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2013 i did it!!
# May 05 2013 at 11:27 PM Rating: Default
27 posts
Got this tonight 1/1
2013 i did it!!
# May 05 2013 at 11:27 PM Rating: Default
27 posts
Got this tonight 1/1
# Aug 04 2009 at 4:41 AM Rating: Good
283 posts
no good dead goes unrewarded

so i'm semi seriously camping VE and I notice LOST in now in from netflix.. so i think i can keep track of the 5 min PH pop.. well.. Before i knew it i widescanned and saw VE, but he was claimed.. BAH.. after maybe 15 minutes of camping

some noob asked for a raise, saw he was lvl20 WHM, no sub job.. i figured what the hell.. i'll help him get the magicked skull.. in gusgen mines.. he didn't have a dem crystal /sigh, so we went and got that (told him it would have been soo much easier if i could have just ported him) took him there, 5 ghouls later.. a skull. i port us out, (was BRD75/WHM37, for mazurka of course) and escort him to selbina, job change back to THF/RNG and Flee to the camp.

I scanned and.. there he was.. i start my little taru legs over there.. no flee (has just used it) there he was.. unclaimed.. got the drop

thanks SE! i hope some GM was watching over me and thought i deserved it ^.^

2/2 TH2
# Jul 15 2009 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
Logged yesterday morning around 8:00am cst, did a /sea valkurm from jeuno.. nobody around, got to the dunes, killed ph twice, emp pops, hairpin drops =D Oh, also, was playing later that night around 10:30pm and my brother decided he'd hunt him after my luck this morning. Only thing is he was on his 26 monk. Emp pops, he sends me a tell to get there (I'm in jeuno), so I'm on my way when he gets aggroed by emp! He fights him and pops hf but dies with emp at 1% when he nails him with cursed sphere. I get to valkurm, he's still unclaimed so I invite my brother to party (who's still laying near the emp), kill the emp, and get the drop for the second time that day! Beat that! :D
# May 25 2009 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
0/9 =[

Least I got LL the other night. The PH method works perfectly, as long as you don't have some idiots killing every fly in the zone. Or some bst that randomly decided "LOLCHARM" and turns the hour respawn into 6 hours (happened first 2 times -_-) Good luck all, unless you're on Ramuh, then boo on you

EDIT: 0/12 -_-

EDIT: 0/17 =[

EDIT: 0/20 /emo

Edited, May 26th 2009 10:33am by GrayGunner

Edited, May 27th 2009 5:22pm by GrayGunner

Edited, May 27th 2009 10:52pm by GrayGunner
# Nov 18 2008 at 3:57 AM Rating: Decent

never missed a claim. got one once for a total stranger.
# May 07 2009 at 6:16 AM Rating: Decent
Wanna help another complete stranger get one ? :D

# Nov 16 2008 at 3:38 AM Rating: Decent
got my drop tonight as rdm42/rng, 1/5. So im camping VE for the 5th time, I wait three miserable hours because of some bst killing other flies besides PH, finall VE spawns, I haul ***, just to have my 3 hours of patience ruined by some POS thf who happened to be passing by. So I throw some angry emotes at him, and go back to waiting. It's 3AM and im tired, but I read that if only the PH is killed it can spawn in an hour, hour and a half max, so i'm like, why not, i'm the only one here(amazingly) Almost exactly an hour later, (3 mins. off) VE pops on widescan, I haul ***, take my sweet time killing it, and close my eyes before the final blow, waited for battle music to stop, and open my eyes to a brand new Empress hairpin! Goodluck to all who are still or are going to try for the drop.



5 years!
# Oct 25 2008 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
190 posts
I was passing through dunes and figured long as I was there might as well switch to /rng and camp for a bit. Not my first time camping him, but I've never caught him. I only waited about 20 minutes, with 2 other thf's there, one /rng, and one /war, when VE pops near me and the thf/war, and I lucked out and claimed him with steal.

Almost (if not exactly) 5 years to the day I started the game and I finally caught VE for the first time 5 minutes and got the drop!

Garuda Server;
Mithra; 75war,thf,bst,rdm(retired), 70drg, 66rng,nin, 62mnk, 51pld, 42drk, 40cor, 37smn,sam,blm,whm,dnc,brd,sch,blu,pup
Taru; 32dnc, 30war, 26nin, 19mnk, 16thf, 16drk, 10whm, 10rng, 8bst, 8blm

If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
the pain
# Sep 23 2008 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew 1/8 ><

the ph is great subbed rng but had a hard time camped for 4 days straight then decided farm abit of gil and after obtaining ??.??? gil in a short while at ??? location decided to camp once more and if no drop farm ??.??? gil again only to find it did drop ^^

oh btw if you wanna farm and you sub thf i think its ok but th2 owns cyclone against 5 mobs owns gil owns and so does thf so if you want gils when you farm and want it not to last too long pls pls pls love your thf and he will love you

Edited, Sep 23rd 2008 8:28pm by finaaal
# Aug 25 2008 at 2:22 PM Rating: Decent
I'm 0/7 on this bish! The PH system is great but i'm getting no drops (/cry)
and i'm THF45/RNG22 x.x; this game hates me...
# Aug 25 2008 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
Just as i was about to give up... i friken get it! =D (/joy) (/joy) (/joy) (/joy)
# Jul 25 2008 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
91 posts
Finally got this hairpin after about a straight month of camping this *******. It may be of note that I went 0/29 on WHM75/RNG1, then just for fun changed to BLU38/RNG1 and got the drop. One of the (very polite *gasp*) campers who saw me kill it said it was just luck that I got it on my lower level job, but idk......
My only lucky nm ever
# Jun 04 2008 at 7:08 PM Rating: Decent
Decided one night to camp the Valkurm Emperor, since I had about an hour left before I had to head to bed. Ran around for a bit a DRG/THF killing flies every now and then. Eventually I became friendly with another camped, and I told him about the PH method to help him out a bit, since I wasnt going crazy trying to get the hairpin. About 10 mins later, he got claim and drop, and I clapped and was happy he got it outta all the other campers.

So I logged on the next day, and decided I probally wasnt gonna hunt VE after all. I ended up killing a few flies anyway and eventually he popped. Killed hima nd got drop, so I'm 1/1. Only NM anything like that has ever happend to...except for when I was a noob and got leaping boots rsndomly and sold em.

If only I could get bounding boots now...I'm 0/8 in the last two days. Good luck hunting! And remember, good things happen to nice people =P
VE's Pop Range
# Apr 15 2008 at 5:49 PM Rating: Decent
169 posts
One thing the guide did not mention is the PHs might have a limited pop range, but VE can pop anywhere in the area.
Empress Hairpin Mine =D
# Feb 12 2008 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
Camped VE with the assistance of THF/RNG friend (Dethdreemr), total camp time 15 minutes in left corner of (E-8). Proud new owner of the Empress Hairpin 1/1.
Empress Hairpin Mine =D
# Mar 18 2008 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
Got my pin last night, 1/4 WOOT! By the way the PH method works FLAWLESSLY. Now just need my boots 0/6 on LL so far XD But did mangage to get 4 claims last night, AND in between claims on Lizzy, warped to valkrum, killed PH once and VE popped, claim, drop.
# Jan 31 2008 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
Wanted this for PUP since it's one of the few nice pieces of headgear we can actually equip for a long time, got three spawns in 4 hours, two within 30 minutes of each other. As PUP/RNG at 33, I was able to claim each spawn (around 9pm - 1am central) and soloed the first pop. For the second two, a couple of my friends were bored and helped me out and kept me energized with conversation. For any other PUPs in their 30s that don't really have any better jobs for this sort of thing, you can easily solo it at 32+ using Stormwaker, just bring some antidotes if you're all alone because it's poison can last awhile. Keep some maneuvers up for a fast DoT to claim with about 30 seconds before the next placeholder spawn/possible pop for fast claiming.

Edited, Jan 31st 2008 3:29pm by AsukaLangley
# Jan 26 2008 at 4:35 AM Rating: Decent
So I had a few hour spare last night and decided to go for this.

Started at 10, without widescan. Running about killing any damselfly I saw, never saw him spawn (nor did any of the other 2 campers I think). At 12 I decided I'd go get widescan and try to work out the placeholder since the other 2 campers had left.

Came back to Valkurm and was the only one left, tried the widescan placeholder thing but couldn't seem to get it to work.Was always comming up with groups of 5 or two groups of 4 damselflys, until I positioned myself inbetween the rocks in top right E-8, seemed to work there. 2 Place holder kills later, and he spawns :D

I was lucky that the party right next to him didn't notice he had spawned as I was at the other side of his spawn area (seems to be D-8 to F-9, F-9 is where it spawned for me while I was at E-8 killed the PH at E-9) got the claim and the pin :D

In total about 18hours (over a few weeks 2-4hours per sitting) and one claim, guess I'm just lucky. Had 3/3 on Bounding Boots :P Hoping for the same lucky with argus *keeps everything crossed*

edit: forgot to say I killed him as 66whm/1rng, easy kill.

Edited, Jan 26th 2008 7:36am by epsleon
sooo Unfair..
# Dec 30 2007 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
Spending 12 Hours a day camping this NM.. again..

Day 1 --- 2 Claims --- 4 Claims Lost --- 0 drop (No info about other campers luck)
Day 2 --- 4 Claims --- 2 Claims Lost --- 0 drop (No info about other campers luck)
Day 3 --- 3 Claims --- 2 Claims Lost ---- 0 drop (No info about other campers luck)
Day 4 --- 2 Claims --- 2 Claim Lost ---- 2 drop (for other campers.. one on his first try...)

Total of: 11 Claims -- 10 Claims Lost --- 0 Drop (for me ; ;) Still camping it..

Im bored so just sharing my luck..
Also, Anyone has a trick to make VE drop the Hairpin as a Christmas Gift? ; ;
Soon will be my B-day too!! *sniff*
# Dec 30 2007 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
Day 1 --- 2 Claims --- 4 Claims Lost --- 0 drop (No info about other campers luck)
Day 2 --- 4 Claims --- 2 Claims Lost --- 0 drop (No info about other campers luck)
Day 3 --- 3 Claims --- 2 Claims Lost ---- 0 drop (No info about other campers luck)
Day 4
Today --- 3 Claims --- 2 Claim Lost ---- 3 drops (Camper1 got it on his first try (8:50PM).. Camper2 got it on the other VE that popped (11:20PM), and I got mine on the next spawn (2:40AM) straight ^^)

Total of: 12 Claims -- 10 Claims Lost --- 1 Drop (Mine FINALLY!!)

Kinda funny.. 3 Valkurm Emperor dropping this item straight.

Good Luck to anyone camping this. ^^
Got mine last night!
# Dec 14 2007 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
41 posts
Was bored waiting for besieged, figured why not try try and camp VE. Got it, 1/1 on claim and on drop ^_^.
Moved the Post
# Nov 01 2007 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent
I moved this post to the Valkurm Emperor page, since it seems a little more relevant to that page.

1/2 on Hairpin though, woot!

Edited, Nov 1st 2007 10:36am by XaileA
# Sep 29 2007 at 11:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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# Sep 24 2007 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
Got mine a couple months ago for ma thf, was 45ish thf/rng 1 other camper. Killed a couple flies, skilled up marks (totally gimped) VE popped, hit flee macro, /ra got the claim, the other person camping probably wouldve got it if they also had flee.
But, 1/1, alot of other people ive talked to are also 1/1 on this, did they increase the rate? or just lucky?

Wish theyd do the same for LL, or i wish i had the same luck >.<
I wish
# Dec 30 2007 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
I WISH it was 1/1 ><
You were just lucky like a lot of.. peeps... i know, Gratz.
# Sep 09 2007 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
I got my Empress Hairpin as a 44 sam / 22 war. I'm 1/7 on this NM.

Didn't get any party invite so I went down the Dunes to check out to see if there were any campers for VE. I was lucky enought to see only one camper (appeared to be afk.)I stayed by the oasis/beach area and killed a few damesfly. Next thing later, it poped, killed it, and amazingly got the drop.
# Sep 07 2007 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
i love my emp pin =D makes me feel like the 1/24 is well worth it =D i have horrible luck -- but im very happy i wont be camping him ever again ^^
# Aug 26 2007 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
put in 28 hrs am 3/12(lost the 1st 2 in the lot) and made a discovery...
TH does help i had a thf w/ me 1 time we killed VE twice got the drop both times killed him 10 other times and only get 1 so i think TH does hlep a little
# Aug 12 2007 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
Great Item to have for Thf, Rng, and Nin, good also for Lower lvl sam's and war's. Good luck to anyone who camps this NM, I was 1/12 on this drop.
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