So far I’ve really had a ton of fun with Patch 2.2! Its left me excited for what the future will bring! If you want to know where to Unlock new content.. click here!
Highlight #1 Story & Leviathin HM
The first thing I worked on was the Main Story expansion, and it was great! Really interesting to meet Yugiri.. to see her “style of fighting” which I can only surmise will lead into the addition of either thief or ninja at some point. The addition of an actual fun regular Leviathin HM fight. I’ll have to admit.. I don’t tend to enjoy primals quite so much, but Leviathin was fun to me. Not terribly difficult, but fun and new! Loved when you slide down to the other side of the boat haha!..
Highlight #2 New Dungeons
The next thing I focused on was unlocking and running all three of the new Dungeons. I have to say, these three additions are by far the most I’ve enjoyed dungeon running in quite a while… and I like dungeons! Maybe a little was that the I was feeling a bit starved for content as of late.. and the instances were shiny and new experiences, but even above that I think they have some plain fun gimmicks that if you work together as a team, is pretty easy. If you don’t though, things can get out of hand quickly. Took lots of screenshots!
Here is Pico Man & I in his first run of The Lost City of Amdapor . After the fight was done, we turned around and headed back to go sight see! Music here is fantastic! Kinda appreciated it NOT cutting to some battle music when fighting your way to the bosses.
I admit I squealed a bit when we came up against a “Gadfly” and it hit me with “Cursed Sphere”… small little FFXI references here and there.. definitely made me smile. Mimics are rich too! lol When Pico and I went back and killed the one the Duty Finder tank skipped.. we each got 300+ gil! It apparently gives an amount dependent on how many people are in your party.. when we kill it with 4 members, it gives around 155 gil. ^^
Here’s another run I did, only with Nicos, Jynx, and Sunny. Goobue is pretty funny.
When it was my turn to get “Ate” I got some neat close-ups! haha
So much dancing! Every time there was a second to wait… we’d dance!
Halatali regular mode I had always considered kind of “Meh”… but the HM one was a blast! Again.. not actually difficult, just a matter of figuring it out and once you do, you’ve got it in the bag!.. Some of the NPC chatter and skill names were pretty funny.. and the NPC’s you end up fighting… I’m curious if they are really wearing that.. or if they are using the glamour system too! haha!
I had woken up far earlier than normal, and ended up doing Amdapor Ruins and Halatali with multiple full Japanese parties, much before anyone had the chance to “figure it out” yet. This was my first time in Halatali, and as you can see, things got cut pretty close, but we actually won dispite only the tank being left alive with a sliver of health.. haha
The following picture is from like my 10th run of Halatali.. LOL! (I was a dork I guess.. I ended up capping my Tomes of Soldiery in the first day… I was just having so much fun! )
This particular run, I was in a full Japanese party, and the blackmage was so cute! We danced for a little bit at the end of the run, before leaving.. lol!
Here was a run of Brayflox we did.. apparently I didn’t take as many pictures in that dungeon as I did in the others.
Highlight #3 Glamour / Vanity System!!
The Glamour system is surprisingly fun to use. I’ve always been a fan of my Allagan Bard top, but it wasn’t best in slot, so didn’t get to wear it much. Now I can! Though it doesn’t look like it, this was actually my Bard Myth top/pants & shoes! haha! The Shikaree pants and boots I got from the new HM dungeons, and figured it sorta matched the Allagan better, so here is my vanity bard!! I’m still hoping to get the Shikaree & Pilgrim’s top though! Love it!
One tip for the Vanity stuff.. If you want to see the name of the item the person has “glamored” onto their base stats, then let your mouse rest over it. The name will change from the Base item (the one with the stats) to the Vanity (the one that is shown). Vanity item’s name will be greyed out when it switches. 🙂
Highlight #4 Dance Parties …. EVERYWHERE!!
Like I said.. Soo much dancing!! It’s highly contagious!
Soo much posing.. haha
Highlight #5 Yay for new Goals!!
Blind bought me a pretty new top for my whm/scholar! So sweet of him!!
Unlocked Coil runs
Crafters & Gatherers going gung-ho trying to get new tools! Here’s Pico with his hatchet!
Atma FATE farming ! Let the insanity begin! Upgrade those Relics!
I probably spent a bit too much time in Dungeons this weekend, but did manage to get 1/12 of my Atmas. FATE farming is not my favorite thing to do.. so I’ll have to get myself focused to get this done. A handful of our FC members are already done, and in process of buying their books! Good Job Guys!!
Another Treat – Wind -up Sun Minion
Before our regular Coil run this week, a DW Community member sent me a /tell telling me to come check out something they’d found. I quickly ran off, and was able to get a cute minion! Thanks Azriel Lockhart!! Just take an elixir to this magic pot! The Minion does not follow you, but will move up and down if you /poke it. It disappears after you gone too far from it.
Here is Ada with her Leviathin barding…. Very cool!
That was just the tip of the iceberg. So much I’ve not even mentioned yet.. and so much going on, but sadly I’ve ran out of time! Take care, and hope you are all enjoying the patch as much as I am!