Normally I don't have a lot of time to game. Between work, school, errands, chores and basically just everyday life it doesn't give me a lot of free time to hop online. Normally I try to put in at least and hour (maybe 2 if I'm lucky) everyday just so I can do my daily hunts, maybe a duty if it ques up fast enough and some beast tribe quests while I wait. I also like to check the market board every chance I'm cheap and I like to get the cheapest deals.
Well the other day was no exception and every time I came across the market board I just happened to check it just in case (I've gotten some pretty amazing deals when people decide to overly underprice certain items over everyone else). I was adding new items that I wanted but was too cheap to afford so I can check them everyday. Normally when I play, I multitask by eating, doing some small household chores and catching up on school work. Today I happened to be going through some bills and checking my e-mail when my mom called me. While talking to her I was still playing while browsing the market board.
Normally I keep around 1mil of gil on me and the rest with my retainers just in case I find some good deals I don't have to constantly go to my retainers. When I had got off the phone with my mom I happened to noticed that I only had 17,000 gil left. While on the phone with my mom, instead of adding items to my wish list I was buying them.
I called myself some pretty nasty names before I just decided to deal with the consequences of my negligence. The chances of it happening again are pretty slim right? I mean it could have been worse. I could have been in the middle of a duty where others were depending on me and totally got caught up with something else and zoned out (oh wait... I've done that too) But I never made that mistake again.
I'm down to tank for you, I need the adreline rush of trying to stay alive.
Sorry to hear that! At least your practice of keeping some gil on retainers reduces the loss from this kind of mistake (it helps defend against impulse buying too).