Mission Progress

  • Windurst Rank 10, Complete.
  • Bastok Rank 10, Complete.
  • San d'Oria Rank 10, Complete.
  • Rise of the Zilart, Complete.
  • Chains of Promathia, Complete.
  • Treasure of Aht Urghan, Complete.
  • Assault Rank, First Lieutenant.
  • Campaign Rank, Wings of Honor ∮∮∮∮

Salvage Progress - Skadi's Cuirie Set

  • 15 - O - O - C - O = Skadi's Visor
  • COMPLETED = Skadi's Cuirie
  • COMPLETED = Skadi's Bazubands
  • O - 25 - O - O - O = Skadi's Chausses
  • COMPLETED = Skadi's Jambeaux

Salvage Progress - Morrigan's Robe Set

  • O - O - 35 - C - G = Morrigan's Crown
  • 15 - 25 - 35 - C - G = Morrigan's Robe
  • 15 - 25 - 35 - C - G = Morrigan's Cuffs
  • O - O - 35 - O - G = Morrigan's Slops
  • O - O - 35 - O - G = Morrigan's Pigaches

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cleaning out the Closet

You know, I take a LOT of Screen shots in-game in hopes of using them on my blog. Which, I love writing, but I can be lazy. Which is why a lot of those screen shots don't even get used! First I have to put them into Photoshop to resize them, then come here and go through the pain of uploading\organizing on the blog page...just so much work.

But! Today I did that. I went back and cleaned out my super long, overfilled screen shot folder and I've got a few stories to tell and pictures to explain today. =) So let's get started shall we?

This is Whmrock. As you can clearly see. Now, why is Whmrock significant? Because he has just recently joined Versus and he was actually the very first Level 75 player I ever saw, way, way, way back in the days of being a Level 12 Monk with no sub job, on a completely different character when I was from San d'Oria! Eew! But, I wanted to give him his just deserts he's a pretty swell little Tarutaru. =)

Here we have Opal pulling a Tea bagging Hat Trick! I wasn't aware Canadian's had such big mouths. =P Credit to Iz and Ten for squezzing in with me.

Following suit...here we have an after salvage Gang Bang on the Mighty Quigglypus! Thats...Ring, Me, Iz and Blaize all dipping in while Celestria puts a foot up his ass.

This one I was going to send to Omoi for her Out of Context Quotes...but for reasons you'll see later, I'm using it for myself! Mwahaha!

This is just a cool shot of me and Izman I got. I use .dat mods because my awesome gear is ugly. His awesome gear is not. ; ;

Now as most of you know, I use to have this little gimmick where I would post pictures of all the people I Tea bag. Well, I still Tea bag, I'm just too lazy to post pictures. But this...this was too precious to pass up...

Ring is such a doll, I told him he didn't have to dress for the ocassion. But, you know how old fashion he is. (Zing!)

Now, there has always been a long standing Dark Knight verse Thief rivalry on Limit Break Radio. Well, today we break that rivalry as I have finally proven who the better is. You see, I always talk about PvP with Aniero -- but no, I have something even better! In Versus is this very, very well geared and very, very skilled Dark Knight, Jess. Well, in the case of Kallo verse Jess...I have emerged the Victor.

Moving on...I've finally started taking steps towards ungimping my Black Mage. I've been asked to come to a more then a few events as Black Mage now, so I thought it time. First, I've acrew a list off all the gear I'd like to have -- some is easily obtainable, some is not. I've like to thank Celestria for answering all my newb questions time and time again. Other then gear, of course, is the matter of my sub job. Which, at the time of writing this is 2,000 Experience to 32! I have several people to thank for that...well, actually only two...so here they are!

Thank you Herra! You're the one who got me going a bit more hard core for my Sub with Fields of Valor! I'm a bit a head of your Thief now, so we'll have to Sync down for more Qufim Crab Removal. =)

And to Shrew! It's been a long while since I've seen you in game and even longer since we've hung out. So I've really enjoyed the last two days! =D Don't be a stranger, kiddo.

Here is a conversation that was had awhile back when I was in a Merit Party with Miryoku, Akeem, Motai, Frice, Some Bard and myself. Other then being humorous (if you know the parties involved) there's something else I would like to explain and thats the evolution of Motai's name.

For those of you who do not know, his full name is Momototaisai McTarutaruson.

It happened like this...his name is Motai. Now, Tarutaru names can get complicated sometimes, but some have repeated syllables such as Momo. And since there's a T in his name, Momoto. Because it both ryhmes with his name and because he is very magically inclined, he also got the nickname of Taisai. Motai is a Taisai, see? Put all that together and you get Momototaisai. And as for his last name...well, thats obvious, duh.

It just makes sense.

Now, with that out of the way...I bring you the latest injustive done against my esteemed personage. I present you with a quote from Ringthree that I had intended on using for black mailing purposes, but alas, it is much more powerful in this case.

Omoi is indeed, an evil, scheming little english Dragoon! I've been nothing but faithful and just to Versus and to her, and she tries to pull things such as this..../disgust.

I had come Black Mage to sky, and since my Red Mage sub is a bit better now I subbed that for the MP boost. So, I have no Stoneskin, Phalanx and of course no Shadows. I have Blink, sure but thats not 100%. I had a Curtana...and she had plotted to get ME killed! Fortunately, my boy Lguapo gots my back.

Thief for life, fools!

As for Miss Omoikitte! You watch your back Missy...because the dagger shall fall...and the dice pay good fortune that it's your back that be the target! /ominous music!

Also, as always, LolDragoon. <3

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Clothes to go BOOM.

S0, I've come up a bit with my future Black Mage gear plans. Since Thief is my main, and I don't intend on using Black Mage as whole lot (only when necessary) I was just planning on having a Nuking Set and a hMP Set, and of course a couple other select few, such as full Relic, maybe the AF +1 that are worth it. A few pieces to get my Elemental\Enfeeble Skill High for Gods\NMs, ect. But, really I want to focus more on a generalized Nuke Set. So, here's my proposed set up. Anyone who knows anything about gear or whatever, please give me some input. *CoughCelestriaCough*


*CoughRing Have Celestria Read My BlogCough*

Anyhow! Here's the plan...

Weapons: Elemental Staves (HQ eventually)
Strap: INT Strap or Ice\Lightning Grip (?)
Ammo: Hedgehog Bomb (Elvaan MP /sadface)
Head: Wizard's Petasos +1
Neck: Uggy Pendant
Ear: Moldavite Earring
Ear: Novi-o\a(?) Earring (The MAB one of course.)
Body: Morrigan's Robe (/cry!) (How's the Oracle Robe look against this?)
Hands: Morrigan's Cuffs
Finger: Snow Ring
Finger: Snow Ring
Back: ???
Waist: Witch Sash
Pants: Morrigan Slops (How's Shadow Trews match against these?)
Feet: Cobra Crackows\Rostrum Pumps?

Um, I'm actually a little meh on feet equipment. I know Rostrum are like the 'endgame' feet or whatever. But, I just remember not being super impressed with a lot of feet equipment compared to other equipment, so...any advice on that would be appriciated. Same with back, I was looking at the Solitaire Cape, but I've been told it's kind of useless compared to some better INT choices, so I need a reccomendation on that.

That's all for today! Next post I get a chance at is going to be some Thief talk. So, I expect Foxy to drop his two sense in. Maybe even that Blaize guy? One can hope. That's all.

I have some DnD to get to now! /nerd away!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Redecorating and Prioritization!

You see that? I can make up words too!

So, I re-did a few things on my blog. You'll notice to the right there. There is way more I want for my Thief besides that and I still want a full Skadi's set, however, I'm trying to help myself become more prioritized. Those, I think, are the things my Thief will benefit from the most whereas all the other things are things I just want. I'm also doing the same for Black Mage soon so I can get it to a point where if I need it for End Game, it's ready, otherwise it just sits there collecting dust and then I can move on to a different job or something.

I'm going to be posting soon, my plans for my 'finished end game' Thief. This way people can ponder and pursue my choices and either back up my choices or shoot me flaming out of the sky. I don't care which. I nearly expect at least one of each.

I'm going to do the same for Black Mage, now, here's the thing with Black Mage though. I really don't have any clue how to gear my Black Mage -- well, thats a lie, I have clues. But, it's not enough for me. People say, Skill > MAB > Int and expect that to be enough...but it isn't. Because if it was as easy as that, I'd have no Int on my gear because I'd be riddled with Skill and MAB first, and in some cases it might not be that beneficial. Where does Magic Accuracy come in? At what point is X amount of INT better then Y amount of MAB? I've been told I only need Skill Gear for Gods\NMs, and for Exp Mobs merits are plenty enough. It's all just one big confusing clusterfuck to me.

So, what I did was come up with a list of gear that I think is respectable. I'm going to post it here one day and everyone can give me thier opinions. Until then...

I don't know, go outside.

Nah. Fuck that. It's cold.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Treasure. Hunter. Kallo.

THK. That's all you need to know. There's no strength to it. No Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and 4. I don't care about your Thief's Knife, or your Assassin's Armlets because THK does more then all those.

It gets me what I want. Number one, baby. People doubt it. People "lol" Kallo. Tell me I have negative TH. I kill drops.

/shrugs. That might be true to extent. But allow me to amend that for you.

Kallo kills YOUR drops. See, the cool thing about THK is I decide what it affects, when it affects it and how it affects it. When it comes to Numero Uno, guess what? I get the shit I want. All the time? Maybe not, but that's part of the territory. Most of the time? You can bet your goddamn britches.

Let me share a little something with you.

Got a friend, a Red Mage, also has Puppet Master, probably a couple more. Wanted Enkidu gear once upon a time. They were like 0\10 on Feet and Legs. Guess who was 1\1 on both of 'em? Thats right.

Another prime example of THK. Today in Dynamis I wanted me some Scout's Beret, right? Well, I was on Statue Duty. So the ENTIRE run I only shot statues. At one point I decided, what the hell...I'm going to WS this goblin. Guess what it did?

Scout's Beret: O

First drop of the zone. Glacian beat me on lots, that's cool. No problem. Went back to shooting Statues...we don't get many more drops, a NIN here, a WHM there, whatever.

Near the end of the run, I decided to engage another goblin. We kill it. Oh! Lo and behold ~

Scout's Beret: O

I get it, and thats it! Done for the run as far as I'm concerned.

Now, I know what some of you people are going to say..."But Kallo! Why don't you want drops for your friends?" And I do! I love you guys (most of ya) I want drops for everyone. But, LolKallo'ing is not going to get you those drops. Don't expect ME to be nice in order for you to be nice. No, no. Be the bigger person and you do it first.

Take my good man The Guapo. We were doing some Fortitude in Sea right? Mr. Illius is all "Oh, noez! Kallol is here, no drops! Hur hur hur!"

But, Guapo? He knows. He knows the power of THK. So when Fortitude fell...so did Mr. Taco's brand new Fortitude Torque.

Congratulations Gloopo.

As for all your Haters? I'll see about dropping some Ito's for you in Dynamis Bastok next week.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Art of Black Magic

Some old man I know I think hit the nail on the head. Black Mage is a differen't type of job then what I'm use to. I mentioned in a previous post, that the hate element is kind of different, but it's not just that. It's how the job is actually played. You don't just hit an auto-attack and then do your WS when you can. It's...yea, just something else.

So, with that in mind, I would like to inform you of perhaps, the coolest\best geared\most awesome Tarutaru since Motai. His name is Elfaria. He hasn't been on in ages because of real life technical difficulities, or so I'm told.

When I first took up BLM, I have a very detailed discussion with him about how much INT you need in relation to Elemental Magic Skill, etc. etc. and how you should balance INT\Elemental Magic Skill\MAB.

So, my question to you people is what is a good way to balance out those three stats? At what point do I have enough Elemental Magic Skill and can focus on Int\MAB, and how much INT=MAB so I know if X INT is better than X MAB?

I've looked around a bit, but can't seem to find any BLM guides (That I understand.) I've just about finished my Thief Gear Sets (minus R\E and Salvage gear) so I'm looking to start buffing up my Black Mage gear.

That's all for now.

Also, Loldrg.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Stylet vs Sirocco

Alright! So, for once, I actually have something that may be worth your while to post for! Why you ask? Because for once, I'm asking for your opinion. Now, before you get all uppity, I know you're not thieves but the question comes more so from the realm of how dual wield works, etc. etc. So you may still have some input.

So, here's my question...which would serve as a better off hand?


Now! I know the general consensus is that Sirocco Kukri is the way to go and I've never doubted that. Got my Sirocco long time ago and I've never regretted it for a single second. However, I'm not getting to the point were my gear is pretty respectable, especially my TP set. On mobs with low to moderate evasion I'm getting 100%TP+ somewhere between 30-45 seconds. I've always assumed the Sirocco was the better choice because of the 150 delay.

So, my question is, with my haste gear getting close to being capped if I switched to a Stylet offhand would my delay suffer that greatly? If not, I figure more SA\WS mods are never a bad thing.

Also, Blau Dolch is in my main hand.

So, any comments or feedback is greatly appriciated. Again, I have no idea exactly how dual wield works or how haste affects any of it. So, yea.

Also, Izman's a girl.

Friday, January 9, 2009

That one where I type a lot.

Ugh! Yea, so it's been awhile since an update hasn't it? Wow! Alright...shoot, let's see, where to start, where to start...I really don't know what I have or haven't talked about and I'm to lazy to look! So let's cover a lot of the bigger things before we get into recent months, shall we? And if I leave anything out that someone thought should've been in here. Well, STFU.

I think one of my bigger accomplishments in previous months, which is sort of old is that I have indeed finally gotten Black Mage to level 75! That makes two now! Yea! I've done a tiny bit of meriting on it. I have +10 MP, +Burst II, +2 Ice\Lightning Potency and +2 Elemental\Enfeebling Magic Skill. The past couple days me and Juxta (RDM) have been going out to Mount Zhayolm and duo'ing Wamoura Princes. It's all good fun and I enjoy the solo\duo part of Black Mage as much as I ever have.

Now, even though I only have a /NIN sub for my BLM, Ringthree and Omoi have had me come to some Versus events as Black Mage -- mainly it's just been Limbus, which isn't too bad. It's basically just a bit of nuking and sleeping when needed. They had me go to an Airship fight for CoP and I really hated playing Black Mage there.

The reason, I think I don't like playing Black Mage in a party-type situation, is I have no control over the hate. As a Thief I have perfect control over it, I KNOW when I will get hate and I KNOW how to get rid of it. I know how to take it, who to give it to. I am in complete control. Even as a Ranger, I can't control it as much as I can on Thief, but I sure as hell know when I'm going to take hate. But Black Mage, I don't know...it's hard to tell and feel like your doing your job at the same time. See, on Ranger I can just ranged attacked and not take hate but still be contributing to the fight. As a Black Mage I'm afraid to nuke because I don't want to take hate. So, as a result I end up standing there until 50% HP or below before I do anything and I feel useless or like I'm not doing something right for most of it.

They're having me come Black Mage to sky on Sunday night though, which means Magic Bursts and Stun Order, so I should have some new revelations on being a Black Mage to share with you at a later time. Onward!

With Black Mage resting at 75, I've picked up my second love a second time. Since Omoi was kind enough to let me borrow her spare E-Bow, I've became a Ranger again. And goddamnit I love this fucking job so fucking much! I sync'd to level 55 and STILL hit a 1,100 Sidewinder! That's so sexy! And do you know why?! Because I don't even have Archery merits! I put all my merits into Marksmanship, imagine when I get to 67 and equip my O-Bow and get all my better gear! /glee! Aah! Things are going to drop so fast and hard.

I'll probably be that thing most of the time! But I'll go down in glory!

Versus has started back up from the Holiday season in full swing, and with them so have I! We started with Sky and I snagged some Wyrmal Hands for my Ranger (Which is currently 64), though I already have Seiryu's Kote so I don't know if I'd actually use them. I almost got Zenith Mittens from Genbu, but he was greedy. We did some Limbus as I mentioned up top a little bit and I managed to grab a supple skin to match my thread for Thief AF+1. I've already got the armlets which I'm pretty happy with. The only other piece I want is the Pants +1 for my TAWS. Even then, I don't really NEED that. So I'm going to wait until I get my Boxer's Mantle before I spend coins on it. If I get the other stuff to make more AF+1 for Thief, I might do it just for the hell of it. We'll see. I kind of want a Loq. Earring too, so I don't know.

On another note! Salvage! Salvage is...a wierd thing for me. I love Salvage, and I make it when I can -- the sad and unfortunate part is that these past few months I've been so in and out that I don't have the attendance to back my priorities (Which Ringthree forgot anyhow =P). However, I have no problem with tagging along to watch other LS Members get thier gear, not to mention, I could very well grab some of my own peices randomly along the way. The part I've been struggling with is that is seems Skadi's Gear has been stratigically placed so if you want Skadi you have to go Skadi...whereas...well! Let's take Quigglypuss as an example. =) He's been in out Shell for a very, very short time and he has even more pieces compelted then Izman I think! Q is one lucky bastard, and I think it's just been because he's been in the right runs at the right times. That's because Ares drops everywhere!

Maybe I should level Dragoon...

Anyhow! Suffice to say, sometimes even when we do a good run but get no drops I tend to get down rather hard because not only am I not getting drops -- but my friends aren't getting drops, which means it'll take longer for me to get drops. One reason for this is that while I'm busy not being around (these past couple months) it only takes a couple weeks for everyone else to do bosses and get all thier 25s. Now, all they need is 35s. So, whenever I look at my drop chart it looks so empty and is just so disheartening.

But no more! We downed that Brain Jacking Fucker in SSR last night and lo' and behold! He dropped Freya's Mask AND Freya's Jerkin! Putting me at 7\15 in one fell swoop! And, keep in mind that 2\15 of the ones I need are 100% drops. I'm missing only one 25 at this point, which is pants. And, of course, all 35s. The feet are going to straight to me provided I'm there, the pants which we've never seen are going to Foxy then Illius, then me hopefully. The Body is going to Foxy, then me I think. The hands to Illius and the mask I don't think anyone needs. The good news is that the Mask\Body drop from the same NM and since it's Bhaflau Rampart farming there's a good chance they can both drop, more then once. And once the March update comes hopefully they drop more often AND of course, SSR should drop more which means Skadi's Gloves for everyone!

Of course, I want the whole Skadi Set. I have my priorities set on Feet > Body. I'm trying to put them in an order that I'll get quicker, rather then what I need most. Body is the best WS body for Thief in the game and pants are the best TP, IMO. They have 1% less haste then Homam, but they have more Acc and they have a chunk of Store TP, so those are for sure on my list of must have for my final Thief setup.

I think all that about wraps it up. I'm going to have a LOT more time this semester\summer, so I hope to be at Salvage a lot more. Get people lots more drops, get me a few too. So! Here's hoping!