For fun, I did a quest to get a Merrow 17’s Locket that helps prevents getting Charmed from the Lamia (Take that Lamia #2!) The guy in that quest is obviously delusional.. I felt kinda sorry for him.. lol. He’s infatuated with a Lamia because she removed his clothes and then chased him, so obviously she “cares” about him… (hmm.)
On Friday night, I leveled Alchemy a bit more, (now @47) and did another besieged.. got about 4k into my level now.
Saturday Night, I didn’t have much going on, and someone was yelling for a ZM4, which was the one I needed, so I decided to try and join up. The hardest part truly is getting there.. The Temple of Uggly (as I call it) is such a complete pain. Snk/Invis.. dodging.. no map.. ><. We had a Taru Summoner in our party named Magicite that luckily knew where to go and was able to lead us there.. Our party consisted of SMN, PLD, DRK, BRD, BRD, WHM, and everyone was 74-75.. except me.. lol The fight was pretty easy and went off without a hitch. Bards each chose a Mob to keep slept, until the thf one was defeated. Was almost anti-climatic compared to the trip there.. lol. (Not that I’m complaining.. lol) As you can see, It went pretty quickly, and I didn’t think about getting a picture till the very end.. lol
The Cutscene was cool, at somepoint when I have more time I’d like to watch it again.. I wish there was a place you could just watch all the cutscenes all together after you are done with them all.. not just the Goblin Footprints, but maybe somewhere online… The time in between when I do missions is so long, I don’t get to truly appreciate them, plus people are usually in a hurry and waiting on you to do the next thing.
We decided to do a few of the ZM5 fights, and so we then went to Behemoth’s Dominion and got the lightning one after fighting the two weapons that spawned there. Then we went to the The Sanctuary of Zi Tah, and did the fight with the Doomed Pilgrims ( like the Tainted Flesh Mob). Then people started to get tired, so we said we’d try it again on Sunday afternoon. Saturday logged in and most of the people who had been there the night before weren’t on, or were busy, so Eggplantwizard (DRK) and I was going to go try and Duo the Cape Terrigan one, as he knew how to get there. Graciously Eliktro aggreed to join us, so the three of us headed out there. In normal fashion, I had to stop and re-apply snk & invis a few times, and of course got lost.. which ended up being ok, as the guys ended up in the cloister of gales.. and I stumbled into the cave that had the Cerment Headstone.. lol When the guys got there, there ended up being another group show up to do it as well, so we teamed up and defeated the Shadow mob there.. After that, we were so close, so they did a Garuda run.. unfortunately I didn’t have the fork on me, so I couldn’t go in, but they were successfull.
Then, we went to do the one in Ifrit’s cauldrin, as much as I disliked the Temple of Uggly, I think this one is right up there as well. This one is so.. so.. so long to get there.. I died once to a bomb that aggroed someone, (least I had done some besiegeds..lol) but I kept RR2 on the whole time, so wasn’t too bad.. there were a couple people that got aggroed a few times, and at least one to the Ash Dragon. We finally made it though, and then we fought two Opo Opo’s. Oh, and I did bring a garnet, so I was able to get an Opo-Opo Necklace there. ^^
After that, we went and revisited the Behemoth’s Dominion for one of the other Members.
After that I just really needed to go, as I had some friends and family that I had been ignoring at my house.. ><. Its a good thing they love me anyway. ^^
So at the end of all that, I am 7/8’s finished with ZM5. Will just need to go get the one in Quicksand Caves, but there is no fight involved with that one, so maybe I could even solo that one.. sounds like just sneak would be involved.
Later on, after people came and went, I was able to team up with Blindrage & Pitbull. The three of us Trio’d in Crawlers Nest.. and it was SO much FUN! lol. It’s been awhile since I enjoyed myself ingame. We were taking on decents to toughs down there.. just us three, although we had help from there NPC’s at times.. lol. I had really missed partying with them, we had such a blast!