My character overview
I quit before all the level cap increases and all that other stuff. Gave away about 37mil gil from selling all my non ra/ex crap.
April, 2004. The first day in the game. Yes I remember it fairly vividly. It was my first time in any MMO, and I had no idea of the scale. I actually had to ask this guy in Bastok: "What do I do?!" He pointed me to the exit from Bastok Markets and said "Go kill stuff!". Thus my MNK was born.
Taking more than 1 year to get my MNK to 75. That's about 100 days of playtime.
Being woken up in a recliner by my brother at 9:30pm. He looked at the screen, then looked at me and said "You're dead." My monk was laying in the sand in Valkurm Dunes.
My first linkshell: "Band of Brothers". The owner gave me a pearl outside Crawler's Nest while I was chatting with him. A couple weeks later he just broke the shell and quit the game.
Being stuck outside Crawlers Nest because noobs (or rude shmucks) would train 30 crawlers to the zone from downstairs.
Trying BST for the first time and being offered a pearl to what would be my linkshell for the next 5 years: Mad Sheep.
Getting SMN to 75 in just over 2 months during the winter of 2005. Yeah, that's when NQ elemental staves were like 1.5mil each.
Finally getting the Ochimusha Kote to drop. This is worth a little story. It was my 22nd claim, I must have camped Mee Deggi like 50 times. I was at the camp, and his pop window was almost closed. There were 2 or 3 other campers and I was had less than a great connection. I'm running around and suddenly the environment stopped changing. I looked up to see the dreaded R=0. NOOOO! I actually took the ethernet cable out of the PS2 for a second and plugged it back in, like that was going to help, lol. After a good 20-30 seconds the connection started to stabilize. Low and behold there's a yagudo just standing in front of me. I target it and it's Mee Deggi. I start mashing my chi blast macro, as fast as I could. The connection was still jumpy and as I was mashing I could see other players bouncing toward me. After a confusing graphic mess, I saw my chi blast go off and found out that Mee Deggi was standing there punching me. I engaged and took him down. DROP! Ok maybe that wasn't as epic as I thought it was going to be, but I was excited. This.
Duoing my BLM with my girlfriends RDM to lv75. Yep, no parties! I actually duo boxed about 1/3 of it because she was too busy to play.
Spending day after day farming Despot in sky. Selling gems as fast as we could farm them.
Finally finishing CoP, then going through it all again for my girlfriend. It was much easier after they dumbed it down.
Going 1/1 on the Airship fight after hearing all of the horror stories.
Watching the Duelist Chapeau go to some guy that our Dynamis LS just re-recruited from the previous version of the linkshell which was now under new leadership. Why? Apparently he had a whole bunch of points from 6 months ago under the old LS. His amount of points happened to be more than what my girlfriend had (though she showed up every single time and truly worked her RDM *** off for them since the inception of this new LS). So the new guy, on his first run gets the thing she busted her hump over for 6 months. Yeah...
Finally parting with Vana'diel. February, 2010. Edited, Mar 20th 2011 11:40am by mattkujata