This past week was a real treat, I was able to fill in on a Garuda Hard Mode run with my good friends Lucife and Ladykria. I haven’t gotten much of an opportunity to hang out with them as much as I’d like in 2.0. They generally keep very busy and run with a steady group of really great people. That day though, they happened to have a spot open and asked me if I’d like to come along to fill in their party. I was happy to join them, it was a whole lot of fun! Took down Garuda, and Lady got some Garuda fists out of the run which was really cool!
Afterwards they offered to show me the ropes in Titan Hard Mode to which I happily agreed. I’d been in there twice, and hadn’t had a ton of luck, but was really wanting to learn that fight as I think it is going to be one that people in our FC will need the most help in. In the process we got the win, though he did still kill me more than once ><, so I really want to go back in and have a run with no death on my part just because.. lol Their group is pretty amazing, they react so quickly. Lucife said it was all just practice and getting to the point where you can anticipate what is coming up next. Not sure I’ll ever be as fluid at it as they are, but I’d sure like to try!
So I got my hyperfused ore, and ran a few more CM’s and was able to get the oil for my Artemis bow!
So the next step I guess is to go run my least favorite Dungeon, Amdapor Keep…. although, this time maybe that wall and his friends the bee’s won’t be as much trouble.. haha. One can only hope. ^^
It will take me awhile to get the +1, which is the next goal. I don’t see myself spamming AK 8 times on a regular basis, but we’ll see. Maybe there will be more of a desire if the trip isn’t as disheartening as the first couple times I went.
So I dabbled a little with trying to learn the cross hotbar with the controller. I really like how it moves, but I’m not so much a fan of using it for the skills. As stupid as it sounds, I kind of wish the hotbar that wasn’t activated would just be hidden. Something about having both visible throws me off.. its almost like my brain only recognizes the one on the far left and the far right. Really dumb I know.
Would take some serious practice I think to get around it, and maybe eventually, but I’ve since gone back to the PC controls so not likely for awhile.
Under advice of Rainie however, yesterday I tried changing the control system from “Standard” controls to “Legacy” controls. This so far seems to be lots better! I hated back peddling when I wanted to quickly run backwards, so this change takes care of that. I feel like I have much more of an ability to run. Since I play whitemage and bard most, it doesn’t seem to matter so much that I’m not forced to face target with what I’m doing, which seems more natural.
Also this weekend, we got Blindrage through his story missions, so I’m really glad to hear him get it done. Now he can spam Castrum Meridianum like the rest of us.. haha, though this would be very unlikely.
speaking of Castrum Meridianum though, I’ve nearly got full Darklight for my Bard now, I’m only missing an earring and the feet. Those too spots are currently filled in with items from Amdapor Keep, so I’m not in a super hurry to grind those out. I’m tempted to actually start saving for getting my whitemage some gear now.