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The road is plastered with leveling

It’s been 10 days already? Time sure flies when you are having fun! So I got back into FFXIV, and although I’m far from being a healer again, I did have some fun playing Monk and Dragoon. It’s funny, because I never really liked those classes much, but now I do. Maybe I’ll like Ninja now too? We’ll see after I’m done leveling Dragoon to 60.

At first, I was in doubt about what to do, but decided to just pump all battle classes to 60 before getting Stormblood. I might also do the story quests before buying it, but I’m afraid that I will miss out on some nice EXP if I do, so I’ll probably get it when all are 60. I’m using my challenge log to get some EXP boosts, and my Monk is already 60 (from 50). Dragoon is at lvl 53 (also from 50), and I’m also trying to level up Botanist, Fishing and some crafting, because I’m behind on those. I’m also trying to get used to the new features, and think I’m doing quite well (I’m probably just noobing around like a retard, but I’m having fun).

Gaming is not everything though, and I finally got my boyfriend to help me with my product photos! We took photos of almost everything, except the bookmarks and some stuff that’s not finished yet. We’ll get to that later, and it’s fine, because now I have a ton of photos to start the shop with. I just need to go through them all one by one, because of course they are a bit greyish, and I want them all to be the same size. It’s a lot of work, and sadly I won’t make it until the end of this month, which is today! I could of course stop playing FFXIV, but seriously… After correcting 3-4 photos, I get itchy and need to do something else for a few mins.

Which leads me to the third thing, I’ve been doing within the last week; pulling apart jewelry! Yeah, I got some really nice stuff earlier this week, and I also had a lot of older stuff I never got to pull apart, so I’ve really been at it. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, charms, I’ve got it all! My fingers actually hurt from polishing and cleaning, haha. But it’s nice, as I get a lot of unique parts, and usually for cheap, because they need so much love before they shine again. Now my issue is though, that I have no space for all the new parts, and looking at my collection, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to use them all. So I’m thinking about selling them at some point.

Oh, and guess who just turned 1 last week? Arthur! He got a new toy, some nice food, and lots of bellyrubs… and had no idea why, but enjoyed it anyway! And I found out he really likes rain, that weird dog. Usually he just runs inside again if he’s out to pee in the rain, but these days, he almost can’t wait to get wet. I’m thinking it might be because he likes to be dried with a towel, as it equals playtime for him. Getting wet because he likes to be dried… Yeah, weird dog!

(screenshot in header is old, as I forget to make new ones…)

The hardships of returning to a game

I decided to get back into FFXIV, not because of the new expansion, but because I miss this game so much, and it’s a perfect stress relief. But getting back into a game you have been absent from for over a year, is not easy…

Where am I?

Seriously, I don’t know where to go… Or, I actually do, but I only remember places by their looks and not by their name anymore. My first hour went with teleporting back and forth to locations I found in my journal, until I decided to just follow up on the main story quest… Jeez!

Who am I?

I already knew that my FC was no more, as a friend from the game informed me of this on Skype when it happened. I also knew that some old members left the server to play somewhere else. But looking at my now updated friend list, I barely know anyone anymore, and I bet they don’t know me either. Trying to get into contact with my friend from Skype has also been futile, for now at least.

What am I?

Okay, I’m a healer, but… I can’t remember my skills and spells anymore, for any of my classes and professions. I decided to level my mining to lvl 60, because I didn’t need much exp, and then see how it went. The thing is that I had forgotten about levequests, so it took a lot longer than it had to, haha! I found a lvl 60 treasure map, so I went into battle as a lvl 60 machinist. Having forgotten all my skills, I just busted my way through the monsters with luck and noobness, and THEN remembered about turrets…

Who are you?

As mentioned in an earlier post, I really hate it when I get random invites, but that’s just one of those things you have to deal with when running around without being in an FC. So I already got an invite, and I got pissed. No message before inviting me, and it wasn’t even someone I knew from back in the days. I expect more of this rude behavior, but I’ll try not to explode…

What’s that dungeon?

I just unlocked a lot of hard modes and whatnot, but I don’t even remember the normal modes for dungeons anymore. Boss tactics? What’s that? Needless to say, that I won’t jump into a healer role again anytime soon for those levels, as I’d just kill everyone.

What now?

Well, I’m quite uncertain as to what I should do now. I’m thinking about just continuing where I left, and level everything that still needs leveling. I guess the best thing to do is going into low lvl dungeons and guildhests, to slowly learn my skills and boss tactics again. As for the expansion, I’m not even gonna buy it right now. For the first 2 parts of the game, I went and spent all my money on the physical collectors editions, which I treasure a lot, but I don’t have that kind of money right now, and frankly, I don’t care that much about it. Right now, I just need to get back into the game, but it’s gonna be a struggle, as I’m not a person who plays daily anymore, or even that much at all. Wish me luck?

Annoying people in MMO’s… and how to avoid being one of them

I like playing MMO’s. It can be very fun and relaxing, if you play a good game with some nice people. But like everywhere on the internet, there are people who just want to ruin your day. Some might do it on purpose, while others simply don’t know how annoying they really are. Here is my personal list of annoying behavior in MMO’s, and how to stop being that rude bum, who I’ll be likely to hate. The list is in no particular order.

Duelists: Games with the ability to duel are plenty, and those who want to use that option are also plenty. But I wonder, do they ever think about if others want to duel them? I’ve only ever done duels, when there was an easy achievement involved, or because it was my first time ever in the game, and I wanted to try it out. But overall, I don’t want to duel! I actually despise PVP, which is why I am often on RP servers. People who walk up to me, and try forcing me into a duel, without even asking me first, are just plain pricks, and they won’t get any reaction from me, other than maybe an ignore. Quite often, those people are over geared, and just looking for an easy win anyway, which is why they often target new or casual players. To avoid coming across as an idiot, just contact the person whom you want to duel first, and make sure that person is around your level of experience. If anything, state in the chat, that you are looking for a duel partner, and you might just find a few like-minded people to share your interest with.

Little helpers: This might just be me having issues with such people, but I really hate it, when someone is following me all the time, attacking my monsters, and get impatient when I’m AFK… when I don’t even know who that person is. The same goes for those who want to give me free stuff when I’m low level, and just open a trade without asking. Chances are, the character I’m playing is just an alt, and I really don’t want freebies, because I’m already loaded with tons of stuff from other characters. Once again, I recommend asking before just “helping”, as you might be seen as someone who wants something for your effort, or even worse, as someone who is trying to steal mobs from other players. It’s really nice to help others, but not if they never asked for it.

LFG / WTS spam: Yeah, I get it. You are looking for a tank for that specific dungeon, and I understand it’s hard to find one. I also understand, that you have a nice item you want to trade for cash, because to you that item is useless, but to someone else it might be a true treasure. But do you really have to let the whole server know 10 times every second? I don’t know about others, but I tend to avoid such people, and won’t join their group or buy their stuff. Instead of spamming, try writing a short and neat recruitment message, and post it every time you need to update it, or when one minute or more has passed. As for item sales, there is usually a market of some sort, where you can put your stuff up for sale. Advertising for something that is up for grabs a few times, is better than spamming for people to meet you at the fountain.

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Random invites: I know this irks a lot of people, if not just about everyone who gets them. That random invite from someone you don’t know, and after the random invite, probably someone you don’t even WANT to know. Being guildless doesn’t mean I want to join any random guild on the server, so don’t throw invites at me, as it will just cause me to do the exact opposite of what you want me to. Same goes for group invites, as I will not join a group by force. I’ll just think you are an idiot, and plant your sorry bum on my blacklist of other people like you. So don’t be a jerk, and send out random invites to people you don’t know. Ask before you do anything, and you will either get a yes or no. I usually answer people who politely ask me if I want to join their guild or group, and even if it’s a no, I’ll do it in a nice way. That way, we can both leave a good impression on one another, and maybe I’ll join someday.

I could say that I hate ninja looters too, because I do. But that’s something I’ve only ever experienced to the fullest in WoW, as other games try their best to avoid such methods of item obtainment.

The list would become too long, if I were to write about every kind of person that can make me angry in an MMO, but these 4 kinds of people are the worst really, and they should paint a good picture of what sort of gamers I avoid.

If you play MMO’s, or did in the past, I’m sure you’ve met some of them, and maybe even have a story to tell? Let me know what people ruin your gaming experiences, and how you would like them to stop being jerks towards you. Who knows, maybe some of them will read this, and think twice about their actions 🙂

Screenshots by me.