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:

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

Translation:「And with'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!

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