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Vana'diel Bestiary: Bubbly Bernie  

Family:Crab
Found in:South Gustaberg
Found at Location:M - 10
Level:9 - 10
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
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Updated: Fri Dec 28 10:26:12 2007

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too much.
# Mar 15 2009 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Tried to solo this as 75 rdm/nin because I heard it is good money for the clock.

Boy was I wrong.

This beastly crab ate my shadows within a second and hit me 400 dmg a pop with 550+ crits. His metallic body can not be broken! I was hitting for all 0s. He was just too much. I got him down to 99% before I wiped.
Hunter
# Mar 20 2007 at 5:15 AM Rating: Decent
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At level 10, someone told me not to fight it....
So i fought it
Bought quus from AH for 300, made 500 off of the steam clock
So if you go out buying a stack of 12 = 3,600 (usually much less in stack)
you make 6,000

6,000
-3,600
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2,400

The gil really isnt worth it unless you do it alot
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Silly
# Oct 27 2006 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
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This NM is easy, dont be silly.
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good alternative for learning Metallic Body
# Jul 08 2006 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
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As a fledgling BLU I got really tired of trying to compete with noobs and other BLU for low level crabs while trying to learn Metallic Body and hit lvl 10 in the process of trying. Knowing that bernie does give EXP when he dies I decided to buy a stack of quu's and just force popped him over and over. He used Metallic Body at least once every fight but it took the whole stack for me to finally learn it but I raked in quite a bit of EXP in the process since he pops EM=EM+ at lvl 10
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Hardest HNM EVER!
# Jul 01 2006 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, I logged next to BB spot, cause I heard a JP HNMLS was gonna attempt to kill it. I log in, and I see them about to pop him. (16BLMs/2PLDs) I sit back and watch. They pop him, Tank hit for 4,430 damage. Dead, PLD invicibles, Wall traps him in the tower! BLM are going nuke crazy, I go out for a bit. 2 Hrs later I come back, hes down to 94%. I log for sleep, log back in exactly 27 hours later, hes down to 77%! I'm thinking these JP might actually do it...

Then it happens, BB gets ******* *Black Mage Casts Thunder III* Drawn-In!
The WHOLE Alliance gets drawn-in. Then Bubble shower, no one got hit for less than 8k. It was crazy, Steam clock isn't worth it. Don't ever try this.

BTW I tried to voke him as MNK10/WAR5, he hit me for 81,928 damage. Happy hunting!
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Hardest HNM EVER!
# Oct 26 2006 at 10:35 PM Rating: Good
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A JP group (LS named BBTEAM) on my sever got the kill a couple weeks back. They basically rdm/drk + kracken Drk'ed (lots of them) it down to about 50% so it wasn't 1shot death on , then had groups swapping in and out with water res gear and barwatera + Carol on, spamming TP moves. I was on my way to bigmouth camp, so I didn't see them win actually, but it looked like alot of teamwork. I saw a few relic WS go off, but I didn't dare stand too close.

I later asked one of the members and he said <Salt>: X <Steam Clock>: O. Whoever gets the drop is one lucky mo-fo.
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First Kill
# Jun 30 2006 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
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This was my first NM to kill. Just get you a Quus, take it to the Lighthouse, drop it on the ??? and there he is. He's an easy kill and he drops a steamclock for a mission in Bastok Markets near the magic shop. It builds fame, pays a little money, and most importantly, I got to add his name to my kill list.
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FAME!1
# Jun 13 2006 at 4:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I used this quest solely as fame and a little bit of gil while getting fame. All i did was set my HP by the NPC who starts the quest, took choco down to BB, killed it, warped, and repeated. Got famous in that nation in no time.
The good old days...
# Mar 25 2006 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Oh what fun this crab can bring... me and my friend once force popped him, then just dragged the poor guy all over Gustaberg, including the top of Vomp hill... then we had to put the guy down, he got altitude sickness and started tearing the hill apart with his MIGHTY CRAB CLAWS OF DOOM! Avoid at all costs!
Easy.
# Mar 05 2006 at 11:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Easily the best way to make money at low levels. Well, for a while anyway. Dont try and take on solo before your a decent level, somewhere around 11, though cos he will hurt you. He gets pwned so often its not surprising he has anger issues.
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good fame
# Feb 11 2006 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
[Blue][/Blue] Oh, and u get good money from the quest too not to mention fame, do this quest like hmmmmmm. 15 times and things will be much cheaper in Bastok for you
Easy
# Feb 11 2006 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
it was easy as pie, i creamed it in like 30 seconds. it probably took me longer to catch the quus
>,<;
# Jan 30 2006 at 12:22 AM Rating: Decent
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I was on my THF and tried to SATA this thing onto a lvl 75 PLD, but the PLD accidentally moved and I transfered hate on Bastok, we're it completely destroyed the city, and everything and everyone in it
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# Jan 21 2006 at 1:21 AM Rating: Decent
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The name that strikes fear into all who are brazen enough to stand up to his mighty crabliness, Bubbly Bernie! And now a link to a video on how to battle crabs, just click "Watch this movie."

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/260530
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# Aug 12 2006 at 10:01 AM Rating: Default
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hahaha
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Strong crab
# Aug 28 2005 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
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When ever I get bored I usually force-pop this guy and kite him around and torture it. He hits for 1-4 damage at lvl 47.. I was able to kite him around for 100 or so minutes. I finally got sick of him and crushed him in 1 hit. Also, this guy eats through every charmed mob in the zone... he will crush lizzies and crabs fast. It took 20 or so pets to finally kill him. This guy has given many laughs..
This guy is nasty
# Aug 26 2005 at 1:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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So there I was, levelling my THF, when I see a full alliance of lvl70+ fighting it.

They were doing pretty good, thought they were going to make it, until it used bubble shower, and wiped them all out!

It then proceeded to run amuck killing everyone in the zone. A couple of GMs had to come in to take care of it.

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# Aug 25 2005 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
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i tried to manaburn nuke this in an allience of 18 75BLM37RDMs

we all ES and did thunderaga3 on him at the same time. i made sure everyone was fully pimped out with max merits points and godly gear too.

sadly we all got resisted and he killed us all =\

as we were all subbing RDM and all forgot reraise items, we all had to HP ; ;

we'll get him next time tho!!!!!!
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# Aug 25 2005 at 2:45 PM Rating: Default
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i tried to manaburn nuke this in an allience of 18 75BLM37RDMs

we all ES and did thunderaga3 on him at the same time. i made sure everyone was fully pimped out with max merits points and godly gear too.

sadly we all got resisted and he killed us all =\

as we were all subbing RDM and all forgot reraise items, we all had to HP ; ;

we'll get him next time tho!!!!!!
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cry
# Aug 25 2005 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
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i tried to manaburn nuke this in an allience of 18 75BLM37RDMs

we all ES and did thunderaga3 on him at the same time. i made sure everyone was fully pimped out with max merits points and godly gear too.

sadly we all got resisted and he killed us all =\

as we were all subbing RDM and all forgot reraise items, we all had to HP ; ;

we'll get him next time tho!!!!!!
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# Aug 25 2005 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
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i tried to manaburn nuke this in an allience of 18 75BLM37RDMs

we all ES and did thunderaga3 on him at the same time. i made sure everyone was fully pimped out with max merits points and godly gear too.

sadly we all got resisted and he killed us all =\

as we were all subbing RDM and all forgot reraise items, we all had to HP ; ;

we'll get him next time tho!!!!!!
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# Aug 25 2005 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
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i tried to manaburn nuke this in an allience of 18 75BLM37RDMs

we all ES and did thunderaga3 on him at the same time. i made sure everyone was fully pimped out with max merits points and godly gear too.

sadly we all got resisted and he killed us all =\

as we were all subbing RDM and all forgot reraise items, we all had to HP ; ;

we'll get him next time tho!!!!!!
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LIAR
# Aug 18 2005 at 12:21 AM Rating: Default
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lol you crazy *******
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zomg
# Aug 14 2005 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
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ZOMG, I swear this thing is a HNM, it hit me for 780 dmg as 69pld/34war. I highly RECOMMEND lvl 10-70 stay away from this thing!
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# Apr 14 2005 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
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I killed this thing as a lvl 10 thief, and it didnt require much effort.
Something new about Bernie
# Mar 08 2005 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
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I went over to kill him in order to do the Bubbling Bernie quest, and immediately after I put the Quus down, I noticed the name was not Yellow, but (from that distance) either red or purple. I went up to it and it was red.

Apparently, when you place the Quus down, Bernie is *automatically* claimed by you. Cuts down on the chance of someone stealing your mob!
lvl 10 rdm
# Feb 15 2005 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
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I managed to defeat this guy with lvl 10 red mage.

I do not recommend try this though as the only reason I managed it was that I cast blind at it and it missed me with 3 attacks at the end when I was at 9hp.
wow
# Feb 08 2005 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
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this is the strongest NM ever beware of his power >.>
yeah well aside this NM great power i diaed him sent ramuh out thunder spark for 350 hmm ur dead wtf is this clock for Your throw away a clock /slap **** stupid idea so does anyone know when this thing spawns
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RE: wow
# Jun 25 2005 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah who needs "items" and "quests", and "fame"? I just throw out all the wierd items I get and then /slap.
/sarcasm off

Lol how did you kill it if you dont know when it spawns? It spawns when you trade a quus to the ??? at the back of the lighthouse. If you wanna know what the clock is for it says at the top of this page under "Involved in quests"

Yup
# Jan 29 2005 at 12:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Definately the most powerful HNM monster in all of Vanadiel.
/sarcasm off
Yup
# Jan 29 2005 at 12:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Definately the most powerful HNM monster in all of Vanadiel.
/sarcasm off
the dreaded quest
# Jan 25 2005 at 7:58 PM Rating: Decent
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i tried 2 do this quest loads of times wont let me though i asked someone though he said sumtin 2 do with fame?????????????? help me out
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lvl me thf
# Jan 24 2005 at 4:53 PM Rating: Default
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buy a stack of quus and its level up time!!
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Really overdoing it.....
# Jan 06 2005 at 7:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I was about to spawn this sucker when I saw two level 10's (no subjobs) fighting it. When they were done they told me to go ahead. I spawned it and did Jump + High Jump = Dead Bernie. I got lots of /cheers from the level 10's. ^^ On my way back another newbie complimented me, "That's a very nice dragon."

And all I was expacting was going out to fetch 500 gil and some fame.... Heh.
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Bernie
# Dec 22 2004 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
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I beat this today as a 20 blm... 3 hits and it was dead
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Hey
# Dec 15 2004 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
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My Bro Cyle nad I Crushed that crab like 5 times when we were lvl 10
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Bastok fame
# Dec 04 2004 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
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So about how many times would I have to do this quest to max out bastok fame?

It's nice that you actually make a little profit from this quest while getting fame, even if it's realy slow.
can i take it?
# Dec 04 2004 at 4:44 AM Rating: Good
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can i kill it as a lvl 61 rdm? ^^
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RE: can i take it?
# Dec 10 2004 at 10:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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the real question is how long would it take you to die if u aggro'd it and then let it keep hitting you ^^
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RE: can i take it?
# Mar 28 2005 at 3:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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it would depend on how leveled his/her evasion was.
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RE: can i take it?
# Dec 07 2004 at 11:26 PM Rating: Decent
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....i hope so.....
Hello
# Dec 02 2004 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
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nm experience
# Nov 14 2004 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
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This guy isnt much of an nm pffffft. All u have to do is get quest for it in Bastok (shouldnt need too much fame) get the quus by any means possible and bring it to the lighthouse on the circled area above. Trade it to the ??? mark and pretty much immediately it spawns very close to u. Kill that little punk for your steam clock and turn it in for a few gil and completed quest.
My God...
# Nov 05 2004 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
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So there I am in Bastok just waiting for friend to come so we can go camp Mary and i decide to raise my fame up...I go and spawn Bernie and I take my time opening up attack menu since im on phone...This lvl 15 WAR no sub jumps out at it and steals it from me and laughs at me a bunch of times...I get angry at him and tell him that this is a forced spawn NM..then i am called a n00b a lvl 15 WAR using a sword called me a 41 WAR /THF a n00b. I got angry so i left o_o
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RE: My God...
# Jan 03 2005 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
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How long did you leave him for?!!
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The quest suks
# Oct 26 2004 at 9:10 PM Rating: Good
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The quest that Bubbly Bernie is involved in sucks because you have to travel back and forth if you wanna get fame from this quest
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# Oct 13 2004 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Heh quus 90 gil on Caitsith.
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@_@
# Oct 03 2004 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
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after you kill it and get the clock can you fihgt it again over and over without having to run back with everyclock you get? like get 6+ clocks at a time or can you only get it for 1 clock then have to run back give the clock to the lady, run back fight it and get another?
RE: @_@
# Oct 04 2004 at 2:24 PM Rating: Decent
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You can only hold one of the clocks at a time, if you kill him while you have a clock in your possession, he will not drop another one.
But you don't have to run all the way back to the lady before getting another one, just zone to Mines then send the clock to yourself, then when you have nine (8 in your delivery box and one in your possession, techincalloy you can do more if you have a mule or 2, give them to the lady (still have to do it one at a time). I'm not sure if doing it this way is actually quicker, but it certainly seems to go by quicker.
RE: @_@
# Nov 25 2004 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Here try this one out. Get four friends, have two stay at the gate to Bastok mines and have the other two stay in Bastok Market, while you camp beside where the ??? are that spawn Berni. Now kill the crab and make sure one of the gate sitters lot on the clock. They will then run to the Mines AH and send the clock to one of the Market sitters Mog House. They sitters in turn will run from Mog House to the old lady to drop off the item. At 500 gil a drop you will make some easy money really quickly. Then change around positions to get a chance to build up fame. I'm Maxed out in Bastok thanks to this little trick ;)
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# Oct 21 2004 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
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you can also put the clocks in the AH for 500 gil and then go back and forth from markets doing the quest but you will need to zone from markets to be able to give the clock to her again

Edited, Thu Oct 21 11:53:42 2004
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<3 bernie^^
# Sep 30 2004 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
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omg bubbly bernie is such a great NM for starting out and making quick gil...not only is it easier to not have to camp him, but I made a fortune off of selling stacks of quus in bast^^<3
Remember, NM are your friends! =^,^=
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# Sep 20 2004 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
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heh, bubbly bernie became my best friend while getting fame for titan, though...i hate it that others can steal your spawns...because there were a lot of people at the time who jus waited there...and waited for me to give a quus to the ???...they were japanese people at that...never thought i would see someone that noobish ><...heh...they tried to get him each time before me...lucky for me poison is faster then what they were trying to use...so, while gettin rank 3 fame in bastok, i also made me like 20k from the clocks!
Killing in party
# Sep 11 2004 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
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On what level could a 6 person party kill it? 5?(thinking about doing this just for kicks in a party, maybe it can turn in decent xp too ;) )
Easy Fame Easy Money
# Aug 28 2004 at 11:45 AM Rating: Default
This NM can help u with ure bastok fame and ull make sum cash at the same time. It helps if ure a blm with warp so u can get bac fast. If u see quus cheap(100G or less) in some1s bazaar buy em.
repeat
# Aug 18 2004 at 5:51 PM Rating: Default
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Reapeat the quest for the Steamclock for 500gil for as long as possible might make you enuf to buy somthing half decent

Bubbly Bernie: lost count
Leaping Lizzy: 3/3 with not one drop ever
lvl 12
# Aug 17 2004 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I kicked his a$$ as a lvl 12 DRK
Overdoing it
# Aug 16 2004 at 8:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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Flare did 1094 dmg to it, and defeated it.






I was curious!
what!
# Aug 06 2004 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
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from what u guys are saying, it seems he's hard to kill...well after reading ur posts i decided to try it i went as thf/rdm he wasn't hard at all just sleep then SATA and he's dead...maybe it's just cause im' higher lvl than u guys but i'm stilla noob nonetheless :)
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