Adventures in Eorzea #002

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Last week was a whirlwind, and I’m sure this week and next will be yet another whirlwind. Despite that, there were many good things that were crammed into a few days: Coil, Garuda EX, Ultima Hard, and 24 man CT with many Derp Squad members, friends, and others from the server. But before I begin, many thanks to Rislim for the Highland Smock she gifted to me! I will probably litter many of my future screenshots with this outfit because of how damn cute it is! Hurry up with the vanity slot, SE!

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Now if there is one thing I am extremely excited about, its Coil. Not just because its Coil and, oh, hey! Its end game content! But the fact I get to do it with an awesome bunch of people. I wish I could play with more people, but I’ve already played with half of this group since CoP in XI, a few others in both XIV and XI, and then there is Bob who is just plain ol’ awesome. We had many, many laughs during our run which is what I wanted most; smooth, easy going runs, lots of fun, and drops! I managed to snag the Allagan Circlet of Casting, which I am still trying to figure out if I like more than Petasos or not. I am still using Petasos though, after I took a quick look at the stats and went “Nupe!”

We’ve decided to use the Rot Method for Turn 2, which isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It was actually very easy as long as we kept in constant communication with each other. Which, I suppose, is quite difficult if you aren’t on a voice chat with everyone else…

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After Coil and a bit of treasure map hunting, Rislim, Neue, and I went and teamed up with Jeffrly and some of his friends for Ultima HM and Garuda EX. Doing these fights were challenging on its own, but even worse when your mind is melting and you are going “omg wtf is that shit!” when you are half lucid. In fact, I could have sworn it was all an insane dream when I woke up but then saw the screenshots and the equipment in my inventory and found myself staring in shock. I just hope I wasn’t carried too hard and did a decent amount of work…

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Since we are using the Rot Method for T2 on Coil, I have found the need to work harder at gearing my BRD. In a three man BRD party for CT, I found myself incredibly lucky to get the body piece on a Sunday night! Eep! I just need belt, pants, and shoes and I think I should have all the CT gear needed for my BRD. I’m still gearing up my BLM with Myth gear, so it will be awhile before I will be able to get any decent gear for my BRD that way. Oh well. I’m in no particular rush, but I do want to be able to carry my weight in the party instead of being a leech. I know I’m not (Cause, you know, Silence!), but I believe I am probably on the lower ilevel scale compared to the rest and it makes me feel a little self conscious. (/ w \)

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Now I want something set straight: I hate the damn uma kabuto. They are scary as fucking hell and I hate them. That said, I took the screenshot for Oro more than for me but did go back and edit this one for lulz:

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>_<; Damn dirty Oro…

Adventures in Eorzea #001

Because I have been having an insanely difficult time trying to keep this updated and also trying to figure out where I want to host this damn thing, I am trying a new format with the blog… again. Let’s see how long THIS one lasts! I’m hoping to go weekly, and set my fraps to take a kabillion photos at once so that I don’t have to go to bed at night and go “Fuck! I forgot to take screenshots!” until I fall asleep.

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Now, last year the servers were taken down before we could do the Heavensturn for 2013, which was a shame because I was really interested to see what the Snake helm would look like. Fast forward to today and I’m cursing the fact that it is year of the Horse. Nevermind the fact that its the year for my brother (who drives me absolutely batty), but that the Uma Kabuto looks scary as fuck. Its a fucking horse that makes you have a mustache no matter if you are a boy or girl. I dislike snakes after Orophen would keep saying stupid shit like “I’m a snake!”, but him doing that has nothing on the fact that those horse helms look scary as fuck. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a troll to the highest power. You know who you are!

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More importantly, we (my FC, GameOver) finally tried out Coil together as a group. Some already have varying degrees of experience but I think half of us did not. It was quite nice to play with them and to include someone from our LS (Milli from DerpSquad) since Rislim forgot we were running and couldn’t join us again. It is one of the things I am starting to dislike about Coil, because I do not mind if she progresses ahead after us at all but she can’t go back and it sucks. So we either play earlier in the week (impossible due to schedules) or we wait until later when it might screw with others later. Meh. But despite this inconvenience, it was really nice to actually experience Coil for myself versus hearing everyone else do it and not really wanting to spoil myself too much by watching other people play the area.

We managed to get ADS down despite Ky’rahn’s connection issues, and was tromping toward Caduceus when the server kicked us out. At first I thought it was just me but then the quick realization that it was everyone else in the party just quickly sank in and set me panicking a little since I know others had wanted to do other things. More importantly, time zones needed to be worried about since we’re split East Coasters and West Coasters. Oh, and a smattering of people in-between. We managed to get at least three attempts at Caduceus before Milli had to leave, but we found that it was doable… if we had our healers on better connections, the server not fucking up, and a clearer understanding of how troublesome things would be for Orophen when he has to make long pulls. Well, live and learn, right?

I’m honestly excited to push forward though and I hope we can get further despite our limited play time together. Here’s hoping, right? In the meantime, busily working on leveling my gathering classes to 50, looking forward to Garuda Extreme Mode, and am scowling at the idea of my playtime being significantly cut again when school starts next week. Meh. MEH!