I had been scared of this Valoredge set originally because before when I was selecting puppet frames, it had been the most expensive as far as ingredients go. However, I found that luckily it only ended up costing me about 32k.
The challenge ended up being finding the ingredients. The Tigerfangs H2H weapon, and funny enough the Brass sheet (which I thought would be the easiest to find) ended up being the last items I was able to get. On Friday I actually found that a single brass sheet was in (by looking at the AH website) and had to call and have Blindrage log me in to buy it, as I was not anywhere I could login at… lol. It doesn’t seem like anyone readily makes Brass sheets, but when I understood why once I looked up how to start the process to be able to craft it myself. The Brass ingots you need to craft the sheets sell for more than the sheets do. ><
So Friday night I turned it all in, and waited till JP midnight to get my new Valoredge Frame. Here is a picture from my very first activation of that frame.
I took this frame out to Qufim and ended up getting unwanted aggro from an even Giga with a leech pet. Serenade put up a valient fight, and was defeated a couple hits before the Giga was. I survived it. I’m sure once I get used to this new frame, and how to work it, It would definately be a tough little companion. I’m excited about the possibilites.
I’m also playing with the idea of being a PUP/DCR (or DNC.. whatever they pick). Mostly this thought came to me after I read in the wiki coverage of the fan festival, that Dancer is actually going to have a sort of “Provoke” ability of sorts.
There are actually a lot of things in that article that were really exciting to me, and many were in regards to jobs that we already have! Check it out here: http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/index.php?title=Fan_Festival_2007_Live_Blog&useskin=monobook&save=true
Although I’m kinda bummed because I’ll have to wait awhile after the WoTG comes out before I can go buy it.. I’m sure I’m not the only one though. Ah well, I guess the bright side is that people will have tried it, and possibly documented how to do the quests for the two new jobs by then. I like knowing what to expect, so probably better off anyway.. lol.
Also this past weekend, Kauri brought out her bluemage and got to level 36! Congrats!
I also had the opportunity to go duo with Frohike (on his blm) for a bit, and that was fun. I played my rdm, that I haven’t touched in so long. I really can’t even remember the last time I pulled that job out.. lol. It was fun though! He was able to get his blm to 26 before I had to go. The very next time I saw him online, he was 27, so seems to be going well for him… 🙂