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Just a story about me returning to FFXIFollow

#1 Jan 30 2008 at 4:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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A few weeks ago I logged in to FFXI after almost a year of not playing. I stopped playing because I kinda lost interest in FFXI. The reason was that I screwed up in doing the Limit break II guest. Had a party with 1 other person who needed the limit break and several higher levels. We went to the Boreal Tiger, the tiger got killed I touched the ??? and ... nothing. I had forgotten to actually activate the quest. Didn't want to bother the people who helped me (I screwed up, not them) so I acted like I got a piece of Frigicite from the three NM's.

But FFXI never really got out of my head so in december 2007 I decided to log in again. I found out there was yet a new expansion (WOTG), I completely missed that. In the year I didn't play I also didn't look at any FFXI related website.
I ordered the expansion, got it and love it, especially because I've always been a casual player.

After two weeks I decided to hang out in Xarcabard (I had activated the Limit break quest prior to stopping). I outpost warped there and went to the Boreal Tiger cave. I really hadn't high hopes on getting the Frigicites but who knows.
I arrived at the cave there was a Japanese party getting ready. I was thinking of asking them if I could join when I got a tell from one of them: {Limit}{Break}{Do you need it?}. Me: {Yes, please}.

So thats how I got my Limit break II after all.

Before stopping I was also doing the (RDM) artifact quests. I already got the sword and Warlock Boots. After the years break I wanted to get the Warlock Gloves. At level 57 I went to Eldieme Necropolis to kill Tomb Mages and Warriors with the help of my Fellowship Friend. I found out (the hard way) I was still just too low level to fight them (somewhat) safely. So I leveled to 58 in Campaign.

I went back and after fighting 10 Tomb Mages/Warriors the key dropped...joy.
Now I had to find a coffer, I decided to camp in the part you get to through Beaucedine Glacier. I fought some Utukku's there (with the help of my fellowship Friend, I wouldn't take the risk of getting KO'd) to kill some time. But no coffer spawn, got a chest key of a Utukku and got 5k from the chest that also spawns near the Coffer. I decided to log in once in a while to look for the coffer. The next day I logged in and there it was, the coffer.

Great, now I had to find a way to kill Dark Spark. I just went to the Castle Zvahl Baileys, used a reraise scroll and got aggro'd by a demon. Killed the demon, another demon who also aggro'd me was killed by a Japanese BST. After that I optimistically started to fight the Dark Spark (again with the help of my Fellowship Friend), the BST lvl 75 was cheering me on. But I didn't do very well and the fact that my computer began to lag badly didn't help either. So I got killed. The Japanese BST finished my fight (while I reraised) and killed Dark Spark. Unfortunally I couldn't get the "shadow flames". The Japanese BST invited me to a party and we started the fight again, now I had more luck and got me my my Warlock Gloves.

I'm now in the process of getting my Warlock Tights, already got my key from a Fallen Major (second kill) and again with the help of my Fellowship Friend.

Currently I'm trying to get the coffer, been camping behind Banishing Gate #3 (thank you WOTG) but no luck so far.

Two things I learned after returning:

1. Japanese people are people too :-)
2. A Fellowship Friend is really usefull.



Edited, Jan 31st 2008 3:12pm by Joxo
#2 Jan 31 2008 at 6:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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Japanese people are people too


Yeah they'll REALLY surprise you when you least expect it.

I was camping Mysticmaker Profblix a few months back to get my wife a Moldy Earring (I logged her in and left her at the entrance). There was a JP taru PLD/SAM (yeah, go figure) there skilling up GS on the Cockatrices while I was camping.

Mysticmaker pops, I get the claim.

Mysticmaker Profblix starts casting Freeze.
Axciom uses Shield Bash (I was ready for him...I thought)
Mysticmaker Profblix casts Freeze.
Axciom takes 1000 points of damage.
Axciom flops over dead.

So I'm laying dead wondering how the **** the shield bash stun didn't proc (post update, supposedly guaranteed stun) and I'm sure that the JP pld is gonna take my MM. Amazingly enough, he comes over, raises me, and throws up his flag. I invite him and proceed to slaughter MM. Moldy earring drops!

Moral of the story is, you're right, and I know they can be difficult, but man they'll really surprise you sometimes.
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#3 Jan 31 2008 at 1:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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I've never had problems with JP. Just wtf over the, "Wow this JP just helped me they are people too!", suprise. I meet more English speakers that will ***** you over in a heartbeat then JP.
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#4 Jan 31 2008 at 2:45 PM Rating: Good
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I've never had problems with JP. Just wtf over the, "Wow this JP just helped me they are people too!", suprise. I meet more English speakers that will ***** you over in a heartbeat then JP.


Just relax, I did put a smiley on purpose after that sentence.


Edited, Feb 1st 2008 12:02am by Joxo
#5 Jan 31 2008 at 3:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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Have you found the coffer yet?

If you havn't by tomorrow give me a /tell ingame and I'll come lend a hand if I'm free at the time.

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I've never had problems with JP. Just wtf over the, "Wow this JP just helped me they are people too!", suprise. I meet more English speakers that will ***** you over in a heartbeat then JP.


Sog....

Get back in the those mines galka....forums arent for you...

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#6 Feb 01 2008 at 4:15 AM Rating: Good
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Have you found the coffer yet?

If you havn't by tomorrow give me a /tell ingame and I'll come lend a hand if I'm free at the time.


No I haven't found the coffer yet. Been logging in once in a while but I guess since WOTG got released most of the people are looking behind Banishing Gate #3.
Gonna try to get behind Banishing Gate #2 because I suspect that the coffer is there most of the times now (while everybody looks at #3).

Anyway thanks for your offer Anello. The upcoming week I wont be online very often because in this part of The Netherlands we'll be celebrating Carnival. There will be lots of partying in real life ;-).



Edited, Feb 1st 2008 1:17pm by Joxo
#7 Feb 01 2008 at 5:34 PM Rating: Good
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I didn't see the smilely. I just visually filter characters out of habit. It wasn't part of the acctual statement.

Anello....I will dlvl you, that I promise you gimpnin.
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#8 Feb 03 2008 at 2:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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Awesome :] glad you got help... just hit me up if you ever need help with endgame stuff :]

im always willing to make new friends :]


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dont ask for gil thou.. hate beggers :]

Edited, Feb 3rd 2008 2:44am by holyvagabond
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#9 Feb 05 2008 at 5:04 AM Rating: Good
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Thanks for the offer holyvagabond.

Good news, I've found my coffer (and my warlock tights). In the past couple of days I only logged in occasionally to look a couple of minutes for the coffer, I maybe logged in 4 or 5 times.
And just a half hour ago I logged in walked to the spot near gate #3 and there it was, the coffer. Got me my tights, aggro'd the Wraith near the coffer and warped away Smiley: lol
#10 Feb 14 2008 at 7:40 AM Rating: Good
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JPs are really cool actually. I have a similar story myself.

When I was lvl 58 Nin on my new char (Frab), I was trying to get my AF Body piece. It was an NM fight in the jungle, but I didn't get any help for it. So I decided to try to do it myself, and I grabbed both Frabaut and Frab and tried to dual box my 2 chars for the fight.

Anyway, It was a complete failure. I took my ninja and popped the nm right by the zone to Den of Rancor, but that **** NM was just too much for me to handle. I was lvl 61 blue mage on Frabaut and 58 Ninja on Frab. I tried for about 30 mins of zoning out, zoning in and every time it would get me with hundred fists.

So I was about to give up. I warped Frabaut back to Jeuno and logged him out. I was gonna run up to the NM and 2hr it so that I could warp with my Ninja on Frab, when right before I get to the NM, a 75 JP thief comes running by and agro's the NM.

She says "NM", I said, "(Invite to Join Party)(Can I have it?)". She puts up her party flag, and I join the party. I said, "(Ninja)(Artifact)(Armor)(Notorious Monster)". She says, (I see) lol.

Anyway, she goes on to kill the NM and I was able to finish my quest for my AF body. I was shocked and VERY lucky to get my nin af.

So yeah, they are pretty cool. The ones that put up seacoms about Jp pts only are a bit annoying, but otherwise, they really are cool people lol.

Edited, Feb 14th 2008 10:42am by Frabaut
#11 Feb 14 2008 at 7:44 AM Rating: Good
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Some put JP Party only because they rather not sit wondering what is being said. Not all some have a bad stigma with NA players.
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#12 Feb 14 2008 at 11:40 AM Rating: Good
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dont ask for gil thou.. hate beggers :]


CAN I HAVEZ TEH GILZ PLEESE?!?!?!

I NEEDZ BAITZ 4 MININ MAH FISH!
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