Like everyone else, the dunes is were my fondest memories and best friends were created. I joined the game with the PS2 release in '04. At this time, there were tons of newbie players, and few true veterans. The game was simply more fun when the majority of the players were on the learning curve.
I inadvertently found myself in my first 6-man experience point party, and not doing anything right. But it was ok back then, because everyone was learning what their role was in an exp party. We all read the Brady guide, and had a scewed to very basic idea of what we should be doing.
From here, it was a lot of party wipes, laughing at the puller who has linked every lizard in the area running for his life, cursed spheres, bomb tosses, dreading the Bogy at night time, and listening to the intructions of the player who thought he was the **** because he has unlocked his sub, made it to 30, and is now leveling his first advanced job. Then there was staring in awe at those who were riding their chocobos through the area, and level 30 something power levelers assisting parties. And who can forget shouts for raises?
Good times, and I will be looking forward to reliving it later this year.
____________________________~Vendict of Alexander~