So FFXIV Fanfest 2017 is currently live, the stream. I am not watching right now, but Sam is. We bought the stream ticket together, he watches it and I got the code for the items <3
I have however watched a few videos and I am getting really excited. I love the theme, it all looks so beautiful. The samurai looks awesome as well, even though it seems not everyone is as happy as I am. I guess they wanted another tank or something and not just two dps’s.
Here’s a few video we’ve posted from the fanfest stream.
FFXIV: New Job – SAMURAI – In Game Animations – Stormblood
Personally I love the animations and can’t wait to try the Samurai out, i’m pretty sure I’m gonna have a blast playing it.
FFXIV: New City – KUGANE – In Game Footage – STORMBLOOD
FFXIV: New Residential Area – SHIRUGANE – Stormblood
Seems there is mixed feelings about the housing area, but I love it and I want a house there badly!!
FFXIV: Stormblood – NEW AREAS – In Game Footage
It feels like they really care for their game and put a lot of love into it, which makes me even more excited and happy that I am subbed and playing this game.
Anyways, just wanted to make a short post so if you haven’t seen any videos yet, take a look, let me know your thoughts about the upcoming expansion.
So I’ve made a few changes to the blog, only minor though. It now has a static front page, with “about” info. I was a bit bored at work and had nothing to do, so I tried to keep myself busy.
First a little real life stuff. Tomorrow I meet with new therapists at a new place. I can’t say I am really looking forward to it. I really thought I was done with that now, but it seems I can’t get away from it just yet. It’s just a meeting, to meet the new people and for they to evaluate me, I believe anyways. Don’t have a clue what they do there, what it is about, if it’s group therapy or one on one.
Since I am dredding it so much, my brother is being kind enough to drive me back and forth. I don’t know why but that really helps me feel more at ease. So fingers crossed it will all go well, which obviously it will.
Final Fantasy XIV
Yeah, not much has happened in the game these last few days. We have been so busy trying to do our wondrous tail’s book that we haven’t had much time for anything else. I just feel there is so much to do in this game that we never see the end of things, which is a VERY good thing. Probably don’t feel like that for veterans but for us it’s just one new thing after another.
The Makeover – Glamour
I have been having a lot of fun trying out different glamours, trying to find a new favorite, and I think I have. Yes yes yes, I got the bunny ears. It’s silly, but oh so cute, cmoooon.
I tried this one out first :
So I ended up with this, and I’m pretty happy now. I even did some PvP just to get that dress.
That’s about all I wanted to say today, dredding tomorrow a bit so just wanted a bit of distraction with writing a tiny post.
So this might be a bit weird, I don’t know, but earlier today I saw someone having their own Instagram account for their gaming &/or their’e avatar! I actually liked the idea, so I made one of my own 😀
Just click image, or I have a link on the side where social icons are. If you want it that is. I don’t mind if you think it’s corny and don’t wanna follow. I just wanted one on my ooown <3
Bro texted me today as well, seems he is coming back to FFXIV and he wanted to know where I was at, so that was neat, he transferred straight away and is in my FC, wuuu 😉 At least I will have a crafter near by, because he luuuvs his crafts!
So, Sam figured out this nifty thing I didn’t know of, when you are in a cutscene. I’ve always been pressing the mouse-button to continue reading and getting new text, but apparently there is a feature that makes that bit just go automatically. All you need to do is click the space button, assuming you are on the pc, and then you get a little menu up. Just click tab to speed up the dialog, or shift+tab to slow it down. Voila, now you can sit back and just watch it like a movie. Small things ey 😉 Only works for cutscenes though, not normal dialog with vendors etc.
Yeah so that’s that.
Been trying a new outfit today as well, maybe not brand new hah. But new hat, and colors. Not sure what to make of it yet. Hat’s cool though!
So couple of months ago we got a house on Odin, and we decorated and had a lot of fun with it. But in the end we decided to sell and we planned to move servers. Straight after we actually stopped playing due to Sam’s surgery.
Now we have just poked our heads into the game, doing that valentines thing and such, just doing our daily dungeons for the XP. Not really playing seriously due to Sam not being able to play for long periods of time.
Anyways, we got lucky as hell after we did a dungeon and Sam just looked at the residential area where he was (Uldah), and there it was, a house available! Small plot, 3.900000 gil. How lucky was we, even at 9 oclock servertime when it’s usually very busy.
So yes, happy kittens. ( Sam’s not a kitten anymore though, he changed, again )
With that decoration is in ordeer! Luckily we had some stuff left over from our old house so first floor was done pretty, which is Sam’s area. I got the downstairs, woop!
This is Sam’s little area \o/
And this is my area.
I want a lot more things down here, just small items to put around to make it look like someone actually lives there, but it seems we have filled the quota of items already sob
While I was busy doing my own space, Sam was sneaky and started outside, basically doing the whole thing!! It looks nice though, but I didn’t get a chance do do anything else but buy a house for Falcor and Chocoboo!!!
Falcor is the white chocobo which is mine, yellow is Chocoboo which is Sam’s.
Anyways, that’s what we have been able to do with our money and plot! Hope you liked it :), we sure do!!
So it’s February and that’s the month of luuuuuv.. isn’t it? Well valentines is around the corner anyways. It’s not a big deal where I live though. Norwegians haven’t really embraced that holiday properly yet, atleast not my generation.
Reason I mention this is because I quickly logged into ffxiv and there I heard some cute music and saw red hearts in the towns and yep, valentines event.
With that I ended up dragging Sam along doing the event, not that he was totally unwilling, he was curious too!
It’s a really small event, but alot of the ffxiv events are small. But that for me is totally fine, because I feel they have events quite often to make up for it. Just small additions they bring in to the game.
So what do ya get?
There is a vendor that sells a pet (see pet on picture over this text), a housing item, a music scroll and some sparkles.
And then there was a couple of really easy quests, with an emote and achievement as reward.
I did have to giggle when I did them, I ended up standing there while this nice npc was teaching me how to blow kisses. And the little conversation he had with his wife when the quests where done was kinda quirky, and open for interpretation 😉 Not gonna spill the beans here. But I do enjoy those small quirky things they do, they do them well!
Oh and as you can see I have frames on some photos! I hadn’t logged on since the new patch arrived so I never did get to test out all the new features in /gpose!!! Omg I love it!! They added more filters, colors, many new options with the lighting, you can twist and turn the camera. It’s perfect for a person like me who is basically stuck in gpose, taking pictures while your friend looks at you annoyingly and say, ffs you posing again?!?! Hehe sorry Sam! No, no I am not cause i enjoy screenies!!
And I make you look good!
So yes, big thumbs up for more screenshot features. Even though photoshop etc will always win in making awesome shots. I don’t have that so, bleeeeh, in-game things to dabble with is always a good thing <3
And today we will try and check out what else is new in the world of fantasy.
So what’s been going on with the Lana, Missy, Mojo – whatever you wanna call me 😛 ?
Well, uhm. I mentioned at the start of the year that I was going to up my days working from 2 to 3. And so I have.
We decided on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Good news is, I have been at work 3 days a week since I started, ehm no I have not, I actually missed one day, BUT ONLY ONE!!! The “bad” news is that I haven’t managed to meet up more then one Monday. I’ve always called in sick, but I have made an appearance on Tuesdays instead.
I am not sure why Monday’s are so hard for me, I just don’t seem to be able to get out the door. So because of that I have decided to switch my day to Tuesday. That’s not the end of the world anyways. As I’ve said, I’ve managed to come almost every day, but I have noticed a change in my mood – I am more tired, obviously, which makes affects my moods a lot. I get irritated faster, more moodswings, I’ll cry a lot easier. With that I think I might have to go back down to two days.
Sort of a letdown but on the other hand, I’ve found out that I can do two days pretty much all the time now, so upping to three days sort of helped me when you look at it.
Last week I met up with the councilor and agreed to try 3 days a little bit more, just to see properly where my limits are, but she could easily see that I was drained as I ended up sitting there tearing up and crying on and off.
I had a new meeting today and I’ve told her how I feel, that while it’s a bit of a let down going back to 2 days, I feel a lot better with two, I am happy and proud of myself for making it two days and I think it’s best I stay there for a while untill I feel I can do three days properly. It’s important to me to be able to feel happy and good about the job and not push too hard and ruin that good feeling because I want working to be something I feel good about and not crap. If I don’t feel good about it I’m just gonna end up with a lot of sick days.
So here’s hoping my boss is okay with me coming 2 days, and that I am allowed with one flexi day, so I can atleast try three days those days I feel up for it.
Sooo… Sam had his surgery before Christmas, and we thought his recovery would be about one month. One month without his beloved PC and mmo’s. We were gonna rock FFXIV together and perhaps start raiding, getting a proper FC going and all that stuffs. But that’s not how it all ended up.
He is still recovering, it’s been 2 months and he still has an open wound on his back, taking it’s time to heal. With that he has not been able to play at all and I’ve been “stuck” gaming alone.
Yes, you should take whatever I post with a grain of salt because I am back in WoW. I didn’t feel like playing FFXIV alone while Sam was sick, so I’ve been WoW’ing my ass off with my guild almost since the last post I posted and I haven’t really been keeping ya’ll updated cause I felt so stupid about saying I was done with the game, and yet I am back there.
A part of the reason I am WoW’ing is obviously because Sam cannot play with me. Other reasons are because our guild almost died. A lot of the raiders took a break or just vanished, while the socials up and left, understandably because there was not much going on since so many people vanished. Me and Sam are partly to blame for the guild almost dying because we weren’t there either, he as GuildLeader and I as one of the Officers.
Anyways, we took some drastic measures. First we tried a merger with a guild on our server, turned out that wasn’t a good one for us, our mindsets where totally different from the merger guild, and after one raid we saw very quickly that the merger was a bust.
After that at least our guild got a lot closer, those who were still there became more active, playing more, using discord more, teaming up more. And we only saw one way out to save our tiny guild from doom, that was a server transfer to Silvermoon. We did this in hopes of having an easier time to recruit then at Moonglade/The Sha’tar, which was basically a dry desert, with no hope for recruitment.
Our main goal was to get enought people to start a Mythic raiding guild, now, recruitment on Silvermoon ain’t easy either, while it’s a big server, there is also a lot of competition! Atleast we have gotten our tanks and healers, finally. It’s taking it’s time to get people, “Ranged dps, where are you?”. We only have about 14 -15 raiders on a good day, some of them, including me, not even properly geared yet.
But we have managed to clear Nighthold normal and killed 3 bosses on heroic, that with having to carry a few dps as well. So it ain’t all bad. I just think that dream some people have of mythics is far away, if even reachable with out guild. Only time will tell I guess.
Druid go Boom-Boom
Since we managed to get a duo of a tank and a healer, we ended up with a bit to many healers, and I decided – “Fuck it, I’ll just go dps” and thus the boomie was born. I haven’t played a boomkin before but, I guess that’s what I am “maining” at the moment. HOW LONG WILL THAT LAST ?!? !?!
I guess it’s kinda fun, at least in raids. I do find it annoying having to change talents so often, depending on bosses and trash etc. Didn’t really need to do that as a healer. We will see how long I last. At least I love my worgen, she’s a pretty cool lady, even with her seriously manly laugh.
I’ve been dabbling with some random battlegrounds which has been a laugh, even got her rank up to 25 or so, I kind of want to get it to 50 for prestige level for the artifact skin. Also heard you get mounts at certain levels, that’s going to be a grind though, but the daily PVP world quests help a fair deal.
Hunter go Pew-Pew
Also dabbling with my hunter that is pretty freshly dinged. Oni can play perhaps an hour a day standing up by his desk now, so I am playing my hunter while he is on his mage, which he is going to be using when he comes back properly.
We spent yesterday nuking our way through hordies in battleground, and we had a good time with that. Sam seems to be pretty good at his mage, although he just picked it up!
I’ve picked up both MM and BM artifact, seems MM got some better dps, but I actually enjoy the BM a lot more for some reason, even though people say it’s a bore and to simple, I really do enjoy the simplicity right now. Just spam your cooldowns and see your pet eat the mobs.