well i actually started playing FFXI relatively recently but, as with all online games with communities, i've met some really cool people along the way and decided to give a shout out. these are always fun to do...
first and foremost, my very first LS (including my only perma that lasted a few days), the Killertomatoes, which recently merged with MysticSpiral (i still look up to these guys):
Buddha - real life friend since junior high school (known him for 14 years), played competive counter-strike together for 3 years, gave me my worldpass for Kujata and was the first person i saw when i created my character and spawned at Port Windurst for the first time (yep windy rocks), my mentor at everything that is paladin
Carbonic - also played counter-strike together for a while, helped me get my subjob, he was going to be the bard but there was a falling-out (women can do that to you sometimes), looking forward to seeing him back in the game soon, i still remember seeing him use a warp scroll for the first time and wondered, when can i disappear like that?!
Ariakas - escorted me to Jeuno for the very first time and helped me get my bird license, helped me with lots of my ranks actually, uber warrior
Dirtydino - always down to help out a friend in need, i remember the first time i met him was at Qufim taking care of any undead that started to spawn at night
Sylo - uber white mage
Apoc - thanks to manaburn parties, this guy leveled damn fast, but is no longer with us because he turned to the darkside. what a shame, i had a great time doing those BCNM40's, i think it was the most money i've ever made to date
Hellokltty - i thought this guy was a girl at first (hey if you're a mithra with that name...) but learned otherwise pretty fast, uber thief with TH3
Thaforce - also no longer with us due to him pursuing an acting career, good luck with that man, hope to see ya around
Kaleb - uber bard, but i haven't seen him around in a very long time (maybe he quit?)
Mrc - one of the newer members and also an aspiring paladin, keep up the good work and stay true to the job
Nife - helped me out with AF2, even though it was quite a mess at Crawler's Next, good times ^^
now for the LS that i hope will grow stronger over time and eventually start doing events such as dynamis and HNM raids, a group of friends (60+) that are fun to hang out with, do LS events with, and have an overall sense of unity and respect for each other... Dementia:
Ganondorf - fellow paladin, we did AF4 together, which was a blast, gave me a pearl soon afterwards and introduced me to this great group of friends, showed me how its done with the ladies (yea thats how we roll)
Rastayellowmon - uber monk and i mean UBER, always looking for an opportunity to help a fellow playa, great playing style and attitude towards the game, something that this community needs more of, very dependable and fun to hang out with
Tamale - leader/creator of the LS, yet another paladin (this LS is full of them, PLDs unite!), she makes a great leader, always confident, believes in her fellow LS mates in doing what is right and helpful to everyone, and good organization skills, i'm looking forward to what there is to come in the future
Roe - funny guy, good dark knight, and good to party with, too bad he has STDs (j/k lol)
Choy - i remember seeing her and talking to her all over the place just randomly about paladin stuff, and i remember her telling me, the key to getting your AFs done is by having a great LS (this was before i was even introduced to this LS), /salute Choy
Excloud and Godhimself - uber NM hunters
i think i'll just list some of the other people here (i guarantee i missed someone): Archangelus, Amydalle, Kingconan, Aide, Cerebrus
now for the huge LS that i love to hang out in because it contains a whole range of players from level 3's with no subjob to level 70+'s. they're always working on organizing fun LS events such as eco-warrior raids etc... BrotherhoodOfBlood:
Nospheratu - leader/creator, helped me with AF5, always there online, probably farming elementals at Qufim, i'm sure you'll beat Maat one of these days! (red mage is one of the hardest to do it with)
Sussan - its funny how we met (i'll save the story for another time), gave me my pearl and introduced me to this huge group of players, constantly fighting off all of the guys trying to hit on her
Celeva - great white mage, cool friend to chill with, hope we get to do more quests together
Seraphxi - another awesome red mage, did 55 caps together as well as some other various quests
Heraa - good ranger and puller
Toolman - i don't see him on the LS much anymore, but one of the OG's i think
Emnah - cool person and friend
too many people here to list on this LS but you know who you are!
now to the list of friends outside of any of my LS's. some of these people i've known forever, some i party with all the time, some just love to give a helping hand, and some are just plain funny to hang out with:
Bammer - he was in one of my very first parties when i was a level 10 warrior, i think we did mission 1-2 together, just an awesome white mage and we thought about forming a perma together but too bad it never happened, kinda drifted apart over the months but i still see him around here and there, stay true man
Grlgamer - first met her at the great Garlaige Citadel, at the time she was in the LS The Litterbox, or as i used to call them, the pink pearls, it was a kickass party and ever since, we've kept in touch and partied alot with her ranger, although i think she retired that?
Msieumlke - two words: SACRE BLEU!, another two words: split personality
Evanescente - always first in line whenever i look for a good dark knight or DD in general, i've learned from all the people that dislike him not to get on his bad side, have yet to see it actually, cool guy to me all around, did rank 6 together, part of my static party
Beryle - also part of my static as the great white mage, we've had some good times and some bad (i'm not sure how we get such bad luck sometimes), but i'll always cherish those good times
Jackiebrown - the red mage of my static, great personality, always open to new ideas and strives to improve herself by listening to others, you can't get hotter than that
Yosaka - sweet girl, sweet samurai, another original pink pearl but went on to bigger and better things, hopefully we'll party again sometime soon
Asukaa - very fond memories at, of all places, Crawler's Nest, sat down with me on the ledge with the great view and had nice conversations, i wonder if she'll ever come back from japan...
Kenshyn - uber uber uber thief, i could always count on him to make the best xp chains, this guy is just elite
Marren - one of the best white mages i've ever partied with, keep yourself warm up there! if you ever need to catch up on xp again, look me up
Persephonie - one of my favorite bards because she's so hot, haha ok she's got some skills too, mew?
here are some honorable mentions, including some japanese friends: Cleeve, Ramirez, Thrree, Spartycus, Aristol, Cloudslasher, Gwaihir, Arpeggio, Yukmouth, Void, Gilu, Seak, Morgalne, Morgaine, Crowe, Finisher
and much much more... keep it real guys.
- Kujata PLD 75
/ WAR 37 BLM 75
/ WHM 37
Windurst - Rank 10
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