Sunday, July 30, 2006

PvP Is Key

After my terrible experience in Valkurm, and then 5 excruciating levels in Qufim, it was time for me to get my airship pass to Kazham.

As most of you know, this meant I had to collect three keys from dungeons around Vana'diel.


I head off to the first dungeon, Palborough Mines, to get my first key.

The first few key holder mobs weren't too bad, but it was a little dangerous and it was taking a lot of time.

You may not have noticed this, but I don't have the greatest amount of patience.

That's when I noticed a couple of other players running around killing key holders.


Dave>> Hey.
Dave>> Could you guys help me get a key?
Player1>> Yeah, I guess.
Player1>> We're trying 2 get a key for my friend here.
Player2>> U can join us.

Something in my brain was saying that this was a bad idea.

Except replace the word "saying" with the word "screaming".

But I couldn't put my finger on it.

I just had an odd sense of foreboding.

Still, with these guys helping me, I'll get my key way faster.

What could go wrong?

Dave>> Okay...
Dave>> I'll join you.
Player1>> Kewl.

So, we go to work on the Quadavs in the area and, I have to admit, things are going much more smoothly.

Maybe I'm just paranoid.

Unfortunately, we just couldn't get a key to drop.

We were rushing around looking for key holders when one of the other guys noticed a Quadav through a gap in the wall.

Player2>> Casting Dia --> Old Quadav
Dave>> Get ready!
Player1>> I got him.

But then the weirdest thing happened...

He disappeared.

Apparently, he couldn't fir through the gap and must have walked off somewhere.

Stupid Quadavs.

Anyway, we didn't have time to go find him, so we decided to let him live and went back to plowing through the corridors of the mine. We fought our way deeper and deeper into the mine hoping for a key to drop.

About ten minutes later, when we were quite far in, I noticed my system started to lag slightly.

Then a bit more.

Dave>> Uhhh... guys...
Dave>> I'm getting a lot of lag.
Player1>> Me, too.
Player2>> So am I.
Player1>> That's kind of weird.
Player1>> Maybe it's a server problem.
Dave>> It's strange.
Dave>> I usually only get this kind of lag in Jeuno.
Player2>> I'm sure everything is okay.
Player2>> Must be just one of those things.

That feeling was back.

That bad feeling.

I must be paranoid.

It was that exact second, that the Old Quadav that we had cast Dia on appeared around a turn.

At first, I thought it was kind of funny. He spent all that time following us through the mines.

Then about fifty more Quadav came running around the turn and came straight for us.

Not so much with the funny any more.

Seems while he was following us, he managed to link with some friends of his.

A lot of friends of his.

As we were being pummeled to death by a legion of ninja turtles, our party came to an important realization.

Player2>> This may have been partly my fault.
Dave>> ...
Dave>> You think?
Dave>> Damn, you're retarded.

After that, I decided it might be better to get the keys on my own.

Better safe than gangraped by an army of angry Quadavs.

That's good advice. You should write that down.


At 8:49 PM, Blogger StealthBomber said...


Haha gangraped. Happens to me to much ;.;

At 9:07 PM, Blogger Idalia said...

oh my... you'd think a quad would get tired of running all that way...

well, if you have friends in high places...

may as well grab them all and beat the shit out of any other living thing that happened to dia you >.>

At 10:04 PM, Blogger redkinoko said...

Never let others help youin what you can do by yourself. Stupidity, it seems, never helps.

At 10:04 PM, Blogger Almorille said...

Brings back memories. I did the exact same thing as a 32 or 34 rdm farming there. Stepped into the boat to bo to Bastok, hit lever, and was suddenly surrounded by about 20 or Quads. Thank god for chainspell, stonega, and yagudo juice! I managed to live.

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Artos said...

I did that to skill up polearm a while back....

At 11:22 PM, Blogger loque said...

dave's first LS ... i'm not hte blog writer, but if you have the time

At 11:53 PM, Blogger Cyberdragon said...

Well the idiots that realize they have a problem are salvagable it's safe to say that mistake is not likely to be repeated. When theyt turn around and don't understand they screwed up you need to run from top speed.

At 12:25 AM, Blogger valentine said...

i do that all the time as my blm on the way to a 60 BCNM chain a train load from both levels and thundaga their turtle butts

At 1:01 AM, Blogger Nu-Hir said...

That reminds me of the time I decided to see if I could jump on stuff on the ground level from the ledge in the O-Kotes room. Somehow a Crawler found about five more on the way up, and there were about 30 Yags starting to chase me.

At 1:50 AM, Blogger Glitterngld said...


At 6:52 AM, Blogger Woman of the Aether said...

Oh, I've seen the "huge horde of quadavs rampaging across the mines" thing happen more than once... including one time when it was, in fact, my fault. (That time was not when I was in a party, so I simply learned my lesson without harming others.)

I no longer interfere with people being chased by those hordes. I just leave them to their own devices and figure it counts as Darwinism in action.

At 9:21 AM, Blogger ColdhartedRagnarok said...

predictable dave, try to be more elusive in your writing.. You have a great blog but I would try to stay away from being predictable like this.

At 9:33 AM, Blogger Shayde said...

A-ha! Now I know where the turtle hordes came from that time my husband and a buddy got mobbed in Palborough. It was all Player 2's fault!!!

At 10:03 AM, Blogger TrueStoryGuy said...

Heh, I did the same thing when I first started playing as well. I was running around the mines and I noticed a Beetle over a gap. So I casted Bio on it and it ran away. "Oh well." I thought. Like 5 minutes later I turned around a corner and I was swarmed by a dozen Beetles ... I died a horrible death.


At 10:15 AM, Blogger shelby said...

I don't play FF (it doesn't seem to want to work on my computer) but this blog really speaks to most people. well. most people who seem to find themselves surrounded by idiots.


At 12:19 PM, Blogger Keilyn said...

Geeze. Number one rule. Do not attack something that you can't directly see/reach/aren't in front of when monsters link. That's just asking for a beating. Why do people do this? Who knows? Anyways, one stupid mistake is fine as long as the person absorbs what the mistake was and tries not to repeat it.

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Hollister160 said...

Lol thats a funny story sence the same thing happend to me and my frineds in the same place lolu know that room kinda far in the back with all the eggs yah well we owned all in there turnd aroudn gt lag and noticed a friends life was droping so we ask "Are u okay ?" replies "Does it F***ing look like i am im down to 200 helath u idiot !!!". So we all said okay lets go help him out. "So what did you do exactly?" replies " O nothing realy but you gusy rember that one i got behidn the gate???" "um yah why whats wrong was he a Nm? or somthing"? as we were runing back looking at each other kinda odd. "Um not exatcly but watch as u come close u will see" so i did the stupid faces "-.-" face i wonder what he did ">.>" we find him as he dies sadly but funny "Okay what was the problem?" he lauhs and counts down. "o shit wtf did u do" others "omfg what were you trying to make a quadve express train we can't even move u idiot we are suronded" everyone starst to 2 hour. But yah as we get threw about 90% of them we noticed the Nm's had linked as well now that they were all lvl 50+ and 5 of them and then there was me the one needing the keys lvl 25 red shockingly we they all died i got the fine shoot in with 60 hp and 5 mp left lol key drops we got like 5 from all the mobs we had killed but yah reading your story remind me and my friends of ares lol.

At 12:29 PM, Blogger bananasplit said...

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At 12:29 PM, Blogger bananasplit said...

LOL i do that all the time its so funnn..
then get on the boat and watch them fall into the water AHAHAHA

At 10:24 AM, Blogger sofy said...

Funny stuff ^_^
It makes me nostalgic!
The same happened to me but with bats on Ordelle's caves...


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