Wrapping Up My Time in Vana’Diel This Week!

Just finished up with FFXI for this free period (won’t get to play Sat, Sun, Mon or Tues and it ends on Wed; next day off is Thurs so it’ll be over by then).

Here’s a few things though:

  • I got the Rajas ring. :woop:
  • I got Trust: Prishe and Trust: Ulmia
  • I now have capped GK skill!
  • And about 6,000 capacity points.  Seems like it takes forever to get a single job point.
  • It’s possible to solo some of the reives now using trust NPCs (used Prishe, Trion and the WHM taru and was able to clear a reive solo; this is a far cry from when I was murdered by the grasshoppers when I got SoA).
  • I took 368 pictures in the three days I played lol.
  • Besieged monsters still hit like mack trucks but with giants drink and spamming third eye it wasn’t too bad.  Managed to survive the entire battle and only fell into red HP once (when I was helping fight one of the beastman generals). I think this is the first time I’ve ever been able to help fight the generals.
  • ..the limit points you get from besieged has been increased a lot.  I got 15,000 limit points/IS when that besieged battle was over.  When was this increased??

I have ten-ish more zones to add to infobar before it’s “up to date”.  :suicide:    I’ll try to be working on that harder next week (I can do that without needing an active sub).

And that’s probably going to do it for me on FFXI.  I don’t have time to do anything else, unfortunately, and I won’t be re-subbing this month (Hyrule Warriors comes out in the not too far future I’ll be playing that).  Depending how things go, I miiiiiiiiiight consider re-subbing in October but we’ll see.


CoP Finished!

Smz and I have finished Chains of Promathia after all these years!  Forgive me for basically becoming a broken record but I never thought I’d ever see the day that I’d actually finish CoP.

The last time we really touched it was in 2011, when we obtained Sea access.  It’s absolutely amazing how much easier SE has made FFXI over the years.  When I returned to FFXI in 2007 (from 2004 originally) we couldn’t even get through the first 3 crags.  Now, 7 years later, we duoed and absolutely destroyed Promathia with the help of Trust NPCs and iLevel equipment.

Tomorrow I’ll finally be able to get the Rajas ring that I’ve been dreaming about for all these years.  Hooray!

Some pictures below the gap.  I ended up taking over 100 pictures but I think I’ll try to limit myself to a few.

Until next time!


Infobar Database 1.9 On Its Way!


I’m currently in the process of updating the Infobar database.  I know this is a bit late but as I mentioned in the last post I took a huge amount of time away from FFXI and haven’t even thought about trying to update this thing.

Unfortunately the wikis are missing a ton of information on most of these monsters so it’s going to be a bit of a crapshoot.  They’ll be in the database, so that it won’t just display “????” when you hover over them, but it won’t have complete information.  Still, at least they’ll be in there.

I don’t know how long this is going to take me to finish but just thought I’d come make a post to let people know that Infobar isn’t completely dead.

Iyouboushi Returns to Vana’Diel for a Week!

Hey everyone!

As you can probably tell by looking at the date of my last post on this blog, I haven’t played FFXI in a very long time.  In fact, the last time I truly played was around the 18th of March in 2013.  Since then I’ve been really busy with other things and sadly had to give my FFXI adventures up.

Thanks to the free week that SE is providing this week, starting today, I’ve been able to enjoy the game once more.  With Smz by my side, we’ve been working on trying to finish the CoP storylines.  While we were able to finish 8-1, we really didn’t have time to work on 8-2.  Instead we decided to finish the last two Bastok missions that I had left.  I never thought in my wildest dreams that I’d ever see the end of the main storyline of Bastok.

Anyway, pictures below the jump.  I ended up taking 99 pictures today but I’ll try to keep myself from posting all of them here lol.