Finally got around to it. Purchased an Apollo's Staff and a Neptune's Staff off the AH today, completing my HQ Staves collection. Yep, that's 8/8 HQ Elemental Staves. It looks purrrty!^^
'Course, being the miser that I am (sort of), it took a lot of self-convincing that I should get them. To be perfectly honest, the practical uses of the HQ staves are minimal, since the only staves that a BLM really needs are an Ice, Thunder, and Dark Staff. Of those three, only Ice and Thunder really need to be HQ, well, maybe just Thunder since all your nukes tend to be of the Thunder line in the endgame. >_<
Don't get me wrong, the other HQ staves have their uses. For example, I bought an Auster's Staff to help out my Aero nukes versus Kirin. Unfortuanately, other than that, I can't see any other real use for it, so meh. :P What can I say? I'm a collectaru...hee...^^
That, and I really wanted to save the 2-million I spent on the Staves to help fund my Goldsmithing. I seem to be very paranoid about this in particular, since I'm going to need all the help I can get to make it through the Goldsmithing hell that is the 70s. >_< At least I'll be on greener pastures once I get out of that...
Speaking of which, I don't know how many people noticed, but the Goldsmithing blog is up and running. Since its purpose is so specific, it does not get updated very often, but I guess any up-and-coming crafters (or experienced crafters for that matter) can always stop by to give their comments and ideas. ^^ It should be linked over on the side panel, but if something's wrong, please do check out the Goldsmithing bloggie over at http://tarugoldsmith.blogspot.com! ^^
Finally, tried Riverne - Site #A01 with TrueRune this morning. We managed to navigate ourselves to the BCNM fight, but got promptly owned when a few minor errors just added up. That, and we were up against three mobs, one of whose attacks all ended in -ga. >_<
Other than that, I think I'm going to take a short break once my plants have grown in an attempt to fix my computer. As some of you may know, my computer has been periodically crashing every now and then since last December, and it's about time I try to get it fixed. I'm not sure what's wrong with it, hopefully it's something that a reformat can deal with, but if that fails...it might be a while before I return...