Now that I’m level 75, able to equip all my AF2s, have lots of exp buffer (43,999/44,000), I decided I’m ready and that it’s about time I experience a whole new level of excitement. Dynamis.
I went for a NA sponsored free-for-all dynamis once. I miscalculated the time and overslept. But I got to experience 10-20 minutes of Dynamis-Bastok as a level 65 DRK, with 2-3 deaths and we all ran out of time.
Tuufless blogged about Explorer being remade to ExplorerII because the leader is leaving FFXI. I see this as a good chance for me to join in. Then I found out Explorer schedules their runs at 12am and 4am Singapore time. ( ´Д｀)
I checked with 2 friends who each belonged to a Dynamis LS whose runs are more friendly to my timezone but they aren’t accepting any new members. ;;
So last night after rushing home from work, I had a quick shower and dinner, levelled my NPC and went to Windurst to AFK there and take a short nap. Woke up at 11.30pm (90 minutes of sleep), made some milk tea [XD] and waited outside the Mog House at Windurst Walls watching all the Explorer members gather.
Then I spotted Lostman, the new leader for ExplorerII. Sent a few tells and waited for him to make me a linkpearl. The majority of the members are Japanese and it appears most of them can speak some English well too.
I noticed there was a gilseller on this run, don’t know who invited him but I’m sure he got booted when the relevant authorities were informed after the run.
So this is my first actual dynamis run: Dynamis-Windurst. I heard it’s difficult and was told to expect at least a wipe. Instead, everything went smoothly with a few minor deaths and we almost ran out of time. Instructions were easy to follow. To sum it all up, everything was so easy I can’t understand why some other LSes have difficulties.
Sadly no DRK AF2 gauntlets dropped. ( T-T) The whole run began around 1am and ended at 5am. I had a good 2 hours sleep before I woke up and get prepared for work. I think I can cope with their times, and I’m sure it’ll be worth it.