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FFXIV: Tai’s New Look

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As expected, I’ve gone back to playing Tai for the new patch and a round at gearing up and clearing content. I didn’t work on earning Lore Tomes, but I was just a few short of earning my chestpiece, so we unlocked and finished Hullbreaker’s Hard tonight. I got Tai’s Slipstream chestpiece, which is interesting and certainly different from the previous mail he was wearing.

I’m also trying out one of the new hairstyles on him. I’ve not decided if I’m going to keep it or not… it’s hard to change a character when he was a certain way for 2 and a half years! This hair is a little more wild and emo, but it was kinda a bummer to have the same hairstyle so many other people choose when rolling a male Midlander.

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Zeb and Tai being dorqs.

I finally did have the time to watch that final cutscene for Heavensward, and I’m pleased with how the story ended. I now have a little Amyeric to follow me everywhere too!

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Tai of very mis-matched armor!
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FFXIV: Final Steps of Faith Down!

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Last night, a group from my Free Company, KoM, downed the final boss of the Dragonsong War in the Final Steps of Faith. This was not an easy fight to do in Duty Finder, and one of the guys in our FC was on his 9th try. But seeing we made up most of the party and we were on voice chat, I think we had the edge over a normal PUG.

Another victory pose, where you can see everyone's face.
Another victory pose, where you can see everyone’s face.

The battle was quite mechanically intensive and really required a lot of coordination from all people in the party. The times we wiped, it was often because it wasn’t understood that “STACK NOW” meant “EVERYONE MUST STACK OR DIE!” Yes, that means you, too, random PUG member.

Mechanics aren’t optional if you want to clear, folks. That is the message that S/E is speaking loud and clear with this fight and what I’ve seen in the Wiping City raid.

The final round, we got him down under 10% and I had to do my duty as the party’s dragoon: ie. sacrifice myself for the LB3. There just wasn’t a good time to be locked in long animation in this fight, and not but 2 seconds after I popped the LB, the circles rose up under me and claimed my life. Sad that I had to watch the win from the floor, but them are the breaks.

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Doing my Dragoonly duty.

I won’t go into to anything of the story at this moment, mostly because I haven’t finished watching all of it. It was so late at night by the time we did beat the fight that I only completed some of the following quests. The moment the game warned me an extended cutscene was coming, I looked at the clock and had to call it a night.

So, today when I get home from work, I’ll get my reward and finally find out what happens with Estinien! It’s going to be a long wait. 😦