Saturday, October 28, 2006

[GM]Dave Vs. The NMs - Vol. 3

Alternate Title: "Play That Funk Music, White Boy."

I'm not sure what possessed me to do it.

I was never a really big fan of Bard. Wow, you run into battle and instead of grabbing a sword, you decide to break out some tunes.

Congratulations, you're an iPod with legs.

But, for some reason, I decided to level Bard for a while. The job seemed more challenging than your average melee job and I figured I should at least give it a try.

Also, I figured this would be a great first step to my new rap battling career.

Now, starting out on Bard wasn't that bad. Play some songs, have some fun. You know, normal stuff.

Then I hit 17.

Every Bard reading this just went "Oh..."

I'm not an elitist when it comes to gear. I'm really not. As long as people are wearing even adequate gear, I'm usually pretty understanding.

But for my own character, I like to have the best of the best. It's just the way I am.

So hitting 17 on my Bard presented me with a problem. I needed a Monster Signa.

I didn't have a Monster Signa.

I also didn't have any money.

Crap.

So, I'm stuck camping Hoo Mjuu the Torrent...

Sigh.

While not as depressing as the Dunes, Giddeus has far fewer people. Far, far fewer people.

If you do a search of Giddeus, here's the people you'll find:

15 people camping Hoo Mjuu
3 people farming Yagudo Necklaces
1 retard who is lost

This means that, at most, you'll only have 4 people to talk to.

Unless you speak Chinese...

Fortunately, my dislike for people makes this a great selling point.

I spent a little over a week camping this bastard. Each day was kill the placeholders, wait. Kill the placeholders, wait. See Hoo Mjuu pop already claimed. Sigh. Kill the placeholders, wait.

My inate stubbornness kept me from quitting. I refused to be beaten by some silly NM.

And each time that I managed to get claim, I would sit there with bated breath, fingers crossed, only to have my hopes dashed.

But, no. I would not be beaten.

I could not be beaten.

So, I camped and camped and camped...

Finally, on my last day is Giddeus, I looked around to find a most wonderous, amazing phenomenon.

I was the only one camping Hoo Mjuu at the time.

Then, as if reading my mind, he popped directly in front of me.

I easily got claim and then went to the slow work of taking his life points.

As they began to dwindle, I prepared myself for the impending disappointment. I knew it wouldn't drop, but at least I would be ready.

And then, Hoo Mjuu died at my hand.

You find a Monster Signa on Hoo Mjuu the Torrent.
You obtained a Monster Signa.

Wait...

It dropped.

It actually dropped.

My hard work had finally paid off and I sat in front of my computer cheering.

I went back to Windurst, changed jobs, and equipped my pretty new Signa.

That's when I realized something. Something that had not occurred to me as I spent day after day camping.

I don't even like playing Bard.

As a matter of fact, I hated playing Bard.

Why in the hell did I even camp this thing in the first place?

What the hell?

I don't see anything wrong with spending seven straight days playing a game.

That's just how we roll.

But to spend seven straight days you could have been playing instead sitting in one spot trying to mash macro keys before the other guy mashes his...

That shit is just crazy.

No thank you, sir. Not for me. I swore that I would never do something that stupid again.

So, I was camping Stroper Chyme...

21 Comments:

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

hoo mjuu sucls, first

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

sucks*

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger ColdhartedRagnarok said...

and dave are you going to update smithy tonight and do windy? =D

 
At 9:50 PM, Blogger Exc said...

NO ONE knows the pain of camping stroper like I do...make it a good post Dave, do that bastard justice.

 
At 9:52 PM, Blogger Onionsoilder said...

I know the feeling, but two things different:

1) I'm on the same NM still.
2) I actually like the job I'm camping it for.

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger Brenner said...

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At 10:55 PM, Blogger Zarquon said...

Lemme tell you something: Hoo Mjoo has NEVER ONCE dropped a Monster Signa for me, and that's five years of off-and-on camping right there. I am literally (I've kept count) 0/317 on him.

The only good thing about that is that I've cornered the market on Zealot's Mitts...

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger Homer said...

wow only a week? Took me 4 weeks to get drop from him, 8 claims. xD

 
At 6:21 AM, Blogger Bellemithra said...

"Congratulations, you're an iPod with legs."

Thank you Dave. I managed to spit out my coffee ....again... >.<

Awesome post! Keep em comin'!

 
At 7:51 AM, Blogger Rogahar said...

Here's some good post-fodder for you Dave.

1) Boy talks to girl.
2) Girl talks back to boy, enjoys it.
3) Boy and girl continue talking for a while.
4) Girl's boyfriend discovers this, gets angry.
5) Girl's boyfriend starts sending Boy angry tells to stop talking to his girl.
6) Girl still doesn't mind talking to Boy.
7) Boy continues to talk to girl, ignores her boyfriend.
8) Boyfriend files GM-call on grounds of harassment (i.e. boy harassing his "girlfriend").

This just happened, or something much like it, on Asura =P
"Boyfriend" was a Tarutaru, too.

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger Tarlicus said...

wow a drop on first claim... you are a lucky sod, makes me want to start playing again but between college and work i have no proper time to play =(

 
At 8:17 PM, Blogger Almorille said...

I know the feeling Dave. While leveling BST I decided I needed the Signa, and no way was I going to buy it! About 5 claims and no drops later, I bought it. I justify it by figuring I made so much off the beads, feathers, scrolls, etc, that it payed for itself anyway!

DJW

 
At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still amazed you don't have some magical GM mojo voodoo that allows you to magically voodoo mojo get whatever you want.

But then, I play WoW and don't believe in GMs, anyway.

 
At 10:16 PM, Blogger Bob the Mighty said...

Hey Dave, Nice post, but there is a significant less amount of feeding people to Jormungand. I dont actually pay Final Fantasy, but things are starting to get a little boring.

 
At 4:28 AM, Blogger token black guy said...

hey bob why dont you stop bein wack fo 2 seconds yo! ya know wuts boring? yo cracka azz foo! go complain to yo momma cuz we all know u iz 45 and u still on da titty hahaha!!! wesside!! bloop bloop!!

 
At 5:03 AM, Blogger Cruven said...

Ive never camped for the Signa myself, but one of my LS mates have...i think he's at 0/57 or so. I feel so busy (even when im just standing around jeuno for no apparent reason) that i can't camp NMs...except its more Don't then can't...i had a fun enough time getting Carbuncles ruby.

 
At 6:51 AM, Blogger Thistle said...

Next time I XP BRD, upon joining the party I'm going to greet them with, "Hello, my name is Thistle and I'll be your iPod this evening.".

 
At 7:40 AM, Blogger Meroduin said...

So the first time I ever 'camped' Hoo Mjuu the Dirtybastardwhoneverdropsastaffwhenyouneedhimto, I was with a friend and I had just started ninja actually. We were actually there for necklaces and were having a fun game of Yagudo Roundup when he suggessted trying to claim Hoo Mjuu the Filthyyagudosonofabitchwhoonlygivesastafftogilsellingcrackbabies.
It seemed like a good idea, so we paused in our Yagudo killing spree and went to go camp. Hoo Mjuu the Staffwhatstafflolyoudon'tgetastaff popped shortly thereafter and ... he dropped the Signa.

I did mention I was with a friend right? A friend who wasn't interested in my mythical 'someday I'll level bard' nonsense. "If you really need one," he said, "I'll camp it with you again." So we sold it and split 50/50. Months later, I started bard, and thought to myself, "How bad can it be? I'll just camp him again."

The answer is, it can be Hoo Mjuu bad.

I borrowed the damn thing whenever I could, and my bard is now 45 and I finally broke down and just bought one. Then OH THE IRONY I came into poessesion of a Chanter's Staff.

I Hate Huu Mjuu the Torrent.

 
At 6:41 AM, Blogger Kerensky said...

ah yes.. I think I just bought this item.. :S when it was cheap.. it was cheap.. it should be again cheap..

also the bf who filed the gm call should be dragon food. stur chum in the water. camped too many nm's will not do that again cheaper to gill farm and buy most of the items.. gill farm 50k-100k a trip in drops easy. (if they sell.)

 
At 7:58 AM, Blogger WindexHamster said...

<3 Stroper Chyme.

I got both of my Shikarees in under a total of 3 hours. :)

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger mysticoblivion said...

all i have to say right no about hoo mjuu is.....
0/30
thats right, every waking moment for 6 days straight, 0 drops for 30 claims
on a happier note, i got an rmt by the name of miiyon banned in the process, but still, 0/30
thank you valefor (/cry)

 

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