Whilst our shell is more than capable of killing any of the Land Kings, it remains a sad fact that most of us haven’t. We have the odd person who has joined from HNM and most of us have killed the odd turtle or NQ Behe but we’ve never camped. We’ve taken down Ouryu’s, Baha v2 and every mob in the Abyssea zones with relative ease. KSNM99s, Odin, Wing III Einherjar, all dynamis wins – done.
Fact is, I have never, ever wanted to encourage botting in the shell. And nothing encourages botting as quickly as having to scan for HNM in different zones or worse… Kings. Because no one wants to waste their precious game hours on camping, only to lose the claim over and over. Right now, if you want ToAU kings, I’m sure they’re pretty open. We’ve killed Cerb and Hydra but not Khimmy. Mostly because he’s a bit out of the way and because no one is that bothered.
I’ve never killed Aspi, Faffhog or KB. At least not the full on versions. I just didn’t see the point. You sit your character there for hours, even if you don’t need to check in very often and then unless you’re lucky, you lose the claim to a bot. Eventually someone gets sick of it and decides to buy a bot, just to claim. I just didn’t want to go there.
Now… as of today’s announcement on the forum you will do the KSNM99s for pop items for the Kings. The repop timer on the HNM battle will be 1min. Sure I can see the KB ??? being camped for a while but essentially if you have the seals, you have access to the fights.
Never have I been happier. Sure its a bit late. But there are still good endgame shells out there whose members just want to say they’ve killed those mobs. There are people who still want an Adaberk, Ridill or Defending Ring. No doubt rings won’t be as common as we all hope (see KC drop rates methinks) but fact is, we’ll be able to fight the freaking mobs.
- [dev1009] New Trigger Conditions for Notorious Monsters
- Trigger conditions for following notorious monsters will be adjustedto spawn by trading specific items to the “???” in the respective area.
Fafnir / Nidhogg: Dragon’s Aery
Behemoth / King Behemoth: Behemoth’s Dominion
Adamantoise / Aspidochelone: Valley of Sorrows
– The ”???” will respawn a minute after the battle is over.
– The NM will despawn if unclaimed for 90 seconds at the spawned location.
– The feature wherein the level of these monsters will increase after battling them for a period of time will remain unchanged.
- How to obtain the trigger items:
Fafnir: Treasure from “Early Bird Catches the Wyrm”
Behemoth: Treasure from “Horns of War”
Adamantoise: Treasure from “The Hills are Alive”
* At least one of these items will be dropped in every battle.
Nidhogg: Treasure dropped by Fafnir
King Behemoth: Treasure dropped by Behemoth
Aspidochelone: Treasure dropped by Adamantoise
- The treasures dropped by the following notorious monsters will be adjusted as follows:
Fafnir : Wyrm Beard removed
Nidhogg : Drop rate of Wyrm Beard decreased
Behemoth : Behemoth Tongue removed
King Behemoth : Drop rate of Behemoth Tongue decreased
Adamantoise : Adamantoise Egg removed
Aspidochelone : Drop rate of Adamantoise Egg decreased
If you wish to discuss or submit feedback on this topic, please use the [dev1009] tag.
*Details on obtaining the NM trigger items were updated on April 20, 2011.
Who cares whether its once or one hundred times, I for one am over the freaking moon about this