Goals to hopefully accomplish pre-Heavensward
- Relic Novus (bow)
- Relic Nexus (bow)
- Relic Zodiac (bow)
- Relic Zeta (bow)
- ARM to 50
- BSM to 50
- Shiva Pony
- Ramuh Pony
T104/22/15 T114/23/15 T124/29/15
- Ninja to 50
- GC Seals capped (in preparation for promotion)
- 16 level 30 Leves pre-ran and saved up to turn in on a new class
- Help Blind get his 50 gear all at ilvl 100 or higher
I’ve had a really enjoyable past couple of days. Its so nice to actually feel like I’m progressing somewhere again. I’m in the last part of the Zeta quest, and not really trying to rush it though I have been trying to do one Mahatma an evening . Last night I did one while pony farming Shiva EX & Ramuh EX. Its on the horizon so I’m not stressing about it anymore.. I will definitely have it done before two months is up.
After I finished one Mahatma last night, I decided to throw my cares to the wind and simply try a duty finder T10 just to see since it was recently added to solo queue in Duty Finder.
I had been in T10 only once before for a very small sneak peek shortly after clearing T9 some time ago. Unfortunately I had to leave shortly after that group went in because of work. Felt bad because I made them have to leave and re-enter, but it was just a “sneak peek” type run anyway. Since then I had never ever made it back in there. To be honest.. I’d taken a full break from coil anything related for awhile now. I had to because it was becoming more stressful than fun for me, which was sad because I really enjoy harder fights.
So anyway.. back to the story.. I’ve kind of came to the conclusion that two things seem to slow my ability to progress in things often.
#1 Lack of being free to practice on a schedule that works for me.
#2 Lack of confidence to practice. My tendency to stress over not wanting to “ruin” runs for others. My being afraid people will decide I’m “bad” at my job just because I’m not yet proficient at that particular fight. My tendency sometimes in allowing others opinions to matter more than they really should.
There is a beauty in that in Duty Finder you do just go with what you are given, so you don’t have to worry about people “sizing you up” prematurely and deciding for you if you should be included or not. You get to get in there and get hands on experience. I reasoned with myself that surely there were other people out there like me who didn’t have it cleared yet who would be willing to at least try a few times. I rewatched a few T10 videos and then queued up.
I ended up getting my first clear on the very first attempt with no deaths and better yet, for three of us in that particular run it was our first clear! I had and absolute blast! The fight itself was actually pretty enjoyable! Far more fun then the latter Second Coil turns I’d done before taking my hiatus. I queued up a couple more times, and while some runs were much cleaner than others, the Duty Finder groups worked as a team and five more people in the next few runs got their first clears as well! It felt really good to see others get the achievement I had just got myself!