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#1 Sep 24 2010 at 9:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Any suggestions on where to find enough monsters for grinding outside of leves in Thanalan/near Ul'dah? I'm only like rank 8 Conjurer.
#2 Sep 24 2010 at 9:15 AM Rating: Good
I found a couple pockets of mobs while doing gathering leves, but others found them as well eventually. Right now you just have to wander around a bit.
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#3 Sep 24 2010 at 10:04 AM Rating: Decent
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I cant find anything to kill.

Running around Uldah, I see some mobs, but 6 other people are running for them too.
Maybe they need to turn up to spawns?
#4 Sep 24 2010 at 10:05 AM Rating: Good
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There is so much open space without mob spawns.

#5 Sep 24 2010 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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I had a few problems at first like this, but eventually found a nice corner of the map where once I killed one mob, another one spawned. I was eventually killing everything that popped and nobody had a chance.

Maybe I saw you there. Anyhow, try stay where you kill a mob.
#6 Sep 24 2010 at 10:20 AM Rating: Good
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I noted this problem during OB. Noob zones in all MMOs need to be swarming with mobs. There needs to be at least 5x-10x as many mobs around as there currently are. Part of the challenge should not be simply FINDING a mob to kill.
#7 Sep 24 2010 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
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I've had no issues. I won't give away some of my spots, but I would suggest you explore the exterior of zones for caves. I was in one cave, when I opened my map it showed me in the middle of a no land area. Think I sat in there for an hour with no one else, about 10 spawns to myself.

If you are running around the leve area, or out in the open, you most likely are going to be fighting for anything to kill. I'd also suggest going through the mountains, across ledges, had another place that had 5-6 spawns but it was way at the back of a mountain range.
#8 Sep 24 2010 at 10:38 AM Rating: Good
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KujaKoF wrote:
There is so much open space without mob spawns.

For a lot of the areas this is probably true, but note that if you sit in one place for 10 seconds you may be suddenly surrounded by stuff you couldn't see a second ago.

Of course, this probably isn't the case most of the time, but I was just running through the canyons between Ul'dah and Camp Bluefrog and was saying "Geez there's no mobs out here, that's just lame" in ls chat. In the back of my head I'm thinking "Watch them suddenly appear" and sure enough the second I was done griping about it I was surrounded by stuff that wanted me dead.
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