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1531  Media / 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.
1532  Media / 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


1533  Media / 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.
1534  Media / 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.
1535  Media / 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.
1536  Media / 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.
1537  Media / 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:

1538  Media / 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.
1539  Media / 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.
1540  Media / 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.
1541  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 07, 2007, 02:50:22 AM
I suppose I shall take this moment to take advantage of your sig making, then. :P

1. TT Male Face 4A. Should be the short ponytail one with gray hair.

2. Just NIN, probably. I'm not sure of your photoshop skills, but I suppose something that makes it look like I have shadow copies surrounding me would be kinda cool. :P Just stick me in full ninja AF with no helm. I'm fine with any weapon, though I suppose I'll hold a kunai of some sort in my right hand and a shinobi gatana in the other.

3. I want an image of my character looking up to the sky.

4. A darker color scheme is preferred. For the background, if possible, I want a shot of Vana'Diel's night sky with the moon to the side.

5. Border- Eh, whatever you think looks better.

6. Hmm...

"Someday, in the sea of stars..."
Date of last update
For job stats, if you can, use a small weapon image corresponding to the job:
NIN75: Kikoku
WAR42: Bhuj
MNK11: Sphari
THF50: Jambiya
WHM21: Mjollnir
BLM18: Claustrum
RDM30: Rapier
PLD13: Aegis
DRK10: Apocalypse
BST6: Guttler
BRD11: Gjllarhorn
RNG10: Yoichinoyumi
SAM10: Shinsoku
DRG10: Mezraq
SMN20: Well, for this, it can be an Evoker's Horn or Carbuncle Ruby. Up to you.
BLU43: Kilij
COR11: Hexagun
PUP11: Sainti
I'm kinda picky, heh, so I won't mind if you take the lazy route for some of these things.

In other news, my WHM went from 18-21. Now it's time to get my BLM out of the crappy Dunes.

Edit: Oh right, forgot job levels. Sorry. :P
By the way, since the numbers will constantly change, perhaps you can tell me what text and such you use for the numbers so I can change it myself when I need to.
1542  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 02, 2007, 12:50:05 AM
Yeah ,I was going to tell you guys but since we're in different time zones it was difficult to catch you guys online, heh.

The LS is called Thistledown, by the way.


Personally vouching that Sevrine is one of the coolest people I've met in the game, he pretty much gets along with everyone except for the biggest of assholes (Who was in our former sky LS, got pissed off when Sevrine won the lot on a Haidate).

Hey, if FlamingDuck/Valesti thinks he's cool, I'm pretty sure that says a lot to you guys. :P
1543  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 02, 2007, 12:42:29 AM
We did make an LS named Unpossible, but we're pretty much considering quitting that to go to another LS (Er, the name slips my head right now) owned by Sevrine, who isn't from RPGFan but was a member of Waterslide. We didn't really want to try to move everyone over to a new LS because that always just creates a bunch of chaos.

Most importantly Sevrine's LS has a few of former Zohar/Solaris/Waterslide/Whatever the hell people in it like Risten and Evalith (though its usually empty), and most notably Valesti. Can't have a complete RPGfan LS without his random legendary rants. :P

So yeah, we're probably going to toss Unpossible and go to Sevrine's LS, since Unpossible only had like 5 people in it anyway. We just made it like 2 days ago, so it's not too bad to quit while we're ahead.

Also, in-game name is Kincard now.
1544  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: February 20, 2007, 01:47:05 AM
Haven't posted here in a while.

I've watched Haruhi Suzumiya. I don't think there's a lot to say here, since half the people who come to the forum already watch it. I'm sure I missed a good amount of the inside jokes and references, but the ones I did get left were hilarious.

Still watching Mazinger Z, albeit at a really slow pace. I think I'm taking it at a slow pace since every episode doesn't fail to leave me laughing my ass off.

They sure were scientific in the 70s!

Of course, this is, without a doubt, my favorite one:

Wow, I feel LULL all over![/size]

He says "Wow", as if he's enjoying getting shocked to death. Oh, Kabuto Kouji, you and your wierd sexual fantasies.

Currently on Episode 7.

Mainly, I've been watching Eureka 7, which I'm done with now. I was thoroughly impressed by the series. Seems like BONES is on a streak with this anime along with Full Metal Alchemist.

Really basic story. Boy meet girl. Boy pilots robot. Boy kicks ass. But it's the execution that's really good to me. The show has a lot of very powerful and memorable moments. One particular scene I remember is one of a man, having recieved great hospitality from a stranger, holds in his tears until his goggles fog up. At times the music gets a little over-the-top and grand, though.

One thing that impresses me to no end is the quality of the animation. This is a 50-episode long series we have here, and it is beyond the quality of most 13-episode series I've seen recently. Granted, Studio BONES is pretty famous for their good-looking series. The battles are very fast-paced, and it's only supported even more by a great soundtrack. I highly recommend this series.
1545  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: November 10, 2006, 11:50:10 PM
Being a mecha fanboy, I was pretty excited to come into contact with what many people consider the "origin" of all mecha anime. Yep, I started watching Mazinger Z. The animation is piss-poor and the storyline is as simplistic as it gets, yet perhaps one of the things that can't help but continuously entertain me is the crappy Hong Kong subtitles that throw off the (supposedly) serious scenes.

To wash the bad animation flavor out of my mouth, I'm also watching Turn A Gundam.
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