Backpost #3: Alone…

Well, it’s been different. Unfortunately, a lot of my shell mates have dropped off, and I find myself alone, more often than not. Still, I press on.

I’ve reached 20 Conjuror, and pick up some new gear, it’s time for the new conjuror quest! Boy was it interesting, I run into some of the people from the opening scene! I don’t understand a lot of what’s going on, but it’s sure good looking!

Something approaches…

Lets make it dead!!!

Oh jeez… it’s these two again. They seem mostly clueless most of the time. And they’re always getting into trouble.

I say shoot ‘em anyway, just for fun. Can always raise them later. Convenient how that works, huh?

Don’t mess with Lalafell. They’ll come for you in your sleep.

Talking to some guy while watching the river. Yeah, we’re kind of badass.

Miounne: “So, tell me your problems.”

Pocket Hockey: “Oh, where do i begin… It’s probably those roegadyn, they never look where they’re walking, and I come close to death every time one gets drunk and falls off the barstool onto me! And that happens more often than I care to admit…”

I must have one…

Got one!!!

I love some of the costumes in this game! They’re so neat, very creative. Back in Vanadiel, there was stuff you would pay extra just for how it looked. Fashion is obviously important to most. Looks like Eorzea is going to be the same! And then there’s others who seem destined to ride the short bus…

Lots of neat looking stuff here, as I burn through a clear 3 months in one post. See ya soon!

Backpost #2

I managed to meet up with a few ls mates and got pearled. Was nice to see some friendly faces and names, some of which I hadn’t seen in years. I joined up with a couple and did some daily leves.

 

I must say as I am traveling through, there’s some seriously impressive sights. Things glow, oscillate, they move back and forth, not just stamped there. Everything is very alive, and it really makes the world so much more immsersive.

I’ve come to the conclusion though, that party leves just aren’t for me. It’s a hassle to get everyone on the same ones, doing the same thing, and really, it’s not great xp. I’ve decided that I’ll save my leves for when I have no one to party with, and just go for regular xp grinds in party. I’m really enjoying conjuror though. Since I was a primary white mage, it just seemed the way to go. However they’ve made black mage useless, there’s simply no need, at least at this point. And the fact that conjuror has all of the black mage spells, kinda makes it pointless. They should really think about redistributing those spells, conjuror should have heals and a couple debuffs from thaumaturge, and thaumaturge should have the elemental nukes from conjuror.

Still, as to be expected, partying is where it’s at. Sure there’s exploring through the cities, outlands, and caves, and sometimes that’s good to do alone, but over all, get a group of people together and have some fun. And that’s what we did!

Well, it was a great time, I got a lot done, met new people, and explored a lot of places I wouldn’t have had I tried to go it alone. Well, that’s all for now! [Take care.]

Backpost #1

Well, here I am, freshly migrated from Final Fantasy XI, where my linkshell and I have decided to explore the new world of Eorzea! Many of us participated in the beta, and everything sure has come a long way, but this is it, the real deal, so lets see what we can find!

Coming from Bastok, I was always a dedicated little Tarutaru. I admired Windurst greatly, with it’s rustic appearance, tree-houses, lots of water and neat woodsy feeling. So, this time, a Lalafell from Gridania it was.

After a rivetingly beautiful cut scene, I’m plopped in the east entrance of Gridania, with my wand at my side. Conjuror was my job of choice, coming from a life as a career white mage, but I’d later pick up Marauder as a secondary on my main jobs. However it was quite different from expected, I had ALL the elemental spells! And no cure. Hmph, it was quite strange, indeed. Quickly I found some other lala’s and followed them around for a bit, just going over this and that. Then, off to smack stuff with a stick!

They instituted these weird things called “leves” which were sort of mini quests with bonuses to kill certain stuff. Not terribly exciting, but they summoned instanced mobs, so you weren’t fighting for mobs with a thousand other new players. That aside, it was still pretty laggy in the new areas. There were people everywhere. I did a couple leves, then went for a walk to kill whatever I could find.

About ten levels later, and perhaps 3 hours, I wander back to Gridania to clear the crap I found in my inventory, and get some money. I unloaded everything, put my crystals in my bazaar, went into the bazaar area, and saw what other people had to sell. For the game being up less than a day, there was lots of stuff for sale. As I wandered through checking people’s bazaar’s, others checked mine, and quickly my crystals were gone. Great! I had enough money to buy that badass eye patch from the head gear npc. 38k later I was looking like a stud. Also picked up a Marauder’s axe, while I was in town. Made my way through those levels pretty quickly with cure on hand and significantly increased damage output, before you know it I was 10MRD.

Now, my next quick money task! I put on my walking boots and head out the east gate to hoof it to Ul’dah, the town most similar to Bastok. Now, I’ll have you know, this is no simple task. One does not simply walk to Ul’dah from Gridania. It is a long and dangerous journey! You’re talking a good hour walk, if you know where you’re going. Luckily, I knew where I was going ^.^

I arrive in Ul’dah, stopping at different outposts along the way to get the crystals, since once you’ve been to a crystal, you can instantly teleport back there form anywhere, provided you have the anima to do so.

Still, there’s lots of dangerous to be found, a lot of which are agressive, so you’d better look out!

After stopping at Ul’dah I was on my way to Limsa Limosa. After an extremely long walk I was on the dock waiting for the ferry! There were a couple others that were waiting with me, as well.

The trip reminded me of the Selbina to Mhuara boat ride. Then the raid set in, and I was seriously ready for pirates to invade! At my level, that would have surely meant certain death.

I landed in Limsa Limosa, touched the crystal, and explored a bit. But the whole purpose of this trip was for one thing, and that was gil. There’s a neat little trick, where you can teleport to places you’ve been, but if you have party members, you can take them with you, even if they haven’t been there. Then they can touch the crystal, and be able to teleport themselves! Now, I was a poor tarutaru for my entire Final Fantasy XI career, I wasn’t going to start out the same way. Plus the lead newbie quest that everyone gets comes with a nice chunk of change, 10k gil. So the shouting began…

Teleport > Gridania -or- Ul’dah <Do you need it?> 20k. Discount 30k for both!

I had 3 people join instantly for both, people who obviously knew how difficult the walk was, and away we went!

I did the same in Ul’dah and Gridania, got another 6 passengers, but people caught on, and then eventually everyone was doing it, and it was no longer worth 20k a shot. But I had made my money, 300k to be exact. Nice how that worked out, I was on my way to not being poor!

Tomorrow… Find my shell mates from Final Fantasy XI linkshell ProphecyReborn

Welcome!

So, here we go…

I, Pocket Hockey, am starting my adventure through the world of Eorzea. Well, actually, we’re a little behind. My adventure started quite some time ago, being that I’m already 24MRD and 24CON, but that’s ok, there’s still a lot to explore. It’s a big exciting world out there!

Things were a bit rocky at the beginning, there was lots of confusion, and things didn’t quite make sense. I’d talk to the towns people, but they didn’t have much to say to me. I had to browse people’s wares manually, which was quite tedious go from person to person to see what they had. And sometimes, for no particular reason at all, I’d simply fall off the world.

Times have changed though! I have not fallen off the world in quite some time. There’s lots of work to be had from the people in town, everyone seems to need something from me. And now that there’s a registry for people who want to sell their stuff, it makes searching for things to buy a whole lot easier. I’ve even hired someone to stand in the market for me and sell my stuff for me! Well, that’s all for now, but I’ll be back for more later, so be sure to take care!

-Pocket