Real Name: Jonathon
Character Name: Darkdoom
Character Race: Hume
Character Job(s): Paladin, Warrior, Black Mage, Ninja, Red Mage, Samurai
Real World Location: Arizona
Career / Employment Industry / Current Level of School: 10th grade
Hobbies: FFXI, guitar hero, halo 3, call of duty 4, team fortress 2
Besides Final Fantasy XI, what other MMORPGs have you played and how do they compare to Final Fantasy XI?
I've played both Lord of the rings online and World of Warcraft, neither managed to captivate my attention for very long, although LoTRO was fun
How did you find out about Final Fantasy XI, and when did you begin playing?
I found out about this game when my parents got me it for christmas back at NA release.
Do you know anyone in real life who plays Final Fantasy XI?
Sadly, no. Plenty who play WoW though :(.
How did you come up with your main character's name?
I was 10-11 when I came up with my character's name, dark + doom sounds good in a 10 year old's mind.
What is your favorite job and why?
Red Mage for tanking, because it really is the most exciting job to tank on, since you never stop doing something.
Which forum(s) do you frequent the most?
FFXI main, Out of Topic, Garuda
About how often do you play Final Fantasy XI and how long is a typical playing session for you?
I play FFXI as much as possible, and depending on the day a typical session is anywhere from 4-15+ hours.
How do you spend your time in game?
Either doing events with my endgame linkshells, or spending time with my friends in my social.
Do you craft? If so, what are your skill levels?
I don't really craft, though I did level cooking to 29 to sign a love chocolate for a friend.
Approximately how much of Vana'diel have you experienced?
Pretty much... all of it. I don't think there's a single zone I haven't been too at least once.
What is your favorite expansion?
Chains of Promathia, taking over 50 tries to beat my promies, then going 1/1 on airship back in the day with my static is a feeling that none of the newer expansions have been able to replace.
What is your least favorite expansion?
Wings of the Goddess, although campaign is excellent for leveling some jobs, the constant tease of the Allied Note bodies and the slow mission updates make it a bit of a disintersting expansion. Sad, since it had so much potential to begin with.
How far have you progressed in missions?
I'm done with every pre-WoTG mission bar Windurst & San D'Oria, and as caught up as it's possible to be in WoTG.
What is your favorite zone?
So many to choose from, but I'd have to say Zi'Tah, it's just a great place to hang out with some friends and relax.
Who is your NPC hero and why?
Shantotto, because she's the only taru who really shows how crazy the tarus are.
If Shantotto was your mom, give a good excuse for coming home 6 hours after curfew.
I'd explain to Shantotto that I was busy trying to assasinate the president of bastok and take over, she'd understand.
Describe your most memorable moment or proudest accomplishment in game.
The most memorable moment was when I first dinged 75, since I had sat at 65 for almost 2 years, and my proudest accomplishment was beating RDM Maat without Chainspell.
What is the largest amount of gil you have ever had at one time, and how did you go about accumulating it?
The largest amount of gil I've ever had on me at one time is around 1,000,000. This was after a few weeks of farming, selling off old gear, and a few bank splits in sky.
What are some things you would change or implement in order to improve Final Fantasy XI?
Eliminate the kings system and make it all force pop. If that whole system was fixed, FFXI as a whole would be even better than it already is.
If you were stranded on Purgonorgo Isle what 5 items would you most want to have with you?
Lu Shang's, Sabiki Rig, and a full fishermans set. May as well put that time stranded on an island to good use!
How do you describe Final Fantasy XI to your coworkers or computer-illiterate friends?
I describe it to them as that game that is better than WoW, but that they probably wouldn't like.
What is next for you in the world of Final Fantasy XI?
Either getting Homam legs from Omega, or Crimson Cuisses from Kirin are my two main goals right now, as well as Maat's Cap.