Yeah, I know. But I thought packet sniffer only told when it was coming, not where.
Anyway, if you want a chance of getting it...
Otery and any other sniffer THF will use flee one in-game minute before it spawns (about). What you wanna do is either follow Otery because she gets it a lot, or follow the DRK cause sometimes she's already standing where it spawns. They're suprisingly slow with provoke, for bots. You just need a good provoke macro, and a little practice.
A couple things to note on this. Cyprian and I camped this for 2 days. Got 3 claims out of about 20. Not bad for Dia and Flash, -vs- Flee/Voke. We noticed rather quickly that they'd flee about one minute before it popped. Also, when they start building TP, it's getting close. We had the spawn time down to a 2 minute window. Also, sometimes they're slow, sometimes they're not. And they're also not bots. They're several people, all chinese, playing the same character. When we first got there, Quu popped, and had time to walk around, and cast Utsusemi, before I turned around, ran and Flashed it. She /t'd me asking if I'd gotten the drop or not. She really, reall sucked at that point. Otery on Mee, and Jiveld on Quu, not partied. We also got the next Quu pop, directly after that, competing against both Otery and Jivled, though not partied, they were both camping it. After that, they must have switched people. When I /t'd Jiveld, who actually saved my a$$ once, AFK and resting, I drew agg from Yag pops >.<. But the next time, he said "you who?" And didn't know who I was. It was at that point, they started getting pretty **** cheesy on us. They were partied... Otery would /follow Cyprian, and Jiveld would /follow me. Time was near for the pop, and they'd be all over us, as we normally saw it first. The next 2 pops, Cyprian tried to cast Dia, and was too far. He hadn't ran far enough. As soon as Cyprian would move, Otery would drop /follow, Flee, and voke it. Jiveld would drop /follow and join her. It was at this point, that they seemed to know exactly when it would pop. But I don't think they knew where, since they had to /follow us to get the claim. We'd have had it at least 5 more times that night, but they'd just /follow us, the Flee/Voke it away, which always wins >.< Only time I'd say it was fair, it popped in a far corner, no one could see it. Next thing I know, Otery flees, and disappears into this corner. I walked over, and poof, there was Quu using Mijin Gakure ; ;. They're on 24/7 and it's ridiculous >.< I'll get the drop one day, assuming I can make the claim. (Hmmm.) (Flee) (Flash) I'll give it a shot when I get THF to 25 ^^
All that aside.
I joined Wondrous for Rank 5 last night, after several hours of waiting around, farming, and teleporting. I think it was originally supposed to be just 4 of us or so. Then I brought 2 people from my LS that needed it, and Cyprian to help out as well. So we had 8. This ended up turning into 10 before we even got into Beaudeux, and soon turned into 12. We ended up having to make a 3rd PT, and had a grand total of some 14 people. This became quite hectic, and there were some disagreements, but I'd like to thank Wondrous for putting it together, and sticking it through. Also would like to thank him for understanding that once we all had our items, my LS pt and I disbanded and did the rest of Beadeux, Oztroja, and Davoi on our own. He's still a good friend of mine ^^ So long story short, Rank 5 (Found it!)
Also, Mission 5-1 is complete ^^
Special thanks goes out to Mobiusrenoire, 61MNK that had done that mission 2-3 times, decided to help us out anyway. Went really easy, even though our BRD for some reason wasn't putting horde lullaby on the skelly pops. When we hit 60, we'll tackle the Shadow Lord, and get Rank 6^^ Edited, Sun May 8 16:12:56 2005 by Simp