This past week has been a little blurry to be honest. Game time has been interrupted often with real life events (as it should be) however I wish the real life events weren’t as stressful.. ah well..
Anyhow, Mender’s Monday I worked on my Culinarian.
I know.. I’m crazy… for some reason I’ve decided that Culinarian (the other most ingredient intensive crafting skill aside from Alchemy) is the next crafting focus.. I’m a glutton for punishment I guess. However on the bright side, I am now level 15! I have to be honest though and admit that my youngest two sons actually crafted for a little bit making some maple sugar for me to use in my bubble chocolate recipe – all while I was actually talking with my Mom. So in reality, they both get the credit for at least 1 of the 4 levels I achieved on Monday.
I am always tempted to use food, but forget often, and I think some of the reason I don’t use it, is that I’m afraid I won’t have it when I actually could really benefit from it… but if I can make it myself.. then maybe I’ll use it more often. Its a theory anyway.. ^^ Another benefit to working on Culinarian was that it allowed me the ability to clear out ingredients for bubble chocolate that I’ve been keeping on my retainer since 1.0. 🙂
I have to admit, this weekend I was feeling pretty lost ingame. I had capped my myth out for the week early on, and didn’t have much going on, and everyone was pretty busy with their own things. I had tried Coil with a pick up group and we defeated ADS, but not the boss. I’ve now ventured in there a total of twice. In honesty though, I really am feeling that without a static party to do that specific content with, it seems pretty hard to think I will ever get anywhere with coil. I’d like to progress, and it would be amazing to get a few pieces of Allagan gear, but I’m not sure much of it is actually going to be in my reach.
The other worry is that I know that typically I don’t have beginners luck. I usually have to spend some time actually doing a fight to learn it. I’m weary that down the road when more people get comfortable with it and just want to grind it, if they might not be open to give someone a chance to learn it. At that point they might all require “perfection” like some of the nonsense people shouting for and requiring relic+1 full darklight geared people just to help with Wanderer’s Palace.
To be honest these thoughts were really getting to me this week. I actually really love harder fights.. I don’t want to miss out, but I don’t want to hold others back, nor do I want be put down as a player because I do need to actually spend time doing something to learn it. I could try and make a group, but most of the people I’d normally ask, are already in their own groups it seems… We’ll see if it works out I guess, time will tell..
In reality, real life is pretty stressful right now, and so maybe some of that is influencing my feelings in game and causing me to feel less optimistic than normal. Its possible, I’m not perfect for certain. I try to keep them separate, but I’m a bit overwhelmed in real life, and I’m a bit out of focus in game as well.
The good thing I guess is that Crystal Tower and Pharos Sirius among other things (Thank God for new content!) will be out on December 17th. To be honest, I would have much rather tried the Crystal Tower stuff before doing any of the Coil stuff at all, (since its technically next in progression), but the 17th still seems quite a while away and I’m getting a bit antsy. I would like to do something different than constantly run the same dungeons over and over.
I guess I’m struggling to have regular achievable job/class goals to keep me preoccupied at the moment, which is kind of a problem.
My Bard and Whitemage are fully decked out in darklight, +1 relics for both. I’m slowly but surely chipping away at the long term goal of saving up myth tokens for my bards AF1…. even though I still am not really excited to wear it at all. Why did it have to be pink? ><
I decided to focus myth gear on bard first, mostly because when we’re honest, for a whitemage it isn’t as dire to have the “latest and greatest gear” as many times healers can still be very successful being far less geared then other classes. Plus since I’ve decided to use my myth tokens for bard, then I’ve decided to at the same pace continually upgrade my Vanya robe of Healing with materia. This way I can get decent gear for both bard and whm roughly in the same amount of time.
Aside from Scholar, there isn’t another class I have much interest in playing. Also I’m not really wanting to hurry through it, because it is the last levelable class I actually have an interest in. I’m really not too interested in getting any other darklight gear right now for classes I don’t enjoy playing.
Because of this, and because I’d done so many dungeons capping myth the past few weeks, a few days back I ended up using my philosophy tokens for an item I didn’t “need” but had wanted since the first time I’d seen one. They are still pretty rare on our server, you don’t see a ton of them yet, but I spent some tokens on potash, so that I could have a Qiqirn minion. I was worried to make it myself, because I haven’d done materia on my weaver’s gear yet, so I asked one of our FC’s resident crafters to make it for me. Thanks Mithrie! ^^