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#1 Jan 27 2008 at 11:12 AM Rating: Good
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{children's entertainer voice}Is everybody having a good time? Yeah? You alright, pet?{/children's entertainer voice}

=Disclaimer= This post is liable to be LONG, that's what happens when you put a bored person who misses his server and wishes to see it do more. Apologies in advance for the WallofText(tm).

I know I've barely registered on the Remora-radar since worldxferring my original account to Remora, last Oct. but dammit, I'm venting.

Haven't logged on since Xmas, due to a string of real life nightmare issues, can't log on now even if I wanted to, due to owning no hardware capable of playing FFXI.
Is it a sign of addiction, to be considering websites offering free electronics, just to be able to do something that allows you to relax?

My wife and I run/ran a fairly successful little LS for the last few months, might not have swarmed with members, or done things that would warrant 'respect' in the big bad world of endgame, but we're proud of being able to pass on lessons in game mechanics and party makeup that I hear are now starting to be lacking in the post lv65 world.

We taught people how to do Promyvion, and keep it fun, and how not to rely on 'omg if we don't have 2 (insert job here), we're screwed!' mentality. We took on the annoyance factor of getting upwards of 100 people through Dem/Mea/Holla, and over 50 of those through Phomiuna Aqueducts, most of them then ran off on their own and are now sporting Rajas/Tamas/etc.

We like doing the 'lowbie crap' that others, sometimes arrogantly, think is now beneath them.
We like trying to rebuild the sense of community that used to be more prevalent years ago.

That spirit isn't dead, it's still alive on this server, it's just harder to get access to those people who still show it.
People like Ayrlie, and Uraeguag, who post intelligently, no matter if it's in this forum, or other parts of the site.
People like Intimmydation, who I'm honored to have in my ls, and who showed true friendship in real life, to a couple that he only knew in-game, I wouldn't be able to even write this rambling post if not for him providing transport for my wife and I to move from OK to KS.
People who still come to this site, regardless of server, and don't worry about karma-bombs, or stupid teenage opinions, who realise this is a game as well as a community.

I just wish more people would pull their heads out of their butts, and try to help everyone improve in some small way. This game -isn't- written by Blizzard, and I personally don't want to see it die sometime this year just because people aren't encouraged to put some time in at the beginning in order to see what's really on offer later.

That said, making the 1-18/sub/1-30/adv nightmare a little easier to navigate would be nice. DNC seems to have helped with that, but the major downside of that job is now that most of the people who would be inclined to level it, thus being able to help parties learn how to party, already have DNC levelled past 30... (sigh, **** vicious circle)

Ok, i'm done rambling randomly, guess I'll sit here and patiently wait to see if anyone bothers to read the wall of text and respond to it.
We'll see you all as soon as we can, Have fun in Vana'diel, I wish I was. ^^
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#2 Jan 28 2008 at 1:29 PM Rating: Good
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Well 1st off, I'm hoping you didn't type all that up via cellphone!

Sadly, this forum continues to be dead, although I do see many Remorans posting in other Alla forums. In game, well most of us are still around somewhere, and many more are finally back after winter holidays (Obe). I have not heard from the Wookie in quite a while though :/ I'm guessing he didn't have much time to play this last month with the surprise visits from his family and then being re-deployed.

Hopefully you and Lyn will at least be able to log in a bit by the weeks' end, it'll be nice seeing you around again....and maybe it'll encourage more to get back on the LS. It's been a busy month for me @ work and in-game, but hopefully by the end of next week things will slow down for me @ work, as well as in Vana'diel.

Anyways, hope you all aren't too bored with cow tipping in rural KS yet, hurry back!@
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#3 Jan 28 2008 at 3:15 PM Rating: Good
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The Wookiee has quit FFXI for the foreseeable future, he prefers EvE, and is shipping out tomorrow to parts unknown.

I have access to a MacBook, which, combined with the donated laptop that Lynara should be receiving this weekend, BootCamp, a severe amount of luck, will enable us both to log back on in the near future.

In the meantime, I'm trying to secure a better piece of hardware to be able to play on myself.

No cowtipping.. we're living in Wichita already, decent apartment. Currently planning when to go rescue the rest of our stuff from our old place.
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#4 Jan 28 2008 at 3:49 PM Rating: Good
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People like Ayrlie, and Uraeguag, who post intelligently, no matter if it's in this forum, or other parts of the site.


Uraeguag is the salt of the earth and sole reason I play FFXI.
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#5 Jan 29 2008 at 9:03 PM Rating: Good
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People like Ayrlie, and Uraeguag, who post intelligently, no matter if it's in this forum, or other parts of the site.


Uraeguag is the salt of the earth and sole reason I play FFXI.


I can second that sentiment
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#6 Jan 30 2008 at 7:01 AM Rating: Good
Ashkente wrote:
people aren't encouraged to put some time in at the beginning in order to see what's really on offer later.


I think I remember you. Your name is familiar, anyhow.

But "some time" is not really it, is it? I played FFXI for 2 years and I accomplished pretty much nothing. Oh, sure I was up to such and such a PM mission and I'd kill the Shadow Lord guy but for 2 years extensive effort, that's not really much of a reward. Even after 2 years I hadn't got to see "what's really on offer", and I was playing at least 4-5 hours per day, more on weekends.

The thing with people is, they're lazy. They hear about stories like mine and think **** it, I wanna play something a little faster." And that's why WoW has such a large userbase.

It's people like you that keep people interested for longer, but if the game itself isn't forthcoming then it's a losing battle.

On a side note, somewhat related, I did just spend nearly 35 hours straight completing Mass Effect. It's possibly the best game I have ever played.

And yes, that includes Pong.
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#7 Jan 30 2008 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Galkaman the Great wrote:

It's people like you that keep people interested for longer, but if the game itself isn't forthcoming then it's a losing battle.

On a side note, somewhat related, I did just spend nearly 35 hours straight completing Mass Effect. It's possibly the best game I have ever played.

And yes, that includes Pong.


Well, thanks for the compliment. That pretty much is my goal whilst playing, help others first even at my own expense, and remind people that pre-endgame is fun too.
The LS my wife started, pretty much embodies that statement.

Even whilst not playing, I've somehow encouraged my roommate to start playing, just as soon as my wife and I log back on. He wants to be a Taru DRK, which fills me with such mirth, because I know he's going to actually ROLEPLAY it, and angry midgets amuse me.

Mass Effect doesn't hold any appeal to me, but then, most games don't now.
Assassin's Creed and the Orange Box (for TF2/Portal) might be the only 360 titles I buy after I get one, I already have the FFXI discs for 360, which is the only reason I'm bothering to get one.
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#8 Jan 30 2008 at 8:40 PM Rating: Good
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I haven't logged on for **** ages now...

I just really can't be bothered to play at the moment it's like, I wanna lvl my MNK some more but I just can't be **** to stand around seeking for ages, plus I haven't loaded WotG that I got for xmas onto my computer yet... I probably will come back at some point I guess but right now it's just too much effort.
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#9 Jan 30 2008 at 9:24 PM Rating: Decent
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See, I have the exact opposite problem, I want to play, and can't.

And even if I could play, I have no idea what I'd do when I got on, probably just stand in my MH and twitch for an hour.
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#10 Jan 31 2008 at 2:21 AM Rating: Excellent
*skim skim skim* wall of text
*skim skim* ls and people playin
*skim skim* people like Ayrlie and Uraeguag
*skim ski...* Wait What?

*rereads whole post* man, I dunno what to say...

*scroll down to see what else ppl say*

... *tears up*

I love you guys T-T and this'll be the second time I've posted this but.

Manly tears where shed.

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and not to try and derail the thread at all, but... there have been alot of posts of mine that are just, really dumb :3
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#11 Jan 31 2008 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
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I did warn you it was a wall of text. I ramble, but I usually have a point.

Sure, some of your posts might be crap, everyone posts **** at some point, whether to blow off steam, make a joke, or whatever.
You still post gems most of the time, your attitude speaks volumes.

Believe me, if I had my way, I'd be poaching and cross-pollinating Remora with the cream of Alla' and other sites.
I already brought Grumpywookie over to us, then of course, he found EvE and quit, and is now on a military posting.. but I did drag him over.
If only I could get milich, margravineliselle, quor, ketrel, etc. here too... /sigh.

Props for appropriate use of manly Guy tears, people bash Naruto way too much, **** people just bash too much.

I'm starting a church, The Cult of Get Over Yourselves, I'm gonna need a clergy.
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#12 Jan 31 2008 at 11:48 PM Rating: Good
I log on about once or twice a week these past couple months. I really want to log on more, but when I get off work, I go to the gym, and when I get home from the gym, I just wanna sit and goof off. I sit at my computer, playing music, and browsing the forums. Then I'll do some chore or other, then sit and play music and read forums.

Which is really sad because I've been levelling my BLU for my PLD sub, so I can get 66PLD and do my alt's Maat fight. I beat Maat on BST, and haven't exped since. Smiley: frown My friends are always busy, my LSes seem like they're about to fall apart, and the game has been nigh unbearably frustrating the very few times I do log on... Smiley: frown
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#13 Feb 01 2008 at 5:08 AM Rating: Good
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GaugeChambers the Malevolent wrote:
*skim skim skim* wall of text
*skim skim* ls and people playin
*skim skim* people like Ayrlie and Uraeguag
*skim ski...* Wait What?

*rereads whole post* man, I dunno what to say...

*scroll down to see what else ppl say*

... *tears up*

I love you guys T-T and this'll be the second time I've posted this but.

Manly tears where shed.

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and not to try and derail the thread at all, but... there have been alot of posts of mine that are just, really dumb :3
SUCK IT UP URAEGUAG OR I SHALL BE FORCED TO USE THIS MAGIC THE GATHERING CARD:

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#14 Feb 01 2008 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello Leader!

I'm a member of said LS co-owned by Ashkente and honestly it's the only reason I'm still playing. Normally I come back to the game for a week or two, get bored of running around by myself and stop playing again. But for the first time in a couple years, my interest has actually been kept up due to a lot of the people mentioned in this thread.

Having started playing the game back in 2004, I obviously see a huge, huge difference in the amount of readily-available help, mostly due to the fact that there simply is a smaller pool of low-level people needing certain missions and quests. I've been leveling WHM lately in the jungles, and in the past five or six parties I really don't think I've partied with anyone under rank 7 who didn't have at least one job at 75. And, at least for me, I've been taught through past experience to not bother the 75's (from my days on Gilgamesh) as they'd really rather not have anything at all to do with you. But here, it's an odd thing to me, if I ask someone for help, nine times out of ten they'll offer to help! Or refer me to a friend of theirs who's willing to help. It's weird... It's that small-server atmosphere, I guess; everyone more or less knows everyone (in a general sense, more or less six degrees of separation minus a couple degrees).

It's a refreshing thing to see, and comforting to a small-town Maine boy. :D
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#15 Feb 01 2008 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I think a large part of it is due to the fact that "our 75's" on Remora aren't as elitist as most seem to be on other servers, and you tend to bump into a lot more of them from day to day.

It might be popular or cool to bash on 'lolRemora', but it really does have one of the best communities that I've seen.
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#16 Feb 10 2008 at 3:49 AM Rating: Good
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I miss playing.
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#17 Feb 10 2008 at 4:14 AM Rating: Good
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I miss playing.


Then you need a hobby. Try being a student. Going out partying every night is a tough job but someone's got to do it.
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#18 Feb 10 2008 at 8:18 AM Rating: Good
Galkaman the Great wrote:
partying


Now I miss partying... I've been playing solo jobs to long...

I'ma Level Paladin!
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#19 Feb 10 2008 at 3:12 PM Rating: Good
GaugeChambers the Malevolent wrote:
Galkaman the Great wrote:
partying


Now I miss partying... I've been playing solo jobs to long...

I'ma Level Paladin!


is dat sum addiction? i tink so

You go do that, and I'll take the drink and girls and keep them away so you're not disturbed. Teamwork, eh? Smiley: grin
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#20 Feb 10 2008 at 4:01 PM Rating: Good
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I still haven't logged on.... I'M JUST TOO LAZY TO BOTHER...
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#21 Feb 11 2008 at 12:16 AM Rating: Good
Galkaman's premium effect wears off.
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Saesumi wrote:
I have like four people left to talk to on this server... 2 of them are you.

lolgaxe wrote:
Or do you think Christmas always involved trees and decorated boxes, and Easter always involved an egg laying Zombie Jesus Bunny?

My Journal
#22 Feb 11 2008 at 12:11 PM Rating: Good
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GaugeChambers the Malevolent wrote:
Galkaman's premium effect wears off.


Not my fault they refuse to accept my type of card. Smiley: glare
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