2004 Summerfest  

Start Area:None
Start NPC:Moogle
Type:Special Event
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
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Items Required:Bloody Candle
Dire Candle
Goldfish Bowl
Rusty Tail Cutter
Snickering Skull
Sniffling Skull
Super Scoop
Tome of Moans
Tome of Whispers
Items Granted:Black Bubble-Eye
Chocobo Ticket
Eastern San d'Oria Gate Glyph
Festive Fan
Lady's Yukata
Lord's Yukata
Omina Yukata
Onoko Yukata
Spirit Masque
Summer Fan
Yhoator Flea
Last Updated: Sat May 15 23:28:08 2010

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Spring is over and it's time for Summerfest!

At this time every year, adventurers gather in the towns to kick back and take a break from their usual daily activities. It is a time for players from all nations to come together and swap tales of their exploits.

However, night is when Summerfest really heats up. The ensuing darkness sets the stage for a grand display of fireworks in the sky and on the ground. Countless bazaars line the streets and music fills the air. Adventurers of all shapes and sizes strike up conversations with complete strangers when not dancing hand in hand with their companions.

The Moogles, as well, have devoted themselves to making this summer a memorable one. Participate in their events to receive wonderful items that will make your Summerfest even more exciting!

Summerfest will be held from Jul. 23 to Aug. 8th, 2004.

Experience the sights and sounds of this summer extravaganza in the following locations (from 19:00 to 6:00, Vana'diel time):

West Ronfaure East Ronfaure Northern San d'Oria Port San d'Oria

North Gustaberg South Gustaberg Bastok Mines Bastok Markets

East Sarutabaruta West Sarutabaruta Windurst Waters Windurst Walls Windurst Woods

Western Altepa Desert Eastern Altepa Desert Rabao

Fireworks will be sold in these areas:

West Ronfaure (G-8) South Gustaberg (J-7) East Sarutabaruta (J-7) Rabao (G-9)

And finally, the Summerfest Moogles will be waiting for you in:

Southern San d'Oria (J-9) Northern San d'Oria (D-8)

Bastok Mines (I-9) Bastok Markets (G-8)

Windurst Woods (K-10) Windurst Waters (F-5)


With Summerfest kicking into high gear across various lands, it appears that the merchants have been getting into the festive spirit as well, offering various new items.

Those familiar with the customs of different lands say that the equipment the merchants sell may be of an Eastern origin. Curiously, the goods closely resemble the items used in an event known as Goldfish Scooping.

Goldfish Scooping is a traditional game often played during the summer months. People use fragile "scoops" to skim the water in order to catch as many brilliantly colored goldfish as they can--before the paper on the scoops rips.

Trading goldfish to a merchant will earn you points based on the type of fish you catch. These points can be exchanged for a plethora of exciting Summerfest items.

So if you hear one of these peddlers, you know what to do! Go and give Goldfish Scooping a try! Who knows, you might just get hooked!

The NPCs will be at:

West Ronfaure G-10 South Gustaberg E-8 East Sarutabaruta H-8 Rabao F-7

-About reopening the "Test of Courage" event

The Test of Courage event was brought to a close as the Goldfish Scooping event opened. However, due to the popularity of the event, we have decided to reopen it, and have the event run until the end of Summerfest.

Take your best shot at both events, and above all, have fun!

Test of Courage involved finding a partner of the opposite sex and being sent off to run through high level dungeons as a level 1 character. You had to find the marker to get the key item and then warp home.


This page last modified 2007-09-21 11:07:13.
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# Jul 15 2007 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
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It's been 2 years since someone decided to post anything new on summerfest. I can't wait for it again :)
I just want to see the fireworks again.. I knowit won't be the same without my old friends being there... but I think just seeing it one more time then going away for a while is best.

I'm sorry but I'm soo getting rid of my account. Vana diel just isn't what used to be :(

I was there for 04.. and it was unlike anything this game had to offer :) Congrats for that.

Edited, Jul 15th 2007 11:28am by Seshiomari
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#Sennothen, Posted: Jul 22 2005 at 2:58 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) what is a Goldfish Set good for?
# Jul 11 2005 at 12:01 AM Rating: Default
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Wow... most people seem to not want this event for two reasons:

Selfish (ie: want the yukatas to stay rare)

or ignorant (ie: doesn't know they can turn off sound and effects. RTFM)

I for one hope they repeat this one, I started playing a couple days after it ended last year D:
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# Jul 05 2005 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
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You do all realize there is an option in gameplay to turn off all music right?
effect filter
# Jul 05 2005 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
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menu/config/effects, turn off everything thats not being done by, or to you
# Jul 04 2005 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
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when is the next sumerfest? is there gonna be a next summerfest?
Can't wait
# Jul 04 2005 at 2:23 AM Rating: Decent
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This was my first event and I remeber seeing all thoes "high" level areas as a 20 BLM.

Times have past and my original character is gone and I would love my Yukata back^^

Also my BF has FFXI now and he was not around for this event so it will be something special for us to share.
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# Jul 03 2005 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
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This is by far the best event SE did, i actually had a lot of fun doing this event, and goldfish scooping ^^(although goldfish scooping had cruddy prizes..it was fun) idk what all you guys are talking about, the music, and fireworks where a nice change for a while
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I hope this won't happen this year..
# Jul 03 2005 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
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I still have a Tome of Whisopers, Snickering Skull, Yhoator Flea, and another rare item that goes along with these.

However, I personally hope this event doesn't happen again. I liked being able to exp low level jobs with a trick staff, yukata, and other event items, and have people not know how I got them... now everyone has a trick staff and pumpkin items, but Yukatas are still much rarer.
# Jul 03 2005 at 9:09 AM Rating: Decent
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sounds cool
# Jun 22 2005 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Sounds cool to me except for the fireworks going off every 30 min. for two weeks and the annoying music I keep hearing about.
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# May 11 2005 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Yukata.. I want one of those~

Edited, Wed May 11 16:12:50 2005
1 year anniversary^^
# Apr 22 2005 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Summerfest 2004 started just a few days after I started playing FFXI. I got to see Castle O, CN, Davoi, Beadeaux, and Ranguemont Pass before I ever got my first job to level 10. It was scary as crap, and frustrating since I had maps of none of those places. This time I will not inadvertently zone into Beaudecine and get mauled to death by a tiger or run in circles trying to find the right path in CN or die from multiple Afflictor curses in Beadeaux.^^

I am soooo not looking forward to the lag from the fireworks and the annoying music though.
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Hope they recycle this
# Apr 14 2005 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I love events...and looking at the events so far this year...I hope they recycle again...since their "original" events so far have been less successful than attempts at recycling (staff change?!)

-- Valentione's Day 2005 (SE sent everyone a signature crystal they can't use and suggesting that players sign something decomposing for the one they love with the massive outpouring of twilight crystals, an utterly useless event)

-- Doll Festival 2005 (this was ok, make everyone get into alliances with a bunch of women to get costumes of little girls, a bit annoying to find alliances for though)

-- Egg-Stravaganza 2005 (the event from last year recycled and the combos changed)
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# Apr 11 2005 at 3:53 PM Rating: Default
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ive never seen summerfest what is it really?
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# Apr 11 2005 at 6:28 PM Rating: Default
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2 weeks of annoying fireworks every 30 minutes
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# Apr 12 2005 at 11:04 AM Rating: Default
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hahaha, yeah, and that stupid music. well, i got my yukata last year.
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# Apr 21 2005 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Hah! I was partying in the Altepa deserts while this event was going on... there was no escape from it! My poor brain...
# Apr 09 2005 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
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my kitty SOOOOO need one of those yakutas!!!
you can bet yur *** im all over this one! ^^d
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# Jul 07 2005 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Bah you and your dang kittie i swear its going to warp and rot that fragile little mind of yours
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# Apr 09 2005 at 8:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Sat Apr 9 09:26:19 2005
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Last year
# Apr 08 2005 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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This is last years Summerfest guys. As of now no info has been leaked on this years summer event. It probably won't be the same and I'm probably holding on to this Lord's Yukata in vain, /sigh.
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Starting When?
# Apr 08 2005 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know when will this event begin? I can't wait for it! :)
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RE: Starting When?
# Apr 08 2005 at 12:56 PM Rating: Default
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Summerfest will be held from Jul. 23 to Aug. 8th, 2004.
RE: Starting When?
# Apr 08 2005 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Summerfest will be held from Jul. 23 to Aug. 8th, 2004.



uh-huh..... I Think... Logically speaking, Since that was last year... It'd be safe to say the starting date would at least be in this year.. unless youve invented a time machine....


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RE: Starting When?
# Apr 14 2005 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
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lol that festival was last summer. . . duh^^

Edit: I can't spell. . .

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# Apr 08 2005 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
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I loved summerfest, and I'm looking forward to having yet another one! Shame on all that oppose summerfest!
filter fireworks?
# Apr 06 2005 at 10:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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is there a way to filter the fireworks.. cus i remember last year by the end of summer.. they were pretty damn annoying
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RE: filter fireworks?
# Apr 08 2005 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
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there is a place in config to filter effects that arent used on you and such... i dont remember EXACTLY where it is though
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