So Last week (or so..) I actually had been able to do a few leves with some old friends from the FFXI Ramuh Server. It was nice to see you all! 🙂
His Pugilist and my Conjurer reached rank 24. We’re at the point where the Yarzon where we have been no longer acknowledge our presence.
We did our first set of rank 30 leves. They were ok, although I’m really not a fan of the ones involving “Necrologos Pages”. We did one of those at Humblehearth, and seriously almost ran out of time because the pages just weren’t dropping. The mobs weren’t difficult at all, just how it was set up or how it randomly worked for us was pretty annoying. Everytime we’d defeat one set of mobs, we’d have to run pretty far away to get to where the next set spawned. When we’d defeat that set, the next set would spawn back where we had been the first time. We spent more time running than fighting, as the mobs were relatively easy. It was rather frustrating. We finished with 1 minute to spare.
I will now beware of anything with “Necrologos” in its title. Unless they offer awesome rewards in the future, I will probably stay away from that set of leves, because sadly it just wasn’t all that fun.
I’d really like to get to rank 26 so I can do the next installment of Gridania’s main quest line. Hubby’s interest has waned a bit, so I may try to get my weaver there sooner than later. The next one isn’t a fight, so it should be fine.
My husband and I have paired all our battle type jobs into duo’s. The good part of that is that I’ll hopefully get to play with him, the bad part is that sometimes its hard to get him excited to play so things can sit for a real long time. Because we duo, I kind of have to wait for him to “feel like it”. 😦 Looking on the bright side though, it means that if they are going to be changing the battle system like they keep hinting at, that I will still be low enough to “learn” the correct way with the new system. It’s the main reason I haven’t been overly obsessed with gaining too many levels at this point. I’d hate to get up there, only to have them change everything and have to “re-learn” the class.
In light of our pairings however, I did spend some time soloing on my Archer to get it caught up to my hubby’s marauder.
I ended up going from level 2 to 10 in not long at all, and the class itself, has grown on me. Initially I really didn’t like it because I had to carry so many stacks of arrows. Now however with them stacking to 999, it is far less of an inventory problem.
On my own, I’ve been working on my crafting. It is now my goal to get all crafting jobs to 20. So far I have Weaving (23) & Alchemy (20) there. I think I will concentrate on Leatherwork (16) next, then Carpentry (11). After that, I will break down and do all the metal working ones & lastly culinarian, just because it is still so up in the air what food even does for you that its just not as attractive yet.
Overall, still enjoying the game. I