1

2004 Summerfest  

Realm:Other
Start Area:None
Start NPC:Moogle
Type:Special Event
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Rating
*****
(Average from 6 ratings)
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 18:28:08 2010

Contents [hide]

In-Game Text

Description

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.

Spoilers

This page last modified 2007-09-21 11:07:13.
Send a correction
Post Comment
Summerfest
# Jul 15 2007 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
44 posts
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
____________________________
I am a nobody
noone is perfect
therefore i am perfect (=^_^=)

Puppetmaster 75 Beastmaster 36
BLM 75 WHM 58 THF 52 NIN 44 RDM 42 SMN 53
(Others 30+)
[Odin Server]
Cooking 94+2
#Sennothen, Posted: Jul 22 2005 at 2:58 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) what is a Goldfish Set good for?
Sigh
# Jul 11 2005 at 12:01 AM Rating: Default
**
312 posts
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:
____________________________
Cenebi
Dragoon/Warrior
Server: Seraph
Nation: Bastok
Linkshells: TheStormingForce, GarrisonCentral, SOSBrigade, MercenaryCentral, Nosephiroth, HANDSOFGODS.
menu > config > gameplay > Music
# Jul 05 2005 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
**
529 posts
You do all realize there is an option in gameplay to turn off all music right?
____________________________
[ffxivsig]530253[/ffxivsig]
effect filter
# Jul 05 2005 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
menu/config/effects, turn off everything thats not being done by, or to you
summerfest
# Jul 04 2005 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
*
56 posts
when is the next sumerfest? is there gonna be a next summerfest?
Can't wait
# Jul 04 2005 at 2:23 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
**
352 posts
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.
____________________________
I am a slave to my own free will.
Best Event
# Jul 03 2005 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
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
____________________________
74summoner/54white mage/42 black mage/42 bard -- Pandemonium
Fenrir *
Diablos *
Yinyang Robe *
Carbuncle Mitts *
>>Rhikku : Sorry I have to log off now....=\ My mom doesnt understand the importance of Promys :(
Rhikku>> np. If parents understood FFXI then we can be on all day.
I hope this won't happen this year..
# Jul 03 2005 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
**
320 posts
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.
NOOOOOOO
# Jul 03 2005 at 9:09 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
19 posts
NOT AGAIN!!!! RUN AWAY!!!!
sounds cool
# Jun 22 2005 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
**
252 posts
Sounds cool to me except for the fireworks going off every 30 min. for two weeks and the annoying music I keep hearing about.
____________________________
Darsha
Elvaan Male
"Gold****Ballistar"
"Sneaking*Star"
"Shadowy*Star"
"Spearing*Star"
"Paragon of Dark Knight Excellence"
"Paragon of Ninja Excellence"
"Paragon of Dragoon Excellence"

Linkshell: DarkEmblem
Server: Quetzalcoatl
Rank: 10
Jobs:
NIN- 75 DRG- 75 DRK- 75 MNK- 62 PLD- 50

SAM- 45 RNG- 32 WAR- 37 THF- 37
YUKATA YUKATA CHA CHA CHA
# May 11 2005 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
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
***
1,257 posts
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.
____________________________
Inia - Odin Server
Hope they recycle this
# Apr 14 2005 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
**
366 posts
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)
____________________________
Melantha of Kujata
RDM70/WHM40/BLM37/THF26/BST20/NIN16/WAR12
Bastok 7.2/ZM 14/CoP 3.5
Linkshell: SpiritsCrusade
Avatars:Ifrit[v]Garuda[v]Titan[v]Ramuh[v]Shiva[v]Leviathan[ ]Fenrir[ ]Diabolos[ ]
um...
# Apr 11 2005 at 3:53 PM Rating: Default
3 posts
ive never seen summerfest what is it really?
RE: um...
# Apr 11 2005 at 6:28 PM Rating: Default
Scholar
**
842 posts
2 weeks of annoying fireworks every 30 minutes
____________________________
EQ2: UberFuzzy, Guardian/Carpenter, Blackburrow
UberFuzzy the Red retired
RDM: Casting the first Stone, but not the first Pebble.
RE: um...
# Apr 12 2005 at 11:04 AM Rating: Default
hahaha, yeah, and that stupid music. well, i got my yukata last year.
RE: um...
# Apr 21 2005 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
Sage
***
1,433 posts
Hah! I was partying in the Altepa deserts while this event was going on... there was no escape from it! My poor brain...
____________________________
Ibi
Daviris
Bronzebeard
oooh!!
# Apr 09 2005 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
*
189 posts
my kitty SOOOOO need one of those yakutas!!!
you can bet yur *** im all over this one! ^^d
____________________________
Rank 10 Kitty of Sandy Oreo! =^-^=

PLD: 74 SAM: 62 WHM: 43
WAR: 36 NIN: 43 DRG: 27

Gilgamesh server!
~Fishy Wishy, Kinda Squishy. Yummy Yummy in my Tummy~
Mmm, fishies! ^^ <'))><3
@:3 <kitty with a cinnimon bun on its head!!!
RE: oooh!!
# Jul 07 2005 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Bah you and your dang kittie i swear its going to warp and rot that fragile little mind of yours
____________________________
Elvaan Male San D'Oria Rank 8

PLD AF1[x] AF2[x] AF3[x] AF4[x] AF5[x]
Genkai 1[x] 2[x] 3[x] 4[x] 5[ ]

70pld 35whm 32drk 36war 28nin 25sam 19bst 18blm 28rdm 22thf 14drg 18rng 15blu 24pup
oooh!!
# Apr 09 2005 at 8:24 AM Rating: Decent
*
189 posts


Edited, Sat Apr 9 09:26:19 2005
____________________________
Rank 10 Kitty of Sandy Oreo! =^-^=

PLD: 74 SAM: 62 WHM: 43
WAR: 36 NIN: 43 DRG: 27

Gilgamesh server!
~Fishy Wishy, Kinda Squishy. Yummy Yummy in my Tummy~
Mmm, fishies! ^^ <'))><3
@:3 <kitty with a cinnimon bun on its head!!!
Last year
# Apr 08 2005 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
**
579 posts
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.
____________________________
Alright Meatwad now what is this?

Well that's a chair.

No I mean is it left or is it right?

Well it's a chair.... and it's right over there.
Starting When?
# Apr 08 2005 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
**
613 posts
Anyone know when will this event begin? I can't wait for it! :)
____________________________
Character: Bosco
Server: Leviathan
Race: Galka
RE: Starting When?
# Apr 08 2005 at 12:56 PM Rating: Default
Scholar
**
480 posts
Quote:
Summerfest will be held from Jul. 23 to Aug. 8th, 2004.
Duh.
RE: Starting When?
# Apr 08 2005 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
31 posts
Quote:


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

Quote:

Duh.


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....

Duh....?

Edited, Fri Apr 8 21:07:08 2005
____________________________
Charecter: Mriswith Race: Elvaan
Server: Asura Rank: 6-1 Fame(Everywhere): Max
Sky: O
PM: 5-3
JOB: BST70/WHM37 (MAIN)
ALL:BST70/THF47/DRG42/MNK32/WHM37/NIN24/BLM17/SAM16/WAR15/SMN7
Battle gear:
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?90889
Charm Gear:
http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?1400
RE: Starting When?
# Apr 14 2005 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
*
66 posts
lol that festival was last summer. . . duh^^

Edit: I can't spell. . .

Edited, Thu Apr 14 02:32:09 2005
____________________________
FFXI
=====
Jenni
70 BLM / 60 WHM

Windy 6-2 / Zilart 5
CoP 2-5 / ToaU 13
Leviathan Server

Tastycakes
37 THF / 31 NIN
Sandy 5-1
loved it
# Apr 08 2005 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
3 posts
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
Scholar
*
235 posts
is there a way to filter the fireworks.. cus i remember last year by the end of summer.. they were pretty **** annoying
____________________________
PLD73/36
Goldsmithing 50
Smithing 23



http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/profile.xml?39685
RE: filter fireworks?
# Apr 08 2005 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
**
261 posts
there is a place in config to filter effects that arent used on you and such... i dont remember EXACTLY where it is though
____________________________
Killgannon
Vividsouls - Siren
75RNG/75NIN/75RDM/74BST/53WHM/47DRK/38WAR/37BLM
32SMN/35THF/34PLD/12MNK/9SAM/9BRD/6DRG/0COR/4BLU/0PUP
Insert witty phrase here.
3/5 of teh gawd gear
NOOOOOOOO!!!!
# Apr 06 2005 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
NOT THIS AGAIN !!!!
Post Comment

Free account required to post

You must log in or create an account to post messages.