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#1 Jun 10 2004 at 7:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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You know you've been a pld too long when...

- you know exactly how long 30 seconds is without having to actually count.
- you hit the provoke macro upon engaging someone in Ballista.
- you cannot understand what is so scary about having red hp.
- you have mysteriously grown addicted to the colour white.
- you have mastered the art of engaging, provoking and flashing a mob within 1/100th of a second.
- any other job has too little defense for your taste.
- you feel natural getting hit when you draw aggro while levelling your blm.
- you've become used to seeing a rdm farm faster than you do.
- intimidating an undead creature gives you an inexplicable surge of delight.
- tanking 3 mobs at 30 hp while the blm casts escape feels fun.
- you feel sad whenever you don't die in dynamis.
- you start getting depressed if a mage dies before you do.
- you fall in love with the rdm in your party.
- the Rampart/Savage Blade animation sends shivers down your spine.
- you walk in dark places and gleefully note how well you show up in them in your AF.
- you walk in Valkurm and and revel in the fact that you almost match the sand.
- the sound of your armour when it clinks on hard surfaces is music to the ears.
- you spend time in your moghouse just walking around admiring your armour.
- anything with VIT or Enmity beside a large number makes you start grinning :DDDDD
- you /salute a fellow paladin friend and neither of you think it's corny.
- you feel like buying the Ritter Shield just for that 'big shield+paladin' goodness.
- and you have a Koenig/Kaiser Shield.
- you level pld to 75 and feel like levelling it all over again on your mule.
- you used Holy Circle while levelling in Valkurm just to show you were a paladin.
- you cried in happiness upon holding off your first Benediction without using Invincible.

I'm bored. *'-')/ Feel free to add more.

Edited, Thu Jun 10 08:58:27 2004 by Whren
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you know you've been a pld too long when:

-more than half of these ideas makes you laugh aloud
-hitting for over 100 makes you feel special
-you turn autorun off in town to look more important
-death stories bring up a good laugh


/cry sorry I think I'm more bored than you =/
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#3 Jun 10 2004 at 8:16 AM Rating: Good
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- you cried in happiness upon holding off your first Benediction without using Invincible.

O.O

just did that last night, whm zone'd ... Banshee was still quite taken with me

^^

Must be the tail

Coming from playing thief I found it very amusing to be able to tackle decent's in the Dunes (even 2-3 right after each other).

Nice post!
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- you get mad if you have full HP for more than a second
- you cast Holy just because you have full MP and don't want MP regen to go to waste
- you know that you should let the mob eat up some shadows off the other melee, but you're embarassed that someone might see this and think you can't hold hate
- you know that you should wear Beak Jerkin +1 at level 58, but refuse to be seen in lizard armor
- you throw up Defender out of habit even while farming a Too Weak mob
- you yell at the WHM for casting Flash
- you try to Shield Bash your BLM when he starts casting Ancient Magic
- you equip sword and shield while leveling NIN
- you try to cover your mage when you're both waiting at home point and a Galka comes running up to get signet
- or you try to Flash him
- you're mad that your new Diamond Shield not only doesn't sparkle, but it looks just like your cheap old shield
- you stand up and flex after the THF tricks Dancing Edge onto the RNG after Sidewinder and the mob is still hitting you
#5 Jun 10 2004 at 10:28 AM Rating: Good
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You know you've been a pld too long when...

- You forget that there are other sub jobs then a WAR.
- You eat nothing but Seafood.
- You have never partied with a Ninja.
- You wanna cry when you see people with out of date armor.
- You check the PLD job boards on Allakhazam at least once a day
- You make a list of ways you know you have played a PLD to long.

=P

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#6 Jun 10 2004 at 11:25 AM Rating: Good
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This made my day, brilliant.

Edit: Thanks to all the paladins who gave their life to save me. /bow

Edited, Thu Jun 10 12:26:39 2004 by Tiruriru
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#7 Jun 10 2004 at 11:27 AM Rating: Good
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Quote:
- you used Holy Circle while levelling in Valkurm just to show you were a paladin.
- you cried in happiness upon holding off your first Benediction without using Invincible.


Guilty as charged! ^_^
#8 Jun 10 2004 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
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-When you die just to show off your brave :)))))))))))
-When you run into Ifrit's Cauldron when level 20 because you think your godly
-When you try to be the main healer^^
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#9 Jun 10 2004 at 11:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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- You're sad that the monster hasn't hit you for enough damage to cast one of your cure spells.

This thread makes me smile :)
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#10 Jun 10 2004 at 11:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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You know you've been a pld too long when...

You have a spreadsheet of all armor combinations from your lvl to 75 to compare Defense vs. Vitality gains. - Guilty

You check your equipment after using a job ability/food/protect to see what your def gain was. - Guilty

When you find yourself emoting that you provoke a player character off a friend when they are bothering them.

When you are lvl 61 and still go to Qufim on occasion to kill wights and banshees to show off your sweet AF armor - Guilty



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- You're farming mobs 30 levels lower then you, but still Check every single one "just in case".. ;D
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#12 Jun 10 2004 at 1:53 PM Rating: Good
- You find yourself using provoke every 30 seconds... while farming...
- You've made macros to explain how your party should react to the 'Cover' ability
- You've ever told your puller "Pull whatever you want, I'll tank it."
- You use Paladin as your subjob when you have to level Warrior, what other job would you use?!?
- You look fondly on your White Mage days as training for Paladin

Edited, Thu Jun 10 15:13:46 2004 by sarlos
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#13 Jun 10 2004 at 2:30 PM Rating: Good
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-You have a Tsar's Egg so you can sub Nin and use Utsusemi
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Haha...guilty on every single one of those... =)
#15 Jun 10 2004 at 2:37 PM Rating: Good
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Great thread
Im guilty on about 95% of everything listed, lol

You know you have been a pld too long when you go and stand guard along some
random wall or entrance of a town when you need to go afk
#16 Jun 10 2004 at 2:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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-you switch your subjob while farming and wonder for 5 minutes of spamming your voke macro why it doesnt work
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lol I did cry in happiness when I held the hate of benediction without 2h :) it was in the dunes.

I DO use holy circle in the dunes to show im a Paladin :)

that is so true it brings a tear to my eye ;_;



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#18 Jun 10 2004 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
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you're mad that your new Diamond Shield not only doesn't sparkle, but it looks just like your cheap old shield


So true... D=<

oh well, Koenig will change that =)
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#19 Jun 10 2004 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
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if you walk around with Earth Staff equipped just because you like the way it looks..

you always carry 2 sets of armor and 2 swords, and 5 other weapons...

you buy a new shield/armor/weapon and put it in you bazaar for 99,999,999 just so ppl know you have it for the next lvl....

you refuse to lvl unless you have a stack of Steamed Crab....

you run to town, sub whm, and run to qufim so you can raise ppl and look cool in your AF while doing it....

you run around valkurm or qufim playing "Hero" saving ppl.
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#20 Jun 10 2004 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
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-You invite a bard and a whitemage into your party, eat your best food, use defender, just to see how high you can get your defense. Then say thanks and log for the night - guilty
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#21 Jun 10 2004 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
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You tell your LS your going fishing on the boat and you forget your fishing rod just so you can fight pirates...

You lvl your whm in kazam just so you can run to nomad moogle and change to PLD/WRRto kill the gob trains and here your PT say OOOOO look at his HP

You try to take out a mob of Crawlers at zone of CN even tho it will kill you for it would be a shame not to try
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#22 Jun 10 2004 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
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-_-" but but but I'm only lvl 52................. hehehe man all these are so true..... I checked my def last night when I did protect III +food + sentinel + defender 501 ^.^

Ok let me try add on,

-You'll want to keep your Kite Shield for sentimental value, and if you sold it off some time ago you'll want to buy 1 back for keeps sake :P

-You always end up standing in the frontline with the melee when leveling your mage and go "Wait I'm not PLD -.-" "

- When you're leveling WHM you're standing there after the battle instead of healing expecting refresh to be cast on you

-You know all the equipment that is good for a Paladin like the back of your hands

-Go "Now that's a fellow Paladin" without checking his job and level, just by looking at the pixels on screen you know it :P

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Not just the 1st time you pull off Benidiction without 2 hr :P
I'm happy everytime, ask Arislan and it was just 2 Cure III on him ^_^.... Oppps there I go again :P






Edited, Thu Jun 10 22:59:33 2004 by Militades

Edited, Thu Jun 10 23:03:08 2004 by Militades
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- stand in the middle of the melee. Not to the left or right of them..jus to feel like your the strongest one :)..idk maybe thats jus me lol

- had to teach EVERY paladin in your parties, when leveling your subs in the dunes how to tank PROPERLY

- flip out when the white mage is cure happy and doesnt leave you space to cure yourself to hold aggro

- have to tell all the n00bs you party with, what job and level you are jus to show off.






Edited, Thu Jun 10 23:35:34 2004 by Caos
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#24 Jun 10 2004 at 10:46 PM Rating: Decent
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been a pld too long??!?!?!?! never!

well, i'm still young so maybe my mind will be changed later


-when leveling your whm, you cure3 w/o fear, until you realize you're getting hit for lots of dmg ^^

-when playing blm, and something agros, you blast as much hate as you can and die while trying to zone the mob for your pt's safety ^^

-when your actually happy about a death b/c noone could pull it off you ^^

(this next one is bad but today midgardsormr had only pld's my age seeking, no dmg dealers of any sort, 4 pld's plus me seeking, twas very odd, so 2 pld's in pt was unavoidable)

-when you enjoy winning hate wars w/ a 2nd pld in your pt (or a war who thinks he can outtank you for that matter ^^)



omg, the voke one i'm guilty of all the time (ALL OF THE TIME) [when pld/thf try to voke many time before realizing why it's not working]


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-when you enjoy winning hate wars w/ a 2nd pld in your pt (or a war who thinks he can outtank you for that matter ^^)


Guilty of this with a 2nd PLD, a WAR, and a NIN. Booyah! \(^_^)/
#26 Jun 11 2004 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
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party with a nin, let him build hate for a few, then voke once and pull the mob off him :)

when lvling a sub you voke a mob off pt member while yor hp is red and his just dropped into yellow.

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OMG, I am *so* guilty of the "trying to voke while not subbing war". I almost rebooted my computer once, while subbing /whm for sneak/invis on a quest, because I thought the control key was broken or something...

Awesome post ^^

hehe, my own personal one:
-you obsessively wish Shield Bash was ready for use again in 50 seconds, instead of 5 minutes.
I don't know why, I just love that ability...
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I have never laughed out loud from a post... and it sucked because i am sneak reading at work... amazing...simply amazing and i am sooo guilty as charged /em salute lol
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#29 Jun 11 2004 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Haha, first time I have read this thread. It made me laugh because I am guilty as charged on almost everything listed. I'm just glad that I'm not the only one doing it ^^. Just standing in your mog house circling around yourself checking yourself out in your armor...lol. This is great and for anyone who's leveled paladin to a decent level can understand this. Great posts everyone. It made my afternoon.
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#30 Jun 11 2004 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Not yet guilty of most, but by Altana I will be charged with every single one of them Especially:

Quote:


- you used Holy Circle while levelling in Valkurm just to show you were a paladin.
- you cried in happiness upon holding off your first Benediction without using Invincible.

When you are lvl 61 and still go to Qufim on occasion to kill wights and banshees to show off your sweet AF armor

you run around valkurm or qufim playing "Hero" saving ppl.

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LOL quilty of most all of these. The only ones im not quilty of are the ones that are too high for me.

- Invincablity is a reason to run around laughing at death!!!

- I feel left out when not dieing ATLEAST once a day!!!

- When you see a train of high lvl mobs and you engage them for fun!!!!

- Death might be a hit to the EXP but its **** fun!!!!

Edited, Fri Jun 11 20:37:48 2004 by Theevilhero
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#32 Jun 11 2004 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
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-a goblin throws three bombs in a row, and you think it's your fault somebody died.
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- Buy armor 5-10 levels in advance
- Dont join any xp parties until you have the best armor at your level
- Use a really out-dated sword (at lower lvls of couse; like a fire sword till lvl 34 hehe)
- Walk slowly in towns to show off your "l33tn3ss"
- Sit at low level zone lines just to kill any trains.
- laugh when you can hold aggro from a 1130 damage MB
- laugh when you see other PLDs with out-dated armor (10-15 lvls out dated)
- Cant stand to be any other job but a Paladin (such as lvling thf)

Edited, Sat Jun 12 12:46:52 2004 by kissthecook
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Quote:
- Buy armor 5-10 levels in advance
- Dont join any xp parties until you have the best armor at your level
- Use a really out-dated sword
- Walk slowly in towns to show off your "l33tn3ss"
- Sit at low level zone lines just to kill any trains.
- laugh when you can hold aggro from a 1130 damage MB
- laugh when you see other PLDs with out-dated armor (10-15 lvls out dated)
- Cant stand to be any other job but a Paladin (such as lvling thf)


Guilty of ALL except the sword one. And switch the town one to the dunes.
#35 Jun 12 2004 at 3:29 AM Rating: Decent
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ya, you dont want to use an outdated sword, thats almost as bad as outdated armor.... almost... TM espadon at lvl 50, Gluttony at 57, espadon/espadon+1 at 66, if you cant afford gluttony there are some other good swords to choose from.


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#36 Jun 12 2004 at 7:09 AM Rating: Decent
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- You've said to your party, "dude, I'm invincible, stop trying to get hate and zone **** it." after using your 2 hour
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- you try to cover your mage when you're both waiting at home point and a Galka comes running up to get signet


I wonder how many people caught the hilarity of that one! ^^
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#38 Jun 12 2004 at 11:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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Oh.. hey ^^/ I'm STILL going to Qufim at 75 in Adaman and killed wights and banshees to show off. The thrill never really dies >:D
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I'm so glad that the thrill never dies at 75.


You know you've been a pld too long when...

- you fight with a full bladder from drinking all of that juice


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#40 Jun 12 2004 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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hehe that's sooo funny, i have one but i don't know if anyone else has done this.

You level a ranger to 20 and use your 2 hour on a level one mob just to see what dealing high ammounts of damage is like.

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you know you've been a pld too long when...

-your camping near a spawn point where a mob will link so you automatically move the mob your fighting away from it seconds before it spawns.
-train every wight in qufim and let them pound on you untill the morning so no others will spawn and endanger anyone.
-willfully tank the mob your pt is fighting and that of a pt that called for help.
-constantly check the AH every time you pass to see if there is some "jewel" of an item you passed over that will improve tanking.
-you wish you could de-lvl back to 1 and start over because you enjoy the job so much.
-willfully forfit sleep to make sure that you will have everything you need for the next day of saving lives.

hmm...

-you know when you've been a paladin too long when... no.. no i cant "be a pld for too long" i love the job too much
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#42 Jun 12 2004 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
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my newest one after partying in garliage is:

- While waiting for the party to heal after a zone you tell the thf to trick off you onto a mob and zone because getting beat up is "just plain fun"
#43 Jun 12 2004 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Quote:
- you used Holy Circle while levelling in Valkurm just to show you were a paladin.

I remember when I did that. I thought I was cool.

Quote:
- flip out when the white mage is cure happy and doesnt leave you space to cure yourself to hold aggro

I HATE that. Find myself telling lots of WHMs "Leave me some room to cure myself. But try not to let me die." lol...

This is my first post, btw. Been reading this thread for a while in order to become a better Paladin. :D
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#44 Jun 13 2004 at 1:48 AM Rating: Decent
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you know you've been a paladin too long when:

-you hang by town shooting stuff with your lvl 40 alt because you do more damage than your paladin
-you notice how nicely the Gluttony sword matches the red ornate in your AF
-you upgrade armor first on your damage dealing alt
-you know at least half of the renkei chart that involves a thief fuidama weapon skill
-you are chatting in /tell with every paladin you group with at one time or another
-you level your warrior sub with a shield and sword cause all other weapons are low skill.
-playing ninja feels like a crime
-you have vit rings as a mage *(joke)
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you are lvling a sub and you get 3 /tells asking you to come and pt with your pld :)

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#46 Jun 13 2004 at 10:37 AM Rating: Good
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A few new ones:

You know you've been a pld too long when..
..you can tank and eat lunch at the same time.
..you can tank at 5am in the morning with eyes half-closed.
..you can tank even when you haven't exped in 2 months <--

Apparently I haven't forgotten all my stuff. (*'-')b
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...when you are leveling your Monk and after seeing the tank lose hate 4 times in one fight you tell them to let you tank. You pop a fish mithka (which you always seem to have for some reason) and hold hate the entire fight. "He works."
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#48 Jun 14 2004 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Hehe, good posts guys...
I only thought of a few, but I'll update post if I think of more...

-You have 'Altana' mentioned in at least one of your macros.
-You'll be damned if you let anyone zone after you... including the paladin from the party that just called for help.
-You have more than 4 beds in your mog house.
-You go to out to eat and subconciously order seafood because it 'enhances your defense'.

Edits- Added more lines.
Edited, Tue Jun 15 10:46:26 2004 by Ryunoire

Edited, Thu Jun 17 16:36:34 2004 by Ryunoire
#49 Jun 14 2004 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
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--You sneak onto these boards at least once a day during work to see if you can absorb any more good tips on tanking

--While waiting for a pt in Yhoator jungle you voke the gob trains off other players so they can zone safely

--every PLD in AF you pass makes you stop and stare (sniff ; ; not high enough for my AF yet)

--(already been said but..) you get immense enjoyment out of watching wars/nins try to pull the mob off you when you hit red hp ^^
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#50 Jun 21 2004 at 11:14 AM Rating: Good
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When you purposely run into the largest train at a zone you can find and hit your 2hr. Then stand there for 25 seconds and zone only to check your log to see how many times you got hit and DIDN'T die.

I did this in Citahell with a HUGE train of assorted bats. I think I counted around 40 hits or so. I want to say it was more.
#51 Jun 21 2004 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
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You have a spreadsheet of all armor combinations from you lvl to 75 to compare Defense vs. Vitality gains


*cough* Can I get that spreadsheet?^^

Edited, Mon Jun 21 12:37:53 2004 by ArnwulftheBrave

Edited, Mon Jun 21 12:39:05 2004 by ArnwulftheBrave
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