Before anyone gets too excited -rolls eyes- none of my characters have hit level 60 in battling yet, but I am proud to announce that Takh broke the crafting barrier twice today – once on blacksmith and the second time on goldsmith:
And now to reveal a little secret – Takh reached 60 on two of his crafts without ever having set foot in Heavensward! And it wasn’t all that hard. Basically he did the Grand Company [GC] missions every day, handing in HQ [high quality] and starred items where possible.
Of course he did have some help from Meeka. She did all the gathering and provided him with melded crafting gear via her carpenter, weaver, leatherworker and alchemist, but if you have the gil [money] to buy all those things, it is possible to get a craft to 60 just on GC missions alone. As I never have a lot of gil, I had to do things the hard way, but that’s okay; I really just wanted to show that it can be done. Plus, if I’m honest, I also wanted to thumb my nose at Heavensward and all its gated content.
In the next week and a bit I intend to get 4 of Meeka’s crafts to 60 as well, then I’m going to pack up the Mist house, move what I can into a private room in the Lavender Beds house and jump into Blade & Soul [release date 19th January, 2016].
B&S is a buy-to-play mmo with no monthly subscription so I’ll actually save money for a while. And when I get sick of the PVP element, I’ll go back to Heavensward and hopefully my friendly house-sitter will have kept the Lavender Beds house going for me. If not, my characters will be homeless and I’ll be so angry at FFXIV that I may never buy a Square-Enix game again. Ever.
Anyway, the weekend’s over and I need to go to bed. Goodnight all!
January 11th, 2016 at 8:16 pm
I think I understood about one word in two there.I never got into gaming or Second Life or things like that.Not even Pac Man caught my attention.
Am I really missing something?
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
January 11th, 2016 at 10:31 pm
Of course I’m going to say yes. The truth is though that gaming is a form of escapism. What form it takes depends upon what you want – distraction? competition? a sense of achievement? cartharsis? community? company? or just a bit of plain old fun?
I think most gamers need a bit of everything at one time or another, but if that doesn’t appeal to you, or if you have an outlet elsewhere then why bother?
Horses for courses. 🙂
January 11th, 2016 at 8:01 am
Completely, utterly, irredeemably, ignorant. Me about all this I mean.
January 11th, 2016 at 9:20 am
lol – sorry Hariod, my gaming posts are part of the reason I call this blog ‘All things sporadic’. I tend to jump around from one passion to the other with a complete disregard for the poor people who come to visit.
Just quietly though, playing these kind of games really is a lot of fun. 🙂
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January 11th, 2016 at 9:29 am
Everyone needs to be sporadic once in a while. 😉
January 11th, 2016 at 3:34 pm
I knew you’d understand. 😀
January 11th, 2016 at 1:01 am
I think you and my teen sons speak the same language. But for me it’s all Greek. 😉
January 11th, 2016 at 7:33 am
-giggles- Geek, did you say? -ducks and runs-
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January 11th, 2016 at 8:04 am
Nothing wrong with being a geek!
January 11th, 2016 at 9:18 am