Wanting something different, I decided to pull out my Puppetmaster and work on it for a bit. My intermediate goal for that job is to reach level 40 letting me gain the “whm” head that I’ve been drooling over for awhile. I have the turbin for it sitting in my mog safe, as well as the one for the “blm” head. Also I have a bunch of Automation Oil that I had made a real long time ago while working on leveling my Alchemy skill.
This also gave me the opportunity to level Gunnar my NPC at the same time, so I brought him out for awhile. In talking to my NPC, it was kind of funny, I wanted to find out how many mobs we had defeated, but pretty much all he would say was that he was close to level, over and over and over again… lol.. So even my NPC gets bit by the “must level now” bug.. hehe. He never did tell me how many we had fought.. lol.
After Gunnar’s time was up, Serenade and I still did very well. Started off with Bats, but were soon leveling off of Dancing Weapons and Giga’s with just the two of us. I had forgot that she is tougher and can handle them.. lol so at the end I was getting anywhere from 70 to 120 exp off each mob, and “saved” a few people in the process. ^^
I had her on the Sharp Shot frame & head, and all the attachments I had figured into that build a long time ago. (see Automation Builds for details)
I continue to really like the Puppetmaster job. I do alot of soloing, or campaigning (usually solo), so its nice to have some company, even if its just my Puppet Serenade & Gunnar.. lol. Mostly the routine was to throw a Earth Maneuver on, I would attack the mob and hit it a few times before I’d even deploy Serenade to attack. (This let me gain a bit more hate, since she can seem to take it from me pretty quickly if I’m not careful). She would usually gain the affect of Stoneskin, and I’d throw a Light Maneuver on for Regen and then either a Thunder Maneuver for Accuracy, or Fire Manuever for Attack, depending on the situation.
On the real life front, I’ve had the opportunity for some overtime at work, so there is a chance I might not have to put my account on hold just yet. 🙂
And I’ve had this song in my head for three days now.. lol
“I’ve been awake for a while now
you’ve got me feelin like a child now
cause every time I see your bubbly face
I get the tinglies in a silly place
It starts in my toes
and I crinkle my nose
where ever it goes I always know
that you make me smile
please stay for a while now
just take your time
where ever you go ” – “Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat