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#1 Apr 23 2008 at 7:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well, I'm trying to come back to the game after 1 year away. Pretty much everything valuable I had was either donated or sold after I left.

In 1 year, the game probably changed a lot regarding new gear, so I'm not sure yet where to start. I want some advice on how to determine my priorities. Since I have multiple jobs, I didn't want to post the same thread on different forums, I believe I can have some good feedback here.

This is my resumè as of now:

SMN
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Gone gear: All of the HQ staves (only Light+Dark now),Astral Ring,Austere Hat
Relevant R/EX gear left: Yinyang Robe, Nashira Hands+Feet+Head,Carbuncle Mitts,Evoker's Ring, Tamas Ring, AF+1 Feet, Full Yigit set, Zenith Legs Abjuration, Loquacious Earring, Magnetic Earring

Looks like I'm good to go with SMN as long as I get the elemental staves back + a strap and some minor stuff


WHM
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Gone gear: Noble's Tunic, Astral Ring, Ether Ring, Blessed Briault
R/EX gear: 4/5 relic armor (miss hands), Zenith Crown, Loquacious Earring, Magnetic Earring, Rostrum Pumps, AF+1 Hands+Head, Full Yigit

For WHM, I believe it's mostly Noble + strap and some hMP gear I had as well

BLM
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Gone gear: Penitent's Rope, Elemental Torque, Enfeebling Torque, All of the HQ staves (only Light+Dark now), Sorcerer's Ring, Uggalepih Pendant, Snow Ring, Phantom Tathlum

Relevant R/EX gear: Moldavite, Diabolos's Pole, AF+1 Hat+Body+Hands, 5/8 of sea Obis(Fire/Ice/Thunder/Light/Dark), Abyssal Earring, Relic Hands+Legs, Full Yigit

I suppose I need to focus on Elemental Staves now, followed by Elemental/Enfeebling Torque and Uggalepih. Again, a strap.


Is that approach good? Or there are better options among the new gear introduced on the last year? Just an additional info, I started with 10k only, not enough even for doing Limbus (just broke the 100k barrier, but there is A LOT to do yet), so I'm sticking with cheaper options for now. ;;

Edited, Apr 24th 2008 1:35am by adrianomp
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#2 Apr 23 2008 at 8:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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looks like you're set, I'm afraid I don't know any of your jobs well but you don't seem to have anything apparently wrong and it all makes sense.
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#3 Apr 23 2008 at 8:41 PM Rating: Excellent
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SMN is pretty much ready. Of course, HQ staves would be welcome, but it's not a MAJOR issue.

Noble's Tunic for WHM, yeah, it makes a difference. But that's all.

BLM is pretty nerfed without Elemental Torque, Uggalepih Pendant and Penitent's Rope. That means lower MAB, lower INT and higher resists. The worst of all points of view XD. I was hoping that some new gear was introduced to replace that. I guess there's only Salvage gear, but that takes a LOT of time to get.

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#4 Apr 23 2008 at 9:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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Don't waste your money/resources on obtain Zenith legs again. Blessed Trousers for WHM, Evoker's for SMN. Get a Salvage LS, grab gear that way as well. Also you can pick up your Tamas again, so I don't know why you're putting that in your lost section <_<.

There's a lot of suggestions I can make on how to re obtain your gear but I don't have the patience to type it all up. But I'll give you one lol: you can easily solo your ugg pendant if you don't mind wasting hours of your life. If you can borrow a ton of +dark gear the NM is easily aspir'd, and you can keep bio/psn up for DoT while doing some light nukes. He doesn't melee but casts annoying spells (including death), but all can be easily avoided.

A bunch of stuff you can get away with NQ and cheaper alternatives until you have the gil to get your **** back. gl
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#5 Apr 24 2008 at 5:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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SMN
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Gone gear: All of the HQ staves (only Light+Dark now),Astral Ring,Austere Hat
Relevant R/EX gear left: Yinyang Robe, Nashira Hands+Feet+Head,Carbuncle Mitts,Evoker's Ring, Tamas Ring, AF+1 Feet, Full Yigit set, Zenith Legs Abjuration, Loquacious Earring, Magnetic Earring

Looks like I'm good to go with SMN as long as I get the elemental staves back + a strap and some minor stuff



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#6 Apr 24 2008 at 10:44 AM Rating: Good
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oops, I saw it all meshed together last night lol
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And if you don't, it is certainly possibly to steal hate and kite Ulli out in the open area while the RMTs get aggro from the Aura Statues and die.

Just ask Akashi ^^

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#7 Apr 25 2008 at 4:31 AM Rating: Good
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As you've mentioned, your SMN sounds pretty much complete sans the staves. There's a nice assault item you can get for a Cape (Intensifying Cape, LV60 HP+30 MP+30) for a back piece and it would take little effort. I don't know how far you are into Assault so I couldn't reccomend exact ones, although if you're rank 3+ you can do Evade & Escape for 1,100/run with 3 people. As for Earrings & Neck, there is also decent Assault Items for those slots if you're looking. I notice you mention having Loq.Earring & Magnetic so you're most likely fine on the earring end. Grandiose Chain is an item from Ilrusi that you could snag pretty quick.

Aside from the usual farming or KSNM'ing you could keep up w/assaults & sell the items for some nice money. Prior to doing salvage 5x a week I used to sell Chiv.Chains & Potent Belts for money. (Also, spent like 100k+ in Lebros Cavern from Evade & Escapes to get Bob his Katana D: took 60+ runs, lol)

As far as your WHM gear goes, it also doesn't seem too bad. I use Cleric's Briault on WHM for a few reasons (the main being i'm a cheap *******). I would try pairing Tamas + Ether along with your earrings and you'd be fine.

Since you're a tarutaru my first recomendation for BLM would be to get Sweet Sachet since it's essentially a "free" phantom tathlom. The sachet is LV30 INT+2, the main difference being the tathlom has +10 MP and a significantly higher level requirement. As for belt, there's also a "free" Penitent's Rope (more/less) floating around in the WOTG areas. It's called Sothic Rope and it's INT+4 MND+4 Full Moon: INT+6 MND+6. It would serve as a free/low cost waist item. It's off a new ??? NM and you could get some EXP while grabbing some pops. Aside from that, there's really no replacement for the torques as of recent, so those will have to be purchased.

Lastly, if you're looking into some grips and you don't want to spend too much, look up a crafter. I know it sounds redundant but the materials for Bugard+1 and Raptor+1 are pretty easy to farm and if you find an old leathercraft friend you can get it done relitively low-cost. I know some people too if you need any help and i'm sure some of these guys/girls on Alla know some people as well.

Just thought i'd throw some of the low-cost gear out there for ya. There's a lot in Assault Items / WOTG NMs that can serve as decent equipment as you get yourself going. Oh, and if you're feeling lucky Taster's Cape is supposibly a good WHM cape if you bring poison potions along, but man that pop item is impossible. D:
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#9 Apr 25 2008 at 2:38 PM Rating: Good
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Additional item for your blm....

Not having Z mitts you could get Vicious mufflers from WoTG area. for "free"

Here is the link:

http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Vicious_Mufflers


Basically they are MAB +5 without the 50hp to MP like the Zmitts

Welcome Back.

hope i did the link right. :/
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#10 Apr 25 2008 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
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edit: wrong thread, my bad, dunno how i mixed this up

Edited, Apr 26th 2008 1:54am by NeverEndingWarrior
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And if you don't, it is certainly possibly to steal hate and kite Ulli out in the open area while the RMTs get aggro from the Aura Statues and die.

Just ask Akashi ^^

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#11 Apr 26 2008 at 10:26 AM Rating: Good
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Hey, thanks for your all feedback.

I believe Vicious Muffler + Sothic Rope + a purchased Elemental Torque would be enough to put my BLM back and kicking again, Uggalepih Pendant being a future (re)acquisition.

Sweet Sachet also is a decent option, but after some research it looked like too time demanding and a crappy drop rate (~15%?).

About Taster's Cape, it's an interesting cape for specific circumstances, but popping Poison Potions isn't an option for me now due to the gil constraints.

Are there new options for rings other than the +MP ones?
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#12 Apr 26 2008 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Ebullent Ring fromAssault would be an MP ring, but I don't know of much else. Sorry >o<
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