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#1 Dec 23 2013 at 3:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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Just did 4 peisteskin maps, took just under half an hour with 3 people, healer/tank/blm.

Results:
1st Turtle in Lower La Noscea wrote:
15 Myth Tomes
5,076 gil

250 fire shards.
3 HQ handfuls of cobalt rivets
5 HQ crawler cocoons
3 HQ vampire plant cuttings

pair of aetherial cobalt sollerets (loot)
frosted glass lens (loot)


2nd Turtle in Upper La Noscea wrote:
5 Myth Tomes
1,692 gil
250 lightning shards.
3 HQ astral rocks
5 HQ bolts of undyed felt
4 HQ pieces of hippogryph sinew

chinchilla hide(loot)


3rd Big Tree in South Shroud wrote:
5 Myth Tomes
1,692 gil
200 water shards.
2 HQ darksteel plates
2 HQ spruce logs
2 HQ sprigs of Thavnairian mistletoe

chinchilla hide (loot)
aetherial raptorskin armguards(loot)


4th Cactuars in Central Thanalan wrote:
5 Myth Tomes
1,692 gil
200 ice shards.
HQ darksteel plate
2 HQ crawler cocoons
HQ hippogryph skin

frosted glass lens(loot)


Anyone know why the first one gave extra tomes and money? Is it a daily/weekly bonus, or just luck?

All 4 maps were mine, you can collect up to 4 of the same kind by yourself to do a run like this one. One on each retainer (sell spot or retainer inventory) one used and turned into a key item, and a 4th in your inventory. If you have a friend that is also collecting them, you could probably mail them to each other endlessly until you are ready to do a run, but I haven't tried it out yet.
#2 Dec 24 2013 at 3:19 AM Rating: Decent
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As far as tome points have gone, it's all random. I personally got 3 Myths (and 1100 gil) off a peiste one, only one i did. Seems like just bad luck in the random generation. Went to all that trouble to organize a bunch of people together for it, and we got a terrible payout.

Boar however got me 9 (and 5k gil) on the first run i did, i then got 3 on another, and my last one yielded 7 points.

It seems like getting 5 points off Peiste can really just be the random number generation dealing out a 5 three times in a row. Or maybe Peiste simply gives a diffirent range of points (i.e. 5-10-15 opposed to 3-5-7-9 or even 1 through 10).

From what i've experienced myself (with the same incredibly small sample size as the rest of us) is that the point payout are simply randomized.

What i did find was that for me personally, simply running Boars would give me a better payout than trying to put together a group for peistes. Even though the Peiste fight was far more interesting (got two dual-sword demons, an Ogre and some other mid-boss monsters you encounter in dungeons). Also, in Peiste, your loot (outside of Myths and gil) gets divided between members. Someone got 220 shards, another item X, another item Y, and we could roll for the cobalt. For Boar, you get those amazing numbers of shards yourself :3
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#3 Dec 24 2013 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Can't you only gather maps once every 18 hours? Maybe I misunderstood that part of your post.
#4 Dec 24 2013 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Gatherers can only find one map every 18 hours, that's correct.

The tome / money drop for the 8-man seem to be split across the party. When we do full 8-mans on a map, we each usually get 3-5 tomes and 1500 - 2000 gil. So the real benefit of these maps is to do them with as few people as possible. I'm not sure if any are truly soloable, but we've hit a few that were definitely in the duo-able range with good enough gear.

Edited, Dec 24th 2013 12:50pm by Taratru
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#5 Dec 24 2013 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Can I have multiple maps on me at once? as long as I don't decipher them? or is it you can only have one at a time of either the key item or the reg item
#6 Dec 24 2013 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
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KojiroSoma wrote:
Also, in Peiste, your loot (outside of Myths and gil) gets divided between members. Someone got 220 shards, another item X, another item Y, and we could roll for the cobalt. For Boar, you get those amazing numbers of shards yourself :3

Yeah, but I have a few gatherer friends and we're going to be doing them together so I'll be getting some of their stuff, and they'll be getting some of mine. They got 15 myth tomes twice in a row, so it's definitely random. They also got 8 aqueous whetstones from one of them, which is the equivalent of 1,000 philo tomes.

WhtxKorean wrote:
Can't you only gather maps once every 18 hours? Maybe I misunderstood that part of your post.

It took me over 3 days to get my 4 maps.

TheAnf wrote:
Can I have multiple maps on me at once? as long as I don't decipher them? or is it you can only have one at a time of either the key item or the reg item

You can have 1 key item map of any variety, and you can have one of each type of map in your inventory, and one of each type on each retainer. Ignoring the other types, you can have 4 peiste maps built up before you do a run.
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