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Saturday 22nd August 2009, I woke up early (“my” early, which was like 8 A.M.) and had a long conversation with Leftster regarding LS spreadsheets management. I got the documents from Sieka days ago, however, I couldn’t make head or tail of one of them, which was the Dynamis History which contains LS bank info. You know, it’s full of figures and numbers, and I’m terrible at mathmetics. So, just seeing it makes me feel dizzy already. @.@

The Attendance Sheet, on the other hand, was simple and easy to understand.

Well, I volunteered to take care of the documents when Sieka asked in LS chat.

The reason?

First off, I’m comfortable with computer documents because my work always uses computer. I’ve also played around with google doc as well as MS Excell before. In fact, I used them a lot in keeping my data like Nyzul Isle loots and Chocobo Raising records. Secondly, since I’m already working on my computer daily, it’s easy for me to take care of those too. It is also one of the few things I could do to help Linkaga, the folks I like. Lastly, I’m the type of person who clings to the past. I won’t elaborate this, but you get the rough idea.

Anyway, here’s the checklist of what we – Linkaga – need or want, and what we’ve done;

Please note that I only observed, joined in the discussion, or was asked to do things. I do not have power or authority here.  I only wanted to summarize our situation.

Red – have yet to be addressed, or need attention.
Orange – discussed, or interested, but undecided.
Green – decided, work in progress.
Blue – done, settled, standing by.

- Reorganization of LS.

- Assigning new officers/cooperators.
Discussing and refining lotting rules, adding more details.
Finding a way to manage Linkshell. Might get a new one for convenience.
Seeing to the recruitment details.
Deciding on when to continue. Currently set to 22nd September approx.

- Personnel management.

- Finding a new LS bank.

- Assigning to a person.
Transferring money.
Checking the amount.

- Finding a bazaar mule.

- Assigning to a character.
Setting Home Point at Jeuno.
Getting 3 basic gate crystals.
Clearing inventory.
Questing Gobbie Bags.

- Finding Glass mule(s) if possible.

- Jeuno (I have one. Uh well, two.)
Bastok (I can use Brune’s char.)
– Windurst
– San d’Oria
* Might as well use one mule but commute it.*

- Finding a documents keeper.

- Passing on the files.
Getting briefed and tutored on spreadsheets.
Getting familiar with sheets, and try to master the art.
Gaining access to existing Master Attendance Sheet.
Copying data and making a new Master Attendance Sheet.
Checking data.
Posting it on LS forum.

- Finding a contact to post our Dynamis schedule at AXI site.

- Assigning to person(s). (Aleczan got it.)
Registering to the site.
Gaining access to the scheduler.
Getting knowledge on how we should schedule.

- Communication among members.

- Letting everyone know we’re taking a break. /lsmes has been set.
Posting the summary of current situation on LS forum.
Having officers/members meeting for LS discussion.
Staying tuned and updated to the news.

FYI, the tutorial on spreadsheets was done. But I have yet to master the art of manipulating the documents.

Thank you Lefty, for your patient and detailed teaching.

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Wednesday early morning, I woke up at 6 oh….wait…. I didn’t.

Um….ah, ok.

I went to bed a bit early, like before 9 P.M. and then woke up in the middle of the night, finding out that I had stood my LS up on the intended Nyzul Isle run. When I woke up around 2 A.M., most of them had already went to sleep and logged off. T.T Sorry guys, I thought I would wake up in time.

I figured it would be useless trying to go to sleep before Dyna, or if I could sleep, there was a high risk of sleeping-in to occur. So, I….did something. I can’t recall what activities I spent my time on that night, really (I’m writing this after a few days…so…well! ><;;) But I think maybe I just stayed in the town and chatted with Cornelious. I think I also saw Stefy level up her WAR too. We talked a bit and then I got caught up with my own interest in browsing my screenshot folders.

Cornelious, too, soon became busy with his keyboard. So we almost didn’t talk at all. Then it was time for Dynamis gathering, so I headed to Jeuno.

Guh! OK, now, speaking of Jeuno reminded me of what we did during that time. I and Cornelious took our chocobos on a date! (That’s just fancy talking, actually we just traded Chococards and went to deal with Finbarr.)

So, anyway, I got back to Jeuno at gathering time. We went through a long discussion on various subjects. In the end, we called it cancelled and decided to take a temporary break on Dynamis run, for one month. That is to reorganize things. I have no problem with that. I just don’t want us to scatter. So, if we stick together, it is fine. So, we will hold while waiting for Trustme’s return.

During the discussion I noticed Domminick and Sanoo were similar (maybe it was because of their armors.) So I asked them to stand together for a photo. XD Thanks guys, nice pic!

They looked like brothers! Hahaha!

OK, so after cancelation was announced, I headed back to Bastok, still wearing Linkaga’s pearl just to keep myself updated. Meanwhile, Stefy were asking for LS party to level up her WAR. So I took a long time to dress my THF30 up and joined her in Qufim while waiting for Jan to pop her WHM.

We got a WAR, a BRD and a NIN tank, who was also the tank (PLD) during Rostrum Pumps run the day before.

This party was just great. I also used my Kupofried’s Ring, and then my Anniversary Ring – if I remember correct, as well as my Emperor Band, so the EXP were very fast and my level went up quickly.

During a camp relocation, Khroma, the tank, somehow pulled aggro on the Kraken. ><;; I don’t know what happened, maybe he went Sneak and grabbed some key item at the cove. So when his Sneak wore off it aggroed him. That Kraken lost aggro and went back before doing any damage, though.

At one point, Bard had to leave, so Jan got Tajah to come as COR. His Mithra looked sexy in an apron ;)

Then, after a few levels, the EXP became bad even when we pulled Pugils. Therefore, we moved to Yuhtunga Jungle. Khroma had to leave so we asked Kimji to come as PLD. The EXP was great too.

The bad part is…. Even before we arrived in the Jungle, I was aggroed by a piece of emergency work. It was my boyfriend asking for help on my submitted work (he was in charge of editing it, but it required quite a lot of refining and he needed assistant on graphic edit, in order to speed up the process.) So… I had to cover the work while EXP’ing. I was asked to help on several pages that I wasn’t told to edit before I submitted my work, as well as 2 pages that I had previously overlooked on some minor details. Overall, there were 10 pages to deal with. So I asked Stef to pull Mandy while I went semi-AFK and did my work. When I heard the battle sound I would switch to look and engage, occasionally land correct Sneak Attacks.

Eventually I got 2 levels, getting to level 36 on my Thief, embarrasingly enough, during half-leaching. =_=;;

After a while of my full-attention (but still, I didn’t get back to pulling, Tajah was doing it for me and Stefy) we finally disbanded because many people were falling asleep on their keyboards.  :P

It was a very good party! Thank you everyone.

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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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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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Late at night, Wednesday. I’ve just finished and submitted my work, so now I can turn my blog’s clock back 12 hours and write about this morning’s Dynamis – Windurst!

I’ve been with Linkaga for months, have join several runs upon runs. Yet, there hasn’t been any time when I became so enthusiastic in writing about Dynamis run – in details – more than today’s run. I don’t know why, but maybe it was because I returned to the place where I first entered the world of Dynamis teamwork, Dynamis – Windurst.

ดึกแล้ว…. คืนวันพุธ งานเพิ่งเสร็จและเพิ่งส่ง เลยว่าง สามารถมาจับบล็อก แล้วย้อนเวลาไป 12 ชั่วโมงเพื่อเขียนถึงไดนาที่ไปมาเมื่อเช้านี้ ที่วินเดิร์ส (วินดัส)

ก็อยู่ในลิงก์เชล Linkaga มานานหลายเดือนแล้วล่ะนะ เข้าไปไดนาก็หลายทีหลายหนอยู่  แต่ยังไม่เคยมีรันไหนที่จบแล้วเกิดคึกอยากเขียนถึงรายละเอียดเท่าวันนี้เลย ไม่รู้เหมือนกันว่าทำไม แต่อาจจะเพราะว่าวันนี้เหมือนกลับมายังจุดเริ่มต้นของการเข้าสู่โลกทีมเวิร์คในไดนามิสล่ะมั้ง ที่ไดนามิส – วินดัส เนี่ย คือที่แรกที่เราเริ่มเข้าร่วมไดนามิสไง

Where should I begin…? Ah, well, today, my Wednesday 5th of August 2009, which was Tuesday for people on EST, I came to Dynamis as a Monk! Not the usual White Mage. Whoa, I really appreciate this job assignment. I usually showed up for Dyna as White Mage because they usually need more healers, and I don’t want to go through changing job and equipment, so I often prepared my White Mage before gathering. This time was different. Monday morning, after Sky run, I tried my best to stay awake and went to Al Zahbi for shopping, then to San d’Oria to get 2 abjurations done. I got Shura Togi and Shura Haidate!

เริ่ม เล่าตรงไหนดีหว่า? อืม ก็คือว่าวันพุธที่ 5 สิงหาคม 2552 (ทางฝั่ง EST เค้าก็ยังเป็นคืนวันอังคารอยู่) เราได้ไปไดนามิสด้วยอาชีพ Monk! ไม่เหมือนปรกติที่ไปเป็น White Mage ก็เลยรู้สึกประหลาดใจและซาบซึ้งกับการได้รับหน้าที่นี้มาก แต่จริง ๆ แล้วอาจจะแค่ฟลุ๊คนะ เพราะปรกติเราจะเตรรียมตัวไปไดนาด้วยไวท์เมจไง เพราะเห็นเค้าต้องใช้ healer เยอะอยู่เรื่อย มีเท่าไหร่ก็ไม่เคยพอ ก็เลยเปลี่ยนเป็นไวท์เมจ และแต่งตัวเป็นไวท์เมจไว้ให้พร้อมเลย ตอนตื่นมาจะได้ไม่ต้องวุ่นวายหรือเสียเวลาอีก แต่ทีนี้วันก่อน คือเช้าวันจันทร์หลังไป sky เราก็ถ่างตาตื่น ไม่ยอมไปนอน แล้ววิ่งไปซื้อของที่ Al Zahbi แล้วถ่อไปถึง San d’Oria เพื่อเอาชุดต้องสาปที่ซื้อมาไปถอนคำสาปด้วยแผ่น Abjuration ที่ได้มาจากสกาย! ว่าแล้วก็ได้เสื้อกัลกางเกงใหม่มาอย่างละตัว คือ Shura Togi กับ Shura Haidate!


Wearing my new toys, Shura Togi and Shura Haidate, I went wild.
And with the support of Minuet x 2 I saw 2 8XX, a 9XX, and 2 1XXX from my Asuran Fists.
It was fun! Great fun, in deed.

After getting my new toys, I kind of crawled into my bed, half-dead. Then I had to work, work, and worked, and didn’t have time to move myself from Sandy. Before I realized it, it’s Tuesday night and I had to check for Dynamis announcement. It was Windurst! So I Teleport-Mea myself, rode the chocobo, and came to Windy. I was very sleepy and logged out, as a Monk/White Mage (lol!)

So, Wednesday early morning, I woke up and logged in as Monk among the shell mates. They kept me as Monk, put me in a DD party, and gave me a Chihiru for healer. <3  It turned out that they had enough healers, so I can stay as Monk. Hehehe!!! I cannot say enough about how joyful I was!!

พอ ได้ของสมใจแล้วก็คลานไปนอนแบบไม่มีสติแล้วอ่ะ เป็นศพไปครึ่งตัวละ พอตื่นมาก็ทำงาน ทำงาน ทำงาน ไม่มีเวลาเข้าเกม เลยไม่ได้ย้ายตัวไปที่ไหนเลย แล้วกว่าจะรู้สึกตัวก็ถึงคืนวันอังคารแล้ว ต้องเช็คไดนาว่าไปที่ไหน พอเข้าไปก็พบว่าเป็นวินดี้ เลยขี้เกียจทำอะไรทั้งสิ้น เทเลไป Mea แล้วขี่โบะไป Windurst ทันที เสร็จแล้วก็ออกจากเกมในสภาพ MNK/WHM กร๊าก!

พอ ตื่นมาตอนเช้าตรู่ ก็เลยยังเป็นมองค์อยู่ เลยโดนจับใส่ DD party แล้วได้ Chihiru มาเป็นคนฮีล ^^ สุดท้ายก็พบว่า ฮีลเลอร์มีพอแล้ว เราใช้มองค์ต่อได้! เย้! บอกไม่ถูกเลยล่ะว่าดีใจแค่ไหน อิ ๆ ๆ ๆ

I’ve been having so much fun with the new toys, dealing remarkable damages on enemies, which is a rare sight for me. So I was excited about it. Well, it’s not everyday that I can see 9xx or 1xxx from my Asuran Fists!

With Crows I usually did around 200-300. But Wyverns don’t have as much evasion.

It feels good to have done high damages on enemies, because then I can brag about it in my blog! LOL! Ah, wait, it would have been cooler (or hotter) if I also finish the mob, but no, there are so many scene-stealers around! Like this pic below, it could have been me who defeated the Yagudo, but heck, Leftster stole my scene! RAWR!!!

มันช่างเยี่ยมไปเลย เวลาที่ทำดาเมจได้สูง ๆ เนี่ย รู้สึกดีชะมัด เพราะเอามาเขียนโม้ในบล้อกได้ กร๊ากกกก อ๊ะ แต่คงจะเจ๋งกว่านี้ถ้าเราเป็นคนฆ่าศัตรูตัวนั้น ๆ ด้วย แต่ ยากส์!!! เพราะมีคนขโมยซีนเต็มไปหมด ดูอย่างรูปข้างล่างนี้สิ Leftster แย่งซีนตรู!!!! จริง ๆ เราน่าจะได้เป็นคนฆ่ามันนะ แต่โดนตัดหน้า (หรือตัดหลัง) ไปซะฉิบ แง่ง!!!

Well….I really had a great time this morning. I actually enjoy Dynamis.

It was fun, so fun that I was totally absorbed in the battle and didn’t even notice the WAR mask dropping. Sieka called lot and my name, but I still didn’t lot. She screams, but I didn’t see it. Finally it took 2 tells from 2 people to catch my attention on the lot, LOL! Ah, well, sorry! (>w<;;) To confess, it’s hard for me to notice drops in Dynamis, due to all the commotions. The log runs so fast, and I usually miss the drops. 70% of the time I don’t see my drop unless someone sends a tell. Thanks folks, I really appreciate it. With you guys’ help I got my 4th WAR Relic Armor piece. Thank you everyone!!

ก็นะ…. เมื่อเช้ามีความสุขมาก ๆ เลยจะบอกให้ เราชอบไดนามิสอ่ะ สนุกดี

สนุก มากอ่ะ ขอบอก สนุกจนต่อย ๆ ตี ๆ เพลิน ไม่ทันเห็นของดรอปเลย ของที่เราจอง lot คือ WAR mask พอมันตกมา Sieka ก็เรียกชื่อคนล็อต แต่เราไม่เห็น! (ตาถั่ว…..) Sieka แหกปากใน LS chat แต่เราก็ยังไม่เห็นอีก สุดท้ายเลยส่ง /tell มา (กับใครอีกคนไม่รู้ ไม่ลูก็เอลวินเนี่ยแหละ) พอเจอ /tell 2 อันเราก็หายตาถั่วในบัดดล ล็อตซะ แล้วได้หน้ากากวอร์ริเออร์มาครอง เป็นชิ้นที่ 4 ในเซ็ต 5 ชิ้นละ ขอบคุณทุกคนมาก!! คือต้องสารภาพ ว่าที่จริงในไดนา เราจะตาถั่วมาก ๆ มองไม่ค่อยเห็นหรอกเวลาของอะไรดรอป (>w<;;) ประมาณ 70% ที่เราได้ล็อตเนี่ย เป็นเพราะมีคนคอยส่ง tell มาสะกิดอ่ะ ไม่งั้นก็ตาถั่วอยู่นั่นแหละ ต้องขอบคุณเพื่อน ๆ ทุกคนจริง ๆ ที่คอยเป็นหูเป็นตาให้ และซอรี่หลาย ๆ ที่เป็นภาระให้เพื่อน กร๊ากกกกก

The run went smoothly. With me provoking few selected mobs when they’re slept. Later on Parasite asked me (teasingly, I think) why would I voke. XD Haha, to save the mages, you see. That is the short answer. For long answer, please read other entry.

รันนี้ค่อนข้างราบรื่นอ่ะ ไม่ค่อยมีตาย อุบัติเหตุ หรือโดนกวาด โดยที่เราก็คอย Provoke ศัตรูตัวที่โดนหลับหมู่บ้างบางครั้ง ซึ่งตอนหลัง Parasite ก็ถาม (คงจะแกล้งหยอกเล่นแหละ) ว่า ไม่เข้าใจว่าเป็น DD แล้ว voke ทำไม สั้น ๆ ก็เพื่อช่วยเมจอ่ะนะ แต่ถ้าอยากอ่านยาวต้องไปดูอีก entry นึง

It was wonderful to swing my fists around in Dynamis.
Not that I dislike being White Mage, but my heart just yearns to be a Monk more than anything.

However, there were times when Provoke cannot save the mages…. Like when BLMs went to nuke the stones, and popped some mobs, having to use their short legs to run back to alliance. Claiming mobs late definitely means death for the poor Tarutaru’s. And I must confess I still need to improve my target-picking skill with TAB key. I was quick in picking target for provoke if they’re standing still or are running one at a time. But when they horde, or came in group, I’m often slow in launcing my provoke. This is bad for the Black Mages :( I’ll correct it with all my might!

แต่ทว่า บางครั้งการ Provoke ก็ไม่สามารถช่วยพวกเมจเล็ก ๆ ผู้น่าสงสารได้ เช่น ตอนที่พวก BLM ไปยิงรูปปั้น แล้วมีศัตรู pop เยอะ ๆ แล้วพวกทารุขาสั้นก็ต้องโกยหน้าตั้งกลับมาที่ alliance อ่ะ ส่วนมากจะวิ่งไม่ทัน หรือไม่ก็พวก melee เคลมม็อบช้าเกินไป ผลก็คือ ตาย ตาย และก็ตาย! โอว ทารุผู้แสนอาภัพ….  แล้วเราก็มีเรื่องจะสารภาพ ก็คือ เรายังห่วยแตกอยู่เรื่องใช้ TAB key เลือกเป้าหมาย  จริง ๆ แล้วเรารวดเร็วฉับไวมากนะ ถ้ามันยืนนิ่ง ๆ อยู่ หรือวิ่งมาทีละตัว แต่ถ้ามันดาหน้าแห่กันมาเป็นฝูงเมื่อไหร่ เราจะเลือกเป้าหมายได้ช้าทันที! ซึ่งไม่ดีสำหรับแบล็คเมจเลย :( เราจะต้องฝึกฝนแก้ไขข้อบกพร่องนี้ให้ได้

The Black Mage Tarutaru’s that became snackrifice.

Coming to Dynamis as a different job, taking a different role and duty does not only change the atmosphere I feel in the same place, same scenario, but also allows me to notice things from a different angle. It feels different, and I see different people, different actions, some of which I won’t see when I’m a White Mage. It also gives a novelty to my sense of Dynamis. For example, I get to fight alongside with Ghostblade! When usually I would just stand afar and tossing cures, but not on him, because I rarely joined Tank party. I also see how hard a Ranger had to work and how much hate he pulled, even though he’s a Tarutaru, like Senate. Oh wait, I actually didn’t know his job. He shot arrows (or maybe bolts) and he used knife. He used sub Ninja, and he didn’t roll a dice. So, I just guessed he was Ranger this morning.

การไปไดนามิสด้วยอาชีพอื่น ทำหน้าที่อื่น มีภาระอื่น ๆ ไม่ได้แค่เปลี่ยนบรรยากาศที่เรารู้สึกในไดนา ณ ที่เดิม ๆ สถานการณ์เดิม ๆ เท่านั้นนะ แต่ยังทำให้เราได้สังเกตเห็นสิ่งต่าง ๆ ในมุมมองที่แตกต่างออกไปด้วย มันให้ความรู้สึกที่แปลกออกไป เราได้เห็นคนอื่นทำอย่างอื่น ซึ่งเป็นคนละคนและคนละการกระทำจากที่ปรกติจะเห็นเวลาเป็นไวท์เมจ ทำให้เรารู้สึกแปลกใหม่กับไดนามิสและไม่เบื่อ ยกตัวอย่างเช่น เมื่อเช้าเราได้ยืนต่อสู้อยู่เคียงข้าง Ghostblade! ซึ่งปรกติเราจะไม่เคยได้เฉียดเข้าใกล้ เพราะต้องยืนเป็นฮีลเลอร์อยู่ไกล ๆ แถมไม่ได้เคียวให้เค้าด้วย เพราะเราไม่ค่อยได้อยู่ในปาร์ตี้ของแทงค์ แล้วเราก็ยังได้เห็นชัด ๆ ว่า RNG ต้องทำงานหนักแค่ไหน แล้วดึงเฮทได้เยอะแค่ไหน แม้ว่าจะเป็นทารุอย่าง Senate ก็ตาม อ่า เดี๋ยวสิ จริง ๆ เราไม่รู้หรอกว่าเมื่อเช้าเขาเล่นจ๊อบอะไร เรารู้แต่ว่าเห็นเขาใช้ธนู (ไม่ก็หน้าไม้) แล้วก็ถือมีดและใช้ซับ Ninja แต่ไม่มีการ Rollเพราะงั้นเลยเดาว่าคงเป็นเรนเจอร์

As a melee, I really hate that Sweep move from Yagudo. Long ass stun!

The Black Mages…. They have to work hard too, probably harder than us DDs. They’re out in the front and take hate from popping mobs when they nuke stones. So it’s quite unevitable that they die a lot in one run. As a DD with Provoke, what else could I do to save them if not Provoking?  :D  Still, it’s hard to decide, not just to target a correct mob before voke, but to balance between life and death. If I don’t provoke, sleep-casters will die, and then everyone will die too. If I provoke the wrong mob, or too many mobs, I’ll be an MP sink and my party’s healer will pull hate and die. I want to come to Dynamis as a DD more, in order to find that balance and refine my skill as well as develop better judgment for risky situations.

แบล็คเมจก็ทำงานหนักเหมือนกัน อาจจะหนักกว่าพวกเรา DD ซะอีก พวกเขาต้องออกไปยืนแถวหน้า แล้วก็รับเฮทไปเต็ม ๆ จากมอนสเตอร์ที่เกิดใหม่หลังจากที่พวกเขายิงรูปปั้นตาย ก็เลยแทบจะเลี่ยงไม่ได้เลยที่แบล็คเมจจะต้องตายเกลื่อน ในฐานะที่เราเป็น DD ชนิดมี Provoke เราจะช่วยเขาได้ยังไงถ้าไม่ใช่ด้วยการ Provoke? :D แต่กระนั้นมันก็ยากที่จะตัดสินใจ ไม่ใช่เฉพาะปัญหาด้านการเลือก voke ให้ถูกตัวเท่านั้น แต่ยังต้องรักษาสมดุลระหว่างความเป็นกับความตายด้วย เพราะถ้าเราไม่โว้ค พวกที่ร่ายคาถาหลับก็จะตาย แล้วคนอื่นก็จะตายด้วย แต่ถ้าเราโว้คผิดตัว หรือโว้คหลายตัวเกินไป ก็จะเป็นตัวผลาญ MP ของฮีลเลอร์ แล้วฮีลเลอร์ของตี้เราก็จะตายยยยยยอนาถ เราอยากมาไดนาด้วยอาชีพ DD มากกว่านี้จัง จะได้หาจุดที่เหมาะสมได้ แล้วฝึกฝนทักษะ กับความสามารถในการตัดสินใจเฉพาะหน้าให้ดีขึ้น

The offerings nukers lined up, others waited.

Well, we cleared spot by spot. And made nice process through the zone boss. Then it was the last minutes farming and we half-wiped. We recovered quite well, with mages and bard keeping the mobs slept. Vokers kept hate. And WHMs RDMs ran around, raising people. I was impressed. The casters did a great job there. They kept all mobs slept while staying alive, both by escaping death and by rising from death. We managed to fully recover and killed that batch, before succumbing to a Ninja Yagudo and his friends that came next.

อืม เราก็เคลียร์ศัตรูไปทีละจุด จนชนะบอสของโซนได้ แล้วก็เป็นช่วงฟาร์มช่วงสุดท้าย แล้วก็เกิดเหตุการตายไปครึ่งกลุ่ม…. แต่ยังตั้งหลักใหม่ได้ดีอยู่ โดยที่พวกเมจกับบาร์ดช่วยกันทำให้ม็อบหลับต่อไปทุกครั้งที่มันตื่นขึ้น พวกที่มี voke ก็ช่วยดึงเฮทไป เพื่อประทังชีวิตให้เมจ ส่งไวท์เมจกับเรดเมจก็วิ่งวุ่น ชุบชีวิตเพื่อนไปเรื่อย เราประทับใจมากอ่ะ พวกนักเวททำงานได้ดีโคตร ๆ ต้องจับม็อบหลับให้หมดแล้วก็พยายามมีชีวิตอยู่ให้ตลอด (จะด้วยการไม่ยอมตาย หรือ ตายแล้วฟื้นซ้ำ ๆ ก็แล้วแต่) เสร็จแล้วพอพวกเราฟื้นตัวกันหมดก็ฆ่าฝูงนั้นหมด ก่อนที่จะไปสิ้นท่าเอาตอน pull ฝูงถัดไป เนื่องจากโดน Yagudo อาชีพ Ninja กับเพื่อนของมันรุมยำตีน

Deaths on first batch after boss. That Monk Yagudo really plowed through us with his Hundred Fists.

Wll, while fighting a Ninja Yagudo, it blew itself, killing half the alliance. Mages down. Someone managed to drag it to hell with us, but apparently wasn’t me! XD Hahaha! Maybe it was Dragonkng? Or Sanoo? I’m not sure. Some survivers scattered and died in a matter of seconds.

ก็แหม ตอนสู้กับ Ninja Yagudo มันระเบิดตัวเองอ่ะ ตายเกลื่อนเลย น่าจะครึ่งนึงได้ ที่แย่คือเมจตายเพียบ แต่ก่อน DD จะตาย ก็มีใครไม่รู้ (ที่แน่ ๆ ไม่ใช่ตู อาจจะเป็น Dragonkng หรือไม่ก็ Sanoo) ลากนินจาไปลงนรกพร้อมกับพวกเราด้วย แล้วก็ตายไปตาม ๆ กัน บางส่วนที่เหลือรอดก็กระจายกันไป แล้วก็ตายอยู่ดี

From this pic I noticed the following;
Elvaan Male dies face up! Spread eagle.
Mithra dies face down, turning head to one side.
Tarutaru dies face down, nose in sand.
Hume Male also dies like a Tarutaru.

LOL!!!!

Too bad Lusian wasn’t here this morning, or I would gladly collect his screenshot of death. I might also enjoy seeing on whose side he died. Like in this pic above, Ghostblade and Leftster died so close. I and Darks were facing each other, legs on opposite directions.  XD Haha!

เสียดายที่ลูไม่ได้มา ไม่งั้นเราคงเก็บภาพสนุกไปเลย แล้วจะได้แอบดูด้วยว่าลูไปตายใกล้ใคร กรั่ก!!! ดูอย่างภาพบนนี่ Ghost ตายเคียงข้าง Left อ่ะ ส่วนเรากับ Darks ก็หันหน้าชนกันแล้วตาย ขาไปคนละทาง XD เหอ ๆ ๆ

Go Trust!!

Trustme was last one standing. He had to fight on the top of his comrades’ corpses, facing 2 Yagudos. All we could do was cheering him on. No one could get up to lend a hand, haha!

Trust เป็นคนที่เหลือรอดคนสุดท้าย ต้องยืนหยัดต่อสู่ท่ามกลางศพเหล่าสหายศึก! เผชิญกับ Yagudo ถึง 2 ตัว พวกเราคนอื่นทำอะไรไม่ได้ นอกจากเชียร์ เพราะไม่มีใครลุกขึ้นมาช่วยสู้ได้ เอิ๊ก

So that’s the end of our run today. A lot of deaths, but also decent drops. PLD WAR WAR SMN SAM, and WHM, as far as I remember. Trustme was a little grumpy ans scary at some point, I killed my WHM for a few times, and BLMs spam death quite a bit, but over all it was one of the great runs. Trust was impressed and said we were excellent. I left Dynamis (or got kicked, even) happily. It was a nice day for me. :)

นั่นก็คือตอนจบของไดนามิสวันนี้ ตายเพียบ แต่ก็ได้ของเยอะเหมือนกัน PLD WAR WAR SMN SAM แล้วก็ WHM เท่าที่จำได้อะนะ วันนี้ Trustme หัวเสียแล้วก็น่ากลัวนิดหน่อยในบางครั้ง เราเองก็ฆ่า WHM ของเราไปหลายที ส่วน BLM ตายแล้วตายอีกหลายหนมาก แต่โดยรวมแล้วเป็นรันที่เยี่ยมมาก Trust ยังชมเลยว่าพวกเราทำได้ดี ^^ เราออกจากไดนา (จะพูดให้ถูกคือ โดนเตะออกจากไดนา) ด้วยความแฮปปี้ นับเป็นวันที่ดีสำหรับเรา :)

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Just another day in the Dunes. Gathering for Dynamis-Valkurm with Linkaga. I was bored so I took some pics while waiting.

Well, I woke up at about 6 in the morning to join Dyna with them. Timezones difference is difficult, but at least it’s the schedule I could manage to meet requirement.

I haven’t played for quite a few days due to work. And on Wednesday morning I could only log in for Dynamis, no other activities. I don’t allow myself to even purchase the Moogle add-on. I’m afraid that if I get a new toy, I would be a bad girl and neglect my work.

Hehe, I was sneaking a shot with my favourite Taru in Linkaga. Boy, the sun was cruel!!

I wasn’t feeling well that day so immediately after exit, I went AFK for a very long time. Then, after realizing I couldn’t force myself to go back to sleep, I decided to whip out my work and plow through it. Miraculously, that piece of work was finished within just one day, in about a span of 10 hours. Guess it’s the best record I ever did. How ironic! The day I work fastest is the day I’m feeling sick….just because my tummy hurts too much to leave my desk. LOL! Less snacking, less distraction, less dawdling, more work output, is it?

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Hmmm! I found his screenshots first, so here goes. (Yeah my screenshot folders are like 1.7GB in total, and they’re very untidy so it’s hard to dig down for older pics. So it’s just natural that the recent ones catch my eyes first….This pic was taken in Xarcabard just last week.)

Pic: We were gathering in Xarc, and I talked to him saying he was handsome in Dark Knight’s outfit (just because I like his appearance as DRK more than as PLD) and he happened to kneel down to rest, so I took this opportunity to take a screenshot. I would say Elvaan males have a cool pose when kneeling.

Leftster, the Dark Knight. Well, he played more than just that, but somehow for me I always feel he’s a Dark Knight. He doesn’t fit in the white armor of Paladin (at least by appearance, you’ll see below.) It might be his usual job as a Dark Knight, or his true nature, or even the way I view his character, that makes him have a dark, mysterious air around himself. You know, the kind of atmosphere that attracts my curiosity. For me he stands out among the crowd. If many people are joking in the LS at the same time, I would notice Leftster first. If many people are picking on Lusi, I would notice Leftster first, too.

Pic: In Dyna-Bastok, I can’t remember what I was doing because this screenshot was taken in 1st person view. I might be resting for mp or might be just walking pass. Well, Lusi just happened to be in the pic, I don’t think I intend to put him there! Because I know that I was focusing on Leftster. I personally think that he looks cooler in black armor than white one.

Comparing among the 4 Linkaga people I planned to write about, if Rof is the person I’d love to stay near and chat for all day, if Trust is the person I’d love to join and follow in any endgame activity available, and if Elwy is the person whose HP and MP my eyes always follow, Left is the person whom I want to secretly stalk and watch what he’s doing in the game. I want to know more about this guy! But wait, not by getting to know him better or by talking to each other, but by distant observation. Like, I want to peek at him, or secretly follow him around to see what he’s doing. It’s that kind of curiosity, not that I want to get close to him to find things out.

Pic: I was turning my camera around to find a good angle to take screenshot of the falling snow. Then I found this angle, with Leftster in it. Other people were around too, but the camera angle hid them.

Though I take much interest in Leftster, far beyond just Dyna LS mates, I don’t have a crush on him. It’s hard to explain but…. Hmmm…. Ah, it’s like when I was a regular user to Yahoo! Chatroom. There used to be a guy whose speech and action attracted me. I became so mush interested in him (but not in term of love affair) that I couldn’t help watching what he said or did. However, I didn’t talk to him often. It’s fun just to watch, or well, read. Ah, yes, I would say he’s fun to read.

Leftster is like that.

Oftentimes, I would find his talking or action entertaining even when I’m not involved in it. He’s the person who makes me grin! Almost like Raysin…. who made me grin everytime we met in the game, but with Raysin it’s direct contact. It’s the things she talked to me or did to me, like for example, she would do /em picks Shinmai up and puts her in her pocket for safekeeping. or /em picks Shinmai up, puts her in her pocket, and runs!

With Leftster, it’s what he talked or did to the others, or even by himself that makes me grin. I like it when he teases other people or jokes around.

Pic: At Windy gathering, Leftster changed into this swimsuit and many people went Eeeeeww! (especially guys lol!) But girls gathered around him for some reason haha! Oh, me? I have no special reason, I just have a bicep fetish so I can’t resist arms. And wheeeee! Character models in FFXI have me drooling over guys’ arms a lot!

However, recently at Xarcabard gathering, I had gotten ahead of myself and blurted out that Lusian and Leftster could ignite my fictional imagination. So maybe Lefty became a bit wary when I’m around (lol!) and didn’t respond much to my teasing (or it could be that he was busy taking down lots, etc.) I also confessed that I’m a yaoi fangirl, which might sound disgustingly scary for guys XD But no, I swear I don’t imagine things like that about Leftster.

Because, you know, though I go “OMG LOL!” or “O_o!” or “wheeeee!” when they interact, it has nothing to do with love-affair or sexual fantasy. It’s like when I see 2 guys in real life and they express friendship or fondness through talking or subtle body language, I couldn’t help grinning or even giggling to myself. It’s really fun to watch, and I often secretly wish for more! It’s actually  just because I think they’re cute together, not because I fantasize things beyond that. Also, since I write fictions, trivial interactions like that are what I’m looking for. I could use such information here and there to add more detail or emotion to my story. It could be useful in any writing situation, not just for my favourite male-to-male relationship story.

That’s just it, the reason behind my stupid grin or yaoi girl’s sparkle in my eyes when I watch Leftster and others. It wasn’t the ‘kinky’ thing, I only think it’s cuteness. But….gahhhh! I think I was being crazy in Xarc that I wasn’t able to elaborate the actual concept…. And now Leftster (and some others) might become scared (or disgusted!?) already. T.T Damn me!

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