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#102 Jul 14 2004 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Hello. Been visiting this forum for a while, just nvr bothered to reply to anything, figured id throw in a few just for fun.

You know you've been a pld to long when....

-You die 14 times in a day and just laugh about it

-You feel strange if you havent died at least once during an xp outting O.o''

-You end up out tanking ur war in the Dunes while lvling ur thf

-You think your keyboards broken when ur voke doesnt work while farming with a thf sub

-You willingly tank two IT mobs during a bad pull when Sleep wont stick and laugh when they still cant kill you

-You get mad at your whm for insisting on casting Regen 2 on you because your life bar never seems to drop >_< (pet peeve of mine)

-You ask the whm to keep ur hp in the yellow/orange b/c if ur in the white, it means your doing a bad job

-you have more +Vit as a thf than you do +Dex & +Agi

-you try to tank as a smn, and you get three shotted

-You run around Qufim in low lvl equip on anon with a pt flag up casting Cure 4 on people just to confuse the **** out of them

-You cant understand why people get upset when they die

-You see being in the red as normal and cant understand why ur whm started freaking out

-You get into contests with your blm to see who can hold the most hate, and you win.

-You have a screenshot of every set of armor you've ever worn just because you thought it was so kool when you got it

Thats all i can think of atm, lol but oh well, just thought id throw these into the mix.


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#103 Jul 14 2004 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
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You KNOW you've been a PLD too long when:

-You voke the AH.

That is all I have to say about that.

My friend, Ronnold, is guilty to most of the above (AND HES ONLY LVL 30 (O.o))

-He likes to talk about the uselessness of his Centurion Greaves. (Stating he paid 14k and they're only 1 more defense than his Chain Greaves were, stating that more defense became useless a while back)
-He complains CONSTANTLY about his Centurion Greaves (He says they're ugly and make too much noise. I know i stated this once already but he really loves to complain)
-He often argues with newbs that VIT > DEF
-He often Vokes while farming.
-He shows off his PLDness by using holy circle/sentinel/protect II everytime we go someplace (Even the airship!)
-He Subs PLD when leveling his WAR job.
-He CONSTANTLY uses holy circle in the dunes.
-He's ALREADY trying to play hero and save people from undeads in Quifm.
-He salutes PLDs everywhere he goes.
-He can tell if the guy is a PLD just by looking at him (He can even tell if it's just a warrior in chain armor!)
-He's voked the AH a few times.

Edited, Wed Jul 14 17:46:57 2004 by JmacAttack
#104 Jul 14 2004 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
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You know you've been a paladin too long when:

-You feel like taking a summer vacation to either Gugen Mines, or eldenime necropolis, but you can't decide

-a whm casts protectera and you yell at him for not having protecteraII -i have almost done this..

-the whm without protecteraII casts protecter and youmove away from camp, thinking that if the spell touches you you will be "tainted", and go cast protectII on yourself -lol i can't belive i did this

- you disband in the middle of level 33 so you can try out shining blade on the undead in gusgen mines

- You view darknights as "darkened comrades" -i'm almost guilty

- you make a living out of farming udead -i wish i could

- you farm Gigas just because you like the idea of something that big hitting you for too little damage for you to care; and that's the ONLY reason-this is totally me

- You think paladins should be able to cast poisona -why shoulden't we? i get poisoned way too many times!

- you have special mental metronome for every creature in vana'diel that tells you when to cast what

-your mind has the capacity to keep track of the following:
-when provoke is reusable
-when flash is usable
-when sentinel is reusable
-when sheild bash is reusable
-.......all at the same time

-also you've been a paladin too long when you look at the paladin forums at allakhazam.com and in the "Last poster" column you see your name, agian, and agian, and agian

Edited, Wed Jul 14 18:57:49 2004 by Quadkiller
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#105 Jul 15 2004 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
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-You end up out tanking ur war in the Dunes while lvling ur thf

-You think your keyboards broken when ur voke doesnt work while farming with a thf sub

So true, it was a pain to get thf to 15, due to those reasons lol!
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#106 Jul 15 2004 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
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I am guilty of 99% of the above listed reasons...

Oohh +1 more reason

YOu know you've been a paladin too long when...

...you get rated 1's on post's and you say that's right still holding the hate!! BooYa !!!

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Edited, Thu Jul 15 09:53:08 2004 by Juless
#107 Jul 17 2004 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
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you know when youve been a pld too long when:

- you die over and over again lvling thf, not realising how weak thf is.

- u spend more time tanking as a thf in valkurm than noob warriors.

- u instinctively know when u need to hit provoke macro.

- think other jobs are weenies when they cry about dying


Edited, Sun Jul 18 00:26:01 2004 by AgentChau
#108 Jul 18 2004 at 5:40 AM Rating: Decent
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hahahahahaha omg, brings a tear to the eye folks...haha, i'm so guilty of almost all of these things

they're hilarious cuz they're true! lol, i hate getting regen's cast on me, sucks to take dmg and have enmity decrease and still not be able to cure so you can get it back, i always did holy circle in dunes, i use pld as my sub when i lvl war, i try to voke when i use pld/thf for farming, i love to hear, "Don't hog hate so much, we cant get it off you!" (said by a couple of noob wars in quifim that didnt realize i was a paladin), i rejoice when i do more than 100 dmg, i've grown a love for white everyones and often wish FFXI had horses so i could ride a white horse, i feel naked if i dont have the BEST damned armor money can buy or quests can yield at my lvl, i die a little inside when i see people without up to date armor, i check my def. after every buff i get, and more...but my fav. is that i slap people around and call them weenies when they ***** about dying lol, anywho ill try to add a couple if i can...

You know you've been a PLD too long when...

- you don't want to level any other jobs and are considering quitting FFXI after your PLD hits 75

- you purposely sacrifice yourself when leveling other jobs

- you seem to be curing more than the main healer(s)

- you dream of your next level armor at night

- you've ever called your sword "Excalibur"

- you've ever threatened to Shield Bash someone in real life

- you are completely numb to the shock of dying in game

- everyone around you feels several more times worse about you dying than you do and you find yourself consoling them even tho you're the dead one

- you've MB'd a skillchain with Banish (lmao)

- when you receive a tell after dying the first thing you say is, "Don't worry about it, it's my job", even when you're leveling non-tank jobs

- on your birthday you wished for Enlighten (a self buff that adds a Holy attribute to your sword)

Edited, Sun Jul 18 06:45:34 2004 by Fiyaitup

Edited, Sun Jul 18 06:47:13 2004 by Fiyaitup
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#109 Jan 13 2005 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
OK here's a little paladin story that I think was incredibly funny. Around level 42(ish) (this was a long time ago) there was this Dark Knight who kept talking about how she had to tone down her damage for me, "The poor little paladin won't be able to hold hate, no paladin ever has." (impuning the honor of the job we all hold so dear) So I keep saying go for it, do whatever you want, I'll be fine, I haven't even come close to losing hate, etc. So the two of us decide to have a little contest. We decide as a party that we're gonna split up after this one guy levels, it having been a long party, but everybody wants to see this contest. So we get the guy a buffer (competition was pretty fierce and i think everyone wanted to see it through) and then have one more fight, just so we can do this. Basically, i ask her to wait for my second voke and then do everything in her power to steal hate. So I decide to just go all out... ya know, use both shield bash and sentinel (which I, of course, ordinarilly wouldn't do.. wanna save one for next fight so we can chain, eh?), flash like crazy, whatever, but when i see that the little vixen doesn't wait till my second voke, I decide that I've had enough of her (she skillchained before i even got to sentinel... tsk tsk tsk... she's obviously trying to keep me from building hate.) So i voke again, cure III myself for the damage i've gotten, then I Invincible. Then, I do something I wouldn't normally do at all... type into /party chat: /p *yawn*, /p AFK (the BLM starts laughing his *** off at the AFK)... needless to say I won, the mob died, there was much rejoicing...
to make this fit the topic (lol) I would say...
You know you've been a PLD too long when you get seriously ticked that somebody says theres no doubt that they can steal hate from you, so you actually get some guy a buffer and throw a stupid contest just to prove they're an idiot.
#110 Jan 13 2005 at 2:31 PM Rating: Good
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You know you've been a Pld to long when..

You start using Pally talk in RL social situations..

You wonder were you can "Camp" that cute girl NM.

You try to Flash said cute girl NM and get a Double Slap, Beat it Loser, skill chain for your troubles.

After said Slap magic burst you try to self cure to keep from losing aggro.

You wonder if you have enough MP to tank a 2nd cute girl for an XP chain.

You walk in front of moving traffic and think "No Worrys! I'll pop my invincible if it looks like that bus will hit me".

When your girlfriend gets mad at you and you think "Man I sure can hold the hate well!!"

When your girfriend realises she is wrong and apologises to you, and you feel bad because you lost aggro.

Someone on the freeway cuts you off and you decide to "Voke" using your middle finger.

When your boss tells you to stop looking at the Alla forums and you look for your shield to bash him with..

Man I need to get a life.. ; ;
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#111 Jan 13 2005 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
lmao Great thread. I am also guilty of above 90% of these. I read them and didn't thin I would have anything new to bring to the table till I remembered this one that I am guilty of:

"Mob you are fighting casts an Aoe and you Throw out a cure3 on your taru whm, not because your worried he will die, but because your embarrassed that someone besides yourself has hp in the yellow"
#112 Jan 13 2005 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I haven't played my paladin in probably close to three months, but so many of the original posts fit. Knowing 30 seconds is one of the more amusing ones, its harder to keep track of 5 minutes for barrage but I am usually still within 30secs on that one. When i did put on my pld armor to see how the santa hat looked the first thing i noticed was the klinking, so many truths to that one, and my pld is still only lvl 63...
#113 Jan 13 2005 at 4:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Man I've done or do most of these and I'm only 35 !!!

Great thread!

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#114 Jan 13 2005 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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This should be stickied :P
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#115 Jan 13 2005 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
i am soooo guilty of doing so many of these things lol. keep the thread going lets hear some more.

-when you want to tank no matter what job you are
-when you hit your voke macro only to find out you don't have it because your a whm
-you laugh at when you die many times in a row
-you try to multi-tank mobs while farming
-you forgot to sub thf while farming because you've forgetten theres other subs

#116 Jan 13 2005 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
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{you feel natural getting hit when you draw aggro while levelling your blm}

Haha, funny thing is i lved blm the other day and when i was getting hit i just kept casting for more hate.

lol, thats too funny.
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#117 Jan 14 2005 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
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- when as a lvl 46 hume pld you ask yer 51 Galka Pld friend to compare Vit stats with you. (50+27 without food his is like 65+12)
- when you refuse to buy armor 10 levels higher because it's only 2-3 def higher and you would lose the vit bonus.
- when you cry as a lvl 51 blm because you can't rip the hate off the 52 nin/war.
- when you level your war subjob, sub paladin and ***** cause your not holding hate as well as your paladin main job.
- when you laugh at the monk, samurai and blm cause they can't take the hate off you, and yer leveling whm.
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#118 Jan 14 2005 at 10:26 AM Rating: Decent
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46pld mithra ><

you know youve been a pld too long when..

-you disenage suddenly and type in /sit command after youve poped 2hr... EVERYTIME.

-when your cover is set to <p2> macros.

-when you outdamage the mnk/war sometimes with seraph blade. rofl.

-when you have 3rngs in your PT and your boasting that you can keep hate for the entire battle.

-......after the rng PT disbands, these is your macros:

/ja "cover" <p2>

/ja "cover" <p3>

/ja "cover" <p4>

-when 9 out of 10 of your macro sets are pld type..

-when you sub war to your lvl30whm because he gets flash...

-when you tell a nin/war in your PT to tank and whip out that GS...

-when the 3rng PT almost convinced you to sub ninja with AF1 and grudge sword... (whm ***** slapped me)

pld: hmm maybe i should sub ninja.. lol
rngs: go ahead you should dual wield your swords and blink like us ^^
pld: really? but my AF1 is at my moggle house..
rng: here you can use my archers knife for uber damage
whm: WTF! kagomee you better not sub ninja.
pld: /sigh

lol thats all i can think of now.... lmao at the threads above me.
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#119 Jan 15 2005 at 3:49 PM Rating: Decent
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---ur tatu blm friend tells you, you can come over to his house and nail his sister.
lol j/k

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#120 Jan 17 2005 at 1:36 AM Rating: Decent
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-mage tells u to use cover cuz he's about to MB for 1000 plus damage, and u tell him "dont need to, i've got enough hate"...
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#121 Jan 18 2005 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
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-when you tell a nin/war in your PT to tank and whip out that GS...

BLASPHEMY!!! I never allow a NIN to tank when I'm around! I consider this a sin! NINs take the cheap way, they are the darkside of tanking, lol. You should be ashamed of yourself! Tsk, tsk, tsk.

But anyway, lol, I am guilty of about 95% of these, and I have a few of my own.

- While farming you gather as many mobs around you, then massacre them with Circle Blade, so the lower lvls around will look upon you as a god.
- Guilty -

- When you watch the intro, and see that guy charge in and get beat to a pulp by the orc you get excited and think " **** yes! There I go!!"
- Very Guilty -

- Get very ****** when someone else takes a link and runs off to die while you get Escape'd.
- Guilty.-

But I could'nt do anything about it, and feel like I owe an explanation as to not look like a bad tank.We had just finished a strenuous battle in Tree when a elem decided to join in, I had no voke, no mp left, no way to grab hate, so a friend of mine grabbed it and took off runnning. I tried to catch him but he was too far away and I got grabbed by the escape. I was so sad. Lol, we argued over that one for about half an hour. His arguement was I would de-lvl if I had died, and mine was, " But its my job!!!" When somthing like that happens,... it makes you feel useless, and thats a bad feeling.
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#122 Jan 18 2005 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Here is the ultimate...

You know you've been a Paladin too long when:
- Someone in your party get's agro after you've just been raised, and you provoke and tank that mob like your invincible again. Wether you survived or not.
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#123 Jan 18 2005 at 11:07 PM Rating: Decent
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oh man, i've never laughed this hard while reading a forum... definetly guilty of 98% of these, especially the armor ones... i have screen shots of all the armors i wore during my pally lvling... here's a few of my own... not sure if they've been said, since i didn't read through all the posts...

You know you've been a Paladin too long when...

-You run into the Necropolis at lvl 50 thinking you can own the entire place because you're an undead killer

-Rejoice during the halloween events cause there's ghosts to kill inside the cities

-You're leveling ranger, and don't find it surprising that the mob has all his attention on you... then get mad when someone vokes it off...

-Your a Ninja tank and forget to put up Utsusemi cause you think u have high def

-You cry when your lvl 74 PLD friend sells his Adamant Armor and down lvls on purpose (true story)

-You sell your PLD armor cause u think ur gonna quit... then read posts like this and decide to buy it back, even if it'll cost you tripple...

Yeah, i was thinking of quiting, but then i read stuff like this that just plain brings joy back and reminds me why i put so much time in this incredibly cool job... thanks everyone, you brought back some new life into this little depressed pally... /salute to all the PLDs out there, and to the aspiring ones i've helped with Kazham keys, pally quests, etc... We stare at death in the face, and dare it to charge at us... and raise our swords in triumph when it fails to take our lives and that of our PT members...
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#124 Jan 18 2005 at 11:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Just saw this thread even though its pretty old... I have to say that even at 37 im guilty of most of the ones I can actually do.

...you leveled your cooking to 60 pre refresh so you could make your own yag drinks
#125 Jan 19 2005 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
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So many ring so true, just read the lot and laughed all the way to the end. here are a few more that arnt in (or at least I didnt read)

* You cant stand being in a party with a Ninja even if your leveling your subjobs.

* You go to the dunes to cast raise once you hit lvl 50 just to show the noobs you dont have to be a whm to do it.

* If you get stuck in a party with a Ninja you refuse to give up the hate and voke as soon as it vokes.

* You argue on every forum that PLD is better than NIN and know your right.

* You spend hours at the Jenuo AH to make sure your not missing any goldy equipment that will help you.

* You seem to have endless supplies of Seafood in your inventory

Hope these ones ring true to you guys as well ^^
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#126 Feb 23 2005 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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nice thread, rate up!

(from a guy who controls 6 characters, this makes me feel my paladin is special lol)
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