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#1 Jun 24 2008 at 5:26 AM Rating: Decent
Why can't people just leave "evolve" type NMs alone instead of always resetting the timers? There would be a lot more people with Vilma's Ring, Spelunker's Hat and Rain Hat if people weren't always trying to move the respawn to a a time of their choosing...

I've been camping Noble Mold since about 10:00 last night and it was about 6:55 this morning when this 65RDM/30BLM named Airchenk showed up and made my camping meaningless and then warped out:

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For anyone that don't know how Noble Mold works, it only spawns during the rainy season in Zi'Tah (the late April and the month of May in-game), and it takes roughly 15 days for a year to pass in-game, with months taking a little over a day to pass in real life. Also, it only spawns during water weather, not rain, since it rains during thunder weather also... and it spawns for the first time 21-24 hours after the rainy season begins... to top it all off, if either of the two placeholders are aggroed or killed, the 21-24 hour timer resets.

This guy MIGHT get lucky and see it pop before the rainy season ends, but still, he's just an example of a ****** player who has no consideration for others.

#2 Jun 24 2008 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Honestly, I think S-E deserves the lion's share of the blame for this by making NMs with such ridiculous pop conditions. They have a message right when you log in about not ruining your life, then they put NMs in the game designed to do just that.

Edited, Jun 24th 2008 3:49pm by Neolirian
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#3 Jun 24 2008 at 12:06 PM Rating: Good
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Win rank 4 on the mog bonanaza and you can get your own rain hat.
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#4 Jun 24 2008 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
Here's hoping. :D

Knowing my luck, I'm probably going to get an XP scroll though...

EDIT: I'm going to try camping it again tomorrow morning in case it's still got enough time to pop, but if not, I guess I'll probably be back there in the middle of July.

Edited, Jun 24th 2008 5:31pm by LadyOfHolyDarkness

Turned out it would have been too late to camp by the time the timer was up... so I ended up not camping last night.

Edited, Jun 25th 2008 5:02pm by LadyOfHolyDarkness
#5 Jun 30 2008 at 8:03 PM Rating: Default
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I believe this NMs pop conditions are so harsh because it is named after a rare disease in grapes, making for better wines.

Who would want a hat with such bad stats anyway?
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#6 Jul 01 2008 at 6:07 AM Rating: Good
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Zygous wrote:
Who would want a hat with such bad stats anyway?

I'd assume that scholars would be after it. Using the Rainstorm spell would put a scholar in perma-regen mode, which could counter the negative HP effect of Sublimation completely.

Personally, I think that scholars with Dark Arts up have more than good enough Dark Magic stats to Drain all of the Sublimation HP back. That, and Drain is more satisfying when you can tell how much it's hitting for.
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#7 Jul 01 2008 at 10:16 AM Rating: Good
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Also it's not a bad mid-level item. Beats most of the hairpins for non-BLM mages pre-50, and I don't care what everyone else says, I like the look of the Austere gear.

Comparatively speaking it's probably not worth the effort for most, but it's also kind of a trophy of sorts, like the Spelunking Hat.

Edited, Jul 1st 2008 2:17pm by Cutriss
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#8 Jul 06 2008 at 3:33 PM Rating: Good
Well... I did end up winning the hat, but on a mule.

I thought about taking the money or a crafting item, but in the end, I took the hat for the chance that a year or two down the road, they might make EX items sendable within individual accounts. I only decided on this after thinking about the other things that SE said they would never do that they ended up doing recently, such as nomad moogles in Selbina and Mhaura and allowing people to store their record of supply quests when changing nations.

Either way, I'll still be camping.

Regarding why I want the hat... it's a vanity thing. I need a fishing hat, and SAM can't wear any of them but this one. It also looks really nice wiht the fishing apron and waders (which I don't have yet, but I'm close to getting the waders), but the GP NPC for the fishing guild is wearing them together.
#9 Jul 07 2008 at 12:56 PM Rating: Decent
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I just recently got my Waders. The "What Hat?" question has bothered fishermenandwomen for ages.

http://www.titanictus.com/viewtopic.php?t=2003

Rain hat is a popular choice but I prefer TIGER MASK! RAWR!

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