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"Something Witty" : A Casual Shell for all game Content (wasFollow

#1 Jul 23 2010 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Are you sick of all the endgame shells that require you to sell your soul to the game? Tired of that social shell that just never seems to do anything? Do you want to be a part of a fantastic group that will get you to your lofty ffxiv goals? Perhaps you are the perfect candidate for "Something Witty"!

Hey there alla. I haven't really posted here in about 2 years or so (when I quit ffxi), but I figured I'd post about a new linkshell. It's going to be a really unique shell in that we are going to be tackling as much game content as possible, while not being required to be online excessive amounts of time.

I should mention, this is a brand spanking new shell led by myself (Bartel) and my friend Eastaran. We have been playing mmo's for the past 8 years, including 6+ years of ffxi in which both of us were in the endgame shell "Frenzy" on the Carbuncle server. We had the server first Ixion and also had well over 250 kills of: Nidhogg, Cerberus, Khimaera, KB, Faf, etc. We also have both spent time playing lotro, DnD, and WoW.

Our shell is going to focus on all of the game content, including eventually endgame activities when they are incorporated, but in a more relaxed capacity. We understand that not everyone can devote 100 hours a week to the game. We also understand that a lot of people who fall into this category are excellent gamers who deserve every chance at the best gear. This is why we've made this shell, to accommodate people with a large range of schedules and be able to successfully complete all game content. The reason we are making the shell now is because we'd really like the opportunity to level with the people that we will be playing with for all of the content. We'd like to build a shell where we can get to know our members and actually have some fun while still getting things accomplished.

I'm sure right now you're thinking, "Yeah right Bartel! This sounds too good to be true!" Well, you're wrong. Shut up.

If you are ready to take that first step into a shell that you can help mold into one of the best in the game, feel free to take a look at our website and apply. We are probably not the most family friendly shell, as swearing WILL be permitted, and we would like to keep our members 17+ if possible. Thanks for reading, and I expect to see you (yeah, you drinking the <insert trendy drink here>) on the forums soon!

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*Please note: This post is supposed to be slightly corny and sarcastic. That is a guild philosophy and if you can't handle it, well... we really don't care.

Edited, Jul 24th 2010 11:14am by BartelX
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#2 Jul 23 2010 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Cool, good luck with your shell.
So many shells!!! How does one choose??
#3 Jul 23 2010 at 9:08 PM Rating: Default
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Thinking endgame already...? Q_Q

Edit: the above made more sense when the thread was titled "Something Witty" : A Casual Endgame shell, before the OP changed it.

Edited, Jul 25th 2010 11:50am by Onionthiefx
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#4 Jul 23 2010 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Hehe, well it's more of a "getting people together" and just preparing for whatever they throw at us down the road. Figure it would make a lot of sense to level with the people you'd want surrounding you for endgame activities. =P
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#5 Jul 23 2010 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Sounds like a cool shell, and as always, I'll encourage any cool shells to roll on whatever server the RPC selects. I'm sure I'll eventually be at least a little interested in a casual endgame shell. That's what my last shell was, and it was a good home to me.
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#7 Jul 24 2010 at 12:22 AM Rating: Good
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BartelX wrote:
I should mention, this is a brand spanking new shell led by myself (Bartel) and my friend Eastaran. We have been playing mmo's for the past 8 years, including 6+ years of ffxi in which both of us were in the endgame shell "Frenzy" on the Carbuncle server. We had the server first Ixion and also had well over 250 kills of: Nidhogg, Cerberus, Khimaera, KB, Faf, etc.


Coming from Carbuncle, Frenzy wasn't "that one Linkshell" (you know how every server has "that one linkshell" that has been around forever and wants you to sacrifice your firstborn and mail them the blood to join, and then a bunch of good ones), but they were one of the better ones, all LS and inter-LS drama aside.

I was never in, nor did I ever apply to Frenzy, but they're a competent group who get **** done.

I still personally don't get the point of starting an endgame LS before the game is even out, but at least for once, it's not some 1 post "Hi, I just created my account to spam your forum with our great LS" user.

Best of luck to ya in XIV :)
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#8 Jul 24 2010 at 9:13 AM Rating: Good
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Ok, I just slightly edited the post. I should probably clarify, we aren't trying to plan for endgame right now, rather we just want to get a solid group of people together now so that we can go through all of the content together. Eventually, when we GET to endgame we will be doing it, but this is more just to get some people together with common goals and ideas. Sorry if it came off a bit hardcore, that wasn't really the intent.
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#9 Jul 24 2010 at 10:12 AM Rating: Excellent
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How about for the more casual player? Like...I never really got too far in FFXI after two years, but I was ontop of every single event that went on and I happily showed every single LS member the steps.

I also am awesome.

So...yeah. How about us?
#10 Jul 24 2010 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I never experienced a casual linkshell with events, what kind of events would you do??

The worthwhile things (to me) in game took some organisation and a bit of dedication.

Sky, limbus etc etc.
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#11 Jul 24 2010 at 1:47 PM Rating: Good
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The plan is to make sure our leaders and members are on top of things. Like I know that myself and Eastaran will go out of our way to research fights, find the best strategies, do walkthroughs with anyone who wants them, etc... basically, it's just the kind of people we are and it's what we like to do in a game. We will make sure we use our time to the fullest at events and get a LOT accomplished in a short amount of time.

We don't expect members to be as hardcore as we are in some regards, we expect members to do what makes them happy, while still understanding that as a linkshell we want to do things as a group. We are HAPPY to do any events that our members want, ranging from simple nation quests, missions, instances, raids, etc...

I guess that's the nice thing about this shell: we are really up to making it however all our members want it. Though Eastaran and I will definitely want to do endgame at some point, we are also up for experiencing the game as a whole and taking our time with different content.

Edited, Jul 24th 2010 4:07pm by BartelX
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#12 Jul 24 2010 at 3:14 PM Rating: Default
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Estimated time for your events? And why do we have to apply for a company for a game that's not even out yet?
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#13 Jul 24 2010 at 3:47 PM Rating: Good
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Times will be in EST and events will probably start at 6-8pm EST if possible. However, since we are working with multiple schedules there is a good chance they will rotate. I'd say events will be no EARLIER than 5pm EST and no later than 11pm EST (only that late if the event is short).

We're only doing the application process so we can keep track of who is in the group and maybe start having some conversations about the game, other games, random sh*t, etc...

Edited, Jul 24th 2010 5:56pm by BartelX
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#14 Aug 11 2010 at 10:00 AM Rating: Good
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Just a friendly reminder to check us out at Something Witty We're up to a solid base of 11 members and our forums already have over 500 posts!

Hope to see you soon!

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#15 Aug 11 2010 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
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your shell sounds like a great option.Ive played FFXI for 7 yrs recently retired. Unfortunatly I have to wait till PS3 version comes out and by then I'd be 6 months behind shell and do we have option on choosing server? hmmm what to do lol
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#16 Aug 12 2010 at 9:19 AM Rating: Good
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we have another guy who is waiting for ps3 release. Tbh, I doubt we'll be getting much done in the first 6 months besides leveling, crafting, and instanced stuff. You're welcome to app if you want and just take the next 6 months to just get to know everyone. Btw, we're up to about 17 members now. :)
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#17 Aug 13 2010 at 11:58 PM Rating: Decent
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lol well I tried to fill out an application form but it wont let me says thread is locked IDK me and pc's dont get along well^^ anyhow I signed up to be a member but thats as far as I got. If ya got any idea what Im doin wrong let me know haha

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#18 Oct 25 2010 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
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I'd sure like to join but my play times are very irregular based around my classes and work load.
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#19 Nov 14 2010 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey, im interested in joining your ls :) I'm new to FF (didn't play 11) but think im catching on all right. Currently 19phys/16glad. Defininetly interested in casual ls, please send a tell if your still recruiting. (and yes i'm 17+) ingame name: spark eel

Edited, Nov 14th 2010 3:00pm by sparkeel
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