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FFXIV: Moogle Treasure Trove Farming Begins!

Today marks the beginning of the first ever Moogle Treasure Trove event. This is something I’ve been looking forward to ever since I saw it datamined on Reddit.

Basically, certain instances have been flagged to drop Irregular Tomestones. These are things such as low level dungeons, the Crystal Tower raids, and MSQ roulette. Note: it’s been confirmed that squad dungeon runs do count!

You take the tomes to Itinerant Moogles in the three main cities and trade them for stuff. Much of this is fluff, but there are interesting items such as mount speed boosts, orchestrion rolls and Triple Triad cards. You can see a list of trade-in items on the page I linked above.

There are actually a number of items on the list that I wouldn’t mind having. But the big thing for me is that Pegasus mount. Previously, you could only get a hold of it from tokens in the Diadem. I was never able to do anywhere near as much Diadem as it would take, but that mount has always been on the wish list for me.

This mount costs 50 tomes, and I want it on both my main and on Amon. So that means I need to farm up at least 100 tomes total.

Thankfully, Syrcus Tower drops 2 tomes each run. I know from experience farming glamour drops that it’s usually the least painful of the Crystal Tower raids to run. Generally, a decent ST run takes about 20 mins to complete, and while wipes can happen, it’s pretty rare.

Seeing that DPS doesn’t usually have a bad queue for alliance raids, and others are going to likely be farming alliance as well, I see this as the least painful way of farming the tomes in general. It helps that ST is one of the few raids I really don’t mind running, too — I did it a total of 23 times just to get Amon’s glamour gear.

I’m also looking forward to having a minor goal to work towards and keep my mind off of wishing the expansion would drop faster. After all the media releases yesterday, I’m quite stoked to jump in and see what Shadowbringers is all about.

I’m still working on my monthly leveling goals, but working towards a mount I’ve wanted for years by farming a raid I enjoy should be fun.