Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Nyzul Fails

Did 4 boss floors last night (1 with a PuG). Got 4 clears. Got 0 armor.

That shit is frustrating.
Posted Apr 29 2009, 09:03 AM

Monday, April 27, 2009

Long, Pleasant Weekend

I had a long weekend, with Friday off. Also took the kids over to grandma & grandpa's house on Saturday, so Ia and I had the entire day to ourselves. It was amazing to be able to relax and un-stress. We also had some nice weather which let me get outside and assemble a new patio set that I picked up.

I spent a lot of time in-game soloing THF (well, I had some assistance from 2-boxed Ia). Managed to go from 27 to 31. I'm getting closer to crossing this sub off of my to-do list. I figure I'll continue to PL myself to get a couple of levels per session (with FoV, it makes it very easy) until it hits 37, then I'll retire it forever.

We tried to do the final ACP fight. I was asked to come WAR which was a big surprise. I was a bit worried about my damage output since Wack was complaining about his previous failed attempt and the joke WAR that they had in their group. I ended up doing pretty well. I got 3 weaponskills in before I was KO'd. It was nice to see such big numbers (2000, 1.5k, 1.3k). It looked like our RDM was trying to stun from a macro, instead of the menu, which allowed the NM got a lot of tp moves off. I think I'll climb the tower again, and just hop in on a run as RDM/DRK and do it right. I'm tired of the final fight already, and I've only done the climb/fight once! I just want to be done with it.

Sky was very lackluster. I headed up there WHM but was then asked to change to wAR since they were heavy on support. There was a very good turnout, with 25 ppl there at one point. I felt that my damage output was pretty good. Much better than my last trip up there as WAR. There weren't any real good drops, but I did manage to finally get back into positive points for when I actually want to lot on something. I ended up falling asleep after sky after watching shouts in whitegate for a little while. I got a fair amount of sleep and feel refreshed and energized this morning at work, which hasn't happened for a long time.
Posted Apr 27 2009, 09:50 AM

Thursday, April 23, 2009

WHM Merits Done!

Doing some extra FoV in sky and some farming for diorite gave me enough merit points to finish WHM Group II merits. I finished Group I a couple of weeks ago which means that my WHM-specific merits are done! (yay) I plan to fully merit Enfeebling magic and dark magic skill, which will help WHM a bit with some last-ditch enfeebles or my semi-potent /SCH aspirs.

I managed to progress up to the ACP final fight. Still waiting on the LS to get a PT together to hammer it out. Tim, Vero, Wack, Slig, and I all need the fight, so that's almost a full PT right there. I think the job selection is OK. Hopefully we can knock out this fight soon.

Nyzul was cancelled this week, but unfortunately it was unexpected. I ended up sitting in the ruins waiting for the rest of the team for more than an hour before it was called off. As I was heading up, I saw a shout for CoP 2-3, which would have been a good way to spend the evening, had I known.

Was able to get THF from 23-27 yesterday. Had an easy time doing FoV in Batallia Downs with Ia as a PL. It was fun for the first 3 hours. Landing 250 dmg SA Fast Blades made me /glee. But, by the end of the night, I just wanted to quit. Maybe I'll look into some gear upgrades before I go out next time. If nothing else, I'll upgrade my sword or move to daggers. I'm pretty confident that I can get to 30 in one more session (w/ empy band) which will make my /THF useful, if not fully-levelled. Also flee is everything I expected it to be ^^

Tonight is ENM followed by either ACP final fight or ANNM ( or both!). Maybe we can snag another hagun. I should at least be able to finish off another merit point.

I've got a 3-day weekend coming up which is always much fun. On Saturday, I'm taking the girls to grandma and grandpa's house. I can't wait to have a 'day off'!
Posted Apr 23 2009, 10:44 AM

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I started working on my Crystalline Prophecy missions last night. I got the first 3 speedsalls very quickly and ran to Qufim to get my cutscene for mission 2.

Now, I need to get the food items to spawn the 3 NMs in Batallia Downs, Rolanberry Fields, and Sauromugue Champaign. I was murdering mobs on WHM for about 30 mins but did not get the 'drop'. Wack asked if I could help some Sons kill Unger for the boomerang, so I headed out on RDM.

Then, Alden's XP pt lost their RDM, so I went out to help and managed to get about 8k xp (managed to finish off a 2nd merit) before the LS begged Alden to help out in Limbus.

Before I went to bed, I saw a shout for Nyzul 100 Askar/Goliard free, so I joined up. We were able to kill the boss, but only Wightslayerx2 dropped. Armor (that I want) continues to elude me.
Posted Apr 16 2009, 11:06 AM

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Nyzul Puts Out

Did a rare 4-run Nyzul last night since everyone was online and ready to go an hour earlier than normal (thanks girls, for goin' to bed on-time and right away!)

We did 40, 80, and 2x100. Askar legs went to Vaynard (which is the last piece of armor that he wants from Nyzul). Denali hat dropped on the last run of the night and went to Yoshiji.

It's nice to cross some of this stuff off of the list finally :)
Posted Apr 15 2009, 04:29 PM

Monday, April 13, 2009

No Joy

I spent the last weekend before the update camping Charybdis for a Joyeuse. I was at the camp for a total of 6 windows. We only managed to claim once ; ;

The one time we did claim, we were 7.5 hours into the window. We got the NM down to 16% before we wiped and lost claim.

Ultimately, we didn't have enough support. Wack, Leg, and Vay were there. Ari showed up on COR and I was 2-boxing Ia. It wasn't pretty. If we had a dedicated healer, or maybe even a dedicated tank, we could've pulled out a win (maybe).

I was pretty pissed when we lost claim and ended up staying away from the game for a day...

Nyzul isle gave me my Goliard legs. I didn't need them and only want them so that I can complete the set. They're a pretty piece, but I don't know how much use I'll get out of them. This means that I'm done with armor from floor 40. Maybe we'll see a body or two soon!
Then, we had a version update.

I was really looking forward to doing some things on WHM after the update and playing with the new JAs and spells. Protecus and I spent some time in sky doing FoV and generally having a blast! I really like the new toys that WHM got. I also got my club skill up to 240, so I can start work on Black Halo and finish up the last of my club WSs.

I haven't really had a chance to try out the enspells, but Composure is great for RDMs. It is wonderful having spells last 3x longer than normal. I don't know if I'd like it very much in a merit PT or dynamis since it tends to throw off my timers (I hate it when haste/refresh drop on PT members), but this will be AWESOME for skilling up and soloing :)

Also, got A.Head from Byakko the other night (4 pops, only 1 hiadate, which went to Sligs). I sold off some gear which was gathering dust and bought a Cursed Crown -1. So now, I've got a shiny new Zenith Crown +1 which has the same MP as the Faerie Hairpin, but also has useful INT/MND/CHA +4 (maybe I'll macro it in on my Aspirs!).

I spent some time soloing FoV in Cape Terrigan in hopes of getting a Sirrocco Axe. I only had 1 brown box pop, and I didn't get the combination right. I ended up fighting in a bad spot and ended up getting links from a raptor, crab, undead mage, and crab (I was able to kill the mage before the last crab finished me off ; ;). When I landed in Whitegate, I saw a shout for ISNM3k, so I went out on WHM and had a blast. Auspice + cureskin = happy melees :) On top of that, I got a khroma (we were 4/6 on the run) which means I've got a little bit of gil in the bank, which is always pleasant.

Looking forward to Nyzul Isle. Can't wait to test out these new abilities in all kinds of events.
Posted Apr 13 2009, 04:53 PM

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Runic Key

ENM static paid out for the second week in a row. We got a hagun this week, which sold very quickly. 500k to everyone ^^.

In Nyzul Isle, we climbed 90-100 on Tuesday and got everyone in the static a runic key! We were also blessed with the Askar head which went to Deep. We decided to go for some hands and got some askar for Vaynard. We were going to do a run at floor 80 for some more bodies, but ended up going up to sky to kill Ulli for Slig's Byakko pop item.

On Wednesday, I geared up WHM and headed out to the tree to unlock mystic boon. I probably had ~65 points worked off before, so I popped my NPC and went to town. I was /DNC because it is just sexy against crabs. I was getting ~5 ws per mob. About 1.5 hours in and just a little over 70 ws later, I had Mystic Boon! The first time I used it, I got 160MP back from an EP crab. /joy

Next, I changed to WAR to unlock King's Justice. Well, I geared myself up, then walked away from my PC for awhile. While I was away, I remembered that before I got Byakko's axe, I was using my Sturdy Axe in PTs and had done quite a few ws. So, when I returned to my PC, I looked and found that King's Justice was already unlocked! Now, I wonder how long it's been available to me, since I haven't equipped my Sturdy Axe since I got Byakko's?

Next, I geared up RDM (again /DNC) and headed back to the tree to unlock Death Blossom. This one actually took a lot of WS to unlock (243, to be exact). I put on all the haste gear I could find and went to town on those poor crabs. I was attacking so fast that I'm tempted to head back out there and work on skilling up my dagger to learn evisceration ^^ /DNC made it very easy to keep both HP and MP up, but I'm not sure how I'd fare against steelshells.

After I unlocked Death Blossom, I climbed the hill in Attohwa Chasm to get my item for the ENM and then joined Wack for a very long campaign battle in Vunkerl Inlet. There was much death, but in the end, he dinged 65 and I was able to finish off another merit point, so it was worthwhile. I forgot to grab my darksteel maul, so my Mystic Boons were pretty weak, but it was still nice to have that WS since aspir samba can't keep up with my MP consumption. I look forward to doing some more campaign battles on any of my jobs, now!

I'm trying to keep some gil in reserve to pay for new spells and gobbie bag quest items when they come out next week. Hopefully, they're all available from NPCs and not too expensive! My biggest concern is that I don't have room in my WHM macro palette for more spells! I don't know what I'm going to do ; ;
Posted Apr 2 2009, 10:39 AM