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#1 Oct 10 2010 at 2:57 PM Rating: Good
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I know which mobs to fight, I know what leves to do...but I can't seem to make myself play with under leveled equipment. I have the lvl 9 Harpoon and spent most of this morning/afternoon trying to find the lvl 16 Brass Spear. Also, trying to find updated armor, which LNC seems to be without any favored armor...

I see tons of mage weapons/armor and other melee stuff, just seems like Lancer is getting the shaft....pun intended


I just don't feel like I should have to struggle with mobs that if I had the right equipment would be no problem.

Anyone have any tips on tracking down gear that is relevant to my interests?
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I know which mobs to fight, I know what leves to do...but I can't seem to make myself play with under leveled equipment. I have the lvl 9 Harpoon and spent most of this morning/afternoon trying to find the lvl 16 Brass Spear. Also, trying to find updated armor, which LNC seems to be without any favored armor...

I see tons of mage weapons/armor and other melee stuff, just seems like Lancer is getting the shaft....pun intended


I just don't feel like I should have to struggle with mobs that if I had the right equipment would be no problem.

Anyone have any tips on tracking down gear that is relevant to my interests?


Man I know how you feel, I can't find the Harpoon for a reasonable price and my armor still sucks. I need to go make some money but it just involves grinding haha. Good luck though man.
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#3 Oct 10 2010 at 3:07 PM Rating: Good
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It's not so much a money problem for me...at this point I would drop 200k on that **** brass spear...which is stupidly expensive...just so I could go out and level again.

It just seems like SE made it super hard for crafters to make polearms....there 6 million wands/staves out there selling for 10% of what equal level lances cost...
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#4 Oct 10 2010 at 3:44 PM Rating: Good
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I bought the Dodoskin Jacket from an NPC vendor in Gridania. It, of course, favors Lancer and is rank 15. I only did so because it would be a while before I could make it myself. If you're looking for metal armor early on, there's really not all that much for Lancers, just the Bronze Chain Coif and Bronze Sallet as far as I can find. Everything I have is leather aside from cloth pants and that sallet. Also Brass Spear needs the Bronze Spear which uses a rank 20+ Blacksmith part. So that might be why, dunno otherwise.
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I bought the Dodoskin Jacket from an NPC vendor in Gridania. It, of course, favors Lancer and is rank 15. I only did so because it would be a while before I could make it myself. If you're looking for metal armor early on, there's really not all that much for Lancers, just the Bronze Chain Coif and Bronze Sallet as far as I can find. Everything I have is leather aside from cloth pants and that sallet. Also Brass Spear needs the Bronze Spear which uses a rank 20+ Blacksmith part. So that might be why, dunno otherwise.


Where in gridania?
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#6 Oct 10 2010 at 4:06 PM Rating: Good
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The Leatherworkers guild, the guy you talk to, to get the crafting buff, Spaerfedar. It's like over 100k though.
#7wrongfeifong, Posted: Oct 10 2010 at 4:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Is it that hard to buy 5 bronze spear and several brass nugget and shout in Japanese OR English for a Brass spear + 50k service fee if success?
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Depending on the server, Bronze spears are hard to come by. Harpoons are far easier to make.
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Is it that hard to buy 5 bronze spear and several brass nugget and shout in Japanese OR English for a Brass spear + 50k service fee if success?
Yes. How are you this unfamiliar with the market wards?
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#10 Oct 10 2010 at 5:04 PM Rating: Good
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wrongfeifong wrote:
Is it that hard to buy 5 bronze spear and several brass nugget and shout in Japanese OR English for a Brass spear + 50k service fee if success?

I am pretty sure you would get one by now instead of coming here rant about it.


Obviously you are ill-informed. The Bronze Spear takes an Iron subcomponent which takes level 21 Armorsmith to make. Good luck finding that in a sea of hundreds of retainers selling Moko Grass and Cotton Bolls.
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You'd have better luck looking through peoples bazaars that are just sitting around than you would looking for parts in retainers. Run around doing what you would normally do and while your are playing just shout that you want to buy the parts that you are looking for. People will send you a message. There are far more blacksmiths or armorers than most crafts. At least it is on Mysidia anyways. I'd assume it is the same on other servers.
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I see more people using Brass Spears than Harpoons at R20 Leve camps now, but despite hours of bazaar hopping, I'm yet to see one on sell or see anyone shouting about them. Not really sure where they all come from to be honest, I think they're mostly being kept within Linkshells. This development team must still be sour about Penta spam, cause they clearly hate polearm jobs. LNC has, by far, the most difficult and expensive recipes of any job (both armor and lances).


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I built my bronze spear myself after buying the iron component. I then put together the rest of ingredients and asked the first goldsmith I found to make me a brass spear. Two hundred thousand Gil is not a lotto spend in the game. Really. You can't treat the economy like FFXI. This game has big number syndrome.
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Wloire wrote:
I built my bronze spear myself after buying the iron component. I then put together the rest of ingredients and asked the first goldsmith I found to make me a brass spear. Two hundred thousand Gil is not a lotto spend in the game. Really. You can't treat the economy like FFXI. This game has big number syndrome.


Some of use cannot even find said component, run around all 3 cities wards looking. Run around the cities asking. No one in the linkshell can make it yet. Having the same issues with other iron parts. It's not really about money, some things just don't exist yet or are impossible to find. Or you get crafters who ONLY make stuff for their linshell.
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wrongfeifong wrote:
Is it that hard to buy 5 bronze spear and several brass nugget and shout in Japanese OR English for a Brass spear + 50k service fee if success?

I am pretty sure you would get one by now instead of coming here rant about it.


Obviously you are ill-informed. The Bronze Spear takes an Iron subcomponent which takes level 21 Armorsmith to make. Good luck finding that in a sea of hundreds of retainers selling Moko Grass and Cotton Bolls.


And that Iron Component material happened to be sold at Armourer Guild LL for an overpriced 2.5k gil, and making that Iron Component from that material takes a r5-10 crafter...
I've been making 20+ Brass Spears for like 130-150k (Yea, I'm crashing the markets) so far, I happen to be a Lancer too, what happened is that I have a LS to help me, and I help them. Well, the game do emphasise on social aspect. There are many other armours that favour Lancer, most common are Haubergeon, Chain Coif and Bronze Solleret, all of which are now very affordable and last you a long long time.
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ispanolfw wrote:
Wloire wrote:
I built my bronze spear myself after buying the iron component. I then put together the rest of ingredients and asked the first goldsmith I found to make me a brass spear. Two hundred thousand Gil is not a lotto spend in the game. Really. You can't treat the economy like FFXI. This game has big number syndrome.


Some of use cannot even find said component, run around all 3 cities wards looking. Run around the cities asking. No one in the linkshell can make it yet. Having the same issues with other iron parts. It's not really about money, some things just don't exist yet or are impossible to find. Or you get crafters who ONLY make stuff for their linshell.


I'll give you a tip: Yellow Gremlin is very good for searching out the item you need in the wards. Try FFXIV AH too.

They make for a nice stop gap until the real AH is added.
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Wloire wrote:
ispanolfw wrote:
Wloire wrote:
I built my bronze spear myself after buying the iron component. I then put together the rest of ingredients and asked the first goldsmith I found to make me a brass spear. Two hundred thousand Gil is not a lotto spend in the game. Really. You can't treat the economy like FFXI. This game has big number syndrome.


Some of use cannot even find said component, run around all 3 cities wards looking. Run around the cities asking. No one in the linkshell can make it yet. Having the same issues with other iron parts. It's not really about money, some things just don't exist yet or are impossible to find. Or you get crafters who ONLY make stuff for their linshell.


I'll give you a tip: Yellow Gremlin is very good for searching out the item you need in the wards. Try FFXIV AH too.

They make for a nice stop gap until the real AH is added.

/facepalm I already use yg, since most things are not purchasable. I tend to not notice the "sold by" part. Well that makes the bronze spear easily enough, but I don't know a GLD high enough for the Brass Spear. None in the LS and I hate asking anyone out, at least I can get pretty close soon.
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