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Mor Dhona: Dalamud and the Dragon Ruin at different times of the day.

Just because. And just because I’m a screenshot freak.

The time I noted here are roughly recalled from memory. Each of these pics were taken between 2-4 minutes apart, according to the file info. Some pics might be taken longer apart (about 5-6 mins) if I didn’t see much change in the light.

I think I actually got there before 21:00 and the light was awesome, but I got crazy trying to take screenshots of the thunder (failed even after several mins, by the way) and didn’t get into position for this series of pics until the airships came, which means the clock was somewhere around 23:xx – midnight. LOL.

The pic below is probably the best “thunder” pic I got during the span of 1 hour. It’s mainly difficult because to get the pic in this angle, I had to be in 1st person point of view and shake my camera up, then let it drop, then hope I smash the PrintScreen button at a good split second. And when you combine that with the slim hope of catching a lightning flash in the pic…. Hahaha. See in this pic the dragon ruin had the top part clipped off from the frame a little, was because I hit the button 1/10 seconds (or so) too late.

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I actually have many entries to write and a ton of pictures to post, the queue is backing up BADLY. But this, THIS must appear first. It is so hilarious. The world (Eorzea) is going beyond insane. Someone said “shit just got real” LOL! And aye, it is a walking nightmare, a suiting scenario for the end of the world. Waves of monsters and troops from the Empire invaded cities. We may or may not be able to fend them off. It may seem pointless and seem such a waste of time to battle in this hopeless war. But for me, it is most interesting. Where else can you see such a large horde of aggressive monsters of high levels without even moving your butt outside of the city? (Said she who is ultimate lazy and likes to sit around in town, muwahahaha!)

ที่จริงดองไดอารี่ที่ต้องเขียนกับดองรูปที่ต้องแปะไว้เยอะมาก แต่รูปวันนี้มันสุดยอดจริง ๆ จึงต้องลัดคิวอัพก่อน! โลก (Eorzea) กำลังเข้าสู่ห้วงแห่งหายนะ ทุกอย่างวุ่นวายสับสนอลหม่านสุด ๆ เหมือนฝันร้ายที่พรั่งพรูกันออกมาสวนสนามอยู่ไม่ขาดสาย ศัตรูทั้งมอนสเตอร์และกองทัพจักรวรรด์ต่างก็แห่กันมาบุกเมืองเป็นระลอก ๆ บางครั้งเราก็ต้านศัตรูไว้ได้ แต่บางครั้งก็ไม่ได้ มันอาจจะดูเหมือนไร้ประโยชน์ที่จะยืนหยัดสู้ในศึกที่ไม่มีวันชนะ แต่สำรหับเรามันสนุกมากเลยนะ ก็มันไม่ใช่จะได้เห็นศัตรูเลเวลสูง ๆ โหด ๆ ขนาดนี้ จำนวนมากขนาดนี้กันได้ง่าย ๆ โดยเฉพาะถ้าไม่ขยับตูดอันแสนขี้เกียจออกไปจากเมือง บุกป่าฝ่าดง(ตีน)ไปไกล ๆ แต่นี่มันมาให้ดูถึงในเมืองอ้ะ เป็นบุญตาจะตายไป! (เป็นพวกขี้เกียจ วัน ๆ นั่งแหมะไร้สาระอยู่แต่ในเมืองก็เลยพูดงี้แหละ ก๊าก ๆ) 

I know it does nothing to the progress of the game as well as the character development. But still, it is entertaining. Hm, does it make me evil when I say it’s entertaining to see multiple Nael Van Darnus slashing around, slaying people in the city? Hopefully not. Hahaha! It’s just so much fun when you see so many dead bodies without the pressure of needing to win or accomplish a goal. It is unlike when I entered the arena for the Raven’s battle. Anyone can die. I have no obligation to cure and keep anyone alive. I don’t have to raise people. I can just go wild and do anything. No worry about conserving MP, either. Be an attacking White Mage and nuke away with it. Whoa, so much fun! And what if I die? Just return to Home Point and come back for more screenshots. ;) Does this not sound like fun?

คือเกมมันไม่เซฟแล้ว เพราะแบ็คอัพข้อมูลไปแล้วเมื่อต้นเดือน ตอนนี้เล่นไปก็ไร้ประโยชน์ เพราะไม่มีความคืบหน้าใด ๆ เกี่ยวกับเกมหรือตัวละครเลย แต่มันก็ฮาดีออก สนุกมาก เอ๊ะ ถ้าเราบอกว่าสนุกมากที่เห็นดาร์นัสวิ่งวุ่นในเมือง กวัดแกว่งอาวุธไล่สับคนล้มตายเป็นเบือเนี่ย มันจะทำให้เราเป็นคนชั่วป่าวเนี่ย? 555+ หวังว่าไม่นะ ก็แบบว่ามันสนุกดีนี่ที่ได้เห็นศพกองเป็นภูเขาโดยที่ไม่มีภาระหน้าที่ให้รับผิดชอบ ไม่ต้องพยายามเอาชนะ ไม่มีแรงกดดันว่าห้ามแพ้ห้ามตาย ไม่ต้องคอยฮีลหรือรักษาชีวิตใคร ไม่มีข้อผูกมัดใด ๆ ทั้งการชุบชีวิตคนอื่นด้วย เราทำอะไรก็ได้ตามใจเรา บุกแหลกแม่งเลยก็ได้ ร่ายแต่คาถาโจมตี ไม่ต้องระวังเรื่อง MP หมดอีกต่างหาก ยิงมั่วไปเลย เอามัน สนุกโคตร ๆ ขอบอก! แล้วถ้าเราต่ยล่ะ? ไม่เป็นไร กดกลับจุดเซฟแล้ววิ่งกลับมาถ่ายรูปใหม่ ;) แบบนี้จะไม่สนุกได้ไงอ่ะ?

Sometimes it’s enjoyable enough just to watch. How frantic people get at the time like this. I know it could be just some candies that SE gave to us antsy players, so that we can kill some boredom. But still, it is not the everyday’s event. We never had raids in the city before. And though so many of the enemies are ridiculously overpowered, some of them can be defeated with an amount of effort. Today, the army of Darnus (I got dizzy and couldn’t count, but there were at least 5 of him which spawned right after the first single one died) wrecked havoc in Ul’dah. He was the teleport king as usual, making it so damn hard to target, not to mention land a spell.

และบางครั้งมันก็สนุกมากแม้ว่าจะแค่ยืนดู ดูคนอื่นวุ่งพล่านกระเสือกกระสนในเวลาหน้าสิ่วหน้าขวาน ก็รู้นะว่ามันเป็นแค่ขนมหลอกเด็กที่ SE ยื่นให้เพื่อให้ผู้เล่นที่คันไม้คันมือได้ฆ่าเวลาเล่นแก้เบื่อบ้าง แต่มันก็เป็นเหตุการณ์ที่หาดูไม่ได้ง่าย ๆ และไม่ได้มีทุกวัน เราไม่เคยมีเหตุการณ์มอนสเตอร์บุกเมืองมาก่อนเลย และแม้ว่าศัตรูบางตัวจะเก่งเทพจุติมาจากนรกขุมไหนจนเกินกว่าจะรับมือได้ แต่มันก็มีบางตัวที่สามารถฆ่าได้ถ้าทุกคนร่วมด้วยช่วยกันยำตีนคนละไม้คนละมือ วันนี้กองทัพดาร์นัสมาบุกเมือง (นับไม่ไหว ตาลายมาก แต่ดูคร่าว ๆ น่าจะมีอย่างน้อย 5 ตัว คือรอบแรกมันมาตัวเดียวเดี่ยว ๆ แล้วพอตายก็เกิดใหม่เป็นกลุ่มเลย โหดร้ายมาก) สร้างความปั่นป่วนไปทั่ว แล้วก็เทเลพอร์ตรัวแหลกจน target แทบไม่เจอ อย่าว่าแต่ร่ายคาถาใส่เลย! 

I tried so hard to attack him, and I succeeded after a while. Got so dizzy, though. Anyway, enjoy my short guide of how to take a good pic with Nael Van Darnus! :P

เราพยายามยิงคาถาใส่อย่างหนักมากแล้วก็ประสบความสำเร็จในที่สุด เพราะงั้นจึงมีไกด์สั้น ๆ สำหรับวิธีถ่ายรูปเจ๋ง ๆ กับดาร์นัสมาฝาก :P

(ยังมีอีก กดลิงก์ด้านล่างเพื่ออ่านต่อ)
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(I am in lazy mode, so this entry will be English only, if you want Thai text, please let me know! ขี้เกียจพิมพ์เยอะอ่ะ เอาภาษาอังกฤษล้วนไปก่อนนะ ถ้าใครอยากอ่านภาษาไทยก็บอกเราแล้วกัน)

My Saturday night, I and Haku was running around madly in the game to take pics of places and the raid in Ul’dah. Then PZ (Lusian) logged in, and followed by Leonidas who had a promise to come and take some pics with Haku. It was already late at night and PZ was starting to nod off. Then, Corn logged in on Skype and was immediately attacked by Haku’s invitation to the photo session, LOL.

We usually had more people online in the LS, but 5 was the best we could manage to gather after the last save on Nov 1. So it had to be just 5 of us. Missing so many people but meh.

Anyway, here’s a picture-heavy entry.

 

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Sooooooo!

Yesterday we went to kill the 5 NMs which are from prerequisite quest for King Moogle’s battle. Did it for Leo, and while we looked for member to fill in the party, Akuun made a contact and said they wanted Moogle too. However, since they haven’t yet finished the NMs part, we went around killing the NMs again.

After killing the NMs, Leo went KO’ed in real life because he’s been having a bad headache. Corn got Yua Chan to come help and shouted for 2 more members. I failed at calling the kill order, and Yua Chan got chased around from curing up the party after Astral Flow. Hell broke loose, people died left and right, I panicked and ran around helplessly and then we all died.

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I am racing against the clock to meet my work’s deadline now, but I really really really want to write something in my blog. T.T Unfortunately, that is not a viable decision. But I am dying to post SOMETHING! So here goes something that doesn’t require much description.

Ah, but first, these 2 are the first 2 pics of the “new” Dalamud I ever had in my PC! Not taken by me, since after each of the 2 patches, I was lazy and keeping busy outside of the game and didn’t log in for so many days. So, Corn took these pics for me and sent them.

14 AUG 2012. First adjustment of the Dalamud’s size, I think. Corn was so excited about the trio Empire’s airships and the aurora.

15 SEP 2012, after the newest patch which made Dalamud has golden glow.

 

Anyway, here are my latest Dalamud pics. First one was WEIRD! I logged into Corn’s character using my PC and this was what I saw at Drybone. I don’t know what was going on, because when I logged in to my own character, the Dalamud shrunk back to normal size.

The rest of the collection is from latest patch and so on.

 

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Finally! The swimsuit! Has arrived!!!

This week, Eorzea celebrates Firefall Faire~!

>> The Lodestone (Official FFXIV’s site) article about this event. <<
This article has some details about the event. It also has maps that mark location of NPC in town, as well as <pos> of the Bombard’s spawn area.

Also, if you obtain all 5 sets of swimsuit, it will unlock an out-of-game reward; making and downloading desktop wallpaper for your PC!!! You can design it!

Read more about it, and/or access it at The Lodestone. <<< You will have to identify yourself by logging in at this site (it’s FFXIV’s official website) with your SquareEnix ID (the same one you use to log in to the game).

If you’re not interested in getting PC Wallpaper, you can just pick a set of swimsuit that you want, and just concentrate on getting correct ashes to trade for it.

I’m kinda busy now so I won’t talk much, just going to post some screenshots.

Lunar Set.
Lunar Summer Halter (top) & Lunar Summer Tanga (bottom) for females.
Lunar Summer Top & Lunar Summer Trunks for males.

Obtained from talking to the event NPC (at a stall with HUGE balloons decorations, you can’t miss it) in any town, you will be forced to join because you were tricked to sign your name (reminds us of President Naja in Aht Urhgan, no? XD). This is the uniform. Should you lose this set for any reason, you can re-obtain it by talking to the NPC and ask for another uniform. The payment is 1 pinch of any colour of Bombard Ash from the event’s monster.

Today we (4 of us, plus my bro bringing his GF’s character) went to hunt in Limsa Lominsa first.

Well, we accepted the quest in Ul’dah. But when we viewed Journal and checked the map, it was at Camp Skull Valley. Boy, I hate how I keep forgetting that Journal Map can have multiple destinations. And in order to see the other markers, you have to manually select from the list on top right of the map shown.

Oh well, I said I wasn’t going to talk much ><;; But I gotta write about the quest a bit…

In short, you find the Event NPC in town (Ul’dah, Limsa Lominsa, or Gridania, doesn’t matter, all are the same).

*Warning: As soon as you trade for any reward by paying the Bombard Ash to the NPC, the quest will become COMPLETED, thus you won’t be able to check spawn map anymore.*

You sign up for the task, then go out to the field (specific areas) to participate. To participate in the Bombard operation, you go find the spot where it pops (or where it passes) and use various emotes on it. /laugh /wave /rally /dance /pose for examples. The idea is to lure or scare it away so it go on the path. Then when the Bomb reaches the destination (Festive Furnace), you have to wait for it to die, then you can claim a Bombard Ash from NPC (hurry, because if you’re too slow, NPC will start to walk away for the next Bomb, and you won’t be able to get the Ash from that round).

What the hell is going on in this Bombard quest and what to do to get the ash?
Well, the general idea is that you have to use emotes (/wave /dance /pose /cheer /clap, for example) on the Bombard NPC to make it go forward. If no one uses any emote on it, it will just stop and not moving. Now, while you try to “escort” the bomb to destination (Festive Furnace), there will be monsters (for Coerthas, enemies are Fire Elemental, and for other 3 regions it’s some kind of Djigga or Chigoe, I can’t remember) that comes in a group of 3 which will continuously attack the Bomb. You have to try to make the bomb get to the Furnace quickly before it dies. You can kill the enemies (but they will come again later). You can buff the bomb. You can even cure the bomb. If the Bomb’s HP goes to 0, it dies. And, without it getting to the Furnace, you get no ash.

Once bomb is trapped in the Festive Furnace, it will die, and you can claim its ash from the NPC.

To trade in for a reward, you have to return to the town NPC and select item, then pay the specific colour of Bombard Ashes, as the NPC indicates.  There are 4 types of Bomb Ash in this event, which are Red, Blue, Green, and Black. You will get the option to get various types of Fireworks. 4 of them are what you need to get, in order to get the specific colour of Swimsuit. Red, Green, Blue sets only require 3 Pinches of Bombard Ash (of the corresponding colour). Then you take the Firework to a designated spot (the Gold Court at the center of Ul’dah, for example) and talk to the NPC, they will tell you to use your Firework at the machine. You talk to the machine and select which Firework you want to use.

After using a Firework in the machine, the NPC will give you a set of swimsuit, same colour as the firework you used.

Each region will give you one colour of Bombard Ash. Each region has 2 Bombard camps, you can use either one.
La Noscea (Bloodshore for Wineport, or Skull Valley for Aleport) gives Red Bombard Ash.
Thanalan (Horizon for Silver Bazaar, or Drybone for Golden Bazaar) gives Blue Bombard Ash.
Black Shroud (Emerals Moss for Hyrstmill, or Tranquil for Quarrymill) gives Green Bombard Ash.
Coerthas (Riversmeet for Falcon’s Nest), or Glory for Owl’s Nest) gives Black Bombard Ash.
- Update -
I went to the Bombard spot near Riversmeet, and it is HORRIBLE!!!
The path is full of aggressive monsters of level 40 and above. Gnat, Toad, Bat, you name it. We failed with 3 people in the event (after finishing EXP party, we swung by and scouted there to sneak a peek at the Bomb and decided to try it). Mainly we failed because while we were busy dealing with aggro, I died, and Bombard King was attacked by Fire Elementals. This thing repeated so many times that the Bomb died mid-way. Also, we didn’t have proper healer.

Later today we will try the other camp, where I still have yet to discover. Ragna something (an adventurer I met at Hyrstmill) told me it is in Glory Field.

- Update -
Today we went to Camp Glory and walked towards Owl’s Nest for Bombard King. And yes this camp is WAYYYYY easier. Only 2 things aggro here, wolves of some sort (lv 25-28) and humanoids in the cave (about lv 28). Got 3 pinches of Black ash easily, and the Bombard King didn’t take much damage, since we could concentrate on him instead of worrying about aggro.

 

As to how many pinches of ash you will need, it depends on what item you want. I’ll list the reward available for a trade from event NPC (Damn, I miss the Moogles at festivals in FFXI, want them here!).
Reward exchanges and prices:
Well, I got 10 sparklers from trading green ash, so I’ll assume it comes as 10.

10 Lominsa Sparkler : 1 Red Bombard Ash
10 Gridanian Sparkler : 1 Green Bombard Ash
10 Ul’dahn Sparkler : 1 Blue Bombard Ash
Red Lion : 3 Red Bombard Ash
Blue Spinner : 3 Blue Bombard Ash
Green Comet : 3 Green Bombard Ash
Azeyma Candle : 3 Red, 3 Blue, 3 Green, and 3 Black Bombard Ash (OMFG!)

So, if you want all colours of the swimsuit, you will have to hunt from every region. In order to have correct colours of Bomb Ash to trade for all the big Fireworks.

I like this mix & match combination. Red & Blue! ^_^

 

Oh, and we had lots of fun today. (Poor sheep! /pat /pat)

Corn initiated an attack on a poor sheep on the way to Aleport. So we all joined in and hit it with Stone Throw, since we were all crafting jobs at the moment.

 

P.S. The event area could be SUPER crowded. It could be hard to target the NPC, and you wouldn’t want to try to type emote command while running after the Bomb, since it can get frustrating. So you might want to use the F11 button (or whichever one that you set as target closest NPC) in combo with emote macro.

P.S.2 I finally got my last set! Solar Summer Swimsuit! Had to buy the ultimate Firework (Azeyma’s Candle) and launch it in order to get this final swimsuit set. This firework is all Red, Green, and Blue fireworks in one :D

Solar Summer Halter & Solar Summer Tanga ~~~ <3

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Made myself (but actually, I made this for my brother) an Excel file containing ingredient list for all of the Rank 7 and a few Rank 12 tools (Disciples of Hand, and Land, no weapon for any Disciples of War yet.) Then as many people might find it useful, I exported it into html format and uploaded it. I plan to make more, like covering all Rank 12 ones through Rank 22…. But it’s difficult and takes a lot of time. So this is it for now.

I also added shop location for Rank 1 tools that must be, or can be bought from NPC, both Primary and Secondary hands.

I wish I could finish the 3rd merchant list on Friday, but seems impossible. I’m going out of the country for a vacation and will be back next week. So…. no merchant list for Ul’dah yet :(

Oh….well, almost forgot, here’s the link for the Tools and Ingredients.

>>>> Crafting Ingredients For Tools

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