|Jami (irreversibly) wrote,|
@ 2009-10-20 17:23:00
Let's try this posting thing again. As usual, you'll probably skip over the entry if you're not interested in FF11. xD;
I've had a lot of small stuff to do recently, stuff that I should have done long ago. All those long lists of stuff to do was kind of oppressive, and made me not want to level much anything. After all, that time could be better spent catching up on the small stuff... There's been various little quests, some NMs to camp, and most of all a couple annoying BLU spells to get. Since last week I've been slowly trying to get everything done, and am actually nearing the list of stuff I can do by myself. Now that's something! =D
For example, there was the Pilgrim's Wand, a club that raises MP regen while healing by 2. Which is pretty awesome for level 10 (in fact, up to 50-ish I think?) and a weapon slot especially. I've been in need of it ever since my Red Mage hit level 10 (that would be back in..2007?) and I currently have no less than four jobs that could very much use it. So. I finally got myself to camp the NM that drops it (it's Rare/Ex so it can't be sold or traded, so gotta do it yourself) and did, in fact manage to not only pop the NM after a mere one hour twenty minutes, but got myself a full stack of silk thread (sells for 12k gil) and make my Blue Mage learn Feather Storm while at it! =D ..every BLU has spells that they just can't seem to learn. One of mine seems to have been Feather Storm. I've farmed and farmed for it no less than 7 hours combined. I was kind of starting to lose hope with that one...
Well, on to the other backlogged BLU spells. I accidentally hit level 17 while killing a couple crawlers for the silk thread (..I know. Fail. Hitting lv 17 in West Saruta. FAIL.) so now I could already use Healing Breeze since last level, and next level I'd be able to use Cursed Sphere and Blastbomb. Healing Breeze is one of the most painful spells to get for any BLU at all. There are probably hundreds of horror stories about getting that spell. Then there's Blastbomb, which I've already attempted to farm once. The mob that uses it is a rather rare one, and has tons of different attacks to use so it uses Blastbomb very, very rarely. ..yeah. That's one thing I definitely want to get out of the way before starting to level another job properly again. That damn Blastbomb. I'm willing to let go on HB for quite some time more and just farm for it whenever I have the time, but I will get Blastbomb dammit!
I also completed Past Reflections, the NPC fellow quest that raises fellow bond max from 30 to..I think 45? I've been calling on Sharlene every time I go out to farm, so by tomorrow, I'll have sufficient bond to flag the Tactics Pearl quest. It lets you call on your fellow more often. =D Although I'm not exactly sure if I can complete the quest by myself. I've never even been in any of the Promyvions before. I'll just..wait until Kitty's gotten her fellow bond to 35 so she can do the quest with me.
On Crimthan (my Woodworking mule) I've just hit the levels where I can skill up on Shihei. That's a ninja tool required to cast Utsusemi, which is basically the ninja version of Blink. It's also much more potent than the actual spell Blink. And Utsusemi would be the very reason most people level NIN at all... including me. >.>' Anyway, I checked the prices and if I make the ink myself I can already hit the same price as AH-bought shihei or lower, depending on how many breaks I get. So that's awesome! Finally, I can make something extremely useful by crafting. xD
I really, really like playing Blue Mage I've found. Even with all the spell-farming. Maybe because of all the spell-farming. It gives leveling another goal than just getting more and more exp. So far, I'm buried in spells to get on BLU. And while I'm certain that it won't be quite so busy on that front later (levels need more exp to get, and spells aren't getting any more frequent, the opposite in fact) but it still gives nice intermediary goals on the way to 75.
Maybe, when I'm done with one more quest and getting that Blastbomb, I'll finally try out Dark Knight too...I've been meaning to do that for ages.