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First off, I have to say that I'm super excited that it's almost time for Blaugust! What is Blaugust, you ask? It's a challenge to blog each day during August. Belghast started it a few years ago, and continues the tradition this year, as well. He wrote a splendiferous guide on how it's going to work next month, and I encourage all current Bloggers to join in! I will totally be participating!
As for those just starting out blogging, it might be a bit of a challenge as you're beginning and sussing out your format. However, it's still a great way to get into the community now, and find out more about your blogging style with some help! And even if you don't hit the thirty one posts the challenge presents, it's still a great way to meet new folks, and learn more about those you already follow.
Final Fantasy TimesLast night, Chaide and I had time to hop into Final Fantasy! We logged in over on Cactuar because he didn't make a character in the AM over on Lamia for us to play some with Tal. But that's okay, because I want to level on both servers. I enjoy both groups of people I play with in FFXIV, and both characters I'm playing. Though eventually they'll both be able to do everything, but that's some ways down the road for now.
We started off the night by talking to Ursandel, as we just took care of his mistress, last time we played. (Yeah, it's been a while!) While his "I messed up, I repent, I'm turning myself in" thing was a little redundant, it wasn't as bad as the previous ones. I think this is due to the fact that the story was presented differently, and that he seems to be a little more world-weary than the two hotheaded youngun's we ran across earlier.
It was then off to Minfilia to let her know about our progress with Lahabrea. I was enjoying the story, and looking forward to picking up the next quest... but that required Level 30. And we're only 29. Well... crap.
So we went over to Lamia to pick up our Level 25 class quests we never did. That'll get us to 30! There's always lots of things to kill!
I found the Marauder quest highly amusing. What with that "Familiar Marauder" and all. I kept chuckling the entire time. And for those that didn't get it, Solkwyb plainly stated that subtlety isn't a Marauder's strong point, and that I should probably keep it to myself that I knew it was Wyrnzoen.
So we handed it in and... still not 30. Well then. Uhh. I guess we'll go work on some FATEs out by Little Ala Mhigo? Well, that ended up resulting in lots of deaths, because we were the only two working on FATEs in the area...
So now we're stuck at level 29 and aggravated that we can't get to 30 with just the story. And we're starting to wonder if we're playing the game wrong. We've been focusing mainly on the story and running a dungeon here and there, and hitting up FATEs as we find them, and filling in a bit of our hunting logs here and there as we see mobs. But we don't feel like we're doing it right. Our gear is still mainly a bunch of Level 15 stuff (and these are our main/only classes), and we're stuck in what we can do for the Main Story.
So what are we doing wrong? Should we just do side quests to our heart's content and then go back and fill in with the Main Story? We want to do a mix of things, but not have to do such a mix of things that we go out of our way to "kill x creature" for our logs or what have you. So, what do you suggest? (And no, we won't level solo, and you can't convince me that FFXIV is a "solo-game".)