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#1 Mar 20 2011 at 9:02 AM Rating: Default
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i want people to post there fondest memory from ffxi Anything good or bad mine is when i quit see i hated to quit but had to so i took all my money WHICH was a butload 150 mill from 3 toons and DECKED my WHOLE LS out in anything they wanted i miss it so bad
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#2 Mar 20 2011 at 9:06 AM Rating: Good
My [/i]BLM.
My MNK.
My SMN.
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.

Fond memories:

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
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#3 Mar 20 2011 at 9:49 AM Rating: Good
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My first party in the dunes, with that badass party music.

First time heading to Jeuno seeing all those high level people and a city with four floors! The Jeuno music also made the arrival awesome.

Shouting for AF for like 3 hours.

My first ballista match which was like 30 vs 30.

The casinos!

The endgame drama when camping HNM

First time reaching Zitah

Sky, which I had the best endgame memories

I really do hope FF14 gets good. I want it to be different but I want the feeling of a new adventure like I had in 11. I want it to be different or as good, heck, or better! Then again, 11 was my first MMO...maybe thats why I thought it was the best. Or is it only me? >_>

#4 Mar 20 2011 at 10:00 AM Rating: Good
VitaminD2112 wrote:
Shouting for AF for like 3 hours.


Lol. I seem to recall having decent luck with these. Of course, the first time through is the hardest. I was able to solo much of it after I got my MNK to 75.


VitaminD2112 wrote:
The casinos!


My blacklist was full of these.

VitaminD2112 wrote:
I want it to be different but I want the feeling of a new adventure like I had in 11. I want it to be different or as good, heck, or better! Then again, 11 was my first MMO...


I know what you mean. FFXI was my first MMO too. I didn't feel that sense of "new adventure" in WoW or FFXIV. FFXI was a great game, but I think it has more to do with it being a first experience. I played the FFXIV open beta, so I got an idea of what to do and how. When the CE went live, I started as a fisher in Limsa Lominsa, and quite literally turned around and got to work. In FFXI I actually just wandered around Bastok for a while, bewildered. I would love to experience that again, but my cherry is popped, lol.


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#5 Mar 20 2011 at 10:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hearing people talk about Maat like he's this awesome force to be reckoned with. It took me 6 years before I got 1 lvl 75 character, so I always thought I kinda sucked :P. But taking down Maat with my 70 RDM on the very first try was something I'm most proud of.
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#6 Mar 20 2011 at 10:22 AM Rating: Good
Maat took me like 4 or 5 tries on MNK. My girlfriend beat him the second try as RDM, but she also had very good gear, and me to help her. Smiley: lol
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#7 Mar 20 2011 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Sneuxfox wrote:
150 mill from 3 toons and DECKED my WHOLE LS out in anything they wanted i miss it so bad


They didn't want much then, lol. Well geared players had in excess of 200M invested in gear without even owning a relic.

Stories like these and those posted above are one of the things that make XIV quite amusing at times. It's interesting to see what people remember most vividly, what they consider brag worthy, and the "stories," (i.e. "I had every relic and solo'd AV with them") that come from XI.

I feel ya on Mee Deggi. Can't even recall how many kills I had, though it was far in excess of 20. All I ever saw was Impact Knuckle spammage.

Though I spent my time primarily in HNMLS and fought many a scary-fuzzy-nasty, there's one particular NM fight that stands out in my mind. A fight of epic proportions. The day I got my lizzy boots.

So I camped LL a retarded number of times without getting a drop over the span of a several months. I'd given up on it.

Flash forward to crap-I-gotta-lvl-whm-for-a-sub. I'm out and about starting up whm. I was lv6. I see a shout..."LL is up if anyone wants him <pos>." My first thought was "!" My second thought "foooook imma gimpy whm." My third thought "eff him."

So I scuttled out to said position and low and behold, it's LL without another player in site. Luckily, I had some standard meds with me that I always carried in case I had to jump to a camp with a quickness. This proved to be extremely important, as what transpired next was probably the most intense LL battle to ever take place.

I have no idea how long it took, but when the dust settled...there I stood...with 6hp...every ether and potion burned...benediction on cooldown...and...omfg...BOOTS!

It's one of my fondest memories. I was fortunate enough to experience and conquer essentially everything in game during my time, yet this is the kind of stuff I remember and hold dear.
#8 Mar 20 2011 at 12:09 PM Rating: Good
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mattkujata wrote:
My [/i]BLM.
My MNK.
My SMN.
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.

Fond memories:

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.

Edited, Mar 20th 2011 11:40am by mattkujata


2003-2005 were the days bro. Those were the days not everyone had sea access and you couldnt even google homam gear
#9 Mar 20 2011 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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basstheory wrote:
Sneuxfox wrote:
150 mill from 3 toons and DECKED my WHOLE LS out in anything they wanted i miss it so bad


They didn't want much then, lol. Well geared players had in excess of 200M invested in gear without even owning a relic.


EDIT: I basically had the BEST items you could have for thf, minus a mandau and a speed belt.

I don't know 'when' you guys are talking about, but when I quit (which was basically right when they raised the level cap to 80) "Well geared players" had nowhere near gear worth 200mil... that's a ludicrous statement. That's like saying "Well geared players" all had KC and speed belts, along with HQ everything.

I feel my character was 'well geared' for my thf, and It was all only worth 10mil at best. (maybe worth 15mil before the mention of the level cap increase) And I was serious about my THF. I had a full gear swap out for everything (swapping out about 9-12 pieces of gear for each 'set') TP/haste set, full evasion set, ranged acc set, dex set, agl set, and a casting utsusemi set which was mostly comprised of pieces from my haste/evasion setup. A decent amount of my set was rare/ex along with most people's 'well geared' players.

Maybe you played when the economy was higher. When I quit, the economy was $hit and everything was cheap, probably due to the level cap to 80 having just been released. All the 75 and lower gear dropped dramatically.

so yeah, when I quit, 150mil would have gone a lonnnng way.

Edited, Mar 20th 2011 2:16pm by BadJoRed
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#10 Mar 20 2011 at 12:14 PM Rating: Good
Every so often I kind of wish I still had my FFXI account. It would be kind of interesting to see what's changed and experience the new content. I'd love to try 90BLM/45RDM.
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#11 Mar 20 2011 at 1:08 PM Rating: Good
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When I come here and compare the greatness of XI to XIV people usually say the same cop-out answer that I'm looking at XI through "rose tinted glasses".

Well that really isn't the case as I only started playing XI few years ago and when XIV came out it certainly wasn't enough to replace XI from my life.

My fondest memories in XI are the trips. Everywhere you go the landscape is so rich and interesting in a sad dead way. Even for a normal play session I usually have to organize my inventory and plan on my route to get the most out of my playtime. I love it when I've learned enough of the shops and places that I can do 3 tasks and maybe throw a bastore sardine to the cute little npc near the dock when I make a trip to Windy. On my way back I craft on the deck of airship because I'll never get bored of the scenery outside.

Low level trips are the most interesting because of the constant fear of death that I never get in XIV. Traveling as a lvl 13 BLM from Windy to Bastok ON FOOT was and still is one of my best moments I've had in any videogame ever.
#12 Mar 20 2011 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
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I loved FFXI when I first started and enjoyed running around and seeing everything. I had a few 75+ jobs when I left around 5 months ago and doubt I would ever turn the account back on. I left because of the whole need a party to do everything situation and how elitest everyone was becoming on the game. 11 was dying for the last couple of years for me, I was hanging on simply because I had friends on it, but they soon left and there was no reason for me to stay. I am now enjoying 14 and the newness of it. I just hope it doesn't go down hill like 11 did.

Edited, Mar 20th 2011 3:31pm by WobbleArtol
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BadJoRed wrote:
basstheory wrote:
Sneuxfox wrote:
150 mill from 3 toons and DECKED my WHOLE LS out in anything they wanted i miss it so bad


They didn't want much then, lol. Well geared players had in excess of 200M invested in gear without even owning a relic.


EDIT: I basically had the BEST items you could have for thf, minus a mandau and a speed belt.

I don't know 'when' you guys are talking about, but when I quit (which was basically right when they raised the level cap to 80) "Well geared players" had nowhere near gear worth 200mil... that's a ludicrous statement. That's like saying "Well geared players" all had KC and speed belts, along with HQ everything.

I feel my character was 'well geared' for my thf, and It was all only worth 10mil at best. (maybe worth 15mil before the mention of the level cap increase) And I was serious about my THF. I had a full gear swap out for everything (swapping out about 9-12 pieces of gear for each 'set') TP/haste set, full evasion set, ranged acc set, dex set, agl set, and a casting utsusemi set which was mostly comprised of pieces from my haste/evasion setup. A decent amount of my set was rare/ex along with most people's 'well geared' players.

Maybe you played when the economy was higher. When I quit, the economy was $hit and everything was cheap, probably due to the level cap to 80 having just been released. All the 75 and lower gear dropped dramatically.

so yeah, when I quit, 150mil would have gone a lonnnng way.

Edited, Mar 20th 2011 2:16pm by BadJoRed


When I quit my PLD had well over 200 mil in gear and I still had things I wanted to buy. With all the sets needed for tanking I was never done geting gear I could have spent well over 300 mil if I had the gil. **** I had just got my hands on my jelly ring 2 weeks before I quit. I gave my PLD to a Ninja friend who sold it all off after the level 80 cap hit and still got 220 mil off it.

Well geared players where siting at 250+ mil and still wishing for more.
#14 Mar 20 2011 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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BadJoRed wrote:


EDIT: I basically had the BEST items you could have for thf, minus a mandau and a speed belt.

I don't know 'when' you guys are talking about, but when I quit (which was basically right when they raised the level cap to 80) "Well geared players" had nowhere near gear worth 200mil... that's a ludicrous statement. That's like saying "Well geared players" all had KC and speed belts, along with HQ everything.


The "when," is roughly a year before cap increase. It does depend on how we define "well geared." My standards are probably a bit higher than they should be.

That's great that your thf had some neat stuff, but taking 1 job and saying "well my thf didn't have that much, so it's ludicrous," is...mmm...ludicrous. Pro-tip: most people had more than 1 75. Most people that cared enough to max/min 1 job...also cared enough to do the same to multiple jobs.

I'd be hard-pressed to come up with even 1 player in my old LS that had less than 200m invested in gear.


Edited, Mar 20th 2011 4:58pm by basstheory
#15 Mar 20 2011 at 2:58 PM Rating: Good
I suppose it's possible, with relics, and I know the upgrades requiring those expensive ingots...(lol I forget the name, but I made tons of money off mining khroma ore because of them)... Salvage gear, that's it! Those ingots were going for like 9m each, so that would be nearly 110mil just for one of those body pieces. I seem to recall relics costing somewhere on the order of 80-100mil for all the currency needed to fully upgrade.

I was pretty well geared on my BLM, and my girlfriend's RDM was not too shabby either. When I sold everything that wasn't ra/ex I only ended up with 37 mil between the both of us. We did just fine.



Edited, Mar 20th 2011 4:59pm by mattkujata
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#16 Mar 20 2011 at 3:03 PM Rating: Decent
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mattkujata wrote:
I suppose it's possible, with relics


Easy enough without relics. I surely didn't have one. When you start really adding it up...salvage upgrades, cursed gear, tor|snip+1, cuch mantle, novio, speed belt, PCC|AT, Cerb Mantle(+1), HQ dusk, etc and so forth.

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Ehhh, I'm going to argue the 200m of sellables for one job.

I gave all my gil and gear away and I was at the point (before level cap was bumped) that I was done buying all the HQ gear I needed - for the 4 main jobs I used end-game. It was about 350M in gear and about 100m gil.
Things just didn't sell for that much in 2010.
If you're talking about selling mats for upgrades and other general inventory items, yeah, the amount can get up there.
Gear - even figuring in a KC is hard to validate needing 200m worth of sellable items at 2010 prices. Most everything you truly need is rare/ex, with a few exceptions, and certainly not enough of them to warrant a 200m price tag.

Now 2005-2007 yeah, you could sell a paladin set-up of sellables for around 150M. Not in 2010, unless you were missing the rare/ex's you should have, and were trying to wear non rare/ex substitutes.
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#18 Mar 20 2011 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Ehhh, I'm going to argue the 200m of sellables for one job.


Despite the fact that it depends entirely on which job you're discussing, I meant total investment in gear. Something I even reiterated a few posts up. ****, the OP said it was from 3 separate accounts to begin with, much less jobs.
#19 Mar 20 2011 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
bonding with big brother as our first mmo imma miss it hopefully i can do it again in xiv ^w^
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My best FF story, as short as it can possibly be.

At the time, I was leveling Samurai. (Ranger was still the "in" thing at the time). CoP came out, and with it, Soboro Sukehiro. Moving as quickly as we could through CoP, we (my LS static), finally got past the Mammets.

I spent the next two and a half months trying to get the Soboro Sukehiro. Most nights, I couldn't get enough people to go. It's a difficult fight, as it requires three or four Black Mages to go for their ability to cast Stun in the level 40 capped area. Day after day, I would go to Jeuno and spam the general chat. I found a group of players that happened to be trying to get it for their LS's Samurai players as well. We met on Thursdays and would go together, merging my group of friends from my LS and theirs, as well as bringing in a few random people to fill in the spots. We had a very simple rule for the drops: It is a forced spawn NM. Therefore, if the sword drops, the person who used their spawn item gets the sword. We explained this every week, and every week we would agree to those terms.

We tried for weeks, and eventually a full month. Finally, after so many times of trying to get this one drop item, it finally dropped on my spawn. (First drop of the night). My LS mates cheered, and all through the LS chat, I heard "<Config>urations!" The entire party was cheering for me, and I rolled my lot on the sword. It was then that I noticed someone else had already rolled lots on it, and theirs was higher than mine....

Turns out one of the Black Mages wasn't in either of our LS's, and he didn't feel like sticking around for the whole group to get a turn. He just wanted to get the sword and leave. Everyone was very angry at him, and there was much yelling and swearing. I was, of course, very angry. But unfortunately, I was too heart broken at losing my sword, (or at least the sword that was rightfully mine), to really say anything. He had already rolled, and there wasn't anything anyone could do about it. After he got the sword, he cast warp and left our party with one less person able to cast Stun. Needless to say, our group couldn't complete the fight. We tried twice, and after realizing we weren't going to win without another Stun-caster, no one wanted to use their spawn item.

After the group disbanded, word got back to my LS about what happened. I was flooded with /tells of sadness and comfort. I logged off, and went to bed with a pretty serious case of the sniffles.

The next time I logged on, I didn't shout for a group. I decided I was just going to keep going on without it. I hadn't had it before, and it wouldn't change the game if I didn't have one. But when I finally got around to saying "Hello" to the LS, they all cheered and said they had great news to tell me. Apparently, my friends had made such a big deal about the guy being such a jerk that he got kicked out of his end-game Dynamis shell. All of the End Game shells wouldn't take him, as word had spread very quickly about how he had not only stolen my drop, but left the group high and dry.

Later in the day, I got a /tell from him. He said some pretty mean things that I can't quite remember. But it mostly had to do with being a cry-baby, and how I needed to stop spreading rumors about him. I just ignored it, and told the LS that apparently their evil schemes worked. Sometime later, it was mentioned to me that he had changed servers, because no one would play with him. (Dunno if that's true or not, but I never saw his sorry **** again).

Two weeks of being a little tiffed, I got an invite from the leader of the other LS to go on a Soboro run. I told him I hadn't farmed the item to spawn. He told me it was fine, because he and his friends felt so bad for me that they actually went out and got four spawn items together. With my LS buddies and them, we went back and it dropped on the first go. They gave me a Soboro Sukehiro, and everyone cheered.

I never wanted to take it off...



That's what I miss from FFXI. That's probably the best story I have. I wish I could recall their names, but I'm sure if they read this, they'd remember.

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#21 Mar 20 2011 at 6:43 PM Rating: Good
Ahh, that's a sad story. There are greedy self centered people in every walk of life. You should look at the "This." link in my first post in this thread. It's an Zam thread started by a friend after a couple of people took advantage of game mechanics to steal a NM from a few beastmasters.

Your story reminded me of a similar incident with Simurgh. A few friends from my linkshell were all interested in a few different NMs that dropped good items for THF, NIN, and RNG. We spent about a week and a half farming Kreutzet and that NM in Kuftal that dropped that boomerang or whatever for 4 different people in the group. Each time, each of us showed up to farm each NM until we all had the drops.

Simurgh was the last obstacle. We worked on him for about a month for a total of what would be 4 pairs of boots, but we really only needed 3. We all cast lots on each drop, and I happened to be the last one who didn't have them, which was fine.

The ToD was still about 10 hours away, but that day there was a partial maintenance on a few areas, including Rolanberry. I had an alt character on a third account that I left logged there just to camp for ToD, so I logged her in and monitored the area. No one else was around.

Now, a few days before, they had fought Simurgh while I was at work. My girlfriend was duo boxing my MNK and her RDM for the fights I couldn't make. There happened to be a couple of characters there that helped my party out with one of the fights. My girlfriend thought they were cool, and gave them a pearl to the LS.

I was just BSing with my LS and decided to check on the spawn area. Holy ****! He was there! So I got on LS and said "Guys! Simurgh!". I immediately got a few tells from my "NM perma" saying they were OTW. The two new members asked "Do you want help?". They were farming something somewhere in the middle of nowhere, and I responded with "It's ok, we've got enough people." They decided to come anyway.

Anyway, they got there insanely quick, and even asked what our lotting rules were. I explained that I was the last one of this group looking for the boots, so the next drop were mine. This is so the others that had been dedicated to getting the last of their group the drop could be finished. I told them since they came to help, that I would not mind helping them for future pops to help them get the drop. They said "That's fine."

To make a long story short... lol... The boots dropped, I lotted something like a 650. One of the "helpers" then waited a good bit before asking "Can I lot?". Before I could reiterate what I had told them before we started, an 800 showed up on the screen. Apparently everyone else had passed and the boots went to the other guy.

We didn't hear much from them after that. They didn't leave the server, but I made sure I let everyone I came across know to beware of that character.

Some people only care about themselves. I know it's only a game, but who we are in a game is at least some reflection of what we're like in real life.
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That's pretty frustrating. I think what set FFXI apart from other games, (aside from its sheer awesomeness), was the player base. Bumping into people like that was very rare. It's sort of like the difference between going to a night club vs... say... a library. You're less likely to meet jerks in a library. (Though there will still be some).

At least in FF games, there are more people willing to do the right thing. With the game being so group-centric, we all had to have a good reputation among our fellow players. I remember a particular person, (not going to even try his name, as it was ridiculously long and complicated). When I first saw him, I thought he was an RMT. But after getting to know him, I would see his name out in the crowd and wave. He was a cool guy. Just happened to be a pesky BST. >.>; (j/k. I love BST. I just wish I was cool enough to level it past 45. Summoner ended up being more my thing).

But I miss the idea of player reputation in the player base. It's still there to an extent. But we don't really have too much reason to get grouped up. So if someone is a jerk and say... purposely gimps Behest, it isn't such a big deal.

Side thought: Has anyone else given up on Behest completely? I was at Nanawa Mines, (rank 30 Behest), and got in group. I was Rank 31, and the highest level person in the group. Most of the group was rank 23-25. We couldn't even finish, because I was the only one high enough to not get one-shot by the mobs. On top of that, the few mobs we did get, I got very little SP. This is why I don't try Behests anymore, as it is a trend for players to try to leach SP off of people actually doing content at their level.

So, yes. Player reputation. It is unspoken, but we need it.
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My top ten memory's... (well not even top 10 just the first 10 that came to mind) that stick with me today, not necessarily the best memories just ones that i go to every time i think of FF XI.

#10. Getting my sub job items in Buburimu Peninsula with my linkshell then laughing at one of my linkshell members that he missed the boat back to Selbina, only to get slaughtered by a infamous Kraken which i need not say the name because any one who played FFXI knows of it, then getting laughed at as i D-leveld to 17. good times..

#9. Getting my party killed by a bad pull in Bibiki Bay by a Hobgoblin Angler, i felt so bad and as a knee jerk reaction i Home pointed out of embarrassment, then having to apologize to everyone in my party that i could remember the next day (Because unlike most MMORPG's your rep matters, since you dont play different characters and besides it was the best thing to do)

#8. again back to Bibiki Bay, down in the Hobgoblin Angler camp tunnel, partying with Pikko and thinking that it couldn't possible be the Famous Pikko from allakhazam only to find out it was, and of course she was are WHM (i played on Garuda).

#7. Getting SKY access and walking up there for my first time with a Taru name Darkcecil i think and being told to stay away from the walls which didnt make any sense at the time but i later relized as i had to zone a few dolls.

#6. Taking a crazy long walk through a snowy place (Beaucedine Glacier) by some friends to help me get my limit break items and wonder why the **** are we going this way to The Eldieme Necropolis, only to have to sit by the zone to watch the macros of a super high lvl ninja (lvl 71..lol) kill Lich's, thinking this was so cool to be in a party with someone so powerfull....

#5. Party getting Slaughtered by a Earth Element in Valkrum Dunes then leaving the party and running to selbina to avoid agro because i was almost lvl 20!!! i wanted my chocobo and not another dunes death with were easy to come across..

#4. The Music the first time i walked into The Sanctuary of Zi'tah while getting ninja unlocked. thank you Valark!!! she even bought me silent oils for The Sea Serpent Grotto. i think anyone who played on Garuda knew her.

#3. Beating the Promys with my linkshell, we wiped in Holla but other that that hicup it was awesome to accomplish such a feat with your real life friends.

#2. Walking into the Dangruf wadi and thinking whoa.... this place is scary!!!! (lvl 6 WAR i think)

#1. it took almost a whole night as me and my linkshell against all odds made it to the top of Delkfutt's Tower... we had so many deaths, no one knew exactly which way to go and i think we where all around lvl 30, tons of exp we made but lost it all to deaths, i remember not congratulating are tank on lvl 31 a few times because he kept d-leveling and re-leveling to 31 (i miss you wodan).
#24 Mar 20 2011 at 7:49 PM Rating: Good
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basstheory wrote:
BadJoRed wrote:


EDIT: I basically had the BEST items you could have for thf, minus a mandau and a speed belt.

I don't know 'when' you guys are talking about, but when I quit (which was basically right when they raised the level cap to 80) "Well geared players" had nowhere near gear worth 200mil... that's a ludicrous statement. That's like saying "Well geared players" all had KC and speed belts, along with HQ everything.


The "when," is roughly a year before cap increase. It does depend on how we define "well geared." My standards are probably a bit higher than they should be.

That's great that your thf had some neat stuff, but taking 1 job and saying "well my thf didn't have that much, so it's ludicrous," is...mmm...ludicrous. Pro-tip: most people had more than 1 75. Most people that cared enough to max/min 1 job...also cared enough to do the same to multiple jobs.

I'd be hard-pressed to come up with even 1 player in my old LS that had less than 200m invested in gear.


Edited, Mar 20th 2011 4:58pm by basstheory



OK ok, that sheds a little more light on the subject. At a full year before the mentioned CAP increase, my gear was worth a **** of a lot more. The economy was much different than when they actually released the level 80 increase. EVERYTHING took a plunge at the end. (Hagun selling for 300-500k on my server when I quit) And I suppose it varied a little bit between jobs regarding how much gil one could spend.

However, your misuse of the word "well" in "well geared' is what caused confusion and I apologize for interpreting that as... well.

Pro-tip: Synonyms for "Well"
acceptably, adequately, all right, alright, creditably, decently, fine, good, middlingly, nicely, OK (or okay), passably, respectably, satisfactorily, serviceably, so-so, sufficiently, tolerably

so, had you said "exceptionally" geared, and also mentioned gearing several jobs, then I suppose you could have made up a list of gear to add up to 200mil.

but like I said, aside from:
Speed belt
Mandau
Sniper+1/Torreador's

I (for the most part) had the best "neat" items available to me at the time I quit. And the prices had probably dropped one of my jobs' gear to at most 15mil.

sorry for the confusion ;p

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BadJoRed wrote:
Pro-tip: Synonyms for "Well"
acceptably, adequately, all right, alright, creditably, decently, fine, good, middlingly, nicely, OK (or okay), passably, respectably, satisfactorily, serviceably, so-so, sufficiently, tolerably


Well...two of those aren't even words in the English that's spoken where I live, so I'm kind of curious what region you're from. Also, using the "pro-tip," line after someone poked you with it shows how inept you are with the English language. Which in this case, of course, is fantastic.

Oh, and I'm actually rather familiar with what "well," means believe it or not. Like I said...in the post that you quoted...my standards were high. I was spoiled with what you would deem exceptionally geared players to do events and merit with. Items that you might consider to be high end or above what's acceptable were standard in my eyes.

#26 Mar 20 2011 at 9:54 PM Rating: Good
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In no particular order:

Attaining Black Belt.
My LS Static defeating the airship battle in CoP and attaining access to Sea.
Getting Apocalypse.
Doing over 3k to Cerberus and other HNMs with BLU(75 level cap)
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basstheory wrote:
BadJoRed wrote:
Pro-tip: Synonyms for "Well"
acceptably, adequately, all right, alright, creditably, decently, fine, good, middlingly, nicely, OK (or okay), passably, respectably, satisfactorily, serviceably, so-so, sufficiently, tolerably


Well...two of those aren't even words in the English that's spoken where I live, so I'm kind of curious what region you're from. Also, using the "pro-tip," line after someone poked you with it shows how inept you are with the English language. Which in this case, of course, is fantastic.

Oh, and I'm actually rather familiar with what "well," means believe it or not. Like I said...in the post that you quoted...my standards were high. I was spoiled with what you would deem exceptionally geared players to do events and merit with. Items that you might consider to be high end or above what's acceptable were standard in my eyes.



waitwait, so you're insulting me because you used a word completely wrong, and I presumed you used it correctly?

Again, I'd like to apologize for being inept with the English language for not immediately understanding that when you said the sky was blue, you actually meant it was red.

Oh, And you are actually rather familiar with what "blue" means, you were just spoiled to think everyone would know you meant "red"

You type well. Why so serious?

EDIT: can we just be friends?

Edited, Mar 21st 2011 1:21am by BadJoRed
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#28 Mar 21 2011 at 7:31 AM Rating: Good
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Attaining Black Belt.


That's one thing I wanted for MNK ever since I found out about it, back in late 2004. I never joined any "HNM LS" as I just wasn't interested. There were good ones, no doubt, but I heard too much crap about certain groups cheating, and all of the "Jerry Springer" b.s. that went on at these camps before, during, and after spawns. Toward the end of my FFXI stint, I had a good amount of gil, and was about to just buy the items, but after 7 years, I just quit lol.
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#29 Mar 21 2011 at 7:52 AM Rating: Default
Characters being called characters and not toons.
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#30 Mar 21 2011 at 7:58 AM Rating: Good
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#31 Mar 21 2011 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Grand Master Alchemist StateAlchemist2 wrote:
Characters being called characters and not toons.


I love how the word toon bothers people sooooo much.. I can only think it has to do with all the people who are newish to MMOs and MuDs seing as we have been calling Characters toons starting back in the old days of BBS MuDs.My first MMO was AOLs Neverwinter Nights followed by Ultima Online. Every one of them games we called caracters toons. Whats funny is most of you who get all bent over this only get so thinking that toons comes from WoW. What you don't know is that the word toon is so ingrained in MMO slag that one way or another it will never die. And by the way when I was playing FFXI we still called our caracters toons and I only quit 5 months before the level 80 cap.

And for you who did not get on the internet before 1999 BBS stands for Bulletin Board System Its what we used before the internet was so widespread. and MuD is Multi-User Dungeon. The first true MMOs they where all text based games with a high level of Role playing needed.

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Edited, Mar 21st 2011 6:34pm by Sethern79
#32 Mar 21 2011 at 4:33 PM Rating: Good
I like to call it my "guy" or my "dude". Smiley: lol
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hey willing to trade 1mil gil for a DCUO buddy pass ^_^
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