By the way is it just me or is heat weather just that darn rare? youd think a desert (altepa) would be in that state 50% of the time lol
Ahh yes hehe, I understand your frustration in the carbuncle ruby quest. I've found that weather patterns are just really erratic. A good way to go about this is to put a mule (if possible) by the weather forecasting npc and just log in/out randomly and check upcoming days and go from there while doing other stuff meanwhile (this is what I did when camping kreutzeuit .. and a few of the earth weather altepa NMs as well). Alternately sending /tells to someone in the zone and politely asking if they would check the npc for you is another way.
I've randomly seen fire weather in Meriphitaud Mountains when doing ballista, and in the Jungles when running to norg, and yes Valkurm Dunes too. There are a lot of options so relying on just one zone isn't necessary. You can have friends check a bunch of different npcs and see what they say. Either way, it's just a waiting game. Eventually you'll randomly zone into an area and the weather effect will be up. It's always funny when IT comes to YOU rather than visa versa (and that does happen).
Either way, good luck with your carby. The summoner job is a pretty fun one, I hope you enjoy it. Edited, Sep 10th 2009 12:39pm by Melphina
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