The plan was to continue the with the story, i know that first thing i have to do is going into a dungeon, when i started the game and logged in i faced a action bars filled with abilities that i have no idea how they work! i forgot how to play the game.
So i spent few days just relearning how to play the class or my job as Bard, reading the abilities text then testing them on mobs then rearrange the action bars, little by little i started to remember how to play.
Then i noticed that my crafting and gathering jobs are not leveled yet, so i thought it’ll be wiser to level them to level 50 at least before going back to the main story, so i spent all my time in leveling gathering jobs first (Fisher, Miner and Botanist) because they are needed by all other crafting jobs.
As you see in the screenshot above, my gathering jobs (DoL) are at level 51 and 53, leveling fishing was the easiest one because of something called Ocean Fishing, it’s like a raid but for fishing, i remember sending Blizzard a suggesting about making dungeon fishing, i hope they do it.
Ocean fishing is fun and quick way to gain many levels while fishing, every 2 hours a ship sails into the seas and 24 players can join the fishing trip, the ship stops at 3 places for i think 7 minutes at each place, sometimes an event happens where the sea and the sky turn into a festival of rainbow colors, this is a buff for everyone and anyone can catch more fish which gives more exp.
Leveling crafting jobs is slower but FFXIV crafting can be fun, it’s a mini-game where sometimes it can be stressful because you can lose the crafting materials if the crafting process failed, there is a some RNG here but you can play it safe and make normal quality items, but for high quality items you need to take risk and it’s worth it.
There is a system called Levequests, and you have 100 of them, every 12 hours the game add 3 but the limit is 100 which is a lot, these quests could be one of three kind: fighting, gathering and crafting.
Gathering and crafting have no fighting, so i spend my time doing just that and it feels like it’s a whole game inside FFXIV, i mean there is a lot of content in the game just about crafting jobs, a lot of quests and Levequests.
A player can take a levequest for crafting then make the requested item, if the player made a high quality item then he or she gets double rewards, which means faster leveling.
I’ll keep leveling crafting jobs until level 50 then i can go back into doing dungeons.
One more thing:
While Mining i saw these peaceful, beautiful monsters, i call them “existential crisis” because they look like they are living in never-ending horror, and i love them … a lot, i hope there is a pet that looks like them so it can follow me every where with a ceaseless, noiseless scream.