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#1 Oct 04 2010 at 9:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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So In an effort to help clear up some things with database and camp locations.

And in an effort for our communities to start working together and stop soloing all the time.

Lets use this space to list areas and camps you have found and what levels you were.


Personally I have been in:

Cassiopia Hollow- 10-20 Dungeon.

Cassiopia 13-??
Most sites have this listed as a 20-25 and that may be for some mobs, the Cassiopia themselves can be taken down by a small group of 4 as early as level 13. I have seen great skill ups.
Main room with the Aether supports 1 party. There are several hallways and caves with quick respawns that can support a single group each.

Puk 15-17
Mid Range, Be careful of the fish walking around in the area.

To everyone traveling do not stand near the Sea hare... they tend to explode randomly instantly killing you.

Nanawa Mines (trio difficulty):

Level 14ish: Yarzon Bleeder - Spawns in 4 rooms in the mines. One of the rooms has no other mobs but bleeders (5 or 4 spawns.) Spawns in other rooms have some really high level mobs, range puller required.

Level 16ish: Cellar Puks - Right side of mines, some nasty mobs in between them sometimes (Jumping Djigga -> Let your tank solo these, getting hit by AoE is not worth it.) Avoid aggro from Balloon and skeletons.

Level ??: Coblyns - everywhere in these mines, they give rubbish exp for melee but I've seen level 20+ con exp on them continuously. Maybe a magic based PT could really rip these up?


Edit: Added Party to title as suggested. Will also try to keep up and update this as more camps are suggested and added for quicker reference.

Edited, Oct 4th 2010 11:54am by OddlerJiub

Edited, Oct 4th 2010 12:32pm by OddlerJiub
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#2 Oct 04 2010 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
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No point listing dungeons, you need to list what to kill and at what levels, since there's such a wide level of mobs in each dungeon.
Hollows has 3 types of mobs to exp on, from easiest to hardest:
Jellyfish (Cassopedia, I think they're called?)
Sea Puks
Crabs (A lot harder.)

Edited, Oct 4th 2010 11:35am by sylph19
#3 Oct 04 2010 at 9:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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No point listing dungeons, you need to list what to kill and at what levels,



If you read the paragraph after the dungeon I tell you that the Cassiopia can be killed as early as 13 with a group of 4.

and then I say where possible camps could be.
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#4 Oct 04 2010 at 9:43 AM Rating: Good
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Okay, apologies. My reading comprehension sucks while fishing.

I'll just add that you can move onto Puks when jellies are no good but you can't move on from Puks to crabs.



Edited, Oct 4th 2010 11:45am by sylph19
#5 Oct 04 2010 at 9:46 AM Rating: Good
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Despite me having no real input to offer as I haven't taken part in any xp parties yet, I think this thread is a good idea.

I would of stated 'Party' Exp Camps in the subject though.

We need to encourage people to start grouping more so sad loners like me can get some peace and quiet in the solo friendly areas :P
#6 Oct 04 2010 at 9:53 AM Rating: Good
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I'll just add that you can move onto Puks when jellies are no good but you can't move on from Puks to crabs.



At what level do Puks start? Last night we started to add them into the mix, we were around 15-17 at the time group of 4 still, but they seemed easier and gave less skill ups than the Cassiopia. and the Cassiopia were still giving anywhere from 100-300 skills a kill.
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#7 Oct 04 2010 at 10:07 AM Rating: Good
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I have a feeling they are only 1/2 levels higher with some overlap compared to jellies. We did them as a trio 15-16 in preference to jellies since jellies opened with that nasty tentacle.
#8 Oct 04 2010 at 10:14 AM Rating: Good
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ok I'll add them to the list. They are in the big open cave to the west right?
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#9 Oct 04 2010 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Anybody on the Figaro server wanna try this out later tonight? I'm a rank 17 lancer looking to hit 20 ASAP.

Let me know!
#10 Oct 04 2010 at 10:25 AM Rating: Good
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Nanawa Mines (trio difficulty):

Level 14ish: Yarzon Bleeder - Spawns in 4 rooms in the mines. One of the rooms has no other mobs but bleeders (5 or 4 spawns.) Spawns in other rooms have some really high level mobs, range puller required.

Level 16ish: Cellar Puks - Right side of mines, some nasty mobs in between them sometimes (Jumping Djigga -> Let your tank solo these, getting hit by AoE is not worth it.) Avoid aggro from Balloon and skeletons.

Level ??: Coblyns - everywhere in these mines, they give rubbish exp for melee but I've seen level 20+ con exp on them continuously. Maybe a magic based PT could really rip these up?
#11 Oct 10 2010 at 3:31 AM Rating: Decent
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This is good info, would really like this to keep going. My LS mates and I tried out the camp killing jellies and it was probably the best sp gains I've gotten so far in the game. One jelly gave me just over 500sp. Was great!
#12 Oct 10 2010 at 8:08 AM Rating: Decent
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The Aldgoat Nannygoats (huge pack around Camp Bloodshore) can be duoed @ level 18-20.

The Cassiopeia in the Hollow can be duoed with good skill ups @ level 20-22. Also, at the Eastern clearing, there sea puks which I think are around the same level as the jellyfishes, but can be killed with much more efficiency. The only thing to note is that there are some aggro mobs (Orobon) in that area.

#13 Oct 10 2010 at 8:12 AM Rating: Default
bwuk wrote:
The Aldgoat Nannygoats (huge pack around Camp Bloodshore) can be duoed @ level 18-20.

The Cassiopeia in the Hollow can be duoed with good skill ups @ level 20-22. Also, at the Eastern clearing, there sea puks which I think are around the same level as the jellyfishes, but can be killed with much more efficiency. The only thing to note is that there are some aggro mobs (Orobon) in that area.



Just make sure if you do any of the Goats make sure you group with an archer or some one who can equip the archer Weapon skill Scourge Strike for it removes a buff from the target IE it can remove the Berzerk Ability that the Goats use on them selves that make them hit so hard.
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#14 Oct 13 2010 at 2:55 AM Rating: Decent
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In Nanawa Mines we had a party between Rank 13 and 17 of 6 members. Maurauder tank, THM full time healing, CON part time healing, and 3 DD. We were grinding on the ladybugs there (Can't remember their names) and were getting 300-600sp per kill. They do a wicked AoE attack so mages had to stay max range to avoid being hit by it, but other than a couple mess ups it was painless and rewarding. Only had to visit the crystal once to refill mp in the course of about an hour and a half.
#15 Oct 14 2010 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Went back there again tonight... fantastic xp! gained about 9k in an hour and my high for one battle was just over 900 sp!
#16 Oct 14 2010 at 6:39 AM Rating: Decent
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How are you even finding parties? The LFG system seems broken to me, I don't understand it. Even if I do group with someone, I can't see them on the MAIN map. Also, when I look at group players on my main playscreen, I can't tell what class they are without having to go through the menu. Targeting in a party is also atroucious. To me, at this point, parties are just a hassle. Are Skill Points now being distributed evenly to all party members including the mage (which is what I am, Con 16) or do I have to hit it with my staff? Thanks!
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#17 Oct 14 2010 at 6:55 AM Rating: Decent
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lurex wrote:
How are you even finding parties? The LFG system seems broken to me, I don't understand it. Even if I do group with someone, I can't see them on the MAIN map. Also, when I look at group players on my main playscreen, I can't tell what class they are without having to go through the menu. Targeting in a party is also atroucious. To me, at this point, parties are just a hassle. Are Skill Points now being distributed evenly to all party members including the mage (which is what I am, Con 16) or do I have to hit it with my staff? Thanks!


sp distribution is not even. I just noticed when we were grinding on crabs yesterday evening. when I got 300ish sp the thm was getting around 100, and the conj was also at around 300. gla 17 / thm 17 / conj 14.

but I believe the phys. points are being evenly distributed.
#18 Oct 14 2010 at 7:13 AM Rating: Decent
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iamdev wrote:
lurex wrote:
How are you even finding parties? The LFG system seems broken to me, I don't understand it. Even if I do group with someone, I can't see them on the MAIN map. Also, when I look at group players on my main playscreen, I can't tell what class they are without having to go through the menu. Targeting in a party is also atroucious. To me, at this point, parties are just a hassle. Are Skill Points now being distributed evenly to all party members including the mage (which is what I am, Con 16) or do I have to hit it with my staff? Thanks!


sp distribution is not even. I just noticed when we were grinding on crabs yesterday evening. when I got 300ish sp the thm was getting around 100, and the conj was also at around 300. gla 17 / thm 17 / conj 14.

but I believe the phys. points are being evenly distributed.


Thanks for the response. How are you finding parties?
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#19 Oct 14 2010 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Ravida wrote:
Went back there again tonight... fantastic xp! gained about 9k in an hour and my high for one battle was just over 900 sp!


Thats impossible. You can only earn a max of 500 SP per fight.
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kenpachiiz wrote:
Ravida wrote:
Went back there again tonight... fantastic xp! gained about 9k in an hour and my high for one battle was just over 900 sp!


Thats impossible. You can only earn a max of 500 SP per fight.

Conjs and Thaums can get 1k a fight. Offensive and Defensive actions get different totals and the limit applies separately to each. Its why I ignore any healer whining about how they level slow. They're doing it wrong.
#21 Oct 14 2010 at 7:46 AM Rating: Decent
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SudoNemesis wrote:
kenpachiiz wrote:
Ravida wrote:
Went back there again tonight... fantastic xp! gained about 9k in an hour and my high for one battle was just over 900 sp!


Thats impossible. You can only earn a max of 500 SP per fight.

Conjs and Thaums can get 1k a fight. Offensive and Defensive actions get different totals and the limit applies separately to each. Its why I ignore any healer whining about how they level slow. They're doing it wrong.



Pretty sure that is incorrect as well unless you have some screen shots post patch to prove otherwise. I duo with my fiancée who is a conjurer and I'm well aware it splits the SP at the end of the fight but it's never ever tallied over 500 and has tallied to equal exactly 500 plenty of times.
#22 Oct 14 2010 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
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I would like to try it out as well. Send me a wall post at http://fantaji.com and I'll setup a schedule on Gysahl if anyone is interested.
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#23 Oct 14 2010 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Conjs and Thaums can get 1k a fight. Offensive and Defensive actions get different totals and the limit applies separately to each. Its why I ignore any healer whining about how they level slow. They're doing it wrong.


Two things
1) While the exp is seperated out, they fixed it so the combined total is 500.
2) If you have played as either in a duo or trio situation you would know that con suffers massively if there is no tank.

I actually have stopped leveling my con at 2k to 19 because I was getting less than 100 sp per battle while my wife would get over 300. Either the mob dies too quickly, and I can't perform enough actions to skill up, or the mob kills us. So, yeah, there is a balance issue with con and thm. They either get more sp than everyone, or none. It depends on how you play it, and since I ussually don't have the ability to be in a big party (I ussually have to stop playing every 15-30 minutes to do something around the house for 5 minutes to an hour), I am stuck with what I can get, or give up the game.
#24 Oct 14 2010 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I assure you I gained just over 900sp for one fight. I will attempt to screen shot everything over 500sp tonight as it happens often. I'm assuming I just press Print Screen on my keyboard and paste it into paint or something?

To get the parties, usually my LS is online and we don't have to find many more members and for any extra spots we need to fill I just shout at the level 10 and 20 camps. However, I always use the recruit function too. Just in case. (I actually got one tell from it once and he ended up joining my LS)

Edited, Oct 14th 2010 11:36am by Ravida
#25 Oct 14 2010 at 3:04 PM Rating: Good
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Ah, the real game begins. Nice list.

Could I ask you to add the Overworld Map that applies and coordinates for the caves? I'm sure it's not hard to find, just an added feature for a guide of this nature.

Thanks for the info. This is worth printing for reference.
#26 Oct 14 2010 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm not sure the OP is still updating this list... I may restart it if this turns to be true and will pledge to keep it updated! Would still like to see more people post their party camps. I understand a lot of people are still in solo mode, but it would seem there is more, faster, sp gains in groups... Hopefully people will catch on!
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