Saturday, 29 May 2010

Smithing and Escorting

Today's video is a combination of two videos that I have had for a while.  Part 1 of the video is a look into the world os Smithing (or crafting to WoW players).  The players pulls out an anvil and starts to smith right their and then!
Part 2 of the video is of an escort quest which is sliced with some cut scenes.

Also just to let you all know that even though it's still some months yet, I am statring to organise a FFXIV Linkshell (or Guild to WoW players!) on the forum.  Check it out here:

Friday, 28 May 2010

Where's the updates?

Sorry about the lack of updates this week.  I have about 4 new videos to post but I have had a bit of a dodgy internet connection.
I think it's sorted now, and I'll do a double video tonight to make up for it!

Monday, 24 May 2010

The Twelve do not allow it!

One of the best lines from the Alpha tester manual was:

Q: Why can’t I fight barehanded?

A: Because the Twelve do not wish it. Eorzean adventurers must have a weapon or tool equipped at all times.

So who are the Twelve?  What do they do?  Well todays update should answer many of those questions.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

It's a Dodo, Kill it!

Because I didn't post much this week, I'm making up for it by posting on a Sunday!
We have another RiKo Delorian video today and he is off to kill some Dodo's for a guild leve.  Dalimin Quetz is joining him as they fight through 1:29 minutes of HD footage.

Friday, 21 May 2010

It's the 50th post!

Today's update is some videos I should of put online a week or so ago.  So I have put two of them together for you here.
It's our old friend Riko Delorian and a quest to take down some monsters.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

I'll have the Kaboob with large chips and a cola.

Sorry I have not posted much this week, I have been revising for my driving theory test which I passed yesterday.  Anyway today I have some screens of food shopping in FFXIV.
A few things strike me when I look at these screens.

1) There is no where in the item descriton of the effects of the food items.
2) Thats a lot of Gill the player has.
3) The player also has quite a lot of bag space, which is nice!

Monday, 17 May 2010

Hit its weak point for extra damage!

After yesterdays trip down memory lane, today we have a brand new video featuring none other than a giant enemy crab!
Our friend the archer, this time called Sixx Delorian is joined by a Lalafell called Alonzoo Jones to take on some giant enemy crabs.  Enjoy!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Final Fantasy XI - Looking back

Back in 2006/2007 I used to do a blog to track my journey through FFXI, but I deleted it a few months after I stopped playing.
I was thinking about it over the weekend and I thought it was a shame that it was gone because I would of liked to look back at it now.  Then I found a few old posts on some FFXI forums and I found pictures that were publish on my FFXI blog so I guess that somewhere they were still online.
I have found them and also have found a few of my claims to FFXI fame!

Claim to fame 1: The lowest level player to solo Orna the NM.

Claim to fame 2: The player who wrote the tactics for the Chocobo Hot and Cold game.

I posted a screen on my blog showing the moment I wrote the tactics on the FFXI Wiki on how to win at the Chocobo hot and cold game.  They are still there today ( ).

OK, now some screens of my journey through Vana'diel.

1) There's me, Onlytripleseven, in my Mog house with my New Year quest prize

2)  This is a picture of my Link Shell at Christmas 2006.  I'm not in the group becuase I took the picture.

3)  Victory at a BCNM 40!

4)  My adventure partner Dayo and my prized blue Chocobo.

5) Last but not least, you have to have a sense of humour in FFXI!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Scene 1, take 1 and.....Action!

Hey everyone, todays video update is the first four cut scenes all in one video.  You'll see our lalafell friend on the ferry, going upstairs to explore the boat, getting into a fight, then after the fight the ferry crew start to pull towards Limsa Lominsa.

Alpha test server update.

Just incase you are intrested in the goings on with the alpha tester.  I have the May 10th testers update message here:

Sixth Alpha Test Schedule

Dates and Times:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 – 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. *1

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. *2

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. *3

*1 Only users with Japan-based Square Enix accounts will be able to log in.
*2 Only users with Europe-based Square Enix accounts will be able to log in.
*3 Only users with North America-based Square Enix accounts will be able to log in.

* Three test periods per day have been set in accordance with times of anticipated peak activity in each region.

Test Content:

- Quest System
- Guildleve System
- Battle System
- Basic Controls
- User Interface

* The contents of the sixth alpha test will be the same as the fifth alpha test.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

£50 to the man who brings me the Jellyfish!

Hey everyone, I have a brand new video for you all today of our friend Riko Delorian fighting a jellyfish type creature.  In this video you will see a few more of the different types of moves that are avaiable to the archer class.
Also while I am here I want to tell you about the video vault that I have made on the forum.  You can access it it here:
And it contains links to every video that has been posted on this blog.  Also if you have not yet joined the forum, give it a go!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go...

OK, this is a new video that will help you understand how mining on FFXIV works.  In the below video the player is on a quest that requires him to gather mined items.
Mining is done through a skill based menu.  Once you start to attempt to mine a circle will appear on the screen.

An inner ring grows from the centre of the circle and with a timed button press you stop the growth of the ring.  It looks like you want to get the inner ring as large as you can without it growing bigger than the circle.

After the first attempt the inner ring shrinks a little, then the next attempt repeats the process but uses the shrunken ring as the maximum area the next ring can occupy.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Video Reboot on it's way.

Oh dear, looks like some of my FFXIV videos have been taken down from youtube, although not all of them though.  I'll get it sorted tonight.

Yargh! Pirates!

Everyone dreams of one day being a pirate, and it looks like FFXIV is going to go a long way in helping make those dreams become a virtual reality.  Check out the latest video below which is done in the now standard 1080p.
Also it's nice to see people using the forum I created, I hope you all like it and enjoy speaking to each other.
I am going to use a part of the forum to keep all the videos and screens I have posted all in one place.

Also thanks to Kyle for the generous donation and also thanks to everyone who has been supporting this site through the adverts.  Thanks everyone!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

New forum for this blog!


There is a lot of users that come here so I think a forum might be a cool thing to add.  Check it out, create a user name and post away!
I'll see you there.

An insight into Alpha testing - READ POST BEFORE LOOKING AT THE PICTURES

OK, today's post is a little bit different.  Like Thursdays music video, today I'm looking to do something new on this blog.
The following are screens from the FFXIV Alpha testing forum, where the testers post comments on what they thought about the game.

IMPORTANT: You will read through these posts from the forum and many will be people having problems with the game and offering suggestions.  This is normal for an Alpha test in case you did not know.  The reason the game is in Alpha test stage at the moment is so that all the bugs and issues and be fixed before the public get to see the game.  So don't read this and think that FFXIV is going to be bugged and broken.  It will not, because these guys and girls are testing it so Square-Enix can give us all the best experience later this year.

With that in mind, here is the kind of thing the testers have gone through:

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The Sounds of FFXIV

Here is the video featuring three full length songs from the Final Fantasy XIV OST (Original Sound Track).  The first in the video is the title music which any Final Fantasy fan will recognise, but I have put a slide show of the game being installed so it's not just a still screen.

The second song is the song I would have had as the character creation music if I was making FFXIV and the slide show that goes with that is the character creation.  The reason I would have had it as the music for that part is because I feel its sounds like that start of an epic journey and really gets you in the mood to start playing.

The third and final song on the video is the theme for La Noscea and you'll see a slide show of pictures of La Noscea at the same time.

I hope you all enjoy it and I'll try to create another one soon. Also seeing as today is election day here in the UK I thought I would go for a topical name for the video.  I'm not saying wherever or not I voted for that party, but I have a feeling they will win it tonight.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Great quality opening battle video

I have got a really good quality version of the opening battle video I would like to share with you all.  The Lalafella is a melee type and this video shows the basic concept of battle with this type.

Also I wanted to do a post with some of the music tracks from the OST that I downloaded, I got half the way through then movie maker crashed :( and I lost all that I had done.  I'll have another go tomorrow though!

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Monday, 3 May 2010

Double Whammy of FFXIV Leak videos

OK, because I was playing Super Street Fighter 4 on the PS3 since Thursday and didn't post anything, here is a double post of FFXIV videos for you all!

In video number one we have the character creation process.  In the video it focuses on the Lalafella creation and as you can read from the 1080p video I have put here, you can see the different clans that you are able to create in the Alpha version as well as the different skin types, voices, etc.

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In the second video I have posted you can get a look into how synthesis works in FFXIV.  From the video you can tell that things can be synthesized at different speeds.  I would guess that the better you are at a particular craft the higher success rate you have at fast synthesis.

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Super Street Fighter 4

Sorry I've been quiet over the weekend, I just got Super Street Fighter 4 and I have been smashing people online!  I will be posting some new stuff later today, also I have been trying to get hold of some Pugilist screens/videos that have been requested maybe I might have something like that to post later in the week.

Anyway In a few hours I'll post again with more FFXIV leaks!