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Friday, September 18th, 2009
2:12 pm
[shamayaasura]
Deaded
Looks like this place is officially dead :)
Sunday, May 25th, 2008
2:27 pm
[thessalian]
Help?
I have reached the lofty heights of level 47, and now my level 50 cap is staring me in the face. Since my rather limited linkshell consists of two other people, the highest level of which is 25, I need serious help. So instead of making a nuisance of myself shouting in Jeuno, I thought I'd ask here - is anyone willing/able to help a lowish-level WHM sort her first limit break quest at some point in the not-too-distant, please?
Friday, July 13th, 2007
12:52 pm
[dire5]
A long time coming
It all started about four years ago, when my friend Jill (jilliko) started telling me about this fun game she and a few of my other friends had started playing, Final Fantasy XI. I had played in the original EverQuest (I even sort of worked for them as a Guide on the old Bristlebane server), and I enjoyed the MMORPG style of play, but I figured I'd never get into it enough to actually take a character and level it all the way up, so I declined to get too enthused about FFXI. Then for my birthday Jill got me a copy of FFXI, and I really had no choice but to install it and give it a shot.

I'm sappy, yea, and I take a lot of screenshots and have written my character's RP backstory, so I kinda still do remember what it was like starting out in October '04.



My friends who I knew before I started playing had all left the game by 2006, and despite new friendships, my interest had started to dwindle in the face of real-life problems and other distractions. So in April '06 I cancelled my content IDs with no job higher than 66, gave away all my gil to my linkshell, and /shutdown (rather than pay for a new expansion).

Then jantra had to keep after me over the last year, a new friend who I spend more time talking to all the time, and after a few months hearing about all the fun she was having now that she had finished CoP and was working through the ToAU, I decided to take a peek and see if my characters were still there. To my surprise, they were, and I tentatively re-installed the game and gave it a shot.

Before I knew it I was having fun again, so I bought ToAU two weeks later and started getting back up to speed. Real-life is more forgiving now than it was when I left the game, and I quickly found myself at level 70, with Maat behind me.

Levelling is still droll most of the time, but with the help of friends like Railieca and Agoran, I got a party together yesterday in the afternoon, and we started *really* moving, 12k xp/hr average.



And then, almost before I realized it (trying to tank 3 Colibri at once makes it hard to chat with friends or check other things ^^) I saw this pop up:




So yea, to make a long story short (too late) - I've finally made it, Level 75 Paladin :-)

If you haven't gotten a job to 75 yet and are reading this, here's hoping your trip there is a smooth one!


now I have a new dilema...what merit do I wanna buy first... {Hmmm.} ^.-

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, May 29th, 2007
3:49 am
[dire5]
Maat Masher? How about {Galka} {/sit} on {Monk} {Man}
(x-posted to finalfantasy11)

After many trials, I've finally defeated Maat!

I tried him twice when I was level 66 Paladin (2006, before I quit ffxi for a year) and failed twice.

This time though, despite three errors on my part (messed up my tp% at the start of the fight, messed up by going in with only 80% hp at the start of the fight, and wasted more mp than I should have on a Flash+Banish II while Maat was Invincible) I prevailed!

In my first-ever attempt at video-capture and movie-making, I made a video of the fight...sorry it's in first person, but that's how I tank, to make sure my timing is right for cures and such. YouTube said my video was 10mb too big, so I had to break it into two parts:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEXP_HxK0ms
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjYk84Clt0A

I also made a quasi-guide on the ffxi wiki: http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/Shattering_Stars/Paladin which I also posted in my own livejournal.

I hope the videos and music are enjoyable, and I hope that something I've posted in relation to this might help a future Paladin beat Maat into a pulp!

/salute

Current Mood: accomplished
Sunday, May 20th, 2007
7:11 am
[thecosby]
Friday, May 18th, 2007
10:06 am
[ariannalea]
O.o this community still alive?
So I was browsing through... figured I'd kick myself in the butt and post here.

My one year mark for playing FFXI is days away. I still have no job over 60... but I have all the jobs... Rank 6, I'm on ZM4, ToAU mission 13 (or 14), 6/6 staging points, and I've gotten married in game.

Well, the marrage lasted like... 3 weeks... And I found a tall Elvaan to replace that void in my heart. Now my priority is getting him up to level. He's got a level 30 warrior, and a level 10 dragoon... he's been playing for a little over a month, but he's a fast learner.

Anyway, I'm working on getting a job off game, 1) to pay for FFXI, and 2) to start saving for me restarting college.

What's everyone up to?
Monday, May 14th, 2007
4:02 pm
[thessalian]
Tunnel of DOOM
I've levelled BLM to 30. I've levelled WHM to 27. (Also got BRD 16 - I got sick of the Dunes.) Once I've hit WHM 30, I'm going to Altepa Desert. One minor problem with Altepa Desert, though - getting there through Korroloka Tunnel.

Someone want to tell me what the devs were thinking? Getting to Valkurm from Windurst the first time around was bad - traipsing through Buburimu Peninsula was death, and let's not talk about the ferry pirates. Getting to Jeuno was worse - not one but two areas I had to go through where everything could kick my little Taru butt in two hits. Now, though, not only do I have to get through Area of Death to get to where I'm next supposed to level, but I don't even have a map to do it, nor can I get one until I've gone through the place I need maps of.

I'm reliably informed that the way to get through Korroloka Tunnel is simply dash straight ahead and hope you don't get aggro. With the combined powers of Sneak, Invisible and Stoneskin (when I level that high and can afford the scroll), I may attempt that, but I thought I'd ask you good people if that really is the best way to get through Korroloka Tunnel.
Saturday, April 28th, 2007
11:37 am
[dire5]
Back and there again
I thought I was leaving FFXI for good last year, exactly 1 year ago to the day. I gave away a bunch of gear, and all 2 million gil I'd built up.

Then last week, friends of mine started begging and begging me to come back if my characters were still there...so I said ok...and, well, Ii'm back! :-)

Kinda amusing, actually, being a 66 pld who's rusty even with the controls a little bit. Even so, last night, for my birthday, friends took me on San d'Oria Mission 9-2, and now I have this:

Hanging in my Mog HouseCollapse )

Perhaps I'll stay awhile afterall :-)




(x-posted to finalfantasy11)

Current Mood: awake
Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
2:30 pm
[stargazed_love]
First post. ^-^
Hey there everyone, my name is Celestria, and I'm a mithra! Mew~ :333 I've been playing for a little over a year now, and I still don't have a level 75job. ; -; My main jobs are: PLD67, THF 41, WHM 34, and I plan on leveling BRD higher one of these days. I'm currently on Windy 6-1, ZM5 and I just finished Promies with my LS, EternalWinds. So I'm whatever CoP mission is  after promies. >.>; Uh, I like helping people, so give me a /tell and I'll what I can do. ^-^ I'm also interested in doing missions and the like, so if you ever need a tank, I'll gladly tank. >_> Yeah, I think that's about it now. Byebye Asura~

Current Mood: okay
Monday, December 4th, 2006
2:41 pm
[pandora_xero]
Thief/Ninja
'sup ppl. i finally got pissed off at having the shittiest droprate on the planet, so i decided its about time to do something about it. so i'm lvling thf and nin (mainly nin for now) and trying to skillup my crafts (particularly Alch atm, but in the end, all the Bastokan crafts) also been lookin for members for my as-yet-themeless LS PointBlank... just thought you other asura peoples might wanna know...
Saturday, December 2nd, 2006
6:57 am
[thecosby]
Hey everyone
It's everyone's favorite lazy taru, Sparkles!
Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
9:58 am
[pandora_xero]
Pashhow Goobbue respawn time
Does anyone have a dependable figure for the respawn time of Goobbues in Pashhow? i timed 3 spawns, came out with 30, 25, and 20 minutes... i'm not sure how accurate that is... but if someone has a more accurate time, could you please update the page at http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/Goobbue or leave a comment if you don't feel like registering there.
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
12:03 am
[pandora_xero]
10 Reasons Why FFXI is better than WoW
1. No Communication barrier
2. more realistic graphics
3. an actual plot
4. single currency system (2 million gil sound a hell of a lot cooler than 200 gold)
5. Character models aren't ugly as fuck
6. Catgirls
7. Ability to Switch jobs
8. HUGE-scale besieged battles
9. Chocobos, not some cheap robotic chocobo knockoff
10. an element system that makes SENSE
10. ability to take as many crafts as you want
10. ability to DISABLE auto-logoff

anyone wanna add a few 10s?

Current Mood: irritated
Monday, November 20th, 2006
7:39 am
[ariannalea]
Update...
Ok, wow... I just looked back at my old post, and I've come along quite a bit.

^-^;;;

My RDM is now level 47... I'm so close to 48, that I have the spells I need at 48 stored in my bazaar. XD

I'm still in GrimmFamily, but I've gone through 3 other linkshells (TheBoogieKnights, UnderworldEvolution, and BarrenUnderworld) and now have my two main linkshells: GrimmFamily and DemonKillers (to smite AngelDemons... not my idea)

Anyway... my current goal is to get my dragoon to 21 (currently at 20), so I can ditch my lvl 16 armor for level 21 armor. w00t w00t...

Um... I got my Pilgrim's Wand... yesterday? Yeah... and I went farming with DemonKillers in Beadeaux for the Valkurie (sp?) Mask, to no avail... (I died like... 5 times before I said "sorry, I'm bored")

Erm... I need to get my blm to 30 (currently 29) so I can get out of Kazham and into... dun dun duuuun the desert.

SO

Who's looking foreward to Christmas?
Saturday, November 18th, 2006
8:58 am
[pandora_xero]
Good Day fellow addicts, misfits, and... uh... toolkits? (couldn't think of another word that rhymes)
I'm the Hume White Mage who goes by the name of Pandoraxero in ffxi. you never woulda guessed that, either. i mean, my lj name is pandora_xero... and they don't allow special characters in names, which would make it Pandoraxero... no, that'd just be TOO EASY to guess

i play ffxi, my gf plays ffxi, a ... um... acquaintance... from my Japanese class also plays, all on the same messed up server: asura

so what do i do in ffxi? be lazy. i'm as much as house moogle as... well... my... house... moogle. if you've never met me, that may be why. if you have met me, you were either in a pt with me when i was lvling (a rare occasion) or in a same LS with me (also rare)

current level: 62 (BLM sub levelled to 37)

I use Japanese POL for IME (it was the only reason i ever used windower, so as a result, i no longer use windower.) i wish more people would call GM on me for using IME. GMs prolly laugh their asses off when they see i'm using JP POL. as a result, i get all of ffxi in japanese: spells, items, the script, error messages, emotes, the whole 18 yards.

i'm back on LJ from a long long vacation (i actually deleted my lj, but they still had all my posts... lazy DB Admins...)
Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
1:53 am
[thessalian]
Another introductory post
Hi, all. I go by Satomi on Asura; little blonde wiggytailed female Taru BLM (just hit lvl 17). *wave*

So, question: I'm considering moving my main home point out of Windurst - it's been a couple of months now and I'm getting bored with it. My easiest option is Bastok, as I've already been taught how to sneak through Buburimu Peninsula and Valkurm Dunes to get into Konschtat Highlands, but I've heard nice things about Jeuno so it might be worth a bit of risk. Anyone have any advice?
Thursday, September 14th, 2006
2:53 am
[loneslover]
New^_^
Hiya, my name is Tonya, but on FFXI I'm Kitheren.

I was hoping to find something for Asura on LJ! That's just so awesome =D

Anyway!

I'm a 16 WHM, almost 17.
Mithra(as you can tell from my icon).

Nice to meet you!
Sunday, August 20th, 2006
7:38 pm
[devlindreadwood]
opperation Swan Bilbo
This is to anyone who is 60+ and wanting to help me out on obtaining this weapon. It drops off an NM called Cwn Cyrff in the necroplos and is a lottery spawn from tomb wolfs.

The PH have a 15 minunit Respawn and i have tried 3 times to get the nm to spawn with no luck. the weapon is not 100% drop so it might take several tries
Monday, August 14th, 2006
3:10 am
[devlindreadwood]
It has come to that time
I a humble Melee to the core have come to the time that I must level whm for the same of 2 jobs. Bst and Brd. I am already at 29 almost 30 and have had my fill of brainless morons who want to pull when the whm only has 77 mp out of 300+.

I started whm long ago and left it when i couldent take the idioticy of the morons who plauged the parties i fell into. People who say "dont do anything until the Pler hits me with a Cure IV" and they end up dying multipal times Or the case of later that day Our tank a 29 war kept kissing the feet of a smithy in the second jungle that killed him 6 times because he got too close to the mouth of the tunnle that was our camp.

Whm will make it to 42 for teleport- vhazal and thats where it will sit for a LONG time unless i get bored of melee and want to play a challanging job becuase for me thats what whm is. Yes whm is a lot like rdm but Its hard to deal with the idiots that plauge a whms life
Sunday, August 6th, 2006
9:04 am
[ariannalea]
O_O I'm officially a dork
I'm psycho_lizzy, but this is my Mithra's journal...

My friends got tired of hearing my FFXI updates, cause only one on my friend's list actually plays it.

So yeah, I make journal.

Mithra
Ariannalea
32RDM
Asura Server
GrimmFamily linkshell (soon to be no more)
Rank 3
Current goal: get the final two weather patterns for Carbuncle's Ruby (need fire and ice) Get smn up to god knows what (probably 40) and sub it under RDM (maybe)...

Feel free to friend this journal... or not, whatever.

Current Mood: O_O
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