June 11th, 2008

Chi_Point and laugh

A non-WTF picture! And FFXI.

How about a nice picture to make up for all the scary ones last week? This one is safe and won't shock anyone! Honest! Such a great idea! This made me happier than it should have. :D :D

PS: I'm drinking a Diet Coke, my first one in months. It's sooooooo good. I keep saying 'one more sip, then I'll throw it out! I shouldn't be having this!' but it's cold and bubbly! Too bad the taste is so blechy (hi2u chemical taste), not the least bit yummy at all.

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I thought about Nyzul Isle assault more after I logged off. I want to like it, I really really do. It's nice and fast (half-hour per run, tops!), so it's not bogged down like Dynamis. The 'kill everything' floors were sort of fun. However, my biggest problems are:

1) I hate playing BRD. They want me on BRD.
2) Death is not going to be uncommon. Dying is my second least favorite thing in the whole game. Some people accept dying, some people seem to court death, but to me dying = failing.
3) If I have to play BRD, I'd like to do it right. Nyzul makes it impossible, unless I'm missing something. (To me, "right" means keeping two songs on people as close to 100% as possible. Most melees spent most of the night with one song, and the BLU generally had only one Ballad.)

I wish I could go as a DD. Even though the event would still involve my #1 least favorite thing in the game (sneaking/invisibling/dodging/not getting aggro), I could handle it in small doses.

On, and on playing BRD right, I always tell people my BRD armor sucks (since I totally feel it does), so I was amazed to see some of the crap some BRDs wear. Two BRD 75s at Dynamis were wearing all/most of their AF, one of those two wore half AF/half RSE (the level 30 stuff). One Taru BRD wore a crapton of attack/STR stuff, totally useless to anything other than soloing/campaigning. I've put next to no effort into my BRD stuff, and yet still I was the second or best dressed one there. Very very very sad.
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FFXI Fishingbot

Tonight's tasks: One success, one failed (RL, FFXI)

Failed: For some reason, my computer now refuses to communicate with my camera. c.c It used to work! I checked the connection, I reinstalled the driver, it just refuses to download the photos off it. Bah. That means no pictures of my signed Ratha book. :( I'm going to have to deal with the issue though, because what's the use of having a digital camera you can't get the photos off of?

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Success, sort of: I logged off early to try to get the Fishingbot icon working. Thistle's came together rather easily, but FB's just didn't want to work. My first efforts were variations on:

I tried all different placements for the text (side, bottom, L shaped, top) but nothing really worked. Finally I changed the background and that sort of worked better. I'm still very not happy with the text, but his name is so darned long it really reduces the options. :/ Such a good drawing, I wish my icon-making skills matched! It's uploaded and in use for now. (Credit for the background idea goes to the long-gone Delee. She used to do that 'use an element of the picture blown up as the background' for all of our MUSH artwork. It was a great idea!)

I wasn't going to post about FFXI stuff again today, but I had a couple screenshots to edit and the best Campaign ever! I arrived when the attack was already in progress. I had one merit and three limit points. See what I have in the screenshot? :D That was over 11 thousand XP in one Campaign battle. It took hours! I started turning in my tags every 30 minutes in fear that I'd crash and lose everything. :D (Yeah, my number in my LS comment isn't exactly right, I was so excited I hadn't deducted the three LP I had started with. :P )

The 'take your NPC to the past' CSs amused me muchly. Me, with less sense of direction than a stone, got told this by my guy:

Ha ha ha. Good luck there. You and me are going to be lost until we're old and grey!

Lastly, this amused me. Last night, way past my bedtime for the Nyz Assault stuff, all of our ??? items were nothing good:

Heh!
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