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Found a Free Company!

I have been playing Final Fantasy XIV since December and I spent a lot of time hopping from Free Company to Free Company. I couldn’t really find a place that I belong. After some time searching I can finally admit that I have found a free company that I fit into.

It’s amazing how much finding the right group of people matters when playing an MMO. It’s all about who you hang out with. We may not be the most powerful Free Company, or have a high population, but we certainly make up for it in spirit.

This is my shout out to Oblivion Prophets on Malboro Server. Thanks guys! You have all been great!

If you have ever had an experience like this please feel free to share yours. I’ll be posting pictures of mine own soon to show you guys what I have been up to for the past month.

Dancing Mog Minions

We dance, they dance. We all dance! After patch 2.0 we recieved a number of new dances available. If you pay attention long enough you can see players dancing out in the streets. But I bet you didn’t know this. The mog minion recieved about a week ago along with the fat chocobo can dance too. In fact, if it comes near another mog from another player they will all dance together. So maybe now is the time to be merry and dance together before the release of patch 2.25 on Wednesday.

On another note. There is some excitement and wonderment as to what will be included in patch 2.25. I can’t wait to see what Square is offering this time and what’s in store.

Side note: Did anyone notice that in Sunken Temple of Quarn how the pillar that was doom proof is now gone? Yes, one of my favorite bugs is gone. Well, it was fun while it lasted.

If you have any cool tips or tricks that you would like to share. Please comment in the box below.

Rant of the Day: Episode 3: Trolls!

We have had this happen before in the past, all of us have. We get online, run a dungeon and run into the biggest suckiest person around. But truth be told there is nothing you can do or say to make them stop. In fact I had an issue with a troll a few days ago and the conversation greatly discouraged me. He spent a dungeon badmouthing my healing capability’s. I almost quite playing for a while because of this action. So I went online and did some more research on the topic. Yes, I fueled the fire. But I learned from it as well. With some help from other positive players I was able to come back from it, and was much more improved at not only healing but handling those kinds of situations.

So remember next time your trolled try just ignoring them. Let it go. Try to ascertain if they are making a legitimate claim or if they are just just being jerks. Some people come off the worst way when they try to give advice. Try to see if there is something you can do to improve your gameplay if that is what it is regarding. But the most important thing IMO. NEVER let this kind of action/talk bother you. Don’t let them make your ragequit. Who cares about what a troll has to say?

For more information on preventative & proactive actions follow the link below
MMO Play: How to handle trolls?

Amazing Moments in Final Fantasy XIV: ARR

There will always be new players when you use the duty finder in FFXIV. But some moments make for an interesting story. My recent experience was thus so. In one of the level 30 guildheist I ran into such an experience, and an inexperienced Tank. I was playing as the healer, and the Tank would not build enmity on adds. I even postponed casts to give him time to flash or grab adds to draw them off. On the flip side, my DPS weren’t doing anything about adds either and they weren’t closing up the portals that were spawning adds either. This posed a severe problem for me. Surprisingly…we beat it.

I spent the entirety of the Guildheist running the adds around in circles alternating between the tank and myself. I kept this up for about 3-4 minutes. My mana got about half way down before the adds got to about 20 and I couldn’t keep up any longer. I died…But, the rest of the party managed to kill off the remainder of the adds by syphoning them into a circle while dps knocked them off one by one. We won, and I got the exp I needed to reach the next level.

I was proud to notice that I recieved all of the commendations. But one thing I wanted to note to new players. If you think there may be a way to improve the way you play please do it. Look to your Free Company for advice on a particular class or browse the forums to see what other people are doing. This is my best advice. There is more than one way to do something, but there are certainly better ways to do things. Then there are rules that should be followed to maximize your capability’s. Do some research and have fun guys!

But I want to hear your story, and what happened. Whether it be a save in a massive dungeon or just another run gone wrong. I want to hear one of your moments.

Patch 2.2 Is Here!

Patch 2.2 is finally here!  What do we think about it?  We are stoked, and can’t wait to dig into all of the new content.  I had a few moments this morning to mess around with some of the content before rushing off to the office.  That hour or so was amazing.  I can’t say too much for the content at the moment but I will say this.  The improvements make sense.  But why shouldn’t they make sense.  Now the other two tribes have beast tribe quests.  This means that we can begin earning those fancy new mounts, and earn supplies. Venture tokens are earned through those quests as well as Allagan Tombstones of Mythology.  This greatly increased my interest in the Beast Tribe quests.  Before this they seemed more like empty ventures.  Now I can happily say that I am more than interested in pursuing them and all of their content.

If you haven’t been following this far let me explain ventures.  Ventures are undertaken by your seller, or … Person who helps you sell things.  Either way, ventures are quests for them.  They will run errands into the battlefield to drag you back supplies.  All of this in exchange for a few tokens.  This will save everyone some time and money.  Now I don’t have to go out there and hunt for hides…Unless I wanted to.

A few moments into logging in I unlocked a couple of the new dungeons.  I haven’t had the opportunity to play them but you can guaruntee that I will take every opportunity once I’m home this afternoon.

But that’s not all.  Weapons are now available up to I Level 110.  That’s right!  Difficulty and item level got increased.  If you have an questions about what was added don’t forget to check the FFXIV Lodestone.