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#1 Jan 23 2004 at 2:56 PM Rating: Default
List down the ways you make gil for this expensive job. ^_^
#2 Jan 23 2004 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
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So far I've had only a little trouble funding my RNG. Basically what I do is farm, pure and simple. Find out what sells and slaughter whatever drops it by the hundreds and you'll be fine.
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#3 Jan 23 2004 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Let's see...

Fishing, farming, crafting, questing...

Now I'm still trying to figure out the highest payoff with the least amount of effort and time...aren't we all?

Here's my impression so far:

Fishing -- boring but realiable. Not much effort to do. And you don't have to compete against anyone.

Farming -- highest payoff so far. But frustratingly competitive in some areas. Forget doing this on the weekends.

Crafting -- I haven't tried all the trades yet but if you do your research, there are occasionally a few items here and there at each rank that will earn a few hundred gil for each sale. But otherwise, I've been mostly losing money if I need to level up the craft. If you have fast fingers, you can sometimes capitalize on some of the more limited items on sale and make a quick buck. A little unscrupilous but it's done daily. Eventually I'm assuming this will earn you the most money...I drool watching some of the higher players churning out HiPotions and such.

Quests -- I'm still trying to complete some, but there are intermediate repeatable quests that can pay you anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand gil just for a few minutes work.
#4 Jan 23 2004 at 4:45 PM Rating: Default
NICE.....this is good info...keep em coming ^_^
#5 Jan 23 2004 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
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the #1 way to make money...
hunting Notorious Monsters...

they are hard to find but almost all of them drop items worth a couple hundred-thousand gil, and being a ranger simplifys the process of hunting them because of wide-scan

all the notorious monsters are located under the notorious monster section of the beastiary here >>>

i sugest going to bostak anmd hunting Jagged eared jack, and Leaping Lizzy
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#6 Jan 23 2004 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
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FeKrim speaks the truth. NM hunting is the most profitable way to gain money. The only problem is one day you can make 100k in a couple hours, the next day you could just end up wasting many hours. If the monster doesn't drop or you don't get the kills you have just wasted you time. It's a helluva gamble. It is personally my prefered method. If you want something that is more slow and steady (not to mention sure fire.) try farming Silk Threads from Crawlers or start up another character and go Fire Crystal farming. Fishing is probably the best slow and steady method, and will pay off greatly once you get it high up. A person with high fishing who spends alot of time doing so will probably have more money then the NM hunter or the Item farmer in the long run. Takes ALOT of time though. If you want to go the NM route pick your poison. If you want to try and make the big bucks in one shot (not literally) hunt Hoo Mjuu the Torrent and try to get the Monster Signa. It all depends on what method you prefer. What I would advise is sticking to one. Don't fish one day then go try and hunt NM's the next. You will get better at filling your bank account as you practive more. Stick to it and have some patience, making money takes time. Good luck.
#7 Jan 23 2004 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
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The best way to pay for you RNG through the lower lvls is to take your high-lvl class out and farm.
The NM idea is great - within certain limits. I take my THF30/RNG15 out and farm in areas where, within widescan range, you have multiple NM/rare mobs appear on a regular basis. Most of these areas also have decent farming, so you can make money the old fashioned way while keeping an eye out for the uber-item.
Most people don't realize how much money you can make harvesting/logging/mining. Yes, you'll break pickaxes, hatchets, and scythes, but you can get a lot of stuff in the meantime. For example, I'll run over to Windhurst with 6 scythes in my hands, and when I've broken the last one I'll have about 15 full or nearly-full stacks of items, some of which are fairly expensive. In ERF, you only need two Elm or Chestnut logs and you've paid for a whole stack of hatchets. Haven't done much mining, but from what I hear it's about the same situation.

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#8 Jan 24 2004 at 9:02 AM Rating: Default
I put on y green tights and beret, call all my merry me and head into the woods. I lay in wait, when the Sheriff of Nottingham comes passing by, me and my men steal his gils. Forget the poor, we keep it all.
#9 Jan 24 2004 at 10:32 AM Rating: Default
NM hunt. NM hunt. NM hunt. Lizzy and Jack suck. They are both very hard drops and Lizzy is WAY over camped. My advice for NM hunting is THF/RNG or RNG/THF for T hunter+scan+flee. But if competion is heavy THF/WAR, WAR/THF for Provo/flee/T hunter or WAR/RNG, RNG/WAR for scan/provo/camouflage(yes its handy for hunting crowded spawns.
My advice: Hunt the less valuable drops that arent so camped. Like Night Cape, Mist Silk Cape, etc...

#10 Jan 24 2004 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
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I put on y green tights and beret, call all my merry me and head into the woods. I lay in wait, when the Sheriff of Nottingham comes passing by, me and my men steal his gils. Forget the poor, we keep it all.

ROFL!!!!!!!!!! That's the first time I've laughed all day long, LOL!! Pure gold. Kudos to that.
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