Figured I'd get this started up as sort of a personal blog to document the ups and downs, ins and outs of my personal journey to obtain the uber BST Axe "Guttler".
Yes, I know this is going to take a whole lot of gil to accomplish + a whole lot of patience...which I have. I mean c'mon Lv. 83 fishing, that took me a while to get! As of right now, I've only got low end 6 figures in gil and it's not a whole lot.
I have cleaned house and have put up all sorts of stuff from other jobs I was leveling at the Auction House to sell. The only gear I am keeping is the gear for my Lv. 75 BST, Lv. 75 BLM, and Lv. 75 THF. THF for farming purposes, BLM is what I use when I do Dynamis, and BST for events, occasional exp/meriting, and fishing. Yes, I fish as BST ALWAYS, and I equip my Relic Axe to show people why I am fishing so much.
My main source of gil currently is from fishing. I go to Nashmau and use Lu Shang's and Shrimp Lure to catch Ahtapot and Mercanbaligi (ToAU versions of Grimmonite and Bastore Bream) and once I'm full or near full or just altogether bored from fishing so much, I sell all my catches to a nearby NPC. Mercs sell for 600 each, and Ahtapot for 700 gil each. It's not a whole lot, but it adds up! In one evening of fishing (about 3 hours straight) I can make anywhere between 120-140k just from selling fishes to NPC. Other times, I'll go to the Boyahda Tree with my BST and kill Goobs for Wisteria Lumber and Tree Cuttings, but that gets boring quickly, and the drop rate (at least for me) sucks. Or for fun, I'll go on my THF, put on my Assassin's Culotte (enhanced Gilfinder) and go on a Beastman killing spree in one of the Beastman strongholds for fun and a little profit.
So far, I have purchased just 10 Tukuku Whiteshells towards the first upgrade. I have been picky when cruising the AFK bazaar areas, though. I've seen T. Whiteshells selling for 10k each in some AFK bazaars, but the ones I found were being sold for 8.5k and I snapped them right up. I'm always looking for deals on currency, and I know people in several endgame/dynamis shells that I am currently trying to work some deals on for purchasing currency. Hopefully I can get a nice lil' deal going where I can get as much currency as I can at a reduced price once I have a nice chunk of change in pocket.
Once some more of my stuff sells, and I'm able to get a deal set up with a Dynamis LS for deals on reduced rates of currency, I'll be buying up a whole bunch more. But for right now, the status of my upgrade looks like this.
Upgrade #1 - 10/300 T. Whiteshells
Upgrade #2 - 0/1400 O. Bronzepieces
Upgrade #3 - 0/6100 1 Byne Bills
Upgrade #4 - 0/10000 T. Whiteshells
As of right now, I'm still debating whether to farm until I can purchase a 100cc bill, or keep buying up 1cc bills. Since I've already purchased 10 1cc bills, I'll buy 90 more and get that first 100cc bill that way, then on the next one farm until I can buy a 100cc straight up and see which option is faster.