Sunday, June 21, 2009

avatar fun!+ 83M mine!

I won bonanza!!!!!!!! Looking to buy Whiteshells/Bronze for 20k and bynes for 15k, tell if you're willing to sell to me! Must spend all gil!

Thano needed Diabolos(summon) and Fenrir (evoker's ring) done for her 75smn (gogo smn burns!), and I kind of wanted to try and solo them as PUP and RDM.

For Diabolos, had a couple other end up coming to leech. We actually timed out at 1% on the first attempt, it took me forever to figure out how to best setup manuevers/nukes.

I did Activate>Deploy>Ice Manuever>Fire Manuever>Light Manuever>Deactivate and repeat.

What ended up happening was: Blizzard 4>regen>fire4>voke>flash(stopped regen)>blizzard4>repeat.

So for every 3 nukes, it would regen 10%; or in other words, between my 3 nukes I'd have to deal over 10% damage, which was easy.

I actually doubt this would be the best way for a PUP to solo, it's just the way I used from what I learned as I was doing the fight.

Fenrir I didn't end up getting to truly solo. Sho came BLM/NIN and helped nuke, and Thano came as WHM and tossed random Holy/Banish/cures. Even so, it was really easy, that I think I'd have no trouble soloing.

Bind was easy to land, and lasted well past the recast; same with gravity. Nukes went unresisted, and slow/paralyze both landed. I was easily able to cast shadows between it's melee attacks as well.

Its 2hour, the part I was most worried about, only did 200damage through stoneskin.

Did a bunch sky/sea this week!

Ix'DRK, after reraising like 10x, dropped a cape:

I lost lot, but didn't care that much. I actually think it's a better BLM/SCH/PUP item than RDM, since it's not like I get resisted with my current merits; and INT/MND are probably better for slow/para/bind anyway.

A messy faith dropped a torque!

Did a really strange Prudence with 9 people. Did the traditional have a THF pop and kite one away, while group holds other. Accidently popped whenlike 4 people were afk though, so I ended up dying like really fast. A minute later though, it ended up just like glitching, and standing in place, spamming Perfect Dodge over and over, while constantly looking in random directions.

Was a nice a breather, till the other Prudence depopped; then ours mouth went open and it returned to fighting. Couple of hate stealing nukes from BLMs and it was turning into a mess, so I grabbed it and kited it to Tavnazia.

It doesn't have movement speed so it was pretty easy...till it uses Perfect Dodge; then it warps and owns you.

Eventually after a few deaths from Perfect Dodge tele spam, Ketna/Marathon randomly brought it to this nifty/large tree, where it was easy to kite.

It stopped using PD there (weird?) and we were able to kill it easily! No torque, lame.

Also, we kept trying to pop Temperance and failing, so weird!

Sky was interesting. We did some daytime farming.

I solo'd SC as others farmed Diorite.

Yay Indra Katers!

Random Seiryu.

Did 2 Byakko's, and 2 haidates! Passed the first one to Sengir, since he's been waiting forever.

Second one I lost lot to Mara! Sad, my super BRD campaign TP gear! At least I'm the last in LS that needs.

Did another TP burn Kirin, our like 4th now, but didn't go so well. When it popped, it pretty much immediately spammed Deadly Holdx3 and instantly one shotted our 3 warriors right off the bat.

It got a summon off, which was genbu! We managed to kite it as we slowly tried to get it down.

Didn't win though :( Actually got it to 1%, it just regen'd in this SS; so lame to wipe at 1%!

Continued our weekly limbus. Has been pretty much set that every Thursday I duo kings with Thano, with Omega on Sunday.

Still stupid heads keep dropping.

X's knife is super lame! Still not dropping, like 0/45 now!

Dynamis has been whatever. Tuesday's run was switched to Xarc, since all cities were taken. It was funny because Trina wanted Beauc really badly for her RDM body, and Xarc beat Beauc by 1 vote, which if I had voted, would've at least tied it. Trina exploding:!

Was actually a really bad run; we ended up timing out before killing all the demon NMs.

Bastok was Sat, and I got super lucky! Won 2 wootz, and 13 bynes auto'd to me!

I've finally started to play with spellcast and made XMLs for SCH, BRD, and SMN. For SCH it's a HUGE help, since it pretty much allows more options to maximize your gear based on arts/spells available. It also cut down on macro space as well, and auto blinks JAs out (stupid book animation is SO annoying, I want to delete it).

BRD has been kind of nice. The changing of targets from to based on if Pianissimo is up is cool. I also like that I can start spells in Yigit to benefit from fast cast, then end them in skill gear to maximize buffs, and then it switches back to Dalmatica automatically for idle.

SMN is cool! When I want to use Elemental Siphon, it automatically summons, based on day/weather the best spirit for use. So like, if I tried to summon Wind elemental on firesday, it would ignore me and summon fire elemental! Kind of nice so I don't have to worry about it. I also like that it equips AF2 head/body based on day/weather automatically too.

Not sure if I'm going to use it for my other jobs just yet. I don't think BLM gains much from it, except for Pendant/weather/day. I don't really want it auto equiiping pendant for me, since I don't really use it everytime I'm below 50% MP, and prefer to pick when I want to cast with it. Day/weather stuff sounds nice though, but then I have to stop being lazy and bring stuff like demon +1 and yigit feet back, since they outdo full morrigan's during proper days.

I like how my RDM macros are setup and kind of don't want to change anything, so don't think I'm touching that. COR it doesn't seem to have any advantage; don't think I want it to automatically double up for me... BLU is whatever. PUP can maybe see some use?

Looking forward to the July update. Northlands access, new missions, and finally campaign bodies! I've startrd to spam campaign again to get my AN up in case the bodies end up costing some ridiculous amount. I already have to pay extra since I probably won't change back to Windy. I'm hoping for a good SCH nuking piece at least!

I'm really excited for new areas (exploring=best part!) even if it's a death trap. WoTG storyline is really good too so excited for that!

Only thing I'm not excited for is that so many people aren't caught up on missions. Like, I think just myself/Thano/Shosei are 100% complete, including doing all 3 nations; Arc has at least 2 nations done, and almost hhis 3rd done, then everyone else is like on.. Cait Sith (aka mission 3, or the mission that gets you access to the past...) It's really annoying since there's a good chance some mission completion will be required to access Northlands (if not all up to the current point), mission progress for any event, and of course the end WoTG reward. I don't know why nobody wants to do them till after SE releases the areas/rewards. I'd rather jump right into the new content immediately, not be stuck doing old content missions we should've done forever ago (and we know how much time SE gives us between updates..) People also complain all the time that endgame/exp all the time is boring..but then they don't do the missions/quests when they're added, so annoying!

Just going to be really annoyed when the update rolls around and 3/4 of the linkshell isn't even close to being caught up.

For the update itself, I'm really hoping for a new avatar! And hopefully Moogle expansion will be way better than ACP.

Some whitegate shout/ninja lot haidate drama! Fun times!

Ending with this random person Alynna telling me (seriously who are you?!) I couldn't tell if she was just someone I know mule (looking at Clownfyre! she was level5 too, perfect for people who had to level mules last year for bonanza) or actually a new player.

When she asked about the level 1, I freaked out for a second because I thought she was using ffxiah and talking about Kantor, Thano's bazaar mule. She ended up talking about Hoffman, Rikimaru's bonecraft mule who was in Windy.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tsola power!

Random update!

LS has been somewhat eventful lately. Kicked some people, some left, some quit the game, accepted a few. There's still a few people in the LS I'm not that happy with since they're still barely online, but whatever! Just wish we could find a few more nice and dependable people for events.

We did B2! Went 2/4 on wins. And went 2/2 on staves as well as mask!

The first fight was kind of lame, we ran it and it petrified us ; ;. Next two went very smoothly though.

Pretty easy kill, even with just 1 BRD and only 2-3 melee 2houring per fight.

Our 4th fight 2 weeks later didn't go as well.. Terror got off through stun.

Did JoL!

Novia went to me! And Sho got the torque, no novio ; ;

Quick TP burn kirin gave us a Dbody only drop.

Did like 13 KS99's one night. We managed to do them all in about 3 hours, so was pretty good.

Funny terror position!

No good drops in all the runs. I didn't have 99KS so I didn't get to try :(.

Hagun ENM has the same drops as usual: nothing !

We did La Vaule and Beadeaux SCNMs, both were terrible drops.

This random guy Rockso, who I've never seen or heard from before kept checking me. He had had dalmatica and stuff, so I thought it might've been someone I knew that was banned/quit/new character or something. Guess not though!

I was nice(for once according to many!) and let him keep the stone!

On our way back to check some other random NMs, Despot was randomly up, sitting there unclaimed.

It was kind of funny. Even more random was the fact was that there were like 2 different parties killing regular Groundskeepers and trying to pop Despot, as Despot was sitting there unclaimed. Very confusing and strange...

I took this stone! Woo 1/2 for byakko!

Speaking of Byakko! Did a merc run with Hogie.

It dropped too! Yay gil for me.

Did DM for people that wanted earrings. Was kind of a random setup mixed of BLMs/PLDs a single a WHM, and a BST that was randomly there and asked to join.

Did tons of pickup salvage runs.

SSR has been stingy. I haven't seen a 35 in about 10SSRs now, compared to going 4/4 on 35s with the first 4 tuns after the update.

In a random BR run, NINE bees popped. Considering the total bees I've seen since doing salvage excluding this run has been like 10, I was pretty shocked.

Unfortunately, we went 1/9 on drops, and that drop was Skadi head.

Rotaru showed me this crazy taru BLU using the magical aspect of the job, primarily regurgitation, so I gave it a try!

BLU/NIN soloing puddings! I managed to get chain4, without resting at all. The funny looks from all the BLMs was priceless.

I decided to try some sky NMs solo, and started off with SC.

Unfortunately, I didn't managed to take any pics, but I got it to 63% before I forgot to unpouch my shihei and died.

It was a really difficult fight. Regurgitation's bind only worked about 80% of the time, so I just tried to kite when it failed. When it landed, I would run away, and rest, till it unbound. I didn't brign any yagudo drinks which I think would've helped a lot.

I've been meriting a lot again. This BRD actually managed to keep Prelude on me a 100% of the time. I didn't even ask for it. I actually don't think it was the best song, and would've rather kept marchx2, but was still kind of amazed he did it, so I didn't tell him to stop.

Also, what's up with people just standing around at birds, and then declaring the camp theirs? I've had this happen like 6 times now, were a BRD and a single DD stand at the bird camp, and then proceed to reserve the camp till they can find members.

I'm like the last person to ever suggest camping over another party, but you can't just stand there and not kill anything for 30mins and proceed to declare the camp yours.

I was bored on a Monday night so I did a fake nyzul shout!

Sho thinks I'm evil! but I only got 2 responses ; ; was pretty lame.

HPG decided that we need a bunch of random idiots in the shell, and they don't even have to be 75! That's right, he's recruiting random level65 people via shout!

I actually don't think shouting is a bad way to get the word out that your linkshell is recruiting, but the fact that he accepts just ANYONE. I mean really, what exactly is the point in accepting some level67 WAR with underleveled skills because of level sync to dynamis?

He didn't actually find any level67 war that matched the above criteria, but still, these new recruits have to be some of the worst yet.

And then.. what's the point? We have a pretty consistent 30 people for dynamis, and yes sometimes we have a bit lower 22-25ish, but we do BETTER with less people. The whole thing is just so stupid and mind boggling, especially because he's even admitted himself that runs tend to go smoothly the less people we have.

Even worse is now were repeating cities AGAIN. And he says that he'll keep repeating as long as people want to join, joy...

Oh, and to prove I'm going to win bonanza on Monday, here's my tsopsychic powers at work!

Next post will show me spending a 100m in an hour!