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Skill ups! Weapon skills, Magic skills, Combat skills!

Continuing from previous entry, I moved to Quicksand Caves. Luckily there was no EXP party there, so all the Beetles were mine. I started off by engaging just 1 Helm Beetle first. Then I felt confident that I could handle 2, so I moved to link them. However, there can always be an accident…. The 3rd one also linked and I found myself in tough situation. They ate my Stoneskin very quickly. Defender could help just a little. There were many times that my HP went down to about half. I could not sit for MP, so I had to melee and spam Mystic Boon instead.

At some point I had to kill 2 of the Beetles to keep me alive and be able to rest for a while. Only then I could realize that these Helm Beetles are actually Easy Prey to me, not Too Weak. Oof!!!

Skill Level Progress @ Time
Lv. 135 @ (no data)
Lv. 136 @ 01.49 (1.49 A.M.)
Lv. 137 @ 01.58
Lv. 138 @ 02.00
Lv. 139 @ 02.03
Lv. 140 @ 02.05
Lv. 141 @ 02.09
Lv. 142 @ 02.16
Lv. 143 @ 02.17
Lv. 144 @ 02.19
Lv. 145 @ 02.21
Lv. 146 @ 02.22
Lv. 147 @ 02.26
Lv. 148 @ 02.27
Lv. 149 @ 02.35
Lv. 150 @ 02.41

Then I crashed onto the bed because it was sooooo late at night in my country.

So this last part of Shield Skill Up Session went on for 1 hour, gaining me 15 Levels of Shield Skill.

Some people may ask…. You play MNK and WHM, why the hell would you go through troubles to level up your shield skill? Or course, because I can and I wanted to, LOL. Oh well, I was bored and this session was entertaining. That’s main reason. Also, it might be useful if my WHM blocks with shield more often because it gets whacked around sometimes too!  Who knows, shield skill might same my ass when I pull hate in Dynamis or in Sky sometimes!?

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Continuing from previous entry, after I was done with Nyzul Isle for the night, I returned to the same area and resumed my Shield Skill Up Session from Shield Skill Level 119. Shield Skill Level 120 through Shield Skill Level 130 came quickly.

At first I was thinking about pulling 2 Desert Beetles, but accidentally linked the 3rd one…. So I gave it a try. Skill was fast, but I had to pay more attention to my Stoneskin and Defender, as well as my HP bar. These Beetles are badasses when my Stoneskin wears off and Defender deactivates.And Stoneskin wore off so fast. One cast would last for just a little longer than 1 minute. So I had to recast it a lot, as well as to rely heavily on Regan III.

So, most of the time I had to sit for MP. Right, we can block attack with shield while /heal. It was such a fun to watch when my character would sit….then got up half way with the shield raised, and kept on sitting as if nothing had happened. It made me laugh when I got Shield Skill Points when sit for MP.

For this session…

Progress Level @ Time
3 Beetles
Lv. 120 @ 00.38 (38 minutes past midnight)
Lv. 121 @ 00.39
Lv. 122 @ 00.40
Lv. 123 @ 00.41
Lv. 124 @ 00.43
Lv. 125 @ 00.44
Lv. 126 @ 00.46
Lv. 127 @ 00.49
Lv. 128 @ 00.52
Lv. 129 @ 00.57
Lv. 130 @ 00.59
Lv. 131 @ 01.05
Lv. 132 @ 01.10
Lv. 133 @ 01.19
Lv. 134 @ 01.26

Got 14 Skill Levels in less than 1 hour.

It significantly slowed down since after I got Shield Skill Level 130. So it’s time to change place.

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Been busy and haven’t written this entry when it occurred.

Well, on 30th of September 2009 I accidentally noticed that the Beetle in Garlaige Citadel gave good skill points on my gimped Shield Skill. So, having to work with some documents and photoshop, I browsed through my Mog House for some gears and be WHM/WAR then headed out to the Western Altepa Desert’s Beetle Hill (can’t remember the hill’s name written on the map, really).

So it began.

Aleczan, main job White Mage, support job Warrior

Main Ingredients:
1-3 Desert Beetles

Light Buckler : because it can block more often and I can equip it as WHM, +5 Shield Skill is also good for blocking attacks.
Squid Sushi: +5 AGI, I didn’t buy it, got some leftovers from leveling THF.
Coral Earring : -5 EVA
Merman’s Earring: -4 EVA
Woodsman Ring: -5 EVA

I picked -EVA pieces because I noticed that I blocked a lot when enemy don’t miss. So I didn’t go through trouble browsing my mules for my long-lost +AGI pieces.

Job Ability: Defender, helps a great deal to decrease damage I take.
Macro:  “/ja Defender <me>”  then  “/wait 60” x 3 lines, then  “/p <call16>”  to remind me my Defender wears off.
Spell: Stoneskin, to absorb the damage and to allow me to sit for MP when my MP runs low.
Spell: Protectra V, DEF bonus is always good.
Spell: Regen III, this rocks!
Spell: Flash, for emergency.

Progress Level @ Time:
(1 Beetle)
Getting dressed and finding camp @ 20.2x
Lv. 97 @ 20.46 (8.46 P.M.)
Lv. 98 @ 20.51
Lv.99 @ 20.55
Lv. 100 @ 20.59
Lv. 101 @ 21.02 (9.02 P.M.)
Lv. 102 @ 21.07
Lv. 103 @ 21.12
Lv. 104 @ 21.16
Lv. 105 @ 21.18
Lv. 106 @ 21.24
Lv. 107 @ 21.27
Lv. 108 @ 21.35
Lv. 109 @ 21.35 (it was spamming 0.3 LOL)
Lv.110 @ 21.43
Lv. 111 @ 21.49
Lv. 112 @ 21.54
Lv. 113 @ 21.58
Lv. 114 @ 22.05 (10.05 P.M.)
Lv. 115 @ 22.10
Lv. 116 @ 22.13
Lv. 117 @ 22.21
Lv. 118 @ 22.25
Lv. 119 @ 22.27

Then, my LS folks were calling for Nyzul run, so I had to leave and get dressed for Nyzul. So… 2 hours : 22 levels, mostly Semi-AFK while working. Not bad for a lazy day.

To be continued….

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I had some spare time 🙂 So, I tried to think of what I could do alone in Vana’diel. I found one thing I could and should, that is to level up my Combat Skill on Scythe.

To commemorate my obtaining a Suzaku’s Scythe from Sky run with OverKill…. uh wait, that was old, like weeks ago. Um well, to celebrate my Warrior dinging to 74 and becoming able to equip that Scythe…. wait, again that happened like 2-3 weeks ago. Duh!

Well, then! To quit having Scythe at level 0 and to make use of the Super Kupower “Martial Maters” I decided to officially level up my Scythe skill! Off we go, to Gustaberg. After killing a Hornet, I decided to change place. Bringing my best ACC gears as well as a head of Jack o’ Lantern pumpkin, I headed to Meriphatuad Mountains. Actually I wanted to go into the Castle Oztroja because it’s reminiscing, but I thought my skill was too low to deal with the links if it happened, so I swung my Scythe around in the Meriph. Mountains first.

My first victim here was a Sapling.

2009 Aug 17th, 6.59 P.M.

Got nice skill points. Almost once every 2 swings gave 0.2 or 0.3.

Then as I ran around, I found myself a gobbie companian.

He was generous too.

Some time around that I got my Scythe skill to level 5 and learned Weapon skill Slice. Next victim being a Fly and a Lizard, I got to around level 9-10.

0.5! Woot! Very nice and convenient!

Then I ran into a Bogy and decided to try it. It took soooooo long to kill, but that’s just perfect for skilling up!

The only problem was when it slept me and couldn’t hit me to wake me up. 😡

Anyway, I got a lot of skill levels from one Bogy. From 11 to 18! And I even got a Bloody Robe (which I had to throw away later on.)

Nearing the Castle Oztroja, I killed a few Yagudos. Well, Yagudos were a bit hard. I pulled one at a campfire and they link. Having 3 Yagudos on me with a level 1 Scythe and low combat skill was bad! My HP went down a lot (but was still in yellow range, not orange) so I had to rest abit, then aggroed another Yagudo while doing so. Howver, last 2 Yagudos I got were Votary and a Mendicant.

So, I got to skill level 30 on Scythe, learning Dark Harvest.

2009 Aug 17th, 7.39 P.M.

Around that time, Elfitine popped. After I mentioned that I’m leveing up my Scythe skill, ELfi asked if I wanted to go to Kuftal Tunnel with PUP leveling Puppet’s melee and ranged attack skills. So, well, I agreed to go. At first I was equipping the Bronze Zaghnal (level 1 Scythe) I grabbed feom AUction House in Bastok. I picked this because it has low delay and low damage. So I can swing more while keeping the mob alive for longer time. But it didn’t work well in Kuftal Tunnel because I did 0 dmg too many times.

Elfitine suggested I should change to other stronger weapon, so I remembered my Suzaku’s Scythe and just realized it had the same delay with this one! Plus the +Acc bonus! Guhhh! I was stupid. SHould have used this a long time ago. =_=;;

The skill points rushed in….it was a great fun. One bad thing about Suzaku’s Scythe is that it kills the mob too fast. But, well, then I could use Defender full time without having to worry about damage being 0.

2009 Aug 17th, 9.04 P.M.

I got to level 96 of Scythe. Also got 1 level of Parrying, bringing me from 105 (naked) to 106. Thank you Elfi! It was great!

Then things became busy and hectic all of a sudden. I got a phone call from friend, and Mitaonsya kissed dirt in The Boyahda Tree. I wanted to go raise him so I headed off, leaving Elfitine running back to town alone. So, I changed to WHM and went to rescue the Taru Beastmaster. Then, I went AFK for very long time to talk on the phone until people were ready for Nyzul Isle and had Elfi poked me a message via cellphone SMS.  :X So we went to Nyzul, but that’s a different story.

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Saturday night, 15th August, I was supposed to take a long nap early and wake up for Dynamis late at night. I was tired and sleepy, yet hungry. So, instead of leaving Vana’diel to the land of slumber, I went into my mother’s domain, the kitchen, and got myself a meal. That kind of woke me up and so I roamed Vana’diel for more activities. Now I can’t recall what I did during that time because I was half-asleep, I guess.

Then I heard Kimji and Earthgiven wanted to do the Caedarva Mire’s map quest. I vaguely remembered that the NM spawned by that quest was evilly hard, so I asked if I could help. Kimji asked me to go Monk, so yeah, right on! RAWR!  After getting cutscenes in the town, we went out, Earth as PLD. After the cutscene, she popped it and it was killing her! Within a matter of a second, her HP went down below half, it was a scary sight. Earth was probably was spamming his enter key through the cutscene, so I used my Chi Blast and got it on me. That Chigoe NM is really a boo boo! My shadows disappeared very quickly and soon my blood started spilling. Before I hit half HP, Earth pulled hate and saved us both. I used Hundred Fists on it and it died, we were all having like half HP left, lol.

Then, Elwyn logged on and asked if I wanted to go skillup again. Sure, why not? So we went back to The Boyahda Tree.

On our way in, we ran into Mitaonsya. This time he didn’t ignore me XD LOL! Well, last time I figured he was busy and probably was multi-tasking his BST with something real life so he missed the chat log. I stopped to say hello to Mita and then moved further in to the usual camp.

As soon as we got to camp at the tree in the center, I started buffing. I didn’t noticed that sneaky Water Elemental until it actually landed  Flood on me. OMG! Flood, it was! I didn’t realize what was happening until it was too late. I turned around and circled it a little, trying to hit my repose macro, but that made me aggro a Steelshell. So….. Elwyn jumped in and grabbed the crab, pulled hate on the Water Elemental, then ran to zone. But I died. After reraising, I thought the water was going after Elwyn, so I reposed it and relogged.

I came back in and Elwyn was safe, with half HP. I felt so bad for making such mistakes. Elwyn said it was no biggies….but yeah I felt dumb.

After recovery, we moved to the old camp yesterday. I still aggroed some crabs but adds were always managable.

Elwyn would pull hate when other crabs aggro me. I just kept whacking one with my staff while keeping him alive.

Meanwhile, Lusian finally popped in the game after a long, on and off, absence due to a health issue. Elwyn asked me, so I asked Lusi if he wanted to come. He said no and told me he’s still messing around with the junks (A.K.A. Artifact and Relic Armors) in his house. So we continued our business, letting him organize his Mog Safe before his Moogle gets angry.

Oh, also, during the session, I dropped into Linkaga and checked for our destination tonight. It said Dynamis – Windurst. But….after 40 mins, when I dropped in again to see people, the message changed to “Dynamis cancelled” and I went O_o!?? I mentioned it to Elwyn and he was surprised, and then we decided to stay in The Boyahda Tree for more skillup. I also told Lusian and Elfitine about this. They were also surprised and everyone asked why, why, why. I couldn’t find the answer because people who should be able to answer it was nowhere to be seen.

Ah, whatever, we can just stay here and skill up.

It looked good until at some point 2 Water Elementals popped (but I saw only 1) and I aggro’ed one of them. I started running to zone. All looked fine until I ran into a crab or two in the tunnel. They all ganged up and I couldn’t zone before I died. Ahhh actually I DID hit the zone line, but it didn’t allow me to change zone. It kicked me back, saying “you cannot change area at the moment” or so. Therefore I was sent back to the same zone and was dead!

This is a bigger boo for me. T.T Why I kept doing dumb things?

Well, I don’t mind dying. It was fun (the skill up party, not the death.) I don’t mind dying and losing experience points at all if I enjoy the activity. Heck, I am willing to delevel twice if I’m entertained by the event concerned. I only hate it when I do stupid things and show off my noobness. ><;;

Anyway, we went back to the center camp. In order to prevent me from aggroing the element again, Elwyn suggested we try to pull and kill it! Great idea, Elwyn!  The Water Elemental gave nice skill points, too. So we killed it when it popped, and when we’re cleared Elwyn pulled the Black Mandragora, Korrigan.

Then again, I stood too near to the water and aggroed a Steelshell. Elwyn slept it with his bolt, or maybe he just pulled hate. So the crab wasn’t hitting me. While I was thinking what we should do, the Beastmaster next to us charmed that Steelshell!

Thank you, Pyui!!!

I think that made him have a mob too strong so he went off to pull a Goobbue. It looked scary and he almost died. ><;; However, he managed to live and we waved goodbye.

The reason we left was because that Trustme popped and asked why Dyna is cancelled. I said no idea, so he asked where were we supposed to go. I told him and he said he had the glass and was heading to Windurst. So, we rushed there, too.

At the end of training session, my Staff skill was 194. Nice 🙂

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Friday 15th August 2009, while I was dawdling in the town, Elwyn asked if I’d like to skill up my weapon, of course I said yes and brought my WHM. So we headed off to The Boyahda Tree to skill up my Staff (and he Parrying.) Bad news! I didn’t take any screenshot during our skill up session tonight.  🙁  Now that’s noob.

On our way in we ran into Mitaonsya who was soloing his BST there. He didn’t say anything to me, boo!!! I think he didn’t notice me?

Elwyn pulled a white Mandy, to test if he can get skill from this, maybe?

Long story short, we’re joined by Elwyn’s friend, Kujimaro. I got nice skill points and got to 175, earning myself Shell Crusher. We continued until I got my staff to level 181. Kuji got some Great Sword skill points and also Sword when he swapped to it (only because we got bad adds.) Elwyn seemed pleased with his few skillups on Parrying. Then, when it was like 3 A.M. I felt sleepy and we exited to a Tele-Crag.

I headed back to Bastok but Corny was there and I wanted to go see the Cemetry Cherry Tree with him sooooo badly. Therefore, I stayed up and headed to King’s Ranperre’s Tomb with him.

I got some screenshots so I’ll write about it in a separate entry.  🙂

P.S. Thank you Elwyn it was fun in the Boyahda!

P.S.2 Kuji was funny, he grumbled when Elwyn stole his enmity and called Elwyn names like “you…you thief!”  “you hate monger!!” I was ROFL!!!
/comfort tiny Paladin. Hehehe.

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Though I’m not a big fan of being a Warrior, I feel so delighted when I got Raging Rush Weaponskill.

Well, starting from mid May, I’ve been partying my WAR (61) with Lusian’s Blue Mage. Now my WAR is level 68. I’ve been using sub NIN and dual-wielding Axe & Sword in order to keep my Sword skill up-to-date. So, my Great Axe, mostly untouched, became out-of-date.

Um well, let’s look back….

Starting from last year, about late December, my brother was leveling up his Corsair, and Leonidus his Blue Mage. So I revived my Warrior, from maybe about 37 or 40 and joined them as WAR/NIN. We’ve been all over the world; Garlaige, Crawler’s, Bhaflau, Altepa, and Yhoator. With Level Sync system introduced, it was much easier to keep my friend’s company. All we had to do was gathering some of us, like Lusian, Kannatsuki, Leonidus, Brunestud, me, and sometimes Aikanana, Mitaonsya, or Kimji, and then fill the empty spots with other people seeking party.

Since most of us were busy with real life stuffs, not all of us could be presented at the same time. So someone would always be missing, on and off. I’ve also been changing jobs to suit the situation as well as PT setting. Roughly, I’ve used my WAR and NIN. Brune was COR, Leo BLU, Lusi RDM, and Kanna SAM as always.

It was not until one day that I realized the disadvantage of Level Sync…

In this party, where I rushed to the camp, I realized that my Axe skill was WAY behind my job level. I could hardly hit the Colibri, if not because of my Sushi/Pizza and my brother’s ACC roll. My damage was greatly gimp, not just accuracy. And my Sword/Axe were outdated. I felt very ashamed and started looking for help on updating my weapon, at least. Maxpeter answered my emergency call on the LS chat and delovered new Axe and Sword.

Thank you Max! You’ve helped me decrease my feeling of guilt by 30%!

After getting new weapons, my damage was much better, but accuracy was still suck. The other members of PT were very patient and didn’t say anything unkind about my gimpness. But well, that only made me feel worse.

Enraged towards my own ignorance, later that day I went out on my own to level up my Axe skill.

It was a long, hard-working day. It was also boring, but a must. And since I couldn’t solo safely, I had to summon Khuma for help, with Cure and stuff.

Oh, and a by-product was Parrying Skill….which was also (and still is) far behind.

My effort yielded a good result, though. I got a bunch of skill levels that day. But that was barely enough for me to hit the Lesser Colibri. My skill was still gimp that it resulted in me gaining so mamy skill points during battles.

Oh, and if my memory is correct, it was in this party where I earned Rampage.

Anyway, after getting Rampage, my life was much easier. I could party with my brother and Lusi without shaming them. 😛 Except for, maybe, the ugly armor.

Ahh, well, fast forward to May 2009, last month. I’ve again continued my Warrior from 61, to accompany Lusian’s Blue Mage towards 75. We were back to killing the birds, but this time the medium one, Colibri.

This party was really something. I got tons of skill points during the session. People said it was “Martial Master” Kupower in effect, but as far as I understand it doesn’t effect Aht Urghan Urhgan areas, no? Well it doesn’t matter, all I know is that I felt very lucky.

At that time my skills were like this…. I capped my Axe skill in that party.

Please note that my Great Axe was 106.

After capping my One-handed Axe, I wanted to update my Two-handed Axe skill too. But it was like half the level of cap…. Such a discouragement, you see. However, Lusian said he wanted to do FoV in Ro’Maeve and the mobs are like Decent Challence to Even Match, with some Tough if we look for it. So, I bought a Great Axe, namely Colossal Axe, and joined him.

Using Sole Sushi and a bunch of accuracy gears, I could hit them on a decent rate. My Great Axe skill level went skyrocket. And on 2nd June 2009, I finally got to 175. The last step before Raging Rush.

So we kept up, keep killing mobs in FoV Regimes. Yesterday we continued, and then had to move to page 4 for the dinosaurs, because my skill was 190+ and I almost never got any skill point when we fought Decent Challence crabs.

And these target didn’t fail me. I got a lot of 0.5 and 0.4 in skill. Soon enough, I got what I’ve been looking forward to!

Raging Rush!

Whee~~~~!! (^0^)/

My first Raging Rush ever!

And it went Critical hehehe!

This is a fun WS!! I like it already.

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