Pattern Of Knives

5 Apr

Hey all :) just plugging my new graphics blog over at www.PatternOfKnives.wordpress.com

Its just an area for me to stick up some of my university projects. Graphics and arty stuff isnt everyone’s cup of tea but I just thought I’d mention it :) some stuff of MillionsKnives is bound to pop up sooner or later~!

Sadly I just havn’t had time to update RdmRules, and we never did get to actually having a run through of our static. In fact… I think only two of the bazzilion statics me and my friends have organised has ever run for over 2 months hahaha. To any readers that do check here for updates every so often, thank you :) I really had fun writing this blog and I especially love reading comments ya leave.

Hopefully once I get some stuff on PatternOfKnives you’ll see why I havn’t had time to post here!

P.S if you do randomly check here for updates – you can just click the subscribe button on the top right to have a message sent to ya whenever I do update. Which might come in handy when summer starts and I have a tonne of free time!

Stay classy, Vana’diel.

Mill

In 2010 I will be mostly eating…

25 Jan

Another year down.

A pretty abysmal year for my FFXI blog haha. Mostly due to me not playing as much as before, but I’ve also just been busy in summer seeing friends I cant normally see at uni (it was an amazing summer!) and also from September onwards I wasn’t very well – I pretty much had a mental breakdown ^^; which is why my promise to write regular updates fell through.

But the issues in my life have been addressed – I have a brain that works like new. 2010 will be a very good year gods damn it! Looking back to my 2009 resolutions;

Real life resolutions of 2009:

  1. Keep up with university work! Don’t fall behind as per usual, go into class! – Oh my, fail. When my new year of uni started in September I was very up for this but wasn’t able to because I was so fucked up . /emo
  2. Continue to eat healthy, even more healthy then before! – I did do this till September lol. I’ve just been to NYC for a week and FAILED to the max XD
  3. Stay in contact with my friends I don’t see now I live in Huddersfield. –  Yeh :D pretty much thanks to summer!
  4. Try again to be nicer all around – Less bitching, more optimism, nicer to friends. – Tick. After whats happened in the latter part of the year i think out of all my friends im one of the most balanced bitch wise :P I feel me pointing out the other side is starting to annoy them ^^;
  5. Be braver! Eg: I wuss out when talking on the phone to a stranger is involved -_- its lol i know… – I forgot about this…

FFXI resolutions of 2009:

  1. Finish ToAU, CoP and RotZ. – Finished ToAU, I’ve also done that lame Crystal expansion. I’m one mission off finishing Zilart. CoP, well, is CoP
  2. Switch to Sandy (after getting my arrow from Windy) and obtain Rank 10 there. – Never found anyone to do this with D:
  3. Ranger 75. – HELL YEAH!
  4. Continue to keep up with WotG. – Fail as once I was unable to solo I couldn’t advance. None of my friends would catch up.
  5. Start a lil endgame to gear up my Ranger, mainly some Sky and Dyna… /sigh – Yeh :D I actually enjoyed Dynamis too!
  6. Start up LS Brenners again. – My LS disbanded, blessing and a curse. This is a no.
  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 – Maybe? This should be a tick from now on as we’re starting a Sunday is Funday static XD
  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! – He wouldn’t in the end -we’ll see about FFXIV :P At least he doesn’t seem to be as against the idea of online games as he was before XP

In all:

5/13 as Done! :D

3/13 as Almost :|

5/13 as FAIL! :x

50:50 in the end. Finishing the story was what I really wanted to do and because it involves others and specific job combos this hasn’t been easy. Such is FFXI :P

2010 goals? Fewer then last year

FFXI resolutions of 2009:

  1. Play for fun when possible. Enjoy our Sunday static etc. Don’t do things that aren’t for fun or its all pointless due to FFXIV
  2. Finish CoP

Real life resolutions of 2009:

  1. Keep up my new mind state and remember all I’ve learnt.
  2. Let things flow.
  3. Enjoy my friends and let them enjoy me.
  4. Keep on top of Uni work. Expand and become better!
  5. Get a job – I’m sick of being poor.

Why so few? Because I just want to let life flow and not strive for too many things to alter or change. What I’ve learnt over the past few months is to live in the present. At the moment I want to think for the now rather then the year ahead :)

Anyways, l’ll be getting this back log of screenshots and stories out the way soon. l’ll also be writing a post every Sunday after my static and I plan to give this blog a make over for this new year. Hope to see you all soon.

What a generic post!

Hey Shinji, what are you doing here?

3 Aug

Its been a while eh? Well I’m back~ The main reason the blog round to a halt was one of my closest in game friends quitting FFXI.

Amith left in February and it really sunk my happy levels in FFXI. Also at the time my Linkshell was on the rocks again (as it always seems to be lol, i think i just worry too much!).  I planned to draw Amith a goodbye picture of us two and write a goodbye post, but as lame as it sounds i couldn’t bring myself to do it D:

Besides, Amith already got a whole post to himself, two would just be greedy XP

Also around April uni work was also starting to hit hard, but thats all over now :)! I passed the first year, l’ll post some of my work here eventually. MillionsKnives is involved in one of my final pieces ^_^;  If putting your FFXI character into your Uni work doesnt mean you play too much I dont know what does!

I’m in a new LS now called EverGlow with some former SM members and having a lot of fun in it, everyone’s really nice. We have a few more people with multiple jobs and having some manpower makes events etc so much easier. I’ve just spent the past two days making a forum for them~ check out the banner :D click on it for a full view:

After over three years of the dark grey SuicideMoogles forum I wanted a change so I chose some nice bold colours~ the linkshells colour is pink too so it was kinda unavoidable heehee. Most of the two days was spent trying to figure out what parts of the code altered what colours and thinking of a way to make it look less girly (there was no blue at first). I’m very happy with it in the end, hope it gets some use!

I’ve also started up dynamis for the third time and actually enjoying it! I wish i was doing it right now haha. Madness! The LS is called Elite Guardians and is run by Sblonde, who I’ve kinda of known around the game ever since i started. I used to always recognise her as she started around the time we did, levelling the same job, with the same race and  face, from the same city as my sister. She was a clone! She was also in my friend Fheonix’s LS so I occasionally bumped into her. Anyways, the LS is great. We own at dynamis :) unlike my past two shell where wipes were common. I remember I fianlly quit when I lost 12k exp in one run. So far I’ve only gotten one bit of AFv2, my Ranger hat, but I’m hopeful l’ll get more soon >_<b Being a Red Mage sleeper is surprisingly fun :3

Hows my Ranger you ask? Welllll, level 74 XD and im keeping it there till i get some decent endgame gear for it! At least at 74 people may think I just cant equip all that sweet-ass gear for RNG. As soon as I get that ACP body l’ll get the 10k exp to level me up, but damn, that fight….

I had an ACP static with my friends as soon as it was released but by the time we got to the end we found out our set-up sucked. I’m 0/3 at the moment and the thought of climbing that tower again makes me want to cry… What a lame add-on, I haven’t bought the second one yet because of it. l’ll get on it soon enough ;P

I have one month left before I’m back at uni. I hopefully move in on the 1st of September, I cant wait! Being home is nice but so slow paced compared to uni, I miss being my own boss! :) Well, ttyl, more updates on the adventures of MillionsKnives soon~

Edit:  And yes, I did get a new Gold Bolt :P

So long, sweet Gold Bolt.

24 Feb

goldmusketeersbolt

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…

Petition to remove Starcade from the TTTO due to differing agendas.

18 Feb

Firstly, I’m behind on posting here at RdmRules due to a close friend of mine leaving FFXI. l’ll get back on track eventually.

The real point of this post came from Starcades response to lolPUP and Beyond’s post on Blogging. Read them if you wish and come to your own conclusions :)

While I do not think Starcades blog should end, he has the right to freedom of speech, I believe the The TaruTaru Times Online is not the place for it. The reason The TaruTaru Times Online exists can be seen plain as day in the sites header:

ttto

Bringing together, the Final Fantasy XI blogging community’. While some may take this as ‘Bringing together blog posts from the FFXI community’ I have always taken the ‘Bringing together’ in a more spiritual sense; uniting us all, making us all closer as a community.

Two statements from Starcades last blog post show he is not working towards what the TTTO stands for:

‘I want the general public to view the FFXI fan community in an extremely negative light.’

I don’t want to be part of your “community”

Starcade is not working on bringing our community together – he is trying to splinter it. Starcade willingly states he doesn’t want to be a part of  our community. So again, while I believe in Starcade being able to post his views his blog, I feel the TTTOs agenda and Starcades agendas are at odds. Because of this I ask that either Starcade unlinks his blog from TTTO or that it be removed by the community owner.

Interview with Knives

6 Feb

Over in OverlordLaharls Mog House I sat down with a cup of green tea and a little Mithra named Repent. The goal of the morning? An in-depth interview with none other then myself, MillionsKnives. The report is up over at Lovely Lazy Laharl (clicky)

Click it damn you!

:) Only took a years worth of nagging for Spen to do a blog update! It’s my fave blog to read :3. It was very fun to do, FFXI would be hilarious if people roll played all the time! An earlier Repents Report with Othelia is here

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.