Here we are, when it seems almost everyone else is talking about the launch of the WoW expansion, and I’m just chilling in the new FFXIV event — this year’s Moonfire Faire. There’s a lot of positive vibes coming off this event as far as I’ve seen. Or maybe it’s because the change to a larger, RP server really ramps up the community excitement way beyond what I’m used to seeing.
Shout chat was non-stop yesterday (for better or worse), and I saw everything from fat chocobo parades to floating people bridges (which I took part in). The bridge didn’t quite make it to the second island, but it got pretty long in the end!
This year’s reward was a nice set of cosmetic beach wear, complete with sunglasses. I thought it looked good for both male and female characters, and I went through the event on all of my characters to snag a set for each of them.
BUT… before you could reap the rewards, you had to face the challenge of the Eorzean Nimble Warrior… which I’ve been told is a parody of American Ninja Warrior (?) I have no idea. I’ve never even seen the show, so the joke went way over my head until Amoon told me why it was so funny.
Basically, the whole thing is a bit of a jump puzzle. First, a horizontal one…
…and then a vertical one…
Once you hit the checkpoint at the mid-way area in the tower, that’s all that’s required to get your rewards. It’s honestly not that hard of a jump puzzle as long as you take your time and don’t overshoot it.
However, the jump puzzle continues upward beyond that with a difficulty I’ve heard rivals Kugane tower. It’s not required for anything, just there if you want to try it. I don’t even know that there’s really a reward…
When night rolls around, the fireworks start in each city. These will likely continue on through The Rising anniversary event later on this month. It’s so hard to believe that this means I’ve been playing this game for almost five years! I remember the first Moonfire Faire, which was happening back when I was a completely new player, even.
Overall, looking back at the choice I made to hand off our FC and make a change in gaming environment, I’m not regretting it. Mateus can get a little more excitable in shout chat, and has its share of trollish behavior, but that kind of stuff can be turned off or avoided. Our Cross-World Linkshell has done well to keep in touch with people on our previous server. I’ve made more than enough RP contacts to be busy for a long time.
Our tiny friends-only FC on Mateus reached Rank 6 over the weekend, which means once I have the funds, I’ll be hunting/camping a house for us soon. We’ll see how that turns out!