Spent yesterday evening solo farming recollections for anima’s for the promy’s (that I’ve already done, Kauri, Blindrage & Kinkykitty all still need one or more) on my Dancer/Puppetmaster combo. Love that combo. Ended up getting 5 recollections of fear, and 1 recollection of pain at Holla all in an hour and a half. Amazing things happen when you are willing to plan a tiny bit and look up before hand what drops where, and from what. Was really so easy farming this time around. No near-death experiences at all. It was not that difficult, If I can more than do it in a matter of an hour, then people who actually play tank or melee jobs should be able to, no problem. I no longer accept the whining about how much work it is to go farm for them. If this squishy taru can do it even without /thf, there is no excuse. Worst case work dancer to level 30, which isn’t that hard anymore between FoV and anniversary rings.. lol. My farming trip let me send both useful anima’s to Blindrage, one useful one to Kauri, and one for myself, with a couple recollections of fear to spare. I’ll probably send them to Laurelai for safe keeping until someone needs them again. I’ll probably farm again tonight for the Recollection of pains in Dem since they drop easier there.
Dancer is amazing in there, course I guess that won’t hold up much longer when they remove the level cap and make the Promy mobs harder. I think they should leave the level cap. Its a unique challenge to have to make do with less, and I think its sad to see the level cap go away in the CoP missions. Its not even like you have to get special armor for it anymore… but I digress.
As a cheat sheet, this is where its easiest to get specific recollections
Pain – Dem Wanderers
Fear – Holla Wanderers
Guilt – Mea Wanderers
Have a few pictures I’ll upload later of me out soloing… get bored, so take pictures.. hehe.. but I’ll post them later.
This farming expedition was for a projected run this weekend (that had been kind of a disaster last weekend – didn’t even end up trying because no one was ready.) Too much misunderstanding and selfish and “poor me” attitudes which quickly gave me the “recollection of oh yeah, that’s why I quit”
Anyhow, I had said I’d farm this week, so that’s what I was doing, because I try to actually do what I say I will do. So went farming all by myself as usual.. Been a week and I’m already to the point I was when I quit. When the most fun I get to have is spending time with my Puppet Serenade, and my NPC Gunner, because hubby gets bored too easy, and the couple other people I know are too “high-level” and busy with assault etc, I think its time to turn it off again and go play FFXIII until 14 comes out.
Love my character, love the game, but don’t like the headaches related to trying to keep up three different characters on my hubby & my accounts viable. I will never be free to just play FFXI and reach what goals I have because the only individuals I know anymore either don’t maintain their characters, don’t like missions/quests/farming, and switches goals too often, or is the opposite and isn’t real willing to roll with the punches, needs to be in the spotlight and is at times oblivious to how their actions affect team members. Hard dynamic to be in the middle of, so maybe should not try. I feel like Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon, “I’m to old for this sh..stuff” ^^
Everyone else I had played on this server with appears to have totally quit, which makes it even lonelier because at least they’d talk to me while I did things on my own. I’ll probably do another week, again because I said I would, but then I think I’ll close out again unless Blindrage decides he has a goal now and wants to keep playing.
My goals are toasted, and unattainable here and its only going to get worse as more things and levels are added and I don’t have the serious support system for finishing the old ones, or the time to catch up. Health requires playtime limits in my case, and I’m not willing to get sicker again.
Brand new start is looking better all the time.. Hurry up 14 🙂