Before I spam this entry with SPOILER screenshots, I thought I’d mention to my friends that I have a Vent server set up. It replaces the Skype program a few of us have been using, and the details on how to connect to the server are to the right. Now? Onto the images from the latest Serpent General quest from ToAU:
If you are/were a contributor to the FFXICyclopedia, I encourage you to also consider contributing to the BGWiki. For users who want a new source of information, there you have it. Of course, there isn’t much up since it is fairly new, but hopefully that will be remedied in the up coming weeks as more is slowly added to the database.
Up until now, our party has consisted of mainly three BLU. However, as my wrist and finger has given me a lot of pain as of late, I haven’t really been able to play as often, as long, or in the way I want to. I need to take breaks often and for long periods of time. It really sucks as I wish to play with my friends and play the game alongside them. But my friends are a pretty understanding bunch and try to work with me and my limitations. One way they do so is make sure I am constantly on /follow with one of them, talking to me on Skype or MSN voice chat, and generally being flexible when I need to take a break or go away. They don’t put up a hissy fit when I start to show signs of weariness. Instead they encourage I go, because I tend to be terribly stubborn about staying for as long as I can. Pain or no pain.
For this reason, that is very beneficial to us all, we BLU have mostly been leveling up via ENMs and missions. Some people might look at this in disdain, but for now it works for us all. I can still level up, play, and be with my friends and log off after an hour and a half when my wrist feels as though it has been pushed to its limit.
That said, for those who are sick and tired of the RNG and SMN only setups, try the ENMs with a party set up that pleases you. We knew our set up of 3 BLU and a WHM, BLM, and WAR would work because we’ve done it before. The ENMs are easy and allow for people to claim an easy 3,000 EXP in a short amount of time (most of our battles don’t even last three minutes). Yes, it takes awhile to get up the Spire, but its a relatively easy going pace for us versus doing a normal party session. But the ENMs are pretty much a precursor to what lies ahead for the mission itself. Its weaker, yes, but you still get an idea of what to do and what not to do.
By November, I’m hoping that things will get better when I am finally admitted into Physical Therapy. Its a long wait from now, but I’m keeping my hopes up! In the mean time, enjoy a picture of me being a part of Meow Mix for this little kitty:
So, Diabolos. It wasn’t so bad, really. Sort of. It was a weird time, and I will try to go over it quickly since I need to go to bed really soon:
Run 1: Trial run with five people. We managed to take it down about 15% without any medicines at all. Could have gone further, but we didn’t. It was, after all, just a trial run.
Run 2: Brother was sick and we were trying some really messed up things to actually make it work. Me being semi-sick, too, however, put a wrench in things. I had to run up and down the stairs to get him doing things, and then eventually my brother was completely thrown out of the game when my father decided to restart that computer and use his computer for business purposes. Tried to get it to work by running two Windowers on my computer, but my computer is old and that plan failed. As did this run because of too many complications.
Run 3: Us BLU wanted to try a different tactic at the last minute, but it didn’t work out at all. Not only that but let me stress if I say jump: You jump. Nuff said. Even cursed like a sailor on Skype because I was so damned annoyed. ._.;
Run 4: This is where I want to kill my brother. After saying he didn’t want to go, causing me stress and grief, and then other problems to the party… the fucker logs on and decides to play his character. -_-; We win and break the record by 10 seconds.
Anyway, because I have been getting minimal online time as of late, I haven’t really gotten the chance to see the new mobs in Besieged. The other night? I finally got my chance. With that, I decided to take a new pet home with me that night.
Too bad I had to run away like a chicken because he decided he didn’t like me so much. :(
At first we didn’t want to believe. At first we wanted to think maybe it was just shit starting up. Seeing all of that? I’m not so sure anymore. In fact, I’m to the point of wanting to throw up after seeing those numbers… someone go write me a check for $25,000 up front. :P
Edit: Edited the title, the last words, and will be adding a link.
I’m back! Kind of sort of. Because my wrist and fingers still hurt, I have tried to find a work around over having to type so much with my fingers on the game. The solution? Making good use of /follow and using MSN Messenger Voice Chat and Skype to talk with my friends. We’re trying to get Team Speak or Vent up, but I’m not sure that is going so well.
One of the first things I did when I came back was to wander around Sea Serpent Grotto with Mekare, Reiokyu, Orophen, and Enkidou. We were hunting items needed for O.hat for myself. It was a fun little walk out there, until the guys started to gang up on me and Mekare and we were forced to retreat to KRT by ourselves. From there we decided to commit suicide together after telling Orophen I would fight Vrtra if I rolled anything higher than a 500. I rolled a 577.