Time to try something different. Obviously my previous plan is not leading to posts; I think in part because I generally have started writing pretty late at night and posted just before heading to bed. Problem is, lately it's been hard to make myself prioritize writing over sweet, sweet slumber. Today I'm starting this post on my lunchbreak with the intention of thinking about it a bit over the afternoon then finishing it up right after work. If you're reading this, it worked, at least for today.
Part of the problem has been the immense amount of stuff available for me to do in FFXIV. Between daily crafting quests and hunts, getting my relic weapon, and continuing the story, I've been playing later than I honestly should be. I suppose that has positive implications for my longevity in the game; I'm not bored of it yet.
Last night I wrapped up the relic weapon quest
for my fancy bard bow with a little help from Rae, Damai, and Bel. I had already completed the Hydra trial the previous night, so all that was left were the hard versions of the Primals: Ifrit, Garuda, and Titan. Titan in particular was not easy, though the fact that we ended up with two black mages in the party neither of whom were very useful didn't help. The first wasn't even wearing appropriate gear, he had put on gear with strength stats to meet the item level requirement. The rest of the party was less than pleased about that, though I was impressed that noone was actually mean about it. More chiding and dissapointed. I guess Bel really was right about the community being better in FFXIV.
I also won an absurd Warrior axe from the Titan fight, so I guess I need to level my Marauder class now. It was on the short list anyway since I'd like to have tank and healing roles available to me. My retainers apparently want me to level Arcanist as well, since they've brought me a high level Scholar book and pants.