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So long, sweet Gold Bolt.

24 Feb

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MillionsKnives’ Gold Bolt

R.I.P 24/02/08

This is what happens when people come into my room and talk to me while I’m EXPing Ranger. People who’ve never played FFXI just don’t understand ._.

50k Bastokan Conquest Points down the drain… on a stupid Imp… I’ve had this bolt lying around since I was a level 30 Ranger and now after using it for only 9 levels its gone. /emo

It’s hard enough to EXP enough in the middle lands for the 30k CP Windurst  arrow :/ so even if I switch back to Bastok it’d be aaaages till I could get one again ; ; . If I do get one l’ll save its use for events, no more EXP party usage >=|

Is it worth using my one time item retrieval on this? I can’t decide! I don’t think I’d ever be stupid enough to drop a good bit of gear. I’m only stupid enough to fire it at a mob. So this seems like the only situation I’d use that in. I just cant decide if I should save it for something more useful, like, say, when I have a Annihilator and drop that.

Whats everyone’s thoughts? Use my item retrieval or wait two years till I have enough CP to get one again? I’m not too sure I want to draw GMs into looking through my logs :/ I mention windower every so often and they might see my Windowed macros etc >_< Is it risky?

Edit: Just looked it up and it was only 32k CP, that is a lot better. No point using retrieval on it if its only 32k CP ^_^

Edit: This time last year I got Sky access, I’ve now offically been stuck on Divine Might for over a year D: Kinda funny really…

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In 2009 I will be mostly eating…

5 Feb

Lets delve deep into the RdmRules archives and take a look at the new years resolutions of 2008, did I stick to them?

Real life resolutions of 2008:

  1. Eat more fruit/veg -i.e eat tomatoes and drink smoothies – Done and done :) I’ve actually grown to love vegetables, roast any of them and they’re great! Still not so fond of fruit tho.
  2. Be less bitchy, -i.e don’t bitch! (as much). – Well, I try… however living with my friend Rach at Uni brings out the worst in me :/
  3. be less critical -i.e do I really need to slag Bleach off all the time? no! I’m gonna look for its good points. – I tried! I now try to see the good sides in things I dont like, so I think this is a tick.
  4. be nicer to friends -i.e like, em, get friends a drink when they come round to my house? – Hmmm, apparently I’m a good host anyways. But not sure I’ve been nicer this year than other years.
  5. and dress/look how I feel -i.e I got my hair cut because its easier to handle and more me, and screw skinny jeans, I’m back to baggy clothes. – Yea XD I no longer look like a Topman mannequin.

Nearly got a full list of ticks, not quite tho :x however for this next section I feel things may quickly go down hill…

FFXI resolutions of 2008:

  1. Finish RotZ and CoP, maybe ToAU – Hmmm, over 1/2 through CoP now while still at the Ark Angels of RotZ, however I’m on Alexander for ToAU,  just can’t get a party to kill him! So kinda the opposite of planned as I’ve basically done ToAU and not the other two. At the time of writing these my CoP static was running so completing CoP seemed realistic, however it abruptly fell apart. /cry
  2. Change nation and finish either the Windy or Sandy Story. – Done ;P l’ll post on this later
  3. Level a Craft – For this I’ve chosen Woodworking – Does getting it to level 20 count? I actually quite enjoy woodworking, its relaxing. But I couldn’t help but wonder if it was just a waste of Gil.
  4. Keep up with WotG Missions! I wanna do them as they come out. – Pretty much :)
  5. Get another job to 75 to replace Rdm – Ranger has been chosen for this ^^ – ooooh so close. At the time of writing this last year my Ranger was level 16, its level 68 now. Can I count that as a tick?
  6. Try out Gardening to make ze gilz. – Ok, I just couldnt be arsed. My money making ways are good as they are :P

In all:

5/11 as Done! :D

2/11 as Almost :|

4/11 as FAIL! :x

Not too bad, better then I thought I’d do. However disappointing on the FFXI front >_< Looking ahead to this year now, lets see what I can come up with for some (late) new years resolutions~

Real life resolutions of 2009:

  1. Keep up with university work! Don’t fall behind as per usual, go into class!
  2. Continue to eat healthy, even more healthy then before!
  3. Stay in contact with my friends I don’t see now I live in Huddersfield.
  4. Try again to be nicer all around – Less bitching, more optimism, nicer to friends.
  5. Be braver! Eg: I wuss out when talking on the phone to a stranger is involved -_- its lol i know…

FFXI resolutions of 2009:

  1. Finish ToAU, CoP and RotZ.
  2. Switch to Sandy (after getting my arrow from Windy) and obtain Rank 10 there.
  3. Ranger 75.
  4. Continue to keep up with WotG.
  5. Start a lil endgame to gear up my Ranger, mainly some Sky and Dyna… /sigh
  6. Start up LS Brenners again.
  7. Do more things with friends :) Perhaps more so IRL ones. I’d like to do more things with Lee and Spen, perhaps Gary and Livija when they start to be sociable again :P
  8. Get my flatmate Jack into FFXI! common! Hes played every FF except 11. He won’t see any good side in it just because its an online game. Drives me NUUUTS!

So basically for FFXI; DO THE STORY!!! Myself, Spankey and Amith have set up ‘Event Tuesdays’  where we’ll log on and do some story. This should keep me on track for my storyline goals. I’m also hopping onto Kroegers CoP static when they reach 5-1, however our LS statics tend to be rather slow moving ^_^; we’ll see if we get that finished by the end of the year.

The Weissberv

4 Feb

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A recurring question from members of the Suicide Moogles Linkshell is;

‘Eh? Whos Weissberv? What are you doing on our Linkshell?’

Takes a minute for the old memory to kick in…

<Kroeger> A new member, perhaps?

<Weissberv> Common guys, it’s me, Weissberv! your remember me! =D … I’m the uber Samurai of Suicide Moogles  =D The lemon in your lemon cheesecake, the Charizard in your Pokemon squad =D

<Amith> ?

<Ozrox> I have never seen you before in my life.

<Overlordlaharl> Isn’t Maruk our linkshells Samurai?

<Weissberv> ; ;

Once I get online and jog their memories by explaining he’s that Samurai who always causes a ruckus at events ending in several deaths, they quickly remember who he is.

The next question to follow is;

‘How the hell do you know him, Mill. And more importantly why is he in the LS…’

Well, gather round children as here is the story of how MillionsKnives met the fabled Samurai, Weissberv.

The year was 900 and something CE, three years ago-ish by my countings. ‘Twas a normal humid day in ye old Yhoatar Jungle, Mandys were a roamin’ and Gobbies were killing the local Adventurers, fresh off the Jeuno Airships after obtaining their passes.

Now, unbeknown to most is that MillionsKnives was not the original member of Suicide Moogles to meet our little Samurai. Nope. That pleasure went to none other then our resident Black Mage at the time, Chibimoon. My sister~

The two of them had been partying within a few hundred Yalms of one another, oblivious to each others existence. As frequently happens in those parts a Goblin with an attitude problem decides to let out some stress by destroying a party. After all, Goblins need EXP too and what better way to level up than to slaughter six under levelled Adventurers.

As a Goblin decided to open a can of whoop ass on Chibimoons party, a mirror image of the situation was taking place in Weiss party just around the corner. ‘Course all the way back then Weiss was more commonly known as Trooper.

Blood was spilling, tanks were taking a pounding and people were a panicin’. As members of each party frantically ran all over the show trying to escape the possessed Gobbies, our hero and heroin saved the day in there respective parties through a series of cure bombs and 2 Hours. Thanks to these acts of bravery the Gobbies quickly selected their next targets… and in one fell swoop from each Goblin both  our heroes were knocked out. Still unaware of one another’s existence much less that they had just suffered the same fate.

As the panic died down and the party regrouped to finally kill the Gobbies it became apparent to those left standing that the best thing they could do, as they didnt have any form of Raise, would be to leave the dead for dead and move on with their lives.

<Party> Yea… thanks for the party. Sorry you died.

<Chibimoon>  Can you at least shout for a raise?

<Party> A-wu?

*Party Disbanded*

Meanwhile…

<Party> Well, you were the White Mage, so guess we don’t have a Raise for you )= sorry, bye.

<Trooper> We could see if theres a White Ma-

*Party Disbanded*

As Chibimoon lay fuming and wondering what to do, as her Home-Point was all the way back in Bastok, I, MillionsKnives watched over her shoulder. Which is how I can retell this tale! Amazing, no?

Anyways, after a few minutes of lying in the dirt unable to move her legs, hoping someone would walk past and Raise her, Chibimoon noticed a tiny rock wearing clothes at the other end of the cave.

Wait, thats no tiny rock! Its a teeny Taru :O!

Trooper>> So I hear you’re eating dirt too.

>>Trooper : MillionsKnives is amazing.

Eh, so my memory gets a little fuzzy here, they may not have said that last part… as Trooper hadn’t met me yet :x

The point is, in the 20 or so minutes they lay their unable to use their legs, this horrible time was turned into a session of talking and laugher ( there was also bitching about certain party members who leave members face down and disband.) Eventually that little dead Taru managed to get them both a Raise from a friend…

…I think…? Or maybe they just Home-Pointed. Whatever… The key bit is Trooper was added as a friend to Chibimoons’ list.

Through the magic of a shared account this meant that when MillionsKnives got out of bed the next day he was greeted by all the friends Chibimoon had made the night before.

…yay…

Trooper>> Common Chibimoon, it’s me, Trooper! your remember me! :D … I’m the uber White Mage of Yhoatar :D The lemon in your lemon cheesecake, the Chansey in your Pokemon squad :D

>>Trooper : Sir, please, for the 10th time, I’ve never met you. It was my sister you were talking to last nite.

It took a few more /t’s before he realised I was not Chibimoon. However through that hour of repetitive /t’s I realised that this person, Trooper, was someone on the intellectual level perfect for use as a slave. And so our friendship grew from that day onwards, along with his daily tasks to make my life easier. Such as making my dinner or shining my shoes.

Now I cant imagine life without my little slave, Trooper, or Pooper as I affectionately call him :)

As time passed I found out that Pooper was only a sub character to that of the uber Samurai, Weissberv. We chatted for about a year or more before he one day examined me and said;

Weissberv>> Hey I didn’t know you lead a Linkshell

>>Weissberv :  Dood, you’ve examined me about 1000 times… how can you not have noticed…

Weissberv>> Ooooo its shiny, can I have a pearl?

>>Weissberv : No, never.

And I have stood by my answer to this day. However, Weiss somehow managed to get a pearl. I think he may have hijacked my account for a day or something and pearled himself…

Our Linkshell rules state that I can not kick a member for no reason. So for the past two years I have patiently bided my time, waiting for the day where Weiss slips up and gives me an excuse to kick him.

No luck so far, but I live in hope.

~THE END~

In all honesty, Weis is one of my favourite people to do thing with in game. I like that things with Weis are done for fun and not for the other lame reasons people play FFXI for. It is a game after all :P

*drum roll*

And now, in no particular order here are MillionsKnives and Weissbervs New Years moments~

Being an amazing friend I decided to help Weiss with a Bastok Rank Mission. The dangerous quest involved popping two Golems in Ro’Meave. However only one needed to be killed to complete the quest.

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With ease our heroes defeated one Golem (after the second had de-popped.) A search to end all searched started to re-find the ??? which had jumped location in the time it took us to kill the Golem. Success! We found it! As Weiss clicked the ??? to gain his reward he epicly received … nothing.

Ooooook, maybe we got the wrong ???, lets continue searching!

Hmm no it must be the right one, click it again, Weis.

*Two more Golems pop*

WTF?! THIS ISN’T RIGHT!!!

*panic*

*Weissberv gets hit in the face*

Eep!

*MillionsKnives starts Casting Sleep on the Golem*

*MillionsKnives agros everything in the area*

…shit…

A struggle between life and death ensued! After a Chainspell one Golem was down and one to go, with all the link slept. 10% left!

*blah blah wakes up!*

*blah blah wakes up!*

*blah blah wakes up!*

*blah blah wakes up!*

Crap…

*Millionsknives falls to the ground*

The… … important thing… is that Weis managed to kill the last NM and survived to click the ??? and complete the mission, he then boldly repeated the events of three years ago and…

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left…

Thank you Spankey for coming to raise me XD [Congratulations] to Weiss on the mission :)

Next up was our first try of the new Moblin Maze Mongers event. OOOOO. I heard that apparently the Maze scales mobs to your level and amount of members allowing it to be a fun duo activity.

YAY!


Apparently I was misinformed :/ or at least the community was as it had only been out a few days.

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Lots of elementals :/ lets not do that again.

NEXT —>

Summons over and over again as throughout Christmas I was at home so thar was mucho dual boxage of the brothers~

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Course, Weiss didn’t come as he doesn’t have the fame needed. He was there anyway tho.

And finally~ Me, Weis and Kroeger have been dabbling in the WotG story. It’s been very fun too :) Weiss got caught up with the Sandy side of things, which gave me a chance to attempt to seriously tank an NM for a change. It worked well too :D but I’d be pretty sure Weiss was holding back so that he didn’t die.

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There’ll be a few more posts on these missions as its far too much to fit in here! Stay tuned :O!

Fun Fact: I barely ever spell Weissbervs name right. I made a special effort in this post! Can ya tell?

Red Mage Rules: Blind, Dispel and Sleep are your hate building friends.

Playtime: 165 Days, 18 Hours, 43 Minutes and 57 Seconds

Merry Easter!

31 Dec

Merry Easter everyone! Hope you all have a nice night! Whats your new years resolution?

Mine is to Keep up to date with University work! Have one night a week where I do work and actually use my free day for work XD, as in the past three months I did barely any work until the last five days, when I realised that four entire graphics projects and a 2500 word essay were piled up to do.

At this point I nearly cried.

Then Misatos words ‘CRYING ISN’T GOING TO SOLVE ANYTHING EITHER!’, so I just got on with it. I also repeated ‘Like it or not you’re still alive, get moving an do something!’ to myself a few times :P Thank god for Evangelion~

Luckily(?) three of my friends were in the same boat, so I was not alone in my struggle.

Long story short, I work quite well under pressure haha so I diiid get everything done and it all looks quite good if I do say so myself. However I didn’t get sleep for the last three days, thank god for Red Bull!

This picture was taken of the state we were in after hand-in to make sure we remembered how horrible those 5 days were and what they did to our faces D: Never again! Hence the new years resolution hahaha;

[ Bad times ]

If I get kicked off the course after Christmas I’ll come back and edit this section to say that I totally tried to fail :P. Anyone who wants to see one or two bits of what I did its up on my DA account here: http://madnessmilly.deviantart.com/

While on on an irl tangent, did anyone dress up for an xmas party? :P For my flat Xmas party I couldnt think of anything more festive then a frozen dead boy!;

This is a normal night at uni;

BRAWWWWWWWWWWWL + Vodka Redbull

Then zeez is for our Robot fancy dress party, I went as a Cyborg Ninja :X unlike the others I had foward thinking and realised it would be very hard to get drunk in a carboard suit XD;

Hmmm, after that series of terrible photos lets move on to FFXI~

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The Avatar duo (awww what a cute name!)  have been in action as usual. I like this photo for some reason, its cute them two being in the same clothes. As sad as it is I think of them as brothers XD Barthezz should really be added to this sites banner :)

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[ Action shot! ]

The brothers (awww!) also took a trip to Besieged. Which I still think is fun but a complete joke. The system is so laggy in there it shouldn’t have even been relesed. Is it only me that thinks that? If any other game played that that it’d never be put onto the sheleves…

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BUT THEN SUDDENLY NOKUM-AKKUM APPEARED!!!

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Awww a tiny question from a tiny man. What is it Nokum?

Huh? Why is your hair green you say?

Well, you see, when a man and a wo…

Wait… why is your hair green!?

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The Mithra is right! IMPOSTER!!!

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Yes, you!

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Don’t give me that cute little ‘I’m innocent’ look, I know your not Nokky-Wokky!

What have you done with him?! Did you kill him for his Gil?!

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How can you not know if you killed him?! He was only a Milkman! HE HAD NO GIL DAMN YOU!

Oh…

You say someone swapped the .dat file for your face? Who?

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Ohhhh, I see. That must have been my sister for a certian other taru :/ sorry Nokky. Mystery solved! Lets never fight again.

THE END

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Trying to bake Christmas

30 Dec

“100% chicken breast pieces, bacon, pork stuffing, cranberry and onion
relish in a creamy white sage sauce wrapped in a light puff pastry” – Greggs

Over the Christmas period Greggs has had a… F…. Fe…. F-Festi ….. ‘Festive Bake’ for sale. Is it the pastry to end all pastries?! Lets see what the general public thinks. A quick Google search reveals;

“Stay away from Gregg’s ‘Festive Bake’ IMO, had one the other day, tasted like an old lady’s sofa.”
Bass Monsta

“It’s like a steak bake….but it’s full of festiveness!!!! Turkey, cranberry, sage, thyme, xmas joy……etc”Vandersam

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[ This is not the festive bake )’: ]

“I’ve been thinking alot about the festive bake from greggs.”Anonymous

“I did pop into this Greggs after work for a Christmas bake but I was unfortunately on the phone to Gary Wood  and therefore unable to take photographs.”standinaqueue.wordpress.com

Very interesting indeed.  Maybe even more interesting is that theres a blog out there all about queues, which I think is awesome!

But back on topic, what does our brave adventurer MillionsKnives think of this… F…. Fe…. F-Festi ….. Festive Bake?

“Eh? What do you mean? What the hell is ‘taste’? Hmmm… are the status benefits on this food item anyway?”MillionsKnives

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[ Some people enjoy eating, others enjoy death ]

My own personal view on the… F…. Fe…. F-Festi ….. Festive Bake…? Just thinking about it makes me feel the need to throw up everything currently residing in my stomach! But thats because I’ve eaten far, far to many of these things. Sometimes for breakfast, which is apparently a really bad idea.

But my main thought on these is ‘YUM!’, followed by ‘there was cranberry in that? and Pork stuffing mixed with chicken? what the hell was I eating!?

If i were to rework Greggggggs earlier description of the bake it would read somewhat like

“What may be 100% chicken breast pieces, stuffing, lumps of another meat, thyme and onion flavors in a white goo of some sort wrapped in a light puff pastry” – Greggs

Mmm, just thinking about this makes me wish the … F…. Fe…. F-Festi ….. Festive Bake offer was still on. But sadly it ended last Saturday along with my love for Greggs. This makes me very sad. When I first went to University I was horrified Huddersfields only bakers were Greggs, as Cooplands is where its at. However the Bake of Christmas brought out a new found love inside of me for Greggs. Now that love has been ripped out of me, ripped like

ripped like…

Hmm writers block…

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Ripped like Clothes are by an angry..

an angry…

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*ahem*

However the Bake of Christmas brought out a new found love inside of me for Greggs. Now that love has been ripped out of me, ripped like clothes are by an angry, angry Wolf.

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[ This is not even a Pastry; it’s ‘bread’ ]

I will look back on Christmas 2008 as the year heaven (mixed with various other meats) entered my life in the form of a pastry, and then vanished forever.

Or at least until next Christmas.

Comment number three from  off my Google search is the one I can most relate too, as you may be able to tell.

Now I’ve written over 400 words on the… F…. Fe…. F-Festi ….. Festive Bake I feel it is time to move on.

FINAL FANTASY XI

AS YOU KNOW, MY UNI NET SUCKS ON FFXI SO I CANT REALLY PLAY. BOY GOLLY GEE I SURE HAVE BEEN EXCITED FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS SO I CAN PLAY FFXI ALL THE TIME!

AS I’VE BEEN DOING WOTG MISSIONS SINCE I GOT BACK I HAVE LOADS OF AWESOME SCREENSHOTS TO POST!

No… No… wait… my laptop has decided to hang itself.

Again.

Why wont that thing stay hung or just decide to get on with life?

Thus i cant post any pictures -_-; so l’ll save WotG stuff for another day. At the moment I’m on my mums desktop, which is getting kind of old now ^^; It’s odd to have lag on FFXI so much…

Anyway, what I have been doing now I’ve got this comp to myself (mother is on holiday 0′:) is moar Titan! Kroeger has come along for a few of them too. This allowed moi to practice holding hate off’a someone with spaming Blind and Dispel, which worked, but then I guess Kroeger wasn’t going all out anyway.

Hmm, waste of a sentence that wasn’t it really?

Today I did some Campaign on Ranger;

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It went well.

Death is unavoidable at level 61 with that demon piece of wood. Spen* came as Dancer, its very nice to have someone heal me in campaign for a change! Despite the irony of being dead in that picture, I did mean that.

Note to self; Campaign still sucks as RNG for gil spent Vs reward. Or not spending gil Vs reward.

Im surprised and happy to see many people are still campaigning, even with SE butchering campaign compared to when it first came out.

Drifting off the FFXI topic~~~~ I’ve found out this month that I’ve liked Bloc Party for the past year and never known it. ‘I still remember’ used to be the highlight of my hour when it looped round on the music at Topman, however in my year working there I never actually went up to the TVs and checked who sung it. However now that I know its Bloc Party I’ve looked up their other stuff and its all tastey treats! So now the list of bands i like reads;

  1. Feeder.
  2. Bloc Party.

Man, I’m a music loving machine!

Playtime; 161 Days , 23 Hours, 29 Minutes, 55 Seconds.

*Please petition this lazy man to update his blog.

Vana’diels most loved places

14 Dec

Since I can’t really play FFXI right now, seems like a good time for a filler post :)

I asked my LS to briefly talk about their favourite three zones in Vana’diel, explaining why its a special place to them. Heres what they said:

Millionsknives (me!)

3: Aht-Urghan Whitegate.

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While i want to say Promyvion, as that zone is plain awesome, I had to pick Whitegate. Unlike 1 & 2 this is purely based of Whitegates beauty~ the sky there is amazing! The zone is one of the most detailed in the game, and feels like a bustling city. The music begs you to hum along and i can almost feel the humid air on my face…. no wait… thats my flatmate… he just poured water on me.

Realy tho, the SKY!!! Next time your in Whitegate look up.

2: Pashhow Marshlands

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Yay Pashhow! This is mainly for memories. Oldies of the LS may remember the weeks we spent farming here. I can mainly remember me, Spen and Evasn running around the area as a party slaughtering anything we could find to stack up Beastmen Blood, Silk thread and Beehive Chips.

Weeks and weeks on end.

But it was hella fun, and made us loaded ;P Shame that doesnt pay well now…

Its also the place where I realised that MillionsKnives was born to be a Red Mage. Farming with a Warrior and Paladin who had nearly no means to stay alive, I loved that I could rush in, save them, chuck a protect on them both, then run off and fire a nuke, throw up an En-Spell and start farming by myself. I can actually remember that moment and thinking ‘man, I love this job! I can do anything!’

Also, when the sun comes out over Pashhow, it becomes a very pretty zone. You start to notice all the flowers.

1: (South) Gustaberg

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Sweet, sweet Gustaburg. One of the first places i ever stepped into. I spent aggggges in Gustaburg, and it was the first place id ever been in (in a game) that felt like it went on forever, which i loved!

Its mainly memories that make this my favourite zone, some of them don’t even involve me. Like the time Livija dragged an undead hound to the Bastok zone as she was dying. Before the MPK patch when monsters didnt despawn, it just hung around the gates and proceeded to kill every newbie that zoned into Gusta. Good times!

I remember when me and Spen ran to the lighthouse to kill our first NM; Bubbly Bernie. I basically stood and watched, dont think we knew how to make a party back then… XD

Gustabergs music is also my favourite in the game smile.gif Its really simple and arid, just like the zone. But brings the sense that somewhere, there are other people about in this massive dust bowl.

In all, its the sense of wonder this zone gives me that makes it my favourite place to be. It makes me remember what I was like, and what FFXI was to me when i first started playing. When i run through Gusta all those memories come back.

OverlordLaharl

This was a tough one but I can sum them up, fishing boat is prob one of my favs for many reasons but its not really a overall zone

3: West Sarutabaruta [S]

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I love this place, the music is breathtaking and just makes you want to fall peacefully asleep, as well as the soothing sounds of birds chirping and the river flowing, I basically sat there all night one time taking it all in. It’s also a special place where lots of stuff happened and will always remind me of someone, I have a lot of memories from it even though its a new place.

2: Crawler’s Nest

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My second home with Nauthima (my NPC). Probably the best farming place I have found that no one else really uses. I can make about 40k in a hour, why I love it so much is I know it like the back of my hand, but its so dangerous that I actually have to pay attention and work hard to gain all my gil. I also have lots and lots of memories there in the early days like meeting RMT for the first time, and spending years in there getting everyones G1 item tongue.gif

1: The Sanctuary Of Zi’tah

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Well what can I say really, this place has probably one of the best pieces of music in my opinion, I could sit there all day listening to it and also enjoying the sceneary which is uniquely beautiful. It’s also my first major farming area, where I went with nauthy to lvl up killing goobue’s, farming thier grass and cuttings but also summoning the NM which was tough to kill, I was like a 64 warrior at the time if I remember.

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3: Halvung

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Unlike Ifrit’s Cauldron, apparently Square Enix went all-out to create something that looks more believably volcanic (in spite of being underneath Mount Zhayolm itself). The concept of a subterranean city built into a volcano’s magma reservoir is also simply too cool.

2: Tu’Lia

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Not because it’s even remotely like artistic depictions of heaven, but because it’s hugely reminiscent of Studio Ghibli’s film “Laputa: Castle In The Sky” which is a sensational film.

1: Arrapago Reef

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Because, well, it’s a pirate ship graveyard… and it’s also Tim Burton’s playground. The music’s haunting on one level and beautiful on another, and it’s got some very nice storyline connections to COR (and, to a lesser degree, PUP)

Ozrox

3: Selbina

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A zone I’d spend all my time LFP in the dunes in… I love the calm little jiggery tune that plays in this zone, and you really get the feeling that it’s just a sleepy little fishing town, off the edge of the continent.
It’s also the zone I first met Millionsknives in, which for me kinda makes it a bit extra special too happy.gif

2: La’Thaine Plateau

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My first real experience of exploring zones was spent here, back when the sheer scope of the game had me awe struck. Visiting somewhere larger than the East/West Ronf. zone for me, was mind blowing.
Being at the time, I was a measly level 8 MNK, the zone was new and scary, so I convinced Randall (Bob’s character at the time) to travel with me. It felt so cool looking over this absolutely massive zone and daring myself (and Bob) to venture deeper.
Really, I’ll remember this zone as my first real taste of adventure in Vana’diel

1: Xarcabard / Dynamis – Xarcabard

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Both of these zones are for me, the “single” most epic zones ever, the lay of the land, especially leading up to Castle Zvahl, is daunting, even more so for those unfamiliar with the territory.
This feeling is even more accentuated in the alternate reality of Dynamis ~ Xarcabard, where the dusken backdrop and booming music give such an ominous atmosphere to the entire area. In both zones, the presence of the Demon monster family gives the entire area an air of the unholy.

Definately one of the best designed zones, both in storytelling scope and visual strength, I feel it does Castle Zvahl justice to have it looking over such a vast, dead land.

Amith

3: Selbina

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I just like this zone cause the musics awesome and when i was new to the game it was a sanctuary to run to when i agroed one of the many goblins there.

2: Castle Zvahl

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I always picture Amith as evil, again i dunno why. When I picture him plotting some…. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEVIL i always picture him doing it in castle zvahl, like he lives there or something, its awesome.

1: Kazham

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I like Kazham cause for some odd reason I keep accidentally going there when I mean to go somewhere else and i dunno why lol. I’ve done it repeatedly, I must run around with my head in the clouds. when I think of Kazham it makes me laugh.

Kenjetsu

3: Sandiora [S]

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My god. It looks hot! Ultimate fortress where the ever sexy elves stand ready to battle the beastmen till the end. Everyone a loyal and elite. Fuck it may be more to do with the fact that Elvaan stay there and they are the coolest race ever. Strong, tall, powerful and noble. Master paladins and determined to survive. True heros unlike ue cleche wood elf these guys clad in thick armour and behind high walls residing in beautiful castles. I love the past because again the area is so war torn and realistic it could easily be turned into a movie.

Elvaans are the king of bling…

2: Qufim islands

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Don’t be shocked. This is favourite zone. Why? Cos it contains alot of Vanediel history. It’s gorgeous with the northern lights illumination the horizon. The fact that it’s like a historic battlefield with gigas giants stalking the whole area and the secrets of a Promathian temple locked inside itself. Fighting mobs is cool. Shame it’s a low level zone.

1: Gustaberg

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I always loved Gustaberg. Since FFXI formed the moment I saw that zone I was impressed. It was huge, it was beautiful and it had a catchy song that reminded me of Red 13 theme which is one of my faves. Because it was so desolate and seemed to be ravaged by war it made Bastok look even more impressive that it found a way to survive of a chunk of dead rock. Also the one waterfall looked gorgeous standing out as the only spark of life in the wasteland. I used to love climbing the mountin and kicking some ass aswell. Funny story but I actually met knives for the first time in there where we took on 20 off goblins and then formed SM an hour l8r biggrin.gif

Weissberv

3: Rolanberry fields [S]

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Its so tropical compared to the normal Rolanberry fields. Its controlled by Bastok. <3. The music is nice there too but I mainly like all the tropical colours and vegetation there. Its got quads there to kill, a Bastokan hobby of course.

2: Misareaux Coast

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Even though I just unlocked this zone for myself just recently, I have to say its an amazing area O.O, the music is more fantasy-rpg style than the rest of the other zone’s music in my opinion, which adds to the atmosphere of the whole zone. The monsters were picked nicely for this area, as you don’t see many small monsters near enough xD. I think all the monsters here, sheep, giants and Bugards fit the zone perfectly as the zone’s “walls” are all massively big, which makes you, the player feel small, but you know you’re a match for the mobs… If that makes sense… Anyway, this zone is made so well it just earned that #2 slot.

1: (South) Gustaberg

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The best zone ever. I put this zone as my favourite, number 1 because when I started playing I was a bastokan (still am <3) and although I did not found out about this zone until about level 4 (I thought the gates were just a fancy dead end so I went into the Zeurhen mines) I loved it so much because its so big compared to everywhere I went so far. I was amazed when I was fighting a goblin here, another goblin came and decided to help him… I was all like “Um… I’m gonna die now?!” but then I killed them both and <3’d the zone even more because of that reason lol. The music in this zone is one of the best tracks in the game. Granted.
I did the Bubbly Bernie quest a few times when I was around level 11 or so, xD I remmember being scared before the fight with him ><. Anyway, this zone makes Bastok even more rad! biggrin.gif

Ending

So tharr you have it. In my LS Gustaberg is getting lots of love! I’d like to take a moment to say I’m very flattered that some people mentioned meeting me as a memory they have of their fave zone ;.;

Also, SE’s picture of Qufim is bullllll, no way the water there renders like that…

If you’d like to see some more pictures of beautiful Vana’diel this site I’ve just found my be the next place for you to go :)

If you’d like to leave a comment about your fave zone, please do!

Epic Day

13 Dec

I just fought Titan.

About my 60th time fighting him.

Boring?

No.

Not at all.

It was fraking epic.

I’ve been at Uni for nearly three months no and havnt been able to play FFXI at all, I’d D/C all the time and for some reason I couldn’t dual box either. However this week our new net got turned on, and while its still pretty shoddy, it *touch wood* doesnt D/C often at all :) l’ll wait a bit longer and see, but looks like I might be able to party again! Another wonderful thing came with this new net, the ability to dual box again!!

*Hugs Barthezz*

Oh how I’ve missed my lil ‘thezz ^_^

So in my break for coursework (which ive been spamming all week, deadline on monday ; ; ) I made my merry way out to Titan~ Thinking pretty much I’d die from being so out of practice XD

Fighting Titan up to four times a week gets pretty dull, and there were times I’d wonder why the hell I was doing this as it was so boring, but today I had a blast! Cycling Buffs, watching the enfeebs on him, counting shadows, looking at his HP for his 2 hour @_@! So much to do! It was a handful compared to normal but it was great fun :) Being so out of the loop, and fighting him on Earthsday (woops) I ended up 2 houring him to death, how cool is chainspell??

Wonder if anyone in my flat wondered what I was doing screaming ‘NI UP! Ok, ok, AHHHHH! NOOO DONT INTERUPT! TAKE THIS YOU BASTARD, CHAAAAINSPELL! AERO AERO DIIEEEE!’

I’m writing this because I found it amazing how fun I found doing Titan compared to him being my normal farming ture. Just shows, FFXI *is* fun (shock horror!), but I play it so much it becomes just a routine. Which can be said for most of us probably.

So take a break and then you’ll remember that those every day things in Vana’diel are actually fun.

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Other bits and bobs

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27/09/08

While stood in Qufim I noticed someone shouted for a Raise.

Oh,

wait,

they’re right behind me.

Dying.

However the smart last man standing said ‘l’ll get em!’ just before I was about to cure him, so I thought I’d let him get them, as ya do. Much to my surprise he didnt die. He ran around the rock I was on for a minute or so and the weapon de-agro’d. wow. I guess this is something to do with pathing but I have no idea how that worked. Mr Sklaer, you impress me.

weis

06/11/08

Moar Brenner with Weis now that he’s level 75, which by the way, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I like his last words in that picture;  ‘don’t D:’

Next time say please!

mel

06/11/08

FFXI didnt seem to be D/Cing after tea , so I decided to see how long it could stay on before it did (testing to find the problem or pattern!). Mel was on the LS and I got chatting to her, which is something  I had never really done before, to my EMENSE regret. We stayed up all night talking and I had alot of fun :) at around 7am we decided to have a go at getting the Rabbit Bow for her :0 Sadly by 8am I was falling asleep lol so we had to call it a night morning.

Important thing is shes got it now with the help of .. idk someone.

The next day FFXI was D/Cing as normal… guess there just wasnt much traffic at my Uni net 11pm till 8am lol ^_^;;

ked

25/11/08

I tried to PL Ked and Tawooo. I DC’d whenever they started to fight ^_^;; that didnt go so well…

It was still nice to see you too anyway :) Looking classy Ked!

13/12/08

I went to Jeuno, hoping for Xmas musics. No luck. So i had a sit down in Rolenberry . After tea i came back and i could hear Bastoks music. Huh?

I’m at my HP? Those bastard flat mates, theyve seen me warp before and they’ve gone and warped me >:| But after accusing them of mischief i remembered to read the logger files. Alas, 15 mins of being hit (well, mostly being missed) by a Goblin and its Bee…

Thought for the day

Why do things agro to /sit ; ;

Closing statement

Well, I’ve been up for like… 4 days straight doing coursework, so I’m off to bed. If ya wanna see a lil bit of what ive been doing its up on my DA  at http://madnessmilly.deviantart.com/ (its the ‘Inside’ ones.)

I’ve never been so excited to go to bed before 10pm XD

(SuicideMoogles members who havnt check the LSMES or forum, we’re having a meet-up on Jan the 2nd and 3rd. Check the site for details darn it! SuicideMoogles.co.uk)

Playtime:  160 days, 17 hours, 55 minutes and 18 seconds