May twenty-seventh. A day that will live in Luzly infamy.

27 05 2009


If  Final Fantasy XI has one credible pillar to stand on, head and shoulders above all other MMO, it is the truly lulztastic HNM dramas that take place all in the name of virtual items.  The day in the title, as well as the day this post was published (PST time) will serve as possibly one of the best examples of the lulztastic escapades that come within the territory of camping HNM’s within the realm of Final Fantasy XI.  But first it may take a moment, if you are reading this blog, but are not up to speed on the strategies involved with fighting Wyrms, allow me to supplement your meager knowledge with a bit of advice stretching back from time immemorial.  For you see, fellow wanderers, Standing anywhere but on the feet (or nearish) on any of the great Wyrms of Vana’diel is tantamount to suicide. Most often resulting in a complete and total wipe of you and your fellow compatriots.  While given the fact that Wyrms and the associated strategies with them have been figured out for nearly a decade, seeing the reprecussions of a failure to position yourself and your fellow fighters correctly is almost never seen. That is, until today.  Fafnir’s retribution against those who would not dare fight him face to face is catastrophic, but no fancy words, nor proper etiquette could possibly sum up the damage, both physical and mental such an event can have on a linkshells psyche.  Please, those with weak virtual stomachs look away, what you see may shock and apall you.fafsnewfriendsedit

Painful as that is to look at, it is a testimate to the lesson of my previous entry: To underestimate an opponent has been the last mistake of far too many individuals throughout history. It is my hope that the linkshell who fell victim to this massacre learn to either take their opponent more seriously, or to not attempt what they cannot defeat.  Now, you may be looking at this screenshot and wondering if it does get better, and indeed it does.  For after Fafnir was done snacking on the first claimers, another linkshell claimed and engaged the beast.  The fight was proceeding at a usual pace, but again, underestimating the situation was the downfall again of the second claiming linkshell.  Falling prey to a swarm of angry darters that had been accidently claimed by an individual who was not paying enough attention to the battle. A swift demise these people met, and to up the ante of hilarity, the final claim LS was none other than the Woopas themselves. As always, the odds were stacked against us.  Having to make due with no Red mage and only one tank for a portion of the battle due to at least a hafl unjustified jailing, and with only approximately twenty minutes until Fafnir enterd its rage mode, we still managed to fell the foul beast for quite possibly the most abundant, though displeasing treasure pool in WoopaTroopa history.faf0527Sadly, nothing of particular value was to be had. But congrats to Algeron on LolE.hands and the Floor of Dragon’s Aery on everything else.

baha0527Though of course Fafnir was a disapointment (in drops at least) we had much better luck on the other events that occured this day.  A journey to the top of the Obelisk in Tu’Lia procured a subtsantialy useful assortment of items from the Prototype Bio-technological weapon Ultima.  The spoils of which include an item not seen in almost two years.ultima0527 And earlier, a trek to fight the Wyrmking Bahamut yielding perhaps the best assortment of items seen in our attempts thus far, truly an eventful day in the world of Final Fantasy XI.


An eventful weekend

13 04 2009

The weekend, the promising time of rest after a hard week’s work, the time at which one would get drunk or laid, maybe even both. Assuming you’re not a nerdy geek that is.
In the case of our hard-working drones it’s obviously the latter as evidenced by the all the things we have accomplished in the past two days.

Now, where to begin? Chronological order would be the obvious choice, so let’s cut to the chase and start with an Ixion, boring and repetitive as usual despite the new rage timer, but at least not quite as stingy as one would expect:

Ixion Drops

Following this fate had quite an interesting twist in store for us since the Khimaira decided to show its disfigured body, which obviously caught our attention. And so some of us went on a journey to the Caedarva Mire, a dark place infested with tentacle-monsters most of us know from certain Japanese, uh, comic books,
and engaged the Khimaira in a fight that would best be described as boring exciting and refreshing. Eventually we were rewarded with our linkshell’s very first Hauteclaire, congratulations to Freonski since he finally found a sword big enough to match his giant crotch!
Also, congratulations to Lichtl on getting his brand-new Seveneyes!

Brad Kidd approved Khimaira drops

As you can see, these drops have received Brad Kidd’s seal of approval, something the two aforementioned lootwhores persons on the receiving end can only answer with a cry of joy:

Lichtl and the guy with the giant wang

Naturally we could not just leave it at that even though the end of the weekend drew nearer and nearer and so we went to town with the self-proclaimed ruler of the skies, king of wyrms, Bahamut:


Not the most exciting of drops, but depending on what my capable hands do with the cloth we might be able to get some cash out of this.

Next we went on a trip to Temenos since it had been a while since our last bout with Ultima, yielding us the following:


Congratulations to Temudschin and Rafnir on Nashira crackows and Nashira turban!

Last one to fall was King Vinegarroon the dreaded, surprisingly passive scorpion king:
18 of our best men engaged him in a fight best described as epic, but there was no helping it, the mighty king would not waver despite our best efforts and so the wyvern who’s been my partner since January 2005, Rygor, decided to finish him off with a mighty blow:

Rygor almighty

The drops weren’t quite as appealing as we had hoped, but at least Rygor got a chance to display his powers.
Yes, maybe he really did just happen to land the last hit as KV was torn apart by a bunch of Apocalypse/various multi-hit weapons wielding DRKs, but we really shouldn’t mind the details too much, right?

With that we could finally call it a day, allowing our men and women to finally get some hard-earned rest, it was the weekend after all.

Today’s word of advice:
Don’t get drawn in by King Vinegarroon when you’re fighting an Antica on the other side of the map, things might get ugly when a train of them finally catches up with you.