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#1 Jul 12 2004 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
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I hit 55 recently, and while I wait on some friends to catch up for Genkai 2, I've decided to do some farming and set aside some gil for the future. I'm just looking for ideas to farm effectively since the places I'm going to are starting to get either old or overcamped. Here's a list of some of the ones I've been using, feel free to add your own.

Sarutabaruta- crawler silk, beehive chips (lvl 15+)
Tahrongi Canyon- wind clusters during wind weather, crawler silk, beehive chips (lvl 35+)
La Theine Plateau- wind clusters, ram skins/horns (lvl 35+)
Valkurm dunes- lizards for lizard skins (lvl 30+)
Jugner Forrest- Tiger hides, mistletoe/puffbals from trees, beastcoins (lvl 40+)
Rolanberry- gobbues for treecuttings and moss, crawler silk, beehive chips, goblins for various chain pieces (lvl 50+)
Passhow marshes- marlboro vines and dodge headbands, gobbue moss and treecuttings, crawler silk (lvl 40+)

These are some of my favorite spots, and on a decent day I usually average 15-20k/hr, sometimes close to 30k/hr if my buddy with high leathercraft synths ram and tiger leather with me. If anyone has any other suggestions or favorite spots you don't mind sharing, please let me know, because I'm looking for some new stomping grounds.
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#2 Jul 12 2004 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
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you covered most of the areas i farm in but you left out tiger fangs in jugner. also yughott grotto isnt that bad with th and gilfinder i can usually clean the whole place out, make about1k gil and get some 500-1k drops in about 20 mins and being so close to sandy its a quick run back to drop stuff. This isnt a huge money maker but i manage to survive very well this way and only have to do a bcnm about once a month or so to get the money for the really higher priced stuff i have to buy, but this covers my arrow costs easily, also in Palboro mines i kill all the amethyst quads none others cause they drop quadav backplates and they go for 1k each on my server, i can load up with about 30 of them in an hour or so.
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#3 Jul 13 2004 at 3:19 AM Rating: Decent
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also my friend who is also a rng says he likes beaducien glacier (or however you spell it) because the drop of the fangs is almost always 1-2 per tiger but he has to avoid alot of mobs because he is like lvl 51 or 52.
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Heh u said about what mostly I do sometimes I like to go camp some Stroper Chymes with a friend..only if I have like a billion hours to waste...
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#5 Jul 13 2004 at 6:32 AM Rating: Decent
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does the lizzy on dunes give you a great number of its skin?

how long you farm for 7 stacks of skin?

i suspended my rng for more than 3 weeks now just for making money, i'm bored to death logging on ghelsba, especially with those stealing the points around
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Edited, Tue Jul 13 12:01:53 2004 by Aryden
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#7 Jul 13 2004 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
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yeah unfortunately Ghelsba gets to be a pain in the tail for logging, but jugner is even worse, not that people are stealing logging points, but just finding the dam things.
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#8 Jul 13 2004 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Only on the Ranger forum do we share farming locations. Shhh, don't tell anyone.
King Ranpierres Tomb is great for 25+. I just equip boomerang on my 30/15 War/thf and make circles in the first underground section and 2nd above ground section. I can 1 hit or 2 hit just about everything and in a couple hours can come out of there with a traveller's mantle 30k, maybe 8 stacks of batwings 16k, 4 stacks of batfangs 4k, 3 stacks of wild onions 15k, gil drops and misc. stuff (cottoncloth and thread) maybe another 10k. Also if 30+ you can hit the 2nd underground section and farm bonechips, batwings, and camp for martial slacks 24k, and valor earing 8k.
I have only farmed Junger and the Tomb, but have made enough to buy hairpin, leaping boots, 1 hawker(working on 2nd currently), lots of shishie(sp?) arrows and food for 33+ levels of Ranger.
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#9 Jul 13 2004 at 1:57 PM Rating: Default
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Keep this up and you guys / gals will have no place to farm ^^)b real smart thing to do share your money pot with others /sigh

Edited, Tue Jul 13 14:57:42 2004 by BodomNight
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I find farming without TH a total waste of time.

Pre 30 I duoed with a friend: Him WAR/THF, me THF/WHM. He tanked and I provided TH and some light healing. We farmed in Tahronghi Canyon. We killed any and everything there except the elementals. Dhamels and bees were good (skins, femurs, chips) and we also stole cotton from Mandy's. We tossed mostly everything else.

At 30 I farmed the same way, but solo as WAR/THF. During this time I focussed on making enough money to lvl RNG and do Gobbybags 3 and 4.

Once RNG hit 30, it changed to RNG/THF and I found my new home...Konchat Highlands. Its all about the rams here. Each ram is worth between 2k-4k. In the downtime between spawns, I would farm sheepskin and synth it into wool and bee chips. The only problem here is competition. If you have others doing the same, just hope they don't have Flee. If they do, pick a small region and claim it as your own. Between 30-49 if the competition were fierce, I would leave. No need to get stressed out farming (thats what leveling is for :P). Since 50 and the addition of Flee, I can hold my own against most other farmers. Elementals here are also tasty targets. Pick them up on scan between ram spawns. With 50 inventory slots, my average haul is 25K-30K. Total time, including travel, is 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on competition. One additional benefit is Stray Mary. Although she is stingy with her horn (I'm 2 for 20), killing her is a guranteed 5k from her milk.

I've tried other areas like Pashow, Jugner, and Battalia but they are too slow for me. Kills take a while longer and I'm not a fan of getting smacked around while farming. Plus I haven't found the drops to be that great.

To me farming is about making consitent gil every minute I'm out there, not hoping on a NM spawn or a lucky drop.
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#11 Jul 13 2004 at 3:25 PM Rating: Good
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Keep this up and you guys / gals will have no place to farm ^^)b real smart thing to do share your money pot with others /sigh


Yeah, I used to feel this way too. I remeber reading threads about farming spots and thinking that people were crazy for sharing their spots.

Since then, I have come to realize a few things:
1. People already know about most of these spots. The game has been out for a long time. There are very few secrets.
2. There are lots of ways to make money and things you do at lvl 30 don't provide the money you need at lvl 50. Your farming spots will usually change over time.
3. The Ranger board is one of the best forums. I feel a certain camaradiere here. I would'nt post this on the general forums. Plus, most of my advice is specific to those with RNG mains or subs. Sure other people can read this, but most never will.

And yes I do share my "money pot" with friends. I give money to friends if they have a need. Most pay me back. I lend gear to friends and its always returned. I buy items for friends that really want/need them. Why? It makes me feel good.

In the end this game is about more than leveling and having great equipment. Being high level and having uber equipment is pretty empty if you haven't made some friends, helped people out along the way and had a ton of fun.

Sorry for the semi-rant. I understand how you feel and used to feel the same way. I just have a different way of looking at it now. Share info (farming/leveling spots, etc) or keep it to yourself...your choice.
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#12 Jul 14 2004 at 8:50 AM Rating: Default
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Per your # 1, 2, and 3

#1) No, not all people know the spots hence the tons of "OMG where can I farm where!?!?" threads and also the need for this thread would be eliminated if everyone knew =).

#2) I've been farming the same thing since lvl 28 and I'm now 67 until recently due to overcapacity.

#3) This may be the the RNG forum but anyone can access it =)
and alot of non RNGs do so it is "kinda" general.

I also give money away for gear to my pals alot not paid back through the fact they have no idea how to farm which is fine some ppl don't have the time. But still not a good thing to do in giving away farming spots yea most ppl that are into the game a good bit know the main places but also alot dont. Alot of ppl that play this game are so **** lazy and look for stuff to be handed to them (this thread does just that =). Also i meant money pot as in the gil YOU MAKE farming. As for the last part in your comment "in the end..." WTF does that have to do with what i said =/ ?

Anyways post like this have driven me from ??? to ??? because of so many people that feel the need to share where they farm and it's quiet retarted to **** up your on income imo at least~

/goodbye

Edited, Wed Jul 14 09:50:34 2004 by BodomNight

Edited, Wed Jul 14 10:20:39 2004 by BodomNight
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#13 Jul 14 2004 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
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i must admit. i'm not a RNG...yet. i do read the RNG forums religiously every day, to keep up on recent stuff. now, you can't honestly say that you've never taken any advice from other players. that you've never read any sort of strategy guide. that you've found EVERYTHING out about this game on your own. it's really not very possible. these are "forums" - a place for people to share experiences and make friends. i don't think that there is anything wrong with sharing some farming locations, or hints, or advice about the game. it's just that: a game. do i want to be the best RNG ever? sure. will it happen? maybe. do i need help from other who've been there? yes. so do you. so does everyone else. dontcha think?
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#14 Jul 14 2004 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
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God forbid that anyone else knows how to make money in this game, so they can be well-equipped and contribute more to a party. Sorry, but I find your mentality selfish and ignorant. Notice how many good places there are to farm. All you have to do, is do a quick search on a few different regions, to get a general idea for how many people there are in each area and from there its pretty easy to tell who's exping and the higher levels who might be farming, or those /anon. That is what I do, then go somewhere that has fewer people and go nuts. Think about it, how many people that read this thread are 1)from your server, 2)clueless about these farming locations, 3)going to go try these locations now that they've read about them and 4)farming when you are, where you are. Honestly, I doubt you'd find any direct competition due to this thread, and are just complaining because some of your "secrets" are out. Let it go, and don't be so greedy.
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#15 Jul 14 2004 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't want to "pile on" here. I think Bodom makes some valid points and he's certainly entitled to his opinion. That being said, should we condemn all those who:

Write crafting guides. Surely they are making it easier for people to craft, thus driving up prices of materials and lowering prices of crafted goods. Aren't they hurting our ability to make make money?

Post on good, out of the way place to level. Surely they are hurting my ability to level by causing overcrowding in these spots.

Post equipment recommendations. If they hadn't brought this equipment to everyone's attention, I would have been able to get it for a much lower price.

Pfft. Of course not. Thats the sole purpose of these boards, to create a community of players. Players that can share advice, tips, tactics and yes...complain about others. This is the type of information that belongs on these boards.
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Flame me all you want I have a million ways to make gil but when your cash flow starts getting crimp I'll be snikering to myself. As for calling me ignorant selfish etc.. etc.. I give more gil out than gil you have prolly ever seen if you had saved every penny since day 1 of playing this game =) However I do like my income to remain steady is that selfish ? fak no. Is that make me ignorant? **** no (actually smarter than you for I'm not killing my locations^^) I simply made a suggestion and you guys go retarted on me and I posted what I did in your best intrest, may take some time to see but I'm right and you will see. People posting killed gardening matter of fact made it not even worth doing. For the record I dont mind helping people out and many ppl that know me will tell you I'm a nice guy willing to do whatever for a friend nearly but my income effects my EXP, Gear, and fun. Take what I say how you will, call me names like a 3rd grader I don't mind but realize when your cash drops bc there is 50 people farming most locations you farm bc of this very post you will see who the idiot is ^^)

~Outta here for good~

BTW i use guides to lvl crafting and other things but things like this should be left alone just my opinion but this hurts as many if not more ppl than it helps~

take care~

Edited, Wed Jul 14 12:35:06 2004 by BodomNight
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I gave my exact strategy for my prime farming spot and I am glad. I hope somebody uses it and thinks to themselves "Foofighter Rocks! He was right." I am not on during prime hours and my location can support many farmers at once. Everything I learn in this game I will share. It is a game and is for pure enjoyment to me - not a race or competition to be the best. If my farming spot gets overcrowded then I will enjoy the challenge of finding a new spot and making more gil/hour. Also, while I am farming I have helped many low levels get quests done in the same area and given items that I am tossing- thus not even farming sometimes. I find that more rewarding than hordeing my millions.
So ask yourself this - What is more rewarding making 30k per hour or having a level 15 Redmage tell you and all his friends that you are the greatest?
Personally I would take the "celebrity status" over the cash.
Just my humble opinion.
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BodomNight, did you bump your F***ing head? Get over yourself, we are mostly all on different servers, and if the place becomes crowded where i farm, i leave and do 1 of the 5 million other things that i need to do and come back later. Jeese, have you never heard the saying, “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”—Author unknown ??

if you havent heard it before, you have now. I had to have another ranger help me when i was coming up in levels, if he hadnt i would have been screwed, but you know what, i help all the other rangers i can, why? there are very few of us, less thean most jobs in-told. we are a quasi "brotherhood" of people who have a similar goal and share some sort of like mindedness, so i have absolutely no issue what so ever with sharing my farming locations. It doesnt matter who out there reads this stuff cause you, me and the rest of the ranger community here all know that no other job can farm/hunt like a ranger.

and btw the word is RETARDED, learn to spell and get off everyone else's asses

Edited, Wed Jul 14 12:54:57 2004 by Aryden
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I laugh at anyone who feels "threatened" by this discussion.

If you thought you were the only one making gil like this or maybe Ram's are something new, I laugh once again. Maybe you thought Pashow was a secret zone where nobody noticed the Goobue's or Crawler's?

If you ask me - this is general information, so if you feel like someone's cramping your style by posting this, well, you really weren't onto anything any more special than the rest of us in the first place.

To those who benefit from this stuff, more power to you of course.
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KK look aryden fakin **** first of all I'm not stuck on myself second of all (/sigh so much god **** drama on this site bc you folks can't read, comprehend, then write)I WROTE THIS AS A WARNING to the posters I could care less what the **** they post just a warning. You don't like my warning then wtf don't say **** about it. As for helping ppl mak it in the ranks i have fully paid for 2 other rngs other than myself to make it to a good farming lvl imo 30 paid for EVERYTHING. I have helped numorous people asking for gil etc.. via shout and persoanlly it **** pisses me off when asshats like you have no idea wtf im saying and post up. GO BACK TO SCHOOL, AND TAKE READING COMPREHENSION CLASSES while i **** take my spelling classes =O
will say this one more time I posted as warning to ppl putting this up what can/will happen you ppl needa learn how to cary on a convo or opinional matter without making it a **** flame bout. Bah i shudda just left this all alone no sense in warning ppl what they might be doing to themselves or in general warning them if all you get is a flame war.

So you sir Aryden step off da box you just got served~

and foofighter I've prolly helped more ppl that you can imagine so get off my back f00.


good day~


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my comprehension is just fine or are you now trying to pull a Kerry? Guy, you should just chill. we all read what you wrote and it was pretty self explantory, not much "reading into it".
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actually i really want to lvl my rng now,

but since i promised myself to get 4 million or so before starting it again... it's kinda really hard to betray myself

so.. i have question

is higher lvl rng has higher efficiency (read better gil/time) when farming?
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Anyway, Aside from the ludicrous rap-slang, l33t speak, flaming going on here, i think a lot of helpful information is being shared. None of it is really new, so why not? By the time somone who doesnt know about this stuff is able to use it, chances are you will have moved on to somethin else anyway.
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#24 Jul 15 2004 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Bodom is right. I wouldn't give away my prime locations, even though they're not hard to find. I'm trying to support a job that uses 25k/hour when xp-ing...So why lose my 25k/hour farming? 1-1 ratio is doable; if I can't farm over 10k/hour due to continual overcrowdedness I'd have to pick up DRK or so ;/
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Thijs wrote:
Bodom is right. I wouldn't give away my prime locations, even though they're not hard to find. I'm trying to support a job that uses 25k/hour when xp-ing...So why lose my 25k/hour farming? 1-1 ratio is doable; if I can't farm over 10k/hour due to continual overcrowdedness I'd have to pick up DRK or so ;/
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DRK...that's blasphemy. :P
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#27 Jul 15 2004 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
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i live in atlanta and we have them here too
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I am known for having really good equips and a small group of aspiring RNGs with continually follow my camping grounds seeing what I am doing and how I make my gil. Every camping spot I go to I have figured out on my own with no guides or help. So now I have to lie when they ask me what I am doing and I say I am helping someone with AF or some weird quest so they wont come out and over camp my spots. I have 12 spots now that I rotate between whenever one becomes over populated or less profitable for whatever reason. I could be a jerk when they come to farm/camp with me and tell them to go away but I don't. I just wave and work twice as hard to make a buck. I suggest you don't share your camping areas unless you are done with them or don't mind slowing your income down.
Classic example was I used to hunt bomb king, Dio and Gog and get gobs, bees and crawlers while I waited for respwan. I made great gil doing this and then I told a few people what I was doing and next thing I know there are 12 people doing all the dam time and a great money maker is gone. Some were respectful and left when I came by but most were not.
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well my primary farming spot is the AH and the guilds. Cause crafting makes most of my money.

But as far as mob farming ^^;....

bees
pigmayois
elementals
goobbues
crawlers
leeches
rams
sheep (if i have wind crystals to synth the skins)


not that hard to figure out where those are in abundance of and at your particular level.

keep fighting the good fight. Rangers lead the way.
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#30 Jul 15 2004 at 9:16 AM Rating: Decent
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BodomNight wrote:
Is that make me ignorant?


LOL!

BodomNight wrote:
BTW i use guides to lvl crafting and other things but things like this should be left alone just my opinion but this hurts as many if not more ppl than it helps~


Imagine if no one had crafting guides. People would be able to make really good money if they learned a recipe that no one knew. But, by sharing the information, prices of crafted items are lower than they would be if recipes were hard to come buy.

How is using a guide for recipes any different from giving out farming tips?
#31 Jul 15 2004 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Ha...you all talk about farming. You know how i make myt gil. Teleport quest...brown belt quest..etc. The quest are far more rewarding than farming. Most of these require a lot fame and such, but they are very rewarding. I also sometimes help out newbies get adv job quest for like 5k a run. Really adds uo when each run only takes 15 minutes.
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hehe, i cant wait to become a higher level. That way i can be a mercenary of sorts to help people with rank 4,5,6 and lots of other quests and such. I figure that would be a fun way to make some money and have a cool unnoffical job title of "Mercenary"
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#33 Jul 15 2004 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
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BodomNight,
Relax, I was not on your back. I gave my opinion as to why I don't mind giving advice and help out. I didn't mention your name or make any reference to any of your posts. This is just a GAME! To get offended and have a post ripping others because of a different opinion - whoa - maybe you need to get away from the game and go to the gym or take a walk. Anyway, another good farming locale I like is Ghelsba Outpost. I like to just run through and 1 hit orcs with my boomerang - obviously have to have thief subbed for gilfinder. Plenty of orcs all over and you can check on the orcish wallbreacher for the lantern shield drop every 10 minutes or so. This one is more fun because I just have this warm feeling inside when I get to kill orcs.
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BTW I live in indiana, so its a requirement to listen to them in the moring.


Technically its Pat goodwin. but yes it is from the bob and tom show and I do live in indiana as well. Your prize is a fabulously night out with.....

Yourself!

All expenses paid by y o u.

Have a good time and enjoy. ;p

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#35 Jul 16 2004 at 2:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Hi! First-time poster in Ranger thread... I'm a thf who's thinking of going the Ranger route and this thread caught my eye, especially the flame war that started.

Now on the thief forum, there is an unspoken rule... never reveal your farming spots.

It is a stupid rule.

As many people have pointed out already, most of this stuff is commond knowledge to anyone who has played up to about lvl 30 and visits sites like this. The people asking the questions generally haven't been playing that long or don't visit this site (or others like it) very often.

The idea that telling people where you farm is going to suddenly plunge the economy into doom is hilariously stupid. First consider how many servers there are in the game. Okay, do you really think everyone from the server is going to read these posts? Second consider how many people are on your server. What are the chances that they're all gonna log in at the same time to farm the same exact things you are? None, because the servers wouldn't handle every person logged in at the same time. Now think about the disparity in levels... some things can't be farmed until you reach 30, 40, 50 etc. Is it really likely that everybody on your server has a character at that level AND that they're going to read posts like this AND suddenly jump to your favorite farming spot at the same time you go? Forget leveling, let's go farm! Because farming is so much more fun, right?

I applaud you guys for trying to help out other players who need gil. Making money in this game isn't easy... it's not difficult either, it just takes some common knowledge. In the spirit of Ranger and Thief comraderie I'll share my little secret (omg, I'm never going to make money again). I'd suggest being in the mid to upper 20s to do this, definitely have thf subbed.

I farm Giddeus for gil. Why? Well, here is what I bring:
2 stacks of wind crystals
2 stacks of earth crystals
12 sickles (really only need like 2 or 3 but what the heck)
Harvest gear

So your farming begins on the way to Giddeus through West Saru. That's right, you get to farm ON YOUR WAY to your farming spot. Neat eh? There are plenty of bees to grab chips off of (3k stacks), and plenty of Mandy's to steal Saruta Cotton from (4.5k stacks). If you're really lucky you might even get a silk drop from a crawler. Plus there are harvest points along the way where you can harvest...more saruta cotton and maybe some flax as well.

So now you're in Giddeus. Continue to kill bees for chips and honey (1k stack). Also, of course, kill yags. Yags drop necklaces. 1 wind crystal + 1 yag necklace = 3 grass threads.
Then 3 grass threads + 1 earth crystal = 1 grass cloth. These are super low level synths (the cloth caps at Clothcraft 4) that you can do easily in the field. Grass cloth sells for about 4.5k a stack, which is why you brought enough crystals to make at least 2 stacks (barring a failed synth). While you're killing the lower tier yags, by the way, you can steal beastcoins... 1k a stack.

But it gets even better... there are plenty of harvest points in Giddeus, so while you're waiting for a respawn may as well grab some more saruta cotton or flax (I drop everything else I get because it's usually worthless). If you get bored of doing this, start stealing from the harder yags and get silver beastcoins (4.5-5k a stack). There are even some NMs around that drop items (just be careful, some of the items are rare/ex so you don't want to bother killing those NM yags).

After a single farming trip of a few hours you should have:
2 stacks of beehive chips: 6k
1 stack beastcoins: 1k
1/2 stack silver beastcoins: 2.5k (you can get a full stack if you spend longer farming)
2 stacks grass cloth: 9k
maybe 1 stack honey: 1k
1 stack saruta cotton: 4.5k
Total gil earned from trip: 24k

It's not a huge sum, but do it for a couple of days and you'll make decent cash. Get the clothcraft up and you can start turning the flax into linen which is an even bigger money maker. Have fun!
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