Ok, I don't know of a better place to post this, so if its in the wrong forum, I'm sorry!
but I just got really excited, you see we have been killing the NM's and holding the drops till our crafters are high enough to craft the gear for several weeks now. Tonight one of our members Soldier Zerg crafted himself 2 Bloody Birdiche, from the bloody axe heads (off the great buffalo) and he +1d one of them!
I must admit, the crafting system might seem dull to level, but when it comes down to trying to make items at 50, its nerve wrecking! Especially when you are trying to HQ something important! I held my breath as it was being made. So much work went into the NM kills, the collecting of HQ materials, and even his hard work in leveling up so that he could synth them.
We spent time tonight before the synth repairing his gear, taking a few shots at HQing a few more of the mats, porting out to Limsa for guild support and even getting him the right food to eat for synthing them.
I just had that moment when the game felt "Final Fantasy" to me. I remember in 11 that epic moment when you had worked for weeks to get black belt materials, or abjurations dropped, or even finally got your AF gear. It all lead up to getting that item you wanted so much, that was so rare and so useful.
This was one of those moments.
So, I hope that for the community's sake, they provide more content so that everyone can enjoy the feeling. The game needs more moments like this. It needs more unique gear, more NMs and NM drops that all players can access, and it needs some love, but if any of the content is anything like what I finally got to experience, its going to rock.
I am only sorry that it took so much time and work getting to 50 and killing NM's and finding mats to get this feeling.
So, Here's to hopeing! (Tomorrow is our Dodore Doublets!)
Edited, Jan 4th 2011 2:07am by DoctorMog