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Welcome to FFXI and Eden! If you rolled your character in San d'Oria, this is the place learn how to make gil, in and around it's starting areas.


Farming

Farming is the simplest way of making gil in FFXI. If you aren't already familiar with the term, it involves killing mobs (monsters) and in turn selling the items they drop. You will find youself killing monsters for experience and their loot in the starter zones of East Ronfaure, West Ronfaure, King Ranperre's Tomb, Ghelsba Outpost and Fort Ghelsba. Make sure you always speak to a gate guard before leaving town and ask for Signet. With signet, you will be eligible to receive crystals from mobs and also earn Conquest Points. Below is a list of mobs that i recommend you targeted and the loot they drop which can typically be turned into the best profit.

East/West Ronfaure


King Ranperre's Tomb


Ghelsba Outpost


Fort Ghelsba


Yughott Grotto


King Ranperre's Tomb


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Gardening

Gardening requires some gil to get it off the ground and running. Thankfully, the amount is quite small, even for new players and pays for itself exponentially. Please refer to this gardening guide for further information.

Fishing

Fishing is a hobby that players can participate and level up in, similar to that of crafting. Whilst it is very in depth and takes a lot of time and effort to progress into the higher levels, it's fairly straight forward for new players to try it out.

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There are 2 things you will need


As a citizen of San d'Oria, you can purchase a fishing rod from Lusiane in Southern San d'Oria, (F-8), outside of the shop Taumila's Sundries. She sells 3 types of rod (these vary depending on San d'Oria's conquest standing) and all of them can catch Moat Carp which is what you will be targeting. The most expensive rod she sells will cost you around 500 gil.

Next you will need some bait. I would recomend you vist the Auction House and purchase a stack of 99 Insect Balls. They will typically cost you 2-3k however, they allow you to isolate moat carps when you fish, ultimately catch more of them and make more gil. An alternative bait would be Little Worms. Lusiane will also sell these and they cost 297 gil for a stack of 99.

The last thing to fishing is location. As a new player, you are limited to Northern San d'Oria, Port San d'Oria and West Ronfaure however as you progress, more areas will open up to you. For more information on how the fishing mini-game actually works, please see here. It's fairly self-explanatory but i would recommend reading up to reduce the chance of things such as breaking your fishing rod.

Notorious Monsters

As the name suggests, these monsters are tougher than regular mobs they appear amongst. Players starting in San d'Oria have the luxury of a couple that they can seek out, kill and hopefully loot. Make sure to read up on each of these monsters before attempting them, ensuring your best chance of success.


Finally, a bonus NM. This one doesn't drop anything of sellable value but it does drop a Shield which is the Best in Slot (BiS) for Paladins and Warriors looking to tank and is well worth the effort of acquiring.


Logging

WARNING: WHILST LOGGING IS STILL A VIABLE HOBBY TO MAKE GIL, THE BREAK RATE ON HATCHETS IS CURRENTLY TOO HIGH AND SUBSEQUENTLY MORE COSTLY TO BEGIN WITH

Logging is a hobby in FFXI where players use Hatchets to chop logs. It's a simple process that only requires a moderate amount of gil to try. Purchase a hatchet and 'use' it on a logging point. Each use has a chance of obtaining an log but beware, your hatchet may also break! When you have made enough gil, i would strongly recommend investing in the Field Tunica Set. Whilst expensive, it will reduced the rate at which hatchets break and ultimtely pays for itself.


How to Sell your Loot

There are 3 main ways that players can sell their loot in FFXI:



How to Sell your Loot

There are 3 main ways that players can sell their loot in FFXI:



Auction House

The Auction House (AH) is the marketplace for FFXI's players. It has it's own guide which can be found here.

NPC Vendors

Most items across Vana'diel can be sold to NPC merchant vendors. Whilst you can usually make more money via the Auction House, not all items sell very often. Some items are better just sold to the NPC. Some items may even sell for more than the AH price!

Bazaar



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How to Sell your Loot

There are 3 main ways that players can sell their loot in FFXI:



Auction House

The Auction House (AH) is the marketplace for FFXI's players. It has it's own guide which can be found here.

NPC Vendors

Most items across Vana'diel can be sold to NPC merchant vendors. Whilst you can usually make more money via the Auction House, not all items sell very often. Some items are better just sold to the NPC. Some items may even sell for more than the AH price!

Bazaar



About the Author

If you would like to know more about the author, you can find my wikipedia user profile here. Thanks for reading and i hope my guide has been useful to you.

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