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#102 Sep 27 2006 at 1:39 AM Rating: Default
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oopst mispost.

Edited, Sep 28th 2006 at 9:31pm PDT by takawaka
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#103 Oct 14 2006 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow, I here I am **** about makin up to 85k an hour.... I think I should stop that and count my blessings I have some less then average farming locations... I should note however that 85k is quite rare, especially with materials jumping and dropping so inconsistantly... However, I do agree with Slyde as he mentioned stayin away from EP mobs, unless you're NIN or THF, they're not worth the agrevation. But for a NIN or THF, Elder Goobs are excellent choices in Boyahda tree cuz they have a high drop rate for cuttings. The Key I've found to farming successfully is to be patient, curtious to others until they cut-throat you first, and taking into consideration how certain small items that appear worthless are easily dropped and since no one farms em, you can monopolize the items, meaning you own all lets say 42 items for sale at the AH. 42 items can potentially take an hour to farm, and at 1k a piece, thats 42k you made in an hour of work. Now, something that also needs to be pointed out is the dangers of being a monopoly. If someone else starts to sell that stuff as well, they'll undercut you, BAD. Also, don't monopolize something that can't be pushed fast enough, smack goes for 100k a gram on the streets, but if its sh*t, you can't get rid of it... I heard that in a movie once and the same goes for farming junk. Slyde's absolutely correct about subbin /thf. It'll be the smartest descission you make. Also, a great deal of drop rates are dependant on day and moon phase, now there's great theories as to what exactly those conditions are, but personally, I think it varies from zone and player. For instance, a 75 THF friend of mine says his highest drop rates are on Lightsday ,Full moon, or New moon. However, mine seem to be best on Windsday, or the moon phase around 63%. Makes some items I farm go from 12 items every 35 kills, to 3 items for every 1 kill... its messed but hey, gotta play with it and kinda find out what works for you. I'm also a firm believer in Every job of every lvl can find a zone to farm. That means a lvl 5 should be albe to find something in the starting zones to farm and make money at, or a lvl 75 should be able to find many zones to farm. All zones drop things... however drop rates varies from place to place. I heard of the one guy makin 35k in 5 hours of farming in Pashhow... The goobs there have a lower drop rate then Zi'Tah, so of course you'll make less profit there, however you'd have to contend with high competition and gilsellers in Zi'tah, so you just might end up with the same ammount at the end of the day, its really up to you. Once again, great general guide master monk! One last thing before I go... best of luck to ya!

Edited, Oct 14th 2006 at 4:38pm PDT by Masamonae

Edited, Oct 14th 2006 at 4:38pm PDT by Masamonae
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#104 Apr 27 2007 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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For those people that believe you can't farm and kill EP for a exp bonus you aren't thinking, have poor solo skills, or your job is wrong for the task or all of the above. you can solo and kill EP I do it constantly. Why sit in town and wait for some shmuck to invite you or wait for tanks or healers. Just go out and grab some easy exp and farm those little goodies. This is coming from a 75thf so I do know what I am talking about. Now all aside depending on what job you are and sub you can solo up some decent exp while getting decent gil infact I'm doing it right now.

I'm not going to educate anyone on my spots but there are jobs that have clear advantages of doing this soloexp/farm.
Ninja and Monk have the distinct advantage of going out an killing things fast while taking low dmg. I prefer to sub whm while I sub keeping me intact with almost no downtime. Subbing thief will not work while hunting EP just to much downtime involved and the TreasureHunter1 trait is almost usless. Thats why you level thief in the 1st place for the chance to score big or have the best chances for drops durring farming (duh!) Other jobs also have the possibility to make some extra gil and exp. Figure them out it's easy. Main jobs you loose out on for solo/farming are whm, blm, brd, smn. These jobs you need a pt to gain the best exp/hr and their downtime while farming/soloexp is horrid not even worth it bad.

As mnk/whm (60/30now) I use my exp charge while I am hunting and gain from 52-60 exp per fight. Fights take about 1-2min tops. I use cheap meat and make that money back plus profit. I also have a craft and can convert what drops for me into usefull items that have a nice premium on them. Plus I mule the stackable items that sell well. Chance of treasure chests (hint) are an added bonus.

Afraid you will get laughed at with your party flag up as MNK/WHM or DD/WHM. Just set your seek message. They fail to read they lose out. Those that do invite get to marvel in a well equiped player. I made enough gil to afford some nice things^^ and in the mean time got many many levels because lets face it there is always to many mnks the same level seeking at one time. SO be the best player you can be get out there and solo. Leave your seeking sitters behind. You came on to play you might as well make it worthwhile.

In sumation since I read this in a MNK post. MNK is great. Self healing capabilities, counter, decent defence and VIT,and powerful attacks at 51 you can clean house. I have made more than 3~4mil gil since I started seriously leveing this from level 19.
DON'T FORGET YOUR WARP SCROOL OR CLUB it can save your life if **** hits the fan or take you straight to your exp party.

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#105 May 01 2007 at 5:58 PM Rating: Good
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Uh ok. But this isn't a monk only farming thread to my knowledge lol.
#106 Dec 24 2007 at 11:44 PM Rating: Default
Haha, brill always has to be the smartass. and here i am bored bringing back a half year ago thread. **** IT! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
#107 Dec 30 2007 at 2:19 AM Rating: Good
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Haha, brill always has to be the smartass. and here i am bored bringing back a half year ago thread. @#%^ IT! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Dumbass it's a sticky.. It never falls to the bottom for it's permanently at the top of the forum...
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#108 Dec 30 2007 at 7:48 AM Rating: Good
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Dumbass it's a sticky.. It never falls to the bottom for it's permanently at the top of the forum...

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#109 Jan 01 2008 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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I think it's safe to say "Whoosh" here.
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#110 Jan 22 2008 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Giant wall of text >.<
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#111 Jan 20 2010 at 7:59 AM Rating: Decent
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really nice .im rite now trying to find the rite money maker for me and this helps alot
#112 Jan 20 2010 at 8:02 AM Rating: Decent
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nice guide thank u :)














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