just thought id give you guys a heads up of something that has happened within our LS and one of its members. frootloops, little *** he is got into phibes account and stole all his ****, sold it on mules then bought HQ elem staves! reason im posting this here is to let you all know to watch your backs with him in game AND out. he can be a sneaky ****, and i wouldnt put the rumors that he can hack past him
Taking kind of a shot in the dark here and posting back in regards to what happened, oh say.. 10 years ago? Hey all, O.G. Phibes here. I was messing around on YouTube today at work and noticed a new FFXI video that had a party taking on Hades in the new expansion pack and instantly I was filled with joy to see my old favorite game on the screen. I decided to google FFXI, Phibes, & Untouchables, and the first link to come up was this one. I really can't tell you how awesome it is to find this because reading through the posts have brought back so many damn good, and bad, but mostly a lot of great memories. I see a lot of names that I remember spending many hours grinding exp with and a lot of names of some I would call best friends from back then. Then there's that frootloops name...haha. But regardless of if I get a reply or not, this was a gold mine for me to find and am super thankful for that.
Before I go into what this post was originally about, I just wanted to say to the members of my link shell (at the time it was TheUntouchables) that you guys were my best friends at this time of my life and I miss you all dearly. The way I backed out of this game was very dishonorable and very unfair to myself, but I was very young at the time and had absolutely zero direction in life. You see, I started playing this game in late 2002 when I was 14 years old and was getting into a lot of trouble in my personal life. My age was something I did indeed lie about to you all when I first met you simply because everyone was so much older. Anyway, my mother was worried I would turn out rotten if we stayed in Ohio so we moved to Florida (not sure what she was thinking there). This was when you could find me online everyday, all day, for about a year. After about a 10-11 months, my older sister who still lived in Ohio had her second child, so we moved back. At this point I was about 16 years old, maybe 17, and when I returned I instantly got back into my old crowd. This is where my 6 year stunt with drugs start and the reason for my disappearance. Luckily I made a couple good decisions at the end of it all and now I'm pretty much back to the old me. I will be 27 this year, have a great salary job with my own office, currently dating the love of my life, and I just built a beast of a gaming PC (my first since FFXI).
This post was originally posted by my in-game buddy Grifty, who decided to move on to WoW before I actually quit playing FFXI. He was trying to help notify people that another player who went by the name "Frootloops" stole all my in-game gear and sold it off for his own personal gain. This is indeed true, but not completely. I did befriend Froot, because he was online 24/7 like myself. I had heard the rumors about him not being one to trust, and I had no plans in doing that whatsoever. But the more I played with Froot, the closer we got as friends and near the end I actually thought he was a genuine friend. We talked all the time over Ventrilo (voice chat) and he was a cool, caring, all around good dude. I got him invited to our linkshell and if I remember correctly, mostly everyone liked him. I can see where rumors may have started about him MPKing other players but the only time I remember him actually doing it was with me, and that was to kill off gil farmers who were trying to exp in the Boyada Tree (legit reasoning). One day we decided to play each others characters and we did, and it was fun. Froot had my password and I had his. We were friends, until one day I came home and my inbox was full of messages explaining what happened. I confronted Froot about it and it was true. He took all my valuable gear I had spent years farming for and sold it before I could even log back on. I tried to get him to make it right but I could tell just by talking to him it wasn't going to happen. I was so overwhelmed by the situation I just didn't care anymore and started to tell Froot about all my personal issues with drugs. The next few days I could tell I really made a mistake because the whole link shell was acting differently. This is when I called it quits. Everything had gone to **** and my in-game reputation was pretty much done. I didn't even mention the whole Slow Motion linkshell debacle. Yes I joined a "sky" linkshell to do "sky" runs with, but when I joined I told the leader that I had a home shell and would only be in SM when doing events. But no, I do that and I'm a leech traitor or "douchebag" as KemiGumi put it. Oh well what are you going to do?
Anyway this was a crazy blast from the past, mind jogging experience and like I said early, I'm super thankful to have found it. Thanks to all who posted in support of this way back then and yes, I agree what I did was stupid as hell just for the record. Keep your passwords to yourself people, no matter who you think you can trust or not. Also, I want to give some shout outs to the names that stand out when I think of the good ole days in Vana'diel. I miss you all very much and hold a special place in my heart for all of you. Happy Hunting. & Please respond if you find the time, or this post in general.
I miss you all! I know there is so many more but 10 years is a long time.
Ciermel Edited, Feb 24th 2015 1:44pm by Phibes Edited, Feb 24th 2015 1:46pm by Phibes