I stopped playing for a while because I didn't feel like I could get anything done with Abyssea, and Abyssea made most of the rest of endgame kind of irrelevant. Sure you can't get a Duelist Chapeau in Abyssea, but you don't need it with a 10MP/tick Refresh Atma. So the past few days have been refreshing in that I've both made some nice inroads into the crimson-skied horror that is Abyssea and gotten a bunch of jobs up to the level cap.
Flying Goat Men Ahoy!
I know that they're technically called "Caturae." Or something. And Dvergers (however that's actually spelled) are closer to flying goat men, but I like the nickname. There's six of the guys in the Abyssea zones and killing them can give an Atma, cool items, and if you've got a bunch of zone clears an Abyssite that tells you the element of NMs' weakness. I only had synthetic Atma (read: nearly entirely craptacular ones; <3 Kirin), so the prospect of getting some that are actually useful was appealing. So when I saw a /shout for one I naturally sent a /tell.
First up, was Aby-Tahrongi's Iratham.
And of course I didn't win lot on any of the cool drops:
Next up, with the same group, was Sippoy in Aby-Vunkerl.
The group continued on to do a third flying goat man. I was pretty psyched to be getting so much done in a single group at this point.
I was pleased to see that the group was going to continue with "KI farming" for the next flying goat man NM. If you didn't play much in an update or two, that's short for key item farming. Damn I've felt like such a noobie this week. LOL. The flying goat man in question was Raja in Aby-Grauberg. So we got to kill a few things including my first Fire/Iron Giant.
It was a new day and with a new group that I continued my flying goat men slaughter. There was a /shout in Port Jeuno and I got invited in response to my /tell.
Luckily, the next day there was another /shout and I got to try again. This time we needed to farm up the key items to pop the NM. That was easy enough. First, a Chariot mob.
Then, we all left to get more time.
And I went shoe shopping:
Anyway, do people kill Rani anyway other than Primeval Brew slaughtering?
So I've gotten 6/6 of the flying goat men killed! With a whole bunch of zone boss wins I'll be able to get the Discernment Abyssite that all the kids are talking about.