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#1 Aug 16 2011 at 12:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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What have you found to be the best mode of farming pops for Glavoid? I run with a 6 man group that is working on emp weapons and we just finished 85 Masa and Almace last week and its time for us to start really working on 2 H2h's and my Ukon. It just seems to take forever to farm popsets. Is it best to just go after the KI nm's, gold farm, or mix of the two? I just want to get Tahrongi out of the way as Attohwa is so much easier for me to solo farm KI's if needed. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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#2 Aug 16 2011 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
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If you have no competition farm the free-roamers. Gold box -can- work, but since you cant chose what KI are in box, it can be unreliable. I would pre-farm quivering aft eggs in bulk while other people weren't on, that guy is pretty squishy. With the meds you get on entering, just get up to 200 TP Sekka>Blood rage> Raging to raging and he is nearly dead. Also would try to pre-farm the manticore and **** if I could, but make sure you have some TH for that, drop rate sucks w/o. **** tefenet, I just bought the whiskers for 50k each and said to **** with it. I had 5 shells laying around from before I was seriously into getting an Ukon, and from start to finish was no more than 2 weeks on Glavoid.
#3 Aug 16 2011 at 5:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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Just did another GA emp in my shell. (#4) and we camped the timed NMs, adze and Min while building lights. (Amber,pearl,azure) After a few people got their KIs they split off and farmed the pops for manti and **** for everyone. Between large gold KIs and popping mobs to finish sets we were able to get 50 shells in 3 nights with a group of 9.
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#4 Aug 17 2011 at 11:21 AM Rating: Good
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ShamanTaru wrote:
If you have no competition farm the free-roamers.

You're a funny guy.

Also, my group has a policy. If we've got pretty heavy competition for the actual NMs we say the **** with it, build ambers quick and go Cleave burning. Within the hour (with any measure of luck) we have at least 3 set of the timed NMs, which are the annoying ones anyway.

We don't boast the "done in three nights" bragging rights, but then again we run with less than half of what others have posted here. Work with what you have, right?

On another note, I'd be interested to see how others handle Glavoid efficiently. We tend to grab a smn and keep earthen armor up at all times to prevent Disgorge from one-shotting a nin and thf tank. I suspect schierzo works as well, migawari is unreliable due to the 30 second (I think?) gap between up time and recast.

What do you guys do?
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#5 Aug 17 2011 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
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axciom wrote:
ShamanTaru wrote:
If you have no competition farm the free-roamers.

You're a funny guy.


Honestly, there was only a time or 2 I would go out and have competition, it wasn't that bad at all on Lakshmi. I only cleaved once for KI's, rest was essentially triod w/ NIN WAR and WHM.

For glavoid we just had multiple tanks, I never had the luxury of a SMN or BRD. One time I had to have my BLM manawall tank it w/ ethers and elixers to let weakness wear, but it all worked out.

Edit: To be fair, I am usually home at around 1 PM and would farm my KI's then, which may account for why it wasn't that crowded.



Edited, Aug 17th 2011 2:41pm by ShamanTaru
#6 Aug 17 2011 at 1:19 PM Rating: Good
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axciom wrote:
ShamanTaru wrote:
If you have no competition farm the free-roamers.

You're a funny guy.

Also, my group has a policy. If we've got pretty heavy competition for the actual NMs we say the **** with it, build ambers quick and go Cleave burning. Within the hour (with any measure of luck) we have at least 3 set of the timed NMs, which are the annoying ones anyway.

We don't boast the "done in three nights" bragging rights, but then again we run with less than half of what others have posted here. Work with what you have, right?

On another note, I'd be interested to see how others handle Glavoid efficiently. We tend to grab a smn and keep earthen armor up at all times to prevent Disgorge from one-shotting a nin and thf tank. I suspect schierzo works as well, migawari is unreliable due to the 30 second (I think?) gap between up time and recast.

What do you guys do?


I work with much less than half of what others do. Donations on Carbuncle of Glavoid Shells and Itz. Scales are welcome btw!

I typically duo a cleave with my WHM buddy. Both of us have guns and we're working on his Chloris and my Glav. Tahrongi is annoying as ****. At least in La Thiene, everything was close together for Carabosse.

Typically we come together once a week and do 4-5 pops of Glav and Chloris with the rest of the time being casual working by Fell Cleave and/or timed/popped/procced NM sessions.

Taking a break currently because got a little burned out of these and last minute summer vacations.

Glavoid is easily trio'd or quadrupled provided you have the right jobs and the right atmas: My preferred setup is: me (WAR or THF), duo partner (WHM), occasional LS member (THF), other occasional member (NIN) with Earth Wyrm atmas on the DD. Our problem isn't so much surviving, it's simply not becoming bored as **** after Glavoid #50 and making sure we always turn before it absorbs damage. I can't recall ever bringing a SMN or BRD although I wouldn't turn them down if we have healer, treasure hunter and tank(s) covered already.

Edited, Aug 17th 2011 3:22pm by TheBarrister
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#7 Aug 22 2011 at 12:49 PM Rating: Good
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So just wanted to give a quick update. We farmed Tahrongi last night just going after the nm's. It was ****! We had a few extra people so we farmed up 8 glavoid and 8 chloris sets. We split into two teams, one consisting of mnk/whm/thf farming pop items with another set of 5 going after timed spawn nms. Not sure if we got really unlucky with drops off normal mobs but it took forever. I think we spent about 6-7 hours total farming up 8 popsets of each. We are going to kill glav/chloris tonight and I am really hoping I get lucky with 2nd shell drop. Out of our first 13 glav kills only 2 dropped a second shell, all with TH2 or more. But out of our last 6, 5 have dropped a 2nd (hoping this kind of luck continues). I am at 26 shells now.

Man I want to be done with Tahrongi so freaking bad. I hate this place!
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#8 Aug 23 2011 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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KWileyStyle wrote:
So just wanted to give a quick update. We farmed Tahrongi last night just going after the nm's. It was ****! We had a few extra people so we farmed up 8 glavoid and 8 chloris sets. We split into two teams, one consisting of mnk/whm/thf farming pop items with another set of 5 going after timed spawn nms. Not sure if we got really unlucky with drops off normal mobs but it took forever. I think we spent about 6-7 hours total farming up 8 popsets of each. We are going to kill glav/chloris tonight and I am really hoping I get lucky with 2nd shell drop. Out of our first 13 glav kills only 2 dropped a second shell, all with TH2 or more. But out of our last 6, 5 have dropped a 2nd (hoping this kind of luck continues). I am at 26 shells now.

Man I want to be done with Tahrongi so freaking bad. I hate this place!


Good luck, I hate it too. Finished off a full chloris, a full glavoid set on my friend, and all but Alecytron KI on myself and my mule last night in a 2.5 hour Fell cleave session. We already had a Thief friend with us that had full sets of each, so we'll be popping 4 of each hopefully soon.
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#9 Aug 23 2011 at 5:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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So we did 6 glavoids last night (apparently 2 people didnt get all KI's like I had thought they did) and got 10 more shells. Only 14 more to go! Feels within reach.

On a side note whoever decided the nm progression to pop glav/chloris can seriously die in a horrific way. I would love to set up a Saw situation for them. Do you want to play a game you a**hole!
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#10 Aug 26 2011 at 11:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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We just finished 1 GA, 2 H2H, and are finishing another GA in Tahrongi.

What worked best for us, was to run in and cap out Amber and Azure asap (Bhumi, Iratham, and checking on Chukwa/Minochoa/Adze). Then we let a BLU/RDM go do his thing "Cleaving" Scorpions or Coeurls, and he calls out KIs so people can run over and get them to complete sets.

While the BLU is doing that, the rest of us are camping the timed mobs and killing for pop items in between spawns (Resilent Manes, Whiskers, Skulls, etc).

We hate to rely on Chests, because we always end up with 30 Chukwa KIs and nothing of another we need, so we use the chests to augment the KI's we're running around getting.

It may not be the best method, but it worked pretty well for our size group. (4-6 people)
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#11 Sep 06 2011 at 1:20 AM Rating: Good
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KWileyStyle wrote:
I just want to get Tahrongi out of the way as Attohwa is so much easier for me to solo farm KI's if needed.


I don't know why but for some reason I thought this way too. Moth is easier than Glavoid so maybe that's where I got it from? But from my very recent (ie. current) experience, Tahrongi is a buttload easier to solo/duo farm than Attohwa. Tunga is a b@#%!h. Yes you can cleave and gold chest farm, but that's the same as Tahrongi. In terms of straight farming on the NMs, I found it not too bad to get a set myself for Tahrongi and then just ask friends to help on Glavoids. You can farm the Eruca and Borer np, but I've only beat Tunga once solo when I happened to have an inv full of fools meds, and even that involved some luck.

On the upside, Tunga is nearly always up.. cos not many people bother fighting it. On the downside, there's often 2-3 groups already cleavin' away on Chigoes.

Anyhoots, as said above already.. if you have a group of six you can likely have the right jobs to keep rotating 1-2 people on cleaving/lights while the others farm the NMs. Worm is worst just because of his huge spawn area but I did find just recently even he wasn't TOO bad to get.

Edited, Sep 6th 2011 8:17am by Tylaar
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#12 Sep 06 2011 at 8:04 AM Rating: Good
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I meant its easier to gold box farm for me. The mandy's hardly hit me when solo on blu/rdm (gimp phalanx), and hit for all 0's if I have a Rdm to phalanx 2 me (which I can do with my wife's char). Its a little bit of luck but in two nights (about 4ish hours total) we have farmed up 8 mothra sets and 9 worm sets (other guy in my shell going after H2H). In Tahrongi it feels like we could maybe get 8 of either Chloris or Glav in 4 hours if we got lucky with no competition. At 21 scales now and have 4 pops to kill, so will be at least halfway done with Attowha.
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