Section 12: Drilling
Q: What's the best place to AFK drill?
A: For training your TM, use Chaos Drills at Gate of Desert Beach or Coral Beach - Dark Cave. For making galders, Tapasco Mine 1 and 2 are quite popular. You can either NPC the ores you drill (and they sell for a decent amount of money) or, if you're lucky, find the more valuable ones like Alexandrite or Adamantite.
Q: What does the stage of a drill mean?
A: It determines the experience multiplier whenever you find an item while drilling. The depth of the map you're drilling on is also factored in.  [Drakii]
Q: Do some items give better experience than others?
A: No. All items you dig up give the same amount of experience.  [Drakii]
Q: Do all My Shop drills give bonus TM?
A: Yes. My Shop drills have a very high stage, and the experience multiplier for stage 7+ drills is enormous.  [Drakii]
Q: Is TM gained from drilling to scale with the player's level?
A: No.  [Drakii]
Q: What is AFK drilling? How do I do it?
A: To AFK drill, you need a driller pet equipped. There are 4 of these, each for a different level: Driller Boy, Driller Girl, Super Driller Boy, Super Driller Girl. These pets are timed and bought from My Shop, but they're only available during certain times of the year. If you didn't buy one while they were out, you'll have to wait for a future patch for them to be re-released. You'll also need multiple drills with a full life gauge since your pet automatically replaces your drill when it's used up. Press D as you normally would to start drilling and your character will auto drill until you're out of drills, reach 99% of your WT or get attacked by a monster (if you're not a Lion/Fox).  
Last edited by Aria; 08-01-2012 at 05:47 PM.