Monday, October 25, 2010

No Stones

Well, I've run out of traverser stones. All the time that I've spent farming spicules and doing seal quests has taken its' toll. All that time did result in my finishing MNK and BRD legs, though! Can't wait to try them out. Unfortunately, everything that I've been doing has been on RDM lately...

To allow my stone stock to recharge, I planned on doing other things, especially farming. I spent some time farming Aero IV scrolls in Castle O. Also went to Gustav Tunnel to get some Blizzard IV scrolls with Dragonkiller. We lucked out and got Taxim to pop, netting us both a Blizzaga III scroll, but only 1 bliz IV scroll in the 1.5 hours we were down there.

Saturday morning I jumped on a shout to do the quest for the 2nd lunar abyssite. This allows 2x atma inside abyssea. Also got the Atma of the stout arm, which will be great for WAR or MNK (STR+50, ATK+40, something else).

Since I had access to 2 atma, but only really have one magey atma, I decided to start working on A Shantotto Ascension so that I could get a second refresh minor atma. I'm up to the first real stopping point. Battaru Royale could apparently be duo'd by RDM + BLU. Maybe I'll try that next weekend.

After the girls went to bed, I got in on a shout to fight the NM Durinn. This NM drops the Atma of the Minikin Monstrosity (Refresh Major (10/tic), int superior (+50), enmity down minor) which I never thought I'd get. It was a LS (Werd/Gregalen/et al) that needed some extra bodies. I was a little worried because I was low on stones, but I had 4 on me. When I went in, I only had 30ish minutes left fr
Posted Oct 25 2010, 10:02 AM

Monday, October 11, 2010

Slow Progress

Spent a few hours blowing up Escarp Murex in Misareaux w/ Braego over the weekend. We had it down to a science by the end of the night.

In the few hours we were killing the mobs, I think we had a total of 6 murex spicules drop. We also picked some up on the AH (they were going for 20k) so had a few opportunities to do the quest.

For me, I got 1xBlue and 2xBRD for 10 spicules. I'll continue to buy them off the AH if they get down to 20k, or stacks for 240k. I'm not looking forward to spending a million gil on these from the AH, but I'm also not looking forward to spending hours upon hours nuking the mobs in abyssea, either.

Maybe I'll get a few more this week/weekend and get a couple more seals.
Posted Oct 11 2010, 12:47 PM

Monday, October 4, 2010

WHM/RDM Legs +1 Mine

All the time that I spent in-game over the past couple of weeks has been spent doing quests for WHM and RDM legs seals. The WHM legs were such a PITA! In total, it took me a little over 20 hours to get 8 WHM seals. I got 19 BST, 12 SAM, and 8 THF seals in that same time. Very frustrating! But I'm glad that quest is done and that I never have to do it again!

When I finished my WHM pants, there were some stacks of galkan sausage on the AH, so I picked 'em all up and spammed the 'Smoke over the coast' quest to get the RDM leg seals. This quest went much better. I probably spent ~4 hours getting the 8 RDM seals (also 8 RNG, 8 DRK, 1 PUP).

I'd say that this weekend was a success in-game! Both of those pieces of gear are great. Now, I need to either spend time levelling MNK to 85, or farming Murex Spicules (for BRD/MNK legs seals), Amoeban Pseudopods (for WHM Head seals), or viscous spittle (for BRD/MNK Feet seals). This weekend is a trip to Braego's place, so maybe we can work on collecting some of this stuff then. If the spicules come down to ~20k ea, I'll just buy a few stacks. I'm not going to pay more than that, though!
Posted Oct 4 2010, 10:27 AM ·