Be warned: This is going to feel like a QQ thread, but this is something I'm very pissed about.
I'm level 70 RDM, and I pride myself on my melee build for general situations. I skilled up sword as much as I can, as well as level shield and parry as much as possible for my PLD job in the works. As such, it is only logical that I'd try to get a Joyuese.
On my old character, I have attempted to camp Charybdis 3 times, and all three times she has popped up in the most inconvenient times of when my linkshell is not available. On my new character, I attempted this again, camping for over six hours because I did not know the ToD.
She pops, and I go to my LS for help. The first one failed, the second one: sucess. I get a 75 THF and 75 NIN to help me, but on one condition: It's a free lot because THF wants Joyuese too. Shocked as I was, I agreed, since I would like the chance to kill her in the first place.
They come, and we kill the Devil Manta to avoid aggro/link. THF pulls before NIN could get shadows up. Her HP plummets from full to red HP. I'm forced to Cure IV her to give her a chance of survival, and I get smacked around and dropped to red HP. NIN dies soon after. THF evades attacks, but takes a bunch of hits one round. I did Cure III instead of IV, but that was still enough to take hate and die. THF dies soon after.
I HP, then the THF blames the wipe on me because I was /PLD and I didn't know my job. Never mind that my subjob has absolutely nothing to do with the wipe because even PLD has access to cures, but I've also been soloing for 6+ hours so /PLD was a far better choice for that purpose. I explain that to him, then kindly tell him to piss off.
Now, I admit I did one thing wrong and it was that I didn't cast blind. That much, I would've accepted, but the THF didn't even bring it up.
I get to Kazham and change sub to WHM. As soon as I do, I noticed that my party was promptly disbanded. I then automatically knew that the THF was going to take Charybdis for himself. I immediately tell my LS, and they gather up as much people as they could to try to beat him to the punch. However, by the time I am there, the THF already had people gathered up: A WHM and a NIN to claim, then a BRD and another NIN came to solidify their victory. With that, the THF claimed his Joyuese, and all I got is ToD.
Needless to say, I am very upset as this happened merely an hour ago. If anyone here ends up seeing a player named *named deleted*, please kindly give him the middle finger for me. Never in the five years of my playtime have I ever been so cheated and insulted. It's players like these that make the game even less tolerable than it already is.
Edited, Apr 23rd 2009 3:12am by CarthRDM