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#1 Jun 02 2004 at 8:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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Since Gil is perhaps one of the most sought after posessions in the game, I figured a mini-farming guide may help those who have no other income source thus far. Hopefully this will temporarily decrease the, "Moniez plz~!1" threads.

Levels 1-20

This is the range where most new players will struggle with gil. Please don't beg for gil, other players (hopefully) worked hard for theirs.

Sarutabaruta
- Bees (Beehive chips/Honey)
- Crawlers (Silk threads/Calculi)
- Goblins (Beastcoins/Threads/Cloths/Onions)
- Magicked Bones (Bonechips/Ceremonial Dagger)
- Yagudo (Beastcoins/Necklaces)

Ronfaure
- Goblins (Beastcoins/Threads/Cloths/Onions)
- worms (various Ores)
- Beetles (Beetle Jaw/Beetle Shell)
- Wild Sheep (Sheep Tooth)
- Enchanted Bones (Bonechip)
- Bomb (Bomb Ash)

Gustaberg
- Enchanted Bones (Bonechip)
- Golblins (Beastcoins/Threads/Cloths/Onions)
- Worms (various Ores)
- Hornets (Beehive chips/Honey)

Zeruhn Mines
- Leech (Fiend's Blood)
- Worms (Various Ores)
- Bats (bat wing/bat fang/Beastmen's Blood)

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More difficult areas, don't tread too far into these:

Horutoto Ruins
- Bats (Bat wings/Bat fangs)
- Goblins (Beastcoins/Threads/Cloths/Onions)
- Magicked Bones (Bonechips/Ceremonial Daggers)
- Ballons (Bomb Ash)

King Ranperre's Tomb
- Bats (Bat wings/bat fangs)
- Goblins (Beastcoins/Threads/Cloths/Onions)
- Worms (various Ores)

Dangruf Wadi
- Stickpin (Beastman's Blood)
- Goblins (Beastcoins/Threads/Cloths/Onions)
- Worms (Various Ores)

I suggest to keep to these areas until about 20-25. I've seen far to many people die in places like Giddeus because they thought they could train scores of Yagudo before level 25.

Level 25+

It's safe to start in these areas at 25, however, steer clear of the tier3 mobs in the keyrooms. At 25 they're dangerous, and if they link you're toast. Besides, they're pretty much useless for farming unless you have the steal ability to get Silver Beastcoins.

Giddeus
- Yagudo (Beastcoins/Silver Beastcoins)
- Worms (various Ore)
- Bees (Beehive Chips/Honey/Giant Stinger)

Ghelsba Outpost
- Bats (Bat wing/Bat fang/Beastmen's Blood)
- Pugils (Shall Shell)
- Lizards (skin/tail)
- Orcs (Beastcoins/Silver Beastcoins)

Palborough Mines
- Quadav (Beastcoins/Silver Beastcoins)
- Mine Scorpian (Claw/Shell)
- Beetle (Shell/Jaw)

These areas remain popular at nearly any level. Once you're high enough level you can stick around and go NM hunting if you get tired of farming.

Farming Suggestions:

- Thief sub:
Treasure Hunter will increase the amount of drops you get and the Steal ability will allow to grab even better items.

- Farm in groups:
Farm with one or two other people who have Treasure Hunter. Spread out and you'll cover more ground faster.

- Try out new skills:
In many farming areas you can also mine, fish, or harvest. It's a good time to build up those skills.

- Farm while gaining experience:
Always remember Signet! Nearly everything drops crystals.

- Make sure you have free inventory space:
There's no point to farming if you show up with five spots empty. Clean out your inventory of everything except necessities, it'll save you some trips.

- Farm stackable items:
You can carry more of them and stacks tend to sell better. So drop that Pair of Cuffs and pick up some more Bat Wings or Beehive Chips.

- Mules:
Those naked level ones you see around town all the time. If you have one for each city you'll have increased storage and access to each AH. You can sell 21 things at a time other then 7.

- Be nice!
There are a lot of other farmers out there, so share the wealth. Training a whole area where there are other farmers is rude. Try not to farm mobs that someone else may be trying to gain experience off of.

Remember: farming takes patience. People will farm for a week straight or more, but in the end it pays off.

Anything to add? Please do.
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#2 Jun 02 2004 at 8:26 PM Rating: Default
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I'd say your guide was helpful, but I honestly didn't read it.

All I could think of while browsing it was 'Damn, Morrigan is hot, Damn.'

Should never have posted your picture >_<
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#3 Jun 02 2004 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Good little guide. :)
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#4 Jun 02 2004 at 8:41 PM Rating: Decent
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i read it. i liked it.


what's this about a picture?
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#5 Jun 02 2004 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
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THANK YOU!!!! I hope everyone reads this and I never get asked for money again.
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#6 Jun 02 2004 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Nice guide ... i commend all you that take the time to come up with these... my fingers would hurt so bad if i typed that much ^^

Edited, Wed Jun 2 22:13:33 2004 by Nosirrom
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#7 Jun 02 2004 at 8:52 PM Rating: Good
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I would like to add that while farming in Yughott/Palborough, bring along a stack or two of pickaxes. If you stumble across a mining point there, you can make more gil that way too.

Excellent guide Morrigan...now if only people would pay attention to it _
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#8 Jun 02 2004 at 8:57 PM Rating: Good
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Combine your crafting with some synthing. Especially nonstackable items. For example: sheepskin doesn't stack but 2 sheepskin and a wind crystal will net you a sheepswool. Which goes for 9k a stack on the windy AH on gilgamesh. Most nonstackables can be crafted into stackables, such as the beastmen pieces (yag necklaces, gob masks, etc.) and can get you good gil rather than throwing them away to clear space in your inventory. Just bring some crystals with you to go out to farm.

btw, very nice guide moriggan
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#9 Jun 02 2004 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
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where would be a good 30+ place to farm ? ... i was going to stick with Pal mines .... but there has to be something a little better
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#10 Jun 02 2004 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
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At 30 I'd stick to places like Giddeus. Past 40 you can move on to places like Qufim and take on mobs such as Giants.
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#11 Jun 02 2004 at 9:16 PM Rating: Good
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Here's some links to some guides to making gil:

SaintD's excellent guide to making gil
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/journal2.html?user=293711&mid=107552383012697389

Ascendancy's list of farming locations
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=1081207815515552700

Jaenale's guide to making gil
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=1077897037955285537&num=66

I have extensive experience in getting gil, as is evident in my profile Smiley: smile
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#12 Jun 02 2004 at 9:49 PM Rating: Decent
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At 30 I'd stick to places like Giddeus. Past 40 you can move on to places like Qufim and take on mobs such as Giants.


^^ thats what i figured .... Giddeus/Pal mines > Highlands/La Thein ??
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#13 Jun 02 2004 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Nosirrom wrote:
where would be a good 30+ place to farm ? ... i was going to stick with Pal mines .... but there has to be something a little better


The more northern reaches of Dangruf Wadi is good for 30+. You start running into Goblin Leechers/Gamblers/Muggers and Steam Lizards.

Steam Lizards drop lizard eggs, worth 300 gil at AH in Bastok (Bastok mission item).

Gamblers drop Poison Flour (700 gil).



Some notes to add to Morrigan's post:

In Gustaburg, you can't forget about the Quadav. They drop shell shields (100+ gil depending on fame), backplates (500+ gil and one of the quickest sellers at Bastok AH), armor pieces, gil and scrolls (sneak scroll goes for 500 to NPCs). Also there are sheep and bees on Vomp and Zegham Hills (sheepskins, sheep teeth, beehive chips, honey, etc..)

In Dangruf, the worms (Giant Grubs) also drop Pinches of Sulfur (3-4k a stack) and Hermit's Rings (1000 gil). The Wadi Hares also drop Gausebit Grass (and Wadi is the only place you can get the grass needed for the Jeuno Chocobo quest, so it will also sell and at a good price).


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40+ a good place is Pashhow Marshlands. Goobues (dahlias, treant bulbs, tree cuttings), goblins, quadav, crawlers, flys, rabbits, bats, leeches, pugils, elementals. Jugnar Forest is good too (though Jugnar isn't as mob filled as the Marsh, so you have to spend more time walking around I've noticed).


Also in Gustaburg:

Saplings (one of the best item dropping mobs in the game): Treant bulbs, seeds (grain, herb and vegtable depending where in north and south gustaburg you are).

Edited, Wed Jun 2 22:57:29 2004 by SeomanP
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#14 Jun 02 2004 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
The more northern reaches of Dangruf Wadi is good for 30+. You start running into Goblin Leechers/Gamblers/Muggers and Steam Lizards.


thats where ive been lately ...since it is very close to Bastok ... be weary of going to far north ... i tried to go through that "stone tunnel" and nearly died .... 4 easy gobs aggroed me O_o ... i killed 3 and slep the last one and ran like hell :P
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#15 Jun 02 2004 at 10:06 PM Rating: Decent
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More on Palb and Gustaburg:

You can make good money in Palborough Mines at the mid-teen levels. Staying on the 2nd level (and as long as you're careful).

The quadavs in Palb also drop Fetich Pieces (used in a Bastok Mission). These can be sold at the AH or to an NPC vendor for around 200 gil each.

The Quads in the mines are also more likely to drop armor pieces and scrolls then the ones that wander Gustaburg. There are also rabbits in the mines, can get alot of rabbit hides and meat.

And the 2nd tier of Quads (Veteran, Greater, Onyx) will drop Silver Nametags (good for 550 gil in a repeatable Bastok quest).

Also the Black Dogs that spawn in N. Gustaburg. From my observations there are only 2 that spawn (1 in N. Gusta along the road north of the outpost, the other on the first level of Zegham Hill by the ramp up). The Black Dogs drop Dog Collars (needed for the Gusgen Mines map quest) which go for 6000 gil.

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#16 Jun 02 2004 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
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One last note to add to Morrigan's excellant post:

Quests.

There are alot of quests that will earn you a fair amount of gil just by collecting items in the beginning areas.

Gustaburg:
Saplings drop Treant Bulbs. Goblins on Vomp and Zegham Hill will drop Wild Onions. Both those (along with sleepshrooms dropped by Funguar in Palborough Mines) are used in the Gourmat Quest in Bastok.

Also Beehive Chips, Honey Pots from Bees (Windy Quest and Sandy Quest).

There is also the Starfall Tear in N. Gustaburg that will get 150 gil.

And the worms that drop Flint stones and Zinc Ore (Tenshodo Quest). Batwings from the bats at night.

Palborough Mines:
Sleepshrooms from the Funguars (be careful, these are normally bunched up close together and they link). Rabbit Hides (Sandy quest). Silver Name Tags (550 gil).

Dangruf Wadi:
Gausebit Grass, flint stones, zinc ore, and the Dangruf Stone (400 gil, repeatable Bastok Quest).

Sartabaruta:
Almost everything in West and East Sarta will drop something that can be used for a Windurst repeatable quest. There's also the tree in W. Sarta that will net you a Fish Scale Shield. Meterorites dropped from Crawlers.

Giddeus:
Yagudo Bead Necklaces.

Just some examples. Spend some time seeing what quests you can accomplish well doing your farming. Kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.
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#17 Jun 03 2004 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Bump... (apparently low-level farming is a EXTREMELY popular tonight and some people can't scroll throught the first page! Smiley: banghead)
#18 Jun 03 2004 at 5:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Excellent points to add Seoman. If you're not at level yet where you can jack up your fame with repeatable quests with cabbages and cornettes, the there are plenty of drops in the lower range that are easy quest items.
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#19 Jun 12 2004 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Bump...

This is an ever popular topic. Perhaps an issue like this deserves a sticky?

Thanks again, Moriggan.
#20 Jun 12 2004 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
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...Thank you, I've been looking for a guide like this for a LONG time. Now I can farm for Muskater Armor & Royal Squire when I hit 40!
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