Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I'm alive! Remora no longer is. But I am. Admittedly it's more for preparation for FFXIV than anything else and to see if I can keep the name. We'll see.

Meanwhile, note to self: never ever ever give away all your gil when you go inactive in the future....

and Macroes? O... M... G... Don't ask.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A sad time

Well as you can see, I didn't really make it back. A few things contributed to this. The first of course was discovering EvE online. The game has it's faults but it's strengths are beating FFXI into the ground for me.
Basically the single server (45000 people on an average Sunday), much better crafting (well industrial) system, Integrated voice chat, No inventory limitations, more robust economy etc.. finally won out. That and I ended up in a leadership position of an entire alliance in EvE. This seriously cut into my available time for any other MMO. I'm afraid that I just don't have time for FFXI any more. Sad in a way, I never made it to 75. Came damn close but the grind of getting supporting sub-jobs up to 37 killed me in the end. I'll probably make one last appearance and turn off the account.
This will probably be my last post in Strangeone's Remoran life. I'll be retiring him and his account tonight. I'll probably give away all my gil to one of my acquaintances who's still playing.

This is Strangeone bidding you all farewell and thanks for the memories.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Wow I've been away a long time

Well this is definitely longer than the last time I was away from FFXI. In the good news department though, I've signed the lease on a new apartment so the inability to schedule gaming time should go away. The biggest problem I currently have with FFXI is that one can't play in windowed mode, and with my dual screen setup, this is getting really tiring. I'll probably be getting back to FFXI shortly but probably wont' be playing extensively till the game is window-able.

Apparently this should happen sometime in November when we get the wings of the goddess expansion. Time will tell.

The biggest difference between last time I got burnt out and this time has been my experience with EvE-online. I've played WoW and I've played CoH, and FFXI creams both of these with ease. Even with it's clunky interface. But EvE has been a very different experience. It has a much more evolved economy. It also is a technical tour-de-force in that the entire world plays on a single server to the tune of 30,000+ players on at any one time during the weekend. This is the equivalent to putting the entire FFXI player base down to only 3 or 4 servers. The developers are also more open about the technology they use and at least invite comment on it. Admitedly the geography of FFXI wasn't designed with these population densities in mind, but with all the expansions constantly increasing the acreage of the game, but the server populations not scaling with this, the FFXI servers are starting to feel a little empty.

Having explored these other worlds I think I'll be making further comments and comparisons in the future, as I get my ideas together.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

RL is annoying

And I've been unable to get on in the last 3 days due to real life commitments...

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Da harvest is in

I got on late and only had enough time to harvest things. Then Saturday I couldn't get on at all some times RL sucks.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Just a bit of gardening and soloing some Gigases

Again a week night that didn't have a lot of time... Hopefully this weekend will be better for that. At any rate, I got all that gardening done (I'll edit a picture in when I get home). The crop should be ready tonight. I also got back to Jeuno after some soloing of Gigases at the top of Delkfutt's.
I've still got that pop item so a trip back soon is definitely in the offing.

So I got all those socks back up on the AH, and put some of those sardine balls up too. Oh, if you're wondering where those came from, they came from the fishing while waiting for a party in the jungle.

Catch you in Vana'diel tonight.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Ouch Poor Thundar

Thundar (ls member and great galka of doom) had his account hacked a few days ago. Serious bummer. On Tuesday I went and helped a bit with some nm camping at the top of Delkfutt's tower. As I pointed out to him they can't steal his levels now that he's changed the password. At this point the suspision is falling squarely on Chell and Suzee. Lord knows if it's true. But he did track down the name of the mule that's selling his stuff.

As I pointed out to him: "They can steal your stuff but they can't steal your mojo". Hopefully he'll keep playing although getting the expensive equipment stolen is soul destroying, it's not as bad as starting over. Those levels, skills and other development can't be stolen from him. And as much time as he's spent acquiring the expensive stuff, he probably spend more time developing the character.

In other news I got the earth crystals fed to the wild grass Tuesday night.

I just did gardening and a bit of wandering around the top of Delkfutt's Tower since I didn't have lot of time last night. I still have a pop item for Palas.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Just a bit of gardening

I got on quite late. So unfortunatly I only had enough time to do the gardening thing then some traveling so I'll be ready for the next WHM party. Tonight I should be feeding the wildgrass.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Oooo, a good party!

Well it was bound to happen, I finally got a good party in the jungle. Managed to get to level 25 with em so only 12 more levels of hell to go. Also made sure the 40 wildgrass were growing that I planted yesterday. All budded. I also discovered that I'll be needing earth crystals for vomp so it's going to be pretty cheap to get it setup for Heather.

I must say, the new screen (I've got a 22" wide screen as well as my old 19") is "da sex" to play on.

The party after we move to the outpost

Too bad we didn't get more time, but I did manage to get back to windy and get another return ring.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Bleach! the jungle

Well once again a slooooow day in the jungle - no parties at all, did get some fishing done.