[FFXIV][Civ5][Endless Legend] A Month? Oops!
And here I’ve let a month go by without posting. Mostly since I’ve been doing as noted in the last couple of posts — 1 expert run per day plus the Vath Tribe quests for 90 Lore tomes 5x per week in FFXIV. On the bright side, I’ve gotten all of my gear except my weapon (and 1 ring) to i230 and I’ve even gotten enough Lore tomes to buy the 7 tokens I need for my weapon too, I just haven’t been bothering to run Alexander 8 Normal to get the weekly token that the weapon also needs 7 of…… I’ll get there eventually. It’s not like I’m doing content where I need anything higher than i200 anyway.
I also went through and bought all the barding I could off the market board, so… more looks for my Chocobo. I was kinda impressed that the Ice Barding looks like my Lore Casting outfit. But then I went and decided to glamour the outfit so I wouldn’t look like “Generic Caster #9572.”
I’ve also completed the Sahagin Beast Tribe favor grind and bought my Cavalry Elbst. It’s a lot of fun to ride when back in the no-fly zones. I’m now working the last of the (non-crafting) Beat Tribes — the Sylphs. I’m at Rank 3 and need about 6 more days of doing it to hit rank 4 for my Goobue mount. But man…… these quests are frightfully annoying and that’s at 60 where I don’t have to dodge around mobs since I’m so high level they ignore me. I cannot imagine having done these at 50 when everything would be chasing me all the time. The 2 common quests to have to do a FATE which takes a half-hour to pop aren’t really that wonderful either.
I popped into the Gold Saucer to check on the MGP price of the flying turtle mount, and somehow fell down the rabbit hole of Chocobo Racing. I’ve got a Pedigree 3 mount now to rank 31, so soon will be able to retire it and breed up a Pedigree 4. All so I can repeat the process and get a pedigree 5, then a 6…… but somehow I am finding it compelling to do now, where I didn’t before. Go figure.
Since the daily stuff in FFXIV only needs me to log in 5 days a week, the other 2 days are seeing me playing a lot of Civ5 and Endless Legend. Not much to say about them other than “they’re fun” and “I hit ‘Next Turn’ an awful lot.” But hey… they’re fun, and that’s why I play them, so there you go.
Happy gaming out there!