A Cheerful Sunday in Eorzea

I’m having a really fun Sunday in FFXIV today. I woke up feeling absolutely shattered so it took me a little while to work up the courage to log in. Got a coffee and ran around a little then signed up for my low level duty roulette (dungeon finder, for those who haven’t played this game yet) and was plonked inside Tam-Tara Deepcroft.

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The group was great. The tank was good, healer was good, the other damage dealer was good.. and when the healer forgot to come inside the room when the tank pulled one boss which wiped us, guess what? No swearing or namecalling. He apologised, clearly embarrassed, I told him it’s cool, it was an accident, we carried on with no further hiccups. Sure, it was a little quiet for the most part but everybody was friendly and I got myself a nifty hat!

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I also got 2 more player commendations bringing my total up to 10 and unlocking my first title.

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The chocobo barding I showed you the other day with the pope hat? That’s 300 commendations. And there is a minipet at 50. So that is my goal as I’m not too fussed about the mecha-mounts.

I then went back to my questing and filled in a couple more sections of my Hunting Log in East Shroud, which is so far my favourite zone. Gorgeous forested area with these little fae sylph mobs and wonderful music. I participated in a couple more fates and now I’m going to queue up for a guildhest, which is like a mini-dungeon, and carry on questing. I’m up to level 27 on my Thaumaturge so I’ll likely hit 30 today, thus giving me the chance to go back and get my Archer up to 15 to unlock Black Mage. Woot!

Plus the Sun is shining through the window and I’m enjoying a nice day off. So this Sunday is a good Sunday. :) How are you spending your day?

PS. Have a wallpaper!

Click to embiggen! Resolution: 1920x1080 Location: East Shroud, FFXIV
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Location: East Shroud, Gridania – FFXIV

6 thoughts on “A Cheerful Sunday in Eorzea”

  1. “The group was great. The tank was good, healer was good, the other damage dealer was good.. and when the healer forgot to come inside the room when the tank pulled one boss which wiped us, guess what? No swearing or namecalling. ”

    I always find it interesting when people feel the need to mention something like this. It might be connected to me playing “niche-MMOs”, but for me a rude team, fingerpointing and the likes, are almost unknown. (Next to the common “now we all blame the tank and try again” joke, of course. )

    Where i play, i more often experienced players sending each other tells after(!) a dungeon run, exchanging advise on how to do better next time. But it was done in tells, and thus in privacy, without involving anybody else. Thus i kind of wonder, is open blaming mostly common in “mainstream” games with a bigger playerbase, while players in smaller games appreciate their fellows more? Or is it connected to other circumstances, which i yet failed to identify?

    1. It’s definitely something I didn’t experience until Wrath of the Lich King World of Warcraft, particularly with the advent of the Looking For Group tool, so it’s ingrained within me now to be appreciative of the good groups. :) I haven’t come across many problems in FFXIV, saying that, but I have heard others saying otherwise.

      I like the sounds of the communities in the games that you play!

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