The recent December updates to Final Fantasy XI has introduced 2 new rings into the game. Accuracy rings like the Sniper Ring and Archer Ring are highly sought after by many people and thus, it costs a lot to own one. So what Square Enix did to please poor players like me is to introduce 2 new accuracy rings both of which are available by completing a quest. Though not as good as them Sniper’s, it would be good substitute for them.
So I googled the web and browsed many FFXI sites, I managed only to find information on the Venerer Ring. It’s a quest that starts in the Tavnazia regions. A place I cannot go without completing the 3 Promyvions – Dem, Holla and Mea. I’ve completed Dem and Mea already. As a Warrior with Monk subjob. I’m lucky to be accepted because Ninja subjobs are more preffered because of Utsusemi:Ichi.
So now, I’ve soloed my Ninja to lv 12. At first I thought that with high enough Bastok fame, I would have enough Tenshodo fame to accept the quest for Utsusemi:Ichi scroll. But found out I didn’t have enough after travelling all the way to Norg. [:(] . Some quests require a certain level of fame in order for the NPC to offer it to you.
In order to increase my Tenshodo fame, I have 3 options, 2 involve trading items to an NPC. Those items are expensive. The third option involves smuggling goods from San d’Oria to Jeuno. If you succeed, you get 1000gil. If you get caught, your airship pass gets revoked for the next 24 hours. (or until after 12am Japan time). Meaning you cannot take the airship from Jeuno to anywhere else.
I tried smuggling but got caught the second try. I tried buying Zinc Ores to trade but they were too expensive. I ended up investing on a set of Field equipment which improves Logging, Mining and Harvesting results, and went mining. Through mining, I will have a chance to dig up Zinc Ores. Turns out that mining can be quite fun, running around the mines, searching for a Mining Point.
Eventually, I end up with many tasks and short-term goals.
Mine Zinc Ores, trade them to NPC for Tenshodo fame.
- Skill up Smithing to 20 in order to craft Iron Ingots out of the Iron Ores I dig up from mining.
Once I accumulate enough Tenshodo fame, acquire Utsusemi:Ichi scroll from quest in Norg.
Level Ninja to 15 as a subjob for my Warrior in order to be accepted into Promyvion-Holla expeditions.
- Complete Promyvion-Holla and explore Tavnazia for the Venerer Ring quest.
- Obtain Venerer Ring
- Achieve Rank 6.
- Achieve a skill level of 10 on all crafts, fishing optional.