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#1 Aug 02 2005 at 7:46 PM Rating: Good
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Hello brothers and sisters of Cerberus.
As some of you might or might not know
I have retired from FFXI in persuit of a
real life and education and all manner of other things.
But I feel as if I should offer up one final thing
that might help some of you in your gaming.

First some final words.
Always remember each and every one of you was once
a new player, you didnt like it when people talked
down to you then so never let yourself be
the one to talk down to another player.

Never ever stereotype anyone
it might be popular to let racial slurs
or jabs and jokes about another persons sexual
preferance especialy in Pts or on your linkshell
you never know who might be behind that screen name,
possibly a friend you may have accidently offended
or hurt.

Remember your actions and reactions will influence your
reputation and misdeeds or offensive words
are not as easily forgoten as good deeds are.
In short the man or woman you make angry today
might be the one your asking for help in a week.

This is a game, something fun don't ever forget that.
If you start playing more out of habbit than for enjoyment
it might be time for you to think about a change.
(no I am not advocating everyone quit FFXI)

And probobly the thing that will make most all who
read this hate me the most.
Not all of the Gilsellers are bad people.
Now... before you light your torches and start sharpening
the pitchforks listen.
When I started farming things like NM's and monsters
that dropped super nice things like the Archers Ring
I started to study Chinese I grabbed some books
and pieced together sentances like a tourist would do
and I also learned a lot about the people that do this job.

First off like I said they are not all bad people, in fact
all of them HATE their job.
There is simply nothing much else they can do
for a living where they are and with the level of
education they have.

Think about it.. Most are paid .25 (american)
an hour. (bringing in a whooping 20$ U.S. per week)
(yea that is like dinner out at any resturaunt for one)
you have no linkshell of good friends like we do.
Constantly people type the most horrible angry things
at you that you might not even understand all the way
and on top of that your MPKed all the time...
I think that would make **** near all of us bitter.
I got to know a lot of them and if you get the chance
you all might want to try to get to know them as well.
Who knows you might *gasp* grow to like them.

For reasons of business I persoanly recomend all you
crafters do so in particular. The miners and loggers
and harvesters to be exact.
Most of the Gilsellers that work those areas
are very shrewd (sp?) traders. Most would be content
to take under AH prices for thier wares just to open
up space in thier bag.
Basicly if you need a certian ore or wood
go to where they are all working and with the smallest
amount of Chinese you can cut killer deals and save a lot.

Ok... this is where you would normaly stop reading right..
Well I beg you to give me just a bit more time.
In my 2 years in FFXI I searched the web for all
manner of information I have them still in my web list.

*Links*

Works like this
link
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what its about/for


http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/
This is your FFXI Bible!

http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/index.shtml
This is the official site. Updates and info!

http://www.geocities.com/draconislinkshell/
This is my old linkshell site
There are links or all kinds here as well as
some unusual stuff I dont know how long it will remain
since I handed over admin rights to a friend.

http://mysterytour.web.infoseek.co.jp/ffxi/us/
Mysterytour TONS of good information
charts and tables maps you name it.

http://www.titanictus.com/tools/guild/
This is for all you crafters a HUGE crafting site.
They also have it figured out what your guild will be
asking for sometimes days in advance
as well as detailed formulas for crafting.

http://ffxi-atlas.com/
Maps... LOTS of maps comes with loaded and UPDATED
NM spawns, Mining Points, Logging Points
and detailed info about ALL areas. (and printable)

http://www.pyogenes.com/v2.html
TIMER!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everything is on a schedual and its all on this
page!

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=1096838303937842675&num=150
Want to know where to hunt for your level to
make the most of the EXP grind? look here.

http://ffxi.cannotlinkto/
Its like a Mini-Alla SOOOO much to look at!
All you HNM guys will love this
Full Abj. listing

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=1109993373448827511&num=19
Some simple Chinese that might help you

http://homepage2.nifty.com/killerqueen/ffxi/ff11c_o_s.html
FFXI Cosplay.. I found it somewhere ...costumes are neat.

http://home.comcast.net/~firebirdjim/ffxi/food.htm#Other%20seafood%20dishes
^^^^^^ FOOD LINK! might be outdated I have no idea.

http://www.ffxiparty.com/
This is a weird little way of requesting help and building
Pts... Never used it to get help myself but I helped
a fair amount of people that posted there from Cerberus

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=1092035089138119094&num=32
*Information on how to speak Japanese* funny not serious.

http://www.cafepress.com/ffxi_ifrit
Finaly what you have all wanted... FFXI clothing.
I sent the baby creeper that said {Tarutaru}
to a linkshell mate that became a father not long ago ^_^
(Hi Brodyman)

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/db/poster.html?user=375865
postings by GrumpyWookie ! Great fun to read

http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/final_fantasy_xi_history.txt
History of Vana'diel I have no idea how compleet this is
since I have not done everything there is to do.

http://tomy951.hp.infoseek.co.jp/index.htm
These are character mods.. you wana look diffrent only to you
this is where you go.

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=38&mid=1117644121950352583&num=7
Links links and more links some I have posted above some
are not.

http://www.killingifrit.com/index.php
Killingifrit

http://www.ffxiplayers.com/cpg1.2.1_standalone/index.php
FFXIplayers
Where you can check out the people you think you know!

http://www.anythingbutthat.com/felix/
windurst irregular press
Read it all of it and love it.

http://www.olganon.org/index.htm
On-Line Gamers Anonymous
Don't make fun some people realy might need this.

Well I am finaly finished I spent a lot of time in the
game but its time for me to walk away and never
log on again.
I went outside today with all of my FFXI Cd's and
the CoP expansion layed them all on the sidewalk
and took a hammer to each and every one
untill they were all broken shards the biggest no
larger than a quarter and then took the shreder to my
CD keys for all of them.

I have made from the time I left the game untill now.
I have made many friends and when all was said and done
I made an online fortune and if I may brag a bit
was one of the best Paladins for my level.
If any Paladin or just any player wants to
pick my brain for any number of the usefull things
floating around in there feel free to PM me

I dont think there is much more to say than that..
feel free to Pm me or post your opinions.
If I am friends with you in the game and you wish to stay in touch please PM me and we can swap out E-mail addy's
Goodbye my friends and Online family.


Edited, Thu Sep 15 17:08:39 2005 by Pikko
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Pharnum *Cerberus* 69Pld/36War
Retired 06/30/2005

"Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate,
that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength;
that its pangs and toils are not beyond (our) endurance.
As long as we have faith in our own cause
and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us."
--adapted from a quote by Winston Churchill
#2 Aug 03 2005 at 2:04 AM Rating: Excellent
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Excellent post. I'm sorry to hear you'll be leaving us, though. Take care in all you do.

Administrators - sticky this.
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I was you once. Welcome, you freakin' nutjob!!! We will add your distinctiveness to our pwn.

Nothing good can come of this. <.<;
#3 Aug 03 2005 at 5:04 AM Rating: Excellent
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Great Posting. Sorry to hear you leave >< Good Luck with everything else you do ^^
#4 Aug 03 2005 at 10:02 AM Rating: Good
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You were a good player man,

but did you have to smash everthing with a hammer....?

jk

peace, and your post is bookmarked on my comp dude.

out.

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#5 Aug 03 2005 at 10:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm going to miss you. ;; But thanks for leaving us with all your insights. :)
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#6 Aug 03 2005 at 10:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Take care Pharnum, and good luck with everything in the real world!

I’m glad that I had the opportunity to meet you in-game. We had a lot of good times with our SP. I think that you still have my e-mail. If so keep, in touch. If not, PM me, and I’ll get it to you.
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#7 Aug 03 2005 at 10:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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i had fun bashing cd's with you phar. i'd say in game most memorable moment regarding your skills as a paladin would have to be when you were 67, and the rest of our SP was around 69-70, and you tanked those dragons for us in kuftal tunnel. i don't think i've ever seen another paladin tank those dragons that effectively, even at the level where they are supposed to be tanking those things.... lol. well, farewell to your gaming self, and i'll see you ... in a few minutes... lol, guess that's the way it goes when your roomates eh? >.>
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#8 Aug 03 2005 at 10:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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You two were some of the best people I've met in this game, take care out there.
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#9 Aug 03 2005 at 2:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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hammering the cds into the sidewalk? O.o

little overdramatic.. i would have just used a grenade. gets it done quicker^^

good luck
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#10 Aug 03 2005 at 10:11 PM Rating: Good
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Thank you all for your most heartfelt goodbyes ^_^
I wish I could take all of you from the game with me
but I dont think that would work.
But.....*thinks* nah I probobly shouldnt ^_^
if your intrested in keeping in touch with me PM
me and I will pass on my email addy and we
can take it from there.
I do hope that everyone directs thier friends and
linkshell mates to this post as the information within
served me very very well for almost 2yrs of the game.
And I am also avalible via PM to pass
on tanking or farming tips and the like
oh and since it is the thing to do

BUMP
couldn't resist ^_^
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Pharnum *Cerberus* 69Pld/36War
Retired 06/30/2005

"Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate,
that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength;
that its pangs and toils are not beyond (our) endurance.
As long as we have faith in our own cause
and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us."
--adapted from a quote by Winston Churchill
#11 Aug 04 2005 at 3:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hey man sorry I never got to play with you all that much, But you were an awsome person in game. Hope our paths will cross again sometime, and Good luck to you in the real world!!! Just to let you know i never got rid of my account =P Take care dude!!!!
- Steevo

Edited, Thu Aug 4 04:40:44 2005 by StevoG
#12 Aug 07 2005 at 12:01 AM Rating: Good
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Bump, with a second request to Administration to sticky this thread.
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I was you once. Welcome, you freakin' nutjob!!! We will add your distinctiveness to our pwn.

Nothing good can come of this. <.<;
#13 Aug 07 2005 at 9:10 AM Rating: Good
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yay for people bumping the thread ^_^
and double yay fo people asking in messages for stickyness ^_^
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Pharnum *Cerberus* 69Pld/36War
Retired 06/30/2005

"Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate,
that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength;
that its pangs and toils are not beyond (our) endurance.
As long as we have faith in our own cause
and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us."
--adapted from a quote by Winston Churchill
#14 Aug 07 2005 at 1:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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I only just found this through the main Forum but I wish you good luck in all you do; yet another great player leaving
#15 Aug 10 2005 at 7:00 PM Rating: Good
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Hey Phar and Morn, probably didn't expect me to be posting here huh? x.x Anyway, just saying bye >.> made an account on this site just to post to this, hope you guys see it, have fun in the real world... wait.. there's a real world?! IT CAN'T BE TRUE! Well, good luck out... there, maybe when the uber RDM and PLD leave, they can give a SAM a chance x.x yeah, right.
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#16 Aug 11 2005 at 5:42 PM Rating: Good
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Stiiiiiiiiiiiiiickyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
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Bijou, to me, wrote:
I was you once. Welcome, you freakin' nutjob!!! We will add your distinctiveness to our pwn.

Nothing good can come of this. <.<;
#17 Aug 11 2005 at 11:18 PM Rating: Good
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yes... sticky good >.>
burried thread... not good
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Pharnum *Cerberus* 69Pld/36War
Retired 06/30/2005

"Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate,
that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength;
that its pangs and toils are not beyond (our) endurance.
As long as we have faith in our own cause
and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us."
--adapted from a quote by Winston Churchill
#18 Aug 15 2005 at 3:48 AM Rating: Good
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Agreed. Please, if anyone knows how to apply to Admin for a sticky, PM me. I'd be glad to lead the sticky-the-thread effort... if I knew how to do more than just post "sticky sticky sticky."
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Bijou, to me, wrote:
I was you once. Welcome, you freakin' nutjob!!! We will add your distinctiveness to our pwn.

Nothing good can come of this. <.<;
#19 Aug 15 2005 at 6:30 AM Rating: Excellent
Bah just when I came back and Mack supposedly left for WoW...
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#20 Aug 22 2005 at 11:03 AM Rating: Good
Pharnum,
I've just come back from having a couple of months off myself. Sorry to hear you quit :(

I will miss you in game. Hope you get withdrawals and come back. ^^

Good luck
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#21 Aug 24 2005 at 12:59 PM Rating: Good
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Hey Phar I only knew you a lil bit but you seemed like a really great guy and it'sa shame ya had to go but you had your reasons which i respect. I agree with you to the fact not all gilsellers are bad, **** i have no problems with gilsellers as long as they aren't mpking gilsellers which sadly the Flying LS(or Huixiang as they call themselves now) have become. Well I wish you the best luck in everything you do :P Later!!!

-Dezzy-
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#22 Sep 15 2005 at 9:16 PM Rating: Good
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i am new and i dont know you. but i have to say, that that was awesome!
#23 Sep 18 2005 at 5:25 AM Rating: Good
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pharnum!!!! all the time you keep quiting ; ;
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#24 Sep 21 2005 at 7:25 PM Rating: Good
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"If you start playing more out of habbit than for enjoyment
it might be time for you to think about a change. "

I have never read such Truer words than these on these Forums.
It is fun when you play for fun, but when you start logging on just to log on the game starts to suck for you whether you want to admit it or not.

I noticed with myself that my own distaste for my lack of a real life was conveyed through my attitude on the game. And after I quit and addressed that I wasn't doing in my life what I wanted I became happier, and now that I look back at my time on this game I wonder if I ever really enjoyed it.

All I got from this game was a false sense of accomplisment to justify my escapism from my reality.

Just thought I would share (^.~)
And learned a new way to make smily faces lol.

#25 Oct 03 2005 at 1:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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/slap Pharnum
/slap Pharnum
/slap Pharnum
/goodbye Pharnum
/bow Pharnum

Take care Pharnum and since nobody from the Noobis LS (Chinqlinq, Swilly, Bdroid, Me, etc.) has posted a reply to this yet, let me say on behalf of us all that we will miss you ; ;. Hopefully we'll see you again soon cause I knoooow that you'll be wanting to play again ^^. Sorry for the late post, I came back to the game not too long ago >.<, sucks that you're leaving. Have fun in the real world!
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#26 Oct 11 2005 at 8:36 PM Rating: Good
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OH MY GOD! I HAVE A STICKY!
*cheers*
*cheers*
I would like to thank the academy >.>
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Retired 06/30/2005

"Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate,
that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength;
that its pangs and toils are not beyond (our) endurance.
As long as we have faith in our own cause
and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us."
--adapted from a quote by Winston Churchill
#27 Oct 15 2005 at 5:42 PM Rating: Good
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He will be back.. they allways do :P

-= Devilkin of Draconis =-
#28 Oct 17 2005 at 6:54 AM Rating: Decent
Soooooo, when are you coming back Pharnum
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#30 Dec 19 2005 at 7:22 AM Rating: Good
Pharnum are you back? there was someone called Pharnum in lower jeuno yesterday but he didn't seem like you (and checkes a lvl 1 war with no SJ)

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Zilart: Complete CoP: Complete TOAU: Complete
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#31 Jan 10 2006 at 8:04 PM Rating: Default
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Pharnum hmm,, Pharnum i hate you =)(i wonder if u ever meet me seeing as u say u played for two years)
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#32 Jan 11 2006 at 9:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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ah i remember the day i met phar, it's because of him i ever made it past level 6 or 8, i had no clue what i was doing but he was kind and helped me get on my feet, i remember the day he left too, caused quite a fiasco in the linkshell ;) i'm upset i'm only just reading this now long after he's ever gonna see it, since i'm only just coming back to the game now after quitting shortly after Pharnum, he was the only reason i ever really kept playing and after he left i sent all my money off to a mate and logged and deleted my character a few days later, kind of a drastic thing to do heh.. i was sorry to see phar go, i remember a few weeks ago i logged into playonline just for lack of anything better to do, and was surprised to have a message from Mornlithe quitting too.. also terribly out of date due to my months of exile from the game, i'm sad to see both these people go, as they both meant alot to me since i never made many friends (i'm terribly shy) anyway i'm not sure why i'm saying this, just letting my thoughts out about people i've lost contact with, i was never a renouned player, and it's doubtful if any of my old friends remember me, i know one of them didn't ;), summing up, i'm happy to see you getting on with life Phar, the last memories i have of you, you were unhappy playing and bored so i'm glad you've moved on.. a long time ago :P.
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Will probably never be read and i didn't know you in the game, unfortunately. You sound like a good person and a very helpful one too, there should be more people like you around.

Goodluck
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#34 May 25 2006 at 4:32 PM Rating: Good
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Heeeeeey!
i feel so bad for not pastong on this thread for such a long time,
seeing that Pharnum and I were inseparable at one point.

this is still an old thread, all i wanted to say is
Muroku:70Drg 65RDM
61woodworking
57alchemy
40smithing
a **** load of gil and new LS i made to call home.
but it was thanks to Pharnum because i still play today because he chose to bless me with kind words, enough for me to keep going
Thanks.
#35 Oct 12 2007 at 6:40 AM Rating: Default
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a simple "good bye" would ve been just as good, but thank you for the Jerry Springer's Final thoughts
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lol necroposters come out in droves during updates...
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The OP accomplished in one quitting that I've failed do in 7.
#38 Aug 17 2008 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Amazing & Honest post.
Loved reading absolutely every word.

Although, I didn't know you, it's sad to see players go. I understand you have a life, but it was fun while it lasted, eh?

Take care in the real world, and expressing your opinion was a good one.
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Pharnum, it's been 9 years. How did things work out for you? I hope the real life is treating you well. I played during those years, then took a several year break. I jumped back in to a very empty server to see what was going on this week and started reading some old boards. I remember Pharnum as a pally that was always helping everyone. The fun of playing games back then.... life was good :)
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