From Kingdom of San d'Oria:
Taking this route, you will need a couple of Silent Oils and Prism Powders to avoid the bats and goblins that aggro between the zone line at (K-5/L-5) and the camp your party chooses. The goblins aggro and link by sight, and the bats aggro and link by sound.
From Federation of Windurst:
Once you reach Mhaura, you will take the ferry to Selbina. Once aboard the ferry, it is recommended that you stay below deck at all times, as pirates sometimes attack. Also, monsters sometimes pop on the upper deck that aggro to sight and sound. Again, bring Silent Oils and Prism Powders to avoid goblin and bat aggro on the way to camp.
From Republic of Bastok:
These camps are often used by players new to the game, and therefore are their first real experience with party dynamics. If you are an experienced player, please try to be patient and helpful to the newer members in your party. It is also recommended that you set your Home Point at the guard by the zone line, near camp. It is much better to take the death and walk back to camp at that level than to make your party shout for a raise in Valkurm Dunes, then wait for raise sickness to wear off before you can continue fighting.
See map to right for locations of possible campsites. As mentioned above in the Hill Lizard section of this page, it is recommended that you bring a couple of Silent Oils and Prism Powders to go through the tunnel between the earlier camps and these new ones, in order to avoid aggroing bats and goblins on the way. These camps are very popular, so on nights with high server traffic you may not always find an open camp in this zone. However, feel free to be creative and explore a bit, safely!
The second stage in the "teens" level-grind in Valkurm Dunes, these camps are very popular for their abundance of mobs and the fact that two items required for unlocking support job abilities drop here: Crab Apron from Snippers, and Damselfly Worm from Damselflies. It is advised to set your Home Point in Selbina or at the outpost at (G-7), in case of death during fighting, so that the fallen party member may resume gaining experience points quickly.
At one of the camps, near (E-8), is the placeholder for Valkurm Emperor. As a result, that camp is often occupied by higher-level players trying to spawn that NM for the Empress Hairpin drop. Unlike its placeholder, Valkurm Emperor aggros by sound. It is a level 29-30 mob, so trying to combat this monster at this level range is ill-advised. With the variety of camps to choose from at this level range, it is suggested that you and your party choose a different location, as killing Damselfly mobs other than the placeholder will prolong the spawn timer and anger players there camping the NM.
See map to right for indications on possible campsites.
For the goblin camp at (D-6)/(D-7), be careful of Earth Elementals that aggro to magic. There is also a Bogy that spawns during nighttime on "secret beach". When party members hit 18, it is recommended that they go complete the Support Job unlock quest in Selbina, as not having a properly levelled subjob is a danger not only to themselves, but to any future parties they join, and is generally the mark of a poor player.
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