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A community for the Blaugust - thirty one days of blog posts initiative. Watch this space for awesome blog posts August 2014.
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pkudude99

I actually got to do more on a weeknight than my typical "run 6 dailies in a half hour" and jumped 12 gear levels as a result. Go me!

[FFXIV] Gear Level 88!
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Thursday nights are supposedly my "designated game night" for weekdays, but due to how life happens, I usually …
pkudude99

I surprised myself with how much I got done in FFXIV this past weekend

[FFXIV] A Busy Weekend
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I got a surprising amount of stuff accomplished this past weekend. Perhaps "accomplished" isn't the right …
pkudude99

I like how even though I've hit 50 on 1 job, I'm still unlocking things and learning more about what option FFXIV has as I continue to play. Where the gated unlocks bugged me at 1st, now they're a source of excitement -- like wondering what's in the next box, so to speak.

[FFXIV] Beast Tribes, Chocobo Training, and Low Level Scholar
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One semi-annoying thing about hitting the higher levels in FFXIV is the introduction of daily quests. Of a …
pkudude99

Now that I've hit 50 I'm beginning to explore the "end game" that FFXIV has to offer. It appears there's a lot to do......

[FFXIV] Post-50 Shenanigans
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After hitting 50 as a Black Mage I still had quite a lot of story missions to do, but they required use of the …
pkudude99

And it happened -- I made it to 50 as a Black Mage. Now I just need 4 more levels of Arcanist and Bard to finish off getting the cross-class skills I want and then the gear grind begins in earnest ;-)

[FFXIV] My 1st 50
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I made it to 50 as a Black Mage, as expected. It was kinda weird how the progression went. I hit 47 the other …
Aywren
  • Jan 5, 2015 7:13:30 PM
Aywren

Woo! Congrats! :)

pkudude99
  • Jan 5, 2015 8:28:39 PM
pkudude99

Thanks!

Lucek
  • Jan 5, 2015 9:05:50 PM
Lucek

Congrats =D

pkudude99

She was still pretty tough to beat, but Garuda went down today!

[FFXIV] Garuda Down!
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It took several tries, with our healer being the weak link this time and almost rage-quitting at times, or …
pkudude99

I finally failed at something in FFXIV. So I've upgraded my gear and leveled up and will try again. . . . .

[FFXIV] My 1st real challenge
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Since Wednesday, I hoped to make it to level 44 to get the passive that will proc a no-mana, instant-cast Fire …
pkudude99

Progress continues rather rapidly. If I can keep up 2 levels a night, I'll be 50 this weekend. Amazing 50% damage boost upon leveling from 39 to 40 also. That's huge!

[FFXIV] Level 41 BLM now
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I got to play for a couple of hours last night and between finishing off my rank 4 hunting log and starting up …
pkudude99

Worked on my BLM some more. The combat flows better with Ice 3 and Fire 3 to swap between the ice and fire buffs, rather than having to use the transpose skill.

[FFXIV] BLM advancement
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My wife and daughter we both out for the night already when I got home last night, so I hopped in to FFXIV …
pkudude99

And I've now unlocked the 4th and final magic job in FFXIV. Plus I'm now working on "my primary" again -- Black Mage is up to 37. Getting there......

[FFXIV] A White Mage Walks into a Bar
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Goal achieved! I've got all 4 magic jobs unlocked now. Go me! I ran Grand Company Leve-quests until I ran out, …
pkudude99

I got my Arcanist to level 30 this weekend, and since I had the pre-reqs already, I unlocked both the Summoner and Scholar jobs. Also.... it's Christmas in Eorzea, so the Starlight Celebration gets a nod as well.

[FFXIV] A Summoner and a Scholar Walk into a Bar
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This past weekend I realized I've not played much in the way of games in a while and I missed them, so after a …
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pkudude99

A short, slightly spoilery account of my run through this year's Christmas mission.

[TSW] The TSW Christmas for 2014
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Slightly spoilery post follows -- you have been warned! I got a cryptic message that I should go to the Albion …
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pkudude99

I spent some time in the new part of Tokyo this past weekend. My initial impressions --

[TSW] Issue 10 First Impressions
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Mobs have larger AEGIS shields in the new area so they take slightly longer to burn off before getting into …
pkudude99

Anyone who knows me at all knows that I tend toward alt-itis. TSW's probably the only game where I only have the 1 main. So what happens when an incurable alt-ahaolic plays FFXIV?

[FFXIV] A Bard Walks Into a Bar
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So after unlocking the Black Mage job, my intention was to keep following the overall story mission and wok it …