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