Tykkaru – FFXI

Quick Update

Posted in Uncategorized by Tony on April 15, 2009

Real Life

Think I’m between A-B in Organic Chemistry II, so I’m pretty happy there. Taking Molecular Chemistry, and I’m not doing much productive…

Think for the exam I’m going to plan to divide it into two ways to study: 1) Theory 2) Problem Solving, which is the logical way to do it since the exam is just those two parts (problem solving allows you to use the course book as well!).

Daniel is coming home from Australia! I was so happy about it that I cried.


Ah yes, a lot has happened in FFXI. I’m still in zEUs, I’m quite happy. Wish to be come to event as another job as Bard, but as it is a requirement and I think I’m one of the better BRDs in the LS I’m on BRD duty. I’ve been in this LS for a year now and I think that I can count on one hand the numbers of times I’ve not come as BRD…

Finished with SCH relic as well! 5/5! Need to get the belt to drop, but it’s kind of a low drop rate, so… Raisen got his SCH to 75, so now we’re 3 SCH! We’re going to become such an enlightened force to be reckoned with!

A Crystalline Prophecy was released too! I won the second time. I chose the Redingote with M.acc +4 and M.atk +4! ffxi_20090415_082230

I’m sorry to say this though: Redingote only looks cute on Tarutarus! I think that Tykkaru is cuter than ever! ❤


New course, new failure.

Posted in Uncategorized by Tony on January 21, 2009

So, I kind of almost failed my last course, Mass spectrometry. I don’t even know what happened. Was totally kerplunked by the whole thing. I kind of feel like a failure right now… Robin was the top of the class, I got the lowest score in the class. *sigh* There went that fantasy…

I’m taking the C-course in Organic Chemistry right now, hopefully it will go better, if not, I don’t know what I should/will do with myself. It’s kind of tragic that the past year, all my grades has plummeted… 😦

So yeah, I’m kind of sad/in a bad mood right now.

Ah! Ah! 12 amu in the mass spectra?! WTF?!

Posted in FFXI by Tony on January 9, 2009

Well, I had fun last night… spent a whole hour trying to solve this mass spectra that we got as homework. Got my exams in 7 days, so it’s not a good that it took me a whole hour to solve it!

The thing that I got stuck on was the fact that there was a peak at 12 amu, which is quite rare for mass spectra. But it was solved later as the figure was CF3CN. Oh neat, WordPress does subscript automatically.

I’m on Twitter now, so you’re all free to add me there as well. 🙂

Don’t think there was anything new, we failed Odin again, timed out at 1%. It’s kind of disappointing, but yesterday we just finished another entry set, so we’ll be entering monday from now. I’ve also taken up the task to organize the member’s list and to see who has what feathers. :3

Not much progress otherwise, finished up Sublimation to 5/5 and Grimoire recast to 5/5, although, now I think perhaps it would be better to do Helix potency. Although, I’m not sre if I’ve ever used helix to start with…Working on Enlightenment, it’s at 2/5, want it at 5/5… ^^

Got to go as SCH to one of the LS events, yay! Was only Dyna-Sandy, but it was mighty fun nuking with te BLMs. ^^

Christmas Break Update

Posted in FFXI by Tony on December 30, 2008

Wow, so what have I been up to recently?

Christmas break, and I’m not touching Masspspectrometry until January 2nd!  I’ve been levelling DNC like crazy! Lv.37 -> lv.54 during the christmas break. The Dagger merits are getting used! I’ll come back later with a picture, when I’m not looking too retarded in my mismatch outfitaru!

We did Einherjar yesterday. Only tier 1. Didn’t really clear, we finished off the Manticore boss, but remained was 2 Dark Elementals when we pinged out. We knew something was fishy when we got into the zone and the only mobs there was Dark Elementals and the Manticore boss. Seems like Sage Sundi forgot to mention that they were gonna implemend a new update into Einherjar! Mass PING outs!


Hilarious, LOL ensued, followed by panic and frustration!


Nuking gear

Like I mentioned earlier, I’ve been thinking of upgrading my equipment for SCH, since I lack a nuking setup (and detest it!), don’t even have all the IV nukes yet, (I’m a poor taru!).

So after reviewing  http://kanican.livejournal.com/34049.html#cutid3 I’ve come to the, very brief, hysteria that I can manage the gear and get some decent nuking gear on my Taru!

Main Elemental Staves (need)
Potency +15%, Hidden MACC
Ranged Sweet Sachet
INT +2
Head Argute Morterboard
Skill +7
Body Scholar’s Gown +1 (need)
INT +3, Skill +15
Hands Genie Gages (need)
Skill +8
Legs Mahatma Slops (need)
INT +8
Feet Goliard Clogs
INT +4, MACC +2
Back Merciful Cape (need)
Skill +5
Waist Argute Belt (need)
INT +5, MACC +2
Neck Elemental Torque (need)
Skill +7
Ear 1 Elemental Earring (need)
Skill +3
Ear 2 Moldavite Earring MAB +5
Ring 1 Tamas Ring INT +5
Ring 2 Snow Ring (need)
INT +5

So I need: All HQ elemental staves (except Terra’s Staff), which I use for Elegy on BRD.
What I need to be dropped is Synthesis Materials for SCH body, Argute Belt, Merciful Cape

Need to be bought is:

Snow Ring ~ 300k
Elemental Earring ~ 550k
Elemental Torque ~ 160k
Mahatma Slops ~ 280k
Genie Gages ~ 150k
Aquilo’s Staff ~ 130k
Jupiter’s Staff ~ 550k

Total: 2 120 000G /sigh

Set Bonus would be:

INT +32
Skill +45
M.acc +4
M.atk +5

Granting a Tarutaru SCH/RDM without Elemental Magic Merit nor INT merits, this would grant Skill 301 and INT 109

Anyone with any BLM or SCH experience that could tell how this would fair against HNMs?


-Enmity Gear

Main Light Staff
Cure Potency +10% , +1 MND
Sub Staff Strap -2 Enmity
Ranged White Tathlum
-2 Enmity
Head Argute Mortarboard
Fast Cast, +5 MND
Body Goliard Saio
-5 Enmity, +5% Haste, +5 Conserve  MP
Hands Scholar’s Bracers +1
-3 Enmity, +5 MND
Legs Mahatma Slops
-4 Enmity , +8 MND
Feet Scholar’s Loafers
-2 Enmity, Fast Cast
Back Errant Cape
-5 Enmity
Waist Penitent’s Rope
-3 Enmity, +5 MND
Neck Benign Necklace
-2 Enmity
Ear 1 Novia Earring
-7 Enmity
Ear 2 Delta Earring
-3 Enmity
Ring 1 Tamas Ring
-3 Enmity , +5 MND
Ring 2 Trooper’s Ring -4 Enmity

This is a tweaked version of the one that Kanican gave out! Total is -45 enmity -5 enmity from merits equals to -50 enmity.

Scholar drop in Dynamis! ^^

Posted in FFXI by Tony on December 21, 2008

Got a nifty gift from zEUs today!

The Argute Mortarboard! They give new spectacles too! ffxi_20081220_234247

I’ve also decided to pimp out my SCH! It’s a really fun job to play! I’m going to start maximizing the -enmity gear it has for curing etc. Following that SCH-buddha that I read on LiveJournal, forgot their name! >.<)b

Real life stuff, not so much in-game stuff…

Posted in Uncategorized by Tony on December 17, 2008

Went to see Happy-Go-Lucky with Martin last night, he’s a good friend, I’ve finally understood that, we’re nothing more than friends, which is good, since in the dark, ambient movie settings, I could actually make out his wrinkles, and he kind of looked old…

The movie was great, had an infectious laughter, but I’d rather watched something else, what upset me was the taxi driver, his cynicism really upset and put me in a bad mood. I felt sorry for him. :/

I’m still thinking of leaving zEUs, but still haven’t found the right moment to tell them yet… it feels like I’m betraying them somehow, which is not the way to go. I’d miss so many people as well… all the tarus in the LS I’ve kind of bonded with… well, that’s probably it…

Merged RL with FFXI blog!

Posted in Uncategorized by Tony on December 12, 2008
Tony’s boyfriend checklist
Name: Robin Duration: Never happened, in my mind? 4 weeks
Occupation: PhD student Where we met: Masspectrometry Course
Beginner Level
____ Can say “I love you”
____ Isn’t hiding another boyfriend.
____ Thinks kissing is sexy

Has a glowy smile

Is at least marginally sensitive

Will probably remember my name the next morning
Intermediate Level
____ Can say “I love you” without my saying it first
____ Likes me enough to tell me I’m special

Trusts me enough to tell me I’m wrong
____ Teases me when I need it but knows when to stop
____ Pursues making me laugh as a hobby

Pretends to like the same things I do even when he doesn’t
____ Misses me when we’re apart
____ Isn’t afraid to fight with me
____ Allows to drive him crazy
____ Would rather do nothing with me than something by himself
____ Can fall asleep in my lap while I study — and still call it a date.
Top-of-the-line level
____ Can say “I love you” with his eyes
____ Never lies (except to spare my feelings)
____ Doesn’t worry about losing me because he knows he can’t.
____ Forgets there was a time when we didn’t know eachother.
____ Kisses me for no good reason
____ Celebrates my faults
____ Sighs when I hold him
____ Lets me have a time-off when I need it.

I like him so much, a lot really, but I don’t know what to do? Some say that I should take the initiative and talk to him? But I’m not someone like that, but on the other hand, what do I have to lose? Except maybe my dignity? And self respect? *sigh*

A friend sent me a quote today from The Sandman…

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up a whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…

You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ or ‘how very perceptive’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart.

It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love.”
– The character “Rose Walker” in The Sandman


FFXI update?

Oh right, I’m pretty much getting bored with it. Not much happening, thinking of returning to Phoenix. But I don’t know how to break it out for the linkshell, they recently funded me a Jubbah, and I haven’t really been active enough to think that I’ve compensated for it, and I don’t want to leave it on bad terms. :/

I think two new updates has been since I was on. SCH merit category 1 and 2. I don’t really know what to say about them, they don’t seem that good to be honest – the Relic for SCH body looks pretty nice though. Enhanced Sublimation? 😮


Keryu lent me his new tuxedo. I think I look super charming in it! 🙂


Posted in FFXI by Tony on November 20, 2008

Trying to complete my assaults for Captain rank at the moment!

I’ve finally beaten More than One now! Yay! That Cerberus fight was freakin’ tiresome! The thing is now, that since I’ve finished doing them all, at least that’s what I think I did! Apparently, I don’t, so I need to figure out which ones I still need to complete.

Leujaoam Sanctum
-Leujaoam Cleansing [done][4sure]
-Orichalcum Survey [done][4sure]
-Escort Professor Chanoix [done][4sure]
-Shanarha Grass Conservation [done][4sure]
-Counting Sheep [done][4sure]
-Supplies Recovery [done][4sure]
-Azure Experiments [done][4sure]
-Imperial Code [done][4sure]
-Red Versus Blue [done][4sure]
-Bloody Rondo [done][unsure]

Mamool Ja Training Grounds
-Imperial Agent Rescue [done][4sure]
-Preemptive Strike [done][4sure]
-Sagelord Elimination [done][4sure]
-Breaking Morale [done][4sure]
-The Double Agent [done][4sure]
-Imperial Treasure Retrieval [done][4sure]
-Blitzkrieg [done][4sure]
-Marids in the Mist [done][4sure]
-Azure Ailments [done][4sure]
-The Susanoo Shuffle [done][4sure]

Lebros Cavern
-Excavation Duty [done][unsure]
-Lebros Supplies [done][4sure]
-Troll Fugitives [done][4sure]
-Evade and Escape [done][4sure]
-Siegemaster Assassination [done][4sure]
-Apkallu Breeding [done][4sure]
-Wamoura Farm Raid [done][4sure]
-Egg Conservation [done][4sure]
-Operation: Black Pearl [done][4sure]
-Better Than One[done][4sure]

-Seagull Grounded [done][4sure]
-Requiem [done][4sure]
-Saving Private Ryaaf [done][4sure]
-Shooting Down the Baron [done][4sure]
-Building Bridges [done][4sure]
-Stop the Bloodshed[done][4sure]
-Defuse the Threat [done][4sure]
-Operation: Snake Eyes [done][4sure]
-Wake the Puppet [done][4sure]
-The Price is Right [done][4sure]

Ilrusi Atoll
-Golden Salvage [done][4sure]
-Lamia No.13 [done][4sure]
-Extermination [done][4sure]
-Demolition Duty [done][4sure]
-Searat Salvation [done][4sure]
-Apkallu Seizure [done][4sure]
-Lost and Found [done][4sure]
-Deserter [done][4sure]
-Desperately Seeking Cephalopods [done][4sure]
-Bellerophon’s Bliss [done][less sure]

Cleared at least 1 floor of Nyzul Isle [done][4sure]

Also, I’ve finally been funded for my Salvage Body! ^^img_20081106_213357


Posted in FFXI by Tony on October 21, 2008

We managed to kill Jormungand Sunday with ease! We were mostly doing it for fun, since it doesn’t really drop anything worthwhile. The fight was smooth, a few died… but I survived! YAY! 😀

It was also fun to do something on SMN! Since it’s nothing I usually do… The damage was consistent and a few even excelling. I of course, accidentally woke up Jormungand when we slept it…


Posted in FFXI by Tony on October 1, 2008

So an update! Yay! Mattycakes ought to be happy. 🙂

Haven’t been able to do a lot of things lately because of exam times. You can read all about my school work on lifeontheclist.wordpress.com, if you’re into chemistry and organic chemistry angst.

So zEUs was doing Dyna-Beaucedine yesterday and for the first time since the update, COR relic dropped. And guess who was the one who got to lot it? Yours truelly, Tykkaru! 😀

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