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Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle  

Type: Outdoor
Region: Kolshushu
Min Level: 1
Max Level: 75
This Area requires Promathia
Connected Areas:Bibiki Bay
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Mobs found in Bibiki Bay - Purgonorgo Isle
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Overview
Zone TypeOutdoor
RegionKolshushu
ExpansionChains of Promathia
Level Range1 to 75
Entry RequirementNone
Escapeno escape
ActivitiesClamming, Fishing
Weather
Fellowship NPCYes
ChocoboYes
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Description

In order to bring in ordinary sightseers, the Fishermen's Guild gained permission to land on the beautiful beaches of Purgonorgo Isle. This island, in the middle of the Bibiki Bay, is accessible only via the Manaclipper or through the enchantment on body pieces obtained during Sunbreeze Festivals. Many of the bounties of aquaculture remained untouched.

Points of Interest

Map

Information on obtaining the Map of Bibiki Bay.

Fishing

Fish

Fishing Items

Clamming

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This page last modified 2009-11-30 22:55:25.

Updated: Mon Nov 30 22:45:46 2009

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no more free clamming for me : (
# Oct 04 2004 at 12:23 AM Rating: Decent
I tried clamming the other day, and got a free kit after asking dumb questions to the NPC, but I was there with my Lv.1 character and died from an aggro slime. When I came back the week after that, I couldn't get the clamming kit for free. If you check in your key items, you can read something about a death penalty or something. I know this is bs but I can't clam for free anymore. That's probably what happens if you don't return the kit before leaving the island, no more free clamming : (
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Clamming.
# Oct 03 2004 at 9:51 PM Rating: Decent
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And, the big question, the one on everybody's minds...

Can Mithra eat the clams?

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# Oct 03 2004 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know what that ??? Warmachine at the southern end of the beach is all about? <Clunk> <Clunk> it goes... O.o
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# Sep 26 2004 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
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I see one thing that will keep most players form partying here: NO ZONE. You get a bad pull or adds or your mage uses a badly-placed -ga spell or your DD uses a mistimed AOE weaponskill... your party is deep-fried toast. So, thank your lucky stars that this won't become like Khazam. I know I am. The place is far, far too pretty.

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# Sep 26 2004 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
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If you have a static pt or a pt willing to go any where I'd deffinetly recommend this island for lvling. Very few things aggro and the things tat do are a very rare sight or are far far back in the island. I went there today on my 31 rdm most things ranged from T-IT for me.
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Clamming
# Sep 25 2004 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Akaibara, your info is very helpful, but i think i missed something. You said the game costs 500gil to start, but can you keep going after you hand in ur findings? or do you have to pay another 500 to get a new kit. I know if it breaks you ****** have to buy a new one, but what if it dont break? I ask b/c this would obviously be a great farming place, if u can spend 500 and gain 5.5k on a tropical clam and keep going after you hand it in. Just a thought...

Edited, Sat Sep 25 11:10:18 2004
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RE: Clamming
# Nov 20 2004 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Umm... Just to put my two cents in. Clamming is free. It costs nothing to do it. Unless you ***** up horribly and don't follow the initial rules that were stated. DON'T LEAVE THE ISLAND W/ THE BUCKET! 'nuff said. So yeah, free money, have fun. ^^
RE: Clamming
# Sep 26 2004 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Sorry to have left that out, I'd wondered it myself at first. But no, once you go back and talk to her to take the clams out of the bucket, it's over. You have to pay 500 gil again. Allowing you to keep going wouldn't make much of a point cause it would be really easy to get one fish, trade it in, and keep going. It'd be like making free money, which isn't what SE intended I'm sure :P It's supposed to be challenging.

Thanks for saying what I left out, I'll go back and edit it..
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Clamming etc~
# Sep 25 2004 at 7:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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Clamming is kinda fun~ just wanted to post something about it, it's not really a quest, so I'll just give some tips :)

You get a bucket that holds 50pz (ponzes, the Vana'dielen version of pounds AND ounces? (O__o)).

Then, you go to the Clamming Points, like Mining or Logging points. You don't trade the clamming kit to them, it is a key item that you get from the mithra NPC near the dock on Purgonorgo Isle. Simply check the spots and it asks you if you want to dig. They appear in the exact same places in the kinda swirly sand on the beaches and they don't de-spawn when used, they simply give a different message when checked and don't prompt the Digging acceptance box. The respawn is 1.5-2 minutes, so I guess if it gets crowded, which it never has been for me, you can camp a spot, but there's not been enough people for me to know whether someone else digging despawns it only for them, or for everyone.

There are 5 main things you can find, maybe some quests will make you go clamming for a rare/ex item, or maybe there are even more rare clams I haven't gotten yet, but these are the main 5.

Bibiki Slug- 5pz - 21gil
Jacknife- 7pz - 121gil
Pebble- 8pz - 5gil?
Tropical Clam- 20pz - 5,500gil
Igneous Rock- 40pz - 183gil

They are listed in order of weight and rarity, though you may get rocks more than clams. I don't know if these are used in any recipes, but to the fishing rod selling NPC mithra near the Manaclipper dock, they went for (about) the above listed prices. Probly based on Windy fame, I have hero, so I'm not sure. Haven't tried to AH them yet, dunno how much people will pay to have them.

I compare it a lot to Blackjack. You have to get up to or equal to 50, but if you go over, you lose, and you can never tell what you're going to get next. It costs 500 gil to play, and if the bucket breaks, you lose your money and your fish. If the bucket breaks, you have to start over, and once you turn in your bucket and get your fish, you also have to start over and pay your 500 gil again, so it's not as easy as it might look. It seems getting the clams makes up for the loss, and that those would really be the point of doing it. Although the rarity and near impossibility of getting an igneous rock unless you get it on your first or second fish, makes it seem that there is a point to those as well.

You can find out a bit about clamming by talking to the NPC mithra before and during the clamming process. If you choose the middle option, something like "I've still got a few clams left in me.", she will tell you the approximate weight of your bucket, which is invaluable for research purposes :P But I just suggest you write down what you catch and remember the weights, and head for the mithra when you reach around 40pz, unless you're feeling lucky ^^ There are 1-3 clamming points on every beach, so have fun~

Be warned, though! I *easily* spent 10k researching this, and it's very easy to just let your money slip away while doing it ^^; Another note on Bibiki, unless you plan to spend a lot of time on Purgonorgo, don't go there (>__<) It takes 25 minutes for the next Manaclipper to return to the mainland if you just missed one.

I've yet to take the trips to Dhalmel Rock or Maliyakaleyah(SP? I know that's wrong..) Reef, but I assume those are simply for fishing (they don't appear to land anywhere like the Purgonorgo trip does), though maybe some tough mobs live on the Reef trip, since the tour guide mithra said as much, maybe a Sea Horror-esque NM? They keep saying watch out for the monster..

So, there's my 2 cents and/or gil on Bibiki Bay :D It's extremely pretty, all mobs on the island were Too Weak to me @62, though that's not saying much (>__>) BE VERY CAREFUL ON THE MAINLAND!! There seems to be an invisible line near the route going south, behind the mountains near the northern cave, where mobs became IT++ to me @62. I saw a bunch of 75s I knew there, maybe they were fighting stuff. I saw a Hobgoblin and a bunny, both IT++, so it was kinda scary.. The safer part of the mainland, near the docks, appears to be Sauromuge/Batallia/Rolanberry level, with Shaman, Smithy, and Pathfinder gobs. I assume Pergonorgo is nearly so, but probly even safer. My bro said it will become the next Kazham... (!__!) /cry. That would be a shame.

Last note.. the map is sold in Mhaura by Ludwig, near the door to the Sailor's Stay Inn. It costs 3000 gil.

Edited, Sun Sep 26 10:04:31 2004
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RE: Clamming etc~
# Feb 01 2005 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I just wanted to add that you can also obtain from clamming:

High Quality Crab Shell: 1 ponze
Handful of Fish Scales: 1 ponze

and to all you clammers out there, good luck
RE: Clamming etc~
# Dec 09 2004 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Also got:

pantam kelp: 1 ponze
shall shell: 1 ponze


Edited, Thu Dec 9 21:39:50 2004
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RE: Clamming etc~
# Oct 04 2004 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
Pebble - 1 gil
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clam clam clam
# Sep 25 2004 at 6:34 AM Rating: Default
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this is where you can go clamming! yay its fun.just talk to the npc after you get off the manaclipper and you get a kit! but it can break so watch out
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# Sep 25 2004 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
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While it may be a different part of the map, this is considered part of the Bibiki Bay zone.
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