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Windows 10 Upgrade



Ffffppppbth. Managing it? Days? Weeks?

Whatever. wuauclt.exe/updatenow 

I already upgraded 2 days ago on my home laptop (not my main machine) and will be testing it out some this weekend. So far, I haven’t seen any issues. In fact, it looks pretty darn close to the same as 8.1 except for the start menu and having to clear clutter off my taskbar.

That laptop came with 8.1 pre-installed so I figured I wasn’t losing much by making the switch.

Still not updating my Windows 7 machine, though. :p

Posted in FFXIV, Gaming, MMORPGs

FFXIV: Dragooning (Finally) on Cactuar


While I remain at a loss for what to level for Zuri (though I’m now leaning towards Monk thanks to a conversation with Curious Cat – thanks!), I’m 100% sure I’m leveling Yet Another Dragoon  on Cactuar. This week, I’ve given high end content a bit of a break and pushed on through the final level of Lancer (thank you Halatali) and the 15 levels of Marauder I needed to unlock that last night. Finally!

The best part of hitting level 30 is unlocking my chocobo companion. I’d totally forgotten that I’d originally named him Spoony’bird back when I expected to be playing another Bard on this server. It’s cute, so I kept it.


Since I unlocked chocobo stables as well, I headed over to investigate the Greysky Armada’s FC house for the first time. It’s quite lovely – someone has good taste in decorating! I poked around the FC chest and saw they had fruit for recoloring my chocobo, but I didn’t want to take any without permission.

Luckily, I ran into Bel at the house – I think it’s the first time I’ve seen his character in person!


He said it was cool to color my chocobo, so I set out to obtain a nice snow white bird. Only, it didn’t quite turn out as I hoped (as you can see in the first picture above). The first try, it came out to a dull yellow bone white. Bleh.

So a few fruits later, I came back to a lotus pink chocobo. OH NONONONO!

I went for one last try, and ended up with an ice blue chocobo. Since my other chocobos are blue and green, I was hoping for something different this time. But seeing that I was using up fruits and just missing the mark every time, I decided to settle. Close enough to white, I guess.

Once I finished up all my Maurader levels, I happily kicked it with the introduction to Dragoon quest. Here, I went back in time to re-live meeting Estinien for the first time. He was a butthead back then, too. Said with all due affection.


Anyhow, unlocked Dragoon and learned my first Jump. Yay!


While I was around Dragonhead and revisiting old times, I decided to stop in and see Haurchefant. Even back before he knows anything about your character, he’s a welcoming guy. 🙂


Oh, Haurchefant, do not look at me so. A smile better suits a hero!  ❤


The fun part of replaying all this is that I get to pay more attention to certain characters in the storyline. I’m going to enjoy looking back on the Ishgard folks knowing what I know now.