Ahhhh to restrain myself from taking an afternoon nap… I must write someting. Recently I’ve been super lazy, taking a nap in every opportunity, it’s becoming a bad habit. +_+
OK, well, yesterday I browsed old screenshot folders and found some pics of Raysin and Locust. (There are more, but I can’t find them yet, GRRR!!!)
I, along with some friends including Sando my boyfriend, met Raysin and Locust in an EXP party in Kazham. That was year 2004. We were trying to get to level 30 to activate advanced jobs’ quest. I can’t recall whom we met first, Ray or Loc, but they were both Red Mage. The party was great, probably the best party we ever had in 20’ish. How good it was? Well, the exp was so fast and people were so nice and friendly that everyone refused to let party disband. I think we ended up partying for over 10 hours. I can’t remember the exact duraion, but my night became morning when we finally disbanded, that’s what I could remember.
I think we had 9 people altogether, switching members in and out when someone had to leave shortly, like for a meal, etc. It was also the longest party I’ve been in, due to our tag-teaming strategy. LOL! We were crazy, really. But thet party had imprinted a positive image of Yuhtunga into me. I would say I love the Jungles, all thanks to Raysin and Locust, and that entire party.
GRR! I’ve been trying to find the screenshots from that day, but couldn’t find it now. Maybe I’ll repost later.
Anyway, the oldest screenshots of Raysin and Locust that I already found date back to July 2004. We went to have some adventures in the haunted mines of Gusgen.
We fought the ghost NM and got owned big time! And of course Shinmai was the first person to die. Poor Taru!
Boy, I’ve been hating the siren of Gusgen ever since! It was really, really evil. And after dying, we had lied there for a long time, waiting for a rescue. Worms awarmed around our dead bodies, and the zombie dog trotted over us.
Afterwards, we found a person who agreed to come.
This person is Japanese. We had a lot of trouble communicating. First off, it was very hard to tell him where we were. The <pos> wasn’t enough, you see. I had tried my best to use my pityful Japanese, telling him that we were near a pond…. With difficulty, he finally found us. But….but…. the NM either didn’t despawn or it had respawned, and aggroed on him when he tried to raise us!
While he was fighting for his own life, we couldn’t do anything but watch…. The person seemed to be a Red Mage, with my poor memory. He used the sleep-sit-then-fight strategy. We could clearly see that he was fighting with great difficulty. I really feel sorry to have brought him such trouble. I think we had watsed 1 hour of his mining time. I’m so sorry Aomax. And thank you very very very much for helping us.
Afterwards I ran into Raysin every once in a while. Sometimes we didn’t see each other but just chat in /tell. And of course they’re both on my Friend List since the first encounter in Yuhtunga. So, we pretty much kept in close contact.
When I was leveling up my Cooking in Windurst, I ran into Raysin again. She complaint about the slowness in skill points gain, so I suggested her to try Selbina Butter recipe. It turned out to work great for her.
Then, again, we ran into each other in Bastok. By the look of it, I was clearly fishing in the Markets. XD Now Raysin was a Samurai. I think we talked about either the Relic armor or the Relic weapon of Samurai, as well as on some of her other jobs. At that time the endgame world was beyond my understanding and all I knew was that those were very hard to obtain.
Well, we talked for quite a long time and I was happy to see her again. She’s pleasant to be with, to talk with, and to adventure with. Nowadays I miss her a lot.
Then a few days later Locust was in Bastok too. We talked for a while in front of the Stables. He was funny as usual
Well, the merry time was short. Locust had to go abroad because he’s an army officer. Raysin left for WoW and stopped playing FFXI. Um, I can’t remember what happened first and when each of them happened, but yeah basically they left. I was lonely. At that time it was like everyone was quitting. Half of my Thai social linkshell was gone, due to work and/or study. And Ray&Loc were gone too. At some point my boyfriend also took a long break from Vana’diel. So I spent days and nights fishing, crafting, and traveling around pointlessly.
Then one day Raysin came back. We talked and she asked me to join her and her friend in an adventure!
We went to the northlands.Of course I brought my Shinmai instead of Aleczan. White Mage has better chance in sneaking through enemies. Haha!
Notice it was quite late at night in myt timezone. But, RAWR! Shinmai wants to go adventure with Raysin!
I can’t remember what we did that night. Really…all escaped from my memory for some reason. But from the screenshot we were in Fei’Yin.
Maybe we were collecting Cermet Headstones for ZM? I’m just guessing because I saw a screenshot where it looks like we were running towards a headstone in Fei’Yin, in the Cloister of Ice’s room.
Then I aggroed 2 eyes…. lol! One of them casted Sleepga and so Raysin was asleep and Shinmai kissed snow, then Saralar had to solo 2 eyes lol!!!
Um….am I imagining it? This pic looks like Xarcabard more than Beaucedine. Ah, well, I remember that that night we also went to the front of Castle Zvahl because I clearly remember getting killed at the aurora cliff…. But I don’t know exactly when, maybe not in this round of trip.
Anyway, we went to Altep. Reason unknown, again.
This is the only picture I got….So I really have no idea what we were doing.
The next screenshot, we’re back in Xarcabard. With Ellynx, whom I don’t recall. I’m sorry T.T Short memory.
I got a level up, lol! Probably back from delevel.
That was all I got from that night.
Next adventure with Raysin was in Garlaige Citadel. We had lots of people that time. It was the coffer hunt.
So many people, hehehe! Well, I think my Shinmai was level 39 or 40. Actually too low to be helpful in Garlaige coffer hunt. But, meh! Raysin said I could go and I was happy to hang out with her…so… wheeeee~~~!!
So, we were fighting Doom. I think maybe they pulled some Weapons in the area too. I aggroed many things and died 4 times, if I remember correctly. They said they’re sorry for the death. Ha! It was fun so I don’t care! I could delevel for 5 levels without complaining if it means I get to hang out with Raysin! And the oune who sould be saying sorry was me, for being such a burden to the group LOL!!!
Oh….and I just noticed that Sieka was there too! XD
Hahaha! I didn’t recall her when we met again in Dynamis.
Later on, I went to see Raysin in Konschtat Highlands. She was wearing the OMGcute! White Mage Artifact. I think she wasn’t lv 60 yet so she couldn’t wear full AF. I remember her saying excitedly that she was waiting to wear full AF ^^
At that time she was taking care of her LS friend, Smokee. Hmmm I don’t remember why Shinmai was there too, but maybe I was delivering something for Raysin. Or maybe I just missed her and went all the way there just to see her. Raysin is that type of person, the type that I’m willing to move my lazy bum out from Bastok and hunt for her just to see and talk to her! Ah well, we can send /tell but I personally like to talk to people in the game while they’re physically visible. It’s more intimate, you see.
That’s it. The latest I heard from Raysin in FFXI.
Unfortunately nowadays we’re not keeping as close contact as in the past. But I’ll try harder. I like to send postcards to friends and I’m looking forward to sending more to Raysin and Locust. I’ve missed her a lot, honestly.
P.S. Thanks Saralar for obtaining her address for me, hehe. I’ve made a good use of it, but not enough just yet!