Patch 2.5 came out January 20th, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how much I’ve ended up enjoying the new content. I was glad there was a patch, but honestly hadn’t been figuring that it would be as enjoyable as 2.4 and all… I mean come on.. 2.4 had Shiva! 😛
Luckily I was pretty wrong in that regard. I did the story, and I’m not at all displeased, (sad a little – spoilers) but the story seems to get better and better so it makes me pretty happy. I love all the work SE puts into really making this game interesting. I’m glad that I’m a player who actually reads the quests most of the time, because there is so much work done that goes into this game that is totally missed otherwise!
Pre-patch I had been recording 2.0 story on an alt character so I could go back and watch some of the things that are missing from our inn rooms (like Edda and her group outside one of the initial dungeons), and was going to stop at 2.0 story, but since I’m liking the story so much, I may go ahead and record the other patches a little at a time as well. I had been making a point of trying to talk to the other NPC’s before moving on in quests.. I’ve found that there is actually a lot of story and tidbits we miss when we don’t! Here is the 2.0 Alt Character Story – Playlist. I also recorded the Crystal Tower quests on that character.
Anyhow, Back to the update of the past couple weeks…
First thing I did after the patch dropped was focus on the story! As I mentioned it is rather interesting turn of events. I went and unlocked all the new content!
Got the last Shiva weapon I was really hoping for! Now I have the weapon for scholar, whitemage, bard, paladin, monk and warrior! I upgraded all except for the monk (because I never play that class)
My entry for the Starlight Celebration screenshot contest ended up being one of the winners, and I received my bluebird earring! Its cute, but really small, and you can’t see it on my character unless I turn and look sideways.
As you can kind of see also, Katella grew her hair out a bit. I’m trying the new haircut for Lalafells that looks like the one I had only longer hair in the back. So far I’m really liking it!
I finished up the Hildibrand story quests through 2.5! I really hope they end up bringing those back in 3.0!
Got my hildy minion, though I still need to go back and work on getting that green chicken!
Spied on Golden Saucer
To be continued… ^^