Posted in FFXIV, Gaming, MMORPGs

FFXIV: 60 Fisher and Half a Dragoon


The weather don’t stop this fishing kitty!

So, I hit level 60 Fisher in FFXIV on Monday night, which is my first level 60 gathering class. One more achievement closer to Mentor status!

I’m still working on gathering collectables at this point, and now have a little over 100. It’s going to take some time, and I’m not sure if I can get it done before the patch drops, but it’s all good. I also need to work on my crafting collectables seeing that I still need Weaver Book III as well as the 100 crafting collectables achievement.

So much to do!

After a pretty good Stone Vigil run as daily roulette (woo, no more Brayflox!), I also reached level 45 Dragoon. This is the level where the game’s quests give you only part of your artifact armor. So, now Zuri’s going to run around looking like some strange half-Dragoon conglomeration for five more levels! XD


One of my quests led me up to a specific overlook in Coerthas. I’d forgotten about the location, but had to take a moment to visit an old friend.


Syn and I also had a very taxing Void Ark run last night. While we completed it without any raid wipes, it came very close. It was so hectic that the healers hardly got any time to DPS, and I was really pushing myself hard to keep people alive. I think I learned a LOT from that, though.

I still need more practice healing, but I’m starting to feel comfortable with the basics. I’m still nowhere near the learned skill that Syn has… but that comes with time and application, and she’s had years of it.

Posted in Black Desert Online, Gaming, MMORPGs

Black Desert Online: Opening Cinematic Impressions


Not quite sure what I just watched there.

So, while I did purchase a preorder for BDO, I am not participating in closed beta by choice. I’ve seen so many key giveaways, but I really prefer to not spoil the experience before launch. I’ve stayed away from most the videos, too, but I figured a trailer was something good to check out.

I’m not certain what happened here, though. The story is… alright. Certainly more comprehensible than what AA gave us at launch. I didn’t mind the style of the cinematic.

But the script and the voice over….?

Now, I see what they did there by getting a YouTube celebrity TayZonday to voice the trailer. I personally think his voice is uniquely wonderful and his work is generally great. But I can’t help but wonder why he chose to record this trailer the way he did. It sounded like he was hesitantly reading a storybook to a child with very low comprehension skills, and it just grated on me badly. Maybe there’s a reason for this, but if there is, it doesn’t reflect in the stand alone video.

The release date for this game is drawing slowly closer, but I’m still not super hyped about it. I was hoping this trailer would nudge my excitement level, but I guess I’ll have to wait for something else to come along. Like the game itself.