Friday, 21 September 2007

SR Takes to the Skies: Genbu

Friday night.

I thought I'd be "good" and go out for drinks with some co-workers for a change. Who knew when I came home I'd be dragged by the Linkshell all the way up to Sky to have a smackdown with Genbu, the God of the East.

Sky. Otherwise known as Tu'lia, the area is privy to all sorts of end game linkshell dramas: from problems with RMT (Real Money Traders) to corrupt Linkshells. The competition is fierce and the drops are on average, horrid.

In general, we've been avoiding dabbling in Sky to prevent such dramas. But recently, Jojax and Gruive had been working hard on gathering triggers for certain Gods. Wouldn't want to put their efforts to waste.
Here's the strike team: Vashanti (RDM), Bigawkward (MNK), Lunakitty (BLM), Gruive (BLU), Lenor (NIN/DRK), Jojax (RDM), Kamos (BLM), Igneusnex (DRG), Kariko (DRK).

The plan was to stright tank, but before the fight, Jojax went over the emergency kite path in the event of a wipe.
Thanks to well co-ordinated skillchains and stuns, the fight went prety smoothly. We didn't need to kite until the middle of the fight when Genbu got in a one-shotter as I was trying to get my shadows back up. It was all over in about 15 minutes.

And our reward:
Genbu's Kabuto went to Bigawkward. Wyrmal Abjuration for Crimson Greaves went to Kariko. Seal of Genbu went to Gruive and the Venomous Claw went to Jojax for future end-game scheming...
But an SR report wouldn't be an SR report without a Deathga Summary!

Deathga Report:
Igneusnex was the first one to go down as Genbu stomped when he took hate after a skillchain. Lenor one-shotted with her shadows down. He was also angry at Lunakitty and Kamos for obvious BLM reasons.

Congratualtions everyone!! \(^ ^)/

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Saturay Night Limbus: Temenos Central Floor 1

Thanks to the efforts of the Promathia Zerg Team, we managed to get four new faces into our Limbus group! And what better way to welcome the newbies than to drag them to Temenos Central Floor 1. Welcome also goes out to Arroh for joining our merry band :3Today we are joined by: Spierz (BLM), Gruive (BLU), Jojax (RDM), Snoop (PLD), Kariko (DRK), Stinkypuppy (WHM), Lunakitty (BLM), Tamahiyo (RDM), Arroh (PLD), Igneusnex (DRK), Lenor (THF), Marzanna (BRD), Vashanti (RDM), Kysuke (NIN), Bigawkward (MNK).

And for once, we had more than enough mages!
I ran on ahead so I missed most of the drama, but apparently Igneusnex managed to drown himself at sea on the way to Temenos. This is the aftermath of his recovery. Vashanti was kind enough to resuscitate him. Tamahiyo almost got eaten by a shark on the way to Temenos too. Aren't large-group treks fun.
It's the first time any of us has stepped into the halls of Central Temenos. Floor 1 looks like it was invaded by mobs from Xarcabard. We had 45 limits to mop the floor with the Ghost, Dragon, Skeleton, Ahriman, Weapon and Magic Pot. Sounds easy enough - especially with 15 people.
Kysuke discovers the joy of being lv 74 as the Ahriman decided to spam Lv 5 Petrify.
Overall it was a pretty easy-going run. Everything died without too much drama... for once.

Loot Report: 4 Ancient Beastcoins for everyone. An Orchid Chip for the Linkshell. And some AF+1 piece that nobody wanted went to the floor.

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Congratulations on Sea!! (Class of 2007)

After two months of zerging on weekends, the third-gen Promathia Zerg Team has finally made it to sea!

Congratulations go out to: Kysuke (NIN73), Bigawkward (MNK75), Snoop (SMN75), Spierz (BLM75) and Tamahiyo (RDM61)!

The June updates did much to ease the pain for sea-farers these days. PM7-5 proved to be significantly easier than the first time around for me. I was even able to get away with wearing my spunky new Qiqirn Hood!

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Saturday Night Limbus, Temenos West

After weeks of begging for Temenos West to be put on the schedule, the Linkshell finally got its wish, so off it was to Temenos West for some much needed AF+1 and Ancient Beastcoin farming.

But first, here's some Galka fan service, courtesy of Kamos!
Eeewww. /gouge eyeballs.

Tonight, we were joined by Igneusnex, Gruive, Kariko, Lunakitty, Jojax, Lenor, Marzanna, Drargen, Kamos, Hiish...
Or at least, until we realised that "pulls" were called for too early and we effectively locked out our only tank. And so, tonight's run was completed TANKLESS (since I was on Treasure Hunter duty as my perma-farming THF).

Apologies to Hiish (/.\)

The first floor took us 15 minutes to clear. Luckily we managed to find a Time Chest on the second floor. As usual, luck played a critical part in completing this area. At one stage we were 2 minutes left on the clock before a Time Chest drop at the sixth floor secured us some chance of clearing the area.
Deathga Report: no one - despite being a tankless alliance, which was surprising o_o Kudos to our support mages for keeping everyone alive and well.

Loot Report: We managed to bag 63 coins tonight which brought us to a whooping total of 70 (7 coins each). It was SAM night tonight, with 3 scarlet odoshi dropping to the floor. Marzanna went home with a Plaited Cord to complete her NIN AF+1 items and Igneusnex took home the WAR AF+1 item. Kariko unwitting ly ended up with the BRD and SMN AF+1.

Good job everyone!