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perihcheesecake:

brennacedria:

I had all the expansions up to the one that gave us Sky, but since I was so in love with the early game I never got much past Jeuno. Qufim was terrifying, no matter your level, and everyone insisted in running the majority of the way to the tower before picking a camping spot? *shudders*

I did get my airship passes (both gifts from my LS, I didn’t have to do the quests—though I could almost afford the Kazham one on my own thanks to my fire crystal cartel down in Bastok and that was getting a start in San d’Oria) after which I proceeded to ride to Kazham, get on a chocobo, and explore Yuhtunga until my chocobo ran out. In a very, very, very bad place where basically all I could do was hide behind a palm and hope nothing saw me otherwise it’d come eat me. Which is probably why the LS gifted me the passes; they were very generous to the idiotically curious. *laughs* We only had one WHM of level to tele at the time (everyone else was off on a some huge end-game raid, while I was getting lost in areas far above my level) but he popped out long enough to get me back to Konschtat and then rejoined the others before they were done.

I wish I could say it was the only time he had to come tele me out of a place cause my chocobo ran out, but the next time was a different day, and I learned after my second time. ^_~

Ugh, that routine was horrid. A sum of 30 something people sitting at the tower, fighting over the closest Clippers to at least maintain some means of steady exp while nightfall. All the while the most daring resided either near Behemoth’s Dominion fighting Weapons or inside the tower fighting Gigas / Goblins, god forbid if you accidentally aggroed or pulled the NMs. But those were the times where FFXI was at its peak, everyone was of equal to narrow knowledge, elitest didn’t exist, and everyone had fun (well, I mean, aside from fighting over stones in Sky and figuring out how the hell did someone truly fight Faust without getting slammed repetitively into a wall). #JustSkyThings /bricked/.

On my original run through, it took me so long to get my airship passes due to the low drop rates in the Mines outside of Bastok. Instead of Kazham, I actually had to level outside of Upper Jeuno in one of the tomb camps in Battilia; where we fought Tigers and Goblins instead. Not nearly as fluent as Mandy’s in the Jungle, but, hey— I wasn’t the only one who was linkshell-less at the time and still wanted to level. XD Thankfully though, such inconvenient only sufficed in leveling my White Mage enough to where I can shift to Crawler’s Nest; when later I went back and actually finished up my permits.

Finding a White Mage to teleport was one thing, though finding one who had the time to spare without charging was another. It’s crazy, because I remember when teleports only cost 500 gil even, and 700 for Vhalz and Yhoat. But give or take 5-6 years later when Promathia was introduced, damn things were 2-5k easy. Definitely a way to make bank if you had mage leveled and was bored out of your mind.

And don’t worry— the Chocobo timer has held its’ ransom against all of us at some point. Right before I got use to the route to go to Sky, where you had to go through the Sanctuary, I’ve actually either ran out of time coming from Port Jeuno, or, out of the two times where I accidentally dismissed by misclick— and got lost for 30minutes easy in the trees. Hngggg. I’d say it was 4-5 times easy counting in which a LSmate had to come rescue me, dismiss their own chicken, and fight with me the remaining travels to Ro’Maeve and so on.

May I ask what server you were on? My main was Siren, although I did visit Asura for two years before deciding to go back to my “home”. It’s a shame you didn’t get far past Jeuno— though I can understand completely. No crevast left unexplored, yeah? Of the eleven years spent venturing Vana’Diel, I can still honestly say I hardly got anything done in means of leveling, questing, crafting, etc. because I was so enthused in just running around and bullshitting things. XD

My husband and I were both on Cait Sith, based in Bastok. (As a hume, I got the item for starting in the “correct” town. He had to live without it cause he always played a tarutot.) He continued to move forward while I stayed behind redoing Dunes all over again and participating in my shell’s Naked Races every like, every other week for a short while (still monthly and then quarterly after that) from Bastok to Jeuno (most of them were San d’Orians, but most San d’Orians seemed to operate out of Bastok and just take advantage of their origin’s dominance bonuses).

I’m 100% positive that I wouldn’t have had those teles out the jungle if it weren’t my own LS doing them for me for free. After a while my husband switched from RDM to WHM just to get WHM high enough to tele. After that, if I got into the wrong places I made him come get me. :p

perihcheesecake:

brennacedria:

I have a sudden, irrepressible want to be in Bastok right now. But not FFXI as it is now, as it was the first 5-6 years or so of the game. Up to right before they had to respec Lizzy’s drops and when Dunes at night was truly terrifying, when time leveling there inevitably ended up with over half the players in the zone during the game’s night hours hovering inside Selbina’s gates, daring each other to go outside and see if it’s safe to leave yet and as soon as someone finally agrees to check, their body appears at the spawn point just behind us at the Selbina crystal.

I miss Bastok, I miss Gustaberg, I miss Konschtat (Tremor Ram and all).

I miss the original FFXI. :(

When traveling Pashow by foot was for the daring,

Waiting in Jeuno for parties was often distracted by shout matches and dance parties,

When Qufim was the most terrifying grind throughout your lv.1-75 history,

Linking Crawlers was any Ranger or Bard’s worst nightmare,

Serket was everyones’ enemy yet no ones target,

Only the best with directional abilities could claim Roc,

Coffer Keys were a bitch and a half to farm / find,

Running around Anon was only for the best NA or Japanese,

Finishing a Dynamis run, be it you received drops or not was the best feeling in the world,

Tu’Lia / Sky was the equivalent of Heaven in beauty, Hell in difficulty,

Gods took eighteen people and then some to switch out for those who died,

Kirin himself took an average of 2~4hours depending on your group,

Sea was hardly introduced and even so— you were deemed skillful for making it past chapter six,

Bahamut was the biggest douche on the planet and caused all Summoners to weep for his Staff to get free Fenrir cost,

And that no matter what server you were on, you worshiped Shiva’s OrderoftheBlueGartr like gods because they had the records in nearly all HNM / Endgame activity.

Welp. I just made myself sad / nostalgic / really fucking sad and on the verge of tears. Good night.

I had all the expansions up to the one that gave us Sky, but since I was so in love with the early game I never got much past Jeuno. Qufim was terrifying, no matter your level, and everyone insisted in running the majority of the way to the tower before picking a camping spot? *shudders*

I did get my airship passes (both gifts from my LS, I didn’t have to do the quests—though I could almost afford the Kazham one on my own thanks to my fire crystal cartel down in Bastok and that was getting a start in San d’Oria) after which I proceeded to ride to Kazham, get on a chocobo, and explore Yuhtunga until my chocobo ran out. In a very, very, very bad place where basically all I could do was hide behind a palm and hope nothing saw me otherwise it’d come eat me. Which is probably why the LS gifted me the passes; they were very generous to the idiotically curious. *laughs* We only had one WHM of level to tele at the time (everyone else was off on a some huge end-game raid, while I was getting lost in areas far above my level) but he popped out long enough to get me back to Konschtat and then rejoined the others before they were done.

I wish I could say it was the only time he had to come tele me out of a place cause my chocobo ran out, but the next time was a different day, and I learned after my second time. ^_~

fxxkthisgame:

ecliptic-bite:

brennacedria:

brennacedria:

I have a sudden, irrepressible want to be in Bastok right now. But not FFXI as it is now, as it was the first 5-6 years or so of the game. Up to right before they had to respec Lizzy’s drops and when Dunes at night was truly terrifying, when time leveling there inevitably ended up with over half the players in the zone during the game’s night hours hovering inside Selbina’s gates, daring each other to go outside and see if it’s safe to leave yet and as soon as someone finally agrees to check, their body appears at the spawn point just behind us at the Selbina crystal.

I miss Bastok, I miss Gustaberg, I miss Konschtat (Tremor Ram and all).

I miss the original FFXI. :(

Do you guys (you too, fxxkthisgame) remember the first Easter-but-totally-not-Easter event? That was actually the first weekend my husband and I signed up, and the chaos from EVERYONE trying to figure out what to do with their eggs, before every festival became rinse and repeat, was so much fun, and then at night (game night) there were always fireworks. There was an amazing spot outside Bastok almost to the lighthouse in South Gustaberg where you could still see the fireworks, and the sea when airships came in, and none of the mobs came over that way ever.

And then when they first gave us chocobos of our own, but we had to raise them and the little chicks were so adorable. >.<

What I played of FFXIV:ARR was good, but it wasn’t home. I want my FF MMO home back, and back the way it was. :p

I actually did not begin playing until the very end of 2005, so I wasnt around for the VERY first easter event.  My original stomping grounds were the San d’Oria region, so alot of my early memories are from there :] I remember when I unlocked SMN and exp’ing on goblins in East Ron., it was time for work so I had to stop.  I decided to 2 hour the last Gob I was fighting and ended up killing it AND one shot a worm I didn’t even see….fun times x]

FFXIV is fun, I love this game, I love the community I’m apart of. But nothing will ever compare to home back in the day.

My favorite was the Halloween event around 2004-2005, I can’t remember which. I was a wee little 23 RDM wanting to party up for the event so I shouted in Bastok and met an Elvaan named Aolani. She invited me to my very first linkshell, Pirate Syndicate, and I’m still friends with those people to this day. Some of them I’ve talked to at least once a week since I met them. Some of us play XIV together now but something just isn’t the same and we often just sit in our Company house and talk about XI.
There’s just something about that game that really left an enormous impression on all of us. I’d love to go back to it but what I would love even more is a separate server, pre-Abyssea, that we could just start over on and relive what made the game so fun and challenging back then.
Maybe someday I’ll have the money to pay for at least a month sub for everyone and we can all just log back in and take one more adventure together :)

Yeah, I deliberately never got any of my advanced classes, in spite of qualifying for them on multiple characters. The story was getting good by that point, but the zones were becoming much more work than play as you left Jeuno. So instead I’d just create another WAR, build them up to get their subjob (MNK, which was a bitch to level >.<) and finally switch back to be WAR/MNK and just run through the Dunes all day long. And then there was my first time on the boat from Selbina… One of the sea horrors attacked and I was all, “all the aggro is focused on those levels 50+s, I can totally run up there and take a picture of it before it notices me and eats me alive.” For the record, the sea horror will TOTALLY notice a level 6 no-sub-job-yet WAR, and will take advantage of such a convenient snack before going back and fighting the 50+s again. I mean, I got my picture and all, but it was of the sea horror and my corpse. >.>

Luckily, there was a WHM in Windurst waiting to get on the boat, so he raised me and healed me up on the dock as much as he could while I was weakened from the K.O. I then immediately took the ship back and then tried to get another picture with another sea horror, much to the same fate, except there weren’t any WHM of high enough level in the area and my linkshell was laughing their ass off at me for trying it twice so they came to visit, but not to raise me. >.>

  • Just over ten years since (PS2) release (which is when we picked it up, followed like a week later by the PC version so we could play at the same time)
  • Roughly three years since we stopped playing for good
  • Brian and I are still discussing/arguing politics of Vana’diel

ecliptic-bite:

brennacedria:

brennacedria:

I have a sudden, irrepressible want to be in Bastok right now. But not FFXI as it is now, as it was the first 5-6 years or so of the game. Up to right before they had to respec Lizzy’s drops and when Dunes at night was truly terrifying, when time leveling there inevitably ended up with over half the players in the zone during the game’s night hours hovering inside Selbina’s gates, daring each other to go outside and see if it’s safe to leave yet and as soon as someone finally agrees to check, their body appears at the spawn point just behind us at the Selbina crystal.

I miss Bastok, I miss Gustaberg, I miss Konschtat (Tremor Ram and all).

I miss the original FFXI. :(

Do you guys (you too, fxxkthisgame) remember the first Easter-but-totally-not-Easter event? That was actually the first weekend my husband and I signed up, and the chaos from EVERYONE trying to figure out what to do with their eggs, before every festival became rinse and repeat, was so much fun, and then at night (game night) there were always fireworks. There was an amazing spot outside Bastok almost to the lighthouse in South Gustaberg where you could still see the fireworks, and the sea when airships came in, and none of the mobs came over that way ever.

And then when they first gave us chocobos of our own, but we had to raise them and the little chicks were so adorable. >.<

What I played of FFXIV:ARR was good, but it wasn’t home. I want my FF MMO home back, and back the way it was. :p

I actually did not begin playing until the very end of 2005, so I wasnt around for the VERY first easter event.  My original stomping grounds were the San d’Oria region, so alot of my early memories are from there :] I remember when I unlocked SMN and exp’ing on goblins in East Ron., it was time for work so I had to stop.  I decided to 2 hour the last Gob I was fighting and ended up killing it AND one shot a worm I didn’t even see….fun times x]

FFXIV is fun, I love this game, I love the community I’m apart of. But nothing will ever compare to home back in the day.

San d’Orians… >.>

lol, sorry, the rivalry was pretty damn strong on Cait Sith. Mostly because almost all the players signed up as San d’Orian to get the dominance bonuses, but then came to Bastok to actually play. Since for me it was my hubby and I (then we were just live-ins, but still) both had the game, and were playing in the same room, we had a pretty good racket going both for the market and for parties (he was RMG healer, I was WAR tank). I can’t remember how he managed his market stuff for various city origins, but for about a year and a half you didn’t buy a fire crystal in Bastok on that server without coming through me. ^_^

brennacedria:

I have a sudden, irrepressible want to be in Bastok right now. But not FFXI as it is now, as it was the first 5-6 years or so of the game. Up to right before they had to respec Lizzy’s drops and when Dunes at night was truly terrifying, when time leveling there inevitably ended up with over half the players in the zone during the game’s night hours hovering inside Selbina’s gates, daring each other to go outside and see if it’s safe to leave yet and as soon as someone finally agrees to check, their body appears at the spawn point just behind us at the Selbina crystal.

I miss Bastok, I miss Gustaberg, I miss Konschtat (Tremor Ram and all).

I miss the original FFXI. :(

Do you guys (you too, fxxkthisgame) remember the first Easter-but-totally-not-Easter event? That was actually the first weekend my husband and I signed up, and the chaos from EVERYONE trying to figure out what to do with their eggs, before every festival became rinse and repeat, was so much fun, and then at night (game night) there were always fireworks. There was an amazing spot outside Bastok almost to the lighthouse in South Gustaberg where you could still see the fireworks, and the sea when airships came in, and none of the mobs came over that way ever.

And then when they first gave us chocobos of our own, but we had to raise them and the little chicks were so adorable. >.<

What I played of FFXIV:ARR was good, but it wasn’t home. I want my FF MMO home back, and back the way it was. :p

(via ecliptic-bite)

I have a sudden, irrepressible want to be in Bastok right now. But not FFXI as it is now, as it was the first 5-6 years or so of the game. Up to right before they had to respec Lizzy’s drops and when Dunes at night was truly terrifying, when time leveling there inevitably ended up with over half the players in the zone during the game’s night hours hovering inside Selbina’s gates, daring each other to go outside and see if it’s safe to leave yet and as soon as someone finally agrees to check, their body appears at the spawn point just behind us at the Selbina crystal.

I miss Bastok, I miss Gustaberg, I miss Konschtat (Tremor Ram and all).

I miss the original FFXI. :(

coxinyoface:

So there were a bunch of stalls with meltybead creations but this one was insane.

(via kingeverett)

futsin replied to your post: “I’ve owned Advent Children Complete on bluray since it came out, and I…”:
Ooo this makes me want to watch now. Will do so this weekend. Groovy. Thanks for the heads up! :D

Netflix only has it subbed, but I prefer it that way. I *don’t* like that they used the English dub script for parts of the subs in the caption version; it seems like a combo of the original sub and the English dub script used for these subs so it’s not as bad as it could be. But it also isn’t as good script as it could be. I’d say… 80/20 good/bad on the script they settled on for the subs.

I’ve owned Advent Children Complete on bluray since it came out, and I only just realized last night when I saw that Advent Children was on Netlfix instant that I never actually watched Complete. I’d started it a few times, on days home sick, but seriously, me bundled up sick (or not) with a pillow and blankets? You guys know I’m not staying awake for whatever’s on TV unless my medicine won’t let me sleep. I’m out like five minutes into the movie. 

So anyway, yeah.The Netflix version of Advent Children is AC: Complete, and while I’d bought it just because I liked the idea of the visuals being updated to reflect damage taken throughout the movie, I love the additional bits of plot—more like extended or deleted scenes, I guess. But scene transitions that were… not so much choppy before as they were sudden… are so much smoother now.

There was one thing I didn’t like about everything being more realistic was the Turks. Not because they retranslated any of their lines or added scenes I disliked (there are brand new scenes between Reno and Rude, but it was more or less relevant). But because Rude would never let his suit get that dirty, that damaged, no matter what fight he got into. I mean yeah, he still has his replacement sunglasses for whenever his current pair get broken, but I didn’t like seeing him with his suit all torn up. Reno, that’s fine. He can get his hands dirty. But Rude has style, man. You can’t mess with a man’s suit like that.

Also: I’m pretty sure they reanimated Rude from beginning to end to look even more like The Rock than he previously did.