March 2016 Free Period

Every now and again it seems SquareEnix allows old unsubscribed players to play again and this is usually the time when I pick up the game.  They were doing this all weekend but due to real life obligations I was only able to play today.  Still, I feel like I accomplished quite a bit.

* Killed Bune in Gustav — This is something I’ve always wanted to do ever since I saw that thing wandering around in the tunnels way back 9+ years ago. (no sword drop though)

* Obtained and spent 68 merit points. — Good grief I get merits so fast now.  It’s almost comical.  At this point I don’t even know what to spend them on any more.  Basically just dumping them into the +1 STR spots or onto other jobs (that I probably won’t touch again).

* Obtained and spent 1 job point

* Leveled BRD to level 26 (up from 1)

* Leveled DRK to level 16 (up from 7)

* Leeched RUN to 53 (up from 33) thanks to Smz

* Helped Smz get 30 merit points on his alternate character

* Messed around in Abyssea La Theine and killed Akash (no drop), Pantagruel (arctier’s torque) and Piasa (Navarch’s Choker)  — I wasn’t really aiming at anything in particular, I just got bored and wanted to kill some NMs

* Finished the WotG mission: In the Name of the Father

* Finished the WotG mission: Dancers in Distress

* Went to Castle Oztroja[s] and basically killed anything that moved, climbed to the very top and called it a day.  Think we killed two or three NMs in there too lol.

Not too bad considering I had a whopping 9 1/2 hours total to play for the weekend.

I am seriously considering resubbing soon so that I can continue the WotG story. But we’ll see..

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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.

I’m Not Dead, Honest!

Goodness gracious, great balls of firaga!

It really has been a long time since I last wrote anything on this blog.  I haven’t quit the game, and yes I’ve been doing stuff.  I just keep forgetting to come here and talk about it.  So let me try to quickly summarize a little bit of what’s happened recently.

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It’s Been Awhile.. Oops!

Hey all.  It’s been awhile since I last wrote in here.  Oops! Well, my FFXI life has been pretty active as of late, so let me try to talk a bit about it.

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Sorry

Sorry for the lack of updates recently.

I really haven’t done much in-game except camp Quu Domi in Castle Oztroja (0/20 now) and Stubborn Dredvodd in Phanauet Channel (0/3 on the ring, 76 boat rides).

I’ve been rather bored of trying to grind xp on RDM and SAM. And I can’t really do anything fun again until I can skill up my weapons, which is also boring as sin and takes flippin’ forever.

But a new update is coming in a few days so perhaps some fun things will emerge that won’t require capped skills and a 75.