A while ago I took a break from Final Fantasy XIV. I was getting too close to burnout so I thought it more prudent to go play other games for a bit. When patch 4.2 came out a few weeks ago I felt it was about time to come back. Which I did. Then Monster Hunter World happened and I found myself not playing Final Fantasy XIV again.
I finally got my fill of Monster Hunter World for now and I am slowly getting back into FFXIV properly.
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It took me far too long but yesterday I finally got all the crafting classes to level 50 with Rakuno.
Part of the reason it took so long is because once I got to level 40 I decided to level them exclusively through the Ixali Beast Tribe quests. On one hand, they gave me some pretty good XP and all the materials necessary for crafting. On the other hand, I was limited to 12 quests per day, had to use some stupid glove that lowered my CP and do it with a debuff that not only lowered my CP but some times limited what skills I could use.
To make matters even worse the grind became so bad that just the thought of it didn't me want to do it. And yes, there were other options I could use to level the crafting classes (and I even did use levequests for one of them). It is just that I was stubborn and didn't use them.
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Last week I finally got Astrologian to 70.
It was a bit painful though because of the disconnects I kept getting due to the stupid DDoSes. I even almost gave up at it at a some points because of that. Fortunately my friends were very patient and if it wasn't for them I'd certainly would have given up! Big thanks to them! 😀
Oh, this post also turned bigger and more screenshot than the others. Sorry about that. ^_^;
And now for the usual report about the storyline...
WARNING: SPOILERS ahead of the level 60-70 story for Astrologians
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Despite all the DDoS attacks making it very painful to play Final Fantasy XIV this last week and my crappy healing, I managed to get Astrologian to 60 this weekend. This is all thanks to my friends who have patiently grouped with me in the Duty Roulettes even with all these troubles.
Between those I also took the time to do the Job quests. Not only because it unlocked some new skills but because they somehow managed to make their story even more interesting.
So let's take some time to talk about it.
WARNING: Spoilers about the level 50-60 quests for Astrologian
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My last post about Red Mage took so long to write that by the time I finished it I was already level 69! A couple evenings later and I already got to level 70.
I swear I tried to make this post shorter too but before I knew it the thing was huge. Again. -_-;
Anyway, on with the show...
WARNING: Spoilers about the level 60-70 quest line for Red Mages ahead
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Continuing to catch up on my planned post, this is the one about my journey from level 30 Astrologian to level 50.
Unlike the Red Mage one this post should be a lot smaller as there isn't as much to explain, story-wise. That doesn't mean the questline is worse, quite the contrary, it has a many interesting characters, if not more, than the Red Mage one. It is just that it is easier to sum things up. 🙂
With that said, let's get to it, shall we?
WARNING: Spoilers for the Astrologian story line for level 30 to 50 ahead
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Since I got my Samurai to level 70 it made sense that my next Job to level would be Red Mage. I already had it at level 50-something and have been choosing Red Mage gear from those quest rewards for casters.
Last Friday I finally got it to level 60, half-way there and finished their first story questline. Here are my thoughts on that story:
WARNING! Spoilers about the Red Mage story from 50 to 60
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This was an eventful weekend for me. First I got my Red Mage to level 60. Then the Halloween (aka All Saints' Wake) even in Final Fantasy XIV went live and I decided to do it. It was pretty short and fun. And since I was at it I decided to get my Astrologian to level 50 too.
Since getting it all in one post was getting too long I will get to the Job achievements in another post in the next few days. :p
WARNING: Spoilers ahead for the All Saint's Wake 2017 quest!
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Patch 4.1 of Final Fantasy XIV brought a lot of good stuff to the game. Among those one that I was specially curious about was the ability of doing dungeons with your Adventurer Squadron as there is a lot of potential in there.
Up to this point I felt they were mostly fluffy. Yes, they can bring some rewards if you send them on missions and they succeed. But most of those rewards didn't feel that great to me.
With the ability of taking them to do a dungeon with us, even if they are just up to level 50, it opens a lot of possibilities for me. Specially for learning how to tank in this game which has been something I've been struggling with for some time.
So I decided on this weekend to finally test them out.
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Last week I finally got level 70 Samurai with Rakuno thanks to the help of a few friends who run dungeons with me.
I also finally got all the gathering classes to level 50 and did their required quests. Those quests were surprisingly easy to do considering I had some assorted NQ gear. The only annoyance was to wait for an specific time to gather the requested materials. Now I need to catch up on my crafting.
Story-wise those gathering quests were very flimsy so not much worth talking about. The Samurai Job quest on the other hand...
SPOILER WARNING: spoilers about the level 60 to 70 Samurai Job quest ahead!
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