FFXIV: Halfway There

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If I do nothing else when I log into FFXIV each day, I always make sure I finish my crafting beast tribe quests on my RP alt, Amon. Slowly, something that just started out as random gathering, leading to random crafting… has turned into a dedicated push to finish leveling all of his crafting jobs to 70, preferably before Shadowbringers drops.

As I said before, I don’t even know why. I already have a fully-geared omni-crafter main. Sure, I can specialize in different jobs on an alt, but I’m rarely geared enough to take advantage of the specializations I have.

Unmelded scrip gear is enough for me to get by on. I just want the ability to make and gather things as I desire.

Last night, I finished leveling Leatherworker to 70 on Amon. This means that half of my crafting jobs are now maxed. Yay!

I’m currently pushing through daily Moogle Quests to level Carpenter, and hope to move on to Namazu fairly soon. Goldsmith is my current focus for Ixali quests, which I really just want to be done with by now. The old beast tribe quests are no where near as economical as the new, and after months of hoping I don’t get West for Fishing every day, I just push through them to get the job done.

To supplement this, I’ve started doing Grand Company turn-ins for all crafting jobs under 50, as well. Generally, the turn-ins are pretty cheap to snag off the marketboard or the vendors. I try to go for high quality turn-ins, but mostly, I just want to keep boosting the jobs I’m not focusing Ixali quests on so that by the time I get Goldsmith to 50, the other jobs will hopefully be closer to 30-ish.

All-in-all, I think I have a good chance of having most of this done by the expansion. Once that drops, it’ll be back to leveling my gathering jobs, if nothing else. I’ve never been a fan of leve grinding for crafting levels during a new expansion. I much prefer beast tribes.

I guess this time around, we may be able to earn some experience from weekly turn-ins too? Will have to see!

5 responses to “FFXIV: Halfway There”

  1. remember to do your custom deliveries every week too! even the old one from HW is giving my crafters and gatherers (lvl 63-65) about 700K per turn in if maxed. Pretty quick way to boost the leveling as well.


    • Absolutely! I do these every week, but actually at level 70, because I don’t have all of the scrip crafting tools just yet. I just finished getting all the Master books stashed away last week. I still need some of the gathering books, as well. So I haven’t been using it for leveling.

      I feel like the the beast tribe quests from level 50 and up are fine and move me along fast enough. It’s really everything under 50 that’s painful. XD


  2. Your dedication to this — especially given it started off on whimsy — is really impressive to me, but also 100% feeding into my sense of FOMO around FFXIV. xD

    I’ll be looking to get into it again for Shadowbringers for sure, but there is still so much to catch up on, I never even finished the ARR MSQ, let alone Heavensward or Stormbringer. >.<

    I am remaining resolute on finishing up with ESO’s MSQ first though in terms of MMOs. … I think. Yes! … For now. πŸ˜‰

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    • It is absolutely NOT too late to experience FFXIV from the ARR MSQ at this point. As a matter of fact, I heard some speculation that the team may be working on making the ARR MSQ a smoother ride, possibly with the new expansion. There are some rough spots in the early game that can be a turn off, so I do hope this is true. Once you hit the later patches in the 2.0 series, and eventually Heavensward, though, the game finds its stride, and it was worth pushing through (IMHO).

      If you decide to return, let me know if I can help with anything! Enjoy ESO story — that’s a game I never got far into, but need to explore one day. πŸ™‚

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      • Thanks Aywren. πŸ™‚

        And it makes sense that they might be giving the ARR MSQ another pass along with implementing the New Story+ mode. So perhaps I will wait for the expansion to come out before I jump back then. This could work out with how much I want to look at right now, but I’m also getting pretty antsy to jump back into this one again.

        So I think it really is a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’. πŸ™‚

        I’ve been enjoying ESO so far, especially now that I’ve taken a more concerted effort at playing through the story in order. I appreciate the ability to go anywhere and do anything, play with anyone — but boy can it play havoc with the continuity! Especially when the only option for a new character is to start into whatever the latest expansion happens to be. Taking the effort to look up where I was ‘supposed’ to be in terms of the original story and get there before really getting started has made quite a difference.


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