November Gaming Goals 2018

Gosh… November? The holidays are approaching and it’s hard to believe 2018 is slowly winding down. But I still have a few goals I want to reach before it’s all done with!

The new Pokemon game comes out sometime this month, and I have a copy of it on pre-order, so chances are, I’ll put some time into my Switch. I’d like to get a little more playtime in on some of the year-end goals I had for Switch games, but I’m not sure if that’s going to happen.

This month, I’m going to break goals into main and RP alt since I have things I want to accomplish on them both.

FFXIV Goals – Main

  • Level Dark Knight to 50
  • Finish Ninja Job Quests up to Level 60
  • Level Monk
  • Gear up Gatherers (Scrips)

I’m dang serious about getting these job quests done this month! Also, Monk, even if only through beast tribe leveling. I don’t think I’m going to hit 70 on it this month (though I could if I was motivated to), but any progress is better than nothing.

FFXIV Goals – RP Alt

  • Level Red Mage to 70 (Finish Job Quests) 
  • Level Culinarian to 60 (or beyond)
  • Level Miner to 60 (or beyond)
  • Level Alchemist to 50 (maybe?)
  • Gear up Gatherers (Scrips)
  • Clean up all Stormblood sidequests

Most of the goals on Amon are pretty much within reach. His Red Mage is almost level 69, and a healthy dose of Beast Tribe quests and daily gathering turn-ins keep him moving forward on crafting and gathering.


  • Pokemon Release 
  • Play Cat Quest

I’m hesitant about putting Switch goals on here. There’s no way I’m going to reach my yearly goals for this, but with my gaming focus having been consumed by FFXIV lately, I feel like I need to branch out some this month. I’m still having a lot of fun in FFXIV, but diving too deep in any one game can lead to burn-out, so I want to avoid that while I’m still having fun.

What kind of goals do you have now that the year is slowly winding down? 


  1. My only goal for the rest of the year is finishing Yakuza Kiwami 2. I meant to do that last month but I got in a weird mood where I didn’t feel like playing anything for a couple of weeks and then got distracted by other games….

    Everything else is up in the air at this point. :p

    1. I don’t know why actually finishing a game is so hard to do at this point in my life. I know there’s less time to play and games have gotten more complex, but man… I remember when “beating the game” was the norm.

      Anyhow, good luck on seeing your goal through! Hope you enjoy the game. 🙂

      1. For me not finishing games is actually the norm. On the other hand most of the games from when I was a kid were rentals and beating them didn’t mean much besides bragging rights.

        What still surprises me is how many games I have and how many of those I haven’t played yet or barely played at all.

  2. I just hit an objective in XIV last night of finally getting a mount in Eureka Anemos 🙂 It took forever but it changes the whole experience dramatically as the freedom to move is liberating. I’m now able to get to players calling out raises and give them lifts to FATEs and stuff. It’s great! 🙂

    1. Wow, huge congrats! I’m so far behind on Eureka — only level 4 — so I can totally understand that accomplishment. Do you feel like it’s still worth it to try to go and level in there even if I’m so far behind? I’m not sure that the weapons and gear are going to be reachable for me, but I did always want to at least experience some of what the content had to offer.

      1. Thanks! 😊 I’d say it’s worth it now more than before, because they’ve dramatically increased the EXP payout.

        We hit our Eureka challenge logs and were able to level quite easily… all it takes is time and (ideally) at least one player to play with so you don’t get killed. You still lose a LOT of EXP if you die and don’t get rezzed within 10 minutes. It’s unforgiving and challenging, but doable and very satisfying when you start making progress.

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