WoW really is crack…

wow[World of Warcraft] You have to wonder if it was really worth it for Blizzard to go into China. You also have to wonder if there was a reason that Sony and Square Enix havent ventured into the mainland…

Suing Blizzard is fast becoming a massively multiplayer pastime in China.

Numerous sources reported earlier this week that the parents of a boy who leaped from a 24-story building are filing suit against Blizzard in relation to the young man’s supposed addiction to World of Warcraft.

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/em clutches chest.

/em dies from joy overload.

In the next version update, major changes are scheduled for the dragoon two-hour ability.

The development team does not consider the dragoon to be particularly weak when compared to other jobs, but we are aware that a large part of a dragoon’s strength depends on the presence of his or her wyvern. After taking into account the wyvern’s tendency to be quickly defeated in heated battles, and the dragoon’s lack of a powerful special ability for use in missions and other critical situations, it was decided that improvements were necessary.

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WTF is Limbus?

FFXI[Final Fantasy XI] SE is introducing something called Limbus, specifically Limbus: “Temenos” and “Apollyon.” The description sound like it will be a Dynamis style event, which are huge 64 person groups that fight a zone full of monsters. There was very little detail and nothing given on the developers page. There is alot of speculation though, as it appears that the area this might take place in would be in “Sea” the high level CoP mission areas. So far we know that Temenos means the area of and around a religious place and Apollyon is a greek term used basically to describe destruction. Also the term Limbus implies Limbo and all its attendant vagueness.

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The Road Forks.

FFXI[Final Fantasy XI] Well, I have completed and helped my static complete Chapter 2 of the Chains of Promathia. We are now working on The Road Forks. This is a quest that has a semi-branching story line and doesn’t have to be completed in order (even though it usually is because the story lines take place in San d’Oria and Windurst respectively). For the San d’Orian story line we had to defeat a relatively simple Marlboro-type mob then return to San d’Oria to complete the mission. For the Windurst branch we had to go to Attohwa Chasm and defeat a pretty simple named Antlion mob. The problem with this part is that we then had to go up the Parrademo Tor, which is a big mountain that we had to climb to finish the quest. It has these cliffs you have to walk along that you can easily fall off of and the path is often times blocked by gas escaping from fissures in the wall.

Anyway, I have now completed the hard parts of both of the quests and just need to talk to the NPC’s to finish the quest. Which is nice. Except the fact that I have to do it again for the rest of my CoP static.

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More FFXI October update info.

[Final Fantasy XI] Square Enix is adding new conquest points items that will allow you to get a slight bonus in experience points (and limit points) for a period of time. This will likely be used mainly for soloing while looking for a party.

Experience Point Bonus Items

These items are designed to help those who wish to earn a little extra experience from defeating easy opponents, rather than for use in extended party play.

The bonus points provided by these new additions may not be noticeable at first, but taking advantage of the bonus every day will eventually make a substantial difference.

The new items will be available through the exchange of conquest points, making them accessible to a wide range of players. Talk to your nearest conquest guard after the version update and see how this adventuring accessory can help you!

Stolen from the Development Team page.

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::Drool::

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Pics from the Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion:

From top to bottom: Blue Mage Artifact Gear, Blue Mage using a spider slow attack, Blue Mage using raptor breath attack, Boat to a new city, Beautiful new scenery, More beautiful new scenery, Even more beautiful new scenery, You get the picture, Ghost ship

Blue Mage Artifact Gear

Blue Mage using a spider slow attack

Blue Mage using raptor breath attack

Boat to a new city

Beautiful new scenery

More beautiful new scenery

Even more beautiful new scenery

You get the picture

Ghost ship

Square Enix also made this statement:

Blue Mage

Employing the legendary arts of Aht Urhgan, these formidable fighter-mages employ elegantly curved blades for close combat, while decimating their enemies from afar with fell magic mastered from their opponents.

This was all completely ganked from DigitalBackSpin.

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3 Bosses, 2 Tanks, 1 Victory.

[Final Fantasy XI] Just completed chapter 2 of Chains of Promathia. The battle, which involves defeating 3 faceless baddies, is said by some to be one of the toughest battles in the game.

Beat it on the first try… I am so uber.

Well, not exactly on the first try but only because we did a dry run first to test my strategy.

I have come to believe that every single CoP mission boss has a weakness and SE designed it this way.

The strategy of body aggroing the three bosses with the paladin and having the white mage spam cures on the main tank while the rest of the group deals with one at a time works wonders.

The Yellow Liquid is fantastic for this fight especially for ninja tanks, as it locks the boss into one of its four forms for about a minute. Get it on the polearm form of the boss and the attacks are so slow that you wont have a problem with it at all. The paladin with the white mage can take anything as long as they have MP.

I even screwed up and threw the Yellow Liquid on one while it was in warrior form. This is a bad idea because it attacks so fast.

From what I saw they had four forms. No job (great except for transmogrification), Polearm (Dragoon), Staff (Black Mage) and Sword (Warrior). Try to lock it on Polearm. Don’t lock it on Sword >.< Also, dont let the main tank engage the last mob before the second one is dead. If they do that then they can get hate from the white mage that is still curing the main tank. I would save all your special attacks for the second mob. ringthree

New Jug Pets for Beastmasters

[Final Fantasy XI] The information from the October update has been slow in coming but here is some more.

Two of the new pets that will become available for the beastmaster ability “Call Beast” in the October version update.

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Exciting!

Thieved from the FFXI Developers webpage.

Yeah, I think this update may be just a hold over until we can get some more information on the expansion. Because so far we have a quest that only level 70 fishermen can do, and jug pets. Woo… hoo…

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FFXI Expansion announced at TGS

[Final Fantasy XI] Square Enix annouced the new Final Fantasy XI expansion at the Tokyo Game Show yesterday. Treasures of Aht Urghan is the title (which was guessed long ago when a trademark search was done on SE and it was the only title that didn’t already have some already known information) and it looks fantastic! Sorry, went a little fanboi there for a sec.

SE’s official announcement:

Images from the new FINAL FANTASY XI expansion, “Treasures of Aht Urhgan,” have finally been released to the public at the Tokyo Game Show (September 16-18)! And soon, players will be able to view a sneak peek of the new content from this site!

This page will continuously be updated with the most up-to-date information on exciting new content from “Treasures of Aht Urhgan,” so keep your eyes peeled for more!

The most intriguing thing is that in the video I have seen, there is obviously a new job that follows the classic Final Fantasy Blue Mage character.

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PS: Linkage, you ask and you shall receive!
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