I trust we are well. Christmas is around the corner and tis the season for giving, so I wanted to do some good this year.
But I also have one wish, which is to get a mythic in FFXI.
For those who don't know, I no longer play FFXI regularly - my playtime has been limited to just-before to just-after version updates. However, even if I were to quit the game, I still keep my account active for two reasons - one, because I can't bear to leave this game completely, and two, because I datamine.
In any case, I would truly wish to have accomplished the feat of obtaining a mythic in this game. In particular, the Nirvana, because I love Summoner.
Anyway, here's where you come in.
For this next month or so, I'm bazaaring Sakura Cookies at 1m a pop in order to raise funds to complete my mythic. (I have everything needed to obtain a 75 mythic save for the alexandrite, which I would buy with gil. Based on my current progress and market rate, I estimate that I'd need around 200m gil in order to buy the rest that I need).
It is my (possibly naive) hope that people will donate to me out of compassion, or maybe to thank me for my service to the FFXI community in terms of the resources I put out, or the data mining that I do.
If you're not on my server (Bahamut), you can still take part by dboxing your donations to me or arranging a meet up!
Yep, any server :D and any amount is welcome!
Donations of Alexandrite are also most welcome! For the purposes of evaluating the gil value of this goal, they will be pegged to the prevailing market rate as of the start of this drive (i.e 7000gil = 1 alexandrite)
This donation drive will have targets of course.
50m - I will show everyone a step-by-step of how I mine the dats every update.
100m - I'll upload the master versions of all the resources I've created in the past.
200m - I will create maps/resources for any FFXI system based on a majority decision.
(stretch targets to be decided if I hit 100m donations)
In addition to all this, I will donate USD$10 for every 10mil donated to a yet-to-be-decided entity (*charitable or otherwise). Full transparency - pictures and all. This is REGARDLESS of whether I hit my target, and is also your chance to bleed me dry lol.
*The prevailing sentiment is I should donate to BG's server costs, so by donating to me you can support BG as well!
Do drop me a PM or a reply if you wish to donate, so that I can either arrange to meet you in person on a particular server, or so that I can free up your dbox gil sending limit. I will try dbox regularly.
My main character, Arciele, is based in Bahamut, and you can only buy the cookies there. I have realized it is not feasible for me to park somewhere to bazaar all day, so if you'd like to donate, do drop me a PM or if you see me around anyway, feel free to purchase some yummy Sakura Cookies. The dbox method also works.
I have much faith in the FFXI community. You can help make my wish come true :)
Once again, you can arrange to meet me or dbox to my character on your server, which is:
ALL SERVERS except Ragnarok
PROGRESS THUS FAR:
Gil raised: 30,000,000 / 200,000,000 gil (15.0% of the goal)
My Donation Pledge: USD 30
($30 to BlueGartr)
I look forward to your support and thank you for your generosity. :)
update1 (11/11): clarified charity lol
update2 (12/11): opening up to more servers
update3 (13/11): now available on all servers. included note on alexandrite donations.