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Character Background

Ctownwoody was born in an small bedroom in the southern United States (not the South, though) and grew up a math and social science whiz. He got a degree in economics and an unofficial Masters in geekdom. His main draw Final Fantasy XI was the budding, player-driven proto-economy.
He now spends his time in an undisclosed location in the Pacific Northwest, separated by 3 timezones from his Linkshell, and endlessly researches the theories and practices of crafters. He has taken on a baby Galka recently, named Ctownalchy, to teach the finer points of Alchemy synthesis.

Profile

  • Race: Hume, Male
  • Server: Asura
  • Nationality: Bastok - Rank 10
  • Linkshells: Chaos Gamerz/Kult of Kefka
  • Main job: PUP/WAR
  • Last seen in: Seattle, WA
Job: WAR MNK WHM BLM RDM THF PLD DRK BST BRD RNG SAM NIN DRG SMN BLU COR PUP DNC SCH GEO RUN
WAR MNK WHM BLM RDM THF PLD DRK BST BRD RNG SAM NIN DRG SMN BLU COR PUP DNC SCH GEO RUN
Level: 99 99 38 99 49 49 32 32 99 11 49 99 99 99 13 37 30 99 49 10 {{{geo}}} {{{run}}}
Reputation: Bastok San d'Oria Windurst Jeuno Kazham Norg/Tenshodo Rabao/Selbina
Level: 9 9 9 9 7 6 9
Craft: Alchemy Bonecraft Clothcraft Cooking Fishing Goldsmithing Leathercraft Smithing Woodworking Synergy
Skill: 100.2+5 103.6+5 70 110+5 89 70 70+1 70+1 105.4+5 {{{10}}}



Userboxes

Checklists

Missions and Quests

Items I Wish I Had (Within Reason)

Current Activities

Nifty Job Progress Table

Meta-Wiki-Wiki Page of Custom Templates and Such

Goals

  • Complete all Missions
  • Redo my guides that are 0-60 for 0-70 and re-format the 0-100s for 70 being the cut-off.
  • Start the economic research for 101-110 synths, as paths become do-able. (Looking at Alchemy when I say that)
  • Level all jobs to 30~49. (Got PLD, DRK and the curing subs to work on).
  • Woodworking, Alchemy, Fishing, Cooking, and Bonecraft to 110, and then get all the Guild Point Items I want/can use. (104, 100, 89, 109.9 and 101 presently). Also, got one more KI from Alchemy, one more KI from Cooking, and 2 more items from Fishing left.
  • Acquire Lu Shang's Fishing Rod. Current total: 2600-ish
  • Kinda-sorta-maybe do work on Kenkonken. (2/50 Assault, 150 Token, 45k Ampoulle, and 0/30k Alex)
  • Complete quests in all areas, including the harder-to-do ones, but minus the ones that take groups.
  • Use my Monarch's Orb.
  • Cap all skills, except maybe Throwing. (Automaton Melee, Marksmanship, Archery, Katana, and Guard left)
  • Get all the maps, including Promy, Riverne, and Sea.
  • Atmas and Abyssites: all of them. They are like Pokemon...
  • Voidwatch progression complete/beat Pandemonium Warden: Sandy/Windy/Bastok done, Jeuno TierII 1/6, Zilart TierII 2/3, Aht Urghan 0/6, CoP 0/6.

Completed Guides

Alchemy
Bonecraft
Clothcraft
Cooking
Fishing
Goldsmithing
Leathercraft
Smithing
Woodworking

Beastmaster Guide, including Equipment
CoP 6-4 Guide I'm 2/2 leading pick-up groups through using this guide, both on the first run.

First group: PLD/WAR, SAM/NIN, BST/NIN, SCH/WHM, RDM/WHM, RNG/SAM
Second group: PLD/WAR, SMN/WHM, WHM/SMN, BST/NIN, BLU/NIN, DRK/NIN

Humorous Guide to Promathia Mission: 8-4 Trying my hand at comedy cuz I beat CoP and cuz it was funny.
General Crafting Tips by Ctownwoody Did my general crafting guide. It's a semi-rambling list of ancedotes, rather than detailed analysis, but hopefully it will help.

Planned Guides

Contributions in General

Ctownwoody's Contributions

Commentary Section

Feel free to give me comment, suggestions, requests for information, etc. I'm a social player and a crafter who has only recently discovered something called Experience Points. Nothing pleases me more than getting feedback on my guides. --Ctownwoody 00:21, 14 April 2008 (EDT)

Not sure where to put a comment or a message, but here seemed just as good as any a place. We chatted in game not too long ago and I used your Smithing guide very well. An alternative to people that can't afford to make Darksteel ingots, or can't find any ores in AH, or want instant reimbursement, Gorgets are a good alternative to use. They cap out at 53 Smithing and use only one Sheep Leather and one Iron Ingot with a Fire Crystal to make. They resell back to the Bastok Smithing Guild Merchant for ~3060 gil each, which is almost a break-even synth per cost. Feel free to add it into your Smithing Guide by Ctownwoody page and delete this note here. ^^ Danallen 06:43, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

- Actuly gorget takes an Iron Sheet not an ingot. They also npc for about 2300 generaly. Tho its said it can go up to 3k after maintanence - Godofgods

  • Godofgods, I use the higher end prices that reflect what NPCs pay and the lower end of what NPCs sell as an education point about looking at vendors as a way of getting and desposing of ingredients. Thanks for the input; I changed my guide this weekend. --Ctownwoody 17:29, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

I love your guides and I had a question about what your recommendation would be regarding moghancements. I'm looking at taking either cooking or alchemy to 100 using your guide, and they use a large variety of crystals and wanted to know whether it was worth investing in any furniture to reduce items lost or not. Thanks. --Kaele7 23:59, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

I wanted to thank you for your guides.

The two guides/info I have been looking for lately are 1. about dual skillups i.e. 40ww 24alch making bast parchment. 2 something along the lines of general advice or common expectations for the game. i.e. having the warps to whitegate. (I learned about this one the hard way after missing out on three groups because of having to take the boat.)

Atm I am trying to work out some sort of order to leveling my synths, since I will have the advantage of corequirements being leveled. i.e. making my own bast parchment.

Zaulot 08:43, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Like everyone else, I think your guides are amazing. I do have a question on woodworking HQ theorys, however. And, that would be, do you have any? My buddy and I have been trying to consistantly kick out HQ staves, and the best WW on our server is very tight-lipped about his practices, saying there are none. Yet he dominates the AH in their sales. So, if you have any even kind of shaky-sketchy theories, we are all ears. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Vail 17:06, September 22, 2009 (UTC)

I love love love your Clothcraft guide! I used Xarchangels for a while then it got kind of expensive so I went to yours and I got better skillups and I cheaper synths! Perfect combination! Keep up the good work! Oh, and I think you examined me the other day o.O tee hee --Kresaera-Asura June5th, 2010

I really love all of your guides, and I'm currently using your Cooking guide for my bazaar mule. Your general crafting guide is also very handy, and with it I've become almost pedantic when it comes to the ideal times and recipes for getting the most out of my gil. One concern though - making Bug Broth to get to Cooking 15 was (or rather would have been) an absolute nightmare because Shell Bugs were very hard to come by on any Auction House in Siren, and because farming them was by far not worth the effort. I thought instead that Roast Mutton, with advanced support, was a nice alternative, and more or less break-even if sold to the Guild Merchant. It also made for a gentler springboard to Selbina Butter and level 20. In any case, keep at it... and get working on finishing the other guides! Best regards, Totema of Siren talk 05:00, August 9, 2010 (UTC)

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