Monday, 2 July 2012

Back into the (Jeffery Mc) Wild!

So I decided to give it another shot, I reactivated my account and I'm back baby!
But I think I might make a fresh new character and start again, because things have changed since I last played.  One thing I noticed in the brief 3 minutes I was on-line before I decided that actually bed was a better idea, was that there is a proper screen shot command now.  Woop!

OK, just so anyone still reading knows.  These days I have less time to play games so FFXIV really has to be tight now to keep my interest, so this will be a good measure to see if SE has sorted this out enough.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

WTF happened?

So the blog, forum and LS died.

If anyone is reading this then I guess I should explain what happened.  FFXIV turned out to be utter shit and I won't be going back to it until the PS3 version is out and I'll give the game a second chance.
As far as I'm concerned, the game is a mess and I have far better things to do with my time than play this joke of a game.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Back very soon.

My house sitting time is almost up now (ends Wednesday), so I'll be back in-game then.  See you all soon!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

FFXIV, Free for longer and big changes are coming!

Source: Kotaku

Looks like Square-Enix are a bit concerned about FFXIV following the heavy criticism the game has received.  First of all they are extending the free trial from 30 days to 60 days.  Also they are addressing the targeting system, lack of mobs to grind and the all important user sold item search.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Hey! It's been a while, wheres the updates?

I guess your wondering why I have not updated the blog in almost a week, and LS members will wonder why I have not been online very much, well I'm house sitting for someone right now so I don't have any time to do much really.
But I will be back in about a week and a half and normal viewing will resume then.  Also by that time I should have my uber GFX card installed in my PC so FFXIV will run a whole lot better then too.

See you soon!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

It's that feeling again

So I started playing today not long after I got back from work.  I decided that I would put good use to the new Armoursmith and Blacksmith tools that I got last night and get some Local Leves done.  While doing the Blacksmith missions I started thinking about the game as it painfully took its time to change from one synth menu to the next.  I was thinking that I was not actually even having fun doing what I was doing and that I was just playing the game just becuase I felt I should, and thats not really a good feeling to have playing playing a game that should be fun.  So I turned it off, made some food, then watched some internet TV until I felt like giving it a another stab.
And a few hours later I gave FFXIV another shot.

I picked up some more Local Leves becuase they are a good way to skill up fast.

I completed and handed in four Local Leve's before I'd had enough of the s-l-o-w menu interface for today and quit again in frustration.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Quiet day

I don't really have much to post about today as I didn't get up to very much apart from grind through the main storyline quests, so I didn't really feel the need to take many screenshots today.  Although saying that I did think the image below would make a nice screenshot.
Anyway, while running around different areas to progress the storyline I found a double mining point which i also thought was worth a screenshot.
I also had another blogger guy incident, where I ended up saying to the guy that I would take a screen with him in and post it here, but the whole area around the repair NPC where I met him was ultra lag so I have just these two screens to post on that, and it's all in the text boxes.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

I am an Auction House Fanboy!

You read that title right!  I was called an Auction House fanboy!  After doing a quick shout telling people about the online web bazaar thing yg are doing (see last post), one guy called Soi Fon started getting upset and telling me that I shouldn't promote online Auction/Bazaar sites becuase the changes that SE are making to the ward system in 1-2 weeks will fix everything.
I said back that I don't think people will use more than one retainer still and that everything will still get bunged into one retainer and put in a random ward because peole are lazy, but if it does work and what I think doesn't happen then online Auction/bazaar site will die anyway so he shouldn't worry.
What he called me was a Auction House Fanboy, honestly, you couldn't make it up!

FFXIV Aution house now online......kinda!

Those crazy guys over at the YG FFXIV Database have made a web-based semi-live Auction house Bazaar cross-over type of thing!  They sent me an email a yesterday and I forgot the mention it until now!
Anyway it is actually quite good, as they seem to be building quite a following because considering how new the feature is I found over 400 items listed under the Besaid server.
It says the persons name, when they added the item to the list, where they are if its on their retainer and price.
I've added a screen below so you can so what it's all about.  So tell everyone about this, becuase it beats the crap out of any system already in the actual game!

Ugh, what a weekend!

I didn't update the blog at all over the weekend because I went out with my friends Friday night and I wasn't sober until Monday night!  Anyway that leaves me with a bigger update today though!

I found a mine far north of Uldah called the Nanawa Mine which looks like a nice place to grind once I get up to about Rank 30, you can use the screen below to see the location of the mine.

Here is what the outside of the mine look like, really I should of taken one inside but I was too concerned with running towards the Aetherial Gate I spotted on the map of the mine.  I made it to the gate but was dead seconds after.

I had a go at eating some of the raw meat I had picked up from mobs I had killed.  Roegadyn are really the only race that can do this, just like Galka in Final Fantasy XI.  Anyway I had a go at eating Marmot Meat +1 to see what effect it would have.

The effect was a HP increase.  I went from 995, (in the above picture) to 1028 as seen in the below picture.

Just so I could document the full effects of this food, you can even see how long it lasted by looking at the times on the desktop clock.  It was 14:54 when I ate the meat, and 14:59 when the effect wore off.  So to all those unable to work that out, the effect was 5 minutes long.

I even did the same test with some Dodo Tenderloin +1 to see what effect that would have on me.

The same sort of thing really.  Again I started at 995 HP and after eating the food I had 1028 HP

Thursday, 30 September 2010

So what's been going on?

I've got a little back log of screens from the last few days that I haven't put up so here we go.

I got another 'Blogger Guy' /tell from the guy in the screen shot below.  It's nice to know that even in full retail fame is still strong!

I took part in a lovely large leve group which earned me quite a lot of exp and Gil

Remember when I found this thing back in the Beta and I thought it might be used for Airships or something?  Well it looks like it's still not being used for anything although to be fair I didn't stick around for longer than around 10 minutes, but it still looks like it's not being used yet.

Here's another blast from the past. back in the Beta I managed to get past the locked gates of Wineport and have a look around.  The place was pretty empty although their looked like there was two shops that were just not open yet.  I went back to Wineport now retail is out and nothing at all has changed apart from the gates are no longer locked.  I was very disappointed!

We have Team Speak

Yes, thats right we have a Team Speak 3 server for everyone on the Linkshell to use.
Now I have had a few people say that they would contribute to the costs via paypal, but I a better idea, one which will mean it won't cost anyone a penny.
All I ask is that each of you once a day click on the google advert thing lower down in the side bar once a day.  No more than that becuase it doesn't count, but just one click a day from each of you will cover the costs of the Team Speak server.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Are you American? This post is for you!

American voting time is coming up soon and video games need you to stop crazy old people from ruining your hobby.  I live in England where we have far less mental people running the place it seems, although that could well be a clever disguise.  Either way The Video Game Voters Network wants your help and you probably should take a look at their site and sign up now.  Comic book legend Stan Lee has got behind their cause and so has Zero Punctuation's Ben "Yahtzee" Crowshaw, so at least they are a credible group and worthy of your time.  So any American readers should check out the special Zero Punctuation video below and go and check out what good you can do in the upcoming vote.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Don't drink from the cup!

If you got the drinking cup with the FFXIV Collectors edition, don't use it!  Well apart from drinking water from it, anything else is bad news.
If you read the piece of paper that comes with it, it says the following:
"Do not fill the product with the following materials as they may cause damage: Items including salt and solid materials, carbonated beverages, milk or other dairy beverages, fruit juices, etc."

Source: Kotaku

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Fun times in Eorzea

Today I set off from Camp Black Brush to complete from Local leves I had, there was no dust storm today so it was a nice peaceful walk.

After handing in the the Leves I needed to, I felt like a spot of minign was the order of the day.

After a little bit of mining I took on another few Leves and has luck would have it, I found another chest on my journey.

After finding the chest I went on to attempt to kill the mob for the Guild Leve.  It didn't work out so well.

After getting my arse kicked I went on the complete the Guild Leve, but only just!

I went back to camp and I found a Behest just about to start.  I joined up to it, as did many other people so the amount of mobs that we had to kill was quite a few.  being the level I was I found that there was not a lot I could do to help the group.

After finishing the Behest I took the reward money and went back to town and travelled to the market wards andspent my money on the materails needed for creating a Bronze Dagger.  After getting the bits I needed I went to the Blacksmith Guild in Limsa and created my new weapon.  I also got a new option after I had got to 100% to touch up the item.  I selected it a few times although I'm not too sure what it done.