Posted in Gaming

January Gaming Goals in Review

Most of this month’s goals got tossed right out the window, but that’s actually fine. Several things came up this month that I didn’t expect – a new Mogtome event and the desire to play the Sims 4, to name some. I also wanted to spend time working on IRL crafts and diamond painting, which cut into leisure time.

So what ended up getting cut?

FFXIV Goals

  • Level Tank via Trusts (Main)
  • Level second job via Pixie Beast Tribes (Main)
  • Level crafters via weekly turnins (Main & Amon)
  • Progress Tai through Shadowbringers – Some

I just wasn’t feeling grinding Trusts every day this month. I started out by running a few, but then ended up dropping that by the wayside.

I doubt I would have continued that once the Mogtomes event started, anyhow. Praetorium runs eat up a good chunk of time, about the same as a Trust run, and I’m only up for so much of this every night. Getting the mount is more important, and Trusts will be there later.

However, I did level my Astro from 71 to (almost) 79 using the Pixie quests alone. So I have been making progress on one job, and hope to have that finished up next week. I know that I can pretty easily squeeze in Pixie quests every day, and this seems a viable way to nudge a job towards 80 without a huge time commitment.

I’ve also been leveling crafters doing weekly turn-ins. I know that Ishgard crafting is much faster EX, but if you toss in there the time to gather, it just feels faster to toss 12 items at NPCs and gain a level or two a week. I only have a few jobs on both characters left to finish off, and like the Pixie quests, this doesn’t eat up a lot of time.

I made some progress on Tai, but not as much as I wanted to. I really need to get him moving, especially with another patch about to drop next month.

Steam Backlog Goals

  • Try one new game in the “Clear” category each week

I did this the first week, then forgot this was a goal. Oops.

Switch Backlog

  • Find an organizational method for backlog (spreadsheet?)
  • Uninstall games I’m not coming back to
  • Earn next badge in Pokemon
  • Try out one new indie game

I didn’t touch any of this. Dang it! But to my credit, there’s been a ton of Switch game sales and I haven’t bought any new games. So I’ve done well in that area.

So, for February.

I think I’m going to take a break from goals. I feel like my focus is all over the place right now, and I’ve been limiting my time in FFXIV because I’ve wanted to do and play other things.

I know I’ll be coming back to FFXIV in Feb for the new patch, and to be honest, I’m not really looking forward to another Tome grind for gear. I’ve run some sort of raid or dungeon every night (especially with Mogtomes), and I’m getting a little worn out from it.

I’ve had a lot of fun playing Sims lately, and just doing more free-form gaming. So I think I’m going to give the goals a rest next month. They’re there to give me a checklist of things to accomplish, but I don’t want it to get where goals are confining and blocking the fun.

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/

One thought on “January Gaming Goals in Review

  1. With the Mogtomes event I’ve been running the MSQ roulette daily with both my main character and my daughter’s Miqo’te. I gotthe Lanner mount and the blue horse that I didn’t have, plus I got the red panda minion for my character, finally. For my daughter’s character, she’s gotten Praetorium often enough that she’s now 74, in spite of my not having unlocked ShB on her character yet… On the other hand, I never geared her character up so all this MSQ roulette has also gotten her a lot of Poetics so I can get her gear to i399 before I move along.

    I got my SCH/SMN to 80 today, so that was kinda nice. I’ve also managed to get AST and WHM to 77, all with Pixie quests, that daily hunts, plus an occasional MSQ roulette run too. It’s been surprisingly quick.

    Like

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 )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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 )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.