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#152 Oct 23 2006 at 9:25 AM Rating: Good
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#153 Oct 23 2006 at 9:52 AM Rating: Good
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40-43; Garlaige Citadel
PETS TO CHARM: Wingrats (40-42), Siege Bats (40-43), Citadel Bats (46-48)
MOBS TO FIGHT: Fallen Evacuees (42-43), Puroburos (43-45), Clockwork Pods (44-45), Fallen Soldiers (47-49)
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40, Camp in G-8, first floor. Do not fight the Puroburos or Clockwork Pods.
41-43, Same camp and same pets, but now fight Puroburos, Pods and skeletons.


I am currently finishing up 42 here. Just like to add that with good timing and pops you can run a decent circle around GC and pick up some great EXP. Wingrats vs Wingrats in their rooms, (I avoided skeletons) EM vs T was very common at 40 & 41. Also Siege bats and beetles make great EXP between Wingrat respawns.

There are 5 rooms with pairs of Wingrats (non aggressive, link like crazy), if both bats are T, charm and release one outside of their room. Most rooms are in close proximity so work out a plan of attack, like room #1 then #2 then #4 then #3 to get the most from you chain. Repop time on dead bats is a long time so move to seiges (40-41) and beetles (41-42). You will be releasing Wingrats in their own room so no depop, let them recharge if ya want or re-charm and release outside of room.

Pets hold hate quite well even with /NIN. Also DC Wingrats can handle T siege bats they just need a biscuit and some support tanking from you. DC Sieges handle T beetles quite well, again may need a biscuit, etc. at 41 they were giving me ~300 EXP with Ring, no chain. I can guess I made ~5K in 1.5-2 hours, no downtime and didn't touch one skele or pot or bomb, bats might be the way to go if blood sabers, -ga spells, etc. are ticking you off.

A word of warning though, blood aggro: I barely hit yellow but it does happen, some rooms have openings to other rooms filled with skeletons, if you are in said room(s) be sure you fight as far from them as possible. The same goes for the doors facing the hallways, seige bats will aggro from outside if you are too close. I used Heel & Fight a lot while in here.
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#154 Oct 25 2006 at 10:10 AM Rating: Good
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47-49: Labyrinth of Onzozo
PETS TO CHARM: Labyrinth Leeches (45-48)
MOBS TO FIGHT: Goblins [Robber, Poacher, Reaper, Trader] (46-49), Cockatrice (50-53), Mushussu (51-57)
NOTES: Camp in first tunnel after Goblin room. Beware of Air Elemental (60-62) that frequently spawns in tunnel.
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by first tunnel, does this mean the entrance tunnel?

i've never been here before, i have a map up in front of me here at work on my comp.. is there an exact location i should be looking for like e-9, h-8 etc?

again i've never been here so goblin room is foreign to me..
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#155 Oct 25 2006 at 10:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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As soon as you zone into Loo you will come to a little room with 3 gobs (H-11). Immediately past these is the tunnel (H-10) that they are talking about. I leveled here using leeches Vs. Gobs from the first room and the big room (H-9) being careful of the Cockatrices. The Cockatrices are only difficult due to the ptrification move that they like to spam causing you to change pets frequently. These gobs also seemed to love to suiced for me all the time. Good luck.
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#156 Oct 25 2006 at 11:04 AM Rating: Good
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thanks i just matched up your info to the map, thats makes sense to me know...


i really wish there was a widescan on these online maps lol

and i really am starting to hate suicide gobs.. last night a few of them ruined my exp a little too often.. bomb tossing themselves for around 400 dmg to themselves

WTF?


anyway.. did you have a rough time here at lvl 47?
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#157 Oct 25 2006 at 11:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Not a bad time at all. In fact it is my 3 rd favorite xp spot thus far. Take the time to convert the leeches to EM or DC and you will be just fine. As for the gobs suiciding I stand like this:

Me >> Gob >> << Pet

I always stay unlocked and as soon as I see it readying bomb toss I take off running! I keep the camera looking at the gob and my finger on the Leave macro so if it drops to its feet BOOM pet is gone and I get full xp! I have never been hit by a gob bomb by doing this yet. Unless......I am off in la la land or the wife wants to talk to me. hehe
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#158 Oct 25 2006 at 11:53 AM Rating: Good
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thanks

bomb tosses are 50/50 with me. i do the same thing with the unlocked and ready to run like a thief

but sometimes in my desperation i'll get stuck in a bush or a mob will jump in front of me trying to sell me something and thats when i'll catch the bomb to my back..

i just need more gobbie practice, but those large bombs is what gets me, fight just started, so i think no biggie once he pops that bomb i'm running in to engage again, next thing you know its a huge bomb, takes himself out but not my pet..
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#159 Nov 01 2006 at 7:15 AM Rating: Good
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*Bump*

Why isn't this stickied?
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#160 Nov 01 2006 at 7:44 AM Rating: Good
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Why isn't this stickied?

Its in the A BST Compilation Sticky
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#161 Nov 01 2006 at 7:58 AM Rating: Good
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That's a pretty good reason.
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#162 Nov 10 2006 at 10:02 PM Rating: Good
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I love this guide, used it alot but it needs another update, most of the mobs listed are a bit too much for you to handle even at the levels the guide says you can xp on. orrr, they're way too weak to be wasting your time on.

Like Qufim for instance....

Qufim from 30-34? Nuh uh, not happening.

Everything in qufim from cons as dc to a lvl 30, even the giants. Banshees are 'tough' to a lvl 30 and are in no way worth the hassle. The only thing there worth exping on are the leeches which still con as tough to a lvl 31. But like the banshees are a waste of time trying to kill as they have ridiculous amounts of defense and hp, can heal themselves, and link like crazy.

Don't waste your time here, try carpenter's landing or something... Even battalia downs will yield better xp.



Edited, Nov 10th 2006 at 10:05pm PST by DarkDeviant
#163 Nov 20 2006 at 2:37 AM Rating: Good
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This thread is going to help me out amazingly!. but sometimes me and my friend like to duo but all the spots are either wayy to tough of wayyy to easy. does any1 know of any good duo spots for lvl 30-35?? much appreciated. thank you
#164 Nov 20 2006 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Qufim to 34 off the leeches next to Kraken / BST quest area NumNutz.
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#165 Nov 21 2006 at 12:11 AM Rating: Good
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thank you very much dark.
#166 Dec 20 2006 at 4:50 AM Rating: Good
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Another good camp for 20-23 in dunes would be the oasis.

charm DC-EM leaches and sic em on T leachers and gamblers

you probobly will have to ghetto leave your leachers as they are very strong

while waiting for gob respawns i killed DC-Ep snippers for water crystals so i could get some jugs from my cooking freind i used a fly pet
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#167 Dec 27 2006 at 4:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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Qufim to 34 off the leeches next to Kraken / BST quest area NumNutz.


/em waves to the BST who's been lvl 32 for 3 years.
#169 Jan 01 2007 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
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50-53; 55-59: Garlaige Citadel
PETS TO CHARM: Citadel Bats (46-48), Funnel Bats (51-55), Acid Grease (52-54), Chamber Beetles (56-58)
MOBS TO FIGHT: Explosures (52-53), Droma (52-54), Fallen Officers (52-55), Fetid Flesh (54-56), Chamber Beetles (56-58), Hellmines (59-62), Fallen Mages (59-62), Fallen Majors (59-62)
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50, Camp behind Banishing Gate #1, and camp in stairs near tunnels with bombs. Use Citadel Bats vs. Explosures. Bombs lose agro if you move upstairs. Use sneak.


The above camp is practically impossible to use now, it seems before the Dec. 2005 update, BSTs could simply move 2 Citadel Bats down to the areas where the Explosures spawn, and just use Charm/Fight/Leave over and over, without losing their precious pets. But, now it is very, very hard to kill those Explosures, because by the time you go upstairs to fetch a new pet bat, the Explosure will have already despawned, and the time you spent fighting it will be wasted.

If someone knows a way to use this camp effectively after the update, please feel free to explain how to correctly use it. All other guides don't include this camp anymore, probably because of the above mentioned problems. I did manage to get 600 xp down there, but it was slow and dangerous because i had to sneak past dozens of Funnel Bats, and a Fetid Flesh just to rech the Explosure, and immediately run back upstairs to get another bat before the first was dead.
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#170 Jan 05 2007 at 9:27 PM Rating: Good
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how long post. -_-!

Edited, Jan 6th 2007 12:30am by ymeaveaiotrylin
#171 Jan 06 2007 at 10:46 AM Rating: Good
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The above camp is practically impossible to use now, it seems before the Dec. 2005 update, BSTs could simply move 2 Citadel Bats down to the areas where the Explosures spawn, and just use Charm/Fight/Leave over and over, without losing their precious pets. But, now it is very, very hard to kill those Explosures, because by the time you go upstairs to fetch a new pet bat, the Explosure will have already despawned, and the time you spent fighting it will be wasted.

If someone knows a way to use this camp effectively after the update, please feel free to explain how to correctly use it. All other guides don't include this camp anymore, probably because of the above mentioned problems. I did manage to get 600 xp down there, but it was slow and dangerous because i had to sneak past dozens of Funnel Bats, and a Fetid Flesh just to rech the Explosure, and immediately run back upstairs to get another bat before the first was dead.


I think i can help with this one... i hung out at the tunnel after the stairs I-8.. there are at least 3-5 sets of bats there at any time.. grab bat send to explosure, i would heel and then fight again to move the explosures so my bats woudlnt aoe anything.. grab a bat again wash rinse repeat.. if you run out of bats or explosures, move further up the map to H-7 by the stairs there, there are another sets of bats usually around 2 or 3 bats.. and more explosures and dromas..

i went back and forth between those spots for a very long time and loved it... no bats flood the tunnels so you can heal safely and i never had a problem with the dromas since my bst/nin would have no magic to cast.. you can stay in this area for a very long time..


I kept the fight roughly at the start of the tunnels to avoid aoe and its also far enough that if you release your pet he should dissapear or will at least not agro you until it heals enough for you to recharm it when your ready..

only minor prob i had was sometimes the bats were so close together that in charming one, one would sometimes agro so i would stay my first bat, move, release charm the agro..... the only way to die here is if you get to close to self destruct.. again this was one of my favorite places to lvl and its always empty at least for me it was..


so the original info should be changed from camp in stairs to camp in tunnel

Edited, Jan 6th 2007 1:44pm by BronxRepresenter
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#172 Jan 06 2007 at 5:04 PM Rating: Good
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So, basically you mean we should use Funnel Bats, oh, well, guess I'll have to wait a couple more levels till the bats start conning EM, because at 50 they are all T, unless I am mistaken. Thanks anyway, guess I'll wait for level 51 or 52.
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#173 Jan 07 2007 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
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i guess, i forget if i went at 50 or close to 51 or at 51

what i do know is once i got there i always went there till the exp went downhill and even then when other camps were camped i went there for easy exp
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#174 Jan 23 2007 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
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37-39: Purgonorgo Isle
PETS TO CHARM: Big Jaws (36-38), Alraunes (37-40), Krakens (37-40), Viscious Clots (38-40)
MOBS TO FIGHT: Alraunes (37-40), Krakens (37-40), Toucans (38-40)
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I came to try this out at level 37 and it still sucks. You should be higher. Your target mobs to kill (Alraunes,Krakens,Toucans) are far from EM at level 37. Yes you can kill them allready using Jagils (not Big Jaws), but the fights take too long in order to chain.
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#175 Jan 26 2007 at 2:04 PM Rating: Good
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It is a good guide, but I looked everywhere for K-7 camp in quicksand caves and just cannot find it. So, quicksand caves camp for 52-53 is useless to me.
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It is a good guide, but I looked everywhere for K-7 camp in quicksand caves and just cannot find it. So, quicksand caves camp for 52-53 is useless to me.


try behind gate 1 in garliage or grind it out in gustav if your unsure about your charm success rate and or difficult lvl with the bats.. once you can charm the funnel bats the explosures take care of themselves..

and gate one is easy to get past a party will always show up if not most ppl on the stairs are usually kind enough to open it up for you
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