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Well deserved bit of good luck
# Jun 14 2011 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
Ok I'm on a new character and only got 10days playtime i got lvl60 whm blm and BST and am a very keen NM hunter i allready got Bounding boots (1/9) empress hairpin (1/7) Okotes 1/10 sarutobi kyahan 1/2 moldy earring 1/1 and i've only just gone into the first paying month of owning the game.
from past experiances i told myself not to camp argus it'll be a waste of time before i was 1/3 on argus and 1/4 on Leech king i was down in the maze for weeks on end and it was not fun at all, anyway i dont know what possesed me but yesterday i say F it i'm gonna go check argus out so i get there and theres 1 other camper in the main room near the hut i send him a few tells but hes afk, 10-15mins later he replys and is a complete asshat that i turned up so i guess we must be in window time.
i'm bst/whm hes thf/nin so although he can flee i have widescan wich makes all the differnce anyway after about 2 hours i'm watching TV and look at the xbox screen and see what looks like a tall protozan roaming in the distance i run over claim Argus and now i'm 1/1 on the Amulet with 3 hours only used camping Argus unbelivibly lucky result i know but i've had bad luck omn him to so it evens out lol
Lucky
# Feb 05 2011 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
I had never heard of this NM and obviously had no idea of the drop. One day my brother was hunting RSE down in the Maze as his high 40 or 50ish THF. Suddenly he says to me "I think I found some NM. His name is Argus." He /checked again to verify it was indeed Impossible to Gauge. He asked me if he could kill it, I said I had no idea but to try anyway. He claimed it right as another THF showed up.

I wasn't paying attn to his fight but he said he was gonna beat him it would just take a bit cuz of the reduce melee dmg. Few minutes later he's yells out "Peacock Amulet?!" Of course I ran over to check it in his treasure pool. I saw it and proceeded to try and strangle him. To this day I regard him as one of the luckiest people I know on FF and he's also one of only 2 or 3 people I've ever seen with the PCA.
My Lucky and Unlucky Argus story 1/1
# Feb 22 2009 at 12:38 AM Rating: Decent
I had wanted to camp Argus for a Peacock Amulet for about 2 years. I didn't start until a little over 2 months ago on the December update for Asura. I woke up early to camp for a few hours. I don't have a very flexible schedule so It's incredibly hard to camp NMs like Argus. Though I must say Argus is probably the WORST NM to camp. Along with others like Padfoot (which I got drop on also years ago). It's a 50% chance that either he or leech king pops. And on top of that its about a 17% drop rate which drops the PCA drop rate down to about 8% or so if you are even lucky enough to claim this. I have a friend that got his a few weeks before me. He waited Non-stop for him to pop in the maze. I would see him there and ask him how long he had camped.... it was always like 25-30+ hours. Plus he is horribly over camped. probably get 100 people pass through for him a day. So all that put together makes this NM insane to camp.

So right after the December update i went and camped until i had to get ready.
I logged back on 30min later and I thought to myself. "What if Argus spawned right in front of me 10 seconds after logging in." I read on here that a PLD logged on and he popped right in front of him and claimed not knowing what he was. So I was thinking that and 10 seconds later after I logged in again ARGUS SPAWNED RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. A random COR that i know just showed up was running and ran right into him and claimed before I could. Just about the second he spawned. I was on my THF and asked if you wanted to use my TH. I helped kill him and he got the drop and didn't even give me a reward... barely even a thanks. So I was in shock, I know this is just a game. And I always say that. Real Life matters, a game doesn't. But for some reason I couldn't get this out of my head. there were even a few nights where I couldn't sleep and my heart started pounding because I would dream that he just spawned in front of me. Sounds horrible i know... I have never done that before. so a few more weeks go by and I am Still stressed because of it. I wanted the RARE/EX Peacock Amulet so bad. It's a sign of success to me. I find out there is going to be a maintenance, so I wait around trying to log on every 15 sec before the update is suppose to end. I finaly get through 10 min early and throw up a widescan. I SEE ARGUS!!! i flee and run to him. Someone had already claimed him about 30 sec before I got there. within a minute there were about 15 people standing around him.

So after this I said to myself no more Argus for a while. It was driving me crazy. I was camping in between updates as well. So It was taking a lot of time for nothing. Then on 2/19/2009 I had another Dream about Argus spawning. I could really feel it again this time like I did before when he spawned in front of me.
So I went there and camped for a couple of hours along with about 5 others. It was getting late so I had to go to sleep. I woke up a couple of hours later and ARGUS WAS SITTING RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME! I had no idea how long he had been there. I claimed super fast, killed, and got my new Peacock Amulet FINALLY!

I'm so glad I got that out of the way. I accomplished what I set out to do. And that's what mattered to me the most.



BTW, this is the best thing you can put on your neck as most every melee job until Sea torques.
1/1 on Argus on accident
# Aug 19 2008 at 11:34 PM Rating: Good
This may irritate some people who have camped Argus for a long time but here's my story:

Around two years ago I was running around the maze (somewhere around 55~60 PLD) gathering my 3rd piece of RSE. I got a phone call and I was called in to work so I told my little brother to go find a treasure chest while I was at work and then log me out.

2 days go by and I log back on and just so happened to be right next to the treasure chest that spawns next to Argus. So I begin to start heading back to the exit of the maze, and then this crazy NM (who I never even heard of or knew what it dropped) pops right in front of me literally 10 seconds after I logged in. I see three people who were camping it start to head towards it so I decided to slap a "provoke" on it and see if I could kill it (no idea what level it was either).

Easy kill and the P-amulet dropped. I've been using it ever since and it was the luckiest thing that ever happened to me in FFXI.
2/2 on Argus 1/1 on LK
# Aug 17 2008 at 9:10 PM Rating: Default
Here's my story...

I started off by getting TOD while AFK. I woke up next day, came back from eating, and missed Argus by minutes. So the next day I arrived at the opening of his window. I waited till last hour of window! With 26 minutes left Argus popped. I asked ls member to help me claim, because there was competition. Anyways argus dropped amulet! 1/1, but, I'm outlotted. So I return next day, and miss LK pop. My LS mate who was with me on first Argus drop, got ToD, so we again return together next day. Again a late late pop. I think 28 hours into window, and it's LK! So we get claim on him, kill him with TH3 from thf plus the drg from my LS. Lk drops earring, I get that, but I'm still not satisfied, I want peacock amulet! So me and fellow drg return again upon opening of next window. Argus again spawns with about 1 and a half hours left. We catch him in hall and get claim. We turn our backs to him for about ten seconds to let the luck simmer (just like we did the first time.) We turn around and kill him.... and... once more

You find a vial of mercury on Argus.
You find a peacock amulet on Argus.

So, 2/2 on Argus, and 1/1 on LK! Big thanks for Vitharn who stuck it out till we bout had our own amulets!
My experiences with Argus! Chapter 2
# Jul 22 2008 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
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This is probably one of the most frustrating NMs to camp simply because he shares a timer with LK. If it wasn't for that it wouldn't be that bad camping Argus.

The last time I camped Argus was for about a week straight with a friend named Vivix (he made a post on this page regarding our experiences so I won't go into that). Long story short, we finally got Argus to drop the amulet after several claims and he outlotted me on the Amulet. I claimed him again the very next night and again, no drop. ;;

After almost a year now I decided to camp this b*stard again. The first night I stayed logged in overnight to get a ToD. I checked the chatlog the next morning and nothing. I stayed logged in while I was at work, came home and STILL nothing. I decided to camp him anyway with hopes that I might actually get lucky. There were probably 10 other ppl there so I had a hunch maybe his window was open. After about 8 hours of absolutely nothing I see The Argus starts to cast blazed spikes. in the chatlog. He was right behind me! I quickly turn around and provoke and ..... no drop. /sigh

The next window I make sure to come /thf for TH and flee. I sacrifice widescan but oh well. This time there were a ton of campers throughout the night but they all ended up leaving after about 11 hours into the window. After 11 hrs and 45 mins into the window BAM! Argus pops in the small room with the bats in it. I quickly claim him, proceed to bash his face in ... and again NO DROP!

The next night I stayed up through the whole 12 hour window and never saw anything... I'm assuming LK popped that night and I missed it.

Back to square one... /sigh.

I leave my character logged in for the next 30+ hours to get ToD (checking the screen whenever I had a chance) NOTHING!!

At this poing I'm about to give up on Argus forever. The next day was maintainence, so I told myself that I'll log out in the maze and If Argus isn't up when I log back in, I would set aside my dreams of ever owning an Amulet.

I log in immediately after maintainence and no Argus, no LK, no nothing.
The next thing you know, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, about 30 ppl starting showing up on my screen. More ppl hoping to get lucky.

At this point I'm pissed, frustrated, discouraged, angry, sleepy, {Insert emotion here}. I had Kirin in 2 hours and if he didn't pop by then, then good riddance!

FAST FORWARD: 1 hr 45 minutes later. Everyone is still here, all 30 of us. I'm just about to warp out to get ready for Kirin and next thing you know.. The Argus starts to cast blazed spikes.!

Again, behind me. I quickly turn around and voke him. He's mine! Out of a mass of ppl he is MINE! I turn around and let him beat on me a little bit while I did a /sea area to check for any thiefs with TH3/4. I asked the 1st thf I saw {Treasure Hunter} {Can I have it} {Please assist}. I then notice that same thief is watching as Argus is beating me down. His response is delayed ... He finally agrees. I invite him, let him get some hate then I proceed to cleaving Argus's face in.....

You deafeat the Argus.
Argus drops a hecteyes.
Argus drops a Peacock Amulet.
You obtain a hecteyes.
You obtain a Peacock Amulet!!


This was by far the happiest, most exciting, overwhelming {Insert extremely happy emotion here} in my ffxi career.

I equipped the Amulet and /cheered. I've never been so examined in my life. lol

Needles to say I gave the thief a nice little tip too ^.~

~All in all I was 2/8 on Argus and 0/1 on LK (actual claims).
~Both times the Amulet dropped there was some form of TH.
~The Protozoan was always in the hut. (even when LK popped)
~I always tried to keep the Goblin Shaman dead and the volume up. That way if I hear the blazed spikes, I KNOW who it's coming from.
~In my experience, widescan will slow you down if you are constanly focused and paying attention anyway, but that's just me.
~Never assume ppl are AFK, they most likely aren't!
~The chatlog is your friend!! Always make sure to have the correct filters on & pay attention for blazed spikes! (same with volume)
~Good luck and happy hunting!
YAY!!!
# May 08 2008 at 8:26 PM Rating: Good
1/10 on Argus
6/8 on LK

ph
# Jul 31 2007 at 11:38 PM Rating: Decent
is Protozoan PH? or does arg just pop?
ph
# Jun 25 2010 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes, there is no place holder for Argus. He just apeared in the room with the two bats. Sofar nobody camping him kills a thing they just stand and wait.
ph
# Oct 05 2007 at 2:14 PM Rating: Good
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He has spawn window 21-24hrs shared with the other NM (leech) so either Argus pops or the NM Leech. There is no place holder that I am aware. Just have to get ToD and hope you get him and he feels like dropping.
1/1 on Argus
# Mar 28 2007 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
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This happened back in February or March 2006, I forget exactly. I completed a Dynamis run and decided to finish my Mannequin quest and teleport my WHM/BLM to Mea and decided 1k chocobo was too much so I decided to run thru the Maze. I said what the hey, and chose the path of passing by Argus to see if he was up and who was camping. Lo-and-behold Argus was up unclaimed and no one was around. I was like O.o so I tell me LS I got Argus and they are good luck on that drop, the sarcasm was evident. So I proceed to whack Argus and banish his gelatinous butt. So after 1 minutes this, he dies and I see the drops hectereye and Peacock Amulet. Let's just say I was excited. No around to check me, all alone and 2 other people on the LS to celebrate with me.

Do you need Treasure Hunter? No.
Does Treasure Hunter help? I can only wonder how much it helps but I would say yes it does help.
Can you still get the desired drop without TH? Yes, but it may take a while.
camping this atm
# Jan 20 2007 at 12:49 AM Rating: Decent
:P camping this NM atm >< i have a long wait till it spawns
spawn
# Jan 06 2007 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
is this NM an 8 hrs spawn or 21 hrs il a bit lost
My turn
# Dec 07 2006 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
Well, after reading Flokk's post below, I'm on Fairy Server too, I decided to camp Argus too. Just a tip. On your first day there your main goal should be to get the ToD and not so much the claim since you don't know when it is going to spawn. This will save you a lot of stress from wondering how much longer you have to wait.

Day 1: Leech King popped (got ToD)

Day 2: Argus popped in small room (two bats were literally in my face messing up my targeting long enough for someone else to get claim, ot ToD)
Day 3: Leech King popped (got estimated ToD)

Day 4: Argus popped in big room (he popped BEHIND me just out of my view so I had no clue. I saw text of Argus casting a spell so I turned, targeted, booms omeone else got claim)

Day 5: Argus popped in big room (was alone so got claim no problem along with drop.)

Claims:
Leech King 0/2
Argus 1/3

Drop:
Peacock Amulet 1/1 (sub thf)

I think Argus has a mini window which seemed to match up with two of the tims I saw Argus pop. It could just be coincidence, but when it matches down to the minute twice I think it's right.

After 16 minutes pass there is a 1 minute window where Argus might pop (17th minute). I usually wait 2 minutes just to compinsate for seconds since I'm not sure if that is calculated in as well. Just remember you NEED the exact ToD for this to work and not someone's "estimated" ToD otherwise you'll be off on that 1 minute window.

So, if Argus died at 2am, then the windows opens up at 8pm. Add 16 minutes to that would make it 8:16pm. The possible pop window will be from 8:16-8:17 (I personally wait until 8:18 before relaxing). No pop, next mini-window would then be from 8:33-8:34 (added 16 minutes to 8:17). You just keep doing this until he pops. I'm not saying this is guaranteed, but it worked out on 2 Argus spawns that I saw so it's worth a shot.

While this does not shorten the 12 hour window, at least you don't have to STARE at the screen for 12 hours straight. Hope this helps!

whew!
# Nov 26 2006 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, I just decided to camp an amulet this week on Fairy server, figured what the heck. First day, I go down there, luckily I landed in an ongoing window with a handful of people there. Ended up killing Leech King 8 hours later with another guy - no drop.

Second day, about 6 hours into the camp, Argus popped in the entrance of the smaller room, easy claim against the only other camper. I spoke to the guy, since I knew him already, and we agreed that it was no problem if I waited for a TH4 thief friend to run out as long as it didn't take more than ten or fifteen minutes, in case somebody else ran in and got the TOD. Here's where it gets interesting. The guy tells his linkshell, which just happens to be Playtime, which just happens to be led by a certain psycho ***** who goes by the name of Poof - some of you might know her. She's in Windhurst at the time, where she places a GM call for "stalling", and naturally the GM was at the scene in 2-3 minutes. Anyway, GM comes in, blathers a bit about stalling, kill it, etc etc., so we held it and wacked on it a bit until the TH4 got there, and voila! got the kill and the drop in under 16 hours of camping total. All in all not a terrible experience, despite the psycho ***** aggro at the end.

I think some other people have said it, and they're right, this camp is the most difficult I've ever done. You need a book, or movies, or TV, or something, because you will not last if you try to pull the entire thing straight up. Anybody who pulls this off gets my honest congratulations.

http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/9700/poofgm2ks7.jpg
whew!
# May 15 2007 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
wow, GMs are some over-paid, under-useful dorks, IMO... considering my complaints of Bot fishers and claimers are always promised to be "investigated" but of course, there's the same bot fishers named with random letters all over Windurst n Sandy... I've given up on so much in this game between the pathetic drop rates, impossible claims, unplayability of the game on a whole without 5 -17 other people, the need to join restrictive guilds to do ANYTHING remotely associated with Endgame stuff, rampant RMT, destroyed economy, and then add in all of the KIDS one has to deal with... (I know, par for the course playing a game with 13+ as it's age, but can the 20-25 yr old crowd please grow up? the 16 yr olds are more respectful and mature)

Wow, what a whiny rant... My bad. rate down, yo... :p
whew!
# Dec 16 2006 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
Only been on the server 2 weeks and i already know Poof xD

Never heard anything good about her, however she is a taru and we all know they are just pure evil, so she isn't totally to blame :P

Oh and at what lvl would a whm be able to solo this?
whew!
# Nov 27 2006 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
Any 21+ hr NM is rough when you don't know the ToD.
I was camping another 21+ hr NM.
16 hours later...pop.
I get claim and drop.
Guess who shows up during the middle of my fight? Poof. lol
Oh well, she better luck next time.

Congrats on your drop though.
This weekend I did a 21+hr NM and a 8-12hr NM. Got drops on both of them 1/1. ^^

I think I'll try this amulet next.

Honestly, I don't see the big deal of stalling for a TH2 friend to come. I mean honestly....you're going to have to wait 21+hrs again anyways. I know you might think they're trying to mess up ToD, but if you've waited there that long I don't think it'll matter to wait a little longer for them to have a TH2 friend come. If they take longer than 30 min ya...GM call.

But, if anything you would WANT them to bring a TH2 friend to help them get drop. It means less competition for you the next day.

Edited, Nov 27th 2006 4:37pm by lilmarkutsa
success! with a twist
# Nov 26 2006 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Oops. >_>

Edited, Nov 27th 2006 1:38am by Flokk
I appologies to all the campers of this NM
# Nov 20 2006 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
Friday Nov 17th, at 100% moon, i decided to go camp this. I got there, killed some Protozen, then left to check on the Leech King. I clear the room of Leeches, and run back to Argus room. OMG, there he is. Claim and drop.

I wasnt sure if the 100% moon thing was true, but it did get me the Peacock Amulet after all, cause I wouldn't have even tried if it wasnt 100% moon.

{Luck}{Found It!}{Please forgive me.}
lol
# Nov 14 2006 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
logged in about 4 hours after maintenance in maze of shakhrami, i turn around the corner and there's argus, but claimed by someone behind a pillar i couldnt see, i go and look to see who and its a DRK who was at 15% hp, argus was at 100%, i was like... what the hell? then i realized the DRK was running a bot, and was AFK... he died, and i was spamming my voke macro as much as possible, got the reclaim and drop... 1/3 overall. I think the DRK got suspended too cause someone else was all mad and probably called a GM lol
Finishing my story...
# Oct 19 2006 at 4:31 PM Rating: Default
I had to cut that last story short, but I will finish it now ~

I just find it annoying when people refuse to Team-up to get a drop. Am I the only person? Advantages? Disadvantages? Discuss...

Also, I got the claim the next day. Egg was afk. I got drop. 1/1. Priceless.


My Argus story...and a small rant
# Oct 19 2006 at 3:44 PM Rating: Default
So over the past few months, I've jumped down to the Maze to check in on Argus...someone had once told me that they found him unclaimed upon traversing to the Maze so I thought that I'd give it a try for the first time awhile back.

So fast-forward to last Saturday evening on Titan. Here is myself, a 66 Thief, bored with not much time to play FFXI due to spending time with family, sitting in the Maze hoping to get an Argus span on my log.

There is another guy seemingly AFK. Just him and me, amidst fellow players coming in and out to check on spawn.

I come upstairs about every two hours to check the television to see if he had spawned. I open up my widescan to check possibility of LK being there...nothing. I notice a fellow named "Egg" moving around somewhat between the big room and the small room/hallway. I go back downstairs.

I come back up about 10 minutes later and open up my ws and *bam* there is Argus...had never seen him, nor did I ever think I would. I savored the fact that I just got to see him period on my widescan (I know, what a nerd I am)>

I see that he is in the small room so I flip on flee and run, run, run!! I'm shakin' and time slows down to a near stand-still (I told you that I was a nerd, right?). I am certain that he is unclaimed b/c there was nobody around for almost all day, as stated and that person who was afk was still standing there. I come to Argus...

...and someone has him. Egg to be exact. What kind of name is "Egg" anyway (although one could pose the question, "what kind of name is deyessorc anyway", but that is a bit more clever perhaps?)

Well, I am happy to have seen Mr. Argus, though I didn't get the claim. I say to Egg "Team-up, Treasure hunter II".

No response.

I ask again and he says "I got that already".

Hmm, curious I check him and notice from his gear that he is Whm main so he must only have /thf.

I tell him basically that he should utilize THII and that this Argus guy isn't something to be messed with.

He ignores me and I get annoyed, simply because the less the odds that the Amulet drops, the higher a chance that he'll be back next time as competition. My philosophy is, when campin' an NM (where the drop is rare/ex or people are legitimately there for a drop where they won't come back in the future), if I can't get the claim, I want to help out as much as possible so they get the drop and get the heck outta there.

Now I can understand that he might think that I would want to lot on drop, but if you invite someone, surely he knows that they can be booted and not receive drop. Well, maybe he thought I would "call for help" so nothing would drop. But, as I stated before, this makes no sense because it is more advantageous for me if the darn thing drops.

Anyway, he didnt get drop as expected, so I was annoyed and told him in horrible translation "I told you so...idiot, etc."
My Argus story...and a small rant
# Nov 27 2006 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
Not to mention he could have just did that leader option in party (forgot what it's called) that makes it so all drops automatically go to him and not the pool so you could lot. I guess he's just ignorant.

QUARTERMASTER that's what the option is called. lol
My Argus story...and a small rant
# Nov 27 2006 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
Not to mention he could have just did that leader option in party (forgot what it's called) that makes it so all drops automatically go to him and not the pool so you could lot. I guess he's just ignorant.
Amulet<3
# Oct 14 2006 at 6:01 PM Rating: Good
Oh how I love thee, PcA! I was 1/5 on this baby!

After 1 week of camping during a vacation, I got this prize piece for my collection. I love it to bits! It was worth it, and the money back for my old PcC was a big bonus at the time, with the extreme inflation it was at 40M.

My advice: don't give up! He normally pops in hallway or far side of room. It was extreme. I recommend watching some movies while camping, I went through LORT Extended a couple times, and alot of other DVDs.

Peace and good luck!
0.1 seconds of camping
# Oct 10 2006 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
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I got this the other day, walked into the pop area, saw argus was up and the camper was clearly AFK, killed it, got drop 1/1 was brd/whm.

Edited, Oct 10th 2006 at 1:57am PDT by sixoh
FINALLY!
# Sep 12 2006 at 7:49 AM Rating: Decent
Ok guys here it is, now that i finally have this amulet, after priceless hours of work, here is all my info.

Previous Argus Camps left me, 0/2Argus 0/2Leechking

Current Argus Camp, went like this;
(It's hard to keep track of all this, but this stuff is 99% right)

Day1 Argus | No Drop | - #hours ToD Obtained

Day2 Argus | No Drop | - 20Hours (Not Claimed by me)

Day3 LKing | No Drop | - 24Hours (Not Claimed by me)

Day4 Argus | No Drop | - 24Hours Pop: FarEast BigRoom

Day5 Argus | No Drop | - 28Hours Pop: NorthEast BigRoom

Day6 Argus | No Drop | - 19Hours Pop: North(BoneHut) BigRoom

Day7 Argus | No Drop | - 22Hours Pop: Middle BigRoom (TH1)

Day8 Argus | No Drop | - 24Hours Pop: NorthEast(water) BigRoom

Day9 Argus | No Drop | - 26Hours (Not Claimed by me)

Day10 Argus | No Drop | - 24hours (Not Claimed by me)

Day11 LKing | No Drop | - 28hours (Not Claimed by me)

Day12 Argus | No Drop | - 24Hours Pop: Smallroom North of circle

Day13 Argus | No Drop | - 30hours Pop: North(Bonehut) BigRoom (TH1)

Day14 Argus | DROP!!! | - 25hours Pop: Smallroom South of Circle (TH1)

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Day15 LKing | No Drop | - 27hours Pop: North of LK room, killed Monitor*

Day16 ToD Lost, Good Luck Buddies.

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NOTE: I know the people who got the claim the days i did not, rest assured that there was no drop for this long, makes me sick to look at too.


Camped as: 75nin/37war (Mainroom, in the dead center)
- Monitor 32rdm/10whm (Smallroom, 2ndAccount)
- Monitor 32mnk/16war (LKingroom, 3rd account)
(FYI: 2nd and 3rd accounts, not paid by me, just rich friends parents,
only used for extra set of eyes, did not use them to win any claims.)

Claim rate: 100% (was afk for any of the ones "Not claimed by me")
Drop rate: 10% (I only have TH for 3fights, many people i know 1/3ish)

Recommended lvl: 50+ if you don't have Paralyna and your 50ish, good luck...
Recommended claim ability: Doesn't matter, if you have ToD your pretty much set, people arn't always paying attention.

Camping strategies:
1. Do not run around, stay still, make people think you just getting ToD
2. If protozoan is in house, LEAVE HIM THERE, do not fight him.
- 80% of the time argus pop, Protozoan was in the hut.
3. If there is alot of competition, it's rough, stay in big room.
4. If you don't have 3accounts, lol, you must have Widescan!
5. If you get argus don't yell it to your linkshell, or anyone, don't give away ToD. ToD is so important.

Add's
1. Pop is 24hour for the most part.
2. There is no pattern (just theories) to where LK, and Argus Spawns
3. Vial of Mercury's are awesome.
4. Be a good sport, don't lie about a ToD, or whatnot, just "Stretch the truth"
5. 18-30hour from ToD.

Enjoy camping this mo-fo. 100+hours of camping him, is finally over.
I got mine cause i did not give up, you shouldn't either.
1/10Argus 0/2Leechking

Sicarios - *Bastok10*
75ninja (Unji/Unsho, Lightining+1, Turban/Ohat, Amulet, Melnina's Earring,
(Suppoamimi, AFbody/Hauby, Dusk, Thunder, Raja's, Amemet+1, Life,
(AFlegs/Royalkgt, Fuma/Rutters)
...68rdm 40war 33drk 33blm 23mnk
CoP:O Zilart:O
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15/100+ Orctrap:(Lv30 Nikkariaoe)
1/1 Bright-handed Kunberry:(Lv40 Resentment Cape)
1/5 Beryl-footed Molberry:(Lv55 Hototogisu)
1/1 Leaping Lizzy: (Lv7 Bounding Boots)
1/1 Valkurm Emperor: (Lv24 Empress Hairpin)
1/7 Ogygo's (Lv40 Ogygos's Bracelets)
1/10 Argus: (Lv33 Peacock Amulet)
0/7 Ose
0/6 Luaith
0/4 Enkelados
0/3 Leechking
0/3 Mee Deggi the Punisher
0/1 Quu Domi the Gallant
----------------------------------------------------



**** Retired, Goodbye FFXI ;; ****


Edited, Oct 3rd 2006 at 2:04pm PDT by sicarios
Now i'm....
# Sep 10 2006 at 3:16 AM Rating: Decent
0/8 Argus 0/2 Leechking

If you don't like reading, your in luck,
I provided this list for you;

1. Get ToD (don't waste your time)
2. I've seen/logged argus ToD 14times, 13times he pop in main room
3. When you camp him pretend your afk, you'll scare away the driveby campers
4. The protozoan theory seems to be right, make sure he is idle in hut
5. Get TH, i have none and maybe thats why i'm 0/8
6. I know he's 18-30hr, but 70% the time he has been like a 24hour NM

Argus is such a pain in the *rear end* I am so used to not getting drop it's as if i don't care about the amulet, well wait a min...

I have never lost a claim, unless i'm not at my comp, and theres many reasons for this. If you know ToD, and you camp him, don't go in there killing everything all the time. An active player shows others window "might" be open. I take off LS and don't move, people think i'm just there getting ToD. Another thing, the protozoan theory seems to be 99% true. I have seen argus pop when protozoan was roaming, but for the most part keep him in the hut. I've seem argus pop 7 times in a row, 3 of those were not killed by me cause I was out somewhere. Another thing i have the liberty in doing is camping 3 spots at the same time without having to use widescan. I've got a deck of cards(ie labtops) setup on my desk. I have 3 accounts, both rich friends who don't play the game anymore so i don't have to pay for their accounts. I put one in the small room, and 1 in leechking room, and my char in main room. This also scares other people when they come to camp him.

One day i will have this amulet, i'm really trying to push my acc so I can utilize my sick TP build. (Unji/Unsho, Turban, AFBody(1 more item for +1), Dusk gloves, Fuma sune, Suppa) The lack of acc gear, plus being elvaan, hurts to much.

Sicarios <Kujata>
Bastok 10
CoP: O Zilart: O
75nin 68rdm
Now i'm....
# Sep 12 2006 at 4:58 AM Rating: Decent
it's not 1 protozoan that either stays or roams, there are 2 protozoans, they are on a shared window similar to argus/LK are. If protozoan in the hut is popped, then leech king will pop. If the protozoan that pops outside is up, then argus will pop.

2 protozoans
Wrong.
# Sep 12 2006 at 12:05 PM Rating: Default
I don't really need to explain anything, only 1 protozoan up at a time, as far as im concerned that counts as one. And about whether its in hut or not, makes no difference to when LK or Argus will pop.
Fancy Program
# Sep 12 2006 at 11:54 AM Rating: Default
Wrong. You may be right that their are "2" Protozoans, BUT; Theres only one up at a time, and they have no correlation to argus or leechking spawning, sorry. If anything Protozoan should be in the hut for argus to spawn. 8 of my argus's popped with protozoan in hut, and 4 times for my buddy, 2 times protozoan was outside hut for argus.
/sigh
# Sep 07 2006 at 10:33 PM Rating: Default
0/6 argus 0/2 lk
/sigh
# Sep 07 2006 at 10:29 PM Rating: Default
0/6 argus 0/2 LK
ToD!!!! ;_;
# Aug 18 2006 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
TOD on hades can I have it please?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!? :P
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