Archive for the ‘BRD’ Category

Desires of Emptiness

August 15, 2009

Well, a few days ago we got Sacrarium done as you probably guessed by my previous post. While EXPing last night, we got asked if we wanted to do Vahzl.

Battlefield Record 1

Which we did.  I went on SMN to this fight – I had some fun with Astral Flow towards the end of course, but.. The worse part about this mission for me (and others I’m guessing) was the 3rd and final boss as you climb. Ponderer. We got him down to 1% at the first try before he wiped us. Then 3% the second try. The third was 25% or something like that.. We allianced with the other group who were doing Promyvion-Vahzl on this point. Even allianced we wiped on the first try! Though we finally got him down after much huffing and puffing, and entered the BCNM. That was the part I’d been dreading most of the run.

It went perfectly. Not one death, and noone panicked.. So I was pretty amazed. It was that fight I’d figured we’d wipe on, but no. So thats Promyvion-Vahzl done and dusted.. We just did the cutscenes for the Three Paths, so hopefully we’ll get them knocked out soon enough. Lots of CoP progress I didn’t expect this week!

BRD and MNK hit 67 last night, too – not too far to go now, and we’re both pretty psyched about them getting 75.. So hopefully not much longer. I’m enjoying BRD still, which is the main thing – I’m even looking forward to merits, which is pretty rare for me. I’m not sure why since BRD in merits is heralded as a nightmare, but.. I am. I should look up what merits I need and where really. Of course I need to get more gil together, but me, Shiz and Findy – sometimes with Mitsu when she can come along, all do ISNM’s.. So maybe luck will shine on me when I next go.

Chocobo Diary

Day 10! Sweet Bonbon is growing up so fast. I’ve been staying on Chocobo Paste and walking her.. And the stats changed a little bit this morning. Just a litle update on my chick today, but I figured I’d post her stats.

Choco Stats, day 10


More MNK and BRD grinding!

July 29, 2009


Oh yes, after much trouble, we got to 60 on BRD and MNK. Seriously – it took around 3 days to go from 59-60, simply because we always seemed to group with the idiots. We had a THF who was a diva, yet his gear was around 40 levels out of date.. It was aggrevating to say the least.

We also did a bit of the new weapon augmenting thing where you have to go to the past.. We failed at the first try because we took too long, but Fin is currently going with another group so we’ll see how that goes. I’ve been having major fun with the new Campaign battles and rewards – and trying to level Cooking a little. I think when Fin is offline next week,  might try and put some effort into fishing.


King of the Opo-Opo’s!

July 18, 2009


Just because Shiz wanted to see me and my crown (he’s getting up at 6AM to do Dynamis..) I’ll post them up. Just for him. After weeks and weeks of more procrastinating, I finally got my crown – so that’s NIN and my crown done. I’m really happy with what I’ve achieved the past few days – BRD 75 next?

I just wanna say a massive thanks to everyone who has helped me the past few days.. And of course Aerroneu for telling me the place I’d break that god forsaken rod. Shizuha, Findy, Kinikki, Spiyre.. All of you! Thank you ever so much!


Big update!

July 11, 2009

No pictures for this post – I’m sorry! Fin’s graphics card went *pop!*, so..

We did Genbu for the first time the other night, on DRG and WHM. It was a lot of fun! Took a lot longer than we imagined with only 7 people, but we got there in the end.. I got a cute little shield for my mage jobs. The poor tank died a few times because I was out of MP, but.. Between us, we did well. 2 Genbu’s down!

We also did some Dynamis-Jeuno. We didn’t get the win, but.. Fin got some shiny new gloves. I enjoyed that Dynamis, actually – I remember doing it a few times years ago, and we never got the win then, either. Luckily its the only one we need before we can progress onto the other forms of Dynamis. I’m really enjoying Dynamis – we have a real friendly group of people. If your interested, have a look here. Phoenix server, of course.

Last night we spent an hour or so trying to get Minstrel’s Coat for my BRD, which is sat at 58. 0/1 on the drop! I still need to get the Crown items, too.. Luckily, I have the basics covered. Carnage Elegy is sat in my inventory, ready to use!

I’m really enjoying playing BRD – I just have to knuckle down with NIN. I was pulling Lesser Colibri the other night in an EXP party, and the pulls were a little long.. Made me cringe a few times. I’d rather have the /NIN for when I know I’m pulling.. I’m getting the hang of the pace though. Its quite fun!

Ballad II is amazing, though. I’m getting the hang of double Ballad-ing and such, which is a relief.. Aside from when our healers are being complete divas. We had a SMN main healer last night, who was a nightmare – if your going to be a diva about tanks, make sure you can play your own job first. I hate people having a bad attitude, and I really felt for the tanks. Yes. Tanks. His attitude was so bad, 2 NIN’s left.


Also a big shout out to Kinikki, for tomorrow. Happy Birthday, you old fart!

Goodbyes, and loose ends.

June 28, 2009

Well, today I gotta say a massive goodbye to my in-game teddybear, Bollo. He has real life commitments, so.. I’ll really miss him. He’s really nice to talk to, and has a great attitude so its sad to see him leave.

All the best Bollo – you better stay in touch with me via MSN and the forum, you big fluffy Galka.


Fin and Romi, sharing some love for each other on the steps in Xarcabard while we battled for 50 the other night. We got there – 50 MNK for Finny, 50 BRD for me. We’re just doing all the AF at the moment, which is a task and a half – we pretty much underestimated his fight in Castle O which was a big mistake.

Luckily, a linkshell were there farming for coffer keys, so they helped us out – and I got my coffer soon afterward. It was behind the doors in Oztroja which I find very mean. Lucky I had some nice 75 DRG to open the doors for me.


And I got my shiny Kingdom Aketon. Which I’m now selling because it doesn’t go with my AF that well.. But don’t you think she looked dashing while she had it?

You spoony Bard.

June 18, 2009


Yep – I’ve been a busy little BRD for the a past few days, and managed to hit 43 yesterday. I have my cute little Paper Knife to fend off my enemies (..alright, to rot for a while) and I’m really enjoying it. It reminds me of Nelle – less of a struggle gil-wise on Xandora though. As it slowly climbs higher, I do find myself enjoying it – here’s hoping I enjoy it enough post-60. I love my Summoner, but I think I have a little job ADD right now.. Who knows which will be the next to 75. I don’t!

Mog Bonanza? Fin won a Rank 5! Me? I didn’t win anything. Its all in good fun though – some people filled their mules with marbles and such, and then get all mad when they won nothing.. Its your fault for buying so many, silly! Some people were already making plans with the gil – they got really mad when they got a few statues.. Congratulations to all the winners though!

Other than that, we’ve done Dynamis again – San d’Oria this time which we already had, but we wanted practice so.. Jeuno on Saturday. The people we do it with (BaneLS) are really fun folks – they make the late runs more bearable! Really, its a good laugh when they all get going – yet they manage to keep things pretty tame too.

Site wise, I’m redoing the ‘About’ pages – sorry if they seem a little messy for now!


March 19, 2009

As you can tell from Findy’s entry this afternoon, me and Fin started San d’Oria 8-2 earlier. I didn’t think we’d get it done to be honest. I’d read up on the mission and it did seem a little tough, and shouting in Whitegate didn’t tempt anyone to do it.

After spending hours getting the Prelate Key earlier this afternoon, and wanting the 80k to put towards Findy’s weapon, we really wanted it done. Luckily, we have awesome friends.


Mitsukilatem helped us (she’s an awesome PUP with a doll named Butler) and we made short work of Nio-Hum. He didn’t hit that hard, and even with no ‘official’ tank we didn’t have that much of a problem. Findy sneak pulled him, leaving his little friend at the door so we only had to take one.

We managed to do it with 3 people, which I’m really proud of. Or, 3 people, a Wyvern and a Puppet.

In other news…


You know that that means, right? As soon as Fin catches his PLD up to my BRD – we can actually level! I’m quite looking forward to it, I miss my BRD and I’m settled on it being my next job up at 75. I have the two major pieces of gear I wanted at this level, so – just wanting on Fin! He only has 5 levels to catch up, so I’ll bug him till he does it.

* I wanted to add a screenshot…

rank9Soon I shall have my Thalasocrat! (when the price jackers stop price jacking!) :< -Fin

Here we go again!

March 17, 2009

Well, I did mention in my last post we were unsettled on jobs. I (think) its been decided that I’ll level as BRD, and Finny as PLD next – he’s always wanted a tanking job. I don’t mind BRD – I enjoyed it as Nelle as my previous posts show. For Xandora, its currently sat at 25 while his Paladin sits at 20, so I’ll wait him out before going further. I’m really touched actually – Shizuha had camped Mary’s Horn for me a long, long time ago… And he gave me it today. I’m really, really touched.

Since Monster Signa is only 50k on Phoenix, I’ll just buy that from the AH – its no problem. At least I don’t have to camp those two items – I have a few on my list to farm up and buy from the AH such as instruments, songs, equipment… Either way I’m looking forward to it. Means I actually have no choice, I have to knuckle down and level NIN as a viable subjob.

We’ve had a quiet night tonight – camping Ose for Finny’s Assault Jerkin (no drop, twice – back to camping him tomorrow) and other little things. Hoping the expansion will arrive in the next few days, fingers crossed.

RSE Hunting » Elvaan Male

December 19, 2008

Currently hitting up Gusgen Mines for Rin’s RSE. Not fun. In the slightest. Though I do like the area with its cute little ghosties and those strange little green will-o-the-wisps… Though they are acting a bit strange, hovering around Rinions head an awful lot..


Our monster hunting list;

  • Sadfly (why are they sad?)
  • Wendigo
  • Jelly
  • Wight
  • Bogy

So far, about 30 mobs killed and not one key. How lame.

I forgot how hard it is to do without a high level with you. On that note, Rin got the urge to reactivate his old character thanks to the Return to Vana’diel campaign, but is doubtful he’ll return to Findecano… Rinion is special to him now. Much like Nelle is to me. Now we have a groove going (and with gil thanks to an old friend who took pity!) we’ll be hitting the high levels in no time at all!

In other news…

The Starlight Celebration will begin at 8:00am on Friday, December 19, 2008 (GMT) and continue until 3:00pm on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 (GMT).

We managed to do a lot of the christmas event, grabbing some of the super event items! We do want the +1 versions of things, so we’ll probably continue card giving/gift giving and box bullying tomorrow. I’ll add screens tomorrow too, since I don’t really want to have Nelle in her happy christmas gear… In Gusgen mines…

Fields of Valor = Win

December 13, 2008

Even though the blog has been a little neglected, I can safely say that both BRD and THF have hit 30. We actually got our levels duoing the Fields of Valor events spread through the old areas of Vana’diel these days. They’re a bit grindy, but its easy enough doing it between us.

Nelle got her Bounding Boots also, I’d been camping Lizzie while Rinion was out at work with no luck. He camped her once with me, and voila. Boots. He must be a drop magnet, there is no other explanation. Beastmasters hit 20, which means we can go play with the BCNM’s once we get some gil under our belts! Getting BST to 20 wasn’t so bad, I had it in my head as it being much, much more of a grind…

The sale prices for the following items have been changed:
Black Ink / Bugard Skin / H. Q. Bugard Skin / Orc Piercer / Yagudo Freezer / Shellbuster / Leech Saliva / Bird Blood / Beast Blood

The update has been a bit tricky. We made a chunk of our gil farming the Bird Blood from leeches (especially in Bubimuru when we were farming our Carbuncle Rubies) and selling them to vendors. The update means thats pretty much fizzled… Oh well. Back to farming stacks again!

Since were currently killing billions of Yagudo in Giddeus anyway, it won’t be so bad… Yes, Nelle is farming for her Utsusemi. I have around 100 necklaces handed in so far, so I still have a while to go..

A few site changes have been done too, I’ll add them under a cut as not to bore people too much.