Welcome To My Mog House

This is my diary of my adventures in Vana'diel. This diary will change as my adventures changes. Sit back, read and enjoy.

All comments, tips and advice will be appreciated


Monday, November 30, 2009

Campaign Ops

Got on without any plans. I was gonna try Maat again,. but darksday was no where around. I'm going to try windsday one time. Maybe my aero 3 would be a lot stronger?

I meet Frizzlefry in San D (past). I get my medal, sigil, and my ops mission. Frizzy ran off to Jugner (past) and I followed. I made over 6k in exp and got some drops from a Union that I joined. The drops were useless though. All in all, we went from Jugner -> Saramongue Champagne -> Battalia Downs. I went from having 2199 allied notes to 6199 allied notes.

Here are some pics from Campaign.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bah!! Humbug and All That Grim Stuff

This was Thanksgiving weekend. Hoped to accomplish a lot this weekend. I planned on doing so much. However, I spent most of my weekend farming tests. I am so tired of Maat, you don't understand. Anyway, let me recap the weekend.

I get on because I promised Frizzlefry help to get his Carbuncle's Mitt in Temple of Uggelipiah (however you spell it). When I logged on he was in a Manaburn party. So that was sunk. So I went to try Maat. He kicked my ass but I got him to 20%. I'm getting better & better at it. Then Lordkaosu, Badcmpy and Maryjanette helped me get a new testimony in Ugglypugly.
Died twice doing it. Damn Tonberries. I brought my prelate key and used it wrong door. We ended up killing the NM that was roaming around which then aggro'd the Tank behind the correct door. So we were able to get thru. The second tank gave me my testimony and we left.

Before getting the test, I did trio with Lordkaosu and Naquel. I came as SMN. I really should've came WHM or NIN. I did get a level on SMN tho. I am now 23.Yay....

Tried Maat again. Got him to 10% this time. I swore I was going to beat him. You don't understand, I thought he was going down. My new strategy was going swimmingly. He casted something on me that wouldn't allow me to use any items and then nuked me. So I'm 0/8. Anyway, I decided to farm another test while I farm magic pot shards, beastmen & kindred seals. So Kirinkage & I went to Delkfutt Tower to accomplish this. We brought out our NPCs. Mine is set as Shield so of course he died. But he did level to 33. So now I'm able to change his job. Kirin's NPC leveled to 35. He plays with his NPC a lot more than me.

I couldn't do dynamis today either. They were doing Qufim. I don't have access to Dreamlands. So I logged off for the night.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Want to take the time to say thank you to you the fans for keeping up with my blog. It is now 172 posts since I started. My have the time flown.

I am thankful to all my friends on Siren. Without their support and friendship I would probably given up on the game a long time ago.

I am thankful to the my best Linkshell, ClanBelmont. They make you want to achieve more. They push you to do better. Now all they need to do is come to my house and beat Maat for me, lol.

I am thankful to my dynamis Linkshell, ProclaimedInsanity. They allow me to run with them and they let me get my first piece of relic armor even tho I'm not level 75.

Happy Thanksgiving All.

My Duh Duh Duh Moment

I get on the game early since I got home early from work. Thank you Thanksgiving holiday. I would have to get off by 8 pm anyway. So I get on the game and head to Jeuno to wait for darksday to arrive. I had an hour to kill. So I started to chat in my LS. Naquel asked if I could PL his party. I told him that I'm not leaving the Jeuno area. He said they were in Saramonge Champaign (however you spell it).

I meet them and powerlevel them for an hour. PL'ing is very boring. I was just waiting until it turned Darksday. So when it turned to time, I bid them farewell. I run back to Jeuno. Ran to mog house to make sure I got all my food from mog safe. I then make my way to Ru'Lude Gardens (however you spell it) to talk to the old man. I trade him my RDM test and he warps me to Palborough Mines BCNM area Waugshroom Shrine. This is where I had my Duh Duh Duh moment.

So I am looking at a strategy on my computer while I'm making sure I have all in my inventory. I saw that I had a BLM testimony in my inventory. So I said let me drop it. So I get to the point where I confirm the drop. I was scarcely paying attention and I did the unthinkable. I dropped my RDM testimony!!!!!!!! FUCK ME!!!! I couldn't believe that I did that. So I had to walk out of Palborough Mines and headed back to Windy.

I was so pissed with myself. I told my LS what happened and couple of friends, Badcmpy and Silveria else offered to help me get the test in Delkfutt Tower. Then when it didn't work, we went to Temple of Uggliepiah (Uglypugly to me). We get to the prelate door and couldn't open it. Then we formed an alliance who asked me if we could help them get the Carbuncle Mitts. I said sure if you can get us 2 RDM tests. So we get the doors open, then the first to Hover tanks both dropped testimonies. So Silveria and myself got them. Then we helped the other people with their Mitt fight. Then we warped home.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Impatient BLM

Okay this was my goal/plan for tonight. I was to get on, get a testimony & try Maat again. I even got my brother to come help me. He's been a rare element on the game.

Anyway, so Kirinkage & myself went to catch the Airship to Jeuno so we can get to Delkfutt Tower in Qufim (Windy has not owned Qufim since we moved). My friend Titen asked if he could join us. I said sure. He met us at the Tower. We run in, Kirin took off in the wrong direction. So we had to wait for Kirin to catch back up to us. I use the elevator. I don't walk up. So we get really close to camp. As we pass the Doll standing at the bottom of the staircase, I didn't realize that I was still within aggro range when I casted Sneak. So I aggro'd the Doll, Titen slept it and then Kirin woke it up. Then it exploded & I died. Yeah.... So Titen left to come back to raise.

I'm raised, got to camp and rested until weakened state came off. I don't remember who pulled the pot, but it dropped testimony. I lotted for the testimony, Kirin passed on it. So I'm sitting regaining my MP and HP, then next you know I'm in Windy. Titen warped me!!! I check my inventory, "NO TESTIMONY!!!!!!!" Then in party chat Titen goes OMG. I'm like OMG you are right. He said I didn't lot for the testimony. I said I did immediately. I asked if he passed on it. Kirin, chimed in said I lotted and he passed.

Now Kirin & I are heading back to the Tower again. Then Titen rushing us. We have to take ship to get to Jeuno. We get there. Then my friend Demicus was going to join us. Once we met up with Titen in Tower, he leaves saying that we got help and he's going to Sky w/ his linkshell. Then after Titen leaves, Demi bailed too, he had a Nyzul run. So it was just Kirin & I.

We head to fight. We fought for 2 hours & no drop again. I called it a night. I was frustrated & tired.

Friday, November 20, 2009

My Sentiments Exactly

I was reading my favorite blog Bannable Offenses today. He posted quite an interesting thought. I'm sure all the red mages out there has experienced this.

You can read it here.

This is truely the life of a RDM no matter how long you played the game.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

OMG!!! .... 0/6

My bro bullied me on game last night to show a friend a Maat fight. So I get on to do the fight. I get my gear and items together. And head to the fight. I was so planning on just dying immediately. I wasn't going in to give it my all. I was just showing my friend Maat and the fight.

I go in, buff up a bit. I start the fight. Things were looking up. Maat was asleep and stayed asleep for 2 dispels, 1 bind and 1 gravity. Then I nuked him with an Aero 3. He woke up & couldn't move. He was still bound. OMG!!!! I nuked him again. He came back at me, I slept him again to put back up my buffs. Then I nuked him again. Then I bound him again and then silenced him. He was down to 50% of his health. And according to records he gives up when he gets to 25%. My Aero 3s were hitting for over 300 HP a shot. So the 3 that I casted already knocked him to 50% so all I needed was to hit him 3 more times, at least 2.

Now this is where the downfall came. While he was bound, his silence wore off. My sleep was not ready but almost ready because I was about to use it in 20 seconds, which was the time left to use. I was low on MP and was going to convert when I casted sleep. Do you want to know what happened? The S.O.B. put on chainspell & nuked me to death. I couldn't even cast a spell to silence him, sleep him or able to take an HP potion. So of course, my cute ass hit the mat. This time he did not Asurian Fist me. He was still bound.

I felt good about the fight though. My HP was managed well. I had 884/996 before he chainspelled. I would have finally beat him if he didn't chainspell. I'm psyched. I want another testimony really soon. I want to try while I still feel excited.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Old Friends

I hooked my PS3 to an ethernet connection to use. I found out everything is running and moving faster with the cable than wirelessly. Yes!!!! The update went smoother this way. I had to attempt the update 4 times. 3 times wireless and I lost connection. Anyway, I digress. I just wanted to let you know I'm back up and running.

I get on to farm my RDM testimony but instead I started to farm necklaces instead. My ls mate Crim suggested I solo the Ruby Quadav in Beadeaux for the drop. I was full set on doing so before I looked at the time. I had an hour to play because I need to AFK for 2 hours. So I went to farm necklaces. I head to Giddeus to farm.
I wasn't getting much drops as I hoped. I did run up on 3 NM's in there. I beat all 3, lol. They are low level so it wasn't much. I got another Aspir Knife & a Padana (something like that) Shield. One NM didn't drop a thing. In the end I only got 8 necklaces before I had to long out.

2 hours later....

I come back and my buddy Ghostdawg sought me out. I haven't played with him in eons. So I was able to get him to come help me get a test. So we meet up in Qufim. We get where we are going. He is still badass though. He came as SAM. So we kill 3 pots before test dropped. We killed 3 gigas and 2 bats. But he got some crafting supplies and I got some crystals. But it was really nice hanging with him. Unfortunately I can't do so until I get some jobs to 75, lol. He doesn't have any low level jobs. I left myself in Jeuno. I may try Maat the next time I go on.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Once Again....

Once again, I'm having technical difficulties. This time it's not my Cable Modem. This time is my PS3. Apparently, you can't get online if you can't connect to the Playstation Network. So my PS3 is not connecting to the Playstation Network.

How did I find out? I was playing a little on Saturday. I was planning to farm a testimony in Delkfutt Tower, so I OP'd to Jeuno after I put stuff up on AH in Whitegate. I get to Jeuno fine. When I decided to head into the mog house, my game locked up on me. I usually lock up when I use the Runic portals and occasionally dynamis zones. So I restarted my PS3, like usual.

Upon restart my PS3 stated some B******t about not connecting to the Playstation Network. I didn't really care, because I don't do anything on there. I proceed to restart FFXI but I get the error, "No Network Connection, Please check your connections are plugged in". WTF!!. I'm online on my laptop and my iPhone. I have a dual network in my house and both of them are up.

So I couldn't get on to do dyna on Sunday either. I'm about annoyed. I am going to get an extra long ethernet cable after work and see if that works.

Wish me luck.

Monday, November 2, 2009

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

*Squeal!!!* OMG I Got My First..........

I decided to farm necklaces a bit before dynamis today. I log on and get ready to farm, but my PS3 and my TV was not communicating. So I had to logoff and move my PS3 to my bedroom. I hate it in there. Too tempting, lol.

I get back on and my bro, Kirinkage, decided to come help me farm necklaces. By time my inventory was full, I gotten 28 necklaces. So we stopped. He logged off & I went to Whitegate to purchase 2 HQ staves & a Belt I've been hunting for. I then I got to Jeuno because I need to get airship to Bastok. So I checked my Tenshodo fame in Lower Jeuno. Yay it's level 3!! One more level to Leviathan. I still have to check Windy. I log off in Jeuno to go cook.

I get back in & take airship to Bastok. I get to the meeting area in B. Mines. I get the new linkshell for dyna; Proclaimed Insanity.
I am put in the Tank party. We go in & try to dominate the area. We were getting great drops. Then it happened. A Duelist Gloves dropped. I screamed. Mind you I was on Skype with some dyna folks. I sent Rucca a tell, bid in /l chat and screamed on Skype, lol. Just as I was screaming, another one dropped. OMG!!!!!!! So I was able to lot on the 1st one. I got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My first RDM relic gear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!! Can't wear it tho, but it gives me enough incentive to try Maat again. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it. My friends on Skype were laughing at me, lol. So I we continued and a lot more gear was dropping. It was a very good run. We got the win too. I had to leave for 11 pm to get ready for work.

This was a good frickin' run. This new ls may be very promising.