Archive for the ‘CoP’ 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.

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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

The Sacrarium

August 12, 2009

After spending some time on BRD and MNK (66), we decided to put some work into CoP.. We’d been sat on The Sacrarium mission for a long time. It seemed to be in the middle of the missions everyone shouted for – every time I saw someone shout, we were either about to log off or in the middle of something else.. So we pretty much jumped on the offer today.

Sacrarium 1

Off we trooped into that dratted maze. What a nightmare that place is.. Our party leader hooked us up with some people doing the Swift Belt fight (though it was simply because the leader and his friend were too lazy to get keys I think) and we eventually got things done. Eventually being the operative word. First, we spawned the Professor – and only 3/6 members were present. So we died.

We were always going to be 5/6, because our WAR decided to stay sat behind the door since it needed unlocking.. But we tagged along with the Swift Belt group for the longest time. Yes, people did start moaning.. But only because the ‘leader’ wouldn’t talk to us. Seems he knew someone in the Belt group – so of course, us mere social LS wearing mortals were left in the dark about what was happening. We even did two Swift Belt fights – of course, our group wasn’t allowed to lot the Codex’s even if we killed the mob that dropped them. Seemed unfair to me, but trying to argue with some folks about things like that is like plaiting fog.

We got there in the end, which is fabulous – I’m super grateful to Jacko for sticking it out. Thank you!

Sacrarium 3

Yay for Promyvion-Vahzl.. Right..? Right..?! Ha – no, we pretty much dread the next missions.. Though we are one step closer to Sea Access, which is all good I guess. Findy was supposed to go for an O-Hat run today, but it seems like its fallen through.. Its a shame, because he’s had the Cluster a long while now and he really needs that item for his MNK.

Fin’s been leveling his Woodworking for a while now – and of course, I’ve been looking after SweetBonbon. My choco-chick. I did manage to plant some Wildgrass Seeds today – a little late, but we’ll see how it goes.

Chocobo DiaryI’ve been keeping her on Carrot Paste – I’ve been warned against it, but.. I had some, so I thought I’d give it a go. Keeping her on walks through the day and then walking her a few times when I get on to check over her, she hasn’t had any major stat increases just yet. I am however, doing Kamp Kweh with DaringSpirit – Findy’s choco-chick. Overall, Bonbon has become more patient.. But thats all. Oh well, I always knew there would be plenty of blood, sweat and tears involved with raising my own little feathered ball of love.

Darkness named.

May 20, 2009

DN 1

After Fin’s ‘eventful’ afternoon, I wanted something nice and relaxing for him to to on game – so I let him pick. We had planned on EXP, but I pretty much banned him from that.

So, he picked to answer someone shouting for CoP 3.5 – Darkness named.

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And this is how it went. People were told to stun at the wrong times, and it was generally really messy.. So Fin read up on tactics.

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Then, after Fin taking charge, we killed him. Soon my SMN will have a shiny new weapon in her avatar arsenal. Thank you, Fin – take it easy, yeah? I’ll be traveling to his tomorrow as you can imagine, so updates might slow a little.

Edit: As you can probably tell, Fin is unscathed from his car adventures – the post below seems to amplify that. I’m just doing the girlfriend thing and worrying. (:

I AM THE GREATEST!

May 20, 2009

Haha Diabolos cries to my ULTIMATE POWA!

CoP 3-5 done! Now to get him as an avatar for Xannie and its all good!

YAY

The Road Forks?

March 9, 2009

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Yep – waiting at the top for Findy, since he fell off. Yeah – I made it from around 1/4 of the way up, all the way, by myself. I think that deserves a reward in itself!

Distant Beliefs & Ancient Vows?

March 9, 2009

Today started as a nice ‘lets farm something today, Sweetheart!’ so.. We ended up knee deep in the CoP quest line. Findecano did get his Walahra Turban, and he also got a nice weapon skill called ‘Impulse Drive’ today – Congratulations! He finally managed to kill the dratted NM he needed, though I was in the middle of setting up for the Minotaur fight so I couldn’t help, unfortunately.

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I had good fun. I’d only managed to get to Distant Beliefs pre-hiatus, so being able to jump straight back in and work on getting through CoP was awesome. We had an awesome group of people to do it with too – thank you to Findecano, Mezzamee, Partyguy, Purpose and Bravado. You guys made the quests a little more fun and enjoyable.

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Mammets, I was worried about. I’ve heard some awful horror stories, and nearly had my own when I re-raised too early – luckily our Summoner was outside already, and once we got booted out he could raise. I felt more than a little silly, but luckily it worked out in the end. I guess Whitemage does take some getting used to after 2 years, including the quirks with reraise and such, that I’m totally not used to. What buffs wear when you zone, what buffs stay on when you zone – erk!

Edit:

2.15am, and…

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Hurray! We did better on the runs where we thought we had no items, than the run we did with the items. We died twice, and got them on the 3rd try – well done guys! We actually joined the Linkshell so we can go through CoP with these guys, so really looking forward to future progress with them!

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Slow progress!

April 2, 2008

Kahlan and Rinion are making slow progress, but its there – we hit 21 on Monday, before my internet cut out. We’ve managed to get a little gil together to cover our spells, so we should be making some better progress on Friday! Regen is a god send as a WHM, so it will make things much easier in the final slog to 30.

Also, quite by accident, I managed to initiate the first cut scene of the expansion. I saved some screenshots, so don’t look if you’ve not seen it, but most people have.

The move to Fenrir is this month (hopefully – sure I’ve played for 90 days by now!), as well as my 21st birthday. Should be a fun month!

April targets;
~ Unlock BRD before server transfer
~ Raise a Chocobo
~ Raise Cooking skill so I can make juices for BRD experience party
~ Decide between Clothcraft and Cooking as main trade

A few, so it’ll be hard to keep on top of them. I’m leaning towards Cooking as a profession, since I can make my own juices and foods for me and Rinion no problem, that way. Clothcraft is all well and good, but it wont really provide any real benefits for us until its a very high level, and by that time we’ll probably have saved and bought the item.