Exhausted! This week was packed with friends and fun! 🙂 Easter event started and so everything was decorated in true FFXIV style. I have to give it to Square Enix.. They do know how to decorate for a party! I ended up running the first two quest with a fellow FC member. Kept getting lost and distracted by things, but they were very patient with me.. lol… Thank you! /grovel.
Event was good I suppose, because it got me out of the house for a bit. I’ve found myself just hanging out there in my downtime, instead of aimlessly wandering around Gridania. So nice to have a home here, and the best part is that I get to see FC members a lot more often too. We have such a fun group! Here’s our classroom area.. this was right before we gathered up to take people into the “Intro to X” Event. This is a new event our FC is hosting each week in order to give members the opportunity to learn fights in a less stressful atmosphere. Let them gain some confidence so that they can feel comfortable about joining groups to go.
This weeks event was “Intro to Coil Turn 1” We had players that were new to the content split between the two groups. The experienced members “learned” about the power of the “Echo” and the new members got to see the content and learn it in a far less unforgiving atmosphere. It was successful, with both teams getting some of their members their first win, and some Allagan gear.
Ran some dungeons with Mini Ninja and Cutie McSnuggles. Ended up totally lucking out and finally getting the rest of the Shikaree Set for my bard. I had no idea that their was a headpiece, nor that it was a mask!! Love the doublet though, had been trying to get it since day one of the patch, but my roles are never that good.. lol.
In our runs, we encountered a very posh paladin. He was a japanese player, and we struggled a little with communication, but got it figured out in the end, and he was super fun and nice! Totally wish we could have given him a commendation, but we couldn’t because we came in pre-made party, so didn’t have the option.
I have to admit that the Glamour System has added a whole other level of fun to some of these runs. I used to see people all in very similar gear, but now parties are sprinkled with cute Sunday’s best dressed individuals out wielding axes and swords, and its amusing to see. Originally I had expected to be the only one not donning a bathingsuit for everything, but thats not how its turned out thankfully. People have gotten pretty creative and have really nice outfits. This one is one of my favorites I’ve came upon, and Mini had found them and pointed them out to me.
On my own I’d ran Coil Turn 4 many many times this weekend trying to get my healing robe. I really want it!! lol.. I saw it drop once, but of course lost the roll, so I’ll have to keep trying. Luckily its now very doable with duty finder groups. Turn 4 had been my favorite turn, and while I kind of miss its challenge a bit, I’m hoping to be able to get Turn 5 down soon, so I can take a peek into Turn 6.
Hadn’t noticed it before, but our FC Crest is actually on our house!
Pico’s retainer apparently ran Crystal Tower, and brought him back the crafting ingredient for the cool archway. It’s very pretty!!
Garden Planning. ^^
Mini Ninja persuaded me to go try my luck at Atma farming.. I’m glad I ended up coming though, because I did pick up my third atma. ^^
PS4 Version of Final Fantasy XIV came out, and with it the invasion of the Fat Chocobo! Mor Dhona at one point was covered in them. I wish I would have gotten a better screenshot, because it was seriously covered to the hilt with Fat Chocobos! This was just a few if you panned your camera around. ^^
Dancing Moogle Minions and Fat Chocobo’s as far as the eye could see!!
To Celebrate, Mini Ninja / Bandit Queen invited us all out for a Parade in La Noscea! Here we are gathering. The moogles were enjoying themselves while we waited for the rain to end. 🙂
Here we are preparing to set out!!
And here we go!!
It was a ton of fun! Thanks Mini for putting it on! ^^
Here is Mini’s Video! ^^
Last night we took a group into Turn 2 of Coil, and tried to teach the proper way of actually running it, allagan rot and all. I’m sure they probably think I’m a masochist, but I really can’t stand the enraged method, and unfortunately while I generally am able to just smile and nod (because to each their own).. I tend to not be able to curb my tongue over disapproval over using “enrage” tactics. I just really feel that when you skip out on learning mechanics, you aren’t actually helping yourself be more prepared for the next challenge. Normal way isn’t hard.. just requires you to pay attention. Sorry guys.. I hope you had fun anyway.. /kneel.
In other news, I finally got around to trying Garuda EX again and got a win! Nicos helped me get the crystal for Titan EX, so will be trying that sometime in the near future. Hopefully its a positive sign, because I also got this in the mail this week. This had been from that Gamerescape Valentines contest.