With my sincerest apologies to Knivezz himself
Apparently this post got stuck in the draft section since august 21th (-_-)
Je vous présente: The three Musketeers
It appears that Knivezz will be adapting just fine to his new environment
Don't forget to log on from time to time Knivezz ! :'(
Everytime I log onto FFXI, I think about Arislan, Knivezz and all the other Valor Gods that left FFXI a long time ago and about how much I miss them :/ These were without a doubt the best days I ever had in this evil game and nothing else in FFXI to come wil ever top that.
Meanwhile a lot has changed in Vana'Diel itself as well, after 4 expansions (a fifth is already to be rumored) and major updates every 2 months, the game has evolved a lot.
To name a few changes over the years:
If you don't play that much (like me), you're pretty much /shocked everytime you log into ffxi and see all these people running around equipped in gear that you have never seen before (or didn't think it would be so common to have by now) or them hurrying to zones where you might have never been before. I may be slightly exaggerating, but I can only wonder how it would be if you'd come back to the game after 2 years…
Anyway, with so much to do in FFXI and so little time, you basically just want to spend most of your time (read: all your time) in this game with your closest FFXI friends.
Well a good in game activity to achieve that appears to be Salvage 😀
Let me first start off with an excerpt from Uzor,
which imo describes perfectly what salvage is all about:
"What you need to know, is that team work is key to Salvage. Unlike Dynamis, where you can leech on others the majority of the time, Salvage requires the team to speak to eachother. It requires people to know eachother well, know their play style, and adjust to eachother. Most events in FFXI, you can throw bodies at it to get it done. However, Salvage is the complete opposite. Here, having less people results in better results, most of the time. Hence why my motto is less is more, more or less."
So after a late msn group chatsession with a few ffxi oldtimers,
A new Salvage LS was born…
I translate its name as "Let us Salvage", but apparently it's also Latin for "SAVE US !"
Either way, could this name be any more appropriate? 😀
And with salvage planned 2 to 3 times a week, I finally found myself a solid reason to start up FFXI again !
At the meantime I am meriting my RDM like crazy, as this will be the job which I'll mostly be playing in Salvage (Phalanx II really shines in there ! )
I am also currently working on a "Salvage Section" for this weblog which will contain strategies, data and pictures of our runs 😀