Final Fantasy XI (FFXI) Ballista

Dr. Dre: Player Profile: Jsprodjgoaehqwdslfk1337etc

—Written by Drekien

While trying to think of the next person to write about, I came to the realization that many of us are quite similar. With that in mind, these questions are kind of hard to come up with now… but of course being the boss that I am I have it all figured out. Well what I mean by similar is that many of us have the same jobs leveled, as for instance my next person in the player profile. Like me, he has pretty much the same ballista jobs leveled and used: SAM, WAR, DRG, RNG… just to name a few. He’s also quite the stealthy player. What do I mean by that?…well if you haven’t figured it out already, he’s able to keep this game a secret from his own family! Please welcome the man whose name is impossible to pronounce, Jspromlx~


Q1: Jsp, you have some pretty good augments that not many people know about, what are some of your best ones?

• “I would say my hat trick aug, 3 days in a row aug. chiv chain dex+2, potent belt dex+2 and merman’s gorget str+1 and my first terra ever STR+2. I could go on, but I’ll say those are my fav lol.”

-He continued to go on…

• “Royal knight+2 vit+2, precist belt dark+13 vit+1, behe ring+1 vit+2, etc, etc the aug gods had been nice to me. Oh yah and 2 days ago I got a mana earring+1 with dark +9 as well.”

-I flipped shit, but it doesn’t end…

• “um I just got a str+1, vit+1 phalanx ring if that counts lol. Oh yah my massive darksteel axe str+1 agi+2.”



Q2: What server did you start out at, and if you could tell us a little about your server travel history?

• “Started playing back in 04-05 in Unicorn every single cap. Took a 2 yr break and created a new character in Fenrir 2 years ago, played there for another year before transferring to Siren where I met you guys. Then again back to Fenrir to finally make my hopefully last jump to here. Let’s just say my name appears in many auction house histories.”


Q3: It seems that you enjoy playing RNG quite a bit. If you were to name the top 3 RNGs you’ve ever played against, NA or JP, who would they be and why?

• “I’m going to need some help on this one, I’m horrible with names, but the on monster I remember a lot is a galka from Siren. (Argoth/Poseidon) He comes to mind when I think about power. Now I have to choose a good RNG because of skill/movement/etc I would go with… T and Lilyrose, damn Mithras. I always thought Irvinez was good back in Fenrir under a different name Garugaru so I would like to mention him too. There are many more that come to mind when you think about power. When you are in a dio match, you can see you can have a better overall example of level of play, unfortunately I haven’t played against many in that matter as rng. One of my fav vids is Gnol as rng, he looks too pro on that one too.”

Links to Gnol’s RNG videos:

<<video 1>>

<<video 2>>

<<video 3>> (3:3 RNG)


Q4: When I said stealthy earlier, I didn’t mean just what I said about your secrets of FFXI play lol. To be honest, I believe you’re a highly underrated player. If you had to name another underrated NA player, who would it be and why?

• “Well I consider myself an ok player, can probably match well against most people jp or na. So I would have to say everybody else but the upper tier group of payers I consider. I consider upper tier people the players that have been doing the dio scene for way longer than I had and you can see that clearly during matches thru experience, reaction to both defensive/offensive maneuvers, etc. In OMs, everybody is pretty much the same, but in dios, it’s when skill/quickness shines. If I was a ballista head back in Unicorn, I would have to say V was even worse than I was lol, learned quite a few things from them both when I transferred to siren the first time.”


Q5: In the waning days of this game, it seems that ballista has actually started to flourish. In your opinion, what do you consider to be the {Time remaining} before ballista is no longer played?

• I think we still got a few years or whenever the new merge of servers happens. People stop playing for a while, but eventually come back. The first time I came back to this game was only solely for ballista. I think there are many players like me out there that would join/start playing again at some point. We don’t get new brews, but returning players is always an option.

5 responses

  1. V

    Yeah, I’ve seen Gnol’s videos a long time ago, as well. He’s pretty boss with RNG.

    More importantly, though, how do you pronounce your name anyway? For reals, brah.

    July 6, 2011 at 1:07 am

  2. DreTheBoss


    July 6, 2011 at 5:08 pm

  3. JS

    Damn . . . come on you guys, how long has it been?!?!? 2 years, it’s JS like when you say the initials then prom like in class and roman numeral LX = 60 ! JS PROM LX.

    July 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    • V

      Jesp-rom-lucks ok

      July 8, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      • V


        July 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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