Remember when power levels weren't rampant in the dunes, and people didn't fight naked? those were good times.
My favorite memories of this game involve the dunes from my newbie days, the sheer nativity of not knowing where to go. Back when surviving the dunes was a feat that made you a great player. ****, Back when getting into / out of Selbina was like playing Russian roulette with 5 bullets in the chamber because Goblins didn't de-spawn, or de-aggro, Back when shouts filled the Dunes with people asking if anyone needed a Skull, or people asking for raises.
Pre-FoV when to get to 20, you have to goto the secret beach and kill pugils, and pray you weren't the one getting screwdrivered because your tank "Forgot to buy provoke"
When Selbina DIDNT have moogles (though i'm glad they're there now!) and you'd have 20-30 people sitting inside Selbina fishing, or waiting for a party, half of them not knowing how to /invite. Before -any- of us knew there was a search comment.
OH! and when you'd be fighting lizards and see "/sh Warrior 13 looking for party!"
man...i miss the old days, i miss when everything was exciting.
When Skillchains were used in every party, and Blackmages would burst Freeze on a distortion skill chain.
and most importantly - back when colibri didn't exist -_- When Boyahda Tree was a campsite, and Quicksand Caves was used. when Aht Urghan wasn't the end all be all of places, and half the job choices weren't obsolete because people are to busy trying to achieve their next 75 than have fun, and joke with their party. 5k an hour and having fun > 9k an hour with nothing in the chat box except for macro text.
I tried to exp in the tree the other day, and some a$$hat was taking all the crabs, NIN tank, two blm, thf, whm, and myself on PUP. i asked him rather polietly if he could move, and his answer? "***** you, there's crawlers. I need my skill ups"
So we moved to the other camp (slightly more dangerous one, where a Goober spawns) and he freaking follows us, and begins running between the two rooms =/
I'm still on the fence about XIV, everything i've heard and read makes it seem like a XI-WoW love-hate child, and i'm not wanting to touch XIV if it's WoW-ish.
anyone remember exping in Maze of Shakrami back in the day?
Edited, Apr 19th 2010 8:25am by Naeo
Edited, Apr 19th 2010 8:34am by Naeo
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