30 May, 2005


Not too much has happened recently, which explains the lack of updates over the past week or so. I feel I am approaching the point in the game where much of what I do is rather superficial to the overall FF experience, sans the occasional mission or two, which is basically all that's really left for me to do.

If you were to take a look at my list of things I wanted to get done in the game, I have pretty much completed all of my goals that do not require leveling up of some form, and attaining Goldsmithing 100, but the latter's a real far cry away. There are some other minor goals that I've also managed to accomplish, and for that, I am rather satisfied with all I have done thus far.

TrueRune is slowly working its way through the Promathia missions, with us having started plans on tackling Riverne Site #A01, which is the next "real" mission following the Phominua Aqueducts. Our numbers are dwindling though, but hopefully there'll be enough interest in those who have made it this far to carry on until the end of the Promathia storyline, or at least, what there is of it.

All this talk sets up the stage for introducing Sabotender, who was a Galka friend of mine. I actually met him through Gluey one day, when Gluey asked me to say 'Hi' to Sabotender, and we ended up chatting a little bit that way. Since then, we've befriended one another, although we didn't really talk. Come to think of it, the only times Sabotender really spoke to me was when he wanted me to come along to something, although most of the time he tried, I was busy.

I ended up doing a grand total of one thing with him- farming the Sea Serpent Grotto with some of his friends. Many Wooden Hakutaku Eyes later...^^

And so, I was chatting to various people in my Mog House when out of the many /tells I received, I got one in Japanese that (for obvious reasons) stood out from the rest:

Sabotender>> ア コンバンハ~
Sabotender>> トツゼン デスガ {Final}{Fantasy} ヤメマス^^;

(He likes talking to me in katakana...:P)

The above basically translates to "Ah, good evening" and "Might be sudden, but I'm quitting Final Fantasy. ^^;"

I don't like it when people quit, I really don't. I can see why one might quit, whether it be out of frustration, or a sense of finality, but needless to say, regardless of the reason, it is sad when someone does. Sometimes when a person is just having a bad day, all it takes is a little breather and some persuasion, and they're back into the swing of things, but when the person is genuine about his or her intentions, it's just time to let go. Yes, I don't like Sabotender quitting, but asking him to stay behind even though there is little left for him in the game would be all-too selfish of me.

However, I could at least send him off. He and his linkshell had gathered in Mhaura, since I guess he felt taking the ship away would be a fitting end to his FF career. I hurriedly rushed down to Mhaura to see him off (with a 3k chocobo, too -_-) where, thankfully, they decided to wait.

We ended up exchanging goodbyes, and wishing each other luck, but I couldn't help thinking about when my time would come. You could say reality just /slapped me in the face just then, and put a lot of things into perspective, but ah well.^^

I could go on with some additional musing, but it's a little too melodramatic for my tastes, so I'll leave it here for now. ^^ On the down side, I didn't get a chance to meet Sabotender's linkshell at all- they kinda followed him to the ship, and I didn't get a chance to talk to any of them. -_- Oh well.

The next ship arrived shortly, and that was the time to go. Sabotender thanked me to coming down to see him off, and with that, boarded the ship to sail off. Rather picturesque scene for a goodbye, but I guess it was rather fitting for him. ^^ I managed to get in one last goodbye before he left for good,

Tuufless: おつかれさまでした!^^
Sabotender: ありがとう!

And that, as they say, is that. ^^

Also, while I'm thinking about things, where has Onekomaru gone?? ;;


wyred said...

Even though I don't know him, I do feel a little sad inside, that another player has left Vana'diel. *sighs*

I think before deciding to quit, one should just put his account into suspension. At the end of 3 months, if you don't feel like coming back to the game, then quit.

neko said...

I'm still around~

1.5 weeks until finals are over and I'll be back^^

Strawberrie said...

Aww, I've seen that guy around... But really can't blame him for quitting. After almost 3 years, not much else he can do. Even YOU are running low on goals.

Katoke said...

I was thinking the same thing..

Neko where are you?