I’ve definitely seen a difference in my ability to progress since the Nov 25th patch, and its nice! Sadly it didn’t immediately seem that weaver got any new leves my rank in Gridania, which was disappointing. I realize however that I should go check again when the next 36 hour is up as maybe I just missed the rotation of the new ones. More are said to be added with the December update, so hopefully If nothing else, I will see them then.
The lack of weaver guildleves in Gridania drove me to go to venture to Uldah and check out what they had. (I’m such a homebody, I like staying in my nation, so maybe its a good thing I didn’t find any.. lol! It makes me leave home) They had two, so I quickly did those and headed onto Limsa Lominsa. Once in Limsa I found 3 very good leves for the rank I’m at, so I happily picked those up and finished them out as well.
As I was out delivering goods for leves I’d done when I happened across a fellow blogger Baifun. She was out working on her Pugilist. We sat there talking for a bit when a couple of roselings started attacking us. It really would have been fine, except I hadn’t planned on fighting anything harder than a wharf rat on my journey, and had been messing with my UI & testing the difference in speed when equipping and un-equipping skills, and had forgotten that I had apparently removed all cures in my testing.. O.o ><.
After that we decided to duo for a bit, and I have to tell you I had a really fun time. We moved quickly and even took on a crab at one point which was a challenge, but we prevailed with me pretty much spamming cure and an occasional sacrifice the whole time.. lol. I haven’t had the opportunity yet to do to much party play, just a duo here and there with my hubby when he feels like playing. I think I would like to try to get out and do a bit more. It was fun 🙂
Here are some screenshots from our duo session. I should have taken one when we fought the crab.. but … we were a little busy.. hehe
We found this beach front cove that we spent some time at taking out moles, roslings and spriggans. Kind of comical that right before the picture below, we had been fighting something in the water and my robe had gotten wet at the bottom. You can still see its wet in this shot.
SE truly has paid an amazing amount of detail to this game and its only going to get better! I love it!
When our session was finished I was real close to rank 16 on conjurer which was exciting, as it held the promise of gaining protect and shell spells.
This morning I logged in a bit and picked up & finished few more of Limsa’s weaver leves. With them I gained rank 19 on my weaver! Yay! As I was off to deliver the goods again, I went ahead and switched over to conjurer. On the way to Camp Bloodshore, there is a cave that I love, so I peeked in to see if anyone was using it. Being so close, I decided to try and get my rank, so I started fighting the cave bats & lightning beetles that appeared in there netting 250-450 per mob. It was nice! I finished up my rank in no time and was able to equip shell & protect and cast them on myself before having to logout.
I am real hopeful for all the changes SE has planned for this game. I’m really loving spending my time in Eorzea. Even for all the bad press it has received, I still can’t help but be enamored with FFXIV and all the work that has gone into it, and that which will go into it. Its beautiful, its story so far is intriguing and makes me want to work towards the next piece. I love the community attitude that SE fosters in their games. I appreciate how they set things up to promote camaraderie and respect among the players. Not trying to put anything down, but I’ve never got that same enjoyment or feel when playing games (like WoW/Rappelz) where bright colored cartoony avatars constantly jump up and down around town (pet peeve) and inundate you with challenges to PVP. SE’s is just more my style I guess. I don’t mind having to figure things out a little bit, Its part of the fun.
I think its time to be a little more organized and plan what my next goals are.
I think I want to get a few of my favorite jobs caught up, and try out some new things. Time look things up and plan… 🙂