February 14th, 2008

FFXI: WHM

Bacon salt and FFXI

When I heard about bacon salt, it sounded like the perfect thing: Sprinkle some on anything and make it taste like bacon! And it's vegetarian! In fact, it sounded too good to be true, so I didn't order any at first. I googled around and the majority of people said it did taste exactly like bacon, so I gave in and ordered two kinds (original and hickory). $10 for some salt? Blah, but if it worked...

Finally today my package arrived! I microwaved some popcorn and sprinkled on the original flavor and tried it. Blech. Bacon? It tasted like chemicals and nothing else. :( Supposedly you can put it in scrambled eggs and on fries and in mashed potato (and even on sandwiches!) so maybe microwaved popcorn wasn't the right thing. It's a stretch, but maybe some flavor in the popcorn didn't work with the bacon salt, but I'm not holding my breath. :/

I'm so disappointed. Bacon is the only meat I ever miss (and I miss it on a near-daily basis!). If this darned bacon salt worked it would have been the answer. Boo.

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Disappointment continued on into FFXI. I've been holding onto sanity by my fingernails, working towards getting to WHM 45 so that I'd get 80% of Campaign reward instead of 40%. And I hit it tonight! YAY! But hmmm, my reward didn't change. Could the info have been wrong? I went back and reread.

"Level 45 and below earn 40% of total reward."

... *sob* So I actually needed to get to 46, not 45! 7K more XP to go, 200 XP at a time.

46, 46, 46, 46. I can hold on, I can get there! *sob* Really, I can!

Maybe I'll make a WHM icon between battles, it'll help keep me sane. :/

Edit: Quickie icon!
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