[FFXIV] World of Darkness — Repeatedly
This weekend I intended to push my Dragoon from 40 to 50 and then if I had time look at getting some decent level 50 gear for the job. I started off pretty well — Saturday morning I woke up and started playing at around 7 am. Made breakfast around 9, played with my daughter, read her stories, made lunch, etc — basically I played quite a bit, but didn’t let it interfere with IRL stuff either. And at about 2 pm I hit level 46, so 7 real hours for 6 levels, but it wasn’t 7 hours /played either. Which goes to show… leveling can be quick…. Part of it was that I did the daily duty roulette and got a nice chunk of bonus xp there, and then since I swapped to the Storm Legion Grand Company, at 44 I did Dzemael’s Darkhold in order to qualify for a promotion and that also was a big chunk of xp. But all the rest was the Coerthas FATE grind. It goes surprisingly quickly.
About this time, I looked at my Tomes of Soldiery and realized that I barely had any, so I swapped to Black Mage and started running Syrcus Tower and World of Darkness for Soldiery, Poetics, and whatever drops I could pick up on greed rolls. I actually nabbed 2 or 3 Dragoon pieces from ST, so that was nice. But as I accumulated tomes, I started buying tanking pieces instead — I want to finish off my tank set before “moving on” to the next. And as of just now, I’ve only got 1 more piece of gear to upgrade for the full tank set to be i110– the gloves. And what I do have already is the i100 dropped gloves from Syrcus Tower, so it’s really not that big a deal. But I’ll still do it, since I’m a completionist……
All that running of WoD got me up to 4 of the 6 pieces of “Demon Caster” gear for the Black Mage job, so I’m now sitting on i116 there. There is a noticeable change in my damage output going from i111 to i116. Not a huge bump in the number, but it’s enough to be noticeable. My spell speed is faster too, so my recast time is 2.38 seconds instead of 2.47. I’ll admit I don’t notice that small amount of time difference, but I’m sure that if I were running a parser, that .11 seconds would make a difference too.
Anyway…. there’s the weekend gaming update. Happy gaming out there!