So, unfortunately it came down to having to make a direct decision without much notice. To my friends online, I’m really sorry I didn’t get to talk to you before I had to do this. 😦 I had to cancel our content ID’s for FFXI this morning. Medicine for MS is real expensive, its about $2000.00 a month, which insurance pays the great majority, but even the $50.00 co-pay stretches our budget enough that for the time being, we just can’t afford it. Like has always been our motto: Real Life > Game, so something had to give at least for now. I didn’t delete anything, just cancelled content ids, so if things can get squared away, hopefully I’ll be back to finish some things out, like actually getting a job to 75. If not, at least I can say I got to 73, which is closer than I ever thought I would get. Its been a really fun couple of years, playing, and meeting some really great people which will always be very dear to me. Rainer, Mieka, Eliktro, Squeekers, Damiero, Cozmos, Audessa, Ninjax, Azari, Jedafu, Velsol, Fuddyduddy, Frohike, Nbizzle, Kride, Kinkykitty, Kauri, Blindrage, my “Online Family”, and many others. I will really miss my puppet Serenade, and my NPC Gunnar too.. 😦
To soften the blow, “Kinkykitty” told us about a new free game she is playing right now, so we went ahead and checked it out. It is called “Rappelz” you can download it from the www.gpotato.com site and go to the “downloads” tab.
I kind of think it must be something in the middle of FFXI & WOW. Graphics aren’t bad either. It will at least be something to do in the meantime until things can get settled, or fixed. I did have fun trying it out. So introducing…
Rappelz ~ Katella of…. Bahamut
(I was happy to keep my character name, and Bahamut was a familar sounding name ^^ so chose that for the server for my character to be on.)
This Katella is a Cleric – so kind of a whitemage who can actually fight on their own terms as well. There are three races so I tried to see if I could get of my two mules names as well to be the other races. I did with a slight alteration to Jilliana’s name – becoming Jillianna.
Character Selection is somewhat limited, however you are able to put together your favorite Hair/Skin/Face/Beginning Outfit combinations. Quests are shorter, game money literally sits on the ground everywhere, and falls off of most mobs, (not sure they call them “mobs” but that what I call them, will always be FFXI lover. ) and so people leave money called Rupees and items laying around! So crazy! I found gloves, a shield, a crossbow, and my shoes on the ground. You can upgrade your gear by paying a blacksmith, and it appears everyone has access to be able to have a pet, although I haven’t figured that out. I could be wrong..
There are three races:
Asura (Jillianna) ~ a race of Dark Angels. They were sent to assist the human race, the Gaia. Asura are known throughout the land for their ability to Evade attacks. The three main job classes for Asura’s are Strider , Dark Magician, and Sorceror … also… added note here – the females of this race make mithra’s seem conservative.. lets just say, they are very, very …. busty. /yikes…
here is a picture of Katella in action:
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