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1516  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: November 01, 2008, 06:26:19 PM
For you right now, you probably shouldn't have immediately ran out and started fighting stuff, though I suppose you can learn that way, it's just not as efficient probably. They added in a new introductory tutorial NPC for each nation, so you should check those out first. You'll also get some pretty nifty items that I wish I could have when I was starting out. Heh.

Selele      Windurst Woods (K-10)
Gulldago   Bastok Markets (D-11)
Alaune     Southern San d'Oria (G-10)

And yeah, potions are very rarely used in this game- they're usually only used for important instance battles, missions and such. For general adventuring and exploring you may carry some around but they're not worth relying on. I don't recall how to enable chat logging- I'm not sure if it's even possible. The game does have automatic chat logging in ...\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XI\TEMP, but I've never been able to figure out how to make my computer display the formatting coherently. Also if you want to keep them, you're gonna have to move it out every time, since I think they get deleted every time you log in.

The thing about MMOs is that there's never any real goals in the game aside from what you set for yourself. There's a lot to do in this game, but one of the problems FFXI has always had is that you need to be a high level to do a good amount of them, so I would focus mostly on grinding right now. You can do missions as they come along since they do have recommended levels to do them, if you're in a hurry to jump into the story- that's the crowning achievement of FFXI to me, really.

Guess I'll post a few links you can use as references later on.

http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/index.shtml
Main POL site, info on upcoming game updates and events, etc.

http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
This is the page I generally use for questions about specific quests, missions, or whatever.
1517  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 26, 2008, 01:51:52 AM
The neckpieces can teleport you to the nations- it's better than the trick staff if you can get all 3. Heh.

Well, first off I got my BLU to 60.



I was pretty impressed with the party, I dunno if this is a common thing since I haven't leveled at this range in a while, but I've never gotten past chain 6 or 7 in a mid-level party like this before.



Fear my shiny new armor!



Next up is Ouryu. I thought this sounded like a pretty easy fight, at least not any harder than the last few ones...



I don't think that's a very good question to be asking, Tenzen.



So here's the all-star team.




First we wanted to take him out with Nall using Astral Flow, but that screwed up because we didn't dispel his stoneskin, and his third Aerial Blast missed because he ran out of range. We slept him and ran out of the BC, thinking we were gonna call it for the day.

I bought a few mistmelts in town before I left thinking I wouldn't end up using any of them, but we decided we'd just try to fight him straight on and bring him down with the mistmelts.




Was somewhat of a close call, but we got the job done. I leave you with this cool picture of Tenzen. He doesn't seem to be the brightest guy around- I don't think it's a good idea to be so insolent to the goddamn king of the Wyrms.

1518  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: October 23, 2008, 12:20:15 AM
it shows you where I sleep

That's a good thing?
1519  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 21, 2008, 11:09:51 AM
OMG DOUBLEPOSTIN

I just want people to know that the Halloween event this year is actually worth doing- at least the new part of it.



Not only is that cloak pretty cool, but if you're one of those naysayers of the events I suppose you'll have an incentive to do it since it gives items that have more than just sentimental value.



You can solo the event this year too, and it doesn't take too long. So hurry it up you crazy people.
1520  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 19, 2008, 03:52:58 AM
In sky today, I saw my first WLegs drop. It's also the first time I lose at the lot- I should probably get used to this considering how many friggin' people want the thing. Combined with how rarely we do Kirin, it ain't happening. :P



With some help from the LS, we did Diabolos today. Technically the following screenshots have spoilers, but I don't think it's anything that really matters.



So anyway knowing Tenzen's sheath has the magical ability to detect that super evil energy flowing around, naturally we walk right into the room without any caution right after we see the thing shake like a dowsing rod made of vibrators.



So we meet with the most famous of Batman villains...the Manbat. Well, he's pretty famous.



So we stand there and load our weapons and supplies while he sits there whistling quietly to himself.



After we start battling, he retaliates by continuing to stand there and whistling quietly to himself.



So we beat the guy and he explains he causes nightmares for small children like Prishe by showing them his enormous chin.



Anyway, Tenzen brings out his magic armband! That should keep that nasty nightmare monster from swallowin' anyone else up!



So we return to the city and Chapter 4 begins.



Mr. Miagi tells us we're not allowed to go meet Bahamut...but hey, we're the main characters. We're supposed to do everything. God forbid they spare a few men to actually help us brave the various evil monsters and the mysterious force threatening the entire world. THIS AND MORE ON NEXT WEEK'S EPISODE.
1521  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 15, 2008, 11:42:50 AM
Yeah it is.

This is a good page for basic questions like that.
1522  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 14, 2008, 09:36:42 AM
Yeah, costs quite a bit of gil though (At least for noobies), from 10k-30k I believe, depending on the weekly rank of the nation you wish to transfer to. You also lose your CP (Kind of, your CP is saved on each individual nation, which makes sense).
1523  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 13, 2008, 12:26:01 PM
*looks it up*

Oh damn, the newbie training system had a lot more effort put into it than I thought. :P

And with mission 2-3, even if I switch to Windurst, we can do it together as long as we end up going to the cutscenes in the right order. Rank 1 and 2 missions are easily soloable at your level I believe, but 2-3 gets a level 25 cap. All the missions from rank 3 to rank 6 are the same, as I recall.
1524  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 13, 2008, 11:02:01 AM
It would work very well in duo/trio situations I would guess, especially if you plan on keep playing with Parn or your friends. Otherwise, people on FFXI are douches when it comes to subjobs.

And I suppose if you plan on playing without raises, you can buy some Reraise Earrings/get reraise scroll with CP if you want some extra insurance.

EDIT: Speaking of all you low level guys, I assume some of you would want to go for rank 3 sometime...I might decide to change nations sometime soon so I can get in on a storyline (Most likely Windurst).
1525  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 13, 2008, 10:03:34 AM
I would recommend SAM/WAR out of those two, if you play MNK the best sub would still be WAR, as DNC is considered to be a solo sub. You can sub DNC all you want solo, but it doesn't have much effectiveness in party play. Also with SAM, its nice to have THF sub as an extra once you hit high levels, but you dont need to worry about that for a long time.



So my chocobo grew to adulthood, with a nice digging beak to make it look different from stable chocobos (Well actually its because I've only been working on mental stats), but nevertheless I retired her, I think I'd rather go for a more exotic color. As we speak, it is making sweet love with a black chocobo. Let's see if I get luckier next time!

Since we had ToD on Dobsonfly, we went again this afternoon (Or evening, if you're in the States). I ended up picking up this thing, though I feel a bit guilty since I ended up being the only guy to lot on it from overflowing of items in the treasure pool.



I've heard that its a great piece, but I didn't know much of what it was good for outside of WSing, so keeping in mind it would bring upon epic rage, I decided to ask the party.

1526  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 12, 2008, 10:17:15 AM
Well time for a decent-sized update.

Recently did the Tour of Gustaberg quest. I had to delevel my BST from level 6 to 5, but I'm glad I got this quest done before I had no chance in hell of doing it.



My chocobo grew to adolescence, and unfortunately it has white tailfeathers, meaning it will grow to be a yellow chocobo. Snore. Someone has supplied me with a black male chococard so perhaps I can breed the two and get an interesting color next time...



Sky this weekend was pretty uneventful, we wanted to do Kirin but we didn't have enough people. I got a shiny new helm for my...uh...level 30 PLD?



Also bought myself a little treat I've wanted for quite some time now:



But the biggest thing that's been happening is CoP. I'm excited as hell because today I did the first mission advancement in CoP i've done in like, a year and a half.



'twas a really tough fight, but honestly it was a lot more annoying just to get there thanks to several members who came along to "help" us decided to randomly pop NMs without saying anything and going off to kill Carmine Dobsonflies. Of course, I suppose I can't complain since I walked away with this little gem:



CoP's story is getting real interesting, personally so far I already find it more interesting than RoZ and ToAU combined. RoZ's story was a snore, and ToAU's was filled with lots of meaningless exposition. This one seems to have more interesting characters and stories for characters we've already grown to know.



Next week: Diabolos!
1527  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 06, 2008, 12:27:51 PM
Well I finally started doing some stuff in CoP with Cymmina, Mercilessturtle and Levit. It's not the mission I'm on, but it was pretty fun.




Piece of cake. Mortal Ray gives you heart attacks when Cursna doesn't land the first time but it turned out fine. :P

Onward to the library!
1528  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: September 25, 2008, 07:14:53 AM
I /search you every time I get on...I can never seem to catch you on, heh.

Anyway, got MNK to level 21. Named my chocobo in true FFXI alliteration fashion- GrueneGingembre. Yeah, it's in one word like that, kind of annoying that they do that.
1529  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: September 22, 2008, 08:28:09 AM
Been working on MNK a bit recently. Level 16 atm. You should let me play with you sometime Parn. :P

 Not much to say about my chocobo, still trying to decide on a name.

I want to use my assault tags for something, they've been rotting for a while now, and it'd be nice to do some assaults, Nyzul or not- though it'd be nice to get myself a Nyzul katana so I can learn Blade: Kamu.

Then again, I don't think I want to go get 5250 WS points or whatever the hell was required.
1530  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: September 18, 2008, 01:04:05 AM
Uh oh, double post!

Well I got back into doing sky a bit last weekend, but nothing good really dropped. I'm not even going to bother posting a shot. :P

In other news, I've been doing some more laid-back stuff in game, most notably chocobo raising.




I'm surprised at how much fun I'm having with it, guess I should've done it sooner.



Aw, ain't she cute. Well anyway, I need help coming up with a name now.  There's a pretty decent amount of words to make up a name with, but I'm having a hard time deciding. I was going to do "Face Destroyer" until I realized that'd probably only be funny the few times I said it. :P
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