Another one of my tales to steal a few minutes of your life.....
Well, another weekend bites the dust.
Friday night gave me a great feeling about the days to come. Within five minutes of logging on, I got a /tell from a friend asking me to join a party. Since 61 was in sight, I jumped at the chance. We went to Gustav Tunnel and proceeded to beat up on some goblins. After a few hours, my WAR friend said he had to go becuase he nearly fell asleep on the last pull. Then I remembered that he was in the UK and it was nearing 3AM for him. I jokingly told him he couldn't leave, and then we decided to disband the party - 3K tnl.
I got back to Jeuno and tried - and failed - to start my own party. When searching for a BLM, I noticed one I had partied with before, and I asked him if he had a spot. He said yes, and it's off to the Valley of Sorrows. We killed for a few hours, and I got my level about 2AM, but only barely - 99/30000.
Saturday morning, I awoke with one goal - complete Limit 4. I went to visit grandpa and got his clues. About an hour and a half later, I had limit 4 completed. Even better, I got an invite while I was in Windurst. Unfortunately, a RL situation interfered, and I was forced to bow out of the party before getting any XP.
Saturday evening came, and the luck of the MNK set in... no invites, so I made up my mind to head to Kazham. After visiting the Chieftaness to complete ZM3, I changed to WAR (my sub would have become underlevled when I hit 62), and put up my flag. I got an invite, and the party disbanded about an hour later after I hit 31. I re-formed the party with an LS friend that was seeking, and got about half of my next level before the shell decided it was time for Garrison.
Since I didn't have any level 20 gear on me, I decided to let my 20WAR/10THF mule - er, friend - Grimauld go while I logged in the jungle. Good thing I did, as we got owned. After the massacre, I went back to the jungle and got a party invite in about thirty seconds. Another 2AM finish left my WAR at 800 to level 33.
Sunday was mostly lend-a-hand day. I helped friends on a coffer key hunt in the Necropolis, and I helped a LS friend get rank 4. I tried to make a party, but never got past three members. Thankfully, out of the ashes of that party came an invite and my first trip to the Labyrinth of Ozonzo to face the dreaded Toramas. I ended up getting about 5K XP before we decided to call it a night due to the Labyrinth being very overcrowded.
Monday was the day to remember. I logged on about 8AM thouroughly expecting to do little more then check on my auctions, when I got an invite without even having my flag up. The party was entirely JP except for me and the PLD. Kuftal raptors eneded up our prey of choice, and after about 7 hours I found myself less than 9K to level 62. The rest of the day was pretty unventful, with my only activities being helping the same LS friend from the day before get his magicite at Castle Oztroja, and then dying (/cry) helping with WHM AF in Fei'Yin.
Well, let's see what tonight will bring... one of the WHM I helped has promised me a party to make up for the XP I lost...