Have I really only posted once of Jak’s stats…. my poor sub character has been neglected a little too much.
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As it has been a few months since Endwalker was released. I have taken my time with levelling up classes. It also helps that I don’t really get to focus so much on playing as my Little Lalafell is rather clingy to her Mummy, which might be super cute, but annoying whenever I want to get anything done.
Anyway, for those of you who do pay attention to my site, and to my Twitter as well, you’ll have noticed that I began to make a DoH and DoL Levelling page. I have been updating it, so please continue to follow and look out for any more editions. But I have taken a little break from levelling the DoH and DoL for now. Instead, I decided to level up Reaper, so Jak can make his way through Endwalker. Now, I have changed his Main to RPR, and changed his sub to RDM, this is because I find Reaper is a much better class for me to casually play in. As I don’t know how often I will be playing my sub character in the future, I thought it be best to change. Reaper is also one of my new favourite classes to play as Faye, so it is not like I will forget how to play the class. It will just help keep me on my toes for a while.
Although one good thing about levelling up the reaper, is that upon completing Shadowbringers, Jak had lost his new adventurer status. His knowledge of Eorzea has really increased. Yet, he still has some Raids to unlock, and even finish unlocking the Trials and Extreme trials. But that will have to wait, as I really would like him to get one WoW or WoM to level 90 beofre fully completing my DoH and DoL levelling. Then I can use the Unsync option and see how much I can complete on my own or with a friend or two.
When it comes to levelling up a WoM, I always find that takes so much longer when you don’t get the XP from main story quests. Is this just me? I have been trying to level up BLM with Faye, and its taken so long to level it up. I went all the roulettes, and even did a trust run. but only managed to go up 2 levels. Where as with a Melee, I levelled up a little quicker doing the same thing. Even if I compare Jak as a Reaper, to Faye as a Red Mage, with them both doing MSQs, I still like Jak as levelled up quicker. At the moment, I went to The Tower of Zot as Jak’s first time, and after the first boss, he had levelled up Lv73. Whereas, with Faye, I was still doing the roulettes in-between MSQs to help get that extra boost, and to make sure that I was able to go to dungeons without having to level up first. Maybe Jak got the extra kick start, because I had not fully completed Shadowbringers, and had Matoya’s Relict and Paglth’an to unlock. So getting the XP from these dungeons probably helped. But I do still feel that as a Melee class, levelling up goes quicker.
After playing for a couple of months now, I’m starting to slowly come down from the high. I miss all the short queue times for classes as everyone one was in their levelling mode. Now, it seems to take forever to queue for something, even the roulettes take a while. I know not every player is a casual player or even logs in around the same time as me. Its just it makes it hard for me to do the things I want to do, Like quickly farm for the mounts in Extreme trials, or farm for the minions from dungeons, and find people who are still doing the Shared FATES. It is partly the reason why I decided to level up my sub characters crafters and gatherers. It was something very easily that I could do on my own. But it means that I have been missing out on everything else I wanted to do.
Its just while having a little Lalafell demanding my attention, it means finding time for me is getting more and more difficult. I’ve also had some troubles mentally recently that have kind of set me back a little bit. So I’ve tried to limit my time online even more, as I just can’t focus on gaming as much as I would. There are also other things that will soon need my attention and my time to play before the summer will be gravely limited.
Within the game, I have really been thinking what it is I’m actually to focus on. I have been a a Mentor for a while. Although the roulette is currently locked as Faye as she has some extreme trials to clear. But I would like to have that back at some point. Then i was also into Savage raiding and getting that full sense of accomplishment when clearing. But as I have said, I just don’t have the time for any of that at the moment. So I really need to find something to focus on.
So, I feel it would be best for me to just be a casual player for a while. Just doing the roulettes when i can, and levelling up the crafters to sell things and see much gil I can get. Maybe I should switch my mentor status from Battle Mentor to Trade Mentor. However, it’s not like I have actually set the status, so I guess there is no point thinking about it at the moment.
As I have previously said, I have been adding new content to this site and sorting out the pages that I have posted. i have been really trying to be more organised with everything and get the layout/theme to how I like it. yet as I say that, there is currently something about the menu/navigation bar that I am trying to sort out. I removed the top search bar from the header, but it is messing with the navigation bar. I don’t really know what to do about it. So It will stay like it is now for a little bit longer.
I have been thinking about what kind of content I really want to post. When I was looking through the pages, there is a wide range of different things and a series of post that is outdated or incomplete. When I started this website, it was to help share my notes with everyone and to be informative as possible. However, as most of the class guides and other posts where posted a few years ago, I wonder if it is worth updating them or just simply remove them and post other content.
I feel that this website is kind of chaotic with its varied material and it needs to be sorted out and have a certain focus. Such as; will it just informative? will it be mostly guides? will it be about what happens in-game? or should I do something else? I think I’m going to have to sort a few more things out and see where I go from here.
Now, I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but we are currently having our house built and it should be finished in the next couple of months, in June to be precise. Originally, we were meant to move in in May, but they want to show case our house with the new house next door, which began construction a month after ours. It’s kind of annoying that we have to wait, as I am so ready to move and start with all of the arranging the furniture. Yes, that’s what I am looking forward to. As we are currently living in a tiny apartment where we are collecting so much stuff in preparation for moving.
The next thing for me to sort out after we have moved, is ways to help get a little extra money to help support my family with hours that will sort my family life. I do have the idea of focusing on my art work. It will be flexible hours and I can control what I do. I have already made a Patreon page (not launched), and even my Deviant Art account would be useful to help sell some of my artwork. That is why I have been trying to sketch and improve my art skills to help with creating better pieces of art that others would be interested in buying. I did also think about putting my experience of teaching to good use with making visual aids and activity packs on my Patreon page to help gain a little more money.
I just need to work out how to sort it all out. I roughly have ideas of what to do, its just how to go about executing it all. Once, all the moving and unpacking has been done, I can start to sort it all out. Of course, there is the option of going back into teaching part time, but I know my husband and I wish to add another little addition to our family, so I would rather look in to going back to teaching once our children are at a certain age.
So overall, it seems like I have a lot of thinking to do once everything is settled and I feel like I am in a more comfortable space, within out home and mentally.