Vana'diel Bestiary: Goblin Archaeologist  

Found in:Konschtat Highlands
La Theine Plateau
Tahrongi Canyon
Level:30 - 75
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Weak against Light
Updated: Sat May 22 16:27:16 2010

Goblin Archaeologist Picture

Spawned by trading an item to the ??? near the crag.

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Lucky Me!
# Jun 03 2009 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I randomly found this during a quest for Sandoria. I had just hit level 45 on my thief. I had no idea what it was but figured, what the hey, so I traded it a Little Worm. It popped, I killed it no sweat, no shadows, HP almost full when it ended. I mugged over 400 gil. It dropped another 700-some, as well as 2 gold beast coins.

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goblin archeologist
# Aug 21 2007 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
[]yeah pretty much. you can trade it once a day. but even if you get the pop the first time the level you get is the level of the last person who spawned it but it has to be your spawn or it will despawn.[/]
# Apr 07 2007 at 2:42 AM Rating: Decent
My friend Nadari fought this today at the holla point. He MUST HAVE NOT got a lv70+ 1 b/c he killed it on his lv59whm >.>;. ne ways it dropped like a k of gil, not bad guess ^^
# Dec 13 2006 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
952 posts
Just walk around the crags. I believe all 3 crags have one of these guys. You will run across a ???. Examine it and it will tell you how far under the ground the voice is coming from. The closer it is to the surface the more it has been traded to.

You can trade it almost anything but you can only trade once a day.

The only thing I'm not sure of is if the more you trade when you can trade if that makes it come closer to the surface faster.

The problem with this guy is his lvl is based on the average lvl of the people who have been trading items to the ???.

So if it's been lvl 70+s all day you will get a mob around lvl 70.
Exterminate all rational thought. This is the conclusion I have come to.
# Sep 26 2006 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
were those this mob pop. and can you trade anything to make it pop?
# Sep 10 2006 at 3:28 AM Rating: Decent
952 posts
My wife and I popped this thing while bored one day. Usually we can take them but there musta been a lot of high lvls trading things this time.

It pops, and we are getting beat pretty bad. So I say ***** it and teleport-holla. I didn't think anything about it until the teleport got off and then it hit me. We popped him in holla, so no big deal cause a teleport is the same as zoning, right? Wrong. Next thing we know he's bum rushing the stairs to kill us, so I teleport again after taking a little more damage. So I decide to go back to check it out and it happens that he killed everyone that was sitting at the telepoint, lol, I feel bad cause I didn't mean for it to happen. But it's also not like I did it on purpose.
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Too weak
# Aug 21 2006 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
44 posts
So me and two of my LS friends were farming in Castle Zvhal Bailies untill the drop rates and Coffer-picking THFs became ridiculus, so we decided to leave the place for good. I {Teleport-Holla} us out of there, and as soon as we land on the Gate Crystal, we notice the ???. We rushed to trade items to it(I traded a stack of earth crystals), but the Goblin didnt pop. Luckily, it was about 18:00 game time, and you can trade items to the ??? every new gameday. So we wait for a couple of minutes untill a new gameday comes, and trade items again. Goblin pops, and is dead in a matter of like 10 seconds, meaning it was one of the lower level ones. Droped a Beastcoin and a Earth Crystal.
Possible Pattern of pop
# May 23 2006 at 10:53 AM Rating: Default
I been fighting him on a fairly regular basis these past 2 months . 5k gil pop item (Marron GLace) for a 15-20k Drop . One day this past week , i went with my Friend Insaneclown (i was 65WHM , he was 50BLM) . I traded the glace to the ??? even tho it wasnt exactly near the surface (found it to be 50/50 that trading Pop items when close - near the surface will pop him if he isnt extremely close) , he didnt pop . Before i could tell Insane what i did , he traded a MElon Pie+1 , and outr come the Muther Gobbie . Clown died in 3 hits before i could do anything ***** Double Attack) i managed to Keep my self for about 2 minutes with him hitting me for 150-180 each hit (we are both taru) .
Long story short :
I have found that Sweets such as Pie , cookies , Dessert type items , cause him to pop . If you want a challenge tho , use a HQ item to get the LV70+ NM . I havent beaten the Hi LV yet , but since the Lo LV NMs only drop gil and a beast coin everytime , i would guess the Hi LV dropps the good ******* .

Good Hunting ^^v

Edited, Tue May 23 11:55:35 2006
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pop the gob
# Mar 23 2006 at 12:27 PM Rating: Default
I was at the crag of mea and was about to give some one a dem.

Then I noticed this ???

Decided what the **** and traded it a poison potion.
Man I almost crap my self when it poped.
Never expected it to pop.

Anyway started hitting it decided to nuke it cast holy and baish II on it and killed it.I'm guess its about the same lvl as the gob in the dunes.

For my trobule I got a gold beast coin and 1k of gil XD
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# Mar 18 2006 at 8:22 PM Rating: Default
36 posts
Fought this guy today, i must have got the 70+ version @_@; it was me BLM63, going to Bibiki for an invite, so i saw the ??? and was like "ill give it a shot" traded a lvl 19 katana, and it poped, and i was like, oh ****, cause i never fought him before, he was hitting me for 160+ with double attacks, a nice WHM75 was spamming Cure IV and V on me to keep me alive, while i casted flood for 1073, stonega III for 778, thundaga II for 684 and Fire III for 500, Manafont'ed, then flare for 1,134 ftw, got 2 gold beast coins, and like 1.5k gil from him, i gave the WHM a gold coin for thanks, and i got a cool 140 exp from it :)

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# Mar 18 2006 at 8:21 PM Rating: Default
36 posts
Fought this guy today, i must have got the 70+ version @_@; it was me BLM63, going to Bibiki for an invite, so i saw the ??? and was like "ill give it a shot" traded a lvl 19 katana, and it poped, and i was like, oh ****, cause i never fought him before, he was hitting me for 160+ with double attacks, a nice WHM75 was spamming Cure IV and V on me to keep me alive, while i casted flood for 1073, stonega III for 778, thundaga II for 684 and Fire III for 500, Manafont'ed, then flare for 1,134

Edited, Sat Mar 18 19:20:13 2006

Highest Damage on xp mob: 2,637 Sea Puk
Highest Damage on HNM: 1,068 on Kirin
both Spiral ****
yes, im a taru.

Status: kind of back.
#lordzardek, Posted: Feb 18 2006 at 3:37 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) nobody says how u poped it... u tell us this gigantic storis but dont tell how u poped it. why???? we come here for help not a your biography. sorry i am mad its just 4am and i really want to kill this gob
RE: used
# Feb 18 2006 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
142 posts
lmao >_> did you ever try trading it something? o_O;
Killed this...easily.
# Feb 10 2006 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
I killed this today in Konschtat Highlands. I first saw the ??? in La Theine, went back to get some friends - came back and it was gone. We tried Tahrongi, no luck, but it was in Konschtat. There was four of us, decent lvls, but somehow it ended up being a ton of people. 45 WHM, 47 WHM, 61 PLD, 58 BLM, DRK 66, BRD 70, BLM 70 (?). We *all* had to trade to get it to spawn, and when it did fight was over in a few seconds. No frag bomb, must have been the lvl 30 spawn. Dropped three gold beastcoins, goblin chocolate, and rusty bolt case.

Edited, Thu Feb 9 23:15:13 2006
# Jan 04 2006 at 10:41 PM Rating: Decent
241 posts
I've killed him 2 times now, once I was in a Coffer hunt party and I teled everyone to holla and we saw it close to the surface so we poped it. Easy kill, but that might have been because we had a few 75s in pt ^^; He dropped 2 Gold beastcoins. Then, today I camped the ??? a few times and poped him with some insect paste (I cook that stuff so its dirt cheap to me) I was 53WHM/BLM and he was a pretty easy kill, maybe like a lvl 40 mob or so. Dropped 1 beast coin and 1k gill. ^_^v I am so lucky it wasnt any higher lvl mob XD
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# Nov 30 2005 at 7:40 PM Rating: Default
226 posts
lucky guys... i got my *** handed to me at THF52. my guess was he around level 50, as he was hitting for as much as gobs that level do. 80 regular, 120+ crits.

dont try to solo unless youre 70+

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RE: ...
# Jan 14 2006 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
65 posts
my PLD 52 @SS was handed to me after i traded a

Quadav backplate to the ???. Gob mashed my face in, while two others witness my death. more

pathetic, i was useing low lvl armor, so i deserve it. -.-
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# Nov 25 2005 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
151 posts
i fought this guy 5 times now, smoked his *** 4 tims as 59 thf with sidewinder @ 300 tp

i have made 9 gold beastcoins and a pickaxe, bag of poison flower. <all 4 sucessful battles>

the one time i lost he hit me for over 120 dmg a shot @ 58 thf.

he does range in between, i would say lvl 20ish and 75, but is random.

i have a secret to pop this little sucker 2-3 times in a few hours, i love it my new found gil.

will have a scorp harness no time at all ^^
# Nov 21 2005 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
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In my opinion there are 2 forms of this goblin, a level 30 one and a level 75 one, but I could be wrong. I have fought him on several occasions and he always seemed to be the same strength, {too weak} for me at about lvl 40. Then at lvl 50 I went about the usual process and he pwned me, and a few other people with me. I was in complete disbelief, how did he get so powerful?! Well just yesterday, as a red mage 75 I decided its time for a rematch. I trade an echo drop with no buffs on and he pops. He hits me for 90 damage! All right its the strong one, lets roll *****!!! I buff up and start killing it. With just phalanx on he hit me for 40ish, I started laying waste to him though. I readied Savage Blade for the finishing blow!! But suddenly... he readies a "Frag Bomb". I jump into the air to begin my savage blade and he tosses the bomb at me. The bomb hits me for 1400 damage (no barfire I had no idea he had this special move) and we kill eachother at the exact same moment. Ridiculously strong bomb, I wonder if I would have survived with barfire. It should be noted I have fire-10 from genbu shield. Anyway.... good luck to all of you who end up fighting this ****, maybe stun will stop that bomb >.> RDM/DRK my next try....
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gob vs galka
# Nov 13 2005 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
495 posts
I popped this guy today with a bunch of treant bulbs. I had 300% TP saved from farming, so I nailed him with a 900+ raging fists which took about 65% his health, and then whacked him a few times more for an easy win. He hit me twice for 30 each time, I guess i'm lucky I got a weaker version.

He dropped around 1600 gil, and 2 gold beastcoins which was a great addition to my farming, and I got a cool screenshot of me smacking him in the nose (b'.')b
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RE: gob vs galka
# Dec 29 2005 at 9:06 PM Rating: Excellent
16 posts


When you say you popped him, do you mean he's a force pop? If so, how do you pop him? Where do you pop him?
# Oct 18 2005 at 5:29 AM Rating: Excellent
100 posts
I and my friend were on our subs (him a NIN, me a WAR) on our way to Valkurm dunes to make a party. We get a Tele-Holla and hop down to make the run (we were level 15). This group of people standing there asks me "hey, can you trade a couple items to this ??? ?"

Now I didn't know exactly what it was but I had seen several months before a 72 RDM fighting this "Goblin Archaeologist". He was doing fine and then WHAM the bomb hit him for 3,000 damage, blowing up the goblin as well. I kinda stood there for a bit.....then moved on, as the RDM HPed.

So I was thinking "??? point... Goblin.... near a crag.... killed 72 rdm..." and I tell these guys no way. They start pleading with me, and telling me things like "no it's just for a quest, we figured you could use it more than we could" and "it gives you a good bit of gil". Yeah no thanks guys, spawn your own gob, take your own risk.

Just because someone's level 15 at the moment doesn't mean they haven't been playing almost two years! Low lvl does not equal n00b!

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# Oct 18 2005 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
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a lvl 75 WHM, 73 BLM, and me barely killed this guy, nice drops tho, i was happy. kinda creepy tho, yellign at me for items
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Fun guy
# Oct 11 2005 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I killed this thing 50+ times. I guess I'm obsessed by him. I started popping him as a 40 taru whm. I hit 59 the other day. The fun is that you never know what your going to get. I sometimes almost one-shot him with banish 2 or a 300 TP staff weaponskill and sometimes it's just not to kill. Had some fights where he went straight through blink & stoneskin hitting me for 350 plus. It is a lot of fun. Now with a few stacks of golden beastcoins in my MH I guess I better start leveling goldsmithing.

If you do pop this , no matter what level you are , be prepared to die.
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# Oct 11 2005 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
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ok i've fought this guy 5-6 times in the past 1-2 months.
today he has gotten stronger cause i got xp @@;
so i'm willin to say he starts at a lvl a gets harder the more you yourself fight him seems that way to me anyways

btw srry if i double post'd
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Edited, Tue Oct 11 19:05:39 2005
75 drg of pandy
# Oct 11 2005 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
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75 drg of pandy
fun nm
# Aug 23 2005 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
168 posts
hmm i tried this guy today, you can trade more than 1 thing to it just you have to do it at the same time so the best bet if you wanna spawn it solo is to trade like 8 stacks of wooden arrows at once. but you usually gotta trade more unlss you do it after someone else has traded.

anyway there was 2 of us, it spawned at low lvl, after trading 4 stacks of wooden arrows but i think there was someone else campin it to as it was close to surface. [probably that same someone who stole it from us when we had traded a bunch of stuff before] i killed it in about 1 minute at lvl 53 with a 40 something bard. and it droped 1 gold beastcoin and about 500 gill each. fun nm to do once but dont think ill make any serious profit from it.

tips tho all members of a pt should trade stuff at the same time near the end of a game day so if it doesnt spawn you can trade again quickly 'wise you risk someone running up and stealing it!
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# Aug 22 2005 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Ive faught this NM many times in Konschtat Highlands, La Theine Plateau, and Tahrongi Canyon. Ive spawned him many times where i could kill him in 2 hits and ther where it took 10 hits, one unlucky time i spawned him and he killed me in a few hits.. i was only lvl 60 at the time. ive gotten 2 stacks of gold beastcoins from him so far a few Arrowwood Lumber some Chocobo Feathers, Copper Ore,Goblin Chocolate and an Old Quiver and a Rusty Bolt Case. Its also a pain to spawn this NM solo you can only tarde one item per person each game day (1 hour)
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# Aug 20 2005 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
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It's strange how this guys levels jump about. One day he'll pop and be incredibly weak, another day he'll pop, and be able to whoop your arss without so much as a hello. Myself and a lvl 32 Paladin that was in Konschat spawned him about a week ago, and we took him down together without any problem at all, he dropped 2 Gold Beastcoins too, so it was well worth it I'd say.
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so much pain...
# Aug 20 2005 at 1:31 AM Rating: Decent
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I was on my way to get a warp from a friend at Holla and I see the ??? and check it. It was extreamely close to the surface so I figured "what the ****" while I waited on my friend to get there. I fed it some slime oils I had gotten in Ordelles, but it didn't pop. This was around 20:00 game time so I told my friend to hurry up and bring some crap chocobo feathers with him (just cause they're cheap and he was in jeuno.).

The point dissappeared at about 23:20 so I began frantically looking for it. I circled Holla and could not find it, and then I saw someone standing around almost where I had started from. Evidentally it didn't immediatly respawn, because I had already passed that section.
The guy had called out a JugNM (he was 50 Bst). I frantically ran so he didn't get the spawn. I think he had already fed it though. I traded 1 silver coin to it and bam, instantly spawned.

I took a pic of us standing toe-to-toe. By the time I got out of the picture, I was at half life. I am a 60thf and he was hitting me for 100HP each time. I had roughly 970HP, which is max HP with the equip I had on at the time.

I realized it was a losing fight and I hit HIDE, but I was surprised to see this:
"Canyon uses Hide, but is spotted by the Goblin Archeologist." So he has truesight... great.

No sweat, I can flee out and yell at my friend (73whm) to move his *** and get here. I hit flee, but I had used it already when I was running around looking for the point and it still had about 2 mins on the cool down.

Then I died as I was attempting to delay the envitable by using Perfect Dodge. The Bst that had been oh-so-eager for the fight kicked rock faster than I have ever seen before, I mean he cleared the area quick. All I could think about was all the noobs in LT that would get slaughtered by this thing, but the an angel came upon me. My friend was there, I was screaming for him to raise me and go find it quickly. He hit up raise 3, and I hit widescan immediatly. No NM. He had despawned.

I made a lot of mistakes in that period, only because I was confident that I could win the fight. But I had no idea what this thing could have been fed before I came along, and I guess that was the first mistake. Second was rushing into the fight instead of waiting for my friend.

But just to clarify a question posted 2 posts ago, this thing DOES have true sight, so don't expect to use hide and live. I'm sending in a correction.
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# Aug 14 2005 at 2:44 AM Rating: Good
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I was farming for a rampaging horn, and I figured I'd give this guy a shot as a 61brd/8rng. I lasted 30 seconds. The one I popped must have been around level 55, and I'm sure I could've soloed it if I subbed whm. Would've taken me a loooooong time, but I could've done it :/
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# Jul 23 2005 at 4:08 PM Rating: Good
331 posts
i've killed this bad boy about 5 times now so far, and luckily have not been killed by him. every fight has been w/ my thf 60+. i'm wondering if he is sight based tracking like other gobs where if you use hide you lose aggro. this would certainly ensure that you could never be killed by him if you popped an incredibly tough one.

anyone tried this in the face of death?

oh btw, this is a great NM for thief. in 5 kills i've averaged 3-5 gold coins per kill, mugged for up to about 4k, drops about 3k (thank you gilfinder!), and usually drops at least 5 other items in addition to the coins. even though the rest of his drops are fairly useless.

Edited, Sat Jul 23 17:15:32 2005
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fire earth and ice crystal
# Jul 26 2005 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
352 posts
popped this fool with one of each of the above crystals while voice was extremely close to the surface. anyhow he got spanked with my whm59/blm29 at the time he dropped 2 gold coins (13k each on fenrir) and 5k gil. Granted I didn't get to /steal additional coins but the 31k made off of him was well worth the 3 crystals and minute or less it took to kill it.

I always see these ??? but rarely are they close to the surface. I never get to trade to it multiple time "always get the your offering was refused"
imo that ??? is good place to throw out your dropable drops (yag feathers, trent bulbs, ect) but then again he will only take the items from once.
#Selphiek, Posted: Jul 14 2005 at 8:24 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i was tring to spawn it and 1 more item and it would have spawned but someone came along i was looking at it so that person traded it an item and it poped ...i knew i should not have looked at it ><
My experience
# Jul 03 2005 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Spawned it and I killed it as my lvl 50 pld in 6 hits.

Edited, Sun Jul 3 01:49:03 2005
# Jun 24 2005 at 10:35 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Is this NM really worth?I guess tis only worth if u get the stack of gold beastcoins
3 first times then its normal thing....
# Jun 22 2005 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent
6 posts
i was walking by then i found the "???" i asked they told me its an NM drop gold cin i checked AH its 15k
went back with my friends popped him and killed him in no time
2nd time popped him and almost died but grabbed the nearest dude and killed it
3rd time i think its about last item traded...
the last 1 tradind traded 99 arrow he killed all of us+BLM 69 near us + everyone around us the PLD used 2H and zoned it it was heading back to his hole and killing everyone in the road....
then from that day everytime i get tele i must kill him...
and i made set PT for killing him and making stacks

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# Jun 18 2005 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, so I'm up all night, pt'n n such. Around 8 am I figure "Today's a good day to die."...lol.

So I'm in jeuno, asking around for Tele-Mea. Get it, and the ??? is like, 5 steps away from the stairway. Now being by myself as a 55BLM/27WHM, I realize the threat of dying, then immediately proceeded to trading =D

Well, he wanted more, and everything I had was being rejected, so I warp back to jeuno, get 2 stacks of crystals....and get a Tele-Mea from the same WHM, lol.

I get back there like 20 minutes later after riding the tele bus, and there sat the ???. I checked it, and it said "Somewhere Close to the Surface".....so I proceed to try and trade...and right when I open the trade screen it disappears...and moves away -_-;

So I come down and look on the site for any useful trading information, and go back upstairs to try again...I get up there and find the ???, again being "Somewhere Close to the Surface". Now not knowing if this was the pop message or not, I proceeded to shout "Anyone near this crag...you might want to clear the area"...as I was expecting to just get obliterated. Then someone asks to wait. So I let him in on it, and attempt to trade 2 stacks of crystals. Now, being extremely close, I tell the thf to trade somethin to it. As soon as he does, it pops, and immediately aggro's him. Now this being my first ever popped NM, my hands are shaking and I'm like "omfg...it's him"....so with the aggro on the thf, I immediately hit my Ele Seal+Sleep II macro...


So he starts swinging at me....and hasn't taken blink all the way down after 4 swings.....That seemed rather weird. So I began casting Blizzard 2....and whap....1/2 HP gone. He readied frag bomb, but it was just too bad for Mr.Archaeologist that I had already started casting Water III, and his existence was cut down to a mere 17 seconds...give or take.

Rofl...anyway, just thought I'd share my long story of "Finally....I get some good luck!" -_-
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RE: phew..lol
# Dec 29 2005 at 9:15 PM Rating: Excellent
16 posts

In the end, what was it that popped him? (What did the THF trade him?)
# Jun 18 2005 at 12:35 AM Rating: Decent
54 posts
Popped him today. As a 49 DRK, owned him. Got lucky! 2 Gold Beastcoins, and 1500. Not bad!

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easy kill
# Jun 08 2005 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
88 posts
Got this guy to pop with just myself a level 54 pld and all i can say is that i BEAT THIS GOBS ***! Fight lasted no more than 30 seconds.. got 1 gold beastcoin and 1000 gil ^^
don't let noobs take it
# Jun 06 2005 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
25 posts
I've killed this thing a few times & here are a few tidbits of info. I've tried having low lvls (20 or so) trade the last item to pop with 60s & 70s in the pt & still had trouble so I think it is either random or lvl is determined by ALL the people that have traded to it. So on to the more interesting story...

I was waiting with several other ppl @Dem for the next day so we could trade & spawn it. out of nowhere some noob named Ulcaster runs up with a lvl 9 mnk & trades to it before I can slap him. So it spawns & kills him in one hit. I stun it immediately after & claim it. I think get 3 or so swings in before it dissapears. Moral of the story? Even if it kills whoever pops it, only the person who pops it can kill it even if someone else claims it. Afterwards this idiot runs up to me after HPing & says oops hehe guess my death makes up for it... no my friend... no it doesn't...
****. The only NM I killed was Jesus & all he dropped was Hate & Prejudice...
# Jun 02 2005 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Me and My party acendently poped this then going to promy-Dem (Konschtat Crag) We got served And so did every one else near the crag at the time
The Fight
# May 30 2005 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
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First Fight :

73 mnk + me as 52 whm - mnk accidentaly traded a 73 item to ??? popped gob - gob bomb took over 900 dmg to my 700 hp

Second Fight :

53 rdm + me as 53 whm - traded long bow lvl 5 popped gob - spawned lvl 30 gob and murdered it

Drop : Gold Beastcoin + 500g each

Learn from Experiance ... and dont trade high lvl gear if you want to survive :)
"The true theory is once you were a low lvl asking for help if your a high lvl now and refuse to help other low lvls you dont deserve the help you recieved"

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# May 16 2005 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Ya this one time I was riding a chocobo,... lucky they were cheap... hmm lets see it was in La Theine, but I got off my chocobo because I saw this ??? area, and traded it an item as it said, but it said it wanted more... and I had no more lol but it wasn't till two days ago that I fond out what it really was... from now on I'm going to avoid that for a while lol
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# May 12 2005 at 9:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I was going to hunt Air Elementals in La Theine while LFP, so I took a tele-holla. There were about 3 people around the ???, so I take one of my earth crystals and pop the gob. Not the nicest thing to do but whatever <.<

I got lucky, I guess. I got a really low level, around 30ish I would guess. Anyway, it dropped 1 gold beastcoin and 1000 gil. Maybe the higher it is the more coins? Oh well, 13k isn't too bad for 2 minutes worth of work.
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# May 12 2005 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
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i traded 1 boiled crab to him, and it popped and tried to kill me! He wasn't hurting me much, but I wasn't hurting him much either. Luckily there was a high level RNG watching, i quickly invited him and he killed it in one shot :P

I got the gold beastcoin! woohoo!
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gob archeologist
# May 09 2005 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
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I have traded many items to the ??? near the crags and i always had a gob come out and tell me a story, never had a gob attack me and kill me, is this new to the game or what??
RE: gob archeologist
# May 30 2005 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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are you refering to the goblin footsteps?
they tell a story pending on if you have done a quest and or mission of that area
"The true theory is once you were a low lvl asking for help if your a high lvl now and refuse to help other low lvls you dont deserve the help you recieved"

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# May 09 2005 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
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I never knew anything about this Gob until about three weeks ago. I was lvling my thf and came across the ??? in the middle of the field. I checked it and he told me to gimme all your stuff. Well, being the curious person i was, i gave him five fire crystals and he comes out of the ground, and commenced to kicking my ***. i don't think i've ever ran that fast in my life or had that many ppl laughing at me at the same time...but i said soon...i will have my revenge.

That day was yesterday.

We were getting ready to have our linkshell meeting, and my and the wife were fishing. i just got all my avatars so i was sporting my 50 rdm/smn job (free carby!) and one of my members tell me he sees the ??? spot. It was time. When i got there, everyone else was making thier way there to the meeting spot. most of us were lvl 50-55 so we didn't think it was going to be hard, but i told the whm to get tele mea ready just in case. Thankfully our lvl 70rdm/nin came to the meeting and was ready to help. we all traded it stuff, and out he pops.

That fight was one of the coolest things i have done on this game! We had at least 10 ppl jumping on one dam thing!

He was beating the crap outta the lvl 70 rdm/nin and kicked ramuh's *** to the side after he did the thunderspark. I was doing my rdm stuff after seeing that his hp wasn't moving after our frist attacks.

First chain of Skillchains got him 1/3 of the way.

Gob throws the first bomb. some ppl are in the yellow, but everyone is still fighting.

Mages start casting thier teir two and three spells gob is halfway dead.

Gob throws frag bomb. all ppl are except three are in the red.

With no hope left i did what any good rdm would do...save the pt. I had my buffs up so that bomb only did me about 300-400 dmg. i converted and did a round of cure IVs and got the gobs attention

Gob attacks Countalucard for 250 dmg.. ><

Finally the rdm/nin comes thru and does spirits within... the coolest Weaponskill i have seen yet! with a few raging fist and some spells, or linkshell defeated our first NM. needless to say, that was the best dam meeting we have ever had!

got two beatcoins and a old quiver ^^

Edited, Mon May 9 11:12:53 2005
Name: Countalucard (Elvaan)
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#Mianu, Posted: May 01 2005 at 7:50 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i fought him as a lvl 60thf/nin
Frag bombs are fun...
# Mar 31 2005 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Alesandra: uses five sidewinders, 2HR, and several sword swings which leave the goblin at a sliver of health. (Total damage 3600+)

Goblin Archielogist uses frag bomb: 1440 points of damage.

Alesandra is defeated by the Goblin Archielogist

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Gob archeologist
# Mar 29 2005 at 2:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I stumbled upon this archeologist three times. First time was at the mea tele fighting a few level 75's. I casted a cure and got a bombtoss at me that took me for 900 HP while I only had 350 being a tarru 39whm. Now I made 40 and since I often teleport I always check if there's a ???. I pulled it out of the ground twice while trading stuff like an wild union or some destilled water. Both times ( at the holla ) I killed it easily with my 40 whm guess I got lucky. End of the story if you pull this guy be prepared to die cause it can get nasty pretty quick. Like those gold beastcoins though ^^
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# Mar 28 2005 at 3:51 AM Rating: Decent
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it killed me in one hit ^^
**** that was fun but i learned to never cure a 75 sam when hes fighting it, youll be next >,<

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Gob NM
# Mar 22 2005 at 6:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ok wanted to say this about this NM. I have killed it many times, and been killed by it many times. The level of this NM is random. Sometimes you get a high level one and sometimes you get a low level on. When you check the ??? it will say if it's close or deep. There are 6 level's of depth. The items you trade and the quantity effect how many level's you can bring it up.

"You hear a voice somewhere extremely deep under the ground"

"You hear a voice somewhat deep under the ground"

"You hear a voice somewhere under the ground"

"You hear a voice somewhere close under the ground"

"You hear a voice somewhere very close under the ground"

"You hear a voice right beneath the ground"

When is say's "You hear a voice right beneath the ground" it means one person can spawn the NM if givin enough items. If it is extremly Deep it will take atleast 6 people tradeing a minimum of 12 crystals to the ??? to spawn it. I am not sure what determines the lvl of this NM.

IMHO I beleive that it's lvl is determined by all the people that have traded to it previously.
So if you find the ??? and your level 60 let's say but imagine 4 lvl 75's that day traded to it, and you pop it, your probably going to get a High Level version of it. Even if the 75's arent in your party at the time, they traded to it earlier that day. That would explain why a lvl 60 whatever pops it, and dies.

I have killed it in party as a lvl 48 thf and a lvl 62 whm, I have also been killed fighting it as both jobs. I have also soloed it as a thf and whm, died and won multiple times.

Yes it is a poped NM, but it pops claimed to the person that spawns it. And if you are defeated during the fight, it will stick around so anyone can fight it, but it will despawn within 2-4 seconds once the person or party that spawned it loses.
Gob Archeologist
# Mar 20 2005 at 4:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I was fighting this **** and he de-spawned, what happened?>
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RE: Gob Archeologist
# Jun 06 2005 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
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If someone else popped it then you cannot kill it. It will just dissapear. You can claim it but it will just walk back to the hole & dissapear.
****. The only NM I killed was Jesus & all he dropped was Hate & Prejudice...
easy prey
# Mar 19 2005 at 11:05 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts
I fought this guy today after reading about him here, not really paying much attention. The story goes = I was waiting at Mea to teleport a friend (I'm a 37whm/18blm) to dem, when I notice by tabbing around the ???, I remember what this is and traded it a crystal, which was refused. My friends got there around that time and I decided oh well, lets get on with things, ported to dem, and as if taunting me, there it is again. So I call over a good friend who happens to be in the area, and we follow it around while another friend runs to get some items, since all we had was refused, Our setup was: 37whm/18blm (me) 22war/11mnk and a 42war/21nin. I had remembered seeing that the mob is only as high as the person who traded it, so I thought, Hey, what the heck, worth a try. He had brought back some Onion crap. Upon checking the ??? after it moved one last time, it was Right beneath sureface. So, expecting the worse, I shell II'd and Prot II'd, and the 22 traded one onion thing, and he popped. Well honestly there is only one phrase to describe what happened: a *** kicking, on the goblin. We beat the crap out of it. The 42war immediatly voked and it was hitting him for I think 15 or so damage, it even hit the 22 for only 40. we downed it with ease and all we got was the gold beastcoin and I got 333 gil. So I dunno if we just got extremely lucky and got the lvl 10 version, or the theory that it can only be as high as the person who trades was right.

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