hot weekend

I had so much things I wanted to do, one of them is to start coding a new site (secret for now). But I ended up doing nothing but watching Japanese drama because the weather is too warm to be productive…

It’s weather like this that makes me want to buy a laptop and start doing coding outside in air-conditioned places like the library or McDonald’s. Sadly, most places don’t allow users to use the electrical plugs. And those that do, do not have enough and those who are lucky to get one will continue to use it for many more hours.

Alternatively, I could install an air-conditioner at home but those things use a lot of electricity, my house is too cramp to make space for the installation, new energy efficient models may not be compatible for my apartment’s electrical infrastructure because my apartment is over 15 years old. And lastly, I want to buy a bigger home and move out of this place within the next 6-7 years!

The Jdrama that I’m currently watching is Nodame Cantabile. Quite good. I suck at reviewing so I won’t write anything about it. But I can say I enjoyed it.

On Saturday night, I went to watch Pirates of the Caribbean 3 with 2 of my friends. We watched the 12am midnight show because the earlier time slots were fully booked. Well, not fully booked actually. The front 2-3 rows were empty and believe me, those front rows are so near to the screen that you can’t enjoy the movie with a good view comfortably.

Enjoyed it a lot! I must have a different sense of humour than the majority because while the audience laughed at some funny scenes, I only smiled. And when I laughed, the other audience kept quiet. I may collect the DVD set for this movie. Next movie to look forward to is Transformers!

Reached home at around 3.30am very sleepy and thus skipped dynamis(FFXI event) which was starting in half an hour, 4am.

Vana’diel Report

I haven’t been doing anything much except crafting. Been earning small but steady amounts of gil on 3 mules. One to finance my Haubergeon synths, one to finance on smithing skill ups, and last one to save up money to buy items on my wish list.

Current top 2 items in my wish list: Cursed Cuisses -1 and a Fire Bomblet. Though I don’t have the abjuration and I don’t think I will be getting it soon, I’m going to buy the cursed cuisses and keep it first.

Haven’t been levelling my WHM because of the high chance of ending up in a RMT or a PT with RMT in it. SE has been doing a good job ridding the game of RMTs but they aren’t doing it fast enough and also missed out a lot. Haven’t seen Kakiguni or Yinoro. Guess they were banned. :)

Thanks to a certain Aht Uhrgan mission event, I began to like Aphmau and so I started levelling PUP. Bought 250k worth of automaton parts too. Soloed it to 15 and then the excitement just died there, lol. Might need to do more Aht Uhrgan missions to light up that fire again.

NIN is now 1 level closer to Hocho. The leader of my static PT decided to just level with 4. 1 member of our 5 man static was absent. We headed to Onzozo and fought Ts and VTs there.

EXP wasn’t bad thanks to the recent EXP bonus change with signet. Ts gave around 80~100exp while VTs can around 150~180exp without empress band. Everyone gained a level that night.

Tanking Ts and VTs are also a lot easier. Most fights, I spend just 1 or 2 shihei and used purely Utsusemi:Ni. Setup was BLM WHM MNK NIN and we could hit chain 5 a few times.

Jailer of Justice & Dynamis-Qufim

Had some fun over the weekend. A friend sent a /tell looking for help on Jailer of Justice, she wanted the sword. I thought I would be asked to go as PLD but surprisingly, I was asked to go as DRK! XD

Giant Squid!!

We won with 16 people and this was the setup.


Justice Sword

We had a total of 3 battles. The first one was a dry run, which we wiped and it despawned.

So we recovered, adjusted our strategy, people switched jobs, and proceeded with the second battle. Although 1 mage died, we won without any major problems. Sword and torque dropped as shown in one of the screenshots above.

Jailer of Justice frequently summons Qm’xzomits which mijin gakures a short while after summoned. This is the toughest part of the battle and to handle this, we have 3 mages(BLM or RDM) rotate. 3 will nuke while the other 3 rest for MP.

The torque was free lot. I had the lowest lot. orz
A BLM, no one knows if he has a melee job or not, won the lot with 998.

Oh well, at least my friend got her sword so it wasn’t that bad.

After the second battle, a few people had to go. We looked for a few more people to help on our 3rd battle. But we lost, probably because of the lack of mages.

Next day, Dynamis-Qufim. I was asked to be main tank today. Had a bit of trouble holding hate sometimes, but we cleared the final boss anyway! No AF dropped. :\




My smithing mule


Oh well, at least there’s no bad breaks. Hope I’ll have better luck next round!