But it was fun and you know it! Since I fell asleep for a couple hours there at the end of it and am rested, ill start off the info. =P
ZM4: We had a rough start, as there were a couple no-shows, but we filled in the gaps and went to the temple. We made it to the Den of Rancor with little trouble, just took a while to get everyone there. We did have a problem when we found out that one of our lantern holders was holding the wrong type of lantern. Props to Schultz, who lit the lantern, ran back to get another flame, and lit a second lantern in time for us to get through. So we made it, and owned up on the NMs, no sweat.
ZM5: This is the worst mission I have EVER done. We decided to start off with the Behemoth's Dominion headstone since it was just a short walk from jeuno. Well a few of us got there early, and yours truly pulled a Leroy Jenkins and accidently spawned the NMs early. ^^; So I died and a couple of other people as well. But we had to wait for everyone to get there anyway, so it was more of an annoyance than an actual delay. So we all got there and got raised and beat the NMs, no problem.
Now for the fun part. Ifrit's Cauldron. I swear that I will never go to that place again if I can help it. Took us about 2 hrs to get this part done, just because moving a full alliance thru there is unimaginably difficult. Got a little aggro, some death, a d/c here or there, but otherwise just a long, long walk. Still annoying though, especially those **** bombs and their magic aggro... When we got outside back to Yuhtunga, somebody fell off the cliff on accident so we forced him to die so we could tractor him back up. =P Well the alliance felt I needed to redeem myself from the BD incident, so they let me spawn the Opo-opo NMs. Well the two tanks decided to voke the same one so I died rather quickly. I had reraise up, so no big deal, but it was still funny. Needless to say I made up for the earlier goof.
Next we moved on to Zi'tah Sanctuary. This one went pretty smoothly, no complaints. NM went down in about a minute.
After that we teleported and went to Cape Terrigan. Again, rather smooth, NM was defeated quickly. We systematically went to all of the other headstones. Only problem came at the Quicksand Caves headstone, where several people died outside and i had to run around to raise them all. ^^;
ZM6: We had a little trouble getting to this one, as somebody died where nobody could get to him. (Stupid weight activated doors) So I had to escape and come back around for him, but it wasn't a terribly big deal, just more time consuming. We beat the BCNM with little effort, all well and good. Keep in mind that for all of these BCNMs we have to do them 3 times each to accomidate everyone in the alliance. But that hasn't been a problem, yet...
ZM8: Ahh, ZM8. Superman. Anybody who has done this knows just how much of a pain this fight can be. We got to the 12th floor of Delkfutt easily enough, as almost everybody still had a key to use. So then the first group went in. We beat him with surprizing ease. PLD died once, but we got him up and beat it in about 7 minutes. Now we had some trouble. The second group seemed to be cursed. They just could not beat it, no matter what setup they used. The guy just spammed Light Blade on them, which makes for a rather nasty end. Now, I must confess that I got so bored with waiting that I accidently fell asleep. ^^; But I got back a couple of hours later and they apparently did beat it, because they were playing around in sky when i got back.
Well, thats all the info I have. If I missed anything, somebody else feel free to fill in, especially the parts I wasn't there for. Here are a few stats from the run:
Total Number of hours: 18(?)
Total people involved: about 30
Total Number of deaths: about 20 (not including the ZM8 wipes)
Total gil spent: Dear god I dont even wanna think about this number... (So many oils and powders...)
Number of areas involved: 15 (not including zones we just travelled through)
Number of teleports used: about 30
Number of caffiene drinks consumed: probably a lot
Finally getting Sky: Priceless (sorry I just had to add this in)
Ok, that's all I can think of for now. Once again, feel free to add in if you were there. I, on behalf of all the alliance, would like to extend our gratitude to all those who helped us at all with these when there was no benifit to themselves, especially Schultz. Schultz has earned my undying respect. He stayed up for 35 straight hours and helped us with every single mission, even doing some BCNMs more than once. And he didn't even get anything out of it. He already had Sky. Thank you so much. And of course, we can't forget the person who started all of this. Draconian, we all owe you big time for organizing this for us. It didn't go smoothly the whole time, but we sure got it done, and it was all thanks to you. And a big thank you to everyone else that participated during this marathon of ours! That's all for now!
Edited, Mon Jul 11 11:06:13 2005 by avatarofpain
Formerly of Lakshmi, now in Asura