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#1 Oct 02 2004 at 1:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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I haven't posted on any ff forums in so long... But I'm really, really, bored at work... So just a few things ^^; These are just little tidbits that might help some people, or whatnot, heck I d'no ^^; Feel free to ignore this and let it sift back a few pages (I'm just killing time).

Don't like Kazham/Garlaige? You can circumvent a portion of this by having a Teleport-Altep crystal, and it's really easy to get. Just grab a stack of silent oils (or be a 20+ mage) and go from Bastok > Altepa and get the crystal, I'm sure you can find the position elsewhere on this site... But I've been trying to max out war/drk/whm/smn sj the past few weeks, and it's near impossible to build a PT with NA players that all have the crystal. Just take some time out and get this tele-crystal about the same time you do your Kazham keys and save yourself the trauma later ~.~

Elde{tab} Paper for LB1 For the love of all that is holy make the hellishly long walk to the Tele-Vaz crystal and get this, I personally refuse to help anyone with this item unless they can tele-vaz and walk to Batallia, I hate the Jeuno side with a passion and never have as much luck... Also, you can XP fine off Lichs with a decent 47-48ish PT, and you've got a shot at paper then too. Ideally bring a MNK, at 49 a THF/MNK can blow these things up and contribute TH2 to the drop,

Search comments Please please please please please please please please please use search comments T_T; I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate sending ppl tells asking for tnl, if x sj is an option(rarely) or whatnot... If you're out farming while you're looking for a PT carry a warp scroll, and put it in your comment {warp}>{Jeuno} OK... Or whatever, it makes life so easy ^^; I said that once before, but gah I hate the fact I can look at 99% of the jps lfg and see sj availability, tnl, what zones are ok, and then all the E I see are green-dotless T_T; (Search Tab, Edit Comment, Experience Points, I think, to set it).

AF Coffer Keys Instead of standing in Lower Jeuno and spamming shouts for help, grab a buddy or two, form a PT, and advertise for skill ups for whatever LV range you're doing. I don't really know what the ranges are, but as I recall Beadeaux/Oz/Davoi/Zvahl are good for 175-210ish, CN/Boyahda/etc I think capped around 180ish, but anyway... There's a lot of people that want/need to skill up alternate weapons 60+, and its pretty easy to capitalize on this by shouting for skill up pt instead of for direct help (Shouting that you have one and are looking for members, or whatnot). If you have a BRD friend, or are a BRD, make sure you include that in the shout... The last 2 or 3 skill up/coffer pts i saw shout that had a brd... I joined XD... If you do things this way, please note it is in VERY VERY poor taste to call off the skill up party as soon as a key drops. I'd say the avg length of skill up pts I've been in is probably 2hrs, minus when its just "skill up pts" for ls m8s... At which point we just stop/move to another coffer zone when the key drops :P

Casting Lots isn't evil It can be a preference thing, but I personally like casting lots... When I'm exping I don't want crystals, I don't want random garbage, all I want is anything that sells like 5k+ a pop or seals. If you have Japanese players in the PT, trying to tell them they can't cast lots can become problematic as well, get used to the idea of casting lots... It happens, and becomes far far more common later in the game. Unless the leader sets distribution to pooled, at which point you should leave :O! On that note... Only cast lots on stuff you want/need... If you're a whm main(like lvl 62/63 say), and your next highest is like a 45 melee, and you cast a lot on Assault Jerkin and win, you are an **** hat, plain and simple :) It's a nice item, and so are lots of other things you may come across (Moldevite xping off **** in Onzozo, Othinus Bow off Wyvrenpoacher in Gustav), but if you can't use it any practical time soon, and it's rare/ex, just pass.^^;
[No, I have never ever had a problem with that :P, just heard the angry stories of those who have XD]

Carry around a stack of silent oils/prism powders - You don't even neccessarily have to let your Pt know you have them (if you need to sneak/invis to get somewhere, just get them to cast on you). Just having these can save your/others tails so bad. Bat train goes by in Garlaige citadel, you're close to zone, mage may not have time to sneak everyone, pop a silent oil and wait on the train to pass, aggro is bad :O not to mention if you're walking through someplace like... I dunno Kuftal Tunnel, and your sneak wears in a bad spot with no mages immedaitly handy, you can reapply it yourself and not worry about trainging to Terrigan and killing a few pts on your way :P

This one makes me giggle XD To get back to Kazham from Yhoator go left, right into the tunnel, drop down the first hole you see and go northish, when you come out of that tunnel you walk west a little and then north to get to Kazham.

Castle Oztroja Coffer for non-competitive people - Just get to the top of castle o and send a tell to your friendly neighborhood astral ring picking thf offering them someting like 2k gil to open the door so you can camp the one room with no Yagudos, I mention this because I made 2k gil in such a fashion, and some RDM took my astral and turned it into AF like 20 mins later XD The same can be true when you're doing genkai 3; I didn't see any reason to turn them down and it's really easy to open that door as a THF and not die :P That's just a lil help to get to that room, which is how I hear most non-thf get their AF piece in Castle O, once you get there you can just wait a long long time and it'll eventually come up XD

When someone raises you say in Valkurm dunes.... this used to be really, really, really popular... But isn't so much anymore, it's polite to offer to pay for their choco if they had ot hop off, or give a pie/juice or some such. It's just a show of courtesy since pie/juice is dirt cheap anyway, but it can go a long way. I think now people camp Valk and shout for Raise @ x gil to make money... But whatever, I'd rather HP than pay a whm for a raise (There's a difference, I promise, capitalism vs courtesy or some such.. Maybe its all in my head..)

Food - I don't really know how to word this well, but here goes; food says a lot about a person in a PT, eventually it becomes common practice for everyone ot start using food (Lv 50ish), and you start looking like a gimp if you don't use it at some point... But I don't really know when it is... I just cry or occasionaly give noobs in low lvl pts food so they dont suck so bad XD. Food makes a crapton of difference, but is far more important for melee than it is for mages. It doesn't really bug me if I don't see pies, but if I have say a DRK in my PT, and he doesn't use food, I cringe XD. Lots of people say food is to expensive, and while its not always cheap, its so worth it. If you are better, your PT (ideally) goes smoother, and you get xp faster. If you're tight on the gil, farma little so you can afford food. If you're in a crappy party, just save your food for a good party. I personally use food all the time, regardless of whether i know if the pt is any good or not.... But in my younger days i used to wait until we'd done a chain or two before I popped food so I wouldn't waste money if my pt wasn't any good XD.

No job is a straight out gimp job It's true for the most part, but its espicially true before 60. All the horror stories you hear about say... DRG... just not so much the case at all. Any job that uses 2handed wpns can use sniper rings, and a DRG with snipers will beat out any other job that uses a 2hander that doesn't use them... The same is true in reverse or whatnot... This start to change 60ish due to subjobs/gear available... But if your DRG is in pimp gear, and say your DRK isn't, you shoulda got the DRG :P Please note... after 60 things change... But saying "Don't invite X, he's a Y!"... beh. It is however most unfortunate that I see tons of well equiped drks, and very few well equiped drgs... But such is life~

I didn't really say anything horrifically helpful, but there's a chance something there will surprise someone and help out... Plus I managed to occupy a good bit of my spare time by thinking about/typing that up. This isn't anything server specific, or even anything that overly matters. Thanks for letting me waste time, though :D

If you have differing opionions/don't like anything I've said... Please say otherwise ^^; I won't respond to anything that is obviously just my opinion vs. someone elses, though ^^; (I hope, anyway).

Edit: I realized after I posted this that I'd said "for the love of all that is holy" twice... almost in a row... Mazmaz nailed me for it when he posted... so I changed one ><; I feel so dumb ><;

Edited, Sun Oct 3 03:58:18 2004 by Vryali
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#2 Oct 02 2004 at 1:34 AM Rating: Good
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Dude.

Dude.

Dude.

Duuude.

Hmmm. You've got a point there, dude.

Banging Thread V, just thot i'd let u know i think it should/could become a STICKY {gasp horror shock}.

O, yea and put the PUMPKIN HEAD back on, yer normal look is frightening, LOL! J/k...or am i?
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#3 Oct 02 2004 at 11:19 AM Rating: Good
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I like your style. :) Rate Up.
#4 Oct 02 2004 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Good tips...

I gotta agree with the one about food. I bought a Chiefkabob to try for the first time a while back (keep in mind, for a noob they aren't cheap).

I got with a full party, and we were getting ready to fight. So I said "were gonna stick around a while, right? If so I'll use my chiefkabob". Everyone is like "yeah".

I use it, and before we fight a single beast -- the WHM says "gotta go eat dinner", the warrior takes off, and I'm standing in the middle of Valcurm -- high on chiefkabob with nobody to use it with.

Luckily I found another parting fairly quickly, but most of it was wasted.

The worst part is, that I walked all the way from another zone to get with the party in the first place. It happens all the time. Now, unless somebody I know is there -- or I'm despirate -- I won't walk halfway across the earth for a party. Cause about 50 percent of the time -- it disbands before I get there.
#5 Oct 02 2004 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
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{/clap}

Couldn't have said it any better myself ^^

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#6 Oct 03 2004 at 12:47 AM Rating: Good
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Yah, I always wait until the first battle starts or just finished before I eat my food.
#7 Oct 03 2004 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
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For the love of all that is holy! Listen to this man!
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I suppose I could also call it "smallifying numberitude" but that sounds incredibly gay. Like, milich youtube playlist gay.
#8 Oct 13 2004 at 5:01 PM Rating: Good
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5 reasons not to listen to Vryali:

1) snek oils n stuff r expensiv. can nebody lend me som gillz?

2) how do i make a serch commnt?

3) OMFG!!!11 if u r whm, it ur job 2 raiz ppl!!!

4) food is expensiv. can nebody lend me som gillz?

5) u r wrong. 2 get back 2 kazhmamzham u go left, ovr teh
bridge, down tehtunnl, thru teh otehr tunnl, take a right at
teh log, around teh large tree, fall in teh hole then up and
u r there. i went this way last night n only died too times.

:p
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#9 Oct 13 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Ailyn, your post reminded me disturbingly of something Springle would say, the only thing you left out was "Hey VRY CAN YOU CRFAT ME SUM GILZ?!11!/"

I can't believe you had the gall to post that... like omgwtfbbq ~.~;;;

Feel free to ignore Ailyn right there, her head, it's injured T_T
XD XD XD
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#10 Oct 13 2004 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
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LOL! I can't believe you changed the "For the love of all that is holy!" just because of me ^^; I'm honored. And I found that line quite funny actually ;P
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I suppose I could also call it "smallifying numberitude" but that sounds incredibly gay. Like, milich youtube playlist gay.
#11 Oct 13 2004 at 9:25 PM Rating: Good
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I'm going to log in and /breaklinkshell Ailyn. My brain is bleeding. o_o

Very good post Vry, I agree with you on all counts. Even I, as a RDM, carry around a stack of sneak oils and prism powders. Who knows when someone wants to take a field trip to Ro'Maeve?

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#12 Oct 13 2004 at 11:24 PM Rating: Decent
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this post is great^^
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hmm.... /em shakes his head at Aylin.
i think someone is following Springle teachings.

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Quote:
"Hey VRY CAN YOU CRFAT ME SUM GILZ?!11!/"
god that's patetic... >.>

Edited, Thu Oct 14 00:25:11 2004 by Mrcyevon
#13 Oct 14 2004 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Springle > Mrcyevon

I put in an app to join Springle's ls, TaruGiLzUnion. They're taking me to Dynamis next week, and Springle's gonna craft me the gilz to upgrade my relic weapon (if it drops) just as soon as his goldsmithing is 50.

Till then, Vry, craft me some gilz, brother! I'm broke!

Daybringer

ps- Ailyn, pipe down, junior. Go get 52 already.
#14 Oct 14 2004 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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When using search comments, I always try to include subjobs available, which areas I'm interested in leveling in. I see many people with {Experience} @xxxx in their comment. Is that their tnl or just how much they have towards their next level?
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#15 Oct 14 2004 at 4:47 PM Rating: Good
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Alas, no love, even from my own LS. What am I saying? Especially from my own LS! You guys are so mean to me! I'm going to go wander listlessly around Promyvion, so the Emtiness around me will match the Emptiness within me!

"Nobody knows the trouble I've seen!
Nobody knows my sorrow!"


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#16 Oct 14 2004 at 5:04 PM Rating: Good
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you know we love ya Ailyn-poo

but you made all the fishes cry...You can hav this >///;>

Edited, Thu Oct 14 18:07:34 2004 by Mrcyevon
#17 Oct 14 2004 at 5:12 PM Rating: Excellent
Vryali, Great post man! but im still better than you. =P

/em is still bitter about not joining the static party with Vryali and Icenode when he was a Black Mage.

/rate up



Edited, Thu Oct 14 18:15:12 2004 by OneWingedAngels
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#18 Oct 14 2004 at 6:09 PM Rating: Default
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Knew all of this already, but nevertheless, good tips. It'll help some of the newer players.
#19 Oct 14 2004 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Ding!! lvl 4 post good stuff Vryali !
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