Despite not having posted anything in awhile, I’ve done a bit here and there in FFXI and have even *gasp* logged on during the weekday to try and do more things!
First off, kitty! For awhile I’ve wanted to go after Ose in hopes of getting an Assault Jerkin. We decided to make an attempt at farming it last Sunday, despite me feeling sick as a dog and wanting to pass out in my chair a few times. Eating soup managed to revive me, as did competing against Hiroshiko on trying to erase people’s status effects as WHM. It was a lot of fun and made me a little more determined to finish leveling WHM when I can. I know I’ll suck at it but standing next to my new fully AF’ed RDM boyfriend should help keep me sane and willing to keep going. ^_^b
Most of the time I’ve been on I’ve been doing Campaign to try and regain the medals I lost. Its been really hard and frustrating for me, especially since I’m more apt to just zone out when by myself in a Campaign battle. I’m finally at Sterling Star, but I have a looooong way to go before I am caught up to everyone else. I AM thankful to my friends when they do decide to join me for Campaign though! I feel a little more focused and entertained, and a lot less lonely than I can sometimes feel when playing WoW. The only thing I hope for is being able to get higher in terms of medals without going crazy doing Campaigns so much. Granted I’m getting a chance to level BLU… but its certainly not as fun as playing with Meka and Oro as BLU.
Which brings me to… yes, our BLU set is going through a transition. Because I really needed to rank up but couldn’t really do it as BRD or WHM without QQ hardcore, Mekare and Orophen granted me permission to do Campaign as BLU. I was resistant to it at first, but they insisted it was ok and Orophen pointed out I need to do things for myself sometimes. Which seems a tad bit frustrating because it means I’m on my own most of the time, but its also a little relaxing and makes the game seem a little less daunting when I can do things at my own pace.
I also learned something NEW about FFXI! Two things in fact. One of them I remembered from long ago but the other one I had no idea about until Mekare mentioned it last Sunday.
/translate and /macro set/book #!
Translate is probably for my own amusement whereas macro set will probably have me re-writing all of my BLU macros so that I don’t have to think too hard about what I am doing when creating spell macros on the fly.
To translate an item (items only, unfortunately) you type in: /translate (item name) and then either J, E, G, or F
/macro set/book # allows you to write out several macros and if you need to re-use them for OTHER macros, just write out its number and place it on the macro line. I’ve yet to try this out myself (been too sick) but I’m hoping it will make my BLU macro sets more intuitive and less painful when I need to keep writing out gear swaps for BLU.