lol all you want, my tinfoil hat protects me from ufos in sea! D:
alright, I've told a few people my theory, and they lol and say it's just luck.
i for one, can't disagree. there is no proof that I'm not one of the luckiest players on FFXI. (Wilhelm's earring and Altdorf's earring, both 1/1, and w-legs-Kirin's osade on my first Kirin run)
but, I noticed something camping nms for magian trials.
I kept a timer up to track the pop windows of the nm, and a timer so i knew when my placeholders spawned (basic kitchen timer)
The first nm had a 1 hour wait after death till his lottery pop window opens.
I killed the placeholders 5 minutes before the window opens.
placeholders had a ten minute window.
my nm was the first mob to spawn.
tried it again, second mob to spawn.
so I kept trying it, and kept getting lucky.
so far, I've been able to get my nms within the first 3 mobs to spawn.
note, some of these nms have a listed 1-9 hours average to spawn.
not counting the first pop(cause i didn't know TOD)
Barbastelle 4/4 (first 3 nms i did 2 different trials for.)
Ah Puch 4/4
Bugbear Strongman 3/3
Be'Hya Hundredwall 2/2 (couldn't verify on Jolly green, had people with me killing place holders nonstop :/ ))
Trembler Tabitha 2/2
Seww the Squidlimbed 3/3
Ankabut 2/3 (one kill took 45 minutes past window to spawn T_T ))
now, granted this isn't a very big test area.
it's lottery pop nms with a tod timer for the pop window.
i'm 26/27 on this method.
most of these nms are quoted to take "anywhere from 2-9 hours."
I've taken, at my worst, 45 minutes past window. so.. 1hour 45 minutes total wait.
you can lol that's I'm stupid, you can lol that I'm just lucky.
you can lol and say I have no proof that this works.
but do you have proof that it doesn't?
I'm just saying. I noticed that it was working, and i tried it for all my nms.
it took me no extra effort. I'd like to see this tested further, cause if it does actually work, and i'm not just lucky, it'll benifit all of FFXI.
if I'm just lucky.. well then...
you can come rub my ears for luck? ;
also. key note for going 1/1 of my ranger earrings.
most people have gone between 25-75 kills to get them.
some people have rage-quit ranger because they don't drop.
I was not on thf. i wasn't /thf. I DID weapon skill.
so you people and your 'no ws, thf kill onry!" can go suck it.
I was on DRK90/RNG45.