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Witcher 101: Trust No One

I swear. You can’t trust anyone in this game. I’m so done with this village.

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Not like there’s much left of it anyhow.

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Kip Hits Level 80 in GW2!

After months of leveling by the log-in rewards, Kip has finally reached level 80 in GW2 tonight!


I’ve held on to Magnus’ Eye Patch and the Aetherblade medium armor since they came out last year, so I’m happy I finally get to outfit him with the cosmetics I saved just for him!


This makes my 6th level 80 character, and second character that I leveled mostly using the daily rewards.

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Weekend Highlights: Reaching Goals in FFXIV, Majesty 2 & Witcher 101

Got the Gambler Pants for Zuri!
Got the Gambler Pants for Zuri!

Welcome to June! There’s only a few weeks left for those of us who are waiting for the Heavensward release! I continue to work at leveling my crafting and gathering classes while a number of folks seem to be taking a break to be fresh for the expansion when it comes.

FFXIV: Botanist and Miner Level 50

ffxiv_05312015_215445I knew that I’d reach level 50 botanist and level 50 miner much earlier than I would hit 50 for any of the crafting classes. It’s nice to have all gathering classes up to 50, and I worked on getting the ilvl 55 main hand items for two of the three. I did attempt to make the catches I needed for the ilvl 55 fishing rod, but had no luck. I’ll try again later.

I also cleaned up some of the crafting class quests I’ve left dangling (I have several I still haven’t finished from level 30), and did some minor gear upgrades. At this point, I have most of my crafting classes in the mid 40s, with Weaver sitting at 48. I can’t be done with Weaver soon enough, though, because the shard consumption for that class has gotten insane!

I also netted enough at the Gold Saucer to get the Gambler pants for Zuri, and am working on the boots now. 🙂

In the meantime, Syn has decided to level lancer on Zeb, so I’m working on leveling my White Mage on Zuri. I forgot how shy I am of healing in dungeons, and the lengths I’ll go to to avoid dungeons with PUGS completely when I can. ^^; I’m looking forward to the days when being able to solo and duo some of this content is a reality. I wonder if it will help speed up leveling lower classes if you go in with a higher level friend. That would be nice.

Speaking of which, the prospect of being able to solo old dungeon content has me even more interested in Dark Knight. It just seems like a class that would excel in working through content on its own from what I’ve heard. Dang it. Not like I need another class to level!

Majesty 2

2015-05-30_00015Last week, I wrote about an old favorite game of mine for the Steam Challenge: Majesty. Dahakha asked me what I thought of the original Majesty compared to Majesty 2, and I admitted that I’ve never played it before. But I promised to give it a shot (as it’s already in my Steam library) and report back on it this week.

So, I fired it up this weekend and I briefly want to mention that I have a lot of good things to say about the game. Review is forthcoming this week!


witcher-2015-05-31-18-45-03-44So, I’ve been taken by surprise about all the hype and compliments surrounding the newly released Witcher 3. I mean, the series has been out there for years, but I had no idea Witcher 3 was considered good enough to be compared to games like Skyrim. I own both Witcher 1 and Witcher 2 on GOG, but never played either of them, so all this talk got me interested. While I don’t foresee myself purchasing Witcher 3 until it comes down in price (too many games already), I decided to try out the original Witcher game to see if I had any interest in the series.

I discovered that I’m really enjoying what I’ve played and have a lot of good things to say about it (clunky combat put aside). Again, this is one of those games where even though I’ve put in 5 hours, I’m not ready to review it yet. I need more time with it, and maybe, if I’m persistent and the story keeps me hooked, I’ll be able to finish it. It’s been a long time since I’ve finished a single-player PC RPG.

But What About: Divinity Original Sin?

I just wanted to note that I haven’t forgotten about this game, but with the announcement that there will be an Enhanced Edition releasing this year, I decided to put it on pause until I get the new version of the game (which is free to all current PC game owners).

Apparently, this is going to be a fully reworked new game including new plot, new characters, new voice overs, and a new ending. The devs noted:

“This means that saved games can’t be transferred from Divinity: Original Sin to the Enhanced Edition. This is largely because of the technical changes we’ve made to how the game looks and feels, but the story has also been rewritten so heavily that most saved games would no longer be compatible with the plot.”

Since time is a big thing I lack, I’m going to hold off playing Divinity until this new release, so I can get the updated experience. Still looking forward to seeing what this game has to offer and really interested in how it will change.

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FFXIV: Yoshi-P Addresses Content Accessibility Concerns 

First off, equipment rewards will be added to the Main Scenario quests.  He didn’t go into too much detail here, but presumably this will help you reach the item level requirements for duties, if not bring you all the way there by itself.

Second, so that you can do the required content without getting stuck in queues for an eternity (especially for dps classes), players new to a given duty will be placed in a priority queue.  Basically, you can go straight to the front of the line so you can progress your quests quickly.

Additionally, pre-50 main scenario quests will give double experience so you don’t have to do side content, and if you own Heavensward you’ll get experience from the 2.1-2.55 quests as well, so you can get a few levels before even entering Ishgard.

And if you have friends or a helpful FC, they’re adding the ability to join with a partial group, bypass the duty finder, and not get level synced.  (This part is actually from other articles)  With this, if you really want to skip ahead even with the inprovements, you can just have a level 60 player rush you through the old content quickly.  There are plenty of great FC’s out there that would help with this.


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