Happy New Year 2009!

Since I slacked off on doing this… Here is my Top 10 taken from JP Button (http://www.jpbutton.com/?page_id=1516):

What is 「10大ニュース」?

10大ニュース (juu dai nyuusu), is literally a list of 10 big(大) bits of news(ニュース) or events that have happened to you over the past year.

In Japan, the end of the year is filled with parties and drinking, much more so than the beginning of a new one. As the next year fast approaches, people will hold a 忘年会 (bou-nen-kai) , or a gathering (会) to forget (忘) the current year (年). This is accomplished through copious amounts of alcohol, and often times, the telling of one’s 10大ニュース. It’s like a personal Top-10 list.

This list can contain any 10 events that you feel have affected you deeply, most often in a positive way. As we all close another year here on Earth, (and thus another 25 years in Vana’diel), I felt it would be fun to combine a little bit of Japanese culture with the community’s penchant for touting in-game accomplishments. Everyone likes sharing their success, so here’s a perfect chance!

Here’s an example of what a list might look like:

You can include equipment you’ve gotten:

10. Acquired Dancer AF Attire

9. Completed all Automaton attachments

You can include things that were special to you.

8. Got promoted to Sackholder in my LS

7. Convinced my friend to sign up for the game

Maybe you conquered some personal challenges, however big or small.

6. Beat all the Level-20 Avatar quests

5. Solo’d all my Scholar Artifact quests

Perhaps endgame is more your thing.

4. Completed Relic Weapon: Claustrum

Or e-peen.

3. SOLO tanked Cerb against ally of DD’s

The more creative of you out there could write from your character’s point of view.

2. Teamed up with Lilisette to catch Cait Sith

And game-related stuff is okay too

1. Opened a new website and received amazing support from the best MMO community in the world.

What is my list like? Click the link to read more!

10. Obtained BLU AF!
9. Managed to put together a small Assault set
8. Got Potent Belt and Chiv. Chain when I thought I would have to start pulling out money to get them.
7. Finally got Salvage access!
6. Got sea!
5. Had a lot of fun and challenging times with my CoP set getting to sea and beyond
4. Started my FFXI/WoW jTV channel and am starting to meet all sorts of new people that way
3. Won money from the Moogle Bonanza
2. Was around to witness Orophen getting 75 RNG
1. I still have wonderful friends whom I am still able to enjoy my FFXI time with.

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