Noob Story: I was a young and budding BLM who had just recently made it to level 10, and I was finally ready to start leveling in the dunes. This was my first real MMO, though I had played all previous FF games (and yes, I mean all FF games, even the ones not released in NA) so I had played close attention to the story. Thus my understanding of this FF world was the 3 factions were in a dispute for territory, and by EXPing in a zone, you gained your faction more influence to control said area. Due to this understanding (or should I say misunderstanding really) I refused to party with anyone who was not from San D.
Mid level story: By mid level, I thought I had all the answers, and could do anything (looking back now, I consider anything before I hit 75 on my first job as being a noob lol). I was traveling with some friends from Selbina to Mhaura, if I remember correctly, it was one of our first attempts to do fishing off the boat, when low and behold 'Sea Horror' spawns. Not knowing this was an NM or anything special at all, I decided to show off how powerful of a BLM I was, needless to say, I was quickly dead, and everyone had a good laugh.
End game: My LS was gearing up to fight Cerberus, but we were having a slight problem, none of our tanks were on, save our LS leader, a NIN. Many of us had already arrived for the fight, and seeing we had around 10 blm's, multiple rdm's, and whm's, we decided to give it a go anyway. Much to our surprise, the tactic of rotating Stun spells as soon as the previous stun wore off, combined with some extraordinary luck, and more then a few heart stopping moments, we were able to defeat Cerberus with a single NIN tank.
Edited, Jan 1st 2010 5:41pm by manam
75 blm, 75 nin, 75 brd, 64 bst, 57 pld, 53 rdm
Retired from FFXI.
Retired from LOTRO
Retired from Rift