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Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: December 13, 2007, 05:01:41 AM »
Quote from: "Ramza"
So, do yo ubuy gil, or um ... where do you get that kind of gil to just blow on an Osode?

Also, I'm really surprised you consider that a low price. I've seen it for lower.

Didn't "just get the gil", really. Since I came back to the game, I've been penny pinching for a long time (Pretty much haven't bought anything aside from what's necessary). Actually, I blew about 2.5 mil on a SH+1 when I got back, which I found later to be a pretty bad mistake since the market was STILL crashing.

I lost lots of gil, despite what you might think. I bought Dusk Gloves for 5,500,000 before the market crashed, and now its like 500k. So after all that money lost, I decided to take a "wait and see" attitude as far as big purchases go. Over the past few months, I've not noticed a huge change in prices on the big items, and I continued to make money (By pumping things out through WW, breaking some Mithran Rods, etc). Usually when I browze Bazaars I see Osodes for around 3.8-4.5 million, and the 3.0 million price tag was a rare sight to me. Since Shig got his for 3.8 M, I figured I was getting a pretty good deal and got it.

To be honest, I still think its a good deal.

Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: December 12, 2007, 03:30:43 AM »
Saw a price that caught my eye today out in Batallia while looking for Mannequin Body.

I was reluctant to get it at first, but after a short conversation with Shiggy, I finally said "Fuck it" and got it:

Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: November 24, 2007, 01:42:24 PM »
Ah, okay, didn't know that. :P

To my knowledge, no, you can't use the free month from the new game on your old account since that's tied to the FFXI core game and not the expansions.

Daily report time.

Fought FUCKING Ramuh again today.

But I won, so I guess it's okay.

To celebrate, I went to try solo a BC:

It was laughably easy.

Only notable drop I got was Mannequin Head, which is the guaranteed drop from this BC. I'm gonna try soloing another one next time, heh.

Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: November 24, 2007, 01:23:09 PM »
Unfortunately, I only have bad news for you.

The 2008 collection, in the name of convenience (I personally think its a marketing ploy to get people to buy just the expansion), has merged every expansion and the core game into a single code.

In other words, you can't use the separate expansion codes on your old account anymore, since they're all one code now.

Which means you have to buy the three expansions that came out since your absence (Either that or the 2007 collection + the newest expansion, which I would recommend if you can find the 2007 collection).

It doesn't really matter if you reinstall the game or not since the bulk of the install was from patching the game, and if you've been gone long enough to not even catch Chains of Promathia, you have a huge patch ahead of you regardless (You don't need to reinstall FFXI and Rise of the Zilart though, from what I can gather, no.)

Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: November 22, 2007, 11:33:51 PM »
Well, see, Roc isn't that hard, I know, but we had about 5 people, and I wasn't told we were going for Roc. I had a crappy sub (/RDM) and practically no tools on me because I didn't know we were going for Roc. Like I said, one of the guys stood around in Garlaige about 80% of the fight.

It would've gone a lot smoother if they wern't so disorganized. Even for whims like this you need to at least fight the damn thing as a team. :P

Actually, I'm doing the mini-tuning fork fights for Ramuh. Therefore, I am solo. The basic strategy is to hit him with astral flow with yagudo drinks up, run away and do it again when BP is up again. I get all 3 Searing Lights off (which is the max humanly possible within the time limit of Astral Flow), but I keep losing anyway, because the damn move decides to do like 51 damage out of the possible 200+ it could do.

I go on Earthsday too, so I'm not really doing anything wrong, just getting really lame luck. :P

Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: November 22, 2007, 02:03:55 PM »
Not much to report, I have a few screenshots but they're mostly of things I meant to post earlier.

First, a screenshot of me in my Carpenter's Crap.

Next, some fun I had last week:

I randomly got a tell for Banishing Gates so i decided to go along. I thought it was THF AF2 until they decided to pull Roc. Well, the party I was with wasn't exactly well-prepared. They knew full well of the 20-minute rage time limit, yet one guy was AFK for about 80% of the battle, and by the time he got out he was halfway there already. Didn't help that Roc Decided to use Benediction late in the fight, at about 10% HP left. So he ended up raging and we teleported out, but one person died.

When we went back, some other guys claimed him.

Kind of makes you realize why people don't just go "hey guys lets go kill Roc" on random-ass whims like this.

Finally, last screenshot of what I've been doing lately.

I'm not doing anything wrong. I get all three Searing Lights off, I got on Earthsday and I still get beat up by Ramuh. It's fine when you need to only fight him 2 or 3 times, but when you start FUCKING dying on FUCKING Ramuh for the eighth FUCKING time, it gets really annoying, especially because I spent a crapload on meds for this fight. Obviously the guy who designed these fights didn't understand the concept of "making SMN able to be played without having another job at 65", because by the time you get all of these finished, you'd have enough time to hit level 65, make a million gil and have time to throw a barbecue in your backyard.

Well, better luck next night.

Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: November 17, 2007, 10:28:36 PM »
That sneak ninjutsu is a welcome addition, and the JA will have its applications, but I can't help but feel we're really not getting much at all. :P

Gather round, children, and I'll tell you a story of me getting totally owned today in sky.

Starts with a simple question.

I'm seriously in doubt that these people get their time's worth of gil by coming up to sky and waiting for the gods to drop the item they want.

Basically, in the sky LS I'm in, you choose an item at each god, and if you win that item that's all you get for the day. The exception is Haidate, which is only allowed to certain people according to seniority, and is the only item to be so. The only person to blame is SE, who have decided to let Byakko's Haidate stay the most broken leg piece in the entire fucking game that isn't impossibly hard to get. :P

Since I couldn't lot Haidate, I decided to go for a money item. Behemoth Hide to be exact. It was the most expensive money item off Byakko, and I kind of just chose it for shits and giggles and didn't expect it to drop.

Obviously you know where this story is going.

Personally this is one of the best drops I've ever seen off Byakko, but I've only fought him like 4 times so what do I know? :P

So yay, he dropped the item I want. I'm lotting against about 4 people, and about 5 seconds after it drops I get this delightful message.

Well, no way in hell I'm getting it now. Well, I got owned though, because I thought it wouldn't even drop in the first place.

I laugh and toss a lot. Anyway, we decide to move on to Suzaku-


I actually outlotted someone when it counted. That never happens in this game. This is unacceptable.

Well I got totally proven wrong. As a punishment, I get to have a 800k item. Shame on me.

We moved onto Suzaku and got okay drops I guess, if you think Suzaku has any good drops to speak of in the first place. :P

Also, by demand of Shiggy:

Dypa's line translates to "Abjurgations and Weapons all FREE". You KNOW Suzaku's drop suck when nobody wants them. :P


Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: November 13, 2007, 09:28:14 AM »
Teleport: Yhoat? It might come back to bite you in the ass if you ever level WHM again, heh.

I accomplished something on NIN today that I was sure I would probably lose at:

If you've never seen this guy before, people used to spam camp him because he dropped Damascene Cloth. They removed that from the list of drops because it used to be a prime XP spot for a lot of people, and people were killing crabs over and over, ruining the xp.

He's pretty much up all the time now, people only kill him for Francisca, which is a good RNG axe.

I was surprised I beat him- in fact, he was one of the easiest solos I have ever done, just really fucking long because each hit from my katana did maybe 9-12 damage on him: He has shittons of defense! Though in all honesty, I could've soloed him even without the NPC by my side. He hit me *twice* throughout the whole damn fight, and that's only because he was almost dead and I didn't bother recasting Utsusemi when it went down.

Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: November 11, 2007, 12:44:17 PM »
I won't mind buying the moat carp from you, I need them. :P

If you need insect balls synthed, I'm skilling cooking off those on a mule, I can sell them to you cheap.

Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: November 11, 2007, 06:17:03 AM »
After a morning run with the Sky LS this morning, I got my FIRST EVAR armor from sky. Unless you count that stupid D. Head Abjurgation which has been sitting in my mog house for 5 months. :P

In other news, I am now a Veteran in Woodworking, at level 88 and hopefully rising. Got my Carpenter's Apron too, now I just have to save up 150,000 more god-damn guild points to get the stupid Mog House Furniture.

Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: October 24, 2007, 05:52:24 AM »
Silverhook would be easy to solo for NINs if he didn't have -ga spells. The low MND of NIN combined with the low MND of Taru made me pretty open to spells (Blizzaga 2 took off about 500 by itself). Ice spikes didn't help much.

Really, to solo the guy I would have to have more supplies with me than I did (I only had shihei) and probably a WHM sub. NIN can solo stuff pretty well, but if they're spellcasters they can be extremely difficult, which is why WHMs can beat NINs in Ballista by spamming Diaga on them. Comes down to equipment and preparation, and I was definately not prepared to face Silverhook.

Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: October 23, 2007, 11:27:14 AM »
Like Shiggy, I have put off the Sand Charm quest for quite some time, so I decided to wait for pirates. After about 2 hours, i don't get any pirates, but I do indeed get into a fight with something I've wanted to solo I long time:

Indeed, Sea Horror was not that difficult, even without any debuffing whatsoever. Hundred Fists was kind of annoying, but if it got that bad it's easy to just kite the guy around.

About 5 minutes later, on the same damn boat ride, he popped again. This time an unlucky fisherman got owned before I could grab him.

It's not really unseen for Sea Horror to pop twice on the same ride, but I had my fill of Sea Horror killing for the day.

For some reason the guy couldn't leave me alone though, when the boat left dock again, he popped AGAIN.

About 2 more hours into the whole ordeal I was getting kind of annoyed, but finally pirates came along and I got my sand charm. The long wait got me more than I bargained for.

Instinctively as a Ninja, I have to solo everything. So here's the end of this story:


Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: October 18, 2007, 10:25:03 AM »
Talked to Sevrine, turns out he's a bit low on cash right now so he's taking a break.

If it's really a big deal to all of you, we can move over in another LS. It might take a while, though.

Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: October 17, 2007, 01:57:22 PM »
I'm not the only one that can pearl, Risten can pearl too. :P

I've sent a message to Sevrine asking if he's taking a break from the game. After I get a response we can go from there.

If he is, I still see little point in moving to another LS because the other LS will be just as barren. It's not that we don't have have enough members, its that most of the Zohar/Solaris/WaterSlide/dfklsjdflskj people have been apart for a while now, and most of us have another LS to screw around with. Not everyone is going to be ready to just brush off their other LS to hang around in ThistleDown all the time.

This leads to the other problem is repearling everyone that is already in Thistledown; there are people who have Thistledown pearls who arn't on very much so it's going to be just as big of a pain in the ass to pearl them, too. What I believe we need right now is just more new members that are searching for a social LS/newbies that don't have any LS. If Sevrine can sign in long enough to bag a bunch of people, we'll be fine.

At any rate, I hope Sevrine won't be gone for too long, then we wouldn't need to worry about this at all.

Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal!
« on: October 11, 2007, 02:08:41 AM »
Starting the grind yet again by leveling BLU, and I'm off to a pretty good start. Level 21 now. I decided to take my inflated gil and abuse it horribly by making pretty much my entire set of gear white-bordered so I can stroke my ego. :P

Learning spells is a pain in the ass though, and I have a lot of spells to learn before I go on leveling. BLU is probably not the job you want to play if you want to challenge Shiggy's leveling marathon there. Heh.

Go figure that the internet connection in my dorms is a lot faster than the one that I have at home. How that works, I have no idea.

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