I'm not even going to try to remember or list all of the people who have helped me over the more than two and a half years since I started playing. It's safe to say that without all of you, I wouldn't be posting this right now, nor would I have played for half as long as I have.
I will, however, attempt to name and thank the few of you who have helped me out time and again whenever I needed it, with missions and quests, NMs and items, and conversation when the invites just wouldn't come. You are the people who keep me coming back everytime I take a break from this game. Anyway, I'll attempt to do this in somewhat chronological order.
Although I may joke about this being the worst present ever, I never would've started playing if you hadn't bought the game for me. And while I can always tell you this IRL, thanks for everything. Those ffxi lans were awesome and easily some of the most fun times I've had while playing, especially duoing Shiva and our yukata parties in La Theine (NO Yukata, NO PT!).
Another good friend IRL. The same goes for you as Ryuho. Although our levels have switched, there's nothing like playing with someone you know IRL. Someone you can always talk to and joke about how terrible your pts are to.
Thanks for befriending me in Qufim and giving me my second LS. Honestly, if you hadn't, I never would've met so many of the great people that I did. We went our own ways later on, but I'd still be stuck without a Kazham pass or any friends ingame if it weren't for you.
You were probably the closest friend I had ingame while you still played. If we hadn't met, I would have quit the game around 50 DRK. You were always there to help or to xp when I needed someone to start a party with and you're easily the nicest person I've met ingame. I just wish I had a chance to say goodbye. Thank you.
Byrdclaw and Julzywulzy -
As the only two people I've met IRL from ffxi, I'll never forget you guys. I still remember Julzy asking me if I wanted to lan when I first joined the LS. You guys, along with the rest of Voodoo/Pervy/all of the other incarnations, have been the most helpful and fun LS I've had. Although I'm absolutely terrible at keeping friendships alive online over long periods of time, I think I'll have to work on that.
Caitlyn and Vdien -
I don't think I've ever seen you guys refuse to help. You were always there whenever I needed something and always the first to offer help when I didn't want to ask. As with Ramble, I wish I had been there to see you go.
You'll always be my clone. Or maybe we're both clones. In any case, I wish you luck back in Thailand with your family. I'll have to catch you the next time I see you on AIM.
Taverasme and the rest of BSTinc -
I couldn't have made it to 75 BST without you guys. With anyone else, I'd get angry or upset hitting the dirt, but with you guys whether it's helping out, getting help, or just trying something new with all BST, it's always a pleasure.
There are so many more people who I should thank, but I'm afriad neither my memory nor my breath are long enough to do so. For those of you I've forgotten or not mentioned, thank you. Many of you quit this game a long time ago and most of you I never got a chance to say goodbye to. Although I doubt any of you will ever read this, if even one of you does, it will make this post worthwhile. Once again, thank you, you've really made this experience one I'll always look back on fondly.
Ujio - Pandemonium