(It’d be nice to have custom moods, I mean, look at the above)
So it’s level 65 and I think it’s time I actualy broke down and bought some actual White Mage gear. (Not the DD kind.) I spent about 500K on everything, but I think it was worth it. Two Aquamarine Rings for an extra +3 MND each were the forefront of this purchase. Second were some new earrings. I got an Enhancing Earring and a Bat Earring, barring the fact that my money supply doesn’t allow me to get Geist Earrings. I also decided to buy a Water and an Ice Staff. Water for Flashing and Ice for Paralyze. Some time ago there was a Terra’s Staff on auction, and I mitakingly bought it.
For 10 gil.Â
Seriously. I have a Terra’s Staff that was 10 gil. But there’s one thing I still need to complete the set of non melee gear. A belt. I’m still wearing the life belt from 48. I’m not sure what to wear because I can’t aford a Penitent’s Rope. When I hit 72 (I think) I can get a Higharc’s Belt. That’ll be nice, but I’m still 66. Oh wait. I forgot to talk about that…
Yesterday I got another party who didn’t paticularly like my style of playing, though, for an Axe burn, I had to cure WAY too much. (RDM, WHM, DRG and 3X WAR) No one in the party thought to provoke untill the one member was in the red which burned up my MP like a bat out of hell still freshly on fire. (I have about 600MP, or about 4 Cure Vs and a IV for good measure.) Annoyed, I should of left sooner, but I was desprate to use my Maul today. We were in The Boyada Tree fighting the high level crawlers. Then we move onto Steelshells. Great idea. While we were in motion, everyone wanted sneak, and I made the usual coment, “Where’re your oils?” The RDM (go figure) complains “Oils are 100K/stack.” I snap back, “I make them. I sell them for 35″ and they bicker and bicker, but they don’t get the point.
That now everyone was yelling at me for no apparent reason. So they decide it’s time they got rid of me. They decide let’s replace the WHM with a BRD and replace the RDM with another BRD. I was kicked, but I stuck around to watch. They pull one steelshell. The BRDs are going nuts trying to cure this one WAR who has emnity (because the other’s aren’t provoking it) and he drops. The next WAR uses Mighty Strikes and vokes, dies, next WAR uses MS, dies, DRG uses Spirt Surge, provokes, dies. The BRDs are begging for my help now and the other nearby party that is all RMT. I decide not to do a damned thing about it. They both drop and the mob goes unclaimed with about 10% left. I put stoneskin up anticipating this, provoke it and begin pounding. Flash, Dia and a few hits and a WS later, the Steelshell drops and I’m spent, but because of how the EXP system works (it’s a bit weird) I get full EXP from the mob, 200. I laugh alot and then leave on the note, “Serves you right for kicking me.” Teleport-Vazhal, OP, San d’Oria. Actualy, all this was yesterday.
Today on the other hand, was a Phenominal party. It had a BRD as opposed to a RDM, so figuring I’m not going to have the ability to move that much for Ballad I’m, get this, WHM/RDM. Turns out the party was better than expected. Ding, 65. New hammer and stuff. We then pick up a RDM to replace… the BRD I think and I’m passed leader with little known reason. Not willing to go back and change my sub, I pick upÂ Hebrew (a THF). We were friends for about a week untill he comes up with this great idea of bringing a 75 RDM into the fold to cure and haste himself. Haste fine, curing is my job. I told him this three times and then just dropped him. I said to him: If you need a PL to perform at level 65, you’re nothing more than a High Level n00b. Get the fuck out of my party.
I get a RNG who carried around plenty of supplies for making ammo. Party continues for about 2 hours and a WAR has to leave and the RDM says she has to go in a half hour. I get a BRD. Dual Support is INSANE. I had an attack of about 600 attached to me and refresh which means I got the best of both worlds. I did Judgement for 800 Damage. Everyone in the party had huge “WTF?” expressions and I asked why, so they told me how much Judgement did because I had all my filters on. Shweet. I don’t even have my Reverend Mail or Optical Hat yet and I’m already pulling out some awesome numbers. So anyway the party continues and low and behold I ding 66. Not ready to let the party die, the RDM and RNG have to leave. I look at what’s around. RDM, WAR, WAR. I ask the RDM to see if she wanted in, she didn’t respond so I picked up both WARs. Party was 3X WAR, 1X PLD, 1X BRD and myself.
I’m pretty sure this party proved that chain 7 or 8 is not impossible when nobody has haste on. Seriously. I could barely cast my enfeebling magic on mobs let alone use haste on anyone. (Do I sound like a RDM now or something?)
So basicly I used Dia and started Meleeing. So let’s paint a picutre here.
WAR WAR WAR
Watching the WARs all crushed together on one side was funny. But the BRD was good at distance and easily hit groups as they should of been hit (Minuet for the WARs, Balad for the rest of us).
So about a total of 8 hours chugging away at it I got 66 and am 9K into it. Also, my club skill is 217. Does that mean anything to you? It means Hexa Strike is not that far off. One level and 220 skill and things will be rocking…
And black list Fiftycent when you see him in Fairy. He’s promoting gil buying right now.