Posted in FFXIV, Gaming, MMORPGs

FFXIV: Tales from the Duty Finder – The Day I Saved the Raid

I don’t like to write about myself in Tales from the Duty Finder, since this is supposed to be a section about funny or annoying things that happen due to other people. But Syn told me I should post this, so I will.

This actually happened back before Thanksgiving, so it’s been a while. Syn and I tend to do Alliance Roulettes daily in order to level alt jobs. Right now, I’m leveling my Machinist so that I can eventually get Bard and Machinist to share the same gear at 70.

I’m not the greatest Machinist, and I’m only running around in Shire gear, despite being level 67… cuz… just leveling. But it’s generally fine since it’s only level 60 content at the most, anyhow.

One day, we ended up with Dun Scaith as our roulette. I’m rarely thrilled to get a level 60 raid in roulette, but the higher experience gain makes up for the pain. Believe it or not, we were having that pain on the Proto Ultima boss, of all things.

I have no idea what happened, but our entire group, aside from myself and Syn (who was a tank) died on this fight. So we were racing the timer with very low DPS at the end while the Proto Ultima was counting down the seconds until going Supernova (raid wipe).

I was the only DPS left alive in our group, and all other groups had already used their Limit Breaks. Someone raised a healer in our group and one of the DPS called for a Healer Limit Break 3, which would have raised everyone who was down.

ultimafight1

I hesitated. I didn’t want to be the one who blew a LB and failed the raid. But the healer wasn’t using it. (?)

Then, someone else shouted for the DPS LB instead! I was the only one alive in my group who could do it!!

I saw the countdown.

10 seconds!

Boss at 2% health!!

9…8…7…

I slam the DPS LB button!

6…5…4…

Animation lock, big guns come out.

3…2…

PEW PEW – VICTORY!

utlimafight2

And that’s how I saved the raid.

Aftermath:

ultimafight3

Spoiler –  And I didn’t get a single commendation from this run. 😦

That’s life, I guess.

ffxiv_11202017_203133
BANG!

Author:

I'm a technical writer by day, gaming gal by night. I have a wide array of gaming interests, though I most often blog about MMOs, RPGs, and Nintendo fanstuffs. Like what you just read? Check out my Webcomic and Fantasy Fiction projects! https://aywren.com/fantasy-fiction-webcomics/

3 thoughts on “FFXIV: Tales from the Duty Finder – The Day I Saved the Raid

  1. Those are the best moments =) I came close to one – we wiped on A’lar in WoW – just myself (healer) and the offtank (druid) were up – and we got him down to 1% solo and almost pulled it off. I still wonder what I could have done differently on that fight to make that happen =)

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s