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djtickle
14-03-2007, 03:36 PM
Anyone fancy some assault tonite? Id like to do some regular assault too if we can, im after the new rank for a new scythe u can get from 40k IS :)

C'
15-03-2007, 09:31 AM
I may be up for some Assault this evening (don’t think I’ve got anything planned). If possible I’d like to have at least one attempt at the Escort Professor mission again but other than that I’m pretty much open for anything (Nyzul?)

Tsingtao
15-03-2007, 09:58 AM
I'll have one tag did 3 runs in Nyzul last night with AaD we got Leaping Lizzie twice and 2 sets of leather highboots ><

Did see quite a bit though, got as far as floor 4 before running out of time, only exited once on floor 2. Got 280 tokens still trying to understand how to restart from a higher floor...

...if you need to clear 5 its going to be hard as we had a good set up last night and didn't make it. PLD/NIN - NIN/WAR - WHM/BLM - BRD/WHM - DRK/NIN and SAM/WAR

C'
15-03-2007, 10:02 AM
Yeah you can only save your progress in batches of 5 and even then only the armband holder gets the progress saved to their disk.

That is why we should run the lower levels a number of times to get multiple people with the progress saved. No point having only one person with saved progress in case that individual isn't available for runs for whatever reason.

talizker
15-03-2007, 11:12 AM
If I can finish the FFXI update (I got a server error when I left it on last night somewhere past 50%) and get the macros done then I would love to do some Assault tonight. If not then tomorrow will be fine for me.

djtickle
15-03-2007, 11:14 AM
I wouldnt mind doing some regular assault as i need to get my rank up, what is everyone now 4 or 5?

C'
15-03-2007, 12:44 PM
I'm 4 but still have 1 Superior Private (tier 3) mission left to complete and would like to do that before attempting tier 4 missions.

Perhaps tommorrow would be better as it would probably allow both Talizker and Moot to attend the run and if we did attempt the Escort professor mission Moot would be very handy (light based AOE sleep with Sheep Song). Maybe if Wedge came on BRD to (if he read this) and Talizker as backup on RDM/blm we should have enough sleep power to clear that mission.

talizker
15-03-2007, 12:53 PM
I am still 3. Will check tonight once i'm back on exactly where I am for Assaults and ToAU Missions so I can arrange to get caught up.

Tsingtao
15-03-2007, 01:00 PM
I need level 3 completion on the escourt as well really keen to do that one! I think a combo of sleep and using kites to clear agro could be good, I think its worthtrying at night with NIN movement +, maybe fleeing away agro with THF subs and boots as well. Have the kites take th mobs back to the start and try to keep them there, just keep up reraise?

We should work to get everyone to level 4 and then move forward again. I don't mind doing some lower ones, Rare is riht though if we need 5 floors to save we need multiple people with the floors saved.

Be intereting to work out how on earth to do 5 floors in 30 mins, I guess 6 min per floor big question is how. Got kill alls, would we be fast to divide and conquer to kill mobs or stay as a group, for kill boss sneak and invis and kill single mob and sleep any adds. Lamps maybe sneak and invis again...

Kill all of a specific mob I think sleeping again is key, avoiding killing gears maybe similar.

Parhaps for fastest clears party stays at camps and we send out pullers to drag back trains for sleeping etc?

Open to ideas on it.

Daragon
15-03-2007, 01:46 PM
I wouldn't mind getting some Lebros cavern (I think it is) assaults done- close to 50 on rdm and need those 2 mp earrings.

djtickle
16-03-2007, 08:51 AM
Sorry guys my internet connection died around 9ish yesterday and couldnt get bk on >< It all back up and running now though.

I managed to rank up though last night and got myself a Sergeant Wildcat Badge ^^

If anyone needs any points from Leujaoam Sanctum or Mamool Ja Training Grounds wait until the rank 5 missions, you can farm points out of them with a 3man grp!

Also in Nyzul Isle for every floor you complete and exit you get 5 points and 1 point for a repeat! Im going to do as much as possible atm as im sure they will change that soon or everyone will be rank 7 in no time!

talizker
16-03-2007, 09:22 AM
As per my post in the main FFXI thread...

I am on the Level 3 ones and I still need to complete:

Escort Professor Calvauert
Saving Private Ryaaf
Extermination

djtickle
16-03-2007, 10:35 AM
Extermination is a cool mission :)

Tsingtao
16-03-2007, 11:41 AM
Extermination and the private were pretty easy, the professor we all need to beat still so will be good to get it done. I think you only get the points for Nyzul if you are the one that exits I still seem to have 0 points in level 4 right now!

Would make sense though we'll have to take turns logging floors so we all get the best of it.

djtickle
16-03-2007, 12:46 PM
ah right, dunno how ive managed to rank up so quick then lol oh well.

I must say though the rank up mission was crap, one for the girls i think.

talizker
20-03-2007, 10:01 AM
I'm a little limited on free nights this week (tonight and Thursday being the only good nights). Are there any plans for Assaults that may fit in with these evenings?

Daragon
20-03-2007, 10:34 AM
I wouldn't mind some Lesbos Isle, saves me buying a Hale ring off of the AH

C'
20-03-2007, 10:38 AM
I could do Thursday but don't think tonight is any good.

djtickle
20-03-2007, 12:07 PM
/ Thursday will have 4 tags, me and Tobal nailed some rank 5's at weekend very easy indeed, no fighting involved and did as a party of 3 :)

4 of the assaults infact are like this on rank 5 and they are fun too manged to clear all 4 first time around and had a pretty much cleared them 100&#37; so we got max points too.

It seems that they are easy to clear but if u want good points u have to put the effort in.

talizker
20-03-2007, 12:14 PM
Thursday sounds good then :happy:

talizker
22-03-2007, 09:12 AM
Thursday is here and hopefully we can sort some Assaults tonight. I am hoping to be on 8.30ish tonight so it may be an opportunity to start off with Escort Professor Calvauert if Moot is available. Other than that I am good to do any Assaults or if anyone is available for helping me out progressing in ToAU or indeed anything else fun!

Tsing also mentioned that at Lv71 it would be possible to join some of the LS Merit parties which would obviously be of interest to me as I push on to Lv75. So please give me a shout if you are going to be doing this at a Tal friendly time :happy:

C'
22-03-2007, 09:39 AM
I’m pretty sure Moot said he is farming triggers in Sky this evening so he wouldn’t be available for Assault. I’m still up for trying any of the following though:

Escort Professor Calvauet
Nyzul Isle
Repeating any Superior Private Assaults Talizker needs (DD only please, not up for tanking)
Any tier (PSC, PFC or SP) Mamool Ja Training Grounds Assault for points (5500 short of my Pahluwan Seraweels). I’ll tank these if need be

I did 2 Assaults last night but think that I should have 3 tags from 8:30pm onwards.

djtickle
22-03-2007, 11:46 AM
I will have 4 tags tonite :)

Would like to get moving on any assaults thou from 8:30 when tali gets on so if everyone can be ready that would be great.

Im off to pickup my (Gimped) PS3 at about 10:30!!!!!!! O.o

Tsingtao
22-03-2007, 12:00 PM
I'll be set going to be in sea till we start

djtickle
22-03-2007, 07:50 PM
My PC has thrown a fit so ive had to reload windows >< im updating FF now hope to get on in time :(

C'
23-03-2007, 08:45 AM
Well Talizker did some steps up to the first ToAU BC instead and I ran 2 runs of Private First Class Mamool Ja Training Grounds Assault to get closer to my 20000 points.

Currently 3700 points which is a pain in the ass as with 4 people I get 900 points per win which means 4 more wins leaves me with 100 points short :/

*crosses fingers for a leader armband on one run*

djtickle
23-03-2007, 10:15 AM
Are you close to your rank 5 rank up rare? Rank 5 Mamool is like a easy 1500 points and more with the armband.

C'
23-03-2007, 10:30 AM
Probably not but I wouldn't want to do any tier 5 missions until tier 3 and 4 are finished.

talizker
10-04-2007, 10:28 AM
Anyone interested in doing some Assaults Thursday / Friday this week?

Daragon
10-04-2007, 11:22 AM
I wouldn't mind a few, I just noticed I have lvl 2 unlocked, despite never actually doing any.

Tsingtao
10-04-2007, 12:13 PM
Defo interested I want to get that final rank 3 done, if we can then clear up the rest we can move onto rank 4s.

djtickle
10-04-2007, 12:52 PM
Please say its not "Escort Professor Calvauert" ? >.>

Apathye
10-04-2007, 04:08 PM
Ill come along too!

Tsingtao
11-04-2007, 08:05 AM
Lol of course it is, you know me 100&#37; clear prease ^^

djtickle
11-04-2007, 10:37 AM
/cry deathga

talizker
13-04-2007, 08:07 AM
...and if there is no interest in the Merit / Exp party thing then I am up for a few Assaults later :)

Tsingtao
13-04-2007, 08:24 AM
I could be on later will see but prof is a must!

talizker
18-04-2007, 08:38 AM
Not sure if its actually worth trying to organise things here but is anyone up for Assaults either Thursday or Friday this week?

talizker
18-04-2007, 03:53 PM
After completing Extermination last week I am only 1 Assault (ish) away from Rank 4 and I still have not got any gear from Assault so more is better!

I still need to complete the following Lv3 ones:

Escort Professor Calvauert
Saving Private Ryaaf

C'
19-04-2007, 10:33 AM
Tal matey, I was speaking to Apa last night and we have a CoP mission run starting at 6pm on Friday evening, but after that we were hoping to run 2 or 3 Assaults (Superior Private Rank) as Apa and Moot need clears. I mentioned to Apa that you wanted some Assault clears also so there’s a spot with your name on it if you want.

Not fully sure which we will be doing. Sagelord Elimination has been cleared and Apathye has done Extermination (but Moot hasn’t). Perhaps we could do Escort Professor Calvauert and Troll Fugitives (one easy, one hard :D ).

talizker
20-04-2007, 12:32 PM
Assaults and/or Exp Party sound good tonight, will wait and see what/when people are doing and take it from there.

C'
24-04-2007, 09:27 AM
Myself, Apa, Dj and 2 other pickup members (a SMN and a BST) had 2 further attempts at Escort Professor Clauvert last night and 2 more fails. Attempted to have the pets aggro and kite the mobs but it never worked perfectly.

One thing I did find was that at night time I was more than able to kite loads of undead with my AF speed boost so we do have another plan that me and Apa thought up.

We have 3 NIN on the LS with Superior Private mission access and NIN AF feet (myself, Apa and Dj). Plan is to have 3 NIN all go dashing off in different directions gathering up whatever mobs they can (only by causing aggro, no claiming) and kite them around. Any other members (ideally people who can sleep) stick with the professor.

Fingers crossed this will work. Spots for sleepers open :D

Maybe Thursday evening before Limbus will be time to attempt this.

talizker
24-04-2007, 09:33 AM
:( that I missed this, there were only a couple of folks on the LS when I logged on. Count me in for the Sleeper spot please.

C'
24-04-2007, 09:41 AM
Excellent. I thought of you specifically when making this post (I'm also going to pester Moot for that lovely light-based Sheep Song :) ) Gael may also be up for trying again too as BLM/SMN.

My only concern is what time can you be on for Thursday? Limbus is supposed to start at 10:30pm so would like to have Assault all tied up before then.

talizker
24-04-2007, 09:46 AM
I should be able to get on before 9pm on Thursday which will give a reasable amount of time.

Tsingtao
24-04-2007, 10:05 AM
I'd like a spot, though I only have RDM at 50 for sleeper though I could sub to PLD for something. Happy to operate as an extra kite for any agro that get close to main party?

C'
24-04-2007, 10:23 AM
You could maybe stick with the professor along with Tal and the other sleeper (Moot?) on body guard duty. If they are called into action to sleep anything, they will need some one to get hate for them.

C'
27-04-2007, 09:27 AM
Well, it was incredibly close but on our 3rd attempt that crazy Professor was escorted to the frozen long-haired marid.

Very, very difficult mission. Myself and Apa attempted to kite with speed bonus but the magic made it too much of a crap shoot (Blizzaga III). Me and Apa fell quite early into the mission (about 5 minutes) and Talizker was killed shortly after (luckily he had Reraise which was important for the story later on). That left Moot and Tsing escorting. I watched on Moot’s screen and found that luckily they only seemed to have 2 or 3 undead to deal with (mine and Apa’s kiting had not been entirely useless >.> ) and Moot’s Sheep Song and Yawn both seemed very effective.

After that Tsing was next to die but I could tell that Moot was getting very close to the end and the professor was still alive. He came to a room 2 ghosts and attempted a Sheep Song just as the ghost began to cast (Blizzaga III and Blizzard IV). Well they blasted Moot to bits but by some miracle Sheep Song landed just as he died. The professor trotted on by the slept ghosts and all 5 of us were dead (whilst I cursed out this stupid mission). Then it came…

Objective complete! Rune of release unlocked at I-8

HOLY ****!!!

Talizker reraised, cured himself and stuck up sneak and headed for the Rune of Release.

Moot said he actually found the mission quite fun (I found it incredibly stressful) but I am curious as to how to complete it cleanly (our success was too close to call) so may go back to this at some point in the future. Next though is the Lance Corporal missions (another couple of clears should get me Corporal rank too).

Oh, and our ??? Cape was a Lizard Mantle+1 -_-;

talizker
27-04-2007, 10:28 AM
All I will say is thank god this is now cleared! A great team effort in a very difficult, very random Assault.

Just Saving Private Ryaaf to do at Lv3 which will give me the Lv4 quest.

C'
27-04-2007, 10:36 AM
Excellent. Ryaaf is actually quite easy. We did it earlier in the week and we should be able to repeat the victory. Moot needs:

Saving Private Ryaaf
Troll Fugitives
Extermination

at Superior Private Rank.

I suggest we run Ryaaf and trolls on Monday evening.

talizker
30-04-2007, 10:51 AM
I suggest we run Ryaaf and trolls on Monday evening.

Is this still planned for tonight?

dataDave
30-04-2007, 10:57 AM
Are there any assaults I can do now I'm lvl60? (yay!)

C'
30-04-2007, 11:45 AM
Is this still planned for tonight?

A bit of uncertainty unfortunately. I was hoping to then I got word yesterday that our CoP group has an opportunity to progress this evening (normally we?re restricted to Fridays) so I think we?re going to run that. If we are finished in time we may do an Assault or 2 prior to Limbus but time may be tight.

Thursday may be the next time I can any Assault if not this evening.

djtickle
03-05-2007, 09:36 AM
Haxx we need to do some assault to get this bad boy.

http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/Divisor_Ring

C'
03-05-2007, 09:51 AM
Indeed. I'd be totally all over that.

djtickle
03-05-2007, 11:07 AM
Think im going to spam this assault, thats a awsome ring with a very good latent for once!! haha

DD, Tank and Healer and we are all set.

dataDave
03-05-2007, 11:30 AM
That's a nice latent. Will only work when job is at 30, 35, 40 etc. Nice I liek.

talizker
03-05-2007, 12:28 PM
Thursday may be the next time I can any Assault if not this evening.

Assaults tonight?

dataDave
03-05-2007, 12:36 PM
Can I do one please? I'm @1k to BLM60.

C'
03-05-2007, 12:55 PM
Assaults tonight?

Sounds good.

Davi, it's a bit difficult as none of us are capping our Assault runs at the moment as a few people don't have 60 cap gear, plus we are doing Rank 3/4 missions. If I have any tags spare I could maybe do a lvl60 Private Second Class one at the weekend.

dataDave
03-05-2007, 12:58 PM
Slackers. No 60 cap gear wtf. lol.

djtickle
04-05-2007, 08:44 AM
Ended up doing 4 Lebros Cavern Rank 4 yesterday evening with a pickup grp after another great limbus run!

Cant remember the name of the guys i did it with but one was a smn and another whm who just put RR up and ran into aggro and then RR'd to get to the switches instead of aviod or /flee lol Out of 4 assaults they must have died about 10 times.

I only died once due to flee timer being down.

4.1K points in the bag and 4 points towards next rank when they add it ^^

talizker
04-05-2007, 08:57 AM
Did Saving Private Ryaaf last night with Rare and Apa (good job guys!) and just need to finish the quest tonight to get Lance Corporal :)

dataDave
10-05-2007, 10:02 AM
BLM61 (Theanu)
BLM60 (Daviravi)
WHM59 (Hicory)
WHM50 (Reploidx)
WAR58 (Bevan)
NIN70 (Lutann)

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I've grouped together the above manz for some assaults, hoping to get maybe 2/3 or even more cleared after Prom-Vahzl on Saturday.... reading up now...



Excavation Duty
Staging Point: Halvung Staging Point in Mount Zhayolm (K-6)
Rank: PSC (ie: nub)
Min. lvl: 50
Members: 3-6

Remove the obstructions. The Imperial Army plans to traverse Lebros Cavern as part of their attack on Halvung, however the tunnels are blocked with rocks. You must remove the obstructions.


Leujaoam Cleansing
Staging Point: Azouph Isle Staging Point in Caedarva Mire (K-9)
Rank: PSC
Min. lvl: 50
Members: 3-6

Remove all threats. General Afkaam is to inspect Leujaoam Sanctum. Destroy all creatures in the area that may pose a threat to the general.


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I died on my way to the Azouph Isle Staging Point so if anyone needs that (easy to get to, I just got pwned) one we could possibly meet up before or just do it Saturday.

Halvung SP was a little bit of a maze, but easy with sneak+invis, and even easier with Escape. If Rep + Hic need this get me or The to come.
http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/Halvung_Staging_Point

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One is killing worms like nubs and the other is blowing stuff up. Everyone make sure they've got up to and started ToAU mission 3: President Salaheem to become PSC. Easy peasy.

djtickle
10-05-2007, 10:54 AM
Excavation Duty, meh dont do it the way the guide says. Nobody does it like that its not 100&#37; clear chance. You can just melee and use Teir 1 spells on the walls to kill them and DoT.

Normally also a blm or rdm solo's the North wall too why melee take down the East 2. Invis maybe needed to aviod Bombs in there, you dont want to be fighting them takes up way to much time.

Leujaoam Cleansing is well easy just need silence and stun comes in handy. Normal EXP pty setup will clear this np.

dataDave
10-05-2007, 12:33 PM
Yeah, these two missions look fairly straight forward in order to break us in.


Leujaoam Cleansing is well easy just need silence and stun comes in handy. Normal EXP pty setup will clear this np.

I'd liek SleepgaII for that, just for pwn. *hint*

Daragon
10-05-2007, 12:51 PM
Bah, who will assault with Dara? ;_;

I can never find anyone willing to do rank 1-2 missions with me

dataDave
10-05-2007, 01:03 PM
FFS man how long have I been whinging over Assault!? ><

Come anyway, someone is bound not to turn up. lol

...or we can do the two lvl50 missions with Rep and then sack him off and replace. He won't mind.

Hoping for an early start immediately after Prom-Vahzl BC + ENM (3pm start, no later than 5pm finish).

Won't you have Dynamis @ 7:30pm though?

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If we all get our **** together we can have Saturdays as ENM+Assault+Dynamis+whatever day.

Daragon
10-05-2007, 01:15 PM
FFS man how long have I been whinging over Assault!? ><

Come anyway, someone is bound not to turn up. lol

...or we can do the two lvl50 missions with Rep and then sack him off and replace. He won't mind.

Hoping for an early start immediately after Prom-Vahzl BC + ENM (3pm start, no later than 5pm finish).

Won't you have Dynamis @ 7:30pm though?

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If we all get our **** together we can have Saturdays as ENM+Assault+Dynamis+whatever day.

Oh yea thats a point, I probably do have Dynamis and I need to go this week for my 10th run, which would allow me to join the next rank so I won't have noobs lotting against me for MY relic armor :(

dataDave
10-05-2007, 01:17 PM
Oh yea thats a point, I probably do have Dynamis and I need to go this week for my 10th run, which would allow me to join the next rank so I won't have noobs lotting against me for MY relic armor :(

Well, if we get PV + ENM done quick-style there's no reason why BOTH of the above assaults can't be done in just over an hour I imagine.

Daragon
10-05-2007, 01:21 PM
Wait a sec, didn't I speak to you a few days ago about setting up our own assault static? I definately did mention something or other to you as you brought up the subject of assaults several times on LS chat.

I don't think you replied tho :(

dataDave
10-05-2007, 03:51 PM
I must have missed some but np, I do remember that convo. I don't think Reploid'll be too arsed if we boot him out of a couple of easy peasy missions as he has tons of other stuff he's on with. I'll do them with him again anyway.

But yeah, getting a solid 6-person static going would be a good idea. After this damn Prom-Vahzl BC is out the way we should have every Saturday morning/afternoon free for a couple of ENMs and a couple of Assaults before people have Dynamis at 7:30pm.

djtickle
10-05-2007, 04:06 PM
tbh with Assault its down to Caps. Once your near 70 ish then doin assault is never a problem, even if its not with the LS theres always a shout in Aht Urgan for an assault. Its harder to get a party for the higher lvl assaults like 3+ as nobody ever shouts for them as people stick to the easy ones from the lower rank.

Even thou some of the higher ranks are that easy you wont beleive it.

Dara if you wanna do lower lvl's why dont you just join a shout? Thats how i got to CS quick and also had time to join with LS runs too.

Im always up for uncapped asasult as long as its not the od gay mission like escorting cunty npc's round undead >.>

They aint like missions were its good not to have noobs, as people have normally dont them that many times its hard to fail. If you can complete an assault with 3 people thats the best way to go.

I mean lvl1 Ilrusi Atoll - Golden Salvage a SMN or /SMN can solo it, ive been in AaD runs were me and branko have just entered the assault and missy has gone and completed it. If you wanna rank up quick just spam that blm/smn with 2 others, it wouldnt even matter what lvl they are.

Edit - I just read over that, i dont mean any of it to sound harsh.

C'
10-05-2007, 04:15 PM
I'm willing to do any tier 1-3 Assault at any level cap. Points are points and I'd like to get a full set of Pahwulan gear.

C'
14-05-2007, 09:57 AM
We completed Saving Private Ryaaf (too easy), Troll Fugitives (with about 10 seconds to spare) and Extermination with Moot on Saturday, meaning he now has Lance Corporal status. I’ve also completed 2 Lance Corporal Assaults (Shanarha Grass Conservation and Demolition Duty) which combined with a few repeaters must mean I’m over halfway towards Sergeant rank.

I have plans for this evening until about 8pm but Apa believes he is 1 point away from Corporal status so rather than waste 5 points on a new clear we were thinking of running a repeat. So this evening I propose one of the above Lance Corporal missions if anyone is interested. Previously completed them with a full party of 6 but based on this, we feel confident they can be cleared quite comfortably with 3-4 people.

talizker
14-05-2007, 10:00 AM
I got my Lance Corporal rank over the weekend and am keen to try the Lv4 Assaults. I am looking to get an Exp buffer tonight however as a death will drop me back down to Lv71 atm.

C'
17-05-2007, 09:29 AM
Did 3 further Assault last night with Moot, Apa and a friend of Apa’s. Shanarha Grass Conservation and Demolition Duty repeats (for Moot) and Evade and Escape clear. All 3 are really fun missions. 2 more Lance Corporal (Shooting Down the Baron and Breaking Morale) clears remaining then we move on to Corporal missions.

However, I feel 1 further clear will be enough to activate Sergeant rank up.

Tsingtao
17-05-2007, 09:33 AM
I need the Beaking Morale assault as well Rare and all L5s if you post when you do it I'd like to jon you :)

talizker
17-05-2007, 09:35 AM
I need all the Lv4's and am happy to do any and all! Would be good if at least some can be planned in advance as I have a habit of missing them.

talizker
18-05-2007, 07:56 AM
With our next ToAU Mission not on tonight, how do some Lv4 Assaults sound tonight? Will likely be around the 9.30pm time for me.

C'
18-05-2007, 09:28 AM
I think myself, Moot and Apa will be doing one Lance Corporal mission this evening but it will ber very early (around 6pm) as Apa is out this evening. However, I will have another tag around 9pm I think so can run one repeater if you like (Demolition Duty we could trio if we got another person).

Really gunning for these Assault clears, moreso now if the information in this thread proves to be correct:

http://bluegartrls.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18479

It starts off on theories about the Nyzul Isle weapons (which are actually interesting in their own right). What it then goes onto is someone has been sniffing around the DATs again and found 4 unnamed weapons (Staff, Great Axe, Crossbow and Katana).

Stats on these seem to suggest they will be Perdu/Blau Dolch/Maneater style weapons. If these prove to be true and are ever implemeneted, the katana looks like it will be absolutely fantastic.

How this relates relates to Assault? The previous Perdu weapons were purchased via IS at the current highest rank.

talizker
18-05-2007, 09:50 AM
Sure, a later one should be fine. 6pm you say... nearly time for me to leave work that ;)

Tsingtao
18-05-2007, 01:40 PM
I'd be good to do some at that time rare or at least 1 before I head out.

talizker
21-05-2007, 08:55 AM
Is anyone interested in some Lv4 (or lower) Assaults this week? Also wondered what the plan is for Nyzul Isle Assaults which I am also interested in ~ Tob mentioned doing some LS runs.

C'
21-05-2007, 10:58 AM
Possibly Wednesday? (I have no interest in watching the Scummers get a lesson in how to play football off AC milan :p

Me, Moot and Apa have cleared all Lance Corporal missions now. Moot has ranked up to Corporal and I am in the process of ranking up to Sergeant. Not sure about Apa but I know he has activated his Promotion: Corporal quest. I think we will be doing some Assault on Wednesday but I'm willing to hold back a tag or 2 to repeat some Lance Corporal missions if you like.

talizker
21-05-2007, 11:02 AM
Wow, I really got left behind on these! Any repeats would be great. Will look out for some pick-ups also...

C'
21-05-2007, 11:23 AM
Ok, I feel bad now :(

Right then, I will set aside 2 Assault tags for Wednesday evening if you can make that (I had Sky and Limbus today and Dynamis tomorrow evening otherwise I would do sooner).

Pick 2 of the following Lance Corporal missions and they are the ones we will try and run.

Shanarha Grass Conservation (Leaujeum Sanctum): Slaughtering rabbits (20 of them). A very fun Assault although need good crowd control to deal with masses of links.

Breaking Morale (Mamool Ja Training Grounds): 8 coffers on the map which you have to open and return the treasure inside to the starting NPC. Didn’t enjoy this one but at the same time wasn’t happy with my clear so will definitely like another go at it.

Evade and Escape (Lebros Cavern): Need to find and activate 3 switches whilst avoiding the attention 3 true sight dragons that wander the zone. Very Metal Gear Solid ^^

Shooting Down the Baron (Periqia): Have to find and kill an Imp whilst avoiding the attention of True Sound pugils.

Demolition Duty (Ilrusi Atoll): Use an Automaton to demolish 5 ship wrecks. True Sight imps around which you have to dodge/kill.

talizker
21-05-2007, 11:30 AM
Ok, I feel bad now :(

Its fine man! Don't feel bad :) I guess i've been busy leveling and not been on at the right time for you, that's all!

If you're good to do 2 on Wednesday that's great - I think Tsing still needs some as well.

The week before I open the Lv4 Assaults there was a bunch of shouts for Lv4 so hopefully I will have some joy in pickups (although I get the "its always 1 step in front feeling lol").

talizker
21-05-2007, 11:42 AM
I'm sure the reason for falling behind is due to the increase in LS healing magic options, meaning i'm not quite as in-demand as I used to be on these runs.

That all fine of course, must be a pain having to wait until 9pm to start lol. Moot's for example, is the Original RDM in Rargh, and what I aspired to when I started out (what low level character isn't impressed with a RDM in AF lol!). Yay Moot (Ces) :)

vwilsonuk
21-05-2007, 11:57 AM
Ces was my introduction to the shell too :D And yes, RDM AF (and the job in general) does rock ... am looking forward to getting my own leather knee length boots and feather hat ;)

Am up for some Assaults too, but nobody is interested in doing level 1 ones capped at 60.

talizker
21-05-2007, 12:05 PM
At present I am guilty of only having (full) gear and macro's fun my level but once I hit 75 I will have a major sort out and make sure I have sufficient gear and macros for the important level caps so I can do stuff like this. Assault points are Assault points, whatever the level... Just don't expect me to repeat Imperial Agent Rescue too many times /shudder.

Tsingtao
22-05-2007, 09:09 AM
Tal for RDM are you finding the macro space enough, I'm already struggling to cope with so few lines. I'm seriously considering windower for the first time but not sure. Maybe a programmable keyboard would do I basicalyl need full gear swaps for healing MP, MND build, INT build and Convert.

talizker
22-05-2007, 09:24 AM
Yeah I get by... just!

Basically I have a macro for MND gear and a macro for INT gear (this is things that don't change so much like rings, earrings and feet). Then on a particular spell I macro in the gear in need (body, neck, staff etc).

So to cast Paralyze I would hit the MND macro then the Paralyze one. If I was following up with another MND spell like Slow you would go straight to that. If it was an INT spell like Gravity or a Nuke then hit INT followed by the spell.

Doing it this way you basically get 11 (I think!) pieces of equipment changed plus the spell.

Healing and Converting I have seperate macros to give 5x either MP+ or MP Regen+ pieces, plus the spell.

I'm very happy with this method without using other out of game options.

C'
22-05-2007, 09:36 AM
Was speaking with Moot about his RDM macros the other day and he told me that for spells where stat boosting isn’t needed (spells like Haste, Refresh etc) he actually macros in Haste gear to lower the recast timer.

I was actually surprised that he actually had an idea like that. Thought it was quite clever.

Tsingtao
22-05-2007, 09:40 AM
It's interesting but I usually bridge the refresh and haste casts with other casting, I can see the point mind. If you're not enfeebling between casts it would speed the cycle however that means on cycles when you are casting you lose refresh on people for longer.

Have to have a think on that one...

What I do need is a Serket Ring, it's a luxury but so valuable for refresh. With that and an ether basically on /WHM you're at full MP and HP after casting.

Debating the value of a Shaman's Cloak as well it does give extra elemental grunt but loses fast cast macroing in the cloak.

talizker
22-05-2007, 09:45 AM
I don't actually have any Haste+ gear. Thats interesting and something I may take a look at (asuming it doesn't cost to much to do the trial lol!).

C'
22-05-2007, 09:51 AM
I’m not sure how much Haste gear he has (or is available to RDM). I think he uses Swift Belt (“Free”), Dusk Gloves and Dusk Ledelsons (far from free). Not a massive amount of Haste (9&#37; I think) so you’re talking a couple of seconds off the timer (although this will stack higher if he gives himself Haste spell). I think he only did it as he actually had the Haste gear already from his Blue Mage but if it’s there, it may as well get used.

Hmmm, just wondering if he will use Turban at 75 for 5% Haste. I’m going to assume not due to the ‘Enhances “Fast Cast” effect’ on AF.

talizker
23-05-2007, 11:32 AM
Right then, I will set aside 2 Assault tags for Wednesday evening if you can make that (I had Sky and Limbus today and Dynamis tomorrow evening otherwise I would do sooner).

Pick 2 of the following Lance Corporal missions and they are the ones we will try and run.

If you're still good for a couple of Assaults tonight then either you can choose what you'd prefer (i've not done any yet) or we will do 2 based on the number of people coming.

Anyone else interested in Lance Corporal Assaults tonight?

vwilsonuk
23-05-2007, 12:39 PM
What level is lance corporal?

C'
23-05-2007, 12:45 PM
Lance Corporal are the tier 4 missions.

I'm still up for these Tal around 8:30pm/9pm though. I'd prefer if you chose which to do but if it comes down to only having 3 people I'd recommend Demolition Duty, Evade and Escape or Shooting Down the Baron as the most straighforward with fewer people.

talizker
23-05-2007, 12:48 PM
I think you can choose the level cap on all the Assaults (50, 60, 70 or uncapped). What you need is Assault rank points to progress up the ranks to open the specific missions. You need 25 points to get the quest for the next rank. You receive 5 points for a 1st time clear and 1 point for a repeat.

Private Second Class
Private First Class
Superior Private
Lance Corporal
Corporal
Sergeant
Sergeant Major
Chief Sergeant

C'
23-05-2007, 12:50 PM
That reminds me, I need to finish the Promotion: Sergeant quest before we do these otherwise I won’t get any rank up points for the repeats.

Tsingtao
23-05-2007, 01:41 PM
I still need my last L4 I should be around tonight so if we could do Mamook that would be great. Would likely be after the champs league final mind :)

C'
07-06-2007, 11:43 AM
You progressed on any Lance Corporal missions since we did Evade & Escape Tal?

With Apa not being online for a while, me and Moot cleared our first Corporal missions last night. We did Counting Sheep, Searat Salvation (funny) and Building Bridges.

I’m 5 rank points (1 clear) away from Sergeant Major rank so I think we will be running The Double Agent (Mamool Ja Training Grounds Corporal mission) on Friday evening before I access my promotion quest.

I’ve repeated the Lance Corporal mission in the Leujeaum Sanctum a few times now in a trio setup and won them all for massive (1000+) points so can repeat that with 3 if necessary.

talizker
07-06-2007, 02:08 PM
You progressed on any Lance Corporal missions since we did Evade & Escape Tal?

Unfortunately not. I've not had much play time this last week other than the Merit party and Monday's ToAU Mission.

I also seem to suffer the annoyance of being one tier lower than the Assaults being /shouted for... I should be good for Assaults tomorrow evening if anyone is interested in the Lance Corporal ones.

C'
12-06-2007, 11:29 PM
Finished Promotion: Sergeant Major this evening (that's right Tobal, you don't outrank me any more *stare*) so hoping to get Siegemaster Assassination cleared tommorrow evening before Salvage (as early as possible).

Maybe even a couple of Sergeant missions if we get time.

With Second Lietenant now available, I am more keen than ever.

C'
14-06-2007, 10:26 AM
Me and Moot (with the help of Dj, Zavala, Ceridwen and a japanese player named Aocky) cleared another 2 Assaults yesterday evening putting me 8 clears to Second Lietenant rank and I have no cleared every mission up to and including Corporal rank, and 1 Sergeant mission.

Siegemaster Assassination (Lebros Cavern Corporal) was over before it even began with the hidden boss being identifed on the third kill. 3 NIN, 1 WAR and 2 RDM really ripped into that one :lol:

Second clear was Imperial Treasure Recovery (Mamool Ja Training Grounds Sergeant) which was an incredibly fun game of tag. We didn't do exceptionally well so it's one that I'd like to repeat to try and get a better score on.

Me, Moot, Aocky and Gael also attempted Stop the Boodshed (Periqia Sergeant) and was going incredibly well then we unluckily aggroed 2 of the Lamia we had to really dodge and wiped.

If anyone is interested, I have arranged further Sergeant missions (probably 2 runs) for Friday evening at 7pm. Stop the Boodshed and Apkallu Breeding most likely.

C'
19-06-2007, 10:25 AM
Hopefully we’ll be attempting 1 or 2 Sergeant missions this evening if anyone is interested. Will have to be early (6:30pm ish) as I have Dynamis.

talizker
19-06-2007, 10:31 AM
Yes please! ...oh wait, too high and too early :cry:

Are other people finding pick ups ok for Assaults? Not having much joy at the moment but then i've not had time to hang in aht urhgan whitegate for any great length of time waiting.

Tsingtao
19-06-2007, 10:36 AM
A lot I've grabbed one other Rargher or AaDer and then shouted to fill up the last space. I've grabbed a few pickups as well, should be easier now as I've decided there are a number of yigit items I'm after getting so I can focus on points from mamool first for the hands.

As for tonight I should be around rare and would be ace to do 2 x Sergeant only one I have cleared is the akpallu breeding. I need 3 new clears for rank 7.

C'
19-06-2007, 10:57 AM
Yes please! ...oh wait, too high and too early :cry:

Are other people finding pick ups ok for Assaults? Not having much joy at the moment but then i've not had time to hang in aht urhgan whitegate for any great length of time waiting.

Apologies for you getting left behind on Assault Tal. Unfortunately, my own eagerness for Second Lieutenant (and Moot?s for Chief Sergeant) have meant we?ve pushed on whenever possible and with my own schedule becoming increasingly punishing (Dynamis, Limbus, HNM and now Salvage) I have to take opportunities to do Assault whenever I can (usually early evenings).

I do occasionally see shouts but they are not common. A week back or so I saw a player shouting for Lance Corporal Leujeaum Sanctum on a regular basis so I ran them with him a number of times (I?m after 20k points for that area).

What tends to happen now is when me and Moot decide to run Assault, I?ll always ask on LS first if anyone is interested (very rare to get a response, usually only Tobal or Djtickle) so will then shout in Whitegate for members (the fact that I usually NEVER shout for anything is testament to how much I want to rank up :D ). I have also been taking the names of the pickups I get and asking them if they want me to invite them to any future Assaults that I set up. Everyone I?ve asked has always been open to this. Seems there is interest in Assault but a lack of people organising (although that seems to be the case for most things).

Also, by it?s very nature, the higher you rank up, the smaller number of potential recruits you have.

Tsingtao
19-06-2007, 11:09 AM
Rare if you're looking drop me a tell, unfortuantely most my time is on AaD but if I'm free I'd love to come :)

There is always mercenary Central as well, that runs about 10pm I think Rentowokay is shel holder and does a wide range of levels.

C'
19-06-2007, 11:11 AM
I do tend to do a /sea but often you're in Sky so I presume you're busy.

Tsingtao
19-06-2007, 11:32 AM
Aye probably ><;

Wynth
20-06-2007, 07:18 AM
I finally got promoted to PFC! :) Was quite a fun run I had with Mercenary Central. Very well organised place and Assault is looking fun! So far, I've not had any item that I really wanted but its just kinda fun to muck around! ^^

C'
21-06-2007, 09:20 AM
2 further Sergeant clears last night in Periqia (Stop the Bloodshed) and Lebros Cavern (Apkallu Breeding). 1 more clear, or 5 repeats, needed until Promotion: Chief Sergeant is available.

Stop the Bloodshed is actually a fun mission (despite going 1/4 on it) but Apkallu Breeding , whilst a sound mission in theory, felt like a cheap victory as we resorted to Wiki to clear it as I don’t think any of us had a solid understanding Morse Code needed to understand and solve the mission.

I did check for people who had expressed LS interest but they were either offline or in Sky doing triggers.

Next Assault I am running will be early Friday evening so again, the option is there if anyone wants in. Will be running Supplies Recovery (Sergeant Leujaoam Sanctum) which needs as much DD potential as possible. As I am one clear away it will only be one mission as I will then have to work on my promotion.

Also, only 7000 Imperial Standing away from the amount needed for Perdu Blade, so it seems to be coming together nicely.

C'
25-06-2007, 08:08 AM
Another Sergeant clear last night (Supplies Recovery in Leujaoam Sanctum) which was enough to activate my Promotion: Chief Sergeant quest. Currently in progress so hopefully should rank up this evening leaving me with 5 more clears needed for Second Lietenant.

Also, thanks to 2 Besieged and a couple of Aht Urghan quests I'm just over 5000 Imperial Standing away from the amount needed for Perdu Blade.

After my Supplies Recovery clear I was 500 points away from the 20000 needed for the Pahluwan armour piece so the group ran it again and I've added this to my gear set:

http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/Image:Pahluwan_qalansuwa.png

No more silly pointy hat for my weapon skills :p

Next target is the body piece I think from Ilrusi Atoll.

http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/Image:Pahluwan_Khazagand.png

C'
26-06-2007, 10:53 PM
Chief Sergeant attained and 44000 Imperial Standing.

C'
27-06-2007, 10:19 AM
Provided Moot is able to rank up today whilst I’m at work (he’s on the sit ups bit) we should be attempting our final Sergeant mission this evening (Akpallu Seizure) if anyone else is interested.

If we have time, we may also attempt a Sergeant Major mission.

dataDave
27-06-2007, 10:57 AM
I finally got promoted to PFC! :) Was quite a fun run I had with Mercenary Central. Very well organised place and Assault is looking fun! So far, I've not had any item that I really wanted but its just kinda fun to muck around! ^^

Are you in an assault Shell Wynth? And if so do they do capped runs?

I could be doing with a longer lasting Sanction more than anything, so doing assaults in the background whilst I'm away would be a good idea.

Daragon
27-06-2007, 11:11 AM
Are you in an assault Shell Wynth? And if so do they do capped runs?

I could be doing with a longer lasting Sanction more than anything, so doing assaults in the background whilst I'm away would be a good idea.

Ditto, the gear would be of more benefit to me though - I find that Sanction's duration at my current level is more than enough for the average exp group.

C'
27-06-2007, 11:19 AM
Mercenary Central is run by Rentwokay if you want to join him. Not sure if they run capped Assaults but you can find the details on their forum:

http://seraphcentral.net/

dataDave
27-06-2007, 11:32 AM
Yay! just need lvl60 in at least one job. Scheduled stuff is the way forward fttb. Cheers for the link.

C'
29-06-2007, 03:32 PM
Moot has (finally) managed to rank up to Sergeant Major so we are planning on completing our final Sergeant mission this evening (Apkallu Seizure) and hopefully a couple of Sergeant Major missions. Once again, open invitation to anyone who wants to join us (which will probably mean I'll be shouting in Whitegate again).

This is my final sprint towards Perdu Blade now. Just 5 more clears until I activate Promotion: Second Lieutenant and also only 500 Imperial Standing away from the 48000 needed (thank Nyzul Isle + BRD parties :happy: )

C'
04-07-2007, 10:14 AM
It took us 4 attempts (2 on Friday evening, 1 on Saturday morning and 1 last night) but we’ve finally managed to clear Apkallu Seizure (Ilrusi Atoll Sergeant).

A very frustrating mission but I think I’ve pretty much nailed the technique for it now so am 99&#37; certain I can clear it without any trouble in future (meaning Escort Professor Clauivert remains my most frustrating Assault as I honestly cannot begin to imagine how to clear that again should I have to).

After that we did Defuse the Threat (Periqia Sergeant Major) which was easy and also attempted Lost and Found (Ilrusi Atoll Sergeant Major) which we failed (unfortunately there seems to be some degree of luck in winning this).

Still Second Lieutenant countdown is now at 3 clears. Providing we nail Lost and Found first go on Friday evening, we have 2 fun sounding Assaults in Azure Experiments and Blitzkrieg.

C'
06-07-2007, 02:16 PM
This is up on the Linkshell Community site but just in case people can't check there for whatever reason, 3 more Sergeant Major Assaults planned for this evening.

Myself, Moot and it seems Tobal are all taking part, and I fully anticipate Gael to join us so that means 2 spots remain.

Providing we don't fail any we will be performing Lost and Found (easy in principle but some degree of luck involved), Azure Experiemnts (and a chance of getting a Divisor Ring - future farming potential) and Blitzkrieg (which sounds awesome).

If we get all these nailed this evening, that will be enough for Second Lieutenant rank up and that means...

http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/images/0/09/Perdu_Blade.png

Wynth
09-07-2007, 04:34 AM
Hi, was wondering if anyone could help me with any of the following two assaults?

I just need clearance for two more so that I can do my rank up. Mercenary Central currently is doing farming for points on Saturdays. Their clears are all on Sunday which I cannot attend. :(

Lebros Cavern - Lebros Supplies
Mamool Ja - Preemptive Strike
Periqia - Requiem

Thank you! :)

C'
09-07-2007, 07:41 AM
Pre-emptive Strike and Requiem are easy clears. Lebros Supplies is a bit harder but I think Gael and Moot needs it to so could maybe try it later in the week.

C'
27-08-2007, 08:08 PM
Wamoura Farm Raid one evening thias week I think if anyone is interested, followed by a few Chief Sergeant clears.

djtickle
10-09-2007, 01:08 PM
Hey all, I could do with help with Ilrusi Atoll Rank 3, Extermination. Im gonna try and put a run together tonite for it, if any of you could help out that would be ace.

Me, Tsing and Tobal so far.

C'
10-09-2007, 01:11 PM
Depends what time. I would be available around 9pm.

djtickle
10-09-2007, 01:12 PM
Sounds good could do it before limbus :)

C'
10-09-2007, 04:03 PM
Hmm, isn't there maintenance tonight?

djtickle
10-09-2007, 05:02 PM
yeah finishes at 7pm