I admit that I took a long time to post here because I am horrified at the prospect of forgetting about anyone. I have decided that edits were made just for this reason... so here we go *takes a deep breath*
Tusic: My RL friend that introduced me to FFXI. Had great fun for a month, then he quit. *laughs* A year later, I'm still here... ^^;
Desahvary, Gunslinger, Boman, Snazzy: Were friends who kept me playing after Tusic left. I think they are all retired now, too... /sigh
Hyosuke: Many months ago he helped me get my subjob items, and we keep contact to this day. Great guy, funny mistells ^^; He inspired me to be a DRK which is still my second highest job to date.
Valcore (not Valcor, that's someone different): Helped me kill my M2-3 dragon, then went on to introduce me to a ton of people that I hold dear. He and Nhalaana I will always consider friends and I hope to renew acquaintances now that Valcore's computer is up and running again. ^^
Vitae and Xenobird: You are fortunate if you have run into these two. They helped me get my SAM and NIN jobs when they didn't even know me. They also escorted me on my Delkfutt's Tower run way back. Both have bailed me out on numerous occasions, the latest being when Xeno came to Raise me in Qulin Dome after Ruby saw me trying to sneak by him finish L3. ^^;
Harkin, Valene, Alaiac, Lalinda: I need to thank all the members of the old Sylvestra and Paper Army, but these four hold a special spot for me. All warm, caring people and great to hang around with. We last partied in Yuhtunga some months ago, and I still wait to this day for a chance to level my DRK with them. No matter what, friends forever, guys ^^
Deathonthesnow: What a great friend! We met on my first failed attempt at beating the Shadowlord and since then have become fast friends. Helped me with my AF gobbies, but more than that a joy to talk to and be with.
Baralia: Has been looking out for me for a long time. He goes out of his way to help so many people... and yet still finds time to look out for his big sister. He listens like a typical little brother too, like the time I accidentally caught Aquarius's attention and ran off to a corner to die without hurting anyone else. Me; "No one help me, just raise me when it's clear!!" *in charges Bar* SPLAT SPLAT Me: "Bar..." Bar: "I wanted you to run" Me: /sigh ^^;
Domon: A sweet guy and always wanting to help me out. Seems to never realize how helpful and generous he really is. Big heart, small ego. I wish everyone in Vana'Diel were like that.
Everyone in PearlsOfWisdom: These guys keep me going, literally. I was seriously considering hanging it up before I found my calling here. There will be so many good times ahead, you can feel the good mojo and it's unreal *laughs* ^^ I love all you guys.
And last but not least...
Rauros: My companion, my protector, my prince in a belly-shirt. ^^ Has been through it all with me, even when I haven't been a joy to be around. Constantly supportive, and funny, and encouraging, and insightful. Scary thing is, he still finds the time to help so many others despite the huge time-sink that is Shassa. Seems to be everywhere at once sometimes, which is a good trait to have when you deservedly have so many friends and a busybody like me to keep company with. Patented Rauros line: "So what are we doing today, hon?" *laughs*
You all have made my life in Vana'Diel wonderful, along with so many others that I don't have the time to list but still consider dear friends. May you all sock Maat squarely in the jaw someday, if you haven't already ^^
____________________________FFXI: Shassa (Sylph) 75 THF/NIN, THF/RNG, retired '08 ** EQ2: Shassia (Lucan D'Lere) 80 SK, retired '06 ** EQ: Shassa (Bertoxx/Terris Thule) 50 SK, retired '02