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July 18th, 2005

Grumbling about people... continued!

Work sucks, but I'm not going to go into that. I have to live it, I don't want to talk about it, too.

So let's have some FFXI grumbling!

I logged on this morning to check if my Lu Shang rod had sold. (Non-players: That's the rod I had to catch 10,000 fish to earn.) Since I knew work was going to suck, I thought maybe I could get some good news. And I did! The rod sold for less than I hoped for, but more than I listed it. (The history was 4 - 4.2 million. Because I wanted to be darned sure it sold the first time listed (78K listing fee!) I listed mine for 3.5-something. It sold for 3... um. 3.7 or 3.8 million, I forget which.) I was hoping it would sell for an even 4 mil, but the price I got was good enough.

In my few minutes before work I caught an airship to Jeuno. I was going to get my Sniper's +1 ring this morning, by hook or by crook! Once we landed, I ran to the AH. Heck, I didn't even run, I hit my flee macro and raced there! And woo! There wasn't just one Sniper's +1 for sale, there were 2!

So I checked the price history. A steady 4.8 million. Buh? Wasn't it 4.2 when I was checking this a couple days ago? I was probably mis-remembering, I supposed. 4.8 was sort of more than I wanted to spend on something I don't really need, but I had sold my rod and so now I had the money for it, so I started bidding. The few non-4.8M prices were 4.7 or 4.6, so I started bidding low. Failed, failed, failed. Finally I hit 4.8M and bid that.

Failed.

I grumbled. I didn't want to go higher and help raise the price further. (In theory I might want a second one in the future, so if I helped raise the price now I'd just be screwing myself over later.) Eventually I bid 4.9M. 100K over the usual price! ...failed. There was no way in hell I was going to bid 5M for it. I tried 4,911,111 and still failed to get it. GRRR! I made myself log out to keep from bidding higher.

DAMMIT. Why the hell do people do this? If there had been only one ring up, I would have thought it was a too expansive listing and everyone was passing on it... but there were two rings up! Dammit, dammit, dammit. I am NOT paying 5 million for a fucking +1! Two more acc really isn't worth it for even 4 million, but fucking 5 million? God damn it.

I'm not sorry I sold my rod (well, other than that Aurian can't use it any longer), but I'm pissed off to hell and back that someone could list a product for 200,000 over the damned price history. Five fucking million gil. Well fuck you, seller. I hope to hell that your rings don't sell. You must have paid about 100K to list the damned things. I hope they get returned to you. Hell, I hope you die. Choke on your fucking gil.

Dammit.

And idiot co-worker still isn't here, either. Fucking hate people so much.

Edit: It's now 9:20, two hours after I arrived at work, and idiot co worker is still not here. Suppose he's not showing up today. Maybe he'll "work from home", which is quite a trick as we do phone support.

Fucking assholes, all of them.

Yo! LS folks! And HP and RL and stuff

Everyone's favorite Merrkitty, Merlee, now has a LJ! merrkitty! Oh, she wouldn't get one when I suggested it, but when a certain sprout hat-wearing kittygirl tells her to? Heehee, well happy to have you on LJ! :) *sends much love to Merr*

Still reading HBP. So annoying that I couldn't read most of my flist this morning because I haven't finished the book yet. (I read every spoiler I could get my hands on before the book came out, I know all the big events still to come, so why don't I want to see them now?) I'm in chapter 21 right now, page 481.

Work was as bad as I expected it to be. Worst day I've had in a long time. Week will be at least as bad. Life sucks.

Wish FFXI was up right now. I'd really, really, really like to do some mindless farming. Nothing like killing defenseless dhalmels to put me in a better mood...

On the money end of FFXI, I'm thinking of saving for something more useful than a sniper's +1. Maybe a Hauby +1? Those are much much more (12 million, I think? Just based on the one I spotted in a bazaar). *looks Hauberk +1 up* Only +12 attack, +12 acc, str +6, and dex +6 over the NQ's +10 attack, +10 acc, str +5, and dex +5 (level 69). Mumble. On the HQ, the str and dex would add another 3 points onto the acc and att. +15 att and +15 acc, +12 to both for the NQ. Worth 12M? ...why is this so darned complex?

Mumble. I need to go eat. Damned work, I didn't get breakfast or lunch today.

A rec! Or two! (FFXI)

Aw man, I can't concentrate on reading. Page 513 of HBP, but I keep stopping to do other stuff. It's a good story and all, but... I want my FFXI! Stupid downtime (but yay upgrades!).

Rec #1: I don't follow many webcomics. Okay, I don't follow any webcomics anymore. But if I were to follow one, I'd want a hand-drawn series with good artwork. With that in mind, you'd think I'd strongly dislike Easy Prey (easypreyffxi). Oh, it's pretty enough to look at, but there's not one single thing drawn! But then I read one of the strips, and I laughed out loud. In fact, I laughed loudly enough that I worried my neighbors might hear me. I read another strip, and once more I couldn't stop myself from laughing. The third strip was just as good. :) (There are only three thus far, the series just started.)

I mean god! Look at this one! FFXi meets office humor! GMs in cubes! I'm still giggling over it!

And look! Look! Look! The DRK character is ME! Eeee! Strip titled "Trains". Merrkitty and Nif should love this one!

Since I linked to the first two, I might as well the third, too. The humor in "Barrel of Luck" didn't work for me as well as the others, but the whole FFXI-meets-the-office thing had me rolling! I mean look at it! A RDM in AF doing office work! *dies more*

Rec #2: Though this may sound like an odd thing to recommend, if you haven't tried it yet, I'd suggest checking out the third FFXI demo/benchmark. Gah! Such nice graphics and glimpses of the storyline! And I some CoP spoilers, but mostly for things that are already public knowledge. Both benchmarks (2 and 3) are so cute! Armies of Taru SMN in 2 and BSTs in #3. So much fun! I wonder if demo/benchmark #1 is still floating around somewhere... Anyway, these are a nice little fix if you're missing the game.

Back to reading! And trying to get the darned upgrade to start downloading...

Edit: *rolls and dies and then dies s'more* Aurian, make sure to read the comments on this post! Ha ha ha! The DRK tortures DRGs! All is right with the E-P world!

Finally finished! HBP!

This is going to be shorter than it would otherwise be. I'm already late for bed, on top of way too many nights of short sleep.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince -- spoilers for the whole book.Collapse )

And now I sleep. Or try to.

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