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Guild Level: Artisan

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# Feb 17 2005 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
these god forsaken moat carp jumped to 6k on my server. im am so uber pissed
A fisherman's worst nightmare
# Feb 02 2005 at 8:45 AM Rating: Good
638 posts
Archduke: damn i broke my lu's rod...lemme fix it XD
Sephirotten: go for it ^^
Imanewbie: c4n i beatz 4 SEeeaEa HorR0ar!?
Sephirotten: no, you can't fight a horror at lvl 7...plus ur a whm for cryin out loud
Imanewbie: I'm teh kING! ChecK m4h l33t sk1llZ!!1!
Imanewbie starts casting Protect.
Imanewbie casts Protect.
Imanewbie gains the effect of Protect.

Synthesis failed. You lost the crystal you were using.
You lost a [Green]Lu Shang's Rod
Archduke: DAMN IT!!!!!!
Sephirotten: dude that blows...
Imanewbie: r0flfl!!1! j00 suxx0rs!!!!
The Water Elemental hits Imanewbie for 177 point of damage.
Imanewbie was defeated by the Water Elemental.

they should do that as some kinda joke to get some people wrilled up...tell all those up-tight fisherman to relax...lol

Edited: had to make the chat log look better XD (i know i went overboard, but im at work...so im really bored)

Edited, Wed Feb 2 09:01:52 2005
RE: A fisherman's worst nightmare
# May 23 2005 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
XD XD XD XD dude, freakin hilarious!!!
# Jan 11 2005 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
166 posts
Would 60 Woodworking be able to repair the Lu Shang with a decent sucess rate?
RE: Repairing
# Sep 09 2005 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
74 posts
It's 80 or so in woodworking for this... but you could always keep trying a bunch since it's impossible to lose this in synthing unless you are interupted.
RE: Repairing
# Jan 26 2005 at 8:02 PM Rating: Excellent
1,410 posts
No, it would not, I'm afraid. The skillcap assigned to a "repair a Broken Lu" synth is 80, so figure accordingly; most Lu-possessing fishermen eventually get their woodworking up to at least 73, 74 or so, to permit them a decent shot at repairing it.

Indeed, when my WW was 67 or so, an acquaintance trusted me with her broken Lu and gave me 8 Light Crystals for 8 tries at repairing it. I went oh for 8.
you need to enter a subject
# Dec 23 2004 at 8:50 AM Rating: Default
what's the difference between yew rod and lu shang's? except the price?
RE: you need to enter a subject
# Oct 06 2005 at 9:01 PM Rating: Default
uhh yew rod completely blows ***, breaks to much, ****** *** stanima, lu shangs: the god of all rods, almost never breaks, so much stanima u almost always catch, and when u got this rod gill comes by so ez, example bastore breams, 20-30k a stack, thats like 300-400k a day, try catching a stack of breams with a yew rod
RE: you need to enter a subject
# Mar 11 2005 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
Instead of being snooty, you should answer the question. I thought we were here for answers, not to be put down. It's hard enough finding a straight answer online, I thought this was the place for them. Was I wrong?

BTW, i dont now what the difference is either. There are no stupid questions. Only stupid answers like:

wow your an idiot


Are you serious? 
RE: you need to enter a subject
# May 28 2005 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
397 posts
Yet you didn't answer his question...

Yew rods will break a lot and are basically only able to get small fish. Lu Shang's is the most durable rod in the game and can catch every possible fish quite consistently. Every serious 50-60+ fisher has a Lu's.
RE: you need to enter a subject
# Feb 27 2005 at 10:50 PM Rating: Default
wow your an idiot
RE: you need to enter a subject
# Dec 28 2004 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
Are you serious?
what i am doing
# Dec 19 2004 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
Well, what I am doing is getting my woodworkign skil up high enough to make a rod. Then i am going to finish the quest, and sell the rod. Then i will buy 2 broken ones and remake them. That will give meabout 6 million more gil. So then i will keep doing this untill i have about 20 million gil. Then i will just go happy with leveling my war pass 50. Of course, i did my own math.

2 stacks of moat carp a day and i will have to take 15 months to finish the quest. So on days that i can get about 10 stacks a day i will be much happier. This is what i think is the best long way to get money, but you could do the repeatable quest in rabao instead. But with that high skill i can also make +1 bows so i will make even more money
RE: what i am doing
# Dec 23 2004 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Good Luck finding broken rods on auction... not many people sell them broken (they just get them fixed... there's a quest to fix it too ya know).

15 months... way to long... I'm hoping to get mine in 3 months max... got 2000 carp in 2 weeks (yes, I had no life and fished all day, but luckily it was at the end of the semester and my exams were over.)

Currently at 2200, but I took a break and leveled cooking some. (still failed too much at lvl 29 with pastes).
Can't sleep, clown will eat me.
Recast time shortened?
# Dec 13 2004 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
I am working on Lu Shang and a friend who is taking a break has loaned me his to catch moats while he's away from the game (lucky me!) Smiley: yippee

I've been using the rod about a day now, and maybe I'm imagining things, but does this rod lessen the recast time for fishing? Seems like I can cast again noticeably quicker.

Anyone know about this?

This is me: http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?24753

1181/10000 moat carps turned in as of today ^^

Edited, Mon Dec 13 17:03:21 2004
Why would you?
# Dec 03 2004 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
Would you really want to spend all that time and gil trying to get a second one when you could just make about the same amount of gil fishing with your first one? I mean isn't that why you did the quest, to get the rod so you could fish with it?
If the Rod Breaks
# Nov 05 2004 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
Alright, just to tell you.. If the Lu Shang's Rod ever does break.. take it to Rabao and do the quest and u will get it repaired for a small price... And its also repeatable. >=)
Lu Shang Quest
# Nov 01 2004 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
I am currently doing the quest in sandy to get this rod. When i talk to the brother that im helping, he says "I've got (X amount) of Moat Carps. How about you?" I know you have to get 10,000 Moat Carps to get the rod, but my question is can you decifer the number of carps you have given to him by the number he says? I would just like to know my progres up to this point.
RE: Lu Shang Quest
# Nov 14 2004 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
228 posts
Talk to ufanne, the lady standing behind the 2 brothers a few times and she will spill the beans
# Oct 18 2004 at 9:49 AM Rating: Default
in answer to money's question
# Oct 02 2004 at 9:49 PM Rating: Default
10000 moat carp
and lu shang rod
which won would be better to sell? here ill do the math
10000 moat carp divide it by 12 (the amount of stacks you could get out of 10000 moat carp) then u get 833.333333(repeated decimal) times this number by 4000 (the price of a stack of moat carp) equals 3333333.333 strangly enough if u round all this up it comes to this conclusion
3,333,334 (10,000 moat carp)
-3,000,000 (lu shang road price)
333,334 (profit of the fish instead of the lu shang road)


RE: in answer to money's question
# Oct 04 2004 at 4:32 PM Rating: Good
Um no.

Redo your math, because you neglected the fact that you get 100 gil for each moat carp you turn in.

10000/12 = 834 stacks (rounded)
834*4000 = 3,336,000 gil (selling all on AH)
834*1200 = 1,000,800 gil (turning all in NPC)
Lu Shang = 3,000,000 gil (cost at AH ~post)

Quest Total = 4,000,800 gil

Therefore, the business man would complete the quest and sell the rod making a 664,800 gil profit over selling all the carp at AH.

Of course if you have the capital and Lu Shang sells on your server, you could always buy 834 stacks of carp and complete the quest for a profit. Much faster than fishing. Oops..did I let out a secret?

RE: in answer to money's question
# Oct 07 2005 at 11:37 PM Rating: Default
you get 10 gill for every single carp
RE: in answer to money's question
# Oct 04 2004 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
5,587 posts
In your math, you forgot to add in the fact you get 100 gil for each MC traded in. 10,000 x 100gil = 1 mil gil + Lu Shang (3 mil) = 4 mil value from quest.

Better deal to trade the fish for the quest than sell it on AH if you're going for the rod. You get 666k more gil that way.
# Aug 29 2004 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
Hmmm well has anyone thought of sellin the rod once they get it for 3mil, or selling the 10,000 Moatcarp. Which would be better. Or saving the rod and keep fishing -_- know that you just gave like 1.5mil away of fish and now have a rod worth 3mil and keep on fishing. Is it worth to keep fishing, if it is how much can you make in three days of fishing better be worth it anyone got the answers please reply im in desperate need of money. Looking fir Answers :)
RE: Money
# Sep 07 2004 at 7:40 AM Rating: Decent
1,534 posts
-.- gettin one of these rods i hear takes 3 whole months of non stop fishing XD
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RE: Money
# Dec 08 2004 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
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yes, it does take a long time of non stop fishing, but it's worth it... you'll have the rod.

I've started recently (3 days ago... heh... but I'm working at it). Right now I'm pulling in 180 carp per day on average (I've gotten 549 Moat Carp in 3 days). at 180 carp a day, you get about... 1260 carp a week, at that rate, it would take me 8 weeks to finish the quest. And... in that 8 Weeks, I will get 1 million gil (minus the cost of bait, but I can make my own pastes, so it's not too bad), Hero lvl fame in sandy, and the lu shang's rod.

180 carp a day right now is my going rate, but my goal over all is to pull in 1000 carp a week on average.
Can't sleep, clown will eat me.
# Aug 29 2004 at 5:47 PM Rating: Default
Hmmm well has anyone thought of sellin the rod once they get it for 3mil, or selling the 10,000 Moatcarp. Which would be better. Or saving the rod and keep fishing -_- know that you just gave like 1.5mil away of fish and now have a rod worth 3mil and keep on fishing. Is it worth to keep fishing, if it is how much can you make in three days of fishing better be worth it anyone got the answers please reply im in desperate need of money. Looking fir Answers :)
# Aug 06 2004 at 4:06 PM Rating: Default
on my server it sells for 2.4mill so i will get it and sell it HAHAHAHAHAHA cuz i wont fish
Almost There
# Jul 28 2004 at 5:01 PM Rating: Excellent
About 400 more fish to go.....

Will post completion chat dialog once I get to it.

Killxor 30 RDM 15 WHM
Ifrit Server
RE: Almost There
# Jul 29 2004 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
After hitting the 10,000 mark on the nose, he makes a comment that you have given him over 10,000 fish. He then says you deserve something to certify your accomplishment. You then recieve a Key Item called "Testimonial", along with the rod. After inspecting the key item, it reads:

"This certifies that you have gathered no less than ten thousand moat carp. Please spend your time in a manner more beneficial to society. Your achievement is noteworthy for its utter lack of meaning."

With heartfelt disapproval,
Gallijaux and Joulet

I was kinda upset at the lack of respect above...but I have the rod and have gotten 3 skill levels in a night from it, along with quite a few stacks of some expensive fish! Now to get woodworking higher.....*frown*
HQ repair
# Jul 25 2004 at 4:45 AM Rating: Default
is it possible to get a HQ synth when repairing like maybe getting an xtra lu shangs rod?
RE: HQ repair
# Sep 07 2004 at 2:43 AM Rating: Excellent
125 posts
Lol, you wish
Repair: Method 2
# Jul 08 2004 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
As far as i know there is a second way to fix your broken Lu Shang Rod...less complicated and time consuming then having lvl 80 woodworking. In rabao a person named irmilant is willing to fix your broken Lu Shang, if you can get him the supplies....which are 2 Light Crystals, The Broken Lu Shang, and a piece of Anicent Lumber (synthed with a wind crystal and a pertified log)....but maybe i am wrong....if you have one and break it check this option out might be worth something.

Edited, Thu Jul 8 16:13:37 2004
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