March 2016 Archives

FFXIV: April Goals

Posted on March 31

This month, I’m going to slack a bit in FFXIV. Hope you don’t mind.

GW2 – Super Adventure Box

Posted on March 31

So I may be soured on GW2 now days, but even I can’t help but log in and smile when they bring the SAB back. Hey, I may as well get that free mail carrier for my Infinite continue coin.

FFXIV: Tales from the Duty Finder – What a Syrcus

Posted on March 30

So patch 3.25 has revitalized the Crystal Tower raids, but not exactly the way we hoped it would. Figures if you put relic rewards in CT, you’d end up getting the worst out of people.

Wayrift – 14 Years of Webcomic Change

Posted on March 30

This past week, our ongoing webcomic, Wayrift, celebrated 14 years of being online. This is not just online time, however, but 14 years of consistent updates, 3 times a week (now in full color). Every now and then, Syn and I take a week off for vacation. But even then, she sometimes draws humor comics or I post a sketch to fill in the blank.

FFXIV: Unexpected Scholar & Reviewing March Goals

Posted on March 29

Scholar is not a class I expected to level. I’d worked on it a bit before, but wasn’t really comfortable with the healing style. I switched it to Summoner for a bit and did some FATE leveling with the job to get it to level 40.

BDO: The Horse Breeding Game I’ve Been Looking For

Posted on March 28

Those of you who have been following this blog for a bit know that I’m a fan of pet breeding games, specifically horse breeding. I enjoy the idea of creating family lines, instilling skills or stats in offspring, and messing with in-game genetics.

Happy Easter!

Posted on March 27

Wishing you and yours a happy Easter!

FFXIV: Monk Level 50!

Posted on March 25

I finally accomplished my major goal for this month – reaching level 50 on Zuri’s Monk. A few people in our FC decided to get a N. Than FATE party together and we blasted through them, topping it off with a quick leveling roulette that took me to 50.

BDO: Level 20 – Tamer Pet Get & First Wild Horse Tame!

Posted on March 25

Oh, I’m so excited! I tamed my first horse in BDO today!

Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Fantrailer

Posted on March 24

It’s been a while since I’ve played Istaria, but I still cheer for the game and miss my dragon. This is a really neat fan trailer!

Landmark: New Update

Posted on March 24

While I’ve been a little down about the whole direction of Landmark and the cancellation of EQN, I decided to check out the newest Landmark update that dropped yesterday.

FFXIV: Tales from the Duty Finder – Netflix Ninja

Posted on March 23

This story happened a few weeks back, before Tales from the Duty Finder was becoming a thing on this blog. So I didn’t get any screenshots, though I wish I had. Still, this one particular ninja is one I can’t forget. I think he’s earned a place in this blog series.

FFXIV: Monk Life

Posted on March 22

I reached my goal of level 55 on my Dragoon this weekend, and am still working on getting my Monk to 50 before the month is over. Last night, I hit level 46, which means I’m rocking out half a set of neon yellow Monk artifact armor at this point. I’ve mostly done Leveling Roulette mixed with a bit of FATE runs to achieve about a level each night.

BDO: Discovering Heidel

Posted on March 21

I haven’t had a lot of time to put into BDO lately, thus my absence of posting about the game. I decided to change some of that this weekend and actually make some more progression to level 20, when I can finally start to tame horses (which is my major goal).

FFXIV: Tales from the Duty Finder – Salty Void Ark Black Mage

Posted on March 18

I don’t know what it is about DPS in FFXIV lately. I know I grouched about healers being rough on me, but lately, the DPS have really been dropping the ball. Ignoring mechanics, then getting nasty when things don’t go right for the party.

FFXIV: New Hatching-tide Barding

Posted on March 16

Snagged the new Hatching-tide barding today!

FFXIV: 60 Carpenter and Other Goals

Posted on March 14

I mentioned in a post last week that I didn’t think I was going to make many of my March Goals this time around. Perhaps I was wrong.

EQ Next = Canceled but Landmark = Launching

Posted on March 11

And just like that, my dreams of playing a super cartoony Ratonga in EQN is gone. Sad day.

FFXIV: Mentor’s Helping Hand

Posted on March 11

While I may not be able to do much with the mentor system as it is – I rarely get into the Novice Network chat and I can’t do Mentor Roulette – the one nice thing I can do for new folks is provide a mentor experience boost while running content with them. This has come in handy as I assist my sister (Vix) and brother-in-law (Xaa) in their first week in game.

FFXIV: Tales from the Duty Finder – Bad Bards

Posted on March 10

I’ve pretty much made it known that I have a love/hate relationship with bard. I loved it at level 50, and hate it after Heavensward changed it. But I still leveled it to 60 on Zuri because I just needed to pick something to get it done, and bard was the highest level class I had on her at the time.

FFXIV: Vath Mount Get

Posted on March 9

Last night I unlocked the final rank of Vath beast tribe quests, earning the right to purchase the Vath mount, the Kongamato. This is the first beast tribe mount I knew I had to get immediately, mostly because the way it sounds.

Camp NaNoWriMo: Zot and Runne Update – Reader Feedback Wanted!

Posted on March 8

April is almost here, which means the spring session of Camp NaNoWriMo is coming back around. I participated once last year (was shooting for twice, but it didn’t happen), and had a pretty good idea that I was going to write again this year.

BDO: Trading, Housing, Workers and More Sandboxing!

Posted on March 7

I spent a good deal of time playing Black Desert Online this weekend, though most of it was actually AFK fishing while I was running content in FFXIV. It’s really nice to be able to “play” two games at once.

BDO: Donkey Get!

Posted on March 4

Time to run some tradepacks!

BDO: Just Sandboxing and Learning

Posted on March 4

Though I spent a few more hours in BDO last night, most of it was slowly learning the sandboxy elements like gathering, processing and fishing. A lot of it was me wandering around not quite sure where I need to go for everything still.

BDO: First Impressions

Posted on March 3

I know I’ve heard a few folks comment that they want to see some of my impressions of the game before making a decision about picking it up (I’m honored!). However, all I can offer today are my first impressions.

BDO: My Expectations… Or, Rather, Lack Of

Posted on March 2

Tonight I will get my first experience playing BDO. I didn’t play in betas on purpose. I have only watched a few videos about the game, and that’s mostly out of curiosity for things like horse taming, buying houses, tips for starting, and hiring workers.

FFXIV: March Goals

Posted on March 1

I’ve been seeing other bloggers setting game goals for themselves across various MMOs. Last month was the first time I actually tried this for myself, and I was really pleased with the overall outcome.