Finally reached 80 in fishing thanks to hanging out with the husband doing some ocean runs!
Sure, why wouldn’t I go fishing in this outfit…
I finally got into the level 60 allied raid in FFXIV – and had a gigantic cut scene to enjoy afterwards. This was so much fun!
I’ve been playing Final Fantasy for a bit over two weeks now, and I have been having such an incredible time I wonder why I didn’t stick with the game previously. Granted, experience is VASTLY changed to how it was when I used to play, but the game really does cater to everything I love in an MMO.
Two weeks in I’ve managed to finish the first Main Story Quest (MSQ) and move past the filler quests that led to Heavensword, which is where I’m at now. I loved my Warrior, but I had high anxiety tanking dungeons which are a requirement for the MSQ (you can bypass this for a small fee) so I swapped over to Red Mage, which I enjoy but I don’t love.
Yesterday I hit level 48 on my marauder thanks to the daily roulette, and I’m working through the main story though I’m only in the 30’s for that. I know you can purchase a boost that will unlock all the story stuff from the mog station but I wanted to experience it myself, otherwise what’s the point in playing.
I reached level 35 in mining and I’m learning how much I dislike harvesting 99 nodes for NPC only slightly less than I enjoy harvesting 15 high quality nodes. It’s nice brainless work at least, so I can relax from the daily grind of smushing mobs.
I’m level 34 on my marauder, further than I’ve ever been before. I also joined my first Grand Company, and unlocked mounts! I feel like experience is so fast I’m probably forgetting how certain systems work (retainers, leves, fates, wth is the golden saucer for and is it still relevant) BUT I am certainly having fun. I also make sure to do my daily roulette which tends to grant me two levels or so…
I am not sure why I never stuck with the game before, but I’m glad I am now!
I’ve played FFXIV off and on over the years, but I’ve never actually stuck with it before. The highest I’ve ever gotten in any job is 20, and even that was fairly recent. It’s a gorgeous game that has everything I like in an MMO (achievements, housing, pets, collectables) so I’ve always been a bit baffled on the lack of stay power. I think part of it has to do with the fact that I’ve never been invested in the final fantasy world. I’ve never played any of the other games, and have no idea who the characters are.
A few friends of mine suggested that it was actually the class I was playing that was causing things not to be fun. I have always played casters, my last combination was a Conj/Arcanist headed towards White Mage. They suggested I try out a warrior, smashing things with a big axe is apparently a lot of fun.
They were absolutely right. I created a Marauder on a new server with Crimson Cross, a long time guild I’ve known since WildStar days. I joined them there, and World of Warcraft when WildStar was no more, and now I join them again in FFXIV.
Swinging a huge axe IS a lot of fun, and my new character managed to reach 10 last night alongside my husband who also decided to play again. Lets see how far we get into the story this time. There are so many exp boosts (the server has one, RAF has one, being low level has one) that it’s almost impossible NOT to level.
Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!
This game is just so damn beautiful, I can’t get over it.