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#1 Nov 06 2009 at 1:23 AM Rating: Excellent
Yes, I'm trying to use humor to defuse a tense situation, mainly because what I have to say isn't easy for me.

I canceled my content IDs last night. I'm leaving FFXI at the end of the month.

FFXI has been alot more than just a game for me these last six years. It's been a weird combination of a social gathering, home away from home, and time killer. I have alot of memories, some good (going 1/1 on Maat), some bad (a botched Aqueducts run), and some just plain weird (sheep climbing trees). I think I've done pretty well for a guy who started as a Galka Monk with aspirations of being a Dragoon/Samurai, even before I knew what TP or a Penta Thrust was. My single biggest regret is not finishing any of the expansion missions, but this isn't the first Final Fantasy where I've left something undone.

Since I don't see myself coming back to the game, I wanted to say a few things to the people who made my time in Vana'diel memorable.

To my social linkshell KindredSpirits, my roleplaying linkshell CoVD, and all the previous incarnations thereof: You guys are the best. I don't think I'd have done half the things I did if not for you guys. I sincerely hope we can all get together again for FFXIV.

To all my other friends: Thank you. I may not have shared in all your accomplishments, but if they made you happy, that was good enough for me.

To my enemies, which are few: I forgive you.

To any admins that may read this: please don't ever think your work here goes unappreciated. It always is (at least by me), even if we don't take the time to say it. Now if you guys could just get Usagi and Elmer to play on Garuda...

For those about to rock, we salute you. Yeah, I went there.

To anyone else that's ever asked me to tank in their party: whether you loved me or you hated me, know that when our party ended, you got everything I had that night.

I'm sure that there are others out there who feel the same way I do, that friendships are forged through a common goal along with enjoyment of this game. Even if we never meet face-to-face, we look forward to seeing our friends come online. That being said, let me leave you with words of what I hope will be encouragement.

None of us is as strong as ALL of us.

Ave atque vale,



Also, in before "Can I have your stuff?" No, you can't.
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FFXIV: ARR - Ghost Bear, Balmung server
#2 Nov 06 2009 at 9:15 AM Rating: Excellent
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Can i has ur stuff?

Haha, just kidding. Man, right when I'm coming back... Ah well. Ye shall be missed, oh great one! /bow

Enjoy life, and hopefully I'll see you in XIV :)
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#3 Nov 06 2009 at 10:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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We shall build a shrine in Bastok to your greatness Mr. Wookie. Just keep posting on the forums from time to time or I'll have to come to cheese country and cut you.

Keep on keepin on
#4 Nov 06 2009 at 8:43 PM Rating: Excellent
Welcome back to RL. You'll wish you never left FFXI, like I do most of the time. Glad that our retarded Aquarius encounter didn't make the list of dookies that happened in this game, lol. I already miss you bro, maybe 14 will see the likes of us again perhaps?

Well done on the AC/DC reference, that is also my favorite song.

Take care bro, (and you can has MY stuff :) )

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#5 Nov 07 2009 at 8:50 PM Rating: Excellent
You're still my hero. Stay in touch with Twitter or look me up on facebook. PM me if you need my e-mail. Talk to you soon and goodluck in the real world. If you are looking for another game to play I've been play Aion for about a month an like it so far.

You will be missed.
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#6 Nov 10 2009 at 9:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Wtf Ral! Is this because I accepted your friend request on Facebook? Did I do this? They seem like they dont coincide...but so soon after, it cant be coincidence. Well, it's been nice talking to you in game! Just keep up the chatter on here or send me a facebook message if you are wondering on the state of Garuda (as we all know you are going to be dying for the juicy gossip). Take care and I'm sure we'll see you around.
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#7 Nov 10 2009 at 10:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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Glad to see someone else falling off the wagon! Or is it getting back on the wagon? I can never remember. Que Sienfield.

Real life is not that bad, I think I'm finally getting used to it. You might go crazy with all the free time you have though.

Wish you the best, to you and your wife. Maybe we'll see each other again at XIV :)

Edited, Nov 11th 2009 8:54am by enigmaticcam
#8 Nov 11 2009 at 12:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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I've never posted in these forums, but this is something that I felt I had to do to show all the respect and love for the friendship that you have show me and our LS Gigglesnorts/Kindredspirits Wookie. I will miss you very much and will feel the ache for a long time to come.

You have brought your up beat personality and laughter to our home and that's showing alot of your wonderful personality. It was an honor to meet you here online and see you as part of the family always. I'm sure u will pester me and everyone one in Kindredspirits incessively haha, especially Ju! Thank you for the joy you have brought. Your wife is a lucky gal who has an attentive husband and I'm sure you are just as lucky also. HUGs~

P.S Your the only galka that didn't give me the Ewwwws haha j/k :P

<3 Del
#9 Nov 17 2009 at 5:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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Going to miss you big guy.
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#10 Nov 17 2009 at 8:47 PM Rating: Excellent
Hrmmm, just when I come back to get in the fervor of Final fantasy for the up coming FFXIV you leave :( Well... I hope that I see alot of Garuda people in the new mmo and keep me informed in which server you plan to go to Ral Ral, always nice to see familiar faces.

If anyone else has an idea where they're headed to in the new FF keep everyone informed. Hopefully it will be as much of a bonding experience as FFXI.
#11 Nov 24 2009 at 6:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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You were always the loyal one, Rally. I hope we see each other again in XIV.
#12 Nov 24 2009 at 10:25 AM Rating: Excellent
Ardaa wrote:
You were always the loyal one, Rally. I hope we see each other again in XIV.

Smiley: eek HOLY CRAP! You're still around! Smiley: smile
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#13 Dec 11 2009 at 7:10 PM Rating: Decent
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cya ral, honestly I don't know how anyone can find the time to do *anything*, let alone play an mmo on a regular basis! :P best of luck to you

edit: oops didn't mean to bump my bad, incidentally my bday was on the 25th nov which is eerily close to when ral last posted :P

Edited, Dec 11th 2009 8:15pm by ZiGG
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#14 Dec 12 2009 at 6:31 AM Rating: Good
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well considering the bumpature of this thread, i'm also going to look forward to seeing you in FFXIV. I've already got pledges from Garudians to join me on FFXIV on some server. i think i will get their contact infos and we will decide on a server/place when that information becomes available!

you can come back ya know ral. fat galkas are the least populated species in the game...
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#15 Dec 24 2009 at 12:49 AM Rating: Good
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i think we had some good times. maybe some bad times too, though i dont hold on to those so i wouldnt remember. but what i do remember is that you were always fun to be around and your head was too small for your body. too bad you had to leave just when i was coming back. was looking forward to doing some events together. take care and enjoy RL^_^

P.S. i smited you again on kindredspiritsls boards :P
#16 Jan 08 2010 at 6:12 PM Rating: Good
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Well I quit playing a while back but I have to come on and respond to this

Ral ~ you were always a great player and a good friend in game. You had helped me quite a few times on things that I never could of done by myself. We have had great times on the game and maybe we will run into each other on XIV. If we dont then I hope that you have a great career on XIV and have another wonderful LS that you can help out with.

Have a great one Ral

Nalivia / Aivilan
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