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#1 Oct 15 2011 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone have any tips for getting passed the mobs after Crimsonbark?

It's two narrow streams - one has Rank 76 Drakes all over it, so that doesn't work.

The second has Efts and Ptreotraps that aggro no matter what when you pass them. I could survive it (possibly) if it was only 1 - but there's 2 I cannot pass that 4 shot me.

Anyone have any suggestions?
#2 Oct 15 2011 at 3:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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Paying/asking for a teleport to Camp Revenants Toll would be the easiest way. = D

I always took the long way around through Coerthas down into Mor Dhona for that quest. Though that wasn't completely safe either. And I'm not sure how different mob placement along either route is now.
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#3 Oct 15 2011 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah Corethas is my next shot - trying Bluefog now. I'm near the entrance - but there's a sh*t ton of dogs and 1 more narrow path. We'll see, lol.


Bluefog was much easier compared to Girdania, made it to Brittlebark.

Edited, Oct 15th 2011 5:33pm by EmotionBlues
#4 Oct 15 2011 at 3:58 PM Rating: Good
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You tried going north from Crimson Bark, then west, past where the path to Pixie Falls is?

So... North, then west, then north west, then south west?

I took that path and had to run by a few efts, but nothing that one shot me. On a couple occasions you can probably wait for them to move out of the way.

That was on foot too, probably easier on chocobo.
#5 Oct 15 2011 at 4:17 PM Rating: Excellent
If you were on Palamecia Server I would just give you a tele. Otherwise I would recommend being on your highest level job, wearing max def gear for that level and use a chocobo for the reduced damage.
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#6 Oct 15 2011 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, I buffed completely with Stoneskin/Protect/Shell.

It wasn't the efts that would get me - it was the plant trap things I can't spell correctly. Their ranged seed volley hit for 400-500 damage and I've got around 1,089HP at Rank 37.
#7 Oct 15 2011 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
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EmotionBlues wrote:
Yeah, I buffed completely with Stoneskin/Protect/Shell.

It wasn't the efts that would get me - it was the plant trap things I can't spell correctly. Their ranged seed volley hit for 400-500 damage and I've got around 1,089HP at Rank 37.


Taking the route I outlined even? I know if you go south at any of the turns where you should be go north, you will definitely run into things that will kill you at that level, like past Murmur Rills.
#8 Oct 15 2011 at 5:00 PM Rating: Excellent
Well then I guess your best bet is maybe have someone go with you (50 Gladiator or something) and just tank the aggro while you run past. I realize that may be a pain in the ****, however it seems like your "easiest" solution.
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#9 Oct 15 2011 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Taking the route I outlined even? I know if you go south at any of the turns where you should be go north, you will definitely run into things that will kill you at that level, like past Murmur Rills.


Yeah, I followed the outline in the ZAM comments which is pretty much the one you described. Murmur has Dragons, I checked that but didn't even try it. The path you mentioned has those Ptrecotraps - maybe I just had bad timing as they were parked on the narrow-pathway. I can survive one and get them to return to territory but the second was too much.

I did complete the mission though - had a few more deaths in Mor Dhona but ... onto the next!
#10 Oct 15 2011 at 11:23 PM Rating: Excellent
I don't mean to derail the thread as the OP seems to have been given solutions to get to the crystal, however does anyone know how to get to the Fogfens aetherlyte? I've tried running around there a few times and so far have not been able to find a way down...
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#11 Oct 15 2011 at 11:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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Your best bet is to go through The Black Shroud via Camp Crimson Bark. That's how I got there at that level. I think I only died once or twice, and that was mainly due to carelessness.

Interestingly enough, Efts are egregious when it comes to chasing you down once aggroed. It takes them like five seconds to even turn towards you before they give chase.

Granted, this was a while back, and a lot of patches have come out since then that have adjusted monster camps and I think their aggro range? All I know is it worked for me back then.

Just take it slowly and cautiously and you should be able to make it.

Good luck!
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#12 Oct 16 2011 at 12:14 AM Rating: Good
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The crimson camp map start point in this forum was a great guide for this quest run like he says. I tanked this quest 3 times I never saw a drake on that path that's on the map when i took people on this quest.They added high level toads in a pond near 3 crystal pick up spots a few mob changes back that was the only danger I saw to the people I took there.
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#13 Oct 16 2011 at 12:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ew toads... I hate 'em. They pull you in no matter how fast you run. They usually ruin my exploring adventures. :(
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#14 Oct 16 2011 at 1:44 AM Rating: Good
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Black Shroud is nasty. Enter from Coerthas and go to Camp Revenant's Toll and head east and then south.
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#15 Oct 16 2011 at 2:57 AM Rating: Good
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If you can enter from Coerthas stay to the east then go south 3 months ago I walked to Camp Revenant's Toll from the Black Shroud that camp is heavily surrounded by level 85-95 dragon type mobs, that's why people always ask for teleport instead of walking through that one hit nightmare.
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#16 Oct 16 2011 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Warmech wrote:
If you can enter from Coerthas stay to the east then go south 3 months ago I walked to Camp Revenant's Toll from the Black Shroud that camp is heavily surrounded by level 85-95 dragon type mobs, that's why people always ask for teleport instead of walking through that one hit nightmare.


Are you talking about the Rainbow Peistes? They're pretty easy to avoid, since it's a large open area, just watch the patterns they move in, I'm pretty sure they're even sight aggro.
#17 Oct 17 2011 at 7:07 AM Rating: Excellent
Lollerfell wrote:
Ew toads... I hate 'em. They pull you in no matter how fast you run. They usually ruin my exploring adventures. :(


Stoneskin is very good for avoiding that first pull-back from a toad (although very high rank ones can still get you).

Lollerfell wrote:
Your best bet is to go through The Black Shroud via Camp Crimson Bark. That's how I got there at that level. I think I only died once or twice, and that was mainly due to carelessness.
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Where do you go after here? North/south/east west?

I tried going west from revenants toll and walked all around the 'basin' looking down into that area. I tried the caves but none seemed to take me down.The other camp in the area seemed much easier and can be reached from the Black Shroud and just a quick run through a load of high level hogs...
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#18 Oct 17 2011 at 9:30 AM Rating: Good
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ScreenshotThis is a screen grab from end of video that's linked to the "Futures Perfect" mission in this forum. Reverse trace it back to the shroud.The scary rainbow peistes (I think that was the pretty name) stay on the purple land close to camp.P.S. I hope the pic is working.
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#19 Oct 17 2011 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
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If you can survive 2-3 hits from a mob, the best way is to walk w/ stoneskin, protect, shockspikes, and defender (rampart also helps) up. If you know you are going to get aggro, get as close to the mob as possible as fast as you can, take the first hit, then run. This will allow it to get stunned, at which point you can run away and get out of range before stun wears. Otherwise, if you are far enough away, you will only get hit once by their ranged attack before you are out of range, and can continue.

Wolves and raptors are the worst since, their movement speed is faster then you run. So if you can't get the stun attack off, they will hit you 3-5 times before you get out of range (with their ranged attack).

The recent update now has most mobs only doing one ranged attack before running up to melee, but not always.
#20 Oct 17 2011 at 12:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Lollerfell wrote:
Your best bet is to go through The Black Shroud via Camp Crimson Bark. That's how I got there at that level. I think I only died once or twice, and that was mainly due to carelessness.
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EdyNOTB wrote:
Where do you go after here? North/south/east west?


As far as I'm aware the only path from Crimson Bark to Mor Dhona is West. However there is a northwest and a southwest path. I took the southwest path personally as it passes by a aetheryte that you can use a a "save point" if you die.

Edited, Oct 17th 2011 2:16pm by Lollerfell
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#21 Oct 17 2011 at 5:03 PM Rating: Default
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Is rank 34 anything like rule 34?
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I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
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