[FFXIV] Progress After 60
I’ve seen people around that are already level 60 on multiple jobs and who have been doing hunts all over the place and thus are already in full i180 gear with Hive (i190) weapons and part of me goes “Holy Hannah! I’m so far behind!” Except, I started the game “a year late” and still managed to have nearly all the jobs to 50 before the expansion without even really trying, and all the 50’s were fairly decently outfitted too, so why am I worried about how much other people play anyway?
I’ve decided that the game is a marathon, not a sprint, and quite frankly, even doing a daily login for 2 dungeons and the daily hunt bills for seals has been kinda hard to swing a lot of the time, so it’s a marathon where I don’t even necessarily log in each day. I’ve been doing the 2 dungeons that award the Tome Bonus in the Duty Finder per day plus the daily hunt bills, and have still managed to get my average gear level to i160 with just getting the Law Tome weapon and accessories so far — I haven’t even started in on the armor yet. And I counted it up — it’ll only take 18 days of doing this to have “everything,” with a few Law Tomes left ove on day 18, though getting enough of the hunt seals to upgrade everything to i180 from i170 will take a bit longer.
On the other hand, since I’m working up Summoner as my next job to eventually get to 60 and it shares gear with the BLM, I’ll be able to be “working ahead” on the jobs, as it were. Since SMN also levels SCH, I’ll go with the healing set next, then branch into tanking and then I’ll have all the roles covered in a few months. Hey, I used to play Eve — I’m used to having a single skill take 2 months to train and only give a 5% bonus, so even this “marathon not sprint” schedule still feels reasonably quick to me. The Summoner’s a little over halfway through 51 now and has only been doing the daily hunts (as much as possible — can kill up to level 57 so far, but some of the marks are 58 and 59), so it’s not super fast, but it feels reasonable for minimal effort.
I’ve also decided to unclog my bags from all the extra low-level gear by working up the last 2 jobs that I have below 30, so I’ve got Rogue to 20 now and Pugilist to 22 and they’ll both be 30 soon enough. I also have run enough dungeons with the Astrologian to get it to 35 now, so it’s coming along nicely too. Beond that, I’ve taken screenies of the standard and alternate “weapon drawn” poses so I’ll be posting them below. And while I took some shots that are spoilers, I decided not to include them in this post, so… feel free to scroll all the way through!
Happy Gaming out there!