running castrum meridianum can be a challenge in ffxiv

Castrum Meridianum

No, that’s not some Harry Potter spell, it’s a dungeon in FFXIV that should be as easy as wiping your own butt. But sadly, both this one and Praetorium seem to be the hardest fucking dungeons in the entire game. I don’t know what the fuck is wrong with people, but even veteran tanks seem to think they can skip the search lights… Yes, you read that right; they try to skip the motherfucking search lights!

And I’ve had it! I’ve simply had it with those dumbfuck tanks! I even asked those retards if they were dense, straight up. And I got no answer, nor did they even come back to pull the mobs in front of the search light, which I told them could not be skipped, before calling them dense. My best guess is that they were French players, because quite frankly, I’ve never met worse players in this game. Not even the bloody Italian shitbags doing PvP in old WoW can be compared to the French idiots I’ve met in FFXIV.

So I left the dungeon. Not only because of the above mentioned incident, but also because the tanks pulled without healers before the first boss and caused a near wipe. One of the healers was new, and they couldn’t just pull half of it to be nice. Probably because they were asshats. In my defense though, it’s only the second time since I started back in 2013 that I’ve left with a penalty. My first time was as a healer in The Vault, where the tank ran away from both me and the DPS right from the get-go, which caused us to wipe 30 seconds in, and it made me snap.

Now I’m thinking, if they are just literal assholes, or if they checked the wrong languages. It’s possible to choose any of the 4 languages in the game; Japanese, French, English and German, and I know many people just check all of them to get into dungeons faster. But how does that help, when you fuck the whole team by doing so? Especially if you don’t know shit about tactics, and can’t understand shit what the others are saying. I only have English and German checked, and when I meet only those 2 languages in my group, I never have a problem.

I was in Castrum earlier this week, and the main tank was also one of those dense Frenchmen, who didn’t know what he was doing, and didn’t take any advice from other players, one of which was a very patient little healer named Ellie (a nice mentor for once). She really did her best trying to explain to him what to do, and then at the final boss, this dense motherfucker writes in the translator “French language”… … … That’s all you have to say you idiot? And at the final boss even? When we were done, I thanked Ellie and 2 DPS who were also patient and helpful for the run, and then I left.

Castrum is a lvl 50 main scenario dungeon. It’s from the very first instalment of the game. If no new players are in the party, everyone should know what to do. If a new player is in the party, everyone should support him/her, and not act like monkeys. Search lights can’t be skipped!!! That’s basically all you have to know in this dungeon. If you try to skip them anyway, you’re a dense shit with no shred of a brain left between your ears.

It had to be said.

And to be political correct, because that’s totally in these days; by mentioning dense French and Italian people in FFXIV and WoW, I don’t mean that every darn player from France and Italy is like that. It’s just a thing that I’ve noticed, and I’m by far not the only one. So calm your tits and move on. Or get better at the games and learn some English. Either is fine with me.

On a lighter note, I noticed that I don’t need my third retainer anymore. I’ve sold most of my materials, and am almost done sorting out what I don’t need anymore. This is because I hit lvl 60 with all crafting classes, and made all normal recipes up until the 1 star ones (I hate star recipes, okay?). But instead of unsubbing him, I started doing something I’ve wanted to for some years now; craft furniture. This means going back to old low lvl materials of course, and since I’m a cheap Scrooge when it comes to in-game currencies (any game really), I gather most of it myself. I only buy stuff if it’s really cheap at a vendor or on the market, or if I can’t get it myself quickly enough, like with those bloody Ahriman Tears, ugh.

My boyfriend has been sick this week, so I’ve been playing quite a lot, even on his day off, because he was just sleeping all day. I can’t concentrate when he’s home, and don’t get any of the usual stuff done, so yeah… I’ve been making furniture, and filled my retainer with stuff like that. Most of it is barely worth the materials I used on the craft itself, but I do get to put some goodies on the market, and am doing really great.

I hope next week will be back to normal though, because I have some stuff that I really want to get done, but I need peace and quiet for it.

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