Thanks for the great info man. It's been awhile, but isn't Bostaunieux Oubliette the dungeon under Sandy? I'm confused...The pet suggestions were helpful. I got to play with Yuly before I quit, she was my TH *****. I love the choices we have now. I have Monster gear from dynamis already, I suppose you mean the upgraded version?
Yup, Bostaunieux Oubliette is the dungeon in Northern Sandy, there is usually a GoV alliance there killing leeches. And yes to the gear question as well, you'll want to make the +2 hands as a priority, up to you if you augment them but certainly get the +2 version. The feet are an amazing reward piece and worth getting +2 and augmenting, the legs are decent at +2 but after augmenting them you get 10% haste for your pet, which is very nice.
last question, what about ks30, ks99, Gods in sky/sea and all the old stuff. I'm looking for stuff to have fun with at their expense of laughing at them. I would love to trash Byakko for fun if possible. Already have the pants, but would be fun just the same.
The only BCNM fight I've solo'd on BST personally is Horns of War, it's not too hard to keep Gerard alive but you have to be careful not to get KO'd yourself, the mob likes to cast Meteor and it's radius is huge so keep RR up.
I haven't bothered with any Sky gods to be honest but I'd think they are soloable these days with the exception of Kirin (I think it can be solo'd on BST but it's really difficult) and Suzaku might give you a headache with Chainspell but you could always kite or spam Mulsums. The rest shouldn't be too difficult I woudln't have thought,
In Sea you won't be soloing AV or JoL anytime soon but I'm sure some of the lesser NM's are soloable, UFO's most certainly are by many jobs at 99, not just BST but remember to fight them over land not water and keep out of AoE charm range as much as possible.