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#1 Apr 09 2009 at 10:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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Notice: I am not selling gil or asking for anything in exchange. This is a charity to a random lucky player of Siren. I am making this thread by this rule in section VII.C of the Allakhazam Forum Rules: * Can I give someone, out of the goodness of my heart with absolutely no strings or conditions attached my spiffy sword thingy of doom on this site? YES

Dear Siren players,

Recently, I have fallen under the attack of an account hijack. I have posted about it here with some questions: http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10;mid=1239341982119917107;num=0;page=1. To make a long story short, I quit FFXI back in December of 2008. Well, a friend from XI told me today on MSN that I was logged on, and my characters were on the Siren server. I have *never* been on Siren (regretfully!). Thus, whoever stole my account reactivated my main for $12.95 (Caes), my other for $1.00 (Elle), and made a world transfer from Fairy to Siren for $25.00. Apparently it wasn't an RMT because all my gil, items, levels and so forth seem to be entirely intact.

In fact, whoever stole my account didn't even seem to so much as *move* my characters an inch despite going through the trouble of getting a world transfer. Plus they didn't even bother to change the POL password, which is how I logged in. I'm just worried the credit card on file, mine, is going to be charged for this stuff! I'm gonna call SE about it tomorrow. But pending that, I have a month back on this game, and I have no time to actually play.

I'm just thankful these resources (the gil and all) didn't end up in RMT hands. I have no intention to play FFXI again, though I miss it dearly. It was actually fun to mess around on my characters again.

So I'm passing the savings on to you! So to speak. Unless I can get SE to deactivate my account tomorrow in an effort to avoid the charges, I have this gil I will never use, and I hate to have it go to waste. I clearly have no friends on Siren. I've only ever been on Phoenix, Shiva, Titan and Fairy.

So I'd like to get a raffle of sorts going to see who I should give the gil to! I don't think I have any really expensive, awesome items. I may post an inventory later to see if anyone would really want a particular item of value, but I'm prolly not going to clear out my inventory because it would be a nightmare sending it all to different people, making sure they receive it on time to clear my send box, and so forth.

I have to get to bed for work tomorrow. I have a long shift (9 hours), so I won't be able to check this thread until after 7 PM CST. If you want a chance to win, simply post your character's name in this thread. And no, don't post over and over with your different mules. One name per player please (or, at least, one name per Alla account, but don't even try to use new account socks to vote for one of your other characters). At the end I'll do a random drawing for the winner of the gil. I would prefer to hand it to you in-game myself (I have a 66 PLD with 37 WHM sub for Sneak/Invis.) This is obviously to check for any funny business. Here are all the rules:

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1.) One character name per player and one character name per Allakhazam account.
2.) Allakhazam account with a decent post count.
3.) Please do *not* /tell me in-game to enter the raffle. I will not pay heed to your nomination via /tell.
4.) Obviously, Siren players only.

Again, I may list my inventory here later to see who would want what and do some drawings for that. I know I have a good bit of crystals lying around. The problem would be sending them to people and getting them out of my send box. as noted before. We'll see.

I shall be back tomorrow night sometime after 7 PM CST to check the thread. As of now, the date for the draw is TBA. I need to see what SE says about this account hijack and my CC charges tomorrow. If I do keep this account for a month longer, I will probably have the drawing a week or two from now. Thank you and good luck Sirenites!
#2 Apr 09 2009 at 11:35 PM Rating: Good
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Hello Caes, sorry to hear your story. Before anything, I would prefer you stayed on Siren server, and if you do choose to do so, you are welcome and I can even connect you to some good LSes on Siren.

Now, since I did read you do not want to keep playing I will accept your proposal. This is my participation:

My in game character's name is Valiarius (BST75/NIN37), from Siren server.


Good luck to everyone else who participates.

Edited, Apr 10th 2009 4:35am by OmegaTyrant
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#3 Apr 10 2009 at 1:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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You're setting a 20,000 post minimum, yes?

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#4 Apr 10 2009 at 4:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'll bite "Terrifyingspeed"
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#5 Apr 10 2009 at 5:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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I say we find the fithly bilge rat who stole yer account and gut him. Sorry for your loss.

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#6 Apr 10 2009 at 7:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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>.< That sucks. Hopefully, SE will be able to do something about it and you won't have to raffle off your stuff.

But, since you offered, "Higetsu".

Best of luck to you though.
#7 Apr 10 2009 at 8:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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That totally sucks and I'm sorry about what happened, but I'll toss my hat in.

I'm Ansid.
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#8 Apr 10 2009 at 10:23 AM Rating: Good
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Sorry about your account :/
I guess ill give this a shot heh.

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Thanks!
#9 Apr 10 2009 at 10:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Btw to my last post, this is a new Alla account forgot my other acc info just so you know heh.
#10 Apr 10 2009 at 4:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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Thanks for all the kind words, Sirenites! You're all entered for the chance to win. I didn't get a chance to talk to SE today because of my long work shift, so for now the chance stands. If anything, I highly doubt SE will be "able" to do anything about it. I can partly understand why, but then it does suck that my CC is just on file to be used. Then again, I guess I never thought of the danger.

Anyway, your kindness and seeing FFXI in action again is really making me want to play again XP Alas, I'm just so busy these days... It was sad enough I got the game at NA PC release and, though I've quit a few times in the past, I racked up.. maybe over 100 days playtime (*cough* hehe... .-.)... and I still don't have any job over 70 XD I think I was just an XI tragedy from the beginning. But it'd be great to play with such nice people! Siren seems like a good server ^^ But along with school and work I'm gonna be heading off to the military soon. I know some military personnel who've posted here saying they play, but they never seem to truly have any time for it XD

I'll always cherish my XI memories. For me, WoW or no other MMO hasn't come close to truly capturing my interest. Even for its faults, FFXI just had this certain charm about it.. I think a large part of that is the great players like you. Anyway, I sound old XD

If anything, I bet I'll just have to suck up the charges. So, yes, I do believe the raffle shall continue! If you have not yet, throw your name into the ring, Sirenites! I may lift the post count requirement thing, but I just don't want people making socks to nominate mules and such. And I'd still like to personally hand whoever wins their gil, rather than send. We'll see how it all goes. 'til then, once again, good luck everyone!
#11 Apr 10 2009 at 5:57 PM Rating: Good
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Sorry to hear about the hacking... My Steam ID was recently hacked... thankfully I got it back, glad nothing long term happened to you either.

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#12 Apr 10 2009 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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What I love about this thread is everyone's like "So sorry you got hacked ; ; It's awful... can I have your stuff?" Smiley: lol

No, I'm not on this server, nor am I looking to move or acquire your gil. I am sorry you got hacked, and that you can no longer play.

Honestly, I hope SE does recover you properly and reverse the charges.
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#13 Apr 10 2009 at 7:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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It sucks to hear what happened to your account, but I would recommend not raffling off your gil. You should just leave it on your character in case you want to play again in the future. It's a nice thing to do (and a good excuse to finally break the tether from the game), but you may ultimately regret it.

Then again, it's only 600k.

Why not wait it out and transfer back to Fairy? There are more than enough linkshells filled with good people that I'm sure wouldn't mind housing a refugee for a while.
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#14 Apr 11 2009 at 12:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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Sorry to hear about your account, sucks you can no longer play the game. Might as well throw my name out there as well.

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#15 Apr 11 2009 at 4:40 AM Rating: Excellent
I never thought about that in all the times I've heard about account hacking...

If you order a Security Token they use the CC on file, if you download ACP they use the CC on file. If you even reactivate, they use the CC on file first...

Wait... no...

How long was your character inactive?

Whenever I signed on after months of inactivity, (which believe me, was many times) I always had to reenter all of my credit card information. So there may be hope yet...

Hope things work out for you at least a little.

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Vaku

P.S. Its hard to pass up a chance like this, sorry. -_-
Though, thank you in advanced for just being kind enough to do this for anyone on Siren.

More often than not people would find themselves on a new server with strangers, and just quit with their gil disappearing. You're a good person, and I'm sincerely sorry about your loss.
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#16 Apr 11 2009 at 7:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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Pawkeshup, Assassin Reject wrote:
What I love about this thread is everyone's like "So sorry you got hacked ; ; It's awful... can I have your stuff?"


inorite?
#17 Apr 11 2009 at 1:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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XxHigetsuxX wrote:
Pawkeshup, Assassin Reject wrote:
What I love about this thread is everyone's like "So sorry you got hacked ; ; It's awful... can I have your stuff?"


inorite?
Pawke's just jealous he's not Siren and therefore, ineligible. I know, because he's a Canuck and all Canucks love free stuff.
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#18 Apr 11 2009 at 5:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hahaha, there's absolutely no hard feelings for throwing your hat in the ring and wanting my free giveaway stuff =P I would just hate to have this stuff go to waste.

As for keeping it, I'm pretty positive this will be it for me for XI. But I'm waiting anxiously for SE's next MMO. If it's anything like XI, I'll jump right into it the first chance I get. Of course, I do hope they learn from XI and make some improvements XD But, again, no MMO has caught my attention quite like XI, and I've played a decent share of 'em.

Anyway, keep the names coming if you haven't yet entered, and for everyone who has, good luck! I have your names, and it looks like I'm gonna go ahead and proceed with the raffle. I'll keep everyone updated.

For now, I think I'm gonna see how much I can level up my SCH, Elle, in the limited time I allow myself. Pretty much once a day when I can summon her NPC =P She's 10 going on 11.
#19 Apr 11 2009 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Keep going Caes, maybe you will stay after all. Well, the human mind is such a powerful thing and can change its points of views after much analysis.
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#20 Apr 12 2009 at 5:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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Uglysasquatch, S.O.B. Superhero wrote:
XxHigetsuxX wrote:
Pawkeshup, Assassin Reject wrote:
What I love about this thread is everyone's like "So sorry you got hacked ; ; It's awful... can I have your stuff?"
inorite?
Pawke's just jealous he's not Siren and therefore, ineligible. I know, because he's a Canuck and all Canucks love free stuff.
And Maple Syrup.
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#21 Apr 13 2009 at 6:45 AM Rating: Excellent
Sorry about your loss, maybe someone can put the gil to good use though.

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#22 Apr 13 2009 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
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I feel like an arse but wth sorry for your whats happening to you and your account dude no one should have to go through all this even if S.E has given us the new security things in alot of cases its a lil too late.

Now to throw my name in >_>

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#23 Apr 14 2009 at 6:40 AM Rating: Good
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Considering I only have 2 of my HQ staves I'll put my name in the mix. I hope you don't get charged for the server swap.

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#24 Apr 14 2009 at 5:14 PM Rating: Good
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i wouldn't mind 600k.

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#25 Apr 15 2009 at 9:27 AM Rating: Good
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Update!

Hey everyone. Thanks again for the responses. I am going to go ahead and hold the drawing on Friday, April 17 sometime after 7 PM CST. I know that seems probably an odd time, but I work all this weekend. Still, I have some time between shifts on Saturday and Sunday to potentially meet up with you in-game to hand over the loot.

If you have not already, enter your character name now for the chance to win!

Thanks again for all of your support, Sirenites, and I wish everyone good luck!
#26 Apr 15 2009 at 6:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ya know, I've been doing a /sea all Elle for the past week or so and I never see you on. You must keep strange hours. Wanted to say hi lol.
#27 Apr 15 2009 at 7:28 PM Rating: Good
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Oh, my bad XP The full name is Ellevyrette. Elle for short. But even with that said, I definitely haven't been on much at all. I did get her to level 12 though! Yay Aero! I think I'm gonna play a little more here and there, at least until I get my copy of Final Fantasy Dissidia. The wait is really killing me, and it's bad enough I'll have to deal with the Japanese menus and such. At least there's guides and youtube videos explaining everything.
#28 Apr 15 2009 at 10:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'll try my luck with this I guess.

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#29 Apr 16 2009 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
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It's not my character, but Terrifyingspeed should get the money, helps out alot and is a pretty cool guy for an old man.

My char is Ezeichiel (75 MNK/WAR) just so you know this is not a sock acct for tspeed.
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#30 Apr 17 2009 at 2:32 PM Rating: Good
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Thank you, everyone, for your kind words and your participation! I just finished drawing the raffle, so I will now announce the winner...

Ansid wins! Congratulations!

Ansid, to claim your prize, please meet me in-game, preferably in Bastok. I will be on tonight until around Midnight, CST. /sea all Ellevyret (I misspelled her name last time XD) or /sea all Caes. I will be /searching for you while I'm on occasionally. If I don't respond, give me some time. I may be away from the comp, but just leave me a tell or /befriend me so I will get the message and I will get back to you as soon as I check XI.

You have about a week or so. If we miss each other tonight, let me know via a PM or similar method a good time to meet up with you. Thanks and congratulations again!

To all those who entered, I wish you the fondest farewell and hope you will continue to enjoy this game where I cannot. =) Take care, Siren~!
#31 Apr 17 2009 at 6:56 PM Rating: Good
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Curses! Foiled, again?!
#32 Apr 18 2009 at 5:19 AM Rating: Good
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ah, oh well.
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#33 Apr 18 2009 at 5:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Lol just saw this thanks Eze lol
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#34 Apr 18 2009 at 4:02 PM Rating: Good
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All in favour of mpking Ansid?
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Uglysasquatch, S.O.B. Superhero wrote:
All in favour of mpking Ansid?

well i am. 600k would have been enough for me to get my morrigans body without having to do any farming at all Smiley: frown
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#36 Apr 19 2009 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Princess ThePsychoticOne wrote:
Uglysasquatch, S.O.B. Superhero wrote:
All in favour of mpking Ansid?

well i am. 600k would have been enough for me to get my morrigans body without having to do any farming at all Smiley: frown
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Professor Jinte wrote:
Princess ThePsychoticOne wrote:
Uglysasquatch, S.O.B. Superhero wrote:
All in favour of mpking Ansid?

well i am. 600k would have been enough for me to get my morrigans body without having to do any farming at all Smiley: frown
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#38 Apr 19 2009 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Wut? I won?

Just now looked at this thread again. I'll friend you and keep an eye out.

Thanks.
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WeakenedShadow wrote:
Wut? I won?

Just now looked at this thread again. I'll friend you and keep an eye out.

Thanks.

{Congratulations}!

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#40 Apr 20 2009 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Congratulations Ansid!!
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