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Eco-Warrior  

Submitted by:KallistiBRC
Realm:Bastok
Start Area: Port Bastok
Start NPC:Raifa (D - 6)
Type:General
Related Areas:Gusgen Mines
Related Mobs:Raifa (D - 6)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:5000
Rating
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(Average from 31 ratings)
Title Obtained:Cerulean Soldie
Items Granted:Dragon Chronicles
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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Summary

Raifa wants you to exterminate an ecological threat, and bring her evidence of the feat.

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Description

Before attempting this quest ensure you have one designated leader that everyone will follow so that the alliance works as one big team. This is essential for the success of this mission. Make sure you have a full alliance!!!

Reifa is located in the Steaming Sheep Restaurant. Talking with Reifa he will tell you of an infestation in the Gusgen mines. His group (V.E.R.M.I.N.) is in charge of clearing out the mines, and he requests your help to clear the mines. Reifa informs you that you should meet up with Degga either at or in (he doesn't say which) the Gusgen mines for more information on the quest.

Go to Gusgen mines and talk to Degga. Degga will apply an oil that level limits you to 20 and makes it so that anyone without the oil cannot cast spells on you (no heals, buffs, etc. unless they have to oil also).

After speaking to Degga and everyone in the alliance has the level cap, proceed north to the first intersection. Take the west corridor (VERY IMPORTANT)!

The west corridor will have mostly ghouls and bandersnatches. Fight these allong the way to ensure you do not train them all the way to the ??? or you will die.

This corridor has only one path to follow, it will veer to the right (to the North). Continure following and clearing the mobs until you reach the most northern part of the passage. You will now be in the large room at the northmost part of the map high up on a platform. If you are not on the platform, you have not taken the correct corridor!! On this platform, go a few steps EAST to locate the ??? (LOCATION G-6 FIRST FLOOR). There will be about 5-6 ghouls and 2-3 bogies. Clear these bogys and search for the ???. The ??? are easy to find because they are located on a CHEST in the middle of the deck. When all the mobs are clear, and everyone is buffed and medded, have the main alliance TANK touch the ??? - DO NOT allow any other player to touch it first as they will instantly get the hate. Once the two NM's are dead, make sure that EVERYONE then touches the ??? to complete the quest. Now you get to fight your way back out!

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Done It Once...
# Jan 20 2008 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
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So if this is on my quests list and I have it completed...how would I cancel this quest without actually doing it...?
Still want to know if this is soloable
# Aug 21 2007 at 6:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Can a pup/war do it with NPC? as the pup/war, u take hate, let the automation heal you, and use the npc for extra DD.. seems reasonable :p
No solo for smn ,_,
# Nov 16 2006 at 12:27 AM Rating: Decent
I tried to solo this with Astral Flow action... but it seems SE did something with the slimes, they didn't even bat an eye at 325 from Ramuh. When I took off running they were both on my heels and killed me before I got off the wooden deck.

It sucked.
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Just did this
# May 15 2006 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Just did this with 5 people, SMN, SMN, WHM, BLM, WAR took 3 minutes to get there and about 2 seconds for the puddings, easyest 900 exp ever.
bastok eco warrior easy!
# Jan 28 2006 at 2:01 AM Rating: Decent
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All you need for this quest is two Sumoners, maybe a Tank or DD, and some higher level to escort you.

We just did this quest with 7 people, three of them were summonors.

Within two astral flows, one of the puddings was dead and another was at 1% of it's health. I think it took less then 10 seconds. It's also easy to get to the Puddings. We had an escort of two higher level paladins getting there though so that part didn't concern me, but we got there very fast.

I've done all three of the eco warriors now and this was the easiest!

Edited, Sat Jan 28 01:04:25 2006
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easy as....pudding..
# Jun 03 2005 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
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i'd say getting there is harder than the actual fight...all in all worth it though, sandorian eco war is better in my opinion
Solo?
# Jun 02 2005 at 11:04 AM Rating: Good
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Can I solo this? I think all the mobs in Gusgen are sneak only and as WHM20 thats what I would have. I would have no problem getting to the ??? untouched and then I would die immediately when I touch the ???, but I would get the key item right? I would also supposedly only lose what a lvl 20 would by homepointing. I need a Dragon Chronicles for my Maat fight coming up.
RE: Solo?
# Jul 09 2005 at 12:35 AM Rating: Decent
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hahaha i dont think so.. i dont think u can solo it if 3 lvl 20's cant take it......plus it says u gotta kill the NMs and then press the ??? again

Edited, Sat Jul 9 01:39:29 2005
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# Apr 14 2005 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
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My ls did this last week with only 9 ppl, lol. 7 blm/whm 1 rdm/whm and one nin/war. Had three deaths spread out among two people. We did have escorts to clear the other mobs, but the puddings went down easy.
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help
# Mar 08 2005 at 3:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Is anyone attempting this quest soon? I need to get it finished by 03-11-05! If anyone is going for it send a /t to Thevious, please!
RE: help
# Mar 08 2005 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Why the deadline? Also which server are you on? I have been on fenrir and I have been thinking about it as of late and no one is doing Eco-War at least while I am on anyhow. Since it can only be done once a week I actually sign up when there looking for people. It may be that the pain of forming a large alliance vs the reward just doesn't pan out. The last eco war I was on lasted about 4 hours 3.5 hrs looking for people 20 min moving them, 5 minutes of preparation, 1.5 min for the kill 3.5 minutes to explain "Yes, That was it now /c the ???".
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RE: help
# Mar 08 2005 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Woops, I am on Asura Server... the deadline is just because I wan't do do another quest with LS friends but want to get this one done first.
Pushovers!!!!!
# Jan 12 2005 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
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My allaince killed these weaklings in a grand total of no more than 15-20 seconds...

they were weak to fire so have a lot of blm.

also beware of the 200dmg aoe attack that i almost died from...

dont forget to use your 2-hr abbilities... they help

p.s- the battle was over so fast i didnt have time to fire off an arrow (im a rng)
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Bastok Eco-Warrior Guide
# Dec 28 2004 at 4:26 AM Rating: Decent
Complete information on Bastok Eco-Warrior:
(Bastok section located halfway down in the guide)

Eco-Warrior Guide - San d'Oria, Bastok, Windurst
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how to kill it.
# Dec 26 2004 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok ppl here is the strat. First you have to have a tank (high level) that will not be in party, and will kill all area mobs.
Next you have to have two summoners with ifrit, and their 2 hours. when the mobs spawn, have one, then the other use the 2hr abilities with ifrit. the first will drop the jellys to 1/2, the second should kill. the rest of the group should be as far back as possible. if any are still alive, have a blm elemental seal + fire them...
my ls does this quest alot, and this keeps deaths from happening. the jellies have no time to cast any aoes that normally kill ppl.
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RE: how to kill it.
# Jan 14 2005 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually I did a Bastok Eco-War like this one time as a paladin. I was in Bastok, gathering my gear up for a trip to Qufim when I saw a shout about someone doing Eco-War. I had tried it once before as a warrior, joined a big alliance, and failed miserably (mainly because it wasn't made clear that we had to get the oil from Degga before we fought the slime). I had always wanted to complete it since then to get some revenge, but I didn't really ever have the time to do it. Since I was just ******** around in Bastok, already lvl 20 (so I had the right gear for it), and I was in the mood for revenge, I figured I would give it a shot. The leader gets the group together, and I mess around in Bastok with some crafting and the AH while I wait for the leader to fully assemble the pt.

Well, eventually the leader says it's time to Teleport-Dem. We had maybe 10 people. There 2 paladins (one of them being me) and 4 summoners. There were several other jobs filling in, but they didn't really do much, they were just along for the ride. I was a little surprised that we didn't get a full alliance since I failed last time when I had a full alliance, but the leader seemed sure it would work so I figured I would just see what happened. We had a rdm, who was about lvl 67, clear for us, and he did a fine job, taking us right up to the ??? point. When we got there, all of the summoners pulled out Ifrit. As you can imagine, all those Ifrits made for a scary sight. Then, the other paladin and I ran over to the ??? touched it, immediately used Invincible, and voked those slimes. The Summoners all Used Astral Flow>>Ifrit. Those slimes were toast in about 10 seconds. In fact one of the summoners said they didn't ever get to use their Astral Flow, that's how short the fight was. I stood there kind of shocked at how easy it was this time since the last time I did it ended up horribly. So this just goes to show, that 2 paladins and 2 or 3 summoners make an unstoppable Eco-War team (at least in Bastok), when they all use their 2 hour ability.
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how to kill without party loss
# Dec 26 2004 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Sun Dec 26 12:12:45 2004
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BST charm?
# Nov 30 2004 at 9:37 AM Rating: Default
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can a lvl 20 BST solo this? just charm 1?
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lvl 4
# Nov 21 2004 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
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you also get an item that allows you to get 500-1000 experience for ANY job you want. Just change to the job you want to use it for and use the item.
You have to be level four to use it, so you cant just get from lvl 1-2, or 2-3 by just using it, I almost cried when i finally got my sub-job and i had kept the page for so long to use, then it didnt work :(. oh, and, it would be a good idea to buy a scroll of instant re-raise for a tiny 750 conquest points

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Ummm...
# Oct 22 2004 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
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hay all, i came on here to check what i had to do for this mission as its the only one at the moment i have out standing on my quests list (and the fact that for some reason the dudes at the gates wont give me a mission).

After reading most of the above i dont think im gona do this quest... EVER. Im only a lvl 12 RDM and ive only been playing for 2 weeks, i havnt a clue about any of the things you guys talked about ie - lvl 20 restriction. it may be me but this sounds like a crazy assed kamakazi mission for 16+ people.

sorry went off on one.

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Finishing the Quest
# Sep 24 2004 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried this quest with an alliance... long story short they were unorganized and I, being main tank, felt the brunt of the wrath after being told to touch the ???, we all died. With that out of the way however after dieing instead of going back to my HP I was raised. I then went and got the ointment administered and touched the ??? for a second time. I received the digested ore and went and completed the quest. I don't know if anybody has posted this yet but I just wanted to state or restate, the fact that this quest can be completed even if you fall to the horrible death the ooze induces. And yes I received the gil and the item that gave you XP so I regained my lvl, made a couple thousand gil and now I'm a full fledged Eco Warrior.
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Eco-Warrior Blunder
# Sep 20 2004 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
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lol attempted this bad boy today, in the recruiting when I joined up we had 14 people including myself, however, from that point one person would leave, and then we would get someone to join. After made 40 minutes of that we went literally no-where, little did I realize that this could be an omen, so we figured let's go anyways, we were believing in miracles. We all arrive in Gusgen 10 minutes later, and then we decide to find some people to clear the way, unfortunately we get a 69 Tarutaru BRD equipped with a dagger.... Unfortunately, nothing doing, didn't help at all... Then since I had the map, I was elected to lead, willing to accept insured our downfall; we continue going North until we hit the room with all the bogies and Iron-Doors, then a Jelly aggroed us, a Wendigo decided to join the fun, and a Bogy reared it's ugly face. We tried to zone, or something, linking the other two bogies.... We were able to take care of the Jelly, the Wendigo, and a Bogy, 2 casualties and mages are out of MP. We tried to make a break for it, I stayed back and rested, big mistake; When I had most of my MP back after drinking a Pineapple Juice and some rest, 6 dead bodies, and a screen full of "OMG"s "WTF"s and gtg's. Madness, I have aggroed a couple skeleton warriors, the only thing keeping my alive is the Protectra III that I had casted beforehand. Anywho, I look like I am home free, BAM! Jememy is hit for 12 points of damage. BAM! Jememy is hit for 13 points of damage. And so forth, as one of us had zoned 5 skeleton warriors, and 2 Ghouls, I die.... And wait for a minute for them to go away, I raise myself because I had also casted Rereaise before this disaster. Thankfully no more ointment I am happy to an extent.... Now, there are four of us left and another one who disbanded, he was just killing the Skeleton Warriors, so I said, "I want some revenge ^_^" So I cured myself, and in a weakened state me and him went mad on Gusgen, killing everything and anything.... Anywho that is my story, I hope you didn't fall asleep, and don't do anything I did in this story, except the revenge part. I fully promote it. ^_^d
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another advice
# Aug 17 2004 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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don't ever do this quest >_< it's not worth it,
i just did it with full aliances, everything should be working as planned and it's a real-pain in the *** quest and for 500 louzy exp, nah i'll do other quests for fame/gil. This quest is way too hard.
don't do it >_<
RE: another advice
# Sep 18 2004 at 1:51 AM Rating: Decent
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are you kidding, these quests are cake if you have the right parties. for 5000 gil i do this quest in each city as often as i can.
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Too Busy
# Aug 12 2004 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
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I can't get this quest. I talk to Reifa and he tells me that I am too busy and to come back. I have lvl 5 fame in Bastok. I completed the Sandy Eco-Warrior but that was a month ago. Any one have any ideas on why I can not get this quest?
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RE: Too Busy
# Sep 18 2004 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
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my wife has this same problem and i think she has accepted the sandy one again by mistake. if you have it does not show current. i will let you if this clears up her problem.
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RE: Too Busy
# Aug 18 2004 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Maybe try waiting till sunday to try it.

hope this helps


Edited, Wed Aug 18 23:15:42 2004
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RE: Too Busy
# Sep 02 2004 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
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I checked the last 2 Sundays and keep getting the same message. I GIVE UP!
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RE: Too Busy
# Aug 15 2004 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
You can only do 1 Eco-Warrior per real life week. So just wait for the next tally and you will be fine

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RE: Too Busy
# Aug 17 2004 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
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I did the Sandy quest over a month ago.
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Eco-War = No Noobs
# Aug 10 2004 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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So it all started with simple call for Eco-war, I got in with war30/nin11 with 2 Small Sword. our plan was walk in and go 2hrs. Escort helped us through the place to get to ???. When we touch the ???, NM poped and boom and bang they are dead as well as 3 people(Which is not so bad). So the raiser was waiting for this MP to fill when this dumb noob was walking around the dead bodies and got 4 Ghouls and 2 Banshee aggor. in matter of minutes. When we had 3 dead bodies, 2 minutes later we had 17 dead bodies. So therefore, please Dont get noobs for Eco-war unless u want to die.
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# Aug 01 2004 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
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i just got done with this did it with only 6 people

20 pld/war
20 Drg/War
20 Smn/Whm
20 Smn/Whm
20 Smn/Whm

the summoners summed gurada and used 2 hour there gurada's special attack each special hit both jelly's for 325 damge. so i did 325 to both the other did 325 to both and the other did 325 to both at that point they were dead

though we did have a level 62 Rng escorting us
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I hate noobs who wont listen
# Jul 26 2004 at 11:40 PM Rating: Default
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OK im mining in Ifrits Cauldron and i find out one of my LS members is doing the Eco Warrior. So i tell him if there is any openings left and he said yeah. So i get there in a couple of minutes and see that we have 16 ppl. So were getting ready and when we all start moving and i realize 4 ppl dont have the ointment for the lvl 20 restriction. I tell them to go get it so we can fight the NM. He said no b/c he thought he could clear the way there for us and still fight but i told him no it wont allow it. So he told me to shut up and im like whatever. Half way there i can /check him and i find out he's a lvl 31 war/15PLD and i see him struggling with a Bogy saying he can kill it with ease but he wasn't. He struggled with every mob there. So from that point i told everyone to wait so i can tell my lvl 63 Ninja friend to come escort us and he said ok, but the noobs of the alliance said "no lets keep going were doing fine" which we weren't since everyone's hp was at yellow. Once we got to the ??? i told them to wait for my friend b/c the mobs will respawn quick here and will kill us during the match but the lvl 31 war said he can kill them. I told him to wait for my friend and he will kill them for us and we can recast the ointment on us since it was wearing off by that time. Then the ;v; 31 War was ******** at me saying ********** you i say we can do it blah blah blah..." I said **** off we'll all die if we dont do it as a team. Then they click on the ??? which lets out 2 jelly NM that killed 3 ppl instantly. While my friend, 3 others and me stand back and watch b/c we told them not to, but still i jump in since it was too late to leave. Well at the end we all ended up dying except the lvl 31 war b/c he dind't have the ointment. I told him to ****** wait but he dind't so we had a long *** argument that i was stupid and we shouldn't of waited for my friend that it was my fault that we died. (how was it my fault that we lost if i warned them about the trouble). Then he started talking **** that he can kick my *** since he's a lvl 31 war/15PLD and im ony a "sigh" Lvl46 RNG/23War. Hmmm i wonder how we was going to kill me in ballista? This goes to show you that whenever you do Eco Warrior dont do it with noobs that dont listen, go with ppl that will listen and be patient. Thanks for reading everyone about what i have to say. My name is Vaxtra in the Fenrir Server, /tell me if u ever need help with anything i'll be there to help.

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lol
# Jul 16 2004 at 6:45 AM Rating: Default
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this is so funny im sitting he for two hours reading posts juust lmao. And then i thouht to myself damm i still got to do this quest. im sorry but it doesnt even sound like its worth 5000 gill i mean come on by time you did all this **** i could have crafted 6 sets of grass cloth and sold them for a 1900 profit off of each set. Now this game is defenatly not just about gill but is the quest worth it i want you to ask yourself this. And think about your answer too you might regret it later
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Don't leave party afterward
# Jul 08 2004 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I did this quest last night. We only had 15 when we got there, no escort (you don't need one) and the Puddings were no problem - thank goodness no AoE. We took them down as well as the 3 Ghouls and the Bogy that spawned on us during the battle. We had no deaths by Pudding, one from Ghoul, two from Bogy. Where we screwed up comes next: Nobody stuck together when they got their ore. Most of the other Mages and several of the Melee's warped out using various methods, leaving a shattered alliance, three of whom were still weak from Revive. A trio of Bandersnatches teamed up to finish us off. We got our Ingested Ore, but needless to say we took the quick, painful way home.

Moral of the Story - if you're planning on doing this quest, make sure your alliance sticks together afterward. You'll all come out a few hundred XP happier.
Fun Fun
# Jul 07 2004 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
We started out with 18 ppl.. after many leaving and joining we got 17 we get there quite easily and clear the area and someone touched the ??? without saying anything.. they pop out.. I (and another BLM) cast sleep on one but that doesn't work b/c since guy touched the ??? everyone wasn't attacking the same one... about a second before the first one dies AOE takes me from full life to dead along with 11 of my party members. The remaining killed it off and got their ore. AND LEAVE with only 2 people alive. They kill a ghoul so they can raise the rest of us and a bogy aggros.. everyone dead... Thank goodness the2 that had been alive stayed. with about 10 min left before we were sent to the home point we were all raised and we got our stuff and got out of there... wow what a time... Thanks Crayola and Compmike..
RE: Fun Fun
# Jul 09 2004 at 12:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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(This is Crayola: Shiva 36WHM/18RDM)

Alliance of 17-18 back and forth, people dropping, coming back etc. I casted Reraise on myself, and headed in for oinment (Reraise stayed despite my being capped at 20). Compmike did alot of the work, he kept his 29WAR on and didn't get capped so he could whack and smack all the goodies on the way to the ???. Got there and I guess someone didn't hear us the first 19 times explaining what exactly we were gonna do, because before we knew it there was a blood bath and lots of disappointments.

Needless to say I died too. I ran out of MP and had no level 20 weapon on me. I stared that Bogy long good and hard before he took me done. I don't even remember the order of what happened next, but I reraised while some other people were trying to knock it down. I sat in the corner and tried to unweaken as fast as I could. I ended up going back to get the ointment reapplied, and went to go touch the ??? (WE HAD WON THE BATTLE!) Speaking of which, if you zone and touch the ??? you're asking for the date of your funeral. Anyways, I got the key item and was looking around at all the black names and figured I need to help. So I ended up dying (no reraise this time) and blood warped to my HP which was in Windhurst. I tele-dem'd and was ready to save the day. Meanwhile Compmike had some friends come and help. High levels of fighters and a raiser. I went back, skipped the ointment since I got my item, and raised a bunch of people. The rest is history for 2 reasons. We had won, and my system had crashed afterwards.

TIP#1) It mentions this alot, but I'll say it again. Get a BLM to cast sleep on one of the jellie and make sure NO ONE is attacking the one that gets sleep casted on it. Kinda destroys the purpose.

Our BLM casted sleep but the majority of people were on both the Jellies and it was just chaos from there on.

TIP#2) Technically speaking you shouldn't need a high level to come in and smack down all the stuff. The quest WAS designed for 18 Level 20 and unders to get together and do it together. But for sure it's always a bonus and great help to get help :P

We got help. Compmike you rule!

TIP#3) Explain the plan very very carefully. I remember thinking to myself, am I chatting in the same /party as some of these people. Make sure everyone knows the plan. People aggro the wrong things, die from stupid deaths, and kill 17 people too by not following the plan. Decide whose gonna be the one that presses the ??? first. Who sleeps the jelly, when to do this, that etc. You guys know the drill :P

TIP#4) Have fun. If a lot of you get all upset about dying, delevel even, don't take it out on your party or leave the party and swearing never to do the quest again.

It took me 2 parties (one guided, one not) to get through this quest. It's a very hard quest to even start up and can range from 10 minutes to gathering everyone to 3 hours of pure organization. By then, everyones just aggrovated. I can't stress it enough to have fun. This quest expects you to die. It's a test to find new people to talk to, you can easily even make 17 new friends. It's a test of seeing what works and what doesn't. Think about it, why ELSE would your reward be an item that can give you experience points??! :P I lost over 1000+ e/p doing this quest. And I ended up with 636 exactly from my Dragon Chronicles. Go figure :P

I know this is a long post, but I guarantee you, you're own person stories will either match up to this, or be a hundred more lines.

Good luck!

Safe journeys and happy travels!
Crayola 36WHM/18RDM
Bastok born and raised
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RE: Fun Fun
# Jul 08 2004 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Crayola? Are you on Shiva? He's a high level whm on my server too.
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beat it yesterday
# Jul 06 2004 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow this was fun....we started in bastok we had 18 ppl strong (some a little impatient) we go to mines and we get a sweeper to help us but it was a blm so it took awhile. we finally get there and our thf uses 2 hr then gets the puddings. I was staying back and healing (lvl 18rdm/7thf). we casted sleep on one (makes the fight much less stressful) we gang up on one and kill it quickly but it got its AoE spell of and no one died yet....

so we are all healing while the others ones asleep. Then all **** breaks loose..a war attacked it then we started fighting it did its AoE. OUCH!!!....we finally kill it one died but our sweeper raises him

As we are going to get the ore 2 bogys aggro to us. People wouldnt stay and help fight they just ran our sweeper ends up dying then the others come back aggroed to 2 ghouls so now we are 18 weak against 2 ghouls and 2 bogys. Eventually we all die but I still got my 5k and my exp was 613! It was the funniest quest I have done.

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Finally got it.
# Jul 06 2004 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I was chilling in Bastok when I was invited to a PT for the eco-warrior and it was horrible. The main alliance leader kept asking why he had to be leader. Everyone kept talking about stupid crap and asking the same questions over and over again.

The group decided to meet at the mines instead of everyone meeting at Steaming Sheep to verify we all had quest... so that knocked three players out when we got to gusgen cause they couldn't get the oil. Then we managed to get some to tele from bastok along with two other slackers we'd been waiting on for half an hour.

As soon as we walked into the mines my party leader and another guy ran off to go fight the NM. Then after about 20 minutes they came back and shouted for everyone to get oiled up. There were still people in N Gustaberg running so they obviously weren't thinking. Those of us that were there didn't want to get left behind though... so we started our travel with no escort and about 15 players. After some guy started running the wrong way everyone followed him. I just stood ran the way we were supposed since no one listened to me when I told them they went the wrong way. I ran around all the bandersnatchs and ghouls. Got to the big bridge thing and just chilled. 20 minutes later the party catches up with me and 2 others that hadn't made it to the mines got there too. 1 of them didn't get the oil.

He ended up leaving because he was *******

So there we all are... a group of 16 people, 3 whm, no thfs and a TON of wars. 1 more member was in konstadt still on his way. We get cursed by a bogy and people start whining about wanting to wait til curse wears off. Some other guy says ***** it and lets just finish it. So we huddle up and BAM!

Two MASSIVE puddings jump out. about 4 team up on one, 9 on the other. We killed the one before it could hit us with its AoE spell and then turned on the second one. Things were looking good... then...
AoE

3 people drop. I've got 9 HP left and I'm actually in better shape than a couple others. No one had more than 100 HP left due to the 260-295 damage spell that pudding nailed us with. But we killed it.

Then I click the ??? run back in the tunnel and heal. Everyone is standing around playing with themselves. I gave up on the idiots. Guess what spawned... yea... a bogy and a ghoul. Guess what... 3 more people died. Finally the guy from konstadt shows up and clicks the ??? and then leaves. WTF!

A whm ressed everyone and we all healed up and made the trek back. When we got to the entrance everyone just disbanded and left those 6 who died to get greased up and make their way back themselves. I tried to help them, but they all ran off in different directions in the mines... forget it...

Worst organization I have ever seen. And to think there were people talking about wanting to do this more than once.
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Forming an alliance
# Jun 28 2004 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
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What would be the in-game "netiquette" for getting such a group together? I find that people are only interested in leveling and the Konchtat Highlands are much less populated than the Valkrum Dunes... and everytime I go to Gusgen, there's like 15 people, all anonymous, and not looking to pt. Do I hang out in Bastok and /shout until I annoy everyone? I JUST WANNA BE LOVED! Thanks.
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Can you do more Eco
# Jun 20 2004 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I did the San Doria Eco War Quest. Now i would like to do the Bastok one.but it doesn't seem to let me. Can you do more than one quest, or after you do one towns thats it, no more doing the quest any any town?
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RE: Can you do more Eco
# Jun 20 2004 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
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u have to wait 1 week after u did that quest at any towm
just did it...
# Jun 19 2004 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I just did this quest with 18 people.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN ESCOURT.

We got agroed by a Bogy, it took out 13 people (5 of them de-leveled) and then we got agroed by a ghoul which killed us.

The bogy itself wasn't what was hard, it was the fact he kept getting a full-cure for no apparent reason.

Make sure you have an escourt because Bogys here are just a big pain like in the Dunes (at least when they constantly heal themselves)
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Bismarck
# Jun 18 2004 at 1:45 PM Rating: Default
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If any1 is doing this quest on Bismarck /tell Ryath. PLZ!!(the one in Bastok) At Any time.

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Funny story
# Jun 12 2004 at 12:57 AM Rating: Default
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I attempted to do this quest today. I was able to get an alliance started. The only thing that sucked was that we did have that many WHM's. We were able to get two escorts. A 60 PLD and a high leveled DRG. We were making are way through the mines when two members got lost. The DRG had to go back and get them. The PLD took the rest of us to the ???. We were all getting ready and waiting for the ones who got lost. When some touched the ???. We were all caught offguard. One of them instantly killed a few. We all strted to fight it. We were able to kill one, but not with half the alliance getting killed. We started to work on the second one, but we had no chance. All but one were killed. He ran off while it chased him. The PLD and DRG went off to save him, but it was too late. At the end we were all dead and really ******* If it wasn't for the one who touched it we could have made it. We all decided to back to Home Point and try again. We all ended up splitting. We were all disappointed and never got to finish the quest.

Edited, Sat Jun 12 02:04:09 2004
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that was so funny....
# Jun 09 2004 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
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i saw my little brother do this quest last night with a full alliance!!!!

lol

.....of inexperienced players. everyone died except like 4 people... they tried to fight both puddings at once or something. almost noone did their two hour....it was funny. both NM's AoEs went off and massacred almost everyone. they barely won even with a 68whm escorting and healing. he had to raise like 16 people by himself and they all had to go back and get oiled up and touch the ??? again to get their quest item. i had a fractured rib from laughing at them so hard....i won't say what server they were on. spare them the shame....it was hilarious. noone was tanking..it was a random brawl. and they got their azzes handed to them.
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This quest rocked
# Jun 08 2004 at 5:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I did it with my friends and also some other strangers to fill the ranks, i was a THF/MNK for this, there was 20 altogether, 18 allience and 2 others level 40+. We had 10 mages, 4 WHMs, 6 BLMS, the rest melee. The BLMs slept one and then Nuked the **** out of the other while the warriors kept the hate, only thing i did was sneak >_<, when one was dead we killed the other. We were pretty lucky, there were no other monsters there when we got there and none spawned during the fighting.
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Eco-Warrior
# Jun 07 2004 at 1:59 PM Rating: Default
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Wow..it seems like a pretty interesting quest to do. Anybody from the sylph server interested in doing it around here? I can do it almost anyday at night in Pacific Time.
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# Jun 06 2004 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
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In fairy server the LS I belong to does this every sunday. We will doing the Sandy Eco Quest June 6th. We will be meeting there at 10 PM EST. You are welcome to join /tell marcury or deftonie.

Sincerely, Deftonie
Easy Way
# Jun 05 2004 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Take a paladin and a ranger with you. Have ever single melee fight everthing you encounter along the way. You need the TP. If the bogys and ghouls arent in the room when you get there, wait for them to spawn or ask a high-level or two to stand by for a few minutes. Let the mages decide on which one to sleep beforehand, then have ever single one of them cast the spell on him (he will resist the first few times). Have your paladin touch the ???, then hit invincible. The second slime won't stay asleep for very long, and he will be angry at the mages when he wakes up, so you must dispatch the first when as quickly as possible. The easy way is to have the ranger unload Eagle Eye Shot and a weapon skill. This should do 200+ damage to the first slime. Let the mages finish this one. On the second, use your skill chains. He shouldnt take but a few seconds longer to kill than the first. You shouldnt need any more two hours, or even a high-level to clear the way. BTW, I know rangers are rare and dont usually do things like eco-warrior owing to the fact that the reward is more like 2000 gil rather than 5000 gil for them (arrows, food, and transportation), but they are worth it if you can find one.
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# Jun 05 2004 at 6:07 PM Rating: Default
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hey im on the fairy server and i was wondering if any1 wanted to do this quest on Sat June 5
if interested post reply or send a message to the handle of grey fox

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Eco Warrior
# Jun 04 2004 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
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This quest is rather easy if u have experienced players and a designated leader. When I did this I pretty much set the tone and had 1 whm, 1 blm, 1 tank is every group. No1 else voked and we moved as a group. Only the ppl doing skill chains, and I were pretty much talking bcus its easy to get ur chat flooded and create lag. Against the main guy 2 sam's did their 2 hr, I mighty strikes for hate and tanked, we killed him in like 25 secs..owned.

Very good quest to repeat if u can actually get people organized.
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My linkshell rocks
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Well my ls rocks because theydo this every sunday without any flaws. And if the entire party dies if we are lucky our ls leader merlin doesnt have the oil he can raise everyone almost without resting once. Then we go back for the oil and try again.
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RE: My linkshell rocks
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Jakeee you're going to have to get me a linkpearl for your ls then. Send me a /tell.

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what i learned
# Jun 04 2004 at 6:27 AM Rating: Decent
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tried doing this last night, i died and so did everyone else...here's what i learned...

1-have a whm in every group
2-have a blm in every group
3-have someone be a main tank this was our biggest problem, no one wanted to die so no war's stood up to be a tank :-/
4-have a set leader that tells everyone what to do-the leader we had was very silent with everything we did
5-explain before you go in-have a battle plan and make sure everyone knows
6-spread the mages out!!!!the whole time i had a whm following me as i tried to heal-if agro has to go to a whm atleast it doesn't put another one into a risk factor

i don't know if this is true but the atk that hits everyone i think it can be avoided if ur away from it...i don't really remember but i'm doing this quest again tonight! i'll make sure i post on how i did.

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Easy 5k + XP
# Jun 04 2004 at 2:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I did this quest with 7 or 8 people. It was incredibly easy. Make a party full of of BLMs, 2 WHMs, and a tank. Have the tank provoke but DO NOT engage. Sleep the other slime. Have the BLMs blast away with spells. This will be the easiest 5K you'll ever make most likely.

We had two mid 50s clear the path for us, a SAM and a MNK.
Advice
# May 24 2004 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Just finished this quest, well sort of, I'm currently eating dirt right now waitinbg for a raise so I can get the ore. The best way to do this quest is to form your alliance but have one high level person (35+) go in and clear the way for everyone else. The puddings aren't hard themselves, it is the ghouls and bogies that spawn right on top of you that finish most parties. After the slimes are dead make sure you check the ??? again to get the ore, if you don't you will need to re-oil and go through and get it again. The only hard part of this quest is getting a balanced alliance, and then clearing that battle area of bogies and ghouls. As I typed before get a higher level person to wipe out the bogies and ghould and all of you will be 5000gil richer and 500-1000exp wiser.
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# May 10 2004 at 12:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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Just completed this quest yesterday. We had discussed doing this quest in my LS, and one of our members invited others in her old LS, so we had a full alliance going into this. Also, we had ANOTHER party set up of people who will be doing escort. Here is the strategy we employed once everyone gathered in Bastok:

1) The parties in the alliance were broken up as follows: Party #1 had the tanks and 2 WHMs (I was a WHM in this party), Party #2 had the BLMs and 1 WHM, and Party #3 had everyone else (along with 1 WHM). Our escort party was made of high levels (lvl 40-50) from our LS and other volunteers (there was one WHM in that group).

2) After getting the level cap, the escort party broke up to 3 people in front and 2 in the back (the 2 in the back were to handle any pops that occurred after the leading three did their sweep). We all made it to the ??? room, and the tanks gathered around the ???, followed by the miscellaneous melees, and the mages towards the entrance to the clearing. The escort party stayed to handle the bogies and ghouls in the room as well as any that may pop during and after the battle.

3) When the signal was given, the main tank (for us it was a PLD) touched the ???. The BLM's then took turns casting Sleep on one of the puddings, and while that pudding was asleep, they used Fire on the Pudding being engaged (Puddings, being slime-type creatures, are weak to fire). The tanks did what they normally do, and the other melees jumped in when hate was established. After defeating one pudding, we shifted to the other Pudding and wiped it out as well.

We finished this quest with only one death (one of the mages got too close when the pudding executed its AoE). The key to completing this quest with very few if any deaths is organization. Going into this haphazardly will lead to mass slaughter of your alliance. It's easy to get a feeling of invincibility when you're traveling with 17 other people in an alliance. I highly recommend having a high lvl group escort your alliance through the area...it'll save you using up alliance resources prior to the NM fight. I'm looking forward to doing the other eco-quests. 5k gil and 822 xp (use the Dragon Chronicle page when you receive it at the end of the quest) for a reward is not bad at all :).

Addition: The title gained from doing this quest is Cerulean Soldier. Also, on your way out after killing the Puddings, make sure you speak with Degga TWICE. The first is to confirm that you did get the key item, and then he will tell you to go report back to Reifa in Port Bastok. The second time you speak with him he will take off the level restriction.

Edited, Mon May 17 11:56:15 2004
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lost
# May 02 2004 at 10:06 PM Rating: Decent
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You say you have the quest activiated in "all 3 places" (windy, sandy, bastok). However, I have it activated in bastok, and it won't let me get it in sandy. Makes me very mad, but I guess I'm stuck with bastok. How in the world did you activate all three?
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# Jun 08 2004 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't believe you can get all three at the same time. If you activate one, the other two guys that activate the other two will say something like, "DO you have a minute? oh you're busy, nevermind then". I know that these are the correct people and they say this when you already have one activated in another city. Just FYI
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RE: lost
# Jun 07 2004 at 10:28 PM Rating: Decent
There is a different contact in each city to activate this quest.They hang out in taverns... apparently eco-hippies are also drunks...
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why no info.?
# Apr 24 2004 at 3:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Why is thier no information on the puddings? I have looked everywhere and found no info. If someone has the stats on these things could they please inform me. Oh yeah and if anyone on the fenrir server is interested in doing this in about 3 weeks I will be forming an alliance. Give a /t to Galacia. ^^
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RE: why no info.?
# Apr 24 2004 at 3:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Also looking for maps of gusgen mines. preferably detailed maps. ^^
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RE: why no info.?
# Jun 08 2004 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
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get a map for Gusgen Mines by doing the quest "Foreman's Best Friend" in Port Bastok. The reward is a map, and all you need is a dog collar.
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The Three Rules
# Mar 16 2004 at 4:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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Okay, so here are the THREE RULES for doing the Bastok Eco-Warrior quest. There are some rules that go without saying like make SURE that EVERYONE has (and can) accepted the quest before even leaving town, have everyone get "slimed" at the same time so it's not wearing off the early arrivers right before you start the fight, have a high-level friend or two come along to be a "plow" and clear the surrounding areas of mobs before you bring your alliance through. But above and beyond all else, the THREE RULES must be obeyed or EVERYONE DIES :)

Rule #1: EVERYONE STAY TOGETHER

Gusgen is roughly shaped like a square, and where you need to get to is almost directly opposite the Gusgen entrance on the "square," so you can either go right or left to get there. Decide BEFORE YOU EVEN GO IN THE MINES who EVERYONE is going to follow, and then FOLLOW THEM. No wandering ahead, no falling behind, NO EXPLORING. If you want to get yourself killed wandering aimlessly through the tunnels, do it on your own time. Stay together or EVERYONE WILL DIE.

Rule #2: Mages - STAY THE HECK BACK

This means you, Casty McGee! Once you're at the room where you need to fight, have the melees gather near the ??? and the mages and casters stay back around the exit from the room, just within casting range. The slimes have a NASTY AOE attack that WILL take down a level 20 Tarutaru mage in one hit, and the other casters that manage to survive will be so busy healing themselves that the melees will die in the meantime, and then the mages will quickly follow. And make sure the BLMs don't get so spammy with their nukes that they draw aggro. Have the casters STAY BACK or EVERYONE WILL DIE.

And finally, the most important rule...

RULE #3: DO NOT TOUCH THE ???

Do not activate the ??? Do not highlight the ??? Do not even look directly at the ??? All it takes is one misplaced click to spell CERTAIN DOOM. So you're all gathering, plotting strategy, waiting for one of your WHMs to get Raised by someone who had to go all the way back to the entrance to get de-slimed because someone didn't obey the previous Three Rules and got ganked by a train of Banshees, and you think to yourself "hey, what's this? What if I just target it for a second..." and then BAM, all of the sudden half the alliance is dead before the other half even realize that the fight started. Have everyone gather, get into position, work out who is going to stand where and which slime is going to be attacked first and which one the mages are going to try to Sleep and have EVERYONE confirm at LEAST twice that they're absolutely SURE that they're ready, and then and ONLY then should you have ONE PRE-DESIGNATED PERSON trigger the ??? - prefferably a Theif with Perfect Dodge on. If someone accidentally even breathes hard NEAR the ??? before it's time, EVERYONE WILL DIE.

The real killer with the slimes are their AOE attack. If you're lucky, they won't even get a chance to do it once. If you're not lucky, each one will do it twice within the first minute of battle and then I don't know if anything will save you. The first time I tried the Bastok Eco-Warrior nobody obeyed the three rules and we were all slaughtered not once but three times consecutively before giving up. The second time I was in a group that followed the Three Rules and it was a total cakewalk. Good luck :)
One More thing
# Mar 15 2004 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I did this quest with 18 people. 10 were dead in the end, but we got the Puddings.

I was a RDM, so I started by throwing a couple de-buffs, a nuke, then went full healing cause everyone was so low. By this time 1/3 of the people were dead and the first party finished its Pudding (lol).

We all turned on the second and, as I sent a Cure II to one of our tanks, I saw 4 more people take a dirt nap. We finished the second pudding, but almost everyone was in the red.

I went back and looked at my log and noticed that the Puddings have an AE spell that did 120-140 across the board. Luckily, the first one died too quickly to use it twice.

My advice: load up on BLM and everyone hit it as hard as possible in the beggining to avoid those AE spells.
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