Smashed with the pumpkin!

With Halloween just days away, I wanted to try out the Harvest Festival and then WoW’s Hallow’s End. I’ve noticed that unlike previous events, FFXI has recently made finishing holiday events much easier. It doesn’t make you want to hit your head on a wall by chasing NPCs to give them treats or following a ghost that can see you and make you start over and over again until you get it right. Naw, instead you get to kill bats and then a giant Floating Eye while turning your back on it every once in awhile to make sure you don’t lose your Enlight. It doesn’t even take long to do, which is even better! I just wish the latent effect didn’t go off every so often, but I guess that’s the trade off you have when its a low level item that has something drooltastic like latent Refresh.

Hallow’s End is kinda so-so since I’m not a high level to go finding the Headless Horseman or anything special but put out fires and get a nifty mask, a pumpkin I can put onto myself or toss onto other people, and a rickety old broom that lets me fly around. Oh, and candy that lets me fly around and be as transparent as a ghost! Actually, WoW is currently more aggravating than anything with the current World Wide Event that has the cities and towns overrun with zombies. Yes, that’s right. Blizzard turned the entire game to a huge Resident Evil fest! I was actually in a panic to try and escape the zombies in Stormwind without getting infected. It took me three tries before I got it, with the last try having me freaking out when even the flying mounts were attacking the undead plague.

My venture back onto WoW was sort of random, and I actually felt overwhelmed trying to get back into the swing of things. Unlike FFXI, where you can just go back in and expect most things to be the same as you left it some odd time ago (job functions and the like), WoW was a total mind blown ‘dur… what do I do?’ trip for me. The newest patch had me staring dumbfounded at my talent trees (merits for FFXIers), wondering how the heck to access this and that, and what have you. Then again, I have been playing FFXI for years and WoW for not nearly as much or as often… and it seems like I am driven out of that game not for personal reasons this time but because of fear of getting zombified.

Which, I suppose, is fine and dandy. I need to raise more funds on FFXI for the LS Bank, and am starting to become interested in leveling SCH or some other job on the side. I am honestly torn between SCH and DRK at the moment, and maybe WHM just to finish it off since I really only have 15 more levels to go before its 75. The only problem is trying to find the time to do it with Orophen since we’re a little strapped for time with some projects and obligations we have outside of our gaming lives. More so with me since I need to get re-certified in child CPR and firstaid before my certificate expires!

Oh, yes, some updates on doink!

– I got really tired of the old layout and put up a temporary layout until Derrick is ready to work on my new one. We’re kind of busy with a little side job with my work at the moment, so the new doink! layout is on the back burner until we got those paid jobs done.

– I’m hosting my friend/LS-mate/pretend younger brother’s blog on my site! Check it out at!

– I have about four more pages of posts to convert tags and categories to. Its a tiring process and I can only do so much of it at a time before I go crazy…

– I’m considering hosting more blogs on if anyone else is interested. Of course, it would primarily be FFXI related if I went with it, but WoW and other such games are welcomed too.

2 thoughts on “Smashed with the pumpkin!

  1. LOL You actually did the Mario background. It looks cool! ^^ (I like the boos) I heard from Meka that the plague in WoW is causing a lot of chaos for the new players because the high level players are killing everyone. D: I guess WoW isn’t as easy as everyone claims it is. Btw thanks for advertising my blog. Hopefully I’ll get some hits on it. ^^ Oh, and I need some pictures so I can finish the post on you and Meka. So whenever you’re free let me know. *Starts hearing Mario music*

  2. If you want it, I have other versions of it, too. Just let me know. :o And yar, I will get the pictures out to you when I get the chance.