Nov 26, 2013

Guild Wars is pretty

I've been tinkering on the characters I made on sis's Guild Wars 2 account. Most of it has been exploring, which has resulted in some really pretty screenshots. I also just found out that the game is on sale until December 3rd, so maybe, hopefully, I might be able to afford it after the month's rent/bills are taken care of. $30 is a whole lot easier to manage than $50, and plus there's no subscription to worry about. And it really is a fun game, and great for just goofing around to kill time when I don't feel like playing any of my other games.


Nov 19, 2013

Oh yea....

I almost forgot to mention -

Jahira is finally caught up to her family. And! It was mostly on pet battles. Because I am so bored with questing right now, thinking about it makes me want to cry. I must have gotten at least 6 pets from baby-levels to 25 just leveling her from 87 1/2 to 90. (With a little bit of questing to break the monotony.)

She's spent a little time on Loot Timeless Isle, so she's got some gear upgrades, and I'm not failing quite as much boomkin'ing. Although I've been using her gear tokens while in her resto spec, so most of her gear is more for healing. It works well enough, though.

I'm kinda sorta trying to get her into an RP night, but so far I haven't had the energy, physically or mentally. I really want to do something with her before my game time runs out on that account, though, so I'm gonna try again tomorrow night. Wish me luck!

And now I should get to bed, so hopefully I can be actually awake for tomorrow night....

Nov 16, 2013

Oh hey guess what....

I'm a happy camper right now. I mentioned in my last post that I was looking for Final Fantasy 14? Well, I finally found it! And have been playing it as much as I can get away with ever since.

I've rerolled my characters, just changing their names slightly. Jorren has a different last name, and Kero is now Kerowyn. I also have a new one, a Miqo'te arcanist (future summoner) named Rynna. I've been tinkering here and there on everybody, but Jorren has been my main focus, because pugilists are FUN.

I've also been taking way too many screenshots...

Jorren is working on getting the monk job. He's gotten to level 16 as a pugilist, and I just got level 15 as a lancer earlier today. He's also a level 13 miner. Once I get his level 15 lancer quest done (because I hate to leave things like that incomplete), he'll be back to punching things for a while.

(Why do my characters always have to blink right when I hit the screenshot key?)

Kerowyn is up to level 9 (if I remember correctly). She's going to be a dragoon, eventually, which sounds like a flip-ton of fun. She'll probably be the one I focus on after Jorren is leveled enough to make me happy.

And here's Rynna. She's been my "tinker with when I'm bored" character, and is only level 7 (or maybe 8, I can't remember for sure). The first couple levels were a little rough, and I wasn't sure how much I was going to like the class, but since she got her carbuncle pet, she's been a blast.

The sad news is, this has all been with the free 30 days that came with the game purchase. Once that's done, I'm not sure how much I'm going to be playing. I will probably pick up one month subs whenever I have the extra money, but lately that hasn't been very often. To be completely honest, my computer situation is the only thing keeping me from quitting WoW for this game. The Final Fantasy series has always been my favorite, and lately Warcraft just hasn't been very interesting. Even with the expansion, the only thing I'm getting excited about is the garrisons. The only reason I even still log on is my friends, and since I've stopped RPing (for a lot of personal reasons, but mostly because I don't have the energy/brain power for it anymore), I haven't even been doing anything with them. I miss them, but everyone has RP plots and stories going on, and I'm pretty clueless about all of it, so I couldn't really join in even if I wanted to. Final Fantasy has been different. I don't know anyone in the game, so I'm still lonely, but there's so much to do in game that I don't really notice it much. And, somehow, not knowing anyone makes it less lonely. Like, it's harder to miss people when there is no people to miss, if that makes sense. (Not that I wouldn't be dancing for joy if any of my Warcraft friends started playing Final Fantasy more. I'm not sure anyone has since the beta ended.) I've even noticed that I've been happier at work, after getting some play time in the morning, since I got this game. I'm sure it won't last, and eventually the "new shiny" aspect will wear off, but dammit I'm going to enjoy myself while it lasts.

Just in case anyone is wondering, I don't think I'm going to completely quit WoW, even after I get a new computer and can play Final Fantasy and Star Wars more often. And I am getting the new expansion, at least for my main account, whenever it comes out. I'm just going to be getting game-time cards, like I'm currently doing with my second account, since I can just buy one of those whenever I want to play, and can afford it, instead of the subscription automatically withdrawing every month.

And now, I think that's enough rambling for one post. I've still got over half of my free time with Final Fantasy, so I'll probably be showing off posting more screenshots from that later. Then it'll most likely be back to Star Wars stuff, especially since they're about to have a new expansion. (Which looks like more fun than DudesWarlords of Draenor... :P )

Nov 1, 2013

Hello again

Ugh, holidays. Once upon a time, I actually enjoyed them. Now it seems like it's just another thing to stress me out. (And make my job even crazier.) And I swear, if I hear one single Christmas carol before Thanksgiving is over, I will punch something.  -_-

On a somewhat more cheerful note, Star Wars is still going well, even with my unexpected spells of altitis. Khrysi is 47, and is currently going through the Voss bonus series before heading to Correlia. I've been missing Qurana pretty bad lately, so she'll probably be the next one I focus on. Drax'o and Xadarr have been poking me for attention, too. And Jhorren finally finished chapter 2 of his story.

(Here, have some screenshot spam)

Drax'o has been getting a little spoiled, gear-wise. >.>   I happened upon the Minimalist Gladiator's armor for very cheap in the GTN, and just couldn't resist. I've been collecting the Cassus Fett set as well, and right now the chest piece is the last thing I need. He's probably going to keep using the Gladiator's most of the time though. Because seriously, just look at him. (Mako certainly is...)

And speaking of Qurana.... I may not have been playing her much, but she has been getting a bunch of companion gifts from Khrysi, and as a result, her and Vector are 'Official' now.

there were many *squees* happening during this.

The agent/Vector romance gives me so many warm-fuzzy feelings, I just don't even..... *sigh*

Khrysi and Iresso have been *cough* getting to know each other better, as well. Which is kind of funny, because she has never seemed interested in that sort of thing before. She even turned Theran's offer down, and didn't really do much, if any, flirting with Iresso before the first romance conversation came up. I'm not sure if she's going to go with the marriage proposal or not, when it happens. Right now I'm thinking she'll turn it down (but still keep the relationship), but I'll have to wait and see what "vibes" (for lack of a better word) she's giving me when the time comes.

..... I've kind of been spending a lot of time thinking about my characters, alright? Don't judge. >.>

Also, sis went and got Guild Wars 2, (hooray for awesome sales!) and let me make a couple characters to tinker with. My sylvari elementalist hasn't done much yet, but my char ranger has been a blast.
Meet Daunclaw (and Fang)
She's level 7 and has been mostly just exploring and killing random things to get as many weapon skills as possible. It's been a fun, relaxing distraction so far, and I can't wait til I can finally get a better computer and get my own copy of the game. Sis also said something about getting a month's time of Final Fantasy 14 soon-ish, so hopefully I will get to play with Kero and Jorren again, too.

Well, I think that's enough for now. You know, I might maybe make a  few character posts sometime, just to show off the piles of screenshots I've been taking, and to get a few things about each of them out of my head and written down. We'll have to see how much work and stuff distracts me from actually doing it. :P