[FFXIV] MCH 60 DRG 52
I got my machinist to 60 this weekend, and I’ve decided that I prefer bard. The machinist’s proc-based combo, the need to place a pet, and the fact that so much of its damage rotation seems to involve hitting every buff and cooldown during Wildfire just doesn’t do it for me. The level 60 job quest was kinda fun with having to split time between killing adds that threaten some npcs to running back over and hitting the boss, then killing more adds and so on. The story behind it all was pretty cool. It was funny how the NPC named Joye went from her typical 2 braids, to a big feathered Farrah Fawcett-like hairstyle during the initial cutscene, then in the cutscene after that fight was back to her typical braids. Continuity errors are always fun! 😉
After hitting 60 on that job, it was time to decide whether to work on my “lowbie” classes or to see about the dragoon and since I liked the dragoon well enough back in the day, and since it was already 50 it just felt closer to done, so I went with that. A round of Vanu Vanu quests, as much of the hunt logs as I could at a mere level 50, and a daily leveling roulette and I was just shy of 51, so I did a few FATEs and that was enough to push me over to 51. I then queued up for Dusk Vigil while continuing to do FATEs and after 3 runs managed to ding 52. And in all of that I saw 2 Dragoon drops — 1 trousers, and 1 boots… and I already had the boots from other prior runs on different jobs. Lots of BRD/MCH drops, though — which explains why from all those runs I pretty much had a complete set for those jobs. I’ve got a bit more DRG gear from dungeons waiting for me at 53, 55, 57, and 59, so hopefully when I get to those levels and am running those dungeons I’ll be able to gear out decently.
I actually don’t have a law set waiting for DRG when I hit 60, though. I’ve got a full i160 Valerian set from the endless running of the old expert roulette and at least the i180 weapon, but…. might actually be time to crank out some more Law Tomes going forward to get that ready. Or not — I plan to get to 60 on every job, but I don’t plan to necessarily *play* every job when I get there. I’m happy with SMN but not BLM, I’m happy with BRD, but not really MCH. I like all the tanks, but find myself preferring PLD overall. I prefer not to have to heal at all. And I also am not terribly fond of melee dps, so…… probably won’t play DRG, NIN, or MNK when I get the to 60, I just want to have the mall there for my own personal feeling of accomplishment.
My daughter’s played a bit on her character. This weekend I passed into the next veteran reward level, and she’s fallen in love with the goblin helmet and minion. I don’t recall if I mentioned this or not in a prior post, but I’ve unlocked Summoner and even leveled Archer up to 4 in order to get Raging Strikes for a cross-class skill for her. I think I’ve got her to 37 or 38 as the Arcanist class, so I don’t actually have too much to do on that character to get it up into the Heavensward areas anymore. I should probably just completely devote a weekend to it here soon so she can fly around on her own character instead of needing to use mine. Someday…..
Happy gaming out there!