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#1 Nov 03 2010 at 11:20 PM Rating: Good
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So I have a bit of a bizarre request of the community, I'm not even sure if it's possible to fulfill. I met my better half almost over half a decade ago now through FFXI, and now that work is starting to ease up a little she is finally starting to get into this game and I'm wanting to do something special for her. On top of assembling some rudimentary gear to get her started, I'd like to give her a specific item that would be a reminder of our time in FFXI.

What I'm looking for is a Dhalia, or a flower/herb similar to one in game. I suppose it's a wee bit silly, but way back when we first started to date she gave me a Dhalia (the alchemist[?] material that dropped from Goobue's among other things) and a Heartshaped box of chocolates. My XI character Still has both being shown off in it's bazaar even though shes been retired for 4 years. The hopeless romantic in me couldn't help but find something poetic about being able to give the flower back to her as we start our new adventures in Eorzea.

I've tried looking at the database, unfortunately there doesn't seem to be (as of yet at least) a Dhalia on record as dropping or being bought anywhere and sadly there's no way to simply peruse "Flower icons" lol. So I look to the lovely people of Allah, if anyone has come across an alchemy or cooking ingredient (as I assume those would be most likely) that resemble the yellow flower - I'd appreciate it if you could post it here and if possible where you found it.

I realize this is something of an odd request, but I figured it couldn't hurt to try. Happy adventuring to you all.

Edited, Nov 4th 2010 1:21am by mistrik
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#2 Nov 03 2010 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
mistrik wrote:

So I have a bit of a bizarre request of the community, I'm not even sure if it's possible to fulfill. I met my better half almost over half a decade ago now through FFXI, and now that work is starting to ease up a little she is finally starting to get into this game and I'm wanting to do something special for her. On top of assembling some rudimentary gear to get her started, I'd like to give her a specific item that would be a reminder of our time in FFXI.

What I'm looking for is a Dhalia, or a flower/herb similar to one in game. I suppose it's a wee bit silly, but way back when we first started to date she gave me a Dhalia (the alchemist[?] material that dropped from Goobue's among other things) and a Heartshaped box of chocolates. My XI character Still has both being shown off in it's bazaar even though shes been retired for 4 years. The hopeless romantic in me couldn't help but find something poetic about being able to give the flower back to her as we start our new adventures in Eorzea.

I've tried looking at the database, unfortunately there doesn't seem to be (as of yet at least) a Dhalia on record as dropping or being bought anywhere and sadly there's no way to simply peruse "Flower icons" lol. So I look to the lovely people of Allah, if anyone has come across an alchemy or cooking ingredient (as I assume those would be most likely) that resemble the yellow flower - I'd appreciate it if you could post it here and if possible where you found it.

I realize this is something of an odd request, but I figured it couldn't hurt to try. Happy adventuring to you all.

Edited, Nov 4th 2010 1:21am by mistrik


If such an item existed it would be off a Goobue in the game most likely. Unfortunately however, those things are incredibly strong and if someone's actually managed to fight and beat one of those apart from the one in a certain Cutscehe (It doesn't drop anything by the way.) is hard to say. But there's an NPC who sells flowers in Gridania. Other than that, all I can say is try grabbing some Botanist gear and hit some of the harvesting nodes around the Black Shroud and hope for the best. A Dhalia probably won't be found there but maybe a rare flower? I know they have Rolanberries from some of the nodes in Gridania, could be a reminder of Rolanberry Fields where Goobue do roam in FFXI. Just a thought. :)
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#3 Nov 03 2010 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
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If we're talking about beating up goobues:

Make a lot of friends. A lot of them. Get them all to thaumaturge 10, and suicide rush the goobue with punishing barbs.

Absolutely horrendous from a getting SP perspective, but you might be able to get an item off of him. There is a goobue southwest of Limsa's R10 camp (The name escapes me, it's the camp west of Bearded Rock), and there is one near the lighthouse far south of Limsa.

Sorry, I can't think of a good flower.
#4 Nov 03 2010 at 11:49 PM Rating: Good
Man, I want to help you so badly because this just tugs at my heart so much. Sadly, I do not have an answer for you. I wish you godspeed on your mission though!
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#5 Nov 04 2010 at 12:16 AM Rating: Good
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i might suggest Chamomile (http://ffxiv.yg.com/item/chamomile?id=10009404) which is a yellow flower-spice sold by the spice merchant in Gridania. Another (not-yellow) choice might be Desert Saffron (http://ffxiv.yg.com/item/desert-saffron?id=3011516).

as a hopeless closet romantic (i know better than to expose the tender parts of my psyche) i'm all gushy on your behalf. and your sweetie's.
#6 Nov 04 2010 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
I would vote Chamomile as well because I have found those before but vendored them.

I have to say this is the best thread I have ever read on ZAM btw. Made me get goose bumps.
#7 Nov 04 2010 at 2:35 AM Rating: Excellent
It doesn't look like a Dahlia exists (yet) in XIV.
#8 Nov 04 2010 at 4:15 AM Rating: Excellent
Meowshi wrote:
If we're talking about beating up goobues:

Make a lot of friends. A lot of them. Get them all to thaumaturge 10, and suicide rush the goobue with punishing barbs.

Absolutely horrendous from a getting SP perspective, but you might be able to get an item off of him. There is a goobue southwest of Limsa's R10 camp (The name escapes me, it's the camp west of Bearded Rock), and there is one near the lighthouse far south of Limsa.

Sorry, I can't think of a good flower.


OP, if you're on Besaid I'll volunteer to help in your endeavor! I shall be your disposable meat shield of love! Watch me fling myself in the name of your passion to the Goobue while it squishes me flat. Hehe actually that sounds kind of fun, next time I'm bored I'll see if I can't get a group of people who want to bum rush a target just for the heck of it. If they ever do an Eorzean Census like they did with FFXI's Vana'diel Census I can see my number of deaths just doing this.

Moogle: "Kupo, you have been incapacitated: 636,263,784,115,763,741,125,623,162,741,762,167,953,235 times! Oh my! You certainly like to die alot, don't you, kupo?"
Me: "All in the name of love furry buddy!"
Moogle: "I'm not your furry buddy, kupo..."
Me: "Aww~, fuzzy buddy?"
Moogle: "Try again."
Me: "Um... pudgy buddy?"
Moogle: >_<;; "Are you calling me fat, kupo?!"
Me: "Hmm... Maybe? You do have a pot-belly there."
Moogle: -_-;; "And here you Adventurers wonder why we never show ourselves to your kind, kupo."

Edited, Nov 6th 2010 7:51am by SamusKnight
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#9 Nov 04 2010 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Sir SamusKnight wrote:


OP, if you're on Besaid I'll volunteer to help in your endeavor! I shall be your disposable meat shield of love! Watch me fling myself in the name of your passion to the Goobue while it squishes me flat. Hehe actually that sounds kind of fun, next time I'm bored I'll see if I can't get a group of people who want to bum rush a target just for the heck of it. If they ever do an Eorzean Census like they did with FFXI's Vana'diel Census I can see my number of deaths just doing this.

Moogle: "Kupo, you have been incapacitated: 636,263,784,115,763,741,125,623,162,741,762,167,953,235 times! Oh my! You certainly like to die alot, don't you, kupo?"
Me: "All in the name of love furry buddy!"



I'm pretty sure I'm at at least 9001 deaths by now...and if your death count ever got that high, the server would explode like a blood vessel on Nappa's forehead.
#10 Nov 04 2010 at 4:22 AM Rating: Good
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Sir SamusKnight wrote:


OP, if you're on Besaid I'll volunteer to help in your endeavor! I shall be your disposable meat shield of love! Watch me fling myself in the name of your passion to the Goobue while it squishes me flat. Hehe actually that sounds kind of fun, next time I'm bored I'll see if I can't get a group of people who want to bum rush a target just for the heck of it. If they ever do an Eorzean Census like they did with FFXI's Vana'diel Census I can see my number of deaths just doing this.

Moogle: "Kupo, you have been incapacitated: 636,263,784,115,763,741,125,623,162,741,762,167,953,235 times! Oh my! You certainly like to die alot, don't you, kupo?"
Me: "All in the name of love furry buddy!"



I'm pretty sure I'm at at least 9001 deaths by now...and if your death count ever got that high, the server would explode like a blood vessel on Nappa's forehead.


Please, PLEASE don't make me have to do an over 9,000 joke!
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#11 Nov 04 2010 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
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The Moogle should do it for us if we ever get a death count feature...

Anyways, the closest flower I've sound so far to what the OP seeks is Flax. Its white, unfortunately. As of yet there is a somewhat large lack of varying colors in flowers. We don't even have roses yet...
#12 Nov 04 2010 at 8:32 AM Rating: Good
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Thank you all for your recommendations, the Desert Saffron/Chamomile seems like the best choices so far but I shall keep looking. I'm somewhat surprised how many responses I got so quickly, I thought for sure I'd need to bump at least once. It's good to know that even after so many years, Allah (well ZAM now I suppose hehe) is still among the better forum communities out there.

@ Sir SamusKnight, I appreciate your offer but I'm actually on Rabanastre lol.
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#13 Nov 04 2010 at 9:36 AM Rating: Good
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mistrik wrote:
Thank you all for your recommendations, the Desert Saffron/Chamomile seems like the best choices so far but I shall keep looking. I'm somewhat surprised how many responses I got so quickly, I thought for sure I'd need to bump at least once. It's good to know that even after so many years, Allah (well ZAM now I suppose hehe) is still among the better forum communities out there.

@ Sir SamusKnight, I appreciate your offer but I'm actually on Rabanastre lol.


I'm on Rab and have punishing barbs ^.^

if you want to go suicide GOBBUE let Lux Lex know
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