Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Younger Generation

I was shocked to see this. The NM that took me years to claim and even longer to get the drop from just...wandering around. I even wrote a huge, dramatic yet heart-warming blog entry about him, remember? Yet now, he is nothing but trash, like most of my other fond memories, thrown into storage, never to see the light of lightsday again.

All hail, King Vinegarroon.

Friday, 17 August 2012

A Crystalline Kupo D'Ascension

I finally bought and completed the three mini-expansions; A Crystalline Prophecy, A Moogle Kupo D'Etat, and A Shantotto Ascension! The majority of them were completely soloable, and with some help on a couple of BCNMs, hardly a challenge at all.

Spoilers below! If you haven't completed these scenarios yet and don't wanna know what happens, stop reading! If you don't give a shit, well, go ahead.

Okay so my previous entry was a lie. In A Crystalline Prophecy, it really all began with one stone. This particular stone, forgot a pretty important verse of a certain song, which just so happens to bring around the end of the world.

Talk about a shitty day, huh, Aldo?

Smacking around some Seed enemies on PUP solo, this was a close fight, mainly because I forgot to sub /DNC and went in there with /BLM. Woops.

Suddenly, the final boss! Why? Because the rest of the expansion is a complete waste of time. Stand back Aldo, this crystal is prey to my sexy, shaved legs.

Actually, this is how it went down. With Rebme on BST, Falcorr and E100 smacked the crystal into shards while we had a nice, relaxing cup of tea.

I kinda gleamed when I saw this scene. IT'S THE SAME AS THE OPENING YOU GUYS, the opening I first saw about 8 years ago, goddamn. Still don't get what happened to Emilin though, whatever.


Man, I really didn't enjoy A Moogle Kupo D'Etat. At all. Even more running around bullshit than the first mini-expansion, and boring BCNMs to boot. I think I am the only player who dislikes Moogles, too.

The final boss was kinda cool, though. Rebme thought she could solo it and told me to stand back. Welp, she was wrong. At least now I know I can complete the whole Xarcabard gauntlet bullshit quests in 30 mins, aha.

A Shantotto Ascension was probably my favourite mini-expansion. I love storylines with quirky Tarutaru characters and the "Good" Shantotto's character animations were adorable as shit.

Whose scythe is better now, huh Doctor?!

Once again with my crazy Critical Hit screenshots, I mean seriously.

Oh, okay. Now what? Wait, there's still one Tarutaru left, let's go get him!


And in the red corner, weighing in a 600,000 ponzes, an evil Shantotto, hell-bent on turning the world into her own form!

And in the blue corner, weighing in a 600,023 ponzes, the real Shantotto, hell-bent on kicking her doppleganger's ass!

Ladies and gentlemen, let's get ready to rrrrrrumble! The real Shantotto is off to a good start, twirling around her doppleganger, Bowser-style!

The doppleganger is back on her feet, striking her adversary in the gut with a mach punch!

But not so fast! The real Shantotto replies with an earth-crushing bitchslap!

After a slight flinch, the two Shantottos grapple in a test of power, before charging up their final, desperate blow...!

...And there is it! Both Shantottos delivery a sun-bursting right hook! The doppleganger falls as the real Shantotto takes the belt once again!

As a whole, the mini-expansions were entertaining, but boring. I had a few chuckles, but all the running around and gathering sidequests were just a mindless borefest. Then again, without those, it would just be battle after battle, right? Speaking of which, the difficulty curve from quests to BCNMs was absurd, especially with ACP unless you use the pet solo method. Still, at least the rewards are worth it, right?

E100 is going to love me for these. I now have an almost perfect Automaton gear set using these pieces, coupled with my current Cirque equipment, has given E100 a slight boost when it comes to pet soloing. You can check out the gearset here if you are interested or have any critique!

See you next time!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

An XXX Prophecy

It all started with a pair of stones.

Or so the legend says.

This is my 100th blog post! A big thanks to everyone who supported the blog and played with me in-game this far. here's to another 100 entries!

As a bonus, I have revamped and re-written the first few entries, fixed lots of broken image links across the whole blog, and added new gadgets to the left. Go take a look back through memory lane if you like, or even subscribe!

Or whatever, I don't care.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

The Costume Train

Right, while waiting on this guy or this guy to pop, I've decided to make a blog entry. So, Let's shave those legs and start off with some summerfest!

Oddly enough, I somehow managed to take this exact same screenshot four years ago...


Moving on, I tried out some new things! Like the new Limbus areas with a pickup Japanese group. With 6 people, yours truly included, the new Arch Omega was promptly dismantled, and I walked away unscathed, with some trophies to boot!

A while ago, I defeated all the Prime Avatars for my Summoner, which somehow got to level 63... No idea how that happened. Anyway!

DRK/WHM solo against Fenrir! It was a pretty epic fight! I do love a good challenge. Speaking of challenges...

Remember this guy chick? I bumped into her on the way to Shiva. Man, the memories! The nostalgia! The stench of her breath! It was glorious.

Oh and here is Titan punching me in the face grabbing my ass.

Back to Voidwatch, Aht Urhgan path complete! All that's left is Zilart! Morta was super fun, and even dropped one of her bodies! Shame the designs of them are just rehashes.

Oh, and, still on the subject of Voidwatch...

New Catastrophe feet from everyone's favourite frock-wearing Catuar, Pil! I put off fighting him on the off-chance I won Toki's Harness from the Golden Gobbiebag Giveaway but alas, time to use my huge stack of Voidstones!

In addition to all the rambling I did about capping my skills from the last couple of updates, I also got some new Weaponskills like Savage Blade and Decimation. While the NMs for these quests were a complete joke, other parts were not...

Not in a difficult way, just a tedious, obnoxious, tear-enducing borefest of prerequisites like opening the Altepa Gate solo. God damnit I hope I don't have to do this again.

Little did I know back then that 90% of the new Mini-Expansions are also tedious, obnoxious, tear-enducing borefests, but that is a story for another day, hey?

This is the last time I will talk about skilling up (for now), but god damn, look at that. Before July's update, anyone would cream themselves at those numbers. Totally insane.

Me and E100 killing off our last Mandragora after Guard hit it's cap. I always seem to take screenshots right as I hit something with a Critical. Weird.

In closing, here are me and some JP friends making a big costume train. The story went something like; an old man wanted to eat my Mandragora's tangerine, but a Crab was in the way. So, while trying to cast sleep on it, he was aggrod by a Snoll, which a Goblin was chasing, thinking it could beat CoP by defeating it, and another Goblin on a Chocobo was chasing behind, telling him that it's never gonna happen as he's targetting the wrong Snoll.

Japan, stay classy. See you next time!