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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

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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7 thoughts on “Weekend Highlights: Reaching Goals in FFXIV, Majesty 2 & Witcher 101

  1. Yeah, I’ve been putting off Divinity until the Enhanced Edition, too. 😀

    I’m getting close to the end on FFXIV! I’m at Keeper of the Lake now, so I’m hoping to finish up the pre-Heavensward storyline by the end of the week.

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  2. Sounds like you’re on schedule to complete most of what you wanted before Heavensward! It’s a nice feeling, isn’t it?

    Looking forward to the Majesty 2 impressions/comparison. I am not usually a fan of going back to previous installments in strategy-type games unless the more recent ones drop the ball in some way.

    I didn’t know that about Divinity: OS, thanks for the heads up!

    PS I will definitely be getting Wander when it releases, if you see me on Steam feel free to ping me and we’ll try to meet up.

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    1. I’m very interested in Wander, but it’s so close to Heavensward release that I’m just not sure I’d be able to give it the time and attention I’d like to. So, I’m hesitating on picking it up. But flying around as a gryphon looks like so much fun!

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  3. If The Witcher is concerned, I can say I enjoyed the series. Not only the games but books as well. Though to be honest When kind of gripes me the most is the audio. By that I mean they are amazing in the native language version yet in english they just seem a bit meh. That is just me though.

    The game itself is great, I enjoyed it and played the first part multiple times. I liked how the choices really influenced the world and how people see you. Not to mention the story goes differently depending on what you decide at certain points. Furthermore when you load a save from one game to the next, then the choices you made are carried over.

    Personally though if I were to say which I enjoyed the most then it would be Witcher III, then I and II is last. No idea why, but it didn’t draw me in as much as the other two. I will recommend to play them though. They’re great games, even with the bugs and some of the infuriating aspects of gameplay. 😉

    One last thing, It would be good to read the books before playing the game if possible. Some things are clearer as they are references to what happened before the game. It is not required though and the game has the same enjoyment value no matter if you read them or not ^_^

    Also, congrats on the FF progress 😉

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