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#1 Aug 26 2013 at 10:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Beginner weavers could go broke buying all the mats so here are some suggestions for the first 25 levels of weaver.

Moko Grass - unless you have Botany high enough you should just buy this from the vendor (2 gil each)

Cotton Balls - you can buy this but it gets expensive. I suggest getting Botany up to 11 and then you can farm cotton near Bentbranch Meadows. I got 5 stacks in phase 3 and it got me to level 14 botanist. Edit: 3 stacks of cotton balls + 1/2 stack of HQ cotton balls got me from lvl 11 - 14 in release.

Diremite Web - can't buy this but if you find it cheap on the MB then always grab some. I mostly would farm off of lvl 25 mites (Banemites?) in the North Shroud. Edit: You can get this from leves in Quarrymill. It's repeatable I believe but the reward is eventually replaced with crystals. (10 per leve I think).

Another tip: 5-6 levels in Leatherworking will save you on leather and hard leather. Or find a Leatherworking buddy and trade Yarn for Leather.

If you know other good sites or tricks LMK!

Edited, Aug 27th 2013 1:52pm by algorithm0r

Edited, Sep 4th 2013 1:31am by algorithm0r
#2 Aug 27 2013 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I agree with the suggestions.

My botany is 24, and by then, cotton has a 100% gather rate. You also get a fair amount of HQ bolls at that point. I'd gather 2 stacks of NQ at a time, park myself in Bentbranch, and make a stack of yarn. Repeat as necessary.

The level 25 Banemites in the North Shroud are perfect. They were not too hard to kill on ACN22 either. You get 1-3 webs, and Diremite Sinew drops as well. Have not yet decided whether to sell the sinew to fund my weaving, or store it on my retainer until I get around to leveling leatherworking. The Banemites are aggressive with a long aggro range, so use caution if you are not farming on higher level job. The area is narrow, and it was not uncommon to end up fighting more than one Banemite at a time.
#3 Aug 27 2013 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Great point about the farming site! I got wiped there so much that I regularly make my home point that Crystal (can't remember the name) and/or hang out near the Wailer guards who are fast to grab the adds.
#4 Sep 01 2013 at 4:37 PM Rating: Good
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Taking advantage of HQ cotton can yield some good synths down the line. Its a bit of a drawn out process to turn HQ Balls to HQ to yarn to HQ cloth but HQ synths yield pretty good EXP (even when 5 levels under your current level)

I am currently a 22 BOT and would love to have full HQ Gathering gear, which can be provided by WVR (minus the feet)
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#5 Sep 03 2013 at 3:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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Diremite web - you can get this as a reward from leves in quarry mill ( getting handsy) for sure. 10 web for 1 pair of cotton gloves.
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