Black Belt ~ 2/1/2012
Thanks to the effort of great friends and a rockin' linkshell, finally got that sucker knocked out. >< Always wanted to make a post on this thread, and almost eight years later, I finally get to!
Wyrm Beard - 1/2! Got that on Caitsith, way back when... in 2008, I think? Shelled out 198 KS to Peroperopero and crew of Samsara, and it dropped!
Adamantoise Egg - 1/1 (omg) Got it on a your-orb-your-drops linkshell KS99 run at Turtle, nearly crapped myself. Was my last item, got it on 2/1/12, with my last KS99 orb. x_x
So, with luck like that, what was the holdup?
...1/27 Behemoth Tongue, obtained in December 2011. >< After several linkshell KS99s back on Caitsith in Ascended, I couldn't get it. Paid out several KS99 orbs to other LSs, couldn't get it. Came back to game, levelled to 99, teamed up, couldn't get it. Finally joined a level 99 BST who thought he could trade me the R/X tongue itself for cash, since he just got one to drop and didn't want. Convinced him to go back in and we did it twice more, he solo'd each one beautifully, and each one didn't drop.
**** hit the fan on the final pop, he died, pet died, it recovered HP. He said, 'it won't work, we're gonna lose.'
Was on MNK/WAR, told him to just re-attack it and get it back down. When we were five minutes from loss, I charged in and hundred fist'd it, beat the absolute crap out of it, ate the first Meteor, kept on punchin'. Died in a blaze of glory on the Final Meteor, reraised, opened the chest, and founded a Behemoth Tongue with eight seconds left on the BCNM timer. Was heart-pounding, to say the least!
But after nearly a decade, finally done, woot! Next stop, full Empyrean+2s and maybe Verethragna!