Lots of Japanese magazine scans here at the gamescore forums thread.
Never expected this day would come where I totally lost interest in the game which I’ve accumulated 320+ days of playing time in.
2 years eh? Time flies.
And my interest got killed by end-game drama. Cultural differences.
Honestly, I’ve prioritized FFXI over many real-life stuff like going out with friends. But is FFXI any different than real life? In FFXI, I hang out with friends and meet new people too.
This could be a blessing in disguise.
I will still log on 2-3 times a week but no longer going hardcore.
I’m really exhausted.
New expansion coming soon! Real soon… Exciting.
And today, a surprise from SE! After an 11 hour maintenance, a version update was carried out. Along with the version update comes enhancements for PLDs.
PLDs now get Shield Mastery, gaining TP with every blocked attack. Increased rate of blocking and increased damage reduction from blocking.
And the next big thing is Auto-Refresh. PLDs gain this ability at lv35 and it seems to be 1MP/tick even for a lv75 PLD.
Now… back to levelling PLD.
The good old days…
1) "Ai-ai-ai I’m your little butterfly. Green black and blue make the colors in the sky."
2) "Death becomes clearer through bloodshot eyes"
3) "Stars in the night is a natural thing, come see the joy of the light that I bring."
I was rummaging through my old CDs last night searching for a specific MP3 to burn onto my CDRW and listen to while travelling to work. I found a lot of old songs I used to listen to during my teens. Techno, rock, heavy metal, pop, para-para. Heh, I listen to many genres.
Used to play Dance Dance Revolution at the arcades a lot. If you ask me to play them again now, expect a firm "NO!". I feel too old and tired for these kind of stuff. >_>
Spent an hour listening to all those old songs.
Then I came across Kanon (classical music by Pachelbel) and went to watch Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth again. [Spoiler Warning]I still enjoy the scene where Shinji beheads Kaoru and then Kanon starts playing and we see a beautiful sunset.[/Spoiler Warning] Then watched the battle scene between Asuka’s EVA-02 and the EVA Series. Awesome. I ended up watching the whole movie until 3am… Slept at 4, woke up at 7 for work. ( >_<)
I don’t watch mecha animes except for a few special ones like Evangelion, Full Metal Panic, some Gundam. Because most casual mecha animes are too childish or lack detail/realism.
Due to recent unpleasant events in FFXI, I think it’s good time to go back to my old anime watching days. There’s like 300GB of DVD rips waiting to be watched.
I recently finished re-watching Full Metal Panic season 1 and The Second Raid (season 2). And because of this, I’m quite eager to start watching Ghost in the Shell:Stand-alone Complex. High video and audio quality. About time I make good use of my Klipsch speakers.
Samurai and Dragoon
Yup, until the job adjustments for PLD is applied, I won’t be touching that job for a while. Meanwhile, I’ve been levelling Samurai and Dragoon both as SJs for my DRK. At lower levels, melee jobs are quite simple. Get all accuracy equip and food and just poke things with sharp objects. Report TP and hit your WS macro when your SC partner has enough TP too.
I’ve also hit lv25 for NIN. I bet you’d be surprised to know that I levelled my NIN from 21 to 25 using EXP scrolls gained from escort quests and that rivernewort quest. Hahaha
Staying up all those nights camping Ullikummi with my Sky LS has earned me so much merits that I’ve finally capped my weapon skills merits for Great Sword. I’m eager to see how well I can hit that big ape (Kirin). It’s a little irritating how something so huge, and you’re behind him, can still evade your attacks easily.
I will save the last 2 merit slots for my scythe. I’m happy to be able to break 2000 in Dynamis-Sand’Oria that night. I was using martial scythe, and had 200% TP (Effectively 300%TP). I ate Meat Mithkabobs and had a Bard in my PT giving me 2x Minuet. I think I did Absorb-STR each time. Seeing 2000+ Spiral Hell and the 2000+ additional damage from Darkness SC is great. I love observing the HP bar of my target go from 80% straight down to 0. But on occasions where my Spiral Hell ended up doing 1300~1500 and the SC only deals 300~500, I either survive with very little HP left or I die. ( >_<) Would be nice to have a second tank always in position for SATA.
Can’t wait to get Brutal Earring. For that rare 5% chance that Double Attack procs on my WSes, doubling my damage output. I could break 3000 or even 4000~