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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby nightxade on Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:33 pm

scaevola wrote:Problem with Abyssea is that you're competing with 17 other people who presumably need them and I imagine many people capped both XP and merits (rather, 10/10 9999 LP) coming in to this update anyway.


A friend went in with one crest and came out with four. Power lotting ftw :D. I'm at 6/10 merits now as I'd been holding them to see what the LB was about, but, since I'm unlikely to get enough Crests before our run in 2.5 hours, it's just as well i spend the merits. It's not like I'm not going to score an easy 10 more tonight.
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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby scaevola on Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:15 pm

Yeah, I spent 7 of my 10 as soon as I logged in; I, and I think many, would just prefer not to spend any time in Abyssea until I can get XP for it because honestly it isn't really "worth it" to go in when you have to stop at 110k.

In related news, I'm not going to try it until I finish this LB but apparently Bastion is hilariously broken XP. Like, 10k+ for 5 minute fights broken. To the extent any of us will remember anything about FFXI in our twilight years, we will remember Summer 2010 as the season SE encouraged us to stop giving a !@#$%& about XP.
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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby RosalynSable on Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:40 am

Getting these things still sucks. Going on about four hours and I'm still at 0. I keep failing lots. The fact that these things stack up to 99 is also discouraging. You'd think they'd drop more often.
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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby Raxiaz on Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:49 am

You're trying too hard. Go do something else with your time until the hype dies down. That's what I'm doing. I'm 2/5 and am in NO RUSH whatsoever to get the other 3. I'll cast lots as they come while I complete my fire path trial. :lol:
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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby RosalynSable on Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:36 am

That's the thing. I am doing ToM as I do this. My exp is almost capped, my merits are gonna cap out soon enough. This exp is just gonna go to waste if I don't break level cap soon.
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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby Raxiaz on Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:39 am

Spend the extra 6 merits then? That's what I'd do. But I don't know what your situation is with merits. I still have plenty of things I would like to merit that cost less than 6 points. <.<;

On that note: 3/5 now! ^_^

Doing trials... Got Circle Blade count down to like 190 or less and now I'm 5/5 KC... >.>
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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby masekase on Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:11 am

Frankbrodie wrote:
kaht wrote:Solo'd puddings for about 2 hours last night and got 3 crests. You guys are acting like getting these is the end of the world, but they're really no different than beastmen or kindred seals. Last night I got 5 BS, 4 KS, and 3 KC - roughly about the same drop rate. Think about how fast you'd typically farm seals, it's really no different. After you all finish this limit break the crests will be just like the seals - they'll slowly accumulate in your inventory until you've got 100's of them.


You're forgetting that we don't all farm BS or KS.
I've never used a KS in my entire time playing the game. And have about 800 BS stashed with the storer NPC.
I used to just use BS for doing T&T whenever I could be bothered. Don't even bother with that any more because the return isn't worth it 99% of the time.

I'm calling big time mess up with this limit break quest.
Every area I've checked out with 70+ mobs that I knew about from my travels over the years is heaving with people trying to farm their items for the quest. (and this is on a severely under-populated server compared to say, Asura)
There was literally 20 people in groups of 1-3 in the waterfall room in the tree.

Load of arse I tell you. #-o


no different ok i got 30 seals and 21 ks in the time it took me to get 5 KC so yes. some people are doing same mobs and getting fast rates others are getting stupid drop rates. ie friend did puks got his 5 crests and 8 crests for friends all in 3 hours. I just done pucks tonight with a friend too help him and not 1 KC in 3 hours.
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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby masekase on Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:20 am

All normal mobs in Sky drop the KC even elementals. Which seem too drop well we killed 3 got 3 during sky run. Even got a diorite and KC drop from 1 statue lol.
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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby Ecaroh on Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:04 pm

THIS IS BS :evil: +6 hours and I have 23BS, 25KS and 2KC in inventory. At least I know they exist but OMG come on.

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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby nightxade on Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:16 pm

Stop stressing! When you stress about it, they won't drop. :) Find something else to do. ANd if it *happens* to involved KC mobs, then yay when they drop.

I ended up doing our Abby run as 68 SCH rather than spend my merits and got one Crest (3/5). Unfortunately, we had horrid luck with time chests so the run was called about 2 hours in.
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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby craptaculous on Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:37 pm

I agree with Raxiaz on this one. find something else to do and move on.

I was trying with a pt of 3-5 for about 2 hrs, fighting freakn Dolls in Sky....no competition since we just got cocky and went in and fought them in Despot’s agro alley. after the pt whiped 2x(except me lol, 2 galka died and the hume bst lives! lol)...just for Despot to pop on the second one and me with 164 hp......not good.
anyway, I gave up was like F-It...Firesday is coming up.

I know odds are it will probably be about 2 weeks before I get 5 KC’s. and I have Reach coming out on Tuesday (flame or fanboi player hate ya want all you want, idc.)

anyway, I did exactly as Rax did, moved on. But.....the problem with this...I tried doing my revised ToTM for my pet atk axe, they changed apkallu to manticore....which are not low level, and the 3 that are at least semi reasonable are in Valley of Sorrows. I can do the ones in Terrigan but still. anyway, I get there and the zone is empty, I’m like “All Right!” literally 2 seconds later, people show up w/o trial weapons on, killing everything, including the dang Manticore.....so I do a /sh that I need pet kills vs manticore....so a few people stop, but some completely dicked out on me and kept on killing manticores, I even grabbed a 2nd one just before the one I was on was dead, was gonna sheep song it, but before pet had tp guess what some ass did, even though I had already hit it 2x and snarled....even though there was like 300 raptors/perytons about.....the moment the name went gold, “playerX uses Provoke on mob”.....wtf....has crests really brought out that much of the crackhead in people? I got 5 manticore kills in 1 hr cus of peoples’ assholishness

now I don’t expect people to do what I ask at a drop of a dime, but what happened to the old FFXI days of Courtesy?

oh well, I won’t be doing abyssea tonight most likely, no point when all my jobs are capped and i have 6 merit pts stored atm. I ain’t spending them either, I don’t get to play enough to get 60k *finger snap* “just like that”

just out of curiosity, wtf is the drop rate on these stupid things? 0.000001% drop rate? I seriously get much more KS and BS, even farming them, than I did KC, I got 1 out of all the monekycrap I dealt with last nite.
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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby kaht on Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:41 pm

Protip: go to teriggan on fireday for your manticore trials. There's almost always a group there killing them. Many weapon trials require you to go there (sword, polearm, bow, gkt, etc), so you can almost always find a group to kill them with. You'll typically get around 70-100 kills per fireday in a good group. I actually got turned away once because the group there already had 18/18.... o.O
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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby nightxade on Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:43 pm

Ah sucks, craptaculous, but I'm gonna list 'pet kill' trials on the "do it later" list as well, under these circumstances. Even before Crests, it was hard to communicate that to people. So hard that yesterday, when I asked someone to join a beast killer run and made it clear that I understood he wanted pet kills, having done many myself, he simply refused party. Presumably been burned too many times.

People just won't listen. Crests makes it worse :(

Sane and patient people should probably just wait a week for the crazy to die down.
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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby craptaculous on Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:52 pm

meh, just kinda blows cause I would really like to check out the new abyssea areas, but won’t until my cap is up, and just is more frustrating that so many people got 5/5 obviously w/o as much issue as the minority of us are having.
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Re: Kindred's Crest drop from all mobs 70+

Postby nightxade on Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:50 pm

Apparently there was a drop rate increase on these today? Any confirmation?
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