Blacklist Valine. Heres the story.
Me and my partner choco'ed to northern beach in Buruburu. We dismount and start looking around. 1 person there named Valine farming leeches (RNG).
Well we see a water elemental and try to take it but have to zone while pets hold it off. So we then heal up and come back.
We grab some crab pets and start killing crabs but they run out real quick. So I grab a DC leech and we start pulling from up higher around the beach. Thats didnt last long for one reason or another, so we saw another water ELE and decide to try it a different way. Now somewhere before this point my partner asked if we could give Valine a ruby if we got one before she did, I said sure; I didnt mind.
We throw pets at it and go find more. Well another person was going to claim the ele but my pet beat him so he was cool about it, but his friends starts killing pets out of boredome. I do a simple say "come on" he examines me and stop (I thanked him later for his understanding that the BST needs monsters to charm).
Well pets go thinner and thinner until I had to grab a tough pug and throw it at the water ELE. It uncharmed eventually and turned toward me. I was working on retargeting it when it turned purple from a ranger special range attack, but its hate stayed on me. I see Valine say "It was fair game". She then lets it take me out and my partner by relation, without ever coming after it. Later after we homepointed she sent tell to my partner saying it was her beach and her leeches. The worst part, she was after the ruby for a friend who was even on the beach. So we MPK'ed us for charming one leech and taking one leech out.
Yes me and my partner reported her actions but you know when something like that happens and you never hear jack about what they got done to them, it really doesnt help. Although that happened, we still made lvl 24 and made a HUGE discovery of a hidden farming spot elsewhere in the world.
In closing watch out for this person.
I'm not saying Valine is a bad person...I'm sure they mean well but that's not how things end up.
I pted with this person along with one other from my ls (you can look up my name, he doesn't have to be mentioned if he does not desire it though).
The story begins in Bastok...a group of 14-16s going into Korroloka, all of them rank 5ish but myself and my ls mate (we're doing 2.3) so we assumed they knew what they were doing. A RNG named Valine enters the pt among others...I'm the RDM/WHM, my friend is the WAR, we have another sub WHM and a WHM/something so plenty of healers right?
We go into Korr, the WAR has just gotten into Bastok and we decide to kill things while we wait. Valine gets killed and gets raised, the pts lead gets killed, hps to Jeuno (even though we had a raise) and disbands the pt in the middle of a battle several minutes later...I being the RDM (but my hp being decent enough at the moment) and the only one alive and not running (the worm was almost dead) at the time of the disband, get it...and all the hate...while the pt runs off and hps.
None of this is Valine's fault, in fact Valine is about to be nice...the lead was very bad in their timing and due to the timing of the disband, I didn't get disengage (because I was hitting it and casting on it) to run.
I go back, Valine has found a WHM and me and the WAR pt...I die a couple times (one entirely my own fault...a huge link and I started it, the other not my fault) and the second times the WAR dies with me...Valine offers to change jobs and raise us since the WAR was HPed halfway across the world...
but then spends
20 mins "getting her level back" because she also died and deleveled earlier
20 minutes going back to Bastok (we were barely in the tunnel...what took so long!?)
another 20 mins walking back and yelling about how she didn't have enough mana to raise -- she had subbed WHM to some 50 level melee job...why does one do that!?
...and the WAR's time ran out and he hped...and I got my raise in the nick of time not that it mattered because I finished with huge negative xp for the day and my hp was in Bastok anyway...I was just staying dead to make my friend feel better about it.
Of course I was left on my own to find my way out and get back my xp afterwards...and my friend was still halfway across the world because of the huge delay on a raise.
The WAR and I both never want to pt with this one again, I'm sure Valine is a genuinely nice person...I just don't want to pt with them again. No blisting...just caution. Edited, Tue Dec 7 14:13:32 2004 by ArtemisiaStarr