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#1 Feb 23 2006 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I've read a few different guides and each one of them tells me a different way to use the paintbrush. So I'm gonna ask here. When I use the paintbrush, do I have to examine every painting in the paintbrush room first? Or can I just go to the frame and click on it?

Afterwards, do I just stand there and wait for door to open?

and lastly will a 70-72 party get aggro in the paintbrush room?

Thanks in advance for the replies.
#2 Feb 23 2006 at 5:53 PM Rating: Good
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Examine the target frame.
Examine all the /other/ frames.
Re-examine the target frame.

You should get a message about the paintbrush starting to move on it's own. Do not hit the enter key. *

* amended: Don't hit enter and clear the prompt; it'll have a downward arrow, telling you that more text is coming. You must wait until the painting is done.


You can still talk in /p, /s, /l and the like while waiting. Just be sure to leave the paintbrush doing it's thing for at least 30 seconds. Give it one full minute to be sure.

After you've waited, hit enter. If you waited long enough, the paintbrush will have finished its work. The door opens at that point.



Can't remember if a lv70-72 team gets aggro there. 75 does not. If you would take aggro from the tonberries in the Manipulator room, you'll take aggro from the tonberries in the painting room.

Edited, Thu Feb 23 17:56:19 2006 by Wingchild
#3 Feb 23 2006 at 5:56 PM Rating: Good
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You don't have to examine the other frames. I never do. The only requirement for opening the door is that once it tells you that the painting is forming, you do not advance the cursor for a good 30 seconds. You can talk to the people around you (I always tell them I'm about to open the door), but you can't advance that cursor too soon or the effort will fail.
#4 Feb 23 2006 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Ya, you don't have to target any other painting other than the blank one. Then when it says something is happening, don't hit enter to continue for around 30 seconds. After around 30 seconds hit enter, and the door will open.
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#5 Feb 23 2006 at 6:02 PM Rating: Good
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First time i used paintbrush, i examined everything in room.

Now when i go in, i just go to the empty frame on east wall, get nice and close and examine it. So the answer is yes and no...once you've examined all the other frames, you don't have to do it again (or it may not have done anything the first time and just be a myth).

For opening the door, get up close and examine the frame on right. If you're close enough you'll get a message along the lines of "the paintbrush of souls begins to fill up the canvas". That's when you wait 30 seconds. And you'll get a message, either "you use the paintbrush of souls to project an image onto the canvas" or "you were unable to fill up the canvas". In the first case, the screen flashes white and the door opens, second case, you have to try again.

As for aggro, i've had the torama in the hallway right before the room aggro to a 70, and i think 71 or 72 is the absolute cut off for aggro in that part of the temple (not counting magic aggro from the manipulator or going through prelate key doors).

At 70, you may not get aggro, the tonberrys have to spawn as their highest possible level to get you, but as soon as that one does, all his little bug eyed friends are going to jump in.

The good news is, any party going to do ZM4 (using the sleep and pull one at a time method) should have no problem destroying 5 or 6 easy prey tonberries and a couple of tonberry elementals. Also the respawn on them is pretty long, so you'll get a few chances to attempt to open the door if you fail.


* all phrases given are paraphrased, but that's the general theme to them.

Edited, Thu Feb 23 18:07:05 2006 by Bigkillian
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#6 Feb 23 2006 at 6:16 PM Rating: Default
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The Paintbrush of Souls doesn't work!
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#7 Feb 23 2006 at 6:36 PM Rating: Good
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You have to be close to the correct picture frame, and you have to be squarely facing it (rather than, say, facing off along the wall towards the door that'll be opening), in order to get it to start painting in the first place.

Once you get the message that it's starting to paint (and it does the little thing in the lower right that indicates to press enter to continue the text, as in most checking and NPC conversations ...), *WAIT*. Look at your watch and let 30 seconds tick away after it gets to the point where you're able to press enter to continue. If you wanna be safe, wait 40 or 45.

Once the time's up, hit enter to confirm. The screen will flash. If you waited long enough, you'll get a message that you succeeded in projecting an image using the paintbrush or something. If you didn't, you get a message that you failed to do so (and can try again).

And you don't get *any* of that, just to reiterate, if you're not squarely facing the (correct) picture frame when you check it.
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#8 Feb 23 2006 at 6:36 PM Rating: Default
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omg SE nerfed the paintbrush

Edited, Thu Feb 23 21:26:47 2006 by krispykremee
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