One of my goals for this past month was to work on completing the FATE log challenges in every zone of Shadowbringers. This expansion changes things up a little, as FATEs now drop gems which you can trade in for various things across the different zones. There’s three ranks you can achieve with each zone, and it takes 66 FATEs per zone to max it out. At the beginning of the month, I was Rank 2 with each of the zones, and about 10 FATEs into the 60 I needed to go to Rank 3. I wanted to knock this out on my main, and while I enjoy FATEs, I knew I’d burn out fast if I did too much. So my goal was to do at least 10 FATEs in a zone per day until I completed that area. I’ve been able to do that (and a little more) to finally reach this point last night: Finishing up the Lakeland area gave me access to purchase the Deepshadow Barding for my chocobo. I wish I’d tackled that one first, because the barding is pretty spiffy, and a nice change of pace from the Yo Jimbo … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Deepshadow Barding & FATE Progress
Right before Shadowbringers launched, FFXIV introduced the first Mogtome event (that’s not the official event name, just what I like to call it). Rewards included several mounts, such as the Pegasus, some easy to get ponies and some easy to get birds. I farmed Syrcus Tower super hard to get my Pegasus on two characters, and I still don’t regret it. Fast forward to today when the second Mogtome event was announced. I had a feeling that we’d see it return, and am pretty darn stoked to see what they’re doing this time around. Last time, running ST for 3 tomes was the most economical way to get things done. This time, MSQ Roulette is going to be your friend. Praetorium drops 10 tomes and Castrum drops 7! For the time spent, really, these are your best bets, even with the long cutscenes you have to deal with. Considering there’s the Sophia and Thordan birds up for grabs for 50 tomes each, I’m totally on board. I also plan on snagging some ponies for … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Mogtomes Return!
This past weekend, FFXIV held a Live Letter that discussed some of the changes and content coming in patch 5.1. Though we don’t have an exact date, we do know it’s set to drop sometime late October. New 24 Man Raid Of course, the biggest selling point for this patch is that the new 24 man raid is being create in conjunction with folks who made NieR:Automata. For me, it’s not that exciting of a hook, though. I’ve never played a NieR game (gasp!) and though people shout from the rooftops how good they are, the aesthetics and basis for the game just don’t appeal to me. Already we’re seeing screens of the raid with machines, dull-feeling metal backdrops and things that just don’t spark interest for me. If you happen to be a fan of the series, I’m sure there’s things to enjoy about it, but I’ve never been into heavy machines/robots/android type environments. Not to mention that I just haven’t found most of the 24 man raids … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Patch 5.1 Live Letter Info
Last night, I finished up leveling Miner to 80 on my RP alt, which officially checked off my final goal for him for this month. I also earned him the Soul of the Harvest title. As I posted this weekend, I just earned this title on my main when I blew through leveling Fisher. All in all, I took leveling my gatherers pretty casually for this expansion, but it felt a lot faster than Stormblood was. I did daily Grand Company turn-ins, kept up with my gathering turn-ins for the Crystarium, and did a few leves. But one thing some people might overlook are the weekly Scrip turn-ins. These give a pretty large chunk of experience – about two levels each week – especially if you manage to get one with a bonus. Scrip turn-ins are limited, however, and it’s somewhat of a struggle to decide if you want the experience, or the White Scrips instead. You can only have one or the other, and White Scrips buy the newest gear. Granted, you can choose the crafted gear instead of Scrip … [Read more...] about FFXIV: Second Soul of the Harvest
I am happy to announce that the Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood story summary is now complete and available here on the Land of Odd. Just like with the other story summaries, it’s broken up into each patch starting with 4.0 and going through 4.5 with links at the top of the page so you can skip right to the section you want to read. I just want to thank you all for being patient with me while I completed this. I know some people wanted it ready before Shadowbringers launched and I knew I didn’t have the time to write all this up and grind to have a high enough iLevel to do the Grimlyt Dark dungeon before the expansion released, so again I appreciate all of your patience with me. I once again am going to try to not fall behind as much in Shadowbringers. Cross your fingers! You can find the story summary HERE or in the menu at the top of the site. Advertisements … [Read more...] about Stormblood Story Summary Now Available!