you're still a jackass and this is a ****-poor attempt at drama. which one of our kicked, banned, or booted little potatoheads are you? post your character name so i at least know who's spouting bullsh*t and we can give you the lulz you deserve. internets anonymity is great, isn't it? also if you're not in DS anymore or even on the same server, how in the **** would you know what i do? i dunno exactly who's whining about the LS bank (like you'd know, either, as you're not on same server or with us anymore...) but 1) i don't have access to it, 2) no one gets loans from it, i don't care who your friends are, and 3) DS is primarily a sky LS and the bank is generally for paying for cursed gear for our abjuration winners. with the state of the economy, its generally a break-even sort of a deal. we can still pull in a couple of mil a weekend (that's probably being too generous) but it's offset when you're buying multiple heca pieces for folks. the dyna bank sells off the currency to fund runs. jj and katie run the gil mules and i have no idea what is actually in the bank.
it's funny you mention that i'm only on when i need something then log off. i have all my sky drops (last was w legs back in october after being with LS for 2 years), and i'm lacking only the rest of my homam and j/p torques from sea. as far as drops go, i've only gotten n hands, body, w legs, and 2 pieces of homam in the 2.5 years or so i've been in DS. i dont have 4 75 jobs to deck out like alot of our guys. i was pretty religious in attendance for the longest time but since i'm in afghanistan now, normal farming and limbus happen while i'm driving to work. only events i can make now are god kills on sunday and limbus on saturday. sea farming is too late for me to be there for all of it but i'm there for at least 2 hours after limbus. so how exactly does that qualify as showing up for events and logging out? DS has been my full-time home for the longest time and while there's been the occasional snag or disagreement as the lineup has changed i'm extremely loyal to it. until i moved out here i was pearled up for 6-8 hours a day and at every event we held.
since someone wants to stick thier snout in my business:
nearly all of my gil is from NPC'd drops, i run in something like 150-300k a day when i'm on a farming cycle on buggards alone. i've tried the ladybugs but i don't really like thier drop rate (best i've managed there was about 20k/hour and i can do better on buggards. granted i dont know the area as well and maxy loves it, says he does very well there so it still bears looking into. if nothing else, it's a change from mis. coast). the title's cool though from that quest, it's nice for lulz. manta hasnt been kind to me and i wasted alot of there lately (1/28 over the last couple of months, *******) and that's really the only thing i'd have as income that would show up on ffxiAH. that won't even be there soon b/c a buddy of mine just got to where she'll need angel skins for bonecrafting and i'll probably sell to her. i used to do leeches/bats but the bats are a pain in the **** as they're only out half an hour at a time and i have to fight off the RMT with a **** stick in burb peninsula if i go for leeches and got tired of it. it's pity too b/c the money's absurd there. goobbues fail IMO with the economy today and i refuse to waste any more time on them. i'm still lvling fishing but its still really low (like 15 or something). it's nice to do when i dont feel like running amok out in mis coast b/c i can bullsh*t and surf the net on the other machine and still make a little progress at the same time. my smithing is 45 and i haven't touched it in 9 months and dont intend to anytime soon.
my mules are all storage mules. sooner or later i'll finish leveling toecutter's cooking but that's really it as far as my mules go. i used to garden alot but i was terrible at it (was working alot then and not focused). i've still got a sh*tload of pots laying around on them and should get around to organizing another gardening attempt.
my playtime is on a really wierd schedule since i'm in SW asia and i fall between JP prime and EU times so i've generally got very little competition. i've got a number of folks in LS farm that farm the same things i do and while it's not fast money, it's steady money and it's easy to do and requires no investment of prior effort or gambling on AH prices (like lvling a craft to 100 and praying for HQ on durables or being at the mercy of RMT bots for consumables). show up, kill sh*t, profit. gigantobuggards are a steay 20-40k an hour depending on how motivated/focused you are (go go vodka/redbull powerz!) and at 3-6 hours a day farming it adds up fast. competition can ***** with your profits some but there are only one or two regulars that i can't drive off (and one of them just quit the game) pretty quickly.
i didn't sh*t 3 mil in 3 days, i've been farming for the last several months and i'm actually still pretty fat on cash. saving for my imp. wootz ingots since dem. cuirass finally dropped for me. i generally get off about 3 in the afternoon my time and have something close to 5 hours a day farming before salvage/assault runs start, so even on a bad day i'm still pulling in over 100k a day and that's when i really half-*** it. it's not difficult if you get off your *** and stop whining about what others accomplish and making anonymous posts on the interwebz. i have alot of time on my hands and FF keeps me out of the whorehouses and relatively sober (most of the time).
this isn't brain surgery. i dont spend much gil and i've got it coming in at a steady rate. it accumulates pretty easy. i have limbus, food, RR items, and really that's about it. my blm is good until it hits 51 (i'm white box princessing it just because i can and it's fun, my drk suffered lvling up so my blm is like the spoiled youngest child) and HQ staves. what else can i AH for my drk? um, i'm down to foragers, triump earring, maybe dusk+1 hands if i want to get **** retarded and really bleed some gil. nothing to spend gil on except for stockpile for ingots and after that get my gardening set up again and cooking leveled for multiple sources of income and continue on with relic. for right now though i'm fat, happy and flush with gil.
if anyone's got any further questions or comments about how i spend my time or make my gil, plz feel free to ask either in PM or on forum. i'll be posting this on our LS forums so we can all laugh at your limp-wristed drama attempt.
edited for spelling.
Edited, May 1st 2008 2:19am by gigasnail
edit: checked my timeline. haven't been with DS quite as long as i'd thought after going back on looking at things, been more like just under 2 years total. not that it matters but i like to be accurate.
Edited, May 1st 2008 3:24am by gigasnail
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