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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

...continue reading "[FFXIV] Ding! Level 60 Astrologian"

Rakuno posing with the level 70 Red Mage gear

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

...continue reading "[FFXIV] Ding! Red Mage level 70!"

Rakuno posing as Astrologian

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

...continue reading "[FFXIV] Ding! Level 50 Astrologian"

Rakuno howling with the werewolf costume

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!

...continue reading "[FFXIV] All Saints’ Wake 2017"

Raku and squadron after clearing Brayflox's Longstop

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.

...continue reading "[FFXIV] Doing dungeons with the Adventurer Squadron"

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Rakuno posing as a level 70 Samurai

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!

...continue reading "[FFXIV] Ding! Samurai level 70! Ding! All gathering classes to 50!"

Final Fantasy XIV character selection showing my Au'Ra Altani

After finishing with Stormblood my plan was to focus on Rakuno's other jobs, specially the crafting ones. But due to Final Fantasy XIV's Moonfire Faire event my plans got derailed.

I decided to do that event with my alts too and for some reason I thought the minimum required level would be 15 and unlocking the airships just like previous events. Turns out the minimum required level is 30, a level none of my alts had reached yet!

Since  the rewards won't come back next year (unless they decide to sell it in the Mog Station for real money) that meant I would have to do some level grinding with the alt army!

P.S.: Since I still don't have a house or apartment of my own I can't show you screenshots of the house rewards. So just check the event announcement for it.

...continue reading "[FFXIV] Alts everywhere!"

Rakuno cheering because he got to monk level 70

Last week I reached level 70 as a Monk, the current level cap. I also finished the story for Stormblood but that is something that will have to wait for another post.

For now these are my thoughts on the story line for Monks from 60 to 70.

WARNING: SPOILERS about the story line for the Monk Job

...continue reading "[FFXIV] Monk level 70"

I am still making my way through the main storyline in Stormblood. Although I have a lot I could say about the stuff I've seen so far I am still trying to digest every thing.

I did accomplish a couple of other goals though which should be easier to write about. This post will be about those.

P.S.: My connection to the internet is really crap right now and I can't access the game to take screenshots. I will add them as soon as things get back to normal here.

...continue reading "[FFXIV] More mini-goals achieved"

Rakuno posing as a samurai

Last week I got my Samurai Job level to 60, finishing their first story arc.

Of all the Job stories I experienced so far (which weren't all that many) Samurai has been the most enjoyable one. It is probably my new best favorite, replacing the Pugilist and the first Monk Job stories.

But to be honest I was a bit worried at first about the story. I was afraid it would rely heavily on the western tropes about samurai: some terribly, heavy handed talk about some vague concept of honor or something along those lines. I know, it was a silly feeling since Square-Enix is a japanese company and Japan have their own set of tropes when it comes to samurai.

In the end my tendency to overthink stories and tropes end up tripping me a lot on this particular Job story as I tried to figure out where it was going.

WARNING: SPOILERS ahead for the level 50 to 60 Samurai Job quest.

...continue reading "[FFXIV] Samurai level 60"