Tag Archives: CoP

Fish! Today’s fish is orobon a la creme. Please enjoy your meal!

I know, I know… I haven’t posted in a while.  Things have been busy at work and in game but I just haven’t felt much like posting.  No drama, just have other things to do – damn work for being hectic!

Walk of Echoes

Gathering inside for Walk of Echoes

Gathering inside for Walk of Echoes

Well we’ve finally caved in and are doing some Walk of Echoes. I still REALLY don’t like the way SE has done things in regards to loot distribution and keeping the zones open but our melee need weapons and our mages quite like hMP gear. Yes, ok so we spend most of our lives in #2 because its easy but we have dabbled in #1 and #5. I’ve added my feedback about the event to various threads. Read More…


The To-Do list

Right, I’m trying to find things to do which aren’t ALL Abyssea. This is almost impossible.  I’ve been using SMN a lot recently, especially for small pet groups. It’s a lot of fun.  I have the caller’s pendant from the Iron Giant and have really been enjoying putting my gear to good use. SMN was the second job I levelled but got outstripped by BLM and BRD in terms of usefulness. Now it has a role again. Encouraged somewhat by Kendamarr and the whole PUP/BST/SMN army we have now. Everyone is levelling a pet job… Read More…

I am f*cking furious!

Ok, I am F*CKING furious right now and about to R A A A G E!

That is after all, what a Blog is for!  I have one major AAAARGH to vent and one minor grumble. I’ll try and keep the swearing density down but insert a f*cking expletive every other word.

[I’m going to preface this with the fact it stems entirely from one comment on BG and I may yet be mollified by further information coming to light. But not right now!]

Let me sum this up:


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Whining about CoP

Right, I’m going to get it all out here.  Because I know half the world doesn’t agree with me and so I might as well vent here, in my own blog than yell at anonymous people on the forums. For more info – read this

Uncapping and making more of the CoP zones, I’m totally ok with. In fact, I’m pretty pleased about it. I love the Riverne areas and have always wished there were more reasons to use them.  I’ve killed the NMs, farmed the scales, killed Ouryu, done ENMs  and all the missions but you never stay there very long.

But why the bloody hell are they removing the CoP level caps? It makes the missions I worked my butt off for a laughing stock. I was pleased when they removed xp loss; that made a lot of sense to me. I was over the moon when they brought in level synch; it encourages others to participate. But why do you need to drop the level caps for the actual fights now?  You don’t.

There’s nothing challenging about kiting or supertanking mammets at 75. That’s assuming they don’t raise the level of the mobs in the BCs of course… Something which I think they probably can’t do because there are always new accounts…

Minotaur becomes a 60 second fight.  Mammets it will take you longer to get there than it will to kill them. Ouryu will be laughable with AM2 and 70 BPs. People will be soloing it before long.

Promy Vahzl and Sacrarium will be a bit more challenging enroute because they’re making the whole zones more dangerous. Taking out the bosses will take minutes. What is the point? Why not just give away a free ring when you buy a code?

The airship fight is exciting; it used to be considered one of the hardest fights in the game. It’s already lost a lot of its threat with the introduction of new jobs. I’m ok with that but seriously at 75? I’ll just /doze off whilst that NIN/DNC solos everything.

I’ve done CoP. I have nothing to lose out on. I shouldn’t care. But if there are still new players out there is this really the way to help them?  This game was never about catering to the lowest common denominator and now? You learn tons about jobs and strategy on your way through CoP. You learn how to play. You learn about different setups and making things work. You cap your skills and gear well so you don’t fail. It’s not just about getting ticks in boxes.

I know, I know… it helps people and I’m ok with that. The game is dying and is waiting on XIV. I should just get on with it. But this irritates the living fuck out of me. CoP was awesome, now it’s just a random pile of shit like the ZM which are laughable and dull.

And you know what? I actually liked the story in CoP. It got to me and getting to Sea was a huge personal achievement.  I was proud that a group of us from a middle of nowhere shell worked our butts off and got it done.

Maybe Square Enix needed not to put CoP into the game in the way they did in the first place. Maybe they have rethought missions and how to convey story and that’s a good thing; but breaking CoP down to this level? Pathetic.

Salvage, Sea and other animals

I think Altana is trying to tell me something about upgrading Morrigan’s gear. Today during Salvage we didn’t see any of the drops we went for (35 Ares Body or Skadi Feet) but we did see 4 15’s, which whilst easy to pick up and therefore easily dismissable, are still needed.

Started with pair #1 of Nemain’s Slops for Martinius, then pair #2 dropped which I passed to Zio and finally pair #3 dropped which I lotted on. The result being this…

Two drop at once!

Two drop at once!

So ok, 15’s but funny and kinda cool nonetheless. We’ve been back to Bhaflau (still no bees) and poked the Boss. We messed up otherwise I think we would have beaten him first time. Got him to 50 ish % second time around and learnt that he’s pretty straightforward as long as erases are flying before timing out. Read More…

Dynamis Xarcabard or why I blame Firi.

So, we got Xarc for Dynamis this week with no problem. That in itself is unusual but most welcome.  Good turnout but as ever just as we feel we have enough melee but not enough mages, all the melee disappear and the mages show up… so some reshuffling and we went in with a good setup.

It was the first time for a few of our peeps in Xarc as we’d gotten a whole new set of peeps access.  I lead the BLMs up to do the eye tower which we did effortlessly and quickly. No mess ups, no spontaneously deciding to aga, just 3 timed nukes and we were back with the main alliance. Read More…

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