Archive for November 2nd, 2009

Are you eligible for the Nexus Cape?

FINAL FANTASY XI Official Web Site
Yes it’s 2009 and I’m still playing Final Fantasy Online. On November 10, upon the release of the third add on scenario “Shantoto’s Ascension” Playonline will reward gamers who have all three scenarios with the Nexus cape.

According to the official Playonline website, “it’s an item that allows characters in a party to teleport to their leader’s location.”
However the teleport is limited in range as it does not allow you access to the Aht Urghan, Chains of Promathia, and Wings of the Goddess, caves, dungeons and the beastman areas. Bummer.

It’s very similar to the Tidal Talisman which was only available to players who purchased the actual Tidal Talisman last year. This item allowed players to teleport to pre-determined locations most notably between Aht Urghan and Nashmau for those on Salvage missions.

I can see the Nexus Cape to be of some worth to lower level characters who are leveling up in the said areas in a party. It’s of no use to those who are playing solo in the game. Higher level characters will find use when they are gathering for linkshell events such as Dynamis and for those who are in summoner parties.

This is an item that I wished I had when I was leveling my summoner and my white mage even. This item is especially useful when trying to get to areas such as Uleguerand Range, Attohwa Chasm, Beaucedine Glacier, Cape Terrigan, Valley of Sorrows, Behemoth’s Dominion and Norg.

Of course, the biggest downside is that your party leader has to be there FIRST and you’re all in the same party. We’ll see how my linkshell reacts to the accessory on November 10.

Qualifying players can pick up the item in the treasure coffer in the Tenshodo Headquarters in Lower Jeuno.

Who’s going?

Anime fans in Asia will descend on Singapore in November for this year’s Anime Festival Asia 2009. I haven’t been to an anime event in a long time let alone outside the country but I thought this was the perfect chance. I did have a few conditions before I finally decided to go and the hotel was last on my list.

1. I must have tickets to the “I Love Anisong” concert. Particularly for the May’n concert since I’m a huge Macross fan.
2. Danny Choo is showing up so that’s a plus.
3. My lovely travel agent could get me a great package for the airfare and hotels.

Thank goodness all three have come true! I don’t work in the anime industry so I won’t be at the Anime Asia Conference (who knows? maybe next year). But I’ll try to live blog the events that I can attend. I’m particularly looking forward to the K-ON experience and the Regional Cosplay championships. Good luck to all the finalists!

See you all in Singapore on November 21-22!

Chair art

Chair art, originally uploaded by mdelamerced.

Seen while walking down Bonifacio High Street.