs spawn in a range of 3-4 levels, even pets. If your spell damage, free of resists and day/weather penalties, is not quite enough to kill the highest level ones, then you should change to a 2- or 3-shot strategy using Grav, Bind, Utsusemi, Sleep, etc. where applicable. At least that way you can pull the pet with a faster spell and avoid gob links.
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#74 Jan 09 2007 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I really hate to sound like an idiot, but what kinda xp/hr are u seeing soloing BLM? I recently gave up on BLM b/c the invites/party chances reduced to almost nothing (53blm) and I went on to level mnk 75 and nin 64. I am really excited knowing that I can have a high level BLM and it only depends upon my dedication/skill/time. Please let me know. I may actually be capable of doing the Jay-Z of blm (yeah...its been retired more times than he has).

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#75 Jan 09 2007 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Normally the camps listed here, I see and hear stories of people getting between 4-6k an hour which isn't bad for low level soloing. Higher levels, it all becomes an equation of "e-peen directly correlates to increases in exp/hour". A regularly equipped BLM at 75 might pull in 4-6k per hour while the highest of the high BLMs can easily score 8-9k per hour without ring (breaking 10k with said ring).

Its definately an alternative to PTing if you're not getting any invites.
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#76 Jan 10 2007 at 4:28 AM Rating: Decent
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First off, this guide is fantastic.

Like most other posters, I would wait for hours for invites (63BLM), that might never come, so I wanted to give the places in this guide a try (I have leveled NIN to 75 "back in the day" which ment alot of solo'ing, so I was not unfamiliar with it).
But when I got there and tryed to exp, I found that solo'ing on BLM takes a different type of skill (and not the easiest for me to have ^^). So, after a considerable amount of lost exp, I got the hang of it, and the above stated exp started coming (still those deaths though). You will get the hang of it if you keep trying (macros are the key IMO).

The one thing I've noticed (in Bibiki Bay) is that when another BLM comes to check camps (for soloing), you get a salute, and they move on. Never fighting or competing for the pets. It's nice to know that even though we are overrun by RMTs and overcamped exp spots, common courtesy is still in the game.



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