Another fabulous FFXI patch

First of all, the Despot adjustment!

After SE changed Ulli to a forced pop NM, Ulli’s popularity fell as everyone farmed furiously for those Diorites.

As a result, Despot’s popularity soared.

I’ve seen like 3 LSes camp along the Despot corridor and the situation was as bad as Ullikummi’s room before the Ulli adjustment.

Now, I assume Despot is claimed by whoever kills the PH, which is like Steam Cleaner?

Then again, this may or may not fix the RMT problems as the RMTs on Odin have 5~6 BLMs standing by, a THF does a massive pull of Groundkeepers and then the BLMs all do a synchronized thundaga.

Oh well. Next item, grips!

A list of the new items are available for viewing here. I’ve already decided on the grips that I’m going to get for my DRK.

Platinum Grip: Acc+2, Additional effect: Stun. Probably for HNM, full ACC setup. Low priority.

Sword Strap: 2-hand weapon delay -3%.

Pole Strap: Double attack +2%.

Claymore grip: Critical Hit +3%, for use with my unlocked Subduer.

I’m also anxious to see how much damage my DRK will do to high level monsters now. And also to see what has been changed for Cross Reaper. Will it be as strong as Spinning Slash?

Chocobo Racing‘s up. I think it will be nice for us to watch while waiting for a PT invite. And I think it’s a good time to start raising a chocobo now that the whole chocobo raising fad has calmed down. I remember back during the first few weeks of chocobo raising, tokopekko grass is being sold at 100,000gil for each single piece!

Mog lockers accessible from Nomad Moogles. About time!

Shield Bash and Weapon Bash have been enhanced! :D :D :D

Oh, and I just heard this from Sireen and verified it. Each 1 STR now gives 1 Attack and each 1 DEX gives 1 accuracy for 2hand weapons only. Previously it was 2STR = 1Att, 2DEX = 1Acc. My attack total now exceeds 500 without food! Cross reaper now gives better damage. Or perhaps it’s giving better damage because of the STR/Attack adjustment?

Can’t wait to test DRK on Kirin. >:)
This is the only HNM that I have a chance to touch by the way. 

I guess that’s all for a list of updates that I really like. I hope DRKs will be more wanted in merit PTs now!

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