So this weekend I was able to spend a decent amount of time in game. I helped level Kauri’s Lancer and Blindrage’s Pugilist both to 30 so they could get their goobue mounts and respective jobs opened.
I did the quests to get Katella’s Bard and Whitemage jobs unlocked, and found a few people to do the bard quests with, so I have three of the four songs. I opened the AF quest and have found the Choral Chapeau and Choral Sandals. The Sandals were easy as long as you know to walk through the trents and not run. The Spindoodles (or whatever they were called) may aggro you (even if you hug the wall) but honestly I just kept walking and they finally gave up and returned to their territory.
I even did the “Into the Dark” (Gridania) quest with a group going to Darkhold. I felt bad because the group had to wait for me to go talk to the npc at Owls nest before we could get in. I think I learned a lesson… to not do those type of quests without looking it up a bit. It was a little overwhelming but we finished it enough to give me credit for the quest. There were blue circles you only had to stand in, and others that you had to click on, and they looked the same to me. The leader was pleasant and explained things when he could. People got their AF, and then we tried to fight Batraal. We didn’t win Batraal, but it was ok and the people were still very nice anyway.
Also, did the level 20 quests for both pugilist and thaumaturge.