Thursday, December 30, 2010

ROI

Return on investment:
Unfortunately, I'm hanging on to it as I still think Scholar gets Raise 3 and RR3 by 99. The Regen IIIs and Shell V made me some decent gil although nowhere nearly as dramatic.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

262

So I logged in for the first time in ~3 weeks. I mostly just said hello to everyone I knew that I saw on and went to check a few things. This was pretty funny.
And I don't have any of the recent reduced time between Stones Abyssites, so it can actually go up quite a bit. Not that I have anything to do there, really.

Meh.

Monday, December 20, 2010

So they made Ninja awesome or something?

I haven't logged in since probably two weeks before the update arrived, but apparently Square-Enix made Ninja awesome?

Either people stopped updating the Wiki or it seems like most of the Magian Weapon Trials didn't get level 90 weapon paths? On the plus side, if I did my Ice/Thunder staves I'd only need to buy 15 2k or 20k items off the AH.

Meh.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The most broken version update ever?

I looked at POL again and saw this.

The THF stuff...I don't care, personally. Better TH and a reason to have the THF do more than a missed /ra to put TH on the mob. Yay.

NINs and CORs get some inventory space saving stuff on Toolbags/Cards in the same update Square-Enix adds a "PS Limitations be damned!!!" second Mog Satchel. Better late than never, I guess. What's the distinction here?
Inoshishinofuda: Used to cast any elemental ninjutsu
Chonofuda: Used to cast any foe-damaging ninjutsu
The elemental ninjutsu are the foe-damaging ones. Unless we're talking Dokumori: Ichi and nobody's talking about that.

At 90 /DNC's going to give an additional Curing Waltz. Which would have been handy well before then.

SCH has lots to be happy about. SCH/BLM looks pretty viable due to the update. (Which I hadn't thought of for some reason in my last post.) A fifth Stratagem charge at 90 and Sublimation scaling up to 2HP->7MP/tick at 85 is just insane.

None of it will work?

But the last thing specifically...lots of numbers. I know update usually arrives slightly broken and an Emergency Maintenance two days after and extended server downtime on update day is expected. This particular update looks like it could be the most epically broken in quite a while though. Still, the Scholar stuff looks completely fucking awesome.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

BLM/SCH finally not retarded!

Well, from level 88 onward.

Square-Enix announced some job adjustments due in the December Update today. I haven't logged in in about three weeks, but I still check POL.com a few times a week for some reason. I'm not going to copy/paste the JAs, but they all look decent. Some new uber Warcry-like party buffs, single target melee/ranged attack buffs, Holy/Arcane Circle debuffs that actually do what you'd expect the original ones to do, and the usual bizarre, new Dancer and Scholar abilities.
Stratagem: Immanence (SCH Lv.87)
Makes it possible for your next elemental magic spell to be used in a skillchain, but not a magic burst.
I have no idea. A pick your own Level 1 SC property based on the element of your spell? OK?

New Job Traits!

The new Job Traits are basically just BLM getting Fast Cast for Elemental Magic. It's at level 50 and says it will scale, so will it stack with Fast Cast? If not it could actually be a nerf. But if Black Mages start going /SCH post-88 then aside from Stun and Enfeebling Magic it might just end up keeping spell casting times where they are now.

(Unrelated Note: RDM/DRK finally dies next week. :-P)

New Spells!

The expected STAT boosts, BRD songs, and nukes arrive. The two possibly notable ones are these:
Adloquium SCH Lv.88

Migawari: Ichi NIN Lv.88
*Uses the ninja tool, "mokujin."
The SCH spell means "encouragement" or something in Latin and will do...I have no idea.

The NIN spell means something like "to sacrifice" and the NIN tool means a "wooden man"...I have even less idea. Stoneskin? And why the fuck does every new NIN spell have to be a slow as dirt casting Ichi spell?

Existing Spell GET!

The stuff previously added that's becoming available to new jobs is notably Scholar getting Blink/Stoneskin/Spikes spells.

Does Break still suck? I think I was the only one who liked it. Red Mages and Scholars will be able to cast it by 90.

lolBLU!

And Blue Mages, of course, don't get there new spells listed or mentioned by name. The one pictured looks like Everyone's Grudge to me? lol.

TTFN!

I haven't been playing for almost a month now, or posting about FFXI much/at all. I'm thinking of deactivating my account on the 14th. It'll be the seventh anniversary (I think? ...I know for sure I activated it the day after my birthday which is the 13th) from when I started playing.

Not having played for a while now all I can really say I miss about the game is the people. The wacky discussions in EpicLS when there's no official event going on. Hating on FF8 because it's horrible. Raking Evilbron over the coals for failing at everything FFXI-related. The banter during events and super secretly in /tells. The talking with people from all over the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Australia, and random spots all over the rest of the world. Doing a /dance4 at Myoubi and getting /slapped.

Way back in HopelessLS doing CoP Missions together or taking down Hakutaku back when people only had 1 or 2 75s and less than uber gear.

Further back in FinalFantasyLS (the actual name :-P) doing ZM missions with Doggy and Blackraven and taking an Everyone's Rancor to the face for almost 3,000 damage.

Having an epic battle through Yughott Grotto with Aramyth and Enelya to take down the CM2-5 Black Dragon.

Getting killed in Zeruhn Mines by a Ding Bat in my very first battle ever as a clueless BLM01/.

Good times. They can't last forever though, and I think it's about time that I moved on.