August 27th marked the 1 year anniversary for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. It doesn’t yet seem like we’ve been in 2.0 for a year, but the calendar doesn’t lie. We all know that time flies when we’re having fun. This weeks 1st Anniversary Festivities has brought about quite a few different events both ingame and out for us to enjoy. They even had their own website page dedicated to it.
“The Rising Event” is something I really enjoyed the most of all the anniversary activities. Between the haunting “Answers” playing in the background in certain areas bringing back so many memories of those last days in 1.0, and the “Rising Vendor” being the 1.0 model for Minfillia, the nostalgia was definitely in full swing!
From the Minfillia Doppleganger, we were able to purchase the adorable Minfillia & Thancred wind-up minions, as well as the Realm Reborn Red, and some other Fireworks.
Found a few of my favorite people checking out the festivities… ^^
Celebrated with Realm Reborn Red, and the new fireworks! (Sorry for spraying you in the face Mini Ninja!! O.o)
Another bit of Nostalgia… Mini Ninja with 1.0 hair! 🙂
“That Old Black Magic” Fate returned for the Anniversary so we were able to see Shantotto again.. More FFXI nostalgia.. but nostalgia for me none-the-less.
Speaking of FFXI nostalgia… with the recent changes to the “B” Ranks.. it is kind of fun to actually come across these NM’s. Here I found the Leech King and gave him a quick scratch behind the ear. He’s so CUTE!!! Makes me think of the many hours I spent in Pashhow Marshlands fighting leeches and water elementals working towards the gil for my Noble’s Tunic!
This week, I spent some time doing hunts, and lucked out and actually got one blood spattered mark log. People were pretty decent about waiting a little bit.. it was really nice during the times I tried! I actually enjoyed Hunting a bit more. ^^
This enabled me to get both my Yagrush and my Book of Diamonds purchased and upgraded. I’d been saving for awhile to get them! 🙂
Tried out the new chocobo coloring feature.. and Phoenix is now a snow white chocobo! I was worried I wouldn’t like it.. but I actually like it quite a lot! Found myself actually using him more this week.. gives my coeurl a bit of a vacation.. 🙂
Spent some time just wandering around. Found a Vista, but was there at the wrong time of day. Will have to try again later!
Our FC did another Minion Raffle, and 4 lucky winners got the Magic Broom minion (still quite spendy on Masamune) and one member got the Mandragora Queen. I’m super jealous! Both very cute minions.. so congratulations to all the winners! 🙂
A little bird told me not long ago that there is something pretty cool already in the works for the next minion raffle… We’ll have to wait and see!