[GM]Dave Vs. The NMs - Vol. 1Alternate Title: "Leaping Lizzy Is A Whore".
Somedays this blog just writes itself, you know.
I had been camping Leaping Lizzy for almost two weeks.
Yes, that's two weeks.
I had gotten claim and killed her at least twice a day for two entire weeks and all I had to show for it was half a dozen lizard tails (retail price: not freakin' much).
See, Lizzy drops this really nice pair of boots that are great for a lot of different jobs. Plus, their Rare/Ex, so you don't have to worry about gil sellers.
Still, you can usually bet that someone will be there looking for her.
Then one day, I was camping Leaping Lizzy for Bounding Boots when this little Taru runs by me and starts killing lizards. You have to kill lizards to get Lizzy to spawn.
That little bastard was after my boots.
Oh, no. This was war.
We started chasing each other around the area. It was a constant battle to see who could get each lizard.
Before I continue, I should point out that it didn't really make any difference who got the lizards. As long as they died, Lizzy could appear.
We were competing because that's just what you do.
So, we're locked in this epic struggle. Neither side was willing to relent even a little.
Then, as I pulled my weapon to send another lizard to lizard heaven, the bastard snakes in front of me and kills it.
Competition or not, this is a slight faux pas that any MMORPG player would recognize.
Player>> Really sorry.
[GM]Dave>> It's okay.
[GM]Dave>> We're here for the same reason.
Player>> Yeah, I know.
Player>> I actually killed her a little earlier.
Oh, that sick son of a bitch. He's trying to rub it in.
Player>> All she dropped was some stupid boots.
Player>> She dropped a Rare/EX version of the boots.
Player>> Couldn't even sell them.
It was at this exact point that I started to twitch a little.
This moron had killed MY NM and gotten MY boots, and he's complaining?!
[GM]Dave>> That's all Lizzy drops.
Player>> No, it's not.
Player>> She drops another set of boots worth a lot.
[GM]Dave>> They changed that.
Player>> Are you sure?
[GM]Dave>> I'm sure. They only changed it...
[GM]Dave>> A FREAKING YEAR AGO!
Player>> Guess this was a waste of time, huh?
[GM]Dave>> You might say that.
Player>> Do you want the boots?
[GM]Dave>> You can't give them away.
Player>> Oh, yeah.
Player>> Right, right.
Player>> Oh, well. Might as well get rid of them.
Player throws away a pair of Bounding Boots.
I'm not sure how many times I fed him to Jormy.
I actually had to change his job for him, so he could keep deleveling.
Honestly, I think Lizzy did it just to drive me insane.