Thursday, April 19, 2007

Return to FFXI

After that disastrous Limbus run I took a nice two and a half week break from FFXI. Read a bit in my free time including my favorite fantasy series, Heralds of Valdemar and The Belgariad. Didn't have the will to re-read The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.

Upon returning Arizod and Gheldhart urged me to return to Limbus. I took an additional week to think about it and accepted. I did apologize to the shell for losing my temper that night. We're supposed to try Omega again sometime soon. I did manage to scrape together enough coins to get a musical earring (cheer!). That actually helped me land elegy on some of the sky gods with better regularity than before which I am happy about. Next up is the loquacious earring (another 75 coins).

I actually participated in the Easter Event this year. Mainly because I wanted the glowing egg. I pulled my other egg lamps out of storage. I was too lazy to randomly get eggs so I cheated and bought eggs from bazaars (I found them to be 500-2000g range since I did it near the end of the event). I had to get the egg helm first and then managed to grab my jeweled egg. I like them so much that I've left them permanently in my mog house for now.



I've been fooling around with .dats as well. I found Fausley's .dats for hume male which I use on my mules for their "naked" gear. I found a nice black and red chocobo as you can see from above. And I found the Link Costumes (I use Red Link for the tarutaru RSE and the Green Link for my field gear). And best of all, I found the moogle hoodie (by Strawberrie) and the pants with Taru on the side (I forgot who made it). .dat switching is fun.

I finally decided to get myself a relaxing earring for an additional +2 hMP. I did not know what I was getting myself into. I spent hours soloing the flowers of death. All in all I got about 30-40K exp doing this. I had Dukenukem along sometimes as BLM and sometimes as SMN. He managed to MPK me a bit (hehe) but we had a good time doing it. The drop rate is horrible. But I finally managed to snag the earring!





I tried my hand at mining in Halvung and Mt. Zhalyom. Halvung is like Ifrit's Cauldron and to my chagrin I died a bit. Mostly carelessness (e.g. forgetting bombs aggro'd to magic). The mining was o.k. but since I can't take on the trolls solo it does leave many mining points out of reach. I think I prefer Mt. Zhalyom. I managed to dig up a gold ore (5K), a couple of troll armor (about 2K), moblin armor (desynth them), demon horn (4K), and some Aht Urghan brass (5K). I desynthed one moblin armor into a gold ingot (25K), and had enough brass to sell 3 separately and make one ingot (20K). So it was an ok haul. Harder than making Yagudo Drinks, but somewhat entertaining.

6 comments:

Enedin said...

Finally another post! The only word that comes to mind...

WHIOOOOOT!

JOWAH said...

Glad to see you're back again ^_^
I missed you é_è!! Now start to post again lot of tales of your taru and....pictures! :DDD!!!
♥♥♥♥♥

Isadora said...

aye, been hanging around to see your latest update :P

Nice bunch of gear obtained, congratulations (somewhat belated) are in order :)

Yep, DAT swaps are fun; i think i'll quit ffxi the day if SE bans this "feature" on PC versions lol

Heralds of Valdemar - i like this series very much too; i've managed to read as much as mercedes lackey's novels as i could find in the library over the past few years , though i'm missing out on the latest ones :P

I'd readily confess too that i'd rather not re-read the WoT series (yep i have the series up till book 9 at home too!) again ;)

IMHO only the bits on Rand, Mat & the Dark Ones are nice. The girls / Aes Sedai mumbo-jumbo unfortunately bore me to tears.

Ciermel said...

Glad to see an update! ('-') wb verrick ;P

raidenn said...

aww cute!

Eckardt said...

Welcome back to the madness. Your friends missed you.