2005 Azimuth Circle  

Start Area:None
Start NPC:Moogle
Type:Special Event
Related Mobs:Reactionary Rampart
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 7 ratings)
Items Required:Pumimi Doll
Items Granted:Elvaan Gilet
Elvaan Gilet +1
Elvaan Shorts
Elvaan Shorts +1
Elvaan Top
Elvaan Top +1
Elvaan Trunks
Elvaan Trunks +1
Galka Gilet
Galka Gilet +1
Galka Trunks
Galka Trunks +1
Hopipi Doll
Hume Gilet
Hume Gilet +1
Hume Shorts
Hume Shorts +1
Hume Top
Hume Top +1
Hume Trunks
Hume Trunks +1
Mithra Shorts
Mithra Shorts +1
Mithra Top
Mithra Top +1
Onoko Yukata
Port Windurst Gate Glyph
Tarutaru Maillot
Tarutaru Maillot +1
Tarutaru Shorts
Tarutaru Shorts +1
Tarutaru Top
Tarutaru Top +1
Tarutaru Trunks
Tarutaru Trunks +1
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 05:58:37 2009

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In-Game Text


Master, master! How are you holding up in this horrible heat? You've made the Sunbreeze Festival a smashing success, kupo! And now it's time for the main event--"Azimuth Circle"!

Azimuth Circle has rather complex rules, so I'll have to drill you beforehand, kupo. First off, the game can only be played in pairs--everyone must be in a party of two. So you must begin by searching for a partner. Coupling with a good friend would be ideal, of course. But even if you aren't exactly the most popular master...no problem! Just ask around, kupo!

And then, um, ummm...oh yeah! After that, just talk to a moogle with your partner and say you want to start the game, kupo! Then the moogle will tell you where your partner should go. It will also tell your partner where you should go! So you and your partner have to relay information between each other to figure out where to head next, kupo. Each of you should reach your checkpoint with good teamwork! Examine your checkpoint to find a hidden compass. The compass will point in the direction that your partner should go, so both of you should use this information to help each other out. Work together to find all of your checkpoints and each of you will find a doll at the end of the trail, kupo!

Last but not least, trade your doll with your partner and then trade the doll that he found to the moogle, kupo. End game--the moogle will give you beautiful swimwear to beat the heat as a reward for your efforts! Nothing like going for a dip in the ocean in this scorching weather, kupo!

Ah... I almost forgot! I have a message here from Azimuth of the Alchemists' Guild! Here's what the inventor of Azimuth Circle had to say, kupo: "The name 'Azimuth Circle' comes from this gadget we set on a compass in the old days so we could verify directions proper. I'm not vain enough to name a game after myself! Anyway, I hope you and your partner become good friends while playing. Maybe you can even invite them to join you again later wearing the rewards you gained from playing. I wonder what games you could play with them then...haw haw.........!"

Ahem...yes, Ms. Azimuth is certainly a unique old... Anyway! Where was I, kupo? Oh yeah, Azimuth Circle. Please join us in the festivities, kupo! Master, master, get up and get out there! It's time to find a partner for Azimuth Circle!

-Event Details This event is scheduled to commence at July 28, 2005 17:00 and will last until August 15, 2005 0:00 (PDT).

-Event Locations Southern San d'Oria/Port San d'Oria Bastok Mines/Port Bastok Windurst Waters/Windurst Walls


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mildly off-topic.. but still summerfest related
# Aug 06 2005 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Thee's a chocobo-racing mini-game that starts you out at one of the stables and has you get as fast as you can to another city's stables.

I've found very little information on this mini-game and am very curious. The fastest I've been able to make it from one to the next (various times, because of various destinations) don't seem to add up at all with the "fastest times" posted by the game.

Today, I had to go from San D'Oria to Jeuno, a pretty short ride. I had my egg timer next to me. I didn't get caught in any landscape or mobs or parties, I didn't take any wrong turns, I actually got there surprisingly fast... except somehow, the fastest time posted was nearly a full 2 minutes faster. Now, 2 minutes worth is an AWFUL lot of wrong turns or being slowed down by mobs or other players.
So I wonder, is there some sort of cheat?
Can someone cast Flee on a chocobo?
Does Haste affect your chocobo's speed?

There were two of us doing the race and we arrived at the exact same time. I wasn't wearing any riding gear, my partner had some on. So obviously, riding gear doesn't affect your riding "speed".

Does ANYone have any idea about this issue?
Thanks a million in advance.
# Jul 31 2005 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
nevermind... :P

Edited, Sun Jul 31 21:57:39 2005
Fun Event
# Jul 31 2005 at 1:26 AM Rating: Good
175 posts
I have to say that this event was fun. Although confusing if you didn't understand, but worthwhile. I was glad to help many people get their swimsuits and make new friends. Now all I have to do is get my +1 swimsuit. Buh bye Sandy, hello Windy... :P

Yup theres is no headgear at all
# Jul 29 2005 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
202 posts
I did the quest in all three cities, and all I got for finishing the last one was 13 chocobo tickets :\ So no there is no headgear.
# Jul 29 2005 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
How to get plus 1: do in another nation
How to get headgear: There is none!

The FFXI model viewer will show you that there is no headgear for this.. unless someone has pictures of the headgear and posts them here just give up on it.

If you are interested in finding out what these swimsuits look like (and other Summer time stuff)
Go here: FFXI Swimsuits

If you are talking about the headgears shown here, the Laurel Crown, and the Stars cap, those are not related to the swimwear. I believe they are related to either:
A) a new prize in ballista seeing as if you check FFXI somepage (CTRL+F, type Stars or Laurel) they are enchanted with a teleport of somekind that uses Ballista Points
or B) They are prizes for the gold world pass thing after 100 days and 1 year.

Edited, Fri Jul 29 13:28:42 2005
Our +1
# Jul 29 2005 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent

Edited, Fri Jul 29 12:17:21 2005
Head Gear
# Jul 29 2005 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
anyone know how exactly you get the head gear?
The +1 suits :)
# Jul 29 2005 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
Here is me and my bf in our +1 set ^^
Im really sorry for the bad quality ><
I wish anyone would know how to get the head equipment ><, we tried all 6 zoned in all 3 nations but nothing ; ;

RE: The +1 suits :)
# Jul 29 2005 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
link is/was bad
Aggrivating, but quite simple
# Jul 29 2005 at 6:56 AM Rating: Decent
Well, my partner and I can generally find the dolls on the first checkpoint, maybe the second checkpoint, having only failed once so far in Windurst Waters. I am however becoming annoyed at receiving chocobo tickets. We played in Windurst Walls the first time, and each received the top piece, and having been misinformed, we played there again, and received chocobo tickets. After receiving two chocobo tickets, we switched to Waters, and received yet more chocobo tickets. I hope today we can get the bottom pieces so we can move on to the next country and repeat the process. On the bright side, next time chocobos will cost me 2k+ to ride, I will just use a ticket.
VERY very simply trick
# Jul 29 2005 at 2:14 AM Rating: Decent
799 posts
this is so simple it's really quite stupid.
except you need to have two players in the same room to realize just how stupid it is. This is basically a game of "hot-cold" where you tell your partner if he's close or not to a target, except here you simply tell him geographical directions.

1. both players get quest/game from moogle

2. player-1 steps away from moogle while player-2 stays NEAR the moogle

3. player-1 will follow directions given to him by player-2, who REPEATEDLY checks the moogle (the moogle will repeat the directions the other player is supposed to go). for example, moogle will say East... so player-1 will go east, then moogle will say South-east, so player-1 will go etc... the player who remains near the moogle must not move and simply continues targeting and checking the moogle and relaying the directions.

NOTE: there are tons of checkpoints, you don't NEED to check any of them. you only need to find the ONE TARGET checkpoint that has a doll.

Once the player who is searching has found his doll, he just remains there and relays THAT single checkpoint's information to the other player, repeatedly... he doesn't have to move anymore, just keep checking his checkpoint and repeating to the other player who stayed behind where HE now has to go.


you then have both dolls, which you trade to each other, then trade to the moogle, who will hand you your prize.

you can only hand in one set of dolls per game day, apparently.
So far, we have seen:
1st hand-in a top for a taru partner, and a bottome for a hume partner.
2nd hand-in to SAME moogle was a chocobo ticket.

we stupidly repeated the game a 3rd time in the same zone (Port Bastok - hey! we knew where all the checkpoints were!) but handed in the dolls in a different zone (Bastok Mines), and we got the other halves of our bathing suits.

as a second note: you could also try moving towards the nearest checkpoint and using THAT one as a "home base" (there's usually a HUGE amount of traffic around the moogle itself)

tomorrow we try and find out what happens if we repeat the quest wearing our bathing trunks and tops... or repeat it in a different city.
# Jul 29 2005 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
i just did this quest an it is horribally boring. One thing that happend to multipul people id when you check a checkpoint is read "you cannot check anye more check points" if this happens. go to the mog and cancel and reactivate the quest.
Just a little help
# Jul 28 2005 at 10:04 PM Rating: Default
How i got both top and bottom and +1 versions!
how I got dolls: 1. choose who will get first doll 2.None doll seeking partner Eithers talk to moogle for direction or find a checlpoint and guide partner with direction ex. N= North NE= North East
3. person with doll find any other check point and Guide. 4 trade dolls to each other.5 trade to moogle
if first was completed in port area complete 2nd in Non-Port to get 2nd piece to set. To get +1 version do in another Kingdom repeat all above info.
easy as hell
# Jul 28 2005 at 9:59 PM Rating: Default
ok theres 2 dolls hopipi and pumimi. In order too get both get a friend now u both need to trade a hopipi and pumimi doll to the moggel 1ce. So in order to do this u or ur friend get the hopipi 1st then con. to click to give ur friend the direction to other doll (after u click on 1 u can repeatedly click it to give ur friend directions so u dont wast ur 3 clicks) after that u trade them and give them to moggle. Now im not sure if u gata swich zone but we did. when we did i got doll 1st this time and then i repeatedly pressed the spot where i found mine and gave him directions. after that we both had both pieces. Now were off to basty to try to get head. hope this helps also im 58pld/29war on kujata server plz invite me ^-^ to a pt tommarow or somthin plz
# Jul 28 2005 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
74 posts
The quest: Talk to a moogle in one of the cities with a partner. They will tell you to find check points for your partner.

The rewards: Non-port areas of cities will give you the top. Port areas of cities will give you the bottom. If you repeat the quest in the same city, you get a chocobo ticket. If you go to a different city after doing the quest in another city, you will get the +1 version.

So lets say I did the South San d'Oria one twice. I'd get the top then a chocobo ticket. Then I moved to Port San d'Oria. I would get the bottom. Then I would go to Port Bastok and I'd get the bottom +1. If I went to Bastok Mines, I'd get the top +1.
# Jul 28 2005 at 10:59 PM Rating: Decent
Not entirely true...I got both the top and bottom in Windurst Walls. The first time I got the top, then I got a chocobo ticket, so I went to Windurst Waters, but I got another ticket. So I went back to Walls and got the bottom there.

Also, what's all this about an item to equip on the head?
# Jul 29 2005 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
74 posts
Eh, I was just speculating. As for the headgear, I believe you need to do the quest in all 3 cities.
# Jul 28 2005 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
"I hope you and your partner become good friends while playing. Maybe you can even invite them to join you again later wearing the rewards you gained from playing. I wonder what games you could play with them then...haw haw.........!"

Maybe you play it again once you have the top and bottom?
Top and bottom
# Jul 28 2005 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
to get the top and bottom you must do the quest 2 times, once in each area.

Example (how i got top and bottom):
Windurst waters = shorts
windurst walls = top

dunno how to get the plus one tho ><
Heres some help!
# Jul 28 2005 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
You can do the quest once per day, and get given one piece at a time.

Doing more than one run in an area can also result in Chocobo Tickets!

Edited, Thu Jul 28 22:24:22 2005
all or single?
# Jul 28 2005 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
when you do this quest will you get one of the pieces or all of them? also, how would you get the +1 gear?
summer's calling
# Jul 28 2005 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
anyone on Caitsith server looking for a partner for the Azimuth Circle? :)
I want that!
# Jul 28 2005 at 1:02 PM Rating: Decent
anyone on Caitsith server looking for a partner for the Azimuth Circle? :)
# Jul 28 2005 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
I was just wondering, do you get both the top and bottom from doing the event once or do you have to do it twice?
Photos of Swimsuits and other stuff
# Jul 27 2005 at 10:31 AM Rating: Good
242 posts
If you are interested in finding out what these swimsuits look like (and other Summer time stuff)
Go here: FFXI Swimsuits
RE: Photos of Swimsuits and other stuff
# Jul 27 2005 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
211 posts
Ooh! Verrrry nice! I can hardly till tomorrow after work! Gonna get the suits for my main and my mule!

Thank you for the pics! >^.^<
just wondering
# Jul 27 2005 at 5:33 AM Rating: Decent
but does anyone know what the swimwear does? like its stats or special effects/abilities? having rare/exe stuff and doing events is great and all (not to mention you get to look cool) but why go through all the trouble to get em if there worse than your starting clothes?
RE: just wondering
# Jul 27 2005 at 7:30 AM Rating: Decent
158 posts
I think I saw info on Somepage that the HQ version of the gear reduces clamming "incidents".
Here's a link to the Hume Top +1

Oh, and the shorts give a bonus to clamming results. Check out this link for that.

Hope that helped. I can't wait to get it ^^.
# Jul 27 2005 at 1:23 AM Rating: Excellent
232 posts
elvaan swimwear is probably....like a speedo or something.........maaaaaaaan
# Jul 27 2005 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent
687 posts
I was hoping to see mithras in Bikinis now i have to cry myself to sleep at night
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