Tip of the Day: NO CYBERING IN EXP ZONES (doink! edition)

So, on one of the FFXI LJ communities I help to moderate, they were talking about the most WTF moment ever experienced in the game. Readers of doink! who have been following me since my days on Livejournal may remember this one. I still remember getting tells about this screenshot in game because of how WTF worthy it was (or maybe still is).

I’m going to link the image, but do not click and read it if you don’t LIKE explicit stuff. Its NC-17, NOT SAFE FOR WORK, or anyone who has just eaten food. So… you ready? Ok. Here it is.

I don’t know why, but whenever I remember this screenshot or when I remember seeing this person’s name in game? I always felt as though I was somehow being molested. srsly. -_-;

Two of the Three Paths

Since overcoming our hurdle of getting to BLU 60, we picked up where we last left off in CoP: the Three Paths. I am probably going to remember this as the mission where I had to sit and watch CSes at least twice because of my lazy younger brother and then at least a third time because Orophen’s connection was down the night prior to our organized meet time.

I let Hiroshiko lead this time, kind of because I was sick and partly to let someone else have a hand at it after being teased about being a dictator. Of course, then the boys decided to cry foul since the ONLY person I seem to treat with any kind of affection (that doesn’t involve violence, pfbt) is Mekare. Which TOTALLY isn’t true, but I will let the boys believe what they will- they will know true fear when it comes back to my turn to lead.

Already a little more than halfway done with CoP, I can honestly say I know I am going to miss CoP when its done and over with. The days we were able to meet and do missions was always exciting and filled with anticipation of what will come next. Its great that even Meka, who had already completed CoP, is excited to join us and do battles with us. Its this excitement that always makes me so damn excited, and I hope it can pass onto ToAU when we try to finish that together! Though I think most of us are on the verge of a panic attack at the idea of the big air ship battle that is coming up…

Of course, now we can hopefully (if my brother isn’t a douche), party together with the new LEVEL SYNC SYSTEM!! OMG! Will it mean additions to our BLU setup? Maybe. Maybe not. It will definitely mean we can probably level up other jobs we have been wanting to level up but couldn’t because of level discrepancies and for that I’m grateful for! :D

BLU Level 58 – 60

Camp: Bhaflau Thickets
Targets: Lesser Colibri
Spells to have handy: MP Drainkiss

This is pretty much straight forward. The sad thing is, we aren’t able to successfully pull off a self skillchain… yet. We’re working on it, and I will most likely talk to Orophen on ways to both pull off a self renkei plus keep chain flowing smoothly. Let me say that Wizard Cookies + Dark Staff is a GOD send before Vermy. In fact, it is still a great combo even if you don’t have one (which Orophen doesn’t).

Despite some heavy competition, we managed to find a nice little camp where we were hardly bothered. Which is kind of hard when competing against typical leveling parties. Usually they are much faster than we are, and we struggle to keep up. We had no problem this time around and were able to keep our own set of mobs apart from the other two parties that were near us.

I also have screenshots with us posing in full AF, but with WordPress not wanting to cooperate those shots will have to come a little later. :

Now that we are level 60, CoP is going to be coming at full swing once Hiroshiko has moved into his dormitory. We’ll be picking up where we left off (the Three Paths) and plowing our way through as fast as we can now that we will be doing Besieged frequently in hopes of learning a spell or two without having to subject Reiokyu with the torture of putting his meat shield skills to the test. ;o

BLU Level 55-58

Camp: Toraimarai Canal
Targets: Impish Bats, Fleshcraver, Mindcraver
Spells to have handy: Bludgeon, Smite of Rage, Geist Wall

To greatly reduce travel time, becoming a Certified Rhinostery Venturer and having a Rhinostery Certificate is a must! This allows you to gain access to the Canal from Windurst Walls and get to the camp within seconds! All we did was zone in, walk down the steps, and basically sat at the bottom of the steps as we pulled mobs to our camp.

This is a very nice, neat little spot and we were hardly bothered by anyone. The only thing to be wary of are the Flesh/Mindcravers. It is very easy for things to go wrong here, and there were times I was only able to survive because Orophen and Mekare were curing me both at the same time before I was dealt a killing blow.

Even at level 57, there were still some VT mobs lingering about before they finally reached a peak at level 58. All in all a great camp because of its location and shortened travel time. Some of our highest skill chains (combined with Magic Burst) would push 1,000 at this level, so it was pretty much fun to watch our damage fly in this area especially thanks to Undead Killer ability!

We now have two more levels to get before we reach 60, and that should take us too long since we have six more charges left on our Anniversary Ring and Colibri are now our target mob for levels 58+. ^-^ So here’s hoping we get to level 60 next weekend!