Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas!


Since I never played last year, I missed out on some festive fun, so I played a ton of events this year to make up for it. Finally, a complete Santa outfit, yay!


The quest to create the Orchestrion, a device capable of playing a mix of FFXI music tracks in your Mog House, was also quite a challenge. It requires 3 items from each starter city's Christmas events, which you can only obtain by completing each event's "Advanced" mode. I am terrible at memory games and the Windurst event was just trial, error, luck, and method of elimination. I got really lucky on it.


While it's great to be able to listen to a range of custom FFXI tracks while crafting in my Mog House, the fact the music-switching target takes priority over the doorway upon exiting is really a pain in the ass when trying to quickly get out. Bah humbug!

This year was probably the most productive year in my FFXI career. Coming back after a 2-3 year break in April, I managed to accomplish so much stuff in such a small timeframe. The majority of which was completely solo or duo-able! Here's my highlights:

Apocalypse
Verethragna
Full sets of +2 Abyssea gear for PUP and DRK
15/15 Nyzul Isle Uncharted gear
A whole bunch of completed Salvage gear
WoTG completion
All mini-expansion completion
Carpenter's Signboard

Thanks to everyone for all the help on some of the above. FFXI wouldn't be fun at all if it wasn't for all of you! Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year!

See you in 2013 for even more adventures!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Jkun: Master Crafter



I spent 50-40 days trading in 200,000 guild points for my Carpenter's Signboard! I'm now the proud owner of a furniture store. Come one, come all!



It was a fun way to spend my lunchtimes at work, so I've decided to continue getting another 100,000 points for a Carpenter's Kit, and the last two Key Items to completely finish Woodworking before taking it to 110!

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Delver of the Depths 3


これで!!おわり!!
Translation:「And with this...it's finished!!

I finally completed Nyzul Isle Uncharted last night, after an epic 21 floor climb and 30 second boss. This screenshot was taken seconds before we were kicked, and is the last time Jkun will be racing up to floor 100!


15/15! Now to level up a mage job to 99 I guess! Maybe I'll do WHM, make use of all that Elvaan MND, and put Rebme's mule Zophar out of business.

Speaking of which, from now on I will keep doing Nyzul Isle Uncharted on Rebme's character. I love the event, and the Japanese group I run with are also changing to their alternate characters for a second climb up to 15/15 before the update, or as they call it, a second "graduation ceremony"!

I believe that even with the update in sight (December), the event will still be doable using the tactics we deploy, and with the faster cool down on lamps, easier Astrarium requirements from floor 80, and potential 11-floor teleports, I might go as far to say it'll become slightly easier this time around!

Thanks to everyone who helped! See you next update!
ここまで手伝ってくれた皆様、ありがとうございました!お疲れ様でーちゅ!

Delver of the Depths Part 1: Click here!
Delver of the Depths Part 2: Click here!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Leaving a Footprint

Last month I took Jkun back to the past, to play some shitty game that sucks ass. Here's what happened!

Warning: Contains Spoilers for Bastok & Windurst's WoTG Questlines!


Let's start with Bastok! This is the point where Bastok's questline went from "Boring shitty politics" to "Whoa neat!"


...and this is a penis!


Then, it kept getting even more epic! My first job to 75 was DRK, so I always treated Zeid like Jkun's father figure. Someone with great, skillful experience at killing and understanding the ways of the Dark Knight. Learning all about his back story was incredibly touching and exciting!


I mean really exciting! So much it even made my heart stop. Kind of like this.


Man, what is with Klara pointing her sword at things?


Oh, sorry, did I say Klara? I meant this guy. Spoilers, you were warned!


I solo'd all of the Bastok quests on DRK safe for the last two fights becasue I wanted to two-box Zophar, me and Rebme's little WHM bucket, as he also needed the clears! Trying to navigate Castle Zvahl on two characters and figuring out which one of the 4 imps were telling the truth in "The Truth Lies Hid" was a giant pain the ass.


Now, moving onto the Windurst questline, and introducing the best Mithra in the whole storyline! I forgot her name though. Oops.


And heeeeeere's Fenrir! Shit is going down!


...but not before Jkun and E100 have a go at Tzee Xicu, first! I brought Zophar along too for the clear! I'm that nice.


So glad I took RNG to 75 before doing this - now the AF storyline revolving around Perih Vashai makes so much sense!


Pi-cheeeew!


Oh yeah then there's this guy, Lehko Habhoka. I never really cared much for him but I heard female players got crazy wet for him.


I guess he is kind of dandy but nothing I would touch myself over.


Done! Also, achievement unlocked! Apparently completing all 3 nations was also an Xbox 360 Achievement.

Neat!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Unfrocked


Pil! After about 50 kills in sets of 6x3, something magical happened!




I know a lot of people that are on 500+ kills with no drops, my heart goes out to you. Considering my luck in this game is usually dreadful, I was quite surprised. Then again, this isn't the first time Voidwatch has been generous!



So long, Pil!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Pew pew!


Another trip to everyone's favourite skillup spot! A handful of arrows, bolts, and nasty worms later, it's time to head home. Having all skills capped at 75 already helped immensely, though. So long, worms - for now!



Also, can you believe all my gear is still level 75? Crazy, I tell you, Crazy! Looks like from now on it's time to gear up RNG again!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Out of Date?!

I have a handful of screenshots dating back to August that I completely forgot to upload! Prepare yourself as we go BACK IN TIME! Time! Time!



Rebme put together two Kirin sets in order to snag a pair of Crimson Cuisses for BLU. We trio'd both Kirins, and two Abjurations managed to drop - finally! While I didn't farm near as much as Rebme did, she was kind enough to let me lot the second, and now my DRK can traverse just as fast as my PUP. Thanks!


I never thought I would see this in my inventory, let alone actually get to tank Byakko. From back in the day of 18-man Sky alliances until now, I was strictly a DRK and PUP only type of guy. Now that Sky is just a children's playpen, I wanted to lot on them. For old's time's sake.



Crafting! I got Synergy to level 60 through "intentional break" nugget recipes, and also completed my Leathercrafting sub. For now, I want to get everything to at least 60 before attempting Woodworking to 110, then get the next 10 levels on all my subs, which will be one heck of a challenge...! How far are SE going to even expand crafts? Until we all have no more gil?!


I also took up fishing, very casually. I am trying to quest Lu Shang's. Looks like selling Moat Carp and buying the rod will be just as difficult and time consuming as questing it! At least I get skillups on the way there, too! Currently level 15!


Check THIS shit out! I actually managed to get this quest done. You know this one? The one where you have to gather 5 other people of the same ration, then same race? Well, in a world where nobody cares about low level spells like these, or would join a shout if nothing was in it for them, this was a difficult task to accomplish, but thanks to a little group that were seeking assistance - and just happened to be San D'orian Elvaan - I was happy to oblige! Now my little level 49 BRD has every spell!

Thanks all for now! Expect another update soon!