I’ve really done a bad job lately updating my blog. To be honest I’ve actually just had a lot of real life stuff going on, and have just been playing to play. There had been a time when I was really dedicated to knowing as much as I could about FFXIV, and constantly trying to keep up to date with everything in it… and the last few months I’ve just not. Not at all because I’m not as interested.. more so because I’ve just been busy and google is so useful and kind to my brain space.. lol.
In real life, my oldest graduated from High School, and is now starting college. School has restarted for my youngest two. I’ve been dealing with some health issues that has forced me to slow down a bit. Things at work are a bit hectic and crazy, and while I’ve never wanted to be in the “circus” I feel like life is just constantly throwing things at me to “juggle”.
I have been playing though, its not even like I’ve not been in game despite all of that. So… to jumpstart me again here is a quick update of what I’ve been up to in Eorzea..
Relic Progression – “A Dream Fulfilled” Quest
Slowly but surely I’ve been gathering poetics and buying items (Superior Enchanted Ink & Thavnairian Mist) to turn in for sand. I’m nearing completion of that step which I’m glad for because the motivation to sit in queues on a dps class (since I seem adamant to make it a duel purpose leveling / relic grinding event) has been wavering a bit. Monk is now 58 though…
Palace of the Dead content has been helpful, but I really should buckle down and do dungeons for more poetics… or even just break down and ask friends to come along for them. I try not to though because they are all working on things they want to get done also, and many tend to be more solo like activities like fishing, or finishing quests in certain areas.
Thordan EX mount
I had finally gotten to spend some time learning the Thordan EX fight (which I adore now) and got my new favorite mount! Its so cool!
Coil Runs for FC members…
With the new patch coming up, been trying to help out FC members who still need coil done. Have gotten quite a few through T5 and T9 and one group through T13 (in which I ended up getting the dreadwyrm cane for whm and the *ahem* “butt-wings” healers body piece.
Yorrick has really stepped up in helping as active raid leader to get some of these successes. I’m really thankful to him, and Kryswen, and Nicos for how much they’ve helped our community members. Wingod and some other FC members too have been instrumental in helping people get through this.
The thing about coil is that even though its old content, and even though you can undersize it, there still is that initial learning curve to get used to it, and some mechanics aren’t forgiving no matter what level you are (I’m looking at you T9 meteors..) I’m really thankful for these FC member’s patience and willingness to help. They are quite awesome people to be around!
Hanging out with friends…
Have been delighted to have Rainie Iris back in our lives! He’d really been missed! Helped Yorrick decorate his house a bit more… the large rug I’d been waiting for finally appeared on the Market Board!
Alt Character progression
Worked a bit on my “Story” Character Katana. With her I just stream the story to go back and look at later if needed. I also make a point to talk to the other NPC’s around before progressing through as often they have things to add.
Katana also just joined a new FC and its nice to actually have people to talk to on that server now. It had always been super quiet over there mostly because I don’t know too many over there.. like seriously it was about a total of 2. Thanks to my fellow Distant World / Nophica’s Bosom FC member Bluu Mune for having them invite me to their FC so Excalibur wouldn’t be quite as lonely. I did get to meet up with Rubicon and Yelta from the Gather Together podcast that I do really enjoy listening to. Got to see their FC house and even meet Frei and Cinna. Ended up running a Palace of the Dead with Yelta, while trying to help out Bluu get a level so he could keep going with his story…. so that was fun. 🙂
Was super humbled when I went to their website to “sign up” and discovered they actually had a link to my blog on their site! I forget sometimes that anyone other than me looks at my blog.. haha.
Started working on Patch 3.4 “Where to start”
Started putting together the Patch 3.4 post. Found the art for the header and started compiling what we know so far. Please look forward to it… ^^
I’ve now ended up using Moogle Beastmen quest to level all of my remaining crafters to level 60. Reality is that I’m a horrible crafter and have no business crafting… but.. I level them for functionality. The ability to meld my own for cheaper, and the ability to repair myself in the middle of a dungeon when I’ve forgotten, is totally worth it all!
There is more to update on.. but its time for me to go to bed. Hopefully I’ll start being a bit better on updating. New patch content should help. 🙂