Here's an (updated at 8:15pm EST) update of how the questing is going:
SAM- Big thanks to Teljhin, Kailan, and Azrayel for helping fight the NMs. Made it to Norg and turned in the items, and by the time I get back to my PS2 I should have the job unlocked.
DRG- Major props to Siron (I think that's how it's spelled) for probably the most whoopass battle I've seen to date. He chainspelled, nuked the crap outta the dragon, converted, and resumed nuking... very impressive to see. Almost makes me want to continue playing as a RDM.
PLD- Ended up soloing this one, and made it to the well without incident. Didn't get aggroed by the mush there until the last second before my instant warp kicked in. It got one hit in on me and I finished this one pretty easily.
NIN- Major props again, this time they go out to Katsuoy for escorting me through Korroloka and pretty much kicking butt the whole way there. I was worried that this was the quest that might take me the longest, but it seems that honor will be going to summoner.
SMN- Haven't gotten the ruby yet.
Looks like I'll be running around trying to get the ruby to drop tonight. If I can pull it off and collect the weather tonight, I will have met my goal of gaining my last five advanced jobs over this weekend.
Once again, big thanks to each person who's helped me. Without you guys I would have either had a hard time getting it done, or wouldn't have been able to do it at all. I won't forget the help you've shown me. Edited, Sun Sep 5 20:22:39 2004 by GrandTheftChocobo
Bastokan Hume Male
BLM 32/RDM 30/DRK 26/WHM 23/WAR 20/MNK 20/NIN 20/
BST 20/DRG 20/PLD 17/RNG 16/THF 13/SAM 12/SMN 10/
Woodworking 68.3/Cooking 22.4/Fishing 17.4/
1901/10000 Moat Carp
Former leader of grandtheftchocobo LS (R.I.P.)