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#52 Jul 04 2007 at 8:44 AM Rating: Default
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Obtained...2 years ago

Got my last item as a 52 Monk.
#53 Jul 05 2007 at 11:33 AM Rating: Good
65 posts
7/03/07 Black Belt obtained

tongue from a ksnm99 i was invited to help with
beard >.> don't ask
egg after going 0/27 on adamantoise over the course of about 5 months i was given an aspi egg

Thank you Asci mid and WSz
#54 Jul 10 2007 at 3:18 PM Rating: Good
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12/25/06, my best x'mas gift ever ....
1/1 beard/faf
1/1 tongue/ks99 - got bread/tongue within a month and thought egg was easiest atm
1/22 adam - thx to many ppl that helped me, impossible to complete this task without them, cuz that turtle is cursed.
#55 Jul 11 2007 at 8:46 AM Rating: Good
944 posts

11 July 2007, over 18 months after getting MNK75....

Adamantoise drop @ 16:39!

Got to say I feel extremely lucky, seems like a good month for NQ egg drops on Rag, 2 dropped already this week...

Name: INX
Server: Ragnarok {Sandy Rnk 10}
MNK 75\NIN 75\WAR 37\RNG 34 blah, blah, blah
AF: Complete \ Maat Mashed 13/07/05 \{Zilart Complete}{Cop Complete}{ToAU Complete}
#56 Jul 21 2007 at 6:15 AM Rating: Good
851 posts
Black Belt Obtained: July 21st, 2007
Beard: Nidhogg
Egg: Aspidochelone
Tongue: King Behemoth

then 5 days after Tongue
Vine: Morbolger

sad, but **** yeah!
Acturus wrote:
MNK is the only job class that SE got right.
#57 Jul 27 2007 at 12:44 AM Rating: Good
366 posts
Black Belt O , July 27, 2007
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#58 Aug 12 2007 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
Black Belt obtained, 08/12/2007.

Tongue: King Behemoth.
Egg: Aspidachelone.
Beard: Early Bird.

It feels like everyone has it though...it's like, what's the big deal?

#59 Aug 12 2007 at 2:55 PM Rating: Good
944 posts
Zvi: it's easier than it once was, but its still one of the hardest to acquire quested items in the game. Off the top of my head I cant think of anything that comes close in terms of overall difficulty.

Why is it easier? The clue is where 9/10 people posting here say where they got their beards from. When SE moved all those HNM drops to the KS99 series they did all Monks a huge favour. Firstly they made these previously rarely used avenues for BB items vastly more popular than they once were, and secondly they even slightly buffed up the droprate on BB items.

I think very few people realised at the time what a massive difference those changes were going to make (especially the droprate changes which were unannounced), but its certainly showing now.

So. long-time Brown Belt holders, do not forget: THERE IS HOPE.

Edited, Aug 12th 2007 6:56pm by HumbleMNK
Name: INX
Server: Ragnarok {Sandy Rnk 10}
MNK 75\NIN 75\WAR 37\RNG 34 blah, blah, blah
AF: Complete \ Maat Mashed 13/07/05 \{Zilart Complete}{Cop Complete}{ToAU Complete}
#60 Aug 12 2007 at 4:08 PM Rating: Decent
50,229 posts
Got my last item as a 52 Monk.
37MNK for me, haha.

Still 37MNK. =\
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#61 Aug 14 2007 at 11:27 AM Rating: Good
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Sorry.. long-time lurker here, I rarely post..

As of last night (early this morning, actually), I can finally join the Black Belt club. I was able to claim Nidhogg, get the kill-shot, and tie my record Chi Blast damage. It was a very good night for me, it feels like I've been waiting forever to get that belt.

Thanks to everyone in Oceans LS on Phoenix that went to a late camp in DA after a late Proto-Omega run! You guys are the best. ^^
Civin: Hume San'dorian of Phoenix

MNK75.. everything else is just a subjob!

Black Belt: [O]... Finally August 14th, 2007
Faith Torque:[O] <3 299 H2H~

Old-school Monk from before the fad days...

CHI BLAAAST! sorry.. taken with a cell (lolPS2 limitations)
#62 Aug 20 2007 at 6:38 PM Rating: Good
502 posts
Got mine today on 20-August-2007!!!

Tested it out and it ****** ROCK UR SOCKS~

I would like to Thank PrimalDomain Ls on Siren for all Items!

WB:1/3 (nighogg)
BT:1/7 (KS99)
AE:1/4 (Adaman! Also i missed 2 Aspid Drops)

GL with everyone getting theres
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#63 Aug 27 2007 at 10:52 AM Rating: Good
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Black Belt, obtained 8/25/07. Woot!
Phoenix Server
Rank 10 San d'Orian

Black Belt: Obtained 8/25/07
Maat's Cap: Obtained 7/3/09
#64 Aug 28 2007 at 12:28 PM Rating: Good
157 posts
Got my black belt in Dec, 2005.

Joined an HNMLS and got all the items in a week.
#65 Mar 08 2008 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
577 posts
4 years later, i finally got my Black Belt.
Got Egg on my 13th kill of Adamantoise.
Bought Tongue for 500K off an RMT shell.
Bought Beard this morning off an HNM shell for 3 mil.
Only part of a social shell myself so it can be done without selling your soul. Just thought i'd share my achievement with the Monk Community. Once you get the first one, i found it's much easier to motivate yourself to get the last two. I didn't get the first one until a couple months ago and proceeded to get the rest inside 2 months. ^^

*bump* forgot we had one of these!
MNK - 75, DRK - 75, NIN - 75, SAM - 75, RNG - 75, COR - 75

MNK fully meritted.
Total Merits = 554

True Love = Monk
#66 Mar 08 2008 at 8:02 PM Rating: Good
3,564 posts
Black Belt finished 3/8/2008

Each of the pieces came from the respective King and it took about two months to collect them all. It helps being one of the only MNK's in the LS without the completed Belt.
FFXI (Retired)
Naiya | Mithra | Windurst | Rank 10 | 1st Lieutenant | Ragnarok
WAR: 75 MNK: 75 SAM: 66
RotZ: O | CoP: O | ToAU: O | Apoch Nigh: O

Naiyah | B.Elf | 85 Rogue | Stormscale
Doubleday | B.Elf | 85 Paladin | Stormscale

#67 Mar 10 2008 at 7:45 AM Rating: Good
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I got my blackbelt in august 2005.

Egg was from NQ turtle.

Tongue from KS99

Beard was $#%@.

Bought beard from an LS where every BLM or BRD had all 3 items, even though their MNKs were level 20 or less.

I was not in an HNMLS at the time, just a Sky/Dynamis LS. This made the beard a VERY difficult item to get.

Cerberus, summer of 2005... Home of maury and FFXIapp in the early days. 2005 was the dirtiest year in FFXI history, with bots and MPK at an all time high, and GMs at their slowest/laziest. People would position hack right in front of a GM, and the GM would just go "Meh... it was probably just lag".
#68 Mar 10 2008 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
77 posts
Black Belt 7.3.08.
All from Kings
Shame its going to sit in my MH with Faith Torque, Togi, Destroyers etc... Wish MNK got more love.
#69 Mar 10 2008 at 10:12 AM Rating: Good
Black Belt obtained 02/24/2008

Wyrm Beard/KS99
Behemoth Tongue/Behemoth
Adamantoise Egg/Aspidochelone

was 2/3 for over a year. Still need faith torque and full usukane
#70 Mar 12 2008 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
March 1 2008! Black Belt

December 22, 2007: Behemoth Tonque - KS99
December 23, 2007: Adamantoise Egg - Adamantoise
March 1, 2008: Wyrm Beard - Fafnir

Thank you Censura!
#71 Mar 17 2008 at 11:40 PM Rating: Good
800 posts
I just got my tongue, making me 3/3.

Beard - 2006
Egg - 2007
Tongue - 2008

Do I still get to join the club even though my mnk isn't 71 yet? /hides. It's really close!
99 Fishing - Frog Fishing | Waders | Fishing Apron | Serpent Rumors
69 {88} Woodworking - Drawing Desk
86 {88} Smithing - Mastersmith Anvil
62 Goldsmithing
61 {88} Clothcraft - Gilt Tapestry
60 {88} Leathercraft - Golden Fleece
60 {88} Bonecraft - Filing | Bone Purification | Protective Spectacles | Drogaroga's Fang
60 {88} Alchemy - Trituration | Concoction | Emeralda
60 {88} Cooking - Cordon Bleu Set

WHM 75 | RDM 75 | BLM 75 | MNK 72 | WAR 72
#72 Mar 20 2008 at 1:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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tongue: KS99
egg: adamantoise (bought, after trio camping for months, losing ToD, then camping a week or so alone/duo wanting to buy from HNMls when it HQd; ended up getting from same HNMls off ada)
beard: nidhogg (bought, week of solo camping, usually staying up all night and negotiating prices with various HNMls leaders)


feels good to have gone out and got it, after spending a lonnnnnnnnnnnng time (4 years) wanting and a fair amount of time complaining.

if you want BB, and are willing to track ToDs on your own, stay up all night a few nights a week when ToD is weird, and make enough gil to buy from nidhogg/aspi/KB dominating ls, you can get it. it's a game of patience and temporary gil-hoarding (just the former if you're rich).

i would have loved to get beard from KS99 and solo/duo/trio ada, but my HNMls went through a rough patch that somehow has excluded wyrm KS99 from our vocabulary (if i get a speed belt from the orb that's sat in my MH for the last couple months, it will be quite ironic), and endlessly losing claim to large groups at ada is pretty disheartening.

anyway, :D


edit: funny (to me at least) history:
would you pay for black belt?
talking about the ease with which one can obtain BB before i had one, then bitterly downplaying BB's goodness. (in all seriousness though, well-merited, overall well-geared, knowledgeable MNKs blow common BB monks out of the water; believe me on this, i have some experience with it)

p.s. i'm bored and tired, so let me add an epeen note: in the pic above, that's not c.chain, bushinomimi, ochiudo's kote, but rather faith torque, hollow earring, and bandomusha kote:D. black belt puts me 1 step further toward my ridiculous goal of wearing nothing but r/ex gear. unfortunately, charger mantle is ****, fumas are a pain to camp (though usukane would be nice), and tiphia sting is better than smart grenade. meh.

Edited, Mar 20th 2008 6:16pm by milich
retired monk

i wish to be the red comet.
#73 Mar 20 2008 at 2:28 PM Rating: Good
317 posts
Congrats Pahn!!

Freysi wrote:
Do I still get to join the club even though my mnk isn't 71 yet? /hides. It's really close!

I hate you.....

Out of KSs spamming Double Draconian (0/5 on Destroyers), my LS doesn't do ground kings and I'm broke :(

Edited, Mar 20th 2008 6:28pm by TheMounty
#74 Mar 20 2008 at 3:00 PM Rating: Good
297 posts
Destroyers were probably the one thing I got before I was ready for them, but knowing I planned on leveling MNK (It sat at 66 for about a year while I gathered gear for it), I went to the KS30s looking for Destroyers.

With KS99s I haven't been so lucky, but I am currently seeking an HNMLS that does kings. It's just hard on Kujata with Demo's stranglehold on kings. The other shells that camped kings are actually just moving servers now because Demo is so hard to beat.

I will find a way to get this Black Belt!

By the way, grats Pahn.
Vanicant wrote:
So the Aerial Torpedoe's Self-Destruct isn't physical or magical damage, so what is it?

Mahoho wrote:
Emotional Damage.

#75 Mar 31 2008 at 6:34 AM Rating: Good
851 posts
Since people dont post here because they dont see the thread half the time, can this just get stickied?
Acturus wrote:
MNK is the only job class that SE got right.
#76 Mar 31 2008 at 9:20 AM Rating: Good
297 posts
Oh come on... like anyone reads the sticky...
Vanicant wrote:
So the Aerial Torpedoe's Self-Destruct isn't physical or magical damage, so what is it?

Mahoho wrote:
Emotional Damage.

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