- Club is over 300 but not capped
- Staff is now sitting at 284. I should go level it to get Cata… but honestly cba right now
- Shield is around 280
- Great Sword is still 197. I’ll get around to it.
- Healing magic is 330ish… slow but sure. Enfeebling/Enhancing getting pretty close to cap
- Trials 716 (Urd) and collected quite a few Bukhis wings this month. Can’t wait for stacking…
- Now 4/5 on Orison +2 with the Hands at +1
- Aqua Sachet got
- Varuna +2 done
- Full +1 Goetia set now
- 2 gems towards +2 hands and 1 towards +2 something else
- Merits capped
- W legs – yeah right…
- Weirdly I finished +1 COR set this month with no real effort… Seals just drifted in
- W legs – see PLD
- Merits now 90% done. Just throwing random crap into the JA in group 2 now to cap out.
- Head/Legs +1 – finally started… some seals collected for hands/body. Need to work on feet
- Merits capped
- 4/5 on +1 RDM EAF with no progress on the body
- W legs – see above
- EAF Hands/Feet/Head done. Need to get the legs done. Some seals for body
- Gifted Earring got! (Thanks to Bai’s Tier III VNM)
- Soulscourge got! (Thanks to Bergi and co )
- Macros all updated with new gear. Have a decent Blood Boon set now
I seem to go in waves with this blog. Some weeks I want to write constantly and others I just ignore it. We’ve been very busy as a linkshell and I’ve had some time off work so I went nuts for a few days. Fuelled in part by the return of Clevan.
It was great to see him online. He’s just finished his chemo and that’s about all I can tell you right now. So we focused on getting him involved and a little caught up. He timed his return perfectly… there I was with some time free to get him restarted!
We managed to get him some xp, introduce him to Bastion & Dominion ops, pick up Razed Ruins & Voracious Violet AND complete 2 NIN AF+1 in 3 days… He was already 80 as he’d been on briefly in the early autumn but he’s now 90 and has a few more seals towards the Iga head +1. He also proved how freaking good a tank he can be by holding his own at 83 with (at the time) one Atma. Now he’s 90 and has 2 whilst we slowly get boss kills for the 3rd. We need some kills for others in the shell. Whilst I was offline on Friday/Sat the guys popped Kenda’s Tier 3 VNM and picked up a Hochomasume for C and the hands for Slaan.
We had quite a laugh when we realised that my PLD is a higher level than C’s… It’s been good to see him. We’re not sure of the big picture but I figure he’s here right now, so let’s make the most of it. Now to persuade Dell he wants to come back… so I have two of my favourite Elvaan back ingame to torment.
In terms of personal progress, I’ve made so much its insane. I’ve now upgraded the WHM body to +2 thanks to awesome efforts of the shell. We’re knocking out people’s tier 1 wishes constantly and it makes for a lot of fun. So now I’m sat on 3/5 +2s and I’m halfway to the 4th. Orison Hands +2 aren’t a huge priority but will probably go on the list next month just for the set bonus.
I’ve had a lot of fun in Abyssea – Miseraux recently. C and I went out to duo initially, to see if we could do the bugard NM for his leg seals. We bumped into Rin and Syrik trying to duo and proc the bird NM. We teamed up with them and soon Pooter and Sytorius showed up. We made an awesome team and managed to finish Rin’s legs, Syt’s legs and some others. We also got some NIN leg seals. I picked up an odd BRD leg seal too.
I went back with some other peeps to try Funereal Apkallu. Really to finally get around to upgrading my BLM legs. I’m not really interested in the +1s but the +2 seem good. We’ll see of course… We spammed that penguin and he dropped tons of seals. I finished my BLM legs, my BRD legs and my COR legs that day. I had to spend some time doing Bastion just to get enough points to finish em. I’d had 4 or 5 BRD seals before we started so that was super quick. BLM we got all 8 seals and an extra for the late-t0-the-party Mart before heading over to Attowha to finish up Slaan’s headpiece. I should work on the seals I need for SMN legs now I have one.
We’ve tried some bitchy mobs recently. Orthrus is fine. Even more so once you get his atma. However… Alfard is revolting… and I don’t like him very much. We eventually figured him out but man is it easy to mess that up.
Don’t talk to me about the UR Iron Giant and his resulting NM, Pantokrator. They are bitchy as all hell. Still, we have the BRD instruments and the tiara we needed so we’re ok.
I’ve helped Poot & co. with some tier II VNMs for body seals. In the process they kindly let me ninja some spare BLM seals. We also got Niamh and Clevan, Creed Earrings. I’m 6/10 on the BLM body +1. I’m not as concerned about that as I once was because of my shiny new Morrigan’s robe from Salvage. However the +2 is hawt so I guess that’s where my focus will go if the upgrades to Salvage gear are phail.
I’ve also skilled up a fair amount and seen Mart kick BUTT with Catastrophe so when I have a moment I’ll go and get that finished off. I’m sat at 281 staff so its around the corner.
Somewhere along the line we got Niamh the Shinryu win and a nice torque but we’ve yet to see a mail drop. I have a shiny cloak but we need lots of mail for our melee.
I finally finished up my Varuna’s Staff +2 and completed another trial towards Gambanteinn.
There’s tons to talk about in terms of changes to the shell and game right now so I’ll take that to a separate post.
OK, ok, I haven’t posted in ages. I’ve been too busy being at work or sick. If I’m honest, far too much has happened in game recently for me to keep on top of it. We’ve been so busy.
Changing to the wishlist system has helped us a lot but I think all of us wish there was more to the game than Abyssea now. We have reduced our weekly Dynamis schedule to monthly, so right now we’re on a break from it. By the time it comes around again, I think I’ll enjoy it, even if only 6 of us go. Read More…
… never in a thousand years did I think I’d get to look quite so pretty and on PLD!
I haven’t posted much even though I’ve been playing a ton. I’ve been in a weird mood. Lots of cool things going on in game though.
Salvage is picking up nicely. We managed a pretty full Arrapago run the other day. No drops of course but 4 rats and an Archaic chariot kept us busy. We tried for the rats on the 6th floor but didn’t do it fast enough. We’ve never tried that before so now we know what we need to do. Read More…
I’m going to write two posts today. This one, about recent events we’ve messed around with and another. So let’s get the fun stuff done first.
VNMs and Trial of Magians
Various people have come out and helped with killing mobs so that slowly I am getting my trials for the cure potency staff completed. Niamh came up to Ro’Maeve to help with the latest one and we managed to get 38 mobs done in lightsday once he got there. So I need another 62 and I will be on the next trial which involves the killing blow being 50+ light damage.
We helped Kaz complete his Bonesplitter for a mighty 100 damage GA by killing various VNM mobs in Sarutabaruta and Ronfaure. Lots of people are working on trial weapons at the moment, I think Kai has 5 on the go.
Then we tried killing Lord Ruthen and Orcus (tier III VNMs). The first time we tried the vampyr we messed up fairly badly and whilst we did good damage, too many people were getting caught in the AoE drains and so it we messed it up fairly badly. We didn’t wipe but we didn’t do that well. We went back for a rematch and took him out fairly easily. As long as you keep people out of the AoE and have a decent support team for your PLDs you should be ok. RNG and SMN really are win. Add a COR in with the SMN. I’m sure you could do this with quite a small group if you were careful.
Orcus we didn’t really know what to expect and we didn’t expect what we got. He kicked our butts. He attacks very, very fast and has some nasty JA. I think we were a bit tired after Lord Ruthen which didn’t help. We messed and he depopped. Still, we learnt a lot about him and he’s an awesome looking mob. He’s absolutely huge too, which made quite a sight in West Sara.
Dynamis was a great run up until the Boss, CS stun went off fine but he just spammed crap and we lost Valk again. This zone seems to be the bane of our existence. I think we’ve won 3 lost 3 so far. It annoys me somewhat. I’m going to try and put Fairy Ring back into the run as we often have the time now. Initially we struggled but we’re much faster and more organised now. Flies and Nantina were pulled with no issues, people didn’t aggro anything etc.
Limbus was another Omega. We need a couple of bodies and some legs. So we got hands/feet. Shao can use most of it for his BLU so he got the feet and two of us levelling PLD got to lot the hands. I lost the lot but Carp passed in the end because he wants to finish WAR more. So my level 43 PLD has a pair of Homam hands… we struggled to give them away last time too. However, unless the people who do still need them actually show up, what can we do? Thankfully, hardly anyone does now. We’ve had rivers of Homam, including a lot more bodies than most but we’re still not capped. I’m guessing we never will be. From both Ultima and Omega what we need are bodies and legs, more than anything.
My PLD is about 1500 from 44. I’m going to put some serious work into levelling it up over my vacation time to push it closer to 75. We really need another PLD around for the odd thing especially considering the news I’ll write about in a bit.
I’m not at this point going to make the effort to upgrade the Marduk Body. I really can’t justify it. I may if I get lucky in the Mog Bonanza or something but for now the pieces will stay in storage. If a speed belt drops during our KSNM99, then the gil will probably go on gaiters and a novio. Otherwise I’m going to work on a second Sarameya pop for items to sell. Kaz and I still need to finish off our current set, with Nosferatu being the last thing we need to kill for our pop. Along with wanting to get working on oracle’s pigaches, I need to gather quite a few zenis.
Busy time. Something I think a lot of people are feeling right now. So am trying to pick and choose a bit. Have tried camping Ix’DRG a couple of times but no luck getting him to pop or, some other group popped him in the room we’d cleared before we got back there… c’est la vie.
My PLD hit 42 which is cool. I don’t xp it much because I don’t want to cap down to 22 or 37 and spend my life fighting Qufim or East Ronfaure [S] mobs. I know it’s big and clever for some people, to worry about skills once the job is up there but I hate it. Hopefully 50-70 at least will be better. Be nice to hit 60+ so that Campaign is a reality.
Well here we have it,
Character Name: Eldelphia
Rank 1: Yagrush
Rank 2: Morrigan’s Robe
Rank 3: Seveneyes
* Rank 4 and rank 5 prizes will be announced at VanaFest 2010.
Prizes will be automatically delivered to all Nomad Mog Bonanza winners.
So, should I win (/chortle) I get to own an interesting weapon, or get a freebie Morri robe or a useless club I’m unlikely to see any other way. I did consider Homam, for my upcoming PLD but I figure that I’ll prolly never get to fight Khim so better to go for that. We might I suppose but it’s likely to be an irregular thing at best.
Well finally a break! I refuse to level synch to 22 and so therefore I am considered a relic of a bygone age and not worthy of invitation. That or there really aren’t that many people bothered how they get xp in the 30s anymore. Certainly there are plenty of them on, but most are levelling subjobs and I understand entirely that it’s more hassle than its worth to xp in parties when you can pl yourself, sub DNC or duo/trio. Read More…
Yarly. OK, I like this job but this is my slow time, fun time job. I won’t have time to gear it as well as my other jobs but I am preparing a lot of stuff up front. I already own a Mermaid’s Ring, IR Lance, Macha… whateverthehell it is +1 (cricket bat) and a jelly ring. Planning on a parade gorget soon and have the gothic gauntlet from Xarc. They dropped from the third brown chest I opened but the feet won’t drop for love nor money. I’ve also started doing campaign a lil more regularly because I know I’m going to need 250k worth of Allied Notes for IR gear.
I have NIN, WAR, RDM and even DRK available as subs.
1k to 33. Serious Business >.>