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About my gaming experience in FFXI. เรื่องผจญภัยในเกมไฟนอล 11

Well, I was cleaning out my Mog House to make space for the Mog Bonanza Marbles, and I threw away a lot of stuff. Mamool Ja something Key, for example. Then I found this Mnk. Testimony that’s been sitting in my Mog Locker for ages. I was reluctant to throw it away, for some reason. LOL. So, yeah I thought I might as well go and pay respect to the elder!

Off I went, to Jeuno to challenge him! J/K, I went there to see if I’m lucky enough to get a free warp to the Battlefield entrance. But no, it seems he doesn’t give free warp anymore, since I’ve won against him once with my White Mage already. So, I had to use Moogle Warp Whore (Super Kupowers are awesome!) to warp to Windurst, then took a Chocobo to Giddeus.

I went in naked, like many people suggested in various strategies against Maat.
I ate a piece of Sole Sushi before engaging.
I charged my Boost to the maximum before I attacked with Chi Blast.

I, however, forgot to use Focus and Dodge before engage, so I didn’t have time to use them during the fight at all, in fear of losing time (by “time” I mean the time in attacking, because using 2 JA during fight will add some delay, resulting in me wasting a few seconds instead of just pummeling at Maat, which might result in me dying from his punches while I do so.)
I forgot to engage before pulling, so I wasted a few second hitting the “attack” button.
I didn’t use my Hundred Fists at start. I popped it after I saw that he was kicking my ass badly.

I did win.

I did, barely, win.

With 69 HP left…. After using Chakra!

I didn’t think I would win so when Maat finally let me go, I couldn’t believe it. I kept checking the chat log to see if I actually won the battle. LOL

(Maat : So, you decided to show up.)
(Maat : Now it’s time to see what you’re really made of, heh heh heh.)
(Maat : Ungh… That’ll hurt in the morning…)
Aleczan Chi Blast  Maat 585.
Maat hits Aleczan 89.
Maat hits Aleczan 87.
Maat hits Aleczan 34.

Aleczan hits Maat 66.
Maat misses.
Maat hits Aleczan 100.

(Maat : Ungh… That’ll hurt in the morning…)
Aleczan hits Maat 85.
Aleczan scores a critical hit 146.
Aleczan scores a critical hit 136.

Maat hits Aleczan 99.
Maat counters attack Aleczan 208.

Maat hits Aleczan 103.
Aleczan scores a critical hit 115.
Aleczan hits Maat 67.

Maat hits Aleczan 116.
Maat hits Aleczan 99.

Aleczan uses Chakra, recovering 298 HP.
Aleczan uses Hundred Fists.

Maat hits Aleczan 40.
Aleczan hits Maat 57.
Aleczan hits Maat 75.

Maat hits Aleczan 123.
Maat hits Aleczan 37.

Aleczan hits Maat 61.
Aleczan hits Maat 79.
Aleczan hits Maat 86.

(Maat : Now that I’m warmed up…)
Aleczan hits Maat 65.
Maat uses Hundred Fists.
Aleczan hits Maat 82.
Aleczan hits Maat 36.
Aleczan misses.
Aleczan hits Maat 71.
Aleczan hits Maat 19.
Aleczan scores a critical hit 154.
Aleczan hits Maat 63.
Aleczan hits Maat 60.

(Maat : Ungh… That’ll hurt in the morning…)
Maat hits Aleczan 100.
Aleczan scores a critical hit 158.
(Maat : Ungh… That’ll hurt in the morning…)
Maat hits Aleczan 129.
Aleczan scores a critical hit 138.
Aleczan hits Maat 66.
Aleczan hits Maat 95.

Maat hits Aleczan 132.
(Maat : Hm. That was a mighty fine display of skill there, Aleczan. You’ve come a long way…)
Aleczan hits Maat 56.
Aleczan hits Maat 59.

Maat hits Aleczan 110.
Aleczan hits Maat 79.
Battlefield clear time: 3 minutes, 49 seconds!
The current battlefield clear time record is 51 seconds.
Aleczan’s SJ Restriction effect wears off.
Aleczan’s Hundred Fists effect wears off.

Total damage dealt to Maat, by me : 2565. So it means he has slightly more than 2565 HP total because he stopped beating me up before his HP was 0.

Total damage I’ve taken from Maat : 1606, but I’ve use Chakra to recover 298 HP. So it was 1308. I had 69 HP left when he let me go.

Honestly I was nervous and though I was dead LOL. Didn’t expect to win after seeing my HP going down below 100 like that.

Why would I suddenly want to beat Maat as a Monk now?

Because I’ve always been regretting for not beating him the first time with my Monk. It’s not a biggies but it kinda hurts my pride as a self-proclaimed Monk. I was always bitter about my White Mage hitting 75 before Monk, and such…. So, at least for once in my adventuring life, I want to prove, to none other than myself, that I am a real Monk. And one thing that a real Monk can’t miss is to kick Maat’s ass as a Monk, right?

So….yeah, just for the hell of it, I went there and challenged the Monk Maat. ;) 1/1 success! Wootga!

Oh and just for the record, my White Mage battle went 1/2. First attempt he completely beat the crap out of me, sending my squishy WHM flying across the arena. I was bummed out for a day, but next day I tried again with a newly farmed WHM Test.

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Hehhhhhhhh!!!!

Finally my Monk has her own Destroyers!

Whenever I mentioned that I don’t have Destroyers yet, people freak out and say “Impossible!” “This can’t be.” “This is just wrong!” “We have to get you a pair!” or “Let me help you get them!” Yeah it’s true. I’ve been playing my Monk for all this time without having the Destroyers. For endgame, I’ve been using Hades Sainti. Not that I’ve used my Monk in endgame events often though…. Most of the time I’m asked to attend with my White Mage.

Anyway, buying Hades at 560k from Auction House on Sep. 29, 2009, I stick to this Hand-to-Hand weapon and didn’t make any effort to obtain Destroyers. I really like the weapon, and it dealt good damage. Before I decided to buy it, I asked Maxpeter about the performance and how he likes it. I also said the +7 Enmity is ugly as I don’t want to draw hate from the tank. It was already hard enough to keep a low profile when I DD stuff, like Simurgh for example.  He said, well you’re pulling hate, so it shouldn’t matter.

Ugh…WTH, yeah seems true.

Then he said I can try Hades Sainti for a few days because people were still buying these from AH, so if I buy a pair and end up not liking them, I can hurry and sell them back and find other weapon. So heh, it wouldn’t hurt, I guess.

So, I went and buy Hades Sainti, then liked it, and decided to keep it. I love the damage, and I don’t have to try hard to boost my ACC. And I eventually forgot about Destroyers, thought Destroyers used to be one of my wanted piece since I hit MNK75. I would say it’s an excellent weapon for soloing, because you don’t have to try to maintain low enmity when you solo.

Anyway, recently, or I should say the past month, Arkades had been actively trying to earn me a pair of Destroyers. When he asked around in Gwynfor, everyone, like Stardragon and Sieka, for example, all exclaimed that they can’t allow me to not have the Destroyers. XD So they said they would help with the battle if we could find a good time. And then, eventually on 27th of May 2010, Friday’s night, enough people showed up and was interested in doing Copycat BCNM. So we gathered and headed to Palborough Mines.

We got 7 people in the end, because Dragonkng popped into the LS after we started walking there, and Izia popped later after we started fighting a few rounds.

Being very late, we didn’t have enough time to do Izia’s Orb, so he was asked to sit out and lot a pair of Destroyers if they drop.

Arkades organized the run and looked up strategy. So basically people will get charmed by the Eye one by one, like every 30 seconds, and it starts from Orb owner, then down the Party list. It was damn fun and damn scary on the first battle! I thought we were going to lose because it really looked bad towards the end. But we won! First Orb was Ark’s because he volunteered to be first orb as a guinea pig. Was glad we won, although scarily LOL, but we got no Destroyers.

Second Orb we did it more smoothly, because everyone now had the idea of what would happen and how to react.

In the battle, when I’m charmed I would draw my weapon and try to bash Ark on the head, LOL. He’s been saying that I hit harder than Urvoc, THF. Haha! I think he just resists piercing DMG :P You be glad Urvoc didn’t use Sneak Attack or SATA on you when he was charmed! In the few first rounds, I and Star, and also Urvoc using his Sleep Bolt, would try to sleep everyone that gets charmed. But then there used to be times when the charmed person got uncharmed but still asleep, unable to help with the battle. So later on Ark asked that we let the mages (namely me and Elendyl BLM) whack at the DD or tank because we don’t deal much DMG anyway.

We got me a pair of Destroyers on Sieka’s orb, which I believe was 2nd orb.

<3 Sieka. Hehehehe!

I also got a gun (Coffinmaker) from one of the battle, becaus eno one else lotted on it. I think I will try to clean that gun soon too. Would be nice to have a high DMG gun for my THF.

Anyway, the best part of the day was……

Ladies and gentlemen!!!

When I whipped out my Kirin’s Pole to twhack Arkades, I got 0.2 points on Staff skill!!!!!!!

WIN!!!!!!!

Thank you everyone. Thank you for coming to help. Thank you for my Destroyers. Thank you Sieka for your lucky Orb. And last but not least, thank you Arkades for organizing the run.

^_^

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Again, this year the Sadistic Statistic Moogle (or according to Cornie, the GoogleMoogle) is back!

He’s the Moogle that keeps track of everyone’s statistics, the data such as Chat Frequency, NPC conversations, numbers of your battles, battles won, parties or alliances joined, as well as how many enemies you have defeated (which I believe only counting the finishing blows.)

So here’s mine! As of 14 May 2010.

Chat Frequency:  509588
NPC Conversation:  65528
Parties joined:   2966
Alliances joined:   443
Battles fought:  72016
Deaths:  868
Enemies defeated:   41390
GM calls made:  9

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Let’s compare it to last year, May 2009.

So, within 1 year time, here’s the change.
Chat Frequency:  +200324
NPC Conversation:  +21542
Parties joined:   +1018
Alliances joined:   +294
Battles fought:  +16492
Deaths:  +232
Enemies defeated:   +7296
GM calls made:  +5

Comparing to people whom I’ve talked to, for example, Cornie and Aurrek, I have died very few times! Prove me the master of escaping!! Woot!

Ah, and my total playtime from /playlog command reads:
375 days and 6 hours, approximated.

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By the way, Corn’s total stats (as of 12th May 2010) are;

Chat Frequency:  637357 (There, more than me, phew! Haha!)
NPC Conversation: 43081 (A lot! But mine’s still more, me lonely? Had to befriend NPCs!)
Parties joined:   2353 (A bit less then me? I don’t expect me to win like this O_o)
Alliances joined: 484 (We’re close!)
Battles fought: 53299 (Impossible >.> Corn, you are the slaughterhouse beast, why I fought more than you!?)
Deaths:  1398 (500+ more than me, wheeee!!)
Enemies defeated: 32873 (Right, because you usually are busy tanking for me when I kick stuff)
GM calls made: 7 (Way to go, hun)

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And Aurrek’s (12th May 2010):

Chat Frequency:  299591 (Hmmm how curious, not as high as I would expect)
NPC Conversation: 74498 (Gosh, you love those NPCs so much, Aurrek)
Parties joined:   2615 (Our stats is kind of close in this department)
Alliances joined: 548 (A bit more than me and Corn, you’re the big event guy, yeah!)
Battles fought: 94468 (Look whose number went skyrocket O_o OMG are you kidding me!?)
Deaths: 41xx (I zoned, but still this is A LOT!!! You master of death!)
Enemies defeated: 33202 (Close to Corn’s, a bit more)
GM calls made: Didn’t mention.

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And Arkades’ (15th May 2010)

Chat Frequency:  297563 (Average, is it?)
NPC Conversation: 74917 (You talked to NPCs even more than Aurrek did….wow)
Parties joined:   2949 (Almost draw with me on this one)
Alliances joined: 547 (Almost match Aurrek’s lol)
Battles fought: 117893 (Whoa, dude, we’re talking about 100k battles? OMG You maniac!)
Deaths:  2668 (Are you serious? Dying 2600 times out of 2900 parties joined? That’s a true PLD)
Enemies defeated: 45348 (Ark is a killer!)
GM calls made: Didn’t mention

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Fun XD

I’m looking for more people to compare stats with.  :3

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SPOILER WARNING: Some pictures (screenshots) or description may give away the plot.
ระวังสปอยล์: ภาพสกรีนช็อตบางรูปอาจปนเปื้อนการเฉลยปมของเนื้อเรื่อง

I’ll summarize in Thai on some paragraph, but they’re not direct translation of the English text. Feeling a bit lazy XD
อนึ่ง จะมีสรุปเป็นภาษาไทยแทรกเป็นระยะ ๆ แต่ไม่ได้แปลตรง ๆ ทุกประโยคจากภาษาอังกฤษเด้อค่ะ แบบว่าขี้เกียจอ่ะ

Aphmau! Aphmau!!! <3 *squeals*

Yeah I’m in Aphmau Fanclub! I totally am!

I’m so crazy about Aphmau now. I actually started out not liking her that much. The first time I saw her during my Aht Urhgan Mission I just thought she was pretty, but also kind of childishly snobbish. I don’t know, she just seemed like a naive girl who doesn’t know anything about the world and just play around with the puppets all day. And the reason why I thought she was just a snobbish Imperial high-ranked person who works (or has kind of an important job) in the palace was because of her dress and how she looks. Also how she made fun of the Grand Vizier’s comment about the Empress’ role made me think she’s just a carefree, careless puppeteer.

คือตัวละครตัวนี้ น้องหนู Aphmau ปรากฏอยู่ใน expansion pack Treasure of Aht Urhgan ของ FFXI แล้วเราก็ได้เห็นเธอตามเควสต์และมิชชั่นต่าง ๆ อยู่ประปราย แรก ๆ ก็คิดว่าแค่หน้าตาจิ้มลิ้มน่ารักดี ก็ไม่ได้ชอบอะไรเป็นพิเศษ เห็นครั้งแรกออกจะหมั่นไส้นิด ๆ ด้วย เพราะชีดูไม่ประสีประสาอะไรเลย เด็กอมมือมาก ๆ แล้วก็ดูอ่อนต่อโลก บอบบาง แถมยังเหมือนจะเป็นพวกหยิ่ง หัวสูง ไม่ค่อยมีสมองอีกต่างหาก ด้วยความที่เห็นว่าเธอทำงานให้กับพระราชวัง แล้วก็แต่งตัวหรู ๆ เลยคิดว่าเป็นพวกคุณหนูหัวสูงที่ไหน ที่มีตำแหน่งในวังเป็นพวกให้ความบันเทิงจักรพรรดินี เลยเผลอปากพล่อยล้อเลียน Grand Vizier ได้ อะไรทำนองนี้ แล้วก็ยังขี้แย ขี้โมโห ขี้ใจน้อย คือนิสัยดูเด็ก เอาแต่ใจมาก ๆ เห็นได้จากตอนทะเลาะกับ Lady Karababa (ที่ตูเกลียดแสนเกลียด กร๊ากกกก)

She seemed just childish because she got all angry and made a big fuss over small matters. She sulks, she cries, and she looks lonely. So yeah, she’s just a girl that looks like spoiled child. She seems fragile and vulnerable.

Along the storyline of the missions, however, I discovered more and more about her. She has dignity. She is determined, and has strong will. She’s also reckless and sometimes acts without thinking ahead or even concerning about her own safety. Her behavior is simple-minded yet unpredictable. She always came up with a surprise for an Adventurer turned Mercenary like me.

Sometimes she comes up with silly scheme, which usually seems mischievous, but totally understandable if I try to understand her emotion. There are also many times when she went as far as risking her safety to achieve her goal. She’s just so uncontrollable. She even tried to eavesdrop us while I was talking to the suspicious Lady Karababa, a diplomat from Windurst. This time I totally understand Aphmau, since I’m a Karababa Hater I was treated horribly by Naja and Karababa. So I strongly agreed with Aphmau’s action. Let’s prevent Karababa’s evil scheme!

แต่พอได้เจอบ่อย ๆ เข้า ดำเนินเนื้อเรื่องต่อไป ก็รู้สึกว่าเป็นตัวละครที่มีลักษณะนิสัยและบุคลิกน่าสนใจดี เป็นพวกมุ่งมั่น มีความเป็นตัวของตัวเองสูง จิตใจอ่อนโยน และอ่อนไหว แต่ทำอะไรตรง ๆ ไม่มีเล่ห์เหลี่ยม คือประมาณว่าทำอะไรตามใจตัวเอง ไม่ได้คิดอะไรซับซ้อนนั่นแหละ บางครั้งก็เอาตัวเองเข้าไปเสี่ยงแบบไม่คิดหน้าคิดหลังเลย เหมือนเป็นความซุกซนแบบเด็ก ๆ แต่มองลึก ๆ แล้วก็เป็นการกระทำที่ซื่อตรงต่อตัวเองดี และพอจะเข้าใจได้อยู่บ้าง เราก็เลยเริ่มจะเห็นใจเธอ และเอนเอียงเข้าข้างเธอ นิสัยน่ารักของเธอและทัศนคติซื่อ ๆ ของเธอ ทำให้เรารู้สึกว่าชอบเธอมากขึ้นเรื่อย ๆ ผิดกับ Naja กับ Karababa ที่ยิ่งเจอยิ่งโมโห ยิ่งเจอยิ่งเกลียด แง่ง ๆ

Her reckless actions sometimes lead to bad outcome. And most of the time put other people, namely Aleczan (or me), in danger. I had to work so hard to rescue her when misfortune befalls on her during her risky adventures.

And when her own action leads to her losing an important thing, she just cries. Why make such a fuss about a mere puppet? Grrr! Grand Vizier, you meanie. How dare you ask that? You heartless maniac! You poor thing, Aphmau, don’t cry! I want to say that and help her get back her red puppet. I would try my best, I swore to myself.

Oh yeah, why do I like her so much despite all of her silly behavior? I’ll tell you. She’s so sincere and honest. She run straight to her goal, without any disguise. She reflects her opinion openly and without evil will. She has a pure heart, I would say. Although she’s too naive and thus vulnerable, she doesn’t just sit and whine. She tries her best, within her own power, to solve her problem or settle what she thinks is wrong. She’s so active and determined. That’s why I like her.

She also has a strong standpoint which she always desperately cling on to. So headstrong, I would say. But all for her kindness. She has so much compassion to human friends (or even inhuman.) It’s her tender heart that touches me. It made me want to be on her side, fight for her, protect her, help her, and do anything for her.

She also prioritizes her own safety after her dear puppet. I know damn well that the puppets are very important to her. I noticed she had a strong emotional bond with the 2 puppets. When one was missing, I heard (or was made to hear) she crying about her father and mother. Now her risky and desperate attempt to retrieve Ovjang is so very understandable. Even when her reckless action made her lose the other puppet, Mnejing, as well, she didn’t hesitate to go after the villains to get back what’s hers, without regret. That’s like double troubles and makes things more difficult and complicated. However, I don’t blame her at all. I feel sorry for her and want to help her. Although her silliness caused people’s lives (and some, like me, Lusi, Aika, and Elfi, died more than just once lol!) and made me upset by the loss, I still want to protect her. Let’s just say I like her attitude. She’s by far my most favourite person in Aht Urghan.

นอกจากทำอะไรไม่คิดหน้าคิดหลังแล้ว ยังดูเป็นคนที่ทำอะไรตามอารมณ์ด้วย บางทีก็เสี่ยงอันตรายแบบไม่คิดชีวิต เพื่อปกป้องรักษาตุ๊กตา puppet สองตัวนั้น ซึ่งบางครั้งแม้จะเป็นการกระทำที่โง่ ๆ แต่เราก็รู้สึกเข้าใจและเห็นอกเห็นใจเธอนะ ก็ของมันมีคุณค่าสำหรับจิตใจนี่นา เราเองก็ได้ยินจากในมิชชั่นแล้วเดาว่า น่าจะเป็นของดูต่างหน้าพ่อกับแม่ที่เสียชีวิตไปแล้ว เลยยิ่งทำเราให้น้ำตาเล็ดเข้าไปอีกเวลาที่เธอโศกเศร้าเพราะ puppet หายไป… ที่แย่ก็คือ การกระทำเสี่ยง ๆ ของเธอ ทำให้เกิดการสูญเสียชีวิตและทรัพย์สินขึ้น โดยเฉพาะเรา Lusi Aika Elfi บางคนตายกระหน่ำหลายครั้งด้วย แต่ถึงผลของการนั้นจะทำให้เกิดความสูญเสียที่แก้ไขไม่ได้ และทำให้เราหัวเสียเป็นอย่างมาก เราก็ยังเห็นใจ Aphmau อยู่ดี และคิดว่า ถ้าเธอตกสู่อันตรายอีก ก็ยินดีจะตายไปช่วยอีกตลอดไป

Her liveliness and extreme optimistic also amaze me. Even when she’s held captive by the enemies, she could still entertain herself and remain calm. Maybe it was her childish thought and kind compassion that saved her. How could one harm a girl like Aphmau? I wouldn’t. And I would smack the person in the face or even claw their eyes out if they harm her! RAWR! And yes eventhough the Grand Vizier’s reasons are totally valid, when his extreme measure hurts Aphmau’s feeling, I also want to whack him in the head, with a frying pan, too.

เธอเป็นคนร่าเริงและมองโลกในแง่ดี ใจดีมีเมตตา และรู้จักเห็นอกเห็นใจคนอื่น ต่อให้อยู่ในจุดอับหรือถูกศัตรูจับไป ก็ยังเริงร่าได้อยู่ เราชอบทัศนคติของเธอมาก โดยเฉพาะตอนที่คุยกับ Luzaf เรื่องวิญญาณแค้นของ Corsairs ที่โดนฆ่าล้างเมือง เราอึ้ง และ Admiral Luzaf เองก็อึ้ง กับคำตอบที่เหมือนแม่พระของเธอ ที่แสดงว่าเธอรับรู้และเข้าใจความเจ็บปวดของผู้อื่น และยังเห็นอกเห็นใจผู้อื่น โดยไม่เกี่ยงว่าจะเป็นคนหรือภูติผีปิศาจ ดูเนื้อเรื่องมิชชั่นไปก็น้ำตาซึมไป 555

Moreover, what she said to Admiral Luzaf on the Ashu Talif, about the haunted spirits of the Corsairs, also grasped me. It was filled with utmost compassion and kindness towards even the fearsome evil-looking ones. I would say Admiral Luzaf was stunned by the surprising answer too. She is the type of person who feels other people’s pain. I was so thrilled when I sensed that her kindness touched his undead heart. I was squealing and squirming while I watched the cutscenes of recent Missions.

จิตใจที่อ่อนโยนนี้เองทำให้เราอยากปกป้องเธอ อยากทำทุกอย่างที่จะทำให้เธอมีความสุข ถึงขนาดที่ว่า เราอยากจะเอากระทะแพ่นกบาลอีตา Grand Vizier มาก ๆ เลย ในยามที่เขาทำให้เธอเสียใจ หรือดุด่าในฐานะเป็นพี่ชาย คือก็เข้าใจนะว่าเขาแบกความรับผิดชอบสูง และคิดถึงบ้านเมืองก่อนเรื่องส่วนตัว และที่ทำไปก็เพราะมีเหตุผล แต่แม่มมมมม กรูยอมไม่ได้เฟ้ย เอ็งทำให้น้องอัฟเสียน้ำตา แสรด!!! เคือง! แต่ก็นะ เนื้อเรื่องช่วงหลัง ๆ ของมิชชั่นมันโคตรมันส์ สนุกสุด ๆ ถึงพริกถึงขิงมาก ๆ บางตอนดูไปก็โหยหวนไป ด้วยความคลั่งใคล้ Aphmau บางตอนก็น้ำตาซึมด้วยความซาบซึ้ง

She cares so much about other people, even when they aren’t human. And it’s not because of her stupidity, but she knows, or sees the true mind of people. So when she thinks someone is not totally evil, she wants to help them. Awwwwwwwwwwwww this is so touching! I would work for her for free. I would serve her willingly….I just hope that I haven’t fallen to President Naja’s dirty trick. GRRRRR! Horrible employer!

Aphmau is amazing. She could easily win over people’s heart (including mine.) Her action and thought are so honest and unselfish. She’s like the extreme optimistic who just wishes everyone is happy. She has that kind of power….which just makes me trust her from the bottom of my heart. And something in her also makes me believe in her great fate as well. Even when she’s in real danger, I still knew that she would survive. Fate wouldn’t abandon her, I had that kind of faith. It seems like the gods and goddesses themselves also favor her.

What’s more….was that she put total trust in me! She withstands the betrayal and keeps her faith in whom she believes. I was brimming with tears when she stood up for me, got angry for me, and tried her best to protect me even when she’s in trouble. At this point I really think there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for her. Her kind heart totally captured me. She cares so much for everyone, and she doesn’t think of herself, but others. Just a leader one could dream of, right?

น้ำใจของสาวน้อยคนนี้ยิ่งใหญ่มาก ๆ นอกจากตอนที่ถูกพี่ชายเฉลยใส่หน้าว่าเราคือสปาย เป็นคนเสแสร้ง ทรยศ เธอจะยังคงเชื่อใจเราจนถึงที่สุดแล้ว ตอนที่ถึงคราวคับขัน ยังเรียกเราเป็นเพื่อน และช่วยเราให้หนีรอดไปคนเดียวด้วย แบบว่าซึ้งมาก ๆ อ่ะ น้ำตาไหลเลยทีเดียว เธอคิดถึงคนอื่นก่อนตัวเองเสมอ คนแบบนี้จะให้ไปร่วมเป็นร่วมตายด้วยที่ไหนก็จะไป ถ้ามีเจ้านายหรือนายจ้างแบบนี้ เราคงรักตายเลยยยยยยยยยยย <3 และคงจะทำงานแบบมีความสุขสุด ๆ ไม่ใช่ตกนรกทั้งเป็นหรือมีเรื่องให้หัวเสียทุกวัน ๆ อย่างตอนทำงานให้ Lady Karababa กับ President Naja

สรุปว่า ขอเป็นแฟนคลับน้อง Aphmau ด้วยคน ฮิฮิ้วววววววววววววว (^3^)/ ~~<3

So, through several missions I’ve done lately, it was so emphasized that she’s kind beyond imagination. I really, really, really wish I never worked for President Naja, and never ever met with the evil Lady Karababa. They totally ruined my faith in human, or Mithra and Tarutaru. After several encounters with them, I totally hate them. I would poison them with the deadliest poison in the whole Vana’diel, or sell them to the nastiest beastmen if I could. I will get rid of them some day, I swear! Oops…. Uhh…well…. I meant I wish I was truly her private mercenary, and her friend. And yes she did call me friend. (TwT) Awwwww so touching! I hope things will go well for her, I really wish. I hereby send my best regards to you, Aphmau, and also one big salute to Square Enix for such beautiful and well-told storyline.

(^_^)> /salute /applaud

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So, when we heard from Trustme that we can do Dynamis – Windurst tonight, and that Trust was heading to Windy with the glass, Elwyn and I left the Boyahda Tree, heading to Windurst for gathering.

I have to confess that I felt worried about what I heard. I was afraid to part with them. These several months I’ve been with them had made me love Linkaga so much. It was a shock to hear he was going to leave. When I had a chance, I blurted out into the LS chat, asking whether Trust would leave forever or was just taking a break. (Maybe that question was why Elwyn said “whoa” in PT chat, lol)

He said he had to take a long break, like 3 months. He didn’t sound quite well, though :( But all I can is wishing him well and looking forward to his return. His presence has always been pleasant and it would be lonely without him.

Ahh…well, anyway we entered with about 20 people, maybe. Really, we had a gratifying run, to which someone commented that it was suitable as a farewell run (until several months) for Trust. <3 <3 <3 First off, we had far less deaths happening than usual. Arkades also died only once! Which was while farming after boss. XD I died once, too, when we half-wiped before pulling boss.

One of the exciting moments for me was when I accidentally pulled hate on a RNG Yagudo. I kinda did Asuran Fists as usual, but the damage went up to 8xx, nothing special. However, it happened to Skillchain (Darkness) with someone else’s WS (well, that happened quite a lot and I’m used to it, and people said that SC damage DOESN’T add up to your damage in hate pool) at 8xx also. It friggin’ turned to me, mate, it friggin’ turned. Could be bad luck or bad timing… And it did an Eagle Eye Shot on my head.

I was saved by a split second, by Kryton. Thanks, man! It would be sad to die so early in the run!

If you see the log carefully, you would agree with me that that damn Yagudo was using hax! He was readying his Double Kick but in the same time shot an EES?! WTH??! That’s absolutely cheating! RAWR! So I took 14xx damage in a blink of an eye. Cures were tossed from everywhere, weee~ I felt so loved!

Anyway, if you click on the pic, it will show the full log of that moment. Notice the part where I went “Wheee~”? It was because I was admiring that Darkness Skillchain’s effect…. The big black/purple orb over mob’s head is just cool! I was also happy to see the SC DMG at 100% of WS DMG. I didn’t notice, until later, that I actually got hit – and worse yet, with an EES. The next second I couldn’t do anything but stared at my almost empty HP bar, thinking I would again waste Chihiru’s MP on a Raise. Shouldn’t it because of Kryton, my perception would have been true.

He saved my ass!!!

So, well, as a token of my gratitude, here’s a nice screenshot of Kryton.

So cool! He was swinging his Great Katana at the Yagudo! Looks powerful, and yes his WS is powerful that someone said Kryton had a bulleye mark on his body, so every mob in there likes to kill him first in the group. XD Ah well, if this is real life or other game, he might have lopped off Lusian’s head :P

During this run, we talked about the name of Yagudo, I said I hate the “Eyepiercer” NM, and Kryton said there was a “Mithrarider!” LOL! He was a bit wrong, he said a few mins later. That Orc NM in Xarcabard (sorry I remembered it wrong) Beaucedine was actually Mithraslaver. He mixed the name up with other one, Galkarider. Those NMs also includes Humegutter, Tarutoaster, and Elvaanlopper. When Kryton got to this part of the description, someone yelled “WTF? Elvaanlopper!??” lol! Maybe it was Dragonkng or Rhodry, I’m guessing from their being Elvaans.

And so Lusian asked up “What is lopper?”

Stardragon or Sieka, or maybe Chihiru (sorry I can’t remember who said what) answered something like “to cut” and “to chop off the body parts.” And then Ghostblade elaborated it in a short, yet vivid definition, “to cut out in one solid motion.” Whooo….That’s a clear picture. Thanks a lot. Just genious!

I just thought this picture was funny so I snapped a screenshot. This Yagudo DRG acted all important and went up to the higher platform, having us running behind it like faithful follower. >.> What the…? You think you’re an emperor and that’s your throne? Piffffffffff!!!!

In this pic, we were told “you can camp at the death house, it’s cleared” so some mages actually went to camp “at” the Death House. Ahahaha! Trustme was far to the left, ordering Dragonkng to pull stuff. The alliance awaited.

Under the bridge, one of the spots we often wipe. Today, however, things here went smoothly. I think maybe only 1 BLM had died, might be Parasite, I can’t recall precisely. Elwyn and maybe Stardragon were up at the house sleeping mobs in order to protect us down here :) Thanks!

Here, where we all need to stand tightly on the bridge to avoid aggro from the house in the back. I love Trustme’s order, “huddle together.” Woot! Huddle! I feel like an emperor penguin in an adorable colony!

Here BLMs stayed with Trustme, they would time nuke, I guess? Or it was an NM trigger, I don’t know. Elwyn was just off the picture playing a traffic police, giving people directions to camp, which was at circle on the bridge.

Oh, here, here, in this pic above was when we failed to sacrifice Arkades survived while many others went down. So while mages raised people, and we rested for weakness to wear off, he was protecting the mages with all his hate tools!!

These are the last 2 pics from the run. It was when we finished farming because time was running out. I took these screenshot just before we got kicked from the zone.

In total, we got 2 of 100’s and 13 pieces of armor. SAMx2 (and you know, first SAM dropped from the 2nd mob after we entered woohoo! Trustme said it’s because the Goblin hated Leftster, so Trust has been telling Leftster not to buy the glass, lol!) WHMx2 BSTx2 SMN PLD BLU WAR DRK and NIN as far as I can remember, the 13th piece was something I can’t remember :(

Trustme also said we got 163 singles, so it was a good harvest :)

Oh, and poor Lusian and Elfitine. When I told them the run was cancelled, they went off to do their things. Lusian took his cold pill, while Elfitine logged off and let dad use computer, as opposed to running to Windy. So later when Trustme showed up on gather time, and we found out we didn’t have to cancel the run, Lusi was in a miserable state. He was nodding off the whole run. Elfitine didn’t pop. I sent SMS to Elfi’s cellphone and got a reply “wth.” Later it turned out that Elfi’s dad wasn’t done using computer, so it made Elfi late.  :( Boo me. I should have kept quiet.

Oh and….I, again, outlotted people on 100. This time it was Mogley’s excitement moment that I crushed. Well, I did that with the 100 bill in Xarc twice already, but with different people. I think one was Elfi, and other was…oh no, Mogley? It could have been him too! GRRRR!!!! Dang if it was also him. Uhhh, if I have more jobs that meet the requirement to main lot AFs in Dyna, this wouldn’t happen. This 100 curency lotting makes me hate myself when I found out that I wouldn’t pass even when I felt guilty for winning. It’s just…. ugh!!

Anyway, it seems that we will hold even when Trustme takes a long break. I, who refuses to leave, am so glad we will continue. This group is the greatest. Ah, well, maybe not, but at least they’re the sweetest for sure. They’re all adorable. I’ve grown to love Linkaga so much during my months of membership, which I think was since the end of November 2008. Oh, wow, time flies. I’ve been with Linkaga for 9 months already? No wonder why I feel attached to them. ><;

Again, I will hold, and I wish we hold. We all have been through so much and I know we can go through more. /cheer to my fellow Dynamis-goers. I will do my best to contribute to the LS and friends.

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Today is my lucky day ;)

Today, I was preparing for an overnight trip out of town with my father and mother. However, since I wanted to frolick in Vana’diel for a little while before having to leave it for 2 days, I logged in to the game. I did a lot of thing this morning. Hanging out with Cornelious in his Mog House, admiring my hand-crafted cage in his house, talking about furnishings, making some more cages, grabbing Alecredion and making him put my signed cage inside his house, buying Yagudo Feathers for Elfitine, and teleporting Duckie to Dem.

Well, after a long talk between me, Jan, and Corny, we noticed that the Mog-Tablet discovery was going on. Corny rushed to Jeuno and went to Battalia. He also told me I should go out and find it. I said something like, I’m leaving the house soon so forget it! But then I found out that my mother was still preparing for the trip, so I went to Konschtat Highlands. I ran around, sweeping the area hopelessly. Starting from the Crag of Dem to northeast, making a U-turn after I got to near the Passhow zone, continuing southward and then sweeping west.

Elfitine saw that people found so many Mog-Tablets in a very short timespan and gave up. Corny got beaten to Battalia’s one. So I kind of ran around aimlessly…concentrating more on the chat (and munching) than looking for the Tablet.

The conversation went like….

Corny: I was lucky to find mine last week. Wasn’t paying attebtion and was stuck at a wall while running, when I looked back, the Tablet was there.
Corny: When Stefy said the Nomad Moogle Statue was rare I felt so lucky.

Alec: How close you need to get, to see it??
Corny: idk I read 20 w/e thingies

Then more and more Mog-Tablets were discovered, West Sarutabaruta being the 10th.I got discouraged, but still running around.

Corny: It didn’t seem like I looked away that much though, so I’d say 10.
Corny: And I didn’t even see it on the ground or anything like a shine.
Corny: I think it’s just walk around and hope for a land mine.

Alec: Awwww…

At that point I felt even more hopeless and started dropping my attention. Then I ran without specific direction, hitting TAB key on a Tremor Ram and various goblins. Then I ran into a wall while nibbling on some cherries, and noticed that my target wasn’t yellow…but green!

Turning back I saw…

Alec: Mog-Tablet!!!
Alec: OMG OMG
Alec: OMG!!!!!!!
(<<< I was overjoyed at that time)
Corny: !!!!!!!!!!!!!
LS: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Corny: Get it! Touch it quick lol! Before someone steals it XD
Alec: Got! I got it!

So I headed to Jeuno for my reward. It turned out that my Tablet was the Tablet of Courage. So I got an Argent Coat (male’s tuxedo >.> which I can’t wear) and a Kupofried’s Ring. Anyway…..still it’s a lucky encounter!

Woot! I felt so lucky it didn’t seem true.

Duckie was more thrilled about the Super Kupowers we would get. She was hoping for Swift Shoes ot Atrisan’s Adventage like last week. XD But, duh, we didn’t get any of those.

By the way, the Moogle made me sign something…. Well, he was cunning. He made it sound as if he was thrilled to have met me and wanted my autograph so much that I forgot to ask what was it! Hopefully it’s not an evil kind of slave contract like what President Naja did to me. :\

Well, I’m off for the trip! See ya!

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Parasite asked (I think he just wanted to tease us, or was being irony because we didn’t voke enough) why would I voke, because DDs usually don’t voke! Hehehe!! Well, first reason is that I don’t want the mobs to go kill our sleepe-casters (Bard, Black Mage, and also White Mage) when they wake up. Second reason, and probably the one from my instinct more than my thought, was that I saw Elwyn’s HP drop…. I used to mention that my eyes follow Elwyn’s HP bar for some unknown reason. And it’s becoming more obvious today when I play Monk, not White Mage. Yes my eyes kept going back to his HP bar. So, I tried to use my Provoke as much as possible to keep him alive.

Third reason…. is more like an obligation. You see, when I provoke a mob, and I get hit, Chihiru would have to toss a big cure because I’m fragile. Then she would have the hate. So, I could do nothing but keep provoking, to keep it away from my pt’s White Mage! Also, Kimji would need to Horde Lullaby once in a while. And since she’s in my party, I don’t allow myself to let her get swarmed by the awaking mobs. So if there are just a few mobs, using Provoke on one of them is enough since we’ll finish them off quickly. But when there are more than 5 mobs, I need to get at least 2.

Last but not least, among 18 or 20 people in Dynamis this morning, there were only 4 who can use Provoke. Those were me, Darkscorpion, Ghostblade, and Mogley. Mogley was having real life issue and had to leave early, so he’s an exception. Ghostblade was Paladin and was main assist, so he’s always busy with current target. Darkscorpion was also Paladin, but he had to deal with the stones by kiting them, so that our Black Mages won’t get stomped to death.

So it was only me…. Elwyn praised me for my Provoke usage, but I didn’t deserve it lol! XD Well, if I’m the only one on the job, it’s very easy to be the best in that job. I can’t take credit for that. Hehehe! But yes, I’m proud of my alertness :p Thank you Elwyn.

Parasite พูดขึ้นมา (อาจจะแกล้งเราเล่น หรือไม่ก็ประชด เพราะ voke ไม่พอ แบล็คเมจตายเกลื่อน) ว่า ไม่เข้าใจทำไมเราถึง voke เพราะ DD เค้าไม่ voke กันไม่รู้เหรอ บลา ๆ ก๊าก!! ก็ แหม…. เหตุผลที่หนึ่งก็เพราะถ้าเราไม่ voke พวกที่หลับม็อบไว้ก็ตายดิเวลามันตื่น (บาร์ด แบล็คเมจ แล้วก็ไวท์เมจด้วย) เหตุผลที่สอง ซึ่งอาจจะเป็นเหตุผลที่ฝังฝนสัญชาติญาณมากกว่าความคิดแบบวางแผนด้วยสมอง…. ก็คือว่าเราเห็นพลังชีวิตของ Elwyn ลด!!! เมื่อก่อนก็เคยเขียนไว้นิดหน่อยแล้วว่า ไม่รู้ทำไมเวลาไปไดนา ตาเราจะคอยมองตามหลอดพลังชีวิตของ Elwyn อยู่เรื่อย พอมาวันนี้ตอนเล่นมองค์ก็เพิ่งเห็นชัด ๆ นี่แหละ ว่าใช่เลย จริง ๆ ด้วย…. ดังนั้นก็เลยพยายาม Provoke ให้มากที่สุดเพื่อให้ Elwyn ไม่ตาย

เหตุผล ที่สาม อันนี้ค่อนข้างเป็นภาคบังคับ ไม่ทำไม่ได้จริง ๆ ก็คือเวลาเรา voke แล้ว ถ้าเราโดนอัด Chihiru ที่เป็นไวท์เมจของปาร์ตี้เรา ก็ต้อง Cure เราแรง ๆ (ก็มองค์มันเปราะอ่ะ =_=) แล้วเฮทก็จะไปตกที่คนเคียว…. ใช่มะ เราก็จำเป็นต้อง voke ต่อไปเรื่อย ๆ เพื่อแย่งเฮท มันจะได้ไม่ไปตบไวท์เมจ นอกจากนี้ Kimji ซึ่งวันนี้เล่น Bard ก็จำเป็นต้อง Horde Lullaby หลับมันแบบเป็นฝูง บางครั้ง เพราะมันมาเยอะ แล้วยังเป็นบาร์ดของตี้เราด้วย เราก็เลยไม่ยอมให้ Kimji โดนศัตรูตื่นมารุมยำตีนตายเด็ดขาด ฉะนั้นถ้ามันมีศัตรูคราวละไม่กี่ตัว เราก็ voke แค่ตัวเดียวพอ เพราะคนอื่นรุมฆ่ามันตายไว ยังไงก็กวาดหมดทันก่อนมันตื่นแน่ ๆ แต่ทีนี้ถ้ามรเกิน 5 ตัว ยังไง ๆ เราก็ต้อง voke อย่างน้อย 2 ตัวอ่ะ

เหตุผล สุดท้าย…. ก็แบบว่าใน 18 หรือ 20 คนที่มาไดนาเมื่อเช้าเนี้ย มีแค่ 4 คนเท่านั้นที่ใช้ Provoke ได้ คือ Darkscorpion, Ghostblade, Mogley แล้วก็เรา! ซึ่ง Mog ก็มีเรื่องที่ต้องจัดการในชีวิตจริง แล้วตอนหลังก็ต้องขอตัวออกไปก่อน ก็เลยไม่นับ ส่วน Ghost เป็น PLD ที่เป็น main assist ยังไงก็ต้องมือเป็นระวิงอยู่กับม็อบตัวหลักที่ยำอยู่ปัจจุบันอยู่แล้ว ส่วน Darks ก็เป็น PLD เหมือนกัน แต่ต้องคอยไปลากรูปปั้นสิ่งไปวิ่งมา ไม่งั้นมันจะกระทืบแบล็คเมจตาย

เพราะ งั้นก็เลยเหลือแต่เรา…. Elwyn ชมเราซะยกใหญ่ที่ Provoke ตลอด แต่แหม เราก็โม้ไม่ได้หรอกนะว่าเราเก่ง ก็ในเมื่อเราเป็นคนเดียวที่ทำหน้าที่นี้ได้ มันก็ไม่ยากถ้าคนอื่นจะมองเห็นเหมือนเราทำหน้าที่นี้ได้ดีที่สุดในโลก! (ก็มันไม่มีคู่แข่งให้เปรียบเทียบนิ) แต่ถึงจะไม่สามารถโกยความดีความชอบได้ แต่เราก็แอบภูมิใจเล็ก ๆ เหมือนกันนะ 555 ขอบคุณมาก Elwyn

Elwyn said that if we DDs do such excellent job in keeping hate on sleep mobs, every run would rock (no wiping)!  Yes I agree. Most failures we got in the past were started by the BLMs dying like falling leaves. I also wish we make such success more, so Dynamis can be much more enjoyable for everyone. I want my Dyna mates to have fun on runs. Well, partly because I’m enjoying Dymanis runs. When I’m happy, I want friends to be as happy too XD (That’s not to say that when I’m unhappy, I want to make friends miserable too!!)

Elwyn บอกว่า ถ้า DD โว้คเยอะ ๆ และทำงานดีแบบนี้ทุกครั้ง ทุก ๆ รันจะต้องเจ๋งแน่ (เพราะไม่ wipe) แหม เห็นด้วย!!! ส่วนมากที่เราตายหมู่กันแล้วล้มเหลวเนี่ย ก็เริ่มจากการที่ BLM ตายเป็นเบือก่อนนั่นแหละ คนอื่นเลยโดนกระทืบตายไปด้วย เราก็อยากจะให้รันสำเร็จอ่ะนะ เพื่อที่ไดนามิสจะได้สนุกสนานสำหรับทุกคน อยากให้เพื่อนใน LS ไดนามีความสุขกับการมาไดนา ส่วนหนึ่งที่หวังแบบนั้นก็เพราะว่าเราสนุกกับไดนามิส ก็เลยอยากให้เพื่อน ๆ มีความสุขด้วย (เอ๊ะ แต่ไม่ได้หมายความว่าเวลาเราไม่มีความสุขเราก็อยากให้เพื่อนทุกข์ด้วยหรอกนะ กร๊ากกกก)


A sad sight of BLM deleveling. Sorry, Creep. :'(
To prevent this thing from happening is the key reason why even a DD should provoke.

If I master the hate-keeping for Dynamis, I’ll see less of this sad sight. BLMs will stop deleveling over and over again. XD I need more practice!!!

Oh, spoken of which, I need to refine my Provoke macro, or make a different macro for equipment swapping. I noticed that my TP gear contains Enmity- pieces, so that might have decreased my Provoke efficiency, and it’s not good for the Mages, especially my White Mage, Chihiru. I think this morning I killed her twice or 3 times for curing me. It’s not easy, eh? The weight of being a vokable DD in Dynamis. If you provoke too much, and fail to keep hate, you will kill your healer. If you don’t provoke enough, sleepers die, and everyone dies.

ถ้าเราเชี่ยวชาญการดึงเฮทในไดนามิส ก็จะได้เห็นภาพน่าเศร้าแบบนั้นน้อยลง แบล็คเมจจะเลิกตายเป็นใบไม้ร่วง ซ้ำแล้วซ้ำเล่า…. ฉะนั้นเราต้องฝึกฝนอีก!!!

อ๊ะ แล้วก็จะว่าไป เราต้องแก้มาโคร provoke ของเราใหม่ด้วย ไม่ก็เขียนมาโ๕รเปลี่ยนเสื้อผ้าเพิ่มซะ เพราะเพิ่งเห็นทีหลังอ่ะ ว่าเซ็ตเก็บ TP ของเรามันมี Enmity- ด้วย เลยดึงเฮทไม่ค่อยอยู่ ความซวยก็จะไปตกที่เมจ โดยเฉพาะไวท์เมจของตี้เรา ได้แก่ Chihiru เราว่าเมื่อเช้าเราฆ่า Chi ไป 3 รอบเห็นจะได้ แค่เพราะเธอ cure ให้เราที่โดนอัด เอิก….. มันก็ไม่ง่ายเลยนะเนี่ย เป็นน้ำหนักที่ DD ที่โว้คได้ต้องแบกรับ ถ้าโว้คมากไป แล้วดึงเฮทไม่อยู่ ฮีลเลอร์ก็จะตาย แต่ถ้าไม่โว้ค หรือโว้คน้อยไป พวกร่ายคาถาหลับใส่ม็อบก็จะตาย แล้วทุกคนก็จะตายด้วย หงิก….

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