Monday, June 22, 2009

Warrior's Charge: DONE!

I finished my Warrior's Charge merits. My WAR merits are really coming along nicely, considering that I haven't done any meriting in a long time. I think I'll finish my Double Attack merits next, then work on knocking off Ber/gressor merits in tandem (I like to keep the recast timers the same).

I have managed to save up a bit of gil. I saw that an Aristocrat's coat finally showed up on the AH, but I'm just a bit shy of being able to afford it. I expect it to go for 2-2.2 mil. I've got a little over 1.9 mil. I just don't know where I can come up with the last little bit of gil. I had thought about putting my noble's tunic up, which would give me 200k, but I didn't want to be without it for Sky (In case it didn't sell) and I didn't want to come up short (in case 2.1 mil wasn't enough).

It's been hard holding onto this gil and not blowing it on novelty stuff like a Fire bomblet, hermes' sandals, Martial Bhuj, etc. I want to have a pimped out WHM so I'm really trying to focus on that first.

I had rights and the winning lot on a second A.Legs last night at sky. I was all ready to take my ~2mil and buy a pair of cursed slacks -1 for an extra 5 MP on WHM and RDM. As it turns out, two pair of legs dropped, and the other went for reduced points. Since two people lotted, I decided to pass on my pair so that two people would get some new pants. I obviously don't really NEED them, I just want them. I think I did the right thing...

Of course after they dropped, it was announced that the LS was going to stop doing sky soon. >.>

I may have just missed my chance at ever getting Zenith Slacks +1! Also: need to get some Byakko and Kirin pops for my Haidate and W.Legs!
Posted Jun 22 2009, 09:24 AM

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Return of CB

It was a nice surprise to see Celestialbill online on Tuesday. He even joined us for our Nyzul Isle runs, just like back in the day! I hope he can spend more time online in the evenings so that we can do fun stuff together :)

I had another set of mats for Shiji to try his hand at synthing me a signed Aristocrat's Coat. Unfortunately, he failed the synth and lost the shining cloth. There was one on the AH, so I went and grabbed it for another try. 2nd attempt was NQ. So far, I've spent ~1.2mil trying to have one made for me. I think I'll just save up and buy one now. As nice as it would be to have a shiji-signed coat, I don't want to get too much farther behind (when it comes to spending the gil to make the item). I'm still in the market for a Blessed Briault +1, too, but they're never on the AH. I figure I'll do some more active searching one I actually have the 2mil required for either.

Alden was finally back online. It seemed like it had been a couple of weeks since he joined us for events. I doubt it was really that long, it just seemed that way. I found out that after I left early last week, the group did one more run at floor 80 and managed to snag an Askar body for shiji. 'grats to him. Of course, that meant that he wanted to try it out and ended up coming WAR with us this week. All-in-all, Nyzul went OK. We got started late (go figure) so we only got 2 runs in before I had to log off for some sleep. We did a floor 40 but got nothing, then we did 80 and got a Goliard body for Vaynard's RDM (when it gets to 75). It would've been nice to welcome CB back with an askar body of his own, though.

Tonight is ENM night. Maybe we'll get something worthwhile?
Posted Jun 18 2009, 08:26 AM

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mog Bonanza: Profit

Sky on Sunday was meh. I was last in line for Haidate, but one dropped, which brings me that much closer next time. N.Hands went freelot, but I couldn't manage a real lot. I was the only person who wanted Genbu's shield, which meant that it wasn't going to drop ; ; I don't know if I should even bother spending points on it, or just take a chance at winning it freelot. There are other things that I want from sky which will actually require me to save up some points (like, haidate). It is just going to take forever to be able to accumulate enough points to actually be able to lot.

For Mog Bonanza, I didn't hit the jackpot, but I did win 3x Rank 4 prizes on Ia. I should be able to turn that into 800-900k (of course prices are gonna plummet on most of those materials). I got 4x Rank 5 on Trutaru, which means he'll have all 3 statues in his Mog House. Tru only got a single Rank 5 prize which is going to turn into a Fafnir statue. All-in-all, this year's bonanza was much more profitable than last year's!

Tonight is Nyzul. Hopefully we'll get some armor.

I have only really been logging in for events. I've been trying to get some good exercise daily, which has to be done after the girls go to bed. Since I've been getting up so darn early, I need to get to bed before 10PM, which is really eating into my playtime. On the one hand, I HAVE been able to get some good exercise in the past couple of weeks, which feels great! On the other hand, I miss hanging out in-game and just dinking around. I need to log in and do some campaign soon. I lost my medal because I didn't put enough effort into maintaining it. With the version update next month and the release of the AN body armor, i want to make sure that I've got enough rank and notes to buy one or two.
Posted Jun 16 2009, 07:28 AM

Friday, June 12, 2009

Nyzul: 0 ENM: 0

Nyzul Isle failed to put out the last two weeks.

ENM gave is a galateia, which is better than the rest of the crap that we've gotten in the last 4-5 weeks.

Posted Jun 12 2009, 06:45 AM

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Goliard: DONE!

Nyzul Isle last night. We did one floor 80 and 2x floor 100. We got one piece of armor out of the deal, which was the Goliard Chapeau. Once again, it came on a run when we were running out of time. Just after the 10 second warning, Wack went to warp us out, but accidentally took us to the next floor instead. I don't care since I've got the hat that I've been wanting! So, my Goliard set is complete. We've still got a lot of hats to get, though. Also at least one more askar and goliard body, not to mention a couple of extra goliard pieces for Vaynard (I think he wants the legs).

0/1 on a Shiji-signed Aristocrat's coat. As soon as my old Noble's Tunic sells, I'll buy another shining cloth and we'll try again. Part of me wonders if this is a good way to spend my gil, since I don't really have a lot of it, but I really want that white box, so until we've gone 0/7 or break more than 3, I think I'll continue to buy the mats.

The Blessed Briault +1 is gonna be the tricky part, I think.

Sunday was sky. I got up there in time for Suzaku x 2. Wack got a nice synth mat for his pocketbook. We had 2x E.Head which went free both times. I was the only person who commented N.Feet, but they didn't drop either time. Next week is Kirin. I'll be hoping for another pair of W.Legs!
Posted Jun 3 2009, 08:46 AM