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#1 Oct 18 2004 at 3:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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Long have I been a Samurai amongst the lands of Vana'diel, studying and training hard to become the best that I could among the rank of fellow Samurai around me. After dedicated hardwork and practice I had obtained the impossible, Ochiudo's Kotes, Sniper rings, and the most testing piece and yet most fulfilling... the Haubergeons. Though something was missing, I couldn't quite place my finger on it. But I would roam along Rolanberry Fields in thought. Along my typical route in the Fields I saw a figure along the horizen, flying valiantly along his side was a Wvyern. I blinked as I saw yet another coming from the opposite hill, as they passed one another, I saw both these adventurers stop for a mere moment nothing longer. It was a silent mutual understanding as they both saluated one another and continued along their way. Days later I walked through Jeuno, I saw the same silent code of honor among these warriors labeled as Dragoons. There was something oddly satisfying as I watched these Dragoons treat their fellow brethren with the utmost respect. That was the day I laid down my Great Katana, and picked up the Lance of the Dragoon. It is and will be the best decision I've ever made in Vana'diel. No matter what fellow adventurers think of us, we stand proud with our Wyverns flying high, ever vigilant and ever faithful...
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#2 Oct 18 2004 at 3:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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Exactly... respect is what all players should recieve, no matter the level or job.
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#3 Oct 18 2004 at 4:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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Of course respect should be had by all. But I chuckled to myself when reading Synergetic's post because being a Dragoon, I do have a sense of honor and a certain "comraderie" with other Dragoons. We are generally easy to spot, especially when not in towns. I don't think in general, people are a Dragoon, just to be one. You don't get Dragoon to sub on another job, alothough it is fun to use (Jump with Great Axe!). It's not just another job, you almost have to desire to be a Dragoon. Also, the Dragoon story was probably the best of all the jobs, so that adds to it. I just like to say finally, that I am PROUD to be a Dragoon.
#4 Oct 18 2004 at 4:24 PM Rating: Good
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Great post. There is a quiet truth to this. A respect... an admiration. After the Flag Quest for DRG, I knew it was it....

Thank you for elequently posting your observation Synergetic...

/salute
/welcome

(and rate-up ^-^)
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#5 Oct 18 2004 at 4:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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Good post - actually got goosebumps from it lol - maybe you should be a novelist irl. Anyhow, i totally agree, there is definitely a comraderie and respect amongst us dragoons for our fellow dragoons.

A few days ago i was lvling my white mage (waiting for a rdm friend to catch up to my lvl 50 drg so i figured i'd lvl some other potential subjobs) and saw dragoons on my way back from the dunes. For every dragoon that wasn't running too fast, i casted a cure2, shell, and protect on them. They kindly thanked me, and i told them my main job was a drg & "Long live Dragoons!" they smiled and were very appreciative of the support.

Btw Synergetic, my sincere congratulations on your accomplishments as a samauri - that type of dedication & passion for one's job should recieve the utmost respect (in my book) regardless of one's job class. To now have such a dedicated player joining the ranks of Dragoon is truely an honor. Best of luck to you in your new career
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#6 Oct 18 2004 at 5:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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I always stop and salute other DRG. That or I do the "/em does the secret DRG handshake with <t>" people seem to get a kick outta that. ;)
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#7 Oct 18 2004 at 5:20 PM Rating: Good
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With drg it doesnt matter the race, nationalty,or player we all have that respect. its how it should be with all jobs and all ppl in this game but we still argue and fight. Great post man rate up for you
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#8 Oct 18 2004 at 5:43 PM Rating: Excellent
Ahhhh.... The remeberrance of how it looks to see a fellow DRG salute one another. In my Opinion DRG has a secret code of Honor you'd expect from a samurai but yet there is no honor when two samurai's cross paths. When two Dragoons cross the same path they need not to salute or /em a single thing because they know that they have seen what they want to see and that is another member of the DRG family. With My lance(+1 ^^) on my Back and Ember at my side. I will defeat the opposition, I will do all I can do, I will show that **** cocky DRK that im just as good. I am Razieal The Dragon Knight and I have a Dragon's Pride.


btw you should be a author cause that was a very dramatic incident which wasnt as serious as you made it sound lol.
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#9 Oct 18 2004 at 5:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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that one realy sums up the comaradery of the dragoon, in the 3 days i have been a dragoon, i am yet to ignour any dragoons i pass.

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#10 Oct 18 2004 at 5:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm a newer drg and I salute every drg I see. The sad thing is all jobs should feel the same way. Sure there are tons of war ( per 30 lvls more then anything), blm, whm, etc, but you all play the same job. If you see another player, show them so respect. I just wish everyone would understand. You should only get tired of ppl what can't play their job while; never the job. Lvl hard.
/em does the secret Dragoon handshake <====(^_^)(o= with Synergetic
/salute
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#11 Oct 18 2004 at 6:16 PM Rating: Good
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Amen Brothers and Sisters, Amen.
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#12 Oct 18 2004 at 6:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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A nice tribute to the job, I will give the thought a thumbs up.



It just seems weird, like writing poetry about a happy meal or something.. i mean, its a dragoon, Not Kirin or Altana... sheesh ^^
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#13 Oct 18 2004 at 6:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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Honorcode of Dragoons

I just want to say that I was psyched about being a Dragoon till now. I have started my journey in the dreaded nest of **** in rolanberry. We are the ones who wait longest out of all the jobs. We are the overlooked job YET we truely learn the virtue of patience. We are the ones with over a hundread hours of play time, yet little of that time is actually "playing." So I salute thee fellow dragoons who watch their whm, blm, pld, friends ascend to high lvles while you wait for an invite, and I salute those Dragoons who have leveled high enough to not care if they get a party invite. (I'll be content when I get all the AF)

Hail to you all!

My secret dragoon handshake:
/em does The Secret Dragoon Handshake with <t>
/salute motion
/wait 1
/fume motion (i'm galka so it looks cool but i guess u could make it anything you like)
/wait 2
/hurray motion
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#14 Oct 18 2004 at 9:06 PM Rating: Excellent
Excellent. Excellent!

As an aside, I would challenge you to look at your servers and see what the least numbered job is post 35 (Because thats when leveling subs stop), and see where Dragoons fall out. We truly are the few. I would have it no other way.
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#15 Oct 18 2004 at 9:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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this is sorta a perk too. as long as there's little competition, unlike w/ wars and plds, there aren't many of us around the nest so pple see us as a rarity...at least on seraph. i just wish there was a way to get this info out to all the other ppl who just think we're dumb and don't have the patience to stop and think.
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#16 Oct 18 2004 at 9:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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I've heard that a lot of DRGs get into their roles more often than most other jobs. Wish it were that way with SAMs...
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#17 Oct 18 2004 at 9:46 PM Rating: Excellent
/cheer

/kneel

Awesome post!!

Alis:P
#18 Oct 18 2004 at 10:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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not only was that maybe the best post i have ever seen, but u worded it very well! u should write a book called "The last dragoon" LOL. great post Rate ^^

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#19 Oct 19 2004 at 1:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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/nod
Welcome to the Way of the Wyvern.

nice post. reminds me of a farming run in battila where i met a lvl 62, full AF drg. made me wish i had space in screenshots.

and curse you for your adorable sig i should have thought up, and will no doubt use in my bazzar comment...
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#20 Oct 19 2004 at 11:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Mad **** thread. ^^ This silent code among DRG's is real. I practice it and witness it through others frequently. Rate up!
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#21 Oct 19 2004 at 11:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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I always salute my fellow purple's.
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#22 Oct 19 2004 at 1:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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(p_q) i can stop my tears....
Yea... Specially when we are in Full Purple AF.... we look awesome with our Wyvern! :D
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#23 Oct 20 2004 at 10:02 AM Rating: Good
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With all the negativity going around, this is **** refreshing.

Lets keep this thread up top.

Salute, Synergetic and all my drg brethren.

Jacien
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#24 Oct 20 2004 at 12:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Great post and well put. I've often noticed that unspoken connection. On Valefor I've noticed alot of DRG like to salute and wave to each others wyverns lol =).

Good post.
#25 Oct 20 2004 at 1:20 PM Rating: Excellent
Synergetic first and foremost outstanding post, very well written and true. I read a post not long back on the Dragoon forums and it spoke of each individual that chooses Dragoon is due to what it represents and the honor Dragoon Warriors have between themselves from the past FF till now, (also because it is fun as **** to play). The point you made I feel a lot of us as Dragoons have felt at one time or another and I just think it is ironic I read your post after playing yesterday, it happens all the time but yesterday was different. I was running threw Valkurm Dunes about to zone into La Theine Plateau when a Dragoon came threw the other end, we both paused seeing each others Wyverns flying above, he /Waves as he is running bye so I stop in my tracks turn and /Salute him. What transpired next was cool, he stopped running came back to where I was standing and /Saluted me back, then /Tell's me Thank You. I /Tell him back Good Luck and stick with it and YW for what. He /Tell's me that his run from Jeuno on foot he had /Waved to everyone he saw and I was the first to say or acknowledge him back. We Spoke for about another minute about Dragoons and armor but then ended with a /Salute to each other and turned away to continue on with our adventures.

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I saw both these adventurers stop for a mere moment nothing longer. It was a silent mutual understanding as they both saluted one another and continued along their way.

Synergetic I love what you wrote and if you don’t mind I would like to add to your post and ask other Dragoons of there experiences either asking for another Dragoons help or an “in passing” story so the rest of us may hear it, and to everyone else if you are on Carbuncle and see Archangels please stop and chat and if I can help with anything, even with killing the Dragon to get the Job just ask. Thanks for the post and see everyone one the server.
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