#1 Posted by ulecorp13 -
Am I doing something wrong?
Help will be much appreciated
#2 Posted by silverhomer17 -
Mine is yours and yours is mine, there is no divide
In your honor, I would die tonight, for you to feel alive
- Dragon Fogel
#3 Posted by Dragon Fogel -
If you stick with it, and get any Crowns in the process, don't sell them right away. They're quick to max, and later on you can get a lot of Scarletite without too much trouble. So you can upgrade the Crown to a Tiara, which sells for quite a bit more than the Crown, Scarletite, and handful of Bomb Cores (or whatever) would give you on their own.
Dragon Fogel, Marquis Elmdor's Arch-Nemesis.
Don't call me "Dragon".
#4 Posted by tiornys -
ulecorp13, have you taken advantage of the various treasures available on Gran Pulse? You can find 4 Gold Nuggets on the Steppe (one unguarded, two guarded by Adamanchelid, and one from the first Chocobo dig). Those are each worth 60,000 gil. There's also a Cactuar Doll in an unguarded chest. You got an Entite Ring from Barthandelus, and you can get another from the 15th Chocobo dig. Each of those can be sold for 60,000 gil, and that's almost certainly the best use for them. The Bhakti side-quest in Oerba yields nearly 500k gil worth of saleables (a Gold Nugget, 5x Perfume, and 3x Platinum Ingot) along with 2x Ultracompact Reactors and 10x Deceptisol.
Additionally, there are three Collector Catalogs scattered across Gran Pulse. One should be kept for use, one should be transformed (with one of the two Mnar Stones found on the Steppe) to a Connoisseur Catalog for use. The third should be transformed to a Connoisseur Catalog and sold for 125,000 gil.
If you haven't collected those resources, I suggest doing so before doing any farming. Take a look at Arthellinus's Adamantoise/Shaolong Gui guide for the weapons and accessories needed for efficient Adamantoise farming, and use those resources to start setting yourself up.
If you need to earn some more gil, you're much better off using mission 24 or possibly mission 63 (Sazh Summon method) for farming until you're able to move on to straight Adamantoise farming. Mission 7 is pretty pathetic by comparison.
As far as Sprint Shoes go, you got one Tetradic Crown from Cid, and a Tetradic Tiara from Dahaka. You'll find another Crown and Tiara from the 5th and 10th Chocobo digs. And if you got all treasures in the Tesseracts, you got another Tetradic Crown there. After transforming the Crowns to Tiaras, that's 3 to keep for farming use, and 2 to dismantle for Sprint Shoes. The third pair of Sprint Shoes comes from transforming the Hermes Sandals you get from completing mission 34 for the first time.
Mission 7 farming is popular, but it's both inefficient and completely unnecessary.
#5 Posted by foo1239 -
#6 Posted by DelDante -
Your information is always informative and helpful. It only more people on the internets were like you.
#7 Posted by tiornys -
Sprint Shoes suck, just start in a paradigm with a Synergist and cast haste. For battles of any challenge at all, the auto-haste effect wears off way too fast.
Aurora Scarf + Sprint Shoes + Morale or Blessed Talisman plus a starting paradigm of COM/RAV/SYN or COM/SAB/SYN will generally get you the appropriate En-spell immediately. Opening the battle with a COM whose damage is being multiplied by x2.8 is a great way to speed yourself up. Sprint Shoes are definitely worth using in fights that will last 70 seconds or less, and they can even be useful in longer fights if you need to reduce enemy numbers as fast as possible.
Yes, you might need to swap them out for a few tougher fights, and you definitely want something else for bosses, but I certainly wouldn't say that they suck.