Friday, September 14, 2007

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.

So, I feel bad. I feel like I have cheapened the blog. Besides the obvious issue with having a pic of Pidion to open this post, I feel that using a lame 80's rock opera as the title pic is questionable at best. It seemed all so brilliant when I was posting the pictures. A picture of a character stuck in a weird pose, one that was not entirely dissimilar from someone doing "the Robot" or some alternative break dance move. And then I realized that it is all so cliché and that is the last thing I want my blog to fall into... the blog cliché. The blog cliché is my greatest fear, that I will fall into a spiral of trite quotes coupled with obscure cultural references, this is when my blog will become nothing more than words. I mean its not really that easy to write a blog entry everyday. I guess I never really thought about it but this blog is like a daily diary entry, and I like that. I like thinking about what I do, what I want to do, and what I have done. Most importantly, I try not to just regurgitate what happened the day previously, and instead provide some perspective for the events that occur in game. The day that my blog becomes a cliché, when it is nothing more than an attempt to get hits to pay the rent, at that point I will stop writing the blog and drink poison potions in the middle of Lower Jeuno. So, let the title and picture of Pidion in an admittedly funny position serve as a reminder to you and to myself to never let myself replace content with fluff even if it means that I need to get into a rut and just present you my boring day to day activities. Just say no to clichés! ARGH! The irony.

So yesterday was eventful, a Kirin that dropped an Osode and a N. Body. The Osode went to Elfaria and the N. Body went to Pb. Here is Pb in all his midget glory: It was a pretty standard Kirin but fighting it on Windsday is a bit annoying for straight tanking. The key to straight tanking Kirin is high HP, high Enmity and Wind damage reduction and resistance. The problem is that most of the time those trade off, so I just have to hope to get my Wind resist high enough to not get one shotted or two shotted. On almost any day that is very easy to do, except for Windsday. I can't wait to get my Lieutenant's Sash and Lieutenant's Cape, the only problem with them is that I end up giving up a good bit of my +enmity gear for survivability. Luckily, with the two handed update we have more of our DD's coming as THF sub because building TP is not difficult at all. With this assistance for holding hate, I am looking at some good damage reduction and HP gains. I will probably make some macros just for kiting and tanking Kirin. Kirin is interesting because several of his moves do a very specific amount of damage, like Heat Breath and others, and I can see the immediate effect of using these items. Not to mention the boost in HP and also MP for subbing DRK. Now, I think I approach /DRK differently than most because of the nature of the fights that I use it for, which are generally not as long as others. I generally prefer to have a nice MP buffer than most would give up for enmity. This confuses me a bit because the reason that people use /DRK is because it is very easy to quickly build up a large amount of hate, and if this is the case there is less need to use additional enmity gear.

After Kirin, we did a pro-bono Omega run for Shake and Bake. They needed some with defeating Omega, and Versus was glad to help. :) The run went really smoothly and quickly, and we ended up with two Omega hind legs, which netted Vespasian and Thazienne are new set of Homam Legs each! I am really glad that after the struggles they have had that we were able to help them beat Omega. It made me feel really good to be able to help them. I really wanted to get pictures of Kitty and Vesp in their new pants but I got a party very quickly on my MNK. The party was actually pretty darn good, I went from just over 63 to just over 64. Our silly PLD decide to step right in front of my level up beauty shot! ; ; I am liking my MNK again, and honestly I can't wait until I can start soloing mobs in the Aht Urhgan areas, and it would be nice to finally get to a level where I can use some of my end-game stuff. LOL Hopefully tonight I can get to 65 and another Subtle Blow trait. :) Maybe 66 or 67 by the end of this weekend.

On a total side note, we were xping near another party last night, with what appeared to be half RMT and half normal players. The obvious RMT's are Looksky, Luckaway and Redwife, the others actually appeared to be real players. Now, being the person that I am I had to mention it. Also, being the person that I am I had to be my subtle-jerk-self to anyone that, after being told that they are XPing with people that are obviously RMT, would continue to stay and XP for some time with those self same RMT. And the excuses are just horrible. Apparently, getting XP is now more important than anything else in the game and thus it is justifiable to do anything to get that XP. Maybe this is what the RMT are doing now, offering leveling services for incompetent players? Its like one of those fake safaris where they supply you the animals to hunt in a pre-planned sick and perverse adventure to make up for the complete lack of feeling of personal worth. I hope that his "(g)ood rep" is preserved in this blog entry for time infinitum.

8 comments:

Reiokyu said...

Wow, that is really a RMT party? They seem to have more creative names on your server. Most of ours here in Ragnarok are a random jumble of letters that do not come close to spelling anything in any language that I know of at least.

~Reiokyu, random reader of TTTO.

Anonymous said...

.....Dam ....It's bad enough I have to wait everyday for you to do your blog...these 2-parters are killing me ....




~BAM

wyred said...

You don't have to write a new entry everyday, I write like once a week!

Anonymous said...

wind resist on a Mob that uses Earth based spell?

unless somethign haas changed I thought Kirin pretty much just LOVES stoning you to death..

hmmmmmm

Ringthree said...

Kirin wont kill you with anything that is Earth-based if you are straight tanking. Great Sandstorn never hits for more than 1k and if the damage is spread Stonega never hits for more than 500. Stone V and Quake aren't an issue. The only great concern for one shotting is Great Whirlwind which can get over 1.5k if you don't get a resist or damage reduction. Thus wind resist and not earth.

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WTF talk about the hawt ass taru in Heca he is FUCKING HAWT!!!!! anyways lolDRG {See you again}

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