Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Waiting for Storm Blood

So it’s been couple of weeks since I last posted. All is doing well. Still enjoying the game. I’m improving on my DPS and learning playing with Wanderer’s Minuet. That was my biggest issue when Heavensward (HW) came out. It’s all about to change again in Stormblood (SB).  So let’s list my accomplishments:

  • I got my BRD up to ilvl 240 
  • I did the 3 big raids: Void Ark, Weeping City and Dunscape
  • I completed all dungeons for my level 60 roulette
  • I finished 2 beast tribes and gotten mounts: Ah’malja and the Kobolds
  • Finished all of Main Story Quests
  • Finished Hildebrand and scholastic quests

This is what I’m working on now:

  • 2 beast tribes (Sylphs and the Ixals) 
  • Opening expert roulette (all I need is to do dungeon Solm Al Hard Mode)
  • Getting other quests done that I didn’t pick up yet so I don’t have to worry about them in SB
  • Working on leveling Carpenter (my first disciple of Hand – DOH)

I am taking my time and enjoying the game. I will work on 2 beast tribes at a time. The old ones move so fast now that I am I am over leveled for them. By time I touch the HW beast tribes I will be over leveled by then too. I have the Sahagans and the Allied wrap up to do before I even start the HW ones.

I also no longer have bubble guts going into big battles.  I’m more steady handed. So here’s my list of what I haven’t done but in my are in the works for future:

  • Extreme primal trials
  • Alexander Raids
  • Binding Coil Raid
  • Mount/Minion collecting (some of this is done with dungeons, trials and searching) l
  • Palace of the Dead (much sooner than later)

I will be off the game for a while though. My mother is coming to town and then hubby and I will be finally going on a much needed vacation. Stormblood releases just as we leave for vacation so when we get back, hopefully everyone will be a pro at the dungeons lol.

Here are some pictures from my adventures:

 Cool graphic of old time heroes in Hildebrand Quest
Got my mount from the Kobolds

Well carry on and will catch you upon my return.
Red Mage for the WIN

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We're Back

After nearly 2 years of not playing the game, we decided to come back.  I will probably make a post every now and then. We left after finishing up the story to Heavensward.

We are at the eve of the new expansion called Stormblood. This is why we came back. They are introducing my favorite job into the game: Red Mage.

When I logged onto the game, I couldn't believe how much I missed the game. I missed the story, the characters, the feel, all of it. I, of course, have to re-learn the game. I don't remember how to play my character job much anymore. I just learned how to take screenshots again. So I will post some pictures later.

What we have done so far:

  • Get ilvl 235 gear from PvP merchant
  • Do daily roulettes for games
  • Finished up to 3.2 patch for story line
  • Completed Hildibrand quest lines (my favorite side quest)
  • Tried Void Ark

What we plan on doing:

  • Finish up Story quests (up to Nidhogg Trial)
  • Get appropriate gear
  • Try more Raids
  • Level up Red Mage once it is released. 

It's good to be back. 

Saturday, October 31, 2015

This is for the Healers

For all my peeps who play a MMO. Especially a healer, this picture is for you.

I can't help laugh every time I see this.

*** Note: I did not create this picture. It has been in my media stream and I am sharing with you guys for fun. I am not getting paid to display this. If  you are the creator, thank you for the wonderful picture.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Awesome Videos

I love watching videos and looking at pictures of XIV. My husband found me 2 of the most awesome videos on  YouTube.  If you haven't played XIV, you should want to play it after these 2 videos.

Look at how beautiful this game is. I'm just in awe of how the developers can make this world so beautiful.

This video is just awesome. I can't say anything more on that.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Shitty People (Rant.... Sort of)

So tonight right before ER maintenance, hubby and I get on game. We did a trial roulette. I updated a piece of gear. Then we watched a video guide for Fractial Continum (FC) before we head in there. As you know video guides are just that guides. They give you an idea what the mechanics are and what the bosses do. While actually playing the game can be different due to party make up etc. So you can gather, that this is our first time for this dungeon. So let me get on with the my gripe. 

So we enter FC and of course the party gets the message that there's new player. Tank even said, 'oh new meat'. So party make up, blm, whm (hubby), brd (me) and drk. So we are going thru mobs fine. We made the 1st boss with no issue. Now the tank wants to speed run I guess because he won't stay out of AOEs, same as the Blm, which is causing strain on hubby's mp. I had to use mages ballad to help him out with mp. Tank dies. There's no mp to cure if he keeps standing in aoe. We end up wiping and having to get back to where were. Then we finally get to 2nd boss. We get thru it without a wipe. Then we are doing trash before next boss. Drk still doing the not dodging aoes. Then blm dies with tank. One of them asked if one of us were dual boxing cause we can't seem to bring dps and keep these two alive. I was going to say something but hubby said don't bother answering them. So I didn't say anything. Then we get back to place again, pass some mobs and then made it room where you jump platforms, and tank of course does he what he does best. We die but we don't have time to finish dungeon anyway. Then tank starts to bad mouth hubby and I to blm. I left the party and duty before I could respond. Hubby was going to say something but they left party. Tank also stated it shouldn't take 40 mins to do this dungeon when it should only take 20 mins. 

I mean come on. We are new to dungeon and guide doesn't say how taxing it is to heal when tanks and blms. don't dodge aoes. People have too big of a stick up their asses. If they don't want new players in dungoens, then don't fuckin' use Duty Finder.  I have to say, I am not a horrible Brd and hubby is an awesome whm, never really have too much issues in dungeons. At least we now have a feel of the dungeon and will probably do a much better job next run. 

*Originally posted on Reddit (7/14/15 11:13 pm)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Level 60

I have made level 60 in 2 weeks which is much better than the year it took me to reach level 50. I made it a priority to level this time. I will be slowing down now. I have things that I put off to do.

Well getting 60 was not bad. Not much of a grind. If you do all the quests, you pretty much level. Also toss in some hunts and a few fates. Otherwise it was pretty seamless.

The terrain was interesting. It certainly make you feel like you have to fly. Just to get flying was an adventure. FYI, everything aggros. There are no safe areas (unless in a town). With the flying you are able to do sightseeing easy. I was not planning on doing sightseeing. However, if I past a spot, I stop and do it. I haven't even looked at the log.

Flying is fun but you can lose your friend easily if you are flying together, just by flying at different levels. I am not great at camera movement. I drive my hubby crazy, lol.

So we finished the MSQ last night. The story is just awesome. We lose some characters we like and some we hate. There are still so many unanswered questions. One question was definitely answered. We do find out where Nidhogg's other eye is/was. So much has happened and much more to happen.

So we've done 3 trials. One I disliked was Bismark. You can find why here. Ravana and the surprise trial was pretty okay, mostly standard. Funny story, last night my hubby convinced me to do a trial roulette. He said "it's max 10 mins, easy way to get Law." I'm tired so I said fine. We both queue up in DF. His pops first. He gets the Hydra fight. Mine pops 5 mins later. What do I get? Ravana!!! That's not a 10 min fight. I was wishing for a Giglamesh fight.

The saddest thing about the new expansion is that Y'shtola is no longer my twin. 😔 But she looks awesome tho. She's a but edgier. I like it.


My new goals:
1. Minion gathering
2. Mount gathering
3. Gear hunting
4. Plow thru beast tribe quests.
5. Complete extra dungeons to get access to extreme roulette

Some Pics:

 Someone annoyed me
 Really? Song of Oblivion my ass.
 Laughed at this creation, All I thought was the Dragon Ball Z Super Sayan Merge Dance
Story is done for now. :(

Monday, June 22, 2015

Heavensward Weekend

Heavensward Yay!!!

So this weekend was early access for Heavensward. You know hubby & I were all over it, starting Friday.

I must say, the new areas are expansive and beautiful. It's like a clear distinction between ARR & HW. They are like 2 different worlds. HW has 6 new areas, each massive. That is why we have the ability to fly.

The main story picks up from left off. It so far covers Ishgard issues and some ARR issues (that whole frame up issues). The new side quests and Beast Tribe stories are interesting. However, some of these side quests should be put under beast tribe quests and not just regular side quests.

So far, there's no grinding in the open. There are fates happening on a regular. We tried a few of them. There are hunt books (really don't know what else to call them, not really the S or A rank hunt stuff). We have tons of quests to do. There's no place that doesn't give you experience.

The only thing that's time consuming is looking for aether currents to fly. As of today, I only have 2 areas out of 6 where I can fly. They are not so easy to get. Sometimes a pain to get. But it is all a part of the fun.

We have also found sightseeing spots with our hunt and flying. I think we found 2 or 3. I haven't even touched those logs at all. They seem to be marking them now. So no guessing needed if you stumble upon them. You still may have to decipher the hint in the log otherwise. If you keep flying, you may find them.

I am really liking this new expansion. I'm having fun. So far I have completed 2 dungeons and 1 trial. First dungeon, Dusk Vigil, was a bit easy. Second dungeon, Sohm Al, was a bit hard but was able to complete on first time. Able to use mechanics learned from ARR that has been ingrained in me. The enemies in second dungeon had way too much HP tho. They didn't go down fast enough.

Dusk Vigil

Sohm Al

At end of day last night, hubby and I were level 54. We are not hardcore raiders who are level 60 already. We are enjoying the game and not skipping cut scenes. We also go to bed at decent hours. But we will be continuing our journey.

Here are some pics:


Look Ma, We're Flying

Beautiful Sunset - Sea of Clouds

Who did this to the poor dragon :(

Nooooooooooooo !

Now entering Jurassic World...

Until Next Time

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tomorrow Says Frog

Last night I logged off of XIV for the last time in ARR. It was a sad. Did I accomplish what needed to be done by time I signed off? I would say 75%. However the missing 25% includes content I'm really not interested in.

So what did I accomplish:
1. I finished main scenario quests of course.
2. I finshed Hildebrand quests
3. I completed all of my dungeons (includes hard mode)

What I have not accomplished:
1. Coil - haven't touched it. Not really interested.
2. Extreme Primals - will come back to pony farm them. (Gotta catch 'em all)
3. In middle of beast tribe quest for Amal'ja and Kobolds (only doing for the mounts and minions for now; you know I have to catch 'em all)
4. In middle of the post moogle quests.

#s 2 - 4 I can go back to later on.

When I log in on Friday, I will log into Heavensward. Ishgard here I come. I'm a bit aprehensive about it. It's a whole new world with new gameplay. Sometimes change is scary, but we have to overcome the scary to reap great rewards.

My plans for Heavensward:
1. Level Bard to 60
2. Complete Main Scenario quests (I am really interested in the story. I want to know what happened to Yda, Y'shtola and the rest of the scions.)
3. Look and hope for to do more Hildebrand quests (SE hasn't said there were new ones, but I'm hoping there are some.)

After these goals, I probably will go back to complete ARR content. I know I'll probably (operative word there) work on the new relic.

Ishgard be very warned, Tiger is coming....

Until next time...

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Woo Hoo!

Look out Ishgard!!!! Tiger Kaosu will be there to wreck shit!!

BTW this is my second email.

The countdown begins.......

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I Lose At ARR Bingo

So this Bingo card is on Reddit for FFXIV. So I decided to see where I fall. I lose. I am too casual to actually get Bingo.

Reasons I fail:
1. Have not done Extreme Primals yet & Slepnir should be counted as a pony.
2. Didn't get a Zeta weapon - waiting to do Level 60 Relic
3. I don't want to alter my character or clothes so no fantasia & glamour for me.
4. I am not a serious Raider, the tower is serious enough for me.I'm not so interested in Binding Coil.
5. I am not leveling all jobs & craft jobs to 50. I will try Summoner next. Then I may try to complete Dragoon.

My choices may change in time. But I thought this Bingo was cute enough to try.