Friday, August 28, 2009

Morning in Vana'diel: Not Wasting Time.

Morning in Vana'diel is your daily dose of FFXI and all things Vana'diel. Give us your thoughts on the interesting topics of the day! Keeping busy in Vana'diel.

So after having a rather interesting and very productive weekend last weekend, I am looking to try to squeeze in another one this weekend. Some weekends are better than others, but we have really reinvigorated our off event time with some ZNM action. Even Omoi the hater of all things Zeni related is getting into the action even if it is just because she gets to watch her cute skeleton pet getting it's brains bashed in.

I got to use my Sarameya pop set last weekend, as did a couple of us, and we are all work to get our next set of pops. It's actually pretty easy to do a low man Sarameya if you have the gear to deal with it and some good healers. Sarameya doesn't hit that hard and the spells can be dealt with pretty easily if you are prepared. It's a difficult fight to deal with if you aren't prepared, and it is still challenging and fun when you are prepared. Hopefully next time we will get some better drops (well, I will get some better drops, Izman already rocked out with his drops).

I really like doing ZNM because it is something I can do pick-up with a couple of friends, and outside of our second Sarameya which we delayed because our first attempt didn't go so well, it is something you can really do at the drop of a hat. There is very little in FFXI that you can do at the drop of a hat. SE has been getting better and better at implementing things that are enjoy and more importantly can be done without a massive amount of time spent collecting people and preparing.

What is your favorite in game event?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Salvage has been my favorite for a long time, but the hundreds of repeats needed to get everybody the ultimate gear is starting to get on my nerves. Still, it's a great bonding experience and a fun test of skill. Looking back at how Salvage was figured out by a huge community effort on BG, that was an amazing thing to be a part of.

I hope there is a next big event. With the total lack of effort we've seen SE put into WoG and the mini-expansions, I wouldn't say a new endgame event is guaranteed. But if there is one, I hope it's for small groups like Salvage, and has new and exciting puzzles like Salvage, and no cells or artificial restrictions like Salvage. Bonus points if it's released before FF14. :)