Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Frohike and the Infinite Sadness

Oops was daydreamin' there, thinking of what it would be like to be a DRK... who listened to Smashing Pumpkins.


Anyhow, tonight was a bit strange and not very lucrative in terms either EXP or fishing skillups/carp.

I started the evening by the Jugner lake again, going from 22.8 to 23.1 before getting an invitation to Caedarva Mire. The party proved to be an experiment gone horribly awry. Well, either that or the leader was a moron; you be the judge. When I got to the Azouph staging point, everyone was still gathering and forming and we ended up with the following roster: WHM (leader), NIN, WAR, WAR, BLM, BST. A bit DD-heavy and no refresher. I asked if we were targetting Imps and Jnun, which the leader confirmed, adding flies. Strangely ambitious!

The BST pulled a Jnun, which we dispatched with no real problems. The second mob was a fly (notice how I'm counting mobs here?), which again went down without too much fuss. However the party began drifting north of camp, right into the Imp spawn at the entrance to the staging point path. As we were engaging the next fly, I told them to be on the lookout for a pop since they were choosing to camp on one, and speak of the devil...

As soon as the add occurred, the WHM leader disconnected. I two-houred the fly while a few people ran to the zone and the other Warrior panic-kited and died. The rest of us made it back safely, thanks to the Ninja who intentionally kited an additional Imp while we ran through the door. The leader never returned. After some embarassing search /tells for replacements ("No, we don't have a refresher. Yeah, BST is still here.") and coming up with nothing, I disbanded the party.

Back to Jugner for an additional .3 fishing skillups before another invitation to Bibiki Bay came in. I was pretty sure this was a replacement invite, which I confirmed once I arrived at the camp. This was unfortunate since the setup was decent: NIN, WAR, THF, BRD, SMN, BLM. The camp was at F-10, and the targets were the moblins in the area, which succumbed nicely to the Light skillchain we had established -- Mistral Axe + Shark Bite. The Ninja died to a random crit for 540+ damage, but otherwise the flow was uninterrupted until the SMN and THF both announced they were getting sleepy.

I fished up a few more carp before calling it a night.

11,000 Experience Points TNL.


Faulsey said...

Yay fake d/cing WHMs!


Boo, hiss, boo, fake d/cing WHMs!

My party as THF earlier was comparable. Couple battles, link. I was the only survivor. Second to last standing, so, perfect dodge + Flee'd my ass outta there.

So, is that 11k till Maat? >.<

Paul said...

I plan to go up against the old man when I hit 69 and cap Great Axe, because I want to do it in style and also reduce the chance of too many misses. I know people have done it without a capped weapon, but I'd like to reduce the role of chance as much as possible.

I put the d/c'ing leader on the Ifrit 'worst player' thread. If he explains himself sincerely, I'll recind the post. I just think anyone who succeeds in willfully wasting 5 people's time should be called out for his/her behavior.

And 11k... meh. All it would take would be a good {long time} party to get it. It just seems like the bad EXP curse is hitting me again.

Darrett said...


Good luck!

Jowah said...

I hate those kind of stressing pts/leaders.
I wish they get aggro when relogging >:D
Call me devil but it's what they deserve!

And, I didn't know you linked me, I will link you as well!
I love finding new blogging fellows!