asiren: Sailor Saturn smiling. (Default)

I like to get the 2.0 relic weapons (at least up to the zenith weapon) for every job that hits 50. My ninja hit 50 recently, so I start the relic quest and am at the point where I need to do Ifrit Hard Mode (HM), Garuda HM, and Titan HM.

I decide to do them unsync-ed with Aslann; he's white mage and I go as ninja.

And this is where SE decided to troll me. )

OK SE, I GET IT. YOU WANT ME TO LEVEL WARRIOR NOW.

asiren: Sailor Saturn smiling. (Default)

I just found out that Dreamwidth allows image files to be uploaded. :D

Test image using a screenshot from FFXIV )
asiren: Sailor Uranus smirking. (heh - sailoruranus)

I already have 2 gripes for Diablo 3:

#1. Full-screen mode graphics were distorted.

The text was super-hard to read because it was blurred bad. Maybe it's the 800x600 resolution (which I'm not allowed to change) because my graphics card is too old?

I didn't have this issue w/ Starcraft 2.

The blurry-ness was fixed when I used full-screen windowed mode. Go figure. -_-;

Oh, FYI, my monitor resolution isn't 800x600. It's one of those that's slightly above 1024x768. /shrug

#2. Chat window too small.

Talking with 3 people & having the game dialog going made me scroll the chat window manually every minute.

No, you cannot adjust the chat window size nor change the font size. Have fun managing your 1 chat window. -_-;

The game itself is ok so far. I almost killed myself when I went into those fire spots on the map that seemed to be filled with mobs much higher leveled than me. >_> Whoops...

asiren: Delete first, ask questions too late. (oops lj)

I broke [personal profile] aslann's Xbox 360 today. >_> I was playing Super Street Fighter IV, and was trying to get used to Sakura's moves since I have an easier time playing with "fireball" characters (like Ryu and Ken) over "charge" characters (like Chun-Li and Guile). It's a little sad it ended up that way since Chun-Li was the only character I'd play in Street Fighter for the longest time.

Anyway, after practicing in Training mode for a bit, [personal profile] aslann suggested I try the Arcade mode on Easy to get a feel for things. I can do most of Sakura's moves if I concentrate, but I never really tried playing Street Fighter with a real strategy in mind. (I'm a button masher.)

So I started playing Arcade mode and my first fight was with... Hakan, the oil wrestler. Err... >_>

It was tempting to revert to button mashing, but I did use some of the special moves I learned. I beat him in two rounds, and just as I got my score with the winning quote from my character, the Xbox froze.

Um... Let's try this again...? I re-started the Xbox, loaded up Super Street Fighter IV again, start Arcade mode on Easy, and then tried to play again. No good. The Xbox freezes again in the beginning of the fight. At this point I figured I:

  1. Broke the Xbox, or
  2. Someone just didn't want me to play Street Fighter for the rest of the night.

[personal profile] aslann took a look at the Xbox which resulted in the oh-so-famous Red Ring of Death. ~_~ R.I.P. Xbox 360 #1.

Dec 5, 2010 Update: Well, [personal profile] aslann fixed the Xbox yesterday! He did some research online, and cleaned some parts before putting it all back together, and now it's back in action! He said he didn't even have to overheat it to clear the red ring status. o_O So, now I get to continue my Street Fighter IV training...

asiren: Sailor Saturn smiling. (caged tiger - kira)

This is a follow-up to my previous post about FFXI. It's a letter written for my linkshell. I'm posting it here for myself.

Good-bye FFXI. It was nice knowing you. )

Will I ever go back? Maybe, but the chances of that are small this time around. (I've already taken a 3-month break from FFXI before.) I haven't played FFXI this past month even though the month was fully paid for. Again: "I'm quitting because I find myself too disillusioned to continue." The game just isn't fun to me anymore.

asiren: Princess Serenity; no regrets. (no regrets - princess serenity)

I've been thinking about quitting FFXI. The only thing that is keeping me from actually doing it is the friends I've made in the game. The game itself is going in a direction I dislike. Most of the new 'features' Square-Enix added to the game are features I don't care about or outright hate. Examples )

Add my disappointment with FFXIII, and I find myself doubting if I even want to stick around for FFXIV! That's with the promise of Nobou Uematsu composing the game music too. I may swear off the Final Fantasy series for good at this rate since my free time is precious. Can't say the same for a virtual item that may take 3+ years to get.

asiren: Girl drawn with a blue pen. (blah)

On a Wednesday night back in April or March, I sat down to play FFXIII for the first time. I played for about an hour and 45 minutes. While I was excited about the game when I saw the TV commercials, I quickly found myself becoming rather unhappy with it. The gameplay, while pretty, was quite dull. The music? While it was okay, I have not found any track (so far) to be memorable. (Memorable as in, "I have GOT to get the soundtrack!", the first time I hear it. Examples: FFVIII, Chrono Trigger, Transformers The Movie)

The most annoying feature of the game... )

In summary, FFXIII = SE fail!

Edit: Also, more proof SE is just trying to milk more money from the fans rather than making quality games: Final Fantasy XIII Comes To iPhone As... An Artbook. Ya know, you could try selling an actual artbook. Like the one you did for FFXI?

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