To be honest, despite the expansion announcement and the FFXIV Fan Fest, things are kinda quiet and ramping down for me in game. Lately, I’ve just been logging in to take care of my Expert Roulette and slowly chip away at my Anima weapon progress. I’m leveling my Scholar on the side, and trying to gear up my healer when I can.
So, there’s really not a lot of exciting things to write about at the moment. I’ve actually come home with more inspiration for my own stories and artwork than gaming. And this is a good thing!
However, last night did start this year’s FFXIV Halloween event – All Saints’ Wake.
The rewards are alright – a vest cosmetic and some orchestrion music. But it’s hard to top last year where we got a full outfit and a flying mount.
The big change in the recipe is that the event activities require a Light Party of four people to complete. I thought that using Haukke Manor as a backdrop for the event was clever, and liked the overall idea behind it.
However, some of the mechanics, which require you to sneak past enemies to complete goals, can be a little frustrating and are not troll-proof at all. All it would take is one person out to ruin other people’s fun to bring this event down.
Also, I wonder what will happen if you don’t jump on the event and finish it in the first few days. Will people be playing it after this weekend? If you’re late to the party, will you be able to complete it at all without begging help from FC members?
I have a few alts I want to take through the event, so I hope that there will be enough players to keep it rolling for a few days. But I do have my concerns.
Anyhow, I won’t spoil it by saying anything else. We’ll have to wait and see if requiring a Light Party for a holiday event goes over well.
Have you played it yet? What did you think?