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#1 May 06 2004 at 1:49 PM Rating: Good
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Yes, yes its 2007.. this will be my 4th year in FFXI hence I am updating (this) my regular annual post. lol!

How's everyone been? thinking about quiting ffxi? or hav actually been set free from the bonds of ffxi? Well, good for you! with all the server improvements and with pol's new intent to enable cross server travel it just makes it harder to quit after all this time. so i say bravo! to those who wer able to leave. Especially when i have and known ppl--some of which ive known since the very start--are still playing the game.

Anyways a little update on myself and my crew of 6 :) ...
crafting is what ive been doing most for the past year now my levels are:
Mightystrikes: Smithing:95+2
Hundredfists: Wood:100+3
Manafont: Bone:100+2
Perfectdodge: Leather:100
Chainspell: Gold:99+3
Benediction: Cloth:0 (my next project cloth to 100 lol)
Mule: Alchemy: 80

I have not been doing any end game stuff yet. maybe someday, but at the moment there's still alot of other things to do. so end game isn't my priority just yet.

my linkshell WindurstShell still survives, altho I accidently threw away my linkshell once! so the linkshell was destroyed and we had to create a new one called TheWindurstShell.. Thankfully, we had a website to collect all the members again.

I have not been playing alot the past 3 months, because ive been working on a new version for linkshells.org. http://www.linkshells.org just like playonline's linkshell community, has not been used often by ffxi players. I dont know why that is, but I'm just glad it's there for my linkshell to use and open for other linkshells to use as well.

I have upgraded my setup quite abit! I have a photo if anyone's curious of what my computer setup looks like: http://www.linkshells.org/albumphoto.aspx?albumid=223&page=1&sortType=6 I now have a 24 inch monitor as my main and 3 are 21 inches lol! i have upgraded several times because at first the computers we're just scraps put together lol.

So that's all for me, but most important thing I wanted to mention is I read alot of questions about if ffxi is dying. well it was dying no question about that cammon let's just face it anyone with a brain would see that. but now it looks like the bleeding's stopped. There has been alot of players coming back and new players joining in--just in the past month alone I think around 10 previous ls members came back to the game. I think pol did well putting a band-aid on the rmt issue. They made a mistake before: They didn't want to act because it meant losing alot of $$$. well there is hope :) they realized they made a mistake, they apologized, they corrected it, and moved on. (not officially apologized tho lol)

Have a great day, have a great year! see you all next year I hope :)
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hello to all my unicorn server buddies :) and to all our sister linkshells everywhere lol :)

just wanted to say hello, and that i'm on almost my 3rd year in ffxi :p lol. all my characters are level 75 now, i hav 3 crafting guilds almost to 100 :) and this year im planning to level all the armor and weapon crafting guilds to 100. it will be easier now that im almost nearing the end of goldsmithing :)

friends have come and gone, and i'm happy that some have returned to us :) there's some that hav been with me since i was a low level--and they are valued above all else :)

so when will this all end? hmm idk really.. maybe next year. It is true that ffxi will suck ur life away lol. But it is only if you let :)

I wish everyone luck and happiness in your travels :) I wish that we don't lose our sense of adventure and of honor, and to act with decency and respect that our friends on this game deserve.


********* OLD POST : Wed, Aug 24th 6:53 AM 2005 ***********

Edit: OMG! i hav 7 accounts now! lol hahaha

its almost been 2 years now :) im still not there yet tho :( my characters are level 70 now, been slow, been working hard to pay for the bills :p

i chose this party setup as what im gonna take to a party of 75 someday (altho, i still keep having second thoughts on some jobs):

Hum RNG/WAR /THF /RDM /NIN* -Chainspell
Tar WHM/BLM /THF /SMN* -Benediction
Tar BLM/WHM /THF -Manafont
Tar BRD/SMN /THF /RDM -Perfectdodge
Gal PLD/WAR /THF /RDM* -Mightystrikes
Gal DRG/WAR /THF /RDM* -Hundredfists

the asterisks (*) denotes subs that i wanna level when i hav time someday lol. all my characters hav flee, which looks funny when u see it. the RDM subs is for sneaking :) sometimes i split them into 2 groups camping 2 spots, but on some occasions i need to split them 6 different ways with sneak/invis on :(

before u guys criticize my party setup lol :p i chose this coz i wanted a well-balanced, well-rounded, flexible party. a party that can be good for anything, can go anywhere, has alot of overlapping job functions. i really didnt want to specialize into one aspect of the game - in other words.. i just wanted to be as flexible as possible. :)

i gotta say tho, the hardest thing in this game isnt leveling up or quests and whatnot. the hardest thing is keeping a linkshell together throughout all this time. i am still with the best and most honorable people in our server, and its well worth all the hardships :)

as of now, im busy crafting :) crafting crafting and more crafting :) i need new armor lol. ive been spending gil on goldsmithing for a long time, thats why my characters at 70 still wear AF gear hahaha.. most of my accessories and weapons are still level 55-60s lol, heck im still using a stupid level 50 bow hahaha.

im level 72 goldsmithing and most of my other crafts are close to 60 except leathercrafting which is 12 :( but mightystrikes is level 85 cooking, and hundredfists is level 97 woodworking. I'm still thinking of the other 3 crafts i should level - i know 100smithing is a must for me since goldsmithing will be my main thing. maybe alchemy will be my 5th craft so i can make my own potions and stuff.

anyways, sometimes i look at the game and say 'wow they really made a good game'. :) and years after release the graphics and the detail and the plethora of things to do and new areas to go to still makes me say 'wow they really made a good game'.


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I just wanted to see if anyone else out there is as freaky as i am :) I basically control 5 characters with 5 computers on 5 keyboards with 5 accounts all at the same time, using just in-game macros.

Here are my characters that I control together and leveled up all at the same time, that's why i don't need to party...

Advance & Basic Job Sets:
Chainspell - 43RNG/WAR 35RDM/WAR
Mightystrikes - 45PLD/WAR 35WAR/MNK
Hundredfists - 45DRG/WAR 35MNK/WAR
Benediction - 45WHM/BLM 35WHM/BLM
Manafont - 45BLM/WHM 35BLM/WHM

Server: Unicorn
Linkshell: WindurstShell

Believable? Possible? or Lies?
Check out the Unicorn Server and ask who chainspell is.

and yes, i dont hav a life.[pre][/pre]

Edited, Wed Aug 24 07:00:05 2005 by Chainspell

Edited, Fri Jun 2 08:18:40 2006 by Chainspell

Edited, Jun 1st 2007 12:59pm by Chainspell
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#3 May 06 2004 at 1:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow you really make me feel better about my time spent on this game lol. But, kidding aside, If I had the brain power to do that I would too, I just wouldn't be too happy about paying that much but if you have time and money then that is amazing.
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#4 May 06 2004 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
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If you could add a Soulvoice character in there, then I'd be really impressed. lol
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I just wanted to see if anyone else out there is as freaky as i am :) I basically control 5 characters with 5 computers on 5 keyboards with 5 accounts all at the same time, using just in-game macros.


OMG if that is true it is absolutely amazing. You must have amazing Dexterity. Please explain how you pull that off. I'd love to know how you can keep up all at the same time. What happens if you catch agro and need to zone all 5 at once? I assume you have escape? Do u do missions and quests like that too? How do u move around? TELL ME TELL ME!!!!
#6 May 06 2004 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
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I just wanted to see if anyone else out there is as freaky as i am :) I basically control 5 characters with 5 computers on 5 keyboards with 5 accounts all at the same time, using just in-game macros.


OMG if that is true it is absolutely amazing. You must have amazing Dexterity. Please explain how you pull that off. I'd love to know how you can keep up all at the same time. What happens if you catch agro and need to zone all 5 at once? I assume you have escape? Do u do missions and quests like that too? How do u move around? TELL ME TELL ME!!!!


Each party has a Black Mage, so he could use escape. Also, /follow macros would be very help here too.

Still, seems like a large expense ($60+ a month) for the ability to not be social in a MMORPG.

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#7 May 06 2004 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
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That is utterly the most amazing thing I have ever heard in my life. I can't say i believe it until I see it... but on a minor note, nice names^^
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#8 May 06 2004 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
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I have seen it, I believe it. Always been a bit surprised.

Though I've seen PerfectDodge with you as well? Maybe not.

Anyway, that has always seemed costly, but congrats on pulling it off.
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Yes its true he dose run them all and thers two other sets like this I have seen in Wind. One is a group of Miths named affter SC and a set of Female Hums named affter variouse areas tho I have only seen them once hehehe my LS always gets a chucle out of Chain and his one man party.
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#11 May 06 2004 at 2:41 PM Rating: Decent
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It's true. That guy is a one man PT...
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I don't get it, and honestly, that's a bit far fetched. Even if you could possibly pull that off, it rediculous.

A) What's the point of playing?
You never have any interaction between other players

B) You saying you have no life is an understatement.
The extra time all of us spend to make gil/farm etc,
multiplied by 5, is essentially nonstop playing.

C) IMO, a 5 person party just doesn't cut it. I don't see how a
handicapped person could come out on top.

and 4) Ok, so maybe you do this. God help you.

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#13 May 06 2004 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
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This is actually not that hard to do. I have two characters that I play simultaneously. I use the Nostromo N52 game pad to control the second character. The only reason I don't control more is that I don't have enough computers yet. I have been in many parties where the other members havent realized that I was actually playing two characters. The only thing I find odd is that you are not using a KVM for the keyboards and mice.

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#14 May 06 2004 at 3:28 PM Rating: Default
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All I have to say is...


You need to find yourself a girl. Your not a eunich are you?
Or the reason you play so much is you have found a girl and are otherwise incapable of wooing her.


Anyone know what thats from? ^.^
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#15 May 06 2004 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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wow, thats taking alot of your time!
But i assume you have a 6th, initial character that you spent the "noob" days with ;)


i think we have something like that on Ragnarock ...

We call them the "Tuyu Guys"

4 little taru's
Tuyu,Tuyuyu,Tuyuyuyu,Tuyuyuyuyu

All dressed in red taru RSE .... and I'm sure they got /follow all the time ^^

1 of them BLM 75 sub WHM 37 , WHM 75 sub SAM 37 , PLD 39 without sub & a RDM without sub
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#16 May 06 2004 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
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I just wanted to see if anyone else out there is as freaky as i am :) I basically control 5 characters with 5 computers on 5 keyboards with 5 accounts all at the same time, using just in-game macros.


Jeez, I have enough problems with controlling one character at times.

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You need to find yourself a girl. Your not a eunich are you?
Or the reason you play so much is you have found a girl and are otherwise incapable of wooing her.


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#17 May 06 2004 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Soulvoice is actually a mule, and so are..
Meikyoshisui
Astralflow
Bloodweapon
Invincibility
Eagleeyeshot - Sandoria
Familiar - Bastok
Perfectdodge - Jeuno
5 skillchains (Detonation, etc.)
5 areas (Qufim, Aragoneu, etc.)
5 words (Doo, Nottt, Forgett, Yourr, Signett)

They are all level 1

I used to farm wind and fire crystals with Invincibility character set, they are level 8. I could earn 100k a day just going around and around the horutoto ruins with 5 characters. and that was when I was level 20 and using level 1-8 characters. Mobs drop 1-5 crystals each fight - if you have a party of 5.

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im sure he is rich he can camp a lot of nms with a
party. 5 people fishing?
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do you run your own ls? =p
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He's a hacker. I believe that. There just isn't enough time in one's life to do all that! Unless you absolutely spend all your time glued to a computer screen. And don't tell me you started on the NA version with out some type of hacking...that's fkn impossible.
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I don't get it, and honestly, that's a bit far fetched. Even if you could possibly pull that off, it rediculous.

A) What's the point of playing?
You never have any interaction between other players

B) You saying you have no life is an understatement.
The extra time all of us spend to make gil/farm etc,
multiplied by 5, is essentially nonstop playing.

C) IMO, a 5 person party just doesn't cut it. I don't see how a
handicapped person could come out on top.

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A. to hav fun :) it's a challenge controlling 5 characters and that's my idea of fun. Interaction? I bet I have more interaction than u do. I am the founder of our linkshell, I organize missions, quests, and whatnot. I lead whole alliances everytime, I play with another person as my 6th pt member (which everyone likes to be, coz everythings well coordinated and perfectly executed.. yes skillchains with magicbursts are very easy to do, i just think of what SC to do and then execute it, executed perfectly everytime.. and oh yes - the 6th pt member gets all the loot), I have 5 different linkshells, interact with ls leaders, everywhere I go I get /tells (usually talking to 3-5 people at the same time), I powerlevel my linkshell members when im bored. Hmmm Interaction?

B. I just maxed windurst fame for 5 characters, got 5 mea scrolls, 5 Aspir scrolls.

C. People stare and watch as I battle, you're the only one who doesn't get it, coz you havent seen it.

If your intention was to say that I don't have any interaction.
My intention is to clarify it.
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Come back and tell me how you're doing when you try to fit that RDM into the PT after lvl 41 :)
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Thats....

Pretty...


Crazy!
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Still, seems like a large expense ($60+ a month) for the ability to not be social in a MMORPG.


LOL thats pretty funny. No way in **** i would spend more than $14 for my character and 2 mules, I'm just really curious.
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Even though it's an impressive feat in multi-tasking, the next questions need to ask...WHY???

No seriously...WHY???

I only reason I play an online game is to interact with people online. If I play all 5 or lets say 6 people in my party I basically socialize with no one. It's kinda going out on a date with yourself, or throwing a party for you and 4 of your clones. You don't meet anyone new, you don't talk to people you don't interact except with yourself...(shudders at the thought).

You might want to re-evaluate why you play this game and maybe more importantly why you have no life. Honestly, this isn't healthy.

I wouldn't play this game if it wasn't online. I'd go play FFX-2 or go back and play through the old console games when you DID control the whole party. This game is online for a reason. It is online so you can meet new people.
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#26 May 06 2004 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
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you.. YOU!! ****.. I've seen you around, and have a screenshot of your party in windurst.. never thought it was just one person (good fckin job with that!)

it IS possible. he says he uses macros, and he's in control of everything.. it's just **** complicated.

I've seen a group of 3 in Dangruf Wadi quite some time back.. forget their names, but they were similar. All controlled by oner person, and you could kinda tell that..

but your Chainspell group. wow. thanks for the raise in khazam, hope to see you (yeah, that also means all your chars at once) again some time. (/wave)
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Alrighty, a friend and I had just discussed (argued) wheter or not you were a total liar. He thinks you're full it. Honestly, I kind of do too. But hear us out (and prove us wrong if you can). The main issues my friend and I discussed were the feasibility of playing all 5 characters at once, the availablilty of bandwidth, and money and time to play. So let's begin:

I. Feasabilitiy.
A. Chris's (my friend) points. Where is the room to play this? He'd have to run back and forth and find some way to see all the monitors at once and have quick and easy access to the keyboards. Size of the room is also an issue, as well as ventilation, cooling, and power supplies.
B. My response was that a simple setup of one monitor in front (for the whitemage since that is, arguably, the most important job for the party) and two monitors on both the left and the right (maybe mages on the left and fighters on the right) and a swivel chair in the center. The side characters all have an /assist macro with the puller's name in it. Puller goes pull, side people assist and attack and the whm does his thing. Skillchains are simple pushes of macro keys. "/follow" can be used for zones. As for the room and power safety and all, it's a matter of money.

II. Bandwidth
A. No home connection could support it.
B. I wasn't sure about this. I'll admit my friend knows more about networks and such than I do, but I'm fairly sure a cable connection could handle 5 characters. We've played Counter-Strike and Warcraft III with up to three people at his house with DSL. I'm not sure of the bandwidth usage of those two specific games but I'm sure it's comparable (sort of) to FFXI. AFter all, all those games can be run on 56k. Counter-Strike is kinda hard to do because of the twitch factor in the gameplay, but I've done WC3 on 56k just fine. WC3 could have hundreds of little things moving around and 56k kept up fine. I don't really know how online games are coded to handle online play, but I just think it could be done. Only areas of danger to lag are AHs, Qufim, and the outside of Khazam. Most of that was probably graphical lag anyways.

III. Money and Time
A. Dude's gotta be a millionaire (my summary :-P). Where is he doing this? Does he have T1 connection or something?
B. Probably, but unlikely. This is why I think this could be a lie. Money is an issue. 5 computers that can handle FFXI aren't that cheap. And if the cable can't handle 5 games at the same time, neither is a T1 line. Let's say you owned a "Cyberzone" type place dedicated to LAN gaming. Even if you played at work, you still need to work sometimes. So let's say you do work, the time needed to make money for each character to continually be equipped well is insane.

So there it is. I think it's possible but in the end, why would you and if you are actually doing it, how can you afford it? A response would be nice.
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#28 May 06 2004 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
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You my friend, are simply put..insane. Not the bad.." ah bla bla bla whoo" insane but an insane where.... ok you know what, ur that first one :P
And hey if you dont mind paying the greatly increased monthly fee, and dealing with what im guessing is some serious in game stress then merry christmas to you.

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Post worthless without video of you at your computers doing this!!!! :P Seriously, I'd like to see how you can do this....
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I personally think its very possible for all the people who don't believe it. If the guy is rich (in real life), he can easily afford it (i mean look at the people who buy $100k+ cars). If he has the time to play that much, hunting NMs would be extremely easy (just post one character around the spawning zone). Think about it. Lets say for example Leaping Lizzy spawns maybe evey 1.5 hours and you get 200k a drop, and half the time one will get the drop. Say one spends 9 hours (I'm not saying this is average for anyone, but it'd seem like it for him) of play. That person would get 600k in a day. I think that would be plenty for decent equipment for 5 lvl 45s.

Leveling wouldnt be much of a problem either compared he has a static PT that works perfectly. Also, if he lvled his Whm first to the 40s, he could powerlvl his other characters for awhile.

Are you living of inheritance, or an actor? Orare you retired? Heh, I don't see how someone that isn't can play a lot while maintaining a job.

I really know nothing about internet connection, so i have nothing to say there
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#31 May 06 2004 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Still, seems like a large expense ($60+ a month) for the ability to not be social in a MMORPG
, you all say that its a waste of money to have all those chars. Well what about you people that pay +$50 for satelite tv that watch tv all day or just spend money on a hobby? Isn't a game a hobby? Whats wrong with someone doing that?
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C. People stare and watch as I battle, you're the only one who doesn't get it, coz you havent seen it.


LOL this is completely true. Look at the posts guys, there's not a single person who plays on Unicorn who hasn't heard of these chars... I mean, come on, just read all the replies.

I've yet to be invited to be in his groups though. Oh well. ;)

What are some of the frustrating things about this game? #1 on a LOT of high level player lists is wait time to get a group. This guy doesn't have to worry about getting a group if he wants to level, he IS the group.

As a recollection as well, I don't recall seeing him fight in the "mainstream" places (Dunes, Qufim, Kazham) which would quite simply be because there are better places to fight, and he can go there without worrying about a group... Wish I could too... :)
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#33 May 06 2004 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Gratz for pulling this off!

One question though, how is it possible to sneak/invis when walking to an xp zone 0.o If that was me my chars would be getting aggroed left and right ^^
#34 May 06 2004 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
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WingHong,

Personally, I could from a technical standpoint, duplicate what Chainspell is doing. All I'd need is one more computer. And I'm no millionnaire.

I. Room to play. Not a huge issue. Especially if you've got LCDs. Just strategically place them around a desk. Same goes for the keyboards and mice. How do I know? I've got 4 computers in my room. Ventilation and power have been a non-issue.

II. Bandwidth. Complete non-issue if you've got broadband. I've played with 6 people in my home with a 1.5mb/384k dsl connection. Not all on my computers. A couple of them brought theirs over. And now I've got a cable modem with twice the bandwidth.

III. Time and Money. A computer that can handle ff xi is cheap if you build it with ff xi in mind. You don't need a 3GHz processor or a Radeon 9800XT. A 1.5GHz machine with a Radeon 9000 will play the game. Forgetting about the LCDs for a moment, I'd say my computer is worth $600. With a nice LCD, that'd put it at say $1,000 per computer. $5,000 is not much money for someone with a good job and "no life" as the poster said. Time is also not a factor, if all they're doing after work is playing the game.

What I think it really boils down to is multi-tasking ability. I certainly could not do it. I'm simply not that good. 2 at a time, I've done. I don't do it anymore. Can't recommend it. Too stressful. 5 at a time is just scary.
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Yes the bandwidth issue is bunk. This game is designed for dialup modems, they send at 33.6Kbps (56Kbps is only for downloads) at best without any static.

Most dsl is 256Kbps up. Those 5 characters would be using 150Kbps of bandwidth assuming the game is using the full dialup's bandwidth (which it doesnt). As for downloads, that won't be an issue since most dsl will have 1.2Mbps minimum. Cable tends to have even higher speeds for consumer grade connections so it is easy for him to do it on that also.

If you're going to say something isn't possible, you should know what you're talking about. :)
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I have to admit this is very hard to belive and I am quite skeptical....but none the less, WOW!!!! :|
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Amazing. I can handle 3, but I completely lose out at 4. I can't imagine handling 5. Awesome
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multiboxing isnt that hard to belive. ive seen someone play ffxi on three computers at my school. i applauded him and asked him if he needed a hand. he thanked me and said if i wanted to clap, that would be ok. -_- /slap

anyway, i have heard of a lot of people multiboxing, there was a post when i first started coming to this sight about someone who played the whm and the war of a group.

Honestly if he says that he can do this, and there are that many people saying theyve seen them, i belive it.

I dont know if he would want to make up the story, and then go make up a few misc names to log into allakhazam with to validate the story.

he explains how he uses macros the whole time. who doesnt? he has maby more control over them...

and yes, whoever made the post about a few well placed LCD screens is correct. i would get confused sometimes if i was doing that and would probably put stickers on the top of the border stating which character it is, as well as labeling the keyboards.

yes he is the ultimate NM hunter, and could be a fairly decent fisher. partys i can see going well if he doesnt chance IT mobs.. VT and below would be cake for that kinda thing. a voke, a cure, debuf, cure, voke, repeat.

I belive the story, but, you do have people who doubt you. aside from having ANOTHER computer in the room doing a live webcam broadcast, there isnt much of a way to prove it. you could have a video camera going, but, unless you have EVERYTHING in camera view the entire time, people will doubt you. its very difficult to record anything going on on a PC screen, as the refresh rate can be seen through the camera. honestly, in my head, i can visualize you doing this.

Sitting at a desk about 6 feet wide, 5 computer screens on the table, a plastic cover on the floor with a chair that rolls around, wheels oiled up. Labels on the monitors and keyboards with the keyboards all leading to a center area in front of the middle computer. your head constantly turning and scanning each monitor, using the center one to notice exactly what is going on with the other 4, one hand over the far left and mid left keyboard, with your right hand over the far right, mid right, and center keyboards. a quick motion and your war provokes, your whm casts a cure, another motion and your ranger fires a shot, and the drg uses High jump...

Its all quite possible.

You say you dont have a life... my advice, if you can multi task like that, go play Dance Dance Revolution, and use both dance pads. go win a few tournaments. ~_^

Bravo to you. keep up the work. and get us some screenshots ^_^
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WOW...major multi-tasking going on there.

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multi tasking in ffxi isnt hard, well, 5 is quite a bit but i think its possable.
i play FFXI and also play soul calibur II and do fine. (i know thats not 5 but its still multitasking)
(heh i play SCII on extremely hard and go through and beat it with each character every day lol)
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/has a heart attack ...

/t Benediction Hey, I had a heart attack, think you can Raise me at G-6?

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hard to believe, very hard!! =)

but man, if you really pulling this off, its soo **** cool!!

i wish i could see this in action! (RL-see that is ^_^)
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II. Bandwidth
A. No home connection could support it.
B. I wasn't sure about this. I'll admit my friend knows more about networks and such than I do, but I'm fairly sure a cable connection could handle 5 characters. We've played Counter-Strike and Warcraft III with up to three people at his house with DSL. I'm not sure of the bandwidth usage of those two specific games but I'm sure it's comparable (sort of) to FFXI. AFter all, all those games can be run on 56k. Counter-Strike is kinda hard to do because of the twitch factor in the gameplay, but I've done WC3 on 56k just fine. WC3 could have hundreds of little things moving around and 56k kept up fine. I don't really know how online games are coded to handle online play, but I just think it could be done. Only areas of danger to lag are AHs, Qufim, and the outside of Khazam. Most of that was probably graphical lag anyways.


I have a 10mbs fiber optic broadband connection, and 3 mbs is fairly common.

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All I know is Chainspell is a cool guy I got him on a bad day and he chose to b-list me after a discussion but before that instant he does his own thing and does not bother anyone but ya I have seen him EVERYWHERE hehe its pretty crazy to see him tear things up.
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It's not really all *that* farfetched. Me and Pokko used to play a total of 5 characters between the two of us in EQ and he had another comp for browsing. We had this crazy guy in our guild named Tashi that had three "main" characters in our guild (I think Warrior, Druid, and Mage) and by the end he had four (Wizard?). Then I later heard he was playing a full 6 characters. +_+ Anyway, he was quite a handful since we basically had to feed 4 mouths when it was just one guy, hehe.
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That's just... awesome. And scary.

I'm scared. ~_~.
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Plausible? Sure, why not? But a Video of this would be soooo much better. I need to create a character on Unicorn just to see this ; ;
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I'd like to see your setup. Is there anyway you could take a digital pic of your "office" I imagine 4 flat screens stacked in a square formation and a 5th on top or to the side. Just curious...
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Controlling 5 characters COULD mean LOTS of fishing gil. Controlling 5 characters COULD mean LOTS of selling 100,000K for $40 a pop, which means that its not costing him anything to run the game.

I'm betting he could farm a million gil a night or $400 a night. Or $12,000 a month. That easily covers 5 monthly costs, plus the initial investment of the computers.

If that's the case, he's got a job like most of us, which means he's got a girl and she's well taken care of lol.

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#51 May 07 2004 at 10:28 AM Rating: Decent
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That is killer !

Would you mind shareing some of your setup ? For example, I go through a linksys router and it's a serious pain getting disconnected with 1 account, let alone if it were to happen with 5 !

Send some pix of your lab !

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