I spent the last two days off and on working on Gridania’s main quest line. I ended up finishing Souls Gone Wild, and Whispers in the woods.
Last night I brought out my weaver that is level 16 to try and see if they would still give me the next quest Beckon of the Elementals. It worked and I started running through that quest as well. When it came time to fight, I switched over to my rank 12 conjurer and originally started fighting the Elemental, but when I gained its attention, I ended up failing, and having to run back from Emerald Moss.
I tried a second time and this time focused on AoE buffing the NPC’s with Stoneskin, Shock spikes, Regen, and Cures. You can’t target your NPC helpers directly but AOE works fine. A few times I had to run out of the way and cure myself as the elemental we were fighting had done an AoE that put me in the red, but it wasn’t too bad. The cut scene leading up to that fight was voice acted, and was fun to watch. I hope at some point they give you the option to relive cut scenes, kinda like the goblin’s footsteps in FFXI so you can watch them again. I gathered a few pictures from the line, but I’ll try and keep it to a minimum as to not spoil the story for anyone else. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and can’t wait to pick up the next set.
I talked to each and every one of those NPC’s too.. lol
Finally got to see Yda’s hair.. lol
and this one is now my new desktop background.. lol