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Ice Ore
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Ore infused with ice energy.

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... omfg.. greed
# Jan 13 2006 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
I have a friend that found a "Great guide" to growing ore and he doesn't plan on sharing it... ... Change that to *Had a friend.. If someone is too greedy to share something they found on the internet.. they're not worth the trouble.. This ore is up over 1 mil on Gilgamesh and keeps rising.. Its getting to me very hard to make any gil with how inflated our economy is.. (Even at 59 Alchemy) I've probably grown 20 or so saplings and gotten crap from all of them.. oo plat leaves.. 20k.. Tree sapling is 50k.. -.- sigh... If anyone has a good guide they don't mind sharing please post it..
RE: ... omfg.. greed
# Jan 18 2006 at 6:37 AM Rating: Decent
118 posts
I don't know if this is the guide you're looking for, but there's some great information here :

Ariah's FFXI garden

Ariah has been posting a bit about her experiments on AK and prolly other forums I don't know of, but I don't know how reliable her informations are. All I know is that she seems to have had very good success with her theories, so it's worth trying them.

I've personnaly tried 10 saplings in porc. pots lately (windy mule), with 22 maple tables and gardening gear, exam on firesday 70% of time (1-2x a day), fed both fire crystals on firesday, but I planted them on watersday (full moon) and harvested them on 86%+ moon (I think it was darksday).

I don't know what I did wrong but I got only crap (well, many ice clusters, but still... no ore >.<)

I think what I did wrong was the moon by the time I harvested (I knew it was too early but I couldn't do it on the next day >.<)

So if it's actually the moon that messed up, I cannot stress enough on planning your planting in order to make sure you'll harvest on a full moon darkdsay and that this exact time won't be in the middle of the night or work time during week...

I hope this info will help you, and please don't hesitate to post your own results once you'll have tried it, even if it's a failure. If anyone can make suggestions to explain my failures I'll read it with much interest !

Theres' one last thing I don't remember, that's the time it took to my plants to grow. I know this is precious info for planning your garden so I'll try to post it later when I get back home.

Oh and for the greedy bastards that don't want their precious gardening "secrets" shared, go ahead and rate me down for giving out info, I don't give a F.
RE: ... omfg.. greed
# May 28 2006 at 10:27 AM Rating: Excellent
Website is down, archive.org to the rescue!



Edited, Sun May 28 10:21:15 2006
RE: ... omfg.. greed
# May 03 2007 at 2:33 AM Rating: Decent
181 posts
thank you so much, this might be the best post in this whole site
# Dec 25 2005 at 5:54 AM Rating: Decent
ive read everybodys opinion on this and im just discusted of everybodys greed and bicering. shouldnt we be posting messages that help each other experience better gameplay?we all know its hard to get money to buy those uber exspencive items that gil sellers increase but if you keep your determination anything is possible dont give up on your first hurdle evryone! good luck everyone!!
ice ore
# Nov 29 2004 at 3:24 AM Rating: Excellent
Well after 6-7 RL weeks I finally have 2 ice ores.

I'm cheap so I grew tree saplings from cuttings and then attempted to grow ice ores.

I had 17 brass flowerpots (yes I have a mule) and planted them all on iceday and fed two ice crystals both on iceday (except for one pot that I accidently fed on watersday). I then harvested 10 on iceday and the remaining 7 on firesday.

Of the 10 harvested on iceday with ice crystals on icedays I got lots of platinum leaves (around 4 stacks) and more wind clusters than I ever care to see again.

Of the 6 harvested on firesday with ice crystals on icedays (the one ice crystal on a watersday gave wind clusters) I got about 3 more stacks of platinum leaves, 2 ice ores, and some wind clusters.

I think the firesday results were better than the iceday results because it was a full moon on the Firesday. So harvest on FULL MOONS if you want the best results.

Unfortunately, the price of Ice Ores on my server has dropped to 50k each but the platinum leaves sell for a steady 20k per stack. The ice ore price was somewhat depressing but 200k is a nice return from the original 40k I spent on cuttings (wow that was so long ago...)

Have fun future gardeners and good luck!
RE: ice ore
# Jun 13 2005 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
i should try this...
RE: ice ore
# Feb 16 2005 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
err sorry bout the double post, new at this ><
RE: ice ore
# Feb 16 2005 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
porcelean flower pots work better, higher sucuess rate
RE: ice ore
# Feb 16 2005 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
porcelean flower pots work better, higher sucuess rate
blah blah
# Oct 14 2004 at 4:45 PM Rating: Default
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# Oct 21 2004 at 2:46 PM Rating: Default
it's a good thing i don't buy anything that will cost me over 5k if it's going to be used in planting and that sort.... i would rather take the time and farm them... and unlike most people... i don't live in this damn game, so i don't read too much into it and get all paranoide.

i got some tree saplings floating about my mog house.... i want to try this, so i'm going to make like 2-3 work bench for the sole purpose of Moghancement, then i'll plant em and try.... i just throw away the results i don't want or sell it if it goes for a resonable price...!
If this is the case I may piss off all of you one day.
# Sep 14 2004 at 10:50 AM Rating: Excellent
280 posts
When I finally leave the game one day I AM gonna spill all of my secrets to my LS members. (yeah even they dont know the half of it.) As Usual, this will **** a large number of people off but yeah competition should bring the prices within a reasonable range. I wouldnt bother normally but the fact that everyone simply "rapes" each other at the AH and Bazaar has prompted me to attempt to do something about it.

If the secrets are out than people can stop exploiting each other and bring the stupid outrageous prices back down to earth. Maybe create more of an equal playing field for all of us. We are all after the same thing here. Fun.

Some of us get it one way and some otherways. The most arguments I hear come from money or the lack of.

How stupid would it be to pay 19 million+ for a damn Kraken Club when last December it was selling for less than 3 mil. WTF is wrong with you people. Since I am sick of paying these rediculous prices I figure to help everyone else become a little more dependent on themselves is reward enough. Especially knowing that other greedy bastards aren't ruining the fun factor of the game by making it impossible to buy good things unless you farm for a month.

Hope this makes sense.

Feel free to flame it doesn't bother me one bit.

If this is the case I may piss off all of you one day.
# Oct 11 2006 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
HI, I'm on the unicorn server trying to grow ore. I don't get on much. But my GF checks the plants for me. Please email me a website or any advice you're willing to give. cblman4u@charter.net. Thnx!!
RE: If this is the case I may piss off all of you one day.
# Apr 22 2005 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
Ohh Rah! Devil Dog...Rate up just for the Sig...
USMC 3rd M.A.W.Camp Pendleton,Ca MOS 6114 1987-1991

Semper Fi
RE: If this is the case I may piss off all of you one day.
# Oct 09 2004 at 6:24 AM Rating: Decent
Let me spill one of your secrets for ya: This item can be made from gardening. Ceramic pot with tree saplings...use ice crystal to fertilize. ^^ good luck!
RE: If this is the case I may piss off all of you one day.
# Sep 14 2004 at 12:35 PM Rating: Excellent
I agree!
And even having the prices back down to a reasonable rate would be great. Those who r complaining about the price drop, r the ones actually bring the price down. They see that there is an increased number of items being sold so they lower their price for it to sell fast (figuring they wont miss the extra 10k). They start a downward spiral on that item, then complain about it. The reason they need to sell it fast is because they have become accustomed to spending large amounts of gil, and feel they NEED that +1 item (that their LS buddy probably is selling at the AH for some ridiculous amount).
As much as i would love to have the 100-200k for an elemental ore, i have probably spent close to the same amount trying to grow them, not to mention the time involved.
My friend said his brother grew a fire ore in a week, i didnt believe him.. saying it was probably a red rock. But is this possible? the only pot i havent used is an arcane pot.

Edited, Tue Sep 14 13:37:01 2004
#Allegory, Posted: Sep 25 2004 at 3:51 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Wow you both severely lack an adequate understanding of the problem. REvealing your "Secrets" (you realzie most people likely know that stuff who have half a clue in this game right?) does nothing to help anyone really, and hurts a lot of people.
RE: If this is the case I may piss off all of you one day.
# Jan 24 2005 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
58 posts
Exactly. Besides, do you guys really think that ore prices have ANY effect on other prices at all? Lower ore price = more profit for bead makers. Staff prices remain the same. That's it.
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 06 2004 at 4:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) choco dig is not cheap buddy it takes more gil then a fight so choco dig is not for the poor dumb ***
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 06 2004 at 4:10 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) choco dig is not cheap buddy it takes more gil then a fight so choco dig is not for the poor dumb ***
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 02 2004 at 7:34 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Thank You you Bums You ruined my money making by FLOODING THE MESSAGEBOARDS with this info i mean really thank you. i was one of the first to know this and you just spoiled it thanks alot...
RE: Idiots
# Sep 13 2004 at 11:38 AM Rating: Default
Do you cry, and blame everyone when u die in a party too?

This game has many interesting factors involved, one is change! Roll with it. If the price sux so bad, many people will abandon the ores at the AH, thus the price will rise again. Someone probably handed u the information; or did u experiment with countless recipes until u found it? I dont think so...

I guess by keeping the secret to yourself u feel powerful, this is a false sense of power within the virtual boundaries a digital world. Take a step outside of FFXI into the real world every once in while, if u can handle it.

Oh, BTW, your welcome...lol
RE: Idiots
# Jul 14 2004 at 11:28 PM Rating: Default
One of the first to know it you should have the most gil... therefore you should be set for life, STFU. Moron.
RE: Idiots
# Jul 27 2004 at 10:52 PM Rating: Excellent
How do you know you were 'One of the first'? Did you take online polls at th AH?
Dumb Monkey asks -"Hey do you know how to make Ice Ore?"

FFXI Player says -"No." (as the real person laughs outloud b/c someone wanted to learn something he knows.

Dumb Monkey thinks - "Wow I must be the 'first person' to know how to do this, I am better than EVERYONE!"

Really though how would you know that? Or better yet how would you prove it? I was the 'first person to type an emote on this game' just in case you wanted to know. Look it up!
RE: Idiots
# Jul 27 2004 at 4:57 PM Rating: Default
RE: Idiots
# Jul 15 2004 at 8:53 AM Rating: Default
LOL :)
Ice Ores not worth in Odin
# Jun 22 2004 at 10:33 AM Rating: Default
153 posts
Well, when I went into gardening, one of my main targets was to grow elemental ores. You can find all over the internet that this will sell from 50ks to 500ks (according to piko's pots).

The main drawback is the full month that it takes to grow this thing. And, for the poor player, 10ks x 6 pots (at least! considering you probably will get only 3 ores) is not something you can just risk like that.

And today, I realized something in my server, Odin. They have been selling elemental ores for ... 2ks. Either that, or no applicable entries.

Yes. 2 ks. Is not even enough for 1 sapling, let alone the one month investment.

I don't have 200ks to set a new price for them in the AH with my mule... I guess I'll just sell my saplings

What I wonder is... why so many people buy saplings? I don't think the grow anything interesting (other than elemental ores, of course, but where they are selling them then if not in the AH?)
RE: Ice Ores not worth in Odin
# Aug 27 2004 at 6:21 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Fri Aug 27 07:21:29 2004
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 16 2004 at 3:54 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) .... i did this lon time ago and stopped doing it but since a few weeks the AH is flood of ores and elemental staffs are going down :( oh well i hope i found something in the arcan pot and if u do... pls dont tell oders; ; its not greedy but it ruins others
RE: /sight
# Aug 06 2004 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
It most certainly is greedy. Are you so much better than everyone else that you deserve all the money?

There are other ways to make money besides this. If you're too lazy to figure them out, that's your problem.
RE: /sight
# Jun 19 2004 at 1:31 PM Rating: Excellent
You know I've seen a flood of Ice Ore in the AH as well, but you know what else I've noticed? That the prices are well above 200k! So if that is somehow 'ruined' for you, then you're just b1tching for nothing! The price has dropped - what 100k MAYBE?! Oh blah blah blah, I've lost 100k per sell at the AH! Cry me a river. 200k is still A LOT OF GIL!
RE: /sight
# Jul 06 2004 at 2:48 PM Rating: Default
200k is alot of money... but for the people that work hard 300k is even more
RE: /sight
# Jul 14 2004 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
53 posts
Last I checked (2 days ago maybe?), the price on Fairy had dropped from 180k straight to 150k. Can you believe someone undercut by 30k? There were over 40 Ice Ores for sale as well, so you can expect more undercutting.

First time I ever checked it was going for over 300k.
RE: /sight
# Jul 17 2004 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
On Lakshmi over the past 3 weeks... price of ice ore has gone from 250k to 70k. For the mathematically challenged, that's a 180k price drop down to 28% of the original price...
RE: /sight
# Sep 09 2004 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
Why does everyone FREAK OUT about this. I sold DARK ORE for 130k a month ago and sold Some today for 200k. So the price clearly fluctuates. GET OVER IT. Greedy peeps geez
How to obtain this.
# Jun 11 2004 at 3:03 AM Rating: Good
561 posts
Ok The Elemental ores are all obtainable through 3 ways. FIRST: is BCNM 60. Simply put, win the battle and you may get one.

The next 2 are much better methods for the poor player, however.


You have to get your chocobo digging skil;l up to a considferable level to do this (yes chocobo digging is like a guild with 10 skill lvls)
visit www.cannotlinkto/ffxi and click the chocobo digging section. It lists what can be dug there.

the recipie is as follows.

You will need a PORCELIN POT + TREE SAPLING (note this is NOT cutting but sapling). Simply plant the seed in the porcelin pot in the mog house (preferably on dark day since that is the seeds element) and then add 2 crystals of the desired elementak ore color (IE: fire crystals for fire ore and wind crystals for wind ore) on the day of the crystal element. Then harvest on the elemental day of the ore you are going for and you will hopefully have your elemental ore. Btw these ALL sell for over 200K (so much for Leaping Lizzy hunting).

The downside of this method is as folows. You are not guarenteed an ore EVERY time. There IS a chance of getting lesser results (as with al;l gardening). And the biggie is that it takes approximately a REAL LIFE MONTH to grow these so don't do only one. Have a few going at once so that if one pot fails maybe another will succeed.

I have PERSONALLY grown a water/fire/ice/wind/earth ore and have yet to attempt the light/dark/lightning

so this DOES work. I now have 8 million gil from this with 6 mules over the past 3 months so i don't need the secret anymore. Plainly put it WORKS...albeit a little slow and not 100%. DO IT it is your road to riches :).
RE: How to obtain this.
# Sep 02 2004 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
Id say digging is ur best bet. i wasted 240k buying to stacks of saplingz and i only got 1 freaken wind ore. 150k on carbuncle. i already had porceline pots so i least i didnt have to eat the 60k for those. i read all the gardening threadz i could find and researched a lot before i actually tried. the first month i tried to grow 10, and got the 1 wind ore, next batch i grew no ore at all =( and so i sold my last 4 saplings for 10k each to try and make up some of the loss. all in all a total loss of 50k over 2 monthz... TRY THIS AT UR OWN RISK!!!
RE: How to obtain this.
# Jun 13 2004 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
OMG you are my freaking HERO! I have tried this, still waiting on the results though, but now that I know more about it I am going to buy another and try to get a few going on the at the same time! THANK YOU for sharing in the wealth and info.

Lvl 21 THF| 10 WAR| 7 MNK| 7 WHM

Edited, Sun Jun 13 02:25:38 2004
no value soon?
# May 23 2004 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
92 posts
"Reason people didn't post how to grow it...was because it's going to kill the value of it now. >< Certain things should be left unmentioned. Sooner or later nothing will carry much value"
GOD. i fookin hope your right. the economy needs to come down by a factor of 10. dis just FAKE money man. asking for large numbers of gil for an item is, you know what? a large DEMAND on someones Time. now, i go to my job and sell them my time and they Pay me Real money. imho, someone that asks 4million gils for an item i could use in this game (my Relax time) ought to pay me Real money for the time i spend getting them Fake money.
but i think ill try growing this ore. ^^ maybe sell it for 100k less.
RE: no value soon?
# Sep 02 2004 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Thu Sep 2 16:04:35 2004
RE: no value soon?
# Jun 05 2004 at 3:38 PM Rating: Default
715 posts
You sir, should die a horrible death. Some of us actually need the 250k that these ores sell for. The idiots like you that sell them for 100k ruin the rest of us.
can be grown
# May 15 2004 at 10:31 AM Rating: Excellent
111 posts
As many have heard the rumor, this can be grown. The recipe, if I remember correctly is in a ceramic pot, plant a tree sapling. Feed it an ice crystal on ice day. Then, feed it an ice crystal on windsday. I haven't experimented enough to know if the other ores would be fire crystal on firesday then fire crystal on windsday, or if it would be fire crystal on firesday then a fire crystal on the day before firesday.

While gardening is still speculative in portions, both crystals were given during the new moon at <10%. Again, who knows if this plays a factor, or if it is, if it's the same phase of the moon necessary for the other ores.

Ismarc, the gardening, cooking paladin galkan.
#REDACTED, Posted: May 16 2004 at 1:07 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) psst....
RE: can be grown
# Jun 01 2004 at 8:55 PM Rating: Excellent
I think that this is a REALLY lame post. Not just because I am a new player, but for the simple fact that the content of the post is pure hate and discontent towards other players. I actually have a real job and a family, that consumes most of my time, which brings my play time down tremendously. So are you saying that I shouldn't be able to make gil and enjoy the game and get the rare items I want because I have a life and I can't spend 24/7 playing and making gil like some others do? Don’t we all pay 12.85 (or something like that) a month to play a GAME? Or do you pay more than me, and think that because of this fact you are somehow better, and you are one of the few that should be privy to the information of making an Ice Ore?!?

BTW all, I’ve read on another site that it’s the Porcelain Pot, and that you should try to plant on a Lightsday. But this is all unknown because I haven’t got an Ice Ore it yet, I was hoping to find more info here. Thx to all.

Lvl 20 THF| 10 WAR| 7 MNK| 7 WHM
RE: can be grown
# Jun 02 2004 at 11:59 AM Rating: Good
I'm in the same boat as you man, family and 12 hour days at work. Honestly, let these guys keep their dirty little secrets and make money by doing BCNM's. I see that you're on Cerberus, hit me up with a /tell sometime and we can make our own secrets, hehe.
RE: can be grown
# Jun 23 2004 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
609 posts
I see that you're on Cerberus, hit me up with a /tell sometime and we can make our own secrets, hehe.

I've never been so glad to be on Bismarck :\

Does anyone know how long you can leave a sapling "unexamined" before it dies (assuming no Moghancement:Gardening). Thanks for the info
# Mar 10 2004 at 11:49 AM Rating: Excellent
is this used for anything? Like crafting?
RE: use?
# Mar 10 2004 at 2:22 PM Rating: Excellent
This can be refined in to an Ice Bead by a high level goldsmith, which can then be used by a high-level (~75) carpenter to craft an Ice Staff/Aquilo's Staff. There may be other uses, but that's the one that I know of for sure.
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