It's almost been a year since we lost you to WOW. FFXI hasn't been the same since. This is from one of the last times we did something together. Two things stand out here: #1 you broke my pearl, ass and #2 Zelfire is actually alive. Oh how we've missed you, dork.
Obviously tons of people are waiting for this game and we got to fuck around on it this weekend. Let me say so far i'm loving it, but it's still early. For one, it's capped at level 10. Secondly, my PC barely meets the minimum requirements. I took some screen shots of myself and Bastilla questing and whatnot. I have all my setting all the way down just to get the game to run smooth on my 1.87GHz piece of crap. The actual game looks absolutely beautiful when it's maxed out.
Level 10 Asmodian Templar:
Asmodian Ascension quest. Getting my wings:
Level 10 Elyos Gladiator. The main city is absolutely stunning:
One of the ridiculous emotes that distracted Bastilla from curing me and letting me die.
I'm kind of in limbo as to what to do now. I miss FFXI and i miss doing HNM's, which everyone knows i love. Don't get me wrong, the world spawn 20-25 shit is completely stupid to me, but it is what it is. I think i miss the little group low-man stuff the most and getting friends together to be the first group to do things. Unfortunately, the people i did all that stuff with are all playing WOW. I've never EVER played that piece of shit game and never will. To pass the time until i decide what to do and until Aion is released, i've been fucking around on Cabal online. It's a free MMO, it's a grinder, it's level cap is a ridiculous 170, but i'm not taking it seriously. So here i am on the Cabal version of PLD. It's kind of neat tanking by doing massive amounts of AOE damage.
My LS, my home for the past year and a half is no more. The shellholder Khalil finally made the call a few days ago and decided to step down and transfer to another server. I respect Khalil as a leader and a person and i wish him the best. He made the decision that he was just tired of leading, and i don't blame him. He took over after Dexster left for EVE and then Frankie left.
I myself understand completely how he felt and how frustrating the last few months have been. I've barely logged on the last 30 days due to personal things and being completely stressed out trying to lead as well, which may have contributed to the decision a bit.
When Khalil proposed giving me a sack, which feels like forever ago, i said NO, around 4 times before i accepted. Anyone that knows me, knows i hate telling people what to do, it was the last thing i wanted honestly. I felt like it was something i needed to do to help Khalil, who was doing everything himself.
I'm a bit of a weirdo when it comes to FF11. I believe in keeping your mouth shut and going about your business. I hate talking and i hate bragging more. I log in each day as if i'm going to fight an HNM for the first time. It keeps me motivated and fresh and i never get bored, even after 130 Fafs.
I would, however, go back and change how hardcore we were towards Fafnir and switch that to Tiamat, Dark Ixion, and Sandworm. At the end of the day we did what the members wanted, and they all wanted Ebodies and Ridills. I believe we ended with 20 ebodies and 12 ridills. Most of us that came to Ramuh from Kujata and Shiva had done well over 100 Tiamats, so it was a bit of a departure that we took it so casual.
As of right now i have no idea what i'm going to do. I absolutely hate being considered a server transfer as i myself dislike server hoppers. It's ironic that i even care because i don't take anything personal. I log on and it's just time to get business done. I love competition and i understand it leads to bitterness and rudeness, but it's never bothered me.
I respect TAL and Pixies and have only had issues with a few of them being complete idiots. You know, the type that if you went to a pub for a beer with, you'd want to just knock the fuck out for being a douche. I'm sure they're happy to see Khalil go. He's so hated and i never understood it. He's brutally honest with everyone, which i love, and i'm sure that has a lot to do with it.